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Japan Gaming

article Did Japan's Casino Dreams Just Vanish? (7/23/2017)
(Japan) -- Analysts are still debating the finer points of what Japan's nascent casino gambling market will look like, but the discussion may be a moot point. After...
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Dakota Access Pipeline

article Regulators consider first major ND pipeline since Dakota Access (7/22/2017)
(North Dakota) -- The North Dakota Public Service Commission will hold public hearings starting Monday, July 24, on the largest pipeline proposed in the state since the...
article Here's why pipeline companies almost always get their way (7/21/2017)
(North Dakota) -- When it comes to pipeline propositions, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has the power to say “yea” or “nay”...
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Delaware Gaming

article Delaware Brick-and-Mortar Casino Sector Advisory Board Holds State’s Fate, While Keeping Cards Close (7/22/2017)
(Delaware) -- The Delaware land-based casino sector has been hit hard by increased competition from new markets in neighboring states, as the newer and shinier casinos...
article Casino advisory panel keeping cards close to vest (7/18/2017)
(Delaware) -- The group tasked with providing formal recommendations to the General Assembly on the state’s gambling industry met Tuesday for the first time this...
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Mining & Drilling

article First Nations lawsuit partly blames government inaction for Husky oil spill (7/22/2017)
(Saskatchewan) -- A First Nation's lawsuit says government inaction is at least partly behind a Husky Energy oil spill that fouled water supplies for tens of...
article Indigenous leaders decry Taseko Mines work permit issued days before BC Liberals left office (7/18/2017)
(British Columbia) -- Provincial authorities issued a work permit for a controversial mining project near Williams Lake days before the new government was to be sworn...
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Charity Gaming

article Editorial: Reasonable clarity on gambling in Florida (7/21/2017)
(Florida) -- Gambling expansion strategies — and misfires — are nearly an annual ritual in Florida. There were the eight counties that voted to allow slot...
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Connecticut Gaming

article Connecticut Governor approves tribal collective’s East Windsor casino bid (7/21/2017)
(Connecticut) -- The Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes will join together to build and operate a new casino premises in East Windsor after Connecticut’s House...
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Cultural Appropriation

article Do the laws on counterfeit Native art go far enough? (7/21/2017)
(New Mexico) -- “This guy showed me a pendant he was wearing, he’d bought it in some flea market,” Nighthorse recalled. “I looked at and said,...
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Land Issues

article RV tour fighting to keep Nevada's national monuments safe (7/21/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- An RV bus rolled through Las Vegas on Friday as part of a conservation group's fight against an executive order brought on by President Trump. In...
article Trump team considers 'new' hurdles for off-reservation land applications (7/20/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- In a major setback for Indian Country, the Trump administration is poised to erect "new" hurdles for tribes seeking to restore their...
article Samish Nation still waiting for decisions on land-into-trust applications (7/20/2017)
(Washington) -- For those needing proof of the delays associated with the land-into-trust process, look no further than the Samish Nation.
article Eureka council makes progress on wards, Indian Island transfer and visitor center (7/19/2017)
(California) -- Eureka Council unanimously affirmed the city's commitment to restoring Indian Island to the Wiyot Tribe. Tribal Chairman Ted Hernandez was in...
article DeFazio secures House passage of Tribal Authority Bill (7/18/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- The House of Representatives on July 11 approved legislation introduced by Congressman Peter DeFazio that would expand the land rights of three...
article Eureka City Council approves agreement with Wiyot Tribe (7/18/2017)
(California) -- The Eureka City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved of an agreement between the city and Wiyot Tribe to continue transferring ownership of Indian...
article Klamath Tribes meet with Interior's Zinke (7/18/2017)
(Washington) -- Klamath Tribes Chairman Don Gentry and a Klamath Tribes delegation voiced support for the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument expansion — among...
article Port, tribes celebrate Clover Island changes (7/18/2017)
(Washington) -- The Port of Kennewick together with the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation and Tamastslikt Cultural Institute will bless several...
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Massachusetts Gaming

