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Navajo Nation

article Where is Justice for slain Navajo mother, Loreal Tsingine? (4/28/2017)
(Arizona) -- Last Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016, a young Navajo (Dine) mother, 27-year-old Loreal Tsingine, was barbarically gunned down at close range by Winslow,...
article Workgroup, council to address sexual violence on Navajo Nation (4/25/2017)
(Arizona) -- Council Delegate Amber Kanazbah Crotty (Beclabito, Cove, Gadi’i’áhi/To’Koi, Red Valley, Tooh Haltsooi, Toadlena/Two Grey Hills, Tsé ałnáoz...
article Three Navajo cops killed on duty in under 2 years (4/16/2017)
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation, the largest Native American reservation in the country in both size and population, is as extraordinary for its sweeping, magnificent views...
article Three Navajo cops killed on duty in under 2 years (4/14/2017)
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation, the largest Native American reservation in the country in both size and population, is as extraordinary for its sweeping, magnificent views...
article Navajo Nation man indicted for murder of tribal officer (4/13/2017)
(New Mexico) -- A Navajo Nation man has been charged with murder and other crimes in the March 11 killing of a tribal police officer. A federal indictment announced...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Payday Loans

article Regulators take action against 4 lenders operating in Arizona, other states (4/28/2017)
(Arizona) -- Federal regulators are taking legal action against four small-dollar lending companies owned by a tiny California tribe, arguing that the loans are void and...
1 Article on this Issue

Australia Gaming

article Long-running pokie gambling fraud trial enters final stages (4/27/2017)
(Australia) -- A Blenheim-based harness racing personality earned more than $1 million a year as a result of influencing or controlling grants from pokie gambling...
1 Article on this Issue

Internet Sweepstake Cafes

article NEW: Two face gambling charges after 2015 raid on Juno ‘computer’ store (4/27/2017)
(Florida) -- The former owner and co-manager of a Juno Beach internet cafe have been arrested on gambling and other charges, two years after police raided the business...
1 Article on this Issue

Philippines Gaming

article Gambling operator links 2 Cabinet men, retired generals to slay plot (4/27/2017)
(Philippines) -- Gambling operator Charlie “Atong” Ang on Thursday accused two Cabinet officials and several retired military generals of plotting to kill...
1 Article on this Issue

Missing Women Crisis

article Greg Alvin Dawson's death a homicide, but RCMP see 'no obvious connection' to 2 other deaths (4/25/2017)
(North Canada) -- Whitehorse RCMP offered few new details at a Tuesday news conference about their investigation into three recent deaths in the city, but did confirm...
article 'We have a real bond': Everyone in Whitehorse affected by recent deaths, mayor says (4/24/2017)
(North Canada) -- The mayor of Whitehorse says three sudden deaths in the city this month have affected every person in the community. RCMP identified Wendy Margaret...
article MMIW advocate a victim in Whitehorse homicide investigation, family, friends say (4/24/2017)
(North Canada) -- A Whitehorse advocate for missing and murdered Indigenous women, whose own daughter was murdered in 2007, is now herself a homicide victim, friends and...
article Manitoba families of missing, murdered say hearings must start soon (4/24/2017)
(Manitoba) -- A coalition that represents Manitoba family members says national hearings into missing and murdered indigenous women must begin soon despite the...
article MMIW advocate a victim in Whitehorse homicide investigation, family, friends say (4/23/2017)
(Yukon) -- A Whitehorse advocate for missing and murdered Indigenous women, whose own daughter was murdered in 2007, is now herself a homicide victim, friends and family...
article Ottawa falls behind on inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women (4/23/2017)
(Ottawa) -- In a discouraging move, the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women abruptly cancelled meetings in Edmonton last week. In a statement the...
article 'She was my baby': Murdered Regina woman remembered on her birthday (4/22/2017)
(Saskatchewan) -- In a better world, Kelly Goforth's mother Maxine would have been celebrating her daughter's 25th birthday with cake and presents on Friday....
article Calls sounding for boycott and reset for MMIWG inquiry (4/20/2017)
(Canada) -- Criticisms of the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls continues to pile up. Especially in the wake of last week’s...
article Family members ‘don’t believe in inquiry’ after MMIW meetings postponed (4/20/2017)
(Alberta) -- Colleen Cardinal was set to fly out to Edmonton from Ottawa this week for regional advisory meetings by the national inquiry into missing and murdered...
article Families have high expectations, minister says (4/15/2017)
(Yukon) -- Commissioners of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) were in Whitehorse this week. They met with more than 50...
article Ottawa teen runs for missing, murdered Indigenous women (4/12/2017)
(Ottawa) -- For the third year in a row, an Ottawa boy is embarking on a 130-kilometre run to raise awareness of missing and murdered Indigenous women and their children...
11 Total Articles on this Issue

