Forest County Potawatomi Community Acquires Stake Commerce State of West Bend, Wisconsin

Published January 11, 2016 CRANDEN, WISCONSIN – The Forest County Potawatomi Community (FCPC) has acquired a stake in Commerce State Bank of West Bend, Wisconsin. The investment from the Tribe came as part of a successful capital raise campaign by Commerce State Bank. The initiative raised $11 million from multiple investors of common equity to […]

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The Center for Native American Youth Accepting Applications for 2016 Champions for Change

Deadline approaching: January 14, 2016 Updated January 11, 2016 WASHINGTON—The Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) is now accepting applications for the 2016 class of Champions for Change! Champions for Change are young Native Americans (ages 14 to 22) who demonstrate leadership and service within tribal and urban Indian communities, schools, and/or programs. CLICK HERE to […]

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Leonard DiCaprio Wins Golden Globe – Shout Out to Indigenous Communities: “It is time that we recognize your history”

Published January 11, 2016 HOLLYWOOD — Leonardo DiCaprio won the Golden Globe Award for best actor in a drama for his performance in “The Reverant” on Sunday night. “I want to share this award with all the First Nation People represented in this film and all the indigenous communities around the world,” DiCaprio said during his acceptance speech. […]

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Alaska Native Lydia Doza will Sit with First Lady for State of the Union Address

Published January 11, 2016 WASHINGTON — The White House announced Sunday that Lydia Doza, 24, an Alaska Native woman from Anchorage, will be seated with the First Lady Michelle Obama for State of the Union on Tuesday night. Each year, the White House selects citizens to sit in the First Lady’s box during the annual […]

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Tribes Unite against Desecration of Burial Mounds Legislation: Support Ho-Chunk Nation

Published January 10, 2016 LAC DU FLAMBEAU, WISCONSIN—The State of Wisconsin is currently considering legislation designated AB 620 that would permit the opening of pre-historic burial mounds for exploration, mining and other commercial purposes. Burial and effigy mounds in Wisconsin have long been afforded protection from exploration and exploitation out of respect for pre-historic people, […]

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Change the Mascot Calls on CBS to Refrain from Using Racist R-word Name if Washington Team Makes Super Bowl

Published January 9, 2016 ONEIDA NATION HOMELANDS — Two days ahead of the Washington NFL team’s first playoff game in three years, the Change the Mascot campaign is urging the CBS television network to commit to refraining from using the team’s disparaging R-word name should the D.C. franchise make it to the Super Bowl. The grassroots movement […]

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