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Wokini: A New Beginning For Tribes; Opportunity For President Trump

Written by at June 24, 2017

President Trump has an opportunity to establish a new Indian policy based on jobs and economic development with the upcoming farm bill.

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Washington asks high court to overturn Yakama Nation treaty victory

Written by at June 23, 2017

The state of Washington is asking the nation’s highest court to hear a treaty rights case affecting a business on the Yakama Nation.

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The Tall Chief Theater: Restoring a Part of Osage History

Written by at June 22, 2017

Alex Tall Chief built The Tall Chief Theater in 1928 and now efforts are underway to restore the iconic theater on the Osage Reservation.

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How the Indian Child Welfare Act Preserves and Strengthens American Indian Families

Written by at June 22, 2017

The Indian Child Welfare Act wasn’t created to unfairly target mixed race Native children, it can help preserve and strengthen American Indian families.

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Tribe Expands on Eco-tourism With Hiking and Biking on Fire Mountain Trails

Written by at June 21, 2017

Adjacent to the Great Smokey Mountains National Park, a track of verdant reservation land has been sculpted into an outdoor adventure area featuring 10.5 miles of hiking, biking and running trails.

Fire Mountain Trail System on tribal land in Cherokee, North Carolina, recently opened to the public to much fanfare. Situated within close proximity to downtown Cherokee, the loop is accessed via Oconaluftee Indian Village, the tribe’s living history village,

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Celebrating Centuries of Indigenous Country

Written by at June 21, 2017

Canada celebrates National Aboriginal Day on June 21, educating about everything from pre-European life through contemporary Indigenous Peoples.

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Sacramento Walk of Stars Announces Olympian Billy Mills Among Its 2017 Honorees

Written by at June 21, 2017

Olympian Billy Mills get a Sacramento Star: Sacramento Walk of Stars announces Ruthie Bolton, Billy Mills and Russ Solomon as 2017 honorees

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GA Governor Proclaims ‘Georgia Swarm Day’ after Miles Thompson Scores Championship Goal

Written by at June 21, 2017

Native Goal in Overtime! GA Governor Proclaims ‘Georgia Swarm Day’ after Miles Thompson Scores Championship Goal for Georgia Swarm

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Quapaw Tribe’s $1M Processing Plant Will Aid its Farm-to-Fork Goals and Economic Development

Written by at June 21, 2017

Quapaw members, traditionally agricultural people, are embracing a farm-to-fork lifestyle and economic development with their soon-to-open processing plant for bison and cattle meat.

Today, bison, goats and about 500 head of cattle roam 1,500 acres of the tribe’s Ottawa County plains in northeastern Oklahoma. Gardens and greenhouses grow fresh veggies and herbs, and some 50 beehives produce honey that the tribe hopes to develop for market. The tribe may add poultry to the mix,

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Spotlight on Safety: AMERIND Risk to Discuss Accident Prevention on ‘Native America Calling,’ Launches 30-Year History Video

Written by at June 20, 2017

This June, AMERIND Risk has used National Safety Month as a platform to elevate awareness and interest in the power of preventative safety through outreach to Native families.

Accidents are the third leading cause of death for Native Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Natives are 42% more likely to work in high-risk occupations. On Wednesday, June 21, AMERIND Risk executives and Tribal safety specialists will appear on the live,

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Smoke Houses, Farmers’ Markets and More: ‘Growing Food Sovereignty’ Report Reveals ‘Seeds of Native Health’ Impact

Written by at June 20, 2017

For the Kalispel Tribe of Indians, the nearest grocery store to its community is 20 miles away. “Even that store lacks fresh and healthy foods. This project has really started community conversations about food, especially the availability of healthy foods for our people,” said the Kalispel Tribe of Indians.

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community’s (SMSC) Seeds of Native Health campaign supports grassroots practitioners in Native communities that are working toward improving Native nutrition,

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Smokehouses, Farmers’ Markets and More: ‘Growing Food Sovereignty’ Report Reveals ‘Seeds of Native Health’ Impact

Written by at June 20, 2017

For the Kalispel Tribe of Indians, the nearest grocery store to its community is 20 miles away. “Even that store lacks fresh and healthy foods. This project has really started community conversations about food, especially the availability of healthy foods for our people,” said the Kalispel Tribe of Indians.

