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Bridgeport Casino

article Lawmakers see momentum for Bridgeport casino building; tribes unimpressed (2/18/2019)
(Connecticut) -- Plans to build a casino in Bridgeport, which consistently have come up snake eyes over the past few years, may finally move decisively forward this year...
article Nystrom urges Lamont to reject Bridgeport casino proposal (2/18/2019)
(Connecticut) -- Mayor Peter Nystrom is joining a growing list of Eastern Connecticut municipal leaders and organizations who are reaching out to Gov. Ned lamont to...
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British Columbia Gaming

article Delta Mayor Seeks Ottawa’s Support for Cashless Cascades Casino in 2020 (2/18/2019)
(British Columbia) -- Obtaining more information about money-laundering and preventing the illegal practice from damaging further the trust in casino venues and other...
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Illinois Gaming

article VGT Ban in Bloomington May Face Extension if City Council Decides So (2/18/2019)
(Illinois) -- Bloomington City Council may consider a possible extension of the video gambling machines ban. The city reported a 6% increase (about $44,726) in its 2018...
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Mohegan Tribe

article Mohegan Chairman Resigns at the Top of His Game (2/18/2019)
(Connecticut) -- The resignation of Kevin “Red Eagle” Brown as chairman of the Mohegan Tribal Council came after a high profile two weeks, during which he...
article Mohegan tribe discussion to be held at La Grua (2/18/2019)
(Connecticut) -- “Local Treasures Series: The Mohegan Tribe~25 Years Since Federal Recognition” will be held at 6 p.m. March 6 at La Grua Center, 32 Water St...
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Nevada Gaming

article Gaming companies spent more than $1.6 million on legislators last cycle (2/18/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- The casino industry has long been considered the top power player on Nevada’s political landscape, and in 2018 the industry backed that assertion up...
article Gaming companies spent more than $1.6 million on legislators last cycle (2/16/2019)
(Nevada) -- The casino industry has long been considered the top power player on Nevada’s political landscape, and in 2018 the industry backed that assertion up by...
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Ryan Zinke

article Judge allows state, tribe to pursue claim against Interior Department (2/18/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- A judge has granted the state and the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe “a second bite at the apple,” ruling that they can pursue their claim...
article Lawsuit Against The Former Interior Secretary Zinke Can Be Revived By Pequots: Judge Rules (2/17/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- A ruling came forth on Friday by a federal judge in Washington D.C., that the Mashantucket Pequot tribe of Connecticut can renew a lawsuit against a...
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Sports Betting & Tribes

article BLOG: Tribal Sports Betting: Resolving Myriad Issues: Part II (2/18/2019)
(USA) -- The future of sports betting in the U.S. is likely to be directly related to Native American gaming interests because of their prominence nationally and because...
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Chumash Tribe

article Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians vows to keep fighting for homelands (2/17/2019)
(California) -- A federal judge has dealt a setback to the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, whose homelands in southern California have long been the subject of...
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Elizabeth Warren

article RACE: What Makes Someone American Indian? (2/17/2019)
(USA) -- Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren has apologized for identifying as "American Indian" in the 1980s, when the number of people who identified as...
article ROBERT REICH: Trump’s assault on Elizabeth Warren (2/17/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Elizabeth Warren is one of the most talented politicians and policy leaders in America. We must not allow Trump or anyone else to “swift-boat...
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Grand Canyon

article How a place once ‘valueless’ became Grand (2/17/2019)
(Arizona) -- Few sights are as instantly recognizable, and few sites speak more fully to American nationalism. Standing on the South Rim in 1903, President Teddy...
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Health Care

article Medicaid expansion has changed the landscape for Native American health care (2/17/2019)
(Montana) -- Todd Wilson has seen first-hand the positive feedback loop that comes from having more people who seek care at Leo Pocha Memorial Clinic walk in the door...
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MMIW

