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article 'Now is the time for truth, healing, and unity': Sarah Eagle Heart joins Women's March leadership (9/17/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Sarah Eagle Heart, a citizen of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, has joined the board of the Women's March, the organization behind the massive rallies...
article RECAP: Sovereignty and Native Women's Safety at US Capitol (9/17/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Braving brutal temperatures and high humidity, Native women rallied at the U.S. Capitol last week to honor survivors of violence and to push for...
article Bipartisan House Members Co-lead Solutions to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Crisis (9/16/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-04) helped introduce the BADGES for Native Communities Act with Congresswoman Deb Haaland (N.M.-01) to fight violence...
article In Indian Country, A ‘Maze Of Injustice’ Persists For Women (9/15/2019)
(California) -- In December 2010, Judge Claudette White from the tribal court of the Quechan Tribe in Southern California was trying to file a protection order for a...
article NMSP Issues Missing Endangered Juvenile Advisory For Eight Year Old Girl Last Seen At State Fai (9/15/2019)
(New Mexico) -- The following is information for the distribution of a Missing Endangered Juvenile Advisory from the New Mexico State Police. For information on the...
article Murders, disappearances and abuse: The Native American women of Pine Ridge (9/13/2019)
(South Dakota) -- There was a time in the late 1980s, says Darla Black, when the safest place for her at night was locked in a prison cell. Her partner at the time was a...
article ICYMI: House panel questions officials on efforts to help Native women (9/13/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Arizona lawmakers questioned administration officials Wednesday on what they are doing to deal with the problem of missing and murdered indigenous...
article House panel questions officials on efforts to help Native women (9/11/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Arizona lawmakers questioned administration officials Wednesday on what they are doing to deal with the problem of missing and murdered indigenous...
article The Fight To End Violence Against Indigenous Women Continues In Iowa (9/11/2019)
(Iowa) -- The statistics are devastating. According to the National Institute of Justice, four out of five American Indian or Alaska Native women have been victims of...
article 'Tragic and haunting memory': B.C. family has been missing for 30 years (9/10/2019)
(British Columbia) -- The early hours of Aug. 2, 1989 was the last time anyone heard from the Jack family. Ronnie Jack had called his mother in the Burns Lake, B.C. area...
article Murders of Native American women a crisis in North Carolina (9/7/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Katina Locklear died at end of a dirt road, her body abandoned next to a bug-infested drainage ditch where frogs jump past any intruder.
11 Total Articles on this Issue

Pine Ridge

article Child sex abuse trial of former Pine Ridge Dr. begins next week (9/17/2019)
(South Dakota) -- After years of rumors and accusations on the Pine Ridge Reservation and more than 2½ years after the government first indicted him on child...
article Man sentenced for 2016 axe murder, arson (9/17/2019)
(South Dakota) -- A 19-year-old from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation was sentenced to over 30 years in federal prison Tuesday for an axe murder in Oct. 2016.
2 Total Articles on this Issue

First Nations

article Family continues search for missing Manitoba man, 1 year after disappearance (9/15/2019)
(Canada) -- Kelly Lavallee says all she wants is closure and to bring her son home. Her son, Dwayne Lavallee, has been missing for just shy of one year. The 21-year-old...
article Most non-European B.C. residents have faced ethnic discrimination, poll finds (9/12/2019)
(British Columbia) -- While immigration is not currently one of the three most important issues facing Canada for most would-be voters in this year’s federal election,...
article Man facing 50 charges after fleeing into oncoming traffic: RCMP (9/5/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- A joyride has turned into a list of 50 charges after a 26-year-old Sweetgrass First Nation man was arrested on Friday in northwest Saskatchewan, police...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Meskwaki Tribe

article Iowa court rules on Meskwaki settlement jurisdiction case (9/14/2019)
(Iowa) -- The Iowa Supreme Court says state courts have jurisdiction over crimes committed on the Meskwaki Settlement when the crimes are committed by non-American...
article Iowa Supreme Court rules crimes on Meskwaki Settlement not involving tribe members should be prosecuted by state (9/14/2019)
(Iowa) -- Crimes committed on Iowa's Meskwaki Settlement not involving tribe members should be prosecuted by the state, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday. A debate...
article Court rules on Meskwaki settlement jurisdiction case (9/13/2019)
(Iowa) -- The Iowa Supreme Court says state courts have jurisdiction over crimes committed on the Meskwaki Settlement when the crimes are committed by non-American...
article Justices: State courts have jurisdiction over crimes on Meskwaki settlement involving nontribal members (9/13/2019)
(Iowa) -- The Iowa Supreme Court Friday overruled a Tama County magistrate’s order dismissing trespassing and drug charges against a Marshalltown woman because he...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Navajo Nation

article Reward offered for information about Navajo Agricultural Products Industry fires (9/14/2019)
(New Mexico) -- A reward is being offered to anyone with information about fires that have occurred since July at Navajo Agricultural Products Industry. The recent fires...
1 Article on this Issue

