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Sports Betting

article Sports Gambling Ban Repeal Could Happen in Trump's First Term, Group Says (4/26/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- As top sports officials and the American public soften their decades-long opposition to legal sports betting, the American Gaming Association, one...
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First Nations Politics

article How Canada set up Aboriginal treaties to keep First Nations down (4/25/2017)
(Canada) -- There are many stories about how Canada was formed. One of those stories focuses on the dispossession and displacement of the land’s first inhabitants...
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Lac du Flambeau

article Lac du Flambeau Town Board, tribal council meet (4/25/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- A committee from the tribal council for the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians and another from the town of Lac du Flambeau will meet...
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Land Issues

article Trump to reconsider national monuments created by Obama, Bush and Clinton (4/25/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- The fierce debate over public land in the West is expected to intensify following an executive order President Trump plans to sign Wednesday that...
article Zinke to review more than 2 dozen national monuments ‘to make sure the people have a voice’ (4/25/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Tuesday evening that President Trump has authorized him to review any national monument created since Jan. 1,...
article Trump to issue new order calling into question two decades of national monument designations (4/24/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- President Trump will sign an executive order Wednesday instructing the Interior Department to review national monument designations his three...
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Marijuana & Hemp

article Mashantucket Tribe expresses interest in growing industrial hemp (4/25/2017)
(Connecticut) -- The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation is exploring the possibility of growing hemp on its lands in Connecticut, The New London Day reports. The tribe is...
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Navajo Nation

article Council votes to keep Navajo Nation, votes no on Diné Nation name (4/25/2017)
(Arizona) -- On April 19, Legislation No. 0395-16, which sought to amend Title II of the Navajo Nation Code to change the designated name of the Navajo Nation to Diné...
article Navajo Housing Authority up in the air (4/25/2017)
(Arizona) -- On April 20, the Navajo Nation Council voted 16-4 in support of legislation which would effectively remove the current Navajo Housing Authority board of...
article Navajo Nation gets federal grant to improve Route 36 safety (4/24/2017)
(New Mexico) -- The Navajo Nation has received a federal grant to assist its transportation division in identifying areas of improvement for Navajo Route 36. The highway...
article NDOT gets federal grant to study safety on N36 (4/22/2017)
(New Mexico) -- The Navajo Nation has received a federal grant to assist its transportation division in identifying areas of improvement for Navajo Route 36. The highway...
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Pennsylvania Gaming

article Having The Pennsylvania Lottery Run Online Gambling Would Be A Mistake Taxpayers Would Pay For (4/25/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- The latest twist in Pennsylvania’s years-long attempt to regulate online gambling surfaced Tuesday when Sen. Joe Scarnati floated the notion of...
article If Pennsylvania Taxes Online Casinos At A Rate That’s Too High, Pennsylvania Won’t Have Online Casinos (4/21/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- If Pennsylvania wants to have online gambling, it has to tax it at a reasonable rate. If it doesn’t want to have regulated online casinos,...
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Public Law 280

article Lake Co., Salish Kootenai Tribes split on criminal jurisdiction bill (4/25/2017)
(Montana) -- Lake County says it's in the red from prosecuting felony crimes committed on the Flathead Reservation by tribal members, but commissioners don't...
article Law opens door to tribal felony prosecutions on Flathead Reservation (4/25/2017)
(Montana) -- Longstanding criminal jurisdiction on the Flathead Indian Reservation might be in for a significant change. State legislation backed by the Confederated...
article Senate Bill amending Lake Co. criminal jurisdiction moves forward (4/24/2017)
(Montana) -- The Montana House of Representatives gave final approval for Senate Bill 310, which amends an existing statute concerning criminal jurisdiction between the...
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RAWA

article Nevada Governor Sandoval, AG Sessions To Meet; Will Online Gambling Come Up? (4/25/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval and US Attorney General Jeff Sessions are scheduled to meet tomorrow. One item likely to come up in their discussion:...
article OP/ED: Lynn Westmoreland Speaks Out Against RAWA, But for the Wrong Reasons (4/21/2017)
(USA) -- Former Georgia Republican Congressman Lynn Westmoreland spoke out against Sheldon Adelson’s Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA) this week via...
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Tohono O’odham

