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article Justin Trudeau Apologizes to Canada's Native Peoples, Something the U.S. Hasn't Done Publicly (9/23/2017)
(Canada) -- Indigenous peoples were "victims" of a government that set out to destroy their culture, Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday...
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Land Issues

article City officials to consider giving Indian Point land to Native nonprofit (9/23/2017)
(Alaska) -- Last year, Juneau’s Indian Point was added to the National Register of Historic Places. This year, a movement has begun to get a portion of the land...
article Province announces commitment of land to Canada for Sayisi Dene First Nation Reserve (9/20/2017)
(Manitoba) -- The Manitoba government will be entering into a bilateral provincial Relocation Claim Lands Agreement with the Sayisi Dene First Nation, Indigenous and...
article Residents face eviction amid plans to redevelop Songhees land (9/20/2017)
(British Columbia) -- Residents of a mobile home park on Songhees First Nation land that is poised for redevelopment are distraught and uncertain about their futures...
article Secretary Zinke goes against tribal interests with monument recommendations (9/18/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Secretary Ryan Zinke of the Department of the Interior is urging President Donald Trump to reduce the boundaries of monuments supported by tribes,...
article OP/ED: Give tribes real authority in Bears Ears National Monument (9/18/2017)
(Utah) -- President Barack Obama's controversial designation of the Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah last year was widely touted as a victory for...
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Lumbee Tribe

article Seven join bid for Tribal Council (9/23/2017)
(North Carolina) -- Seven people filed this week for the Lumbee Tribal Council election, the final opportunity to do so. That brings to 15 the number of candidates...
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Native Voices

article WASHINES: Native American voices must be heard in our democracy (9/23/2017)
(Washington) -- Sept. 26 is National Voter Registration Day. Across the country, people will be signing up to make their voices heard in government. A real democracy is...
article TRAHANT: States complain to Senate about the burdens of Indian health care (9/23/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- First: A fantasy. Wouldn’t it be cool if once, just once, there was a debate in Congress that could only be decided by a vote that benefits...
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New York Gaming

article Falling casino revenues are the latest sign Cuomo bet wrong for New York (9/23/2017)
(New York) -- New York’s newest casinos are bringing in far less cash than expected, even as they eat into revenues for older gambling dens. It’s just the...
article Officials assess local impact of Rivers Casino so far (9/19/2017)
(New York) -- While Rivers Casino & Resort lags behind projections in terms of gaming revenue, officials were quick Tuesday to hail it as a success for the city and...
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Seneca Niagara

article Dyster blames Council for squandering Casino Cash as financial crisis looms (9/23/2017)
(New York) -- The gall. The unmitigated gall. Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster, the man responsible for figuring casino revenue into the general fund budget and using it...
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Fantasy Sports

article Those millions from fantasy sports tax? It may have been a bit of a fantasy (9/22/2017)
(Missouri) -- Then-Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon envisioned his state generating millions of dollars from a new fantasy sports tax in his final State of the State speech in...
article Missouri on track to collect less than $1 million from fantasy sports tax (9/21/2017)
(Missouri) -- Missouri’s foray into regulating the fantasy sports industry doesn’t appear to be paying big dividends. More than a year after former Gov. Jay...
article Legalized DFS Industry Will Open “Pandora’s Online Gambling Box”, Wisconsin Opposing Group Argues (9/19/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- A group of Wisconsin residents has voiced opposition to the recently renewed push for the legalization of daily fantasy sports (DFS). The Citizens Against...
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Japan Gaming

article Japan casino hype (9/22/2017)
(Japan) -- There was never intention from the beginning to implement the Integrated Resorts (IR) bill in Japan in 2017, with the attention of Japan’s government...
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Marijuana & Hemp

article Marijuana Industry Conventions a Pot of Gold for Casinos, Says Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval (9/22/2017)
(Nevada) -- Marijuana business conventions should potentially be allowed to host their events inside casino resorts in Las Vegas and around Nevada, says Governor Brian...
article Nevada Governor orders panel to investigate legal marijuana implications for casinos (9/22/2017)
(Nevada) -- Casino operators in Nevada are worried that new legalized marijuana laws will land them in legal hot water. Gov. Brian Sandoval has called on the Nevada...
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Michigan Gaming

