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Census

article Future of overcrowding tied to accurate census counting (12/11/2019)
(Alaska) -- Rural Alaskans are expressing concerns with the counting process as the 2020 Census begins January 21 in Toksook Bay. Some fear there will be repercussions...
article Public information: Census Bureau outlines 2020 Census plans to count American Indians and Alaska Natives (12/10/2019)
(Indian Country) -- In November, leaders from the U.S. Census Bureau briefed media outlets that serve the American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) community on the...
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Chicago Casino

article Illinois Governor Remains Optimistic Regarding Chicago Casino Resort, Hopes Bill Will Pass in 2020 (12/11/2019)
(Illinois) -- Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) admits there’s been some hiccups in bringing the Chicago integrated casino resort closer to reality, but the first-...
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Chumash Tribe

article Defense Bill Poised to Place Camp 4 Into Trust for Chumash Tribe (12/11/2019)
(California) -- A defense budget bill making its way through Congress includes language to place 1,400 acres into trust for Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians. It’...
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Congress

article Congress passes the Esther Martinez Native Languages Programs Reauthorization Act (12/11/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- On December 9, in a voice vote, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Esther Martinez Native Languages Programs Reauthorization Act. “The...
article Measure aimed at preserving Native languages clears Congress (12/10/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Federal grant programs aimed at preserving indigenous languages would be extended for a few more years and expanded to allow more American Indian...
article Luján Celebrates Legacy Of Esther Martinez In Floor Speech Supporting Language Justice Legislation (12/10/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Monday, U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), the U.S. House Assistant Speaker, spoke on the House floor in support of the Esther Martinez Native...
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Crow Tribe

article Crow Tribe, Montana city consider forming their own police forces (12/11/2019)
(Montana) -- Both the Crow Tribe and the city of Hardin, Montana, are considering forming their own police forces, amid discussions of cross-deputizing the reservation...
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Enrollment

article 'It Changed Our Lives': Banished Women Fight Ute Tribal Leaders In Federal Court (12/11/2019)
(Utah) -- Four women from the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation in northeastern Utah have turned to the federal court system after they were banished by Ute tribal...
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First Nations

article Senator announces inquiry into unrecognized histories of Indigenous peoples (12/11/2019)
(Canada) -- A Canadian senator is pushing to open an inquiry into the unrecognized histories of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples and their contributions to Canada...
article Indigenous women urge Hamilton council to apologize to the water after Chedoke spill (12/11/2019)
(Ontario) -- A group of Indigenous women concerned about the health of the water will hold a quiet ceremony this month for Hamilton city councillors to apologize...
article Free financial literacy services proposed as part of First Nations child welfare compensation order (12/10/2019)
(Canada) -- The First Nations Child and Family Caring Society has lined up help from the Royal Bank of Canada as part of its proposal on how to distribute compensation...
article Free financial literacy services proposed as part of First Nations child welfare compensation order (12/10/2019)
(Canada) -- The First Nations Child and Family Caring Society has lined up help from the Royal Bank of Canada as part of its proposal on how to distribute compensation...
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Georgia Gaming

article As Lawmakers Discuss Gambling In Georgia, Critics Maintain Strong Opposition (12/11/2019)
(Georgia) -- The promise of increased revenue has led state lawmakers to consider again making gambling legal in the state of Georgia. Casino owners and even Atlanta...
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Hard Rock

article Syverson’s backing of Rockford casino pick draws questions (12/11/2019)
(Illinois) -- State Senator Dave Syverson (R-Rockford) went all in for a casino project that would directly benefit his business partner and top campaign donors. Public...
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Illinois Gaming

article Reading and writing and — roulette? Under fire, Matteson rethinks proposed casino site near schools (12/11/2019)
(Illinois) -- Village officials in Matteson could be looking for a redeal in their bid for a coveted south suburban casino license after weeks of complaints from groups...
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LGBTQ

article This Gay Man Could Be the Next Mayor of San Diego (12/11/2019)
(California) -- When Todd Gloria was studying at the University of San Diego, majoring in political science, a professor told him the one thing an elected official...
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Little Shell Tribe

