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Cherokee Nation

article Cherokee Pay Hike Blocked (7/16/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- There will be no giant pay raise for Cherokee tribal leaders and the council. The council voted to kill the plan that would have doubled some salaries....
article Move for CN raises doesn't make agenda (7/16/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation District 3 Tribal Councilor David Walkingstick proposed legislation to give tribal employees a raise during an Executive and Finance...
article Proposal seeking raises for Cherokee Nation employees yet to be discussed (7/16/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- A proposal to increase the salaries of Cherokee Nation employees is still awaiting consideration. Amid the chaos at the end of Monday’s Rules...
article Cherokee Tribal Council votes to decline controversial raise proposal for Cherokee leaders (7/15/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council declined a controversial proposed five-figure pay raise for the tribe’s elected officials on Monday night. Before...
article Cherokee tribal councilor seeks raises for employees amid debate over salary increases for tribal leaders (7/12/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Amid a debate over recommended pay raises for tribal leaders amounting in some instances to more than 80%, a member of the Cherokee Nation Tribal Council...
article Cherokee Nation Compensation Committee submits hefty pay raises for elected officials (7/10/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Principal Chief-elect Chuck Hoskin Jr. and other Cherokee Nation elected officials could be getting sizable raises when their terms begin Aug. 14, assuming...
article GUEST OPINION: CN Tribal Council should reject pay hikes (7/8/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Last week, the Cherokee Nation Compensation Committee offered its recommendation to significantly hike salaries for Cherokee Nation elected officials. Some...
article Proposed pay hikes for Cherokee Nation officers criticized (7/8/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Big salary increases proposed for leaders of the Cherokee Nation have sparked some controversy within the tribe. Five members of the Cherokee Nation...
article Cherokee tribal councilors file legislation to reject pay raises for elected officials (7/6/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Three Cherokee Nation tribal councilors on Saturday filed legislation to oppose impending pay raises for elected officials. Councilors David Walkingstick,...
9 Total Articles on this Issue

Election 2020

article Inslee raises $3 million for presidential campaign in second quarter (7/16/2019)
(Washington) -- Washington Gov. Jay Inslee raised more than $3 million for his presidential campaign during the second quarter, a haul that leaves him well below the top...
article Republicans launch fundraising effort that’s supposed to compete with ActBlue — but a website can’t fix the GOP’s culture problems (6/24/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- After a delay of 15 years, Republicans finally launched the site that’s supposed to level the playing field with progressive fundraising powerhouse...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

First Nations

article National Métis group gave IT contracts to 2 companies linked to policy adviser (7/16/2019)
(Ottawa) -- The Métis National Council (MNC), facing its second federal audit in the last seven years, paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to two companies directed by...
1 Article on this Issue

Blackfeet Nation

article Grant To Blackfeet Aimed At Reforming Agriculture (7/15/2019)
(Montana) -- The Blackfeet Nation is getting some help toward its goals of reforming agriculture on the reservation to make healthy, local food more accessible. Barriers...
1 Article on this Issue

FinCEN

article 70 percent of suspicious transactions came from casinos (7/14/2019)
(Macau) -- A little over 70 percent of all suspicious transactions in 19H1 took place inside of gaming venues, according to data from the Macau Financial Intelligence...
article Ottawa amends law to improve money-laundering prosecutions, more recommendations await implementation (7/14/2019)
(Canada) -- Criminal Code amendments to make it easier to prove money laundering are now in force in Canada. The change to the Criminal Code offence of money laundering...
article B.C. casino regulator received complaint alleging BCLC management pressured to ‘allow dirty money’ (7/9/2019)
(British Columbia) -- B.C. Lottery Corp. vice-president of corporate compliance Robert Kroeker has stepped down, months after B.C.’s gambling regulator pledged to...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Crow Creek Sioux

article Crow Creek Chairman: embezzled funds mean money's short, layoffs likely (7/12/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Lester Thompson, Jr., chairman of the Crow Creek Tribal Council, said Friday the tribal government is in financial straits and may have to lay off...
article Four Crow Creek tribal members indicted on federal embezzlement charges (7/12/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Four Crow Creek tribal members are facing federal charges that they embezzled from the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe. Roland Robert Hawk Sr., Francine Maria...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

