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Arkansas Gaming

article Oklahoma tribe gives $1.4M total to Arkansas casino proposal (9/18/2018)
(Arkansas) -- A Native American tribe contributed about $1.4 million to a ballot initiative that would authorize four casinos in Arkansas. The Driving Arkansas Forward...
article Quapaw Tribe Donates To Arkansas Casino Initiative (9/18/2018)
(Arkansas) -- An Oklahoma tribe has contributed about $1.4 million to a ballot initiative to authorize four casinos in Arkansas. The Quapaw Tribe donated $191,000 to the...
article Tribe's funds to OK casinos put at $1.4M (9/17/2018)
(Arkansas) -- The Quapaw tribe in August gave $191,000 to the Driving Arkansas Forward committee promoting the proposed constitutional amendment that would authorize...
article Group behind Arkansas casino ballot measure received millions from Native American tribes (8/21/2018)
(Arkansas) -- Driving Arkansas Forward has been gaining financial support from groups in and out of the natural state. A majority of that support comes from two Native...
article Downstream & Quapaw Tribe Donate to Campaign to Legalize Casinos in Arkansas (8/15/2018)
(Arkansas) -- Driving Arkansas Forward is a pro-casino group working to legalize casinos in Arkansas and reports it has raised more than a million dollars last month...
article Pro-casino group raises $1M in July for Arkansas proposal (8/15/2018)
(Arkansas) -- An organization working to legalize casinos in Arkansas says it raised more than $1 million last month from two American Indian tribes in neighboring...
article Tribes send $1M more to promote state's casinos issue (8/15/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- The Quapaw and Cherokee tribes last month together sent $1 million more to the Driving Arkansas Forward committee that is promoting a proposed...
7 Total Articles on this Issue

Klamath Tribes

article Federal agency withholds $500K for Oregon water study (9/18/2018)
(Oregon) -- The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is withholding $500,000 allocated for a water quality study of Oregon's Upper Klamath Lake, citing potential budget cuts....
article Merkley, Wyden Push Zinke to Fulfill Agreement with Klamath Tribes (9/18/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden today [September 5, 2018] pushed U.S. Department of Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke to reverse his...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Payday Loans

article Federal judge considering motion to quash in Pa. AG's 'rent-a-bank' lawsuit (9/18/2018)
(Pennsylvania) -- A tribal lender based in Montana and its former CEO don't want to testify in Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro's litigation over a...
1 Article on this Issue

Trump Adminstration

article IHS To Shift $25M Over Tribal Leaders' Objections [sub req] (9/17/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Indian Health Service told Native American leaders Friday that the agency will take $25 million earmarked for inflation funding to cover costs...
1 Article on this Issue

Land Issues

article Land purchase will preserve 600 acres near Casper (9/15/2018)
(Wyoming) -- Turning off State Route 257, the bus rumbles down a dirt road under a clear blue sky, pitching and grinding through a sea of copper grass toward the North...
1 Article on this Issue

Narragansett Tribe

article Feds Allege Tribal Leader Misused $100,000 (9/15/2018)
(Rhode Island) -- Restaurant meals, groceries, limo rides and airfare are among the purchases made, according to a document obtained by Eyewitness News.
1 Article on this Issue

Census

article TRAHANT: Census is in deep trouble, tribes could lose millions of dollars (9/14/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- One estimate says every tribal citizen not counted costs their tribal government at least $3,000 in lost federal dollars
1 Article on this Issue

Fort Peck

article US government says Fort Peck tribes mismanaged grant money (9/14/2018)
(Montana) -- U.S. government officials say the Fort Peck tribes owe $435,000 after mismanaging grant money meant to help poor people pay for their home energy use. The...
article Fort Peck Tribes owe feds more than $435K for mishandling low-income energy assistance funds (9/13/2018)
(Montana) -- The Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes owe the federal government more than $435,000 after improperly administering low-income home energy assistance...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

United Keetoowah Band

article UKB, others receive Tribal Heritage Grants (9/14/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- The National Park Service recently announced $986,691 in Tribal Heritage Grants to support cultural and historic preservation projects that protect and...
article UKB council votes to hire firm for audits (9/11/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- To allow members of the tribe in other counties to sit in on proceedings, the UKB Tribal Council is on a bit of a barnstorming tour during 2018. The Sept....
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Muscogee Creek

article Changes to chartered communities funding proposed at HEW (9/13/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- A Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council Health, Education and Welfare Committee meeting was held Sept. 10 at the Mound Building in Okmulgee.
1 Article on this Issue

