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Hard Rock charity poker event benefits Feeding South Florida

HOLLYWOOD — Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood hosted a charity poker tournament Oct. 3 benefiting Feeding South Florida and its hurricane relief efforts. PokerStars, which is the flagship brand of The Stars Group Inc. and is the world’s most licensed online gaming brand, matched the tournament donation

Cherokee Nation’s Bryan Rice named BIA director

WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced Oct. 16 the selection of Bryan Rice, a veteran federal administrator and citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, as the new Director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), the federal agency that coordinates government-to-government relations with 567 federally

Haskell runners capture honors

A pair of Haskell Indian Nations University runners swept the Association of Independent Institutions’ cross country weekly honors Sept. 25. Freshmen Chantel Yazzie and Max Tuckfield turned in strong performances during the Emporia State University Papa John’s Invitational. Yazzie, of Fort Wingate, N.M., completed the 5-kilometer course in 23:52.72 in a meet

Native American Voting Rights Coalition to hold hearings

With growing concerns over voter suppression and voting rights violations, the Native American Voting Rights Coalition will be holding several field hearings in upcoming months across Indian Country. The goal of the hearings is to identify and document the obstacles indigenous voters continue to face. The first hearing was held

Hard Rock Stadium unveils phase III upgrades

MIAMI GARDENS — The Miami Dolphins unveiled their latest phase of a $500-million plus renovation at Hard Rock Stadium on Aug. 8. Privately funded by Dolphins and stadium owner Stephen Ross, the phase III renovations include a new partnership with Aston Martin Residences, new food and beverage offerings, luxury and party

Crevier named NCUIH executive director

WASHINGTON — The National Council of Urban Indian Health announced July 31 that its executive director position has been filled by Francys Crevier, who previously served NCUIH as the director of Governmental Affairs. Crevier (Algonquin) has been serving Indian Country for more than a decade. She has served in various capacities

Jill Kehaulani Esch chosen NICWA’s Member of the Year

In April, the National Indian Child Welfare Association honored Jill Kehaulani Esch, Esq. as 2017 NICWA Member of the Year. NICWA’s annual Member of the Year award honors and recognizes an individual or organizational member of NICWA who has demonstrated outstanding service, contributions and leadership in his or her profession,

Preparations continue for NAIG in Toronto

TORONTO — The North American Indigenous Games, which includes several teams from the Seminole Tribe, will be held July 16-23 in Toronto. Toronto Mayor John Tory officially proclaimed April 19, 2017 Team 88 Day in the City of Toronto in front of a crowd at Nathan Phillips Square as the Toronto

NB3FIT Week to be held in November

The Notah Begay III (NB3) Foundation encourages all tribes, Native communities, businesses, organizations, faith groups, schools and allies across the country to host physical activity and health-centered events in their communities during NB3FIT Week Nov. 5-11. All activities should directly engage Native youth with a one–hour minimum of physical activity. Last

Native American art sale to be held in Fort Lauderdale

FORT LAUDERDALE — The Great Native American Art Show and a closing reception for The Big Show exhibit will be held June 4 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society, 219 SW 2nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale. The event will feature a talk from Elgin Jumper

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