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Top 10 Stories: What Indian Country read this past week as of April 13, 2019

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - April 13, 2019 - 11:05am

Each week, Indian Country Today posts our Top 10 stories on our site accessed by our readers.

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Native News Update video from Indian Country TV for April 12, 2019

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - April 13, 2019 - 10:14am

Native News Update with anchor Kimberlie Acosta from the studios of IndianCountryTV.com for April 12, 2019

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Native Youth Fights to Wear Eagle Feather, Beaded Cap & Honor Cord at Graduation Ceremony

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - April 13, 2019 - 7:20am

High school senior Tvli Birdshead wants to wear an eagle feather, beaded graduation cap and honor cord to his graduation ceremony.

Published April 13, 2019

ADA, Okla. — A high school senior is being denied the freedom to wear his Native American regalia to the upcoming graduation ceremony because of his school district’s dress code policy, according to a report by television station, Oklahoma News 4.

Tvli Birdshead

High school senior Tvli Birdshead wants to wear his eagle feather, beaded graduation cap, and Chickasaw Nation Honor cord.

But school officials at Latta High School in Ada, Oklahoma says it is against the Latta School District’s dress code policy for during a graduation ceremony and there will be no exceptions.

“Wearing these things is acknowledging that this is the step to a higher education,” senior Tvli Birdshead said.

Two tribes in Oklahoma, the Chickasaw Nation and Cherokee Nation, give out honor cords to high school seniors.

Chickasaw Nation released this statement to News 4 regarding the new cords: “We hope these cords serve as a symbol of that pride and source of encouragement for years to come and we hope that all institutions recognize our intent.”

The Birdshead family has asked the ACLU to assist them. They are asking supporters to attend a May 6 school district board of education meeting to have the dress code policy reversed.

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Rep. Haaland Will Co-Lead Field Hearing on Oil and Gas Development Impacts on Air Quality, Public Health, Sacred Sites 

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - April 13, 2019 - 12:02am

Rep. Deb Haaland

Published April 13, 2019

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Congresswoman Deb Haaland, Vice Chair of the House Natural Resources Committee, will co-lead a field hearing and events focused on oil and gas development impacts on air quality, public health, and sacred sites. The committee will hold a round table, travel to a site to view methane emissions, tour Chaco Culture National Historical Park, and conclude the trip with a Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources field hearing.

As part of the Congresswoman’s work to address Climate Change, she will also attend the Climate Change Film Festival and speak at the Society for American Archaeology’s 84th Annual Meeting Panel on Native Voices Protecting the Greater Chaco Landscape.

A livestream of the subcommittee hearing will be available at 10 a.m. MT here.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Who: Congresswoman Deb Haaland

What: Climate Change Film Festival

When: Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. MT

Where: South Broadway Cultural Center, 1025 Broadway Blvd. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102

 

Who: Congresswoman Deb Haaland, New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas, New Mexico Auditor Brian Colon, Albuquerque City Councilor Brad Winter, and Bernalillo County Commissioner Lonnie Talbert

What: Community Lunch to Address Hate

When: Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. MT

Where: Ismaili Jamatkhana, 5640 Venice Ave. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113

 

Who: Congresswoman Deb Haaland

What: Society for American Archaeology’s 84th Annual Meeting Panel on Native Voices on Protecting the Greater Chaco Landscape

When: Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. MT

Where: Convention Center, 401 2nd St. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

 

Who: House Natural Resources Committee Chair Raul Grijalva, Vice Chair Deb Haaland, Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján, and Subcommittee Chair Alan Lowenthal

What: Press Avail Following Environmental Justice Roundtable

When: Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. MT

Where: Hotel Santa Fe Room Kiva B, 1501 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, NM 87501

 

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Who: House Natural Resources Committee Chair Raul Grijalva, Vice Chair Deb Haaland, Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján, and Subcommittee Chair Alan Lowenthal

What: Press Avail following Tour of Chaco Culture National Historical Park

When: Sunday. April 14, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. MT

Where: Chaco Culture National Historical Park, Nageezi, NM

 

Monday, April 15, 2019

Who: House Natural Resources Committee Chair Raul Grijalva, Vice Chair Deb Haaland, Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján, and Subcommittee Chair Alan Lowenthal

What: Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources Field Hearing – Oil and Gas Development: Impacts on Air Pollution and Sacred Sites

When: April 15, 2019 at 10 a.m. MT

Where: New Mexico State Capitol, 490 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501 and here.

