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"The philosophy of the tribe in general is that we would like to protect our cultural resources and leave them as is. The notion that these cultural artifacts belong to the public is a colonial view." read quote >>>

 

— Nick Tipon, a longtime member of the Sacred Sites Protection Committee of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria

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Indian Gaming: Latest News
4:50am 4-24-2014
 
 
article All the Big Shots showed up for Internet poker hearing
(California) -- While the Senate had its Day of Reflection to contemplate ethical obligations, the Assembly turned its attention to the task at hand, whether to legalize...
article PokerStars Announces Agreement With Tribal and Cardroom Partners to Offer Online Poker in California
(California) -- The long-rumored relationship between PokerStars and a coalition of powerful California gambling interests was confirmed today.
article Foxwoods and Nevele have a seat at the bidders conference
(New York) -- Foxwoods Catskills Resort Casino and the Nevele’s development team say they have each submitted application fees to the New York Gaming Commission,...
article Request to halt Jamul casino work denied
(California) -- A Superior Court judge denied a request to stop the California Department of Transportation from allowing construction crews doing road work near a...
article Seminole Tribe Fights Florida's Casino Rent, Utilities Taxes
(Florida) -- The Seminole Tribe of Florida told a federal judge Wednesday that it should not have to pay a state utilities tax and sales tax levied on rent the tribe...
article Tribe quits casino deal
(Fiji) -- SNOQUALMIE Tribe, the American Indian tribe that had invested in a project to build Fiji's first casino, says it pulled out of the deal because of issues...
article Adviser’s casino ties could hurt Martha Coakley's gov bid
(Massachusetts) -- Attorney General Martha Coakley is poised to take center stage before the state’s highest court in a high-stakes bid to block an anti-casino...
article More expenses, loss of income, grip Police Jury
(Louisiana) -- Money woes may be on the horizon for the Avoyelles Police Jury, Vice President Kirby Roy warned. Roy, who also serves as the jury’s finance...
article Pechanga mechanics build cool service truck
(California) -- With a burnt-orange paint job and diamond chrome plating, it looks like something that would be on display at one of the local Southwest Riverside County...
 
