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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...
article Veterans job fair to be held in A.C. in April (3/21/2018)
(Atlantic City) -- A job fair for veterans will be held in Atlantic City next month. Casinos including Bally’s Atlantic City, Ocean Resorts Casino and the...
article 'Bet on a Vet': Atlantic City Casinos Want to Help Get Veterans Jobs (2/27/2018)
(Atlantic City) -- A New Jersey casino authority is looking to help military veterans find jobs with the various casinos and resorts that populate Atlantic City.
article Commission to host casino job fair for veterans (2/26/2018)
(Atlantic City) -- The Casino Control Commission is partnering with the American Legion and the State Parole Board to help veterans find jobs in the casino industry.
article Air Force, Native American community learn together (11/25/2017)
(South Dakota) -- For the first time, the Ellsworth Air Force Base Diversity Council worked with Mniluzahan Okolakiciyapi Ambassadors, a local organization, to build...
6 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,...
article The military's unsung Native American heroes (11/10/2017)
(Indian Country) -- On a sultry morning in late August, a group of middle school students, teachers, administrators, basket dancers, and bird singers converge on the...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Navajo Nation

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...
article Navajo filmmaker to start shooting WWII Code Talkers movie (12/30/2017)
(New Mexico) -- It’s no secret that the Navajo Code Talkers played a significant role in the Allied powers’ victory in World War II, said Kody Dayish, a...
article Veterans march against veto, override drafted (11/23/2017)
(Arizona) -- The Navajo veterans’ protest against President Russell Begaye’s veto of the Veterans Trust Fund amendments went on as planned last Thursday...
article Navajo Nation Council Encourages Navajo Veterans to Submit Claims to Recover Income Taxes (11/15/2017)
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation Council is encouraging Navajo veterans to submit claims to the states of Arizona and New Mexico to recover income taxes that were...
article The Ninth Man / Last survivor of the ‘Morenci Nine’ reflects on Vietnam (11/12/2017)
(Arizona) -- You can tell Joe Sorrelman is a little weary of telling this tale. Over the last 50 years, he’s told it to newspapers, magazines and TV reporters. The...
article Veterans up in arms over veto (11/12/2017)
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye put a damper on Veterans Day when he vetoed the Veterans’ Trust Fund Income Act bill. Begaye’s reason for...
7 Total Articles on this Issue

Code Talkers

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...
article LETTER: Apache code talkers (3/13/2018)
(Arizona) -- Editor: I enjoyed reading the article about the Navajo code talkers. However, I think many people are unaware that there were code talkers from other tribes...
article 75 years ago this month, the Navajo Code Talkers came into being. Few of these warriors still live (12/31/2017)
(USA) -- When people die, the Navajo say they “walk on.” And so it was Dec. 14 for Teddy Draper Sr. of Chinle, Arizona. He was 96. He was also one of the 421...
article Honored Navajo ‘code talker’ dies at 94 (12/21/2017)
(New Mexico) -- The exemplary reputation of U.S. Marine Corps' Navajo "code talkers" during World War II is well documented, and I was saddened to learn...
article Code Talkers: The Forgotten Heroes of WWI and WWII (12/18/2017)
(USA) -- Native Americans served in WWII. Not only were the fighting bigotry and racism from a bunch of people on their own land, but they also fought the war of the...
article Lynchburg native talks about working as a 'code girl' during World War II (12/17/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- When the historical drama “The Imitation Game,” which told the story of British cryptanalyst Alan Turing, hit theaters in 2014, it...
article The Marines’ Hymn sung in Navajo by Code Talker Joe Kellwood (12/17/2017)
(Arizona) -- The official designation of Aug. 14 as Navajo Code Talkers’ Day in Arizona moved former code talker Joe Kellwood to song — in Navajo. It is also...
article CYR: American Indians’ Support of the United States (12/16/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- There was a flap surrounding a White House ceremony a few weeks ago honoring Native American contributions to the military. And while there were...
article Navajo Code Talker Teddy Draper Sr. dies in Prescott at 96 (12/16/2017)
(Arizona) -- A Navajo Code Talker who used his native language to outsmart the Japanese in World War II has died in Arizona. Navajo Nation officials say Teddy Draper Sr...
article Navajo Code Talker Teddy Draper Sr. dies at the age of 96 (12/15/2017)
(Arizona) -- Only 10 Navajo Code Talkers from World War II remain alive after Teddy Draper Sr. died Thursday morning in Prescott, according to the Navajo Nation. Draper...
article Navajo Nation mourns loss of Navajo Code Talker (12/12/2017)
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation has suffered a tragic loss in the passing of George P. Willie Sr., a Navajo Code Talker, 2nd Marine Division, who served from 1943 to 1946...
article Navajo Nation President: Navajo Code Talker George Willie Courageously Defended Our Freedom (12/6/2017)
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation has suffered a tragic loss in the passing of George P. Willie Sr., a Navajo Code Talker, 2nd Marine Division who served from 1943 to 1946.
article Navajo Nation Mourns Death of Code Talker George B. Willie, Sr. (12/5/2017)
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation is mourning the death of Navajo Code Talker George B. Willie, Sr., who passed away on Tuesday. He was 92.
article Code Talker 101: Storyteller Offers Insight on Native American War Heroes (12/2/2017)
(Arizona) -- Once sworn to secrecy about their cryptic contributions to U.S. military battle, some former hidden heroes are now decoding the details of their efforts for...
article The 'Code Talkers' Once More, With Respect (11/29/2017)
(USA) -- In 1982, President Ronald Reagan gave Native American “Code Talkers” a Certificate of Recognition and declared August 14 “Navajo Code Talkers...
article Navajo Code Talkers honored with memorial at county building (11/11/2017)
(Arizona) -- A large crowd gathered today outside the San Juan County administration building here to honor the Navajo Code Talkers during the dedication and unveiling...
17 Total Articles 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

