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Investigation

Georgia Gaming

article Georgia Department of Revenue agent charged in gambling investigation (7/19/2019)
(Georgia) -- An agent with the Georgia Department of Revenue is now charged with violating the state’s RICO Act for bribery as part of a continued gambling...
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Nevada Gaming

article RPD is investigating a body found in hotel room under 'suspicious circumstances' (7/19/2019)
(Nevada) -- Officers from the Reno Police Department are currently investigating a body of suspicious circumstances found at the Circus Circus Hotel and Casino early...
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First Nations

article RCMP investigation triggered audit of national Métis organization (7/15/2019)
(Ottawa) -- The federal government launched an ongoing financial probe of a national Métis organization following a meeting with investigators with the RCMP, CBC News...
article Man dead after assault in Grassy Narrows First Nation: OPP (7/11/2019)
(Ontario) -- Provincial police say they are investigating after a man died in a northern Ontario First Nation community. OPP say they were called to assist a man who had...
article VIDEO: Reaction to questionable spending in Sagkeeng First Nation (6/13/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- The Federal Government says a recent audit that questions spending at Fort Alexander Health Centre in Sagkeeng First Nation is up to the community to...
article VIDEO: Questionable spending at Sagkeeng FN (6/11/2019)
(Manitoba) -- An internal audit shows $1.3 million in questionable spending at Sagkeeng Health Centre in Manitoba.
4 Total Articles on this Issue

MMIW

article Remains of missing Native American woman discovered in freezer (7/15/2019)
(Washington) -- The remains of a missing Native American woman in Washington state have been discovered in a freezer — and her death has been classified as a...
article Disappearance of Ashley Morin now believed to be a homicide, say RCMP (7/10/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- Saskatchewan RCMP now believe Ashley Morin, a Saskatchewan woman last seen July 10, 2018, is the victim of a homicide, they announced on Wednesday, the...
article Study Requested on Missing or Murdered Indigenous Women (6/26/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- State Rep. Mickey Dollens has requested an interim study to address the knowledge gap regarding which brand of local government would respond when an...
article Was accused an accessory to triple slaying or eyeing 'self-preservation'? (6/19/2019)
(Ontario) -- Kirsten Bomberry knew full well what could happen if she were linked to a triple homicide. She didn’t want that scrutiny, her defence lawyer, Ian...
article MMIWG report missed chance to change how deaths are investigated, says Indigenous forensic pathologist (6/10/2019)
(Ottawa) -- No one needed to explain to Kona Williams, Canada's first Indigenous forensic pathologist, why it was so important for Canada to hold a National Inquiry...
article New task force created to track violence and missing native females in MN (6/9/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Every year, an untold number of Native American Women in Minnesota have vanished, or worse, have been killed. It's been a decades-long struggle to...
article MMIWG report calls on Canadians to act: Here's how to make an impact (6/8/2019)
(Canada) -- Among the calls for justice in the final report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls are a handful that urge everyone...
article Silenced, slain or disappeared: Indigenous women are focus of new task force (6/7/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Mysti Babineau said she was 20 and living in Isanti, Minn., when she was kidnapped and taken more than 50 miles to St. Paul. "They held me at...
article ‘This is genocide’: The final report of Canada’s inquiry into MMIWG (6/4/2019)
(Canada) -- Canada’s just-released national inquiry into thousands of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls calls the crisis “genocide.” The...
article Canadian Inquiry Calls Killings of Indigenous Women Genocide (6/3/2019)
(Canada) -- The widespread killings and disappearances of Indigenous women and girls in Canada are a “genocide” for which Canada itself is responsible, a...
article 231 'imperative' changes: The MMIWG inquiry's calls for justice (6/2/2019)
(Canada) -- There are 231 steps that need to be taken by governments and Canadians in order to end the genocide against Indigenous women and girls according to the final...
article Inquiry finds ‘race-based genocide’ of Indigenous people in Canada (6/2/2019)
(Canada) -- The four-member inquiry that was tasked with uncovering the systemic reasons for the disproportionate number of murders and disappearances of Indigenous...
article 'If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention': MMIWG inquiry report includes 231 recommendations (6/1/2019)
(Manitoba) -- After hearing more than 1,000 hours of testimony from survivors and families, a national inquiry says it's only begun to scratch the surface when it...
article National inquiry calls murders and disappearances of Indigenous women a 'Canadian genocide' (6/1/2019)
(Canada) -- The thousands of Indigenous women and girls who were murdered or disappeared across the country in recent decades are victims of a "Canadian genocide,...
article Lawmakers agree on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women task force (5/29/2019)
(Minnesota) -- A group of tribal, health, advocacy and law enforcement leaders are set to study why so many Indigenous women are murdered or go missing. An omnibus...
article Family, friends continue looking for woman missing from Toppenish since May 5 (5/22/2019)
(Washington) -- Authorities are seeking information about a Toppenish woman who has been missing since early this month. Alillia “Lala” Minthorn, 25, has...
16 Total Articles on this Issue