article Tribal leader warns of protest if Trump insists on border wall: 'There is no word for wall in our language' (4/25/2017)
(Arizona) -- The strangers arriving in the noisy caravan of white vans seemed out of place at the desert mission in Topawa, where a ghostly rhythm drew on the sounds of...
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California Gaming

article California Lawmaker On Online Poker: ‘We’ve Got To Start From Ground Zero’ (4/24/2017)
(California) -- California Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer told Online Poker Report that his bill to legalize and regulate online poker will not be moving this year....
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Grand Canyon Escalade

article Grand Canyon gondola proposal stalls in Navajo council: 'They don't have the votes' (4/24/2017)
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation Council will not take up a controversial Grand Canyon gondola-ride proposal during its spring session. The heart of the project, known as...
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Pojoaque Pueblo

article Judge sides with N.M. in dispute over Pojoaque gaming compact (4/24/2017)
(New Mexico) -- A federal appeals court has rejected an appeal by the U.S. Department of the Interior and Pojoaque Pueblo that would have given the agency the right to...
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Seminole Tribe

article After years of impasse, legislators seem to be conceding courts are now driving gambling train (4/24/2017)
(Florida) -- It has become increasingly clear that the Legislative stalemate over the future of gambling in Florida will not be ended by lawmakers, but by the entity...
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South Dakota Gaming

article Potential casino in South Dakota city (4/24/2017)
(South Dakota) -- A city in South Dakota is attempting to use a constitutional amendment from 1988 for the installation of a casino. Authorities of Yankton city have...
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St. Regis Mohawk

article Tribe To Break Ground On $15.5M Admin Building (4/24/2017)
(New York) -- Mohawks on the U.S. side of the Akwesasne reservation are breaking ground Monday afternoon for a new administration building. The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe...
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Voter Suppression

article Burgum signs voter ID bill amid lawsuit (4/24/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Gov. Doug Burgum signed legislation amending the state’s voter identification laws Monday, despite warnings it doesn’t comply with a...
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Whiteclay

article Nebraska State Sen. Tom Brewer catches flak for stand against Whiteclay beer stores (4/24/2017)
(Nebraska) -- Tom Brewer has faced down bullets in Afghanistan and Iraq, and helped residents of New Orleans combat flooding after Hurricane Katrina, but now he has a...
article Whiteclay Task Force Bill Sent To Gov (4/24/2017)
(Nebraska) -- A bill creating a task force to investigate public health problems in Whiteclay has won unanimous final approval in the Nebraska Legislature. Sen. Patty...
article Liquor commission votes to close Whiteclay beer stores; advocates cheer, shed tears of relief (4/23/2017)
(Nebraska) -- For 113 years, the booze has flowed freely in the notorious village of Whiteclay, but the end is near: On May 1, the four beer stores in the ramshackle...
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Wilton Rancheria

article Delays continue for planned Wilton Rancheria casino in California (4/24/2017)
(California) -- In California, the plan from the Wilton Rancheria to build a $400 million casino resort in southern Sacramento County is still reportedly being delayed...
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Genting

article LETTER: Genting’s casino? (4/23/2017)
(Florida) -- Our greedy, short-sighted Miami Dade commissioners unanimously endorsed Genting’s latest 36-story hotel proposal, which would be built over the bus...
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Ilani Casino

article Legislators want tourism dollars to promote Montana's Native American destinations (4/23/2017)
(Montana) -- The Blackfeet Indian Reservation rolls across the plains just east of Glacier National Park. There's a hotel and casino. There are gas stations, a few...
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Missing Women Crisis

article Ottawa falls behind on inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women (4/23/2017)
(Ottawa) -- In a discouraging move, the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women abruptly cancelled meetings in Edmonton last week. In a statement the...
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New York Gaming

article Schenectady Police: 'Too early to tell' casino's impact on public safety (4/23/2017)
(New York) -- Despite concerns that the newly opened Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady would lead to an increase in crime in New York's Capital Region, public...
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Tobacco & Cigarettes

article Tribes could benefit from cigarette tax increase -- or not (4/23/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- Tribal treasuries could be collateral beneficiaries of a state cigarette tax increase, but it’s not clear Oklahoma’s Indian nations are all...
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Trump & Tribes

