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First Nations

article 'Help us': Drug, gang deaths prompt Sask. First Nation to declare state of emergency (1/24/2020)
(Saskatchewan) -- A string of drug and gang-related violence has prompted leaders of Onion Lake Cree Nation to declare a state of emergency. The community has...
article 'National travesty': report shows one third of Canada's prisoners are Indigenous (1/22/2020)
(Canada) -- More than 30% of inmates in Canadian prisons are Indigenous – even though aboriginal people make up just 5% of the country’s population,...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

MMIW

article Missing, murdered indigenous women movement ignites in Mountain West (1/24/2020)
(Wyoming) -- Recent gripping headline news stories concerning missing Native American women have highlighted what a widespread and untold story this has become over the...
article RCMP investigate latest tip in Amber Tuccaro murder (1/24/2020)
(Alberta) -- Investigators are probing a new tip into the disappearance and murder of Amber Tuccaro. The 20-year-old mother went missing in 2010 from the Leduc area. Her...
article Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women: A Continental Crisis (1/16/2020)
(North Dakota) -- The lack of accounting for missing and murdered Indigenous people in the United States is being called a “data crisis” by the National...
article New Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women documentary premieres today (1/15/2020)
(Montana) -- “Somebody’s Daughter,” a documentary on the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women epidemic, premieres Wednesday in Las Vegas at the Four...
article Missing and murdered Indigenous women crisis (1/12/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- According to U.S. Senator Tina Smith (D-Minn.) a key Senate panel has approved two measures that will improve the federal government’s...
article OP/ED: Nebraska has done strong work in addressing human trafficking (1/8/2020)
(Nebraska) -- Human trafficking stands as one of the world’s most heinous abuses. Vulnerable children and adults are forced into the sex trade and kept under the...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

PokerStars

article The Incredible Rise Of PokerStars Cofounder Isai Scheinberg—And His Surrender To Federal Agents (1/24/2020)
(USA) -- Last Friday, Isai Scheinberg, the 73-year-old cofounder of PokerStars, the world’s biggest online poker company, boarded a plane in Switzerland for the 9-...
1 Article on this Issue

Wynn Boston Harbor

article Brutal Encore Boston Harbor Attack Leads to Four Indictments (1/24/2020)
(Massachusetts) -- Four Massachusetts residents were indicted this week in connection with a violent assault in October at the Encore Boston Harbor. One was a casino...
article Four charged in Encore Boston Harbor casino brawl (1/23/2020)
(Massachusetts) -- A 27-year-old Cambridge man accused of punching a stranger in the face and stomping on his head in a Encore Boston Harbor elevator is one of four...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Fort Hall

article Man who viciously beat truck driver sentenced to federal prison (1/23/2020)
(Idaho) -- Stormy Ray Adakai, 24, of Fort Hall, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 57 months in federal prison for assault resulting in serious bodily injury, U.S....
1 Article on this Issue

IHS

article Indian Health Service Faces Civil Suit Over Alleged Sexual Abuse (1/23/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- Three Native American men filed a civil lawsuit alleging that the U.S. Indian Health Service failed to protect them from sexual abuse by a...
article Three Blackfeet Nation Members Sue Indian Health Service (1/23/2020)
(Montana) -- Three Blackfeet Nation members have filed a civil lawsuit arguing the Indian Health Service violated their treaty rights when it allegedly failed to prevent...
article Forsaken by the Indian Health Service (1/16/2020)
(South Dakota) -- The Wall Street Journal and the PBS series Frontline produced an article and an hour-long documentary, “Predator on the Reservation,”...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

article ‘It’s a real loss for survivors.’ Domestic violence law stalled in U.S. Senate (1/23/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- For decades, the Violence Against Women Act was an issue that could transcend partisan politics on Capitol Hill. Not anymore. The landmark law...
1 Article on this Issue

Mohegan Sun

article Ex-waitress sentenced for role in $420,000 slot machine scam (1/21/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- A former cocktail waitress at a Pennsylvania casino has been sentenced for her role in a $420,000 slot machine scam. Rochelle Poszeluznyj, 39, was...
1 Article on this Issue