article State House members propose task force on missing and murdered indigenous women (2/17/2019)
(Washington) -- According to a report by the Urban Indian Health Institute, Seattle has the most cases of missing and murdered American Indian and Alaska Native women...
article New Mexico among states considering bills on missing, slain Native women (2/16/2019)
(New Mexico) -- Lawmakers in at least seven states have introduced legislation to address the unsolved deaths and disappearances of numerous Native American women and...
article Rep. Deb Haaland Calls for More Resources to End Violence Against Indigenous Women (2/16/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- One of the first Native American congresswomen refuses to let the violence against Indigenous women be overlooked any longer.
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National Congress of American Indians

article National Congress of American Indians vows change after declaring workplace 'safe' for women (2/17/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The leader of the National Congress of American Indians is promising more transparency in hopes of overcoming a controversy that continues to...
article White House listening session turns messy as one tribe walks out in protest (2/17/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Trump administration's attempt to reset its troubled relationship with Indian Country got off to a rocky start here on Wednesday after one...
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Trans Mountain

article Decision on Trans Mountain pipeline's fate might not come until summer (2/17/2019)
(Canada) -- Canada's energy regulator will tell the federal government this week whether it still thinks the Trans Mountain pipeline should be expanded but cabinet...
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Bermuda Gaming

article Casino gaming watchdog must find own funds (2/16/2019)
(Bermuda) -- The island’s gambling watchdog said yesterday it was ordered by the Government to find its own funds. The news came as the Bermuda Casino Gaming...
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Cherokee Nation

article Jordan launches re-election bid for CN District 1 tribal councilor (2/16/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Rex Jordan, a lifetime resident of Cherokee County, has announced his candidacy for re-election to the position of Cherokee Nation Tribal Council District...
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Land Issues

article Tribe Meets with Police Over Death Threats (2/16/2019)
(Texas) -- The Texas tribe taking a stand against the border wall is now dealing with death threats. Mission Police Department say they are now investigating. Juan...
article Utah, Farm Bureau Back Monument Cuts Opposed By Tribes (sub req) (2/15/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Utah and the American Farm Bureau Federation urged a D.C. federal court Friday to toss suits from environmental groups and Native American tribes...
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Maryland Gaming

article Bill seeks to allow sports wagering this year (2/16/2019)
(Maryland) -- The future of sports betting in Maryland was sure to be a looming topic in the 2019 legislature, and Delegate Kevin Hornberger is now squarely amidst the...
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New Jersey Gaming

article New Jersey OKs $20M subsidy for horse racing industry (2/16/2019)
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey is back in the horse racing business. The return of state support is good news for tracks that have struggled to compete with rivals in...
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Spirit Lake Tribe

article Officials see changes after Spirit Lake regains control of child welfare program (2/16/2019)
(North Dakota) -- Spirit Lake Nation officials say they are proud to have regained control of the child welfare program this winter, nearly seven years after significant...
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Water Issues

article Arizona lawmaker accused of endangering drought plan (2/16/2019)
(Arizona) -- Top Arizona Democrats on Friday accused the Republican House speaker of risking the collapse of a drought plan for the Colorado River by pushing legislation...
article Dispute puts Arizona's Colorado River drought deal ‘in serious jeopardy’ (2/16/2019)
(Arizona) -- Just when it looked like Arizona was close to wrapping up a Colorado River drought plan, a dispute that has the potential to derail the deal has flared up....
article Bowers forges ahead with water bill that could torpedo drought plan (2/15/2019)
(Arizona) -- House Speaker Rusty Bowers is blowing off a threat by the Gila River Indian Community to pull out of the drought contingency plan − and deny the state...
article The Latest: Tribe says water bill based on misinformation (2/15/2019)
(Arizona) -- An attorney for the Gila River Indian Community says a powerful state lawmaker's push to change Arizona water law is based on misinformation and the...
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Wire Act

article Even for Washington, the Fight Over Online Gambling Has Been Unusually Shady (2/16/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., talked to U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein “several times” about changing the Justice Department...
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Yurok Tribe

article Yurok Tribe Applauds Planning Commission’s Decision to Deny Commercial Weed Permit Near Ceremonial District (2/16/2019)
(California) -- The Yurok Tribe applauds the Humboldt County Planning Commission’s pivotal decision to deny a commercial cannabis growing permit for a property...
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First Nations

