NBC 12 News reports that 4 Native American runners from Arizona all ran and finished the Boston Marathon on Monday. Congratulations to Trent Taylor, Anthony Masayesva, Steve Ovah and Caroline …
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If you haven’t seen it yet, Adam Sandler is currently filming a new movie for Netflix called The Ridiculous Six. It’s supposed to be a spoof of the old Western …
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Basketball star Jude Schimmel addressed the crowd at Gathering of Nations Pow Wow!
Hope everyone had a great weekend at Gathering of Nations. I am sure it was a whirlwind of fun. Did you watch the local news while you were in Albuquerque? …
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The Gathering of Nations Powwow is a special event, it really does bring so many people together from all over! The theme of this blog is, “best moments” , as …
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The design of a typical Native American bead necklace depends on tradition and the aesthetic tastes of a particular tribe. http://bit.ly/Z6qHSG
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The Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990 helps ensure that buyers of Indian arts and crafts products get what they pay for by making it illegal to misrepresent that a product is made by an Indian. http://bit.ly/UlxYNs
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Ernest Benally has carved a name for himself by mastering the delicate and painstaking technique of mosaic stone inlay. Among the top Navajo jewelry artists, Ernest is comfortable working with silver, as well as gold. http://bit.ly/1by7M7h
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Small Alturas Rancheria runs casino but can’t agree on much else
The Alturas Rancheria might be the smallest tribe in California and the nation with a gaming facility.Depending on who you ask, the tribe has anywhere from three to seven members. Of those, only two can trace direct descent from the Pit River Indians whose rancheria was originally set aside by the federal government in 1927.
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Even Hollywood is taking on tribal disenrollment
Attorney Gabe Galanda sees Hollywood taking on a topic that the Bureau of Indian Affairs is ignoring: Amidst the furor about Adam Sandler’s racist depiction of Indians in his forthcoming movie, consider another narrative about Indian Country that is increasingly being told by Hollywood and its Indian actors: Disenrollment.
Last defendant to be sentenced for Choctaw Nation casino fraud
The last known defendant in a casino corruption case tied to the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma will be sentenced next week.Jason Brett Merida, a tribal member who oversaw construction contracts, was found guilty last November on six out of seven bribery, theft, money laundering and tax fraud charges.
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Senate Indian Affairs Committee sets hearing on labor measure
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on S.248, the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act, on Wednesday.The bill treats tribes and their enterprises in the same manner as states and local governments when it comes to federal labor law.
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Audrey Poitras ~ Metis
Audrey Mae Poitras (born 1950) has served as president of the Métis Nation of Alberta since 1996, the first female in that position. She also serves as vice-president on the Canadian Métis National Council and joined the Board of the Canadian Executive Service Organization in 2004.
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Lawrence O’Brien ~ Metis
Lawrence David O’Brien (March 31, 1951, L’Anse-au-Loup, Labrador – December 16, 2004, St. John’s, Newfoundland) was a Canadian politician.O’Brien represented Labrador in the House of Commons of Canada as a Liberal from 1996 until his death in 2004. Before being elected to parliament, O’Brien was an adult education instructor, a public servant,
Malcolm Norris ~ Metis
Malcolm Norris (1900–1967) was an influential Canadian Métis leader of the twentieth century and celebrated Aboriginal activist. A Marxist, Socialist, and Métis nationalist he served for a time with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and as an employee of the Hudson’s Bay Company.
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John Norquay ~ Metis
John Norquay (May 8, 1841 – July 5, 1889) was the Premier of Manitoba from 1878 to 1887. He was born near St. Andrews in what was then the Red River Colony, making him the first Premier of Manitoba to have been born in the region.
Joseph Nolin ~ Metis
Joseph Octave Nolin (1866 – December 1925) was a Canadian provincial politician. He was the Liberal member of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan for the constituencies of Athabasca and Île-à-la-Crosse. He was the only representative of the former electoral district of Athabasca, which existed from 1908 until 1917. From 1917 until 1925 he represented the riding of Île-à-la-Crosse.
The Week That Was: The Big Stories in Indian Country, April 26, 2015
It’s our recap of the stories that mattered most in Indian country:Approximately a dozen Native actors and actresses, as well as the Native cultural advisor, left the set of Adam Sandler’s newest film production to protest a script they found disrespectful and insulting. ICTMN obtained a page from the script as well as video of a heated discussion in which producers told concerned actors “If you are overly sensitive about it… then you should probably leave.”
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‘Rebirth of a Nation’: Navajo Bluestone Housing Project
Housing on the Navajo Nation is about to get a major upgrade, thanks in part to an energetic partnership between tribal housing officials and a former Frank Lloyd Wright protégé.The Bluestone Project, set to break ground this summer and begin housing people by next year, is the culmination of years of research and planning – with input from thousands of years of indigenous knowledge.
Joseph Octave Nolin (1866 – December 1925) was a Canadian provincial politician.
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