New York Gaming

article Vernon Downs gets job-creation break as gaming revenue sinks (7/12/2019)
(New York) -- With increased competition for places to gamble in upstate New York, Vernon Downs hasn’t been able to maintain the employment level set in a 2010...
article Lawmakers score $270K jackpot in campaign donations from stalled gambling bill (6/22/2019)
(New York) -- The only big winners from the state’s stalled sports gambling bill were the lawmakers — they scored a $270,000 jackpot in campaign donations...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency

article Trump attacks Facebook's Libra currency (7/11/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- President Donald Trump on Thursday bashed Facebook’s plans to create a digital currency called Libra, saying it would have “little...
article The Australian who says he invented bitcoin keeps suing those who doubt him (6/23/2019)
(Australia) -- At a convention on digital currency, rarely does an audience Q&A session include a question as incendiary as, "Why is this fraud allowed to speak...
article U.S. government should consider halting Facebook cryptocurrency project: lawmaker (6/20/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. government should consider forcing Facebook Inc to freeze work on its new cryptocurrency project, a senior U.S. lawmaker said on Thursday.
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Northern Cheyenne

article Former Montana tribal head admits to travel fraud scheme (7/9/2019)
(Montana) -- The former president of the Northern Cheyenne Indian Tribe is admitting to devising a complicated travel fraud scheme to take $20,000 in reimbursement funds...
article Former Northern Cheyenne president pleads guilty to $14K in fraud (7/8/2019)
(Montana) -- The former president of the Northern Cheyenne tribe has admitted filing inflated or duplicate invoices for official travel, resulting in an over-...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Illinois Gaming

article Rockford mayor authorized to hire more casino consultants (7/8/2019)
(Illinois) -- City Council on Monday night authorized Mayor Tom McNamara to spend up to $150,000 on consultants and lawyers to help the city sift through, score and...
article Rockford to hire legal counsel dedicated to casino negotiations (7/8/2019)
(Illinois) -- Rockford's finance and personnel committee unanimously approved the use of up to $150,000 for legal counsel to help the city review casino proposals.
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Mashpee Wampanoag

article Spending On Lobbyist Makes Mashpee Taxpayer Uneasy (7/4/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- President Donald J. Trump’s administration has posed problems for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. Under his former appointee Ryan Zinke, the US...
1 Article on this Issue

Seneca Niagara

article Sen. Kennedy to mediate disagreement between Senecas, Cuomo administration (7/2/2019)
(New York) -- As the Senate Transportation Committee chairman, State Sen. Timothy M. Kennedy of Buffalo was invited to Salamanca on Monday to view the bad condition of...
article A key issue in Niagara Falls mayoral primary: taxing property owners (6/22/2019)
(New York) -- How best to tax property owners has emerged as the main issue in the Democratic primary for mayor of Niagara Falls. Tuesday's contest between Seth A....
2 Total Articles on this Issue

DOJ

article Attorney General Barr: $10.5 million to help lawless villages (6/30/2019)
(Alaska) -- Fresh off of his trip to rural Alaska, U.S. Attorney General William P. Barr on Friday declared a law enforcement emergency under the Emergency Federal Law...
article US attorney general declares emergency for public safety in rural Alaska, freeing up $10.5 million to support police (6/30/2019)
(Alaska) -- U.S. Attorney General William P. Barr declared an emergency for public safety in rural Alaska on Friday and announced that the Department of Justice will...
article Barr announces over $10 million to fund law enforcement crisis in rural Alaska (6/29/2019)
(Alaska) -- To address Alaska's increasingly dire public safety needs, the Justice Department announced Friday that it will be providing the state with over $10...
article Justice Dept. offers emergency funding for law enforcement in Alaska Native villages (6/28/2019)
(Alaska) -- Attorney General William Barr declared a law enforcement emergency in rural Alaska on Friday, allocating more than $10 million be made available to state...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Lower Brule Sioux

article Lower Brule Research recieves $5,000 for Native American outreach (6/28/2019)
(South Dakota) -- The Lower Brule Research Lab is receiving a $5,000 award from the Society for Science and the Public. This is part of a grant program to get young...
1 Article on this Issue

