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Australia Gaming

article SA election: Greens target Xenophon with policy to ban pokies in pubs and clubs (1/19/2018)
(Australia) -- South Australia's hotels industry has criticised a Greens push to steal a march on crossbench rival Nick Xenophon's SA Best party ahead of the...
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Eastern Band of Cherokee

article Bill to restore Eastern Cherokee homelands moves forward in Congress (1/19/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- A bill to return ancestral lands in Tennessee to the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is moving forward in the 115th Congress.
article Tribe’s land-into-trust bill reported favorably by Committee (1/18/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- A bill that would bring several historic Cherokee sites back under the control of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians was marked up and reported...
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MMIWG

article MMIWG inquiry a 'mess' from the start, says Cree/Métis advocate (1/19/2018)
(Ontario) -- Now that the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls has lost its second executive director, calls to scrap the process are...
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Sports Betting

article R.I. budget plan bets on legalization of sports wagers (1/19/2018)
(Rhode Island) -- When Gov. Gina Raimondo unveiled her state budget for the next fiscal year on Thursday, it looked for more revenue from gambling by allowing sports...
article FEIGENBAUM: Sports betting could mean millions for state coffers (1/19/2018)
(Indiana) -- Ed FeigenbaumIndiana’s 13 gambling properties largely enjoyed a profitable 2017, with win—the casino’s take from all wagering—of...
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Adoption

article Native Americans Confront the Legacy of Adoption (1/18/2018)
(South Dakota) -- Conrad Eagle Feather, a Sicangu Lakota, was only three when he was taken from the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota and adopted by a non-...
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Arkansas Gaming

article Officials in 2 casino towns consider them beneficial (1/18/2018)
(Arkansas) -- Officials in two communities that have casinos consider their towns to have a better quality of life as a result. Jefferson County could be getting a...
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Bears Ears

article Bill calls for state oversight of drilling on federal land (1/18/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Utah Sens. Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee are among five senators unveiling a legislative proposal to allow state oversight of oil and gas development on...
article Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye urges Congress to reject bill to downsize Bears Ears National Monument (1/16/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye took a stand for tribal sovereignty and preservation of the Navajo way of life Jan. 9 when he urged Congress...
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DOI

article U.S. Secretary of the Interior meets with Kiowa tribe members (1/18/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- United States Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke was in Carnegie on Thursday to speak to members of the Kiowa tribe. Secretary Zinke said during his time...
article How Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke prompted a mass resignation from his National Park Service Advisory Board (1/17/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Few groups have been closer and more involved in Interior Department policy and management than the National Park System Advisory Board, an...
article Nearly all members of National Park Service advisory panel resign in frustration (1/16/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Three-quarters of the members of a federally chartered board advising the National Park Service abruptly quit Monday night out of frustration that...
article Bureau of Land Management seeks public input in planning process for Grand Staircase-Escalante region (1/16/2018)
(Utah) -- On Dec. 4, 2017, President Donald Trump issued Proclamation 9682 modifying the boundary of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument to the smallest area...
article The Damage Done by Trump’s Department of the Interior (1/16/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- On his first day as Secretary of the Interior, last March, Ryan Zinke rode through downtown Washington, D.C., on a roan named Tonto. When the...
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Donald Trump

article Trump Compares North Korea Crisis To Poker Game (1/18/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Donald Trump, a former casino owner in Atlantic City, New Jersey, knows quite a bit about a well-timed bluff. In an interview Wednesday with Reuters...
article OP/ED: Donald Trump’s Racism: The Definitive List (1/17/2018)
(New York) -- Donald Trump has been obsessed with race for the entire time he has been a public figure. He had a history of making racist comments as a New York real-...
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Louisiana Gaming

article Sen. Johns will seek revisions to state's riverboat casino laws (1/18/2018)
(Louisiana) -- State Sen. Ronnie Johns said he will file legislation in the upcoming session to revise the state’s riverboat laws. The measures, part of...
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Mashpee Wampanoag

