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Ilani Casino

article What’s in the cards for La Center? (11/19/2017)
(Washington) -- The phrase “doom and gloom” has been thrown around in La Center recently. It’s been used publicly at a city council meeting and in...
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Pennsylvania Gaming

article Montgomery County, Valley Forge benefit from changes to gaming law (11/19/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- Valley Forge Casino Resort and Montgomery County applauded changes to state gaming law, while Bucks lawmakers share concerns.
article Midstate communities weighing whether to allow new casinos (11/18/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- Municipalities across the state have until the end of this year to decide if they don't want to pursue a new mini-casino for their communities, and...
article Kelly: When the chips are down, lawmakers ensure DeNaples can’t lose (11/18/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- Louis DeNaples leaves nothing to chance. The garbage/auto parts/gambling kingpin keeps his cards close to his chest and only bets on sure things. Luck...
article Midstate casino not thrilled with gambling expansion (11/15/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- The state is hoping to solve at least some of its financial woes with a major expansion of gambling. The new law allows video gaming terminals in truck...
article Pennsylvania Gambling Bill Provides Unusual Protections for One Very Special Casino (11/15/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania gambling package that was passed by the state’s General Assembly and signed into law by Governor Tom Wolf (D) late last month is...
article Counting on Pa. gambling: Is this any way to balance a budget? (11/15/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- Balancing Pennsylvania’s budget by relying on fees from gambling split the vote of the area’s Republican delegation. They saw the option as...
article Fight over Mount Airy protections may disrupt Pennsylvania's gambling expansion (11/14/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- In a last-minute maneuver before the state Senate last month passed a sweeping expansion of casino gambling in Pennsylvania, lawmakers added a 28-word...
article Sleight of hand: Who slipped in law to protect Mount Airy Casino? (11/14/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- As state lawmakers put the finishing touches on a months-overdue revenue package, one or more of them found time for a little mischief to benefit a...
8 Total Articles on this Issue

Bears Ears

article Tribes still in the dark as Trump administration moves to roll back Bears Ears (11/18/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Tribal leaders continue to complain of lack of consultation as the Trump administration appears intent on rolling back the boundaries of the Bears...
article Former Navajo Leader On Bears Ears: It Is Our Church, Our Temple (11/16/2017)
(Utah) -- "Look out over the expanse, the land, the mountains, and take in the beauty," says the the former president and chairman of the Navajo Nation,...
article Tribal leaders speak out against plans to shrink Bears Ears (11/16/2017)
(Utah) -- Leaders from the five Native American tribes that built a coalition to protect and advocate for the continued integrity of Bears Ears National Monument in...
article Tribes still in the dark as Trump administration moves to roll back Bears Ears (11/16/2017)
(Utah) -- Tribal leaders continue to complain of lack of consultation as the Trump administration appears intent on rolling back the boundaries of the Bears Ears...
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Cherokee Nation

article As Native Americans Face Job Discrimination, A Tribe Works To Employ Its Own (11/18/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- When he started working as a bartender a few years ago in Seattle, Howie Echo-Hawk says he began experiencing discrimination. First, a bar manager told him...
article Cherokee Nation Honors U.S. Army Veterans in November (11/15/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation honored four U.S. Army veterans with the Medal of Patriotism at the Tribal Council meeting Monday. Virgil England, 81, of Blue Springs...
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Cobell

article Dept. of Interior searching for whereabouts of 17,000 Native Americans (11/18/2017)
(Alaska) -- The Department of the Interior announced today it is taking the final steps in its efforts to identify the whereabouts of approximately 17,000 Native...
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First Nations

article What does treaty education look like in Saskatchewan? (11/18/2017)
(Saskatchewan) -- Treaty education in Saskatchewan — brought into the spotlight by recent controversial comments by the province's education minister —...
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Keystone XL Pipeline

article With Big Spill to Clean, Pipeline Owner Seeks Keystone XL Approval (11/18/2017)
(South Dakota) -- The images of South Dakota grassland blemished by 210,000 gallons of leaked Canadian crude oil could not have come at a worse time for the Keystone...
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Marijuana & Hemp