Osage Tribe

article What the century-old murders of Osage people say about the U.S. (4/25/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- If we’re living in a post-truth era, David Grann didn’t get the memo. The New Yorker journalist has garnered a cult following for his...
article The FBI’s First Big Case: The Osage Murders (4/24/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- One by one, Mollie Burkhart’s family turned up dead. Her sister Anna had been discovered in a ravine in May 1921 with a bullet wound to the back of...
article Chilling black and white photos shed light on the Native American tribe who were killed off (4/19/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- THEY were the Native American tribe that were killed off one-by-one after oil was discovered underneath their land. And chilling black and white photos...
article How the Osage murders in Oklahoma led to the making of the modern FBI (4/18/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- Between 1921 and 1926, at least 24 members of the Osage Indian Nation in Oklahoma were brutally murdered. The bodies would lay unclaimed and unmourned on...
article In the 1920s, a community conspired to kill Native Americans for their oil money (4/18/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- Generations ago, the American Indian Osage tribe was forced to move. Not for the first time, white settlers pushed them off their land in the 1800s. They...
article 'Killers of the Flower Moon': Inside David Grann's New True-Crime Epic (4/17/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- How do you follow up a critically acclaimed, international bestseller, now-Hollywood movie like The Lost City of Z? If you're author David Grann, you...
article GRAY: Reclaiming the legacy of the Osage Murders story is still elusive to this Osage (4/17/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- My personal journey to understanding my own family history with the Osage murders of the 1920s has led me to a realization that it is more than a sad...
article NPR: Largely Forgotten Osage Murders Reveal A Conspiracy Against Wealthy Native Americans (4/17/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- Members of the Osage Indian Nation became very wealthy in the 1920s after oil deposits were found on their land. Then local whites began targeting the...
article David Grann’s New Book Explores a Time When Killing Native Americans Wasn’t Murder (4/16/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- David Grann was already interested in writing a book about the serial murders of members of the Oklahoma-based Osage Indian tribe when he visited the Osage...
article REVIEW: 'Killers of the Flower Moon' examines the Osage murders in 1920s Oklahoma (4/16/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- Members of the Osage Nation, now rich with oil, were turning up dead. They were shot. They were poisoned. They were bombed. In the 1920s, after oil was...
10 Total Articles on this Issue

Pine Ridge

article Oglala Sioux Tribe declares public safety "state of emergency" (4/25/2017)
(South Dakota) -- A major shakeup in law enforcement is taking hold on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The Oglala Sioux Tribal Council voted “No confidence...
article Prosecutor: Gun used in killing of Pine Ridge girl has not been found (4/24/2017)
(South Dakota) -- The gun used in the killing of a 13-year-old Pine Ridge girl last year has not been found, the federal court heard Friday ahead of the murder defendant...
article Not Guilty Pleas in Pine Ridge Reservation Shooting (4/21/2017)
(South Dakota) -- A man accused in a shooting on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation has pleaded not guilty to federal charges. An FBI statement filed in court says Kison...
article Man Killed by Tribal Police on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation (4/12/2017)
(South Dakota) -- An investigation is underway into the fatal shooting last Friday of a man on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, near Kyle, South Dakota.
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Public Law 280

article Lake Co., Salish Kootenai Tribes split on criminal jurisdiction bill (4/25/2017)
(Montana) -- Lake County says it's in the red from prosecuting felony crimes committed on the Flathead Reservation by tribal members, but commissioners don't...
article Law opens door to tribal felony prosecutions on Flathead Reservation (4/25/2017)
(Montana) -- Longstanding criminal jurisdiction on the Flathead Indian Reservation might be in for a significant change. State legislation backed by the Confederated...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Foxwoods

