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Nottawaseppi Huron

article Mother who allegedly left child alone to go gambling now faces multiple charges (9/20/2017)
(Michigan) -- The West Michigan mother who left her toddler home alone while she was at a casino is facing multiple charges tonight. Wednesday, Newschannel 3 spoke to...
article Nottawaseppi Huron Band arrests casino patron who left son at home to gamble (9/20/2017)
(Michigan) -- A Michigan woman who was arrested at the casino owned by the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi is facing child endangerment charges, The Battle...
article Nottawaseppi Huron Band helps investigate large bank fraud scheme at casino (9/2/2017)
(Michigan) -- Federal authorities announced charges against 19 people in connection with a bank fraud scheme at the casino owned by the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Broken Arrow

article Alleged casino owner arraigned (9/19/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- Muscogee (Creek) citizen Stephen ‘Bim’ Bruner appeared in the Muscogee (Creek) Nation District Court Sept. 18, for arraignment of charges...
1 Article on this Issue

Illinois Gaming

article 3 gunmen rob Illinois casino; security guard shot (9/19/2017)
(Illinois) -- Three people with assault rifles barged into an Illinois casino Sunday, shot a security guard and stole money from the cash cage, police said. The three...
article Five years after introduction, study says video gambling leading to crime upticks (9/13/2017)
(Illinois) -- September marked the five-year anniversary of video gaming legalization in Illinois. A new report claims that the societal costs of gambling may not be...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Mashantucket Pequot

article Murder suspect 'believed cousin had spread HIV through Native American tribe' (9/19/2017)
(Connecticut) -- A man accused of shooting dead his cousin in Connecticut told police the victim had been spreading HIV through their Native American tribe by raping...
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Marijuana & Hemp

article Nevada’s Governor Thinks Smoking Weed Will Trigger Federal Crackdown (9/18/2017)
(Nevada) -- Brian Sandoval may not love Donald Trump, and he may not love marijuana. But the Nevada governor is a pragmatist, and so he’s willing to embrace both—to a...
1 Article on this Issue

Winnebago Tribe

article Former Winnebago councilman sentenced for theft from tribe (9/18/2017)
(Nebraska) -- A former Winnebago Tribal Council member was placed on probation Monday for theft from the tribe's casino. Chief U.S. District Judge Laurie Smith Camp...
article Former chairman of Winnebago Tribe pleads guilty for theft of gaming funds (9/16/2017)
(Nebraska) -- John Blackhawk, the longtime former chairman of the Winnebago Tribe, pleaded guilty for his role in the theft of gaming funds. Blackhawk, 62, admitted he...
article Ex-Winnebago tribal chairman makes plea deal in Iowa casino-theft case (9/14/2017)
(Iowa) -- A former Winnebago tribal chairman in Nebraska accused of stealing money from his tribe’s Iowa casino has made a plea deal with prosecutors. Federal...
article Former Winnebago chairman pleads guilty (9/12/2017)
(Nebraska) -- Former Winnebago Tribal Chairman John Blackhawk has pleaded guilty to theft from his tribe’s casino. As part of a plea agreement, charges of...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Macau Gaming

article Economic Uncertainty Returns to Macau as Beijing Escalates Anti-Corruption Drive (9/17/2017)
(Macau) -- Macau’s economic rebound continues, and even appears to be typhoon-proof. But another ill-wind blew past the Cotai strip last week as analysts warned...
1 Article on this Issue

Pine Ridge

article Plea Deal Reached In Reservation Child Abuse Case (9/17/2017)
(South Dakota) -- A Pine Ridge Reservation woman is expected to plead guilty to child abuse after two of her children were found emaciated on the reservation. Court...
article South Dakota woman to plead guilty in emaciated kids case (9/16/2017)
(South Dakota) -- A Kyle woman is expected to plead guilty after two of her children were found emaciated on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Court records indicate 34...
article Colorado man to plead guilty in 2016 fatal shooting on Pine Ridge (9/11/2017)
(South Dakota) -- A Colorado man accused of fatally shooting a female acquaintance on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation last September is set to plead guilty next month...
article Woman pleads guilty to her role in a Pine Ridge murder (9/7/2017)
(South Dakota) -- A woman admits to her role in the shooting death of Vincent Brewer III on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in October. In a hearing in Federal Court...
article Pine Ridge woman accused of trying to fire at police (9/4/2017)
(South Dakota) -- Authorities in Pine Ridge say a woman suspected of stealing a vehicle faces charges of assaulting officers after she allegedly tried to shoot them...
article Details about Vinny Brewer's murder emerge in plea documents (9/2/2017)
(South Dakota) -- A woman accused of participating in a killing at a Pine Ridge youth center in October is set to plead guilty on Wednesday. Her plea documents unveil...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Savanna Greywind

