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BIA

article BIA announces new spending rules (6/22/2018)
(Wyoming) -- The Bureau of Indian Affairs has implemented new training after an audit by the Department of Interior's Office of Inspector General found that the...
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Labor & Tribes

article Divided NLRB says California casino owes union workers bonuses (6/22/2018)
(California) -- The National Labor Relations Board in a split decision has ordered a tribal casino in California to pay $500 each to about 500 unionized employees after...
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New Jersey Gaming

article New Jersey budget fight puts casinos at risk for temporary closures (6/21/2018)
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey lawmakers' debate over the budget could lead to a state shutdown and the closure of the Garden State's casinos and racetracks –...
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Trump Adminstration

article Behind Trump’s Plan to Overhaul the Government: Scaling Back the Safety Net (6/21/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- President Trump, spurred on by conservatives who want him to slash safety net programs, unveiled on Thursday a plan to overhaul the federal...
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Congress

article House GOP plan would cut Medicare, Social Security to balance budget (6/19/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- House Republicans released a proposal Tuesday that would balance the budget in nine years — but only by making large cuts to entitlement...
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DOI

article Exclusive: Zinke linked to real estate deal with Halliburton chairman (6/19/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- A foundation established by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and headed by his wife is playing a key role in a real-estate deal backed by the chairman...
article Tribes lose out with funding bill that includes money for Trump reorganization (5/17/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- A funding bill advancing on Capitol Hill is a win overall for Indian Country except for one major issue: a reorganization at the Department of the...
article What will Zinke do with the extra $2.5 billion in his budget? (4/13/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Since his confirmation in March 2017, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s push to trim the department he oversees while opening more public lands...
article Ryan Zinke blasts 'misleading' scrutiny of his spending, travel (4/11/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Wednesday ripped attacks over his spending as "false, misleading, and blatantly untruthful." Zinke is the...
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Payday Loans

article 'Rent-a-tribe' scheme alleged in class action (6/16/2018)
(California) -- A class action complaint filed June 11 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California alleges defendant Big Picture Loans LLC engaged in...
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Navajo Nation

article Navajo Nation receives contract to help endangered fish (6/11/2018)
(New Mexico) -- The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has awarded a $1.1 million contract to the Navajo Nation to assist in the recovery of two endangered fish populations in...
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Wind River

article Tribes say steps being taken to fix spending problems (6/8/2018)
(Wyoming) -- Embroiled in a federal investigation regarding millions of dollars in appropriated funding that is not accounted for, the actions of the Wind River tribes...
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British Columbia Gaming

article Man was in B.C. to launder money: RCMP (6/6/2018)
(British Columbia) -- An Australian high-stakes gambler, who was ordered deported after an Immigration and Refugee Board hearing Tuesday, was in B.C. to launder money,...
article B.C. attorney general reviewing report aimed at ending money laundering (4/3/2018)
(British Columbia) -- British Columbia's attorney general says a report on money laundering makes clear that proceeds of crime have been laundered through the...
article Suspicious Transactions Plummet at BC Casinos Following Crackdown (3/28/2018)
(British Columbia) -- Suspicious cash transactions at British Columbia’s casinos have dropped significantly in the wake of tighter controls implemented by the...
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New York Gaming

article Concern grows over $20M Nassau OTB payment (5/27/2018)
(New York) -- Nassau County Executive Laura Curran’s administration and officials of the county’s financial control board are becoming increasingly concerned...
article Will state bail out the new del Lago casino? (4/1/2018)
(New York) -- Will the new $440 million del Lago Resort & Casino in Seneca County get a bailout from the state? The casino resort in Seneca County, just 27 miles...
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Sports Betting

article Don’t Expect to Use Your Credit Card to Bet on Sports Anytime Soon (5/26/2018)
(USA) -- On May 14, the United States Supreme Court ruled that states can allow betting on individual sporting events. This overturns the 1992 federal law, the...
article Sports Gambling's Next Hurdle Is Credit Cards After Court Ruling (5/21/2018)
(USA) -- For U.S. states ready to legalize gambling, banks hold many of the cards. The Supreme Court ruled this week that states can allow betting on individual sporting...
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Sheldon Adelson