Cheyenne River Sioux

article Girl's body found in creek on Cheyenne River Reservation (7/11/2019)
(Wyoming) -- Searchers found the body of a 5-year-old girl Wednesday in swollen Cherry Creek on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation, according to the sheriff of...
1 Article on this Issue

Labor & Unions

article Labor board intervenes in dispute between casino and union (7/10/2019)
(Rhode Island) -- The National Labor Relations Board is intervening in a dispute between a Rhode Island casino and a union seeking a list of reported crimes at the...
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Cultural Appropriation

article Native American minority contracts are under scrutiny as officials vow strict enforcement (7/2/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Federal and state lawmakers and regulators have called for inquiries and tighter minority-certification rules after a Times investigation found more...
1 Article on this Issue

Hard Rock

article Americans Keep Mysteriously Dying While on Vacation in the Dominican Republic (7/2/2019)
(Dominican Republic) -- In early June, media outlets started to pick up on a worrying trend coming out of the Dominican Republic: Americans are mysteriously dying while...
article Schumer calls for investigation over American deaths in Dominican Republic (7/1/2019)
(Dominican Republic) -- Following the death of several American citizens in the Dominican Republic, Sen. Chuck Schumer said Sunday he wants the government to boost its...
article Tourist deaths in the Dominican Republic are sparking concern among travelers (6/26/2019)
(Dominican Republic) -- Ten known US tourists have died at Dominican Republic resorts, or at the hospital immediately following resort stays — including three...
article Army Vet, 41, Died Suddenly in Dominican Republic in Same Area as Other American Tourists (6/21/2019)
(Dominican Republic) -- A 41-year-old Army veteran died suddenly in the Dominican Republic last year, leaving his family to wonder whether his death is linked to the...
article Dominican tourism minister calls spate of deaths 'exaggerated' (6/21/2019)
(Dominican Republic) -- The Dominican Republic's top tourism official on Friday downplayed as an exaggeration a spate of deaths among American tourists. "It...
article The Growing List of Sick American Visitors to the Dominican Republic Now Includes a Bachelor Alum (6/19/2019)
(Dominican Republic) -- After returning from a trip to the Dominican Republic, The Bachelor’s Melissa Rycroft is ill, sources tell Page Six. Rycroft, who made it...
article Man dies at Dominican Republic resort after drinking scotch from minibar, niece says (6/11/2019)
(Dominican Republic) -- Another American tourist has died in the Dominican Republic: The latest casualty is a California man who fell critically ill at an all-inclusive...
7 Total Articles on this Issue

Washington, D.C. Gaming

article DC Sports Betting Bill Sponsor Gets Heat from FBI in Alleged Corruption Probe (6/25/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The chairman of the DC Council Phil Mendelson said he will hire a law firm to investigate long-time councilman Jack Evans, the architect of the...
article DC council members want investigation before District moves forward with sports gambling app (6/12/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Members of the DC Council are calling on an inspector general’s investigation before the District moves forward on a plan to create a sports...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