article Montana's Little Shell Tribe moves closer to federal recognition (12/11/2019)
(Montana) -- The Little Shell Tribe of the Chippewa Indians is once again on the verge of winning a generations-long battle to be recognized by the federal government....
article Will The Little Shell Land Base Include Hill 57? (12/11/2019)
(Montana) -- The U.S. House passed the National Defense Authorization Act today. That means the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians in Montana is halfway to federal...
article Montana tribe's quest for recognition advances in Congress (12/10/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Montana lawmakers say Congress is on the cusp of approving legislation to recognize the state's Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians. The...
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Michigan Gaming

article Senate votes to lift ban on political giving by casino interests (12/11/2019)
(Michigan) -- Casino owners and their suppliers will again be able to make political donations under a bill that is soon expected to land on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's...
article Michigan poised to legalize online gambling, sports betting (12/10/2019)
(Michigan) -- Bills legalizing sports betting and online gambling are expected to pass the Michigan legislature with bipartisan support, and could be on the governor...
article Senate votes to lift ban on political giving by casino interests (12/10/2019)
(Michigan) -- Casino owners and their suppliers will again be able to make political donations under a bill that is soon expected to land on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's...
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Mining & Drilling

article Sudbury area First Nations geologist among mining industry award recipients (12/11/2019)
(Ontario) -- A Northern Ontario prospector and a champion of Indigenous participation in mineral development are among the 2020 recipients of awards being handed out by...
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Native Vote

article Gila County Recorder’s Apache Voter Outreach (12/11/2019)
(Arizona) -- If you haven’t taken a moment to appreciate your right to vote, consider this: women didn’t have the right to vote until the 19th amendment was...
article Some in Indian Country still face barriers to voting (12/10/2019)
(Wyoming) -- It wasn’t until 1924, four years after the passage of the 19th Amendment granted women’s suffrage nationwide, that Native Americans in the...
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Navajo Nation

article Governor, Legislative Leaders Petition Supreme Court For Emergency Review Of Energy Law (12/11/2019)
(New Mexico) -- Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and legislative sponsors of the 2019 Energy Transition Act petitioned Monday afternoon...
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Northern Arapaho

article State, Northern Arapaho agree to find solutions to money problems in tribe's child social services (12/11/2019)
(Wyoming) -- Northern Arapaho leaders and state officials are looking for ways to improve a child protective services program that the tribe says needs more money from...
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Oklahoma Gaming

article Gov. Kevin Stitt is getting bad legal advice on tribal gaming compacts, House leader thinks (12/11/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Legislative leaders expressed varying opinions Wednesday about Gov. Kevin Stitt’s dispute with the state’s American Indian tribes over gaming...
article Oklahoma governor threatens tribes with non-Indian gaming (12/11/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt (R), a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, is threatening to bring non-Indian casinos to the state if tribes don't agree to his...
article BLOG: Oklahoma and a new deal with Indian casinos (12/10/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Interesting reading from Oklahoma, where Gov. Kevin Stitt believes a 15-year compact with Indian tribes to operate casinos comes to an end this year. The...
article Commercial gaming could put $150 million a year in fees to state at risk, Oklahoma tribes tell Gov. Stitt (12/10/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Gov. Kevin Stitt would be putting $150 million per year in exclusivity fees at risk should he and lawmakers allow a commercial gaming operator into the...
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Poarch Creek

article Dial: Poarch Creek offers 'quid pro quo' to Alabama (12/11/2019)
(Alabama) -- The Poarch Creek Casino Operation pays no taxes on their Alabama casino profits, but as we recently saw in their new “plan” – now they...
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Puyallup Tribe

article Opponents of Tacoma LNG plant vow to appeal after project receives key permit (12/11/2019)
(Washington) -- Opponents of the Tacoma liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility are vowing to fight the project every step of the way. On Tuesday, the facility received a...
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Redding Rancheria

article Redding Rancheria's plan for Win-River Casino has split community opinion. We examined both sides. (12/11/2019)
(California) -- The Redding Rancheria tribe announced in 2016 that it planned to expand its current Win-River Resort and Casino and relocate it to Strawberry Fields,...
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Water Issues

