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Chumash Tribe

article WILLIAMS-KAHN: Why Gov. Pete Wilson is wrong about the Santa Ynez Chumash 'bigfooting' local residents (7/19/2018)
(California) -- Former Gov. Pete Wilson failed to make himself aware of the hard work our communities put into the local agreement before criticizing HR 1491, the Santa...
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Navajo Nation

article Rogue Navajo Officials Attempt to Buy Remington Gun Company (7/19/2018)
(Arizona) -- President Russell Begaye of the Navajo Nation said the all-cash offer for the Remington gun company was made without the approval of his office. "This...
article Navajo Nation offered up to $525 million in cash for gun company (7/17/2018)
(Wall Street) -- The Navajo Nation offered to pay up to $525 million in cash for the Remington gun company, Andrew Ross Sorkin reports in The New York Times. The deal...
article The Navajo Nation wanted to buy Remington — and abandon its AR-15s (7/17/2018)
(Arizona) -- Two months ago, Andrew suggested that someone should buy Remington, one of America’s biggest gun makers, and overhaul it. The Navajo Nation tried,...
article Navajo Nation Council to meet for summer session (7/17/2018)
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation Council will determine during its summer session this week whether to amend the tribe’s Civil Rights Act to provide equal protection...
article Navajo Nation Council to meet for summer session (7/16/2018)
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation Council will determine during its summer session this week whether to amend the tribe's Civil Rights Act to provide equal protection...
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Red Lake Tribe

article Red Lake Nation voters return Darrell Seki to chairman's post (7/19/2018)
(Minnesota) -- Darrell Seki, Sr. will be serving a second term as chairman of the Red Lake Nation, according to the unofficial results. Seki won 53.47 percent of the...
article WHITEFEATHER: Chairman Seki will continue good work for Red Lake Nation (7/15/2018)
(Minnesota) -- Having had the privilege of being chairman of the Red Lake Nation for eight years, I know firsthand the awesome responsibility it is to serve in that...
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Water Issues

article Native American congressional candidate vows to represent rural areas that lack running water and electricity (7/19/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- A Native American congressional candidate in New Mexico said on Thursday that she hopes to address the underrepresented rural areas that still lack...
press release Udall Leads Indian Affairs Legislative Hearing on Water Rights Bills (7/19/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Senator Tom Udall, vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, joined Committee Chairman John Hoeven (R-N.D.) in leading a...
article Montana Lawmakers Ask Zinke For Help Passing Water Compacts (7/18/2018)
(Montana) -- A state legislative committee is asking Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to work with Montana’s Congressional delegation to finalize a handful of water...
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Colville Tribe

article Cawston named new tribal chairman (7/18/2018)
(Washington) -- Rodney Cawston was named the new chairman of the Colville Business Council July 12 after a ceremony in which seven recently elected council members were...
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Land Issues

article Lanape Seek Sovereignty in Delaware (7/18/2018)
(Delaware) -- A Native American tribe in Delaware is seeking to reclaim land and establish sovereignty. The News Journal of Wilmington reports the Lenape Indian tribe...
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Las Vegas Gaming

article Downtown casino plan gets quick OK from Las Vegas City Council (7/18/2018)
(Las Vegas) -- Plans for a new Fremont Street casino-hotel breezed through the Las Vegas City Council approval process Wednesday, paving the way for the first bottom-up...
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Mashpee Wampanoag

article Congressional committee takes up tribal bill (7/18/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The House Committee on Natural Resources will take up legislation next week that aims to end a legal challenge to the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe’...
article Outlook for tribal homelands remains bleak in the Trump era (7/18/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Citizens of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe celebrated a milestone this month -- their annual powwow took place on trust land for the first time in 97...
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Massachusetts Gaming

article Mass. Legislators Agree To $41.9 Billion Compromise Budget Plan (7/18/2018)
(Massachusetts) -- Eighteen days into the state's new fiscal year, House and Senate negotiators reached agreement Wednesday on a $41.9 billion budget, potentially...
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Native Vote

