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2014-05-22 16:24:39

Law enforcement opens investigation following attempt to destroy evidence with a computer attack at Rolling Hills Casino CORNING, Calif., May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Following recent allegations that former Paskenta Enterprises Chairman John Crosby and members of the Pata family purchased a mansion and wrote hundreds of thousands of dollars in personal checks to each other, Chairman Andy Freeman of the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians shared more findings from an investigation...

2014-03-25 08:25:21

World's Largest Native American Cultural Event to Feature Dance, Musical, Artistic and Culinary Experiences ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The world's largest gathering of Native American and indigenous people will take place on Thursday, April 24, 2014 in Albuquerque, N.M. The 31st Annual Gathering of Nations, considered the most prominent Native American powwow in the North America, will host tens of thousands of people and more than 700 tribes from throughout...

New Analysis Reveals Relationship Between Siberian And North American Languages
2014-03-13 08:51:04

PLOS Evolutionary analysis applied to the relationship between North American and Central Siberian languages may indicate that people moved out from the Bering Land Bridge, with some migrating back to central Asia and others into North America, according to a paper published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE on March 12, 2014 by Mark Sicoli, from Georgetown University and Gary Holton from University of Alaska Fairbanks. Languages evolve slowly overtime and may even follow human...

Study Shows Indigenous Hunting With Fire Helps Sustain Brazil's Savannas
2013-12-12 12:37:41

Indiana University Indigenous use of fire for hunting is an unlikely contributor to long-term carbon emissions, but it is an effective environmental management and recovery tool against agribusiness deforestation, a new study from Indiana University and Brazil's Oswaldo Cruz Foundation has found. Many indigenous peoples in Brazil have practiced hunting with fire, and today Brazil's Xavante Indians often use fire to hunt game for ceremonial occasions such as weddings and rites of...

2013-11-05 23:24:21

CNT Supporting Research on the Health of Our Nation’s Forests Catoosa, OK (PRWEB) November 05, 2013 Cherokee Nation Technologies, a division of Cherokee Nation Businesses, was selected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to support research on the health of our nation’s forests. CNT is providing technical support services to the Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team throughout the five-year agreement. “Cherokee Nation and its entities have a long history of providing successful...

2013-08-30 12:47:54

Participants also call on host-country Indonesia to adopt a new law to safeguard 50 million indigenous peoples regularly robbed of valuable lands With governments, loggers, miners and palm oil producers poaching their lands with impunity, indigenous leaders from 17 countries gathered on a remote island in Sumatra this week to launch a global fight for their rights that will take advantage of powerful mapping tools combined with indigenous knowledge to mark traditional boundaries. "It's...

2013-03-22 23:19:49

Cherokee Nation-owned companies continue upward trend of creating jobs, supporting services. TULSA, Okla (PRWEB) March 22, 2013 Cherokee Nation Businesses, the Cherokee Nation´s economic engine, today reported record revenue for 2012 and a strong start to the first half of fiscal year 2013. The company´s sole shareholder, the Cherokee Nation, is also seeing the effects of the strong fiscal performance in services to the Cherokee people. “We´re excited to see our...

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2012-07-12 12:47:14

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The largest survey of Native American DNA ever conducted has revealed that people settled the New World in three distinct waves, not one as previously believed, various media outlets reported Wednesday. According to Robert Lee Hotz of the Wall Street Journal, Harvard Medical School Geneticist David Reich and an international team of colleagues compared thousands of genetic variations among 52 contemporary Native American...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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