Poarch Creek

article New Jersey Mother Charged For Leaving Children Alone In Casino Parking Garage (1/20/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- Aliyah Smith, a New Jersey woman, who was visiting the Wind Creek Bethlehem Casino in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, is facing criminal charges after she...
article Accused of robbing victim of casino winnings, man pleads guilty to assault; sentenced to time served (1/8/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- The man accused of robbing a victim of his casino winnings last week pleaded guilty Wednesday to reduced charges of simple assault and his attorney...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Suquamish Tribe

article Two drug dealing arrests made within 36 hours at North Kitsap casino (1/20/2020)
(Washington) -- Within 36 hours, deputies arrested two men in separate incidents involving suspected drug dealing at a North Kitsap casino, according to the Kitsap...
1 Article on this Issue

Tulalip Tribe

article Man who rammed deputy’s car hit Tulalip officer’s vehicle, too (1/19/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Lake Stevens man reportedly bragged to his girlfriend about “always being able to outrun law enforcement.” Just days before he...
1 Article on this Issue

Coeur d’Alene Tribe

article Spokane man sentenced for attempted robbery on Coeur d’Alene reservation (1/18/2020)
(Idaho) -- A 19-year-old from Spokane was sentenced to 41 months in prison in U.S. District Court on Friday for attempting to rob a man on the Coeur d’Alene Indian...
article Spokane Man Convicted of Attempted Robbery on Coeur d'Alene Indian Reservation (1/17/2020)
(Idaho) -- Isiah James Harrington, 19, of Spokane, was sentenced in the U.S. District Court in Coeur d’Alene to 41 months in prison for attempted robbery, U.S. Attorney...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

British Columbia Gaming

article Former B.C. government disbanded the illegal gaming unit despite signs of corruption: Report (1/17/2020)
(British Columbia) -- A wealthy businessman who was well-connected to Asian organized crime was permitted to buy a stake in a British Columbian Lottery Group casino,...
1 Article on this Issue

Louisiana Gaming

article FBI catches casino cheaters who pocketed over US$1m (1/17/2020)
(Maryland) -- Two men have been jailed in the US after taking part in a casino cheating scandal in the state of Maryland. The FBI says a card dealer and a player...
1 Article on this Issue

Maryland Gaming

article Casino Cheaters Caught / Dealer and Player Conspired to Cheat two Maryland Casinos out of More Than $1 Million (1/16/2020)
(Maryland) -- After just a few hours of playing baccarat at a Maryland casino in September 2017, Chenguang Ni headed home to New York with more than $850,000 in winnings...
1 Article on this Issue

Standing Rock Sioux

article Standing Rock fights human trafficking (1/16/2020)
(North Dakota) -- The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is developing its first immediate protocol and response team for youth trafficking on the reservation. Standing Rock...
article Standing Rock fights human trafficking (1/16/2020)
(North Dakota) -- The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is developing its first immediate protocol and response team for youth trafficking on the reservation. Standing Rock...
article State of Emergency Declared for Standing Rock by Tribal Council (1/8/2020)
(North Dakota) -- Standing Rock’s Tribal Council declared a state of emergency on Wednesday. Tribal Council Members took action against issues that they said are...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Iowa Gaming

article Bartender arrested for theft at casino (1/15/2020)
(Iowa) -- A 39-year-old Harrisburg, SD, man was arrested Monday, Jan. 13, on a charge of third-degree theft at Grand Falls Casino & Golf Resort northwest of...
1 Article on this Issue

Payday Loans

article Ferraris, Other Exotic Sports Cars Seized from Convicted Fraudster To Be Auctioned Off (1/15/2020)
(USA) -- Want to fraud victims? Buy a Ferrari — and maybe a Porsche, too. Four exotic sports cars are being auctioned off after getting seized from a convicted...
1 Article on this Issue

Las Vegas Gaming

article Cosmopolitan Rejects OJ Simpson Claim His Reputation Was Tarnished (1/14/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- OJ Simpson is suing The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on grounds that the casino’s banning him in November of 2017 damaged his reputation. The Strip...
1 Article on this Issue

Seneca Niagara

article Worker’s newly bought SUV stolen from casino lot (1/14/2020)
(New York) -- Falls police were called to the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino on Monday night for a report of a SUV stolen from the employee parking lot. An employee...
1 Article on this Issue

William Hill

article Woman sent to prison in betting scheme (1/14/2020)
(Nevada) -- A former manager at a Lake Tahoe sports book received a four-year prison sentence on Monday in connection with a $1 million betting scheme. Ashley D. Dean 32...
1 Article on this Issue

