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Cherokee Nation

article Think the current Cherokee chief race is a wild ride? (5/18/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Races for principal chief of the Cherokee Nation are no strangers to volatile controversy or outright conflict. The campaigns and their supporters have...
article Removing obstacles: Cara Cowan Watts (5/18/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee citizens throughout much of Rogers County choose their tribal council representative for the next four years. Businesswoman, Ph.D., and former...
article Candidate Sues Cherokee Nation in Federal Court to Get on Tribal Ballot (5/16/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- On May 14, Rhonda Brown Fleming sued the Cherokee Nation in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., over whether she should be allowed on the...
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Mashpee Wampanoag

article The Roll Call: How area members of Congress voted last week (5/18/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- MASSACHUSETTS TRIBAL LAND: The House has passed the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Reservation Reaffirmation Act (H.R. 312), sponsored by Rep. William R....
article EDITORIAL: Respect critical for state-tribal relations today (5/16/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Treaty disputes, historical aggression, poverty and cultural differences impede every inch of headway toward racial reconciliation in South Dakota. The...
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Native Vote

article Wyoming Democratic Party Asks for Probe of Voting Problems (5/18/2019)
(Wyoming) -- The Wyoming Democratic Party has requested for a prosecutor to investigate allegations of voting difficulties on the Wind River Reservation last year. The...
article A Rising Native America Aims to Make Further Gains in the 2020 Elections (5/17/2019)
(USA) -- As NPQ has covered over the past two years, a cultural revival is under way in many American Indian nations. Last fall, its impact was evident in the election...
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Poarch Creek

article ICYMI: Poarch Band of Creek Indians said to be on Trump's radar (5/18/2019)
(Alabama) -- Are the Poarch Band of Creek Indians the next target of President Donald Trump and his terrifying tweets? A news outlet that has repeatedly railed against...
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Seminole Tribe

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...
article Naples-Fort Myers poker room in peril from Seminole Tribe demands (5/16/2019)
(Florida) -- The Seminole Tribe of Florida has set its sights on small poker rooms as it stops paying the state $330 million a year from gambling revenue. The Seminoles...
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Election 2020

article A Rising Native America Aims to Make Further Gains in the 2020 Elections (5/17/2019)
(USA) -- As NPQ has covered over the past two years, a cultural revival is under way in many American Indian nations. Last fall, its impact was evident in the election...
article Trump doesn't want to face another woman, claims Elizabeth Warren as she swings back at the president's prediction that Biden, Beto, Bernie or Buttigieg will survive to challenge him (5/17/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Elizabeth Warren said Thursday night as she left the stage at a Virginia rally that the president is eager to avoid facing a woman in the 2020...
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First Nations

article Northern and Aboriginal Policy (5/17/2019)
(Ottawa) -- Northern and Aboriginal Policy is a knowledge area within the Public Policy division of the Conference Board of Canada. The success of Canada’s...
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Health Care

article Stitt not supportive of Medicaid expansion in Oklahoma (5/17/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt is not too keen on expanding Medicaid under the provisions of the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare.” Or...
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Indiana Gaming

article Vigo casino vote likely this fall (5/17/2019)
(Indiana) -- Vigo County voters likely will vote on a casino referendum in the fall. Members of the Vigo County Election Board on Friday discussed how that can happen...
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Land Issues

article First Nations counsel argues decision to sell P.E.I. land could be harmful to Mi’kmaq claims of title (5/17/2019)
(Prince Edward Island) -- A decision by cabinet to sell provincial land could be harmful to Mi’kmaq claims of title, the P.E.I. court of appeal heard in closing...
article US House bill would clear path for Alaska tribes to put land in trust (5/16/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a bill that would clear a legal cloud over whether Alaska tribes can put land in trust, giving...
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Las Vegas Gaming

article LVCVA on the verge of betting big with underground transit system (5/17/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority is on the verge of placing one of the biggest bets in its history. It’s the futures bet of all...
article The biggest! The brightest! Video display redo coming to Vegas' Fremont Street (5/17/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- Downtown Las Vegas will lay claim to the world’s largest and brightest high-def video display when workers complete a $32-million overhaul of the...
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Mashantucket Pequot

article GALLERY: Rodney Butler named Citizen of Year (5/17/2019)
(Connecticut) -- Rodney Butler, seated center, Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Council chairman and interim CEO at Foxwoods Resort Casino and the 69th Chamber of Commerce of...
article Rodney Butler: 2019 Citizen of the Year (5/16/2019)
(Connecticut) -- The Mashantucket Pequots are a proud people with a history filled with challenges. They have a reason to be particularly proud today because the leader...
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PASPA Decision

article States Bet Big on Sports Gambling. Is It Paying Off? (5/17/2019)
(USA) -- It’s been just over a year since the Supreme Court opened the door for states to allow sports betting. Anticipating a budgetary boost from sports betting...
article US Sports Betting: Where It Stands One Year After The Federal Ban Fell (5/17/2019)
(USA) -- I was one of several hundred people sitting in the US Supreme Court in December 2017, watching oral arguments in Murphy vs. NCAA, the case about the US sports...
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Seneca Nation

article Seneca Nation President speaks out (5/17/2019)
(New York) -- There are a lot of timely topics on the mind of the President of the Seneca Nation of Indians and our Dave McKinley had a chance to speak with Rickey L....
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...
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Steve Wynn