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community’s (SMSC) Seeds of Native Health campaign supports grassroots practitioners in Native communities that are working toward improving Native nutrition,

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The Secret Republican Health Care Plan: Cutting Taxes and Destroying Medicaid

Written by at June 19, 2017

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said it was important to vote on a Senate health care bill before the July 4th holiday recess.

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Dine’ Women Directors Bring Films to Indian Country with Navajo Documentary Film Tour

Written by at June 19, 2017

Navajo Documentary Film Tour Directors Ramona Emerson and Sarah Del Seronde bring their films ‘Mayors of Shiprock’ and ‘Metal Road’ to Indian country

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Unwind in Tucson: Hiapsi Spa at Casino Del Sol Blooms in the Desert

Written by at June 19, 2017

The Hiapsi Spa at Casino Del Sol in Tucson, Arizona offers a number of spa treatments, many featuring Native American healing herbs, and traditional healers.

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10-Course Vegan Tasting Menu Incorporates Yaqui Values

Written by at June 18, 2017

Chef Xander Cameron offers up gourmet vegan fare with a focus on Yaqui values at Ume, one of the many restaurants at Casino Del Sol in Tucson, Arizona.

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Kiana Lodge Draws Both Guests Seeking a Puget Sound Retreat & Twin Peaks Fans

Written by at June 17, 2017

Kiana Lodge is a beautiful timber building on a secluded strip of pebble beach on Washington State’s Kitsap Peninsula. The pine-covered islet juts into Puget Sound, separating itself by salt water from the U.S., where cities like Seattle are reached by ferry or bridge. A stunning wedding and event destination, the private, boutique venue, owned by the Suquamish Tribe, also served as the site where much of the pilot was shot for David Lynch and Mike Frost’s 1990s cult-classic TV series “Twin Peaks.”

Specifically,

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How Did I Miss That? Schools Don’t Teach About Dakota 38; Remember the Removal Bike Ride

Written by at June 16, 2017

My Republican cousin Ray Sixkiller had that twinkle in his eye I haven’t seen for some time. I think he’s seeing the light at the end of the Trump tunnel in the special prosecutor taking on the obstruction of justice charge and in the lawsuits claiming The Trump Organization is raking in hundreds of thousands of dollars from foreign sources. Trump’s claim that he placed his foreign assets in a trust is nothing but smoke and mirrors.

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NIGC Orders Immediate Closure of Nooksack Indian Tribe Casino

Written by at June 16, 2017

The Nooksack Indian Tribe has been ordered to close the Northwood Casino by the National Indian Gaming Commission due to multiple violations.

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Sounding Thunder: Francis Pegahmagabow’s World War 1 Stories

Written by at June 16, 2017

One of the most decorated soldiers in Canada, World War 1 hero Francis Pegahmagabow was the most skilled sniper in North American military history.

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MMCT Venture Celebrates Green Light to Build Connecticut’s Third Casino

Written by at June 15, 2017

After a two-year push for authorization, the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribal nations are celebrating the June 7 approval of a bill paving the way for them to build Connecticut’s third casino. The House reached their 103-46 decision on the last day of the General Assembly’s annual session.

The joint casino venture, MMCT, will involve transforming a former movie theater complex in East Windsor into a $300 million satellite casino. The tribes,

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Native Actor Eugene Brave Rock Talks About His Role in Wonder Woman

Written by at June 14, 2017

As Wonder Woman smashes records, Native Actor Eugene Brave Rock talks about a whirlwind week, family, director Patty Jenks and being gifted a headdress

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The Indian Reorganization Act: Realigning Tribal ‘Membership’ With Kinship

Written by at June 14, 2017

With the Indian Reorganization Act the federal government introduced the idea of “membership” to Native nations, which has led tribes down a dangerous path.

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American Indian Graduate Center Names New Board President

Written by at June 14, 2017

The American Indian Graduate Center recently elected Holly Cook Macarro (Red Lake Band of Ojibwe) as president of the organization’s Board of Directors.

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Sod Turning Celebrates Lloydminster Casino, Straddling Alberta and Saskatchewan Provinces

Written by at June 12, 2017

Shovels broke earth for the official sod turning of a casino in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, this morning. The ceremony, hosted by the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority (SIGA), and its development partners, the Border Tribal Council and Little Pine First Nation, featured a site dedication, updated development plans, and a construction timeline. This will be SIGA’s seventh casino.

While the City of Lloydminster uniquely straddles Canada’s provincial border between Alberta and Saskatchewan, the casino will be located on the Saskatchewan side of Lloydminster,

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