Monthly Archives: May 2008

Tribes increasing political clout

Check out this Richmond Times-Dispatch article about the increasing political clout of American Indian tribes and Indian people.

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Connecticut tribes working on casinos in Kansas

“The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut has withdrawn a proposal to open a commercial casino in Kansas. The tribe, owners of the Foxwoods Resort Casino, and its partners wanted to build a $425 million casino in Sumner County. But … Continue reading

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Osage Nation economy grows

“The Osage Nation of Oklahoma is seeing major growth in its economy, according to a tribal-commissioned study. The tribe has gone from 200 employees in 2002 to 1,500 this year. Business revenues are up and mineral production is increasing. “The … Continue reading

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Obama reached out to Indian country early

“Sen. Barack Obama (D-Illinois) started his outreach to Indian Country early in his campaign, The Politico reports. Obama met with representatives of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians last June. Since then, he’s met privately and publicly with tribal leaders … Continue reading

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HUD uses Indian housing money to pay judgment

“The Department of Housing and Urban Development has cut $50 million in Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act funds in order to settle a court case. The $50 million is being paid to tribes that were part of a … Continue reading

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Cowlitz Tribe in Washington a step closer to casino

“The Cowlitz Tribe of Washington is one step closer to opening a casino with the publication of a environmental impact statement for the project. The tribe plans to build a $510 million Cowlitz Casino Resort on 152 acres in Clark … Continue reading

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New tribe found in Amazon

“The Brazilian government photographed members of an isolated tribe in the Amazon jungle near the border with Peru. The Brazilian National Indian Foundation, a government agency known as Funai, took photos of the tribe’s village and some men and women. … Continue reading

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