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California's Genocide

article Gov. Newsom's Apology To Native Americans May Cost Almost $500,000 Per Year (1/22/2020)
(California) -- Governor Gavin Newsom's proposed state budget includes a request for $450,000 per year over the next four years for research into the history of...
article Gavin Newsom wants to put real money behind his Native American apology (1/22/2020)
(California) -- California Gov. Gavin Newsom wants nearly half a million dollars per year to fund the Native American council he created in June, according to public...
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New York Gaming

article Cuomo budget slightly expands sports betting, but not as far as online (1/21/2020)
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew’s Cuomo wants to expand -- slightly -- the state’s year-old entry into sports betting. But his plans don’t go as far allowing...
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North Fork Rancheria

article Tribe Seeking $1.2M Grant to Expand Rancheria Fire Station (1/18/2020)
(California) -- The North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians is applying for a $1.2 million federal grant to construct a 4,050-square-foot emergency services building...
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Wampanoag Aquinnah

article Legal Fees Push Commission Budget Up for Coming Year (1/18/2020)
(Massachusetts) -- Encumbered by hefty legal fees, the Martha’s Vineyard Commission approved a $1.7 million budget for the 2021 fiscal year at its meeting Thursday...
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Seminole Tribe

article State revenue forecast sees uptick (1/15/2020)
(Florida) -- ... The projection continues to reflect the loss of hundreds of millions of dollars from the Seminole Tribe of Florida, which made its last payments to the...
article Ron DeSantis budget doesn’t count on gambling money (11/18/2019)
(Florida) -- A $91.4 billion budget proposal released Monday by Gov. Ron DeSantis does not include money from the Seminole Tribe of Florida, though DeSantis appeared to...
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Oklahoma Gaming

article REPORT: State Using Money Raised from Gaming to Defend Against Lawsuit Brought by Tribes (1/7/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Gov. Kevin Stitt is using funds generated by tribal fees to pay for a law firm to defend him in a lawsuit brought by three of the state’s largest...
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Cherokee Nation

article Cherokee Nation contributes $30K to domestic violence, child abuse programs (1/3/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation recently donated nearly $30,000 to domestic violence and child abuse advocacy programs serving communities in the Rogers, Nowata, Mayes and...
article Cherokee Nation contributes nearly $30,000 to domestic violence, child abuse programs (1/2/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation recently donated nearly $30,000 to domestic violence and child abuse advocacy programs serving communities in the Rogers, Nowata, Mayes and...
article Cherokee Nation Considering Law to Withhold School Funding Over 'Anti-Native Issues' (11/8/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation is considering legislation to create a right to withhold funding it gives public schools if they are not "proactive in addressing...
article Cherokee Nation proposal could cut funding to public schools that prohibit students from observing cultural practices (11/7/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council will weigh a proposal that, if passed, grants the tribe power to deny vehicle tag funds to schools that prohibit Native...
article Judge says he miscalculated award by $107M in opioid case (11/2/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- An Oklahoma judge on Oct. 15 acknowledged making a nearly $107 million miscalculation in determining how much drug maker Johnson & Johnson must pay the...
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Navajo Nation

article Navajo Nation to pay costs for 500MW transmission line (1/3/2020)
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation is taking steps to use the 500-megawatt transmission line that was utilized by the defunct Navajo Generating Station in Arizona. Under the...
article Branch chiefs prepare for lean years (12/22/2019)
(Arizona) -- It’s never too early to start discussing the fiscal 2021 Navajo Nation budget, especially with the closing of Navajo Generating Station and Kayenta...
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Seneca Niagara

article New Niagara Falls mayor pledging change for struggling city (1/1/2020)
(New York) -- 2020 is kicking off a new era for the city of Niagara Falls. A new mayor is now in office after former Mayor Paul Dyster did not seek re-election. Robert...
article NY Says Tribe Can't Delay Paying $255M Gaming Pact Award [sub req] (12/9/2019)
(New York) -- New York urged a federal judge Monday to reject the Seneca Nation's bid to stay a judgment ordering it to give the state more than $255 million in...
article Judge rejects Seneca Nation's bid to stop $255M in casino payments to state (11/8/2019)
(New York) -- A federal judge in Buffalo this afternoon sided with an arbitration panel that earlier this year said the Seneca Nation of Indians wrongly withheld at...
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Food Sovereignty