DOJ

article Justice Department Will Fund More Prosecutors, Jails and Cops in Rural Alaska (9/13/2019)
(Alaska) -- The U.S. Department of Justice is adding federal prosecutors to pursue cases in remote Alaska towns and villages where U.S. Attorney General William P. Barr...
1 Article on this Issue

Muscogee Creek

article Ex-Creek chief pleads guilty in bribery scheme (9/13/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Former Muscogee (Creek) Principal Chief George Tiger could serve more than three years in federal prison after pleading guilty Friday to a bribery scheme...
article Former Creek Nation Principal Chief George Tiger pleads guilty to bribery charge (9/13/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Former Muscogee (Creek) Nation Principal Chief George Phillip Tiger pleaded guilty Friday to one count of bribery related to his acceptance of nearly $62,...
article Former Muscogee (Creek) Nation Principal Chief George Tiger to enter guilty plea to bribery charge (9/11/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Former Muscogee (Creek) Nation Principal Chief George Phillip Tiger is scheduled to plead guilty in federal court Friday after being charged in August with...
article Candidate for Muscogee (Creek) Nation principal chief still awaiting resolution of tribal court gambling-related charges (9/6/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- A former Muscogee (Creek) Nation elected official is seeking to become the tribe’s next principal chief while facing criminal charges regarding his...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

White Earth

article Exclusive: Family says woman accused of killing husband in Texas possibly heading to White Earth Indian Reservation (9/13/2019)
(Minnesota) -- The son of a Minnesota woman suspected of killing her husband in Texas says his mother is possibly heading for the White Earth Indian Reservation. Rose...
1 Article on this Issue

Yakama Nation

article 3 months since 5 killed in White Swan; still no murder charges (9/13/2019)
(Washington) -- Three months since mass murder of five individuals in White Swan prosecutors have still not charged anyone with the killings. James and Donovan Cloud...
1 Article on this Issue

Philippines Gaming

article 181 Chinese nationals released (9/12/2019)
(Philippines) -- The 181 Chinese nationals who were arrested for alleged illegal online gambling operations were freed on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 after the Lapu-Lapu...
1 Article on this Issue

Tabcorp

article Australian Federal Police end investigation of Tabcorp (9/12/2019)
(Australia) -- On September 10, it was reported that the Australian Federal Police (AFP) have opted to end their three year-long investigation of Tabcorp, a report that...
1 Article on this Issue

Leech Lake Band

article Leech Lake police find human remains (9/11/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Authorities with the Leech Lake Tribal Police Department located what they believe to be human remains in rural Cass Lake on Tuesday, Sept. 10. The Police...
1 Article on this Issue

Wind River

article New victim services programs preparing to start up on Wind River (9/11/2019)
(Wyoming) -- New support programs are starting up on the Wind River Reservation, giving victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and other crimes new options for...
1 Article on this Issue

New York Gaming

article Rochester man charged with using fake chips at del Lago Casino, troopers say (9/10/2019)
(New York) -- A Rochester man is accused of using fake chips at del Lago Casino in the town of Tyre, according to New York State Police. Ronnie E. Lewis, 62, was charged...
1 Article on this Issue

Texas Gaming

article Texas Police Stumble Into Illegal Home Gambling Operation (9/10/2019)
(Texas) -- Police responding to a call about a shooting were instead surprised to find a house full of gamblers.
1 Article on this Issue

