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Chickasaw Nation

article Cherokee Nation: 107 opioid pills per adult were sold in tribe's district in 2015 (7/24/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- More than 100 pills were sold for every adult in the Cherokee Nation's tribal lands in 2015, prosecutors for the country's second-largest tribe...
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Red Lake Tribe

article 'We're going to rise': Red Lake gathers to address opioid crisis (7/24/2017)
(Minnesota) -- Some of those gathered at the Red Lake's powwow grounds on Monday, July 24, had relatives struggling with addiction; others were simply concerned...
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Cherokee Nation

article Cherokee Nation: 107 opioid pills per adult were sold in tribe's district in 2015 (7/23/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- More than 100 pills were sold for every adult in the Cherokee Nation's tribal lands in 2015, prosecutors for the country's second-largest tribe...
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eSports

article The rise of eSports: are addiction and corruption the price of its success? (6/19/2017)
(Worldwide) -- If you had been away from the planet for the past quarter of a century, one of the few things you might find comfortingly familiar on your return is the...
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Whiteclay

article Supporters see improvement, while critics see new problems a month after Whiteclay beer stores closed (6/6/2017)
(Nebraska) -- In the shade of a graffiti-covered metal shed, 60-year-old Fred Two Two and a group of four friends sipped from cans of malt liquor and a half-pint of...
article Whiteclay task force envisions transformation (5/20/2017)
(Nebraska) -- The saga of this century-old source of alcohol isn't over, even if beer sales here never resume. State lawmakers, nonprofit groups and Native and non-...
article To solve alcoholism, Native Americans must look inside reservations (5/18/2017)
(Nebraska) -- Last month, Nebraska officials voted to revoke the licenses of four liquor stores near the border of the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.
article Whiteclay After the Deluge: Alcohol Gone but Appeals Case Fast-Tracked (5/11/2017)
(Nebraska) -- On Monday, May 1, 2017, nine hours after Whiteclay, Nebraska’s four beer and malt liquor outlets were outlawed at midnight, the century-long flow of...
article With Alcoholism Rampant On Nearby Reservation, Nebraska Shuts Town's Liquor Stores (5/11/2017)
(Nebraska) -- The battle over alcohol stores in tiny Whiteclay, Neb., has been going on for decades. Home to roughly about a dozen people, the town has been called a...
article Authorities: Alcohol involved in multiple injury crash between Whiteclay, Rushville (5/9/2017)
(Nebraska) -- A one-vehicle accident south of Whiteclay that sent multiple people to the hospital may validate concerns of some in the area after four beer stores in the...
article Horrific toll of alcoholism versus free enterprise near SD Indian reservation (5/5/2017)
(Nebraska) -- Storm clouds roll through Pine Ridge, a place with breathtaking views and unimaginable suffering. "Children who have been crippled in the womb,"...
article Whiteclay’s strife, pain seared in memory (4/30/2017)
(Nebraska) -- Eighteen years later, the single word “Whiteclay” sets loose the crowded impressions in my mind. I found myself back there the moment I heard...
article Closing of liquor stores in Whiteclay just the beginning (4/27/2017)
(Nebraska) -- A man can be so happy that he cries. Frank LaMere, who crusaded against alcohol sales in Whiteclay, Nebraska for more than two decades, broke down into...
article 'Appalled' liquor commissioners vote to deny licenses for Whiteclay beer stores (4/19/2017)
(Nebraska) -- A state liquor board took the unprecedented step Wednesday of voting to deny the renewal of the liquor licenses of four beer stores in Whiteclay, Nebraska...
article Nebraska May Stanch One Town’s Flow of Beer to Its Vulnerable Neighbors (3/25/2017)
(Nebraska) -- This town is a rural skid row, with only a dozen residents, a street strewn with debris, four ramshackle liquor stores and little else. It seems to exist...
