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Poarch Creek

article Alabama man convicted in theft of nearly $200K from Wind Creek Casino (11/19/2019)
(Alabama) -- An Alabama man was convicted Thursday in the theft of nearly $200,000 from the Wind Creek Casino. Jory D'Michael Trayvunn Dumas, 28, of Montgomery, was...
article Montgomery man convicted in Wind Creek Casino theft (11/18/2019)
(Alabama) -- A Montgomery man was convicted on Thursday for attempting to steal nearly $193,000 from the Wind Creek Montgomery casino. Jory D'Michael Trayvunn Dumas...
article Woman leaves 4-year-old girl in Wind Creek hotel room to gamble, cops say (11/18/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- A New Jersey woman is accused of leaving a 4-year-old girl alone in a hotel room to gamble at the Wind Creek Casino in Bethlehem. Police were called at...
article Mom apologizes for leaving 3-year-old in Sands hotel room while she gambled (11/15/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- While Nicole Allison Jones was gambling at the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem, her 3-year-old child was wandering the hotel halls. Jones had to be...
article Mother who left children to gamble at casino gets probation for “one of the dumbest” mistakes of her life (11/15/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- A New York woman who left her two young children alone while she gambled at Wind Creek Bethlehem was sentenced Friday to 18 months of probation by a...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Shingle Springs

article California casino manager busted for $200,000 embezzlement (11/19/2019)
(California) -- A floor manager at the Red Hawk Tribal Casino in Placerville, California has been busted for leading a scam that ultimately saw the gambling house lose...
article Two arrested following embezzlement probe at Red Hawk Casino (11/18/2019)
(California) -- California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Monday that two men have been arrested in an alleged embezzlement scheme at Red Hawk Tribal Casino...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

First Nations

article 2010 coroner's investigation raised questions over Thunder Bay hospital's discharge practices (11/18/2019)
(Ontario) -- A coroner's investigation raised questions about the Thunder Bay hospital's discharge practices for vulnerable patients almost 10 years before a 19-...
article Inmates 'deserve to be safe': Death of Cornell Henry exposes security failings at Saskatoon jail (11/7/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- The father of a Saskatoon Correctional Centre inmate who was attacked after his personal file fell into the hands of another prisoner is threatening...
article OP/ED: 'Communal need for healing' after boy's death, Winnipeg mother says (11/6/2019)
(Manitoba) -- As I typed this, I was preparing to head to a gathering in honour of a little boy, his mother's only child, who was taken from his family. Little...
article Shooting death of young Indigenous man forces rural community to confront racism (11/6/2019)
(Alberta) -- In many ways, Kristian Ayoungman was seen as an example of reconciliation in action. He lived on the Siksika First Nation, but growing up, he went to school...
article 'Abysmal' policy: Saskatchewan, Alberta seek First Nations support in fight with Ottawa (11/5/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- Alberta and Saskatchewan blasted the federal government over energy policy at a First Nations event Monday, urging Indigenous communities to fight...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

MGM Springfield

article Marian Sullivan, spokeswoman for Mayor Domenic Sarno, ordered to stay away from MGM casino after alleged drunken rampage (11/18/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Mayor Domenic J. Sarno’s communications director Marian K. Sullivan was arraigned Monday in Springfield District Court on a charge of...
1 Article on this Issue

Philippines Gaming

article Philippine Gaming Operators Involved in Prostitution Ring (11/17/2019)
(Philippines) -- Over the course of the past month, three raids were carried out by the National Bureau of Investigation on prostitution dens that provide services to...
article La Union barangay chief shot dead in Bauang casino (11/13/2019)
(Philippines) -- The president of the Association of Barangay Captains (ABC) of Bauang, La Union, died in the hospital Wednesday night, November 13, after being...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Jack Abramoff

article How Jack Abramoff’s Old Lobbying Firm Became Turkey’s Biggest Defender (11/16/2019)
(Turkey) -- The effects of Turkey’s invasion of northern Syria are still rippling through the Middle East, as the Kurds—who until recently were America...
1 Article on this Issue

Mining & Drilling

article ‘We couldn’t even hunt this year’: Problems at Unist’ot’en village surface after arrest (11/15/2019)
(British Columbia) -- The arrest of a 29-year old opponent of a pipeline being built across northern British Columbia has uncovered problems with an agreement with the...
1 Article on this Issue