Hard Rock

article Casino Job Fair In Atlantic City Targets Veterans (3/31/2018)
(Atlantic City) -- Veterans looking for a job may want to get ready for a job fair in Atlantic City later this month, targeted specifically to them. The date? April 19...
1 Article on this Issue

Gila River

article Arizona Homecoming For Gila River Indian Community Marine Killed In Action 68 Years Ago (3/26/2018)
(Arizona) -- A lifetime of mourning for a 74-year-old member of the Gila River Indian Community has come to an end. Laverne McAfee was finally able to welcome her father...
1 Article on this Issue

Cherokee Nation

article Smith, Golden honored with CN Patriotism medals (3/20/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation honored U.S. Army and Navy veterans with the tribe’s Medal of Patriotism during the March 12 Tribal Council meeting.
article Cherokee Nation honors World War II veteran in January (1/18/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation honored World War II veteran John Andrew Cockrum at the January Tribal Council meeting on Tuesday. Cockrum, 91, of Tulsa, was...
article Cherokee Nation Honors U.S. Army Veterans in November (11/15/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation honored four U.S. Army veterans with the Medal of Patriotism at the Tribal Council meeting Monday. Virgil England, 81, of Blue Springs...
article Notes from the Chief: Celebrating Cherokee Veterans (11/9/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- November is a special and sacred time in the Cherokee Nation and all across Indian Country. Annually, November is the month we set aside to celebrate and...
article Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation takes time to honor veteran brothers and sisters (11/8/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- Osiyo, November is a special and sacred time in the Cherokee Nation and all across Indian Country. Annually, November is the month we set aside to...
article Cherokee Nation honors veterans in October (10/30/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation honored a World War II veteran and three Vietnam War veterans with the Medal of Patriotism at the Tribal Council meeting on Monday, Oct...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Jamul Casino

article LETTER: A reader talks about his friend, a Jamul Indian (2/7/2018)
(California) -- I just read the article regarding the Jamul casino and wanted to weigh in here with my thoughts. If the argument from the Jamul Committee is that they...
1 Article on this Issue

San Manuel Tribe

article Tribe donates Hampton Inn furniture to help veterans (2/1/2018)
(California) -- The Hampton Inn at San Manuel Village, closed for renovations, was busy with this week as volunteers were clearing the furniture out for donation to...
1 Article on this Issue

Kansas Gaming

article Casino gives back to veterans (12/21/2017)
(Kansas) -- Giving back to veterans continues to be a yearly event from Boot Hill Casino and Resort members. This year was no different. Members of Boot Hill Casino and...
1 Article on this Issue

Donald Trump

article Historical contributions of Native American Code Talkers is invaluable, cultural insensitivity is unfortunate (11/27/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Today, during an event at the White House honoring Native American Code Talkers, President Donald Trump made reference to Sen. Elizabeth Warren as...
1 Article on this Issue

Sand Creek Massacre

article Remembering the U.S. Soldiers Who Refused Orders to Murder Native Americans at Sand Creek (11/21/2017)
(Colorado) -- Every Thanksgiving weekend for the past 18 years, Arapaho and Cheyenne youth lead a 180-mile relay from the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site to...
1 Article on this Issue

Standing Rock Sioux

article Veterans Day Observed Holiday Special – Photos of Veterans Standing Up for Standing Rock Last December (11/13/2017)
(North Dakota) -- More than three thousand veterans arrived at Standing Rock on the first weekend of December last year to support the water protectors who were there to...
1 Article on this Issue