article Native American leaders tell Senate to restore Voting Rights Act (7/18/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- During a Senate roundtable Tuesday on “Voting Rights, Access, and Barriers in Indian Country,” North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND)...
article The struggle to be New Mexico’s 1st Native American congresswoman (7/18/2018)
(New Mexico) -- “I don’t look like most people in Congress,” begins the 30-second TV ad. It’s dusk and a woman with long, thick black hair–...
article 'Blatant discrimination': Native voters face barriers at ballot box (7/18/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Native Americans have been “systematically denied access to fair representation” as a result of persistent barriers to voting, advocates...
article Tribal leaders tell Senate voting barriers are persistent, systemic (7/17/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Native Americans have been “systematically denied access to fair representation” as a result of persistent barriers to voting, advocates...
article Discussion to Focus on Native American Voting Rights (7/16/2018)
(New Mexico) -- Access and barriers to the political process across Indian Country will be the focus of an upcoming discussion in Washington, D.C. U.S. Sen. Tom Udall,...
article A Vice President & now Bernie Sanders; Sharice Davids' race is getting attention (7/16/2018)
(Kansas) -- ​Sharice Davids is getting attention from some big names. Make that ironic attention. The story is the political heavyweights traveling to Kansas to campaign...
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Ohio Gaming

article As Ohio considers legalizing sports betting, regulator says most games are on black market (7/18/2018)
(Ohio) -- All over the United States people are betting on sports, but they're largely in the black market, a state casino regulator said Wednesday. Matthew Schuler...
article Experts trying to work out challenges with legalized sports betting (7/18/2018)
(Ohio) -- A recent Supreme Court ruling clears the way for states across the country, including Ohio, to decide if they want to legalize sports betting. As of right now...
article Ohio state senators introduce bill to legalize sports gambling (7/16/2018)
(Ohio) -- Ohio state senators have introduced a bill that, in its current form, does nothing more than express an intent to legalize sports gambling in the state. The...
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Seneca Niagara

article Agency downgrades bond rating for City of Niagara Falls (7/18/2018)
(New York) -- Citing the financial impact of a loss of casino revenue, a prominent credit rating agency announced Wednesday that it has downgraded its bond rating for...
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Shingle Springs

article Public hearing held on tribe’s fuel station (7/18/2018)
(California) -- A July 12 public hearing regarding a permit for the Miwok Indians to open a fuel station attracted a crowd largely made up of supporters. Already...
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Trump Adminstration

article TRAHANT: 'Trump picks Putin over America': Native candidates slam president's remarks (7/18/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- President Donald J. Trump says everything is great. It’s the media’s fault. And he offered an apology, of sorts. This is already an...
article CHARLES: President Trump isn't the only thing wrong with America (7/18/2018)
(California) -- It doesn't really matter what political party you align yourself with. For most Americans the past week has been somewhat surreal. Our President...
article REP. RUIZ: The Trump administration’s attack on tribal health (7/17/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Trump administration is on course to cut tribal health care funding by hundreds of millions of dollars as a result of its proposal to impose...
article OP/ED: In Trump's America, immigrants are modern-day 'savage Indians' (7/17/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- “One of the reasons we lead the free world today is that we are a nation of immigrants.” These words were delivered by Harry Truman to...
article Trump Just Remade Ocean Policy—Here’s What That Means (7/15/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The spill began with a bang. On August 20, 2010 a jet of natural gas surged to the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform. Fumes filled the air,...
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Yucca Mountain Project

article Las Vegas business leaders mount lobbying campaign against Yucca (7/18/2018)
(Nevada) -- A congressional tour of Yucca Mountain last weekend spurred Las Vegas business leaders to fan across the nation’s capital Wednesday and lobby lawmakers...
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Dakota Access Pipeline

article BLOG: Red Fawn Fallis and the Felony of Being Attacked by Cops (7/17/2018)
(North Dakota) -- What happened to Standing Rock water protector Red Fawn Fallis is what has happened to many women political dissenters who go up against Big Government...
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First Nations