article Proposed marijuana rules don't address concerns of Kahnawake Mohawks (11/18/2017)
(Quebec) -- Quebec's bill to set out rules for legal marijuana distribution and consumption does little to soothe concerns in the Mohawk community of Kahnawake about...
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Mashpee Wampanoag

article Tribal Government Looks At Budget Cuts (11/18/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe seems to be entering a period of austerity as it awaits a ruling from the federal government regarding its reservation...
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Missing Women Crisis

article Families testifying at MMIWG inquiry say aftercare support is lacking (11/18/2017)
(Winnipeg) -- The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls has come under fire from many directions, but some of the harshest criticism is...
article MMIWG inquiry lacked family aftercare plan, HR staff, says fired health manager (11/18/2017)
(Canada) -- Over a year into its mandate, the National Inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls has still not developed an aftercare protocol for...
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Payday Loans

article Tribes see opening under Trump to reshape agency that targets lending industry (11/18/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- The leader of an independent federal agency that has targeted the tribal lending industry will be stepping down, opening the door for President...
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Cedar Rapids Casino

article Iowa Gaming Commission rejects Cedar Rapids casino plan (11/17/2017)
(Iowa) -- A state gaming commission on Thursday rejected proposals for a casino in Cedar Rapids, reflecting its long-held concerns that it would hurt profits at existing...
article Rejection of casino proposals prompts new questions in Cedar Rapids (11/17/2017)
(Iowa) -- When state gambling regulators closed the door — at least for now — this week on a casino in Cedar Rapids, they set in motion discussion on a...
article State regulators vote down second bid for Cedar Rapids casino (11/16/2017)
(Iowa) -- The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission voted down for the second time a request from Cedar Rapids for a gambling license on a 3-2 vote today. The vote was tied...
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Grand Canyon Escalade

article Grand Canyon Development Plans Halted By Navajo Nation Lawmakers (11/17/2017)
(Arizona) -- Lawmakers on the country's largest American Indian reservation have shot down a measure to build an aerial tram to take visitors to a riverside...
article Latest: Grand Canyon ‘mega-development’ voted down (11/16/2017)
(Arizona) -- In 2011, a developer proposed building hotels, restaurants and shops on Navajo land on the Grand Canyon’s remote East Rim, with a tram shuttling up to...
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Hard Rock

article Asia: Hard Rock International, Japan Flag Controversy, Disneyland (11/17/2017)
(Japan) -- Hard Rock International promoted its brand in Japan, and hinted at intentions to build a resort in the country, with a concert by Muse at the massive Yokohama...
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Mascot Issue

article Controversial NYC Statues Should Be Left Alone, Commission Told (11/17/2017)
(New York) -- The future of controversial city statues went under public scrutiny Friday – with the majority of speakers saying they should be left alone. Several...
article Students attempt to annihilate Aztec mascot (11/16/2017)
(California) -- A task force at San Diego State University (SDSU) led by the Native American Student Alliance (NASA) made another attempt last week to suspend the use of...
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Nevada Gaming

article Commission rejects gaming license applicant using new law (11/17/2017)
(Nevada) -- The Nevada Gaming Commission on Thursday rejected a licensing request for an applicant using for the first time an option enabled by a new law. In a 3-1 vote...
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Soboba Band

article San Jacinto City Council agrees never to close Gilman Springs Road (11/17/2017)
(California) -- The five-member San Jacinto City Council made it clear no one on the council favors the closing of Gilman Springs Road from state Route 79, which is...
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Wilton Rancheria

article Election ‘18: Ly to host birthday fundraiser for re-election (11/17/2017)
(California) -- With the city’s November 2018 election a year away, Elk Grove Mayor Steve Ly is already planning ahead on his campaign fundraising. He invited his...
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Trump Adminstration