article Casino drinking hours increase as Massachusetts Governor signs budget bill (7/21/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- On Monday, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed a budget that will increase the hours for serving alcohol at two planned casinos. These casinos...
article Pols hope bid for extended serving hours at casinos comes up snake eyes (7/19/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- Boozing on the casino floor until 4 a.m. is a bad idea that could lead to more problems, both Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Senate President Stanley C....
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Online Gaming

article Christie Urges Trump Not to Ban Online Gambling (7/21/2017)
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has urged US President Donald Trump not to ban online gambling following a push by some in Congress to push through...
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Sports Betting

article New Jersey Online Gambling Pulls Ahead Of The Field Again, This Time With Sports Betting (7/21/2017)
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey is light years ahead of the rest of the United States when it comes to online gambling, and sports betting in NJ may be available sooner than...
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First Nations Politics

article 'Stagnant' bureaucracy slows co-operation between First Nations and government, new grand chief says (7/20/2017)
(Manitoba) -- The new grand chief of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs will call on governments to cut through "stagnant" bureaucracy to address issues facing...
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Marijuana & Hemp

article Yankton Sioux Official: Marijuana Meeting Postponed (7/20/2017)
(South Dakota) -- A Yankton Sioux Tribe official says a general council meeting to discuss legalizing marijuana for recreational and other uses has been postponed....
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Missing Women Crisis

article Thunder Bay's MMIWG community hearing delayed 3 months (7/20/2017)
(Thunder Bay) -- The national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls has delayed the date it is scheduled to stop in Thunder Bay, Ont., by three...
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Trump Adminstration

article Senate advances controversial Trump Interior nominee (7/20/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Senate voted Thursday to advance a controversial Trump Interior Department nominee, setting up a final confirmation vote early next week....
article Interior Department employee blames reassignment on advocacy for Alaska Natives (7/20/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- A scientist at the Department of the Interior says the Trump administration retaliated against him for speaking out in defense of Alaska Native...
article Lawmakers debate another Indian bill though none have gone to President Trump yet (7/19/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- President Donald Trump this week bragged about signing more bills than any of his predecessors, a claim that was quickly shown to be lacking in...
article Citing Recusal, Trump Says He Wouldn’t Have Hired Sessions (7/19/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- President Trump said on Wednesday that he never would have appointed Attorney General Jeff Sessions had he known Mr. Sessions would recuse himself...
article Trump Bets on Casino Hired Gun for State Department (7/18/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- When Jonathan Galaviz left his job at a casino consulting firm to go work for the Trump State Department, he didn’t have any concerns about...
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ANWR

article The Energy 202: Congressional budget subtly bores path to Arctic refuge drilling (7/19/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- House Republican leaders this week released their budget plan, the first step in funding the federal government for the 2018 fiscal year. Nowhere in...
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Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA)

article Controversial Hearing On Indian Gaming Law Postponed Until Fall (7/19/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- A potentially explosive hearing on the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988 has been postponed until sometime in the fall, and a key Senate staffer...
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Jack Abramoff

article Trump's Pick for No. 2 at Labor Department Is an Old Ally of Jack Abramoff (7/19/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- "I was not one of Abramoff's colleagues who was convicted." That was a modest (if bizarre) statement made by Patrick Pizzella, the...
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Native Voices

article TRAHANT: Republicans still unable to govern in the Donald Trump era (7/19/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Senate is broken. Republicans control 52 seats only part of the time. Enough votes to win a majority and pass a judicial nominee. But not enough...
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Navajo Nation

article Angry Navajo president approves tribal housing plan with caveat: Build more homes (7/19/2017)
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye said Wednesday he grudgingly signed an $80 million housing plan — one that calls for building just 15 new homes...
article Navajo Nation summer council session gets underway (7/19/2017)
(Arizona) -- The 23rd Navajo Nation Council welcomed several groups to Window Rock July 16 who traveled miles by horseback, bicycle and jogged to take part in the annual...
article The State of the Navajo Nation (7/18/2017)
(Arizona) -- The 23rd Navajo Nation Council voted 16-0 with 8 abstaining to accept the report of President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez as they...
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Pennsylvania Gaming

