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     Schimmel Family with Shoni and Jude to visit Seneca Nation in NY

    The Schimmel family, including Atlanta Dream all-star point guard Shoni Schimmel, will visit the Allegany Community Center for an all-day basketball event Saturday.
    Natives of the Umatilla Indian Reservation in Oregon, Shoni, the No. 8 pick in the 2014 draft, and sister Jude Schimmel, a returning Louisville senior, highlight the event, which starts with a 9:30 a.m. opening. Hourlong basketball sessions run at 10 and 11 a.m., followed by lunch, a family question and answer session, autographs, dinner, closing ceremony and 7 p.m. social.


     Police officers who shot Indian teen get medals

    Okla. — Two recipients of the Oklahoma Sheriff’s Association Medal of Honor were also involved in the shooting death of Mah-hi-Vist GoodBlanket. The parents of GoodBlanket feel that both the shooting of their son and the awards given are unjustified.

    Honor the 4th World: An Alternative to State Domination

     Let us stipulate from the very outset that international states own, control and regulate an institution called the United Nations. It is their organization and they can do with it what ever they chose. Fourth World nations are not members of the UN. They sit outside that body. To be a member, as the Palestinians have learned, takes the embrace of the member states.

    Sports announcer won’t use Washington NFL team’s name on air

    CBS sports announcer Greg Gumbel won’t use the Washington NFL team’s name on air and hasn’t done so for at least the last three years.
    Gumbel told The Sports Bank that he made a “personal choice” not to use the name. “I do think that they have a PR gap to jump, and whether they will make that jump or not remains to be seen,” he said.


    Cherokee Nation starts construction on casino at Indian allotment

    The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma broke ground on its newest casino on Wednesday.
    The 17,000 square-foot casino is located on an Indian allotment in South Coffeyville, just one mile south of the Kansas border. The $10 million facility features 300 electronic games, a bar and a 50-seat restaurant and it will generate 100 jobs.

    Nebraska Supreme Court hears arguments over gaming initiative

    The Nebraska Supreme Court heard arguments on Wednesday in a dispute over a gaming referendum on the November ballot.
    The Horse Race Wagering Amendment authorizes electronic betting on historical horse races. A group called Gambling with the Good Life claims the language in the referendum violates the Nebraska constitution by asking voters to answer more than one question on the ballot.


    Jamul Band continues work on $360M casino after victory in court

    The Jamul Indian Village of California continues work on its $360 million casino despite litigation from local opponents.
    The tribe broke ground in January. Opponents have filed a series of lawsuits in state and federal court in hopes of stopping construction but so far none have been successful.




    Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe responds to opponents in casino suit

    The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts filed briefs in response to a lawsuit that challenges its plan for a Class II gaming facility.
    One brief says the lawsuit can’t proceed without the involvement of the National Indian Gaming Commission. The agency determined that the tribe can use its land for gaming under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.



    Tohono O’odham Nation breaks ground on off-reservation casino

    The Tohono O’odham Nation of Arizona is holding a groundbreaking ceremony today for its off-reservation casino.
    The tribe announced the $500 million West Valley Resort in January 2009. After years of opposition and litigation, the city of Glendale agreed to support the project, which remains controversial among other tribes and politicians elsewhere in the state.


    Even in Australia, Reality TV Stars Get Into the Cultural Appropriation Act

    The Real Housewives reality TV franchise isn’t limited to the United States — and neither is cultural insensitivity when it comes to Native American culture and regalia.



    Five-year-old Navajo boy sent home from school for his long hair

    A five-year-old boy who is a member of the Navajo Nation was sent home from kindergarten for having long hair.
    April Wilson said her son, Malachi, was excited for the first day of school on Monday at F.J. Young Elementary in Texas. But he was disappointed when he was told the length of his hair violated school policy.


    Buyback offers will roll out Sept. 5

    Last week a delegation of some of the nation’s highest ranking officials visited the Pablo headquarters of Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes with a promise to help the Tribes reconsolidate lands lost to poor management by the federal government through a land buyback program that is part of the $3.4 billion Cobell settlement.


    Cobell buy-backs could return over 38K acres to tribe in Montana

    The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of Montana could re-acquire more than 38,000 acres as part of the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.
    Starting next week, tribal members will be receiving offers to sell their fractionated interests and they will have 45 days to accept or refuse. About $7.4 million has been allocated and the tribe will help facilitate sales as part of a cooperative agreement with the Interior Department.

    County hires lobbying firm to oppose federal recognition reforms

    Officials in Napa County, California, have hired a lobbying firm to fight reforms to the federal recognition process at the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
    The county hired Platinum Advisors to lobby on “Tribal Land” issues, according to a disclosure form filed last month. InTheCapital said the contract was signed to oppose the BIA’s Part 83 reforms.

    Randy Ramos

    Sometimes, Randy Ramos recruits at powwows. Other times, he sets up at the House of Charity homeless shelter. Or maybe the Community Court, where nonviolent offenders are given services instead of just jail time.
    In each place, Ramos delivers the same message: Education will set you free.

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