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2012-08-07 09:36:17

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online European explorers roaming through the American southeast in the late 1600's wrote of native purification rituals that involved dancing, vomiting and a 'black drink' in shell cups. Spanish, English, and French explorers, merchants, travelers, priests, and naturalists described its use among groups from southern Virginia to west of the Mississippi, according to the University of Iowa's Medical Museum. Recent evidence found at the site...

2012-08-01 06:24:11

WASHINGTON, Aug, 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, in response to a recent episode of Our America with Lisa Ling on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), the Native American Financial Services Association (NAFSA) issued the below letter commending the show and network for highlighting the problems that plague reservations across the United States. NAFSA's members include many tribes which have found a solution to these problems through online lending. The full text of NAFSA's letter is below:...

2012-07-25 06:21:38

PITTSBURGH, July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today toured Point State Park in Pittsburgh, concluding his three-day kayak tour through western Pennsylvania to promote Pennsylvania's vast natural resources. Accompanied by First Lady Susan Corbett, the Governor toured the Pittsburgh state park to which he shares a personal connection. A long-time resident of Pittsburgh, Corbett's father moved to the city from Philadelphia more than 50 years ago and worked...

2012-07-17 06:25:44

AMERICAN MASTERS Exceeds 6 Million Viewers andFINDING YOUR ROOTS Over 16 Million Viewers NEW YORK, July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PBS announced today that AMERICAN MASTERS and FINDING YOUR ROOTS WITH HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR., two major series from THIRTEEN, New York's public television station celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, proved to be viewer favorites this spring, breaking previously held records and consistently delivering above average ratings respectively....

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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...

2012-07-11 13:34:05

Scientists have found that Native American populations – from Canada to the southern tip of Chile – arose from at least three migrations, with the majority descended entirely from a single group of First American migrants that crossed over through Beringia, a land bridge between Asia and America that existed during the ice ages, more than 15,000 years ago. By studying variations in Native American DNA sequences, the international team found that while most of the Native...

2012-06-27 02:30:48

WASHINGTON, June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Native American Tribes from across the United States have joined together to announce the formation of the Native American Financial Services Association (NAFSA). The new group has been formed to promote e-commerce in Indian Country, protect sovereign rights, and promote consumer protections. "In this time of unprecedented economic growth potential and increasing efforts to undermine tribal sovereign immunity, the formation of this group...

2012-06-06 10:22:44

RALEIGH, N.C., June 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians' principal chief Michell Hicks has called the new gaming legislation signed into law today by Gov. Bev Perdue "an important milestone" for the tribe and the state of North Carolina. "The new compact will immediately create 400 new jobs and inject $30 million a year into an economy that has been hit hard in recent years," Hicks said, adding that the Eastern Band is "privileged and committed to help assure a more...

2012-05-27 23:00:20

Intertribal Summit to Bring Native Youth Leaders Together for Summer Meeting Albuquerque, NM (PRWEB) May 26, 2012 San Manuel Band of Mission Indians sponsors Futures for Children High School Youth Leadership Summit at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, June 4-8, 2012. Each year Futures for Children´s Youth Leadership Program culminates with life-changing summits. At the Youth Leadership Summit, American Indian children get intensive training in leadership, communication, and...

2012-05-22 06:27:45

WASHINGTON, May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Both the Native American Lending Alliance (NALA) and the Native American Fair Commerce Coalition (NAFCC) applaud the Superior Court of California for the County of Los Angeles for ruling in favor of the protection of Native American sovereign rights. The court ruled in favor of Ameriloan over the California Department of Corporations in their unlawful attempt to assert jurisdiction over tribally operated businesses. This decision is consistent with the...


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2013-12-24 11:03:56

The Finger Lakes National Forest is made up of 16,259 acres of Seneca and Schuyler counties, located between Seneca Lake and Cayuha Lake in the Finger Lakes Region of New York within the United States of America. The forest has over 30 miles of interconnecting trails that cross ravines, pastures, woodlands, and gorges. Although roughly 3.2 million acres of New York State is located in State Forest Preserves, Wildlife Management Areas, and Forests, there are few large areas of public land...

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