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Atlantic City Gaming

article Atlantic City to stay in state control for at least 3 more years (9/20/2018)
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City could remain under state rule until 2021, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced Thursday, despite saying during his campaign that he...
article No instant end to New Jersey's takeover of Atlantic City (9/20/2018)
(Atlantic City) -- Democrat Phil Murphy campaigned for governor of New Jersey in part on a promise to end the state takeover of Atlantic City, the cash-strapped seaside...
article Atlantic City casino reinvestment board defends performance after report criticizes spending (9/18/2018)
(Atlantic City) -- The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority briefly addressed a critical state audit during its first public board meeting since the report was...
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Iowa Gaming

article All Counties Get Casino Money, But Amounts Vary Widely (9/20/2018)
(Iowa) -- At the Wild Rose Casino in Jefferson, Connie Wehmeyer says she likes the slots tournaments, the free Tuesday donuts and the fact that Wild Rose puts money into...
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Land Issues

article Akwesasne Mohawk council puts settlement of 130-year-old land grievance to a vote (9/20/2018)
(Quebec) -- The Kanien'kehá:ka community of Akwesasne will decide whether or not to accept a $240 million settlement offer from Canada by a referendum, with voting...
article How this tribe got their coastal California lands returned (9/18/2018)
(California) -- The Kashia Band of Pomo Indians has called the coast along what is now Sonoma County, California, home for more than 12,500 years. There, the ‘...
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Mescalero Apache

article Mescalero Apache receive one of highest justice grants in New Mexico (9/20/2018)
(New Mexico) -- The Mescalero Apache Tribe, whose reservation adjoins the village of Ruidoso, was awarded a $810,408 grant from the U.S, Department of Justice., one of...
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MMIW

article 'How many broken lives will it take?': Scholar recommends overhaul of justice system at MMIWG inquiry (9/20/2018)
(Quebec) -- A Université Laval professor is calling on the federal government to completely rethink its administration of justice, which is "imposing a white...
article First steps taken to count missing, murdered Yakama women and girls (9/18/2018)
(Washington) -- She may have been feeding her young daughter and infant when the men walked up to her home while her husband was away. She may have been working outside...
article Mining, energy projects near Indigenous communities undermine womens' safety, experts tell MMIWG inquiry (9/18/2018)
(Quebec) -- Energy and mining projects in remote parts of Canada jeopardize the safety of Indigenous women and their families living there, human rights workers...
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Paulette Jordan

article Questions surround Paulette Jordan campaign's ties to tribal super PAC (9/20/2018)
(Idaho) -- Concerns are being raised over the involvement of Idaho Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paulette Jordan’s campaign with the setting up and funding of...
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Pennsylvania Gaming

article Federal judge nixes Pennsylvania law banning political donations from casino owners (9/20/2018)
(Pennsylvania) -- A federal judge on Wednesday struck down a Pennsylvania law that bars casino owners and others with a stake in the gambling industry from donating to...
article Federal Judge Rejects Ban on Pennsylvania Casino Political Campaign Contributions (9/20/2018)
(Pennsylvania) -- A court in Pennsylvania on Wednesday struck down a law that prohibits casino industry stakeholders from donating to political campaigns in the state.
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Quinault Indian Nation

article Over $650,000 coming to Quinault Indian Nation from DOJ (9/20/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Justice Department will awarded up to $246 million in grants to improve public safety in tribal communities.
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Residential Schools

article Ottawa spent $2.3M on court battles with St. Anne's residential school survivors (9/20/2018)
(Ottawa) -- The federal government spent $2.3 million over the past five years in court battles with survivors from a notorious residential school in northern Ontario,...
article Alberta education minister apologizes after test asks students about 'positive effect' of residential schools (9/20/2018)
(Alberta) -- Alberta's education minister apologized Thursday for what he calls "hateful material" — an online social studies question that asked...
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Sports Betting