article Tribal leaders want action after Greywind homicide (9/17/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Tribal leaders in North Dakota are calling for action after a missing Fargo woman was later found killed. The United Tribes of North Dakota plan to...
article Tribal leaders call for action after LaFontaine-Greywind's death (9/16/2017)
(North Dakota) -- The United Tribes of North Dakota are calling on North Dakota’s congressional delegation to take action after the killing of Savanna LaFontaine-...
article Tribal leaders call for legislation in the wake of the Greywind murder (9/11/2017)
(North Dakota) -- The Tribal Leaders Summit voted to send a letter to North Dakota’s Congressional delegation concerning the murder of a Fargo woman. Savanna...
article Why do missing Native American women go unreported? (9/5/2017)
(Minnesota) -- The funeral for Savanna Greywind — the Fargo woman brutally murdered just weeks before she was to give birth — is set for Thursday. Kayakers...
article Tribal Leaders Summit may adopt Greywind resolution (9/5/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Those who are attending the 21st annual United Tribes Technical College Tribal Leaders Summit in Bismarck are considering offering a resolution...
article McFeely: Native American leader right to use Savanna's death to highlight the big picture (9/4/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Dave Archambault, a Native American leader, is taking a risk by speaking up about the killing of Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind, a Native American victim...
article Neighbor near where Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind's body was found reacts (9/4/2017)
(North Dakota) -- The backyard facing the Red River has always been Lois Aldridge's place of solace. "It's always been a quite neighborhood, a good place to...
7 Total Articles on this Issue

Missing Women Crisis

article STOLEN SISTERS: Native Americans to pay tribute, create awareness about murdered and missing women (9/16/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- In 2011, U.S. Associate Attorney General Thomas Perrelli delivered the horrifying statistic that Native American women are murdered at more than 10 times...
article Family searching for missing Navajo woman (9/14/2017)
(Arizona) -- The mother of 26-year-old Katczinzki Ariel Begay, also known as "Kat", is pleading with the public to call authorities if they think they may have...
article Probe of Indigenous deaths should extend beyond Thunder Bay, leaders say (9/12/2017)
(Thunder Bay) -- All of the northern Ontario cases of murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls should be considered for re-examination by the outside provincial...
article Innu mother takes advantage of MMIW inquiry tour in eastern Quebec (9/9/2017)
(Quebec) -- At first, Innu mother, grandmother and residential school survivor Lise Jourdain hesitated before sharing her story with the National Inquiry into Missing...
article Woman’s Murder Brings New Urgency to Issue for Native Communities (9/7/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- The recovery of Greywind’s body from the Red River was an especially painful, synchronous reminder of the symbol the river has represented for...
article 'Time is crucial': MMIWG asks for 2-year extension (9/4/2017)
(Canada) -- The commissioners in charge of the problem-plagued national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls are asking the federal government...
article Missing, murdered Indigenous women inquiry to ask for more time (9/4/2017)
(Canada) -- The commissioners at the helm of an inquiry examining why a disproportionate number of Indigenous women are killed or go missing in Canada will soon ask the...
article Nuu-chah-nulth to hold gathering for families of missing, murdered women and girls (9/2/2017)
(British Columbia) -- The Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council will host a gathering for families members of murdered and missing women and girls later this month in Port...
8 Total Articles on this Issue

Narragansett Tribe

article Self-defense argument leads to acquittal in fatal shooting (9/15/2017)
(Rhode Island) -- A jury has acquitted a 32-year-old Providence man, Derrick Watson, in a September 2015 fatal shooting in the city. He was found not guilty of murder...
1 Article on this Issue

Las Vegas Gaming

article Metro looks for more victims in casino guard rape case (9/13/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- Authorities in Las Vegas say they're looking for more possible sexual assault victims after a 39-year-old casino security guard was arrested and charg
1 Article on this Issue

