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Emergency Services

Sault Ste. Marie Tribe

article Sault Tribe awards 2 percent grants (8/4/2017)
(Michigan) -- Upper Peninsula police and fire agencies, public schools, public universities, and indoor and outdoor recreation programs are among the organizations that...
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Gun Lake

article Wayland ensures fire service for tribal lands (7/12/2017)
(Michigan) -- Wayland City Council unanimously approved an amended contract agreement with the Gun Lake Tribe to provide firefighting services for land held and pending...
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Navajo Nation

article Group hopes to expand Amber Alerts across all tribes (7/9/2017)
(New Mexico) -- A panel of lawmakers for the Navajo Nation says it will back a bill to expand the Amber Alert system to tribes across the country. The legislation comes...
article Navajo Nation backs federal Amber Alert legislation (7/9/2017)
(Arizona) -- A panel of lawmakers on the nation's largest American Indian reservation is throwing its support behind federal legislation that would expand the Amber...
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...
article Navajo Nation making progress on Amber Alert system (1/14/2017)
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation is making progress on a public emergency alert system that can broadcast Amber Alerts and other notifications across the expansive...
article Navajo Nation Amber Alert & Emergency Alert Task Force Completes Milestone (1/14/2017)
(Arizona) -- On Jan. 9, the Navajo Nation Amber Alert and Emergency Alert Task Force under the direction of the Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety, Department of...
article Navajo Nation fire station transfer (10/3/2016)
(New Mexico) -- Nearly a year after Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye told San Juan County Commission that the tribe would take over management of three fire...
article Tribe will take over three fire stations Oct. 4 (9/20/2016)
(New Mexico) -- The Navajo Nation will take over management of three fire stations currently operated by San Juan County on Oct. 4. The tribe was initially scheduled to...
article Navajo Nation Hotshot Crew Deploy Fire Shelters (6/30/2016)
(Arizona) -- The Office of the President and Vice President received information Wednesday, June 29, of Navajo Nation Hotshot Crew incident at the Cedar Creek fire,...
8 Total Articles on this Issue

Cherokee Nation

article Cherokee Nation Donates Vehicle to Okay Volunteer Fire Department (7/6/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation recently donated a vehicle to the Okay Volunteer Fire Department. Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker, Deputy Chief S. Joe...
article Cherokee Nation Fire Program helps suppress 85 wildfires (2/28/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- Within the first two months of the year, the Cherokee Nation Fire Program has responded to more than 85 fires in Oklahoma, sending crews out this week to...
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 donates to volunteer fire departments (5/29/2016)
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation awarded 130 volunteer and rural fire departments with $3,500 checks totaling $455,000 May 3 during the 2016 Volunteer Firefighter...
article Cherokee Nations Holds Ceremony For More Than 500 Oklahoma Firefighters (5/3/2016)
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation hosted more than 500 firefighters from 130 volunteer and rural departments at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tuesday night. The tribe...
article Cherokee Nation donating $455k to volunteer firefighters (5/2/2016)
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation is donating $455,000 to firefighters in 130 volunteer and rural departments throughout northeastern Oklahoma. The Tahlequah-based tribe...
article Cherokee Nation donates $4,000 to Chance Fire Department (4/26/2016)
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation recently donated $4,000 to the Chance Fire Department in Adair County to help the fire station with a remodel to better serve the...
7 Total Articles on this Issue

Hard Rock

article Hard Rock Casino Hotel Evacuated (6/24/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation says the Hard Rock Casino in Catoosa is back to normal operations Saturday after it had to be evacuated for about 2 hours overnight....
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Online Gaming

article Swiss casinos reverse revenue slide, prep online gambling sites (6/23/2017)
(Switzerland) -- Switzerland’s casinos reported modest a profit increase in 2016, snapping a nearly decade-long losing streak. New figures released by the Swiss...
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Washington Gaming

article Water Crisis: Northern Quest Resort and Casino (5/17/2017)
(Washington) -- The City of Airway Heights notified the Kalispel Tribe Tuesday afternoon that out of an abundance of caution, Airway Heights water customers have been...
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Native Voices

article DUBOIS: Remembering the LA Riots and the Tribalism That Saved Communities (5/1/2017)
(California) -- April 29, 2017 marked the 25th anniversary of the LA Riots of 1992. Spurred by the acquittal of four Los Angeles police officers charged with the beating...
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St. Regis Mohawk

article St. Regis Mohawk Tribe breaks ground on new government headquarters and emergency operations center (4/26/2017)
(New York) -- The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe on Monday broke ground for their new government headquarters and emergency operations center.
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Chumash Tribe

article Funding increased for Solvang fire station extension (4/18/2017)
(California) -- The cost for extending one bay of the fire station adjacent to Solvang City Hall increased by just over $10,000, and with nearly $10,000 in additional...
article Chumash wastewater used in battle against Rey fire (8/31/2016)
(California) -- Crews battling the Rey fire south of Cachuma Lake have been assisted by recycled water from the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians’ tertiary...
article Chumash Tribe Helping with Fire Fight by Providing Water (8/26/2016)
(California) -- The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians has offered its wastewater supply to help fire crews at the Rey fire. The reservation has a plant that can produce...
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Jamul Casino