article SOLNIK: Corporate political contributions come under scrutiny (5/22/2018)
(New York) -- If you can’t judge a book by its cover, you can judge a company by its books. They’ll tell you how much it spends on research, how much on...
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Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency

article Supreme Court Sports Bets Ruling Opens Door for Blockchain (5/16/2018)
(USA) -- Sports betting may become a new growth industry for blockchain companies following the U.S. Supreme Court’s May 14 decision striking down a prohibition on...
article SA’s first cryptocurrency ATM will open in Johannesburg by the end of this week (5/14/2018)
(South Africa) -- South Africa’s first cryptocurrency ATM, able to process Dash, Ethereum, Bitcoin and others, will open at Northwold Spar in Johannesburg by the...
article Warren Buffet Says Buying Bitcoin is Gambling, Not Investing (4/29/2018)
(Nebraska) -- Investment guru Warren Buffet remains unsold on bitcoin and crptocurrencies. He doesn’t even consider buying bitcoin as investing and compares it to...
article Venture Capitalists Seek ‘Safe Harbor’ for Virtual Currencies (4/22/2018)
(California) -- Venture capitalists and entrepreneurs have been lobbying federal regulators to protect at least some virtual currencies from being categorized as...
article Some college students gambling with financial aid money (3/29/2018)
(Michigan) -- A large number of college scholars are trying to make a buck off of their financial aid money... About one in five student borrowers admit to using loan...
article Casino, pot business slow to adopt bitcoin in Nevada (3/26/2018)
(Nevada) -- A clerk at Pisos marijuana dispensary, a couple of miles east of the Strip, accepts $37 worth of bitcoinlike tokens to sell a pound of cannabis-infused...
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Land Issues

article 'We would own the lands and control the lands': B.C. First Nation prepare to ratify 'historic $37 million dollar treaty with government (5/15/2018)
(British Columbia) -- Negotiators have signed off on a new treaty agreement between the federal and provincial governments and the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation...
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PASPA Decision

article States Eye New Revenues After Supreme Court Backs Legal Sports Betting (5/15/2018)
(New Hampshire) -- Now that the Supreme Court says it's OK, states are free to legalize betting on sports if they want to. As a once under-the-table economy moves...
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Sixties Scoop

article Opponents of Sixties Scoop settlement aren't giving up after judge OKs deal (5/14/2018)
(Ottawa) -- A woman who has spent months informing Sixties Scoop survivors about Ottawa's class-action settlement says she'll continue advising people to object...
article 'Justice was not served:' Sixties Scoop survivors unhappy after approval of $875M settlement (5/12/2018)
(Saskatoon) -- An $875-million settlement for survivors of the Sixties Scoop has been approved, following an emotional two-day hearing in Saskatoon. Federal Court Judge...
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West Virginia Gaming

article Casino operators dispute Justice's claim of deal on sports betting integrity fee (5/12/2018)
(West Virginia) -- Gov. Jim Justice stunned the West Virginia gaming industry Thursday, issuing a news release claiming that a tentative agreement has been reached to...
article Justice administration, casino operators at odds over sports betting fees (4/24/2018)
(West Virginia) -- A meeting of representatives of the Justice administration and the state’s casinos planned for Thursday concerning the controversial integrity...
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MGM Resorts

article MGM partnership will pay for employees to go to college (4/29/2018)
(Las Vegas) -- Nevada’s higher education system will unveil a new program on Friday to make college more accessible and affordable for more of the state’s...
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Canadian Land Issues

article Beaver Lake Cree Nation running out of money to conclude 10-year legal battle (4/27/2018)
(Alberta) -- A northern Alberta First Nation suing over development on traditional land wants the federal and provincial governments to pay its court fees so it can...
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Donald Trump

article Donald Trump Looks to Las Vegas Heavyweights for Reelection Funds (4/26/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- You would think that campaign money would not be an issue for a president at has a net worth in the billions. All indications point towards Donald...
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Foxwoods