Keystone XL Pipeline

article Keystone XL work camps would bring hundreds to S.D. areas with few law enforcement officers (1/13/2020)
(South Dakota) -- A data researcher testified Monday the Keystone XL project would bring hundreds of workers into rural areas of South Dakota that have only handfuls of...
1 Article on this Issue

Mississippi Band of Choctaw

article MORON ALERT: Mississippi man headed to prison for bank robbery, calling in school bomb threats as distraction (1/13/2020)
(Mississippi) -- David Keith Frazier, 33, of Neshoba County and a member of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, was sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Judge...
1 Article on this Issue

Pine Ridge

article BIA sets up tip line for meth use on Pine Ridge Reservation (1/13/2020)
(South Dakota) -- According to members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is taking a new approach to fighting the meth epidemic. The BIA is...
1 Article on this Issue

Shinnecock Tribe

article Private investigator gets probation in Shinnecock hacking case (1/13/2020)
(New York) -- A federal judge on Monday sentenced the former head of a private investigations company to three years' probation in connection with a computer hacking...
article Second defendant in Shinnecock hacking case expected to be sentenced (1/10/2020)
(New York) -- A second defendant is expected to be sentenced in federal court on Monday in a case of computer hacking that divided the Shinnecock Indian Nation as it...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Lac du Flambeau

article LDF Tribe Says Recent Arrest Continues Fight Against Drugs (1/10/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- After the Lac du Flambeau Tribal Police Department’s recent arrest of an local woman suspected of selling methamphetamine, Tribal President Joseph...
1 Article on this Issue

Macau Gaming

article Kidnappings lose favor in Macau thanks to increased police efforts (1/10/2020)
(Macau) -- Loansharking in Macau has been a blight on the landscape of an otherwise relatively clean picture, with a number of the illegal loans ending in kidnapping...
article Casino floor loan shark busts cut kidnaps: Macau police (1/9/2020)
(Macau) -- Three special squads of police working inside Macau casinos intercepted 59 cases of loan sharking on actual gaming floors during 2019. So said Sit Chong Meng...
article Fraud in name of Macau casino uncovered in Guizhou (1/9/2020)
(Macau) -- Mainland police have cracked down on a mainland online fraud group which committed crimes in the name of one of Macau’s casinos, according to reports by...
article Macau Casinos On High Alert After Fake Passports Get Picked Up (1/9/2020)
(Macau) -- The escalating tensions between the United States and Iran are posing significant challenges for the world at large and that includes the global casino...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Savanna’s Act

article Stauber praises Savanna's Act to combat human trafficking (1/10/2020)
(Minnesota) -- In conjunction with January being Human Trafficking Awareness Month, Congressman Pete Stauber, R-Duluth, spoke on the House floor Friday, Jan. 10, to...
1 Article on this Issue

Assad Attack

article Defendants in Pechanga homicide case get new court date (1/8/2020)
(California) -- The two women accused of killing a Long Beach resident at Pechanga Resort Casino appeared in Superior Court in French Valley on Wednesday, Jan. 8, and...
1 Article on this Issue

Cultural Appropriation

article Scottsdale man admits to misrepresenting jewelry as Native American-made (1/8/2020)
(Arizona) -- A Scottsdale business owner and two other people admitted to misrepresenting jewelry made in the Philippines as Native American-made in the United States.
1 Article on this Issue

Navajo Gaming

article NM state senator’s sons caught allegedly using fake ID cards at Fire Rock Casino (1/8/2020)
(New Mexico) -- New Mexico State Police said they’ve been investigating an alleged underage drinking incident involving the sons of New Mexico State Sen. George...
1 Article on this Issue

Passamaquoddy Tribe

article Passamaquoddy Tribe Applauds Mills' Posthumous Pardon Of Don Gellers (1/8/2020)
(Maine) -- Members of the Passamaquoddy tribe say they are grateful to Gov. Janet Mills for her posthumous pardon of former tribal attorney Don Gellers, who was...
1 Article on this Issue