California Gaming

article PALERMO: Bringing Down the Hammer (6/24/2019)
(California) -- A scathing audit of California’s politically bifurcated regulatory system concludes that the Bureau of Gambling Control and the Gambling Control...
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Atlantic City Gaming

article Atlantic City, already under state control with a mayor under FBI scrutiny, faces new push to change its form of government (6/19/2019)
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City’s mayor, whose authority is already under the control of the state of New Jersey, is facing a new threat: an effort to change the...
article Suspicious death in hotel room at Harrah’s in Atlantic City under investigation (5/30/2019)
(Atlantic City) -- Investigators were at Harrah’s Atlantic City Thursday after a body was found in one of the casino’s hotel rooms, authorities said.“...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Yakama Nation

article All 5 victims of deadly shootings on Yakama Reservation identified; suspects indicted in carjacking, weapons violations (6/12/2019)
(Washington) -- The only thing marking the site Tuesday where police say four of the five people were killed on the Yakama Indian Reservation over the weekend is a piece...
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Indian Children Welfare Act (ICWA)

article What a Reporter Learned From a Cherokee Family (6/7/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- After spending time with Chad and Dr. Jennifer Brackeen in a suburb of Fort Worth, I felt I could tell their story about why they are challenging a 40-year...
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Bigfoot

article He asked the FBI to analyze ‘Bigfoot’ hair 40 years ago and never heard back. Until now (6/6/2019)
(Oregon) -- It began, as it so often does, with a glimpse. Something tall. Something hairy. Something that left footprints too big to be human. Whatever it was, the...
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Taos Pueblo

article Rare murder investigation rattles Taos Pueblo (6/6/2019)
(New Mexico) -- Four days after two people were found dead of an apparent double homicide at a Taos Pueblo residence on Saturday (June 1), investigators with the FBI...
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Pechanga Casino

article Fire at Pechanga Resort Casino causes evacuation, major emergency response (6/4/2019)
(California) -- Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula was evacuated Monday amid a fire at the facility. At approximately 11:30 a.m., a fire broke out in a hotel elevator...
article Investigators seek to ID source of Pechanga resort fire (6/4/2019)
(California) -- An investigation was continuing on Tuesday, June 4 into what sparked a fire in an elevator shaft at the Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula that triggered...
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Missouri Gaming

article Woman killed, man injured in shooting near Lumiere Place casino in downtown St. Louis (5/28/2019)
(Missouri) -- A shooting left a woman dead and a man injured early Monday morning in a car near the Lumière Place casino and hotel.
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South Dakota Gaming

article Project cracks down on those who steal from Native communities (5/28/2019)
(South Dakota) -- In less than four years, dozens of people, including tribal employees, tribal executives and out-of-state business owners, have stolen millions of...
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Voter Suppression

article Fremont County prosecutor finds no violation of state election law in tribal voting challenges (5/28/2019)
(Wyoming) -- The Fremont County Attorney’s Office said Tuesday it determined local poll workers did not violate state elections law during last year’s...
article Democrats Call For Investigation Into Native American Voter Suppression (5/20/2019)
(Wyoming) -- In the 2018 election, Native American communities around the country complained about incidents of voter suppression, and some complaints occurred here in...
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FinCEN

article Money laundering report author insists it’s a national, not just B.C., problem despite skepticism in other provinces (5/20/2019)
(British Columbia) -- The authors of a report that found $47-billion was laundered across Canada last year debated whether to include a graph that indicated Alberta,...
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IHS

article IHS spends $618,000 for independent review of Weber case (5/18/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- An independent review into how the Indian Health Service addressed sexual abuse accusations against Stanley Patrick Weber, a former doctor in Pine...
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DOI

article Rep. Grijalva: House panel considering subpoenas for Interior information (5/10/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Chairman Raúl Grijalva said on Friday Democrats on the House Natural Resources Committee are considering issuing subpoenas to obtain information...
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Other News