article States battle the federal government for control of public lands (11/16/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- President Trump recently revealed that he will substantially shrink Bears Ears National Monument, a million-plus acre tract of federal land in Utah...
article Watchdog slams Zinke for failing to document travel (11/16/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke failed to properly document his travel, the agency's watchdog said Thursday, preventing it from determining...
article Gavin Clarkson Out at Interior Department after Negative Report was Released (11/15/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Just five months after being appointed deputy assistant for policy and economic development in the U.S. Department of Interior’s Indian...
article Trump appointee to Bureau of Indian Affairs resigns after Interior’s IG slams the loan program he oversaw (11/15/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Gavin Clarkson, a senior Bureau of Indian Affairs official appointed by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke in June, resigned Monday after the department...
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Columbus/Indigenous Day

article Legislators Propose Bill To Recognize Indigenous Peoples Day (11/15/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- Roughly 200 students from Indian Community School of Milwaukee filled the state Capitol on Tuesday to show their support for legislation that would rename...
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Dakota Access Pipeline

article Dakota Access Pipeline Company Paid Mercenaries to Build Conspiracy Lawsuit Against Environmentalists (11/15/2017)
(USA) -- THE PRIVATE SECURITY firm TigerSwan, hired by Energy Transfer Partners to protect the controversial Dakota Access pipeline, was paid to gather information for...
article Yankton Sioux Say Dakota Pipeline Permits Should Be Pulled (11/15/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Yankton Sioux Tribe urged a D.C. federal judge on Friday to cancel all permits and environmental reviews issued by the federal government for...
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Native Voices

article TRAHANT: Here we go again: The congressional attack on health care, higher education (11/15/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Here we go again. The Congress is hell bent on wrecking the Affordable Care Act. This time the mechanism is the so-called tax reform bill that will be...
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Navajo Nation

article Navajo Nation Council Encourages Navajo Veterans to Submit Claims to Recover Income Taxes (11/15/2017)
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation Council is encouraging Navajo veterans to submit claims to the states of Arizona and New Mexico to recover income taxes that were...
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Sheldon Adelson

article Adelson's Quest To Kill Online Gambling Losing Allies And Steam (11/15/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- Sheldon Adelson is at it again, and shows no real signs of slowing down his campaign against online gambling. Adelson is a longtime critic of online...
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Sixties Scoop

article Sask. government should pay $200M in compensation to Sixties Scoop survivors, says FSIN (11/15/2017)
(Saskatchewan) -- The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations wants financial compensation for survivors of the Sixties Scoop attached to an apology from the...
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Sports Betting

article NJ Congressman asks for sports betting ban lift (11/15/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Frank Pallone, Congressman of New Jersey, said during a congressional hearing related to MMA regulations in the state that he believes that the...
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Atlantic City Gaming

article Atlantic City Gets A New Mayor: What Does It Mean For NJ Casinos And Gambling? (11/14/2017)
(Atlantic City) -- Former Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian oversaw one of the bleakest periods in the history of the resort town. But he’s not going to be in...
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Australia Gaming

article Watchdog Groups Fire Back at Australian Politicians for Accepting Kickbacks (11/14/2017)
(Australia) -- Australian politicians are being ridiculed by watchdog groups for accepting gifts from gambling companies because of the current debate regarding the...
article Northern Territory Government Bans Lottoland from Accepting Australian Customers’ Bets (11/14/2017)
(Australia) -- The lottery betting company Lottoland, which has recently caused a lot of controversy in Australia, is to see its website suspended by the Northern...
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Osage Tribe

article Osage Nation Congressman Otto Hamilton Announces Candidacy for Assistant Chief of Osage Nation (11/14/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- On Monday, Otto Hamilton of Pawhuska, Oklahoma, currently an Osage Nation Congress member, declared his candidacy for Assistant Chief of the Osage Nation.
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Other News

