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Cheyenne River Sioux

press release Theft from tribal Bingo operations yields probation sentence (8/8/2020)
(South Dakota) -- An Eagle Butte woman was sentenced to a year on probation on a charge that she stole about $5,700 from Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Bingo operations,...
1 Article on this Issue

McGirt

article Oklahoma AG says he will fight inmates' attempts at release after Supreme Court ruling (8/8/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma's attorney general said he will fight any challenges by inmates to gain freedom after a recent U.S. Supreme Court's ruling, saying that...
article McGirt-related murder cases increase Tulsa federal court's caseload (8/7/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Three suspects named in unrelated murders but tied to the same Supreme Court decision were in Tulsa federal court Friday. At detention hearings, U.S....
article Sequoyah Co. prepares for impact of McGirt decision (8/7/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- The McGirt v. Oklakoma decision doesn’t necessarily apply to Sequoyah County yet, but local authorities are preparing for the decision to impact it....
article Mike Hunter: McGirt decision creates huge challenge for state, tribes (8/6/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- “It is not the critic who counts,” President Teddy Roosevelt once explained, but instead “the man who is actually in the arena, …...
article Oklahoma AG argues state, feds can have jurisdiction in some crimes involving Indians (8/6/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Laying out an approach to counter hundreds of anticipated criminal appeals stemming from a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, the Oklahoma attorney...
article After SCOTUS tribal decision, inmates file appeals, prosecutors hand off cases (8/4/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma’s criminal justice system has been roiled by a U.S. Supreme Court decision last month that found that Tulsa and other parts of eastern...
article Oklahoma AG says he will fight inmates' attempts at release (8/4/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma's attorney general said he will fight any challenges by inmates to gain freedom after the U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that Oklahoma...
article AG: ‘Flood of inmates’ seek release for crimes on tribal lands (8/3/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- A “flood of inmates” are using a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling to try to get released for crimes committed on Oklahoma’s Indian...
article Hunter: ‘Problems the McGirt case presents are not theoretical’ (8/3/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- As state and tribal leaders await potential congressional action about jurisdictional issues raised in last month’s McGirt v. Oklahoma decision,...
article Oklahoma AG asks Court of Criminal Appeals for guidance on cases affected by McGirt ruling (8/3/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter is asking the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals for clarification following a confusing landmark U.S. Supreme Court...
article Feds file charges against two men whose state convictions were overturned on jurisdictional grounds (8/2/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Two men who won appeals that led to the Supreme Court declaring earlier this month that the Muscogee (Creek) Nation reservation was never disestablished,...
article Shannon Kepler appeals manslaughter conviction on grounds of McGirt case (8/2/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- A former Tulsa police officer convicted three years ago of fatally shooting his estranged daughter’s boyfriend is appealing his case based on the...
article Feds file charges against two men whose state convictions were overturned on jurisdictional grounds (8/1/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Two men who won appeals that led to the Supreme Court declaring earlier this month that the Muscogee (Creek) Nation reservation was never disestablished,...
13 Total Articles on this Issue

MMIW

article ‘The ugly truth’: Campaign launches in Minnesota to stop human trafficking (8/8/2020)
(Minnesota) -- The Your Call MN campaign just launched in Minnesota. The campaign provides a place for trafficking victims to seek help, and a place for individuals to...
article MMIW Cold Case Office Opens In Billings (8/7/2020)
(Montana) -- A federal office to investigate cold cases of missing and murdered Indigenous people opened in Billings on Aug. 6. The office is part of the Trump...
article Federal MMIP cold case office opens in Billings (8/6/2020)
(Montana) -- A federal office meant to solve cold cases in Indian Country opened Thursday in Billings, one of seven across the nation meant to address missing and...
article Two Inuit women killed within three-week period remembered as smiling, kind (8/6/2020)
(Quebec) -- The deaths of two Inuit women in downtown Montreal within a three-week period have shaken an already fragile community. On Wednesday afternoon, friends...
article A new cold case office opens to help MMIW’s across the state. (8/4/2020)
(South Dakota) -- Rapid City now has an office to help solve cold cases involving missing and murdered native women. The first cold case office was opened in Bloomington...
article Podcasts team up to keep Ashley Morin's disappearance in public consciousness (8/4/2020)
(Saskatchewan) -- Numerous national and international podcasts are sharing an episode about Ashley Morin, a North Battleford, Sask. woman who disappeared two years ago,...
article Dozens of Mohawk women turn to social media to open up about sexual assault (7/30/2020)
(Internet) -- When Victoria Ransom took to social media earlier this week to share her experience with sexual assault, her intention was to encourage those in Akwesasne...
7 Total Articles on this Issue