article Michigan Representative Wants to Legalize Online Gambling (9/22/2017)
(Michigan) -- Last week, Michigan State Representative Brandt Iden introduced a new bill that would legalize and regulate online gambling. Iden would like to see...
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Pennsylvania Online

article Internet Gambling, Casino Tax Hike Said To Be In Pennsylvania Budget Mixer [sub req'd] (9/22/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- With Pennsylvania’s budget stalemate poised to enter its third month, legislative insiders say an expansion of gambling, together with a casino...
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Redskins

article Push is on to remove “Redskins” as sport team mascot name (9/22/2017)
(Michigan) -- A bill in the Michigan Senate is taking on the tough topic of culture and school mascots. Native American advocates across the country have been pushing...
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Cherokee Nation

article U.S. Secretary Of Health And Human Services Visits Cherokee Nation (9/21/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- United States Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price is in Oklahoma visiting with tribal leaders to talk about their healthcare needs. Price...
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Connecticut Gaming

article Osten calls MGM Resorts' bluff over Bridgeport casino proposal (9/21/2017)
(Connecticut) -- State Sen. Cathy Osten, D-Sprague, a reliable supporter of the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes’ plan to develop a third Connecticut casino...
article East Windsor Residents Anticipate Casino Payments (9/20/2017)
(Connecticut) -- Residents of East Windsor have struck down a measure that would put an annual payment of $3 million from the Mashantucket and Mohegan tribes into a...
article East Windsor voters reject plan to hold back casino payments from town budget (9/20/2017)
(Connecticut) -- Citing the desire to control how funds are spent and to reduce taxes, voters in a contentious town meeting Tuesday handily defeated a proposal to...
article Harp Bets On Casino Jobs (9/19/2017)
(Connecticut) -- New Haven Mayor Toni Harp went to Bridgeport Monday to place an early bet. She joined Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim at a press conference to announce...
press release Diverse Coalition Continues to Oppose CT Gambling Expansion (9/18/2017)
(Connecticut) -- Fairfield, CT - State Sen. Tony Hwang, R-Fairfield, issued the following statement after MGM on Sep. 18 announced plans to build a casino in Bridgeport...
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Maine Gaming

article Maine gubernatorial candidates on York County casino: Vote it down (9/21/2017)
(Maine) -- They may not agree on much, but the pantheon of candidates now hoping to replace Gov. Paul LePage in 2018 seem to agree that a ballot question that would give...
article Holding all the cards, some Maine towns already debating casino (9/19/2017)
(Maine) -- As the campaigns gear up for and against a November referendum to approve a casino for an undecided location in York County, communities throughout...
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Missing Women Crisis

article Trudeau tells UN Canada has failed indigenous people (9/21/2017)
(New York) -- Declaring that Canada is "no land of wonders", Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told the United Nations that his country was working to address...
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Trump Adminstration

article The Trump Administration Might Not Be Terrible for Indian Health Services (9/21/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- President Donald Trump’s administration is now supporting an increase of $173.8 million in funding for the Indian Health Service (IHS) over...
article The Trump Administration Has a Plan to Alter Protected Landscapes Across America (9/20/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Trump administration is considering shrinking 10 national monuments or reducing their protections, potentially endangering forests in the...
article Leaked memo: Zinke wants smaller monuments, but how small? (9/19/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke clearly has his sights on trimming national monuments in southern Utah, but his official report to President Donald...
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Dakota Access Pipeline

article Still Fighting at Standing Rock (9/20/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Rattler sat on the sofa scrolling through his phone. It was a drizzling, cold spring day in Bismarck, North Dakota, but he wasn’t going outside...
article City Council adopts resolution supporting Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, clean water and energy (9/19/2017)
(Missouri) -- Columbia City Council unanimously voted Monday night to adopt a resolution expressing support for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and clean water, clean...
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Kentucky Gaming