article Foxwoods PA Casino Fail One Step Closer To $50 Million Refund (4/24/2018)
(Pennsylvania) -- The failed Foxwoods Casino Philadelphia project’s effort to get back a $50 million licensing fee it once paid the state continues. As expected, a...
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Seneca Niagara

article EDITORIAL: Restore the casino payments (4/15/2018)
(New York) -- There’s no question that poor negotiations jammed up the budgets of at least two out of three cities desperate to get casino money. Gov. Andrew M....
article Niagara Falls approves casino spending policy as dispute with Seneca Nation continues (4/11/2018)
(New York) -- A stalemate between New York State and Seneca Nation could put the City of Niagara Falls under water. The state and the Senecas are still fighting over...
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Seneca Nation

article With no Seneca casino payment in sight, Niagara Falls scales back plans (4/14/2018)
(New York) -- As a stalemate continues in a casino compact dispute between New York State and the Seneca Nation, local municipalities that depend on casino cash are...
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Dakota Access Pipeline

article Cashing in on Standing Rock (4/13/2018)
(North Dakota) -- “The only way I’ll talk is if you sign over the rights to the interviews,” said Michael Wood. The 38-year-old activist slid a...
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Toronto Gaming

article Woodbine Racetrack developer promises to hire locally and pay Toronto $31 million a year for casino expansion (4/13/2018)
(Ontario) -- Great Canadian Gaming, the company planning to revamp Woodbine Racetrack, promises to provide hundreds of jobs to local residents and pay the city as much...
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Philippines Gaming

article US State Department Accuses Philippine Casino Sector of Ongoing AML Deficiencies (4/11/2018)
(Philippines) -- The Philippines has tightened anti-money laundering (AML) controls at its casinos, but the gaming sector is still guilty of “ongoing deficiencies...
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Oklahoma Gaming

article GAMING EXPANSION: Massive Oklahoma teacher protests expected to enter 2nd week (4/8/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma lawmakers are slated to return to the state Capitol amid a second week of massive teacher demonstrations for more classroom money. Leaders of...
article Teacher group demands more cash after lawmakers approve $40M (4/6/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- Two bills approved by the state Senate — one taxing certain internet sales and another expanding tribal gambling — will be sent to Gov. Mary...
article Walkout Day 5: OEA calls for veto of hotel/motel tax repeal, vote on capital gains tax exemption (4/6/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma teachers are vowing to continue their walkout for a sixth day after issuing two new demands on Friday. After the state Senate overwhelmingly...
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N.J. Sports Betting

article New Jersey Has Racked Up Huge Legal Bills in Supreme Court Sports Betting Case (4/6/2018)
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey’s lengthy sports betting legal battle against the NCAA and major professional sports leagues has major upside for the state, but has...
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Pennsylvania Gaming

article Pa.'s horse-racing industry gets more state money than Health or Agriculture Departments (4/6/2018)
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania dropped $239 million into the saddlebags of the state’s struggling horse-racing industry last year, bringing the total amount given...
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Opioid Crisis

article Naloxone nasal spray for opioid overdoses now free for eligible First Nations and Inuit, feds say (4/5/2018)
(North Canada) -- Naloxone nasal spray will now be covered for First Nations and Inuit, the federal government says. Naloxone can be a life-saving tool to help someone...
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Seminole Tribe

article All in: Seminole Tribe says it will keep paying state (4/4/2018)
(Florida) -- Despite a legal right to cut off the money, the Seminole Tribe of Florida has decided to continue paying the state its share of Indian casino gambling...
article No casinos suggests special session talk is ‘fictional crisis,’ Tribe’s lawyer says no imminent halt to payments (4/3/2018)
(Florida) -- Florida legislative leaders are expected to decide this week whether to pursue a special session to expand slot machines in some counties while it asks the...
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Other News