article Reno police: Detectives investigating body found inside Circus Circus (7/19/2019)
(Nevada) -- A body was found inside the Circus Circus in downtown Reno early this morning, according to Reno Police Department Lt. Al Snober. Snober said officers...
article Women’s Council investigating texting allegations against grand chief (7/12/2019)
(Manitoba) -- The Women’s Council of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs is conducting its own investigation into a texting scandal involving Grand Chief Arlen Dumas...
article Man's death under investigation after assault in Grassy Narrows FN (7/11/2019)
(Ontario) -- The Treaty 3 Police Service and Ontario Provincial Police say they are investigating a death in Grassy Narrows First Nation earlier this week. According to...
article Cause of NV Casino Fire Remains Under Investigation (7/9/2019)
(Nevada) -- Fire investigators are looking into the cause of a fire last week that caused extensive damage to a casino. The fire started in the attic at the Four Jacks...
article Woolies to boosted by ethical investors after offloading pokies (7/5/2019)
(Australia) -- Ethical investment funds controlling billions of dollars could seek to invest in Woolworths after the supermarket giant cleanses itself from pubs, poker...
article Feds review convicted IHS doctor's pension (7/1/2019)
(Montana) -- U.S. officials are investigating whether to revoke the honorable discharge of a former Indian Health Service pediatrician convicted of molesting children on...
article Woman's Body Found Inside Car In Horseshoe Casino Parking Garage (6/24/2019)
(Maryland) -- The Baltimore Police Department is investigating a "suspicious death" after a woman's body was found in a parking garage of the Horseshoe...
article A Suicide Attempt, an Order to Keep Silent: A U.S. Agency Mishandled Sex-Abuse Claims (6/7/2019)
(North Carolina) -- When employees at a U.S. Indian Health Service facility here saw a video of their maintenance man disappearing with a 16-year-old patient into a...
article Eureka Police Investigating Assault Case After Woman is Reportedly Attacked, Called the N-Word at Starbucks (6/7/2019)
(California) -- Eureka police are looking for a man who reportedly used a racial slur before assaulting two women at the Fifth Street Starbucks Tuesday evening.
article DA studying Institute of American Indian Arts assault claims (6/7/2019)
(New Mexico) -- Prosecutors say they are reviewing allegations of sexual assault made by a student at the Institute of American Indian Arts. The Santa Fe New Mexican...
article Institute of American Indian Arts sexual assault claims being reviewed by DA's office (6/7/2019)
(New Mexico) -- A student at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe says they were raped by a man who works there.
article Rare murder investigation rattles Taos Pueblo (6/6/2019)
(New Mexico) -- Four days after two people were found dead of an apparent double homicide at a Taos Pueblo residence on Saturday (June 1), investigators with the FBI...
article OPP investigate discovery of human remains near Big Island First Nation (5/20/2019)
(Ontario) -- OPP and Treaty 3 police are investigating after human remains were discovered near Big Island First Nation last week. In a media release issued Friday, OPP...
article Police searching for 18-year-old suspect following April assault (5/17/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- The RCMP is searching for an 18-year-old man after an assault on the Pasqua First Nation on April 26. According to Fort Qu’Appelle RCMP, a 51-...
article Indian Health Service seeks external probe into sexual abuse policies (5/14/2019)
(South Dakota) -- The Indian Health Services Office of Public Affairs released Monday that the organization has awarded a contract to an outside company to examine...
article Casino employee attempts to run over robber after being held at gunpoint (4/17/2019)
(Louisiana) -- Shreveport police are investigating following an armed robbery at a downtown casino. It happened overnight at the ElDorado Hotel and Casino's parking...
article Department Of Education Investigating Alleged Discrimination At Wolf Point School District (4/16/2019)
(Montana) -- Federal investigators are in northeast Montana this week looking into alleged racial discrimination in public schools. Three investigators from the U.S....
article 6 More Sentenced In Embezzlement of $1.5M From Ute Mountain Tribe (4/12/2019)
(Colorado) -- After a 3-year investigation into the embezzlement of funds from the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, 16 defendants have been convicted and sentenced for their...
article Why are horses dying at Santa Anita? Horse racing comes under scrutiny (4/5/2019)
(California) -- It was more than a decade ago that thoroughbred racing thought it had found a surefire way to reduce injuries — and fatalities — among its...
article Las Vegas parents charged in college scam appear in Boston court (3/29/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- The two Las Vegas parents charged in the national college admissions scandal appeared in federal court in Boston on Friday. Former Strip casino executive...

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