Indigenous peoples of North America

Atlas Growers welcomes Pasqua First Nation as major shareholder, announces plans for traditional medicines-driven cannabis product

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 - 2:00pm

Atlas first welcomed Pasqua First Nation as a shareholder in 2018.

Key Points: 
  • Atlas first welcomed Pasqua First Nation as a shareholder in 2018.
  • Since then, the two organizations have forged a true partnership, including a unique Indigenous brand and product line called Mino-Ahki Good Earth.
  • This project will produce a first-of-its-kind topical cream that combines traditional medicines and remedies with Atlas medicinal cannabis extracts and proprietary formulations.
  • Pasqua First Nation #79 is a Saulteaux/Cree First Nation located 60km northeast of Regina and 15 km west of Fort Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan.

Cree, Inc. to Participate in Canaccord Genuity’s 41st Annual Growth Conference

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 - 3:30pm

Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE), the global leader in silicon carbide technology through its Wolfspeed business, today announced that John Palmour, Chief Technology Officer, will present virtually at the Canaccord Genuity 41st Annual Growth Conference on Tuesday, August 10 at 12:00PM ET.

Key Points: 
  • Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE), the global leader in silicon carbide technology through its Wolfspeed business, today announced that John Palmour, Chief Technology Officer, will present virtually at the Canaccord Genuity 41st Annual Growth Conference on Tuesday, August 10 at 12:00PM ET.
  • A live webcast of the presentation will be available on the Investor section of Crees website.
  • Cree is an innovator of Wolfspeed power and radio frequency (RF) semiconductors.
  • Cree and Wolfspeed are registered trademarks of Cree, Inc.
    View source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210804005746/en/

Seneca Resources Company and U.S. Well Services Announce All-Electric Well Completion Field Trial

Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 9:15pm

Results from the field trial are expected to be incorporated into Senecas ongoing, first-of-its-kind study of available low-carbon well-completion equipment, analyzing the emissions data from real-time well stimulation operations.

Key Points: 
  • Results from the field trial are expected to be incorporated into Senecas ongoing, first-of-its-kind study of available low-carbon well-completion equipment, analyzing the emissions data from real-time well stimulation operations.
  • Our field trial with USWS is another step in this direction, allowing Seneca to evaluate the potential environmental benefits of this well completions solution in our ongoing operations.
  • Seneca Resources Company, LLC is the exploration and production segment of National Fuel Gas Company.
  • U.S. Well Services, Inc. is a leading provider of hydraulic fracturing services and a market leader in electric fracture stimulation.

TwinSpires and Tonto Apache Tribe's Mazatzal Hotel & Casino Team Up To Pursue Arizona Online Sports Betting License

Friday, July 30, 2021 - 4:47pm

The partnership allows for a TwinSpires retail sportsbook to open within the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino, and also for TwinSpires to launch its state-of-the-art online sportsbook within the State of Arizona, in each case subject to obtaining applicable gaming licenses and regulatory approvals.

Key Points: 
  • The partnership allows for a TwinSpires retail sportsbook to open within the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino, and also for TwinSpires to launch its state-of-the-art online sportsbook within the State of Arizona, in each case subject to obtaining applicable gaming licenses and regulatory approvals.
  • Tonto Apache Chairman Calvin Johnson said, "In conjunction with our world class partner, we look forward to supporting the local community and bringing more visitors to the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino and our beautiful county."
  • TwinSpires sports betting is offered in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Mississippi, Colorado, Tennessee, and Indiana with iGaming also available in Pennsylvania and Michigan.
  • CDI's BetAmerica sports betting and iGaming platform in New Jersey is expected to transition to the TwinSpires brand during the third quarter of 2021.

Andrew Saunders Named Vice President of Entertainment For Seminole Gaming

Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 8:46pm

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., July 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Andrew Saunders has been named Vice President of Entertainment for Seminole Gaming, with responsibility for live entertainment programming at Seminole Gaming venues throughout Florida.

Key Points: 
  • HOLLYWOOD, Fla., July 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Andrew Saunders has been named Vice President of Entertainment for Seminole Gaming, with responsibility for live entertainment programming at Seminole Gaming venues throughout Florida.
  • Seminole Gaming entertainment venues include the 7,500-seat Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, the 1,500-seat Hard Rock Event Center at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa, the 836-seat Seminole Center at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee, plus venues at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, Seminole Brighton Casino and Seminole Classic Casino in Hollywood, Fla.
    "Andrew Saunders joins Seminole Gaming with a wealth of entertainment experience and will be instrumental in advancing live events and entertainment opportunities," said Keith Sheldon, President of Entertainment for Hard Rock International and Seminole Gaming.
  • Saunders will collaborate with entertainment leads at each property, including Dave Gold, Vice President of Entertainment Operations and Live Events, and Steve Minick, Director of Entertainment, at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood and Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa, respectively.
  • Seminole Gaming manages seven Florida gaming locations for the Seminole Tribe of Florida, including Seminole Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos in Tampa and Hollywood, Fla. Seminole Gaming has long been recognized for its industry innovations and success.

