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Casino Taxes

article Tuesday’s hearing could determine future flow of millions in gaming money (3/26/2017)
(Ohio) -- Two months from today, if the May 26 state Supreme Court deadline has passed, and lawmakers fail to come up with a fix for how communities share gambling...
article Gambling on a brighter future (3/25/2017)
(New Zealand) -- Kiwis pumped $843 million into pokie machines last year, with 40 per cent going back into the community. It's supposed to be a win-win - but the...
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Keystone XL Pipeline

article Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Responds to Keystone Pipeline Permit Approval (3/26/2017)
(North Dakota) -- On Friday, President Trump announced that the State Department has issued the final permit necessary to proceed with the Keystone Pipeline. On his...
article Keystone XL Foes Brace for Battle (3/25/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- President Donald Trump’s approval of the cross-border permit that would allow the Keystone XL pipeline to be laid across the 49th Parallel...
article Indian Country mounts another fight after Donald Trump approves another pipeline (3/24/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Indian Country is preparing for another round of resistance after the Trump administration approved the Keystone XL Pipeline without consulting...
article Trump approves Keystone XL, calling it 'great day' for jobs (3/24/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- President Donald Trump declared it a "great day for American jobs" on Friday as he formally green-lighted the Keystone XL pipeline,...
article Keystone XL Pipeline to Gain State Department Approval on Monday (3/23/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. State Department will approve the Keystone XL (KXL) pipeline on Monday. This comes after President Trump signed a presidential memorandum...
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Indiana Gaming

article Reeling casinos seek breaks from Statehouse (3/25/2017)
(Indiana) -- Indiana lawmakers are working to keep afloat the state’s crippled casino industry in an effort to shore up declining tax revenue and spur investment.
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Kansas Gaming

article Kansas lawmakers considering lottery vending machines (3/25/2017)
(Kansas) -- Kansas Lottery players soon might be able to buy tickets from vending machines. The House voted this week in support of the move, which the state lottery has...
article Kansas racetrack advocates betting on gambling reform bill (3/23/2017)
(Kansas) -- A coalition led by managment at the four state-owned casinos in Kansas challenged Thursday a House bill modifying state tax and voting law to make operation...
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LGBT News

article Native American tribe votes to recognise gay marriage (3/25/2017)
(UK) -- The Osage Native American nation has voted to recognise gay marriage, joining the handful of tribes to have done so to date. The Osages formerly lived across a...
article Oklahoma tribe approves gay marriage as Native American groups debate issue (3/23/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- A Native American tribe in Oklahoma has voted to allow same-sex marriage, joining a small group of prominent tribes changing their law in light of the U.S...
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Missing Women Crisis

article National inquiry seeks 'best practices' for a database of missing, murdered Indigenous women (3/25/2017)
(Ontario) -- The national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls wants to clear up confusion around the lists it is compiling after it faced...
article Manitoba woman left confused by #MMIW inquiry process (3/23/2017)
(Manitoba) -- A Manitoba woman who has seven murdered and two missing family members, says she has been left in the dark about the National Inquiry into Missing and...
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Ontario Gaming

article Officials ask OLGC to stop looking for new operator of two casinos (3/25/2017)
(Ontario) -- The St. Catharines Standard newspaper in Canada reports local officials have followed their counterparts in Niagara Falls by unanimously passing an official...
article Slot revenue pours into London infrastructure projects (3/24/2017)
(Ontario) -- The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation poured $4.5 million in slot machine revenue last year into infrastructure upgrades in London. A chunk of up to $1...
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Pennsylvania Gaming

article Tuesday’s hearing could determine future flow of millions in gaming money (3/25/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- Two months from today, if the May 26 state Supreme Court deadline has passed, and lawmakers fail to come up with a fix for how communities share...
article Editorial: State lawmakers are addicted to gambling revenue (3/23/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- As the enabler of casino gambling, the state government is partially responsible for thousands of cases of gambling addiction. Its half-hearted...
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Seminole Tribe

