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Lumbee Tribe

article Tribal court denies petitioner election rolls (4/25/2017)
(North Carolina) -- A petition arguing that the Lumbee Tribe’s Board of Elections should be ordered to release voter information, including enrollment numbers, to...
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New Jersey Gaming

article Two Republican candidates for Governor back North Jersey casinos (4/25/2017)
(New Jersey) -- Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli, R-Somerset, appeared at an “Eggs and Issues” forum on Tuesday that was run by the Meadowlands Regional Chamber...
article The New Jersey Online Gambling Industry May Just See One Of Its Biggest Proponents Become Governor (1/10/2017)
(New Jersey) -- There’s a new entrant in the New Jersey gubernatorial race: NJ State Senator, and friend of gambling, Sen. Raymond Lesniak. Lesniak has been on the...
article Pro-Gambling Lawmaker Lesniak To Run For NJ Governor (1/5/2017)
(New Jersey) -- State Sen. Ray Lesniak — a proponent of recent and proposed gambling expansions in the state — says he will run for governor of New Jersey....
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Donald Trump

article Casino Billionaires, NFL Owners Fueled Trump's Record Inaugural Fundraising (4/19/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Contributions from billionaires and corporations pushed President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee to a new fundraising benchmark of $106.7...
article Former casino owner elected president is just one of the industry’s 2016 wins (12/20/2016)
(Washington D.C.) -- President-Elect Donald Trump owned casinos in Atlantic City — and considered operating one in South Mississippi — and the casino...
article ROSS: A Few Thoughts on The Election and What President Trump Means for Indian Country (11/17/2016)
(Washington) -- I was a Bernie supporter who voted for Hillary Clinton. I was never “with her” but I voted for Clinton because Trump simply was not an option...
article For Best Party Ever, Trump's Calling on Billionaire Casino Pals (11/15/2016)
(Washington D.C.) -- Want to throw a great inauguration party? Call your friends in the casino business. President-elect Donald Trump, who ran as many as four casinos,...
article Las Vegas casino executives named to Trump inaugural committee (11/15/2016)
(Washington D.C.) -- Several prominent Las Vegas casino executives will help lead the Presidential Inaugural Committee, planning and coordinating official events related...
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RAWA

article Online gaming foe Adelson made big donation to President Trump inauguration (4/19/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- The $107 million raised for President Trump’s inauguration in January included one donation that was the biggest of them all – a $5...
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Native Voices

article TRAHANT: There's always another election to change Congress (4/18/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Remember this: There is always another election. And the 2018 congressional elections already promise to be extraordinary.
article TRAHANT: Indian Country Was Like America … Only More So (11/20/2016)
(USA) -- This election Indian country was like America. Perhaps only more so. Most American Indian and Alaska Natives voted for Hillary Clinton. But that support was...
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Native Vote

article North Dakota attempting to fix voter ID rules after lawsuit (4/17/2017)
(North Dakota) -- After altering voter identification laws in previous legislative sessions, North Dakota's Republican-led Legislature now is attempting to fix them...
article Democrats’ last effort fails to secure mail-in election (4/6/2017)
(Montana) -- A last-ditch effort to allow counties to conduct the May 25 congressional election by mail failed Friday to win support in the House, plunging elections...
article GOP Finds Ways To Win SD Legislative Seats (11/20/2016)
(South Dakota) -- Federal election laws provide protections so that people who aren’t whites have a fair chance to be treated squarely when they cast their votes....
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Illinois Gaming

article Waukegan candidates raised 'big-money' in mayoral race (4/14/2017)
(Illinois) -- The recent Waukegan mayor's race wasn't just notable for how close the vote tally was — Sam Cunningham edged Lisa May, 7th, with 51.6 percent...
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Mississippi Band of Choctaw

article Nine Tribal Council seats on ballot (3/29/2017)
(Mississippi) -- Nine Tribal Council seats will be on the ballot when the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians returns to the polls on Tuesday, June 13, all for four-year...
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Chumash Tribe

