This weekend's stories: Santa Ysabel launches online poker room; Seneca Nation makes commitment to use only indigenous plants and trees; Mike Hoeft release new book, “The Bingo Queens of Oneida: How Two Moms Started Tribal Gaming in Wisconsin” ; “The Dinosaur Experiment” starring Jana Mashonee released on Redbox; Shoni Schimmel’s No. 23 Atlanta Dream jersey top seller in WNBA.

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

 
This weekend's stories: North Dakota pipeline leaks 1 million gallons of saltwater; Amazon tribe makes first contact with outside world; Vancleave Live Oak Choctaws receive state and local recognition; Blackfeet launch language website; Casting call for “Te Ata” film.
 
RezStyle with host Kimberlie Acosta talking with Emmy-award winning news correspondent and first-time author Hattie Kauffman on her book, Falling into Place – A Memoir of Overcoming.  Hattie, who is from the Nez Perce Reservation, is the first Native American to ever file a report on a national network news broadcast.
 
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) announces the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2015 proposed Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program Annual Participation goals for contractible opportunities administered through WisDOT and funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT).
 
We went to record the 1st Annual Pow wow in the Penokees at the public campgrounds on Moore Park Road near the site of one of the world's largest proposed mining projects. All 11 tribes in Wisconsin oppose the project as well as 75% of those in nearby Ashland County and the Bad River Ojibwe Reservation.
 
This weekend's stories: Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing held in D.C.; Canada’s Supreme Court finds in favor of the Tsilhqot’in; Brad Pitt’s “Make it Right” to build homes on Fort Peck; Phillip Coon, survivor of Bataan Death March, passes away; Henry Jake Arquette wins 2014 National Heritage Fellowship.
 
By Ricey Wild
News From Indian Country    
My dear readers it must be very obvious that I love to laugh tell stories and joke and tease. I love other people who do that too and it is they whom I seek and I ignore the haters. This is my world and I get to say who’s in it.
 
By Nick Vander Puy
Photos by DKakkak
Moore Park Road, Iron County, WI