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Graton Rancheria

article Graton Rancheria Tribe Donates $15M to UCLA Law for Native American Studies (9/24/2020)
(California) -- The Graton Rancheria Tribe, owner and operator of the Graton Resort & Casino, located 40 miles north of San Francisco, is giving UCLA Law $15 million.
article Graton Rancheria makes $15 million donation to UCLA School of Law (9/23/2020)
(California) -- The Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, which owns and operates Graton Resort & Casino outside Rohnert Park, on Wednesday announced a $15 million...
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Muscogee Creek

article River Spirit Casino Hosts Komen Race For The Cure T-Shirt Pick-Up (9/23/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- The Komen Race for the Cure Survivor Car Parade will begin on Saturday and volunteers are working to get everything ready. Tuesday night members of the...
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Election 2020

article Sheldon Adelson to Spend $50M on President Donald Trump Reelection (9/17/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas Sands billionaire Sheldon Adelson is prepared to donate up to $50 million to help his former casino colleague turned politician Donald Trump win...
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Resorts AC

article Resorts Casino Contributes $ 30,000 to Boys & Girls Club of A.C. (9/17/2020)
(Atlantic City) -- Resorts Casino Hotel has paid the second of three $ 10,000 installments; a three-year commitment to provide a total $ 30,000 to The Boys & Girls...
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Chumash Tribe

press release Chumash donate $100K to Santa Ynez schools (9/16/2020)
(California) -- Santa Ynez Valley schools have received a boost to help meet the unique challenges of distance learning, courtesy of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash...
article Chumash Foundation pledges $100K to help Santa Ynez Valley schools adjust to COVID-19 restrictions (8/14/2020)
(California) -- The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Foundation has pledged $100,000 to help Santa Ynez Valley schools address unforeseen costs related to COVID-19...
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Colville Tribe

article Tribe outlines donation procedures (9/16/2020)
(Washington) -- Generous offers of donations have been received from around the region to assist the response to fires on the reservation, according to the Colville...
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Cherokee Nation

article Cherokee Nation Distributes Over 13,000 Ready-Made Meals as Part of COVID-19 Response Effort (9/15/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- After many senior nutrition sites were temporarily closed to avoid the spread of COVID-19, the Cherokee Nation stepped up its efforts to feed Cherokee...
article Cherokee Nation gives $195K to area Boys & Girls Club programs (8/23/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation officials recently gave $195,000 to eight Boys & Girls Club programs throughout northeast Oklahoma. Recipients consisted of clubs in...
article The Cherokee Nation has donations to Boys and Girls Club programs throughout Northeast Oklahoma (8/15/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation has donated $195,000 to Boys and Girls Club programs throughout Northeast Oklahoma. Delaware County received more than $16,000 to...
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Lac Vieux Desert Band

article Lac Vieux Desert Tribe donates funds for new technology to Watersmeet School District (9/14/2020)
(Michigan) -- A new door for technology has been opened, for the Watersmeet School District. “Education is very important to us,” said the Lac Vieux Desert...
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Turtle Mountain

article Grand Forks school district receives grant from Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians (9/12/2020)
(North Dakota) -- Grand Forks Public Schools has received a $10,000 grant from the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians to support Native American students in the...
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Mandalay Bay Shooting

article Guardsman honored for saving lives during Las Vegas massacre (9/11/2020)
(Utah) -- Even though a gunman was still firing into a Las Vegas crowd in 2017, a Utah National Guardsman ignored the bullets and tried to save as many as he could...
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IHS

article Mary Kay Inc. COVID-19 Support Efforts Target Disproportionately Effected Native American Populations Through the Indian Health Service Network (9/10/2020)
(Indian Country) -- Earlier this year, in an effort to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and support frontline workers, Mary Kay Inc. announced it would...
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COVID-19

