Oneida Nation to Donate Indian Country Today Media Network Assets to NCAI

Written by at October 4, 2017

The Oneida Indian Nation is donating the ICTMN organization’s assets to the leading national Native American advocacy organization.

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Remembering the Life and Legacy of John Trudell

Written by at September 23, 2017

Activist, poet, and Native thinker John Trudell walked on December 8 at the age of 69. “I want people to remember me as they remember me,” he said.

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Harvest like Our Ancestors: The Resistance is Fertile

Written by at September 20, 2017

Harvest season is a reminder that every tribe should have seeds, gardens, animals, pantries, and fresh water. Food sovereignty enhances tribal sovereignty.

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Native Sun News Today: Proclamation calls for action on Black Hills land claim

Written by at September 19, 2017

Time expires on Black Hills payment to tribes: Legislation needed Indigenous rights leaders proclaim: U.N. declaration guides sacred land security By Talli Nauman Native Sun News Today Health & Environment Editor nativesunnews.today PIEDMONT ––The Sept 10 signing here of an…

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Native Sun News Today Editorial: Defending freedom of the press in Indian Country

Written by at September 18, 2017

Native Sun News Today is an independent newspaper and beholden to none.

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6 Things You Should Know About GMOs

Written by at September 14, 2017

Genetically engineered organisms, or “GMOs,” have been around since 1996, but how dangerous are they? And how do they impact tribal food sovereignty?

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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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NICE HAND CRAFTED 15 PIECE RIBBONWORK NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN STRAIGHT DANCE SET – eBay find of the week

Written by at September 14, 2017

NICE HAND CRAFTED 15 PIECE RIBBONWORK NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN STRAIGHT DANCE SET – eBay find of the week

NICE HAND CRAFTED 15 PIECE RIBBONWORK NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN STRAIGHT DANCE SET – eBay find of the weekNICE HAND CRAFTED 15 PIECE RIBBONWORK NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN STRAIGHT DANCE SET This very nice hand crafted ribbonwork design buckskin fringed wool Native American Indian set includes brown satin dance shirt, imitation otter hide silver concho drag piece, a pair…..

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Native Organization Schools Steve Bannon on Native History

Written by at September 13, 2017

Native Organization Schools Steve Bannon on Native HistoryTrump’s former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon recently made an appearance on the popular CBS special 60 minutes. If you’re familiar with him and his views on issues like immigration many of his comments may have come as no…..

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What Would Pocahontas Think of Donald Trump?

Written by at September 13, 2017

What Would Pocahontas Think of Donald Trump?Sky News attempts to answer, what would Pocahontas think of Donald Trump by asking these two women: Debbie Porreco, a descendant of Pocahontas and Irene Bedard, the voice of Disney’s Pocahontas. I’m really surprised to see the descendant is okay…..

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73 year old Leonard Peltier’s Health is Slipping Away

Written by at September 13, 2017

73 year old Leonard Peltier’s Health is Slipping Away“I’m one step back from passing away.” Native American political prisoner and activist Leonard Peltier has been imprisoned for more than 40 years, denied pardons even despite his health deteriorating throughout his sentence. Very recently, though, it seems his…..

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Uproar after Asian American is Cast in TV Show to Play Native

Written by at September 11, 2017

Uproar after Asian American is Cast in TV Show to Play Native

Uproar after Asian American is Cast in TV Show to Play NativeThe Paramount network recently came under fire for casting Kelsey Asbille to play the wife of the character Cory on its new TV show “Yellowstone”. The problem? Kelsey is a member of the Asian American community. The 25-year-old “Teen Wolf”…..

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The Day White Innocence Died: An Indigenous Take on #September11

Written by at September 11, 2017

God bless the families of all who were harmed by September 11th. God also bless the families devastated by terrorism perpetrated by the United States.

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Mark Trahant: We need a president who can reach out and deal with Democrats

Written by at September 7, 2017

Big news: The rest of the year will have less drama than the ups and downs we’ve been experiencing since January.

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Utah Diné Bikéyah Fighting to Protect Bears Ears Landscape

Written by at September 4, 2017

Utah Diné Bikéyah Fighting to Protect Bears Ears Landscape

Utah Diné Bikéyah Fighting to Protect Bears Ears LandscapeFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 25, 2017 Grassroots Native American people in Utah and beyond are deeply disappointed and aggrieved that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke appears to have recommended reducing Bears Ears National Monument in his final report to President Trump…..

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Indian Country Today Media Network To Cease Active Operations

Written by at September 4, 2017

On September 4, 2017, ICTMN announces operational hiatus to explore new business model

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Indian Country Today Media Network To Cease Active Operations

Written by at September 4, 2017

On September 4, 2017, ICTMN announces operational hiatus to explore new business model

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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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Schaghticoke Tribal Nation’s $610 Million Lawsuit Against CT Inches Forward

Written by at September 4, 2017

The Schaghticoke Tribal Nation alleges that the State of Connecticut sold off its land without paying; it’s suing for $610 million.

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Schaghticoke Tribal Nation’s $610 Million Lawsuit Against CT Inches Forward

Written by at September 4, 2017

The Schaghticoke Tribal Nation alleges that the State of Connecticut sold off its land without paying; it’s suing for $610 million.

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Keith Harper on Obama, Trump and Global Human Rights

Written by at September 4, 2017

Attorney and Cherokee citizen Keith Harper, former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Human Rights Council, opens up about global issues.

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A Chat With First Nations Chef George Lenser

Written by at September 4, 2017

Chef George Lenser, Wet’suwet’en, Nisga’a and Squamish, talks about fusing ancient and modern cuisines at the Montreal First Peoples Festival 2017.

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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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Water Protector Legal Update: NoDAPL and Line 3

Written by at September 4, 2017

As of July, a total of 499 cases remain open regarding the fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota, according to reports.

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