Panelists:

Panel 1

  • The Honorable Michelle Lujan Grisham, Governor of New Mexico

Panel 2

  • The Honorable Michael J. Chavarria, Vice-Chairman, All Pueblo Council of Governors & Governor, Pueblo of Santa Clara
  • The Honorable Brian D. Vallo, Governor, Pueblo of Acoma
  • The Honorable Myron Lizer, Vice President, Navajo Nation
  • Chairman Rickie Nez, Resources and Development Committee, Navajo Nation Council

Panel 3

  • Ms. Sarah Cottrell Propst, Cabinet Secretary, New Mexico Energy, Minerals & Natural Resources Department
  • Mr. Paul Reed, Preservation Archaeologist, Archeology Southwest, Taos, NM
  • Mr. Don Schreiber, Rancher, Rio Arriba County, NM
  • Ms. Kendra Pinto, Member of Counselor Chapter, Navajo Nation

Panel 4

  • Ms. Barbara Webber, Executive Director, Health Action New Mexico
  • Mr. David Lyon, Ph.D., Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Mr. James Jimenez, Executive Director, New Mexico Voices for Children
  • Mr. Craig O’Neill, Global Business Development Manager, FLIR Systems

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First Nations Development Institute Awards 13 New Native Language Grants During the UN’s International Year of Indigenous Languages

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - April 13, 2019 - 12:00am

Keres Children’s Learning Center, Cochiti Pueblo, is a recipient of a grant.

Published April 13, 2019

LONGMONT, Colo. — First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) today announced 13 new grantees under the second year of its three-year Native Language Immersion Initiative (NLII).  First Nations launched the initiative in late 2017 as a three-year project to help stem the loss of Indigenous languages and cultures through community-based programs that support new generations of Native American language speakers.

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) provided a $2.1 million challenge grant, which First Nations was required to match with $700,000 of additional funding each year over the three-year period.  In the first year (2018), the match was met through the support of Kalliopeia FoundationLannan Foundationand NoVo Foundation. In the second year (2019), these three foundations returned to generously underwrite the match again, plus First Nations raised the final $100,000 for the second year from individual donors across the U.S.

The United Nations recently declared 2019 The International Year of Indigenous Languages to increase awareness and appreciation of Indigenous languages and their contributions to the world’s rich cultural diversity.  There are currently about 150 Native languages spoken in the U.S., many of them spoken only by a small number of elders. Native communities are at a critical juncture when it comes to the retention and perpetuation of their languages, and some suggest that without targeted language preservation and restoration efforts, there may only be 20 Native languages spoken by 2050.

Source: United Nations

The following 13 grantees were awarded up to $90,000 each in funding to build the capacity of and directly support their Native language-immersion and/or culture-retention program:

  1. Chickaloon Village Traditional Council, Chickaloon, Alaska, $90,000 – This project will expand upon current efforts to revitalize the Ahtna language at the Ya Ne Dah Ah or “Ancient Teachings” Tribal School. With this grant, the tribe will create new culture and language curriculum to meet Alaska’s requirements in the areas of history, science and social studies.
  2. Euchee Yuchi Language Project, Inc., Sapulpa, Oklahoma, $90,000 – The project will restore the vitality of the Yuchi language through The Yuchi House, a year-round language-immersion program for students grades K-12.  Additionally, this grant will be used to produce an archive of Yuchi language videos and assist with tribal language instructor certification.
  3. Friends of the Akwesasne Freedom School, Rooseveltown, New York, $89,320 – This teacher training program will increase the capacity of current and new teachers of the K’anienkeha (Mohawk) language.  Master language educators will develop a training program for 10 new elementary school teachers and teacher aides that focuses on the Akwesasne Freedom School’s unique language curriculum.
  4. Keres Children’s Learning Center, Cochiti Pueblo, New Mexico, $90,000– This project will provide expansive professional development to nine teachers through one-on-one and group training sessions on language acquisition, language immersion, cultural knowledge and advocacy.  Additionally, this funding will be used to purchase supplies and other materials for elementary classrooms that have recently doubled in size.
  5. Nisqually Indian Tribe, Olympia, Washington, $70,836 – This project will help preserve and promote tribal traditions through the development of a Nisqually Lushootseed-specific language curriculum. With this grant, the tribe will develop and publish 200 new resources, including Lushootseed alphabet and language books. Additionally, the tribe will train up to four more Lushootseed language teachers and create a Lushootseed font application.
  6. Northern Arapaho Tribe, Fort Washakie, Wyoming, $90,000 – This project will support the development of a master-apprentice language program to educate and empower Northern Arapaho tribal members.  Tribal elders will develop Arapaho language curriculum (i.e., Arapaho words, phrases, stories, history and conversational pieces) that they will share with prospective Arapaho language teachers who will, in turn, share that knowledge with students.
  7. Oneida Nation, Oneida, Wisconsin, $89,954 – This project will increase the number of proficient first-language speakers within the Oneida community by creating an immersion-only classroom that utilizes the current On^yote’aka Tsi Nitwaw^not^ and Head Start “As it Happens” curriculum.  Twenty students will participate in this language program.  Their parents are also required to attend bi-monthly classes and pass a basic assessment to foster an at-home language environment for their children.
  8. Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, $90,000 – This project will build the organizational and professional capacity of the Yaqui Language Immersion Program.  Eleven teachers will engage in the study and practicum for their professional development as language instructors.
  9. Salish School of Spokane, Spokane, Washington, $90,000 – This project will provide Salish training to four interns recruited and hired from among parents of current students at the Salish School of Spokane.  Interns will participate in 60 hours of evening/weekend Salish classes per year, with the goal of eventually hiring them as Salish immersion instructors.
  10. Standing Rock Community Development Corporation, Fort Yates, South Dakota, $90,000 – The project will utilize the newly created immersion curriculum to pilot educational best practices in the classroom, create an immersion teacher training strategy, increase access to high-quality professional development, and leverage existing staff and resources to transition from a program of Sitting Bull College to a community serving school through the Standing Rock Community Development Corporation.
  11. Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation, Porcupine, South Dakota, $90,000 – This project will provide 26 language instructors with professional development training.  Additionally, this grant will be used to open a second Lakota Immersion Childcare Center to provide immersion education to 15 more Lakota students.
  12. Wolakota Waldorf Society, Kyle, South Dakota, $86,174 – This project will utilize new and existing resources to provide language immersion to 50 to 60 children in grades K-8.  With this grant, it will set up an outdoor classroom to introduce students to indigenous plants.  It will develop curriculum to teach words and phrases about traditional plants, fruits, tools and ecology. It will also be used to provide professional development training, and encourage parent and community engagement.
  13. Wôpanâak Language Reclamation Project, Mashpee, Massachusetts, $90,000 – This project lays the groundwork to expand the Wôpanâak’s language immersion school to the 8th grade.  The school currently serves students from pre-K through 4th grade.  With this grant, the school will partner with five regional colleges and universities to provide comprehensive state and tribal language teacher certification.  This will allow the school to recruit and hire new language teachers.

