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article Zinke emphasizes partnering with oil industry at ND conference (5/23/2018)
(North Dakota) -- Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum shared similar visions Wednesday, May 23, for regulating oil development, focused on...
article Cherokee, Creek citizens appointed to committee (5/22/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke today announced the appointment of John Beaver, Honor K. Keeler, and Barnaby V. Lewis to the Native American...
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Mississippi Band of Choctaw

article Tribe to schedule recall election (5/23/2018)
(Mississippi) -- The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians Tribal Election Committee certified petition signatures for the recall of council member Roderick Bell Thursday...
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Sports Betting

article States, leagues and casinos hope to hit legal sports gambling home run (5/23/2018)
(USA) -- Casinos around the country may soon feel a bit more like those in Las Vegas. That's what casinos and racetracks nationwide are betting on after last week...
article Gambling expansion vote not expected anytime soon (5/22/2018)
(Kentucky) -- While last week's U.S. Supreme Court ruling cleared the way for states to legalize betting on college and professional sports, Kentucky legislators...
article Legal Betting On Sports Games In Colorado Won’t Happen Anytime Soon (5/21/2018)
(Colorado) -- According to the Nevada Gaming Commission, in 2017, $1.8 billion worth of bets were placed on football, $1.5 billion on basketball, and $1.1 billion on...
article Joe Henderson: Cover your ears, the sports betting debate is on (5/20/2018)
(Florida) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that it’s legal for Congress or individual states to allow gambling on college and pro sports if they want to.
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Trump Adminstration

article EPA criticized for again blocking reporters from chemicals summit (5/23/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Environmental Protection Agency was under fire from news organizations for a second straight day Wednesday for blocking some reporters from...
article Scrambled Eggs: How the Trump team is mixing up the Bureau of Indian Affairs (5/22/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Still wondering about the Trump administration's reorganization of the Department of the Interior? Well attorney Larry Roberts, who ran the...
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Water Issues

article US, Canada To Open Renegotiations Of Columbia River Treaty Without Tribal Presence (5/23/2018)
(Washington) -- The United States and Canada next week will begin the official process of re-negotiating the Columbia River Treaty, which expires in 2024. The 1964...
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American Gaming Association

article AGA Outlines Sports Betting Priorities in Letter to Congress (5/22/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- In a letter to federal lawmakers today, American Gaming Association (AGA) President and CEO Geoff Freeman reiterated the gaming industry’s top...
press release AGA: What Should Congress Do About Sports Betting? (5/22/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Dear Federal Policymaker: Last Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) of 1992. The...
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Arizona Gaming

article State sees green in high court sports-gambling ruling (5/22/2018)
(Arizona) -- A new ruling Monday by the U.S. Supreme Court could open the door to Arizonans legally betting for – or against – the Diamondbacks, the...
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Chickasaw Nation

article Chickasaw Nation announces tribal election filing period (5/22/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- The Chickasaw Nation Election Commission announces the filing period opens June 4 and continues through June 6 for the 2018 general elections.
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Hopi Tribe

article Hopi Tribe Asks for Help with Deal (5/22/2018)
(Arizona) -- The Hopi Tribe has come forth with a request for help from local governments as they attempt to finalize a land transfer deal between Hopis and the Navajo...
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Land Issues

article Oregon tribes allowed to buy, develop private property without federal approval (5/22/2018)
(Oregon) -- Northwest tribes used to need an act of Congress to develop property bought privately. But now a bill to eliminate that arduous process sits on President...
article AG argues against Supreme Court review of tribal boundary case (5/21/2018)
(Wyoming) -- The Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes have not posed "any new or significant concern about the law of reservation diminishment" that...
article One million dollar houses atop San Pasqual Valley (5/21/2018)
(California) -- When Charlie Jancic thinks about wildfire in the San Pasqual Valley, it’s from real life. In 2007, the Witch Fire and Guejito Fire took his house...
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Mashpee Wampanoag

