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article Interior Dep't transferring 560 acres of public land to U.S. Army for border barriers (9/19/2019)
(Arizona) -- The Interior Department announced it will transfer 560 acres of public land to the U.S. Army, including nearly 230 acres along the Cabeza Prieta National...
article Interior gains new watchdog (9/17/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Mark Lee Greenblatt, the newly minted inspector general at the Interior Department, is stepping into a big job. Interior has been swirling in...
article BLM fails to notify state offices of relocation plans, leaving 300 staffers unsure where they'll be sent (9/17/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) missed its deadline to tell nearly 300 Washington-based employees where they will be reassigned as the agency...
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Election 2020

article UK gambling site has more bets for Hillary Clinton winning Dem nomination than anyone actually running (9/19/2019)
(UK) -- Hillary Clinton may say she is not seeking the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, but British bettors are apparently not convinced, with one site getting...
article VIDEO: Trump enchantment of New Mexico supporters, including Native voters (9/18/2019)
(New Mexico) -- In Rio Rancho, New Mexico, Donald J. Trump rallied his supporters Monday night at the Santa Ana Star Center. Residents of the Land of Enchantment were...
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Illinois Gaming

article Finalists pitch Waukegan officials on casino proposals (9/19/2019)
(Illinois) -- The six finalists for who will open the first casino in Waukegan pitched city officials on Wednesday. Officials spent four hours listening to plans from...
article Waukegan Casino Finalists Make Their Pitches (9/19/2019)
(Illinois) -- The finalists vying to build Waukegan’s first casino made their pitches before city officials on Wednesday in a meeting that had to be moved to a...
article Waukegan moves casino hearing to Genesee Theatre, expecting large turnout (9/18/2019)
(Illinois) -- The city of Waukegan has received “hundreds of calls" about Wednesday’s scheduled public hearing on the proposed Waukegan casino,...
article Tinley Inches Closer To Bringing Racino To Village (9/17/2019)
(Illinois) -- Tinley Park's trustees moved forward in its bid to recruit a racino by amending two key zoning ordinances to permit a racing and gambling business in the...
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Kentucky Gaming

article Beshear releases plan aimed at boosting Kentucky tourism (9/19/2019)
(Kentucky) -- Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andy Beshear on Thursday released a plan aimed at making Kentucky a bigger tourism destination as a way to build economic...
article Sports Betting A Better Bet In Kentucky in 2020 (9/17/2019)
(Kentucky) -- Kentucky lawmakers haven’t found a way to legalize sports betting since the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act was struck down by the...
article Kentucky gubernatorial candidate embraces gambling (9/16/2019)
(Kentucky) -- Kentucky gubernatorial candidate would definitely embrace gamblingKentucky is one of a shrinking number of U.S. states that still doesn’t have a...
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National Indian Gaming Association

press release NIGA Honors Rodney Butler, Chairman of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe with the John Kieffer Sovereign Award (9/19/2019)
(Connecticut) -- The National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) honored Rodney Butler, Chairman of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe with the prestigious John Kieffer...
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Opioid Crisis

article Partisan split could snarl strategy to fix opioid crisis (9/19/2019)
(USA) -- Last year, 49 states and thousands of cities, counties and territories joined in massive litigation designed to punish the drug industry for its role in the...
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Pokagon Band

article Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Commemorate 25th Anniversary of Reaffirmation of Sovereignty (9/19/2019)
(Michigan) -- The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi will commemorate a very important milestone in its history on September 21, 2019, the 25th Anniversary of the Reaffirmation...
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Trump Adminstration

article Trump officials considering plan to divert billions of dollars in additional funds for border barrier (9/19/2019)
(Arizona) -- Senior Trump administration officials are considering a plan to again divert billions of dollars in military funding to pay for border barrier construction...
article Trump Plans Endanger Almost Two Dozen Archaeological Sites (9/18/2019)
(USA) -- President Donald Trump’s intention to block off Mexico with a border wall is well-documented. What’s less publicly documented at this point though...
article Trump’s border wall reportedly threatens 22 archaeological sites in Arizona (9/18/2019)
(Arizona) -- The construction of President Trump’s border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border could damage — or even destroy — up to 22 archaeological...
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Chicago Casino

