Subscribe to our Daily Digest e-mail

Government & Politics

Chicago Casino

article Hedging her bet: Lightfoot says casino could rise Downtown after all (7/19/2019)
(Illinois) -- A day after saying the city will study five potential sites on the South and West sides for Chicago’s first casino, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said it...
article 5 sites in Chicago be studied for casino feasibility (7/17/2019)
(Illinois) -- Five sites in Chicago will be reviewed as possible locations for a casino. Mayor Lori Lightfoot made the announcement Wednesday, saying a consultant will...
article Here are the five sites Lori Lightfoot wants to study for the city casino (7/17/2019)
(Illinois) -- The city of Chicago today released a list of five sites it wants to get a close financial look at as the possible location for the city’s new casino...
article Mayor Lightfoot Identifies Five Sites For Chicago Casino (7/17/2019)
(Illinois) -- Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said five sites are being looked at for a possible casino in Chicago. An “economic feasibility study” is being...
article Mayor Lori Lightfoot's office narrows locations for Chicago's first casino (7/17/2019)
(Illinois) -- Talks of a Chicago casino have been up in the air for years, but Mayor Lori Lightfoot's office took a big step toward development Wednesday. The mayor...
article Potential Chicago casino sites aren't far from Northwest Indiana (7/17/2019)
(Illinois) -- Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has identified five potential city casino sites, including two very close to Northwest Indiana, for a consultant to evaluate...
article South, West sides are focus as Lightfoot lists possible sites for Chicago casino (7/17/2019)
(Illinois) -- Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Wednesday pinpointed five South and West side sites for a Chicago casino, but one — in historic Bronzeville — was...
7 Total Articles on this Issue

Election 2020

article Report: John Delaney’s Staff Staged a 2020 Intervention (7/19/2019)
(Iowa) -- When someone important to you continually does things that cause them harm, and can’t seem to break out of the cycle, it sometimes becomes necessary to...
article Inslee raises $3 million for presidential campaign in second quarter (7/16/2019)
(Washington) -- Washington Gov. Jay Inslee raised more than $3 million for his presidential campaign during the second quarter, a haul that leaves him well below the top...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Mississippi Gaming

article Developer gets approval for casino on Mississippi Gulf Coast (7/19/2019)
(Mississippi) -- A plan to build a casino on Mississippi's Gulf Coast is one step closer to becoming reality. WLOX-TV reports the Mississippi Gaming Commission gave...
1 Article on this Issue

Oklahoma Gaming

article Governor Stitt seeks renegotiation on Tribal Gaming Compact (7/19/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt is giving tribes less than 5 months to renegotiate the 15-year Tribal-State Gaming Compact. Set to renew on January 1, 2020,...
article Oklahoma governor, tribes clash over casino gaming revenue (7/19/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Leaders with Oklahoma's powerful Native American tribes are voicing frustration with the state's Republican governor after they say he caught them...
article THE OKLAHOMAN: Compact dispute a test for Oklahoma governor, tribes (7/17/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- In a dispute over whether the state’s gaming compacts with Oklahoma’s tribes should be renegotiated, each side believes it has the stronger...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Washington, D.C. Gaming

article D.C. lawmaker defends vote on no-bid gambling contract that lists his cousin (7/19/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- D.C. Council Member Kenyan R. McDuffie (D-Ward 5) on Friday defended his vote for a no-bid gambling contract, saying that his sole motivation was...
1 Article on this Issue

Census

article What You Need To Know About The 2020 Census (7/18/2019)
(USA) -- The federal government is getting ready to ask some personal questions for the 2020 census. By next April 1, the Census Bureau plans to send a letter or a door...
1 Article on this Issue

Donald Trump

article Native Americans, Please Tell Donald Trump And His Merry Band Of Racists To Go Back Where They Came From (7/18/2019)
(Florida) -- Dear Native American brothers and sisters and especially Congressmembers Sharice Davis and Deb Haaland: Your voices have been Missing In Action this past...
article House condemns Trump’s ‘racist’ tweets targeting minority congresswomen (7/16/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The House on Tuesday approved a resolution to condemn President Donald Trump's "racist comments that have legitimized and increased fear...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Sharice Davids

article Democrats delete tweets attacking each other as members attempt to mend a racially-charged rift (7/18/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Democratic lawmakers have deleted controversial tweets attacking each other as they attempt to mend a rift between left-wing House members and the...
1 Article on this Issue