article Talks over Pennsylvania budget deadlock take unexpected turn (7/19/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- Efforts to end Pennsylvania's 18-day stalemate over how to pay for a nearly $32 billion budget took an unexpected turn. Democratic lawmakers and...
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Residential Schools

article Senator Lynn Beyak meets with Sioux Lookout reconciliation committee (7/19/2017)
(Ontario) -- The Mayor's Committee for Truth and Reconciliation in Sioux Lookout, Ont., met with Senator Lynn Beyak earlier this month after the group extended her...
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State Recognition

article Tribe’s Lawsuit Over Recognition To Advance (7/19/2017)
(New Jersey) -- A legal battle between the Lenape Tribe and the State of New Jersey could come to a conclusion in the near future. For some of the 1,200 Lenape Indians...
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Voter Suppression

article Trump Election Commission, Already Under Fire, Holds First Meeting (7/19/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- President Trump’s commission investigating voter fraud held its first meeting Wednesday amid a swirl of partisan acrimony and questions about...
article Trump’s voter commission hasn’t even met — and it’s already off to a rough start (7/18/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- A commission set to convene Wednesday to advise President Trump on “election integrity” includes the publisher of “Alien Invasion...
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Broken Arrow

article Broken Arrow City Council discusses resolution opposing 'illegal' gaming at Red Creek site (7/18/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- Broken Arrow city councilors heard from one citizen Tuesday as they discussed a draft resolution about a proposed restaurant in the city, saying they don...
article Kialegee Tribal Town confirms possible gaming at new Broken Arrow restaurant (7/18/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- The Kialegee Tribal Town releases new information on their plan for a new restaurant in Broken Arrow. It could include gaming machines. In a written...
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Lytton Band

article Lytton land bill still has ‘long way to go’ after passing House (7/18/2017)
(California) -- A bill, H.R. 597 the Lytton Rancheria Homelands Act of 2017, passed the House of Representatives in Washington, D.C. last week, bringing the Lytton Tribe...
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Yucca Mountain Project

article Senate appropriations bill moves without Yucca money (7/18/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- A request for $120 million to revive the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository project has been rejected for the moment in the Senate as an...
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Cayuga Indian Nation

article Federal government upholds decision on Cayuga Nation leadership (7/17/2017)
(New York) -- The federal government upheld a decision by the Bureau of Indian Affairs Eastern Regional Director Bruce Maytubby to recognize Clint Halftown and his...
article Halftown faction gets nod to lead Cayugas (7/17/2017)
(New York) -- It’s official: A faction led by Clint Halftown is the federally recognized governing body of the Cayuga Indian Nation. Assistant Bureau of Indian...
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Fantasy Sports

article Abandoned DraftKings-FanDuel merger could spell the end of daily fantasy sports — and the dawn of legalized betting (7/17/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- In its response to a Federal Trade Commission complaint that its planned merger with its chief rival was anti-competitive, DraftKings acknowledged...
article DraftKings and FanDuel Call Off Merger Following FTC Intervention (7/17/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- On July 13, 2017, daily fantasy sports providers DraftKings and FanDuel announced their decision to call off their proposed merger. Last month, the...
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Other News