article Grant furthers AICHO's indigenous foods emphasis (12/31/2019)
(Minnesota) -- A local Native American organization that’s already preparing the ground for an indigenous foods market has announced it now will also hire a full-...
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First Nations

article Next decade could see key decisions in Robinson-Huron Treaty case (12/28/2019)
(Canada) -- Ontario First Nations under the Robinson-Huron Treaty of 1850 are awaiting the next phase of a court case that could have a major impact on the economies of...
article Ottawa admits it's 'wrongdoer' as judge prepares ruling on compensating First Nations children (11/26/2019)
(Ottawa) -- Federal Court Justice Paul Favel said Tuesday he would soon issue a ruling on a federal government motion that is part of a two-phase legal strategy to quash...
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ANWR

article Department of Natural Resources asks for $595K to work on ‘federal plans,’ including ANWR drilling (12/25/2019)
(Alaska) -- The Alaska Department of Natural Resources is calling for more funding and staffing to speed the development of mining and drilling projects in the state....
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Winnebago Tribe

article ICYMI: Nebraska gambling measure gets big boost from tribal company (12/25/2019)
(Nebraska) -- The economic development arm of a Nebraska-based Native American tribe is once again pumping big money into a campaign to legalize casino gambling. Ho-...
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Ponca Tribe

article Tribal housing authority to receive $5 million (12/11/2019)
(Iowa) -- The Northern Ponca Housing Authority will receive $5 million for affordable housing. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced...
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Health Care

article New Commissioner Of Scandal-Plagued DHS Presents First Report To Senate Committee (12/10/2019)
(Minnesota) -- A leading Republican says she believes there is a culture of retaliation and fear at the scandal-plagued Minnesota Department of Human Services. Senator...
article State will invoice counties for $9M in overpayments (12/6/2019)
(Minnesota) -- A letter issued Thursday by the state of Minnesota outlines how it will invoice counties for their share of $8.8 million in overpayments by the federal...
article MN DHS announces 3 mistakes that will cost taxpayers $10 million. Here they are. (11/18/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Taxpayers will be on the hook for at least $10 million as a result of three separate mistakes by the Minnesota Department of Human Services, the agency...
article Another hearing about DHS tribal overpayments, still few answers (10/31/2019)
(Minnesota) -- The $29 million question continues to be the same: Why did the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) overpay two Native American tribes $29 million...
article Walz: Tribes should be 'held harmless' after $29 million DHS overpayment (10/31/2019)
(Minnesota) -- One day after state auditors reported "troubling dysfunction" at the Minnesota Department of Human Services, leading to tens of millions of...
article Another hearing about DHS tribal overpayments, still few answers (10/30/2019)
(Minnesota) -- The $29 million question continues to be the same: Why did the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) overpay two Native American tribes $29 million...
article Audit: ‘Troubling dysfunction’ at DHS led to overpayments to tribes (10/29/2019)
(Minnesota) -- “Troubling dysfunction” at the Minnesota Department of Human Services led to $29 million in overpayments of federal funds to two tribes over...
article Report: Dysfunction at agency led to overpayments to tribes (10/29/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Minnesota's legislative auditor's office said Tuesday that it found "troubling dysfunction" at the state Department of Human Services...
article Legislative auditor to report on overpayments to 2 tribes (10/28/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Minnesota's legislative auditor is preparing to release a special review of big overpayments made by the state Department of Human Services to two...
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Quinault Indian Nation

article Quinault Nation receives $171,407 grant for upgraded boat engines (12/10/2019)
(Washington) -- The Quinault Indian Nation has received a $171,407 grant to replace engines on a tribal fishing vessel with low-emission diesel engines, federal...
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Arkansas Gaming

