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Algonquin community calls for moose hunting moratorium in Quebec wildlife reserve

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - September 12, 2019 - 4:00am
Algonquins of Barriere Lake

The Algonquins of Barriere Lake say the moose population in the La Vérendrye Wildlife Reserve is in decline, and want a moratorium on sport hunting until the area is surveyed.

Categories: CANADA

Carry the Kettle man selected for Water Leadership Award

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - September 12, 2019 - 4:00am
water-tap

Deon Hassler, a former water plant operator and First Nations veteran, has been named 2019's recipient of the First Nations Water Leadership Award.

Categories: CANADA

The Indian Womens Pocahontas Club is celebrating 120 years

NATIVE KNOT - September 12, 2019 - 1:00am

The Indian Women’s Pocahontas Club is celebrating 120 years in existence and will be hosting their annual tribute to Will Rogers, Saturday at 10:00 a.m. November 2, 2019. The Wreath Laying Ceremony by the Pocahontas Club will begin at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum in the Rotunda. The ceremony begins with the club members, dressed in their Cherokee tear dresses and shawls around the bronze statue of Will Rogers.


After the Wreath Laying Ceremony, there will be a musical tribute in the Will Rogers Theatre honoring Will Rogers. We are honored to have Jana Jae, the first lady of country fiddle, performing the “Fiddle Tribute”, sponsored by the Oklahoma Arts Council and the National Endowment of the Arts. Jana’s one-of-a-kind style blends country fiddling, western swing, bluegrass, pop, and the classics and was inducted into the National Fiddler Hall of Fame in 2015. In addition, Becky Hobbs, Pocahontas Club member and piano-pounding honky-tonk songwriter for celebrities such as George Jones, Loretta Lynn, and many others will also entertain us. Becky is also co-writer of Alabama’s “Angels Among Us” and in 2015, she was inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame. She also, co-produced, co-wrote, wrote and sang the signature song "Let There Be Peace" in the short film "Nanyehi", which was inducted into the Oklahoma Movie Hall of Fame. We may even get an opportunity to view the short film while we are in the
theatre.


Shortly, after the “Musical Tribute”, there will be a reception in the Rotunda.


There will be a Haute Hat Contest, in remembrance of Will’s wife Betty. Join in or cast your ballot. Betty Blake Rogers was famous for always wearing her Haute hat.


For information regarding the Indian Women’s Pocahontas Club, an annual tribute to Will Rogers, contact Ollie Starr (918) 760-7499 or visit us on our website: indianwpc.org

Categories: UNITED STATES

10 Cherokee veterans honored with Warrior Flight to U.S. capital

NATIVE KNOT - September 12, 2019 - 1:00am

WASHINGTON – Ten Cherokee veterans visited Washington, D.C., Sept. 9-11 as part of the Cherokee Nation’s sixth annual Cherokee Warrior Flight.

Collectively, the 10 veterans served during the Korean and Vietnam wars. During their three days in the nation’s capital, they visited war memorials erected in honor of military veterans and visited the White House, the U.S. Capitol and the Smithsonian’s Museum of the American Indian. They also visited Arlington National Cemetery where they witnessed the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

“We’ve seen a lot of interesting stuff. I’m enjoying my time, and I’m enjoying the people that we’re herewith. We’ve met a lot of good people, and we’ve got a lot of tours to go to,” Navy veteran Kenneth Golden, 70, of Stilwell, said during a visit to the U.S. Capitol.

Attending a dinner for the 10 veterans on Sept. 8, Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. said it was remarkable how Cherokee people have stepped up to serve in this country’s military the past 200-plus years despite the tribe’s complicated history and relationship with the United States.

“I’m proud of my Cherokee warrior brothers for standing up when the United States needed them. They gave it their all, and some of them paid the ultimate price,” Army veteran Charles Brave, 86, of Hulbert, said.

The CN has taken 50 Cherokee veterans on the Cherokee Warrior Flight since 2014.

“I’m proud that we are part of a Nation that has the heart and the gratitude for the veterans and the sacrifices they’ve made through the years,” CN Secretary of Veterans Affairs S. Joe Crittenden, a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, said.