article Kentucky Lawmakers Propose Casino Expansion Option (9/20/2017)
(Kentucky) -- Outside of the state lottery and parimutuel betting at racetracks, all other forms of gambling are banned in Kentucky. However, faced with a budget...
article Pension crisis fuels new momentum for casino gambling in Kentucky (9/20/2017)
(Kentucky) -- The pension crisis has renewed the push for expanded gambling in Kentucky as lawmakers look to fill a $30 billion to $60 billion hole without raising taxes...
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Massachusetts Gaming

article Asked about Bridgeport casino proposal, Gov. Charlie Baker says he still feels good about MGM Springfield project (9/20/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- Whether or not MGM succeeds in opening a casino in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker says the Bay State will hold the company...
article At Springfield hearing, lawmakers urged to keep casino money local (9/19/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts' two new casinos -- including the MGM Springfield complex under construction in the city's South End -- will soon generate tens...
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MGM Resorts

article Ganim welcomes MGM but says city has options (9/20/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- Not too long ago returned Mayor Joe Ganim was wary of embroiling himself and this city in another casino war. “The city’s been through...
article MGM Resorts Promises To Make Bridgeport A 'Destination' With Casino (9/19/2017)
(Connecticut) -- MGM unveiled plans Monday to invest $675 million in building a new casino and resort on the harbor in Bridgeport. To make the announcement, officials...
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Navajo Nation

article DOI Announces $62 Million Construction Contract On Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project (9/20/2017)
(Arizona) -- The Department of the Interior announced Friday that the Bureau of Reclamation is awarding a construction contract of almost $62 million for part of the...
article Navajo Nation Council OK’s FY2018 $636M budget (9/19/2017)
(New Mexico) -- The Navajo Nation Council has approved a $636 million comprehensive budget for fiscal year 2018. Delegates voted 19-2 in favor of approving the budget,...
article Federal grant awarded to rehabilitate runway in Shiprock (9/18/2017)
(New Mexico) -- The Navajo Nation is slated to receive a $4.4 million grant to rehabilitate the runway at the Shiprock Airstrip. The funding is from the Federal Aviation...
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Cedar Rapids Casino

article BHCGA to oppose Cedar Rapids casino proposal (9/19/2017)
(Iowa) -- The Black Hawk County Gaming Association is ready once again to make the case against building a casino in Cedar Rapids. Three proposals were submitted to the...
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Online Poker

article PPA Represents for Online Poker in Michigan (9/19/2017)
(Michigan) -- The Poker Players Alliance has been immersed in the battle for legal and regulated poker in the United States, especially in the online sphere, since 2005...
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Tigua Tribe

article Centuries-old Tigua tribe selects new chief (9/19/2017)
(Texas) -- The centuries-old Tigua tribe now has a new leader. Members of the tribe selected Jose Sierra as the Tigua's chief after narrowing it down from 10 other...
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Macau Gaming

article Macau elects young democracy activist, as opposition drive out casino-related representatives (9/18/2017)
(Macau) -- Macau voters have elected a young pro-democracy activist to the Chinese casino capital’s legislature, as opposition lawmakers expanded their presence at...
article New faces join Macau legislature, Angela Leong re-elected (9/18/2017)
(Macau) -- Three new members are joining Macau’s Legislative Assembly as directly-elected legislators following a poll held on Sunday. Angela Leong On Kei, an executive...
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Mississippi Gaming

article Mississippi Gaming Commission's Special Interim Commission Meeting: September 14, 2017 (9/18/2017)
(Mississippi) -- The Mississippi Gaming Commission held a Special Interim Meeting on Thursday, September 14, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. in the Biloxi office of the Mississippi...
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Other News

