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2012-07-26 10:30:12

Native American Financial Services Association (NAFSA) Condemns Legislative Blockade of Internet Commerce in Response to Legislative Threat WASHINGTON, July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Native American Financial Services Association (NAFSA) today sharply denounced a Democratically-led Senate bill that would result in the loss of billions of dollars of sorely-needed tribal revenue, drastically increase Native American unemployment in Oregon, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana...

2012-07-18 02:22:31

LONGMONT, Colo., July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) today announced it has awarded a new round of grants totaling $450,000 to 11 American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian organizations. The grants, made possible by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation of Battle Creek, Michigan, were awarded under First Nations' Native Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative (NAFSI). All of the funded NAFSI projects aim to enhance Native control of...

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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...

2012-05-22 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...

2012-05-08 10:25:23

A comprehensive study on the Benefits of the Native 8(a) program WASHINGTON, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Native American Contractors Association ("NACA") released its 2011 Economic Impact Study, which will serve as a valuable guide for federal agencies, congress, and the administration on the importance to Indian Country of the Small Business Administration's 8(a) Business Development program. "Our goal is for the study to serve as a glaring illustration of the...

2012-04-18 06:25:15

Interested parties may submit comments through June 18 WASHINGTON, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Labor today published in the Federal Register a proposed tribal consultation policy, creating a formal process through which the department will engage in consultation with federally recognized tribes on actions or policies that will have a significant impact on tribal nations. This policy would apply to any department action that affects federally...

2012-04-18 02:23:55

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The world's largest gathering of Native American and indigenous people will take place in Albuquerque, N.M. between April 26 and 28, 2012. The 29th Annual Gathering of Nations, considered the most prominent Native American powwow in the world, will host tens of thousands of people and more than 500 tribes from throughout the United States, Canada, and around the world. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120418/LA89239) The...

2012-04-03 06:24:38

SALT RIVER PIMA-MARICOPA INDIAN COMMUNITY, Ariz., April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Further demonstrating a deference to the Native American culture from which it was inspired, Talking Stick Resort, an enterprise of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC), welcomes world renowned Native American performers to the property for regular shows. Beginning March 16, Yellow Bird Productions will perform two free shows at 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. for guests every Friday and Saturday through...