article Lawmakers look to rework gaming law for financially feasible Chicago casino (9/18/2019)
(Illinois) -- The betting line on a Chicago casino just got a little better. A leading state lawmaker said he believes the gaming law can be reworked to make it...
article Regulators call for law change to make Chicago casino viable (9/18/2019)
(Illinois) -- The Illinois Gaming Board is calling on lawmakers to change state law to make a Chicago casino viable. A Union Gaming Analytics' study released last...
article State gaming board urges changes in law authorizing Chicago casino (9/18/2019)
(Illinois) -- The Illinois Gaming Board said Monday that state lawmakers need to change a law they enacted earlier this year if they ever hope to see a casino developed...
article Poker-faced regulators call on lawmakers to change gambling law to make Chicago casino a winning bet (9/17/2019)
(Illinois) -- After a consultant’s report dampened hopes earlier this summer on the prospects of a Chicago casino, Mayor Lori Lightfoot joined a chorus of casino...
article Why a Casino Can’t Fund Chicago’s Pensions (9/16/2019)
(Illinois) -- When my grandmother found out I was playing the horses, she called me up to try to teach me a lesson. I can still hear her bellowing into the phone:...
article Gaming Board urges changes in law authorizing Chicago casino (9/16/2019)
(Illinois) -- The Illinois Gaming Board said Monday that state lawmakers need to change a law they enacted earlier this year if they ever hope to see a casino developed...
article Without offering specifics, Illinois Gaming Board tells lawmakers to consider changing terms of Chicago casino license (9/16/2019)
(Illinois) -- The Illinois Gaming Board wants lawmakers to consider changing the terms of the license for the long-proposed Chicago casino after a consultant last month...
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Colorado Gaming

article Prop. DD explained: What sports gambling would mean in Colorado and how much (or little) it would generate (9/18/2019)
(Colorado) -- Voters will be asked in November to make Colorado the 20th state with legal sports betting — and, policymakers hope, generate a small pot of new tax...
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Columbus/Indigenous Day

article October 14 proclaimed to be Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Louisiana (9/18/2019)
(Louisiana) -- A Louisiana woman says the deeply rooted history of American Indians moved her to action three weeks ago when she contacted the office of Louisiana...
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Enbridge Pipeline

article Native American, environmental groups lose round in court battle over Enbridge Line 3. (9/18/2019)
(Minnesota) -- A setback for Native American and environmental groups opposing Enbridge's proposed Line 3, as the Minnesota Supreme Court Tuesday, let stand lower...
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Havasupai Tribe

article Most Isolated Tribe In Continental U.S. Gets Broadband (9/18/2019)
(Arizona) -- Nestled among turquoise blue waterfalls and cottonwood trees, the tiny Havasupai reservation is accessible only by foot, by mule or by helicopter.
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Keystone XL Pipeline

article Federal judge in Great Falls hears Keystone XL arguments (9/18/2019)
(Montana) -- Attorneys for Montana Indian tribes argued before a federal judge Thursday that a construction permit for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline violates federal...
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Land Issues

article New Mexico tribe loses claim to national preserve (9/18/2019)
(New Mexico) -- A federal judge has rejected an effort by a Native American tribe to reclaim Valles Caldera National Preserve. U.S. District Judge James Browning...
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article Legislators To Unveil Bill To Help Missing And Abused Native American Women (9/18/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- Legislators will be in Lac du Flambeau Wednesday to discuss a bipartisan bill aimed at lessening the scourge of violence against tribal women.
article Wisconsin lawmakers may create a task force on missing and murdered indigenous women. Experts say it's just a first step. (9/18/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- A group of lawmakers Wednesday announced legislation that would create a task force to address missing and murdered indigenous women and girls. Experts...
article RECAP: Sovereignty and Native Women's Safety at US Capitol (9/17/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Braving brutal temperatures and high humidity, Native women rallied at the U.S. Capitol last week to honor survivors of violence and to push for...
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Navajo Nation

