Secretary Zinke condemns White supremacists but vows full ‘support’ for President Trump

Written by at August 17, 2017

Secretary Ryan Zinke of the Department of the Interior continues to stand by President Donald Trump amid controversy over racial violence in Virginia.

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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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Tad Lemieux: Inuit community wins landmark court decision on consultation

Written by at August 17, 2017

After a six-year battle, the Inuit hamlet of Clyde River has won its bid in the Supreme Court of Canada to against seismic testing in the waters of Baffin Bay and Davis Strait.

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Charles Kader: ‘Wind River’ film trafficks in marginalized death in Indian Country

Written by at August 17, 2017

‘Wind River’ is a film about marginalized death on Native lands, passing for entertainment for middle-class voyeurs often amazed that any Natives are still alive, Charles Kader writes on Indian Country Media Network.

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News21: Tribes fight for clean water and more funds from federal government

Written by at August 17, 2017

Tribes are struggling to get the attention and funding necessary to clean the water their people rely on. News21 investigates.

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Department of Justice invites more tribes to gain acccess to criminal databases

Written by at August 17, 2017

The Department of Justice is expanding a program that gives tribes access to federal criminal databases.

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Mississippi Choctaw citizens win court decision to put new casino to a vote

Written by at August 17, 2017

A group called Chahta for Better Government is trying to halt plans for a $25 million casino on the reservation.

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Nez Perce Tribe shares $409,000 in gaming revenues for education programs

Written by at August 17, 2017

Under a gaming initiative approved by voters in 2002, the Nez Perce Tribe dedicates 5 percent of net revenues to education in Idaho.

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Peter d’Errico: Asserting sovereignty under the watchful eyes of domination

Written by at August 17, 2017

How can aboriginal sovereignty—from ‘time immemorial’—coexist with British sovereignty created 200 years ago? Peter d’Errico asks the question on Indian Country Media Network.

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Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation questions legality of new casino in Connecticut

Written by at August 17, 2017

The Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation is speaking out against a new casino in Connecticut.

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Muscogee Nation raids allotment and makes arrest in dispute over casino bid

Written by at August 17, 2017

A dispute between the Muscogee Nation and the Kialegee Tribal Town over a potential casino is escalating in Oklahoma.

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President Trump doubles down with defense of ‘beautiful’ Confederate monuments

Written by at August 17, 2017

A controversy that once derailed Indian Country’s funding bill is rearing its head again thanks to President Donald Trump, whose handling of racial violence continues to dominate the nation’s agenda.

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New Ways To Search Pow Wow Calendar

Written by at August 17, 2017

New Ways To Search Pow Wow CalendarThe Pow Wow Calendar on PowWows.com is the most comprehensive listing of Native American events online.  We list over 1,000 Pow Wow each year.  The Calendar is updated several times a week with new events, updates, and changes. With such…..

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18 Stunning Shots from Wikwemikong Annual Cultural Festival

Written by at August 17, 2017

18 Stunning Shots from Wikwemikong Annual Cultural  Festival

18 Stunning Shots from Wikwemikong Annual Cultural  FestivalDanielle Da Silva is an acclaimed photographer and founder of the Photographers Without Borders (Canada) organization (NGO). She recently published a gorgeous pow wow photo essay on the PWB website and we just had to share it with you! In…..

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New Poem by Sherman Alexie is Exactly What We Needed to Hear After Charlottesville

Written by at August 17, 2017

New Poem by Sherman Alexie is Exactly What We Needed to Hear After CharlottesvilleWe already know Sherman Alexie has a certain way with words, always seeming to say the right thing to make you laugh, cry and think, dang, why didn’t I think of that? Earlier today he shared a new poem on…..

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Trump’s True Color

Written by at August 16, 2017

A cartoon by Marty Two Bulls about Trump.

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Havasupai Peach Festival 2017

Written by at August 16, 2017

Havasupai Peach Festival 2017The Havasupai Peach Festival takes place in Supai, Arizona., usually the second weekend in August to celebrate their Fall harvest.  During this time the Havasupai gather to sing & dance amongst their community and also invite in other neighboring tribes…..

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Native American Beadwork Zuni Beaded Darth Vader Star Wars – eBay find of the week

Written by at August 16, 2017

Native American Beadwork Zuni Beaded Darth Vader Star Wars – eBay find of the weekNative American Beadwork Zuni Beaded Darth Vader Star Wars STAR WARS DARTH VADER BY FARLAN & ALESIA QUETAWKI ZUNI BEADWORK Darth Vader with his lightsaber.  Zuni artists, Farlan and Alesia Quetawki hand beaded this fabulous Star Wars character.  Using one…..

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Klamath Tribes break ground on hotel as part of long-term casino expansion

Written by at August 16, 2017

The Klamath Tribes are bringing an 84-room Choice Hotels Sleep Inn to the Kla-Mo-Ya Casino in Oregon.

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Mark Trahant: Learning from history to see why the Donald Trump presidency is over

Written by at August 16, 2017

The question now is how fast will the Trump administration crumble? When will people resign in good conscience?

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Strategic Planning Crucial for Tribal Economic Sustainability

Written by at August 16, 2017

“You have to make a long term plan for diversification, but it doesn’t happen overnight. It’s important to commit to the reinvestment necessary to accomplish your goals so you are not bleeding enterprises dry while on the path. [It’s] critical to continually educate the leadership and community about the plan and how it’s progressing.” -Kelly Croman

Most tribes with significant gaming initiatives and related businesses can find themselves bombarded with myriad offers,

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We Are The SEEDS: New Indian Art Market in Santa Fe

Written by at August 16, 2017

A new four day event with 100 Native artists, youth workshops and a sunset concert at the Santa Fe Railyard, “We are the SEEDS”

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Amusing Others Through Kill Media: Native Cultural Depiction

Written by at August 16, 2017

Amusing Others Through Kill Media: Native Cultural Depiction

As the summer blockbusters begin to heat up, a closer look at “Wind River” shows the same old story presented by Hollywood in the form of kill media

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Preserving Traditional Crops: The Tohono O’odham I’itoi Onion

Written by at August 16, 2017

Native American farmers keeping traditional crops alive with sustainable farming methods; the Tohono O’odham I’itoi onion is the precursor to the cultivated shallots grown today.

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Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate celebrates release of bald eagle that had been shot

Written by at August 16, 2017

The Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate helped celebrate the release of a bald eagle that had been shot and had to be rehabilitated.

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