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Nez Perce Tribe

article All ages pay tribute to Nez Perce tribal vets (11/13/2018)
(Idaho) -- Veterans were treated to song and savory food at the Nez Perce Tribe’s Veterans Day brunch Monday. Warm, fragrant smells of brunch food filled the gym...
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Foxwoods

article Local veterans celebrated; honored for service (11/12/2018)
(Connecticut) -- While eastern Connecticut was abuzz Sunday with Veterans Day celebrations and commemorations, a pair of local events Monday at Three Rivers Community...
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Jena Band of Choctaw Indians

article Choctaw Pines Casino honors our veterans (11/12/2018)
(Louisiana) -- Following the day after Veterans Day, ceremonies were still being held to honor those who have served our country. The Jena Choctaw Pines Casino in Grant...
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Cherokee Nation

article Cherokee holds Veteran’s Day Ceremony (11/11/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- America’s past and present servicemen and servicewomen were honored during a Veteran’s Day Ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds...
article CN pays homage to veterans (11/10/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- Despite the cold weather, a large crowd of former military personnel gathered at the Cherokee Nation Veterans Center Friday, as the tribe hosted its annual...
article CN to host veterans appreciation event Friday (11/6/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation will host its annual Veterans Day ceremony Friday at the CN Veterans Center. The Veterans Appreciation Day event starts at 9 a.m. and...
article CHIEF BAKER: Paying our respect to military veterans (9/29/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation has always revered and honored our Cherokee warriors, the brave men and women willing to fight for our nation and our freedom. It’s...
article Cherokee veterans visit DC war memorials (9/23/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Placing a hand against the smooth, black granite for balance, 92-year-old John Cockrum stood on his toes and reached with his folded umbrella to...
article Fifth Annual Cherokee Warrior Flight departs Monday for Washington (9/15/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation's Fifth Annual Cherokee Warrior Flight departs Monday for Washington, D.C., with 10 veterans who served during World War II, the...
article Cherokee Nation honors veterans in September (9/13/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation honored three military brothers and a U.S. Army veteran with the tribe’s Medal of Patriotism during the September Tribal Council...
article Fifth Annual Cherokee Warrior Flight departs Monday for Washington (9/11/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation’s Fifth Annual Cherokee Warrior Flight departs Monday for Washington, D.C., with 10 veterans who served during World War II, the...
article Fifth Annual Cherokee Warrior Flight departs Monday for Washington (9/11/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation’s Fifth Annual Cherokee Warrior Flight departs Monday for Washington, D.C., with 10 veterans who served during World War II, the...
9 Total Articles on this Issue

Chumash Tribe

article Vandenberg, Chumash sign Tribal Relations Plan (11/7/2018)
(California) -- Kenneth Kahn, Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians tribal chairman, and Colonel Michael Hough, 30th Space Wing commander, sign the installation Tribal...
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Lori Piestewa

article Why This Pioneering Hopi Soldier Has a Mountain Named After Her (11/1/2018)
(Arizona) -- Since U.S. Army Private Lori Ann Piestewa died in a Humvee ambush in Iraq in 2013, her name—and her legacy—have spread throughout the three...
article Piestewa to be Enshrined (7/30/2018)
(Arizona) -- The first class in the National Native American Hall of Fame will be inducted in October and will include Arizona’s Lori Piestewa. Piestewa is one of...
article Lori Piestewa to be inducted into first Native American Hall of Fame (7/24/2018)
(Arizona) -- After 10 years, 30 nominees and decades of discovery, the first National Native American Hall of Fame will induct 12 honorees in October. Arizona’s...
article Indigenous Honor First Female Native American Killed In Combat (7/22/2018)
(Arizona) -- The legacy of the 23-year-old Hopi woman, killed in Iraq, lives on with the 2018 Fiesta Bowl Lori Piestewa National Native American Games. Over 3,000 Native...
article Jessica Lynch honors Lori Piestewa at 2018 Native American Games (7/21/2018)
(Arizona) -- More than 3,000 athletes representing more than 50 tribes across North America will be competing in remembrance of the first Native American woman killed in...
article Jessica Lynch recalls capture and rescue in Iraq, honors Lori Piestewa in Scottsdale (7/21/2018)
(Arizona) -- Jessica Lynch stood next to Percy Piestewa as a crowd of Native American athletes gathered to take pictures with them — a surviving prisoner of war...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Land Issues