 
Native News: Latest News
6:22am 4-24-2014
 
 
article Alleged Alturas tribal shooter appears in court
(California) -- The woman accused of shooting and killing four people at an Alturas tribal meeting in February appeared in court today. Cherie Lash Rhoades appeared in...
article N4T Investigators: Once labeled extinct, a new tribe rises in Southern Arizona, comes under criminal financial investigation
(Arizona) -- Last summer, a new tribe of people here in Southern Arizona was recognized after being believed extinct. But within months, leaders of the small tribe have...
article Canada’s spy agency helped prepare all-of-government approach in case Idle No More protests ‘escalated’: secret files
(Canada) -- Secret documents from Canada’s spy agency show that the Canadian government was getting ready in case last year’s Idle No More protests “...
article Wind River Indian Reservation sees first checks arrive in $157 million settlement
(Wyoming) -- The first installment in a $157 million federal settlement began to pour into the Wind River Indian Reservation on Wednesday, as members of the Northern...
article Navajo council rejects term limits
(Arizona) -- A measure to keep Navajo Nation lawmakers from serving more than 16 years in office and limit the tribal president to eight years has failed.
article Appeal court: Tribal court should not oversee custody dispute case
(Florida) -- A Miami appeals court says a custody dispute between a Miccosukee mother and non-Indian father should remain in state court, not tribal court.
article North Dakota tribes' oil output rivals U.S. states
(North Dakota) -- Oil production on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in North Dakota has become so large that it would rank among the top 10 oil producing states in...
article RUSSELL: From the Shining City: Fools on the Hill
(Texas) -- John Winthrop, a wealthy Puritan lawyer and would-be theologian, might be styled a founder of “American exceptionalism.” It was his sermon, A...
article Neshaminy again implored to change Redskins nickname
(Pennsylvania) -- During the two public comment sessions at the April 22 school board meeting, Langhorne resident Donna Boyle, whose son attends Neshaminy High School,...
article Lawyers Reach Agreement On Native American Inmates’ Lawsuit
(Indiana) -- Attorneys have reached an preliminary agreement to bring a lawsuit between a prison and a Native American inmate to an end.
article TRC making progress in Yukon, despite privacy laws
(North Canada) -- The Truth and Reconciliation Commission says it's making some progress in Yukon, despite having to work around strict privacy laws. The TRC is...
article Highway of Tears cries out for public shuttle bus
(British Columbia) -- Nearly 18 months after Missing Women Commissioner Wally Oppal urged that a public shuttle bus begin running along the notorious Highway of Tears,...
article First Nations buy provincial properties, extinguish land claims on others
(British Columbia) -- The purchase of two large provincial properties in Burnaby and Vancouver shows the rising economic power of urban First Nations that want to...
article Solar power an uphill battle in Fort Chipewyan
(North Canada) -- People in Fort Chipewyan, Alta., will soon install solar panels on the community’s elders centre, but they say getting funding for alternative...
article BC LNG faces growing First Nations opposition
(British Columbia) -- UPDATE: Fort Nelson First Nation drums government, industry reps out of LNG conference, outraged over lack of consultation on surprise gutting of...
article Tribe's electronics company signs $1.8M contract
(Montana) -- An electronics manufacturing company owned by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes has signed a $1.8 million contract to help produce a missile-...
article LaPlante Resigns As Sec. Of Tribal Relations
(South Dakota) -- Leroy “J.R.” LaPlante couldn’t ask his predecessor for advice on serving as the state’s Secretary of Tribal Relations. That...
article Yakamas file suit to stop Rattlesnake wildflower tours
(Washington) -- The Yakama Nation is asking a federal judge to stop the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from conducting wildflower tours on Rattlesnake Mountain starting...
article Aboriginal people in Toronto may face premature death: study
(Toronto) -- Chrissy Smith loves being a part of the aboriginal community in Toronto but she admits, it can be a hard place to live.
article Death rates much higher for American Indians, Alaska Natives
(USA) -- Disproportionate mortality rates among American Indians and Alaska Natives over the past decade have raised public concerns about widening health disparities...
article Haskell University Battles Cutbacks With Billy Mills as Best Weapon
(Kansas) -- Billy Mills knows every dream begins with a first step. The American distance running legend has a vision for how he’d like to help Haskell Indian...
article B.C.’s youngest chief balances major development with tradition
(British Columbia) -- Bryce Williams glances down at the boy drawing a Coast Salish eagle design next to him. “That’s awesome,” he tells Damien Hearl,...
article Russell Means' widow carries on her husband's legacy
(California) -- Russell Means was many things during his life: an activist, actor, orator and organizer with world-changing ideas.
article Photographs Of Frontier Life In The West
(South Dakota) -- Between 1887 and 1892, John C.H. Grabill sent 188 photographs to the Library of Congress for copyright protection. Grabill is known as a western...
article Native Sun News: Oglala student makes name as young writer
(South Dakota) -- Marcus Bear Eagle, who is a full time student at OLC as a Lakota Studies Major with emphasis on Language, is the recent recipient of the Great Plains...
 