Seneca Niagara

article Seneca leader blasts Dyster for casino cash remarks (9/12/2018)
(New York) -- Remarks from Mayor Paul Dyster on Sept. 11 about the damaging affects the absence of casino cash has on public safety readiness drew a sharp response...
article Seneca Nation President Says Dyster “Wastefully Spent” More than $250 Million in Casino Revenue (9/12/2018)
(New York) -- At a Memorial Ceremony to honor the men and women who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks on September 11th, Mayor Paul Dyster used the...
article Seneca Nation responds to NF Mayor's remark said at 9/11 ceremony (9/11/2018)
(New York) -- Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster called out the Seneca Nation during a 9/11 remembrance ceremony on Tuesday. Dyster said he will work to keep public safety...
article Niagara Falls looking at $13 million budget gap for next year (9/4/2018)
(New York) -- The dispute over casino revenue payments between New York State and the Seneca Nation continues to simmer. The City of Niagara Falls relies on millions of...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Atlantic City Gaming

article State audit blasts CRDA fiscal management (9/11/2018)
(Atlantic City) -- A state audit of the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority identified numerous accounting, operational and organizational deficiencies, resulting...
1 Article on this Issue

Cherokee Nation

article Cherokee Nation approves $887M budget for fiscal year 2019 (9/11/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council approved an $887 million comprehensive budget for fiscal year 2019 during its monthly meeting Monday. The budget...
1 Article on this Issue

Navajo Nation

article Navajo Nation Council sets fiscal year 2019 budget (9/10/2018)
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation Council will send a comprehensive budget of approximately $767 million for fiscal year 2019 to tribal President Russell Begaye. Navajo...
article With fair underway, bill requests $1.1M (9/9/2018)
(Arizona) -- As the annual Navajo Nation Fair headed into a busy weekend of events, Council delegates Wednesday were still scheduled to consider a $1.1 million request...
article Navajo committee supports proposed referendum to increase president’s salary (8/28/2018)
(Arizona) -- On Aug. 20, the Law and Order Committee considered legislation to approve an election referendum to allow Navajo voters to decide whether to amend the...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Sports Betting

article DraftKings Sportsbook Upgrade Allows PayPal For Deposits (9/10/2018)
(New Jersey) -- DraftKings is now the fourth New Jersey sports betting operator to add PayPal as a payment method. Users were informed via email that the highly popular...
1 Article on this Issue

Mandalay Bay Shooting

article Assets of Las Vegas shooting gunman valued at over $1.3M (9/8/2018)
(Las Vegas) -- A recent court filing shows the assets of the gunman in last year's mass shooting in Las Vegas have an estimated value of more than $1.3 million. The...
1 Article on this Issue

Jack Abramoff

article House GOP Won’t Give Back Cash From Abramoff’s Ex-Con Former Business Partner (9/7/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- After weeks of questions from TPM, House Republicans finally said on Friday that they have no plans to give back large donations from an ex-con...
1 Article on this Issue

British Columbia Gaming

article B.C. premier ‘not ruling out’ public inquiry into money laundering but prefers internal probe (9/5/2018)
(British Columbia) -- B.C. Premier John Horgan is not ruling out a public inquiry into money laundering in casinos, but says he would prefer a less expensive internal...
article Trudeau asks Blair to fight money laundering in B.C. in bid to stop organized crime (8/28/2018)
(British Columbia) -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has handed new Minister Bill Blair a mandate to fight organized crime money laundering, specifically in British...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Crow Tribe

article Crow court to tribal chairman: Pay our wages or be arrested for contempt (9/5/2018)
(Montana) -- The Crow Tribe’s executive branch must pay outstanding funds owed to the courts, or contempt of court charges could lead to the arrest of the tribe...
1 Article on this Issue

Saginaw Chippewa

article Tribal member payments to be based on actual gaming revenue (9/4/2018)
(Michigan) -- Members of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe will receive lowered payouts based on actual gaming revenue beginning in October, as officials seek ways to...
1 Article on this Issue