article Rosemary McKay challenges Alvin Fiddler for NAN Grand Chief (7/17/2018)
(Ontario) -- The election for Grand Chief of Nishnawbe Aski Nation this summer will be a two-person race.
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Mining & Drilling

article Court cancels mining permit after Ontario failed to adequately consult First Nation community (7/17/2018)
(Ontario) -- A permit for mineral exploration on the traditional territory of a remote First Nation has been cancelled by judges who say the Ontario government and the...
article First Nations in B.C. contemplating financing, equity model for stake in Trans Mountain oil pipeline (7/17/2018)
(British Columbia) -- Talks are underway with unnamed major Canadian banks on a potential financing and equity model that could see B.C. First Nations take an ownership...
press release Department of Energy Issues $2 Billion Tribal Energy Loan Guarantee Program Solicitation (7/17/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued the first loan guarantee solicitation for the Tribal Energy Loan Guarantee Program (TELGP) under...
article Energy Department to Offer Loan Aid for Projects on Tribal Land (7/17/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Energy Department programs that helped finance the nation’s first new nuclear reactor in 30 years and issued a $465 million loan to...
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Quapaw Tribe

article Quapaw Tribe to hold elections (7/17/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma will hold its annual election on Saturday, July 28, at the Quapaw Tribal Complex. The polls will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m...
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Wind River

article FAKE NEWS: Report: Indian Tribes Wasted Millions of Taxpayer Dollars Aimed at Helping Communities (7/17/2018)
(Wyoming) -- The government is asking two American Indian tribes to return thousands of federal dollars spent on a Christmas party and gifts. This is to justify millions...
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Donald Trump

article Indigenous Lawmaker Compares Trump's 'Pocahontas' Remark To Racial Slur (7/16/2018)
(Montana) -- A bipartisan group of indigenous state lawmakers just published a letter condemning the President’s use of the name “Pocahontas” in a...
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First Nations Gaming

article Indigenous housing providers raise alarms about future of federal funding deals (7/16/2018)
(Ottawa) -- Indigenous social housing providers will soon push the federal government to rethink plans to overhaul their funding arrangements because they worry the...
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Kentucky Gaming

article Beshear touts gambling as pension solution in meeting with retirees (7/16/2018)
(Kentucky) -- Andy Beshear is continuing to tout gambling as the solution to the gaping hole in Kentucky’s public pension funding. At a meeting in Frankfort on...
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Oneida Nation

article Legal challenges, animosity part of Nation’s history (7/16/2018)
(New York) -- The Oneida Indian Nation has been through a number of lawsuits over the last few decades, leading to the land-into-trust agreement and the settlement with...
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Sports Betting

article Officials: Clock Is Ticking If Casinos Want Sportsbooks Approved By Football Season (7/16/2018)
(New Jersey) -- Atlantic City casinos will have to submit their sports betting plans by the end of the day Monday if they want to open sportsbooks by football season.
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Federal Recognition

article Another tribal recognition bill advances with Republican support (7/15/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- With little fanfare, another tribal recognition bill is advancing on Capitol Hill as a top Republican asserts authority over the politically-complex...
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Paulette Jordan

article Statewide candidates speak at Twin Falls Democrats picnic (7/15/2018)
(Idaho) -- Committee chairman Bob Sojka may have summed up the excitement of the day best: “This is the prom,” Sojka, head of the Twin Falls County...
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Supreme Court

article What sovereignty means for America’s Indian tribes (7/15/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- AMID the headline-grabbing news from the Supreme Court this term—the travel ban upheld, Anthony Kennedy’s retirement—came...
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Other News

