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Cherokee Nation

article Tribal Council authorizes the donation of vehicles to three law enforcement (2/22/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council unanimously passed three resolutions authorizing the Marshal Service to donate a surplus vehicle to three law...
article Cherokee Nation donates $10K to Rogers County bicycle trail (12/30/2016)
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation recently donated $10,000 to the Rogers County bicycle trail project. The $10,000 donation will help with the consultant fee for the...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Fantasy Sports

article Fantasy sports league donates funds to charitable causes (2/18/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- Mike Regula, 25, has faced season after season of defeat. He opened one 0-10. Another fell flat after week 11.
article How a crazy tech 'university' and fantasy sports saved this former pro football player (1/15/2017)
(Indiana) -- Mike Brown's short-lived time in the NFL made him grateful for one thing: that his mom made him keep his grades up in order to play sports. Thanks to...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Shakopee Mdewakanton

article Shakopee tribe donates $4M to American Indian causes (2/18/2017)
(Minnesota) -- The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) last week pledged to donate more than $4 million for American Indian causes in Minnesota and throughout...
press release Shakopee Tribe Donates $100,000 to "Reclaiming Native Truth" Project (2/10/2017)
(Colorado) -- The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) announced today a $100,000 donation to the Reclaiming Native Truth project that is co-managed by First...
article Tribe donates $4 million to Native American causes nationwide (2/10/2017)
(Minnesota) -- The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) on Thursday announced a package of donations totaling more than $4 million for Native American causes in...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Missing Women Crisis

article Victoria show starring developmentally disabled actors gets $120K grant (2/11/2017)
(British Columbia) -- A new opera about B.C.’s missing aboriginal women and a variety show starring performers with developmental disabilities are among Victoria...
1 Article on this Issue

Keweenaw Bay Tribe

article Tribe gives donations (2/7/2017)
(Michigan) -- After being briefed about the declining health of one of its healers Saturday, the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Tribal Council agreed to give the man...
article KBIC casino funds being used wisely in community (1/10/2017)
(Michigan) -- A pair of drowning deaths last summer in choppy Lake Superior waters off the Little Presque Isle recreational site north of the city of Marquette left the...
article Keweenaw Bay Indian Community announces recent gaming distributions (12/13/2016)
(Michigan) -- For over two decades, the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community has been making bi-annual payments from gaming proceeds of their casinos to local units of...
article Keweenaw Bay Indian Community supports UPSET (12/12/2016)
(Michigan) -- Keweenaw Bay Indian Community donated $20,000 to the Upper Peninsula Drug Enforcement Team (UPSET) to help fight illegal drug use in the area. “UPSET...
article KBIC allocates gaming proceeds (12/5/2016)
(Michigan) -- The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Tribal Council recently gave local municipalities and other community orgnizations a share of its gaming profits. “...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Bears Ears

article Leonardo DiCaprio Donates $1.5 million to Bears Ears’ Fund (2/5/2017)
(Utah) -- "We'll use these philanthropic funds to continue our tradition of preparing for the next seven generations and to protect this treasure for all...
1 Article on this Issue

Choctaw Tribe

article Choctaw gives $95,000 check (1/27/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- The Choctaw Nation has helped the Susan G. Komen Foundation move closer to finding a cure for breast cancer. To date, the Choctaw Nation has donated just...
1 Article on this Issue

Navajo Nation

article Emergency funding OK'd for tribal department (1/22/2017)
(New Mexico) -- A bill passed by the Navajo Nation Council to provide funding for services under the tribe's Department of Family Services has been signed by...
1 Article on this Issue

Suicide

article Indigenous Suicide: Struggling Communities Will receive $10 Million Funding (1/22/2017)
(Australia) -- In order to prevent Indigenous suicides the Government begins to roll it out across Australia by giving a community based support service. Indigenous...
1 Article on this Issue

Oneida Nation

article Officials pleased initial state budget includes gaming revenue for Madison County (1/20/2017)
(New York) -- After a tumultuous process, Madison County appears poised to receive compensation as a host county to the Oneida Indian Nation’s Yellowbrick Road...
1 Article on this Issue

Charity Gaming

article Minneapolis Might Stop Charitable Gambling Money from Leaving the State (1/16/2017)
(Minnesota) -- A Minneapolis City Council Member will soon introduce an amendment to the city's charitable gaming regulations that would require donated money to...
1 Article on this Issue