White Earth

article Plans for new casino on shores of Otter Tail County lake are dead in the water (9/4/2018)
(Minnesota) -- Following a spirited campaign by opponents, White Earth Nation tribal leaders have decided to reverse plans to build a new casino in Otter Tail County....
1 Article on this Issue

Florida Gaming

article Corporations, interest groups spend fortunes on ballot measures (9/1/2018)
(Florida) -- Some of the most expensive campaigns this fall will be waged between the wealthiest corporations and best-funded interest groups in America, as those groups...
article Gambling opposition group spends $15 million on ads (8/28/2018)
(Florida) -- A political committee leading a drive to pass a ballot proposal that could make it harder to expand gambling in Florida spent $15 million on advertising...
article Money flows to fight gambling amendment (8/24/2018)
(Florida) -- Gambling interests have sent hundreds of thousands of dollars to political committees that are expected to fight a proposed constitutional amendment on the...
article Load up: Committee raises bank to fight gambling measure (8/17/2018)
(Florida) -- A political committee formed last month raised $1.25 million to help fight a proposed constitutional amendment that could make it harder to expand gambling...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Seminole Tribe

article Seminole Tribe and Disney spend $15 million on anti-gaming campaign (9/1/2018)
(Florida) -- A political committee backed by the Seminole Tribe and The Walt Disney Company continues to spend big in an effort to limit new casinos in Florida. A group...
article COMMENTARY: Disney, Seminole Tribe team up with $26 million to keep casino competition out of Florida (8/15/2018)
(Florida) -- In covering politics, it often takes a lot of work to connect the dots. I might suspect one guy is running a stealth campaign attacking another guy. But if...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Macau Gaming

article Loan shark cases up in 1H in Macau: security chief (8/28/2018)
(Macau) -- Macau’s Judiciary Police recorded a total of 840 suspected gaming-related crimes in the first half of 2018, down by approximately 3 percent when...
1 Article on this Issue

First Nations

article A deep look into the troubles within the Chiefs of Ontario (8/27/2018)
(Ontario) -- The Chiefs of Ontario (COO) racked up a deficit of more than $1.3 million in the last fiscal year that continues to grow each month by tens of thousands of...
1 Article on this Issue

Red Lake Tribe

article Facing the 'fiscal cliff': Beltrami County needs solutions to funding shortfalls brought on by growing foster care placements (8/26/2018)
(Minnesota) -- When it comes to finances, Beltrami County is in dire straits. Because of the ever growing cost related to the county's Health and Human Services...
1 Article on this Issue

Colorado River Indian Tribes

article CRIT to make $2 million per year for fallowed farmland (8/22/2018)
(Arizona) -- The Colorado River Indian Tribes (CRIT) Tribal Council has approved a System Conservation Agreement which will provide the Tribes with more than $2 million...
1 Article on this Issue

Warm Springs Tribe

article Warm Springs gets grant to repair, preserve water system (8/22/2018)
(Oregon) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Wednesday it has awarded a $447,000 "imminent threat" grant under its Indian...
1 Article on this Issue

Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency

article After the Bitcoin Boom: Hard Lessons for Cryptocurrency Investors (8/20/2018)
(California) -- Pete Roberts of Nottingham, England, was one of the many risk-takers who threw their savings into cryptocurrencies when prices were going through the...
article Crypto market crash prompts suicide concerns (8/15/2018)
(Worldwide) -- The cryptocurrency market is seeing angry shades of red this week. On Tuesday, the 20 largest cryptocurrencies by market cap all fell by 4% to 10%, with...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Sheldon Adelson

