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Indian Gaming: Latest News
5:28pm 4-22-2018
 
 
article NIGA18: Victor Rocha, guitarist, pulls NIGA conference strings
(Las Vegas) -- Victor Rocha is used to being the leader of the band. For 16 years, he has strapped on his guitar, gathered some fellow musicians, and played a monthly...
article Interior rejected staff advice when scuttling tribes' casino
(Washington D.C.) -- Trump administration officials rejected recommendations from federal experts on Indian gaming policy when they blocked two American Indian tribes...
article Tribes A Top Candidate To Take Over Springfield Casino If MGM Moves To Wynn Site In Boston
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut’s two tribal casino operators — Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun — are seen by industry experts as top candidates to...
article Florida's Gambling Issues Might Be Settled in Special Session
(Florida) -- Gambling in North America has always been somewhat a controversial subject, especially within the United States. Many states seem to be in a perennial back...
article Native American Tribe Battles to Keep Land
(Massachusetts) -- Money from casinos has lifted many Native American tribal economies and made some tribes rich. Take the Shakopee Mdewakanton in the state of Minnesota...
article NIGA18: Economist sees Native American casinos still growing
(Las Vegas) -- Yes, there’s more competition, and casino markets continue to mature, but Indian gaming revenues are still trending upward, notes Alan Meister,...
article NIGA18: Non-Verbal Communication Raises Red Flags on the Casino Floor
(Las Vegas) -- It’s important that casino staff be aware of non-verbal behaviors, but judgements about the meaning of those behaviors need to be made carefully,...
article Cherokees grow into an economic and cultural leader for Oklahoma
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation, during a 30-year growth spurt initially sparked by gaming revenue, has grown into an economic and cultural behemoth. It is not a...
article Arkansas AG asks court to reject casino backers’ complaint
(Arkansas) -- Arkansas’ attorney general is asking the state’s highest court to reject an effort to force her to approve the wording of a proposed ballot...
article Foxwoods cleaning, maintenance workers vote to join union
(Connecticut) -- Workers who clean Foxwoods Resort Casino voted Friday to join a labor union, the New England Joint Board of Unite Here announced Friday night. The vote...
 
 
Native News: Latest News
6:18pm 4-22-2018
 
 
article Trump challenges Native Americans’ historical standing
(Washington D.C.) -- The Trump administration says Native Americans might need to get a job if they want to keep their health care — a policy that tribal leaders...
article Trump admin wants to roll back health rules for underrepresented groups
(Washington D.C.) -- The Trump administration has plans to reverse Obama-era health care rules that currently protect transgender individuals from discrimination and...
article Navajo Nation opposes BIA reorganization, regional director reassignment
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation is opposed to plans by the U.S. Department of the Interior to reorganize the Bureau of Indian Affairs and reassign Navajo Regional...
article Going Native: To Move Forward, Indians Must Reclaim Values of the Past
(Arizona) -- On the Navajo Nation reservation, tribal member Alray Nelson has for years been campaigning for the right to marry his male partner. But current Navajo law...
article Why so few people on Six Nations reserve have clean running water, unlike their neighbours
(Ontario) -- For years, Dawn Martin-Hill couldn't drink the water that comes out of her tap without boiling it first. She's lived on the Six Nations of the Grand...
article Sen. Warren lauds opioid bill at forum
(Massachusetts) -- Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren is promoting a federal bill that could alter the devastation of the opioid crisis in her home state of...
article The Delay
(New Mexico) -- After an 11-year-old Navajo girl was kidnapped, her family and friends sprang into action to find her. Why did it take so long for law enforcement to...
article WISE: This Is The Frightening Way Fossil Fuels & Violence Against Native Women Are Connected
(USA) -- Studies have shown with alarming consistency that Indigenous women experience significantly higher levels of sexual violence than any other racial minority in...
article SD Comic Fest 18’: Cultural Appropriation; When It Is and Is Not Done Right
(California) -- In media and the culture at large, we’ve seen Native American identities used as sport team mascots, Sean Connery play a Japanese man in You Only...
article ‘The Tired Paddler’s Song’: at rally, AK Natives speak out against violence against women
(Alaska) -- The family of Mackenzie H. Howard, a 13-year-old Alaska Native girl believed to the victim of an unsolved murder, held up photos of their smiling relative,...
article Sixties Scoop settlement a rotten deal for survivors but a windfall for lawyers
(Canada) -- Canadian taxpayers are once again being royally hosed in the proposed Sixties Scoop settlement which once again exploits Indigenous Peoples and enriches the...
article Senator Elizabeth Warren Visits Mashpee Wampanoag Health Service Unit
(Massachusetts) -- Members of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe waited in the rotunda area inside the main entrance of the Wampanoag Government/Community Center building on...
article 'My sister is gone': Delays in mental competency case put victim's family through 'hell'
(South Dakota) -- Four years of waiting. Four years of hell. Through a maddening series of canceled court dates, the family of Angel Stevens has waited for the person...
article How an Indigenous academic is harnessing local knowledge to fight for land sovereignty
(British Columbia) -- In Hartley Bay, on British Columbia's northwest coast in the Great Bear Rainforest, local Indigenous knowledge and environmental stewardship is...
article Indigenous college uses NASA grant to bridge traditional knowledge and Western science
(Montana) -- Living Landscapes is a project that aims to bridge Indigenous knowledge and Western science to help monitor climate change and its effects. The online...
article Chehaw massacre nearly lost to history
(Georgia) -- Today marks the 200th anniversary of one of the most infamous military massacres in Georgia history perpetrated against Native American people, the Chehaw...
article Indian removal: A shameful chapter in America's history
(USA) -- Gold had been discovered in Georgia in 1828, resulting in a Democrat-controlled Congress rushing through the Indian Removal Act, which passed by a single vote...
article Native American Chief visits Samaria: 'A great honor'
(Israel) -- The Native American Chief Joseph RiverWind and his wife, Laralyn arrived Sunday for a tour of Samaria. Chief RiverWind is the Peace Chief of the Arawak Taino...
article Shania Twain on abuse, betrayal and finding her voice: ‘I wanted a break – but not for 15 years’
(Canada) -- She recorded the bestselling album ever made by a woman, but later disappeared from the limelight. As she begins her first album tour since 2002, she talks...
article Kyiyo Pow Wow celebrates 50 years: 'Part of my being'
(Montana) -- Behind the scenes of one of the Pacific Northwest’s most well-known and oldest pow wows is a group of students who spend the year planning.
article Tribes object to grizzly hunting proposal
(Idaho) -- The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes are re-asserting objections to a proposed U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service rule that would delist the Yellowstone Grizzly Bear from...
press release Quarter 1 in Review: ​Interior Releases Comprehensive List of First Quarter​ 2018​ Accomplishments Under President Trump & Secretary Zinke
(Washington D.C.) -- Today, the U.S. Department of the Interior released a comprehensive list of 2018 first quarter accomplishments that the Department has achieved...
press release NCAI President Jefferson Keel Responds to Senate Vote on Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
(Washington D.C.) -- Yesterday, the Senate failed to come up with the necessary votes to proceed with a full vote on the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act, an amendment to...
 
