2014 Audit Presentation - Event Date: July 30, 2015
5:00 p.m. in the lobby of the Tribal Community Building. The 2014 audited financial statements of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe and Mohawk Gaming Enterprises, LLC will be presented by the CPA firm, Moss Adams.
WASHINGTON— Among American Indian baby boomers, there is a high prevalence of hepatitis C, who contracted the disease years ago. The disease is also common younger American Indians that inject drugs.
Today, July 28, 2015, is World Hepatitis Day. Native News Online wants to help bring awareness to this health issue.
The White House released the following presidential proclamation in recognition of World Hepatitis Day:
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION
Around the world, doctors, medical researchers, and other professionals dedicated to health care and public health are working hard every day to combat disease and build healthier communities. Their efforts have led to improved sanitation, cleaner water, better access to care, and improvements in how we diagnose, treat, and prevent disease.
The future of blackjack in Seminole Tribe casinos may be headed to a courtroom.
A potential showdown moved closer Monday, with the state asking the tribe how it planned to shut down its table games when its five-year gambling agreement ends Friday.
Ken Lawson, director of the Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering, sent the tribe a letter requesting a meeting within 15 days. Lawson and the tribe's lawyers declined further comment.
"The letter was actually expected and is just another part of the process," Seminoles spokesman Gary Bitner said.
By Dave Palermo
Republican senators are using a General Accountability Office audit of the National Indian Gaming Commission to booster their belief the American Indian casino industry lacks sufficient federal regulatory oversight.
Although the GAO audit released in June uncovered no evidence of scandals in the $28.5 billion industry, which consists of 440 casinos in 28 states, it questioned the effectiveness of NIGC’s tribal-friendly policy of using training to promote voluntary compliance with federal law.
By Andrew Bahl - Indianz.Com Staff Writer
ROCKVILLE, Maryland -- Roughly 40 people crowded the suburban D.C. headquarters of the Indian Health Service on Monday to discuss how the agency can better serve lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and Two Spirit clients.
The daylong meeting differed from a normal listening session, a first for the agency. Participants -- who represented Indian Country, the IHS and other federal agencies -- were encouraged to engage with one another. They also posed questions to senior IHS staff.
“When I first heard the words ‘listening session’ I had images of setting a mic up and having people walk up one at a time,” said Gale Marshall, the coordinator for Let’s Move! in Indian Country who served as moderator for the event.
By Don Pittis, CBC News
Taking a shortcut through an underground mall yesterday, I saw a couple who looked like Pan Am visitors ogling the low price of jewelry outside a little downtown Toronto shop.
Normally, we think of U.S. prices being cheaper than anything you get north of the border. But something special is going on with some Canadian goods right now.
As the Canadian dollar trades at lows not seen since 2004, it means that this year's July sales may offer the best bargains you will see in a while. But it will come at a cost.
CBC News Canada
They're calling it earth's bigger, older cousin. On Thursday, NASA announced the discovery of the earth-like planet Kepler 452b. It's located in the 'habitable zone' of a star similar to our own sun, and the discovery has sparked new speculation of life beyond earth. The discovery also comes on the heels of the announcement that Russian billionaire Yuri Milner is donating $100 million to the search for alien life. But as we venture further and further out into the cosmos, are we ready for what might be out there?
By Cara McKenna, The Canadian Press
Some First Nations communities in Ontario and Manitoba have complained for years about what they call an unusually high rate of cancer among their members.
Now a new study, funded by Health Canada and conducted by a group of University of Toronto researchers, will look into those claims.
The research will focus on the Northwest Angle 33 First Nation — near the borders of Manitoba and the U.S. — which claims that a quarter of the community's residents have been diagnosed with the disease over the last few decades.
By Elyse Skura, CBC News
Susan Aglukark, one of Nunavut's most recognizable singers, hopes her #ArcticRoseWarCry campaign will show Canada's leaders that the suicide rate among aboriginal youth is a national crisis — and something needs to be done.
"They're in crisis," said Aglukark.
"Everybody hears about it all the time, but what are we really doing about it?"
Aglukark launched the social media campaign during her concert last Thursday at the Aboriginal Pavilion, which ran concurrently during the Pan Am Games in Toronto. She says she chose the "war cry" theme in reference to the First Nations tradition.
By TOM KRISHER and JONATHAN FAHEY, AP Business Writers
DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler could be required to lay out billions of dollars to get potentially defective Ram pickups and older Jeeps off the road under a deal with safety regulators to settle claims that the automaker mishandled nearly two dozen recalls.
The Italian-American automaker must offer to buy back 500,000 Ram pickup trucks and other vehicles in the biggest such action in U.S. history. It must also either allow owners of more than a million older Jeeps with vulnerable rear-mounted gas tanks to trade them in at above market value or cover the cost of a repair. Fiat Chrysler faces a record civil fine of up to $105 million.