article Council talks tribal relations, pickleball and PLAs (7/23/2017)
(Minnesota) -- Cloquet City Councilors met with Tribal Council members for an informal discussion during Tuesday's work session, a move that both groups agreed is...
article OP/ED: Markwayne Mullin – the Politician – Could Face Challenges This Election (7/23/2017)
(New York) -- Last year about now I was pretty much writing all politics all the time. Indian country had so many good candidates to offer. Interesting resumes. Better...
article Utah League of Native American Voters leader to challenge U.S. Rep Chris Stewart (7/23/2017)
(Utah) -- The co-founder of the Utah League of Native American Voters is running to challenge U.S. Rep. Chris Stewart of Utah next year. Democrat Carol Surveyor...
article NDN Food Porn, Anyone? 10 Delicious Frybread Photos (7/23/2017)
(New York) -- Frybread isn’t the healthiest food in the world. Nor the second-healthiest, nor the third. To tell the truth, it’s pretty low down on the list...
article Casino policy: govt. fooling people, says Goa Cong. (7/23/2017)
(India) -- Goa Pradesh Congress Committee president Shantaram Naik said on Sunday that the State government’s plan to get a casino policy passed in the Legislative...
article Reno gaming exec faces challenges with SLS on Las Vegas Strip, lobbyists say (7/22/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- Reno gaming executive Alex Meruelo and Meruelo Group face a difficult road in turning the SLS property, formerly the Sahara, into a profitable venture,...
article Secretary Zinke recommends no modifications to Canyons of the Ancients (7/22/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- On July 21, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced that Colorado’s Canyons of the Ancients National Monument is no longer under...
article Interior Secretary Zinke unveils major funding plan at Rocky Mountain National Park (7/22/2017)
(Colorado) -- State and federal officials on Saturday unveiled a major funding mechanism they say will make a lasting dent in maintenance needs at national parks across...
article Cloquet councilors, Fond du Lac tribal officials gather for meeting (7/22/2017)
(Minnesota) -- Cloquet city councilors met with members of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa's tribal council for an informal discussion earlier this...
article Democrat Surveyor running against GOP Rep. Stewart for House (7/22/2017)
(Utah) -- The co-founder of the Utah League of Native American Voters is running to challenge U.S. Rep. Chris Stewart of Utah next year. Democrat Carol Surveyor...
article San Juan County Welcomes Redrawing of Election Districts (7/22/2017)
(Utah) -- Commissioners in a southeastern Utah county are welcoming a federal judge's order that an independent expert redraw the county's commission and school...
article Horseback riders set out from Colorado to help Native Americans in South Dakota (7/22/2017)
(Colorado) -- Dozens of people, both Native Americans and supporters are riding on horseback from Colorado to South Dakota. It’s being done to bring support to the...
article Senators hear from Gilson Wash’s Sneezy (7/22/2017)
(Arizona) -- Members of the San Carlos Apache Tribe are taking an active stand when it comes to health care. In a lobbying effort against the Better Care Reconciliation...
article Crowds gather at Ash Hollow to celebrate Nebraska's history and help heal the wounds of the past (7/22/2017)
(Nebraska) -- The spirits of the 1850s have returned to Ash Hollow. Wagons rumble down the Oregon/California Trail. Tepees and tents pop up. The smoke of campfires...
article Taunton casino advocates and opponents say tribe could go commercial (7/21/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- Neither the leading local proponent nor opponent of the East Taunton resort casino project being proposed by the Mashpee Wampanoag would be shocked if...
article Legislature clears path for York County casino referendum (7/21/2017)
(Maine) -- A controversial York County casino proposal appears headed for this November’s ballot. On Thursday, the referendum cleared what is likely the last...
article Oglala Sioux Tribe and Pennington County team up to combat violence (7/21/2017)
(South Dakota) -- Law enforcement personnel from Pennington County and the Oglala Sioux Tribe teamed up with a new proposal meant to decrease violence. The Pine Ridge...
article Oglala Sioux, law enforcement work on policing agreement (7/21/2017)
(South Dakota) -- Law enforcement leaders from the Oglala Sioux Tribe and Pennington County are working on an agreement to make it harder for violent offenders to escape...
article Wis. senator co-sponsors bill aimed to give tribes access to Amber Alerts (7/21/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- Sen. Tammy Baldwin and Sen. John McCain have a bi-partisan legislation proposal to extend federal funding to Native American tribes to include them in the...
article Legal deal pulls money slated to teach tribal kids native language (7/21/2017)
(Arizona) -- The small Hopi tribe is among 19 tribes in Arizona that lost some funding for schools when a land developer stopped making payments to an education trust...

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