article Congressional Hearing On Federal Sports Betting Oversight Confirmed For Next Week (9/20/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- A U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee will meet Thursday morning to discuss legal sports betting, a source confirmed today to Legal Sports...
article 4 Nevada tribes win $6M in Justice Department victim grants (9/19/2018)
(Nevada) -- The U.S. Justice Department has awarded nearly $6 million in crime victim assistance grants to four tribal entities in Nevada. The grants are intended to...
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Standing Rock Sioux

article Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) to Host Award-winning Journalist Jenni Monet (9/20/2018)
(New Mexico) -- IAIA will host award-winning journalist Jenni Monet at 11:00 am, Friday, September 28, 2018, in the CLE Commons on the IAIA Campus — 83 Avan Nu Po...
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Supreme Court

article Alaska Governor, Lieutenant Governor Oppose Confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh (9/20/2018)
(Alaska) -- Alaska Governor Bill Walker and Lieutenant Governor Byron Mallott on Thursday offered the following statement: We oppose the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh...
article Deb Haaland, Udall, National Women’s Org and more speak out regarding Kavanaugh (9/20/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- As the controversy over the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh continues to unfold, more public figures and organizations are coming...
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British Columbia Gaming

article Victoria wants more information on money laundering prevention in casinos (9/19/2018)
(British Columbia) -- Victoria City Council is looking for details from the B.C. Lottery Corporation and the B.C. Attorney General about how they will prevent money...
article Sen. Larry Campbell refuses to answer questions about board role for B.C. casino company (9/18/2018)
(British Columbia) -- B.C.’s River Rock Casino has been called the epicentre of money laundering by international organized crime groups. Throughout the troubles,...
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Cherokee Nation

article NOTES FROM THE CHIEF: Cherokee Nation leads environmental conservation efforts (9/19/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation is the first tribal government in America to organize a conservation area to protect an endangered species, the American Burying Beetle. We...
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Columbus/Indigenous Day

article Pullman considers establishing Indigenous Peoples Day (9/19/2018)
(Idaho) -- Cities across the nation have established Indigenous Peoples Day as a tribute to native peoples who have historically been displaced in the name of American...
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Mashpee Wampanoag

article Interior denies Mashpee trust land: ‘You do not meet definition of an Indian’ (9/19/2018)
(Massachusetts) -- The room fell silent as Jessie Little Doe Baird gripped the podium, engraved with a “United States Senate” emblem, as she held back her tears before...
article Tribe Wants More Time On Appeal (9/18/2018)
(Massachusetts) -- Ten days after the executive branch of the federal government dealt a blow to the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe's efforts to protect its reservation,...
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Mille Lacs Band

article Tribal police, Mille Lacs County sheriff reach agreement (9/19/2018)
(Minnesota) -- Mille Lacs County officials announced Tuesday, Sept. 18, they reached an agreement with the Mille Lacs Band on the terms of a new law enforcement mutual...
article County, tribal leaders reach policing agreement for Mille Lacs Indian reservation (9/18/2018)
(Minnesota) -- Ending a two-year impasse, Mille Lacs County and Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe leaders announced an agreement Tuesday for the policing of the Indian...
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Seneca Nation

article Seneca Party to select candidates at Friday caucus (9/19/2018)
(New York) -- The Seneca Party will hold its party caucus Friday to select candidates for the upcoming Seneca Nation elections. Seneca Party members can vote in the...
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United Keetoowah Band

article Enid City Commission hears proposed casino details (9/19/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians tribe is proposing a casino possibly opening as early as 2020 in east Enid. During an Enid City Commission...
article Tribe: Casino could happen with, without city of Enid approval (9/19/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- A proposed United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians casino could be opened in Enid even if the city commission does not give its approval. While the tribe...
article City commission hears proposed casino details (9/18/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians tribe is proposing a casino possibly opening as early as 2020 in east Enid. During an Enid City Commission...
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Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

article AG Fox joins others in urging Congress to renew Violence Against Women Act (9/19/2018)
(Montana) -- With funding set to expire this year, Montana Attorney General Tim Fox urged Congress to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, saying it has been...
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Water Issues

