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Live from Indian Country, The NIGC announces largest tribal revenue gain in 10 years

PRNewswire

Indian gaming continues to be a strong force for tribal economic development

INDIO, Calif., July 19, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) released data showing revenues generated by the Indian gaming industry in 2015 totaled $29.9 billion dollars. After six years of modest, but stable growth, the 5% increase in GGR from 2014 is the largest increase in 10 years.

Poor Cancer Care for Native Americans Might Be a Treaty Violation

There’s a cruel joke often told in Indian country: “Don’t get sick after June.” The sick truth beneath those words is that by summertime the Indian Health Service—tasked with providing basic health care to the nation’s 2 million Native Americans and Alaska Natives—has typically blown its meager fiscal year budget for its Catastrophic Health Emergency Fund. Perhaps even more dangerous to the health of natives across the United States: The IHS does not typically provide coverage for preventive services. Without those types of checkups—the mammograms, colonoscopies and other services that are mandated by the Affordable Care Act—cancers don’t get found until it’s too late.

For Advocates and Native Communities, an Online Resource for Sex Trafficking Victims

- The Chronicle of Social Change

American Indian and Alaska Native women and girls fall prey to human trafficking at a disproportionate rate, according to the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) and the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC). Studies in Hennepin County, Minnesota, show American Indian/Alaska Native women accounting for 24 percent of prostitution arrests, which is more than twelve times their representation in the general population.

 

Moya-Smith: Here's the Ad Trump Used to Demonize Native Americans

Simon Moya-Smith - Indian Country Today

Everything that can be said about Donald J. Trump, the troll, has already been said. There really is nothing more to add. Think about it: We know he's a misogynist. We know he's racist. He's opportunistic. A bombastic braggadocio. He's the presumptive Republican nominee for the presidency, and also a demonizing dick.

I don't think anyone has called him that yet — a "demonizing dick" — at least no other critic and columnist with the platform to do so. Right. There's more than one way to skin a putrid politician-wannabe shit-for-brains. And calling Trump a demonizing dick, although opinion, is supported by fact.

Non-profit places teachers in remote communities

CBC News

Canadian teachers are lining up for a chance to spend some time in the classrooms of Ontario's remote northern communities.

Teach For Canada, a non-profit organization that places teachers in remote First Nations communities, has seen the number of applicants for its program jump as it enters its second year of operation.

Damien Taylor must serve 12 years for killing pregnant girlfriend

Yvette Brend, CBC News

Damien Taylor, the B.C. man convicted of killing his pregnant 16-year-old girlfriend CJ Fowler, must serve 12 years of his life sentence for second-degree murder before parole eligibility.

Taylor, 24, killed his girlfriend with a chunk of concrete in an unprovoked attack after a "meth binge" on Dec.5, 2012. He was sentenced to life in prison following his conviction in October 2015.

16-year-old CJ Fowler was found lying on her back in Guerin Creek near downtown Kamloops. A forensic pathologist testified she choked on her tongue after her neck and head were crushed by two blows.

Dead black bear with claws cut off found at Kashechewan First Nation garbage dump

Marina von Stackelberg, CBC News

Photos of a dead black bear lying in a garbage dump with its claws cut off have surfaced online.

The photos of the bear were taken at the Kashechewan First Nation garbage dump on Sunday.

Facebook user Isaiah Goodwin—who posted the photos—said he was sad and angry when he came across the bear's body. He often goes to the dump to watch the bears eating garbage in the evening. He said he believes the person killed the bear for sport.

New Canada Child Benefit program payments start today

Aaron Saltzman, CBC News

Starting today, most Canadian families with children under 18 can expect to see a bigger child benefit payment, as money starts flowing in one of the most ambitious social policies to be implemented in Canada in decades.

The new Canada Child Benefit (CCB) is expected to push tens of thousands of Canadian children above the poverty line, and could help stimulate an economy that could use a jolt in the arm.

Listeria fear prompts 372K-pound hot dog, corn dog recall

The Associated Press The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 372,000 pounds of hot dogs and corn dogs made earlier this month are being recalled over concerns of listeria contamination.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Alstus, Oklahoma-based Bar-S Foods is recalling five chicken and pork products that could potentially be contaminated with listeria. The USDA says Bar-S hasn't received test results, but is recalling the items due to recurring listeria issues at the company.

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