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Legislation Introduced to Enhance Tribal Road Safety

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - April 13, 2019 - 12:00am

Published April 13, 2019

WASHINGTON — Senator John Hoeven (R-ND), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, today introduced, S. 1211, the Addressing Underdeveloped and Tribally Operated Streets (AUTOS) Act. The legislation, which is co-sponsored by Senators Kevin Cramer (R-ND) and Martha McSally (R-AZ), would enhance the safety of roads on Indian lands by streamlining existing federal procedures and funding mechanisms used to repair roads and bridges in Indian country.

“With a backlog of at least $280 million of deferred maintenance, many tribal roads are in dire condition and need to be improved in a timely manner,” said Hoeven. “That’s why we’ve introduced this legislation, which would help accelerate repairs for the many communities that use these roads and bridges on a daily basis. As Congress considers legislation to reauthorize America’s surface transportation programs, we will work to ensure this priority is addressed.”

“Enhancing infrastructure is an important part of improving life on tribal lands,” said Cramer. “This legislation streamlines the approval process for improving tribal roads and authorizes funding for these much needed improvements. Better infrastructure means more economic opportunity.”

“Native Americans’ tribal infrastructure has been stifled under the red tape of the bureaucracy for too long,” said McSally. “I am proud to join the effort to streamline the process for tribal road repairs, increase safety, and provide additional funding for backlogged projects.”

The AUTOS Act does the following:

·        Permits certain traffic safety projects that are identified by the Secretary of the Interior to be eligible for categorical exclusion. The Department of Transportation already allows these categorical exclusions for safety projects.

·        Authorizes $46 million for the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Road Maintenance Program, with increases of $2 million per year.

·        Reinstates the Tribal Transportation Bridge Program as a standalone program instead of a 2 percent carve out in the Tribal Transportation Program.

·        Directs the Secretaries of the Interior and Transportation to work with Indian Tribes in developing a standard and uniform crash report form.

·        Directs BIA law enforcement to use one standard crash report form.

·        Increases funding available for the Tribal Safety Transportation Program Safety Fund from 2 percent to 4 percent.

The bill, S. 1211, text can be found here.

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Nike’s Native American & Friends Network Partners With National Center to Provide Employment Resources for Indian Country

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - April 13, 2019 - 12:00am

Published April 13, 2019

MESA, Ariz. — The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (the National Center) is pleased to announce a joint event building on our partnership with Nike’s Native American & Friends Network at UNITY to unveil the new 2020 Native Edge portal, an online business ecosystem designed for the future of business in Indian Country. National Center experts will be onsite providing businesses counseling and the opportunity to become Members of the Native Edge.

“It’s exciting when a partnership leads to both meaningful support for Native entrepreneurs as well as to building the tools for future entrepreneurs everywhere. UNITY youth benefit greatly when organizations like NCAIED and Nike’s Native American & Friends Network develop resources to improve our youth’s leadership skills, and to support their journey in making a positive and impactful change,” said Mary Kim Titla, UNITY’s Executive Director.

When: Thursday, April 18, 2019

Time: 10 am – 2 pm

Where: Nike Factory Store at Phoenix Premium Outlets at Wild Horse Pass
4976 Premium Outlets Way Suite 800, Chandler, AZ 85226

The Native Edge portal is where Indian Country networks meet online for business. Native Edge members use a variety of interactive and social tools to communicate with other members of the Native Edge community, including Member Groups, and accessing the Native Edge business directory.

Through the Native Edge Hire support system, we bring together talented Native American professionals with industry leading companies looking to hire qualified applicants for full-time jobs and internships. This online portal allows individuals to upload their resumes and market their talents directly to recruiters.

The Native Edge Training module provides all members online access to a fully interactive training and skills curriculum designed to address topics most relevant to doing business in Indian Country; including content from the National Center’s Reservation Economic Summits.

The Native Edge Procurement module is an online meeting place and procurement sourcing tools for Tribes, Native American-owned businesses, corporations and federal agencies seeking Native American suppliers. Through the Native Edge Procurement, Members can search and respond to RFPs.

Native Edge 2020 also includes a groundbreaking Native Edge Capital Tool, linking Members to lenders nationwide to help them secure the capital to grow their business and boost their competitiveness in today’s marketplace.