Washington, D.C. Gaming

article D.C. Council member Jack Evans to resign over ethics violations (1/8/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- D.C. Council member Jack Evans, for three decades a powerful fixture of District government, said Tuesday that he will resign from office, allowing...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Man who beat sleeping trucker with rocks gets short sentence (1/24/2020)
(Idaho) -- An Idaho man who pled guilty to charges related to beating a truck driver during a robbery attempt was sentenced to prison this week.
article High-stakes sports gambler charged in $9.6M fraud, faces 20 years in prison (1/23/2020)
(Chicago) -- A high-stakes sports gambler from Illinois, who was depicted on social media going all-in on a lavish lifestyle with private jets and sports cars, has been...
article Aboriginal youth detained at 23 times the rate of non-Indigenous kids, report shows (1/22/2020)
(Australia) -- Aboriginal youth are being detained at a rate 23 times that of non-Indigenous young people in the justice system. During 2018/19 the average daily...
article High-profile sports gambler Rob Gorodetsky charged with fraud, faces up to 20 years in prison (1/22/2020)
(Chicago) -- Rob Gorodetsky, a high-stakes sports gambler whose alleged ties to pro athletes increased his visibility, has been charged with defrauding an investor of...
article Man detained in relation to his brother's killing near Porcupine (1/22/2020)
(South Dakota) -- A man was detained early Wednesday morning in relation to the homicide of his brother near Porcupine, according to a news release from the Oglala Sioux...
article Prisoners raising money for Native American crime victims (1/21/2020)
(South Dakota) -- Prisoners at the South Dakota State Penitentiary are trying to raise money and awareness about Native American women who are crime victims. The non-...
article Police official: Husband and wife left son in car (1/21/2020)
(Tennessee) -- The parents of a 16-month-old child face charges for allegedly leaving the toddler in an unlocked and running car as they gambled. Two men were arrested...
article Authorities allege casino patron caught on camera groping waitress (1/20/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- A regular at the Wind Creek Casino in Bethlehem is facing charges after allegedly groping a waitress as she tried to serve customers. Authorities...
article Man arrested and charged in casino robbery (1/20/2020)
(Rhode Island) -- A Massachusetts man who police say robbed a man at knifepoint at a Rhode Island casino has been arrested. Police in Lincoln say 30-year-old Anthony...
article Migrant, indigenous home violence ‘out of proportion’ (1/19/2020)
(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 Suspect arrested in Twin River armed robbery (1/19/2020)
(Rhode Island) -- Lincoln police have charged a 30-year-old Massachusetts man in the robbery of a 69-year-old man who told police that another man stole his wallet, his...
article National Park Service, Tribe investigating site desecration (1/18/2020)
(Washington) -- The National Park Service is investigating the desecration of an archaeological site in the North Cascades National Park Service Complex, and the Upper...
article Malaysian police arrest 58 people in raid on illegal 'mini casino' at edge of Kuala Lumpur (1/18/2020)
(Malaysia) -- Malaysian police have busted a "mini casino" hidden inside an entertainment outlet in Seri Kembangan, a township at the southern edge of capital...
article New Mexico Man Arrested After Leading Police On A High Speed Chase That Ended At Twin Arrows Casino (1/18/2020)
(New Mexico) -- A New Mexico man lead law enforcement on a chase from Cordes Junction to Twin Arrows Casino where he was arrested last week. Yavapai County Sheriff...
article Judge finds man guilty for armed standoff in Hill County (1/18/2020)
(Montana) -- A man is guilty of embroiling several law enforcement agencies in an armed standoff in Hill County, according to the Havre Herald. After a one-day bench...
article Care home resident Frederick McKay was found dead in the cold. His sister wants answers, and accountability (1/17/2020)
(Saskatchewan) -- After McKay's December 2017 disappearance and death, the Saskatchewan RCMP is now "requiring officers to attend all missing persons complaints...
article Minnesota sending black, Native American prisoners to solitary confinement at higher rates than whites (1/17/2020)
(Minnesota) -- In Minnesota prisons last year, black and Native American people went to solitary confinement at disproportionately higher rates than whites. And despite...
article Smudging ceremonies at Saskatoon Correctional Centre under review (1/17/2020)
(Saskatchewan) -- The Saskatoon Correctional Centre is reviewing its policy on smudging ceremonies following staff complaints about odour and second-hand smoke, says a...
article Tribe offers $5k reward after ancient site in North Cascades looted (1/17/2020)
(Washington) -- The Upper Skagit Indian Tribe is offering up to a $5,000 reward to help catch whoever looted an archeological site in North Cascades National Park....
article Former Kaw Tribal Police asst. chief charged with kidnapping ex at gunpoint (1/17/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- A former Kaw Tribal Police officer was jailed, accused of kidnapping his ex-girlfriend at gunpoint. Robert Seney Jr. is charged with kidnapping, assault...

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