article Udall Secures Major Funding for Indian Country in Interior Appropriations Bill (6/19/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Senator Tom Udall, vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and ranking member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior,...
article Three schools and tribe get juvenile sub-grants (6/19/2018)
(South Dakota) -- Two South Dakota school districts, American Horse School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and the Sisseton Wahpeton tribal court system received...
article Group that helps Native Americans tell their stories gets grant (6/8/2018)
(New Mexico) -- As other film production companies and crews sweep in and out of New Mexico towns, often causing a brief stir but leaving little lasting impact, Silver...
article Report: Tribes misused $6.2 million (6/7/2018)
(Wyoming) -- A failure of oversight by the Bureau of Indian Affairs allowed the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes to misuse $6.2 million in federals funds...
article U.S. spending $20M to protect reservation (5/22/2018)
(Washington) -- A century of coastal erosion that’s been accelerating in the wake of recent powerful storms has prompted the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to award...
article When Healthcare Funding on Reservations Dries Up (5/22/2018)
(Maine) -- The Penobscot Indian Reservation, established through a settlement with the state of Maine in 1980, begins about 12 miles north of Bangor at the foot of a...
article Feds promise $2.3M for training hundreds of Indigenous people in N.W.T. (5/16/2018)
(North Canada) -- The federal government announced $2.3 million over four years for Dechita Naowo — an organization in Ndilo, N.W.T., that offers free training in...
article NWAC Executive Director Joins National Indigenous Financial Literacy Working Group (5/14/2018)
(Ottawa) -- A new working group has been established within the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada that will assist in responding to the financial literacy needs of...
article FCAC announces establishment of Indigenous Financial Literacy Working Group (5/11/2018)
(Ottawa) -- Canada’s financial literacy leader Jane Rooney and the National Steering Committee for Financial Literacy announced this week the establishment of a...
article Sacred Dakota peace pipe sells for $40,000 — and buyer gives it back to Minnesota tribe (5/8/2018)
(Minnesota) -- A sacred pipe given as a peace offering by a Dakota chief to a U.S. soldier has been returned to the tribe by an anonymous donor who paid twice what it...
article Mysterious outside group funding last-minute opposition to longtime GOP representative (5/4/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- A mysterious outside group is investing heavily to thwart Republican Rep. Walter Jones' final bid for Congress. Americans United for Values has...
article SDSU awarded grant for indigenous farming research (5/1/2018)
(California) -- San Diego State University Monday announced a $250,000 federal grant that will allow students to research and promote indigenous Mexican agriculture...
article Queensland puts aside $500m to compensate sex abuse victims (4/30/2018)
(Australia) -- Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk will set aside more than $500 million in compensation for children abused in state-owned institutions.
article Records: Tribal school board seriously wasted funds (4/26/2018)
(New Mexico) -- It’s arguably one of the poorest school districts in New Mexico, with limited funds to educate 347 students from kindergarten through high school....
article Obtaining Federal Food Aid Takes Time, Patience (4/23/2018)
(Iowa) -- The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the biggest federal program aimed at breaking the cycle of poverty that millions of Americans find...
article United Tribes Technical College approves tuition waivers (4/20/2018)
(North Dakota) -- United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck has approved a permanent tuition waiver program. The Bismarck Tribune reports that the waivers began in...
article Budget cuts for Indian programs again come under fire on Capitol Hill (4/12/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Here we go again. The Trump administration is defending cuts to Indian Country programs amid bipartisan fire from Congress.
article Federal funding to bring high-speed Internet to Indigenous community in northern Ontario (4/10/2018)
(Ontario) -- Internet access is more than just a convenience; communities, businesses and institutions need it to find information, offer services and create...
article LEGAL BLOG: President Trump’s Infrastructure Plan and Tribal Bonds (4/10/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- President Trump's proposed infrastructure plan as described in the "Legislative Outline for Rebuilding Infrastructure" would expand...
article Construction adds to Nuui Cunni struggles (4/3/2018)
(California) -- “Our House” is in financial trouble. The Nuui Cunni (Our House) Native American Intertribal Cultural Center located at French Gulch is facing...

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