NCAI Resolution to Urge Congress to Reimburse Native American Veterans Illegally Taxed While on Active Duty

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National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) recently passed a resolution which calls upon its members and member Tribes to urge Congress to reimburse eligible Native American Service members who were illegally taxed by their state of residence while on active duty. To read the resolution in its entirety click here:….

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Navajo Code Talker to be honored at the MLB All-star game

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Thanks to support from you and all of Indian Country, David Patterson won the online voting for the Tribute for Heroes. Navajo Code Talker, David Patterson, won the contest and was recognized at the MLB All-Star game July 16th. Patterson will represent the Los Angeles Dodgers and will be featured….

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Shoni Schimmel wins gold!

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Indian Country’s own, Shoni Schimmel, member of the Umatilla Indian Reservation and team member of the US Women’s University Basketball Team, helped to defeat Russia’s home team favorite in the gold medal game at the 2013 World University Games with a final score, 90-71. When asked about her win, Schimmel….

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Winnemem Wintu Fear Harassment From Forest Service As Ceremony Approaches

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The Coming of Age ceremony (Balas Chonas) for the Winnemem Wintu tribe of Northern California is fast approaching and many fear the US Forest Service will interfere during the ceremony, which these fears are not unfounded. During previous ceremonies the tribe has been plagued by interference from the public and….

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Depp wants to buy historical Native American landmark

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According to news sources, Johnny Depp wants to buy historical site, Wounded Knee and return it to the Oglala Lakota people of the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.   You remember Wounded Knee. Twice, it has been the location of historical conflicts between the Lakota people and the US….

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Haskell Junior to join hotshot crew in Arizona, again!

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Nick Cesare (22), a junior at Haskell Indian Nations University, Lawrence, KS heads out today to join a specialized “hotshot” firefighter crew, based in Logan, UT…again!   Cesare fought wildfires with one of the highly trained hotshot crews for three months last year and has been waiting for the day….

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Paul Frank Industries collaborates with Native Designers

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Paul Frank Industries’ (PFI) Julius the Monkey character coming soon to a Powwow near you! Yes, you heard it right! According to CNN, Native-themed Paul Frank merchandise will debut this August at an event during the Santa Fe Indian Market in New Mexico.     How did this transpire? Last….

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Miccosukee Tribe in Florida is being held responsible to pay $3.2M judgment

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On Friday, a Miami-Dade judge held the Miccosukee Tribe responsible for paying the $3.2M judgment against tribal member, Tammy Gwen Billie. Back in 1998, Billie was driving her dad’s uninsured vehicle when she was involved in a head-on collision, killing Liliana Bermudez, 30. During the court trial in 2009, the….

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