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Gambling Expansion

article Council to hear casino update Wednesday (1/15/2017)
(California) -- After a break of several weeks, the Ridgecrest City Council will once again be discussing the Timbisha Shoshone casino project, slated to be put in near...
article Vietnam details casino entry requirements for locals trial (1/15/2017)
(Vietnam) -- Vietnam has offered further details regarding its trial run of allowing local residents to gamble in select casinos, including mandatory income requirements...
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Online Gaming

article Gibraltar Online Gambling Post Brexit (1/15/2017)
(Gibraltar) -- The online gambling industry has had many jurisdictional issues over the years and one not so recent event, the exit of Britain from the European Union...
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Dakota Access Pipeline

article Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s Chairman Endorses Rep. Keith Ellison for DNC Chair (1/14/2017)
(North Dakota) -- This past Wednesday, Chairman Dave Archambault II announced his endorsement of Minnesota Representative Keith Ellison for Chair of the Democratic...
article U.S. Native Communities See Their Influence Grow on Local and National Stage (1/13/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Although the United States Army Corps of Engineers has temporarily stopped work on the Dakota Access Pipeline that was planned to go through the...
article Donald Trump's Energy nominee vows to stay away from Dakota Access Pipeline (1/12/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Former Texas governor Rick Perry is promising to stay away the Dakota Access Pipeline if he joins the Cabinet of Republican president-elect Donald...
article Oil company cited for 200 leaks since 2010 (1/12/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- In the tribal lawsuit to halt construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, the U.S. Justice Department on Jan. 6 filed for dismissal of Energy...
article 605 politics: Talking tribal relations after pipeline protest (1/12/2017)
(South Dakota) -- Good morning from Pierre where Yankton Sioux Tribal Chairman Robert Flying Hawk is set to deliver his State of the Tribes address this afternoon.
article Energy nominee Perry steps away from Dakota Access pipeline (1/11/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he has stepped down from the boards of two energy companies that are developing the controversial Dakota Access...
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Japan Gaming

article Clash between Japan, U.S. casino moguls throws spotlight on gray zones in FBI bribe probe (1/14/2017)
(USA) -- In April 2015, a sworn statement submitted in a Nevada lawsuit between rival casino moguls Steve Wynn and Japan’s Kazuo Okada contained an unusual...
article Japan Casinos A Big Deal But Still Not A Done Deal (1/13/2017)
(Japan) -- When Japanese lawmakers passed the Integrated Resort Promotions Bill in December, they answered decades of prayers from casino operators around the world.
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Lumbee Tribe

article Ruling means tribe can seek recognition through Interior Department (1/14/2017)
(North Carolina) -- The Lumbee Tribe can now pursue federal recognition through the federal Department of Interior’s petition process, but the chairman of the...
article Lumbee Tribe may have new chance to win full federal recognition (1/13/2017)
(North Carolina) -- The Lumbee Tribe in December may have won a new path toward full recognition from the federal government. The solicitor for the federal Department of...
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Mashpee Wampanoag

article Mashpee tribe gets government web address (1/14/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- A year after its reservation land was recorded in the Federal Register, the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe has secured another sovereign credential in the...
article Tribe and Mashpee officials grapple with communication breakdown (1/11/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- The agreement outlining how the town and the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe provide police and fire services on tribal land expired Wednesday after a...
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Mining & Drilling