article Town, Mashpee tribe reach agreement on land in trust bill (5/22/2018)
(Massachusetts) -- The Board of Selectmen is formally backing federal legislation that aims to end an ongoing legal challenge to the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe’s...
article Mashpee Tribe, Town Reach Accord (5/21/2018)
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Council and Mashpee Board of Selectmen, after grievances aired publicly, have agreed to an amendment to proposed federal...
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Native Vote

article Could Deb Haaland Become Congress’ First Native American Woman Member? (5/22/2018)
(New Mexico) -- Congress has never ever had a Native American female representative. In the face of that shocking fact a number of indigenous women are running for...
article #NativeVote18: Deb Haaland in a tight three-way race; Gavin Clarkson draws controversy with Team Trump flag (5/20/2018)
(New Mexico) -- A new poll shows Deb Haaland trailing two of her primary opponents by a slim margin. The New Mexico primary is June 5 and early voting started Saturday.
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Navajo Nation

article HANLEY: Time for new leadership on Navajo Nation (5/22/2018)
(Arizona) -- President Russell Begay and Vice President Johnathan Nez are flat-out terrible leaders, and that has been on display since their inauguration. Their...
article Sales tax increase set for July on Navajo Nation (5/21/2018)
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation will increase its sales tax on July 1 to provide additional funding the Navajo Nation Department of Fire and Rescue Services. The Navajo...
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Pamunkey Tribe

article New Kent officials are holding a meeting about casinos. The Indian tribe that wants to build one wasn't invited (5/22/2018)
(Virginia) -- When New Kent County officials hold a meeting on casinos and horse racing Thursday night, residents will hear from the new owners of Colonial Downs about...
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Sheldon Adelson

article SOLNIK: Corporate political contributions come under scrutiny (5/22/2018)
(New York) -- If you can’t judge a book by its cover, you can judge a company by its books. They’ll tell you how much it spends on research, how much on...
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Sports Betting & Tribes

article Malloy to open sports betting talks with tribes (5/22/2018)
(Connecticut) -- Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Tuesday he will try to resolve who has rights to sports gambling — the tribal owners of the state’s two casinos,...
article Indian Tribes See Gambling Opportunities, Revenue Potential in Sports Betting (5/20/2018)
(USA) -- American Indian tribes are embracing the chance to offer their customers a brand new game in the years ahead — sports betting.
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Elizabeth Warren

article Cambridge rescinds order to remove anti-Warren ‘fake Indian’ campaign signs (5/21/2018)
(Massachusetts) -- That campaign sign dubbing Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren a “fake Indian” no longer faces an existential threat from the city of...
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Federal Recognition

article Gov. Brown disputes feds on tribal sovereignty issue (5/21/2018)
(Oregon) -- Governor Kate Brown on Monday affirmed the sovereignty of Oregon's nine federally recognized Indian tribes and their right to health care in the face of...
article 'We never gave up': Monacan tribe reflects on fight to achieve federal recognition (5/21/2018)
(Virginia) -- For Dean Branham and members of the Monacan Indian Nation, Bear Mountain in Amherst County is sacred ground. The tribe’s spiritual center is about...
article Monacan Nation becomes federally recognized (5/20/2018)
(Virginia) -- In Amherst County, after 18 years of trying - the Monacan Nation is now a federally recognized Native American Tribe. Today the group held its 26th annual...
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Muscogee Creek

article Council confirms new tribal administrator, controller (5/21/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- A Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council regular session was held May 19 at the Mound Building in Okmulgee.
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New York Gaming

article Rules coming soon for sports gambling in New York, regulators say (5/21/2018)
(New York) -- New York's gambling regulators are working on rules that would allow sports betting even if state lawmakers don't act. Ron Ochrym, acting executive...
article EDITORIAL: New York, get your act together on sports betting (5/20/2018)
(New York) -- The New York state Legislature needs to pass sports betting legislation this session, or risk getting left on the sidelines as other states carve up $150...
article State lawmakers must consider complexity of sports betting (5/20/2018)
(New York) -- Let’s be real: It’s not a matter of “if” New York state will allow sports betting; it’s a matter of “when.” But...
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Paulette Jordan