Nevada Gaming

article Blast from the past: 40 years ago Tahoe casino bombing was biggest in US history (8/8/2020)
(Nevada) -- The letter next to the faux copy machine at Harvey’s Resort Hotel on Aug. 26, 1980, started with a warning. “Do not move or tilt this bomb,...
article Trial set for man charged in fatal beating at Reno casino (8/1/2020)
(Nevada) -- A Nevada man accused of killing a woman at hotel and casino in Reno last year is scheduled for trial in March 2021. Tevin Johnson, 23, pleaded not guilty to...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Mashpee Wampanoag

article Memorial bench vandalized in Mashpee Wampanoag tribal cemetery (8/7/2020)
(Massachusetts) -- Standing by his daughter’s vandalized memorial, Michael Frye said he felt hurt. He inspected the cracks, noticing the granite had been struck...
1 Article on this Issue

Poker

article Homeless Sex Offender Charged In Connection With ‘World Poker Tour’ Star Susie Zhao Death (8/7/2020)
(Michigan) -- A transient sex offender has been charged in connection with the death of poker player Susie Zhao. Jeffrey Bernard Morris was charged by White Lake...
article From poker pro to slaying victim: Susie Q's unlikely story (8/2/2020)
(Michigan) -- The mystery over the slaying of a professional poker player in July remains, even as friends and family welcomed news of an arrest in the case. While...
article Man, 60, in custody in connection to death of professional poker player Susie Zhao (8/1/2020)
(Michigan) -- A 60-year-old Pontiac man was taken into custody Friday in connection to the death of professional poker player Susie Zhao. White Lake Township Police...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

First Nations

article Supreme Court to hear appeal in case of Peter Khill, acquitted in shooting ruled self-defence (8/6/2020)
(Ontario) -- The Supreme Court of Canada will hear an appeal in the case of Peter Khill, a Hamilton-area homeowner who was acquitted after shooting and killing an...
1 Article on this Issue

Menominee Tribe

article Man sentenced to federal prison for child sex abuse on reservation (8/6/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- A Neopit man has been sentenced to 30 months in federal prison for child sex abuse on the Menominee Indian Reservation. On Aug. 6, Robert Kapishkowit, 26...
1 Article on this Issue

Law Enforcement & Security

article Native Council program aiming to keep Indigenous youth out of justice system (8/5/2020)
(Canada) -- A new program is aiming to connect off-reserve Indigenous youth who are in conflict with the law with their traditional teachings, in the hope of keeping...
article Police violence, racism must stop, say demonstrators who forced meeting with police in Thunder Bay, Ont. (8/4/2020)
(Ontario) -- Demonstrators with a group called 'Not One More Death' are calling for an end to police brutality and more public accountability from the Thunder...
article U.S. Set to Execute Only Native American on Federal Death Row Despite Tribe's Objections (7/30/2020)
(Indiana) -- Against the wishes of tribal officials, the only Native American on federal death row is set to be executed in August, the U.S. government announced.
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Mescalero Apache

article Mescalero man charged with sexual abuse of a minor (8/5/2020)
(New Mexico) -- Pasqual Francis Ortega, 35, a member of the Mescalero Apache Nation was sentenced in federal court in Las Cruces, on Aug. 4 for sexual abuse of a minor.
1 Article on this Issue

Residential Schools

article Residential school survivor wants criminal case reopened against former child care worker (8/5/2020)
(Ontario) -- A survivor of one of Canada's most notorious residential schools wants the criminal case against his alleged abuser — which ended with the...
1 Article on this Issue

Opioid Crisis

article Man charged with selling fatal fentanyl dose at St. Charles casino (8/4/2020)
(Missouri) -- A Wright City man was charged with distributing fentanyl to a person who died of an overdose hours later. Ledra A. Craig, 43, was charged by a federal...
1 Article on this Issue

