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    The Native Americans have legends about White buffalo, which are extremely rare. It is said that A white buffalo appeared in the form of a woman who wore white hides. 

    Great Spirit and all unseen, this day we pray and ask You for guidance. More of this Hopi Prayer For Peace 

    In Native American cultures, the drum is said to be the heartbeat of Mother Earth. Learn the Differences Between Northern & Southern Drums

    Love & Respect always to this Great Man.

    The Sioux were originally woodland people, who hunted, fished and farmed for sustenance. #Pottery was important to the Sioux culture, as it was to many cultures of the past.

    The Native American Apache tribe has always been associated with the ability to track and hunt with superior skill.

    According to Native Americans, dreams that humans have while they sleep, are sent by sacred spirits as messages. 

    When people think of Indian jewelry they think of #turquoise and #silver

    Mashantucket Tribe’s gaming executive to resign next month

    The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut is losing its top gaming executive.
    Scott Butera will step down as CEO of the Foxwoods Resort Casino on October 31. He held the post for nearly four years and will continue to advise the tribe on financial matters while he pursues a new opportunity outside the gaming sector.

    Sen. Walsh welcomes arrival of last Cobell settlement payout

    Sen. John Walsh (D-Montana) welcomed the arrival of the final payment from the $3.4 billion Cobell trust fund settlement.
    Walsh co-sponsored a bill to speed up the release of the checks. It didn’t pass but pressure from Congress helped shine a line of the delays facing Indian beneficiaries whose trust funds were mismanaged for more than a century.

    9th Circuit poses tough questions in Big Lagoon casino case

    The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals held oral arguments in Big Lagoon Rancheria v. California, an Indian gaming case that’s being watched across the nation, on Wednesday.
    The case will determine whether the Big Lagoon Rancheria can pursue a casino on land that was placed in trust by the Bureau of Indian Affairs on June 29, 1994. Several judges questioned the state for waiting more than a decade to challenge the status of the 11-acre site.

    Oneida Nation concerned about location of commercial casino

    The Oneida Nation and local officials are concerned about the location of a proposed commercial casino in New York.
    The tribe and the state agreed to a zone of exclusivity around the Turning Stone Resort Casino. The proposed casino is located right on the edge of the zone, The Utica Observer-Dispatch reported.

    KBIC judge dismisses lawsuit challenging plan for new casino

    A judge for the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community of Michigan dismissed a lawsuit that challenged the tribe’s plan for a new casino.
    Tribal members approved the $2.75 million purchase of the Baraga Lakeside Inn for $2.75 million with the intent of building a new Ojibwa Casino at the site. Former chairman Fred Dakota claimed the process was illegal but Judge Violet Friisval-Ayres ruled that the vote, which was conducted by a show of hands at a public meeting, was legal under tribal law, The Marquette Daily Mining Gazette reported.

    North Fork Rancheria banks on voter approval of casino deal

    It’s taken the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians in California more than a decade to win state and federal approval for its off-reservation casino but it all could be unraveled by voters on election day.
    Opponents of the casino collected enough signatures to put Proposition 48 on the ballot this November. A no vote would overturn the bill that ratified the tribe’s Class III gaming compact.

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