IndianCountryTV.com correspondent, Kimberlie Acosta talking with Ernie Stevens Jr., NIGA Chairman. Ernie shares his views on his re-election as chairman of the Nation Indian Gaming Association; Economic development in Indian Country and the ongoing battles to protect tribal sovereignty and mother earth.
 
This weekend's stories: Tribes oppose Yellowstone area grizzlies; Oklahoma Senate committee passes bond proposal for completion of Native American museum; Saginaw Tribe to repatriate ancestral remains from several museums; Bill introduced to honor Billy Frank Jr; Elder refuses $1.8 million for home, he says on sacred ground.

Native News Update with anchor Kimberlie Acosta from the studios of IndianCountryTV.com.

 
By Ricey Wild
News From Indian Country

A few months ago my son Steve visited me and my friends at the Risky Raccoon Kasino Hotel where we were staying for a powwow.
 
This weekend's stories: Karen Diver – A leader on climate change; The Esther Martinez Native American Language Preservation Act; Washington State legislation to mandate Native curriculum; APTN coming to U.S. cable stations; Cheyenne Brady crowned Miss Indian World.

Native News Update with anchor Kimberlie Acosta from the studios of IndianCountryTV.com.
 
Leech Lake Tribal College Board of Trustees seeks a visionary and strategic person who will be committed to the college’s mission that provides quality higher education grounded in Anishinaabe values. The college provides innovative undergraduate education and contributes to the development of society and the individual.
 
This weekend's stories: South Dakota county gets name change; Native American environmental cases to follow in 2015; Reservists build homes for homeless Native Americans; A piece of history overlooked – General Ely Parker; A long-lost silent film from 95 years ago, featuring an all Native American cast premieres.

Native News Update with anchor Kimberlie Acosta from the studios of IndianCountryTV.com.

 
This weekend's stories: Federal panel reviewing Native American sentencing; NAFOA’s 2015 awards; Project underway to protect land in the Mojave Desert; Bear River Band installs renewable hybrid microgrid; Carlos Montezuma to have residence hall named in his honor.

Native News Update with anchor Kimberlie Acosta from the studios of IndianCountryTV.com.

 
Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin (ICC)   For decades families have experienced the beauty and culture of the Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe at the Tribe’s historic “Indian Bowl.” And until a few years ago, it was one of Wisconsin’s best-known introductions to tribal culture and traditions offering tourists as well as talent from all over Indian Country an opportunity to share and experience cultural traditions.