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May 13, 2016, 15:50 ET Sodexo Shares 3 Tips for How Diverse Suppliers Can Significantly Increase Their Business with Fortune 500 Companies

 Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life Services, operates at more than 9,000 client sites throughout North America, providing more than 100...


May 13, 2016, 00:01 ET U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for May 13: Jamestown

Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: JAMESTOWN Profile America — Friday, May 13th. Today marks the...


May 12, 2016, 18:01 ET Arizona Indian Gaming Association Backs The Arizona Education Finance Amendment, Proposition 123

 The Arizona Indian Gaming Association (AIGA), on behalf of its 15 member Tribes, declared its support of the Arizona Education Finance...


May 11, 2016, 08:45 ET Multicultural Healthcare Marketing Expert Sheila Thorne Says National Women's Health Week Should be Used to Empower Women to Take Charge and Control of Their Health

 The 17th annual National Women's Health Week kicked off on Mother's Day, May 8. It is celebrated through May 14, 2016. National Women's Health...


May 10, 2016, 10:27 ET Boys & Girls Clubs of Snohomish County Awarded $20,000 Grant by Amerigroup Foundation

 The Center for Disease Control predicts that one in two American Indian and Alaska Native children born in 2000 will have type 2 diabetes in...


May 05, 2016, 16:37 ET PLEXIS Gamifies Support for NativeVision

PLEXIS Healthcare Systems announced that it recently increased its support for the Native American youth mentorship program, NativeVision. For...


May 05, 2016, 10:00 ET National Institute of Justice Releases Findings on Violence Against American Indian and Alaska Native Women and Men

 The Office of Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice (NIJ) today published the agency's latest research report examining the...


May 03, 2016, 13:55 ET NIGC Announces Isom-Clause as Vice Chair of the Commission

Last week, the Commissioners of the National Indian Gaming Commission (the Commission) selected Associate Commissioner Kathryn Isom-Clause (Taos...


May 03, 2016, 06:00 ET American Indian College Fund Receives $2.4 Million from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to Increase Native Americans' College Graduation

The American Indian College Fund will create pathways to college for Native American youth to improve access to college, thanks to a $2.4 million...


May 02, 2016, 17:09 ET Dallas Jury Returns Combined $10.9M Verdict Against Choctaw Nation in Casino Bus Death

 A Dallas County jury returned a combined $10.9 million verdict against the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma for its role in a deadly 2013 crash of a...


May 02, 2016, 12:12 ET New Mexico School Opened New Community Fitness Center Honoring Fallen Marine from Seattle

St. Bonaventure Indian Mission and School opened the Sgt. William C. Stacey Memorial Fitness Center on April 30, 2016. Located 30 miles outside of...


May 01, 2016, 02:57 ET Muckleshoot Casino Sets New Official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ Achievement For Largest Slot Tournament

 Muckleshoot Casino in Auburn, Washington culminated its landmark 21st anniversary celebration on April 30 with a record-breaking event –...


Apr 25, 2016, 16:53 ET Fort Sill Apache Industries Opens New Mexico Office

 Today, Fort Sill Apache Industries, LLC (FSAI) announced the opening of offices in Albuquerque, NM. These new offices house one of FSAI's...


Apr 22, 2016, 16:30 ET Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority Invites You to Join Its Second Quarter Fiscal 2016 Operating Results Conference Call

The Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, or the Authority, will host a conference call and simultaneous webcast regarding its second quarter fiscal...


Apr 20, 2016, 06:03 ET Las 50 Mejores Compañías por su Diversidad de 2016

 DiversityInc anunció el martes su lista de las 50 Mejores Compañías por su Diversidad de 2016 y la compañía que...


Apr 20, 2016, 06:00 ET 2016 Top 50 Companies for Diversity

 DiversityInc Tuesday announced its 2016 Top 50 Companies for Diversity list and the company in the No. 1 slot is healthcare company Kaiser...


Apr 18, 2016, 14:05 ET Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians Joins the California Tribal Business Alliance

The Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians has joined the Board of the California Tribal Business Alliance.  "We are very pleased to...


Apr 18, 2016, 06:45 ET IGT Signs Systems Agreement with Yakama Nation Legends Casino

 International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) today announced that it has reached an agreement with Yakama Nation Legends Casino to...


Apr 12, 2016, 14:27 ET American Indian Areas Named as Test Sites in Preparation for the 2020 Census

The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that it plans to conduct the 2017 Census Test in selected tribal areas in Washington, North Dakota and South...


Apr 11, 2016, 16:26 ET Jopwell Launches 'The Well' - A Curated Collection of Stories & Career Advice to Empower Minority Professionals & Students

Jopwell (www.Jopwell.com), the leading recruitment and hiring platform for building a more racially diverse workforce, today announced the launch...


Apr 11, 2016, 00:01 ET U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for April 11: Civil Rights Act of 1968

Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1968 Profile America — Monday, April...


Apr 06, 2016, 19:39 ET BlueBird, CPAs, Formerly Known as Egghart, LLC | CPAs, Launches Major Rebrand

 BlueBird, CPAs (formerly known as Egghart, LLC | CPAs) has undergone a total rebrand and on March 13, 2016 unveiled its new name, logo,...


Apr 04, 2016, 15:00 ET Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo elevates glamping to a new level of luxury with Luxe Teepees

 Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo announced the expansion of its lodging offerings with the addition of 10 Luxe Teepees, offering the...


Apr 04, 2016, 10:10 ET Presidential Medal Of Freedom Recipient And Last Crow War Chief Dr. Joseph Medicine Crow Dies At Age 102

 "I am heartbroken to share the news that Chief Joseph Medicine Crow has passed away," said Chris Kortlander, Director of The Custer...


Mar 30, 2016, 12:30 ET 22nd Annual NAMIC Vision Awards Nominations Announced

 The National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC), has announced the nominees for the 2016 NAMIC Vision Awards presented...