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American Gaming Association

article AGA calls for "greatest assistance to the gaming industry" (8/3/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- In an open letter to the industry, Bill Miller, President & CEO of the American Gaming Association (AGA) addressed the additional relief that is...
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Red Lake Tribe

article Red Lake Tribal Council approved a $1,000 COVID-19 relief payment (8/2/2020)
(Minnesota) -- In a post from the Red Lake Tribal Council on Friday, July 31, 2020, the message stated: at the Special Tribal Council meeting the Red Lake Tribal Council...
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Navajo Nation

article Navajo lawmakers pass massive virus relief spending bill (8/1/2020)
(Arizona) -- Lawmakers on the Navajo Nation have approved a massive spending bill to respond to the coronavirus pandemic that includes money for water projects, power...
article Navajo Nation leaders approve first expenditures of $714 million in federal COVID-19 aid (7/9/2020)
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation's leaders over the weekend approved the tribe's first expenditures of more than $60 million in federal COVID-19 aid, about two...
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Ute Tribe

article Ute Mountain Utes may earmark CARES Act money for household water (7/31/2020)
(Colorado) -- The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe is considering using CARES Act funding to improve basic utility services for tribal residences, according to a tribal council...
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Navajo Gaming

article Navajo Nation leaders propose more than $20 million in COVID-19 relief for casinos following layoffs (7/30/2020)
(Navajo Nation) -- Navajo Nation leaders on Thursday will continue discussions about proposed expenditure plans for the tribe's remaining federal COVID-19 aid, which...
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CARES act

article Kiowa Tribe CARES Act Fund Disbursement Halted (7/29/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Appeals Officer Shannon Edwards with the Code of Federal Regulations Court in Anadarko granted a preliminary injunction against the Kiowa Tribe, barring...
article Spending Rules for Relief Funds Put Tribes in Tough Spot (7/28/2020)
(South Dakota) -- Native American tribes are in a difficult situation in putting COVID relief money to use. The aid came several months after the pandemic started,...
article Lawmakers seek extension for tribes to spend stimulus money following Treasury delays (7/21/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- Lawmakers are stepping in to seek more time for tribal governments to spend coronavirus relief money after funding slated for Native American...
article Arizona delegation looks for changes to Native aid in next relief package (7/17/2020)
(Arizona) -- Arizona’s Native American tribes are among the worst-hit jurisdictions in the world by COVID-19. As Congress pursues another federal aid package...
article OP/ED: COVID-19 has ravaged Indian Country and financial relief is crucial (7/17/2020)
(California) -- As the Trump administration and Congress negotiate another coronavirus relief package, a constituency requiring urgent support is American Indian tribes...
article Tribal Nations Appeal Ruling Over Federal Virus Relief Funds (7/15/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- Tribal nations are challenging a court decision that allows Alaska Native corporations to receive a share of $8 billion in federal coronavirus...
article Tribes struggle to meet deadline to spend virus relief aid (7/13/2020)
(Arizona) -- As the coronavirus ripped through the Navajo Nation, it spotlighted longstanding inequities on the reservation where thousands of tribal members travel long...
article Tribes struggle to meet deadline to spend virus relief aid (7/11/2020)
(Arizona) -- As the coronavirus ripped through the Navajo Nation, it spotlighted longstanding inequities on the reservation where thousands of tribal members travel long...
article North Coast tribes receive $2.7 million for coronavirus emergency response (7/11/2020)
(California) -- Three Indigenous tribes along the North Coast were among the country’s first to receive a share of $100 million in federal grant funding to help...
article North Coast tribes receive $2.7 million for coronavirus emergency response (7/10/2020)
(California) -- Three Indigenous tribes along the North Coast were among the country’s first to receive a share of $100 million in federal grant funding to help...
article Tribes say delay in release of COVID-19 funds hurt coronavirus relief, other efforts (7/8/2020)
(Indian Country) -- At a time when some Native American communities continue to struggle with the most basic needs, tribal leaders Wednesday called it “an outrage...
article 'We do need additional dollars': Tribes won't let up in fight over COVID-19 relief (7/8/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- Alaska Native corporations will continue to wait for more than a half-billion dollars in COVID-19 relief while a bitter legal dispute heads to a...
article Skagway Traditional Council distributes half a million dollars in federal aid (7/8/2020)
(Washington) -- The Municipality of Skagway is distributing monthly aid and stimulus checks. But tribal members have the option to choose Skagway Traditional Council...
article Navajo president approves $52M in CARES Act spending (7/7/2020)
(Idaho) -- Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez has approved the spending of more than $52 million in federal CARES Act funds to address COVID-19 on the reservation. Nez...
article Governor's vetos could cost New Mexico tribes some funding (7/7/2020)
(New Mexico) -- Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham used her line-item veto power to preserve executive control over hundreds of millions of dollars in federal...
article Choctaw Nation using CARES Act money to provide COVID-19 relief to members (7/7/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- As part of the CARES Act, the Choctaw Nation received $200 million from the federal government, and it’s using the majority of that to provide...
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Kiowa Tribe