During the Sept. 8 dinner at the Cherokee Hotel & Casino West Siloam Springs, the 10 veterans were presented with custom flight vests and caps with the Cherokee and U.S. flags embroidered on them. The Cherokee Warrior Flight is similar to the national Honor Flight organization’s goal of helping all veterans, willing and able, to see the memorials dedicated to honor their service. With more than 4,000 military veterans who are CN citizens, the CN is replicating that experience for its people. Native Americans serve at a higher rate in the military than any other ethnic group, according to veteranaid.org.

Participating in the 2019 Cherokee Warrior Flight were Korean War veterans Selbert Taylor, 87, Marines, of Pryor; Charles Brave, 86, Army, of Hulbert; George Green, 85, Army, of Claremore; and Vietnam War veterans Billy Cecil, 71, Army, of Park Hill; Billie Tritthart, 71, Army, of Miami, Oklahoma; David Hall, 67, Army, of Wister; Claude Stover, 72, Army, of Oaks; Kenneth Golden, 70, Navy, of Stilwell; Charles Lane, 83, Navy, of Claremore; and Sammy Carey, 65, Army, of Hulbert.

Categories: UNITED STATES

2019 marks 18th anniversary of Brian Moss’ 9/11 death

NATIVE KNOT - September 12, 2019 - 1:00am

SPERRY – This year marks the 18th year since American Airlines Flight 77 rammed the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, killing 125 people inside it, including Cherokee Nation citizen and former Sperry resident Brian Anthony Moss.

According to Pentagonmemorial.org, the 34-year-old Navy electronics technician 2nd Class called his mother, Pat Moss, the night before to tell her of his new job. After months of waiting, he was finally selected to work for the Chief of Naval Operations at the Pentagon on the building’s west side, which was reduced to rubble on Sept. 11.

The airplane that hit the Pentagon was one of four planes hijacked and crashed by al-Qaeda terrorists. Two planes hit the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, and another one crashed in a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, after passengers and flight crew tried to retake control.

Though years have passed, Pat Moss spoke to the Tulsa World of the violence of that day.
“Sometimes, it still doesn’t seem real,” she said. “You have to go and try to fill it up, but you never can. Never.”

Brian Moss was a Sperry graduate, a husband to his wife, Mary Lou, and father to his children, Ashten and Connor. He was also one nearly 3,000 people killed in the terrorist attacks.

“He was everybody’s big brother,” Pat Moss said. “Brian loved to read, he loved to be involved. He loved to volunteer. He was my son, but he was also my best friend.”

According to Pentagonmemorial.net, Brian Moss was also one driven and devoted. He enlisted in the Navy in 1990 and later was stationed in Adak, Alaska, where he met his future wife.

“I have integrity and make sure I live by Navy core values. You can’t talk the talk if you don’t walk the walk,” he told Sea Services Weekly on February 2001. “You can’t be successful at something you are forced to do.”

During his last three years, he had been stationed at the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard, primarily training younger guardsmen to represent the Navy. He performed in countless ceremonies, including the 54th Presidential Inauguration and laying fellow shipmates from the U.S.S. Cole to rest at Arlington National Cemetery before being transferred to the Pentagon.

In January 2001, he was selected to represent Naval District Washington as Sailor of the Year for 2000 – an honor almost unheard of for a 2nd Class Petty Officer.

His wife, Mary Lou, told Pentagonmemorial.org that if his death was inevitable, she was glad it happened where it did.

“Nobody other than military knows the tightness of the military community,” she said. “I’ve had more support than anyone could imagine…. This whole community grieves. “If he had to die, this is the way he would have wanted to go, serving his country.”

According to projects.washingtonpost.com, she said her husband lived to spend money.

“If he wasn’t on eBay at night, he would be looking for garage sales on the weekends,” she said. “Our running joke is that that he was probably on eBay when the Pentagon was hit. His motto was ‘one man’s trash is another man’s treasure,’ and I've got a horrendous amount of antiques at my house that attest to this philosophy.”

