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  • Braves, warriors, chieftains: Oregon takes on tribal mascots

    BANKS, Ore. (AP) – This fall, the football team in the tiny Oregon logging town of Banks will once again take the field as the Braves. But this time, they have the approval of the tribe that originally inhabited the area.It’s one of many changes in the works this spring across

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  • Lawmakers reject plan to expand casinos in North Dakota

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Republicans who control the North Dakota House rejected their leader’s plan Thursday to more than double the number of casinos in the state, a push some lawmakers viewed as a threat of payback against American Indian tribes for protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline.Under the proposal by

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  • SD governor lauds Keystone XL permit, hopes protests peaceful

    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Republican Gov. Dennis Daugaard welcomed the Trump administration’s decision Friday to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline and said he hoped any protests over the long-contested project would be peaceful.Daugaard said in a statement that he recognizes some in South Dakota won’t celebrate the decision, but he

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Featured Job Listings

  • Child Care and Development Administrator

    The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe is seeking qualified candidates for Child Care and Development Administrator. This position assists tribal low-income families to obtain and maintain childcare assistance. Manage program, determine eligibility, advise families on program services and activities, act as family advocate, and oversee the Child Care Development Fund grant. Bachelor's

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On Saturday, December 7, 2013, the Two Row Wampum Wampum Renewal Campaign is holding a Year End Celebration at Lafayette High School, 3122 Rt. 11, Lafayette, NY to mark a year of education and renewal of the Two Row Wampum Treaty. The event begins with a dinner at 6 pm, followed by a program and Haudenosaunee Social Dancing at 7 pm.  The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required for dinner, see www.HonorTheTwoRow.org or call 315-701-1592.

During 2013, nearly 70 educational events have been held as part of the Two Row Campaign, in addition to a paddling journey from the Onondaga Nation to New York City. Thousands of people attended presentations and over 500 participated in the canoe and kayak trek as paddlers or ground crew. The Two Row was welcomed across New York State by citizens and local elected leaders. The paddlers were welcomed to the United Nations by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. Consul General of the Netherlands Rob de Vos joined in welcoming the paddlers to New York City. Most recently, U.S. Representative Dan Maffei shared the Two Row Wampum Treaty in the U.S. House of Representatives on November 19.

The Two Row Wampum Renewal Campaign is a joint project between native and non-native peoples to raise awareness of the first treaty between the Haudenosaunee and European settlers, created 400 years ago this year.  It explains how to coexist together in peace and friendship, and the shared responsibility to take care of the environment.  The project was officially endorsed by the Haudenosaunee Grand Council of Chiefs in January, 2013 and involves people from all six Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) nations.  The Haudenosaunee are also known as the Iroquois Confederacy.  The campaign is co-sponsored by over 85 organizations statewide.