article Indigenous senators praise Wilson-Raybould's integrity, say her resignation leaves 'many questions' (2/15/2019)
(Ottawa) -- A group of Indigenous senators — most of them appointed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, — issued a statement today praising the integrity of...
article Quebec women's group petitions Canada to end residual sex-based discrimination in the Indian Act (2/15/2019)
(Quebec) -- An Indigenous women's association in Quebec has launched a petition to end discrimination in the Indian Act, which they say continues to affect...
article The 9 faces at the centre of the Jody Wilson-Raybould, PMO affair (2/15/2019)
(Ottawa) -- This week, the House of Commons justice and human rights committee held an emergency meeting to probe allegations that the Prime Minister's Office...
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First Nations Gaming

article Liberals risk 'brand damage' over Wilson-Raybould controversy, says former Martin government official (2/15/2019)
(Ottawa) -- In the week since the SNC-Lavalin story broke, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has changed his talking points several times. After the story first hit, Trudeau...
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Lumbee Tribe

article Largest tribe in East called NC home for centuries. Feds say it’s not Indian enough. (2/15/2019)
(North Carolina) -- The largest American Indian tribe east of the Mississippi, North Carolina’s Lumbee, counts 55,000 members and has called the state’s...
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Mashpee Wampanoag

article Three Incumbents, Three Newcomers Elected To Mashpee Tribal Council (2/15/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- The results of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Council election came in Sunday night. The three incumbents—Carleton Hendricks Jr., Winnie Johnson-Graham...
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Muscogee Creek

article Mvskoke coalition formed in Dallas (2/15/2019)
(Texas) -- The first gathering of the newly established ‘Dallas Maskoke Coalition’ was held at the Urban Inter-Tribal Center of Texas with approximately 60-...
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Native Voices

article OP/ED: Physical attacks on media never acceptable (2/15/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- One of the United States’ founding fathers, Thomas Jefferson wasn’t always a fan of the media. However, he did have this to say. “...
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Trump Adminstration

article Tribe and federal programs caught in border security debate (2/15/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Round two of the shutdown debate is now over as President Donald Trump, who sought $5.6 billion in funding to go toward building a wall on the...
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Covington

article Lakota People’s Law Project Legal Team Says Biased Report Fails to Exonerate Covington Catholic Students (2/14/2019)
(North Dakota) -- On Tuesday, February 12th, 2019, famed Atlanta, Georgia Libel & Defamation Attorney L. Lin Wood, who has declared that “the pendulum has...
article Nathan Phillips Responds to Investigative Report on Covington Catholic Student Behavior (2/14/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- In response to the “independent” investigative report issued today by Greater Cincinnati Investigation, Inc., retained by Dressman,...
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Indiana Gaming

article Gary seeing green with historic gaming bill (2/14/2019)
(Indiana) -- The City of Gary continues to gain support from Indiana lawmakers in response to the city’s economic development proposal for Buffington Harbor.
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Marijuana & Hemp

article Hemp Bill Alive Despite Noem (2/14/2019)
(South Dakota) -- The South Dakota House of Representatives rejected a call from the state’s governor to shelf plans to legalize hemp in South Dakota. By a vote of...
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Mining & Drilling

article Gwich’in, Allies Oppose Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Oil Leasing at D.C. Public Hearing (2/14/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- On Wednesday, February 13, 2019, the Bureau of Land Management and Department of the Interior held its final public hearing on oil and gas leasing...
article Millbrook chief wants Indigenous monitors to be able to shut down Alton gas project (2/14/2019)
(Nova Scotia) -- A Nova Scotia Mi'kmaw chief wants more Indigenous oversight of the proposed Alton natural gas storage project near Stewiacke, N.S. — including...
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Other News