Foxwoods

article Arrests After 'Disturbance' At Foxwoods' Shrine Nightclub (9/9/2019)
(Connecticut) -- A party attended by several hundred people at Foxwoods Resort Casino's Shrine nightclub ended after an argument led to two arrests, according to a...
article Two arrested in large disturbance Saturday night at Foxwoods nightclub (9/8/2019)
(Connecticut) -- Two people were arrested following a disturbance with a large group at Foxwoods Resort Casino around 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Mashantucket Pequot Tribal...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Pechanga Casino

article Sister of NBA Star Kawhi Leonard Accused of Murdering 84-Year-Old Woman at Casino (9/9/2019)
(California) -- The sister of NBA superstar Kawhi Leonard has been arrested in California, where authorities allege she and another woman robbed and murdered an elderly...
article Suspects in Pechanga casino killing, robbery have criminal history, records show (9/9/2019)
(California) -- Two women accused of fatally assaulting and robbing an elderly woman at the Pechanga casino have an extensive criminal history - including a previous...
article Suspects in Casino Killing Could Be Eligible For Death Penalty (9/8/2019)
(California) -- The two female defendants charged in the robbery and killing of an 84-year-old Long Beach woman at the Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula could be...
article 2 Charged With Murder In Death Of 84-Year-Old Woman Found Unconscious In Casino Bathroom (9/7/2019)
(California) -- Two women were arrested and charged with murder and robbery in connection with the death of an 84-year-old woman in Pechanga Resort Casino.
article Casino murder defendant is sister of Clippers star Kawhi Leonard (9/7/2019)
(California) -- Clippers superstar forward Kawhi Leonard is the brother of one of the defendants accused of murdering and robbing an 84-year-old woman at Pechanga Resort...
article Elderly Long Beach woman robbed, killed in Temecula casino (9/7/2019)
(California) -- Authorities have charged two women with robbing and fatally injuring an 84-year-old Long Beach woman at a Temecula casino.
article Pechanga Casino Guest Dies From Injuries Suffered in Assault There, Two Women Charged With Murder, Robbery (9/7/2019)
(California) -- An elderly woman visiting Pechanga Resort and Casino, a tribal gaming venue located in Temecula, Calif., was assaulted soon after arriving on the...
article Sister of K. Leonard charged in deadly robbery (9/7/2019)
(California) -- A relative of NBA star Kawhi Leonard has confirmed his sister is one of two women accused of robbing and killing an elderly woman at a Southern...
article 2 Arrested, Charged With Murder In Death Of 84-Year-Old Woman Found Unconscious In Pechanga Casino Bathroom (9/6/2019)
(California) -- Two women were arrested and charged with murder and robbery in connection with the death of an 84-year-old woman in Pechanga Resort Casino. On Aug. 31 at...
article Pair Suspected of Killing 84-Year-Old Woman Arrested (9/6/2019)
(California) -- Two women suspected of fatally beating an 84-year-old woman at the Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula were behind bars today. Candace Tai Townsell, 39,...
article Two women charged with robbery, murder after assaulting 84-year-old woman at Pechanga (9/6/2019)
(California) -- The Riverside County Sheriff's Department on Friday, Sept. 6 announced that two women from Moreno Valley were arrested and charged with robbery and...
11 Total Articles on this Issue

California Gaming

article Woman suspected of kidnapping baby from outside Coyote Valley Casino in Redwood Valley (9/6/2019)
(California) -- A 58-year-old Napa woman was arrested Thursday on suspicion of kidnapping after allegedly driving away from a Redwood Valley casino in another woman...
1 Article on this Issue

Coeur d’Alene Tribe

article Man pleads guilty to attempted robbery on Coeur d'Alene Indian Reservation (9/5/2019)
(Idaho) -- A 19-year-old Spokane man has pleaded guilty to trying to rob a Coeur d'Alene tribal member. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Isiah James...
1 Article on this Issue