article Native American Tribe Suffers From Artillery Noise From US Military Base (10/28/2018)
(Washington) -- The Nisqually Native American Tribe is suffering from the continuous noise of heavy artillery tested at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord not far from its...
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Timbisha Shoshone

article Navy on TEIR: Casino not necessarily incompatible with base’s mission (10/15/2018)
(California) -- How does the Navy view the upcoming Timbisha Shoshone casino project? Former NAWCWD Commander Mark Storch was the unofficial guest of honor at a recent...
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Crow Tribe

article 230th and 260th Engineers build home on Crow Agency (10/14/2018)
(Montana) -- Continuing the five-year Integrated Readiness Training from last year, Montana Army National Guard Soldiers with Detachment 2, 230th Vertical Engineers and...
article Veterans History Project aims to bolster Native American outreach with visit to Crow Fair (9/3/2018)
(Montana) -- Despite 18 years of work recording and cataloging the experiences of America’s veteran population, Karen Lloyd says that Native Americans who served...
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Gila River

article Court rejects Gila River tribe’s suit against VA over cost of vets’ care (9/11/2018)
(Arizona) -- The Department of Veterans Affairs does not have to reimburse the Gila River Indian Community for health care it provided to tribal veterans, a federal...
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Code Talkers

article Pueblo youth among Young Marines to honor 2018 Navajo Code Talkers Day (9/2/2018)
(Colorado) -- It’s a secret language that broke down barriers where others had failed. And yet this secret language earned a group of men a way to communicate and...
article Navajo Committee Backs Code Talker Museum (8/29/2018)
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation Council’s Health, Education and Human Services Committee supports plans for a museum to honor the Navajo Code Talkers.
article Remaining Navajo Code Talkers Enjoy Their Day (8/19/2018)
(Arizona) -- Marine Corps veteran and former prisoner of war “Gunny” PJ James walked over to Navajo Code Talker John Kinsel Sr., 97, and saw his uniform was not...
article Last-known surviving Mohawk Code Talker visits Buffalo (8/17/2018)
(New York) -- He is among the Native Americans who played a special role in World War II, serving as the famed Code Talkers. Louis Levi Oakes traveled to Buffalo to...
article Cherokee code talkers also helped win World War I (8/16/2018)
(North Carolina) -- Most Americans have heard about the Navajo code talker soldiers that served during World War II in the Pacific arena of the war, but many people are...
article Tribal holiday recognizes Navajo Code Talkers (8/13/2018)
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation will recognize the contribution and legacy of the Navajo Code Talkers on Tuesday. More than 400 Navajo men were recruited by the U.S....
article Navajo Code Talkers created an unbreakable code. It helped win World War II (7/11/2018)
(Arizona) -- In 1942, 29 Navajo men joined the U.S. Marines and developed an unbreakable code that would be used across the Pacific during World War II. They were the...
article Code talker day back on the table (6/21/2018)
(Arizona) -- Navajo Code Talkers Day is only two months away and Delegate Raymond Smith this week led a charge to reinstate the day as a paid holiday for the Navajo...
article One Of The Last Living Navajo Code Talkers From WWII Passed Away (6/13/2018)
(Utah) -- The longest-surviving Navajo Code Talker from WWII has died. Samuel Tom Holiday used Native American language to send secret messages during WW11 and passed...
article One of the last remaining Navajo code talkers has died (6/12/2018)
(Utah) -- Samuel Tom Holiday, one of the longest surviving Navajo Code Talkers from World War II, has died, just days after celebrating his 94th birthday. The US Marine...
article Last of the code talkers (6/8/2018)
(Ontario) -- The last living Mohawk code talker, Louis Levi Oakes, received the New York State Liberty Medal at the legion in St. Regis New York on Friday afternoon....
11 Total Articles on this Issue

