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Cherokee Nation

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...
article Cherokee Nation to Host Event Friday in Recognition of Memorial Day (5/24/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation welcomes all veterans and widows of veterans to honor fallen Cherokee warriors at an event Friday in recognition of Memorial Day. The...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

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...
1 Article on this Issue

Crow Tribe

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...
1 Article on this Issue

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....
article OP/ED: Not a matter of choice (4/15/2018)
(Saipan) -- Recently, in a news article, Rep. Donald Barcinas stated to the effect, that come hell or high water, he’s releasing $150,000 of the Saipan-Northern...
article Ask Rufus: Choctaw Code Talkers of World War I (4/2/2018)
(Mississippi) -- When researching a topic you don't always find what you are looking for, but sometimes you find something even better. Recently I was looking...
13 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...
1 Article on this Issue

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...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

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....
1 Article on this Issue

Lori Piestewa

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...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

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...
article VA and Navajo Nation To Host Event For Veterans With Disabilities Eligible For VA Pension (5/9/2018)
(Arizona) -- On May 10, 2018, the Veterans Administration (VA) and the Navajo Nation will host a claims event focused on identifying Native veterans with presumptive...
article Navajo Nation President Swears in New Veterans Advisory Council Member (4/18/2018)
(Arizona) -- President Russell Begaye on Tuesday administered the oath of office for Kim Silentwalker, who was sworn in as a member of the Navajo Veterans Advisory...
article Bill honoring Native American vets passes state Senate (4/6/2018)
(Arizona) -- The state Senate on Wednesday passed three memorial proposals introduced by Sen. Jamescita Peshlakai (D-LD7) to push the Arizona Department of...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

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...
1 Article on this Issue

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...
1 Article on this Issue

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...
1 Article on this Issue

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...
1 Article on this Issue

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...
1 Article on this Issue

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...
1 Article on this Issue

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.
1 Article on this Issue

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...
1 Article on this Issue

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...
1 Article on this Issue

Residential Schools

article Army plans to exhume remains of four Carlisle Indian School students (5/25/2018)
(Pennsylvania) -- The U.S. Army is planning to return the remains of four students who died while attending the former Carlisle Indian Industrial School to their...
1 Article on this Issue

Illinois Gaming

article Bill Would Exempt Illinois Veterans Groups From City Bans on Video Gambling (5/13/2018)
(Illinois) -- Illinois state senators have passed a bill that would allow veterans’ organizations to offer video gambling in their establishments even if local...
article Video gambling machines heading to veteran establishments? (5/13/2018)
(Illinois) -- More than 100 communities across Illinois currently ban video gambling, but some veterans in those areas say they should get a pass. Lawmakers are...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Atlantic City Gaming

article Atlantic City casinos 'bet on a vet' (4/19/2018)
(Atlantic City) -- Since leaving the U.S. Marine Corps in 1984, Rod Olsen has worked several different jobs, ranging from car sales to his current gig as a part-timer in...
article Atlantic City Casinos Bet on Vets During Job Fair (4/19/2018)
(Atlantic City) -- The New Jersey Casino Control Commission is joining forces with the American Legion and the State Parole Board to help veterans find a place that fits...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Native Voices

article James Giago Davies: We grew up never knowing my veteran dad was suffering (4/19/2018)
(South Dakota) -- After Irvin “Shorty” Davies finished fighting for his country, he married my mom, Ethel Giago. He had survived the Great Depression,...
1 Article on this Issue

Snoqualmie Tribe

article Hometown Heroes program honors military, teachers, others (4/10/2018)
(Washington) -- Snoqualmie Casino has initiated a call for nominations to recognize community members that provide outstanding service to the greater Seattle region.
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

