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Top Civil Rights Organizations Urge Media Not to Use Washington NFL Team’s R-word Name on Thanksgiving

Written by at November 21, 2017

The Washington NFL franchise will take on the New York Giants in a high-profile, nationally broadcast game on Thursday.

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Nammy 2017 Special Performances Include Gary Farmer and Joseph FireCrow Tribute

Written by at October 4, 2017

Nammy 2017 Special Performances Include Gary Farmer and Joseph FireCrow Tribute

The 2017 Nammys, hosted by Ernie Stevens, will feature Gary Farmer and the Troublemakers Oct. 14th

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Olympic-style ski jump plans in works for PIIC

Written by at September 14, 2017

The Prairie Island Indian Community (PIIC) is in negotiations with the Friends of American Ski Jumping organization over plans by the latter group to build an Olympic-style ski jump on the Community’s Mount Frontenac near Red Wing.

Ski jump enthusiasts and Red Wing area boosters have been raising money from private sources for the project. Heading into August, organizers had raised $1.2 million and had another $1 million in pledges for what is estimated to be a $6 million year-around ski jump training and competition facility.

A second phase of development with more recreation venues and concern facilities is also being considered.  

Shelley Buck, president of the PIIC Tribal Council, said the Community and ski jump group are still finalizing business arrangements for the group to build on the Community’s land. But, she added, “We are excited to see the project moving forward and are encouraged by the growing interest and support.”

The idea for the ski jump facility came from the American Ski Jumping Hall of Fame that is housed in the St. James Hotel in downtown Red Wing. Norwegian immigrants started American ski jumping at Red Wing in the 1880s on the bluffs above the Mississippi River.

Regardless how business ties between the groups are resolved, the ski jump facility would expand PIIC’s activities in the hospitality industry. The site is connected to the Mount Frontenac Golf Course and its club house and event center, and is convenient to PIIC’s Treasure Island Resort and Casino.

Buck said diversifying the Community’s economy is a top priority.

“Gaming has been a successful economic development tool for our tribe and many other Native communities; it’s helped us become self-sufficient and allowed us to share our success with our neighbors,” she said. “But we don’t want to bet our future on gaming alone.”

Prairie Island’s economy is already one of Minnesota’s most diverse destination and entertainment attractions with gaming, golf, water sports, bowling and concerts, Buck said. “This project would add exciting elements to what we’ve already created and drive even more visits and positive impact to the region, she said. 

Ski jump backers are estimating as many as 100,000 people may be drawn to the site annually. Red Wing and Rochester newspapers have stressed this would economically benefits communities throughout southeastern Minnesota.
The Hall of Fame inducted six new members in early August at ceremonies at the golf club. A special guest at the Red Wing ceremony was Steve Collins, a Canadian Olympian ski jumper who has family ties to the PIIC.
Collins is a member of the Fort William First Nation near Thunder Bay, Ont. Peter Collins, a first cousin of the skier, is the elected chief of the Ojibwe First Nation. ­However, the Hall of Fame notes on its website that a grandfather of the celebrated Canadian Olympian was Charley Collings, a member of PIIC before migrating to Canada.

More information about the American Ski Jumping Hall of Fame and Museum is available at: americanskijumping.com (americanskijumping.com) ;
the ski jump project is at baldie125.com, and Prairie Island Indian Community at prairieisland.org (prairieisland.org) .  
   

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Gaming group promotes tribal interests in Supreme Court sports betting case

Written by at September 5, 2017

Tribal sovereignty is being hindered by a long-running ban on sports betting, the American Gaming Association is telling the nation’s highest court.

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The Fight Against Pro Football, Inc.: 25 Years of Reversing Injustice and Raising Awareness

Written by at September 4, 2017

An interview with Suzan Shown Harjo on the eve of the 25th anniversary of start of a legal battle to end the racist nickname of the Washington football team

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The Fight Against Pro Football, Inc.: 25 Years of Reversing Injustice and Raising Awareness

Written by at September 4, 2017

An interview with Suzan Shown Harjo on the eve of the 25th anniversary of start of a legal battle to end the racist nickname of the Washington football team

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Native ‘Swastika’ Raises Eyebrows — And Awareness — at Flea Market in Utah

Written by at September 4, 2017

Native ‘Swastika’ Raises Eyebrows — And Awareness — at Flea Market in Utah

Following protest, Swirling logs, not the Nazi symbol of hate, was permitted to stay on sale at the Salt Lake City flea market.