article Navajo Nation President Nez Reports on Energy Development Initiatives to the Resources and Development Committee (9/18/2019)
(Arizona) -- On Tuesday, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez presented a report to the 24th Navajo Nation Council’s Resources and Development Committee in Window...
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Residential Schools

article Next federal government will face unresolved class action lawsuits from residential school era (9/18/2019)
(Ottawa) -- Two major unresolved class action cases from the Indian residential school era will face the next government, and may be a test of its commitment to...
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Cherokee Nation

article OP/ED: The 184-Year-Old Promise to the Cherokee Congress Must Keep (9/17/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The number seven is significant to the Cherokee people. We have seven clans in our origin story and seven sacred directions, and centered in our...
article HOSKIN: Expanding efforts with at-large Cherokee Nation citizens (9/17/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Today, more than 63% of our nearly 380,000 tribal citizens reside outside Cherokee Nation’s legal jurisdiction. One thing we’ve heard loud and...
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First Nations

article NAC: Should Trudeau get another chance? (9/17/2019)
(Canada) -- The Canadian federal election has officially begun. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has until October 21st to convince Canadian citizens that he and his...
article B.C. government ends 'birth alerts' in child welfare cases (9/16/2019)
(British Columbia) -- The B.C. government is ending a controversial practice that allowed hospitals and child welfare agencies to flag safety risks to infants at birth...
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Grand Canyon

article Native Americans from five tribes come together to discuss Grand Canyon's indigenous history (9/17/2019)
(Arizona) -- Grand Canyon was declared a national park in 1919, but indigenous peoples have called the area home for much longer. At a Future of the Colorado Plateau...
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Mining & Drilling

article Dangerous oil and gas industry exemption slipped into highway bill (9/17/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- A landmark five-year, $287 billion highway bill moving in the Senate contains a poison pill provision that must be eliminated. The measure —...
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Muscogee Creek

article Creek voters head to polls; former chief will be on ballot but not eligible, election office says (9/17/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Muscogee (Creek) voters will head to the polls this week, but not all of the candidates listed on the ballot are still eligible. On Monday, Nelson Harjo,...
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Nevada Gaming

article Carson City Ormsby House in escrow for $15 million; Joe D’Angelo wants to turn building into ‘Joshua House’ (9/17/2019)
(Nevada) -- Joe D’Angelo has a different vision for the Ormsby House, one he says will be unique in Carson City. D’Angelo is in escrow to buy the 48-year-old...
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Pine Ridge

article Noem says she will 'likely' seek another presidential disaster declaration for September floods (9/17/2019)
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota Republican Gov. Kristi Noem said she is "likely" going to seek federal disaster relief dollars through yet another presidential...
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Public Smoking

article Vote sought on smoking at Pine Bluff casino (9/17/2019)
(Arkansas) -- A council member unhappy with the City Council's Sept. 3 vote that defeated his proposed amendment to the city's smoke-free workplace law said he...
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Tohono O’odham

article Border fence construction could destroy archaeological sites, National Park Service finds (9/17/2019)
(Arizona) -- Bulldozers and excavators rushing to install President Trump’s border barrier could damage or destroy up to 22 archaeological sites within Arizona...
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Elizabeth Warren

article NEWSMAX: When Will Warren's Opponents Call Out Her Native American Claims? (9/16/2019)
(USA) -- Watching the last Democrat presidential debate, we now know why the Democratic National Committee did not want the Fox News Channel to host one of their...
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Forest County Potawatomi

article Human remains found on Fort Hall Indian Reservation (9/16/2019)
(Idaho) -- The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes say remains have been found on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation that may belong to a man who has been missing for more than a year.
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Mashpee Wampanoag

article Anger as Mashpee Recall Election Cancelled Amid Growing Concerns Over Casino Money (9/16/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- In Massachusetts, a Mashpee Wampanoag council member has vowed to obtain injunctive relief from the tribal court after a recall election to decide the...
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Other News