article Coronavirus is threatening their people but it hasn't held back these indigenous pageant queens from helping (9/9/2020)
(Arizona) -- As her silver crown shimmered in the sunlight, Shaandiin Parrish loaded car after car in the Navajo Nation's Huerfano chapter area with food and toilet...
article Diné Women Again Rise To Fight An Outbreak (9/3/2020)
(New Mexico) -- After leaving her job as a fashion industry designer and consultant a few years ago, Amy Yeung set out from Southern California for a new life, guided by...
article Donations for the Nations brings in 20,000+ pounds of nonperishable items (8/2/2020)
(Arizona) -- Since R Entertainment North, the operating manager of Pepsi Amphitheater, spearheaded an ongoing donation drive with help from local partners beginning June...
article Crested Butte community members distribute donated supplies to Navajo Nation (7/22/2020)
(Navajo Nation) -- In an effort to assist the Diné people of the Navajo Nation struggling with hardships related to COVID-19, members of the Crested Butte community...
article Feds chip in $8.4M to urban and off-reserve Indigenous organizations in Manitoba (7/21/2020)
(Manitoba) -- Off-reserve and urban Indigenous organizations in Manitoba will be getting a funding boost of $8.4 million the federal government announced on Tuesday.
article Duluth’s Johns Hopkins Hub donates to tribal communities during pandemic (7/13/2020)
(Minnesota) -- One of the nation's most prestigious hospital systems is giving back to the Northland's indigenous communities during the coronavirus pandemic....
article ASU alumni deliver COVID-19 relief for Native American communities (7/10/2020)
(Arizona) -- The First Peoples' COVID-19 Resource Drive is an initiative to supply much needed supplies to tribal communities struggling with the impact of the...
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Prairie Island

article Treasure Island helping light the fight against cancer (9/5/2020)
(Minnesota) -- More than the usual bright lights illuminated Treasure Island Resort & Casino on Sept. 4. The casino and the American Cancer Society held a Luminaria...
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Turning Stone

article Junior Golf Hub makes stop at Turning Stone with help from Begay (9/3/2020)
(New York) -- Earlier this week, the golf courses at Turning Stone Resort Casino had some action on them from junior golfers looking to play at the next level, all...
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Food Sovereignty

article Houlton Band of Maliseets receive USDA grant for commercial kitchen (9/2/2020)
(Maine) -- The United States Department of Agriculture has awarded a $50,000 grant to the Houlton Band of Maliseets to build a commercial kitchen at the tribe’s...
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Viejas

article Viejas gifts Alpine school district with 100,000 face masks (9/2/2020)
(California) -- Students in the Alpine Union School District are doing distance learning through Sept. 21 because of COVID-19, but when they return to their campuses,...
article Viejas Casino & Resort Donates 100,000 Masks to Local Schools (8/19/2020)
(California) -- Viejas Casino & Resort continues to lead the way in protecting its guests and the community by donating 100,000 face masks to the Alpine Union School...
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Kiowa Tribe

article Kiowa Chairman seeks clarity on COVID relief disbursements (9/1/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- The executive branch of the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma is seeking clarity regarding the legislature’s plan to release $1,000 per tribal member with the...
article Kiowa Casino & Hotel helps "Hometown Heroes" (8/11/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Although this year’s been a little bit different than the prior 11, the Kiowa Casino & Hotel is still finding its way to support local “...
article Kiowa Casino gives thousands of dollars through Hometown Heroes initiative (8/3/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- The pandemic may have put a damper on many things, but not on the Kiowa Casino’s willingness to help. This year was their 12th annual Hometown Heroes...
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Wynn Boston Harbor

article Stoney Nakoda Resort and Casino drive-in raising funds for Iyahrhe Nakoda Food Bank Society (9/1/2020)
(Alberta) -- Joining forces to support the Iyahrhe Nakoda Food Bank Society, the Stoney Nakoda Resort and Casino is partnering with the Prairie Toyota Dealers to host a...
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Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians

article Siletz Tribe gives away $418,054 (8/30/2020)
(Oregon) -- The Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund has distributed $418,054.48 to 34 organizations as it continues its quarterly donations to nonprofit groups....
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DraftKings

article DraftKings Pledges Profits to Help Battle Racial Injustice (8/28/2020)
(Boston) -- DraftKings plans on donating profits from their NBA and WNBA DFS contests this weekend to organizations that advance racial justice in the United States....
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Hopi Tribe

article Arizona VA delivers food and supplies to Hopi-Tewa veterans (8/25/2020)
(Arizona) -- Earlier this year, the Northern Arizona VA Health Care System celebrated Public Service Recognition Week. As public service employees, the VA wanted to do...
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Navajo Gaming