article US Supreme Court rules in favor of Foxwoods (4/24/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Cheung Yin Sun lawsuit against Foxwoods Resort Casino has failed after the US Supreme Court decided to reject it last week. The gambling venue was...
article Pawtucket officer charged in assault of Foxwoods bathroom attendant (4/24/2017)
(Connecticut) -- An off-duty Pawtucket police officer is accused of punching a 73-year-old bathroom attendant at Foxwoods Resort Casino because “the water was too...
article “Queen of Sorts” Kelly Sun’s $1.14 Million Case Against Foxwoods Rejected by US Supreme Court (4/18/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- “Kelly” Cheung Yin Sun, the edge-sorter extraordinaire whose reign of terror on the baccarat tables with poker champion Phil Ivey in...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Paskenta Tribe

article Tribal Embezzlement Suit Stayed For Criminal Case (sub. req.) (4/23/2017)
(California) -- A California federal judge hit pause Thursday on the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians’ lawsuit accusing former tribal officials of a wide-reaching...
1 Article on this Issue

Phil Ivey

article Casino cheating laws: Is clarity being lost? (4/21/2017)
(USA) -- In 2014, Genting Casinos claimed that Phil Ivey used a technique known as “edge-sorting” during a game of baccarat (or more specifically Punto Banco...
1 Article on this Issue

Sports Betting

article “Vegas Dave” Arrested on Misdemeanor Battery Charge After Not Guilty Plea in Federal Case (4/20/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- Life just got a even more complicated for “Vegas” Dave Oancea, the celebrated professional sports bettor, who was indicted last week by a...
1 Article on this Issue

Dakota Access Pipeline

article MORON ALERT: Security worker with rifle at DAPL protests arrested for domestic violence (4/18/2017)
(North Dakota) -- The armed pipeline security worker who got into a confrontation with protesters in late October was arrested Monday for domestic violence. Kyle...
1 Article on this Issue

Massachusetts Gaming

article Foxboro gets funds for crime statistics (4/15/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- The state Gaming Commission has awarded $1,180 to Foxboro to make its computerized crime statistics accessible to a consultant who analysizes casino-...
1 Article on this Issue

Amaya Gaming

article OSC alleges insider trading and tipping in Amaya shares (4/14/2017)
(Ontario) -- The Ontario Securities Commission has levelled allegations of improper tipping and insider trading in shares of Amaya Inc. (AYA.TO) involving two former...
1 Article on this Issue

Card Clubs

article Swedish businessman used Lucky Lady Casino on El Cajon Blvd. for racketeering (4/14/2017)
(California) -- Peter Magnus Karlsson, a Swedish businessman, pleaded guilty today (April 13) to engaging in an international racketeering conspiracy using Lucky Lady...
article Swedish Businessman Who Used San Diego Card Room for Organized Crime Pleads Guilty (4/13/2017)
(California) -- Swedish businessman Petter Magnus Karlsson pleaded guilty Thursday to engaging in an international racketeering conspiracy that used a San Diego card...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Macau Gaming

article “WeChat” Betting Operation Busted in Macau (4/14/2017)
(Macau) -- Seven Chinese nationals have been arrested in Macau, accused of operating a highly unusual illegal betting ring involving high stakes baccarat and the Chinese...
1 Article on this Issue

Tobacco & Cigarettes

article Feds Move To Get Agents Out Of Tribe’s Cigarette Sales Row (sub req.) (4/14/2017)
(Washington) -- Federal prosecutors asked a Washington judge Thursday to dismiss the remaining defendants in litigation brought by four Native American tribes seeking to...
1 Article on this Issue