Hard Rock

article October Trial Set for Woman Charged in Casino Fake Cash Case (9/12/2017)
(Iowa) -- An October trial has been scheduled for one of three people accused of trying to pass counterfeit cash at Sioux City’s Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.
1 Article on this Issue

South Korea Gaming

article South Korea’s Kangwon Land casino rocked by hiring scandal (9/12/2017)
(South Korea) -- South Korea’s leading casino Kangwon Land is reeling from a corruption scandal in which 95% of staff turned out to have been hired due to their...
1 Article on this Issue

Australia Gaming

article Australia links illegal gambling operators to Asian crime gangs (9/11/2017)
(Australia) -- Australia’s Black Economy Taskforce (BET) has given law enforcement agencies the green light to hunt down illegal betting exchanges that are...
1 Article on this Issue

Menominee Tribe

article Three men sentenced for drug trafficking on Menominee Indian Reservation (9/11/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- Three men will serve prison time for their part in a drug trafficking operation on the Menominee Indian Reservation. The men entered guilty pleas in...
1 Article on this Issue

Mohegan Sun

article Darien man arrested for a third time for selling drugs, alcohol to teens (9/11/2017)
(Connecticut) -- A 51-year-old Darien man has been arrested for a third time after allegedly supplying drugs and alcohol to teens as young as 12. Mark Yarish of Cherry...
1 Article on this Issue

Navajo Nation

article Bill proposes criminalizing revenge porn on Navajo Nation (9/11/2017)
(Arizona) -- A Navajo Nation Council delegate is proposing that the distribution of sexually graphic images without a person's consent be listed as a criminal...
1 Article on this Issue

Osage Tribe

article Man Lied About Carjacking At Osage Casino, Police Say (9/11/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- Osage Nation Tribal Police say a man made up a story about being carjacked. Last week, police were investigating what they believed was a carjacking at the...
article Police Search For Woman Who Carjacked Man At Osage Casino (9/8/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- Osage Nation Police are searching for a woman who they said stole a man's car at gunpoint Thursday night near Apache and Lewis.
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Chief Wahoo

article Anti-Chief Wahoo activist could face more federal charges in grant embezzlement case (9/8/2017)
(Ohio) -- An anti-Chief Wahoo activist indicted last week on charges that he stole more than $77,000 in grant money meant to benefit Native Americans in Northeast Ohio...
article Former Professor Faces Federal Charges (9/8/2017)
(Ohio) -- Former Oberlin Professor Robert Roche was formally indicted on federal charges of conspiracy and theft of government funds last Wednesday.
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Dakota Access Pipeline

article Shailene Woodley says she was strip-searched after Dakota Access Pipeline protest arrest (9/7/2017)
(New York) -- Shailene Woodley learned that the hard way in October 2016 when she was arrested for criminal trespassing during a Dakota Access Pipeline protest, she told...
1 Article on this Issue

Fantasy Sports

article Man playing fantasy football charged with child neglect after 2-year-old wanders away: police (9/6/2017)
(New York) -- Phone down, please. A Florida man was arrested for child abuse after he allegedly failed to keep tabs on a 2-year-old during a fantasy draft, according to...
1 Article on this Issue

Payday Loans

article $2B Trial Puts Tribal Payday Lending In Spotlight [sub req] (9/4/2017)
(New York) -- Race car driver Scott Tucker and lawyer Timothy Muir are slated to stand trial soon on charges they ran an illegal $2 billion payday loan operation that...
1 Article on this Issue

Poarch Creek

article Poarch Band of Creek Indians cheated out of more than $500K in casino scam (9/2/2017)
(Alabama) -- A former employee of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians and her mother admitted they cheated one of the tribe's casinos out of more than $500,000.
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Other News