article Judge denies attorney fees for Pope County in casino case (12/9/2019)
(Arkansas) -- Circuit Judge Bill Pearson of Russellville today denied at a hearing today the request from Pope County Judge Ben Cross and the Pope County Quorum Court...
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FinCEN

article Anti-money laundering agency flags bank drafts in shady casino dealings (12/9/2019)
(Ottawa) -- Canada's anti-money laundering agency is warning casinos to carefully eye customers who pay for their gaming with bank drafts -- the latest method of...
article Swedish regulator to launch new AML reporting system (10/25/2019)
(Sweden) -- Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen has unveiled a new system for licensed operators to report suspected money laundering and terrorist financing....
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Card Clubs

article Hawaiian Gardens Casino hit with $3.15m fine for misleading regulators (12/7/2019)
(California) -- California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has issued a settlement of $3.15m against Hawaiian Gardens Casino. The state’s second largest card room...
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St. Regis Mohawk

article St. Regis Mohawk Tribe Head Start program receives $355,000 federal grant (12/7/2019)
(New York) -- The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Early Childhood Development Program has been awarded a $354,808 federal grant to continue its Head Start program. The...
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Yankton Sioux Tribe

article Yankton Sioux Nation Struggling To Recover From Climate Disasters Without Federal Assistance (12/2/2019)
(South Dakota) -- The Yankton Sioux reservation in South Dakota has experienced flooding rains and a series of other extreme weather events over the past year. While the...
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Eastern Band of Cherokee

article Chief Sneed wants to increase COLA to 7 percent (11/19/2019)
(North Dakota) -- Tribal employees of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians were happy following the last session of Annual Council on Thursday, Oct. 31 when Tribal...
article Council approves 5 percent COLA for tribal employees (11/1/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Tribal employees of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) will soon receive a cost of living adjustment (COLA). During its last session of...
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Chicago Casino

article Frustrated over lack of casino support, Chicago lawmakers revolted, putting state infrastructure money in peril (11/18/2019)
(Illinois) -- In a show of frustration over the lack of support for Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s proposed changes that would have allowed a casino there, Chicago...
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Poarch Creek

article Tribe offers to buy exclusive rights to gambling in Alabama (11/12/2019)
(Alabama) -- On Veterans Day, Nov. 11, the Poarch Band of Creek Indians released its winning for Alabama plan, which, if accepted by the state, would give the tribe...
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Hopi Tribe

article Hopi to set new budget; loss of revenue from NGS closure a concern (11/10/2019)
(Arizona) -- The Hopi Tribe has yet to find active revenue to replace the millions of dollars that will no longer be coming in due to the closure of Navajo Generating...
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Water Issues

article Passamaquoddy, Penobscot tribes awarded EPA water cleanup grants (11/7/2019)
(Maine) -- The Passamaquoddy and Penobscot tribes will get a share of a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency $1.5 million grant award to 50 organizations working to...
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Global Gaming Expo (G2E)

article G2E: Using a credit card to gamble on a slot machine? There may soon be an app for that (10/26/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- Casino equipment manufacturers spent three days at last week’s Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas touting 21st century technology to engage customer...
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British Columbia Gaming

article RCMP whistleblower fails in bid for ‘standing’ in B.C. money laundering Inquiry (10/25/2019)
(British Columbia) -- B.C. Lottery Corp.’s CEO has been granted formal standing as a witness in the province’s money laundering Inquiry while Fred Pinnock...
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DOI

article Interior disburses $641.1 million in energy revenues to Wyoming (10/25/2019)
(Wyoming) -- U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt announced Thursday that Interior’s Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR), disbursed $641.1 million...
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DOJ

article Montana Tribal Nations Receive $3 Million For Public Safety (10/24/2019)
(Montana) -- The U.S. Department of Justice announced it’s awarding four tribal governments in Montana a collective $2.9 million to improve public safety efforts....
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Other News

