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    Oregon tribe plans major development at historic village site


    The Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians are moving forward with development plans at a historic site in Oregon.
    Tribal ancestors used to live in villages on the waterfront in what is now Coos Bay. The four-acre property, known as the Hollering Place, will be the future home of a resort hotel, restaurant, a visitor center and other facilities.



    Fort Belknap Tribes depend on revenue from Internet lending


    The Fort Belknap Indian Community in Montana operates 11 Internet lending websites, The Wall Street Journal reports.
    The lending operation employs 70 people on the reservation. Revenues from the website make up 20 percent of the tribe’s income, the Journal said.


    Fighter Down

    t’s a sunny morning, and Steve Watts is sitting in a motorized wheelchair in the courtyard of a Santa Clara spinal injury rehabilitation center, his mother by his side. Watts, known locally as a ripping local jam band guitarist and music promoter who’s served on a litany of Arcata boards and commissions, broke his neck three months ago during a mixed martial arts event in Trinidad dubbed “So You Wanna Fight Cuz You Think You’re Tuff.” A day shy of his 41st birthday, Watts is describing his typical daily routine at the facility.

    Fighter seriously injured at Trinidad Rancheria’s casino event


    An amateur mixed martial arts fighter was seriously injured during an event at the casino owned by the Trinidad Rancheria in California.
    Steve “Thor” Watts, who recently turned 41, broke his neck and injured his spinal cord during his second match at the So You Wanna Fight event on April 26. He’s recovering in a rehabilitation center but he doesn’t know if he will ever regain lower body movement.

    Hopes harnessed to casino sites


    While the state Gaming Commission focuses on siting four new upstate casinos, investors who want to bring a new harness track and video lottery terminal parlor to the North Country are waiting. It’s a condition that could last for years.


    St. Regis Mohawk Tribe concerned about potential gaming site


    The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe of New York is concerned about proposals for a non-Indian gaming facility.
    The tribe renewed its agreement to share revenues with the state in exchange for regional exclusivity. The proposed track/video lottery facility in Jefferson County lies within the tribe’s territory.



    MMA welterweight fighter excited for match near Laurinburg home


    Growing up, mixed martial arts fighter Blaine Thomas bounced from place to place, constantly moving because his father worked in the military. Despite living in countless locations and houses, he has always called Laurinburg home.
    Thomas is a member of the Lumbee Tribe, and is one of the few Americans Indians competing in the MMA. His grandparents, William and Elizabeth Locklear, live in Wagram, and his mom graduated from Scotland High School. Thomas currently lives in Charleston, S.C., where he trains with his new team, Conflict MMA.

    Mixed martial arts fighter from Lumbee Tribe proud of heritage


    Blaine Thomas, a member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, shows pride in his heritage every time he steps into the fighting cage.
    Thomas, 24, is a mixed martial arts competitor. He says the Lumbee flag he brings into the ring motivates him.

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