article Jamul Indian Village provides 2 fire trucks to San Diego County (3/22/2017)
(California) -- Leaders of the Jamul Indian Tribal Council will deliver two new fire trucks to the San Diego County Fire Authority on Wednesday. The new $1 million...
article Jamul to deliver new fire trucks to San Diego, helping improve regional fire safety (3/21/2017)
(California) -- Leading up to what could be a busy fire season in San Diego County, the Jamul Indian Village will officially hand over the keys and deliver a new $1...
article Jamul Indian Village to deliver new fire trucks to County Fire Authority, Improve regional fire safety (3/18/2017)
(California) -- Leading up to what could be a busy fire season in San Diego County, the Jamul Indian Village will officially hand over the keys and deliver a new $1...
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Iowa Gaming

article Time to mandate Emergency Medical Services in Iowa? (2/17/2017)
(Iowa) -- Since the November, 2016, General Election, it's been said: the rural areas have spoken - the heartland has felt left out - the cities and big counties...
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Mashpee Wampanoag

article Taunton police, fire say unified 911 call center at least year away (2/16/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- Police and fire officials told the City Council on Tuesday night that they're working toward the goal of establishing a unified, police and fire...
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Pennsylvania Gaming

article Sen. Yaw Announces More Than $1 Million for Volunteer Fire and EMS Services (2/11/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- One hundred and one volunteer fire and ambulance service organizations throughout Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Union counties will...
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Pine Ridge

article Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe revives emergency management plan (1/24/2017)
(South Dakota) -- The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation is made up of a diverse and sprawling 3,469 square miles of mostly rural terrain. So when an emergency occurs the...
article Volunteer group helps stranded drivers on reservations (12/18/2016)
(South Dakota) -- The temperature was around zero when Rish Little Moon’s vehicle slid off an icy road and into a snowdrift about two miles away from her home on...
article 200 Manufactured Homes Delivered to Pine Ridge Reservation for Disaster Relief (8/15/2016)
(South Dakota) -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency says roughly 200 manufactured homes have been turned over to tribal residents a year after a federal disaster...
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Paskenta Tribe

article New Fire Rescue Squad Vehicle Arrives in Corning Thanks to Tribal Grant (1/12/2017)
(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 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...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Lansing Casino

article Rio evacuated for second electrical fire (12/29/2016)
(Las Vegas) -- The Rio was evacuated Thursday morning after another electrical fire broke out at the resort. Clark County firefighters responded to the Rio, 3700 W....
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Las Vegas Gaming

article Power outage at Rio prompts evacuation of 900 rooms (12/29/2016)
(Las Vegas) -- Water overflowing from a plugged sink leaked into an electrical conduit, causing a power outage at the Rio on Wednesday night that ultimately forced the...
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Navajo Casino

article Twin Arrows Police and Fire Substation to provide first responder services to local community and rural areas (12/20/2016)
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise broke ground for the 15,000 square foot Twin Arrows Police and Fire Substation Dec. 15 before a crowd, which included...
article Navajo Gaming Breaks Ground on Twin Arrows Police, Fire Substation (12/19/2016)
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise (Navajo Gaming) has officially broken ground on the Twin Arrows Police and Fire Substation, which is expected to provide...
article Construction set for police and fire substation at Twin Arrows (12/6/2016)
(Arizona) -- The Budget and Finance Committee approved Navajo Nation’s Gaming Enterprise’s grant agreement, construction plan and fund management plan for...
article Money for police and fire substation near Twin Arrows held up (7/12/2016)
(Arizona) -- Approximately $4.5 million dollars that was to go toward building a 15,000 square foot police and fire substation near Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort has...
article Police and fire sub-station planned at Twin Arrows (4/30/2016)
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation Council will spend $4.5 million from the Shiasin Fund to build a police and fire sub-station at Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort, located...
article Funding OKd for fire station at Twin Arrows (4/20/2016)
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation Council spent most of Wednesday debating a bill that called for using a portion of the Síhasin Fund to build a fire and police station at...
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Seminole Tribe

article Seminole Tribe breaks fire contract with Immokalee (12/7/2016)
(Florida) -- The Immokalee Fire Department is losing hundreds of thousands of dollars after the Seminole Tribe decided not to renew its fire services contract with the...
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Quapaw Tribe

article Council approves auto fire aid with Quapaw Tribe (9/22/2016)
(Oklahoma) -- An automatic aid agreement contract with the Quapaw Tribe Fire/EMS and the City of Miami has been approved by the city council. Miami Fire Chief Robert...
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Indian Gaming Revenue

article NIGC announces large tribal revenue gain (7/23/2016)
(USA) -- The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) recently released data showing revenues generated by the Indian gaming industry in 2015 totaled $29.9 billion...
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Morongo Tribe