Categories: UNITED STATES

Northern Ute Walk/Rally for Missing and Murdered Indigenous People

NATIVE KNOT - September 12, 2019 - 1:00am

FORT DUCHESNE, Utah   The Northern Ute people will have a Walk/Rally for Missing and Murdered Indian People. The Walk/Rally, organized by the Missing Indigenous People’s Group will take place in Fort Duchesne, Utah on November 9, 2019. 


The Missing Indigenous People’s Group was envisioned by Long Walker Jeff Moreno when a few years ago a friend’s child came up missing. Damon Boyd is the boy and he is still missing. With the help of Mary Toapum, director of A.I.M. Indian Territory they started Missing Indigenous People’s Group on Facebook. 


“This site gives families an opportunity to post about their loved ones that are missing. It is a chance to give back to our people. We have helped many families, here in the states and in Canada”. Jeff said he named it ‘Missing Indigenous People’, because the word ‘people’ represents the whole family unit: Men, women, children, grandma, grandpa, among others, says Toapum.


“We have over 20 open cases in Utah of Missing Indigenous People, some cases are considered cold cases. A few are decades old. We want to remember those missing, but also to let their families know that we haven’t forgotten them, Jeff continues.


Missing Indigenous People’s Group was endorsed by Wes Studi on his site last month. Veteran A.I.M. Wounded Knee Warrior David Hill also joined the group recently.


The purpose of the Rally is important because organizers want Utah and the five recognized tribes to know that Native people are standing in unison with them demanding justice for those missing and their families.


“The Walk is important because it shows action, not just words, says Moreno. “Utah is the new home for ‘Missing Indigenous People’s Group’ on Facebook. With the help of the mighty Northern Ute Tribe, and it’s members, we can make a difference in the constant fight to stop human/sex trafficking of our Indigenous people! We want justice, notoriety, but more importantly, we want our missing indigenous people back home with the ones that loved them the most, their families!”


Melinda Wopsock is a member of the Northern Ute Tribe of Utah and Missing Indigenous People’s Rally Coordinator. Melinda said: “Having the organization, Missing Indigenous People, here in Utah, means we can represent all five tribes of Utah in a good way! So we can all come together and demand the US Government recognized the importance of our Missing People. We currently have over twenty open cases in Utah. We want better investigation methods to find our people and Database that primarily focuses on missing Indigenous people within the state of Utah.”


The Walk will be headed by Wounded Knee and AIM Warrior, Hereditary Oneida Chief Harry Goodwolf Kindness.

Categories: UNITED STATES

First-of-their-kind Studies Create Pathways to Homeownership for Native American Veterans

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - September 12, 2019 - 12:05am

Published September 12, 2019

KYLE, S.D. — Three tribal housing entities in South Dakota – Cheyenne River Housing Authority, Oglala Sioux (Lakota) Housing, and Sisseton Wahpeton Housing Authority – recently completed veterans housing needs and homeownership studies in cooperation with their Tribal Veterans Service Officers (TVSOs) in order to identify the housing and service issues most important to veterans on each reservation and to be able to develop tailored programs to help address these collective concerns. It is the first time studies of this caliber have been conducted, and the undertaking is already manifesting results in a number of ways.

“Everything we do is data driven, and it’s hard to find numbers on the reservation. We always ran into the same problem with lack of data,” explains Robert Dunsmore, Tribal Veterans Service Officer (TVSO) for Cheyenne River.

Dunsmore says having their study on hand helped them win a grant award that will support veterans housing projects. “Now we can show the need,” he says.

Echoing Dunsmore, Geri Opsal, the TVSO for Sisseton, expresses difficulty in accessing funding for veterans’ programs because of a lack of data.

“We have to collect data. It’s going to back us up on any endeavor we take on,” she says.

Data published in the studies was collected on each of the reservations through a survey and a focus group involving veterans from a number of different service periods. Tawney Brunsch, Executive Director of Lakota Funds, who participated in the Pine Ridge data collection efforts, says the focus group was especially beneficial.

“It was solution-oriented discussion for things we could do collaboratively,” she says. “And through some of the connections we made at that meeting, we had a veteran close a home loan last week.”

