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Seminole Tribe

article Seminoles End $350 Million Annual Casino Revenue-Share Payments to State of Florida (5/19/2019)
(Florida) -- The Seminole tribe of Florida will cease making paying $350 million a year in revenue-share payments to the state, effective immediately. Local media...
article Seminole Tribe suspends revenue sharing payments with state of Florida (5/18/2019)
(Florida) -- The Seminole Tribe is no longer sharing revenues with the state of Florida following the failure of Class III gaming compact negotiations. The tribe had...
article Florida Seminole Tribe Says No Dice to Paying State (5/16/2019)
(Florida) -- The Seminole Tribe of Florida made good on threats Tuesday by telling Gov. Ron DeSantis it is quitting a long-standing revenue-sharing agreement with the...
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Steve Wynn

article R.N.C. Accepts Money From Steve Wynn, Mogul Accused of Sexual Misconduct (5/19/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- President Trump has generally bucked the #MeToo movement, siding instead with the men who deny accusations of sexual assault or misconduct. Now, the...
article Republicans take $400k from casino mogul accused of sexual assault (5/17/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The national Republican Party has accepted nearly $400,000 in donations from disgraced ex-casino mogul Steve Wynn — a move that comes just...
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FinCEN

article Smyth: Dirty-cash train 'insider' ready to rock B.C. money-laundering inquiry (5/18/2019)
(British Columbia) -- Casino insider Ross Alderson said he warned officials about potential money laundering. Now he wants to tell all to B.C.'s new public inquiry....
article BC Lottery Corp Seeks Tech Contractor to Fix Broken Anti-Money-Laundering System (5/12/2019)
(British Columbia) -- The BC Lottery Corp has launched a competitive bidding process for a technology solution to help combat money laundering after an independent...
article Amid more 'dirty money' revelations, BCLC seeks 'anti-money laundering solution' (5/11/2019)
(British Columbia) -- The B.C. Lottery Corporation is looking for a contractor to provide an "anti-money laundering solution" after spending $7.3 million on a...
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Seneca Nation

article THE BUFFALO NEWS: Don't reward Senecas with sports betting (5/17/2019)
(New York) -- One money-grab at a time. Before New York State allows in-person sports betting that could further enrich the Seneca Nation of Indians, it should require...
article Senecas Lose Arbitration Ruling On Casino Revenue Payments (4/15/2019)
(New York) -- An arbitration panel has ruled that the Seneca Nation must pay $266 million from their casinos to New York State as part of the long disputed Gaming...
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St. Croix Chippewa

article St. Croix Chippewa leaders were warned about 'criminal' misuse of gambling money years before feds took action (5/17/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- Nine years before federal officials charged that St. Croix Chippewa leaders misappropriated at least $1.5 million, a Madison lawyer warned tribal leaders...
article St. Croix Chippewa Tribe Allegedly Paid Marijuana Consultant Who Had Spent Decade in Prison (4/27/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- The St. Croix Chippewa of Wisconsin allegedly used casino funds to pay over $301,000 to Lawrence Larsen between 2015 and 2017 for consulting services on...
article St. Croix Chippewa Indians May Face Federal Inquiry after Allegations Involving $1.5M of Casino Funds (4/21/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin risk paying up to $27 million in fines after audits claim more than $1.5 million of tribal casino money was...
article St. Croix Chippewa misspent at least $1.5 million in casino cash, regulators say (4/19/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- At least $1.5 million in casino funds were pocketed by St. Croix Chippewa tribal leaders, or used for a variety of expenses including trips to Hawaii and...
article Wisconsin tribe accused of embezzling $1.5M from casino (4/19/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- Federal gaming regulators are accusing St. Croix Chippewa tribal leaders of pocketing at least $1.5 million in casino funds with little or no...
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Grand Traverse Band

article Grand Traverse Commissioners Dispute 2% Funding Tradition (5/16/2019)
(Michigan) -- “The Grand Traverse band has always determined who receives the money,” according to Commissioner Sonny Wheelock. Grand Traverse County...
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Seneca Niagara