article Mashpee Wampanoag Hold Emergency Meeting As Casino Debts Mount [sub req] (1/18/2018)
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe will hold an emergency tribal council meeting on Friday as increased debts associated with their stalled $1bn casino...
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Missouri Gaming

article Hollywood Casino St. Louis completes hotel renovation (1/18/2018)
(Missouri) -- Hollywood Casino St. Louis has completed a $7.3 million renovation of its second hotel tower, Sunset Tower. The remodeling project updated 277 hotel rooms...
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Native Voices

article ECOFFEY: Indian Country Could Use Some Help From Those Being Deported (1/18/2018)
(South Dakota) -- Around the country federal immigration officers are rounding up people who are living in the United States and deporting them to their countries of...
article What Does It Take to Run the Indian Health Service? Questions Surround Trump’s Pick (1/17/2018)
(Indian Country) -- The already beleaguered Indian Health Service (IHS), a federal agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that is charged with...
article Gyasi Ross: Everyone mad about Trump should have listened to Native people (1/17/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- As controversy over President Donald Trump's "shithole" remarks enters its second week, Gyasi Ross, a citizen of the Blackfeet Nation...
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New York Gaming

article Cuomo's budget calls for few changes in gaming law (1/18/2018)
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo's 2018-19 budget plan has proposed some subtle changes in the state's gaming industry, which includes horse racing, video lottery...
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Northern Cheyenne

article Northern Cheyenne Council members argue Killsback’s inauguration was invalid (1/18/2018)
(Montana) -- Members of the Northern Cheyenne Tribal Council said Monday’s inauguration of L. Jace Killsback as tribal president is invalid. Council members Dana...
article Ousted Northern Cheyenne president's 2nd inauguration declared invalid, but he plans to fight it (1/18/2018)
(Montana) -- A presidential inauguration took place on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation on Monday, but the question of who will ultimately assume the tribe’s top...
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Payday Loans

article CFPB Signals Shift by Dropping Payday Lender Lawsuit (1/18/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is dropping a lawsuit against a group of payday lenders associated with an American Indian tribe in a sign...
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Seneca Niagara

article Niagara Falls council votes to lower spending, not salaries (1/18/2018)
(New York) -- The Niagara Falls City Council agreed to reduce spending but not to cut their own salaries. Council member Christopher Voccio originally suggested cutting...
article Niagara Falls votes against cutting mayor, council salaries (1/17/2018)
(New York) -- Some members of the Niagara Falls City Council want to see the mayor and all council members take a voluntary and immediate 10 percent pay cut. At a...
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Andrew Jackson

article Indian Removal Act had big impact on Miami County (1/17/2018)
(Kansas) -- Miami County’s Native American history runs deep to a great degree due to President Andrew Jackson’s Indian Removal Act of 1830. It is...
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Marijuana & Hemp

article Sask. First Nation says it's ready to challenge province's pot jurisdiction (1/17/2018)
(Saskatchewan) -- Some First Nation communities that were left off Saskatchewan's list of places eligible for a cannabis retail store say they may open stores anyway...
article Here’s What Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein Said About the Cole Memo Repeal (1/16/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Ever since U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions repealed the Obama-era policies hat shielded state-legal marijuana operators from federal prosecution...
article Sask. First Nation says it's ready to challenge province's pot jurisdiction (1/16/2018)
(Saskatchewan) -- Some First Nation communities that were left off Saskatchewan's list of places eligible for a cannabis retail store say they may open stores anyway...
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Mille Lacs Band

article New warriors initiate a revolution against drugs, crime, violence and environmental destruction (1/17/2018)
(Minnesota) -- For the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe community, 2017 was a “tough” year, Chief Executive Melanie Benjamin said during the 34th annual State of...
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Trump Adminstration

article What Does It Take to Run the Indian Health Service? Questions Surround Trump’s Pick (1/17/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The already beleaguered Indian Health Service (IHS), a federal agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that is charged with...
article Nashville Indigenous community protests Trump’s Farm Bureau convention address (1/16/2018)
(Tennessee) -- On Monday, January 8, the Native community here held a demonstration in protest of Trump’s visit to address the American Farm Bureau Federation...
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Water Issues