Eastern Band of Cherokee

article On Veteran’s Day, Cherokee honors those who served (11/11/2017)
(North Carolina) -- The Cherokee community honored those who have served in the United State military during a special event held on Saturday, Nov. 11 at the Yellowhill...
article This war hero has a destroyer named after him – and soon, a Charlotte-area post office (11/8/2017)
(North Carolina) -- James Elliott Williams, a Fort Mill native recognized as the most highly decorated enlisted man in U.S. Navy history, is about to receive another...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Video Gaming

article DARPA is looking for advanced war gaming (11/10/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- War gaming has become more popular as the Department of Defense struggles to anticipate what future conflicts might look like. A little judicious...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Event brings VA benefits closer to Navajo veteran (4/11/2018)
(New Mexico) -- The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Navajo Nation Veterans Affairs will host an event to help Native American veterans in identifying...
article National American Legion commander and native Iowan returns to her home state (4/2/2018)
(Iowa) -- The first female National American Legion commander, Denise Rohan, spent a few days in her home state of Iowa this week, preaching her message of "family...
article Vietnam veterans welcomed home, honored in celebration (3/31/2018)
(New Mexico) -- AAs Henry Smith played taps at the start of the Vietnam Veterans Day event here on Thursday, an audience member wept loudly. Smith, post commander for...
article 7 decades later, a Native American Marine's remains come home from Korea (3/30/2018)
(Arizona) -- A lifetime of mourning for a 74-year-old member of the Gila River Indian Community has come to an end. Laverne McAfee was finally able to welcome her father...
article 'We are truly sorry': Trudeau exonerates Tsilhqot'in chiefs hanged in 1864 (3/26/2018)
(Ottawa) -- More than 150 years after six B.C. First Nations chiefs were hanged by colonial authorities, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has apologized and absolved the...
article Trudeau delivers 'long overdue apology' to exonerate six Tsilhqot'in chiefs who were unjustly hanged (3/26/2018)
(Ottawa) -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivered a historic apology on Monday in the House of Commons, more than 150 years in the making, exonerating six chiefs from...
article Native American Traditions Help Former Soldiers (3/26/2018)
(USA) -- Michael Carroll served 18 months in Iraq for the United States Army. After coming home in 2004, doctors found that he suffered from Post Traumatic Stress...
article Friday Marks 15 Years Since Lori Piestewa Died While Serving In Iraq (3/23/2018)
(Arizona) -- Today marks 15 years since Lori Piestewa died in Iraq. She was the first Native American woman in U.S. history to die in combat while serving in the U.S....
article Veterans With PTSD Find Relief in Native American Rituals (3/22/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- “I wasn’t the kind of guy you’d want to meet in a dark alley.” That’s how U.S. Army veteran Michael Carroll, 39, from...
article Governor rejects bust for Civil War hero who fought Indians (3/5/2018)
(New Mexico) -- A proposal to honor a Hispanic leader of Union troops in U.S. Civil War with a bronze bust in the New Mexico state Capitol has been rejected by the...
article Museum hosts new exhibit on native american military members (3/3/2018)
(Oregon) -- A new exhibit premiered at the Coos History Museum on Thursday afternoon to honor Native Americans who served in the U.S. armed forces.
article The battle of Crowheart Butte (3/2/2018)
(Wyoming) -- Crowheart Butte cuts a striking figure as it rises from the Wind River Valley — a solitary flat-topped mountain looming above the sage, visible for...
article Ira Hayes and the History Behind the Famous Iwo Jima Flag-Raising Photo (2/23/2018)
(USA) -- Chances are, you’ve seen the iconic image of five U.S. Marines and a Navy sailor raising an American flag on the Japanese island of Iwo Jima during World...
article Finalists hope Native American vets memorial is place of honor, healing (2/13/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The charge from National Native American Veterans Memorial officials was daunting: Design a memorial that honors the contributions of every tribe to...
article Finalists hope Native American vets memorial is place of honor, healing (2/12/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The charge from National Native American Veterans Memorial officials was daunting: Design a memorial that honors the contributions of every tribe to...
article Presentation highlights Native American involvement in U.S. Civil War (2/10/2018)
(Michigan) -- Most Americans are aware of the Navajo code talkers involvement in WWII, working with U.S. Marines in the Pacific Theater of the war. But other Native...
article Finalists for Smithsonian's National Native American Veterans Memorial design competition share their initial concepts (2/9/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian hosted Wednesday the five finalists who are advancing to the second stage of the...
article Cocopah Indian Tribe Hosts Veterans Ceremony (1/29/2018)
(Arizona) -- The event hosted by the Cocopah Indian Tribe and the Yuma Veterans Center invited veterans and their families to attend. Cocopah Veterans Association...
article Great grandson of Civil War colonel to speak (1/24/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- The fourth great grandson of Confederate Col. Chilly McIntosh will speak at a special presentation at 1 p.m. February 24 at the Honey Springs Battlefield...
article Native American veterans, who served at a higher rate than any other ethnic group, will be honored with a memorial on the National Mall (1/16/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Mall is studded with monuments to iconic people and events, from presidents to wars to civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. Later this...

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