article Looking to Albany as casino cash stalemate continues (5/11/2019)
(New York) -- Falls Mayor Paul Dyster says the city budget's tribal account, sometimes called the casino cash line, has not be dwindling rapidly. But he also admits...
article Seneca President says arbitration panel improperly amended Gaming Compact (4/13/2019)
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation says that an arbitration panel’s order that the Nation pay $225.5 million in held-back casino revenues to the state amounts to an...
article Seneca's lose arbitration ruling on casino revenue payments (4/13/2019)
(New York) -- An arbitration panel has ruled that the Seneca Nation must pay $266 million dollars from their casinos to New York State as part of the long disputed...
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Eastern Band of Cherokee

article Audit finds issues with Athletic Department accounting at Cherokee schools (5/8/2019)
(North Carolina) -- A recently completed report commissioned by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians’ Office of Internal Audit and Ethics has concluded that...
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New Jersey Gaming

article Horse racing industry getting a boost from state subsidies (5/8/2019)
(New Jersey) -- Many are confident that the state’s horse racing industry is on track for a major comeback after struggling to compete for years with out-of-state...
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Payday Loans

article Federal Court In Richmond Weighs Alleged Predatory Lending Case Involving Michigan Tribe (5/8/2019)
(Michigan) -- This week a federal appeals court in Richmond heard arguments in an alleged predatory loan case that involves Virginia borrowers and an American Indian...
article BLOG: Second Circuit: Tribal Officials Must Face Suit (5/8/2019)
(Montana) -- The U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit has ruled that an online tribal lender must comply with state interest rate and licensing laws, allowing a pair of...
article Appeals court rules against online tribal lender (4/24/2019)
(New York) -- A federal appeals court on Wednesday ruled that Think Finance and an online tribal payday lender must comply with state interest rate and licensing laws,...
article Appeals Court Rules Tribal Officers Not Shielded in Predatory Lending Suit (4/24/2019)
(New York) -- A federal appeals court in New York Wednesday cleared the way for consumer advocates to sue for injunctions barring officers of Native American tribes from...
article Tribe-Owned Pay-Day Lender Loses Bid for Immunity (4/24/2019)
(New York) -- An online lending company owned by the Chippewa Cree cannot invoke tribal immunity to block claims that it charged two Vermonters usurious interest rates,...
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Ontario Gaming

article Closing of gambling research agency hinders front lines (5/7/2019)
(Ontario) -- The loss of an agency to combat the darker side of gambling will hurt all Ontarians, says the head of the Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians, which...
article Ontario stops funding problem gambling research agency, orders closure (5/4/2019)
(Ontario) -- The Ontario government has eliminated funding to an organization that researches problem gambling, ordering it to wind down operations by the summer....
article Municipalities worried by decline in casino cash (4/26/2019)
(Ontario) -- Declines in revenues of the Shorelines Casino Thousand Islands have resulted in a dramatic drop in the money paid to two local municipalities. Payments to...
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British Columbia Gaming

article Vancouver Casino Take Dives as Crackdown Keeps High Rollers Away (5/6/2019)
(British Columbia) -- Great Canadian Gaming Corp. reported a decline in money spent on chips at its casino tables in British Columbia as anti-money laundering rules curb...
article Whistleblower warned B.C. casino in 2000 of alleged ‘co-operation with organized crime’ (5/2/2019)
(British Columbia) -- A Great Canadian Gaming employee who was concerned about workplace safety informed the company’s founder that she felt staff had to “...
article B.C.'s dirty money crackdown puts a damper on Vancouver's once-rollicking casinos (4/29/2019)
(British Columbia) -- When Parq Vancouver, a glimmering waterfront casino, opened amid much to-do in late 2017, few would’ve anticipated that a dirty money...
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First Nations

article 'The system is broken,' Ontario First Nations firefighters say of fire protection in Indigenous communities (5/6/2019)
(Ontario) -- The head of an Ontario organization representing firefighters in Indigenous communities says the current system that dictates how fire protection is handled...
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Land Issues