article Tribes to levy more tax on North Dakota reservation (1/14/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Oil companies will be charged a higher tax rate than the state on the reservation's oil production, the chairman of North Dakota's Three...
article Bad River Tribal Council Member Details Enbridge Decision (1/13/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- Last week, the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa voted to deny the renewal of an easement of the Enbridge Energy Line 5 on tribal lands near Lake...
article Forest Guardians: Indigenous Continue Fight against Illegal Logging and Mining (1/13/2017)
(Brazil) -- As seasonal rains provide a respite from forest fires and illegal logging, and Brazil’s Congress takes its annual vacation, the country’s...
article Northern Wisconsin tribe wants Enbridge to remove pipeline from reservation (1/12/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- A northern Wisconsin tribe wants a Canadian energy firm to remove its pipeline from tribal reservation lands. The Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa...
article B.C. premier says five conditions met on Trans Mountain pipeline (1/12/2017)
(British Columbia) -- British Columbia gave its blessing Wednesday to the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline as Premier Christy Clark announced all five conditions...
article Enbridge May Face Tough Legal Battle to Keep 60-Year-Old Pipeline Running (1/12/2017)
(Alberta) -- Enbridge Inc may be set for a bruising legal battle in Wisconsin after a Native American tribe voted against renewing land use agreements on a major crude...
article Final energy leases canceled on Badger-Two Medicine (1/10/2017)
(Montana) -- The U.S. government has canceled and refunded payments for the final two energy exploration leases in the Badger-Two Medicine area, considered sacred to the...
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Alabama Gaming

article Culver: People, not politics, need to decide gambling issue (1/13/2017)
(Alabama) -- The chairman of the Houston County Commission told a committee Thursday people, not politics, need to decide the state’s gambling controversy. Mark...
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Bears Ears

article Tribes celebrate designation of Bears Ears Monument (1/13/2017)
(Colorado) -- Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye applauded more than 400 supporters and tribal leaders who gathered at the Monument Valley Welcome Center on Saturday...
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Cobell

article DOI transfers nearly $8M to Cobell scholarship fund (1/13/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Department of the Interior announced on Jan. 11 that an additional $7.9 million has been transferred to the Cobell Education Scholarship Fund,...
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Code Talkers

article Navajo Code Talkers participate in presidential inaugural parade (1/13/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Veterans from the Navajo Nation will help usher in new leadership in Washington, D.C., next week. The Navajo Code Talkers are marching in the 58th...
article Navajo Code Talkers to Represent Indian Country in Trump Inaugural Parade (1/12/2017)
(Arizona) -- Several Navajo Code Talkers will represent the Navajo Nation and entire Indian Country in the 58th Presidential Inaugural parade in Washington D.C. on...
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Fantasy Sports

article Florida Daily Fantasy Sports Regulation Lumped Into Massive Gambling Expansion (1/13/2017)
(Florida) -- Daily fantasy sports has been lumped into a larger gambling bill in Florida that would be a massive expansion of gaming. The legislation also includes the...
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New Jersey Gaming

article Will Trump shut down online gambling in N.J.? (1/13/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general says he will revisit a U.S. Justice Department ruling that paved the way for New...
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Pennsylvania Gaming

article Pa. pols seek more time to revive local casino tax laws (1/13/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- Senate leaders are asking Pennsylvania’s highest court to give state lawmakers more time to revive a now-invalid law that required casinos to pay...
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Sports Betting

article New York, South Carolina Introduce Sports Betting Bills (1/13/2017)
(USA) -- New York and South Carolina both introduced bills seeking to legalize sports betting this week. In New York, a bill sponsored by Senator Tony Avella (D-19th),...
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Whiteclay

article Beer sales next to Pine Ridge Indian Reservation would continue under county decision (1/13/2017)
(Nebraska) -- Four liquor stores which sell the equivalent of three and a-half million cans of beer a year on the doorstep of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South...
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Georgia Gaming

article Study warns of downsides of casino gambling in Georgia (1/12/2017)
(Georgia) -- Legalizing casino gambling in Georgia would have significant negative consequences the General Assembly should consider before putting the issue on the...
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Illinois Gaming

article Chicago Casino Shot Down in State Senate, but Resuscitation Expected (1/12/2017)
(Illinois) -- A Chicago casino and five other gambling licenses were up for consideration in the Illinois General Assembly, but deliberations were quickly squashed, as...
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Macau Gaming

article Gaming expert recommends Macau lower casino tax rates (1/12/2017)
(Macau) -- In Macau, a local gaming expert has reportedly recommended that the government should consider lowering the tax rate on VIP gaming revenues in order to ensure...
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Ontario Gaming