article Native American groups plan to overrun Trump hotel in Washington (4/23/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Native American groups plan to make the Trump Hotel in Washington ground zero in their major protest next weekend against the president's energy...
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Wyandotte Nation

article Captain Bearskin becomes Chief of the Wyanotte Tribe (4/23/2017)
(Arizona) -- One of the interesting outcomes of writing this column is hearing from people, and especially veterans. My Marine pilot friend, Pete Peterson, of Scottsdale...
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Mining & Drilling

article Yellowknives Dene welcome recommendation that feds apologize for Giant Mine mess (4/22/2017)
(Northwest Territories) -- The Yellowknives Dene First Nation is welcoming a recommendation from the Giant Mine Oversight Board that the federal government apologize to...
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Mohegan Sun

article Descendant wants historic cemetery on former Norwich Hospital property protected (4/22/2017)
(Connecticut) -- Few people probably know that a son of pilgrim William Brewster, a signer of the Mayflower Compact, is buried on a small piece of land surrounded by the...
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Sheldon Adelson

article Adeslon Donation to Trump Inauguration Stirs iGaming Controversy (4/22/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Tuesday during the Federal Election Commission filing several documents were leaked that Sheldon Adelson donated $5 million to Trump’s...
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Australia Gaming

article Kevin Rudd slams Stephen Conroy over gambling and Labor conflict (4/21/2017)
(Australia) -- Former prime minister Kevin Rudd has slammed Labor powerbroker Stephen Conroy for "unethical and unacceptable" lobbying for online bookmakers...
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Fantasy Sports

article Alabama presses ahead in legalizing daily fantasy sports, but could constitutional problems loom? (4/21/2017)
(Alabama) -- The battle lines in the sports fantasy gaming debate were drawn and the sparring was under way: game of chance vs game of skill. Then the entirely...
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Menominee Tribe

article The Fight for Clean Water Continues: Menominee Tribe Seeks to Halt Mine (4/21/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- “Min Wiconi – Water is Life” became the rallying cry last year at Standing Rock. American Indian tribes have had to fight to protect...
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New Hampshire Gaming

article New Hampshire casino bill faces uphill struggle (4/21/2017)
(New Hampshire) -- The latest attempt in a long line of bills to legalise casino gambling in the state of New Hampshire was debated in New Hampshire’s state...
article NH Senate Roundup: Bill to regulate and tax fantasy football clears state Senate, but awaits further review (4/21/2017)
(New Hampshire) -- A House bill that would regulate and tax online fantasy sports games cleared the Senate in a 20-3 vote on Thursday, but is not headed for the governor...
article Seabrook viewed as home for potential casino (4/21/2017)
(New Hampshire) -- A bill to allow two casinos in New Hampshire was effectively killed in a state House committee Thursday, though some Seabrook state representatives...
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Ontario Gaming

article Cavan Monaghan receives $724,045 from OLG for hosting slots (4/21/2017)
(Ontario) -- Cavan Monaghan has received its fourth-quarter payment from Ontario Lottering and Gaming for hosting the Shorelines Slots at Kawartha Downs.
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South Carolina Gaming

article Leaders talk about what it would take to bring casinos to the Grand Strand (4/21/2017)
(South Carolina) -- For many years now, there has been talk of someday bringing casinos to the Grand Strand. Now, that idea is coming back up in conversation among local...
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Texas Gaming

article Gambling in Texas: Will lawmakers roll the dice this year? (4/21/2017)
(Texas) -- Legalizing casinos, eight-liners — even fantasy sports — all remain long shots for now in Texas as state lawmakers prepare to wrap up their...
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Tribal Taxation

article Lawmakers propose studying tribal tax issues (4/21/2017)
(North Dakota) -- North Dakota lawmakers are proposing to form a committee to study tribal taxation issues in an attempt to reach a compromise with the Mandan, Hidatsa...
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Other News

