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    Coeur d’Alene Tribe set to launch new poker games on May 2

    The Coeur d’Alene Tribe of Idaho will open a new poker room at the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel on May 2.
    The Idaho Constitution outlaws poker. But the National Indian Gaming Commission considers non-banked card games to fall into the Class II category, meaning the state lacks jurisdiction over them.


    Brad Rock: Utes nickname won’t stay forever

    The University of Utah and its namesake, the Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation, announced on Tuesday they’re still in business together. It’s all there in writing. For the next five years, to “be reviewed annually,” the U. will continue to use the only Native American nickname in the Pac-12.

    Federal recognition for Virginia tribes long overdue

    Writer welcomes federal recognition for the Virginia tribes that welcomed the first European settlers at Jamestown:
    If Congress agrees, descendants of Virginia’s original forebears will finally get their due. Power to them.

    Blankenship: Some really old-time pioneers

    After all, they legitimately lay claim to a lot of history here. A young Pocahontas graced StaffordCounty’s shores centuries before anyone can recall. She was an original example  of what eventually became  racial intermarriage, as she soon high-tailed to merry old England with her  Brit hubby, John Rolfe, who had lived in Jamestown village. That was some 50 years before StaffordCounty was born.

    Former Shinnecock leaders ask federal agency to reject new trustees council

    Two former leaders of the Shinnecock Indian Nation have asked the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs to reject a new council of trustees because, they charge, the tribe’s 2013 constitution was improperly enacted.

    Hearing cancelled for Navajo Nation Council Speaker Johnny Naize’s temporary restraining order request

    The Window Rock District Court cancelled a hearing for a temporary restraining order that Speaker Johnny Naize filed against 12 members of the Navajo Nation Council and one legislative branch employee.

     Doug George-Kanentiio: Governor carries on divisive tactics

    It may be said that former New York Governor Mario Cuomo was one of the worst when it came to the state’s relations with the Haudenosaunee (Six Nations Iroquois).


    Appeals court in Canada rules for Metis in Indian status caes

    The Federal Court of Appeal in Canada has sided with the Metis people in an landmark case.
    The court held that the Metis people fall under the definition of “Indians” in the Constitution Act of 1867. That means they are entitled to the same rights and benefits as status Indians, including the right to be consulted on decisions that affect their interests.

    Court of Appeal upholds landmark ruling on rights of Métis

    The Federal Court of Appeal has largely upheld a landmark ruling that could extend Ottawa’s responsibilities to hundreds of thousands of aboriginal people who are not affiliated with specific reserves and have essentially no access to First Nations programs, services and rights.

    Indian artists seek more control over popular annual market

    Indian artists are standing behind an executive who left the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts amid financial concerns.
    The non-profit SWAIA puts on the popular Santa Fe Indian Market. The event pumps $100 million into the local economy but the organization itself faces periodic financial troubles.

    Artists want new Indian Market, ex-COO back

     More than 340 people have signed an online petition to form a new Santa Fe Indian Market led by John Torres Nez, who in late March resigned as chief operating officer from the Southwest Association for Indian Arts, which directs the market.


    Onondaga Nation is negotiations over tobacco taxation issue

    The Onondaga Nation of New York is in negotiations with federal authorities over a tobacco tax issue, The Syracuse Post-Standard reports.


    Prosecutors, Onondaga Nation talking about tribe’s lack of cigarette-making license, refusal to pay tax

     The U.S. Attorney’s Office last year prosecuted two people for running a large cigarette-making business on a Native American reservation in Northern New York without a federal license.

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