The Pine Ridge study inspired the development of and helped obtain essential funding to launch Lakota Funds’ new matched savings program designed provide down payment assistance for Native American veterans. One participant has already enrolled in the program.

The matched savings program will also provide one-on-one assistance to help Native veterans through the homeownership process, something that Kevin Klingbeil, Managing Director at Big Water Consulting (the firm that conducted the studies), says is a critical finding in the studies.

“One of the key things that has helped Native vets be successful in purchasing a home was having someone who cared and who helped walk them through the process and the paperwork,” says Klingbeil.

Opsal says the Veteran’s Affairs Native American Direct Loan (NADL) is a great mortgage product because it has such a low interest rate, but the process can be arduous and people need encouragement to keep moving through it.  She hopes to utilize the studies to inform policies that will streamline the NADL process.

Dunsmore sees the baseline data provided in the studies as a beginning. “We’re moving in the right direction. It’s time to start showing things – not talking about it. Once we start showing what we can do, better things will come.”

Klingbeil says, “We treated this project as the first of its kind so that we could create a model survey instrument. Then other groups or tribes could use it going forward.”

The South Dakota Native Homeownership Coalition commissioned the studies with funding support from Enterprise Community Partners and plans to launch a second round of studies sometime in the future. In the near-term, the Coalition will provide a platform for collaboration to explore strategies that will increase homeownership rates for Native American veterans throughout the state.

“We’re creating this baseline through the Coalition, and we’re going to build from that. One of our immediate actions will be collaborating with other TVSOs,” says Opsal.

Take a Look at the studies!

Download each reservation’s report by clicking below.

Cheyenne River Pine Ridge Sisseton

 

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Categories: UNITED STATES

Navajo Gaming Summer Internship Program Brings Students Back to the Nation

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - September 12, 2019 - 12:01am

Interns and Mentors Left to right: Carmen Tracy, Executive Office Manager, Jancee Etsitty, Intern; Cliff Ehrlich, GM Northern Edge/Flowing Water; Ashton Keams, Intern; Michele Landavazo, Assistant GM Twin Arrows; Charla Keyaanie, Intern; Glen Connolly, Executive Director of Marketing; Vivian Todachinnie, Intern; Ken Johnson, Director of Marketing, Hahnabah Manygoats, Intern, Dwight Terrance, Executive Director of IT, Lynne Joe, Intern; Gloria West, GM Fire Rock Casino; Tresha Apadoca, HR Director of Fire Rock Casino

Published September 12, 2019

TWIN ARROW, Ariz. — The Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise (Navajo Gaming) celebrated another successful summer with its 2019 interns with a recent recognition event at the beautiful Twin Arrows Casino Resort. Navajo Gaming’s summer Internship Program was created in 2016 to team up Navajo students with senior-level mentors in their field of study, provide opportunities to gain real-world experience, facilitate preparation for high-caliber jobs after graduation and strengthen Navajo Gaming. Nearly 50 college-aged Navajo students have successfully completed the program over the past four years.

“Navajo Gaming strives to positively impact future leaders of the Nation through an internship program that brings Navajo students back to the Nation, allows them to provide meaningful contributions to the Enterprise and learn from knowledgeable mentors eager to help them succeed,” said Brian Parrish, Navajo Gaming Interim CEO. “We’re grateful for these interns’ commitment and the learning experience it is for both our team and the students, as together we work to improve Navajo Gaming for the benefit of the Navajo people.”

Since 2016, Navajo Gaming has expanded its internship initiatives, and in 2018, hired 20 Navajo students to learn how to build a business from the ground up. The Travel Plaza Project allowed recent graduates from educational institutions in the Four Corners to learn business theory, as well as practical application, while contributing to the design, construction and operations of the Travel Center – depending on their areas of study. Navajo Gaming senior leadership provided valuable mentorship and monitoring of the highly successful program. The students’ efforts will be on display late fall 2019 when the Navajo Blue Travel Plaza, located adjacent to Twin Arrows Casino Resort, has its grand opening.