article Fighting to Win: the Haida's Advice to Water Protectors in the U.S. (1/17/2018)
(Canada) -- Between April of 2016 and February of 2017, thousands of Water Protectors and their allies faced off against police agencies, private security firms, and the...
article Kretz proposes bill to address Hirst water decision (1/17/2018)
(Washington) -- State Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, has introduced a bill to address the Hirst water decision. Kretz, the House Republican deputy leader, “The One...
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White Mountain Apache

article White Mountain Apache water measure sidetracked by labor regulations (1/17/2018)
(Arizona) -- A bill to provide desperately needed water-project funding for the White Mountain Apache tribe was expected to pass easily last week, but instead became the...
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Canadian Land Issues

article P.E.I. Mi’kmaq chiefs say they weren’t properly consulted in Mill River sale (1/16/2018)
(Prince Edward Island) -- Toronto Blue Jays founder Don McDougall and provincial deputy minister Neil Stewart were called to testify in P.E.I. Supreme Court Tuesday in...
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Federal Recognition

article The California Tribe the Government Tried to Erase in the 60s (1/16/2018)
(California) -- Some tribal elders estimate that in the 1850s there were 7,000 Nisenan Native Americans living in what is now considered Nevada City, California....
article Suffolk tribe closer to recognition (1/16/2018)
(Virginia) -- Leaders of the Nansemond Indian Tribe and five other Virginia tribes witnessed the recent passing of a bill in the U.S. Senate that pushed them further...
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First Nations

article Alberta MLA apologizes for saying 'these people don't traditionally vote' about Indigenous constituents (1/16/2018)
(Alberta) -- A United Conservative Party MLA from southern Alberta apologized Tuesday after saying "these people don't traditionally vote" about his...
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Freedman

article Healing for the Cherokees (1/16/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation leaders are marking Martin Luther King Jr. Day by acknowledging the tribe needs to come to terms with its treatment of former slaves, known...
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Illinois Gaming

article The slots are still hot (1/16/2018)
(Illinois) -- Cat faces lined up on the Kitty Glitter machine for Robin Harvey as she won on a wager in the back of Jerry’s Tap on First Street in La Salle. The...
article Council considers video gambling cap (1/16/2018)
(Illinois) -- Should the city have a say on how you spend your money on entertainment? One city councilman says no. Tuesday night, the city council will vote whether or...
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Muscogee Creek

article Secretary of Health answers questions about MCNMC (1/16/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Secretary of Health Shawn Terry held a press conference Jan. 10 to address the many inquiries received regarding accessibility...
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Navajo Nation

article Begaye delivers State of Nation address at U.S. Capitol (1/16/2018)
(Indian Country) -- Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye gave a fiery speech about the impact Navajos have on the state during his state of tribal nation address at...
article Navajo President Calls For National Recognition of Tribal Sovereignty (1/16/2018)
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye called for state and federal recognition of tribal sovereignty in addressing legislation that affect tribal nations.
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Sports Betting & Tribes

article Minnesota Lawmaker On Legal Sports Betting: ‘I Expect A Bill Will Become Law’ (1/16/2018)
(Minnesota) -- The likely sponsor of sports betting regulation in Minnesota, Rep. Pat Garofalo, said he believes his planned legislation will make it to the finish line...
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Other News