Hard Rock

article ICYMI: Father and son‘s tax sale fraud scheme tied to Hard Rock casino land, records show (9/5/2019)
(Indiana) -- A father and son’s alleged tax sale scheme to defraud Lake County out of at least $100,000 in property taxes is linked to land targeted for the city...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Former Creek Nation Principal Chief George Tiger pleads guilty to bribery charge (9/15/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Former Muscogee (Creek) Nation Principal Chief George Phillip Tiger pleaded guilty Friday to one count of bribery related to his acceptance of nearly $62,...
article In small Alaska city, Native women say police ignored rapes (9/15/2019)
(Alaska) -- Alaska Native women say the Nome Police Department has a history of failing to conduct full investigations on rape complaints. Nome police data show that...
article Cole, Newhouse, Cook unveil bipartisan bill to improve safety for Native Americans (9/14/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Reps. Dan Newhouse (R-WA), Paul Cook (R-CA), and Tom Cole (R-OK) are original cosponsors of a newly introduced bipartisan bill to require...
article She leapt from a van on the Kenai Peninsula to escape her rapist. Then she waited 18 years for an arrest. (9/14/2019)
(Alaska) -- he met him at a bar on a windless January night. Anna Sattler, 30 years old at the time, was wrapping up a girls’ night out when she got into an...
article 40K Bags Of Heroin Nabbed In Parx Casino Drug Bust (9/14/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- Police confiscated 440 grams of raw heroin and more than 40,000 bags of the drug packaged for sale in a drug bust that took place in part at Parx...
article In small Alaska city, Native women say police ignored rapes (9/13/2019)
(Alaska) -- There’s not much that scares Susie. As an Alaska Native woman, she thrives amid sub-zero winters in her village near the Arctic Circle, and camps with...
article Woman sues Portland non-profit that serves Native youth, says officials bungled response to sexual assault (9/13/2019)
(Oregon) -- A former foster child who attended cultural programs at a Portland center for Native youth and graduated from its alternative school is suing the non-profit...
article In Alaskan hometown, Native women say police ignored rapes (9/13/2019)
(Alaska) -- There's not much that scares Susie. As an Alaska Native woman, she thrives amid sub-zero winters in her village near the Arctic Circle, and camps with her...
article Goldman Sachs exec embezzles millions to pay off gambling debts (9/13/2019)
(Wall Street) -- Financial investment firm Goldman Sachs is scrambling to uncover how much damage may have been caused when one of its now former executives decided to...
article Former Indiana basketball player Joe Hillman linked to alleged sports gambling ring (9/12/2019)
(Indiana) -- Former Indiana University basketball player Joe Hillman has been named in a probable cause affidavit as part of an alleged extensive gambling ring run by...
article 2 Crow Creek Sioux leaders plead guilty to embezzling $135K; 4 others charged (9/11/2019)
(South Dakota) -- In an agreement with prosecutors, Roxanne Sazue, former chair of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe at Fort Thomson, South Dakota, pleaded guilty this week in...
article New Stoney Nakoda RCMP station 'needed' (9/11/2019)
(Alberta) -- Stoney Nakoda Elder Una Wesley almost didn't have the will to live after her grandson was murdered. Kori Wesley was 21-years-old when he was stabbed...
article The Aroostook Band of Micmacs statement on incident that occurred on Northern Road (9/11/2019)
(Maine) -- "On behalf of the Micmac Tribal Government, we would like to express our thoughts and concerns over the events that happened on Northern Road.
article 2 Crow Creek Sioux leaders plead guilty to embezzling $135K; 4 others charged (9/11/2019)
(South Dakota) -- In an agreement with prosecutors, Roxanne Sazue, former chair of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe at Fort Thomson, South Dakota, pleaded guilty this week in...
article Former Colorado Casino Worker Forced Out of Job for Reporting Sex Attack by Customer, Lawsuit Claims (9/11/2019)
(Colorado) -- A wrongful dismissal lawsuit filed against the Wildwood Casino in Cripple Creek, Colorado, by a former female employee alleges casino management “...
article Man found guilty in armed robbery of Cash Magic Casino in 2016 (9/11/2019)
(Louisiana) -- Quinton Dale Adams, 39, has been found guilty of two counts of armed robbery with a firearm, one count of possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, and...
article Man set to be executed in Terre Haute files request for stay, claims racial bias among jurors (9/10/2019)
(Indiana) -- One of the five death row inmates set to have their sentences carried out in Terre Haute has asked for a stay of execution, citing a potential racial bias...
article Conservation Police Investigate Graffiti at Sacred Starved Rock Formation (9/10/2019)
(Illinois) -- Officials at Starved Rock State Park are investigating recent graffiti that was seen on a sacred rock over Labor Day weekend. Images of the Council...
article Rochester man charged with using fake chips at del Lago Casino, troopers say (9/10/2019)
(New York) -- A Rochester man is accused of using fake chips at del Lago Casino in the town of Tyre, according to New York State Police. Ronnie E. Lewis, 62, was charged...
article Inside the used car dealership of North Dakota grain embezzler: Manager says he never knew about ill-gotten grain (9/9/2019)
(North Dakota) -- When Hunter Hanson last fall filed for a license to start a used car business at the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, Stuart Medrud was by his side....

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