article Chumash Chair Reelected (3/22/2017)
(California) -- Kenny Kahn won reelection last week after completing his first year as chairman of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians. Kahn ran unopposed after...
article Kahn re-elected tribal chairman of Santa Ynez Chumash (3/17/2017)
(California) -- Kenneth Kahn was re-elected chairman of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians in a tribal election Tuesday evening, March 16.
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Eastern Band of Cherokee

article Three Cherokee councilmembers decide not to run for re-election (3/22/2017)
(North Carolina) -- Three seats will be up for grabs in Cherokee’s 2017 Tribal Council elections, with incumbent councilmembers from Big Cove, Snowbird and...
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Swinomish Tribe

article Brian Cladoosby Elected to 21st Term as Swinomish Chairman (3/22/2017)
(Washington) -- The Swinomish Senate reelected Brian Cladoosby to another one-year term – his 21st – as chairman on February 26. Cladoosby has served in the...
article No changes to Swinomish Tribal Senate after elections (3/10/2017)
(Washington) -- The Swinomish Indian Tribal Community announced Thursday the results of its general election. Senators Steve Edwards and Leon John were re-elected to...
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Tulalip Tribe

article Tulalip Tribes members elect first woman-majority board (3/20/2017)
(Washington) -- For the second time in its history, the Tulalip Tribes will have a woman leading its board. On Saturday, the Tulalip Tribes membership voted in two new...
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Voter Suppression

article GOP chairman says mail elections hurt Republicans, is accused of voter suppression (2/22/2017)
(Montana) -- Montana’s Republican Party chairman has sounded the alarm against efforts to the conduct an all-mail ballot election to replace Congressman Ryan Zinke...
article Do voter identification laws suppress minority voting? Yes. We did the research. (2/15/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Justice Department just got a new boss: Jeff Sessions. He is raising alarms in the civil rights community. The Leadership Conference on Civil...
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Cherokee Nation

article 35 file for tribal council (2/15/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- The filing period for nine Tribal Council seats ended on Feb. 9 with 35 Cherokee Nation citizens tossing their hats into the ring, according to the...
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Mashpee Wampanoag

article Cromwell, Baird Re-Elected by Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe (2/13/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- The Chairman of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe has been re-elected to a third term as the tribe works to build a resort casino in Taunton. Cedric...
article Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Election Results (2/12/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- Tribal Council Chairman Cedric Cromwell and Vice-Chairwoman Jessie “Little Doe” Baird were re-elected today by the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe.
article Mr. Cromwell, Ms. Baird Reelected To Top Tribal Seats (2/12/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- Tribal Council Chairman Cedric Cromwell and Vice Chairwoman Jessie “Little Doe” Baird were re-elected Sunday, February 12 by the Mashpee...
article Wampanoag Election Could Reshape Leadership (2/10/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Council election will be held this weekend in what could be an election that completely reshapes the tribe’s lead...
article Aaron R. Tobey Jr. (2/10/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- Why are you running? I am running for tribal chairman because Our Tribe needs help. Today, we are challenged with massive debt, gross financial...
article Wampanoag tribal elections on Sunday (11/19/2016)
(Massachusetts) -- On Sunday, the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) will hold elections for a new tribal chairman. The winner will replace Tobias Vanderhoop, who...
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Menominee Tribe

article Menominee Tribe elects new chair (2/10/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- Gary Besaw was elected the new chair for the Menominee Indian Tribe Thursday. Besaw replaces 2016 chairwoman, Joan Delabreau. She will continue to serve...
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Apache Tribe

article Native American Chairs AZ Election Board (1/31/2017)
(Arizona) -- Attorney Steve M. Titla, a member of the San Carlos Apache Tribe, is the new chairman of the Arizona Citizens Clean Election Commission. It is the first...
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Tule River

article Voters elect five Tule Tribe leaders (1/23/2017)
(California) -- Incumbents Kenneth C. McDarment and Duane M. Garfield were re-elected Saturday to the Tule River Indian Tribal Council. Also elected were Heather Teran,...
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Winnebago Tribe