article Adelsons shell out $25 million to keep Senate in GOP hands (8/20/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Republican megadonors Sheldon and Miriam Adelson gave $25 million last month to the Senate Leadership Fund, the flagship super PAC charged with...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Feds, Indigenous groups agree on spending plans for $1.7 billion for child care (9/17/2018)
(Ottawa) -- Three national Indigenous organizations will receive a combined $1.7 billion to spend on child care over the coming decade under an agreement announced on...
article Park Service Provides $1.6 Million For Return Of Native American Remains And Sacred Objects (9/15/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Park Service recently announced $1,657,000 in Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act grants to return ancestral remains...
article Feds announce allocation of money for preservation of Indigenous languages in Sask. (9/13/2018)
(Saskatchewan) -- Saskatchewan is getting $2.3 million through 2020 to "preserve, promote and revitalize Indigenous languages and cultures," the federal...
article Tata Rambo: The True Story of a WW2 Vet, Native American Activist, and Human Being, Now on Kickstarter (9/11/2018)
(Arizona) -- Debuting this week on Kickstarter is a new comic called La Voz De M.A.Y.O. Tata Rambo, telling the story of Ramon Jaurigue, nicknamed Tata Rambo, a World...
article Judge Grants The Bellagio An Order To Go After PK Kemsley’s Assets For Outstanding Gambling Debt (9/10/2018)
(Las Vegas) -- Unfortunately for PK Kemsley, what happens in Vegas didn’t stay in Vegas. The husband of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Dorit Kemsley isn...
article Native, women filmmakers raising funds to adapt novel 'Perma Red' on indigenous women (9/9/2018)
(Montana) -- A team of indigenous and women filmmakers is nearing a fundraising deadline for their TV adaptation of "Perma Red," an award-winning Montana novel...
article OSU to Start Tribal Finance Certificate Program (9/2/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- In the last year, Victor Flores has focused on bringing tribal accounting and finance training inside the state. He organized the Oklahoma Tribal Finance...
article Heritage U. hits $1.5 million target for scholarships for Native Americans (9/1/2018)
(Washington) -- Heritage University has completed fundraising for a $1.5 million endowment that will provide scholarships for Native Americans studying business or...
article Native American dance troop raising money for New Zealand trip (9/1/2018)
(Texas) -- A Native American dance group with Montgomery County roots will soon have the chance to bridge cultures while performing on a trip to New Zealand. The Ceyvha...
article Can A New Subsidy Bill Save New Jersey’s Horse Racing Industry? (8/30/2018)
(New Jersey) -- A new bill introduced in both houses of the Trenton legislature would provide a $20 million annual purse subsidy to the state’s racetracks. How...
article Wells Fargo Commits $5 Million to Establish GRID Alternatives’ Tribal Solar Accelerator Fund (8/28/2018)
(Colorado) -- Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) announced today a philanthropic commitment of $5 million over three years to support solar projects in tribal communities across...
article Wells Fargo commits US$5 million for fund to spur solar in tribal communities (8/28/2018)
(USA) -- Wells Fargo is set to commit US$5 million over three years in order to support PV projects in tribal communities located across the US. Wells Fargo’s...
article McCoy fined for late reporting of thousands in contributions (8/25/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Democratic state Sen. John McCoy of Tulalip was fined $5,000 by the Public Disclosure Commission Thursday for failing to disclose tens of thousands...
article ND Census Bureau Releases Child Poverty Report (8/23/2018)
(North Dakota) -- The North Dakota Census Office released children poverty numbers in their August report. In the report, it outlines the race and age trends in...
article 2 tribal energy projects in Dakotas getting federal money (8/20/2018)
(North Dakota) -- Two tribal energy infrastructure projects in the Dakotas are among 15 nationwide sharing in nearly $9 million in federal Energy Department funding. The...
article Alaska village gets funding for erosion, climate change (8/20/2018)
(Alaska) -- The Alaska village of Napakiak received $449,000 in federal funding that could help the community respond to erosion and other effects of climate change....
article Native American Ag Fund from Keepseagle case launched (8/16/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- A charitable trust fund to benefit American Indian farmers and ranchers from funds leftover in the Keepseagle discrimination case against the...
article Southern Ute Indian Tribe cuts funding to social services nonprofit (8/16/2018)
(Colorado) -- The Southern Ute Indian Tribal Council has told Southern Ute Community Action Programs that it plans to withdraw all support to the organization by Dec. 31...
article Native American Farmer Trust Fund Established but Falls Far Short of Need (8/14/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- This week, in a settlement of a suit brought by American Indian nations against the USDA, the largest-ever US philanthropy serving Native American...
article Native Farm Bill Coalition releases farm bill comparison, priorities (8/14/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Native Farm Bill Coalition has released a side-by-side comparison of provisions in the House and Senate farm bills and its recommendations for...

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