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

article Sen. Smith calls Senate inaction on Violence Against Women Act 'unacceptable' (11/15/2019)
(Minnesota) -- More than seven months after the U.S. House voted to reauthorize a decades-old law aimed at protecting women from violence, the Minnesota's Democratic...
article Violence Against Women Act bogged down (11/15/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Native American victim advocates are calling on the US Senate to pass the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which expired late last year.
article Senators Introduce House-Passed Violence Against Women Act (11/13/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) on Wednesday led all 47 Democratic senators in introducing the Senate...
article Senate talks on crafting bipartisan Violence Against Women Act break down (11/7/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Bipartisan Senate talks over a reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act fell apart this week, Iowa Republican Sen. Joni Ernst said in a...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Foxwoods

article Man to serve 29 months for assault on Foxwoods security officer (11/13/2019)
(Connecticut) -- Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Member Jukumu Reels-Felder was sentenced Tuesday in New London Superior Court to 29 months in prison for assaulting a...
1 Article on this Issue

Cedarville Rancheria

article Justices Rebuff Tribal Court Challenge By Ex-Employee [sub req] (11/12/2019)
(California) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to hear a petition by a former administrator of the Cedarville Rancheria of Northern Paiute Indians, leaving in...
1 Article on this Issue

Macau Gaming

article Junket promoters VIP room investment scam (11/12/2019)
(Macau) -- Two detained Hong Kong residents and one unidentified man on the run are reportedly responsible for a casino VIP room investment scam, the Judiciary Police (...
1 Article on this Issue

Maryland Gaming

article Baltimore Police release body worn camera footage from fatal shooting outside Rite Aid pharmacy last month (11/12/2019)
(Maryland) -- Baltimore police on Tuesday released officers’ body-worn camera and surveillance video footage from a fatal shooting last month outside a Rite Aid...
1 Article on this Issue

Shawnee Tribe

article Shawnee Native American cemetery reports missing headstones (11/12/2019)
(Kansas) -- The Shawnee Indian Cemetery sits in a small, quiet neighborhood, but according to Shawnee police, lately there’s been a disturbance. Last month the...
1 Article on this Issue

Torres-Martinez

article BIA says arson suspected in Martinez Fire at Thermal dump that's been burning for a month (11/12/2019)
(California) -- The suspected cause of the long-burning Martinez Fire on the Torres-Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians reservation is arson, according to the Bureau of...
1 Article on this Issue

Blackfeet Nation

article Ex-tribal chairman pleads guilty to wire fraud (11/10/2019)
(Montana) -- A former Blackfeet tribal chairman has pleaded guilty to wire fraud for his role in stealing from the Montana tribe’s Head Start program through an...
article Ex-Blackfeet chairman admits role in defrauding tribe's Head Start program of $174K (11/7/2019)
(Montana) -- A former Blackfeet chair has admitted his role in an overtime fraud scheme that resulted in bilking the tribe’s Head Start program out of $174,000....
2 Total Articles on this Issue

MMIW

article 'This is what our people need': gathering an alternative to MMIWG national inquiry (11/10/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- For some attendees, the Mamawe! Mekowishwewin-miyomachowin gathering in Regina was an alternative to the national inquiry into murdered and missing...
article Governor Noem joins in honoring missing and murdered indigenous women (11/6/2019)
(South Dakota) -- On Tuesday Governor Kristi Noem took time to recognize the high rate of missing and murdered indigenous women. The governor displayed an MMIW quilt at...
article Opinion: Barriers to reporting sexual violence in Indigenous communities (11/6/2019)
(USA) -- Indigenous people in the U.S. face higher rates of sexual violence than the general population, and the majority of these sexual assaults are perpetrated by...
article Authorities behind Highway 16 crimes, ex-officer says (11/6/2019)
(British Columbia) -- Higher authorities are responsible for the missing and murdered Indigenous women along Highway 16 and they know how to cover their tracks.
article Embroidering circle sparks healing for survivors of violence, MMIWG families (11/2/2019)
(Canada) -- Since the beginning of September, a group of women in Montreal have been using the art of embroidery to share, heal, and empower themselves as survivors of...
article Group explores community impact of violence against Indigenous women (11/1/2019)
(Arizona) -- A state study committee collecting data on missing or murdered Indigenous women and girls met Tuesday, Oct. 29, in Northern Arizona to learn more about how...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Video Gaming

article Finch family seeking $25 million in swatting suit; Wichita’s spent $246,000 on defense (11/10/2019)
(Kansas) -- Eleven months from a scheduled trial date, the fatal “swatting” of Andrew Finch has already cost Wichita nearly a quarter of a million dollars...
1 Article on this Issue

