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2020 May 28 - 11:31am
Known as Indian-killer President This Day in History Published May 28, 2020 WASHINGTON – On this day in 1830, 190 years ago, President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act. The Act established a process whereby the president could grant land west of the Mississippi River to Indian tribes that agreed to give up their homelands. As incentives, the law allowed the Indians financial and material assistance to travel to their new...
Tags: Currents
2020 May 28 - 11:30am
Front line nurses on the Navajo Nation have been working tirelessly to save lives. WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — The Navajo Nation reported 1,620 of its tribal citizens have recovered from COVID-19, as the total cases nears 5,000. On Wednesday evening, the Navajo Nation reported another 102 new cases of COVID-19 reached 4,944.  The total number of deaths has reached 159 from the deadly virus as of Wednesday. Preliminary reports from nine health care...
Tags: Currents
2020 May 28 - 8:27am
Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was fired Tuesday for using excessive force that led to George Floyd’s death. OPINION There is always a story behind every photograph. Yesterday I began seeing a photograph out of Minneapolis that continued to show up many times during the day on my Facebook timeline. Since I was working on other things, I will confess I did not pay close attention at first. When I finally did, I saw a white police...
Tags: Currents, Opinion
2020 May 28 - 2:14am
According to experts in the industry, regulations governing online gambling in the US could see their restrictions relaxed in the coming months. According to data from the American Gaming Association (AGA), many land-based casinos are expected to face huge losses this year. Casino employees could see as much as $59 billion in lost wages, with $34.4 billion lost in annual tax revenue. The body said it was in talks with Congress on how to...
Tags: Branded Voices
2020 May 27 - 9:43pm
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — A team of researchers from three leading universities released a proposal for fairly allocating $8 billion earmarked for tribal governments under Title V of the CARES Act.   The proposal follows a study earlier this month by researchers from Harvard, the University of Arizona and UCLA that suggests the Trump Administration miscalculated in its initial distribution of $4.8 billion to many of the 574 federally recognized tribes...
Tags: Currents
2020 May 27 - 8:02pm
Potlatch is a term applied to ceremonies that were celebrated by Indigenous groups all along the Northwest Coast. Published May 27, 2020 SEATTLE — The coronavirus pandemic may have delayed Eighth Generation‘s plans to open a beautiful new brick-and-mortar retail store in downtown Portland, Oregon but it can’t stop the Native-owned business.  Eighth Generation recently donated over 10,000 masks to Seattle-area health clinics to slow...
Tags: Currents
2020 May 27 - 7:52pm
Rep. Deb Haaland and Sen. Elizabeth Warren are call out the federal government’s response to COVID-19 in Indian Country. (Photo: Haaland Twitter account.) WASHINGTON — Representative Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sounded off against the Trump Administration’s treatment of tribes in a Washington Post opinion piece titled “The federal government fiddles as covid-19 ravages Native Americans.”...
Tags: Currents
2020 May 27 - 11:36am
Published May 27, 2020 WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — The Navajo Department of Health in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service reported 48 new cases of COVID-19 for the Navajo Nation. The total number of deaths has reached 158 as of Tuesday.  Preliminary reports from nine health care facilities indicate that approximately 1,585 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, with more reports still pending...
Tags: Currents
2020 May 27 - 7:05am
Willie Thrasher, an Indigenous folk-rock legend who spent the 1970s and ‘80s touring Canada and the United States, now lives in Nanaimo, B.C. (courtesy photo) After spending a bulk of the 1970s floating across his native Canada and the United States, performing his pensive brand of Indigenous folk rock, singer-songwriter Willie Thrasher went into the studio and recorded his masterpiece, 1981’s Spirit Child LP. It’s a poetic, moody...
Tags: Arts & Entertainment, Currents
2020 May 27 - 6:46am
Navajo Nation Vice President Myron Lizer (l) with President Jonathan Nez (r) at the Memorial Day wreath laying ceremony at Window Rock, Ariz. – Courtesy photographs. Published May 26, 2020 WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — Navajo Nation leaders placed a wreath to honor fallen warriors on Memorial Day at Veterans Memorial Park in Window Rock. The park lists the names of Navajo men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the United States armed...
Tags: Currents
2020 May 26 - 9:43pm
A couple of years ago, it was only possible to play with robots in virtual casinos. With the advent of modern technologies, the situation has changed completely. You are not limited to a digital aspect of gambling and have a chance to play your favorite casino games with a live dealer. Professional gambling houses offer their customers the opportunity to play cards or roulette not with a “bot,” but with a real person who has undergone special...
Tags: Branded Voices
2020 May 26 - 9:22pm
Introduction The situation in the world is pretty unstable as for now and we all need to adapt if we want to continue being part of the workforce and bring the paycheck home. If you already work online for a while, you get the gist, but if any of you are attempting this adventure for the first time, we might have some ideas for you. Working from home is comfortable enough, but what do you do, if you have to work, both your kids have online...
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