article Sask. First Nations asking federal government to transfer $360M per year to take over child welfare (1/10/2020)
(Saskatchewan) -- New federal legislation now allows First Nations to take control of their own child welfare. But Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations Chief Bobby...
article South Dakota nonprofits reminded of loans available for September flooding, storms (1/1/2020)
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota groups affected by storms and flooding in September are reminded to turn in applications for a Small Business Administration loan. Low-...
article Grants boost local salmon projects, including 248-acre site at mouth of Stillaguamish (12/31/2019)
(Washington) -- The state Salmon Recovery Funding Board announced Dec. 16 that it is awarding $26 million to projects throughout the state to help bring salmon back from...
article 2020 Native American $1 Coin Image Unveiled (12/27/2019)
(USA) -- The United States Mint published an image of the one-year-only design that will appear on the 2020 Native American $1 Coin. Highlighting the contributions of...
article Alaska Native communities win $16 million in housing grants (12/25/2019)
(Alaska) -- Five Alaska Native communities and entities are receiving federal grants totaling more than $16.5 million for housing construction and rehabilitation. The U....
article South Dakota hopes $10M will help wildlife conservation (12/25/2019)
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota's wildlife officials are hoping to receive $10 million from legislation pending in Congress to protect 104 species in the state that...
article Dunleavy’s second budget may have similarities with his first (12/10/2019)
(Alaska) -- Gov. Mike Dunleavy may again seek deep cuts in state spending, along with higher permanent fund dividends, when he introduces his second budget this week....
article Senate approves bipartisan deal to fund minority-serving colleges, but its chances in the House remain uncertain (12/5/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Senate on Thursday approved a bipartisan deal to restore millions of dollars in federal funding to minority-serving colleges and universities,...
article OCF provides key funding for Tribal Museum in Coos County (12/4/2019)
(Oregon) -- Oregon Community Foundation announced that it has distributed nearly $10 million in new grants across the state, including $4.2 million through the Community...
article Rick Salomon Can't Claim $2.8M Poker Debt from Saudi Sheikh (12/3/2019)
(Worldwide) -- Professional poker player Rick Salomon has come unstuck in his legal bid to claim a $2.2 million gambling debt from a Saudi sheikh. The American is maybe...
article Federal government awards Alaska bus infrastructure grants (11/26/2019)
(Alaska) -- Three Alaska Native groups will receive federal grants for bus infrastructure. The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Monday that $1.8 million in...
article "Protect Native Culture" license plate initiative launches in California (11/19/2019)
(California) -- The California Native American Heritage Commission has come up with a new avenue to raise funds for the protection of the state's Native American...
article Public To Select Sacagawea Dollar 20th Anniversary NGC Label Design (11/18/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Next year is the 20th anniversary of the groundbreaking Sacagawea Dollar, and Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC) will celebrate the occasion...
article Despite Federal Funding, Holy Cross Remains Without Tribal Police Officer (11/17/2019)
(Alaska) -- New funding from the U.S. Department of Justice is allowing some rural communities to hire, train, and provide law enforcement where they previously had...
article Six NAN communities receive economic development funding from province (11/14/2019)
(Ontario) -- Six Nishnawbe Aski Nation communities are receiving provincial dollars to advance various economic development projects.
article Tribe eyes mobile wallet that could be ‘a gamechanger’ for the casino industry (11/14/2019)
(Tennessee) -- A California tribal casino is looking to take the lead in Indian gaming with technology that allows customers to make electronic payments through their...
article How prediabetes exacts a $43 billion toll on U.S. economy (11/13/2019)
(USA) -- We know the numbers: About 84 million U.S. adults have prediabetes, yet 90% are unaware of their condition. But what toll does the burden of prediabetes have on...
article Not paying your child support? North Dakota, tribal nation buckle down to improve collections (11/7/2019)
(North Dakota) -- Child support enforcers in North Dakota and the Mandan Hidatsa Arikara Nation are looking into why some parents don't pay across state and tribal...
article Memorandum signed to improved tribes' access to farm conservation programs (11/7/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture and Bureau of Indian Affairs have signed a memorandum of understanding to improve tribes’ and tribal...
article Local Native American student gets $10,000 scholarship (11/7/2019)
(Oregon) -- While Native American enrollment in college, along with enrollment across ethnic groups, is dropping, one California tribe is trying to keep Native students...

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