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Senator John McCoy Featured on Smoke Signals Blog

Posted in Communications, Shout Out, Smoke Signals, Telecommunications
On October 15, Senator John McCoy (Tulalip), Washington State Legislature, will be a featured speaker at the “Taking Smoke Signals Digital” Conference at the Tulalip Resort Casino, Tulalip, WA. John McCoy represents the Everett, Marysville, and Tulalip communities, and neighborhoods of Snohomish County in the Washington State Senate. John was elected to the House of … Continue Reading

Indian Country Influence in Politics

Posted in Shout Out
Below is a great article analyzing the important role that Indian Country can play on impacting Congressional and local elections.  While our population may appear small in the aggregate, we have majority populations in many states that will matter in the upcoming elections.  The opportunity is enormous. I’ve spent a ton of time chatting with Dick … Continue Reading

Tribal Internet Gaming Needs Federal Legislation

Posted in Gaming
There is a simple answer for the conundrum facing Indian Country of how to participate in internet gaming – federal legislation.  Did I say “simple?” Ok, so federal legislation in this Congress is never a simple thing but the “simple” fact is that Indian Country does have an influential voice on the Hill when it … Continue Reading

Thanksgiving from a Native Perspective

Posted in Smoke Signals
Thanksgiving isn’t all about turkey and pumpkin pie… Thanksgiving week is always hectic!  Americans everywhere stalking the Black Friday advertisements and designating the right cousin to hold our place in line outside of Best Buy while shopping for canned cranberry sauce and the perfect “brined” turkey.  (I don’t cook, but according to my mom and baby sister, the … Continue Reading

FCC Holding FREE Workshop for Tribes

Posted in Shout Out
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is holding a FREE workshop for Tribes!  The workshop will provide  “timely and topical information about opportunities in broadband, radio, and telecommunications specifically for Indian Country and discussion on proposed FCC rules impacting Tribal lands.”  Indian Country has a great asset in Geoff Blackwell who is doing great work at … Continue Reading