article Support for Standing Rock Sioux Tribe leads to recall in Alaska city (4/26/2017)
(Alaska) -- A resolution in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has led to a recall effort in Homer, Alaska. The city council passed Resolution 16-121: Support...
article Tribal Representatives Offer Little Cooperation on EPA Regulatory Reform (4/25/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- For much of the Obama administration, tribal environmental concerns were a niche issue. Although of local concern to certain states, they rarely, if...
article Indigenous leaders at UN headquarters to discuss landmark rights declaration (4/24/2017)
(New York) -- One year after Canada agreed to implement the landmark United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, First Nations leaders say the...
article 'Our DNA comes from this region': Reclaimed land opens up Fraser River to Tsawwassen First Nation (4/23/2017)
(British Columbia) -- Fisherman Steve Stark peers out at the Fraser River on a cloudy afternoon. The water stretches into the horizon, undisturbed by boats and swimmers...
article Montana lawmakers seek to make Native America a destination (4/23/2017)
(Montana) -- The Blackfeet Indian Reservation rolls across the plains just east of Glacier National Park. There's a hotel and casino. There are gas stations, a few...
article Yocha Dehe Tribal Council recognizes firefighters (4/23/2017)
(California) -- The Yocha Dehe Tribal Council, tribal citizens, and community members and leaders joined Thursday for the eighth annual Awards Luncheon to pay tribute to...
article The Metis Nation-Saskatchewan (MNS) is calling for nominations for its May 27 election (4/23/2017)
(Saskatchewan) -- The long-awaited election was called Friday by chief electoral officer Loretta Metzger, who announced in a news release she will receive nominations...
article OP/ED: The Indian Agent said: “Let them eat grass” (4/23/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Politics can at times amount to a funny business in Indian country. But I suppose the same can be said of city, county, state and federal politics...
article OP/ED: Three years later, is Canada keeping its Truth and Reconciliation Commission promises? (4/23/2017)
(Ottawa) -- The year 2017 is especially symbolic for Canada. In addition to marking the 150th year of its confederation, it also is the third anniversary of the Truth...
article Federal government to reverse community legal funding cuts (4/23/2017)
(Australia) -- The Federal Government will restore funding to the community legal sector in the May budget, abandoning cuts outlined in previous budgets after a backlash...
article Indigenous campus model ‘irresponsible (4/23/2017)
(Australia) -- Internationally renowned Indigenous education expert Professor Lester-Irabinna Rigney has warned that providing more funding for Indigenous education to...
article Indian Commission, Stewart School budgets proceed at Nevada Legislature (4/22/2017)
(Nevada) -- A legislative subcommittee on Friday gave the first official approval to budgets for the Nevada Indian Commission and Stewart Indian School Living Legacy....
article Environment Canada on its way to court for failing to protect caribou herds (4/22/2017)
(Ottawa) -- The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society has filed an application for judicial review before the Federal Court of Appeal. The goal officials say it to get...
article Roberta Joseph re-elected chief of Tr'ondek Hwech'in First Nation (4/22/2017)
(Yukon) -- Roberta Joseph has been re-elected chief of the Tr'ondek Hwech'in First Nation in Dawson City, Yukon. The First Nation held an election for chief and...
article Secretary of State announces Native American voting task force (4/22/2017)
(New Mexico) -- New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver announced Friday that she's creating a taskforce focused on increasing voter registration and...
article OP/ED: How will online gambling be affected by the U.S. presidency? (4/21/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- In just a handful of days, Donald Trump used his newfound presidency to introduce many controversial measures that will continue to fuel fierce...
article Border Wall Bad for Environment: Suit (4/21/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Tucson, and the Center for Biological Diversity challenged President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall on...
press release Iroquois Caucus, Anishinabek Nation issue Declaration, send letter to Trudeau regarding Radioactive Liquid Shipments from Chalk River (4/21/2017)
(Quebec) -- The Iroquois Caucus and the Anishinabek Nation wish to announce that they have issued a Joint Declaration regarding their serious concerns regarding the...
article Blackfeet Nation citizens approve historic water rights settlement (4/21/2017)
(Montana) -- After decades of work, a water rights settlement for the Blackfeet Nation has finally been approved at the tribal, state and federal levels.
article Blackfeet Nation Votes to Approve Water Agreement with Montana and United States (4/21/2017)
(Montana) -- A majority of Blackfeet Nation voters Thursday approved a water rights agreement with Montana and the United States. An unofficial count had 75 percent of...

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