Foxwoods

article Mashantuckets’ 2016 fundraising campaign raised more than $140,000 (1/16/2017)
(Connecticut) -- The Mashantucket Pequot Tribe and the tribe-owned Foxwoods Resort Casino raised more than $140,000 during the tribe’s 2016 fundraising campaign,...
1 Article on this Issue

PokerStars

article Pokerstars casino player hits the mega jackpot, not once, but twice (1/15/2017)
(Bermuda) -- A lucky man from Bermuda has banished his January blues by hitting the jackpot on slot game Winstar for a major PokerStars Casino winning moment, pocketing...
1 Article on this Issue

Paskenta Tribe

article New Fire Rescue Squad Vehicle Arrives in Corning Thanks to Tribal Grant (1/11/2017)
(California) -- Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indian Tribal Council Members cut the ribbon as volunteer fire fighters drove their new fire rescue squad home to Fire Station...
article Tehama Co. volunteer fire station gets new rescue vehicle (1/10/2017)
(California) -- The Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians granted Cal Fire with $125,000 for a new rescue squad vehicle. "Anytime we can make a contribution that will...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Dakota Access Pipeline

article Colin Kaepernick just took a bold stand to help the people of Standing Rock (1/9/2017)
(California) -- San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is starting 2017 off by making good on his 2016 pledge to use both his fame and his finances to support...
article Colin Kaepernick Donates $50,000 to Standing Rock Health Clinic (1/8/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Following San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s protest last year standing against the national anthem in the pursuit of racial...
article Greeley residents went to Standing Rock to protect Native American rights, block Dakota Access Pipeline (12/11/2016)
(Colorado) -- Alexis Hinkley’s dyed blonde hair and green eyes hide her heritage. But it is inside her. Her parents are both half Native American, but only her dad...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Pechanga Casino

article Pechanga donates to Marines for ‘Toys for Tots’ (12/26/2016)
(California) -- Pechanga Development Corporation continued their eight-year tradition of donating to the “Toys for Tots” toy drive by presenting a $5,000...
article Children and families from the Inland Empire enjoy Holiday of Hope at Pechanga (12/23/2016)
(California) -- The holidays came two weeks early for some of the most disadvantaged children and families in Southern California. Pechanga welcomed hundreds of children...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Chumash Tribe

article Chumash Casino CEO’s toy drive benefits People Helping People (12/24/2016)
(California) -- Chumash Casino Resort Chief Executive Officer Holly Gagnon last week hosted a toy drive during a holiday mixer at Root 246 to benefit People Helping...
article Toys for Tots Receives $25,000 (12/18/2016)
(California) -- Thursday’s performance of The Nutcracker by the Moscow Ballet was also a Toys for Tots fundraiser sponsored by the Chumash Casino Resort, which...
article Chumash Foundation donates funds to help music students (12/16/2016)
(California) -- Some more music students at Santa Ynez Valley Union High School will be playing on new instruments soon as the result of a donation from the Santa Ynez...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

St. Regis Mohawk

article Akwesasne Mohawk Casino donates 499 toys to local organizations and families (12/22/2016)
(New York) -- Through donations from casino customers and employees, the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino gave 499 toys to local organizations and families in need. Casino...
1 Article on this Issue

Kenosha Casino

article A commitment to community and kids (12/21/2016)
(Wisconsin) -- Simmons Field, the Boys & Girls Club, the Kenosha Unified School Board. These were just some of the community institutions that benefited from Eric...
1 Article on this Issue

Land Issues

article Disgusted by White Land Theft, Millionaire Gives Home to Tribe (12/20/2016)
(New York) -- The US$4-million property will become a prayer house for Indigenous youth where they can get in touch with their roots, history and language. Expressing...
article Millionaire Donates West Village Townhouse to Native American Tribe (12/19/2016)
(New York) -- Jean-Louis Goldwater Bourgeois—the millionaire son of renowned sculptor Louise Bourgeois—is in the process of donating his multi-million-dollar...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Quapaw Tribe

article Downstream Casino Resort donates canned food to local agencies (12/20/2016)
(Oklahoma) -- Downstream Casino Resort will distribute 20 tons of canned food this week to food banks and pantries across five counties in Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas and...
1 Article on this Issue