Quincy Natay, Chairman of the Navajo Gaming Board of Directors added, “We believe in supporting our Navajo people through education coupled with on-the-job experiences.”

At the event, this year’s six exemplary interns shared how Navajo Gaming helped them determine career paths, fostered a better understand of their strengths and gained more confidence as they look for to rewarding jobs after graduation.

Summer 2019 Interns:

Ashton Keams, Leupp, AZ

Keams, a graduate from Winslow High School, is attending Arizona State University majoring in economics with a minor in mathematics. Keams served with the accounting team at Twin Arrows Casino Resort, as well as with mentor Adam Parker, Director of Financial Planning and Analysis. Part of Keams internship involved researching the local and national economy and how Navajo Gaming’s four properties positively impact regional economics through job creation and community stabilization.

Keams gratefully shared, “The experiences and opportunities given to me while working at NNGE will forever make an impact on my future and I hope to return to the Navajo Nation after completing school.”

Charla Keyaanie, Luepp, AZ

Keyaanie, a graduate of Northern Arizona University majoring in Visual Communication, served with the marketing team at Twin Arrows Casino Resort. She grew up with Navajo tradition and was grateful to see the plethora of traditional aspects incorporated in the architecture, interior design and custom artwork at Twin Arrows. Her internship projects included graphic design for a number of concert posters; events and activities, as well as the on-site Ripple Coffee Machines, where she incorporated a traditional element – a Navajo wedding basket – into modern marketing materials and signage. Additionally, she worked with the Twin Arrows special events team to successfully coordinate small events and large concerts.

Hahnabah ManygoatsTiis Ts’oh Sikaad, NM

Manygoats, a student at San Juan College majoring in Information Technology (IT), gratefully interned with the IT team at Northern Edge Casino. During her internship she was instrumental in streamlining internal processes and improving the Job Role Access Control Form (JRACF) – an automated internal form. In addition, she managed inventory for Northern Edge’s desktop and laptops computers which involved programming and installation of new software for each computer.

Manygoats reflected, “Reading and learning in a school setting will not give you the kind of experiences that I was able to acquire while working at Northern Edge, for this I am excited and no longer afraid of this field of study.”

Jancee Etsitty, Page, AZ

Etsitty, a graduate of Northern Arizona University, served in Navajo Gaming’s executive offices with her mentor Carmen Tracy, Navajo Gaming’s Executive Office Manager. Etsitty became a vital team member as she researched, summarized and prepared vital documents and presentations for the Gaming Board of Directors’ meetings, briefings for Navajo Nation tribal leadership as well as a resource for other key gaming executives. However, the most important aspect of her internship was gaining a deep understanding of Indian Gaming’s operations, regulations and the oversight of the gaming board and Navajo leadership.

Lynnae Joe, Gallup, NM

Joe, a student at University of New Mexico – Gallup Branch, received her certificate in Organizational Management and Public Administration in the fall of 2018, and will return to UNM to pursue an AA in Business Administration in the fall of 2019. She served with mentor Tresha Apadoca, Human Resources (HR) Director of Fire Rock Casino. Joe became proficient in a range of HR responsibilities with hiring and retaining team members including; setting interviews for potential Fire Rock team members, customer service skills relating to incoming applicants and the NNGE application process.

Gloria West, General Manager of Fire Rock Casino commented on Joe’s valuable contributions to Fire Rock’s HR team through her summer internship.

Vivian Todachinnie, Farmington, NM

Todachinnie, a graduate student at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University, served with the HR department at Northern Edge Casino. Her internship involved all aspects of HR including maintaining employee privacy, organizing and managing sensitive materials, as well as proper solicitation of gaming vendors and the request for proposal process.

When asked by Northern Edge Casino General Manager Cliff Enrlich about the impact of the program and what can be improved moving forward, Todachinnie shared, “We as interns are now great advocates of Navajo Gaming through our word-of-mouth recommendations. We will share what we’ve learned with others as we return to school and help increase awareness of the positive impact Navajo Gaming had on us as student interns, as well as how it benefits the Nation as a whole.”