article Navajo Leaders Approve $25 Million In COVID-19 Relief For Casino Employees (8/24/2020)
(Navajo Nation) -- Navajo Nation leaders have approved nearly $25 million in federal coronavirus funding to pay the tribe’s 1,100 gaming employees. The tribe...
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Navajo Nation

article 'It's been a blessing for everybody': Navajo Nation food distribution event serves up to 1,000 Valley families in need (8/15/2020)
(Arizona) -- Mazzie Villa felt that urban tribal members were being overlooked as it pertained to COVID-19 relief. That changed on Saturday morning, when the Phoenix...
article Former NFL standout Chris Long helps bring Navajos much needed water (7/15/2020)
(Arizona) -- Two-time Super Bowl champion Chris Long and his foundation are donating $100,000 to the Navajo Nation to improve access to water on the reservation. The...
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St. Regis Mohawk

article St. Regis Mohawk Tribe to receive over $1.5K in federal funding (8/13/2020)
(New York) -- Over $1.5 thousand will be granted to the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe along the St. Lawrence River. The tribe will receive $156,909 in Indian and Native...
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Ak-Chin Indian Community

article For Maricopa, Ak-Chin contributions deeper than money (8/12/2020)
(Arizona) -- When a rattling, old building was demolished near the corner of John Wayne Parkway and Honeycutt Road several years ago, the emotional response from members...
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First Nations

article Here's where $5M in federal funds for Indigenous businesses is going (8/10/2020)
(North Canada) -- The federal government has announced how $5 million in federal funding from its regional fund for Indigenous business in the North is being spent. The...
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Pine Ridge

article Group preparing and delivering meals to COVID-19 patients (8/5/2020)
(South Dakota) -- Carrie MiddleTent, 43, of Rapid City and her family were hit hard by COVID-19 when 15 relatives in four households became ill. When Natalie Means found...
article This 7-Year Old Just Delivered a Trailer Full of COVID-19 Supplies to the Oglala Sioux Tribe (7/16/2020)
(Maryland) -- When Cavanaugh Bell went on a road trip to Mount Rushmore with his mom two years ago, they passed the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, home to the...
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Hard Rock

article Casino employees, volunteers work to feed homeless in OTR (8/2/2020)
(Ohio) -- The future Home of Hard Rock Cincinnati, along with members of their voluntary employee committee, The Culture Club, spent Sunday morning cooking up a special...
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Nisqually Tribe

article Nisqually Tribe Accepting Applications for Charitable Giving: More Than $1M Delivered in 2019 (8/2/2020)
(Washington) -- The Nisqually Indian Tribe is soliciting applications from area organizations to receive 2020 charitable and local government funding through its...
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Cow Creek Tribe

article Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation awards Coos County nonprofits (7/27/2020)
(Oregon) -- The Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation has awarded three nonprofits in Coos County a total of $15,000. Fifty-nine charities in southwestern Oregon from Coos...
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Crow Tribe

article Essential Eats Distributors donate 195 bikes to the Crow Nation (7/25/2020)
(Montana) -- We have continued to follow the journey of Essential Eats Distributors and their mission to bring much needed items to remote tribal lands. Now there are...
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Land Issues

article An Oregon Arts Nonprofit Will Transfer Its Land to a Native-Led Cultural Organization (7/22/2020)
(Oregon) -- In a monumental act of repatriation, ownership of the Yale Union building in Portland, Oregon and the land it sits on will be transferred to the Native Arts...
article An Oregon Arts Organization Has Voluntarily Repatriated Its Only Building to a Native American Group in Recognition of Historic Tribal Ownership of the Land (7/16/2020)
(Oregon) -- After ten years, Yale Union, a contemporary art center in Portland, Oregon, is shutting down and transferring ownership of its land and historic building to...
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Lac du Flambeau

article Wis. Native American tribe receives $890K for emergency food bank (7/17/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa will receive $890,575 to construct an emergency food bank operations center, part of $25 million in...
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First Nations Gaming

article Province provides funding to help First Nations recover through SIGA (7/12/2020)
(Saskatchewan) -- The First Nations Trust and the Community Development Corporations, which rely on funds from the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority had their bank...
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Other News

