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    Native youth hospitalized after being shot by police officer

    A 20-year-old man from the Norway House Cree Nation in Manitoba was hospitalized after being shot by an RCMP officer in an incident on Monday that was witnessed by a number of children.
    Evan Cromarty was allegedly fleeing police when he was stopped at a baseball field where a game was in progress. His nine-year-old brother was among the witnesses to the shooting.

    First Nations leader in Manitoba faces scrutiny on spending

    The leader of the Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak faces questions about his spending as the organization struggles to pay its bills.
    Grand Chief Stephen Harper used the organization’s credit card for guitars, car repairs and flights for his girlfriend, APTN reported, citing internal documents. An accountant was unable to conduct an audit due to lack of documentation.

    Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe won’t join Plymouth 400

    The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe won’t be celebrating the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the Pilgrims, preservation officer Ramona Peters said:
        For the Wampanoag who have called coastal Massachusetts their home for more than 10,000 years, the founding of Plymouth in 1620, doesn’t feel that far removed, nor does its 400th anniversary bring reason to rejoice.

    Members of remote tribe receive care before heading home

    Seven members of a remote tribe in the Amazon rainforest were treated for the flu before they returned to their home community, Brazil’s Indian affairs department said.
    Fundação Nacional do Índio, known as FUNAI, determined that the tribal members spoke a Panoan language. The language is spoken by communities along the Peru-Brazil border and in Bolivia.

    New leader, new scrutiny on where the money goes

    To this day, Bobby Newell says his convictions for corruption and conspiracy to misapply federal funds were orchestrated by his successor to the Indian Township governorship, William “Billy” Nicholas, and the current governor, Joseph Socobasin.

    Questions linger on Passamaquoddy leadership

    The Portland Press Herald continues its Unsettled series with Chapter 24 about new leadership of the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Indian Township:
        Billy and his brothers – including current council member Leslie Nicholas and current Indian Township Police Chief Alex Nicholas – spent their early years in southern Maine, moving with their parents to the reservation after the tribe won federal recognition. Their father, Carl, served as lieutenant governor in the 1990s, and his great-uncle, Joseph Nicholas, was the first tribal representative to the Legislature.

    Bail set at $5M for teens accused of murdering Navajo men

    A judge set $5 million bail for each of the teens who are accused of brutally murdering two homeless Navajo men in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
    Alez Rios, 18, Nathaniel Carrillo, 16, and Gilbert Tafoya, 15, face open charges of murder, tampering with evidence, three counts aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and robbery. According to The Albuquerque Journal, Carrillo and Tafoya lived in a house near the lot where the two men were attacked on Friday night.

    Will Mazacoin Transform The Native American Economies And The Gaming Industry?

    The Oglala Sioux Tribe has long struggled on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation with finding economic prosperity and a model for success for its people in the future.  Today, most of the native population on the reservation lives in poverty with scarce resources and limited opportunity to lift themselves out of the despair of hopelessness.  Mazacoin founder Payu Harris thinks he has found a way to improve the Lakota Nation’s economic prospects as well as return a bit of sovereignty to the Sioux people.

    Oglala Sioux Tribe could benefit from new currency

    Writer says the MazaCoin, a digital currency, could boost the economy for the Oglala Sioux Tribe in South Dakota: of South Dakota
        Mazacoin founder Payu Harris thinks he has found a way to improve the Lakota Nation’s economic prospects as well as return a bit of sovereignty to the Sioux people. A derivative of Bitcoin, Mazacoin is a cryptocurrency developed solely by the tribe and, if left alone by the federal government, could give the Sioux tribe the first sovereign and independent currency in use by a native American nation.

    County drops opposition to CSKT land-into-trust application

    Officials in Ravalli County, Montana, will no longer be fighting a land-into-trust application submitted by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.
    The 58-acre site includes the sacred Medicine Tree. The tribe wants to protect the area from development due to its historical and cultural significance.

    "Our people are hurting": Challenges on Menominee Reservation explain tribe’s push for Kenosha casino

    Most things on the Menominee Indian Reservation seem to have a waiting list.
    The tribal daycare center?Waiting list.”We could help more parents if we had the staffing ability,” says Department of Early Childhood Services Director Penny Escalante. “Right now, we don’t have that staffing ability, so we have 90 people on the waiting list.”

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    Menominee Nation outlines need for off-reservation casino

    Leaders of the Menominee Nation of Wisconsin say an off-reservation casino will bring positive benefits to their people at home.
    The tribe has long waiting lists for housing and daycare as well as limited funds for health services. But that could change if Gov. Scott Walker (R) approves the $810 million casino in Kenosha.

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