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Categories: UNITED STATES

Will America’s Worst Opioid Addiction Crisis Pass Soon?

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - September 12, 2019 - 12:00am

Published September 12, 2019

This summer, the death by overdose rates in the US have dropped for the first time in the past 20 years. According to the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention the rates have dropped by 5 points in 2018, as compared to 2017. But the numbers are still terrifying. Almost 69,000 people overdosed and died from it in 2018.

How did the US get here?

The root of the issue seems to the prescription of strong opioids in high dosages. Pharmaceutical giants, together with GPs, have overprescribed this medication for decades. Purdue Pharma, one of the biggest contributors to this crisis, put their company’s good above anything else. In the early 2000s, the company aggressively marketed their opioid pill, OxyContin, so it became vastly prescribed even when it wasn’t necessary.

The FDA also contributed to the issue, offering drug approvals after drug approvals for dangerous opiates. Most of the money pocketed by the FDA came from the pharmaceutical player mentioned previously.

The promises to safety have been in vain, people losing their lives to the money-making deal between companies and the FDA.

Heading to brighter days

But as people have used intensively these drugs and many have died of an overdose, the numbers start to decline. Victims of over prescription start now to seek professional opioid addiction treatment in centres all over the US.

Besides, the company has been under the spotlight for the last couple of years, making people all over the US sabotage their products. In July 2019, Johnson & Johnson has been found guilty for complicity in the US opioid crisis which is believed to have contributed to the death of nearly half million Americans.

How will a day in the life of a victim look like in a treatment centre?

Because the awareness levels have rouse during the past couple of years, many choose to admit themselves in recovery centres. But how does recovery look like for victims? You will be surprised by how much therapies and recovery treatments have come. Today, identifying the root of addiction takes a huge place in the recovery process. Medical professionals and therapists work together to develop holistic and effective treatment schemes for each patient that passes their doorstep.

Over the past couple of years, these centres have worked tirelessly to develop fail-proof protocols, backed by decades of research and observations.

Generally, these patients develop an array of other mental conditions because of extensive opiate use. For instance, many struggles with anxiety and depression when they reach recovery centres.

Now, with a court decision and higher awareness rates among GPs, there is hope that the crisis that started two decades ago will soon end. Professionals and medical centres all over the US have put their best efforts into helping innocent victims of the opiate crisis. Hopefully, recovery awaits for all that have struggled with addiction and hardship caused by this unfortunate chain of events, and that the FDA will enforce stricter regulations on all approvals they give.

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Categories: UNITED STATES

Udall, Heinrich, Haaland Announce Funding for Albuquerque’s Southwest Business Development Consultants, LLC

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - September 12, 2019 - 12:00am

Rep. Deb Haaland

Published September 12, 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representative Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) announced today that the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) within the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) is awarding $275,000 to the MBDA Business Center and Michael Peacock, a member of the Pueblo of Laguna, as part of a grant that supports job creation and retention, and economic impact within minority and Tribal communities and businesses.

The federal grant provides Native American and minority owned enterprises with tools to help them succeed including entrepreneurial assistance, access to capital, and Federal procurement training.

Vice Chair of the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Tom Udall – D – New Mexico

“Supporting Tribal and minority entrepreneurship is key to the future of New Mexico’s economy,” Udall said. “This grant will directly provide Native businesses in New Mexico with the technical assistance they can use to grow. When one New Mexican succeeds, it benefits our entire state. Michael Peacock and the MBDA Business Center will be able to expand services within our communities, inspiring the next generation of New Mexico’s entrepreneurs.”

“In New Mexico, economic success is not measured by the highs and lows of Wall Street, but by the ability to save for retirement, send your kid to college, buy a home, and pursue a dream of opening your own business,” said Heinrich. “This funding ensures that minority and Tribal communities have equal access to the resources and tools necessary to build on their ideas, create sustainable jobs, and join a vibrant business ecosystem. I congratulate the MBDA Business Center and Michael Peacock on receiving this grant and I remain committed to supporting every entrepreneur willing to work hard to support their family and community.”