article Blackfeet Tribe buys City of Browning's assets (9/23/2017)
(Montana) -- The town of Browning has been in the process of disbanding due to financial issues since 2016. In March of 2016, a Lewis and Clark County District Judge...
article Caldwell First Nation could get first look at $175K powwow video Saturday (9/23/2017)
(Windsor) -- The Caldwell First Nation near Leamington Ont. paid $175,000 to a company owned by the chief's son to produce a video telling the history of its nation...
article Sovereignty and Trust: Interview with Congressman Raúl Grijalva (9/23/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Congressman Raúl Grijalva represents Arizona’s 3rd District, which spans most of the Arizona-Mexico border. The district is home to seven...
article North Dakota tribal councilwoman addresses UN in Switzerland about human trafficking (9/23/2017)
(Switzerland) -- Two elected tribal leaders from the United States, a doctor and tribal councilwoman from the Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation on the Fort Berthold...
article Sen. Udall: Graham-Cassidy TrumpCare Bill Disastrous for Indian Health Care (9/22/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- On Friday, U.S. Senator Tom Udall, vice chair of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, released the following statement on the Graham-Cassidy...
article OP/ED: The trickery behind Justin Trudeau’s reconciliation talk (9/22/2017)
(Canada) -- My grandfather once said: “Sometimes you are better off dealing with the devil because at least you know he wants to hurt you. But beware of the...
article When moving past the Indian Act means something worse (9/22/2017)
(Canada) -- In 1980, I was at the Skyline Hotel in Ottawa (now the Delta) and witnessed Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau come to a National Indian Brotherhood meeting of...
article When Will First Nations People Have the Power to Control Their Own Lives? (9/22/2017)
(Canada) -- Indigenous affairs were front and centre on the government’s agenda this week. Justin Trudeau devoted two-thirds of his UN speech yesterday to Canada’s...
article OP/ED: It’s not a “witch hunt” (9/22/2017)
(Manitoba) -- Senator Murray Sinclair lost a little bit of credibility Thursday. The former Manitoba Queen’s Bench justice and head of the Truth and Reconciliation...
article First Nation Elders want Eagle Staff gifted to Canada’s UN ambassador returned (9/22/2017)
(Canada) -- Some First Nation Elders want to repatriate an Eagle Staff gifted by Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde to a Canadian diplomat in...
article Dutch casino players hit by temporary gambling tax hike (9/22/2017)
(Netherlands) -- A temporary 1.1% casino tax raise in Holland has come into effect after a host of delays including political uncertainty and lack of total agreement on...
article Dutch Gaming Regulator Kansspelautoriteit Still Not Prepared To Roll Out New iGaming Regulations (9/22/2017)
(Netherlands) -- Online gambling in the Netherlands has been a grey area for a number of years which has allowed offshore operators to target Dutch players and run...
article Netherlands set for tax hike (9/22/2017)
(Netherlands) -- A temporary gambling tax hike is to be introduced in the Netherlands next year, taking rates to above 30% of gross gaming revenue.
article Through agreement with CBP, Colville Tribes to issue Enhanced Tribal Card (9/21/2017)
(Washington) -- Through an agreement with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation will begin issuing Enhanced...
article Browning to Sell Assets to Blackfeet Tribe as Town Dissolves (9/21/2017)
(Montana) -- A judge has ordered the Town of Browning to hand over most of its assets to the Blackfeet Tribe in order to settle a number of lawsuits between the two...
article Judge orders Browning to turn over assets to Blackfeet tribe (9/21/2017)
(Montana) -- A state judge has ordered the town of Browning to turn over most of its assets to the Blackfeet Tribe to settle lawsuits between the two governments. The...
article Bucks County requests more than $850,000 from Parx Casino impact fees (9/21/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- Bucks County is seeking more than $850,000 in revenue from Parx Casino's host impact fees to help fund a trio of public health and safety...
article City leaders respond to concerns about depiction of Native Americans in Wellsville ‘Sham Battle’ (9/21/2017)
(Utah) -- People packed the city council room in Wellsville Wednesday night, to listen to discussion over the Wellsville Founders' Day Sham Battle. The Sham Battle...
article Tribes commit to uphold Paris climate agreement (9/21/2017)
(Washington) -- The Swinomish Indian Tribal Community started planning for climate change a decade ago. Located on the southeastern peninsula of Fidalgo Island on Puget...
article No invitation: Why Native American groups weren’t protesting Unite the Right (9/21/2017)
(Virginia) -- On August 12, the streets around Emancipation Park were a riot of color: socialist red, antifa black, the white robes of clergy, bright rainbow flags. But...

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