Cherokee Nation

article Cherokee Nation Tribal Council rejects recommended pay increases (7/17/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Tribal councilors voted July 15 not to accept the pay increases recommended by the Cherokee Nation Compensation Committee, with critics within and outside...
article Cherokee Pay Hike Blocked (7/16/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- There will be no giant pay raise for Cherokee tribal leaders and the council. The council voted to kill the plan that would have doubled some salaries....
article Move for CN raises doesn't make agenda (7/16/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation District 3 Tribal Councilor David Walkingstick proposed legislation to give tribal employees a raise during an Executive and Finance...
article Proposal seeking raises for Cherokee Nation employees yet to be discussed (7/16/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- A proposal to increase the salaries of Cherokee Nation employees is still awaiting consideration. Amid the chaos at the end of Monday’s Rules...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Cultural Appropriation

article Minority inclusion programs need to be monitored (7/17/2019)
(Missouri) -- The recent decision by St. Louis officials to remove five businesses from its list of certified minority-owned businesses due to allegations that the...
1 Article on this Issue

Dakota Access Pipeline

article EDITORIAL: Hold hearing on pipeline expansion (7/17/2019)
(North Dakota) -- The Public Service Commission should hold a public hearing on the proposed expansion of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The Tribune editorial board...
1 Article on this Issue

Marijuana & Hemp

article Saskatchewan pot shop dispute echoes gambling battle in quest for Indigenous jurisdiction (7/17/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- The dispute pitting the provincial government against two First Nations with pot shops on reserve is rife with ‘intricate’ legal issues,...
1 Article on this Issue

Redding Rancheria

article Shasta Speak Up speaks out at Redding City Council meeting (7/17/2019)
(California) -- Signs were made and voices were heard in opposition to the proposed placement of the new Win River Casino at Tuesday's Redding City Council meeting,...
1 Article on this Issue

RESPECT Act

article Sen. Mike Rounds: Showing RESPECT to Native Americans (7/17/2019)
(South Dakota) -- During my time working as your governor and now U.S. senator, I’ve had the privilege of establishing friendships with tribal members from all...
1 Article on this Issue

Rhode Island Gaming

article Rhode Island Gov. Raimondo Balks at Twin River Offer to Take Lottery Contract From IGT (7/17/2019)
(Rhode Island) -- Gov. Gina Raimondo (D-RI) doesn’t want Twin River Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:TRWH), Rhode Island’s lone casino operator, usurping...
1 Article on this Issue

Sault Ste. Marie Tribe

article U.P. tribe gets $2 million grant for manufacturing center (7/17/2019)
(Michigan) -- A Native American tribe in Michigan's Upper Peninsula is receiving $2 million in federal funds to help build a manufacturing and warehouse facility. U....
1 Article on this Issue

Seneca Niagara

article Politics Take Center Stage as Gaming Battle Continues (7/17/2019)
(New York) -- As the legal wrangling continues at a snail’s pace in the gaming stalemate between the state and the Seneca Nation, politics has definitely moved...
article Sports betting lounges are coming to parts of New York. But Buffalo might have to wait (7/17/2019)
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation is making preparations to open three sports betting lounges at its casinos in Western New York. But a key question remains: When? A day...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Trump Adminstration

article Trump Removed the Only Native American Member From the Cultural Property Advisory Committee (7/17/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The sole Native American member on a committee that advises the president on international cultural heritage agreements was removed and replaced...
1 Article on this Issue

Wampanoag Aquinnah

article Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe continues to fight for gaming rights (7/17/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe plans to appeal a judge's decision that places construction of a long-awaited casino under local jurisdiction in...
article Building Inspector Orders Tribe to Halt Construction on Bingo Hall Site (7/17/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- With signs of new construction activity on the site of a planned bingo hall in Aquinnah, the town building inspector has ordered the Wampanoag tribe...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Water Issues

article Apache tribe could complicate Gila diversion plans (7/17/2019)
(Arizona) -- The Gila River winds through many lands before and after it enters Arizona, including the territory of some Native American tribes that historically have...
1 Article on this Issue