Seminole Tribe

article Seminole Hard Rock helps grandparents who raise their grandchildren this Christmas (12/20/2016)
(Florida) -- With only five days left until Christmas, volunteers from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino lent a helping hand to grandparents raising their own...
article Seminole Tribe Toy Drive At Seminole Classic Casino (12/2/2016)
(Florida) -- Want to help children have a wonderful holiday this year? It’s easy and you can make children happy by donating to the annual Toy Drive organized by...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Forest County Potawatomi

article Potawatomi Raises Record $1.1 Million for Charity (12/18/2016)
(Wisconsin) -- Potawatomi Hotel & Casino donated a record $1.17 million to 31 local children’s charities through its Heart of Canal Street program. The...
1 Article on this Issue

Philadelphia Casino

article SugarHouse Casino renews sponsorship of Mummers Parade (12/17/2016)
(Philadelphia) -- A Philadelphia tradition of Mummers strutting down Broad Street will continue through 2020 thanks to a new deal with a local casino.
1 Article on this Issue

Pine Ridge

article Local musician delivers over 1,000 toys to Pine Ridge Indian Reservation (12/16/2016)
(Nebraska) -- On a recent Sunday, local musician Lash LaRue choked back tears as he told the story of the little girl who wrote him to say her new teddy bear took her...
1 Article on this Issue

Chukchansi

article Chukchansi Gold Casino awards grants to local nonprofits (12/15/2016)
(California) -- Close to $1.5 million in grant money was provided to Madera County by the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians on Tuesday and presented to the Madera...
article Chukchansi community grants announced, Oakhurst organizations receive 18 of 33 awards (12/6/2016)
(California) -- After a delay of nearly three years, leaders of the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians announced 33 recipients of community grants totaling $1.4...
article Madera County says thanks for Chukchansi grants to local nonprofits (12/6/2016)
(California) -- About $1.5 million in grants from the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians were approved Tuesday by the Madera County Board of Supervisors. Overall,...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Iowa Gaming

article Schools Have Now Received Over $1 Million Each From Foundation (12/15/2016)
(Iowa) -- The three public schools in Lyon County have now received over a million dollars each from the Lyon County Riverboat Foundation, since the Grand Falls Casino...
1 Article on this Issue

Poarch Creek

article Wind Creek Casino In Atmore Brings Truck Load Of Toys To Great Toy Drive (12/15/2016)
(Alabama) -- The Wind Creek Casino in Atmore came to News 5’s studios Wednesday with an entire truck load of toy donations for the Great Toy Drive.
1 Article on this Issue

Gun Lake

article Gun Lake Casino makes $6.9M payout to local units, state government (12/13/2016)
(Michigan) -- The Gun Lake Tribe, operators of the Gun Lake Casino, announced it is passing along $1.82 million to its local community members while the state of...
article Gun Lake Tribe announces revenue sharing totals (12/7/2016)
(Michigan) -- Now that a dispute over Michigan’s online lottery has apparently been resolved, the revenue sharing spigot to Lansing has been turned on at the Gun...
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San Manuel Tribe

article $1 million gift from San Manuel tribe to aid victims of child abuse (12/13/2016)
(California) -- The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians awarded a $1 million grant to Children’s Fund to increase services at its Children’s Assessment Center...
article San Manuel Tribe gives $1 million grant to nonprofit Children’s Fund (12/12/2016)
(California) -- San Manuel Band of Mission Indians awarded a $1,000,000 grant to Children’s Fund to increase services at its Children’s Assessment Center,...
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Other News