New Jersey Gaming

article New Jersey Swerves Government Shutdown that Could Have Closed Casinos, Online Gaming (6/28/2019)
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey’s Democratic governor Phil Murphy said he will not allow the wheels of state government to grind to a halt despite an ongoing budget...
1 Article on this Issue

MMIW

article Ottawa to put $13M toward projects to honour lives of MMIWG (6/24/2019)
(Ottawa) -- The federal government will provide more than $13 million for community-led projects to help honour the lives and legacies of missing and murdered Indigenous...
1 Article on this Issue

Buffalo & Bison

article 'Failing and struggling': How financial decisions hobbled the National Bison Range (6/23/2019)
(Montana) -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service diverted roughly a third of the National Bison Range Complex’s budget in 2015 and never gave it back. The shrunken...
1 Article on this Issue

Navajo Nation

article Nation to be reimbursed for storm expenses (6/23/2019)
(Arizona) -- The total expended to prepare for the severe snowstorms that hit Navajo in February tallied to about $570,000, and the Navajo Nation is due to be reimbursed...
1 Article on this Issue

Pine Ridge

article FEMA officials explain federal aid coming to Pine Ridge Reservation (6/23/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Millions of dollars from the federal government is making its way to the Pine Ridge Reservation to assist with recovery from the blizzards and...
article Oglala Sioux get federal flooding relief (6/22/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Oglala Sioux tribal leaders say the federal government is providing $10 million in emergency relief to help with damage from springtime flooding on the...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Seminole Tribe

article Florida governor signs $91 billion state budget (6/21/2019)
(Florida) -- ... The budget was written without $300 million a year the Seminole Tribe had been giving the state as part of a now-expired gambling agreement that gave...
1 Article on this Issue

Wire Act

article Congress To Consider Defunding DOJ Enforcement Of 2018 Wire Act Opinion (6/21/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Congress is involving itself in the attempt by the Department of Justice to expand the scope of the Wire Act. And believe it or not, federal...
1 Article on this Issue

CSKT

article CSKT, VA make tribal veterans home loans easier to get (6/20/2019)
(Montana) -- The process for eligible Confederated Salish and Kootenai veterans, active-duty military to apply for a Veterans Affairs home loan on federal trust land got...
1 Article on this Issue

Mining & Drilling

article House Votes to Suspend Pebble Mine Funding (6/20/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. House of Representatives has passed an appropriations package, with an amendment to bar funding for the Pebble Mine permitting process.
1 Article on this Issue

Sheldon Adelson

article Miriam Adelson is Israel’s richest person with $22 billion (6/19/2019)
(Israel) -- Dr. Miriam Adelson, the wife of American casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, is Israel’s wealthiest person for 2019, according to a biannual list. The...
1 Article on this Issue

Andrew Jackson

article Hogan Urges Trump Official To Adopt Harriett Tubman $20 Bill Now (6/12/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Wednesday urged the Trump Administration to put Dorchester County native and abolitionist Harriett Tubman on the $20...
1 Article on this Issue

Catawba Nation

article Records show Catawba casino developer donated to bill sponsors (6/12/2019)
(South Carolina) -- Federal campaign finance records show that Wallace Cheves, developer for a proposed Catawba Indian Nation casino in Kings Mountain, donated nearly $...
1 Article on this Issue

Oneida Nation

article Oneida County legislators approve new gaming revenue-sharing deals (6/12/2019)
(New York) -- The Oneida County Board of Legislators voted Wednesday to approve new casino revenue-sharing agreements, formalizing deals with seven municipalities and...
1 Article on this Issue