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Cheyenne River Youth Project Executive Director Julie Garreau Receives NCAIED’s  Prestigious Tim Wapato Public Advocate of the Year Award

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - April 13, 2019 - 12:00am

Published April 13, 2019

EAGLE BUTTE, S.D. — The Cheyenne River Youth Project announced today that its executive director, Julie Garreau, has received the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development’s prestigious Tim Wapato Public Advocate of the Year Award. Garreau accepted the award at NCAIED’s annual Indian Progress in Business gala on Tuesday, Mar. 26 in Las Vegas.    Each year, NCAIED honors outstanding individuals and companies for their contributions to economic parity and the betterment of native communities. This year’s 43rd annual awards gala also commemorated the organization’s 50th anniversary, and the bestowing of the Tim Wapato award was a highlight of the evening.   “I’ve known of Tim’s work in Indian Country for a long time, so to be chosen for this award is humbling to say the least,” Garreau says. “It’s an honor, and we’re both amazed and grateful to be recognized this way as we continue doing the work we love in our community, as we have done for more than three decades.    “To know that Tim’s work had such an impact on our indigenous communities,” she continues, “and then to receive the award that honors his legacy—it’s just so special, for all of us at CRYP.”   An enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Tim Wapato served in the Los Angeles Police Department until 1979; following his retirement, he went on to become executive director of the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission, commissioner of the Administration for Native Americans, and the first executive director for the National Indian Gaming Association. He passed away in April 2009.   At Wapato’s memorial service, NIGA Chairman Ernie Stevens Jr. called Wapato “a tireless advocate” and “one of Indian Country’s most honorable warriors.”   “Tim was a visionary who lived by the rule that Indian Country came first and foremost,” Stevens remarked. “He didn’t seek his role to promote himself and never took one day for granted.”   According to A. Gay Kingman, executive director for the Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Association, CRYP’s Julie Garreau was the perfect candidate for the award named after her late husband.    “I was just so happy she got it,” Kingman says. “Julie has done a phenomenal job for more than 30 years, working so hard to build an organization for youth that covers absolutely every opportunity, from sports and internships to the garden and social enterprises. This is what Tim stood for—developing and building our own businesses, and pushing to fund more youth opportunities. Julie is doing all of that, together with the community’s young people.”   CRYP’s story began in 1988, and Kingman was president of then-Oglala Lakota College in Eagle Butte at the time. Garreau also was working in Eagle Butte, as an education services specialist for the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, when local kids came to the CRST Tribal Council to complain about the defunct Little Brown Jug bar on Main Street.   “Tribal council agreed it was an eyesore, but what to do about it?” Kingman recalls. “So the youth joined with the elders, and they all rose up to say no way, no more. They went back to the council, who ultimately bought the bar and gave it to them for a youth center.”
  Garreau founded CRYP in that former bar, which kids affectionately called “The Main.” When the nonprofit youth organization outgrew that facility 11 years later, it moved to its current 5-acre campus on 4th Street.   Today, CRYP incorporates “The Main” youth center, Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life) teen center, Winyan Toka Win (Leading Lady) organic garden, Keya (Turtle) Cafe and Gift Shop, seasonal Leading Lady Farmers Market, and the innovative Waniyetu Wowapi (Winter Count) Lakota Youth Arts & Culture Institute, which also includes a free public art park.   “It’s been a long process, but she stuck to it,” Kingman says. “She’s a true leader; she has that tenacity, drive, and upbeat attitude. This year’s award definitely makes me happy, because Tim had that same kind of vision and drive.”   To learn more about the Cheyenne River Youth Project and its programs, and for information about making donations and volunteering, call (605) 964-8200 or visit www.lakotayouth.org. And, to stay up to date on the latest CRYP news and events, follow the youth project on Facebook (/LakotaYouth), Twitter (@LakotaYouth) and Instagram (@waniyetuwowapi).