article Documentary follows the wild life of gator-wrestling, empire-building Seminole chief James Billie (3/25/2017)
(Florida) -- The electronic jingle of slot machines, the spirited din of card games and the loud chattering of gamblers at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in...
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State Recognition

article Burgum angling for government reinvention (3/25/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Gov. Doug Burgum's first few months in office involved juggling a budget upheaval with the demands of a protest movement: Both are issues that have...
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Suicide

article First Nations say suicide crisis requires same response as natural disasters (3/25/2017)
(Ontario) -- A rash of suicides; a car crash that claims multiple members of the same family; the arrival of a new, highly addictive drug — First Nations in...
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Arkansas Gaming

article Ark. bill prohibits Alcoholic Beverage Control from enforcing gambling machine laws (3/24/2017)
(Arkansas) -- In Arkansas, a bill already approved in the Senate came out of the House Rules Committee this week without comment. The bill, championed in the State...
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Black Hills

article Tribes win federal trust status for Pe Sla property in Black Hills (3/24/2017)
(South Dakota) -- A five-year effort to put a tract of tribal land in the Black Hills into federal trust is over. And now that the fight to keep the tract permanently in...
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Fantasy Sports

article Fantasy sports wagering advances in Iowa House (3/24/2017)
(Iowa) -- It’s unlikely fantasy sports betting will be legal in Iowa before this year’s NCAA men’s basketball championship, but an Iowa lawmaker is...
article DFS Legalization Bills Introduced in Pennsylvania, Ohio (3/23/2017)
(USA) -- Online gambling legislation tends to be cyclical. For a while, lawmakers make a push and when positive results fail to materialize (which they often do),...
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Gambling Expansion

article Bill would nix casino gambling from Liberation Carnival (3/24/2017)
(Guam) -- Casino gambling could be banned at the Liberation Day Carnival if Bill 50 becomes law. Senator Telena Cruz Nelson says the bill is a step at closing the...
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Gila River

article VA Gets Tribe's Suit Over Health Care Reimbursements Nixed (sub req.) (3/24/2017)
(Arizona) -- An Arizona federal judge on Thursday tossed a suit by the Gila River Indian Community accusing the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs of failing to...
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Nebraska Gaming

article Governor takes strong stance against casino gambling (3/24/2017)
(Nebraska) -- Gov. Pete Ricketts reiterated his strong opposition to legalization of casino gambling in the state during his call-in radio show Monday. A caller told the...
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New Hampshire Gaming

article NH casino gambling bill wins Senate approval, but faces challenge ahead in the House (3/24/2017)
(New Hampshire) -- It may have taken 18 years of effort, but Manchester's long-time state senator got the votes he needed Thursday and his bill to allow two casinos...
article Full Senate Votes to Legalize Casino Gambling in New Hampshire (3/23/2017)
(New Hampshire) -- A bill seeking to open two casinos in New Hampshire passed the full Senate Thursday 13 votes to 10. Under the measure, 5,000 slot machines and 240...
article Another effort underway to legalize casino gambling (3/23/2017)
(New Hampshire) -- In New Hampshire, another effort is underway to legalize casino gambling. Major casino proponent Manchester Sen. Lou D’Allesandro has championed...
article Editorial: Casino bill is still wrong for New Hampshire (3/23/2017)
(New Hampshire) -- Pro-gambling lawmakers in the State House are trying once again to give New Hampshire families a new way to lose money. They should call Senate Bill...
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Nooksack Tribe

article Disenrollments Place Washington Native American Tribe's Sovereignty In Jeopardy (3/24/2017)
(Washington) -- The sovereignty of a Native American tribe in Washington state is in jeopardy. This comes after the tribe disenrolled about 15 percent of its members...
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Oxford Casino

article $2.4 million from Oxford Casino ... where does it go? (3/24/2017)
(Maine) -- The town of Oxford and Oxford County received a combined $2.4 million in net revenues from the Oxford Casino in 2016, according to figures released recently...
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Pennsylvania Online