article If you can't beat 'em, buy 'em: 19 years into Whiteclay ministry, couple has new idea for closing town's beer stores (3/11/2017)
(Nebraska) -- t’s the first of the month and a steady stream of traffic rolls into this dusty village of fewer than a dozen residents. Business is brisk at the...
article Debating the Future of Whiteclay, Nebraska, the ‘Skid Row of the Plains’ (3/10/2017)
(Nebraska) -- Next month, Nebraska’s state liquor commission will decide the fate of the tiny but notorious town of Whiteclay, population 12, whose livelihood...
article Legislators move to address perplexing problem of beer sales in tiny Whiteclay, Nebraska (3/10/2017)
(Nebraska) -- State legislators have taken a first step to addressing complaints that four liquor stores in tiny Whiteclay, Nebraska exists solely to fuel the alcoholism...
article Nebraska seeks fixes for reservation border-town beer sales (3/10/2017)
(Nebraska) -- A tiny Nebraska village known for beer sales near an Indian reservation is getting a fresh look from state lawmakers who are hunting for new ways to fight...
article Opinion: Capitol View (2/16/2017)
(Nebraska) -- I must confess that I have been to the Jumpin’ Eagle Inn in the unincorporated village of Whiteclay in Sheridan County Nebraska. It was 49 years ago...
article Push to Stop Town of 12 From Selling 3.5M Beers (2/15/2017)
(Nebraska) -- A faith ministry in Nebraska has started a fundraising campaign to buy out four stores that sell millions of cans of beer each year in a tiny village next...
article Sheridan County Board recommends renewal of Whiteclay beer outlets' liquor licenses (1/11/2017)
(Nebraska) -- The controversial beer outlets in Whiteclay, Nebraska, passed a preliminary step Tuesday in their effort to continue selling alcohol in the remote border...
article Tiny town's massive liquor sales to continue despite concerns about neighbouring Native American reservation (1/11/2017)
(Nebraska) -- Officials have recommended that a small US town whose four beer stores sold the equivalent of 3.5 million cans in 2015 be allowed to maintain liquor sales...
article Beer sales next to Pine Ridge Indian Reservation would continue under county decision (1/10/2017)
(Nebraska) -- Four liquor stores which sell the equivalent of three-and-a-half million cans of beer a year on the doorstep of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South...
article Sheridan commissioners recommend approval of Whiteclay beer store licenses (1/10/2017)
(Nebraska) -- Sheridan County's board of commissioners has voted unanimously to recommend reissuing liquor licenses to the four beer stores in the troubled village...
article Tiny Nebraska town's massive beer sales again scrutinized (1/10/2017)
(Nebraska) -- A small Nebraska town whose four beer stores sold the equivalent of 3.5 million cans in 2015 again is caught in the crosshairs of a debate over alcohol...
article Closing Whiteclay beer stores would 'scatter' problems, make things worse, area residents say (1/5/2017)
(Nebraska) -- Sheridan County residents defended Whiteclay's embattled beer stores Thursday, telling local leaders that shutting them down would "scatter"...
article Whiteclay beer stores could face higher bar in reapplying for liquor licenses (10/26/2016)
(Nebraska) -- Four liquor stores that sold the equivalent of 3.5 million cans of beer last year on the doorstep of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation might soon be forced...
article Activists say Whiteclay should be shut down following woman's death (9/7/2016)
(Nebraska) -- A Native activist and documentary filmmaker told state liquor regulators Wednesday that the death of a woman they say was beaten in Whiteclay in August...
article Activists say woman's beating death is latest reason to end beer sales in Whiteclay (9/7/2016)
(Nebraska) -- Activists on Wednesday pointed to the death of a woman last month as further reason to end beer sales in the notorious border town of Whiteclay, Nebraska....
article New Whiteclay ideas taking shape, but some not satisfied (8/16/2016)
(Nebraska) -- A new effort to reduce violence and panhandling in Whiteclay is slowly taking shape, but some people say they won't be satisfied until the tiny village...
27 Total Articles on this Issue

