Joy Harjo (born May 9, 1951) is a Mvskoke poet, musician, and author. She is often cited as playing a formidable role in the second wave of what critic Kenneth Lincoln termed the Native American Renaissance of the late 20th century.
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First DNA tests say Kennewick Man was Native American
Nearly two decades after the ancient skeleton called Kennewick Man was discovered on the banks of the Columbia River, the mystery of his origins appears to be nearing resolution.
Genetic analysis is still under way in Denmark, but documents obtained through the federal Freedom of Information Act say preliminary results point to a Native-American heritage.
Threat of 10,000 water claims is just legal hoax
Residents and legislators in Eastern Montana have been threatened by the Water Compact Commission, compact proponents, the governor, the attorney general, and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes that if the Flathead water compact doesn’t pass in 2015, the tribes are going to file “10,000 claims across all of Montana.”
Treaty doesn’t promise off-reservation water for tribes
Catherine Vandemoer, the chairman of the board of the Montana Land and Water Alliance, opposes a water compact with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes:
Every tribal compact in Montana, except the proposed Salish and Kootenai compact, identifies a purpose of the Indian reservation, and determines an amount of water required to fulfill the purpose of the reservation. No other tribe has claimed or threatened to seek off-reservation water rights.
Coushatta Casino Resort celebrates 20th anniversary
There is no mystery involved in how Coushatta Casino Resort has successfully managed the ebbs and flows of the industry, say the people who run the attraction in rural Allen Parish.
“The secret to success in business is no secret at all — it’s how you treat people,” said David Sickey, a member of the Coushatta Tribal Council. “You treat them with dignity and respect, and you thank them.”
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Man sentenced in robbery of Tribal member
A 32-year-old Saginaw man has been sentenced to prison for the robbery of a Saginaw Chippewa Tribal member in Isabella County.
United States District Judge Thomas L. Ludington on Thursday sentenced Antoine McCaskill to 175 months in federal prison and two months of supervised release.
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Lengthy sentence for robbery of Saginaw Chippewa casino winner
A Michigan man was sentenced to nearly 15 years in federal prison for robbing a patron who won money at a casino owned by the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe.
Antoine McCaskill, 32, met the victim at the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort. After offering the man a ride, McCaskill drove him to a secluded area of the reservation, assaulted him and stole more than $2,000.
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Tribe sues BIA over withheld documents
The Forest County Potawatomi Community has sued the federal government over what it says is a pattern of withholding documents related to the Kenosha Casino project.
The suit, filed in federal court in Washington, D.C., names officials with the Department of the Interior, the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Office of Indian Gaming.
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Iowa conservatives warn Scott Walker about casino expansion
Influential social conservatives in Iowa are warning Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker that approving a proposed Kenosha casino next month could hurt his presidential bid.
Vallejo dumps casino plans for Mare Island
A submarine painted on the side of an old building is seen on a disused 157-acre parcel of land on the northeast end of Mare Island on Saturday, November 15, 2014. The Koi Nation and the Elem Indian Colony have put forth competing plans to develop casinos on the parcel, which was formerly military land and is now owned by the city of Vallejo.
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Big Data Underwriting for Payday Loans
ZestFinance traces its origins to a phone call Douglas Merrill received one winter day from his sister-in-law, Victoria, who needed new snow tires to drive to work and was short of cash. When Mr. Merrill asked what she would have done had she not been able to reach him, she replied that she would have taken out a “payday loan.”
Both Victims ID’d in Barona Indian Reservation Shooting
NBC 7 got a look Monday at the little boy whose own mother is charged in his death.
Video from Monggiotti’s Facebook page showed the little boy, Roland, toying with a play phone and Monggiotti playing along with him.
Woman arrested for deaths of two people on Barona Reservation
A 32-year-old woman was arrested in connection with the deaths of two people on the Barona Reservation in southern California.
Elaina Rose Welch is facing two counts of murder. Authorities believe she killed her three-year-old son and fatally shot a 32-year-old man identified as her boyfriend.
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Civil rights group calls for elimination of NFL team’s racist name
The Fritz Pollard Alliance is calling on the Washington NFL team to get rid of its racist mascot.
The group, which promotes diversity and equality in employment within the NFL, tried to get team representatives to meet with tribal and Indian leaders who oppose the mascot. A testy meeting last fall that included Gary Edwards, a Cherokee man who runs the Original Americans Foundation, proved to be the last straw.
Larry McNeil ~ Tlingit and Nisga’a
Larry McNeil (born Larry Tee Harbor Jackson McNeil) is a Native American photographer and printmaker. His photographs range on subjects and formats from realist portraits to tribal elders, from abstract cityscapes to electronic manipulations of tribal environments. His images are considered personally meaningful as they are representative of tribal realities and highlight the sensitivity behind the representation of Native Americans
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Apache chief Geronimo
Apache chief Geronimo (1829-1909) was born in the upper Gila River country of Arizona. Although he harbored animosity toward the Mexican soldiers who killed his wife and children, he also grew to dislike the Anglo-Americans who took over the region following the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. After his Chiricahua Apaches were forced onto Arizona’s San Carlos Reservation in the mid-1870s, Geronimo led his followers on a series of escapes that bolstered his legend and embarrassed the U.S. government.
Clara Sherman ~ Navajo
Clara Nezbah Sherman (February 18, 1914 – July 31, 2010) was a Navajo artist particularly known for her Navajo rugs. Born Nezbah Gould, her mother was of the Hashtłʼishnii clan, and her father was of the Naashashí Dineʼé. She was the last surviving member of ten siblings including an adopted sister. Sherman and her siblings learned to weave as children from her family, who specialized in the craft. Clara had several children with her husband, John Sherman. Her daughters and granddaughters also learned to weave.
Ralph Lauren’s Native American Ads Reveal Sad Truth About The Fashion World
The clothing company Ralph Lauren released an online advertisement for its RRL line last month that drew scathing criticism from Native Americans.
The ad’s imagery harked back to the Old West, with henley jerseys and rustic jeans displayed in faded sepia tones. And while one page touted bandanas and “Western-style” shirts, the opposite page showed a Native American sporting a feathered headdress, holding a rifle across his lap.
Atsidi Sani ~ Navajo
Background Atsidi Sani played an important role in the history of Navajo silversmithing. He is known by many to be the first Navajo silversmith, although his main focus was in blacksmithing; working with iron. Many agree that he learned blacksmithing in the year 1853. However, Grey Moustache, who was a student and the great-nephew of Sani, explained that, “Atsidi Sani learned this art twenty years before he first worked silver, which was not until after his return from Fort Sumner.
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History of the Alabama-Coishatta Tribe of Texas
On August 18, 1987, President Ronald Reagan took pen in hand and signed H.R. 318 into law, thereby restoring the trust relationship between the United States of America and the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas. We are now celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Tribe’s Restoration Act and what the Act has and has not meant for the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe and its members.