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— Mike Andrews, staff director and chief counsel of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee

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Indian Gaming: Latest News
9:25am 7-20-2017
 
 
article Controversial Hearing On Indian Gaming Law Postponed Until Fall
(Washington D.C.) -- A potentially explosive hearing on the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988 has been postponed until sometime in the fall, and a key Senate staffer...
article Gov. Brown Signs Compact with Wilton Rancheria For Elk Grove Casino; Next Stop Legislature
(California) -- This afternoon Gov. Jerry Brown has announced he has signed a tribal-state gaming compact with the Wilton Rancheria for their proposed $400-million...
article The Mashpee Wampanoag could seek a state casino license
(Massachusetts) -- (MASSACHUSETTS -- For years, the Mashpee Wampanoag have pursued a tribal casino in Taunton through a frustrating, Byzantine federal process, only to...
article Tribal Gaming Growth Hurts Laughlin and Reno but Vegas is Bulletproof, Says Analyst
(Nevada) -- The National Indian Gaming Commission reported this week that America’s tribal gaming operators collectively generated $31.2 billion in gross gaming...
article Battle over Broken Arrow gaming builds
(Oklahoma) -- If at first, you don't succeed, try across the highway. The Kialegee's are back and with lawyers who are "certainly hopeful" that gaming...
article LEGAL BLOG: Trump Official Provides Insight Into the Administration's Stance on Land-Into-Trust Acquisitions and Its Interpretation of the IRA
(Washington D.C.) -- The Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs held a July 13 hearing to compare 21st century trust land acquisition practices with...
article Disney funds Florida anti-gambling initiative
(Florida) -- In the works for several years, Florida’s Voter Control of Gambling amendment has finally surpassed 100,000 signatures according to the state’s...
article BLOG: Seneca gas prices competitive with white owned stations here
(New York) -- While area gas station owners and politicians voiced concerns that the Seneca Nation of Indians would undercut gas prices at the recently opened gas...
 
 
Native News: Latest News
9:11am 7-20-2017
 
 
article Trump team considers 'new' hurdles for off-reservation land applications
(Washington D.C.) -- In a major setback for Indian Country, the Trump administration is poised to erect "new" hurdles for tribes seeking to restore their...
article Army Corps, DAPL fight to keep pipeline open during review
(North Dakota) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has asked a judge to keep the pipeline running while further review of the environmental risks is conducted through...
article Attorney encourages consultation with tribes on pipelines
(North Dakota) -- An attorney with experience negotiating for oil companies with Native American tribes urged attendees at a Bakken oil conference Wednesday to take...
article Russell Means’ FBI file offers a day-by-day account of the American Indian Movement’s occupation of Wounded Knee
(South Dakota) -- Russell Means was a seminal figure in Indigenous politics for decades, rising to the rank of National Director of the American Indian Movement (AIM) in...
article A Push to Fund Lasting Solutions to a Sioux Reservation’s Deep Poverty
(South Dakota) -- When we talk about the rise of wealth inequality in the United States, we often talk about the shrinking middle class—how assets like a livable...
article Bishop Paiute Tribe can proceed with sovereignty complaint against county
(California) -- The Bishop Paiute Tribe is returning to federal court to face off against a longtime nemesis in California. In March 2015, the tribe sued Inyo County...
article Angry Navajo president approves tribal housing plan with caveat: Build more homes
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye said Wednesday he grudgingly signed an $80 million housing plan — one that calls for building just 15 new homes...
article Tribe’s Lawsuit Over Recognition To Advance
(New Jersey) -- A legal battle between the Lenape Tribe and the State of New Jersey could come to a conclusion in the near future. For some of the 1,200 Lenape Indians...
article Arlen Dumas elected grand chief of Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs
(Manitoba) -- Arlen Dumas, chief of the Mathias Colomb Cree Nation, has been elected grand chief of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs. Outgoing Grand Chief Derek Nepinak...
article The Seneca Nation Gambled on the Future, and Won
(New York) -- In 2002, at a time when New York State and its local communities were facing financial uncertainty, the many powers that be looked for relief wherever they...
article Keystone XL opponent plans appeal to South Dakota high court
(South Dakota) -- An attorney for a group fighting the Keystone XL pipeline says the organization plans to appeal a South Dakota judge's decision upholding state...
article The next big pipeline protest?
(Wisconsin) -- I was horrified by the images coming out of the Dakota Access Pipeline protests in North Dakota this past winter. The attack dogs, the rubber bullets and...
article Drought disaster declared in 28 counties, 5 Indian Reservations
(Montana) -- Governor Steve Bullock Wednesday declared a drought disaster throughout Eastern Montana. The Executive Order covers 28 counties and five Indian Reservations...
article Navajo Nation summer council session gets underway
(Arizona) -- The 23rd Navajo Nation Council welcomed several groups to Window Rock July 16 who traveled miles by horseback, bicycle and jogged to take part in the annual...
article Naabik’iyati’ rejects Grand Canyon Escalade
(Arizona) -- The Naabik’iyati’ Committee opposed Grand Canyon Escalade plans to build a gondola tramway and resort at the confluence of the Colorado and...
article Indigenous women receive ‘harsher punishments’ in prison, ex-inmate tells solitary confinement trial
(Vancouver) -- A woman who spent more than 1,100 days in solitary confinement – including one near-continuous stretch lasting more than two years – says...
article Tribes, on heels of huge drug treatment complex, to build assisted living facility
(North Dakota) -- The Three Affiliated Tribes, coming on the heels of starting work on a huge drug treatment complex in Bismarck, are making plans to build an assisted...
article Native American healing class sparks unique health textbook
(New Mexico) -- Laughter can combat trauma. Spiritual cleansings could be used to fight an opioid addiction. Cactus extract may battle diabetes and obesity. These...
article Hundreds gather in Rapid City to pray to Saint Kateri
(South Dakota) -- Hundreds of Catholic dioceses across America and Canada met at the Ramkota hotel in Rapid City this evening to pray to the first and only Native...
article 'Buried history': unearthing the influence of Native Americans on rock'n'roll
(USA) -- As a kid, session musician Stevie Salas would savor the classic concert movie Bangladesh, which chronicled George Harrison’s all-star benefit show from...
 