Puyallup Tribe

article Man fatally shot outside Emerald Queen Casino has been identified (8/4/2020)
(Washington) -- A man shot and killed in a parking garage outside an Emerald Queen Casino has been identified. Ty Jenkins, 25, of Las Vegas, was fatally shot about...
article Police investigate shooting outside casino in Tacoma (8/3/2020)
(Washington) -- Police on Sunday were investigating the shooting death of a man outside the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma. Local law enforcement officials responded to...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Malta Gaming

press release Wirecard processed payments for Mafia-linked online casino in Malta (8/3/2020)
(Malta) -- A Maltese online casino run by the dangerous ’Ndrangheta mafia, had its payments processed by Wirecard right up to 2017, the Financial Times has...
1 Article on this Issue

Online Gaming

article Wirecard processed payments for mafia-linked casino (8/2/2020)
(UK) -- Wirecard processed payments for a Maltese online casino that was later revealed to have laundered money for a powerful arm of the ’Ndrangheta, one of...
1 Article on this Issue

Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation

article 3 tribal officials in ND took kickbacks from contractor, charges say (8/1/2020)
(North Dakota) -- Three tribal officials allegedly accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes and kickbacks from a contractor doing work on the Fort Berthold...
article Three tribal officials charged in bribery scheme (7/30/2020)
(North Dakota) -- Two current tribal government officials and one former tribal government official of the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Muckleshoot Tribe

article Man shot and killed outside Tacoma's Emerald Queen Casino (8/1/2020)
(Washington) -- A man was shot and killed inside a parking garage at Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma on Friday. Puyallup Tribal Police responded to the shooting just...
1 Article on this Issue

Hacked & Cyber-Attack

article Gambling companies used to launder funds from Twitter hack (7/31/2020)
(Internet) -- The recent high-profile hack of Twitter saw many of the platform’s biggest names suddenly posting that users could profit by sending them digital...
1 Article on this Issue

Las Vegas Gaming

article Gaming Commission revokes license of bar that was homicide site (7/31/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- The Nevada Gaming Commission on Thursday formally revoked the gaming license of a Las Vegas bar that the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said had...
1 Article on this Issue

Mining & Drilling

article 3 accused of taking bribes for North Dakota reservation work (7/31/2020)
(North Dakota) -- Three members of a tribe on the oil-rich Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in North Dakota are accused of accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in...
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Navajo Nation

article Execution date set for only Native American on death row, despite controversy (7/30/2020)
(Indiana) -- The only Native American on federal death row is scheduled to be executed on Aug. 26 by lethal injection, the Department of Justice announced Thursday....
article Execution scheduled for Arizona man, who is the only Native American on federal death row (7/30/2020)
(Indiana) -- An Arizona man, who is the only Native American on federal death row, is scheduled to be executed next month, although appeals court judges asked the U.S....
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Paycheck Protection Program

article $8.5 Million PPP Loan Recipient Went To Vegas, Accused Of Fraud According To DOJ (7/30/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- I have written about how to legitimately apply for and seek forgiveness of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans for small businesses for a while now,...
1 Article on this Issue

Atlantic City Gaming

article Four men held in ‘potentially deadly’ Atlantic City casino fight (7/29/2020)
(Atlantic City) -- Four men accused in a “melee” on an Atlantic City casino floor that led to three people being stabbed have been ordered held pending trial.
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Buena Vista Tribe

article San Joaquin County burglary suspect found at Harrah’s Casino (7/29/2020)
(California) -- An Amador County deputy arrested a burglary suspect Wednesday after finding him in the parking lot of a casino, according to the sheriff’s office....
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Other News