Payday Loans

article California Might Finally Put a Lid on High-Interest Lenders (6/12/2019)
(California) -- The California Assembly has passed legislation to end a 34-year era during which non-bank lenders have been free to charge consumers unlimited interest...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Southern Ute council appoints new Growth Fund director (7/11/2019)
(Colorado) -- Shane Seibel started in his new role as executive director of the Southern Ute Growth Fund this week. The Growth Fund operates and manages the Southern Ute...
article Gambling on the bank: New Zealand 'behind' on credit card restrictions (7/7/2019)
(New Zealand) -- New Zealand's major banks say they are looking at measures to restrict the use of credit cards to pay for gambling. But budgeting advocates say the...
article 6 Inuit guardian groups to receive $4.3M in federal funding (7/2/2019)
(North Canada) -- Six Inuit organizations will receive $4.3 million in federal funding for a variety of environmental stewardship programs. The money will be disbursed...
article 6 Inuit guardian groups to receive $4.3M in federal funding (7/2/2019)
(Northwest Territories) -- Six Inuit organizations will receive $4.3 million in federal funding for a variety of environmental stewardship programs. The money will be...
article Commemorating 1619 anniversary of milestones will cost Virginia taxpayers $23 million (6/29/2019)
(Virginia) -- The year 1619 stands out as a watershed moment in Virginia’s history, an epoch marked by many first milestones. Commemorating those milestones is...
article Loring requests study on adding tribal firefighters to state pension (6/28/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- State Rep. Ben Loring (D-Miami) has requested an interim study to evaluate House Bill 1426 and its costs to the Oklahoma Firefighters Pension and...
article Blistering court brief accuses New Mexico Legislature of shorting public schools (6/28/2019)
(New Mexico) -- This legislative session, state lawmakers pumped nearly half a billion dollars into New Mexico’s public schools. The plaintiffs in a landmark...
article EPA Offers $14 Million in Grants for Great Lakes Restoration (6/26/2019)
(Michigan) -- The Great Lakes, the largest fresh bodies of water in the world, face dire environmental problems. Nitrogen and phosphorous run-off from farms has led to...
article Roll the Dice on Casino Magnate Bill Harrah’s Breathtaking Tahoe Estate (6/25/2019)
(Nevada) -- Every home should have a therapeutic Himalayan salt cave. And a secret tunnel so celebrity guests can come and go unseen by prying paparazzi lenses. The...
article Ex-American Indian Public Charter School director gets probation in grant fraud case (6/24/2019)
(California) -- In a plea deal with prosecutors, an author and former Oakland charter school director was sentenced to one year of federal probation for a charge of...
article Great Plains will oversee finances, human resources of Sioux San (6/23/2019)
(South Dakota) -- As part of its deal with the Indian Health Service, the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Health Board will assume operational control over the Sioux...
article Washoe Tribe gets grant for economic planning (6/20/2019)
(Nevada) -- A federal grant will help the Washoe Tribe conduct economic development planning efforts. The Tribe is one of 47 communities included in the national program...
article Seattle Public Schools Cuts Partnerships with Native Youth Program (6/19/2019)
(Washington) -- Last Real Indians reports that Seattle Public Schools (SPS) is ending its partnership with the Urban Native Education Alliance (UNEA) and its Clear Sky...
article Oglala Lakota College has a new scholarship available for their students (6/16/2019)
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Lakota College in Rapid City established a scholarship in honor of a former Rapid City resident. The Marty Waukazoo scholarship will help...
article Walking Museum To Honor City’s Native American History With Serpent Mound And More — But Organizers Need Your Help (6/12/2019)
(Illinois) -- A walking museum that would honor the Native Americans who first called Chicago home is closer to becoming a reality — but organizers are looking for...
article Audit finds $1.3M in questionable expenses at First Nation health centre (6/10/2019)
(Manitoba) -- Unwarranted travel allowances, pay for questionable extra duties and speeding tickets are among the items covered by funding for a health centre on...
article RACIST BLOG: Here's why Native American students will soon pay half as much at UIC (6/10/2019)
(Illinois) -- Alaskan Native and American Indian students attending the University of Illinois at Chicago can receive in-state tuition starting in fall 2019. While in-...
article Ontario eliminates Indigenous Culture Fund as government cuts millions of dollars in arts funding (5/26/2019)
(Ontario) -- Ontario has eliminated an Indigenous Culture Fund as the government cuts tens of millions of dollars in arts funding. The Progressive Conservative...
article U.S. Treasury backs away from plan for Harriet Tubman on $20 bill next year (5/22/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Treasury will not introduce a redesigned $20 bill picturing escaped slave and abolitionist Harriet Tubman next year as planned, Treasury...
article Under new Washington law, state will invest more in improving Native American tribal members’ health (5/11/2019)
(Washington) -- Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill this week to direct money to tribal health-care systems and create a council focused on improving health outcomes for...

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