Wind River

article Wyoming lawmakers look to address public safety on Wind River Reservation (11/10/2019)
(Wyoming) -- Wyoming lawmakers are moving ahead with some legislation meant to help improve Wind River Reservation public safety while considering additional legislation...
article Former Wyoming judge given extension, avoids sentencing (11/7/2019)
(Wyoming) -- A former Wyoming tribal court judge has received a four-month extension pushing her sentencing date to February after she pleaded guilty to drug delivery...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Illinois Gaming

article Man Found Guilty of Making Bomb Threat at Hollywood Casino in Aurora (11/9/2019)
(Illinois) -- A man was convicted Friday of making a false bomb threat at the Hollywood Casino in west suburban Aurora. A Kane County judge found Mustadin Muadinov, 30,...
article Bribery charge against ex-state Rep. Luis Arroyo brings fresh scrutiny to sweepstakes machines, raises questions about potential for abuse as gambling expands (11/4/2019)
(Illinois) -- State lawmakers have worked over the past decade to bring various forms of gambling out of the shadows and onto the tax rolls, from legalizing video poker...
article Arroyo resigns after allegations he bribed senator; GOP fingers Link as FBI source (11/1/2019)
(Illinois) -- In a remarkable political turnaround, state Rep. Luis Arroyo has resigned in the wake of his bribery arrest on allegations he gave an unnamed senator $2,...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Rhode Island Gaming

article Rhode Island officer arrested after allegedly walking off with casino patron’s wallet (11/9/2019)
(Rhode Island) -- As it turns out, the adage “finders, keepers” does not always apply. A Rhode Island Capitol Police officer was arrested after he allegedly...
1 Article on this Issue

South Dakota Gaming

article Sentence amended for man convicted in 2015 casino robbery (11/9/2019)
(South Dakota) -- A Minnesota man who originally denied his involvement in a 2015 casino robbery in Aberdeen accepted responsibility for the crime last week at a hearing...
1 Article on this Issue

Fort Belknap

article Lodge Pole man convicted of assaulting his girlfriend (11/8/2019)
(Montana) -- A jury in federal court in Great Falls on Wednesday convicted Jeremy Davis Wing of Lodge Pole, accused of assaulting his girlfriend on the Fort Belknap...
1 Article on this Issue

Pine Ridge

article Woman who took child now in custody on Pine Ridge Reservation (11/8/2019)
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux Tribe attorney general says a mother who didn’t have custody of her daughter is now in custody and will be charged. Arita...
1 Article on this Issue

South Korea Gaming

article South Korea Reportedly Unlikely to Prosecute K-pop Celebrities on Gambling Charges (11/4/2019)
(South Korea) -- South Korean police spent months investigating gambling allegations — involving Seungri, who was part of a popular K-pop band, and Yang Hyun-suk,...
1 Article on this Issue

Yakama Nation

article Drug charge against former tribal police officer dropped; sentencing in other case moved (11/4/2019)
(Washington) -- A federal drug charge against a former Yakama Nation tribal police officer has been dismissed and his sentencing on a federal child pornography charge...
1 Article on this Issue

Navajo Nation

article Shiprock resident pleads guilty to stabbing man to death in January (11/3/2019)
(New Mexico) -- A Shiprock man pleaded guilty on Oct. 31 in federal court in Albuquerque to a second-degree murder charge, according to a press release from the U.S....
1 Article on this Issue

Las Vegas Gaming

article Woman who drove RV into North Las Vegas casino says it was an accident (11/1/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- A woman accused of driving a recreational vehicle through the entry of the Cannery claimed the crash was an accident during a rambling jailhouse interview...
1 Article on this Issue