“Every entrepreneur deserves the same access to opportunity and success, but many times the system doesn’t work for communities of color — it works against them. This funding will be particularly helpful to level the playing field and ensure that entrepreneurs impacted by systemic disadvantages have the tools to grow thriving businesses,” said Haaland.

The Minority Business Development Agency’s American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian (AIANNH) project supports services including entrepreneurial assistance, training, capital access, Federal procurement assistance, networking and relationship management, deal sourcing, joint ventures and partnerships, strategic infrastructure and economic planning assistance, and education for entrepreneurial and tribal entities.

This is the second year of the AIANNH program, and New Mexico has had a grantee each year. Last year, the MBDA awarded New Mexico Community Capital ($300,000) for their “Native Entrepreneur in Residence” (NEIR) business accelerator.

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Categories: UNITED STATES

Latest Update: Fight the Cuts

RADICAL CITIZEN MEDIA - September 11, 2019 - 8:37pm

Labour: Fight the Cuts (September 10, 2019)

Fight the Cuts - AUPE

Fight the Cuts - AUPE

Categories: CANADA, SOLIDARITY

National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation archives added to UNESCO world register

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - September 11, 2019 - 8:11pm
Phyllis Webstad

The collection of archives, personal stories and photos of residential school survivors at the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation in Winnipeg were added to the UNESCO Canada Memory of the World Register Wednesday.

Categories: CANADA

A demand for action on the Capitol steps

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - September 11, 2019 - 5:48pm

Advocates say pressure must be applied to the Senate for a vote on the Violence Against Women Act

Categories: UNITED STATES

Tocabe Partners with the American Indian College Fund to Raise Money for Native American Scholars

NATIONAL NEWS - September 11, 2019 - 5:14pm
… a restaurant called Grayhorse – an American Indian eatery on 16th Street – back … – partnered with the Denver-based American Indian College Fund to host the … tribal colleges and universities serving Native American communities supported by the College …
Categories: UNITED STATES

Enviros Slam Developers’ Move To End Condor Habitat Suit

LAW360 (Native feed) - September 11, 2019 - 4:14pm
Two environmental groups pushed back on developers' bid to dismiss the groups' suit over a resort project's alleged threat to endangered California condors, saying the suit was filed on time and that they have standing to pursue their claims.

Battle of the Birds tells a mighty story of epic struggle (and very human realities)

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - September 11, 2019 - 3:58pm
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Kevin Loring is the Artistic Director of Indigenous Theatre at the National Arts Centre of Canada. And on vacation at home in Lytton, B.C., he staged a stunning play.

Categories: CANADA

6th Circ. Won't Reinstate DQ'd BakerHostetler In Opioid MDL

LAW360 (Native feed) - September 11, 2019 - 3:55pm
The Sixth Circuit has rejected a bid by two Endo units to order an Ohio federal court to vacate its order disqualifying a former U.S. attorney and her firm BakerHostetler from representing the companies in sprawling Ohio multidistrict litigation involving racketeering and corrupt practices charges against various opioid makers and distributors.

Tribe Backs DOI Against Rival Tribe's Bay Area Casino Plan

LAW360 (Native feed) - September 11, 2019 - 3:21pm
The Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation told a D.C. federal judge Tuesday that the federal government was right to reject the Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians' casino plan, saying the Band didn't have enough history connecting it to the proposed casino's Bay Area site.

RICO Claims Slashed In 'Cutthroat' Fight Between Tribal Firms

LAW360 (Native feed) - September 11, 2019 - 3:16pm
Tribal-focused law firm Williams & Cochrane LLP can't accuse a rival law firm and a former client of violating racketeering laws, a California federal judge ruled Tuesday, noting the market for tribal representation is "fierce and cutthroat" and that the fight had become "acrimonious."

Navajo Nation Can't Move Texas Child Welfare Case

LAW360 (Native feed) - September 11, 2019 - 2:16pm
A Texas appeals court on Tuesday affirmed a lower court's denial of the Navajo Nation's bid to transfer a child welfare proceeding to tribal court, agreeing that a transfer would inconvenience the parties and witnesses.

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