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Anadarko resident Thomasina Rose Goodeagle was crowned the 2017 Denver March Powwow Princess on Sunday, March 26 at the annual Denver March Powwow. She represents the Osage Nation, Pawnee Nation, Quapaw Tribe, Sac & Fox Tribe of Kansas and the Oceanman First Nations of Saskatchewan, Canada.

Goodeagle is the 15 year old daughter to Thomas Goodeagle and the late Yvette Goodeagle. Her paternal grandparents are Dolores Goodeagle of Pawhuska and Donald Goodeagle of Walters. Her great grandmother is the late Mary Osage Green (full blood Osage). Her maternal grandmother is Della Ewack of Oceanman First Nations Saskatchewan, Canada. Her great grandparents are the late Rose and Joe Ewack.

Goodeagle is an 8th grade student at Riverside Indian School and is active in sports.

Every year the Denver March Powwow selects a young lady to be their ambassador, one who will make special appearances and travel all over Indian country to represent the Denver March Powwow.


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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A Republican plan to overhaul the nation's health care system shows health care could become unaffordable for many poor Oklahomans and the state could be forced to subsidize health care costs for Native Americans, according to an early analysis of the plan prepared for Gov. Mary Fallin.
A document obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press shows state health officials also project the proposed new law would result in the state immediately losing $9.3 million in public health funding for programs such as immunizations and chronic disease funding.

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MESA, Ariz. – RWI Benefits, LLC will be honored as the 2017 American Indian Business of the Year as a part of this year’s National Reservation Economic Summit (National RES) hosted by the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development.

The National Center will recognizebusinesses large and small, and award categories include tribal leadership, gaming, women-owned business, volunteers, and public advocacy. RWI Benefits is a wholly-owned Native American insurance management firm specializing in all lines of insurance including employee benefits, property and casualty, and worker’s compensation.

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CARNEGIE — Kiowa voters are being asked to go back to the polls next month for a second secretarial election.

On Wednesday, the Bureau of Indian Affairs announced it will conduct an election for the Kiowa Tribe on April 17. Voters will be asked to consider a new tribal constitution that, if adopted, would overhaul the Kiowa Tribe’s government.

The proposed constitution would keep the Kiowa Indian Council, which consists of all Kiowa citizens aged 18 and older. It would also replace the tribe’s business committee and hearing board with three additional branches of government.

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