article Tax Rates Aren’t The Only Thing That Could Derail Online Gambling In Pennsylvania (3/24/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- Last summer, the House of Representatives passed a comprehensive gaming reform bill that included the legalization of online gambling. That was the...
article Another Online Casino Gambling Bill Introduced In Pennsylvania (3/23/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- Keystone State lawmakers now have a third online poker bill to chew on. The legislation, Senate Bill 524, that was introduced Monday attempts to end a...
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West Virginia Gaming

article West Virginia Online Gambling Effort For 2017 Might Be Over Before It Really Started (3/24/2017)
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia became the most recent state to enter the fray when it comes to legalizing online gambling. But a new report and the legislative...
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Alabama Gaming

article Alabama Legislators Attempt to Pass Daily Fantasy Sports Bill (3/23/2017)
(Alabama) -- Proponents of legalizing Daily Fantasy Sports in Alabama are hoping a traditionally unlucky number turns their fortunes. The state legislature is debating...
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Cobell

article Tribe Member’s Cobell Underpayment Claim Moves Forward (3/23/2017)
(New York) -- The U.S. Court of Federal Claims said Monday it will allow a member of the Sioux Indian Tribe of South Dakota to proceed with his claim that he didn’...
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Dakota Access Pipeline

article Native Nations March to Trump’s White House Draws Huge Crowds (video) (3/23/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- On March 10, 2017, thousands of Indigenous activists from across the country gathered in Washington, D.C. for the Native Nations March to protest...
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Georgia Gaming

article Casino gambling bill back from the dead (3/23/2017)
(Georgia) -- A push to legalize casino gambling in Georgia may have a little life left. Thursday Rep. Ron Stephens, R -Savannah, presented an updated "destination...
article Georgia casino plan still only mostly dead as end nears (3/23/2017)
(Georgia) -- A plan to legalize casino gambling in Georgia drew new, shallow, breaths Thursday as state Capitol denizens reminded each other that nothing is dead until...
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Marijuana & Hemp

article Hopland tribe and cannabis company file claim against county over raid (3/23/2017)
(California) -- The Hopland Band of Pomo Indians and Therafields, Inc. have filed nearly identical claims against Mendocino County, alleging that Mendocino County...
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Native Voices

article MONTEAU: Time For Congress To Revisit The Indian Civil Rights Act (3/23/2017)
(USA) -- In the 1960s, Congress held a series of hearings on the subject of the authority of tribal governments. These hearings told about the abuses that many tribal...
article LADUKE: The Filth of North Dakota: The Garbage and Pollution That Was Already There (3/23/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Earlier this month, Governor Burgum and North Dakota authorities peddled a story to the media about the feces and garbage runoff into the river from...
article TRAHANT: Health Care Repeal: Deadline Day Is Here (3/23/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- It’s hard to think of a more make or break moment for the Speaker of the House of Representatives than what happens today. Well, sort of.
article JACOBS: The Deep State Civil War (3/23/2017)
(New Mexico) -- A few months ago, we saw an apparent civil war in the government between the Globalist faction (CIA) backing candidate Hillary Clinton and the Homeland...
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St. Regis Mohawk

article Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Testifies in Front of House Energy and Commerce Committee on Broadband Deployment (3/23/2017)
(New York) -- Sixty-eight miles of fiber connects the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s territory to important broadband infrastructure built by Mohawk Networks, a...
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Unrecognized Tribes

article Virginia Sens.’ Tribal Recognition Bill Has Familiar Look [sub req] (3/23/2017)
(Virginia) -- The state of Virginia’s two U.S. senators, Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine, reintroduced a bill Tuesday to grant federal recognition to six Native...
article Warner, Kaine introduce bill to grant federal recognition to six Indian tribes (3/23/2017)
(Virginia) -- Today, on the 400th anniversary of Pocahontas’ burial, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine introduced legislation to federally recognize six...
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Other News

article AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde on what the Colten Boushie case says about us (3/26/2017)
(Saskatchewan) -- _- Perry Bellegarde sees a cultural fear that if Indigenous people advance, everybody else will lose. And he thinks that fear is at play among the...
article Indigenous Affairs spent almost $14,000 for a single TV, MP says (3/26/2017)
(Ottawa) -- Federal government spending on television sets is out of control, a Conservative MP says after he discovered departments spent tens of thousands of dollars...
article Treaty 7 flag raised permanently at Calgary City Hall (3/26/2017)
(Alberta) -- Calgary hoisted the Treaty 7 flag outside city hall on Thursday as a reminder that the city sits on traditional Indigenous land. It will fly permanently...
article U.S. Government is an Unprecedented No Show at Human Rights Hearing (3/26/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- At the headquarters of the Organization of American States (OAS) on Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 participants and independent members alike deeply...
article Indigenous leaders encouraged by budget promises, but concerned about funding flow (3/26/2017)
(Saskatchewan) -- While Indigenous leaders are optimistic about the promises in Wednesday's federal budget, there is also concern that the funds will flow too slowly...
article Government tells human rights tribunal that is has complied with ruling to stop discriminating against First Nation children (3/26/2017)
(Ottawa) -- The federal government told the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal that it is complying with a ruling that ordered it to stop discriminating against First...
article Native American Tribes Fighting High Prices, Poor Food Quality (3/25/2017)
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota's Crow Creek Indian Reservation is home to the descendants of the Dakota People, who thrived in Minnesota before they were forced onto...
article Rep. Tom O’Halleran’s Goal: ‘Working With People’ (3/25/2017)
(Arizona) -- Tom O’Halleran traveled an unusual road from a rough Chicago neighborhood to his present role as the newest representative from Arizona’s...
article Meth Related Convictions Lead to Banishments on Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation (3/25/2017)
(South Dakota) -- It has been almost two years since the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Council passed Resolution 182-2015-CR, banning tribal members and other individuals...
article Are Thailand’s Gambling Laws Too Far Behind The Times ? (3/25/2017)
(Thailand) -- The opening of a new casino in the sport hub province of Buri Ram has caused a researcher at the Centre of Gambling Studies to say that the state has not...
article Canadian Court Decision Could Revive 'Extinct' Tribe With Members In Washington (3/24/2017)
(Washington) -- A provincial court in British Columbia Monday could revive Canada’s recognition of an Indian tribe and vindicate a Washington man charged with...
article 18C changes: Aboriginal Legal Service was not allowed to offer views (3/24/2017)
(Australia) -- The Aboriginal Legal Service (Australian Capital Territory/New South Wales) was not allowed to speak to a Senate committee examining the Turnbull...
article Aboriginal leaders bid to take over neglected national park (3/24/2017)
(Australia) -- Two Aboriginal community leaders have put in a bid to take over one of Sydney's most prestigious harbourside national parks at Watsons Bay, with the...
article A Fight Over A Bison Herd In Montana Sets Retired Rangers Against Tribes (3/24/2017)
(Montana) -- It may have been the first attempt to save the wild bison. In the 1870s, Little Falcon Robe of the Pend d’Oreille tribe in Montana, traveled east on a...
article Border casino raises concerns (3/24/2017)
(Thailand) -- Thai Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai said the ministry has not written to authorities in neighbouring Cambodia regarding a disputed border casino, The...
article Internal tribal disputes continue to trip up federal court system (3/23/2017)
(California) -- Tribal citizens who have been punished by their governments are finding few allies in the federal court system but that isn't stopping them from...
article Tribal Members Oppose Border Wall, Protesting McCain (3/23/2017)
(Arizona) -- A group of Tohono O'odham tribal members plans on protesting President Donald Trump's proposed border wall outside Sen. John McCain's Tucson...
article Poor sanitation, safety targeted in bill to improve Columbia River tribal fishing sites (3/23/2017)
(Oregon) -- Oregon and Washington legislators are again asking for money to improve the deplorable safety and sanitation conditions at Columbia River tribal fishing...
article Advocates once again push federal government to comply with First Nations child welfare ruling (3/23/2017)
(Ottawa) -- First Nations child advocates are before the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal in Ottawa again this week, trying to force the federal government to abide by an...
article Budget 2017 promises additional billions to Indigenous communities (3/23/2017)
(Ottawa) -- The federal Liberal government unveiled a $305 billion federal budget Wednesday that will see hundreds of millions of dollars in new investments flow to...

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