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...
article Doughboy gets a makeover (9/17/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- After more than 93 years the Doughboy statue at the Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center will get a fresh look. Workers from Wilbert Memorials are...
article Native American veterans get spotlight with upcoming memorial (9/17/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Although Washington, D.C., is known for its many commemorations recognizing Americans who have shaped and served the country in various capacities,...
article Haskell to Celebrate Native Americans Vets of World War I (9/16/2018)
(Kansas) -- Haskell University's Cultural Center and Museum is planning to celebrate Native Americans who served in World War I. The center's director, Jancita...
article Cherokee Warrior Flight departs Monday (9/13/2018)
(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 Native American Vets Memorial Is Designed By a Marine, But Excludes NOAA And USPHS (9/10/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- For five decades, Harvey Pratt sketched drawings of the country's most brutal murderers, including Ted Bundy, the “BTK” killer and...
article Veterans gather to celebrate service at ninth annual American Indian Memorial and Honoring Ceremony (9/8/2018)
(Washington) -- Michael Sebastian grew up on the Spokane Indian Reservation, and after serving for more than 22 years in the U.S. military – including three tours...
article Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe recognized as Purple Heart reservation (9/5/2018)
(South Dakota) -- The Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe has become the third tribal nation in the U.S., and first in the Great Plains, to be recognized as a Purple Heart...
article Dept. of Veterans Affairs Creates First Tribal Office (8/30/2018)
(Oregon) -- Oregon’s Department of Veterans Affairs reached an agreement this week with the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, to set up the state’s first...
article Alaska Natives honor General Wilsbach with historic ceremony (8/27/2018)
(Alaska) -- The Alaska Federation of Natives hosted a unique Native naming ceremony honoring U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Ken Wilsbach for his service and involvement with...
article Meet the amateur historian who created one of the largest databases of Indigenous soldiers (8/26/2018)
(Canada) -- The names of more than 150,000 Indigenous soldiers who fought for Canada and the United States have been identified after a two-decade effort from a Quebec...
article BLOG: “We Don’t Have Those On The Reservation”: VA Racism Threatens Veteran’s Life (8/22/2018)
(Minnesota) -- Frank Sherman, a Marine Corps veteran from Minnesota, needs a kidney transplant badly, but VA refuses to place him on the transplant list. When I first...
article Indigenous youth get a taste of military life on Fort William First Nation (8/11/2018)
(Thunder Bay) -- Indigenous youth from across northwestern Ontario have spent the week on Fort William First Nation, donning camouflage face paint, scrambling through...
article Tribal representatives visit McConnell (8/10/2018)
(Kansas) -- Leaders and historic preservation staff from five Native American tribes met with McConnell leaders, Tuesday, to establish new lines of communication during...
article Indigenous youth get a taste of military life on Fort William First Nation (8/10/2018)
(Ontario) -- Indigenous youth from across northwestern Ontario have spent the week on Fort William First Nation, donning camouflage face paint, scrambling through...
article How a culture-infused military program opens doors for Canada's Indigenous youth (8/10/2018)
(Saskatchewan) -- Dylan Carrier-Henry wanted to be a police officer but lacked the self-confidence to see herself wearing the badge with pride. Until the 17-year-old...
article Bushy Run marks anniversary of battle between British forces, colonial rangers, Native Americans (8/5/2018)
(Pennsylvania) -- A re-enactment of the August 1763 battle — a critical turning point in Pontiac’s War — among Native Americans, British soldiers and...
article Seminole Nation Honor Guard tales trip to Wheaton, Illinois (7/28/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- The Seminole Nation of Oklahoma Honor Guard, accompanied by Director of Tribal Veterans Affairs Galen Greenwalt, attended the 4th National Gathering of...
article Force Master Chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Meets With Fargo Native American Commission (7/26/2018)
(North Dakota) -- Force Master Chief James Osborne, force master chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet, met with the Fargo Native American Commission (NAC) while visiting Fargo, N.D...
article American Indian veterans gather at Cantigny: 'It helps a lot when you talk' (7/22/2018)
(Calgary) -- Underneath a large tent at Wheaton's Cantigny Park, retired U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Raymond Harjo of Oklahoma chatted Saturday with fellow American Indian...

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