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Miss Native American USA Announces New Venue and 6th Annual Scholarship Pageant

Written by at August 23, 2017

Promoting positivity and strength of young Native women: And a new venue for the 6th annual Miss Native American USA pageant

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Indian Country warms up to legislation to repeal federal ban on sports betting

Written by at August 21, 2017

Rep. Frank Pallone (D-New Jersey), who has been an ally to tribes on economic development, health care and other initiatives, is drafting a bill to open the door to sports betting.

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Native ‘Predator’ Actor Sonny Landham Walks on at 76. Schwarzenegger Says ‘We’ll Miss Him’

Written by at August 19, 2017

Known for ’48 Hrs.’ ‘Poltergeist,’ and ‘Predator,’ Hollywood and Indian country mourn the loss of Native actor Sonny Landham who has walked on at 76

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NAJA Announces 2017 Award Winners

Written by at August 17, 2017

More than 700 entries were submitted for the 2017 NAJA awards, and when the judges were through voting, ICMN netted 30 awards.

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$100,000 Super Bowl Fund Grant Creates White Earth Reservation Skate Parks

Written by at August 17, 2017

Shredtastic! Thanks to a $100,000 Super Bowl grant, the White Earth Reservation is building three skate parks for its community members

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PBS Documentary on Native American Tribal Justice and Families Debuts Monday August 21

Written by at August 15, 2017

A new PBS Documentary on POV titled Tribal Justice spotlights tribal courts that incorporate indigenous customs and beliefs into their justice systems

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Food Network’s Guy Fieri brings family to Pueblo Harvest Cafe for ‘Guy’s Family Road Trip’

Written by at August 13, 2017

Guy Fieri visits the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center’s Pueblo Harvest Cafe for “Guy’s Family Road Trip” and Tewa Taco recipe now on Food Network website

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10 Indian Country Dog Breeds You Should Know

Written by at August 12, 2017

Since the beginning of time, canines have had a special role in Native American family life, here are 10 dog breeds you should know from Indian country.

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VIDEO: Tanya Tagaq Sings in Inuktitut on ‘Sivulivinivut’ From Retribution Album

Written by at August 11, 2017

World Premiere Video: Inuk vocalist Tanya Tagaq has released her newest video ‘Sivulivinivut’ from her last album ‘Retribution’

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An Interview with Taylor Sheridan, Oscar-Nominated Screenwriter and Director of ‘Wind River’

Written by at August 10, 2017

An Interview with Taylor Sheridan, Oscar-Nominated Screenwriter and Director of ‘Wind River’

Taylor Sheridan, the Oscar-Nominated Screenwriter and Director of ‘Wind River’ talks to ICMN about spending decades on the rez and his film Wind River

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In Case You Missed It: 20 Amazing Photos of the North American Indigenous Games

Written by at August 9, 2017

In case you missed it! Fantastic Photos: More than 5,000 Native athletes from Canada and the United States showcased their talents in the North American Indigenous Games

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Watch This! Pow Wow Dancers’ Dazzling Halftime Show

Written by at August 9, 2017

Watch This! Pow Wow Dancers’ Dazzling Halftime Show

Watch This! Pow Wow Dancers’ Dazzling Halftime ShowThe River Cree Resort and Casino presented the Heritage Halftime Show for the Edmonton Eskimo Football Club on July 28, 2016 and brought in over 100 pow-wow dancers to perform! It was an amazing sight to see! YouTube user Lisamarie…..

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You Still Can’t Pretend to Fire a Bow and Arrow, NFL Warns Washington NFL Team’s Josh Norman

Written by at August 8, 2017

The Washington NFL team’s Josh Norman feels his bow-and-arrow celebration performance is not as violent as the New England Patriots’ firing of muskets.

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National Indian Gaming Association clarifies position on sports betting coalition

Written by at August 8, 2017

The National Indian Gaming Association has joined a coalition whose goal is to repeal a ban on sports betting but doesn’t actually support sports betting at this point.

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Wind River Feature: An Interview with Gil Birmingham

Written by at August 7, 2017

An interview with one of Indian country’s most iconic actors: Gil Birmingham discusses his role on Wind River. Directed by Taylor Sheridan.