article CN to appeal court decision over Thunder Bay bridge repair (7/19/2018)
(Ontario) -- Thunder Bay Mayor Keith Hobbs is not mincing words over CN's decision to appeal an order to repair and reopen the James Street bridge to traffic....
article Gambling, smoking and drinking give Pa. a lot of money in 'sin taxes' (7/19/2018)
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania's reliance on taxes and fees on tobacco, alcohol and gambling to balance its budget is no secret. And its reliance on those so-called...
article No Surprise Here: Fantasy Sports Revenue Is A Pittance Compared To Other Gambling Formats In PA (7/19/2018)
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has unveiled the revenue figures for the second month of regulated fantasy sports contests, and well, they’re...
article Sask. government seeks court order to removed Justice For Our Stolen Children camp (7/19/2018)
(Saskatchewan) -- The Government of Saskatchewan is asking for a court order to remove the Justice For Our Stolen Children camp in Regina's Wascana Centre. The...
article B.C.'s Site C dam project behind schedule, plagued by problems: expert (7/19/2018)
(British Columbia) -- British Columbia’s mammoth Site C hydro-electric project is seriously behind schedule, plagued by quality problems and marked by secrecy,...
article 'A first' at St Mary's First Nation: traditional welcome for new chief and council (7/19/2018)
(North Canada) -- On a hot, humid day on the banks of what they know as the Wolastoq River, hundreds gathered to celebrate the inauguration of the new chief and council...
article Mayor sets up indigenous advisory circle (7/19/2018)
(North Canada) -- Three years after Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission issued recommendations to municipalities as part of its final report on residential...
article Rosebud Sioux Tribe expands economic development initiatives (7/19/2018)
(South Dakota) -- Every business in a capitalist economy has a purpose—to make a profit. The problem is other businesses have set out to do the same thing. To be...
article Are Sin Taxes Healthy for State Budgets? (7/19/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- When Kansas lawmakers found themselves facing a projected $900 million budget shortfall in 2017, then-Governor Sam Brownback (R) proposed tax hikes...
article Pew study: States shouldn't rely on sin taxes for long-term funding (7/19/2018)
(USA) -- For states still recovering financially from the Great Recession, sin taxes – taxes on tobacco, alcohol, gambling, and most recently in some states,...
article One-fifth of on-reserve families to miss out on child benefit boost: Duclos (7/19/2018)
(Ottawa) -- Thousands of Indigenous families living on-reserve will miss out on a boost to the federal Liberals' signature child benefit that government MPs plan to...
article US to invest $267m in 103 infrastructure projects in rural areas (7/18/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced its plans to invest $267m in 103 infrastructure projects to improve water and wastewater systems...
article U.S. Rep. Brian Mast grills Army Corps over Lake Okeechobee discharges to St. Lucie River (7/18/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Treasure Coast's congressman grilled the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers about Lake Okeechobee discharges during a House hearing Wednesday. U.S...
article BLM Scraps Obama Era Rule to Protect Wild Horses from Slaughter by the Truckload (7/18/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is changing a six-year-old rule put in place to prevent the sale of federally-protected wild horses for...
article ADOT Hopes Change In Tribal Contracts Will Improve Efficiency (7/17/2018)
(Arizona) -- For decades, a single line in ADOT contracts stalled or ended projects between the transportation department and Arizona tribes: waiver of limited sovereign...
article Governor seeks cooperation with Native American tribes (7/17/2018)
(Utah) -- At his annual Native American Summit, Gov. Gary Herbert pledged support to provide educational, healthcare and employment opportunities to Utah's tribes....
article Barry Shaw – Israel, and Native Americans and Canadians (7/17/2018)
(Israel) -- Very recently, I was honored with a phone call from a native American tribal leader who was, perhaps surprisingly to many as it was to me, on a visit to...
article Indigenous Lawmaker Compares Trump's 'Pocahontas' Remark To Racial Slur (7/16/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- A bipartisan group of indigenous state lawmakers just published a letter condemning the President’s use of the name “Pocahontas” in a recent Montana...
article A Vice President & now Bernie Sanders; Sharice Davids' race is getting attention (7/16/2018)
(Kansas) -- ​Sharice Davids is getting attention from some big names. Make that ironic attention. The story is the political heavyweights traveling to Kansas to campaign...
article Lawmakers Hold Hearing On ICE Detention In NM, 4 Passengers Remain Critical Following Bus Crash (7/16/2018)
(New Mexico) -- State lawmakers have heard testimony about conditions inside federal facilities that house migrants in New Mexico, where the U.S. Immigration and Customs...

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