Huge tax advantages for marijuana in Indian Country
Attorney discusses the potential tax benefits and challenges of marijuana development in Indian Country: Native American tribes are poised to move into the lucrative legal marijuana businesses. With spreading legalization and with taxes being levied right and left, tribal tax advantages could be huge.
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Four Arrested At Mashpee Wampanoag Ball
Police arrested four attendees of the 19th Annual Mashpee Wampanoag Ball on Sunday morning, March 22, after receiving reports of a disturbance.Detail officers working at the ball, located at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel in North Falmouth, requested backup just after midnight due to a large disturbance, according to a Falmouth Police Department press release.
Four arrests after melee at Mashpee Wampanoag ball
A brawl at the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe’s annual ball ended in four arrests and brought police from four departments to the Sea Crest Beach Hotel early this morning. The names of the people arrested and their charges were not immediately released by police.
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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe blames youth for arrests at event
Four young people were arrested at an event hosted by the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts.Local police responded to a “large disturbance” at the 19th annual Wampanoag Ball on Saturday night, according to a press release.
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What’s Next For The Con Foster Collection?
After successfully negotiating lease agreements with three tenants to occupy the Carnegie Building, an ad hoc committee of city commissioners must now decide what to do with the city’s 10,000-artifact Con Foster collection.
City in Michigan keeps collection of Indian items in basement
A city in Michigan is keeping a huge collection of Indian artifacts that may or may not include ancestral remains in a basement.The Con Foster Museum Collection reportedly includes 7,000 Indian items.
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States still trying to take Indian land and money
Jay Daniels of Round House Talk News warns of ongoing efforts to subject Indian land and money to state taxation: Desmond Tutu once said “When the missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land.
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Dehumanization of our people continues
Amanda Blackhorse, a member of the Navajo Nation who is the lead petitioner in Blackhorse v. Pro Football, Inc., explains why she fights racist mascots: Quite often when speaking out and educating others about the mascot issue, the same question is asked,
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Fond du Lac Band plans to spend $5.5M on casino renovations
The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians announced a $5.5 million renovation of its casino in downtown Duluth, Minnesota.The Fond-du-Luth Casino will get a more modern look, nearly 30 years after opening in 1986.
Fort Peck Tribes move forward with casino plan thanks to loan
The Fort Peck Tribes of Montana are moving forward with a casino thanks to a loan from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota.The tribe agreed to accept $29 million for the Buffalo Rivers Casino and Lodge in Fort Kipp.
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Pro-coal Montana tribe weighs in on Cherry Point terminal
Lummi Nation, which has fished the waters off Cherry Point for centuries, and Crow Nation, a tribe in Montana sitting on billions of tons of coal, have taken opposite stances on a proposed coal terminal on the Lummis’ historic fishing grounds.
Lummi Nation told Crow Tribe about impacts of coal terminal
The Lummi Nation of Washington hosted the Crow Tribe of Montana at its fishing grounds to express opposition to a coal terminal, Chairman Tim Ballew said.The Lummi Nation believes the Gateway Pacific Terminal will harm its treaty-protected rights.
Former police chief from Swinomish Tribe indicted for stealing
Thomas J. Schlicker, the former police chief for the Swinomish Tribe of Washington, has been accused of stealing more than $30,000.Schlicker, 57, was indicted on six counts of wire fraud and four counts of theft of tribal funds.
Two deaths on Blood Tribe linked to powerful fentanyl drug
Members of the Blood Tribe community have kicked-off a drug awareness campaign in the wake of two deaths and another two overdoses suspected to be linked to the potent drug fentanyl.On Friday, Blood Tribe police were called to a home in Stand Off, about 60 km southwest of Lethbridge.
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Two die, two others survive overdoses of ‘extremely potent’ fentanyl on Blood Tribe
Fentanyl abuse on the Blood Tribe reserve in southern Alberta has become so dire — with two or three overdoses a day at times — that local health officials are looking at setting up a makeshift detox centre.
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Blood Tribe confirms 16 fatal overdoses from dangerous drug
The Blood Tribe of Alberta has seen 16 fatal drug overdoses in just the past seven months, The Calgary Herald reports.The deaths have been traced to an illicit version of fentanyl, known on the street as Oxy 80. The drug is extremely toxic and dangerous
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Hospital gets longer to examine mom who left kids to die
A Federal Bureau of Prisons medical center in Texas has been given more time to examine the mental health of a woman who told authorities she left her 2- and 4-year-old daughters to die in an unheated car during a frigid winter day in North Dakota.
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Woman from Rosebud Sioux Tribe still in mental health review
A young member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota who has been charged with child abuse will remain under supervision in a medical center, the Associated Press reported.
Toddler found dead inside Hollywood home mourned amid investigation
Residents of a South Florida neighborhood rocked by the death of a 3-year-old boy came to pay their respects outside of the home where his body was found.The mourners arrived hours after the toddler’s father appeared in court to find out whether he will be able to retain custody of his two other children.
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by Dawn Karima, Native American Culture Editor Fresh off his recent “Best Hip Hop” win at The Indian Summer Music Awards, South Dakota Hip Hop Pioneer, Night Shield, returns to …