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Publisher’s Letter Aug – Sep 2017

August 5, 2017 - 7:45am

Shekóli. Is something happening here? This winter will bring the next installment in the blockbuster Thor series with indigenous director Taika Waititi at the helm; a Native Hawaiian, Jason Mamoa, stars as Aquaman in another huge production, The Justice League, premiering in November; and we’ve already enjoyed the rise of Eugene Brave Rock, who became a surprise breakout star in one of the most heralded films of the year,

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Hot List: Films and Actors

August 5, 2017 - 5:00am

The motion picture industry is finally showing proper respect for Native American and First Nation actors, movies and documentaries. This past season has seen an exciting mash-up of indigenous artists who shined bright on the silver screens across Turtle Island. Here is a brief selection of some highlights.

Eugene Brave Rock / Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman, starring Gal Gadot, is the most successful DC movie to date.

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Hot List: Native Studies Programs

August 5, 2017 - 4:55am

From environmental studies to an online master’s program for busy hospitality professionals, universities across the U.S. are offering more and more specialty programs for Native students. Check out these five universities, which offer a cornucopia of educational programs, from hospitality and gaming management to fine arts and law.

This Master’s Degree in Gaming and Hospitality Management Won’t Make You Leave Home

Resort and casino managers in remote tribal communities often must choose between staying on the job or going away to study when they wish to further their education.

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Hot List: Native Businesses

August 5, 2017 - 4:50am

According to the most recent data by the Minority Business Development Agency, there are nearly 280,000 American Indian- and Alaska Nativeowned small businesses in the U.S.—an increase of more than 15 percent in 10 years. With Native-owned businesses on the rise, it was easy to compile this year’s Hot List. The real difficulty was in paring the list down to the following seven Native businesses.

Salute to the Ute

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe in Colorado is doing everything right,

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Hot List: Events and Celebrations

August 5, 2017 - 4:45am

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

August 4, 2017 - 2:54pm

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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YES! Magazine: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe holds out hope in #NoDAPL lawsuit

August 4, 2017 - 12:57pm

‘If history is to repeat itself, it doesn’t look good for us,’ said Chairman Dave Archambault II. ‘But that doesn’t mean we don’t have hope.’

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YES! Magazine: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe holds out hope in #NoDAPL lawsuit

Cronkite News: Victim of racial profiling celebrates verdict against Trump ally

August 4, 2017 - 12:41pm

The driver who was at the heart of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s contempt of court case said the sheriff’s guilty verdict shows ‘justice is being served,’ but he is still affected by the encounter seven years ago.

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Yellowstone Grizzly Officially Off Endangered Species List

August 4, 2017 - 12:30pm

The Yellowstone grizzly is off the federal endangered species list; the Northern Cheyenne and other groups will block move in court.

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Opinion: International treaty can help protect indigenous women from violence

August 4, 2017 - 12:10pm

Tribes and cities can adopt an ordinance that reflects the principles contained in the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, Karen Melissa Hannel and Eric Hannel write in Indian Country Media Network.

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

August 4, 2017 - 12:00pm

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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‘People of the Confluence’ Tk’emlups te SecwÉpemc’s 38th Kamloopa Pow Wow

August 4, 2017 - 11:35am

BC bound! The Kaloomps Indian Band celebrates their 38th Annual Kamloopa Pow Wow this weekend! (Weekly list of pow wows included)

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The Power of Ojibwe Women

August 4, 2017 - 10:00am

Ojibwe culture is not matriarchal in the anthropological sense, however, Ojibwe women are mindimooyenh or “one who holds things together.”

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Trump administration repeals rule designed to maximize Indian coal revenues

August 4, 2017 - 2:52am

Repeal and replace didn’t work out for Obamacare but that isn’t stopping the Trump administration from dismantling the prior president’s other initiatives.

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Family’s Mount Rushmore Photo Goes Viral

August 3, 2017 - 10:25pm

When the Internet gets worked up you can bet there will be some entertaining back and forth yelling amongst its users. Take this recent photo that was posted both on Facebook and Twitter by some self-proclaimed conservatives who added their…..

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Native American Youth Leadership Conference Breaks Attendance Record

August 3, 2017 - 7:30am

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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