article BLOG: Online Gambling Could Be A Good Answer To Help States Erase Budget Woe (1/19/2018)
(USA) -- When Pennsylvania stared down the barrel of a $2 billion budget deficit last year, the state turned to gaming to help fill the hole. The legislature passed a...
article EDITORIAL: Federal recognition of “first contact” tribes long overdue (1/19/2018)
(Virginia) -- AFTER decades of failed attempts, a bipartisan effort by members of Virginia’s congressional delegation to pass legislation granting long-overdue...
article Mom plans to give birth in secret as politicians hold emergency meeting on child welfare (1/19/2018)
(Ottawa) -- Indigenous leaders, provincial and territorial leaders and advocates are heading to Ottawa next week for an emergency meeting on child welfare where the...
article OP/ED: Indigenous people must become full partners in Canada’s health system (1/19/2018)
(Saskatchewan) -- Healthcare has not been experienced equally by all Canadians. That may be surprising for many to learn. But Indigenous women, for example, have been...
article BLOG: Has state regulation of online gambling worked? (1/19/2018)
(USA) -- Gambling legislation in the states falls under three sets of regulations. These are supposedly enforced at the local, state, and federal level. Many states have...
article Colville Business Council Expels Councilwoman Williams-Louis (1/18/2018)
(Washington) -- By a 10-3 vote, the Colville Business Council (CBC) today approved the expulsion of CBC member Melissa Louis-Williams. The expulsion is effective...
article Louis-Williams expelled from Colville Business Council (1/18/2018)
(Washington) -- Omak District Councilwoman Melissa Louis-Williams has been expelled from the Colville Business Council. The council, in a 10-3 vote, this morning...
article American Indian Tribes Create an Agricultural Coalition to Impact the Next Farm Bill (1/18/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Farm Bill is one of the most important pieces of legislation coming up this year, though it seldom makes waves outside the agricultural...
article New Tribal Council members share insights and glimpses into the futures (1/18/2018)
(Montana) -- The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Council members echoed one another’s message of working together as a team, laying aside past and present...
article Samoans honor tribal council (1/18/2018)
(Montana) -- Indigenous relations strengthened between Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and the local Samoan community as they performed an introduction ceremony...
article Alberta Indigenous leaders hope emergency summit leads to 'bringing the kids home' (1/18/2018)
(Alberta) -- Indigenous leaders from Alberta are holding out hope that a first-of-its-kind national meeting on child welfare will finally lead to changes they've...
article Northern Cheyenne Council members argue Killsback's inauguration was invalid (1/17/2018)
(Montana) -- Members of the Northern Cheyenne Tribal Council said Monday's inauguration of L. Jace Killsback as tribal president is invalid. Council members Dana...
article Recall effort started against Chairman Patch and Tribal Council members (1/17/2018)
(Arizona) -- Two members of the Colorado River Indian Tribes, Tim Stevens Welsh and Amber Van Fleet, have taken out recall petitions against Tribal Chairman Dennis Patch...
article Liberals to invest $20M to tackle sexual violence against Indigenous, LGBT, immigrant populations (1/17/2018)
(Ottawa) -- The Liberal government has announced $20 million in funding for organizations to support what it calls "underserved" survivors of sexual violence. That...
article Native Farm Bill Coalition Formed (1/17/2018)
(USA) -- More than 30 native American tribes have formed the Native Farm Bill Coalition in an effort to give native American farms a voice at the farm bill table....
article Federal gov't removes poster after online backlash for Indigenous stereotypes (1/16/2018)
(Ottawa) -- Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada took down a poster advertising Indian status cards after receiving backlash online for stereotyping Indigenous people.
article Mi'kmaq districts invite PM to meet, redefine 'nation-to-nation' dealings (1/16/2018)
(Nova Scotia) -- Two Mi'kmaq women are waiting on Justin Trudeau's RSVP to a nation-to-nation meeting in Nova Scotia, outside of Canada's relationship with...
article Mi'kmaq districts invite PM to meet, redefine 'nation-to-nation' dealings (1/15/2018)
(Nova Scotia) -- Two Mi'kmaq women are waiting on Justin Trudeau's RSVP to a nation-to-nation meeting in Nova Scotia, outside of Canada's relationship with...
article Victims Of Las Vegas Shooting Testify On Gun Legislation In Olympia (1/15/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Hundreds of people crowded hearing rooms in the Washington state Capitol Monday to testify on proposed gun control legislation. Among other things,...
article Oklahoma tribes make multimillion dollar investments in health care (1/14/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- Several tribes in Oklahoma are planning major investments in health care, including a Cherokee project that will be the largest joint venture in Indian...

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