article Interior Department Offers $27 Million For Fort Belknap Land Buy-Back (4/29/2019)
(Montana) -- The U.S. Interior Department today announced it’s offering more than $27 million to landowners on the Fort Belknap Reservation in north-central...
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Oneida Nation

article Oneida County moving forward with revenue sharing changes (4/29/2019)
(New York) -- Oneida County has sent out possible agreements to seven municipalities and one school district as it renegotiates how it shares casino gaming revenue from...
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Connecticut Gaming

article Tribes make $1 million payment to state for East Windsor project (4/27/2019)
(Connecticut) -- MMCT Venture, the Mashantucket Pequot-Mohegan partnership set to develop a commercial casino in East Windsor, has made a $1 million payment to the state...
article Mohegan and Mashantucket tribes transfer $1 Million to state for Tribal Winds Casino project (4/26/2019)
(Connecticut) -- The Mohegan and Mashantucket tribes have wired $1 Million to the state as a first step towards building their new casino in East Windsor. The money for...
article Tribes submit $1 million payment for casino regulatory costs (4/26/2019)
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut's two federally recognized Native American tribes have made a $1 million payment to the Department of Consumer Protection to help cover...
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Illinois Gaming

article Pressure on Pritzker, legislature over budget, marijuana, sports betting (4/27/2019)
(Illinois) -- Lawmakers return to Springfield on Tuesday facing a five-week deadline to resolve a host of controversial issues that form the centerpiece of new...
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Commercial Gaming

article Tribes' $1M payment to CT moves E. Windsor casino project forward (4/26/2019)
(Connecticut) -- The tribal operators of Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Resort Casino have taken their first step in financing a jointly run $300 million casino in East...
1 Article on this Issue

Mashpee Wampanoag

article Genting Malaysia partner Mashpee Wampanoag tribe falling apart (4/26/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- After causing plenty of trouble for their Genting Malaysia partner, two leaders of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe are now in hot water themselves. The...
article Wampanoag Tribe Members Seek Recall of Leaders Over Casino Debacle (4/26/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Members of a Massachusetts tribe have filed petitions to recall their elected leaders. The Cape Cod Times reports that Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal...
article Tribe members seek recall of leaders over casino debacle (4/25/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Members of a Massachusetts tribe have filed petitions to recall their elected leaders. The Cape Cod Times reports that Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal...
article Tribal Recall Petition Takes Aim At Council Leaders (4/24/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Two recall petitions have been filed with the Mashpee Wampanaoag Election Committee, one against Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Council chairman Cedric...
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Trump Adminstration

article Trump proposes cuts to Chesapeake Bay Program (4/25/2019)
(Maryland) -- Yet again, the Trump Administration has put funding for the Chesapeake Bay Program on the chopping block, as President Donald J. Trump proposed a slew of...
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Miccosukee Tribe

article Fla. Tribe's Per Capita Casino Distributions Held Taxable [sub req] (4/24/2019)
(Florida) -- The U.S. Tax Court held Wednesday that members of the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida should have reported distributions they received from their...
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Cowlitz Tribe

article Clark County to sort out how to apportion tribe payments (4/21/2019)
(Washington) -- U.S. law exempts Indian reservations from state and local laws and taxes, so when the 156-acre Cowlitz Indian Reservation was taken into trust in 2010,...
1 Article on this Issue

Sands Corp.

article Vegas Sands report suggests settlement amount in Macau case (4/17/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- Financial documents suggested Wednesday that Las Vegas Sands Corp. paid $96 million to settle a 15-year breach-of-contract dispute with a Hong Kong...
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Navajo Nation

article Navajo Nation requests Congress restore federal scholarship funding (4/16/2019)
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer today voiced concern about the Trump Administration’s proposal to eliminate...
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Cherokee Nation

article Tribal Council OK's raises for some marshals (4/15/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council on Monday approved a modification to its 2019 operating budget, which includes pay raises for about half of the Cherokee...
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Other News