article Appeals pour in over ruling against Las Vegas pipe water plan (9/19/2018)
(Nevada) -- The appeals are piling up over a recent state decision blocking the Southern Nevada Water Authority’s plans to pipe groundwater from Eastern Nevada.
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West Virginia Gaming

article Lawmakers briefed on betting issues, Lottery staff turnover (9/19/2018)
(West Virginia) -- Sports betting is alive at two West Virginia casinos with more to follow, but lawmakers are concerned about recent staff turnover at the West Virginia...
article Return of WV Lottery director may calm waters (9/19/2018)
(West Virginia) -- John Myers, who worked for a decade at West Virginia Lottery, made a rather sudden return. Myers, who has been Secretary of Administration, made it...
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Federal Recognition

article BIA Says Calif. Group Doesn't Merit Federal Recognition [sub req] (9/18/2018)
(California) -- The U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs has urged a California federal court to toss a suit by an unrecognized tribe, the Tolowa Nation, seeking to force the...
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Klamath Tribes

article Merkley, Wyden Push Zinke to Fulfill Agreement with Klamath Tribes (9/18/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden today [September 5, 2018] pushed U.S. Department of Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke to reverse his...
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Maine Gaming

article Maine High Court Seeks Comment On Whether It Should Consider Indian Gaming Question (9/18/2018)
(Maine) -- Just before it adjourned earlier this month, the Maine House of Representatives passed an order asking the Maine Supreme Court to interpret a U.S. Supreme...
article Tribes might finally get some help with gaming efforts in Maine (9/17/2018)
(Maine) -- Thirty years after the passage of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, some tribes are still waiting to benefit from the $32 billion and growing industry....
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Navajo Nation

article Begaye calls for general wage increase to build tribal workforce (9/18/2018)
(Arizona) -- In prioritizing job creation and economic development, Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye supports a general wage increase that will build and retain...
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St. Regis Mohawk

article St. Lawrence County, St. Regis Mohawk Tribe getting $700k from state for counterterrorism, preparedness efforts (9/18/2018)
(New York) -- St. Lawrence County and the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe are getting over $700,000 from New York state for counterterrorism and preparedness efforts, according...
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Trump Adminstration

article SNOPES: Did Donald Trump Appoint the First Native American to Lead the Bureau of Indian Affairs? (9/18/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- CLAIM: President Donald Trump appointed a Native American to run the Bureau of Indian Affairs, for the first time in U.S. history.
article Trump Administration Eases Regulation Of Methane Leaks On Public Lands (9/18/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Trump administration is proposing to roll back another Obama-era energy regulation, this time one that aimed to curb methane leaks from oil and...
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Wynn Boston Harbor

article Wynn Casino Has Its Legal Problems, Massachusetts Host City Everett Has Some Too (9/18/2018)
(Massachusetts) -- There have been rumors of political corruption in Everett, MA for years. The mayor, Carlo DeMaria has, for the moment, overcome claims of sexual...
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Canadian Land Issues

article 'A place to come home to': Tlowitsis Nation establishes new community near Campbell River (9/17/2018)
(British Columbia) -- The sign at the start of a gravel driveway leading into a rural piece of land just outside Campbell River, B.C., says "Nenagwas"...
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First Nations

article Leaked video shows Trudeau 'upset' at meeting with Sask. First Nations chiefs (9/17/2018)
(Saskatchewan) -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expressed frustration about "time management" during a meeting with First Nations leaders from around the...
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Gun Lake

article Gun Lake Tribe Name New Chairman (9/17/2018)
(Michigan) -- The new chairman of the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, better known as the Gun Lake Tribe, is Bob Peters. The tribe made the...
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Illinois Gaming

article Panel recommends first exemption to Aurora's video gambling law (9/17/2018)
(Illinois) -- Aurora is looking at granting an exemption to its video gambling law for a planned restaurant near Fox Valley Mall. It would be the first such exemption...
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Other News