article Sisters Sentenced for Embezzlement from Indian Tribal Government (9/21/2017)
(Alaska) -- Acting U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder announced that Sylvia Toolie, 60, and her sister, Peggy Akeya, 57, of Savoonga, Alaska, were sentenced by Chief U.S....
article Man accused of gambling while leaving kids in hot truck (9/21/2017)
(Illinois) -- A McClure man is accused of leaving his two children in the back of his pickup truck on a hot day to gamble at a Cape Girardeau casino. 33-year-old Joshua...
article Native Americans are over-represented in Montana's prison system. What can be done? (9/20/2017)
(Montana) -- American Indians are over-represented in Montana’s correctional system, and lawmakers hope to do something about it. Members of the State-Tribal...
article Lottery winner who scooped £250 million jackpot charged with sexually assaulting young girl (9/20/2017)
(New Jersey) -- A lottery winner who won a £250 million jackpot has been charged with sexually assaulting a young girl. Pedro Quezada, 49, was arrested for alleged...
article N.J. Powerball lottery winner charged in child sex assaults (9/20/2017)
(New Jersey) -- A Wayne, New Jersey, man who won $338 million in one of the largest Powerball lottery jackpots in New Jersey history has been charged with repeatedly...
article Church funds spent at casino (9/20/2017)
(New Zealand) -- An employee of the Samoan Independent Seventh Day Adventist Church (SISDAC) has had name suppression lifted and has been sentenced in a Serious Fraud...
article Mystikal Has Been Indicted On Rape And Kidnapping Charges Stemming From A Louisiana Casino Assault (9/20/2017)
(Louisiana) -- Last month, we reported that New Orleans rapper Mystikal had turned himself in to authorities to face charges of rape and kidnapping stemming from a...
article New Athens firefighter shot in casino robbery has ‘painful road to recovery,’ friends say (9/20/2017)
(Illinois) -- Friends have created a GoFundMe page for a New Athens firefighter who was shot and critically injured during an armed robbery at Casino Queens early Sunday...
article Judge sentences Crow Creek woman to 27 months for embezzling from nonprofit (9/20/2017)
(South Dakota) -- Saying Tally Colombe used Hunkpati Investments on the Crow Creek Indian Reservation as “her personal piggy bank,” U.S. District Judge...
article Excluding Indigenous youth from schools may severely increase their risk of incarceration (9/19/2017)
(Australia) -- Many Indigenous children, particularly boys aged 10 to 17 years, are receiving lengthy suspensions from schools throughout Australia. Even more concerning...
article Radical plan to overhaul sentencing of Aboriginal offenders (9/19/2017)
(Australia) -- Judges and magistrates would be required to take into account an offender's Aboriginal background and consider ways to reduce the Indigenous prisoner...
article Ponca Tribe receives grant to address elder abuse (9/19/2017)
(Nebraska) -- A Nebraska tribe has received a more than $17,000 grant meant to help address elder abuse throughout its 15-county service area in Nebraska, Iowa and South...
article 'National shame': Push for courts to consider Aboriginal background in sentencing (9/19/2017)
(Australia) -- Judges and magistrates would be required to take into account an offender's Aboriginal background and consider ways to reduce the Indigenous prisoner...
article Police release suspect photos in Casino Queen robbery, shooting (9/19/2017)
(Illinois) -- A security guard was shot during an armed robbery at the Casino Queen early Sunday morning. Illinois State Police say three men with rifles entered the...
article Man accused of leaving his kids in vehicle at Isle of Capri Casino (9/19/2017)
(Missouri) -- A man is facing charges after leaving his two kids in his vehicle while at the Isle of Capri Casino in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. An officer was dispatched...
article The Search for Crime and Justice on America's Indian Reservations (9/18/2017)
(New Mexico) -- New Mexico is quietly wild. Its multicolored sunsets, volcano-pocked terrain and unique cultural landscape attract tourists, inspire artists and mask its...
article Two gambling centres shut down in Koforidua for allowing adolescents access (9/18/2017)
(Ghana) -- Two gaming facilities in Koforidua have been shut down by the Gaming Commission for allowing adolescents to patronise their facilities. The premises of...
article McClure man accused of leaving children in hot truck while gambling in casino (9/18/2017)
(Missouri) -- A McClure, Illinois, man was charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child after he left his son and daughter in a pickup truck Saturday...
article SC men plead guilty to operating video gambling ring (9/18/2017)
(South Carolina) -- Three South Carolina men pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to Conducting an Illegal Gambling Business, according to U.S. Attorney Beth Drake....
article Archdiocese of Santa Fe publicly names priests accused of molestation (9/17/2017)
(New Mexico) -- In a step toward accountability long demanded by survivors of sexual abuse at the of hands Roman Catholic clergy, the Archdiocese of Santa Fe on Tuesday...

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