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Interview With Alexis Raeana – Lumbee Singer Wins Golden Ticket On American Idol – Pow Wow Life

POWWOWS.COM - April 12, 2019 - 9:23pm

Interview With Alexis Raeana – Lumbee Singer Wins Golden Ticket On American Idol – Pow Wow LifeListen to my interview with Lumbee singer Alexis Raeana.  She auditioned for this season of American Idol and made it to Hollywood Week!  Find out what happened in Hollywood. Enter to win Pow Wow Life shirt and decals below! Show.....

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Ontario budget's cuts to Indigenous Affairs a setback for reconciliation, says Carolyn Bennett

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - April 12, 2019 - 7:24pm
Carolyn Bennett

The Ontario budget released this week has some saying that reconciliation does not appear to be a priority with the new Progressive Conservative government. 

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'Unconscionable': Senator blasts rejection of bill she says would protect Indigenous women

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - April 12, 2019 - 4:53pm
Sen. Lillian Dyck

A Saskatchewan senator says she's still in shock after the federal government rejected her bill, which she says would have protected Indigenous women and girls.

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Tribe Can't Justify 800% Bump In Court Funding, Gov't Says

LAW360 (Native feed) - April 12, 2019 - 4:18pm
The federal government pushed back Friday on the Navajo Nation's bid for $15.7 million to fund the tribe's courts, telling a D.C. federal judge that the tribe hasn't come close to explaining a request that represents a more than 800% increase over prior years.

New Neb. Ballot Initiative Seeks Gambling At Horse Tracks

LAW360 (Native feed) - April 12, 2019 - 2:58pm
Two Nebraska groups have filed a proposed "Keep the Money in Nebraska" ballot initiative with the secretary of state that would let voters decide in 2020 whether to approve a constitutional amendment that authorizes casino gambling at licensed horse-racing tracks.

Indigenous candidates hopeful in Cardston-Siksika riding

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - April 12, 2019 - 2:40pm
Cardston siksika

The Cardston-Siksika riding was created, in part, to consolidate electoral boundaries in the province’s southwest corner and adjust for a lack of population growth. 

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PTAB Will Hear Microsoft Challenges To St. Regis Patents

LAW360 (Native feed) - April 12, 2019 - 2:26pm
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has agreed to review Microsoft’s challenges to three computer patents transferred to the St. Regis Mohawk tribe by a company that works with Lockheed Martin on an Army surveillance radar system, rejecting contentions that the inter partes reviews wouldn't serve national security interests.

Teva, J&J Face Opioid Trial In 'Unreasonably Small' Courtroom

LAW360 (Native feed) - April 12, 2019 - 2:13pm
Oklahoma's lawsuit targeting allegedly deceptive opioid marketing will be held in a county courthouse, a judge has ruled, rejecting Teva Pharmaceuticals' criticism that the courtroom is "unreasonably small" and will cause attorneys to suffer in "a physically uncomfortable and unwieldy situation."

Tribe On The Hook For $255M In NY Gaming Revenue Dispute

LAW360 (Native feed) - April 12, 2019 - 1:44pm
Arbitration panel members siding with New York state have ordered the Seneca Nation to award the state $255 million in unpaid casino revenue, saying the tribe owes the money under a gaming compact that came up for renewal two years ago.

Texas Tribe Asks 5th Circ. To Rethink Bingo Block

LAW360 (Native feed) - April 12, 2019 - 1:42pm
The Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas urged the Fifth Circuit on Thursday to revisit its recent ruling that the tribe can’t offer bingo under state law, saying a circuit panel extended an incorrect 1994 decision by the same court to find the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act didn’t apply to the tribe.

'It all turned out well': Carry The Kettle Nakoda Nation rebuilding after water treatment plant fire

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - April 12, 2019 - 1:38pm
Anoquond Plumbing and Heating Carry the Kettle Water Donation

The reserve's state-of-the-art water treatment plant caught fire in February, but hope is on the horizon.

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