article Casino gives $25,000 for East Washington Alley project (9/22/2020)
(Indiana) -- Indiana Grand Racing and Casino donated $25,000 to the Blue River Community Foundation so it could complete the renovation of the East Washington Street...
article Malki Museum to host drive-thru fall fundraiser (9/17/2020)
(California) -- Although the nonprofit Malki Museum is closed during the pandemic, it will host a drive-thru food sale and raffle fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 3 between...
article Wood from fallen trees can be donated as firewood for Utah's Native American groups (9/13/2020)
(Utah) -- The Utah Division of Emergency Management and local nonprofits are urging Utahns to donate wood from trees knocked down in Monday night's windstorm to...
article Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation gives nonprofits $300k (9/1/2020)
(Oregon) -- The Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation recently handed out more than $300,000 to 59 charities across southwestern Oregon. Giving back to the community to...
article Siletz Tribe gives away $418,054 in donations (9/1/2020)
(Oregon) -- The Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund has distributed $418,054.48 to 34 organizations as it continues its quarterly donations to nonprofit groups....
article Scholar donates collection of American Indian and Indigenous books and texts to NU (8/30/2020)
(Illinois) -- Northwestern recently received an extensive collection of American Indian texts from acclaimed scholar Arlene Hirschfelder. The donation, which includes...
article Department of Chahta Immi receives new grant (8/26/2020)
(Mississippi) -- The Department of Chahta Immi recently received a $24,500 grant from the Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area to conduct research and increase...
article Elite Casino Resorts and two partners donate $500,000 in disaster relief funding (8/26/2020)
(Iowa) -- Elite Casino Resorts, LLC, the Kehl Family Foundation and the Washington County Riverboat Foundation, Inc., are partnering to donate $500,000 in disaster...
article Donation allows OneHeart to add an Inipi to their campus (8/24/2020)
(South Dakota) -- Due to a generous donation, One Heart will soon begin construction on an Inipi otherwise known as sweat lodge to their Rapid City campus. Demolition...
article Tribal Transfer Station receives new refuse truck (8/13/2020)
(New York) -- The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Environment Division has purchases a new refuse truck for the Transfer Station. The truck was purchased with...
article Tribal Food Distribution Program awarded $4.5 million to renovate facility (8/13/2020)
(North Carolina) -- The Tribal Food Distribution Program of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) has been awarded a $4.5 million grant to help renovate their...
article U.S. Department of Labor awards ND tribes, college (8/12/2020)
(North Dakota) -- The federal government awarded just over $931,000 to four North Dakota tribes and a tribal college.
article $20 million gift to ABQ nonprofit will benefit thousands of Native American students (8/4/2020)
(New Mexico) -- Angelique Albert knew something big was in store, and so she had prepared for the moment. The executive director of Albuquerque's American Indian...
article Author Helen Knott raises $3000 writing prize for single parents (7/25/2020)
(Canada) -- As a single parent, author Helen Knott struggled to make ends meet. Now that she's had work published, she's ready to pay it forward to others by...
article Grants provide $5.7M for Washington tribes for COVID relief (7/20/2020)
(Washington) -- Nearly $6 million in federal grants have been approved for five Washington tribes to pay for programs to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus and...
article Portland's Yale Union Arts Center Gives Its Building and Land to a Native Organization (7/17/2020)
(Oregon) -- Yale Union, a Portland art center established in 2010, announced yesterday that as of 2021, it will no longer exist. Its historic building, its 9,400 square-...
article Portugal. The Man launches foundation highlighting human rights issues, Indigenous peoples (7/16/2020)
(Oregon) -- A Grammy Award-winning band with Alaska roots announced the launch of their foundation aimed at advocating for human rights issues and amplifying Indigenous...
article Fort Lewis College’s Native American Center receives $1.6M donation (7/1/2020)
(Colorado) -- The Fort Lewis College Native American Center has received a $1.6 million donation from the John and Sophie Ottens Foundation to cover the center’s...
article AT&T Contributes $350K to American Indian College Fund (6/30/2020)
(Colorado) -- COVID-19 had a more devastating impact on Native American communities than others. Because only 14% of American Indians and Alaska Natives have a college...
article University Of Oklahoma Names Two Scholarships After Tallchief Sisters (6/29/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- The University of Oklahoma announced two new dance scholarships in honor of Osage ballerinas Maria and Marjorie Tallchief, considered to be two of the...

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