article Images of Justin Trudeau in blackface surface after prime minister apologizes for racist 2001 photo (9/19/2019)
(Canada) -- Two more incidents of racist caricaturing from Justin Trudeau's past have come to light after the Canadian prime minister apologized for a 2001...
article There Is A Second Photo Of Justin Trudeau In Brownface (9/19/2019)
(Canada) -- By now we have all seen the photos of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in brownface from a school yearbook and in blackface from his high school days.
article Yearbook photo surfaces of Trudeau wearing ‘brownface’ costume in 2001 (9/19/2019)
(Canada) -- A yearbook photo of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau – his face and hands blackened by makeup – at a 2001 costume party detonated Wednesday on the...
article 'I was extremely disappointed': Jody Wilson-Raybould responds to Trudeau brownface controversy (9/19/2019)
(British Columbia) -- Jody Wilson-Raybould, who was kicked out of the Liberal party caucus in the fallout to the SNC-Lavalin affair, said she was "extremely...
article Former N.W.T. premier calls on Trudeau to resign, other leaders disagree (9/19/2019)
(Northwest Territories) -- Indigenous leaders across the N.W.T. are divided in their reactions to the recent photos and video of Justin Trudeau in brown and black face.
article Construction of Trump's border wall could pose serious threat to archeological sites: report (9/19/2019)
(USA) -- The U.S.-Mexico border wall that President Donald Trump has been aggressively pushing for would require construction in four different states: California,...
article Tribal leaders, lawmakers chide FCC for lack of progress on broadband (9/19/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Tribal representatives told a Senate committee Wednesday that the Federal Communications Commission is not doing enough to ease the regulatory...
article Federal candidates make pitches to B.C. First Nations at AFN meeting (9/19/2019)
(British Columbia) -- Several federal election candidates delivered their pitches to B.C. First Nations leadership at a meeting in Musqueam on Thursday, speaking about...
article National Indian Health Board Opens National Tribal Health Conference with Discussions on Sovereignty, Responses to Broken Promises Report (9/19/2019)
(California) -- Yesterday nearly 600 Tribal health providers, experts and advocates gathered for the opening session of the National Indian Health Board’s (NIHB)...
article No plan in place to return babies already seized through controversial birth alerts in B.C. (9/19/2019)
(British Columbia) -- British Columbia is the first province to end “effective immediately” the controversial practice of birth alerts, which flag a...
article NAC: The National Museum of the American Indian at 15 (9/19/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Washington DC is marking its 15th year. The landmark museum was initiated 30 years ago by...
article Sarah Deer, inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame (9/19/2019)
(Indian Country) -- Sarah Deer is having another big moment. She is one of only ten Native women to be inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in its 50-...
article How a Native American Woman Defeated a 4-Term Republican Incumbent (9/18/2019)
(North Dakota) -- The records of the State Historical Society of North Dakota contain a bland notation of an infrastructure project from almost 70 years ago.
article COLE: Constitution Day: A Turning Point (9/18/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Each year on September 17, we rightly celebrate the single most important document ever written for securing liberty from the ambition of tyrants.
article UN expert calls on governments to work with First Nations on water management (9/18/2019)
(Manitoba) -- A United Nations expert is calling on government officials to partner with First Nations leadership and Indigenous knowledge keepers to help manage water...
article Appeal Court sides with Pictou Landing First Nation in Boat Harbour dispute (9/18/2019)
(Nova Scotia) -- The Pictou Landing First Nation has won another legal battle with the Nova Scotia government over consultations for the Northern Pulp Mill.
article Interior Board Overturns BLM Decision to Replace Native Forests with Exotic Livestock Forage in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (9/18/2019)
(Utah) -- The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Board of Land Appeals (IBLA) yesterday set aside a decision by the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s)...
article Minority contractors claiming to be ‘Native American’ to undergo nationwide review (9/18/2019)
(California) -- Federal, state and local authorities are intensifying scrutiny of minority contracting programs across the country in the wake of a Times investigation...
article AMC holds meet and greet with federal candidates to boost First Nation vote (9/18/2019)
(Manitoba) -- The Assembly of Manitoba chiefs held a townhall meeting in Winnipeg Monday to introduce some of the candidates running in the upcoming federal election.
article Details of new Labrador ferry bag check policy still being worked out: minister (9/18/2019)
(Newfoundland) -- The Newfoundland and Labrador government is looking for a solution to bag checks on the new Labrador ferry that balances passenger rights with safety,...

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