article Dysfunction and injunction pauses Kiowa COVID-19 relief efforts (7/29/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Patricia Vowels will have to wait a little longer for her COVID-19 relief check from the Kiowa Tribe. A Court of Indian Offenses (CFR) judge ruled Tuesday...
article Kiowa Tribe chairman facing impeachment after alleged misuse of funds (7/25/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Kiowa Tribe Chairman Matthew Komalty is facing impeachment on several charges after he was accused of misusing COVID-19 funds. Angela Chaddlesone McCarthy...
article BIA lifts sanctions on Kiowa Tribe (7/4/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- The Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma is now free of sanctions imposed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The tribe was notified June 30 that effective that day, the...
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Mississippi Band of Choctaw

article Mississippi Choctaws receive grant to assist with broadband (7/29/2020)
(Mississippi) -- The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians recently received a $15,000 grant from First Nations Development Institute as part of the Building Digital...
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Cherokee Nation

article Cherokee Nation invests $7M for career training, employment opportunities (7/28/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation is dedicating more than $7 million in funding to increase career training and employment opportunities for Cherokees seeking relief through...
article Cherokee Nation announces $7M for career training, employment opportunities for tribal citizens during COVID (7/19/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. announced today the Cherokee Nation is dedicating more than $7 million in funding to increase career training and...
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Oklahoma Gaming

article Stitt's fees in tribal gaming flap top $1.5 million (7/25/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Gov. Kevin Stitt’s office has spent more than $1.5 million in legal and other fees in a flap with tribes over gaming compacts. The costs are expected...
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Spokane Tribe

article Spokane Tribe receives $1.8 million federal grant for roadway improvements (7/25/2020)
(Washington) -- The Spokane Tribe of Indians will receive $1.8 million through a grant from the U.S. Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration for...
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Leech Lake Band

article Leech Lake to issue economic impact payments (7/24/2020)
(Minnesota) -- The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe recently announced all band members over the age of 18 who have experienced economic impact due to COVID-19 are eligible to...
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Sault Ste. Marie Tribe

article Sault Tribe members to see new COVID-19 disaster relief program (7/24/2020)
(Michigan) -- The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians board of directors voted to establish a new direct benefit plan for Sault Tribe members residing in the...
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White Earth

article White Earth to distribute $500 relief payments to tribal members (7/24/2020)
(Minnesota) -- White Earth Band adult members will each receive a $500 COVID-19 relief assistance payment, according to a White Earth news release.
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Dakota Access Pipeline

article North Dakota still seeking to recover $38M in Dakota Access protest policing costs (7/21/2020)
(North Dakota) -- While the legal battle heats up over the potential shutdown of the Dakota Access Pipeline, the state of North Dakota continues its effort to recoup $38...
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COVID-19

article Petition calling on feds improve COVID-19 help for Indigenous communities reaches milestone (7/20/2020)
(Canada) -- A petition launched by former Ontario chief Isadore Day in April and sent to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, several of his ministers and health advisors...
article How COVID-19 is accelerating the shift to a cashless society (7/6/2020)
(USA) -- Tom Ivory, the founder of the Baker Street Bread Co. in Chestnut Hill, fought a valiant effort for years to rein in bank fees by imposing a minimum credit card...
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Marijuana & Hemp