 
Gaming: Latest News
6:19pm 4-22-2018
 
 
article Steve Wynn isn’t out of the woods with gaming regulators
(Las Vegas) -- Just because Steve Wynn has stepped down from his leadership positions at Wynn Resorts Ltd., has sold all the shares he owned in the company and settled...
article Venetian executive, Mia Banks, left indelible impression
(Las Vegas) -- The average person will come in contact with tens of thousands of people over a lifetime, remaining friends with just a few dozen. And then there are...
article Village in northern Illinois twice rejects proposal for video gambling cafe
(Illinois) -- In Illinois, a Naperville-based marketing agency’s plan for a video gambling café in Kendall County was denied by Oswego Village Board members this...
article Texas Gubernatorial Candidate Andrew White Wants Casinos to Fund Education
(Texas) -- Declaring an “educational emergency,” Texas gubernatorial candidate Andrew White (D) revealed a $9 billion plan to improve the public school...
article Delta disagrees with Richmond casino crime warning
(Ontario) -- Delta has a very different view from Richmond when it comes to crime that could result from Gateway’s proposed casino/hotel in Ladner. City of...
article China's 'Las Vegas' is leaving billionaires behind in favor of the rising middle class — see inside the $3.4 billion mega-casino leading the charge
(Macau) -- Americans might be surprised to find out that the gambling capital of the world isn’t Las Vegas. It's Macau. Gambling revenue in the former...
article Melco Resorts May Have an Edge in Japan Casino Bidding
(Japan) -- Hong Kong-based gaming operator Melco Resorts & Entertainment may have catapulted itself to the front of the pack of casino operators trying to win one of...
article Venture Capitalists Seek ‘Safe Harbor’ for Virtual Currencies
(California) -- Venture capitalists and entrepreneurs have been lobbying federal regulators to protect at least some virtual currencies from being categorized as...
article BLOG: Which video game casino would you most like to roll the dice in?
(The Internet) -- A little over a decade ago, Midway – a company spiraling towards bankruptcy – dropped a trailer for what could have been, should have been...
article Stars Group set to buy Sky Bet brand in £3bn deal
(UK) -- Stars Group, the Canadian gambling giant, has agreed to buy Sky Betting and Gaming in a deal worth $4.7bn (£3.36bn), creating the largest publicly listed...
 
 
Press Releases
3:17am 4-22-2018
 
 
NCAI President Jefferson Keel Responds to Senate Vote on Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
(Washington D.C.) -- Yesterday, the Senate failed to come up with the necessary votes to proceed with a full vote on the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act, an amendment to...
NIGA to Honor Associate Member Charles “Chief” Boyd with the Chairman’s Leadership Award at Indian Gaming 2018
(Las Vegas) -- NIGA to Honor Associate Member Charles “Chief” Boyd with the Chairman’s Leadership Award at Indian Gaming 2018...
Gene Johnson of Victor-Strategies Speaks at National Indian Gaming Association
(Las Vegas) --   Tribal leaders from across the country are meeting in Las Vegas for the annual National Indian Gaming Tradeshow. Gene Johnson of Victor-Strategies...
National Indian Gaming Association Board Meets at Indian Gaming 2018
(Las Vegas) -- National Indian Gaming Association Board  Meets at Indian Gaming 2018...
Victor-Strategies announces Tribal Financial Services rollout at NIGA Trade Show
(California) -- Victor-Strategies announces Tribal Financial Services rollout at NIGA Trade ShowLeading Native-owned consulting firm expands into financial advisory...
Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) to Share Valuable Industry Experience at the Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention (NIGA 2018)
(Las Vegas) -- Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) will share nearly three decades of tribal gaming experience during the 2018 Indian Gaming Tradeshow &...
NIGA: Indian Country Champion Senator Daniel Akaka Passes On
(Washington D.C.) -- It is with a heavy heart that NIGA adds its voice to the many Indian Country who are mourning the passing of a beloved defender of Tribal...
Native Stand-Up Comedian Tatanka Means to headline the Entertainment at the Indian Gaming 2018 Chairman’s Welcome Reception in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- On Tuesday, April 17, the National Indian Gaming Association will officially kick off Indian Gaming 2018 with the Chairman’s Welcome Reception, at 6...
 

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