This past Saturday, I was notified that Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community's Chairman Stanley R. Crooks began his journey to the spirit world. This comes only two days after my visit with him at the St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Shakopee, Minnesota.
“YOU’LL MOCK DEATH BUT ONCE!”
If I had a nickel for every time someone asked me about receiving money from Indian casinos, I might be relatively rich. No such luck. Non-Native people generally assume Indians are getting rich from tribal casinos, and often engage in intensive question-and-answer sessions when challenged.
With federal internet gaming legislation apparently unlikely in the near future, many Indian tribal governments are considering the prospect of conducting intrastate internet gaming.
A March 28 article from the Associated Press told of problems at the
The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) recently published discussion drafts of a set of regulations for Class II.
As Congress debates whether to legalize Internet gaming, it’s important to guarantee that Native American tribes are dealt a fair and honest hand. They deserve nothing less.
This is the second in a three-part series that explores export opportunities for tribal forest products. Read part one here.
This is the first in a three-part series that discusses the opportunity to brand and market tribal forest products. Historically, tribal forest products have generally been sold as commodities with little branding to distinguish or differentiate them from non-tribal products.
Not too long ago, the United States’ explicit policy regarding Native Americans was termination. The goal was to marginalize and eradicate Native people and cultures.
A buzzword that has been gaining a lot of traction in Indian Country of late is “economic diversification.” This recent attention makes a lot of sense. Many of our Indian Nations have achieved signifi
Perhaps Foxwoods was the model, even for way smaller operations.