article It’s almost 2020, and 2 million Americans still don’t have running water, according to new report (12/11/2019)
(Arizona) -- On a good day, when the breeze is up and Apache County’s rutted red-clay roads are passable, Legena Wagner’s family drives 45 minutes to fill...
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Bears

article Grizzly Bear Advisory Council struggles with ‘herculean’ challenge in Missoula (12/10/2019)
(Montana) -- Chad Bauer, a member of Gov. Steve Bullock’s Grizzly Bear Citizen Advisory Council, expressed a sense of urgency and unease on the second morning of the...
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Cherokee Nation

article 7 Cherokees honored at inaugural Seven Feathers gala (12/10/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Phoenix held its inaugural Seven Feathers Award Gala on Nov. 23 to honor Cherokees making a difference in their communities. The winners...
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CSKT

article Bill Would Transfer Bison Range To Tribes, Settle CSKT Water Rights Claims (12/10/2019)
(Montana) -- A bill proposing to settle long disputed water rights claims between the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and the federal government includes a...
article Daines says he’ll introduce new agreement to settle CSKT water dispute (12/10/2019)
(Montana) -- An agreement between the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and the federal government over long-disputed water rights took a major step forward...
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Eastern Band of Cherokee

article Cyber attack shuts down NC Native American tribe’s network, one arrested, chief says (12/10/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Computer networks and websites for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians were still down Tuesday morning after a cyber attack targeted the North...
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Health Care

article New Commissioner Of Scandal-Plagued DHS Presents First Report To Senate Committee (12/10/2019)
(Minnesota) -- A leading Republican says she believes there is a culture of retaliation and fear at the scandal-plagued Minnesota Department of Human Services. Senator...
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IHS

article Six CEOs and No Operating Room: The Impossible Job of Fixing the Indian Health Service (12/10/2019)
(Indian Country) -- Three years ago, the U.S. Indian Health Service needed a savior for its hospital in Rosebud, S.D. The federal health-care agency was forced to shut...
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Indian Children Welfare Act (ICWA)

article Seeking Native American foster parents (12/10/2019)
(Indian Country) -- Native American foster parents are being sought for the Simply Smiles Children’s Village on the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Reservation. The...
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Kentucky Gaming

article As a New Governor Takes Office, Kentucky Pensions Still on the Brink (12/10/2019)
(Kentucky) -- In April 2018, thousands of Kentucky teachers descended on the state’s capital to protest looming changes to their pensions: changes championed by...
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Macau Gaming

article Careful Macau, Chinese finger fighting worsens (12/10/2019)
(Macau) -- Impeachment in the West, elections and protests in Europe, attempts at revolution in the East. The world looks like a giant chaotic playground run by 12 year...
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Mascot Issue

article Menomonee Falls School Board votes to change Indians mascot (12/10/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- The Menomonee Falls School Board voted 5-2 Dec. 9 to change the Menomonee Falls High School nickname after seeing fierce debate by those on both sides of...
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MMIW

article Alaska Native groups say Trump task force lacks tribal representation (12/10/2019)
(Alaska) -- Alaska ranks fourth in the nation for the highest number of missing and murdered Indigenous women. Last month, President Donald Trump created a task force to...
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Muscogee Creek

article Harjo-King, Crawford contend for Muscogee (Creek) Nation seat (12/10/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Lora Harjo-King and Mary Crawford face off Dec. 14 for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council Muskogee district seat. In your view, what is the...
article Muscogee (Creek) Nation general election is Saturday; early voting begins Wednesday (12/10/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- For the third time in three months, Muscogee (Creek) voters will head to the polls Saturday, with principal chief candidates David Hill and Bim Stephen...
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Other News