Warm Springs Tribe

article ODVA, Warm Springs tribes partner for veteran service office (8/29/2018)
(Oregon) -- The Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs and Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs signed a memorandum of understanding this week that will enable the...
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Pechanga Casino

article Pechanga Resort and Casino hiring veterans, service dogs as security officers (8/22/2018)
(California) -- Wherever they go, John Tipton and his service dog, Daisy, are sure to attract attention and a crowd. Four days a week the duo patrols the grounds of the...
article Vista veteran and service dog kick off casino's new six-legged security force (8/12/2018)
(California) -- After struggling for years with post-traumatic stress disorder, 22-year Marine veteran John Tipton decided three years ago to get a trained service dog....
article Pechanga hosts large-scale yoga event benefiting programs for veterans, cancer survivors (6/21/2018)
(California) -- In honor of International Yoga Day, Pechanga Resort and Casino is hosting a large-scale community yoga event on the resort’s new event lawn, which...
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Congress

article Bill proposes advisory committee for Native American veterans (7/31/2018)
(New Mexico) -- Three U.S. senators have introduced legislation to establish an advisory committee to facilitate communication and understanding between the U.S....
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Navajo Nation

article A helping hand for Navajo vets (7/22/2018)
(New Mexico) -- Roughly 15 miles outside of Gallup on tribal land, a dilapidated mobile home sits in a scrubby lot. By the looks of it, children must live here, too, as...
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Shawnee Tribe

article VA, Shawnee Tribe schedule presumptive condition event (7/20/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- On July 31, Veterans Affairs and the Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma will host a Presumptive Conditions Campaign Event focused on identifying and assisting...
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Pokagon Band

article Pokagon Band prepares for new leadership, installs flag monument (7/16/2018)
(Indiana) -- August will mark a changing of the guard for the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians. Tribal Chairman John Warren will see his five-year term at the top...
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Mississippi Gaming

article Beau Rivage Casino honors WWII heroes (7/2/2018)
(Mississippi) -- It’s not every day you get to meet a war hero. Today, more than a hundred people at the Beau Rivage Casino banded together for a special event...
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Little Bighorn

article ICYMI: How the Battle of Little Bighorn Was Won (6/26/2018)
(Montana) -- Editor’s note: In 1874, an Army expedition led by Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer found gold in the Black Hills, in present-day South Dakota. At the...
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Macau Gaming

article Report: Chinese investor ‘fueling narrative’ against US military (6/26/2018)
(Macau) -- A recent report by the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, which was created by the U.S. Congress, says a Macau-based investment firm is...
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Canadian Land Issues

article Demolition of abandoned Winnipeg military base paves way for urban reserve (6/8/2018)
(Manitoba) -- Fourteen years after troops pulled out, and a decade after First Nations groups began fighting the federal government in the courts for the property, the...
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Trump Adminstration

article Trump signs bill to rename 2 VA facilities in Billings, 1 in Missoula (6/7/2018)
(Montana) -- President Donald Trump on Thursday signed a bill to rename three VA facilities in Montana, including two clinics in Billings.
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Nottawaseppi Huron

article Giving back to local veterans with Firekeepers Casino Hotel (6/6/2018)
(Michigan) -- FireKeepers Casino Hotel, along with thier owners The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi, hosted the annual NHBP Veteran Golf Outing,at Binder Park...
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Colville Tribe

article Colville Warriors: Dozens enlisted. Some heroes didn't return home. (5/28/2018)
(Washington) -- The following article features six individuals with Colville tribal blood who fought and died during World War II: Adrian Adolph, Robert Arnold, Phillip...
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Other News