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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Voter Suppression

article Dems call for probe into voting problems on reservation (5/17/2019)
(Wyoming) -- The Wyoming Democratic Party has asked the Fremont County Attorney’s Office to investigate allegations that voters on the Wind River Reservation...
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Wampanoag Aquinnah

article MVC sets public hearing for casino project (5/17/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- The Martha’s Vineyard Commission (MVC) has set a public meeting to discuss gambling facility being developed by the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head...
article MVC Takes Steps to Begin Review of Wampanoag Bingo Hall (5/17/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- The Martha’s Vineyard Commission is taking active steps to review the Wampanoag tribe’s proposed bingo hall as a development of regional...
article Why help only the Mashpee Wampanoag? (5/17/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- It has been a great week for the Mashpee Wampanoag in their quest to open a tribal casino in Taunton. The US House of Representative passed the...
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Washington Gaming

article Legal sports betting might be years away in Washington, even as other states move ahead (5/17/2019)
(Washington) -- A year after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal law that banned sports gambling, residents of eight states are legally betting on...
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White Earth

article White Earth Nation Creates Tribal Gaming Commission (5/17/2019)
(Minnesota) -- The White Earth Reservation Business Committee unanimously approves a new gaming ordinance. It makes the Tribal Gaming Commission separate from tribal...
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BIA

article Officials: Tribes were consulted in reorganization plans [sub req] (5/16/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Officials at the Bureau of Indian Affairs yesterday fired back over allegations the Interior Department ignored Native American interests in the...
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Connecticut Gaming

article Lauretti: Competitive casino bidding process is vital for Bridgeport and Connecticut (5/16/2019)
(Connecticut) -- In 1991, when casino gambling came to Connecticut and Bridgeport was in contention, I did not support the idea. At the time, I thought more could be...
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DOI

article Trump Swamp: Interior Sec. Calls Corporations He Regulates ‘My Clients… My Former Clients’ [sub req] (5/16/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The American Prospect’s David Dayen late last week noted what he called President Donald Trump’s “most nakedly corrupt tweet...
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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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Illinois Gaming

article Rockford mayor, Rick Nielsen stump in Springfield for action on law to allow more casinos in Illinois (5/16/2019)
(Illinois) -- Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara said lawmakers have to move quickly before the city’s chances to build a casino are “virtually eliminated” by...
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Massachusetts Gaming

article Beacon Hill lawmakers drag their feet on sports betting (5/16/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- The state Legislature is unlikely to decide whether to legalize sports betting in Massachusetts before the fall, two key lawmakers said Thursday. That...
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Mining & Drilling

article After Standing Rock, protesting pipelines can get you a decade in prison and $100K in fines (5/16/2019)
(USA) -- Cherri Foytlin and her fellow protestors spent much of last summer suspended 35-feet in the air in “sky pods” tied to cypress trees. They were...
article Environmental and Native American groups appeal against Alaskan mining permit (5/15/2019)
(Alaska) -- Environmental and Native American groups are continuing their campaign against a proposed multi-deposit mine in the US state of Alaska, appealing a federal...
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Oregon Gaming

article Oregon Lottery gets pushback from legislator in online sports betting effort (5/16/2019)
(Oregon) -- The Oregon Lottery is making plans to launch a mobile app this fall that would allow people to place bets on sports games, even Trail Blazers games. The...
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Savanna’s Act

article Gianforte introduces Savanna’s Act in U.S. House (5/16/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte and a bipartisan group of legislators introduced Savanna’s Act, a bill meant to address the missing and...
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Shinnecock Tribe

article Battle over billboard heats up on Long Island (5/16/2019)
(New York) -- Neighbors who live in and around Hampton Bays are outraged at the prospect of sixty-foot tall electronic billboards in their quaint community. More than a...
article Residents rally against Shinnecock plans to put up billboards (5/15/2019)
(New York) -- People are rallying against the Shinnecock Indian Nation's plans to build two 61-foot-tall electronic signs on Sunrise Highway in Hampton Bays.
article Shinnecocks rebuff calls to halt construction of 61-foot-tall electronic billboards on Sunrise (5/15/2019)
(New York) -- The Shinnecock Indian Nation is continuing work on two 61-foot-tall electronic billboards along Sunrise Highway in Hampton Bays despite pleas from elected...
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St. Regis Mohawk

article Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Shares Announcement of Federal Report on Tribal Consultation (5/16/2019)
(New York) -- On Wednesday, Onerahtohkó:wa/May 1, 2019, members of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council (SRMT) participated in a press conference at the U.S. Capital to...
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Trump Adminstration