article In $1 million suit, Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska's economic development firm says it was cheated in petition effort to expand gambling (1/14/2017)
(Nebraska) -- Like any good gambler, a major player in a push to develop casinos in Nebraska is seeking to offset its losses. Ho-Chunk Inc. — the economic...
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American Gaming Association

article Gaming Association hopes Trump overturns sports gambling ban (12/20/2016)
(Washington D.C.) -- The American Gaming Association hopes the first president with ties to the casino industry will help overturn a 25-year-long federal ban on sports...
article Rolling the dice on Donald Trump: Gambling industry hopes casino mogul in White House pays off (12/20/2016)
(Washington D.C.) -- Donald Trump will be the first U.S. president to have ever owned a casino, and the gambling industry is wondering how he will handle three major...
article AGA optimistic about working with Trump's administration (11/15/2016)
(Washington D.C.) -- American Gaming Association President and CEO, Geoff Freeman, has released a formal statement outlining the industry body’s objective on...
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Election 2016

article How Faith Spotted Eagle became the first Native American to win an electoral vote for president (12/20/2016)
(South Dakota) -- As Faith Spotted Eagle, 68, drove to the Yankton Sioux Reservation’s offices Tuesday morning, she remembered when she was a young girl, maybe 8...
article Native American activist 'shocked' by Electoral College vote (12/20/2016)
(South Dakota) -- A South Dakota activist says she is "totally shocked" that she got a vote for president from the Electoral College this week. Sixty-eight-...
article Meet Faith Spotted Eagle, who received one Washington state elector’s presidential vote (12/19/2016)
(Washington) -- Faith Spotted Eagle was the choice of one Washington state elector on Monday to be the next president of the United States. Eight of our state’s 12...
article Who is Faith Spotted Eagle? The Native American tribal leader with one electoral vote for president (12/19/2016)
(Washington) -- As electors congregated to cast their votes for the next US president, a lot of unexpected things could have happened. Many people have been inundating...
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Keweenaw Bay Tribe

article Incumbent, two newcomers elected to KBIC Tribal Council (12/19/2016)
(Michigan) -- One incumbent and two newcomers will join the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Tribal Council, as a result of Saturday’s annual election. Four of the...
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Dakota Access Pipeline

article Audio Recording Allegedly Has DAPL Head Saying ‘Election Changes Everything’ (12/16/2016)
(Texas) -- An audio recording posted online Wednesday has an executive with the company behind the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) allegedly saying “election night...
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Navajo Nation

article Smith elected Tsé Alnaozt'i'í Chapter president (12/14/2016)
(New Mexico) -- A new president for the Tsé Alnaozt'i'í Chapter was selected during a special election Tuesday. Frank Smith won the race for Tsé Alnaozt'i...
article Court date set for tribal election dispute (12/6/2016)
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation Supreme Court will have a hearing Tuesday to consider an appeal filed by a candidate who believes her opponent, who was elected to fill a...
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Wampanoag Aquinnah

article Cheryl Andrews-Maltais is elected tribal chairman again (11/21/2016)
(Massachusetts) -- On Sunday, the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) elected Cheryl Andrews-Maltais as its chairman, replace the outgoing Tobias Vanderhoop. Ms....
article Tribal Election to Bring Leadership Change (11/16/2016)
(Massachusetts) -- The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) is set to see to a leadership change in the tribal election this weekend, with two former chairmen vying...
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Sports Betting

article Experts See Trump’s Shadow on Future of Sports Betting (11/16/2016)
(Washington D.C.) -- With the United States poised to see its first casino mogul in the Oval Office, experts are weighing in about the sports-betting law that New Jersey...
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Other News

