Indigenous peoples of North America

Statement By The Table Mountain Rancheria Tribal Council And Casino Board Of Directors

Friday, March 27, 2020 - 11:37pm

FRIANT, Calif., March 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --The Table Mountain Rancheria Tribal Council and Casino Board of Directors have jointly agreed to extend the temporary closure of our tribal casino, originally effective from March 16-March 31, 2020, to a tentative date of April 12, 2020.

Key Points: 
  • FRIANT, Calif., March 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --The Table Mountain Rancheria Tribal Council and Casino Board of Directors have jointly agreed to extend the temporary closure of our tribal casino, originally effective from March 16-March 31, 2020, to a tentative date of April 12, 2020.
  • Table Mountain Rancheria continues to closely monitor the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Governor Newsom's updates and status of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
  • Our tribe will continue to compensate and provide benefits to our employees during this extension of the temporary closure.
  • The health, safety and welfare of our patrons, employees and tribal membership remains a priority to Table Mountain Rancheria.

Resuming early termination of HSR reviews

Friday, March 27, 2020 - 10:01pm

Among other changes, this transition involved the temporary suspension of the Bureaus processing of requests to grant early termination of the Acts waiting periods.

Key Points: 
  • Among other changes, this transition involved the temporary suspension of the Bureaus processing of requests to grant early termination of the Acts waiting periods.
  • We are pleased to announce that, in light of the success of the temporary e-filing program to date, we will return to processing requests for early termination, but with some changes in our ordinary process.
  • Effective Monday, March 30, the FTC and DOJ will resume the practice of granting early termination of the HSR Acts waiting periods when both have determined that no enforcement action will be taken during the waiting period.
  • Any questions about our early termination policy or the e-filing system can be directed to Premerger@ftc.gov.

Jamul Casino Announces Extension of Casino Closure in Response to COVID-19

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 11:05pm

The Tribe's leaders will continue to monitor this evolving situation and hope to reopen Jamul Casino by April 12, 2020.

Key Points: 
  • The Tribe's leaders will continue to monitor this evolving situation and hope to reopen Jamul Casino by April 12, 2020.
  • The Jamul Indian Village is committed to continuing to support the team members of Jamul Casino and their families for as long as possible during this closure, and will therefore cover base pay and benefits for all team members through April 11, 2020.
  • Opened in 2016, the recently rebranded Jamul Casino, located in Jamul, California, is owned and operated by Jamul Indian Village Development Corporation (JIVDC), a wholly owned entity of Jamul Indian Village of California.
  • For more information about Jamul Casino, please visit www.jamulcasinosd.com .

Addressing urgent needs in Indigenous communities related to COVID-19

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 5:29pm

This is why we must support distinctions-based measures to improve public health response for Indigenous communities and provide them with the flexibility they need to address the specific needs identified by communities and their members.

Key Points: 
  • This is why we must support distinctions-based measures to improve public health response for Indigenous communities and provide them with the flexibility they need to address the specific needs identified by communities and their members.
  • Today, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services outlined the details of the $305 million for the new distinctions-based Indigenous Community Support Fund, to address immediate needs in First Nations, Inuit, and Mtis Nation communities related to COVID-19.
  • These new funds will flow directly to Indigenous communities and groups across the country and will provide Indigenous leadership with the flexibility needed to address the immediate needs in their communities as they prepare for and react to the spread of COVID-19.
  • "We have taken immediate, significant and decisive action to First Nations, Inuit and Mtisin preparing for and addressing needs related to COVID-19.

HMH Books & Media and The New York Times Collaborate on Nonfiction Project Highlighting the Diverse Women Who Fought for Voting Rights

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 1:00pm

will center on the often-overlooked women from marginalized backgrounds who worked to secure voting rights for women.

Key Points: 
  • will center on the often-overlooked women from marginalized backgrounds who worked to secure voting rights for women.
  • "It took nearly three-quarters of a century from Seneca Falls to ratification for women to win the vote," said Veronica Chambers.
  • Versify senior executive editor Margaret Raymo acquired North American rights from Kim Witherspoon of InkWell Management Literary Agency, who represented The New York Times.
  • The New York Times Company (NYSE:NYT) is a global media organization dedicated to enhancing society by creating, collecting, and distributing high-quality news and information.