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Chief Wahoo Protester, Robert Roche, Faces Federal Theft Charges

Written by at September 3, 2017

Robert Roche, as a lead voice of opposition to the Cleveland Indians’ name and mascot, is facing federal charges of conspiracy to steal federal funds.

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School in Maryland Bans ‘Deeply Insulting and Offensive’ Washington NFL Team Gear

Written by at September 3, 2017

A school just outside of Washington, D.C., has banned its students from wearing Washington NFL team gear, saying it’s “insulting and offensive.”

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School in Maryland Bans ‘Deeply Insulting and Offensive’ Washington NFL Team Gear

Written by at September 3, 2017

A school just outside of Washington, D.C., has banned its students from wearing Washington NFL team gear, saying it’s “insulting and offensive.”

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Canadian National Parks III: The Other Side of the Mountains

Written by at September 3, 2017

Canadian National Parks III: The Other Side of the Mountains

Parks Canada is celebrating 150 years by waiving fees to Canadian National Parks, don’t miss out on the sites; but don’t forget—bears have the right of way.

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Faith, Family, Fiesta Pan-Indian Culture

Written by at September 3, 2017

Pan-Indian culture thrives on a shared heritage of endurance, success, and salvation for all Natives who choose to embrace it.

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Get Off the Fence of White Supremacy

Written by at September 3, 2017

White supremacy is real no matter the denial, and for long standing positive change to be a reality, we must begin talking about the real history of the U.S.

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Native American Students Face Ongoing Crises in Education

Written by at September 3, 2017

From racially and culturally insensitive and incompetent teachers to low graduation rates and ableism, Native American students face ongoing crises in education.

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Bonnie Raitt Announces Sept. Dates in Indian Country: Co-headlining with Indigo Girls

Written by at August 31, 2017

Right off of a visit to New Zealand and Australia, 10-time Grammy Award winner Bonnie Raitt has announced a late summer run of shows in the U.S. including several stops in Indian country.

On Tuesday September 5th, Bonnie Raitt will be performing in Bismarck, ND at the Bismarck Event Center. Both Bonnie Raitt and the Indigo Girls’ Emily Saliers and Amy Ray will co-headline a benefit concert for the non-profit indigenous environmental justice organization Honor the Earth on Friday September 1st at the Bluestem Amphitheater in Moorhead,

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NFL, NBA, MLB, MMA and More! Eight Native Athlete Storylines to Watch This Fall!

Written by at August 30, 2017

Native athletes promise an exciting 2018 with a treasure trove of collegiate and professional sports storylines!

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NFL, NBA, MLB, MMA and More! Eight Native Athlete Storylines to Watch This Fall!

Written by at August 30, 2017

Native athletes promise an exciting 2018 with a treasure trove of collegiate and professional sports storylines!

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Women Power! 115 Films by Indigenous Artists at imagineNATIVE with 72% Female Directors

Written by at August 30, 2017

Native women dominate this year’s imagineNATIVE, of the 115 films, 72% were made by Indigenous female directors

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Football Pick’em Contests

Written by at August 30, 2017

Football Pick’em Contests

Football Pick’em ContestsCalling all football fans! We have sponsoring pick’em contest for the upcoming college football season and the NFL! College Football In order to join the group, just go to College Football Pick’em, and click the “Join Group” button. From there, enter…..

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Tostitos Put Washington NFL Team Logo on Bag, Setting Off Debate on Social Media

Written by at August 29, 2017

Bags of Tostitos chips with the Washington NFL team name and logo are on shelves throughout Washington, D.C., prompting controversy.

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Savanna Greywind Murder: Violence Against Native Women Perpetuates Genocide

Written by at August 29, 2017

Savanna Greywind is the latest Native woman added to a horrific list of murdered and missing Native women whose lives have been extinguished.

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Black Hawk and the Warrior’s Path: A Superb Little Book

Written by at August 26, 2017

Black Hawk and the Warrior’s Path, second edition, should be required reading to understand the tragedy and stupidity of 19th Century U.S. policy.

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Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino To Host 17th Annual Native American Music Awards

Written by at August 24, 2017

Nammys tickets available now: Tickets for Native American Music Awards, now on sale at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino

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Art Museum at University of Toronto Presents In Dialogue Exhibit by 11 Indigenous Artists

Written by at August 24, 2017

The Art Museum at the University of Toronto showcasing diverse works by eleven Indigenous artists: ‘In Dialogue’ exhibit Sep. 6 – Oct. 7, 2017

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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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