Independent Investment Bankers Corp. Announces Huron Capital and Pueblo Mechanical & Control’s Acquisition of Infinity Contractors

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 12:26am

Independent Investment Bankers Corp. (IIB) is pleased to announce that William Armstrong who is a FINRA licensed investment banker with IIB and founder of Siglo Capital, LLC (Siglo Capital) has assisted with their buy-side client, private equity firm Huron Capital Partners (Huron Capital) HVAC and plumbing installation, retrofit, and repair services platform, Pueblo Mechanical & Controls (Pueblo), with the acquisition of Infinity Contractors (Infinity), a transaction that will give the company a strong and growing presence in Texas.

Key Points: 
  • Independent Investment Bankers Corp. (IIB) is pleased to announce that William Armstrong who is a FINRA licensed investment banker with IIB and founder of Siglo Capital, LLC (Siglo Capital) has assisted with their buy-side client, private equity firm Huron Capital Partners (Huron Capital) HVAC and plumbing installation, retrofit, and repair services platform, Pueblo Mechanical & Controls (Pueblo), with the acquisition of Infinity Contractors (Infinity), a transaction that will give the company a strong and growing presence in Texas.
  • It was a pleasure for Siglo to serve Huron Capital/Pueblo Mechanical & Controls as buy-side advisor in this accretive transaction, Armstrong said.
  • Infinitys exemplary track record and market coverage will be a major boon for Pueblos continued and already impressive growth as they expand eastward into Texas and beyond.
  • Many congratulations and best wishes are due Scott Hauncher, Dan Bueschel, the Huron and Pueblo teams, and the Salter family and Infinity staff.

Second Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds Decision That Village of Union Springs, New York is Prohibited From Interfering With the Cayuga Nation's Gaming Facility

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 10:46pm

UNION SPRINGS, N.Y., July 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of the Cayuga Nation in its decades-long dispute with the Village of Union Springs, New York, over the Nation's operation of its Lakeside Entertainment gaming facility.

Key Points: 
  • UNION SPRINGS, N.Y., July 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of the Cayuga Nation in its decades-long dispute with the Village of Union Springs, New York, over the Nation's operation of its Lakeside Entertainment gaming facility.
  • In 2004, the Nation began operating Lakeside Entertainment, a Class II electronic gaming facility in the Village of Union Springs, after purchasing and renovating a defunct auto parts store in 2003.
  • The Nation filed suit, initially in 2003 and again in 2014, seeking to enjoin the Village from enforcement activities.
  • The Court specifically recognized that local interference with the Nation's gaming operations is prohibited anywhere within the Nation's 64,015 acre reservation.

Cherokee Announces Open Access to Gain Servicing Portal

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 5:00pm

ATLANTA, July 27, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Earlier this month, Cherokee Legal Holdings ("Cherokee"), owner of Gain Servicing and Cherokee Funding, formally announced the open access of their SaaS-based, AI-enhanced third-party servicing platform, the Gain Servicing web portal.

Key Points: 
  • ATLANTA, July 27, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Earlier this month, Cherokee Legal Holdings ("Cherokee"), owner of Gain Servicing and Cherokee Funding, formally announced the open access of their SaaS-based, AI-enhanced third-party servicing platform, the Gain Servicing web portal.
  • Official open access followed an initial successful rollout to previously waitlisted attorney and provider offices.
  • In its first week since the start of open access, dozens of additional attorney and medical provider offices have been onboarded to the portal.
  • "The sophistication and ease of use of the Gain Servicing portal will change the way personal injury claims are managed across both the legal and healthcare industries," said Cherokee Vice President of Platform Innovation & Architecture, Jonathan Razza.

Sheshegwaning First Nation Creates Custom Mobile Communications App for Pandemic Response & Vital Community Messaging

Monday, July 26, 2021 - 4:00pm

The technology also allows Band Administration to collect information directly from their membership using fillable forms and surveys.

Key Points: 
  • The technology also allows Band Administration to collect information directly from their membership using fillable forms and surveys.
  • When asked for comment, Chief Dean Roy explained why Sheshegwaning First Nation has decided to develop their own app: The Covid pandemic and accompanying lockdown measures presented us with a strong reason to move more of our communications online.
  • We need to be able to reach our members with vital information no matter where they are, at any time.
  • Approximately 112 kilometres west of Little Current, on the northern shoreline of Manitoulin Island, Sheshegwaning First Nation is a community of the Odawa Nation of Anishnaabek and spans 10,124 acres of forests and lakes.

Oneida Indian Nation/Change the Mascot Commends Cleveland Baseball Team on Step Towards Inclusivity with Name Change

Friday, July 23, 2021 - 6:01pm

ONEIDA NATION HOMELANDS, July 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The national grassroots Change the Mascot campaign, led by the Oneida Indian Nation, today praised the recently-announced decision to change the Cleveland Indians’ name.

Key Points: 
  • The national grassroots Change the Mascot campaign expressed support for the Cleveland Major League Baseball team after the decision to officially change their name to the Guardians.
  • ONEIDA NATION HOMELANDS, July 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The national grassroots Change the Mascot campaign, led by the Oneida Indian Nation, today praised the recently-announced decision to change the Cleveland Indians name.
  • Oneida Nation Representative and leader of the Change the Mascot campaign Ray Halbritter today commended the team for taking a positive step towards a new era of inclusivity and mutual respect.
  • Formed in 2013, the Change the Mascot campaign was the leading voice addressing the problematic NFL team mascot and urging the NFL and Washington team officials to drop the racist R-word slur.