article #NativeVote18 She’s cool. And it’s why Paulette Jordan could be Idaho’s next governor (5/21/2018)
(Idaho) -- Can Paulette Jordan win the governor’s race in Idaho? The New York Times (and so many others) have already answered that question with an almost certain...
article Warning: Do not underestimate Paulette Jordan's candidacy (5/20/2018)
(Idaho) -- I’m not sure it even took the network an hour, but shortly after Paulette Jordan secured Idaho’s Democratic gubernatorial nomination, CNN had...
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Sports Leagues

article Game On For NFL And Sports Betting: Goodell Lays Out ‘Core Principles’ For Regulation (5/21/2018)
(USA) -- In the wake of the US Supreme Court’s decision striking down the federal ban on sports betting, the NFL has elaborated on its recent appeal to Congress to...
article Goodell details NFL’s stance on sports gambling after ruling (5/21/2018)
(USA) -- NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says Congress should enact uniform standards for any states that plan to legislate sports betting.
article GOODELL: NFL Statement on Sports Betting (5/21/2018)
(USA) -- As it was for my predecessors, there is no greater priority for me as the Commissioner of the National Football League than protecting the integrity of our...
article NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell: We don't trust N.J. to police sports betting (5/21/2018)
(USA) -- After the Supreme Court last week ruled in New Jersey's favor, allowing legalized sports betting in the state, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday...
article NFL's Roger Goodell asks Congress to set rules on sports gambling (5/21/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Now that the Supreme Court has given every state the option to legalize sports betting, the NFL has begun advocating for a uniform set of rules...
article Roger Goodell wants Congress to create uniform betting standards (5/21/2018)
(USA) -- Commissioner Roger Goodell says the NFL is prepared for expanded legalized sports betting in the United States and wants Congress to be involved.
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St. Regis Mohawk

article St. Regis Mohawk Tribe in Akwesasne certifies eight candidates for June election (5/21/2018)
(New York) -- The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe has certified eight candidates for the official ballot for their June 2 election for chief, sub-chief and tribal clerk. Their...
press release Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Supports House Letter Opposing Medicaid Work Requirements for Tribal Members (5/21/2018)
(New York) --   The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe (“SRMT” or “Tribe”) applauds 56 members of the House Native American Caucus for opposing the...
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Arkansas Gaming

article Russellville mayor says being on casino committee is no conflict of interest (5/20/2018)
(Arkansas) -- Russellville Mayor Randy Horton said he discovered he had been named to the Ballot Question Committee of the group Drive Arkansas Forward like a lot of...
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Connecticut Gaming

article Could special session on sports betting take up other gambling matters? (5/20/2018)
(Connecticut) -- If Gov. Dannel P. Malloy calls a special legislative session to consider legalizing sports betting in the state, could lawmakers also revisit other...
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Kentucky Gaming

article Gambling expansion vote not expected anytime soon (5/20/2018)
(Kentucky) -- While Monday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling cleared the way for states to legalize betting on college and professional sports, Kentucky legislators have...
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Massachusetts Gaming

article If legalized sports betting is coming to Massachusetts, it won’t likely happen fast (5/20/2018)
(Massachusetts) -- If Massachusetts decides to legalize sports betting, local legislators think it probably won’t happen fast. Following the Supreme Court’s...
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Other News