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...
article Quinault and Chehalis tribes win grants aimed at crime victims (5/10/2019)
(Washington) -- The Quinault Indian Nation and the Chehalis Confederated Tribes were among a dozen tribal entities in Western Washington receiving a portion of nearly $6...
article Native American health center given over $1M in grants (5/2/2019)
(Montana) -- A Montana organization that provides health services to Native Americans has received $1.65 million in federal grants. The Missoulian reported Wednesday...
article Tribal communities receive funding for crime victims (5/1/2019)
(Washington) -- The Quinault Indian Nation and other Western Washington tribes will be receiving funds to improve services for victims of crime. A release from the...
article NPS give $61.3 million in historic preservation grants to states and tribes (4/30/2019)
(Washington) -- The National Park Service announced the distribution of $49.6 million in historic preservation grants for U.S. states, territories, and partnering...
article ‘Desperately needed’: Congress OKs more than $29 million in disaster relief for California fisheries (4/30/2019)
(California) -- It’s taken four years but fishermen along California’s North Coast who have seen crab and salmon seasons truncated and even closed altogether...
article HUD halts new rule that would bar Native American group’s home-purchase program (4/29/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has agreed to delay the implementation of new rules that would prohibit Native American...
article Baraboo School District vies for grant to support Native American students (4/28/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- LeAnn Westbrook never learned her native Ho-Chunk language, because her mother rarely spoke it after she and her family were traumatized under forced...
article Metis Federation claims vendetta behind Pallister's decision to pull self-governance funding (4/26/2019)
(Manitoba) -- David Chartrand says the premier of Manitoba is being "vindictive" in cancelling a third funding agreement with the Manitoba Metis Federation in...
article Cow Creek Among Tribes Getting Housing Grants (4/16/2019)
(Oregon) -- The Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe is among a group of several tribes that will be sharing in more than $15 million allocated in federal grants to...
article Minister 'deeply disturbed' by consultant's claim to $1.3M in housing deal with First Nation (4/6/2019)
(Ontario) -- Indigenous Services Minister Seamus O'Regan says every penny of the $12.8 million meant to rebuild and renovate dilapidated and mould-infested homes in...
article Oregon leaders plan congressional hearings on Chemawa Indian School (3/30/2019)
(Oregon) -- Twice in nine months, at least three members of Oregon’s congressional delegation have paid a visit to a little-known school in Salem run by the...
article Proposed cuts to funding for Native Hawaiian programs cause alarm (3/30/2019)
(Hawaii) -- President Trump’s budget request for fiscal year 2020 proposes $52 million in cuts to education programs that benefit Native Hawaiians and Native...
article Audit: Indian Affairs agency misspent funds on gift cards (3/28/2019)
(North Dakota) -- The North Dakota auditor says the state Indian Affairs Commission misspent nearly $8,000 on gift cards for Native American youth attending leadership...
article Oklahoma Tribes to Receive Funding to Fight Crime (3/28/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Native American crime nationwide is being addressed with 5.7 million dollars of funding being awarded to communities. The Office of Justice Programs for...
article Southern Ute Indian Tribe awarded grant to assist victims of crime (3/22/2019)
(Colorado) -- The federal government awarded the Southern Ute Indian Tribe almost $400,000 to expand direct victim services and trauma-informed personnel support...
article US$17 Million for Energy Infrastructure on Tribal Lands (3/20/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Indian tribes interested in harnessing their undeveloped energy resources can now get up to US$17 million in new funding to deploy energy...
article Cuts to Great Lakes Restoration Initiative proposed again in federal budget (3/17/2019)
(Michigan) -- President Donald Trump’s proposed gutting of Great Lakes protection and cleanup funds for a third straight year has drawn frustration and eye-rolling...
article Opinion: Treaty settlements always look big in headlines! (3/16/2019)
(Ontario) -- Land claim settlements always look huge in headlines. “Historic $1.1-Billion Williams Treaty settlement signed in Rama”, was a typical title for...
article House bill would require Fincen to work with tribal agencies [sub req] (3/13/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The House unanimously passed a bill Tuesday requiring the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network to work with tribal law enforcement agencies and...

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