article Veterans honored with luncheon at Little River Casino Resort (11/13/2018)
(Michigan) -- It was a packed house at the Little River Casino Resort in Manistee Monday as hundreds of war veterans and their families gathered for a luncheon. This was...
article For Veteran's Day: How to Spot a Native American Veteran (11/11/2018)
(USA) -- From a personal standpoint, and as the Associate Editor of Indian Country Today, I'd like to offer a few words of appreciation if you are a Native American...
article Native American Tribe celebrates veterans (11/11/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- The rhythm of steady beating drums and people on their feet dancing and chanting, describes the Tonkawa way of honoring our veterans. “Back in the...
article The deadliest sniper of WWI was Francis Pegahmagabow, an Ojibwa soldier (11/11/2018)
(Ontario) -- In the bloodshed and chaos that is the battlefields of the First World War, hundreds of thousands of young Canadian men sign up to fight for their country...
article Decades after surviving a horrific helicopter crash in Vietnam, Powhatan Red Cloud Owen made peace with the war (11/11/2018)
(Virginia) -- “I really don’t want to get into what happened that day,” said Powhatan Red Cloud Owen, a Charles City County resident and member of the...
article Medicine Bow Man Carried the Casket of the Unknown Soldier (11/10/2018)
(Virginia) -- The solemn tradition of commemorating the service of military men and women at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery occurs each...
article World War I’s Native American Code Talkers (11/10/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- One of the so-called “Five Civilized Tribes” of the southeastern United States, the Choctaw traditionally farmed corn, beans and pumpkins while...
article World War I soldiers write home to North Dakota in archived collection (11/9/2018)
(North Dakota) -- It started as a list. But it turned into a massive research project commemorating North Dakotans who served in World War I. This Nov. 11 marks the...
press release Hoeven To Serve As Honorary Member Of National Native American Veterans Memorial Committee (11/8/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Senator John Hoeven (R-ND), chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, today announced that he will serve as an Honorary Member of the...
article Native Americans served in Vietnam, PBS is sharing their story (11/4/2018)
(USA) -- As part of native american heritage month, this November, Twin Cities PBS is highlighting native cultures with special events and programming. Specifically, a...
article Aiding Native American Vets (10/26/2018)
(New Mexico) -- Native American Veterans who have questions about the Veterans Affairs medical disability benefit claims appeal process can get free help at a series of...
article AFN awards honor Alaska Native air crew member, Outdoor Channel philanthropists, others (10/20/2018)
(Alaska) -- The Alaska Federation of Natives on Saturday honored a trailbreaking air crew member who has flown refueling missions in combat, a pair of business owners...
article At AFN, U.S. Veteran Affairs secretary promises permanent grave markers, other benefits for Alaska (10/20/2018)
(Alaska) -- Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie told the Alaska Federation of Natives convention on Saturday that the agency is expanding benefits for veterans and...
article ‘Original Warrior’ Explores Military Experience of Native Americans (10/17/2018)
(Illinois) -- The National Veterans Art Museum presents Original Warrior, a powerful exhibition that displays the work of eleven Native American artists (eight who are...
article South Korea honors Ute Tribe veterans for service during Korean War (9/30/2018)
(Utah) -- A delegation from the South Korean government visited Utah to thank several members of the Ute Tribe for their service on behalf of the Korean people.
article Ute Tribe veterans honored by South Korea for their service during Korean War (9/30/2018)
(Utah) -- The Korean War is often referred to as "The Forgotten War." But representatives from South Korea visited Utah this week to present Ambassador for...
article In Santa Fe, learning to preserve vets’ stories (9/30/2018)
(New Mexico) -- Archaeologist Mary Weahkee sat in the back of a room filled with military veterans, artists and observers Sunday morning, taking notes on how to...
article Dad's damaged army photo restored by social media (9/21/2018)
(California) -- Before digital photography, many images were just snapped and printed once. If that picture became damaged, you had to live with it. Alexiz Connolly, who...
article Military Coalition to Congress: Add NOAA and USPHS to Native American Memorial (9/20/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Twenty-six service organizations are calling on Congress to include the U.S. Public Health Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...
article Discovering the Secrets Behind Indigenous Hand Talkers (9/17/2018)
(Montana) -- It is early September 1930, and the Blackfeet Nation of Montana is playing host to a historic gathering — much of it conducted in silence. Gen. Hugh...

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