article South Dakota tribal meeting facility remains unfinished (11/19/2017)
(South Dakota) -- A federally funded facility north of Fort Pierre intended for tribal meetings remains unfinished. Construction began on the Wakpa Sica Reconciliation...
article Indigenous services minister says Ottawa will participate in Innu foster care inquiry (11/19/2017)
(Ottawa) -- Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott says her government will attend a provincial inquiry into the treatment of Innu children in the child protection...
article Utah Navajos will soon have more political power in San Juan County, though some don’t like the changes (11/18/2017)
(Utah) -- The old saw, nothing is easy in San Juan County, was born out this week as residents weighed in on proposals that could tilt political power to the Navajo...
article FCC drops some phone subsidies on tribal lands (11/18/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Federal regulators approved major changes Thursday to a program that discounts phone service for low-income residents on tribal land. About 12.5...
article Rules halt booze deliveries on North Dakota reservation (11/17/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Alcohol sales are drying up on an American Indian reservation in the heart of North Dakota's oil patch after tribal officials imposed new rules for...
article Changes Announced at Sheridan College After Racist Incidents (11/17/2017)
(Wyoming) -- Northern Wyoming Community College officials have announced a wave of changes after Native American students were targeted in at least two racially...
article USDA working to regain trust of minority, female farmers (11/17/2017)
(Michigan) -- A few weeks ago, we talked with a specialist in underserved farmers at Michigan State University’s Center for Regional Food Systems. Shakara Tyler...
article Cole: Protecting our Native heritage and communities (11/17/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- A key element of America’s constitution is the relationship our nation has had with Native Americans. Although there are moments in history where...
article Air Force, Native American community learn together (11/17/2017)
(South Dakota) -- For the first time, the Ellsworth Air Force Base Diversity Council worked with Mniluzahan Okolakiciyapi Ambassadors, a local organization, to build...
article American Indians, Alaska Natives contribute to nation’s strength, security (11/17/2017)
(Indian Country) -- The Department of Defense (DoD) is pleased to announce the observance of November as American Indian Heritage Month. Together we celebrate the...
article Elton Lagasse appointed to gambling board, Tim Coulon to Causeway Commission (11/17/2017)
(Louisiana) -- Gov. John Bel Edwards has appointed Elton Lagasse, a longtime Jefferson Parish politician, to the Louisiana gambling commission. Edwards also named former...
article Joint Base celebrates Native American culture (11/17/2017)
(Hawaii) -- U.S. Navy Capt. Jeff Bernard, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam commander, and U.S. Air Force Col. Kevin Gordon, 15th Wing commander, cut a cake to celebrate...
article Eastern Muskogee Demonstrators showcase historic programs (11/17/2017)
(Georgia) -- A Tifton museum is providing students with a hands-on approach to learn about Native American culture. The Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College's...
article Cheswick says 'no' to mini-casino idea (11/16/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- It doesn't look like one of the state's new mini-casinos will be opening up in Cheswick anytime soon. Council is scheduled to act on a...
article Supervisors learn about mini-casino potential (11/16/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- Odds are that a mini-casino won’t be located in Franklin County, but if one is, Antrim Township is the most likely spot, according to state Rep....
article Former Virginia Tech Prof Equates U.S. Historical Behavior Toward Native Americans and Palestinians (11/16/2017)
(Virginia) -- Espousing the view that the U.S. is a “settler colonial power,” independent scholar Steven Salaita said Native Americans and Palestinians have...
press release 56 Members Of Congress Sign Letter To FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Opposing Changes To The Lifeline Program Which Attack Low-income Families, Veterans, and Native American Tribes (11/16/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- The National Lifeline Association (Referred to as "NaLA") reports that 56 members of Congress have signed and delivered a letter to FCC...
article Schools would be fined for 'racially insensitive' mascots under Senate bill (11/15/2017)
(Michigan) -- Schools would have to drop mascots or slogans deemed racially insensitive or risk a financial penalty under legislation in the state Senate.
article Internet Reacts to Interior Secretary Participating in Indigenous Hashtag (11/15/2017)
(USA) -- This week is the nationwide "Rock Your Mocs" celebration, a week each year during National Native American Heritage Month that celebrates the...
article Secretary Ryan Zinke among those excited to take part in #RockYourMocs this year (11/15/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- It's #RockYourMocs week and thousands across the nation are expressing Native pride by wearing moccasins to work, to school and just about...

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