Washington, D.C.
National Indian Gaming Association Chairman Ernie Stevens, Jr., issued the following statement after the passage of House Resolution 489, regarding President Trump's divisive comments directed at Members of Congress.
 
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By Ricey Wild
News From Indian Country

Boozhoo! There is a serious topic I’ve been wanting to write about; Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (#MMIW). The reason I put it off is I became anxious because I could have easily been one those women, my sisters. I like talking about my wild single days and how much fun I had but physical danger was always right there beneath the glam. I am one the lucky ones, one who got away.
 
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By Arne Vainio, M.D.
News From Indian Country

Warren was dying and there was no changing course. His lung cancer had spread since he was in the hospital last time and his liver failure was worse. He tried to stay sober when he got out of the hospital and that lasted less than a month. He lived by himself in a small apartment and just barely made the rent payments. When he came in to the hospital this time, he clearly hadn’t changed clothes or taken a bath in weeks and he had cigarette burns in his dirty white shirt. He had thick yellow skin between his right index and middle fingers from decades of holding hand rolled cigarettes.
 
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This week's stories:  Tribes received funding for solar projects; Program aims to introduce Native American students to careers in dentistry; The Paddle to Lummi begins; Native Arts and Cultures Foundation announces awards for Native initiatives; First Nations basketball star is Nike N7’s newest ambassador.

 
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This week's stories:  The all Native American bull riding team to be coached by Olympic bull riding gold medalist Ted Nuce; Diana Cournoyer named the new executive director of NIEA; Dr. Paulette Steeves named Canada research chair; Sundance Institute’s N. Bird Runningwater invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; Supaman releases new loop video; Under the Big Sky featuring Supaman wins Emmy.

 
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By Doug George-Kanentiio
 -Akwesasne Mohawk-
           
Abortion in Native societies is a complex issue involving family, clan and community.  There are very specific moral teachings which discourage this act which may involve the mother, her maternal kin and the female leadership of her extended family, the clan. Together, they would discuss the reasons for, and against, carrying an embryo to term but the final decision was left to the woman since it was her body and hers alone.
 
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This week's stories:  IHS and the Cherokee Nation launch a new HIV pilot project; Bernadine Burnette named president of the Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc.; Crow elder, Grant Bulltail awarded a National Endowment of the Arts National Heritage Fellowship; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians recognized for leadership in healthcare; Nike releases the Summer 2019 N7 collection.

 
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