article Tribal authorities will focus on seat belt violations (5/23/2018)
(Washington) -- Tribal police will be focusing on ticketing seat belt violations from May 21 until June 3 in a joint effort with the National Highway Traffic Safety...
article OP/ED: Tribes focus on the Farm Bill, Agriculture (5/22/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Indian Tribes in the heartland have focused on the opportunities presented by the farm bill in a more organized way than ever before. To help Native...
article U.S. spending $20M to protect reservation (5/22/2018)
(Washington) -- A century of coastal erosion that’s been accelerating in the wake of recent powerful storms has prompted the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to award...
article Opinion: Tribes focus on the Farm Bill, Agriculture (5/22/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Indian Tribes in the heartland have focused on the opportunities presented by the farm bill in a more organized way than ever before. To help Native...
article Government Sea Level Rise Report Released After Charges of Censorship (5/21/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- A high-profile case of alleged scientific censorship ended Friday when the National Park Service published a long-delayed report outlining how...
article Tribes want seat at the table on CWD management (5/21/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- Representatives of the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission (GLIFWC) say they’ve been pushing for tighter controls for years to prevent...
article Cher-Ae Heights Indian Community of the Trinidad Rancheria Endorses Sundberg for 5th District Supervisor (5/21/2018)
(California) -- Cher-Ae Heights Indian Community of the Trinidad Rancheria endorses Ryan Sundberg for Humboldt County 5th District Supervisor. Ryan has earned his...
article Native American Candidates Rising in 2018 Elections (5/21/2018)
(Montana) -- The number of Native Americans running for political office is surging across the country this year. More than 100 candidates representing both parties have...
article San Carlos Apache activist joins D.C. rally for ‘fundamental rights’ (5/21/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Wendsler Nosie Sr. told a Capitol Hill rally Monday that Native Americans face a slew of challenges today, from voting rights to environmental...
article Judge says state must provide 1 day notice to kill wolves (5/21/2018)
(Washington) -- A Thurston County judge says the state of Washington must provide one business day of notice before killing any wolves. That's to give the public...
press release Waukesha County Labor Council: PPG, Shur-Line, and Waukesha Labor Council revitalize Indian Mound Scout Reservation (5/21/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- Members of the Waukesha County Labor Council and Painters & Allied Trades, District Council No. 7 volunteered at Three Harbors Council, Boy Scouts of...
press release Dr. Gavin Clarkson Receives Unanimous Endorsement of the Coalition of Large Tribes (5/20/2018)
(New Mexico) -- Dr. Gavin Clarkson (Choctaw), a Republican candidate for New Mexico's 2nd Congressional District, was unanimously endorsemed by the Coalition of...
article Campaign season opens for Navajo Nation presidency (5/19/2018)
(New Mexico) -- Navajos seeking to become president of the Navajo Nation, the country's largest American Indian reservation, began submitting applications Thursday.
article Monacan tribe reflects on struggle to achieve federal recognition (5/19/2018)
(Virginia) -- For Dean Branham and members of the Monacan Indian Nation, Bear Mountain in Amherst County is sacred ground. The tribe’s spiritual center is about...
article Gov. Jay Inslee to speak at grand opening of Yakama Nation's new veterans center (5/18/2018)
(Washington) -- Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday will be a guest speaker during the grand opening of the Yakama Nation’s new veterans center. For years the tribe’s...
article First Nation scores 'big, big win' in Quill Lakes environmental assessment dispute with Sask. gov't (5/18/2018)
(Saskatchewan) -- A lawyer for the Pasqua First Nation says an out-of-court settlement reached with the Saskatchewan government this week will guarantee the public a say...
article Urban elder and Indigenous rights activist Vern Harper 'understood the realities of Toronto' (5/18/2018)
(Ontario) -- In the 1990s, when Jonathan Rudin first met Cree elder Vern Harper in Toronto, most Indigenous elders came to the city from elsewhere. "They would come...
article Tupper, First Native Woman Nominated for State Office (5/18/2018)
(Oregon) -- Taylor Tupper, a member of the Klamath Tribes of Oregon, will be the Democratic Party’s candidate for Oregon House District 56, comprising the southern...
article St. Pete Beach to seek definition of chickee hut from State Building Commission (5/17/2018)
(Florida) -- What’s in a name? St. Pete Beach commissioners learned a tiki hut by any other name, such as a chickee hut, can be built without a permit. During the...
article Feds to unveil new food security program for the North within the next few months (5/17/2018)
(North Canada) -- The federal government will be unveiling a new food security program for the North within the next few months. Yvonne Jones, Labrador's Member of...

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