article Peterborough casino pre-hearing refines which issues will be heard in full (1/12/2017)
(Ontario) -- The fight against a casino in Peterborough continues as the second Ontario Municipal Board pre-hearing conference draws closer. At the conference, set for...
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Paskenta Tribe

article New Fire Rescue Squad Vehicle Arrives in Corning Thanks to Tribal Grant (1/12/2017)
(California) -- Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indian Tribal Council Members cut the ribbon as volunteer fire fighters drove their new fire rescue squad home to Fire Station...
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South Carolina Gaming

article South Carolina Probably Isn’t Trying To Join The Sports Betting Fight; It’s Just Eyeing Casino Gambling (1/12/2017)
(South Carolina) -- South Carolina is the latest state to introduce legislation that would attempt to legalize sports betting in the state, in addition to other forms of...
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Yucca Mountain Project

article Energy chief: Bid to revive Nevada nuclear waste dump doomed (1/12/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Any effort to revive the long-dormant nuclear waste dump at Nevada’s Yucca Mountain is doomed to fail because the project lacks support from...
article Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Site May Get a Second Look Under Trump (1/12/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- While the US Department of Energy published new rules to create a central repository for nuclear waste, a bill has been introduced to block any new...
article Yucca Mountain won’t be site for nuclear waste, energy secretary says (1/12/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Citing local opposition to the project, U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz dismissed speculation Wednesday that a nuclear waste repository could...
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First Nations Politics

article Southern Chiefs' Organization of Manitoba elects new leader (1/11/2017)
(Manitoba) -- The Southern Chiefs Organization in Manitoba has a new leader, after Grand Chief Terry Nelson was replaced by newcomer Jerry Daniels in elections held on...
1 Article on this Issue

Land Issues

article Southwest Alaska islands designated historic landmark by Obama administration (1/11/2017)
(Alaska) -- Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Wednesday announced designation of a historic landmark in Southwest Alaska's Walrus Islands. The new designation doesn...
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Public Law 280

article Lake Co. votes to end federal agreement with tribe (1/11/2017)
(Montana) -- A small Montana county hit hard by the loss of $2 million in property tax is firing back. Lake County commissioners voted Wednesday to withdraw their intent...
article Lake County votes its intent to withdraw from federal law in hopes it doesn't have to (1/11/2017)
(Montana) -- Lake County’s commissioners on Wednesday voted unanimously for a resolution of intent to withdraw from federal Public Law 280, which allows for the...
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Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

article Donald Trump's Justice choice leaves door open to fight tribal jurisdiction (1/11/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) is refusing to repudiate his opposition to tribal jurisdiction despite acknowledging that non-Indians contribute to...
article Sessions questioned about voting record on Colville supported VAWA (1/11/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- During the first day of Senate confirmation hearings that saw Sen. Jeff Session (R-Alabama) defend his voting record for nearly 8 hours in hopes of...
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Keweenaw Bay Tribe

article KBIC casino funds being used wisely in community (1/10/2017)
(Michigan) -- A pair of drowning deaths last summer in choppy Lake Superior waters off the Little Presque Isle recreational site north of the city of Marquette left the...
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Marijuana & Hemp

article Tribe’s request for pot-farm buffer sparks disagreement among supervisors (1/10/2017)
(California) -- A request by the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation for a ban on outdoor commercial medical marijuana cultivation within 1,000 feet of tribal lands sparked...
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Navajo Nation

article Bobby White appointed acting controller of Nation (1/10/2017)
(Arizona) -- On Jan. 6, Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye announced Bobby White will be appointed acting controller of the Navajo Nation. The decision came after...
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Other News