article Galanda: Trump administration asks tribes about Indian blood (5/16/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Late last year the U.S. Department of the Interior began to consider whether Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) agencies should cease issuing...
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Washington, DC Online

article D.C. Council concerned with projected 2020 rollout of sports betting (5/16/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- When the D.C. Council agreed to sole source the contract for the city's online sports wagering platform, it was under the impression the...
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Deb Haaland

article Rep. Haaland Presses Trump Interior Secretary on Lack of Tribal Consultation (5/15/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- On Wednesday, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) pressed President Trump’s Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt on the lack of tribal...
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Other News

article Nevada, Illinois representatives want jackpot reporting threshold raised to $5,000 (5/18/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Two members of Congress from large gaming states asked the Treasury Department Monday to increase the reporting threshold for slot machine jackpots...
article State, tribal leaders attend summit to discuss important issues (5/17/2019)
(New Mexico) -- State and tribal leaders attended a summit at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center Thursday. The event, which is in its tenth year, allows for discussion...
article Doors Open Minneapolis offers glimpse of city’s past, future (5/17/2019)
(Minnesota) -- An event this weekend offers the curious a chance to explore the history and culture of Minneapolis through tours of more than 100 of the city’s...
article Honoring the Achievements of Native Americans in the Military (5/17/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Native Americans serve in the U.S. military at a higher rate per capita than any other population group and have done so since the American...
article Elks Tower owner sues gambling commission over denied license (5/17/2019)
(California) -- The owner of the Elks Tower in downtown Sacramento is suing the state’s gambling regulator, after it repeatedly refused to grant him permission to...
article Congressional Hearing On Chemawa Lays Out Possible Fixes To 'Total Crisis' (5/16/2019)
(Oregon) -- “Total crisis” was the phrase Sonya Moody-Jurado used in her Capitol Hill testimony to describe Chemawa Indian School, an off-reservation...
article Lake County, tribes at odds over access to construction site (5/15/2019)
(Montana) -- When Lori Lundeen arrived at her property here earlier this week, she found her path blocked. In April, Lundeen broke ground for a 60-lot RV park...
article Renaming Parks is Hard Work (5/15/2019)
(Idaho) -- On May 7, the Boise City Council voted to rename Quarry View Park and Castle Rock Reserve in honor of the First Peoples of the Boise Valley. At the meeting,...
article Park Board To Vote On Resolution To Rename Calhoun Streets To Bde Maka Ska (5/15/2019)
(Minnesota) -- The Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board is considering whether to rename a number of streets and parkways with the name “Calhoun” in them.
article Proposal to change name of parkway surrounding Bde Maka Ska under discussion (5/15/2019)
(Minnesota) -- The battle over names at a popular Minneapolis lake is under the spotlight once again Wednesday. Last year, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources...
article Goodale calls RCMP's interview with alleged sexual assault victim 'absolutely abhorrent' (5/15/2019)
(Ottawa) -- Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale is condemning the actions of an RCMP officer who, in a recently released video, asked a young woman who reported she'd...
article With tensions 'ramping up' between community, police following arrests, RCMP host town hall in La Loche (5/15/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- Tensions between police and community members are expected to come up at a town hall meeting Wednesday night in La Loche, after a man said he suffered...
article Manitoba Métis employment training programs get $160M boost from federal government (5/15/2019)
(Manitoba) -- Training and employment programs offered by the Manitoba Metis Federation will get a boost of more than $160 million through a new agreement signed with...
article Map reveals that lynching extended far beyond the deep South (5/15/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- An interactive map of lynchings that occurred in the United States from 1883 to 1941 reveals not just the extent of mob violence, but also underscores...
article Tribes seek ban on public hunting of revered grizzly bears (5/15/2019)
(Montana) -- Native American leaders pressed lawmakers in Congress Wednesday to adopt permanent protections for grizzly bears, a species widely revered by tribes but...
article How do tribal nation’s treaties figure into climate change? (5/14/2019)
(USA) -- Over the years that Ray Fryberg Sr. has worked at the Tulalip Tribes Natural Resources Department, he’s watched climate change subtly reshape the region.
article AUDIO: Why the former chair of the TRC is worried about the Indian day school settlement (5/14/2019)
(Ottawa) -- The former chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission says he is concerned that Indian day school survivors are doing "all of the work themselves...
article Garneau says he's open to amendments as opposition to B.C. tanker ban bill mounts (5/14/2019)
(British Columbia) -- Transport Minister Marc Garneau told the Senate committee studying the Liberal government's B.C. oil tanker ban bill today that he is open to...
article Sioux Lookout pushes for 'Sault-to-Sioux' access to Ring of Fire (5/14/2019)
(Ontario) -- A northwestern Ontario town, looking to get a piece of the Ring of Fire action, continues to call for the revival of an east-west access road.
article Cherokee Nation Gives $476,000 to Northeast Oklahoma Fire Departments (5/14/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation gave nearly half a million dollars to 136 rural Oklahoma fire departments Monday night during the tribe’s annual Volunteer...

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