article House votes climate change aid to native villages on Olympic Peninsula (12/11/2019)
(Washington) -- Seventeen Native American tribal communities have made ancestral homes along the 3,000 miles of Washington's marine coastline. Such villages as the...
article Climate activist challenges New Mexico House speaker (12/11/2019)
(New Mexico) -- A New Mexico climate activist from Taos with Navajo roots plans to challenge state House Speaker Brian Egolf for his seat in 2020, her campaign said...
article The Nation Must Come to Terms With Its Violent Past With American Indians (12/11/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Thanks to House Democrats, particularly Rep Sheila Jackson-Lee and legislation she’s been shepherding this year, the nation has finally begun...
article Tribal, state leaders share mixed views on impending SNAP benefits (12/11/2019)
(South Dakota) -- There will be new protocols for food stamp recipients beginning in April 2020. USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue and federal leaders announced new rules to...
article NAC: Honoring Ponca Chief Standing Bear (12/11/2019)
(Nebraska) -- It was a relatively simple act: Ponca Chief Standing Bear left his reservation in 1878 to bury his son on the tribe’s ancestral land in Nebraska. But the...
article BLOG: A tale of two flags: How Bolivia's racial divide is shaping its political crisis (12/11/2019)
(Bolivia) -- Was the removal of former Bolivian President Evo Morales on November 10 a justified ousting of a corrupt leader or a right-wing military coup?
article Senate passes bill to protect, promote Native American languages (12/10/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Congress has reauthorized a federal grant program that helps educational programs teach Native American languages and focuses on the revitalization...
article 'It's a constant battle': 20% of Canadians say they experience racism, survey reveals (12/10/2019)
(Canada) -- An Environics survey on race relations in Canada has found that 20 per cent of those surveyed said they have experienced some form of racial discrimination.
article First Nations youth protest proposed massive oilsands mine at UN climate conference (12/10/2019)
(Ottawa) -- First Nations youth from Canada are at a United Nations climate change conference in Madrid, Spain, demonstrating against a massive proposed oilsands mine in...
article House passes Kilmer bill to help coastal tribes facing severe weather threats (12/10/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve a package of bipartisan bills Tuesday, including legislation introduced by Rep. Derek Kilmer, D-...
article A 1652 treaty opens up the story of the first “Baltimoreans” (12/10/2019)
(Maryland) -- Once a week, Emma Bilski meets with a group of college students at Gilman Hall and tries to help them understand who once walked on that very patch of...
article Dunleavy’s second budget may have similarities with his first (12/10/2019)
(Alaska) -- Gov. Mike Dunleavy may again seek deep cuts in state spending, along with higher permanent fund dividends, when he introduces his second budget this week....
article 'Women in Wyoming’ spotlights Equality State’s heroic females (12/10/2019)
(New York) -- Lindsay Linton Buk, a Wyoming native whose roots in the state stretch back five generations, grew up in Powell before leaving to chase a passion for...
article Black Twitter Reacts To Nikki Haley’s Revisionist History Of The Confederate Flag (12/9/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley is facing backlash after appearing on a conservative talk-radio show on Friday and remixing the symbolism...
article Building Partnerships in Indian Country through Relationships: Rules for the Road (12/9/2019)
(Indian Country) -- This is the ninth and final article in a series of community voices that NPQ, in partnership with the First Nations Development Institute, has...
article Sen. Sinema Meets with Indian Health Service Leader (12/9/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema met with Rear Admiral Michael Weahkee, Principal Deputy Director of Indian Health Service, to discuss how his...
article Dunleavy pursuing educational compact with Alaska tribes (12/9/2019)
(Alaska) -- The state is looking to partner with tribes to educate children. Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s administration plans to introduce legislation during the next...
article Education for Native Youth Is a Work in Progress (12/9/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Some Native American children fear bullying and harassment so much, they hide their ethnicity at school, according to an education expert. “A...
article State Board Of Education Rejects Native American Charter School (12/9/2019)
(Virginia) -- The State Board of Education turned down a charter school application from a group that wants to serve indigenous students in Robeson County.
article TribalNet Recognizes Three Outstanding IT Teams with Industry Awards. (12/9/2019)
(Tennessee) -- Three Information Technology (IT) teams were recently recognized during the 20th Annual TribalNet Conference and Tradeshow in Nashville, TN. TribalNet has...

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