The Blackfoot Indian tribe is made up of four smaller sub-groups, including the North Peigan, the South Peigan
Tendoy was born around 1834 and developed a reputation as a fearless fighter, and his powerful physique, height and strait posture reinforced this impression. http://bit.ly/Zybg3t
Longhouse of Iroquois
In many cultures, life centers around the family home. This is true of the Iroquois and their longhouse. The Iroquois were a confederacy of Native American nations located in modern-day New York. It consisted of the Senecas, the Cayugas, the Onondagas, the Oneidas, and the Mohawks and was later joined by the Tuscaroras. In fact, the Iroquois referred to themselves as Haudenosaunee or “People of the Longhouse.” The confederacy itself was a figurative longhouse that stretched across upstate New York.
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Patrick DesJarlait ~ Ojibwa
Background Born to Solomon and Elizabeth Blake DesJarlait, Patrick DesJarlait was the fourth of seven children. He is a member of the Red Lake Ojibwa. As a child Patrick spent a lot of his time wandering through the woods alone or with friends. The experiences that he had in the forests around his home often became the subject matter of his drawings that he had done as a child.
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Weapons of Inuit
The Inuit live in the Arctic circle. They learned to survive harsh winters and cold climate conditions. One common feature of Inuit life was the igloos, which are homes that were made out of snow and ice. The harsh living conditions made Inuit weapons much more important in their culture. They were the means of survival helping them to catch food and to protect themselves from raiding parties.
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Jim Denomie ~ Ojibwe
Background Early life A member of the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, Denomie lived on reservation until the age of four when his family moved to Chicago, Illinois due to forced government relocation programs taking place within Native communities in the 1960s. This program, started by Dillon S. Myer, head of Bureau of Indian Affairs, hoped to assimilate American Indians into mainstream America by providing job and housing opportunities in major cities for selected families and individuals.
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Harpoon of Inuit
The Inuit harpoon was used for many purposes in hunting. There were many sizes of harpoons used for different animals. Small harpoons were used to hunt the smaller animals, as well as birds. The larger harpoons were used in the hunting of walrus and whales, and other big animals. The Inuit depended on the harpoon to survive and to find food for themselves and their tribe.
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Oneida Indian Nation to open Chittenango casino this spring (update)
The Oneida Indian Nation will expand its gaming operations this spring with a new $20 million, 67,000 square-foot casino in the village of Chittenango.
Oneida Nation spokesperson Joel Barkin confirms that the renovation of an existing space at Tops Plaza, located in the 800-block of West Genesee Street in Chittenango, will start “in the coming weeks.”
Oz-themed casino headed to Chittenango next Spring
A $20-million casino is headed to Madison County next year, with the promise of numerous construction jobs for local trade workers and more than 250 permanent jobs. The Oneida Nation announced its plans to build the Wizard of Oz themed casino in Chittenango.
Renderings show a 67,000 square foot facility with more than 430 slot machines and a bingo hall with seats for 500 players. Visitors will have a couple of dining options, a bar, and a store.
Oneida Nation plans to open $20M ‘Wizard of Oz’-themed casino
The Oneida Nation of New York announced plans to open a $20 million casino in the spring of 2015.
The Yellow Brick Road Casino will be located in Chittenango. The facility will feature 430 electronic Class II gaming machines, a 500-seat bingo hall, two casual eateries, a country-western bar and a general store.
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Cheyenne River Sioux teen serves as role model
Sabrina Pourier (Mnicoujou/Hunkpapa/Oglala Lakota) is a senior at Rapid City Central High School and will be graduating early January, 2015. Her Lakota name is Ista Canpa Win, which means Choke Cherry Eyes Woman.
She is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe in Eagle Butte, and a proud descendent of the Mnicoujou, Hunkpapa, and Oglala Lakota Nations. She was born in Pine Ridge and raised in Rapid City. Sabrina plans to attend Black Hills State University and joining the United States Air Force.
Expansion of gaming pushed as quick fix for New York
The New York Times doesn’t think three commercial casinos and two slot machine parlors will help the state’s economy:
Slot parlors are a wretched deal for most communities, and it is even more appalling to see them used as life support for Long Island’s Off-Track Betting Corporations, which are patronage schemes tied to an ailing horse-racing industry. Nassau County, having been run into a financial ditch under Republican leadership, is under a financial control board and is desperate for cash. Suffolk’s Off-Track Betting Corporation, which is emerging from bankruptcy, is similarly itching for a cash infusion.
Pojoaque suit could lead to a disaster
According to an article in the Albuquerque Journal on Dec. 15, the Department of the Interior has joined the Pojoaque Pueblo in appealing the ruling of U.S. District Court Judge James Parker, who ruled that Interior couldn’t approve a tribal gaming compact without the state’s approval. But Parker did open the door to Pojoaque and said that the Interior Department could act as Pojoaque’s trustee and appeal the decision to federal court.
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Tribal and state governments should get out of casinos
Guy C. Clark of Stop Predatory Gambling New Mexico predicts disaster if Pojoaque Pueblo prevails in Class III gaming compact dispute:
The current case will most likely be appealed to the federal Circuit Court, where a win for the pueblo would result in a compact that gave the state zero revenue sharing, allow 18-year-olds to gamble on slots and at the tables, allow liquor to be served on the gambling floor and allow the casino to cash paychecks and public assistance checks – all illegal in previous tribal compacts.
DOI orders leaders of Chippewa Cree Tribe to reinstate chairman
The Interior Department has sided with the ousted chairman of the Chippewa Cree Tribe of Montana.
The tribal council removed Ken St. Marks from office last month even though he won election to the post. Hilary Tompkins, the Solicitor at DOI, said he must be reinstated with back pay and must be reimbursed attorney’s fees and legal expenses, The Havre Daily News reported.
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Appeals court dismisses Schaghticoke Tribal Nation’s land claim
The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed a land claim lawsuit filed by the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation.
The tribe claimed that parts of its reservation were sold without federal approval in violation of the 1790 Non-Intercourse Act. But the court, in an unpublished order, said the Schaghticokes failed to show they were an Indian tribe covered by the law.
Wind River Reservation not likely to legalize marijuana
Native American tribes on the Wind River Reservation are now able to grow and sell marijuana without federal prosecution after the release of a U.S. Justice Department memo last week that directed attorneys to stop prosecuting such cases.
Christopher Crofts, U.S. attorney for the District of Wyoming, said the Justice Department memo doesn’t immediately change marijuana laws for the tribes or legalize marijuana on the Wind River Reservation.
Tribes tread carefully into discussions about marijuana growth, sales on reservations
Arizona — The Navajo Nation had bitter debates when it was deciding whether to allow casinos on the reservation and if alcohol should be sold in them. The arguments focused on the revenue and jobs casinos and liquor could bring to a reservation where half the workforce is unemployed and most arrests and pervasive social ills are linked to alcohol abuse.
Some South Dakota tribes said to be interested in legal marijuana
Some tribes in South Dakota have expressed interested in legalizing marijuana on their reservations, U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson said.
Marijuana remains illegal under federal law. But a new Department of Justice policy could open the door to tribes that want to legalize the drug.
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Water deal great for Hualapais, not for Mohave County
We read Chairwoman Counts’ letter published December 18, 2014 and entitled “What helps the Hualapai tribe, helps the county” with great interest. We would like to address a few of the points raised in that letter.
Chairwoman Counts makes a good point that the Hualapais and their Grand Canyon Skywalk employs a significant amount of people in Mohave County.
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