article Kahnawake holds healing walk for sexual assault survivors (8/7/2020)
(Quebec) -- Dozens of community members took to the streets of Kahnawake, Que., Thursday evening to send a message to sexual assault survivors in the Mohawk community...
article U.S. Alleges Visa Fraud, Criminal Conspiracy at Saipan Casino (8/7/2020)
(Saipan) -- U.S. federal prosecutors indicted three people involved with Imperial Pacific International Holdings Ltd.’s controversial casino project in Saipan for...
article Problem gambling and crime appear co-symptomatic, not causal (8/6/2020)
(New York) -- New research from a University at Buffalo sociologist is providing valuable insight into better understanding the association between criminal behaviors...
article TPD arrests three people in internet cafe gambling probe (8/5/2020)
(Florida) -- Tallahassee police arrested four people on gambling charges and seized cash and equipment in an internet cafe raid.
article Argentina Casino Shut Down Allowing Illegal Gambling Rings to Thrive (8/3/2020)
(Argentina) -- Authorities in Argentina have implicated police and prosecutors in an illegal gambling ring linked to the infamous Los Monos crime group, underscoring how...
article LA City Councilman Pleads Not Guilty in Federal Corruption Probe (8/3/2020)
(California) -- Disgraced Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar, suspended from the City Council and facing 35 criminal charges in a wide-ranging criminal probe at LA...
article The Federal Government Once Again Double-Crossed Native People, This Time on the Death Penalty (7/31/2020)
(Navajo Nation) -- One of Camp Runamuck’s more recent enthusiasms is for the revived federal death penalty. It’s already killed three inmates, but the next one on the...
article Homies Chatting host Ian Campeau posts admission to using power to 'exploit' women (7/31/2020)
(Canada) -- One of the hosts of Homies Chatting, an Indigenous-led interview style webcast, is on leave after admitting on Twitter to "unacceptable" behaviour...
article Residents implore judge not to place sexually violent predator in rural North County (7/31/2020)
(California) -- North County residents, politicians and Native American tribal chairmen implored a San Diego judge Friday to reject a bid to place a man designated as a...
article Elder disappointed no consequences for woman accused of racist Facebook posts (7/30/2020)
(Manitoba) -- A First Nations elder who led mediation circles after a social media post called for violence against Indigenous people says she is disappointed one of...
article How a high-flying gambling addict scammed more than $780k out of men she met on Tinder and put it ALL through the pokies (7/30/2020)
(UK) -- A VIP gambler who conned two men she met on Tinder out of more than $780,000 claimed she would buy a blueberry farm with the cash.
article Fort McKay Métis Group CEO charged with sexual assault (7/29/2020)
(Alberta) -- The CEO of the Fort McKay Métis Group has been charged with sexual assault relating to alleged incidents involving one person that occurred in Lac La Biche...
article Camden attack: Man beaten to death in London casino (7/29/2020)
(UK) -- A man in his 50s has been beaten to death in a casino in Camden, north London. The Metropolitan Police launched a murder investigation following the attack at...
press release Native American veteran in Northglenn asks for flag thief to be charged with hate crime (7/27/2020)
(Colorado) -- Northglenn couple whose tribal and American flags were stolen July 4 say they want the thief charged with a hate crime. Gerald and Linda Montour, along...
press release Police ID man killed outside home Saturday; federal warrant issued for alleged shooter (7/27/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- After the victim of a fatal shooting Saturday was identified as a Native American man, the FBI has issued a warrant in the search for a suspect.
article Developers allegedly bribed an L.A. councilman. What happens to their building plans? (7/27/2020)
(California) -- Federal officials have charged Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar in an ongoing pay-to-play probe, accusing him of running a criminal enterprise...
article Presidential Task Force Releases Report On Protecting Native American Children In Health Services (7/24/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- A presidential task force identifies has identified ways it said Native American children are more at-risk of sexual abuse by healthcare workers. U....
article MORON ALERT: Tribe, Port of Poulsbo officials condemn memorial vandalism (7/23/2020)
(Washington) -- Former Poulsbo Port Commissioner Mark DeSalvo has drawn harsh criticism from both the Suquamish Tribe and the Port of Poulsbo after DeSalvo was arrested...
article Man places skimmer on ATM, uses obtained cards at Immokalee casino (7/23/2020)
(Florida) -- The Collier County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public to help them identify a suspect connected to an incident in Ave Maria. Deputies said a...
article Sask. theatre artists of colour say racism, tokenism persists in local industry (7/22/2020)
(Saskatchewan) -- Theatre artist Logan Martin-Arcand asked an administrator for Persephone Theatre — the company Martin-Arcand worked for — what the theatre was doing to...

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