article Clearing the Air: FinCEN Guidance May Help Banks Find Their Way in the Field of Hemp Financing (7/17/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- On June 29, 2020, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) published updated guidance intended to “enhance the availability of...
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First Nations

article Ottawa 'forced' to rethink off-reserve pandemic support, says Native Council of P.E.I. (7/16/2020)
(Ottawa) -- The Native Council of P.E.I. is pleased with a new announcement of pandemic support from Ottawa, and supports its national parent group in dropping a...
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Health Care

article Despite treaties and promises, US never allocated enough funds for Native American healthcare (7/16/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- Before the European settlers arrived in the 16th century, the lands that are now the United States were inhabited by an estimated 5M to 10M...
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Paycheck Protection Program

article Federal Reserve Clarifies that Distributions to Tribal Governments are Permitted Under the Main Street Lending Program (7/16/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- On July 15, 2020, the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston issued new guidance expressly permitting tribal businesses that are borrowers under the Main...
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Prairie Band Potawatomi

article Milwaukee Woman Faces Unemployment Backlog With $13 In The Bank (7/16/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- DeiDra Blakley has been trying to receive unemployment benefits for months now. But she hasn’t been able to after she was laid off from her job at...
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Colville Tribe

article Tribes address layoff rumors (7/15/2020)
(Washington) -- The Colville Tribes responded Monday to inquiries regarding continuing layoffs at the tribes, as well as the use of federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and...
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Warm Springs Tribe

article Oregon Lawmakers Approve $3.6 Million In Water Aid For Warm Springs Reservation (7/15/2020)
(Oregon) -- As a lack of safe running water on the Warm Springs reservation stretches into a fourth week, Oregon state lawmakers on Tuesday approved millions of dollars...
article Warm Springs Housing Authority gets $900K federal grant for COVID-19 relief (7/8/2020)
(Oregon) -- Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., announced Wednesday that the Warm Springs Housing Authority has secured a $900,000 federal grant to help with the...
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First Nations Gaming

article Province provides funding to help First Nations recover through SIGA (7/12/2020)
(Saskatchewan) -- The First Nations Trust and the Community Development Corporations, which rely on funds from the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority had their bank...
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Residential Schools

article Day school survivors get easier access to lawyers of their choice in class action settlement (7/8/2020)
(Ottawa) -- Following a June 17 Federal Court order, it is now easier for the former students of Indian and federal day schools to get legal advice from lawyers of their...
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Coquille Tribe

article North Bend Police Department faces down financial woes (7/7/2020)
(Oregon) -- The City of North Bend’s current method of paying for police services is “unsustainable,” according to North Bend Police Chief Robert...
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Eastern Band of Cherokee

article Council agrees to delay FY21 Budget Hearings (7/7/2020)
(North Carolina) -- The shutdown of Harrah’s Cherokee Casinos in the spring due to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) has put the Eastern Band of Cherokee...
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White Mountain Apache

article White Mountain Apache To Receive $3 Million To Help Fight COVID-19 (7/6/2020)
(Arizona) -- The federal government has granted the White Mountain Apache Tribe $3 million to respond to the coronavirus. More than one eighth of the White Mountain...
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Macau Gaming

article Reported suspected money laundering transactions fall 31pct y-on-y in H1 (7/3/2020)
(Macau) -- The number of suspicious money laundering or terrorism financing transactions reported by in Macau in the first half of this year has dropped by 31 per cent...
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Other News