article Bill Walton Accepts a $50,000 Donation from Sycuan Casino on Behalf of the Challenged Athletes Foundation (2/22/2017)
(California) -- On Sunday, NBA Hall of Famer Bill Walton accepted a $50,000 check from Sycuan Casino on behalf of the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF). The donation...
article Native American Cultural Center Receives $1 Million Grant (2/21/2017)
(California) -- The Native American Cultural Center at Northern Arizona University received a $1 million grant from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians tribe of...
article Siletz Tribe donates more than $3,800 to county (2/13/2017)
(Oregon) -- The Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund distributed $153,325.12 to 38 organizations on Feb. 3 as it continued its quarterly donations to nonprofit...
article Native Sun News Today: School donates to Northern Cheyenne elders and youth (2/9/2017)
(Montana) -- For the second year, Chief Dull Knife College language and cultural instructor Burt Medicine Bull with the Cheyenne name of “Appearing” and his...
press release Thousands of items and credit given away during charity drives run by Comanche Nation Entertainment (2/9/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- The results are in and they are impressive. Throughout last year, the Oklahoma casinos operated by Comanche Nation Entertainment (CNE) ran several drives...
press release Casino Del Sol Wins First Place Tribal Spirit of Giving Award (2/7/2017)
(Arizona) -- On Feb. 1, the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and their enterprise, Casino Del Sol, was recognized with a first-place honor for their Employee Tribal Cultural program...
press release Barona Resort & Casino to Give Away a Total of $500,000 During Cash-a-Day Giveaways from Sunday, February 12 to Tuesday, February 28 (2/7/2017)
(California) -- Expect more fun this February at Barona Resort & Casino during the Cash-a-Day Giveaway promotion. The 17 Cash-a-Day daily drawings start on Sunday,...
article Grant ensures five more years for UBC indigenous community planning program (2/5/2017)
(British Columbia) -- An indigenous planner training program at the University of B.C. is gearing up to expand this year following a federal grant that will ensure its...
article Akwesasne Mohawk Casino get-away raffle tickets available from Massena-Louisville Relay for Life Teams (2/1/2017)
(New York) -- Tickets to enter a raffle for an Akwesasne Mohawk Casino get-away will be available to those attending several upcoming Relay for Life fundraising events.
article American Red Cross Blood Drive at Saratoga Casino (1/29/2017)
(New York) -- Saratoga Casino Hotel is teaming up with the American Red Cross to host a Blood Drive on Monday, January 30. Members of the local community are urged to...
article Mole Lake Sokaogon Chippewa shares casino gaming revenue with 34 area organizations (1/25/2017)
(Michigan) -- The Sokaogon Mole Lake Band of the Lake Superior Chippewa which owns and operates the Mole Lake Casino Lodge Conference Center and Mole Lake Bingo in...
article Tribe helps fund STEM programs at schools (1/25/2017)
(California) -- Education was the big winner of $46,500 in Rolling Hills Foundation grant funding, the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians announced this week. Special...
press release Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and Foxwoods Resort Casino Raise over $140,000 During 2016 MPTN Giving Campaign (1/16/2017)
(Connecticut) -- The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and Foxwoods® Resort Casino raised over $140,000 during the 2016 MPTN Giving Campaign, an annual fundraising...
article $115K awarded to nonprofits by Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation (1/13/2017)
(Oregon) -- More than half a million dollars went to dozens of nonprofits Thursday morning thanks to the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation.
article Chehalis Tribe Buoys Plans for Fort Borst Pond Dock Project (1/13/2017)
(Washington) -- A plan floated last year by the Centralia Lions Club to build a wheelchair accessible dock at Fort Borst Park Pond gained traction this week thanks to a...
article Legends Casino accepting grant applications from area nonprofits (1/12/2017)
(Washington) -- Legend Casino is seeking applications from area nonprofits interested in receiving a share in the casino’s 10th annual Yakama Cares grant.
article Eagle Mountain Casino donates more than $155K in 2016 (1/4/2017)
(California) -- Throughout 2016, Eagle Mountain Casino donated over $155,000 in sponsorships, charitable contributions and in-kind gifts to charities, individuals,...
article Seattle Public Library given rare collection on tribal life (1/4/2017)
(Washington) -- Philanthropist Harriet Bullitt has donated her rare collection of photographer Edward S. Curtis' work on tribal life in the early 20th century to The...
article Nisqually Tribe to give $841K in funding (12/30/2016)
(Washington) -- More than 100 area agencies and organizations will receive $841,000 in funding from the 2017 Nisqually Indian Tribe Charitable and Local Government...
article 'A sanctuary in the middle of the city': Art collective donates $10K to Thunderbird House (12/28/2016)
(Winnipeg) -- A cheque for $10,000 dollars was shipped out and mailed on Wednesday for Winnipeg's Thunderbird House, courtesy of an Indigenous art collective....

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