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Jun 10, 2016, 06:00 ET America's Registry VIP and Four-Time Professional of the Year, Doni-Jo Minor-Munro, Has Been Honored by Strathmore's Who's Who with a Special Times Square, NYC Appearance

Doni-Jo Minor-Munro of Santa Maria, California, a VIP member in America's Registry of Outstanding Professionals has been honored by Strathmore's...


Jun 09, 2016, 17:30 ET Massive Cash Jackpot At Table Mountain Casino Pays Local Winner $104,915.96

"UNBELIEVABLE!" is how Bonnie of Fresno, Table Mountain Casino's most recent Massive Cash Jackpot winner, described her once-in-a-lifetime...


Jun 09, 2016, 11:00 ET Procopio Welcomes 2016 Native American Intern Program Participants

 Procopio recently welcomed its sixth annual class of participants to its Native American Intern Program, a 10-week immersion course into...


Jun 09, 2016, 06:04 ET North America's Largest Powwow Announces New Home

 Governor Susana Martinez and Gathering of Nations Founder Derek Mathews announced an agreement to ensure that North America's largest powwow...


Jun 07, 2016, 09:26 ET The Most Notorious Black and Indian Outlaws of the Old West - Rufus Buck Gang - Brought to Life in Leonce Gaiter's Novel

July 6th, 2016 marks the 120th anniversary of the hanging of the Rufus Buck Gang—four black and Indian teens who tried to singlehandedly,...


Jun 06, 2016, 16:43 ET NASA Awards Grants to Two Universities for STEM Education Programs

NASA's Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) has selected two minority serving institutions for cooperative agreement...


Jun 06, 2016, 09:36 ET Hemp History Week Launches Nationwide June 6-12, 2016

 Hemp History Week launches nationwide June 6-12, 2016, with more than 2,000 events in all 50 states. Coordinated by the Hemp Industries...


Jun 02, 2016, 12:18 ET Alabama-Coushatta Tribe selects Table Trac's Management System for Naskila Entertainment in Livingston,Texas

Table Trac, Inc. (OTCQB: TBTC) and Naskila Entertainment, owned and operated by The Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas, announce their selection of...


Jun 02, 2016, 10:00 ET Inaugural Cohort of Africa Business Fellowship Announced

The inaugural class of 14 has been selected for the highly competitive Africa Business Fellowship (ABF), a joint-initiative of Econet, Management...


Jun 02, 2016, 00:01 ET U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for June 2: Citizenship Extended

Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: CITIZENSHIP EXTENDED Profile America — Thursday, June...


May 26, 2016, 17:15 ET Opening of Wa She Shu Casino Marks Landmark Tribal Gaming Partnership

 The Washoe Tribe today opened its first gaming facility, the Wa She Shu Casino, on Highway 395 just north of Garnerville with a ribbon-cutting...


May 24, 2016, 07:00 ET College Fund's Tarajean Yazzie-Mintz Honored by Harvard Graduate School of Education's Alumni Council

 Congratulations to the American Indian College Fund's Tarajean Yazzie-Mintz, the 2016 recipient of Harvard Graduate School of Education's...


May 23, 2016, 08:45 ET Walking Shield Hosts Charity Golf Tournament to Benefit American Indian College Students

Walking Shield, Inc., dedicated to improving the quality of life in American Indian families, is hosting its 6th Annual Golf Tournament on Monday,...


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 –...