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“Our annual spend per tribal citizen is around $6,200 per year — a fraction of the private sector. We’re really proud of the impact gaming has had to allow us to provide for the health care needs of our citizens.” read quote >>>

— Richard Sneed, Principal Chief of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians

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Indian Gaming: Latest News
3:15am 1-20-2020
 
 
article SCHUETZ: The California Legislature: A Parliament of Whores
(California) -- Kyle Kirkland is a card room owner in California, and also serves as the president of the California Gaming Association, a group that represents card...
article New Nebraska bill will legalize sports betting, poker
(Nebraska) -- Nebraska is ready to join several other states across the U.S. who allow have expanded their gambling laws. This could happen hanks to the new Games of...
article Bill would require Arizona tribes to resolve water disputes
(Arizona) -- Republican legislative leaders have introduced legislation to require Native American tribes in Arizona to resolve longstanding water disputes with the...
article NYS could be headed into fight over online sports betting
(New York) -- New York State could be headed into a new fight over online sports betting. Right now, you can only make your sports wagers in person at four upstate New...
article Cherokee leader says his community’s health care, education, economy benefit from gaming
(North Carolina) -- Everyone in this tiny North Carolina mountain community seems to know Richard Sneed. Whether walking through the gleaming $128 million Cherokee...
article Passe Partout: Coushatta Casino Resort celebrates 25 years of business
(Louisiana) -- Coushatta Casino Resort celebrates 25 years. Twenty-five years ago, doors of the casino opened to the public. Tribal leaders say 25 years is an important...
 
 
Native News: Latest News
2:39am 1-20-2020
 
 
article Australia wildfires reveal ancient aboriginal aquaculture system built before the Egyptian pyramids
(Australia) -- Australia‘s wildfires have revealed an ancient aquaculture system built by indigenous people which is thought to predate the time of the Pyramids of...
article Rural Montana Had Already Lost Too Many Native Women. Then Selena Disappeared.
(Montana) -- Jackie Big Hair slept in her car again, waking every few hours to fire up the engine and gaze at the frozen highway rest stop where her 16-year-old daughter...
article Task Force On Violence Against Native Women Stalled In Madison
(Wisconsin) -- Last October, bills were introduced in the legislature to create a task force on missing and murdered tribal women and girls, to be comprised of a...
article Tribal groups recognized during State-Tribal Relations Day
(South Dakota) -- The State-Tribal Relations Awards Ceremony last week was attended by Governor Kristi Noem, where she presented certificates of commendation to two...
article Native American veterans struggling to get health care they were promised
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article U.S. census to kick off in remote Alaska Native village
(Alaska) -- This year’s once-a-decade official U.S. national population count will start in a small Alaska Native village perched on the tundra overlooking the Bering...
article Cherokee Nation urging tribal citizens to be counted in 2020 Census
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation is kicking off its #CherokeeNationCounts 2020 Census campaign, urging tribal citizens to complete the Census completely and accurately...
article Red Dress and Skirt Making in Honor of Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women
(Minnesota) -- Indigenous women gathered this weekend to make red skirts, dresses, and shawls in honor of missing and murdered Indigenous women. In 2016 alone there were...
article In Provo, Marchers Draw Attention To Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women
(Utah) -- Growing up as a young Navajo girl here, Erin Tapahe would get upset that every time she left the house, her parents fell into the same routine. They’d...
article Montana grants 65-day extension for Navajo-owned coal mine
(Montana) -- A Navajo Nation company may continue operating a coal mine for two more months amid ongoing negotiations over the terms of a state permit, Montana officials...
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article Lipstick to learning: indigenous women using businesses to end violence
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article Representative Daniel Pae working to get bills passed to help Indigenous People
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(Australia) -- Almost half of all people killed by intimate partners are indigenous or overseas-born, which has prompted calls for a more targeted approach to tackling...
article Reservation struggles to recover from snow storm
(South Dakota) -- Native American reservations across South Dakota are still struggling to recover from a storm last year that dumped snow and rain, swelling rivers and...
article Bighorn sheep return to Pyramid Lake after nearly 100 years
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article Spurs Celebrate Cultures, Traditions at First Indigenous Night
(Texas) -- The San Antonio Spurs beat the visiting Miami Heat 107-102 Sunday in a close 2 p.m. game at the AT&T Center. The gravity of game day, however, extended...
 
 
Gaming: Latest News
3:15am 1-20-2020
 
 
article Gambling watchdog facing calls to reveal identity of who owns Betway
(UK) -- The gambling watchdog last night faced mounting pressure to reveal the identity of the secretive tycoon who owns under-fire bookmaker Betway. The online betting...
article Fossel: Mills’ gambling veto is paternalism at its worst
(Maine) -- You may not have noticed it, but Gov. Mills recently made a decision that likely made her sole neighboring governor, Chris Sununu of New Hampshire, chortle...
article GRAY: Baptist leader explains opposition to sports betting
(Kentucky) -- In his first State of the Commonwealth address presented Tuesday night, Gov. Andy Beshear called on legislators to do more to serve “Team Kentucky....
article Skill machines lawsuit against Platania could be made moot by legislation
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Press Releases
5:24pm 1-11-2020
 
 
AGA Statement on the Responsible Gambling Collaborative's New Effectiveness Principles and Study on Responsible Gaming Funding
(Washington D.C.) -- The American Gaming Association has released the following statement after theResponsible Gambling Collaborative announcednew effectiveness...
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