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2014-06-13 12:27:21

-Contribution Highlights Commitment to Indian Country in Advance of First Presidential Visit in 15 Years- FORT WORTH, Texas, June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Think Finance today announced a $60,000 donation in the name of three Native American tribes to fund a pilot program that will help students in Indian country go to and succeed in college. Think Finance is the nation's leading provider of cutting edge analytics and technology services for licensed lenders meeting the needs of...

2014-06-10 12:27:23

CORNING, Calif., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Monday, June 9th at 6 am, the Paskenta Tribal Council began physically closing the Rolling Hills Casino. It will remain closed until Tribal Council can resolve the disputes within the Paskenta Tribe and remedy the illegal operation of the Casino by unauthorized management and attorneys. "Our number one priority is public safety, and that is why the physical closure of the Casino is necessary. It is not safe," said Paskenta Tribal...

2014-06-05 23:01:51

Cherokee Company to Support $300M Contract Tulsa, Okla. (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 Cherokee CRC, a division of Cherokee Nation Businesses, is one of five companies chosen to perform work on a 5-year contract for remodeling and renovations at several facilities managed by the Washington Headquarters Services (WHS). The multi-disciplined construction project has the potential to produce $60 million in revenue for the tribal enterprise throughout the duration of the contract. “Successfully...

2014-06-04 12:26:27

NC GOP Convention to be Held at Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort June 6-8, 2014 CHEROKEE, N.C., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Principal Chief of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Michell Hicks is pleased to welcome members of the North Carolina Republican Party to Cherokee for the 2014 NC GOP State Convention. The convention will be held at Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort, which is owned by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI), from June 6 - 8, 2014. "We are honored that...

2014-05-31 08:20:22

CHEROKEE, N.C., May 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Six members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians joined 12 members of the Cherokee Nation from Oklahoma in the annual 950-mile, "Remember the Removal" bike ride commemorating the 1839 Trail of Tears on May 30, 2014. The 3-week ride begins with a ceremonial meeting at the Kituwah Mound near Cherokee, N.C. The riders then travel to New Echota, Ga. to begin the journey which ends in Tahlequah, Oklahoma the capital of the Cherokee Nation....

2014-05-22 20:20:33

Huron Acquires American Auto Auction Group, LLC DETROIT, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Huron Capital Partners ("Huron") today announced the formation of an auto remarketing services platform and the simultaneous acquisition of American Auto Auction Group, LLC ("AAAG"). AAAG is a leading provider of dealer-to-dealer auction services with sites in South Carolina, Florida, Mississippi, Texas, California and Wisconsin. In launching this buy-and-build initiative, Huron partnered with...

2014-05-14 00:21:34

SAN DIEGO, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights presented Redding Rancheria Tribal leadership and Win-River Resort and Casino management with Smokefree Business Awards for their newly remodeled 100% smokefree indoor air facility. The awards were presented during the annual National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) expo held at the San Diego Convention Center this week. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140514/87384 The casino celebrated its...

2014-05-13 23:01:05

Cherokee Nation’s Aerospace and Defense Manufacturing Company to Support S-333 Helicopter Stilwell, OK (PRWEB) May 13, 2014 Cherokee Nation Industries, the aerospace and manufacturing division of Cherokee Nation Businesses, was recently awarded a $2.5 million contract by Sikorsky Global Helicopter in support of the S-333 aircraft, one of the most cost-efficient light turbine helicopters in the industry. “Advanced manufacturing in the aerospace industry is a core industry for Oklahoma...

2014-04-01 12:32:00

TORONTO, April 1, 2014 /CNW/ - To foster better understanding of Aboriginal issues in Canada's major media and community outlets, The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) is pleased to introduce the new CJF Aboriginal Journalism Fellowship. "This is a very special new initiative for CJF," says Bob Lewis, chair of the CJF. "It aims in a small way to help bridge the yawning gap between traditional news media and the oft-ignored stories of Canada's Aboriginal people. The...

2014-03-27 23:26:32

Marilyn Suey to Lead Consultative Wealth Management and Retirement Plan Expansion San Ramon, CA (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 Yerba Buena Financial Partners, LLC , a boutique private wealth management firm headquartered in San Rafael, CA, has opened a new branch location in San Ramon, Ca. The new office, located at 2430 Camino Ramon Suite 103 San Ramon, CA. opened in January of this year. “I am proud to see our firm expanding,” said Bruce Frankel, Managing Partner. “It has always been our...


Latest History of North America Reference Libraries

Samuel de Champlain
2014-01-07 10:15:12

Samuel de Champlain, known as The Father of New France, was a Frenchman with many titles including navigator, soldier, explorer, cartographer, and diplomat. Born Samuel Champlain in 1574 to a family of mariners, exploration was in his blood and he took his first voyage as a young man in 1603, led by François Gravé Du Pont. In his early years, Champlain learned to navigate, create nautical charts, draw, and make applied reports. From 1594 or 1595 to 1598, he learned fighting skills in the...

Leif Ericson
2014-01-06 10:25:39

Leif Ericson was a Norse explorer seen as the first European to land in North America nearly 500 years prior to Christopher Columbus. According to the Sagas of Icelanders, he established a Norse settlement at Vinland, identified with the Norse L’Anse aux Meadows on the northern point of Newfoundland in modern-day Canada. It is believed that Leif was born in Iceland around the 970’s - the son of father Erik the Red, an explorer and outlaw from Western Norway. Erik founded the first...

William Clark
2013-10-28 14:11:26

William Clark was an American explorer, territorial governor, soldier, and Indian agent who lived between August 1, 1770 and September 1, 1838. He is best known for his exploration of the territory between the Louisiana Purchase and the Pacific Ocean, which he conducted alongside Meriwether Lewis between 1803 and 1806. William Clark, born in 1770 in Caroline County, Virginia, was the ninth child born to John and Ann Rogers Clark. His family was known in the area as common planters with a...

Mesa Verde National Park
2013-04-24 15:47:49

Mesa Verde National Park is located in the state of Colorado in the United States. The park contains 52,485 acres of land that was once inhabited by Native American tribes including the basket maker and pueblo peoples, also known as the Anasazi tribe. In 1868, the American government made a treaty with the Ute tribe that established the area west of the Continental Divide as belonging to the Ute people. A new treaty was established in 1873 that decreased the Ute’s land to a strip that...

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