article $10 million in state funding advances tribal fiber-optic project (8/3/2020)
(California) -- The Karuk and Yurok Tribes’ Klamath River Rural Broadband Initiative (KRRBI) recently received an additional $10 million from the California Public...
article North Coast Indigenous Tribes say internet expansion project got $10M boost (7/29/2020)
(California) -- Indigenous Tribes are teaming up to expand internet connectivity to under-served areas by installing more than 100 miles of fiber-optic cables in...
article Wolf Road IHOP bought by Native American tribe in Alaska (7/21/2020)
(Alaska) -- The new owner of the IHOP on Wolf Road in Colonie is a Native American tribe from Alaska. Chenega Restaurant Properties LLC of Anchorage paid $810,000 for...
article Pioneering Yukon Indigenous leader in running to be face of the new $5 bill (7/20/2020)
(Canada) -- Rose Kushniruk says it wasn't easy putting in the nomination for pioneering Yukon First Nations leader Elijah Smith to be the new face of the Canadian $5...
article Four Alaska Villages recieve grants in first round of HUD program (7/3/2020)
(Alaska) -- This week, the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced the first round of grants to be issued as part of the Indian Community Development Block...
article Budget cuts and coronavirus force vital American Indian Services resource center to close after 49 years (6/30/2020)
(Detroit) -- After nearly 50 years of serving metro Detroit's Indigenous community, American Indian Services is closing its doors on July 10, citing financial...
article Paper or plastic? Casinos explore mobile payment options (6/25/2020)
(Nevada) -- Playing at the slot machines of a casino usually involves withdrawing cash, entering it into the machine, receiving slips after cashing out, and re-entering...
article Nevada commission considers regulations for more cashless gaming (6/25/2020)
(Nevada) -- Nevada has long contemplated regulations that would bring more digital financial transactions to casino floors. Spurred in part by the coronavirus outbreak,...
article Tribal council gets federal grant while fighting federal court ruling (6/25/2020)
(Nevada) -- Few could argue the colony was long overdue for cleanup and investment. Alongside well-kept homes, trash, derelict vehicles and campers. Scattered about,...
article New payment options bring new fraud opportunities on the casino floor, experts say (6/24/2020)
(USA) -- The American Gaming Association (AGA) released last week, on June 16, a report titled Principles for Casino Gaming Payments Modernization, reflective of an 18-...
article Digital and cashless gaming technology viewed as bringing casinos into the 21st century (6/22/2020)
(Nevada) -- Cashless gaming has been used on slot machines throughout the casino industry for at least two decades, although it wasn’t initially accepted by...
article Indigenous repatriation projects get new funding from BC government (6/21/2020)
(British Columbia) -- The British Columbia government says it’s providing financial support to Indigenous communities that want their ancestral remains and...
article Cowichan Nation Alliance receives $1.49 million to support Indigenous Employment Hub (6/15/2020)
(British Columbia) -- The Cowichan Nation Alliance (CNA) has received at $1.49 million grant from the Future Skills Centre, (FSC), for the development of an Indigenous...
article National Park Service Awards $1.9 Million for the Return of Native American Remains and Sacred Objects (6/11/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Park Service on Wednesday announced $1.9 million in grants to 12 Indian tribes and 18 museums to assist in the consultation,...
article Imperial Pacific Still Trying to Delay US Treasury's FinCEN Probe (6/1/2020)
(Saipan) -- Imperial Pacific International (IPI), a casino operator out of Saipan, is currently the target of the US Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes...
press release Montana tribal colleges in line for almost $10 million in stimulus funding (5/27/2020)
(Montana) -- Montana’s tribal colleges could get another $9.2 million in funding from a federal stimulus bill. The money comes from a different pot than previously...
article The Institute of American Indian Arts Reduces Tuition in Light of Pandemic (5/26/2020)
(New Mexico) -- The Institute for American Indian Arts (IAIA) recently announced that it would reduce tuition by 10% for the 2020-2021 school year in response to the...
article In a pandemic, no one wants to touch it. Why cash has become the new Typhoid Mary (5/22/2020)
(USA) -- “This note is legal tender for all debts, public and private.” That’s what it says right under “Federal Reserve Note” and “...
article USDA helps American Indian students with 'New Beginning' at land grants (5/6/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- Tribal students will have many new resources available to attend land-grant colleges and universities as a result of the “New Beginning for...
article $8 Million in Fishery Disaster Funds Coming to Washington Tribes (5/3/2020)
(Washington) -- U.S. Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, the highest ranking Democrat on the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, announced...

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