This weekend's stories: Mitchell Museum celebrates 40 years; Medill professor Patty Loew named director of Northwestern University’s Center for Native American and Indigenous Research; Hurricane Irma unearths a canoe believed to be hundreds of years old; Susie Island given back to Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa; Red Lake Tribe hopes to feed tribe through organic gardening.
 
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By Arne Vainio, M.D.
News From Indian Country
 
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The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe is seeking experienced candidates for Chief Executive Officer of the Snoqualmie Casino. The CEO plans, directs, and coordinates all operations, programs, projects, and enterprises of the Snoqualmie Entertainment Authority. Weíre looking for a dynamic, business-savvy leader to help the Board of Directors shape, inspire, and lead the Casinoís future.
 
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This weekend's stories: Oldest birch-bark canoe to go on display; UMNS Medical School in Duluth given donation to establish Native American Center of Excellence; Cherokee Nation processing freedmen memberships; HUD awards 77 Native American tribes funding for economic development; Nominations announced for music awards.
 
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ARIZONA, Tucson – A private memorial service for IRENE BURTON SYKES, 89, was held Jun 24, 2017, in Tucson.  Irene passed away Jun 18, 2017. Irene is survived by her sons, Jay and Jonathan; 3 granddaughters and eight great-grandchildren. Irene attended and graduated for Florida State University and worked for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the state of Arizona as a teacher. (Navajo Times, July 20, 2017)
 
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This weekend's stories: Los Angeles votes to change name of Columbus Day to Indigenous People’s Day; Leech Lake College ranked #1 in the nation for overall quality; MTV awards all six nominees in the ‘Fight Against The System’ category with award; Choctaw Nation hires marketing agency to promote tribe; Te Ata, a movie about a Chickasaw storyteller opening nationwide this fall to select theaters;
 
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