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    Four people plead guilty for theft from Minnesota tribal casinos

    Elias Rodriguez, 30, Agustine Henry Gueits, 28, Anuedi Rivera-Bido, 29, and Geetha Leena, 28, each pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit theft from an Indian gaming establishment and one count of aggravated identity theft. They admitted they used counterfeit credit cards to obtain cash advances at casinos owned by the Leech Lake Band and the Bois Forte Band.

    Senate Indian Affairs Committee listening session in Montana

    The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a listening session in Montana this Thursday.
    The session will focus on Native language revitalization. Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana), the chairman of the committee, is sponsoring S.1948, the Native Language Immersion Student Achievement Act, to award grants for Native language programs.

    DOI extends $1.2M in offers to Makah Reservation landowners

    The Interior Department has extended another $1.2 million in offers to landowners on the Makah Nation in Washington.
    The offers were made under the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations. Landowners have 45 days to accept or decline.

    Ignorance abounds in dealings with indigenous people

    Notre Dame student Mia Lillis discusses historical and present-day mistreatment of Native Americans:
    Last year, white actor Johnny Depp was cast as the fictional character Tonto in the Walt Disney reimagining of the Lone Ranger series.

    This land is (not) our land

    On March 27, 1973, Marlon Brando was awarded the Oscar for his performance as Don Vito Corleone in “The Godfather”. However, Brando was not present to accept the award. Instead, he sent Sacheen Littlefeather in his place to turn down the Oscar, and to deliver a 15-page speech explaining this rejection.

    Best places to experience Native American culture

    Think Native American culture has been co-opted by casinos, twisted by inaccurate films, relegated to the rez or buried with arrowheads?

    Lummi Nation argues for treaty fishing rights in disputed areas

    The Lummi Nation asked the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to recognize its treaty rights in disputed areas of Washington.
    The tribe says its usual and accustomed fishing areas include places claimed by other tribes. The Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe and the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe have already won a decision recognizing their rights.

    Lummi Tribe’s Fishing Case Faces Off in the 9th

    A decades-old fight over tribal fishing rights went for another round as the Lummi Nation told the 9th Circuit about their exclusion from certain waters between Washington and Vancouver Island.

    Man facing wildlife violations looks to his native culture as a defense

    The 102 baby turtles taken from John P. Volpe’s basement and the dozens of stuffed birds he had in his home and shop are evidence of illegal activity, the state Department of Conservation says.

    Navajo Technical University celebrates new bachelor’s degree program

    Crownpoint — When National Public Radio asked Navajo Nation Poet Laureate Luci Tapahonso to write a letter to her hometown of Shiprock last fall, she decided to focus on her relationship to the landscape.

     No surprise in state’s loss in Poarch Creek gaming suit

    “Big Luther,” Alabama’s hyper-ambitious Attorney General Luther Strange, had been warned more than once. This page warned him. Other commentators warned him. If he had bothered to ask, members of the Alabama Bar Association most assuredly would have warned him, too.

    Open Crop Art Calls for Rejection of Keystone XL Pipeline

    It’s a message not from an alien species, but from opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline.
    Last week a crop-art image the size of 80 football fields was installed along the controversial pipeline’s proposed path in Neligh, Nebraska. The image includes the bust of a man in a cowboy hat and an American Indian in a porcupine roach with two feathers. Under the pair of heads is an illustration of water waves and the text, “HEARTLAND #NoKXL.”


    Mashpee Wampanoags Celebrate New Government/Community Center

    The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe celebrated the completion of its beautiful new government and community center building in Mashpee, Massachusetts by throwing a grand opening party for hundreds of its friends.

    Racist Game Justifies Murder of Mexicans and Indians

    A mobile game that pits a white, 19th Century sheriff-like figure—one who brandishes a pair of pistols—against stereotypical images of Mexicans and Indians has prompted opposition by both Native American game developers and educators.

    iGaming Veteran Hired to Lead San Manuel Band’s Interactive Initiatives

    The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians’ digital development company, San Manuel Digital, LLC, has hired iGaming veteran Matthew Cullen as its Chief Executive Officer to oversee all interactive and mobile business opportunities for the tribe.


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