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Tribes Go Global: From South Korea to Vietnam, Native Casinos Are Looking Overseas to Create Destination Resorts

Written by at August 7, 2017

Well-established U.S. tribal casino brands are spending several billion dollars, or are prepared to invest billions, to build multi-faceted casino resorts in overseas markets. As Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment prepares to break ground in South Korea, Hard Rock International sets its sights on a beachfront resort community on the central coast of Vietnam. The Seminole Tribe of Florida assumed global ownership of the Hard Rock empire last year. Native casinos are particularly turning to Asia due to its high traffic and rise in the number of VIP gamblers.

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Hot List: Events and Celebrations

Written by at August 5, 2017

Hot List: Events and Celebrations

When Natives gather they create an immersive experience that entertains and informs all who attend. WIth pow wow season in full swing, it’s time to make plans for inspirational events for the rest of the year.

Victory Days

Back in the 1970s, the federal government sought to build a dam on Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation land in Arizona, but the nation fought hard to keep it from happening— and won.

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Big Upgrades at Michigan Casinos: Rebranding, Interior Facelifts, New Hotels & More

Written by at August 4, 2017

Michigan is home to 12 gaming tribes that run 23 casino-resort destinations scattered across its upper and lower peninsulas. Massive additions and aesthetic upgrades are underway, or were recently unveiled, at five, if not more, of the state’s tribally owned gaming attractions. From hotel towers to high-limit rooms to dining options, and even a name change, get the scoop:

1) Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort: $26.5 Million Renovation

The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe is leading a $26.5 million renovation of Soaring Eagle Casino &

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HDIMT: A Bald Eagle Nearly Drowns, and the Cherokee Phoenix Shows Off Its Tale Feathers

Written by at August 4, 2017

The Cherokee Phoenix will translate and print 19th Century stories for readers and a bald eagle nearly drowns in the Atlantic Ocean.

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SIGNED WNBA SHONI SCHIMMEL#23 ATLANTA DREAM 13″ NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN HAND DRUM – eBay find of the week

Written by at August 4, 2017

SIGNED WNBA SHONI SCHIMMEL#23 ATLANTA DREAM 13″ NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN HAND DRUM – eBay find of the weekNICE HAND PAINTED SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED WNBA SHONI SCHIMMEL#23 ATLANTA DREAM 13″ NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN RAWHIDE HAND DRUM This one of a kind nice round hand painted Native American Indian hand drum features hand painted Atlanta Dream WNBA player Shoni Schimmel…..

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Native American Youth Leadership Conference Breaks Attendance Record

Written by at August 3, 2017

More than 2,000 Native American youth gathered in Denver for the 41st Annual UNITY National Conference; the largest gathering in the organization’s history.

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Combined $1 Billion Worth in Expansions Underway at California Native Resorts

Written by at August 2, 2017

It’s a never-ending race to enhance luxury and entertainment at resort properties across Indian country in the pursuit of casino players, golfers, pool enthusiasts, spa lovers, foodies, concert seekers and convention organizers. Competition appears particularly hot in the Sunshine State.

Recent spending on casino construction in Southern California alone is estimated to exceed $1 billion this year for Pechanga Resort & Casino ($285 million), Sycuan Casino ($226 million), Pala Casino ($170 million),

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Movie Review: Taylor Sheridan’s ‘Wind River’ is Gripping, Realistic and Beautifully-Crafted

Written by at August 1, 2017

Movie Review on Taylor Sheridan’s ‘Wind River’ The most realistic and respectful portrayal on film of the relationships between Native people and others

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National Indian Gaming Association backs effort to legalize sports betting

Written by at August 1, 2017

The National Indian Gaming Association is supporting efforts to legalize sports betting in order to ensure tribal concerns are addressed.

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The Week That Was: The Big Stories in Indian Country, July 30, 2017

Written by at July 30, 2017

Health care, seismic testing, a salmon save and more during The Week That Was: The Big Stories in Indian Country, July 30, 2017.

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