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Indigenous Environmental Network, Haskell host first Indigenous Just Transition assembly

LAWRENCE, Kansas — The Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN) and Haskell Indian Nations University gathered Indigenous leaders from across Turtle Island and Haskell students at the first-ever Indigenous Just Transition Assembly in October. “This is the first convergence of Indigenous peoples on Just Transition. The Indigenous Environmental Network felt

Collier County museum showcases artists of Southeastern Tribes

NAPLES — An exhibition of artists from Southeastern Tribes, including Seminole Jessica Osceola, is featured at the Collier Museum at Government Center in Naples through Jan. 11, 2020. The show, entitled “We Never Left,” celebrates contemporary artists descended from Native Americans who remained in the Southeast despite the Indian Removal

Legislative internship program available

WASHINGTON — A Native American Congressional internship is available through the Udall Foundation. The foundation’s fully-funded, 10-week summer internship in Washington, D.C., offers distinctive opportunities for Native American and Alaska Native students who are interested in learning more about the federal legislative process while gaining an insider’s view of the government’s

$11.2 million awarded to for Native communities

The Administration for Native Americans (ANA) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families recently awarded 40 grant projects, totaling $11,237,594 with a goal to help strengthen Native communities throughout the United States. ANA promotes self-sufficiency for Native Americans by providing discretionary grant funding for

Seminole Casino Hotel to host hiring event Nov. 19

IMMOKALEE — Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee will host a hiring event Nov. 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 7-10 p.m. in the Seminole Center. Positions available include: • Accounts Payable Clerk • Assistant Beverage Manager • Cash Operations •

Baccarat debuts at Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood

HOLLYWOOD — Casino guests now have a new way to play a classic game as Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood debuted IGT Dynasty Baccarat electronic table game earlier this month. Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood is the first casino property in Florida to have the electronic table game. The game

Thanksgiving dining specials set at Seminole Casino Coconut

COCONUT CREEK — Seminole Casino Coconut Creek will offer Thanksgiving (Nov. 28) dining specials at four of its restaurants. NYY Steak The property’s fine dining steakhouse will offer Thanksgiving dinner from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. A three-course menu for $75 per person will be available, along with an a la carte

NIEA’s Hill Day to be held in February

The National Indian Education Association’s Head to the Hill will be held Feb. 4-6, 2020, in Washington D.C. NIEA’s Hill Day offers tribal members, Native educators and allies the opportunity to engage with members of Congress to advocate on behalf of NIEA’s legislative priorities. Hill Day features Native education advocacy sessions

Endowment to help Natives with college costs

Lannan Foundation, of Santa Fe, New Mexico, recently announced a $3 million endowment it created with the American Indian College Fund. The endowment will provide Native American students with scholarships to attend tribal colleges and universities. The College Fund supports 35 accredited tribal colleges and universities.

Grants available for efforts addressing Native nutrition and health

The Fertile Ground Policy Innovation Fund is now accepting grant proposals. Grantees will be awarded $50,000 to $80,000 each to support Native-led efforts aimed at advancing new policies and innovative policymaking approaches that benefit Native nutrition and health. This fund is a part of the Fertile Ground campaign, an initiative of Shakopee

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