Hollywood Casino Perryville

article Officer injured following incident near Hollywood Casino (6/3/2017)
(Missouri) -- A police officer and four other people are recovering from injuries after a police chase ended in a crash involving six vehicles in suburban St. Louis.
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Video Gaming

article Are video games addictive like drugs, gambling? Some who've struggled say yes (5/30/2017)
(Illinois) -- Adam set his alarm for 3 a.m., when he knew his parents would be fast asleep. He crept downstairs to the family's unfinished basement, and there,...
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Pine Ridge

article An alcoholism epidemic among the Lakota Sioux (5/3/2017)
(South Dakota) -- THE Pine Ridge Indian reservation in South Dakota, the site of the battle of Wounded Knee, contains one of the poorest counties in America; and every...
article Oglala Sioux President calls for action on meth (1/27/2017)
(South Dakota) -- A planned meeting of the Oglala Sioux Housing Authority took a turn Friday. A last minute agenda change put the focus on the methamphetamine crisis...
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Swinomish Tribe

article Council approves Swinomish opioid treatment facility permit (3/27/2017)
(Washington) -- An opioid treatment facility proposed by the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community is another step closer to reality this week, after the Anacortes City...
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Mobile Gaming

article 'Irresistible' By Design: It's No Accident You Can't Stop Looking At The Screen (3/13/2017)
(USA) -- Could smartphones and other screens be decreasing the human attention span? Author Adam Alter thinks so. "Ten years ago, before the iPad and iPhone were...
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Mashpee Wampanoag

article Tribal Forum Offers Hope For Addiction Treatment (3/2/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- The gymnasium at the Mashpee Wampanoag Government Center off Great Neck South Road was almost completely full Tuesday night, February 28, for the...
article Wampanoag Tribe takes aggressive stance against opioid addiction (3/1/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- Like in so many communities on Cape Cod and across the country, the opioid addiction crisis has gripped the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. "It...
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Gambling Expansion

article VIDEO: Selling scratchies online would increase gambling harm - Ministry of Health video (1/21/2017)
(UK) -- Plans to sell scratchies online will likely result in a "significant increase" in gambling harm, the Ministry of Health has warned. However, regular...
article Council to hear casino update Wednesday (1/15/2017)
(California) -- After a break of several weeks, the Ridgecrest City Council will once again be discussing the Timbisha Shoshone casino project, slated to be put in near...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Keweenaw Bay Tribe

article KBIC fighting back against drug abuse (1/20/2017)
(Michigan) -- The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community is fighting back against drug abuse. In addition to hosting a talk by the UPSET commander Monday, the tribal council...
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Suicide

article Report on Innu suicides hopes to shed light on causes (1/15/2017)
(Quebec) -- An upcoming coroner's report into the suicides of five members of the Innu community of Uashat-Maliotenam on Quebec's North Shore could have...
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Japan Gaming

article With casino bill’s passage, administration may submit gambling addiction prevention legislation early this year (1/8/2017)
(Japan) -- The Abe government is considering submitting a bill to the Diet early this year that would create a basic law on preventing gambling addiction, according to...
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Philippines Gaming

article OP/ED | Allan: The city officials that support gambling (1/8/2017)
(Philippines) -- IN 2009, the city council passed resolution number 121 enjoining the Honorable Mayor Reinaldo A. Bautista Jr to consider denying business permit...
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Eastern Band of Cherokee

article Heroin and opioid awareness summit in Cherokee (9/19/2016)
(North Carolina) -- Fighting heroin and prescription pill abuse will take a combined effort. That was the message at an awareness summit in Cherokee Monday. The U.S...
article Drug use in Cherokee to come with a price (8/31/2016)
(North Carolina) -- Possessing drugs on the Qualla Boundary will get a lot more expensive following a decision this month to ratchet up fines for anyone — enrolled...
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Alabama Gaming

article Despite Alabama Supreme Court ruling, Victoryland casino reopens (9/18/2016)
(Alabama) -- Despite an Alabama Supreme Court ruling which shut down its electronic bingo operations for nearly three years, the controversial VictoryLand casino...
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Australia Gaming

article NT indigenous communities tackle problem gambling (8/7/2016)
(Australia) -- PROBLEM gambling is up to 20 times more prevalent in remote indigenous communities, with young kids indoctrinated through low stakes bets on activities...
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Fantasy Sports

article MERCER: Fantasy sports a sure bet in S.D. (8/7/2016)
(South Dakota) -- Soon we will have one more path to financial and family ruin with the legalization of fantasy sports betting now upon us. The New York Times headline...
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Other News