Wynn Boston Harbor

article Gaming Commission to address class-action lawsuit against Encore (7/17/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts gambling regulators on Thursday will address allegations of shaved payouts made in a class-action lawsuit against Encore Boston Harbor...
1 Article on this Issue

Attawapiskat

article Former Attawapiskat chief Theresa Spence begins hunger strike over state of community (7/16/2019)
(Ottawa) -- Former Attawapiskat chief Theresa Spence says she is embarking on another hunger strike, this time over the state of her community's water and...
1 Article on this Issue

California Gaming

article POLYGAMOUS BLOOD CULT: One Kingston, who co-owns a California casino, wants to give his shares to another member of a Utah polygamous sect (7/16/2019)
(California) -- Two men with ties to a Utah polygamous sect, and who own a casino in Lake Elsinore, Calif., should receive more time to apply for gambling licenses or...
1 Article on this Issue

Connecticut Gaming

article Connecticut Lottery executive on leave amid questions over FBI taping (7/16/2019)
(Connecticut) -- The vice president of the Connecticut Lottery Corporation has been placed on administrative leave amid questions over her role in an FBI investigation...
1 Article on this Issue

First Nations

article National Métis group gave IT contracts to 2 companies linked to policy adviser (7/16/2019)
(Ottawa) -- The Métis National Council (MNC), facing its second federal audit in the last seven years, paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to two companies directed by...
article AMC women's council distances itself from woman accusing leader of sending 'creepy' messages (7/16/2019)
(Manitoba) -- The women's council for the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs says it will no longer be involved in social media accusations against the organization's...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Hard Rock

article Majestic Star owner requests state approval for Hard Rock Casino move (7/16/2019)
(Indiana) -- Spectacle Entertainment officially has requested Indiana Gaming Commission approval to replace its two Majestic Star casino boats at Gary's Buffington...
1 Article on this Issue

Land Issues

article Forest service chief talks timber sales in visit to Alaska’s Tongass National Forest (7/16/2019)
(Alaska) -- The head of the U.S. Forest Service visited Alaska’s Tongass National Forest recently to investigate timber sales and related issues. U.S. Sen. Lisa...
1 Article on this Issue

LGBTQ

article Oglala Sioux Tribe legalizes same-sex marriage (7/16/2019)
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux say they are the first tribe in South Dakota to legalize same-sex marriage. The tribal council last week approved a same-gender...
article Oglala Sioux Tribe legalizes same-sex marriage, considering updated hate crime law (7/16/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Monique "Muffie" Mousseaux and Felipa DeLeon have talked about returning to the Pine Ridge Reservation to renew their vows after the Oglala...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Maryland Gaming

article MORON ALERT: Maryland’s government created a website to deter gambling. It ended up promoting casinos. (7/16/2019)
(Maryland) -- State legislative auditors accused Maryland’s Behavioral Health Administration of lax oversight of hundreds of millions of dollars in grants —...
1 Article on this Issue

MMIW

article Federal agencies missed 2nd deadline for tribal safety bills (7/16/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- For the second month in a row, U.S. officials tasked with carrying out federal public safety policy for tribes missed a deadline to provide input on...
1 Article on this Issue

Native Vote

article Appeals court agrees a Utah county violated Navajo voting rights through gerrymandering (7/16/2019)
(Utah) -- A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld newly drawn voting districts in a southeastern Utah county after a judge had found the old boundaries amounted to...
1 Article on this Issue

New York Gaming

article Online sports gambling delayed another year in New York (7/16/2019)
(New York) -- New Yorkers will have to do their legal sports betting at upstate casinos for the foreseeable future. State lawmakers are expected to leave Albany this...
article EDITORIAL: NYRA casino deal raises flags (7/16/2019)
(New York) -- So what is NYRA saying here? Is it saying it couldn’t find a single business in the greater Saratoga region that could provide hospitality services...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Other News