article Tribal leaders address Minnesota lawmakers during 'Sovereignty Day' (2/18/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Tribal leaders from across Minnesota gathered together Monday for what they are calling a "historic event" - to stand up for their sovereign...
article Sovereignty Day: Tribal Leaders Visit State Capitol, Raise Awareness Of Native Issues [video] (2/18/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Today is President's Day. But at the Minnesota House of Representatives, it's Sovereignty Day. A chance for people to learn about tribal history...
article Tribal group threatens to pull out of Arizona water-sharing plan (2/18/2019)
(Arizona) -- The Arizona Legislature approved a deal, but now a Native American tribe could back out of Arizona’s Drought Contingency Plan due to a bill that it...
article Native Sun News Today: Bill declares official Native languages of South Dakota (2/18/2019)
(South Dakota) -- After hearing fervent appeals from a roomful of native speakers, the legislators on the State Affairs Committee voted unanimously February 8 to ask the...
article After Wilson-Raybould cartoon, Halifax artist says he'll stop drawing women in violent situations (2/18/2019)
(Nova Scotia) -- Halifax political cartoonist Michael de Adder says he will no longer depict women in violent situations. His decision was sparked by a cartoon he posted...
article James Giago Davies: It's time to make universal basic income a reality (2/18/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Universal Basic income (UBI) is an idea that has been bounced around for years, and attempted in a few limited settings. The idea is that an...
article Dutch senators to vote on online gambling (2/18/2019)
(Netherlands) -- Dutch senators will vote on whether to allow online gambling within the Netherlands on Tuesday, leading to a surge of interest from hundreds of...
article Goa’s opposition party wants casinos banned (2/18/2019)
(India) -- State opposition party Goa Congress has urged the ruling coalition to remember their “forgotten promise” about a casino ban in Goa. Party...
article Move to privatise Holland Casino extended (2/18/2019)
(Netherlands) -- The move to privatise state-owned Holland Casino in the Netherlands has been postponed to 2020. The country’s justice minister Sander Dekker...
article Montana Lawmaker Apologizes Over Remarks to Native Americans (2/17/2019)
(Montana) -- A Montana lawmaker has apologized for telling Native American legislators that abortion is self-inflicted genocide and a plague on Indian culture....
article How the town of Inuvik got its welcome sign (2/17/2019)
(Northwest Territories) -- At the end of the Dempster Highway a big sign has welcomed weary travellers to Inuvik, N.W.T., in English, Gwich'in and Inuvialuktun for...
article Lawmaker apologizes over 'genocide' comments targeted at American Indian lawmakers (2/16/2019)
(Montana) -- A Republican lawmaker has apologized after comments he made about Native Americans drew a strong rebuke on the House floor. "To my friends in the...
article Arkansas Dem introduces bill to honor Native Americans instead of Confederacy on state flag (2/16/2019)
(Arkansas) -- A lawmaker in Arkansas introduced legislation on Friday to nix Confederate symbolism on the state's flag. State Rep. Charles Blake (D) filed a bill...
article JOHNSON: Building relationships with state's tribal members (2/15/2019)
(South Dakota) -- I came to Congress to solve real issues for South Dakotans. This office has awarded me the opportunity to meet and engage with constituents that...
article The Green New Deal Includes a Powerful Pledge to Indigenous People (2/15/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Green New Deal is no perfect solution to climate change. It’s already facing backlash from Republicans and centrists, but it’s all...
article Court Strikes Down FCC’s Mean-Spirited Effort to Reinforce Digital Divide (2/15/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- A federal appeals court has overturned FCC chair Ajit Pai‘s attempt to gut the subsidy that makes it possible for low-income communities to...
article Quebec declines talks with feds, provinces, territories on coerced sterilization (2/15/2019)
(Quebec) -- Quebec won't be part of a working group the federal government wants to examine claims that Indigenous women have been sterilized against their will. A...
article Adopting “Oklahoma Native American Day” is right for our state (2/15/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Because Oklahoma’s rich identity is so closely tied to its Native heritage, it’s only natural that we should take an appropriate and lasting...
article Employees facing theft charges appear on summons (2/15/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Four former and current MCN employees, former Public Relations Director Neely Tsoodle and Sherman Hicks, Ernest McPerryman, and Oscar Hicks of Arbor...
article Eye-opening forensic audit will kick off 2nd phase of Muskrat Falls inquiry (2/15/2019)
(North Canada) -- The second phase of the Muskrat Falls commission of inquiry will commence Monday with the much-anticipated release of a forensic audit that...

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