article Native American Tribes are Fighting Back Against Big Pharma in Opioid Crisis (7/25/2017)
(Arizona) -- On Monday, America’s Lawyer, Mike Papantonio and a team from his firm, Levin Papantonio, met in Flagstaff, Arizona with the Coalition of Large Tribes...
article Tribes, on heels of huge drug treatment complex, to build assisted living facility (7/19/2017)
(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 Community leaders join Native American Walk for Sobriety (7/17/2017)
(California) -- Dozens of community members marched through Richmond on Saturday with the United Urban Warrior Society’s California Chapter to spread awareness...
article Report shows alcohol related hospital visits a big problem in Northwest Territories (7/8/2017)
(Northwest Territories) -- Two years ago, Statistics Canada reported that the Northwest Territories had the highest number of people in the country who reported heavy...
article North Dakota Tribes Asking for Help Fighting Addiction Crisis (7/5/2017)
(North Dakota) -- North Dakota tribes are asking the state for more help to fight addiction on the reservations. Officials with multiple treatment centers on the...
article Native American walk through Richmond to focus on alcohol issues (6/30/2017)
(California) -- The third annual Native American Walk for Sobriety on July 15 is designed to raise community awareness of the issues surrounding alcoholism and alcohol...
article Native American Walk for Sobriety returns to Richmond July 15 (6/29/2017)
(California) -- The Third Annual Native American Walk for Sobriety will be held in Richmond on Saturday, July 15 in order to raise awareness about the many issues...
article Walking to battle drug abuse, domestic violence (6/26/2017)
(Kentucky) -- American Indians calling for a stop to drug abuse and domestic violence marched through London Wednesday to spread their message. They are part of the...
article 'Killing our youth': Natuashish leaders call for crackdown on bootlegging (6/20/2017)
(Labrador) -- A community leader in the remote First Nation reserve of Natuashish, N.L., says it's time to get tough on bootleggers and drug dealers to eradicate...
article Fort Belknap sisters tackle community’s rampant drug use (6/12/2017)
(Montana) -- There’s a narrative about the meth epidemic in Montana that says the state tackled the problem in the 2000s. Yet it’s back with a vengeance...
article SQ doesn't take Indigenous drug problems seriously, Innu chief says (6/12/2017)
(Quebec) -- The drug problem in Innu communities is not a priority for Quebec provincial police and that is leaving residents there feeling vulnerable, said the chief of...
article College graduates work bring drug addiction to light in North Dakota (6/11/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Danacia Greywater and Darian Charboneau, recent graduates of Cankdeska Cikana Community College who served on the school’s student government,...
article Keshena Man and Woman Indicted for Drug Trafficking, Firearm Offenses on Menominee Indian Reservation (6/9/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- Gregory J. Haanstad, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced that on June 6, 2017, a federal grand jury returned a two-...
article 10 arrested in Manitoba First Nation after series of drug busts (6/3/2017)
(Manitoba) -- Ten people from a Manitoba First Nation have been charged with drug-related offences including possession for the purpose of trafficking after RCMP found...
article Reservations, riddled by meth problem, are mired in a law enforcement conflict (5/31/2017)
(South Dakota) -- The chief of police for the Rosebud Sioux Tribe sees methamphetamine problem every day on the reservation. The same is true for an FBI special agent...
article Crystal Wreck (5/30/2017)
(Saskatchewan) -- With one push on the piston of a syringe, crystal methamphetamine made Debbie Roberts’s world a darker place. She thought she was taking another...
article 'Jail is not the answer': Onion Lake First Nation holds drugs and gangs summit (5/30/2017)
(Saskatchewan) -- Hubert Pahtayken wants to find answers. A band councillor at Onion Lake First Nation — about 275 kilometres northwest of Saskatoon —...
article Grandmothers form alliance against drug trade on Manitoulin (5/29/2017)
(Sudbury) -- Marion Peltier has been a mother for two generations. The grandmother from Wikwemikong First Nation, Ont., says she is raising her grandchildren to keep...
article Stillaguamish Tribe to relocate Island Crossing methadone, counseling center near airport (5/27/2017)
(Virginia) -- The Stillaguamish Tribe plans to open a new methadone treatment and healing center with counseling services on 172nd Street NE south of Arlington Municipal...
article The Deepening Opioid Crisis Among Native Americans (5/24/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma has launched a lawsuit against three national retail pharmacy chains and two of the largest national drug distributors in...

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