Cultural Exchange: Penobscot Nation Welcomes Hawaiian Ship to Their Territory

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Published July 30, 2016 MOUNT DESERT ISLAND, MAINE— Last Saturday, July 23, 2016, members of the Penobscot Nation paddled out into Sommes Sound, off the coast of Maine, to welcome the crew of the Hokule’a into their territory. Built in 1975, the Hokule’a is large canoe that is not equipped with GPS, compass, map or […]

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Karuk Tribe Breaks Ground on Rain Rock Casino

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Project to Bring Jobs and Entertainment to Southern Oregon, Northern California Published July 30, 2016 YREKA, CALIFORNIA – On Friday, July 29, 2016, the Karuk Tribe held a groundbreaking ceremony for the Rain Rock Casino in Yreka, California. “This is the culmination of years of hard work by past and present Tribal leaders and staff. […]

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Lakota Gall Brightman’s Killer Gets 56 Years to Life in Prison

Published July 30, 2016 MARTINEZ, CALIFORNIA — Mark Anthony Nelson, 51, will in all probability die in prison for stabbing Lakota Gall Brightman in the back which resulted in Brightman’s death on July 3, 2015. On Friday, July 29, 2016, Superior Judge Laurel Brady sentenced Nelson to 56 years to life in prison. Nelson was […]

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Video Shows Last Minutes of Navajo Woman’s Life after Police Shooting

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Published July 30, 2016 WINSLOW, ARIZONA – Winslow Police Officer Austin Shipley gets out of his patrol unit and attempts to arrest Loreal Tsingine. In a matter of seconds the 27-year-old Navajo woman is lying on the sidewalk bleeding — taking her last breath after being shot five times by Shipley. That fateful Easter Sunday was […]

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Federal Judge Rules Interior Lacked Authority to Put Land into Trust for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe

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Proposed $1 billion casino faces derailment Published July 29, 2016 BOSTON — Just months after the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe broke ground to develop the First Light Resort & Casino, a federal judge on Thursday ruled that the U.S. Department of the Interior lacked the authority to put the proposed casino land into trust for the […]

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