article The Metis Nation-Saskatchewan (MNS) is calling for nominations for its May 27 election (4/23/2017)
(Saskatchewan) -- The long-awaited election was called Friday by chief electoral officer Loretta Metzger, who announced in a news release she will receive nominations...
article Roberta Joseph re-elected chief of Tr'ondek Hwech'in First Nation (4/22/2017)
(Yukon) -- Roberta Joseph has been re-elected chief of the Tr'ondek Hwech'in First Nation in Dawson City, Yukon. The First Nation held an election for chief and...
article Secretary of State announces Native American voting task force (4/22/2017)
(New Mexico) -- New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver announced Friday that she's creating a taskforce focused on increasing voter registration and...
article Child welfare, environment among top election issues for B.C. First Nations (4/15/2017)
(British Columbia) -- B.C.'s election hopefuls need to be mindful of the First Nations vote, according to the president of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs. While...
article Frederick re-elected Lheidli T'enneh chief (4/13/2017)
(British Columbia) -- Dominic Frederick will remain chief to the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation for another four years. Frederick, who has held the post since 2005,...
article Court rules George Gordon First Nation must hold another election for chief (4/9/2017)
(Saskatchewan) -- The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal has upheld a ruling stating George Gordon First Nation must re-run the election for its chief, but reversed a similar...
article Fort William First Nation goes to the polls this weekend (4/8/2017)
(Ontario) -- Residents of the Fort William First Nation will head to the polls this weekend to cast votes in the community's 2017 election. Four names are on the...
article Southern Ute members to vote on distribution of lawsuit money (4/6/2017)
(Colorado) -- After months of infighting, Southern Ute tribal leaders agreed Tuesday to hold a special election that will allow members to vote on whether millions of...
article New member elected to Agua Caliente tribal council (4/6/2017)
(California) -- One new member joined the Agua Caliente Tribal Council when members were sworn in on Tuesday. Anthony W. Purnel was elected to his first one-year term in...
article Sharon Nelson elected chief of Yukon's Selkirk First Nation (4/6/2017)
(North Canada) -- Sharon Nelson is the newly-elected chief of the Selkirk First Nation in Pelly Crossing, Yukon. An election was held for chief and councillors on...
article Quist on helping American Indians: 'I really feel like this is going to be a top priority for me' (4/5/2017)
(Montana) -- American Indians are too often left in the dark by federal government campaigns to raise public health awareness, a Billings ad firm told U.S. House...
article CANDIDATE FORUM: Allen Hammond, Inchelium District (Position 1) (3/31/2017)
(Washington) -- Way' My Fellow Tribal Members: I have thrown my hat into the Political arena again. I would like to explain my reasons. I made some mistakes the last...
article CANDIDATE FORUM: Elizabeth ‘Susie’ Allen, Inchelium District (Position 2) (3/31/2017)
(Washington) -- Dear Tribal Members, I am running for re-election for POSITION No. 2, for the 2017 Primary Elections as your candidate of choice. In 2015 our community...
article CANDIDATE FORUM: Norma J. Sanchez, Omak District (Position 1) (3/31/2017)
(Washington) -- Greetings, I am Norma J. Sanchez I am running for Position #1 Omak. My Parents are Leroy & “Bernice” Bernadine Dick Cate.
article Peguis elects Hudson chief once again (3/26/2017)
(Manitoba) -- Peguis First Nation band members have returned Glenn Hudson to a familiar role as chief, after he defeated incumbent Cindy Spence in a weekend election....
article Peguis First Nation votes in new chief, who previously held the title (3/26/2017)
(Manitoba) -- Peguis First Nation has a new chief, who already knows a bit about the job. Members of the First Nation elected former chief Glenn Hudson, ousting current...
article Indigenous Affairs asked to abolish B.C. First Nation election results amid corruption allegations (3/14/2017)
(British Columbia) -- Members of Peters First Nation have filed multiple appeals to Indigenous Affairs asking the department squash the recent election results over...
article Second band election yields new results for Roseau River (3/14/2017)
(Manitoba) -- A band council re-vote in Roseau River First Nation in Manitoba has a different outcome after an election held just days earlier was declared void by a...
article Blackfeet schedule May vote on new constitution (3/5/2017)
(Montana) -- Blackfeet tribal members have a chance to vote on a new constitution and form of government in May. The effort to change the tribe's government...
article Blackfeet Set Date for Constitutional Reform Vote (3/4/2017)
(Montana) -- For the first time in more than eight decades, Blackfeet tribal members will get the chance to vote on a new form of government. A secretarial election is...

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