article OP/ED: Where does Donald Trump want Indians to 'go back' to? (7/19/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- This is for those people who are dedicated to their centuries-old, narrow-minded, “Indian” stereotypes. I am very “Indian” looking, dark-skinned,...
article Workplace investigation found N.S. Regional Chief bullied and harassed former women's association president (7/19/2019)
(Canada) -- Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief Morley Googoo engaged in "direct discrimination" against a former leader of the Nova Scotia Native Women's...
article Native Americans Want Say In Quincy's Long Island Bridge Lawsuit (7/19/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Native American tribes have asked a Suffolk Superior Court judge to allow them to testify in Quincy's lawsuit against the state over the...
article Task force formed to study missing and murdered Native American women (7/19/2019)
(Wyoming) -- A group formed to study missing and murdered Native American women and girls in Wyoming will begin meeting next week, Gov. Mark Gordon said Wednesday....
article Congressman Tom Cole speaks out about RESPECT Act (7/18/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Congressman Tom Cole is speaking out about the RESPECT Act. It would repeal 11 outdated rules relating to Native American education, including forced...
article Inuit describe 'bittersweet' experience at burial sites of lost loved ones in South (7/18/2019)
(North Canada) -- For Simon Nattaq, it was a healing experience. It took 66 years, but the Iqaluit city councillor has finally discovered what ultimately became of his...
article Russell Mirasty sworn in as Sask.'s 23rd lieutenant-governor (7/18/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- Russell Mirasty was sworn in as Saskatchewan's 23rd lieutenant-governor on Thursday morning. Mirasty, a former commander of RCMP's F Division (...
article 'This is historic': Indigenous leaders applaud choice of Russell Mirasty as new Sask. Lt.-Gov. (7/18/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- Former RCMP F Division Commander Russell Mirasty has been named Saskatchewan's lieutenant-governor, the Office of the Prime Minister announced on...
article Lynda Dickson sworn in as new chief of Carcross/Tagish First Nation (7/18/2019)
(Yukon) -- Lynda Dickson was sworn in Wednesday as the new Haa Shaa du Hen, or chief, of the Carcross/Tagish First Nation. During a ceremony at the First Nation's...
article Six Nations elected council files injunction against demonstrators at administration building (7/18/2019)
(Ontario) -- The Six Nations elected council has issued an injunction notice against demonstrators who have blocked access to their administration building for more than...
article Program to help Native American families buy homes in Northwest Arkansas (7/18/2019)
(Arkansas) -- Arkansas was previously one of 14 states that did not offer the Native American Home Loan Program. Cherokee Tribal member Kailee Stonebarger has been...
article Pikangikum evacuees in Regina start returning to northern Ont., but full plan not yet decided (7/18/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- Dozens of wildfire evacuees from the Pikangikum First Nation returned to northern Ontario on Tuesday and dozens more could follow, the Saskatchewan...
article Fund supporting Pikangikum evacuees in Thunder Bay, Ont., helps St. John Ambulance (7/18/2019)
(Ontario) -- A campaign launched by the Thunder Bay Community Foundation will support a local chapter of St. John Ambulance in recognition of its efforts to assist...
article OP/ED: American Citizenship Is Not Whites-Only (7/17/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- I grew up in Madison, Wisconsin, a town nationally famous for its laid-back, liberal mindset. Even there other kids weren’t afraid to tell me...
article Native American representation expands on repatriation panel. Tribal leaders praise addition (7/17/2019)
(California) -- Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law on Monday a bill that gives California Native Americans equal representation on a committee that decides the fate of...
article BLOG: History, Unburied at the Alamo (7/17/2019)
(Texas) -- Antonio is unique for having five World Heritage gems, all within a ten minute drive from the city center. The San Antonio Missions.
article Native American representation expands on repatriation panel. Tribal leaders praise addition (7/16/2019)
(California) -- Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law on Monday a bill that gives California Native Americans equal representation on a committee that decides the fate of...
article Ex-Gov. Paterson to lead Sands’ push for casino in NYC (7/15/2019)
(New York) -- Former New York Gov. David Paterson is joining Las Vegas Sands to lead the casino and resort developer’s push for a casino in New York City. Voters...
article National Parks Service returns Tribal Traditional Cultural Property (7/15/2019)
(Oregon) -- The National Parks Service has returned the Traditional Cultural Property Historic District nomination. In a news release, National Parks Service cited...
article Rep. Andi Clifford Talks Indigenous Representation At Town Hall (7/15/2019)
(Wyoming) -- Riverton Representative Andi Clifford held a town hall meeting at the Lander Public Library on Saturday. She spoke to a crowd of around 30 people, many of...

visionary sponsor advertisement

sponsor advertisement