article Emergency medical workers who saved Morongo casino patron honored (6/1/2016)
(California) -- Yucaipa resident Cecil Spooner got lucky – in life – at Morongo Casino, Resort and Spa. Spooner suffered a heart attack at the casino and...
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Kansas Gaming

article County firefighters union: Casino revenue could pay for pay raise (5/5/2016)
(Kansas) -- Sedgwick County firefighters and the county commission remain at an impasse over pay raises, as commissioners say there may not be enough money in the budget...
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Other News

article National Indigenous Firefighters Competition wraps up in New Brunswick (8/13/2017)
(New Brunswick) -- Dozens of the top Indigenous firefighters from across the country gathered in New Brunswick this week to compete and build on their skills.
article First Nations in B.C. call for more control over firefighting, federal funding (7/30/2017)
(British Columbia) -- First Nations in the path of British Columbia’s forests fires say to protect their communities they need equal funding and recognition of...
article Oglala Sioux Tribe and Pennington County team up to combat violence (7/21/2017)
(South Dakota) -- Law enforcement personnel from Pennington County and the Oglala Sioux Tribe teamed up with a new proposal meant to decrease violence. The Pine Ridge...
article Wis. senator co-sponsors bill aimed to give tribes access to Amber Alerts (7/21/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- Sen. Tammy Baldwin and Sen. John McCain have a bi-partisan legislation proposal to extend federal funding to Native American tribes to include them in the...
article Kamloops Powwow grounds transformed into makeshift evacuee camp (7/18/2017)
(British Columbia) -- A spiritual gathering place for Kamloops First Nations typically full of music and colour has been transformed into a makeshift camp for wildfire...
article Gaming commission sends $247,000 to Plainville for public safety equipment (6/29/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- The state Gaming Commission has approved two grants totaling $247,148 for equipment for police and fire services to Plainridge Park Casino. The money...
article First Nation declares emergency after flood stops essential train service (5/29/2017)
(Manitoba) -- A remote Manitoba First Nation has declared a state of emergency after trains running north from Thompson to Churchill were cancelled due to flooding on...
article 53 First Nations reserves lack adequate fire protection: audit (5/24/2017)
(Canada) -- An Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada audit has found that 53 First Nations reserves lack adequate resources to fight fires. The internal audit...
article Suquamish Tribe Hosts Regional Tribal Emergency Preparedness Conference (5/18/2017)
(Washington) -- The Suquamish Tribe hosted the 14th annual Regional Joint Tribal Emergency Preparedness Conference May 1-3 at the Port Madison Indian Reservation at...
article Yurok Tribe, fire agencies to conduct controlled burns (5/17/2017)
(California) -- Tribal, state and federal fire agencies are partnering with nonprofits this week to conduct a series of controlled burns and training exercises on the...
article Possible standoff on Saskatchewan First Nation, students allowed to leave safely (5/13/2017)
(Saskatchewan) -- Two schools on a Saskatchewan First Nation are in a hold and secure mode as police deal with a possible standoff. Loon Lake RCMP said they received a...
article National Weather Service Designates Cocopah Indian Tribe As Storm-Ready (5/10/2017)
(Arizona) -- The Cocopah Indian Tribe is the first in the state of Arizona to be certified by the National Weather Service as being both a Weather-Ready nation and...
article Army's offer to help with Kanesatake flooding revives memories of Oka Crisis (5/9/2017)
(Montreal) -- As the flood waters rose around the Mohawk community of Kanesatake west of Montreal last weekend, Grand Chief Serge Simon and the band council had to...
article Crews stop car fire from spreading on Indian Reservation (5/8/2017)
(New York) -- Fire crews were able to stop a car fire from spreading to two neighboring cars and a mobile home in on the Tuscarora Indian Reservation early Monday...
article Ottawa backs fire safety legislation for First Nations (5/5/2017)
(Ottawa) -- The government will create an indigenous Fire Marshal’s office and improve tracking of fire-related data on reserves, Indigenous Affairs Minister...
article Ottawa backs fire safety legislation for First Nations (5/2/2017)
(Ottawa) -- The government will create an indigenous Fire Marshal’s office and improve tracking of fire-related data on reserves, Indigenous Affairs Minister...
article "Crisis" prompts Oglala tribe to assert control of reservation police (4/29/2017)
(South Dakota) -- A combination of rising crime and what officials said was administrative sluggishness drove the Oglala Sioux Tribal Council to grasp control of the...
article California Tribes Host Emergency Services Agencies in Preparedness Summit (4/28/2017)
(California) -- California state and federal agencies got a firsthand look at what tribes in Indian country would be facing during a flood, wildfire or other hazard at...
article Senate panel takes up bill to bring AMBER Alert funding to tribes (4/28/2017)
(Arizona) -- A bill to AMBER Alert grants to Indian Country is getting its first hearing on Capitol Hill. Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) introduced S.772, the AMBER Alert...
article Senator Asks FEMA to Listen to Tribes Desperate for Emergency Assistance (4/26/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- After a series of recent missed opportunities for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to assist tribes, Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) is...

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