Seminole Casinos in Florida to Close Today

Friday, March 20, 2020 - 5:34pm

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., March 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- With a primary focus on the health and safety of guests, team members and the public, the Seminole Tribe of Florida and Seminole Gaming have voluntarily decided to temporarily close all Seminole and Hard Rock Casinos throughout Florida today.

Key Points: 
  • HOLLYWOOD, Fla., March 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- With a primary focus on the health and safety of guests, team members and the public, the Seminole Tribe of Florida and Seminole Gaming have voluntarily decided to temporarily close all Seminole and Hard Rock Casinos throughout Florida today.
  • All Seminole casinos will close at 6 p.m. Hotel guests will be contacted directly to accommodate their current bookings and needs, wherever possible.
  • This decision was not taken lightly as Seminole Gaming employs nearly 14,000 Seminole Gaming team members in the state.
  • The Seminole Tribe of Florida and Seminole Gaming are very grateful to our loyal guests and team members.

Statement By The Table Mountain Rancheria Tribal Council And Casino Board Of Directors

Monday, March 16, 2020 - 1:09am

FRIANT,Calif., March 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --The Table Mountain Rancheria Tribal Council and Casino Board of Directors met today, Sunday, March 15, 2020 and have jointly agreed to the temporary closure of our tribal casino, effective Monday, March 16, 2020 at 6:00PMthrough March 31, 2020.

Key Points: 
  • FRIANT,Calif., March 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --The Table Mountain Rancheria Tribal Council and Casino Board of Directors met today, Sunday, March 15, 2020 and have jointly agreed to the temporary closure of our tribal casino, effective Monday, March 16, 2020 at 6:00PMthrough March 31, 2020.
  • This closure serves as a precaution to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the CDC recommendations, and in collaboration with Governor Newsom and our local government.
  • Table Mountain Casino remains unified in the protection of our guests, casino team members and their families, our tribal community, as well as the many vendors we utilize in our operations.
  • Our tribe will honor all employees' base pay rates and their benefits during this temporary closure.

Métis Nation Taking Proactive Measures on COVID-19 Virus

Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 6:06pm

OTTAWA, March 12, 2020 /CNW/ -The Mtis Nation is taking preventative measures to minimize risks to Mtis Nation citizens and communities during the COVID-19 emergency.

Key Points: 
  • OTTAWA, March 12, 2020 /CNW/ -The Mtis Nation is taking preventative measures to minimize risks to Mtis Nation citizens and communities during the COVID-19 emergency.
  • The MNC is concerned that funds allocated to the First Nations and Inuit Health Branch as part of the federal government's COVID-19 response will not be available to Mtis Nation citizens.
  • The MNC represents the Mtis Nation in Canada at the national and international levels.
  • There are approximately 400,000 Mtis Nation citizens in Canada, roughly a quarter of all Aboriginal peoples in the country.

The 2020–2021 Provincial Budget: A first step that must quickly be followed by concrete solutions for Indigenous wellness

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 7:23pm

However, the RCAAQ highlights that this response is only a partial one to the many needs First Nations members and Inuit have expressed.

Key Points: 
  • However, the RCAAQ highlights that this response is only a partial one to the many needs First Nations members and Inuit have expressed.
  • This frequently criticized situation impedes innovation and optimization in front-line service delivery in the Native Friendship Centres in Quebec.
  • This budget is only a first step, stated Tanya Sirois, the executive director of the RCAAQ.
  • The mission of the Friendship Centres is to improve the quality of life of urban Indigenous people, promote culture and build bridges between peoples.

Tecumseh Brazil Lab Achieves Stage 3 Accreditation from IECEE

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 4:00pm

ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 11, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Tecumseh do Brazil, a subsidiary of Tecumseh Products Company LLC, recently passed an audit by the IECEE which certifies their engineering laboratory as Stage 3.

Key Points: 
  • ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 11, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Tecumseh do Brazil, a subsidiary of Tecumseh Products Company LLC, recently passed an audit by the IECEE which certifies their engineering laboratory as Stage 3.
  • According to the IECEE website, there are more than 2000 accredited laboratories worldwide, but Tecumseh do Brazil is the only compressor factory laboratory to hold the certification.
  • Stage 3 certification gives Tecumseh do Brazil more autonomy and flexibility for certification tests, cost reductions for the certification of new products and certification optimization by CB Schema.
  • "Our company has placed a lot of emphasis on the continuous improvement of quality," said Enio Freitas, Director of Engineering at Tecumseh do Brazil.