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Oct 17, 2016, 18:21 ET Statement of Indigenous Rights Activist Douglas Cardinal re Canadian Court Ruling on Cleveland Team's Name and Logo

I am deeply disappointed in the court's ruling, however, today was a victory in that we have elevated awareness of this serious issue at a national...


Oct 14, 2016, 16:00 ET Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority Announces Closing Of Refinancing Transactions

The Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, or the Authority, the owner of Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut, and Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre,...


Oct 14, 2016, 11:11 ET My Brother's Keeper Alliance Expands Support for Boys and Men of Color Following Participation in Historic ESPN Town Hall with President Obama in North Carolina

My Brother's Keeper Alliance (MBK Alliance), an independent nonprofit dedicated to creating pathways to success for boys and young men of color,...


Oct 13, 2016, 09:14 ET National Museum of American History Examines Religion in America

The role of religion in the formation and development of the United States is at the heart of a new multiyear initiative launching at the...


Oct 12, 2016, 11:53 ET SBA to Announce Research Findings on Diversity Trends in Small Business Investing

On Thursday, Oct. 13, Maria Contreras-Sweet, Administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the voice of small business on...


Oct 11, 2016, 16:53 ET Native Arts And Cultures Foundation Announces Open Call For Regional Mentor Fellowship Applications

The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (NACF) has issued an open call for applications for a new Mentor Fellowship in the Pacific Northwest,...


Oct 10, 2016, 09:52 ET Pine Ridge Native American Activists and Supporters Weigh In On Nebraska Senator Patty Pansing Brooks' Multi-Faceted Approach to End the Alcohol-Related Public Health and Safety Disaster in Whiteclay

Alcohol industry watchdog Alcohol Justice has organized a press conference to follow the Nebraska State Legislature Interim Hearing on addressing...


Oct 08, 2016, 11:54 ET Pine Ridge Girls' School Celebrates Grand Opening As First Independent College Preparatory Girls School On Any Reservation In America

A group of Native and non-Native educators and activists gathered on the Pine Ridge Reservation of the Oglala Lakota people in South Dakota to...


Oct 07, 2016, 10:07 ET MBDA Announces 2016 MED Week Award Winners

The U.S. Department of Commerce's Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) today announced the 2016 National Minority Enterprise Development...


Oct 05, 2016, 14:00 ET Tsawwassen Mills celebrates its grand opening - New pre-certified LEED® Canada retail destination offers unparalleled shopping experience in Greater Vancouver

180 brands and more than 50% pure outlet stores TSAWWASSEN, BC, Oct. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - Tsawwassen Mills, the newest shopping centre in...


Oct 04, 2016, 10:47 ET Census Bureau Profile America Facts For Features: Thanksgiving Day: Nov. 24, 2016

In the fall of 1621, the Pilgrims — early settlers of Plymouth Colony — held a three-day feast to celebrate a bountiful harvest. Many...


Sep 29, 2016, 15:47 ET U.S. Department of Education Awards $1.7M AANAPISI Grant to Bunker Hill Community College

 Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) has received a $1.7 million grant from the United States Department of Education's Asian American...


Sep 29, 2016, 09:00 ET NO THANKS to the Quebec-New Hampshire line - Pessamit and AFNQL chiefs René Simon and Ghislain Picard seek help in the US

CONCORD, NH, Sept. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - A call for help to the American public was launched by Chief René Simon from the Pessamit Innu...


Sep 29, 2016, 08:35 ET Gary "Litefoot" Davis Named Executive Director of the Native American Financial Services Association. Also Announces Launch of Davis Strategy Group and New Entertainment Projects

Gary "Litefoot" Davis, an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, has been named the new Executive Director of the Native American...


Sep 27, 2016, 19:51 ET Haas Institute Launches First Annual Inclusiveness Index that Measures Inclusivity and Marginality

 The Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society proudly announces the first edition of their annual publication, entitled Inclusiveness...


Sep 26, 2016, 12:30 ET Variety To Host First-Ever Conference On Diversity And Inclusion In Hollywood

Variety, the definitive voice of the entertainment industry, today announced that the media company will host the industry's first-ever conference...


Sep 23, 2016, 15:00 ET National Science Foundation awards $2.2 million to History Colorado for collaborative project on Ute Indian traditional scientific knowledge

History Colorado has been awarded a $2.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation's Advancing Informal STEM Learning program. The project...


Sep 21, 2016, 10:18 ET MicroTech CEO Tony Jimenez to Receive Reginald F. Lewis Lifetime Achievement Award

The Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council (CRMSDC) today announced the finalists and winners of their annual awards recognizing the...


Sep 19, 2016, 20:27 ET Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian's Historic Unveiling of Gold Rush Era Treaty Held Secret by U.S. Senate Leading to Ethnic Cleansing of American Indian Nations in California

Media Advisory. WHAT: The unveiling to the general public, for the first time in history, one of 18 treaties negotiated between the United States...


Sep 16, 2016, 12:37 ET San Carlos Apache Tribe, Community and Environmental Groups Challenge Plans for Resolution Copper Mine Waste Site

The San Carlos Apache Tribe and a coalition of community and environmental groups filed two related lawsuits in federal court today challenging a...


Sep 13, 2016, 07:30 ET Internship Opportunities Grow for Underserved Youth with AT&T Support for Genesys Works

AT&T* is contributing $2 million to Genesys Works, a unique program that connects rising high school seniors with critical college and career...


Sep 12, 2016, 09:30 ET SBA: $700,000 Grant to Support Native American Small Business Development

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) today announced seven awardees of $700,000 in new grant funding for continued projects to promote the...


Sep 08, 2016, 09:16 ET Tribal Nations Seek Investor Allies For Self-Determination

 First Peoples Worldwide joins the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe (SRST) for a historic gathering of Native American governments to demand...


Sep 06, 2016, 21:37 ET A Small Colorado Architect's work to be featured in the Cooper Hewitt's socially responsible design exhibition in NYC

 Innovative affordable housing designed by Pyatt Studio as part of the Thunder Valley Regenerative Plan will be featured in the Cooper Hewitt,...