Eastern Band of Cherokee

article Grounds for impeachment (4/12/2017)
(North Carolina) -- The articles of impeachment passed by the Cherokee Tribal Council on April 6 outline seven grounds on which to remove Principal Chief Patrick Lambert...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Big River First Nation hit-and-run suspect sees bail hearing delayed (4/28/2017)
(Saskatchewan) -- A bail hearing was delayed for a man charged with a hit and run that sent a young girl to hospital. Colt Morin is facing a long list of charges,...
article Disturbing Video From Sagkeeng First Nation Part Of Growing Online Trend: Psychologist (4/28/2017)
(Manitoba) -- A disturbing video out of Sagkeeng First Nation has been taken down by Facebook, but a local psychologist said this likely won’t be the last time we...
article Seven arrested from matka gambling dens (4/28/2017)
(India) -- The police on Thursday arrested seven people as they raided matka gambling dens at Vinobha Nagar, Anna Nagar and Ragigudda localities in the city. The police...
article Mason remanded for $9M casino robbery (4/28/2017)
(Guyana) -- Jamil Charles, 29, of Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara, the brother of now dead notorious criminal Jermaine ‘Skinny’ Charles, was yesterday...
article Ex-West Ham youth player, 22, conned an elderly man out of £17,000 by using his credit card at a Playboy Casino (4/28/2017)
(UK) -- A former premiership footballer conned almost £17,000 from an elderly man by using his stolen card at Playboy Casino, a court heard today.
article Laguna Hills man robbed of casino winnings (4/28/2017)
(California) -- Luck ran out Friday morning for a 59-year-old Laguna Hills man who, authorities said, was robbed of his casino winnings. Around 1:40 a.m., a robber...
article Sparks Police release photos of man who stole TV from casino (4/28/2017)
(Nevada) -- The Sparks Police Department has released security camera photographs of a man believed to have stolen a 48-inch LED television from the Nugget Casino Resort...
article Suspect wanted for exposing self at Jack Casino (4/28/2017)
(Ohio) -- A man decided to go all in at Jack Casino Wednesday night, and it’s earned him a spot on Cincinnati’s wanted list. According to police, a suspect...
article Troubled Broncos star Joe Ofahengaue embroiled in casino cheating controversy (4/28/2017)
(Australia) -- Broncos player Joe Ofahengaue was caught cheating after casino security reviewed footage of him winning a hand of poker and noticed him slip a $100 chip...
article Witness Says He Lied About Casino Gang Killing (4/28/2017)
(Nevada) -- The star witness who helped convict the man who shot and killed a Hells Angels' boss at a Nevada casino in 2011 has recanted his testimony. Documents...
article Woman Sought in Casino & Hotel Robberies (4/28/2017)
(Montana) -- Billings Police are seeking the public’s help in locating a woman involved in a robbery at the Western Executive Inn on King Avenue West early...
article Who is mightier, the one-armed bandits or the cellphone bandits? (4/28/2017)
(Florida) -- If you see a guy wandering the aisles of South Florida’s casinos, pointing his cellphone at the slot machines, don’t bother offering to help him...
article Police violence against Native Americans in Arizona (4/27/2017)
(Arizona) -- On a cool evening in March, a group of Navajo gathered in front of the police department in Winslow, Arizona, holding signs, carrying candles, and demanding...
article In search for alternatives to jail, special court to open on First Nation (4/27/2017)
(Nova Scotia) -- Mi'kmaq people in the neighbouring Cape Breton First Nations of Wagmatcook and Waycobah who find themselves in trouble with the law will soon have a...
article Assembly of Manitoba chiefs call on RCMP to investigate online Facebook comments (4/27/2017)
(Manitoba) -- A resolution at a meeting of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) is calling on the RCMP to look into a number of charged comments on Facebook associated...
article Maskwacis woman hit by bullets while in bed asleep (4/27/2017)
(Alberta) -- A Maskwacis woman is in serious condition after being struck by bullets while asleep in bed. RCMP said several shots were fired at the woman's home at...
article APNewsBreak: Witness says he lied about casino gang killing (4/27/2017)
(Reno) -- The star witness who helped convict the man who shot and killed a Hells Angels' boss at a Nevada casino in 2011 has recanted his testimony.
article Family critical of police for allowing crime scene photos to be taken (4/27/2017)
(Alberta) -- Ann Jirousek describes her niece as a wild bird. Beautiful, wild, free-spirited, strong and brave. That’s how the family of Tara Tailfeathers want to...
article Mother of drowned Regina teenager pushes for an inquest into his death (4/27/2017)
(Saskatchewan) -- The mother of a teenager whose drowning death in an east Regina creek was ruled accidental is renewing her calls for an inquest into the matter.
article Booze, gambling machines found at illegal Ironbound bars, cops say (4/27/2017)
(New Jersey) -- Three people face charges after Newark detectives found alcohol and gambling machines at two illegal bars in the city's Ironbound section, officials...

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