Nevada Gaming

article Two detained following a fire at the Peppermill Casino in Reno (11/1/2019)
(Reno) -- Reno Firefighters quickly extinguished a fire Friday after it caused minor damage to the outside of a room in the Tuscany tower. The Reno Fire Department said...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Despite Federal Funding, Holy Cross Remains Without Tribal Police Officer (11/17/2019)
(Alaska) -- New funding from the U.S. Department of Justice is allowing some rural communities to hire, train, and provide law enforcement where they previously had...
article McKenzie County Sheriff’s deputy injured in chase when vehicle hits deer (11/17/2019)
(North Dakota) -- Authorities say a northwestern North Dakota sheriff’s deputy was injured during a vehicle pursuit when his squad car struck a deer. The McKenzie...
article Bolivia's racist coup is trying to drown resistance in blood (11/17/2019)
(Bolivia) -- Bolivia's coup regime seems determined to drown the opposition in blood. Protesters demonstrating for the return of elected president Evo Morales have...
article The Trial of Chuck Berry (11/16/2019)
(USA) -- “And Janice, how old are you?” the US Attorney asked Janice Escalanti, at the start of Chuck Berry’s trial. “Fourteen years old,”...
article Former U.S. Sen. Dorgan brings Native American struggles to forefront in latest book (11/16/2019)
(North Dakota) -- Former U.S. Sen. Byron Dorgan is still stirred by the plight of a young Native American girl abused 30 years ago. It all started with a 1990 Tribune...
article 956 gambling dens dismantled across country in three years (11/16/2019)
(Nepal) -- On October 27, police raided a house in Maharajgunj and arrested 25 high-profile and affluent gamblers with Rs 26.7 million, the single-biggest seizure of...
article Florida Poker Player Loses Big, Sets Opponent on Fire, Faces Murder Rap (11/16/2019)
(Florida) -- A Florida man who lost several thousand dollars to an acquaintance he later allegedly shot and set on fire left a glaring trail of evidence behind him, The...
article Data Suggest Serial Killers Active in Indian Country (11/15/2019)
(Washington) -- In early October, Anchorage police found the body of Kathleen Henry, a native of the Yupik village of Eek in southwestern Alaska, along a stretch of...
article Grand Chief Ed John charged in B.C. with 4 counts of historic sex assault (11/14/2019)
(British Columbia) -- Grand Chief Edward John has been charged with four counts of having sexual intercourse with a female without her consent, the B.C. Prosecution...
article Former member of Choctaw Tribal Council charged with burglary, abusive sexual contact, witness tampering (11/14/2019)
(Mississippi) -- A former member of the Tribal Council for the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians has been charged with burglary, sexual abusive contact, witness...
article Sequim man sentenced in Bellingham for child rape (11/14/2019)
(Washington) -- A Sequim man charged with seven counts of child rape has pleaded guilty to reduced charges and was sentenced to more than 11 years in prison.
article NAC: Can prison reform benefit Native offenders? (11/13/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma released more than 400 non-violent inmates from prison earlier this month. Most of them had a little over a year left on their sentences. It...
article Narasaki: Wyoming shouldn't get complacent about hate crime (11/13/2019)
(Wyoming) -- Wyoming earned its nickname, The Equality State, through its historic leadership in empowering women. To continue to live up to that name, it is important...
article She was playing a slot machine when a security guard fatally shot her. He’s been charged. (11/13/2019)
(Florida) -- Arnitryce Crawford was playing a slot machine in a Southwest Miami-Dade adult arcade, with her back to the security guard on duty. The security guard,...
article Security Guard Charged In Shooting Death Of Woman In SW Miami (11/12/2019)
(Florida) -- A security guard has been arrested and charged in the shooting death of a woman who was killed Friday at a busy shopping center in Southwest Miami-Dade...
article She was playing a slot machine when a security guard fatally shot her. He’s been charged. (11/12/2019)
(Florida) -- Arnitryce Crawford was playing a slot machine in a Southwest Miami-Dade adult arcade, with her back to the security guard on duty. The security guard,...
article Former Hoh tribal fisheries officer sentenced in rape case (11/11/2019)
(Washington) -- A former Hoh tribal fisheries officer has been sentenced after he pleaded guilty to third-degree rape of a child. Ernest Allen Penn, 44, was sentenced...
article Fraternal organization repairs vandalized historical landmark plaque in San Francisco (11/10/2019)
(California) -- A fraternal organization has repaired a California Historical Landmark that was vandalized in San Francisco. The monument to the first coin-operated...
article Restitution slow to come for Jamaican lottery scam victim who became face of the case (11/10/2019)
(North Dakota) -- With piles of documents scattered across her dining room table detailing her struggles after she was scammed out of her life savings by Jamaican...
article Public defender discusses status of Murphy case (11/9/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- The U.S. Supreme Court will have a decision to make when the Sharp v. Murphy case is re-argued next term, and Patti Palmer Ghezzi, who was the council of...

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