article Prime Minister’s office silent on whether Justin Trudeau tour will pass through any Indigenous communities (1/15/2017)
(Ontario) -- As Prime Minister Justin Trudeau continues his cross country tour of Canada, his office is silent on whether he will travel to any First Nation, Metis or...
article Anvik tribal government able to rule on low-level village crimes (1/15/2017)
(Alaska) -- In a landmark agreement last week, the Anvik tribal government took on the authority to hand down sentences for low-level crimes committed in the western...
article Gold Butte designation protects tribe’s history (1/15/2017)
(Nevada) -- President Barack Obama named Gold Butte a national monument Dec. 28, ensuring its preservation for years to come and generations to follow. In his...
article White House releases tribal nations progress report (1/14/2017)
(USA) -- It's a renewed era of federal-tribal relations, according to the 2016 White House Tribal Nations Conference progress report released earlier this month....
article Yankton Sioux chairman gives 2nd “State of the Tribes” address at Capitol (1/14/2017)
(South Dakota) -- In a quiet voice and not appearing to refer to a printed text, Flying Hawk spoke much about coming to “an understanding of the misunderstandings...
article Rules a factor in 2017 St. Louis casino market (1/14/2017)
(Missouri) -- A move by new Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens and the issue of gaming expansion in Illinois are factors in what happens this year in the St. Louis casino...
article New Federal ‘Fair Tax’ Bill Tries To Define And Tax Games Of Chance In US (1/13/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- A new bill being assembled by Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kansas) is trying to put a legal definition on “chance” and possibly change the way...
article North Dakota Tribes Threaten to Cut Off Oil Production Funds to State (1/13/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Amid strained relations with state officials, three Native American tribes whose reservation lands provide more than 20% of North Dakota's oil...
article Obamacare Repeal Could Slash Protections For Native Americans (1/13/2017)
(USA) -- A repeal of the Affordable Care Act — now in the offing in Congress — could deal a body blow to healthcare for at least 33% of all Native Americans.
article Interior Secretary Jewell, Tribal Leaders Mark Enactment of Four Additional Water Rights Settlements for Indian Country (1/13/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- As part of President Obama’s historic commitment to empowering tribal nations, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Interior Deputy...
article Tribal leader asks lawmakers to understand disconnects (1/13/2017)
(South Dakota) -- Robert Flying Hawk, chairman of the Yankton Sioux Tribe, said South Dakota lawmakers and others should work to understand the disconnects between...
article Yankton Sioux chairman gives 2nd “State of the Tribes” address at Capitol (1/13/2017)
(South Dakota) -- In a quiet voice and not appearing to refer to a printed text, Flying Hawk spoke much about coming to “an understanding of the misunderstandings that...
article O’Halleran joins Native American Caucus (1/13/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Congressman Tom O’Halleran announced his membership in the bipartisan Congressional Native American Caucus. “I am joining my colleagues on the...
article Atlantic Magazine to Reprint Socioeconomic Error About Native Americans (1/13/2017)
(USA) -- *The Atlantic magazine has announced that it’s reprinting the January/February issue with the cover story “My President Was Black,” but the reprint will include...
article CCAC to Review 2019-2020 Native American $1 Coin Design Themes (1/13/2017)
(USA) -- CCACThe Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a one-hour teleconference meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 17, to review and discuss concepts and themes...
article Intellectual, activist, ‘giant’ Arthur Manuel sung out by family across the threshold to the other side (1/13/2017)
(British Columbia) -- Doreen Manuel stood by the hospital room door, held a pipe close to her chest and sang the Water Wave song in the Ktunaxa language as medical staff...
article Statement from the family of indigenous activist Arthur Manuel on his passing (1/13/2017)
(British Columbia) -- On Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at 11:00 p.m., Arthur Manuel, our beloved father, grandfather, husband, brother, uncle, warrior, and teacher passed...
article Bison hunt and reservation turkeys discussed at SPCC Elders meeting (1/13/2017)
(Montana) -- Critters — four-legged furry ones and two-legged feathered ones — held center court at the January Salish Pend d’Oreille Culture Committee...
article Interior Secretary Sally Jewell Calls for Strengthened Tribal Consultation (1/12/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Outgoing Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell has issued a Cabinet exit memo that highlights in part her progress on Indian affairs over the past...
article John Densmore to Barack Obama: Apologize to Native Americans (1/12/2017)
(USA) -- The Doors' John Densmore calls on Barack Obama to apologize to Native Americans for centuries of injustice and pardon activist Leonard Peltier in a...

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