article Democrats promise to investigate Zinke if House flips (9/21/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will face a barrage of congressional inquiries into his business dealings, travels, political activities and relations...
article Senators Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Address Suicide Crisis in Native Communities (9/20/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.)introduced the bipartisan Native American Suicide Prevention Act, along with U.S....
article Tribal leaders stand up to corporations on climate change (9/20/2018)
(Washington) -- Tribal and state leaders in Washington say they will ramp up efforts to get a ballot initiative passed that would hold corporations accountable for...
article Uncertainty builds over fate of promised Indigenous chapter in NAFTA (9/20/2018)
(Ottawa) -- The national chief of the Assembly of First Nations is raising concerns that a promised Indigenous chapter in a renewed North American Free Trade Agreement...
article 4 Nevada tribes win $6M in Justice Department victim grants (9/20/2018)
(Nevada) -- The U.S. Justice Department has awarded nearly $6 million in crime victim assistance grants to four tribal entities in Nevada. The grants are intended to...
article DOJ Doubles Funding to Combat Violence Against Indigenous Women, Amid Staggering Deaths and Disappearances (9/20/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- The U.S. Justice Department is set to double funding dedicated to combating high rates of violence against Native American women in the country. DOJ...
article DOJ grants $246 million for tribal law enforcement (9/20/2018)
(Washington) -- The Lummi and Nooksack Indian Tribes are receiving more than a half-million dollars in federal grants to improve public safety.
article DOJ to grant $3.5 million for Bemidji-area tribal public safety (9/20/2018)
(Minnesota) -- Six American Indian communities in Minnesota—including the three that bracket Bemidji—are in line for millions of dollars from the federal...
article Oregon tribes awarded millions in federal grant funding (9/20/2018)
(Oregon) -- The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday announced the award of more than $4.8 million in grants to six American Indian tribes in Oregon and one tribal...
article Trump administration takes credit for increase in tribal safety grants (9/20/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Trump administration is touting a tribal set-aside in the national Crime Victims Fund despite having little to do with it. Tribes and key...
article Military Coalition to Congress: Add NOAA and USPHS to Native American Memorial (9/20/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Twenty-six service organizations are calling on Congress to include the U.S. Public Health Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...
article Ernie Jones Sr., president of Yavapai-Prescott Tribe, passes on (9/20/2018)
(Arizona) -- Ernest “Ernie” Jones Sr., the longtime president of the Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe, passed away on Monday. He was 75. Jones was a veteran who...
article Colville Tribes launches Enhanced ID Program, Monday (9/19/2018)
(Washington) -- Following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, an effort was made to increase security in the United States first with The Real ID Act of 2005...
article Wolfe and Dybdahl named 40 Under 40, Kindred Post gets grant, AWARE seeks nominations (9/19/2018)
(Alaska) -- Central Council of Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska is proud to announce Executive Council 5th Vice President Ralph Wolfe and cultural heritage...
article Department of Justice Awards Grants to Tribes, Including Cahuilla Indians (9/19/2018)
(California) -- A Coachella Valley tribe is among the recipients of grants awarded Wednesday by the Department of Justice to improve public safety in American Indian and...
article Six Minnesota Tribes Getting $8.6-million in Safety Grants (9/19/2018)
(Minnesota) -- Six tribes in Minnesota have received grants over $8.6-million to improve public safety in Native American communities. The grants are being distributed...
article Ute Mountain Ute tribe receives $1.6 million federal public safety grant (9/19/2018)
(Colorado) -- The Ute Mountain Ute tribe has been awarded more than $1.6 million from the federal government to fight crime and improve public safety. The U.S. Justice...
article Washington state Native-American tribes to get federal funding boost to fight crime (9/19/2018)
(Washington) -- Washington state Native-American tribes will get more money from the federal government to fight crime, including violence against women, and aid victims...
article No help available in Nunavik for children scarred by Nellie Angutiguluk's murder, court hears (9/19/2018)
(Quebec) -- Nellie Angutiguluk's three children are in dire need of counselling in the wake of their mother's murder — something which they can't get...
article Security, Indian Country among U.S. attorney’s priorities (9/19/2018)
(Minnesota) -- Erica MacDonald recently returned to the Minnesota U.S. Attorney’s Office, this time as the boss, where she will have a chance to return to federal...

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