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Code Talkers

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...
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...
20 Total Articles on this Issue

Pechanga Casino

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...
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

Cherokee Nation

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...
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...
3 Total Articles 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

Navajo Nation

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...
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...
5 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...
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,...
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

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

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

Other News

article Finding Pte. Thomas Godchere: An Anishinaabe family's journey to honour a fallen soldier (6/24/2018)
(Ontario) -- During the First World War, many Indigenous men from communities across Canada were quick to leave their reserves and join the battles in Europe.
article Woman makes history in Wisconsin Army National Guard (6/21/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- The Wisconsin Army National Guard’s deputy adjutant general Joane Mathews is accustomed to taking the lead. Brig. Gen. Mathews is the first woman,...
article Maine’s Native American veterans to be celebrated on June 21 (6/18/2018)
(Maine) -- Omaha Beach artwork to be unveiled at ceremony. Thursday, June 21, is Native American Veterans Day in Maine, and an event celebrating the role of Native...
article Veteran receives a mortgage-free home in El Mirage (6/17/2018)
(Arizona) -- United States Marine Corps Sgt. Nathaniel Bitsui and his family received the keys to a newly remodeled and mortgage-free home in the west Valley on Friday...
article Memorial Day at Black Hills National Cemetery (6/1/2018)
(South Dakota) -- Several dozen families of veterans and veterans of many wars gathered on Memorial Day for a special honoring ceremony for Native American soldiers...
article Heinrich Leads Effort To Help Native American Veterans Find A Home (5/30/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Today, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) led a group of Senators seeking to improve a Housing and Urban Development (HUD) program that assists...
article Mobile food pantry helps veterans (5/29/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- Disabled U.S. Marine Corps veteran J.C. Wilson drove his silver Nissan Versa into the parking lot of the Cherokee Nation Veterans Center Tuesday, where...
article Remembering the Native Americans who served with honor (5/28/2018)
(Montana) -- Last week, I visited the site of the Battle of Rosebud Creek on the Crow Reservation in Big Horn County and was reminded of the role that Native Americans...
article Native American who helped raise flag at Iwo Jima never accepted ‘hero’ label (5/27/2018)
(Arizona) -- The story of Ira Hayes is a tragically familiar one for combat veterans. It’s about a Native American who went from young Marine to war hero to post...
article New veterans center open to all, tribe says (5/24/2018)
(Washington) -- The new home of Yakama Nation Veterans Affairs is not for the Yakama Warriors alone. “It’s for any veteran who lives on the Yakama...
article After loss of grenades and machine gun, Minot security forces group commander fired (5/23/2018)
(North Dakota) -- The commander of the 91st Security Forces Group at Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota was fired Wednesday, after the high-profile losses of a crate...
article VA Center to assist tribal veterans opens in Toppenish (5/21/2018)
(Washington) -- Trumpets sounded as flags went up in front of the new Yakama Nation Veteran Affairs building in Toppenish. People with the Yakama Warriors Association...
article Gov. Jay Inslee to speak at grand opening of Yakama Nation's new veterans center (5/18/2018)
(Washington) -- Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday will be a guest speaker during the grand opening of the Yakama Nation’s new veterans center. For years the tribe’s...
article Army uniforms worn by Native Americans needed for exhibit on Post (5/11/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- Native American military uniforms are needed for an exhibit. Fort Sill's National Historic Landmark and Museum is asking people to donate the uniforms...
article Here’s What The New Native American Veterans Memorial Could Look Like (5/9/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- American Indians serve in the U.S. Military at a higher per capita rate than any other ethnic group. They’ve played significant roles in all...
article How this school teacher became a war chief in WWII (5/9/2018)
(Montana) -- Few people have lived a life as hardcore and fulfilling as that of Dr. Joseph Medicine Crow. He attended college and became the first member of his tribe to...
article Native American veteran's dying wish granted years later (5/9/2018)
(Texas) -- A veteran's dying wish was fulfilled by a friend Wednesday. 82-year-old Victor Castillo died in 2003. He was a veteran who served in WWII, the Korean...
article Years after federal government apology, Indigenous veterans still falling through the cracks (5/8/2018)
(Canada) -- Emile Highway wanted nothing to do with his military uniform after he retired in 1982. The member of the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation in northern...
article Early experiences in Venezuela shaped U.S. Marine’s career as HR director at casinos, host of WRSU radio show (5/8/2018)
(New Jersey) -- Donald Buzney’s mission was to break an ambush at daylight and head to the river, sweeping through a hamlet of about 20 homes. It was 1968 in...
article Smithsonian to Honor Native American Veterans With National Memorial (5/6/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian(NMAI) has announced the five finalists for the design of a National Native American...

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