 
Gaming: Latest News
9:10am 7-20-2017
 
 
article NBA Commissioner Adam Silver Believes Sports Betting Legalization a Slam Dunk in Coming Years
(New York) -- NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is the strongest proponent of legalizing sports gambling of the four major professional sports leagues, and this week he...
article Mississippi to review sports betting law
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi Legislature could amend the sports betting legislation in order to comply with federal requirements. This year, state’s legislators...
article New York could well hit the jackpot with sports betting
(New York) -- New Jersey has, against all odds, gotten the U.S. Supreme Court to agree to consider overturning the federal ban on sports betting. If the court does so,...
article Wimbledon, French Open matches flagged for unusual betting, possible match-fixing
(Worldwide) -- The Tennis Integrity Unit says a total of four matches at Wimbledon and the French Open have been flagged for unusual betting patterns. The TIU's...
article A Gamer Channel’s Mission: Send the Trolls Packing
(California) -- Every week without fail, some viewers of Misscliks, a channel on the video game streaming platform Twitch, pipe up with sexist or misogynistic comments....
article The Enduring Fascination of Casino Carpet
(Las Vegas) -- People are fascinated by even the most mundane aspects of casino design. The slot machines, the air, even the chairs—all have come under scrutiny....
article Pols hope bid for extended serving hours at casinos comes up snake eyes
(Massachusetts) -- Boozing on the casino floor until 4 a.m. is a bad idea that could lead to more problems, both Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Senate President Stanley C....
article Deli with video gambling may be built in Oswego
(Illinois) -- A developer wants to open a deli with video gambling machines in Oswego. Bryan Sterbenz pitched his concept during Tuesday's Oswego Village Board...
article Illinois grocery store’s video gambling broadens wagering scope in the burbs
(Illinois) -- In June, a Piggly Wiggly in Antioch became one of the first full-service grocery stores in the state of Illinois to offer video gambling potentially...
article Macau's Tables Are Turning
(Macau) -- It's natural to be scared of betting big just after losing a great hand. But savvy gamblers know that just because the first game played out one way, the...
article Fresh Beijing crackdown on dirty Macau cash anticipated as VIP casino revenues surge
(Macau) -- A surge in VIP takings at Macau casinos coupled with an unprecedented warning from its biggest junket operator about the dangers of moving money in and out of...
article South Korean casinos eagerly await end to Chinese tourism spat
(South Korea) -- Gongzi Jeju, the newest foreigners-only casino on South Korea’s Jeju island, held its official grand opening on Sunday.
article Duterte signs law including casinos in AMLC coverage
(Philippines) -- President Duterte has signed a law including casinos under the purview of the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC), more than a year after money stolen...
 
 
Press Releases
11:53pm 7-17-2017
 
 
2016 Indian Gaming Revenues Increased 4.4%
(Washington D.C.) -- Today Chairman Jonodev Osceola Chaudhuri, Vice Chair Kathryn Isom-Clause, and Associate Commissioner Sequoyah Simermeyer of the National Indian...
Major Survey on Indians with Disabilities Released
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Council of Urban Indian Health (NCUIH) in collaboration with the National Center for American Indians with Disabilities (NCAID) are...
Sports Betting USA conference to analyse stakeholders’ response to Supreme Court decision re: NJ challenge to PASPA
(New York) -- In an unexpected turn of events, the Supreme Court agreed to hear the arguments in New Jersey’s sports betting case, giving new life to a years...
Press Conference: 30 years in the making – NIGC to announce 2016 gross gaming revenues
(Washington D.C.) -- National Indian Gaming Commission invites the public, media and Tribes to attend a press conference on July 17th at 1:00 p.m. EST.  The...
 

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