 
Gaming: Latest News
6:21am 4-24-2014
 
 
article Proposed Orange County, NY casino would be a big lure for NJ gambling dollars
(New Jersey) -- You may already know about New York’s decision to build up to four casinos “upstate.” But well, some spots are more upstate than others.
article Gamblers bet $28.1M on slots at Erie casino
(Pennsylvania) -- Gamblers wagered $28.1 million on slot machines at Presque Isle Downs & Casino during the week of April 14-20. The amount returned to gamblers was...
article Greyhound Decoupling Bill Dies, but Injury Reporting Is Step Closer to Getting Passed
(Florida) -- The drive to get greyhound decoupling in Florida was on the cusp of being passed Tuesday when it met with an abrupt and swift death in the Florida Senate,...
article Boston wants greater say in casino process
(Massachusetts) -- An upcoming hearing will likely decide how much of a say Boston will have when it comes to a pair of casino proposals just over the city line.
article Suffolk Downs thoroughbred track says without casino license, 2014 racing season could be last
(Massachusetts) -- Suffolk Downs is warning that the 2014 season could be the last one at New England's only thoroughbred track unless Mohegan Sun is awarded the...
article ‘No Eastie Casino’ co-founder planning state rep challenge
(Massachusetts) -- East Boston’s leading casino opponent said she’s ready to take on two-term incumbent state Rep. Carlo Basile, a key supporter of the city...
article Does harness racing have a future in Saratoga Springs in expected racino cash crunch?
(New York) -- Does harness racing have a future in Saratoga Springs? A day after the Saratoga racino announced it had abandoned plans to pursue casino gambling in...
article Gaming Commission punts on OTB issue
(New York) -- Asked if it’s OK for an OTB to join a casino development team, the New York Gaming Commission’s siting board didn’t quite answer the...
article Howe Caves puts in $1 million, joins next phase of casino hunt
(New York) -- There ain’t no place like a hole in the ground … for a potential Capital Region casino, or so goes the case made by Howe Caves, which is...
article Another Resorts World casino in New York?
(New York) -- Genting Americas on Wednesday announced it is looking at the Hudson Valley/Catskills region for a site for a casino and paid the $1 million application fee...
article Will East Greenbush need another casino resolution?
(New York) -- Less than a week before the owners of the Saratoga Casino & Raceway revealed they would bid for a $300 million casino on Thompson Hill off Route 4, the...
article Casino Bill Faces Long Odds
(New Hampshire) -- Casino gambling continues to face long odds in New Hampshire. A House committee vote April 22 to recommend that the full 400-member House reject a...
article Deal would end greyhound racing in Council Bluffs
(Iowa) -- A deal has likely emerged that would end greyhound racing in Council Bluffs by the end of 2015. Dog racing would continue at the track in Dubuque, but it would...
article Fragmented Detroit area casino market may see casualties as revenue slows
(Detroit) -- Last December, Tropicana Entertainment Inc. and Caesars Entertainment Corp. — two rival casino companies — teamed up to buy Atlantic Club Casino...
article Casino revenue rise good news for local governments
(Mississippi) -- With gaming revenues on the rise and casinos making major investments, the people at Biloxi city hall are breathing a bit easier these days. One of them...
article Casinos boost Churchill Downs revenues in first quarter
(Kentucky) -- Churchill Downs Inc. reported Wednesday that first-quarter revenue reached record levels, largely the result of increases in revenue from its casino...
article Online games called 'lottery gone wild' by Minnesota lawmakers
(Minnesota) -- Minnesota's online gambling initiative ran into stiff resistance at the Capitol on Tuesday, as lawmakers grilled state lottery officials about the...
article Zynga Inc Founder Mark Pincus Steps Down As Chief Product Officer
(California) -- Mark Pincus, the founder and chairman of the board of directors of Zynga Inc decided to give up all its operational responsibilities and vacated his role...
article McAfee says online gambling fuelling cybercrime
(USA) -- Cybercrime is still on the rise and specialist hacking skills and cyber attacks are being paid for via untraceable payments through online gambling sites,...
article How to turn a middle-class woman into an online gambling addict
(UK) -- Andrew Muir knew his wife Sheila enjoyed the occasional flutter playing online bingo. Last year, he was thrilled on her behalf when she won £137.
article Lawrence Ho increases stake in Russian casino
(Russia) -- Macau casino developer Lawrence Ho Yau Lung plans on raising his Russian casino stake as a consortium backed by him acquires more shares.
 
 
Press Releases
9:54am 4-16-2014
 
 
Registration is now open for the second-annual Indian Country Online Congress, being held June 2 – 3, 2014 at the Renaissance Oklahoma City Convention Center Hotel in Oklahoma City, OK.
(Oklahoma) -- Tribal gaming operators, gaming regulators, attorneys, analysts, and Internet gaming experts from around the world will convene for the second annual...
 

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