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MMIW

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...
article MMIW chief commissioner recommends automatic first-degree murder charges for killings of Indigenous women (5/10/2019)
(Ontario) -- The chief commissioner of the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women is recommending the justice system be tougher on people who commit...
article Wyoming to form task force on missing, murdered native women (4/29/2019)
(Wyoming) -- Gov. Mark Gordon says he will convene a task force to address ways to combat the high rates of murdered and missing American Indian women in Wyoming. The...
article Wyoming Gov. to Form Task Force on Missing, Murdered Native Women (4/27/2019)
(Wyoming) -- Gov. Mark Gordon says he will convene a task force to address ways to combat the high rates of murdered and missing American Indian women in Wyoming. The...
article MMIWG inquiry set to present final report in June (4/10/2019)
(Quebec) -- The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls is set to present its final report June 3 in Gatineau, Que. The report comes after...
article Family: Officials won't say how American Indian woman died (4/10/2019)
(North Dakota) -- North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has ruled that medical examiners acted properly in withholding the death report of Olivia Lone Bear,...
article Funding, investigators' familiarity complicate missing, murdered Natives cases, panelists say (3/28/2019)
(Montana) -- On the Northern Cheyenne reservation, a re-established volunteer fire department is one possible inroad to the problem of missing and murdered indigenous...
article Witness who found woman dead on Thunder Bay bike path says she appeared to have been beaten (3/19/2019)
(Ontario) -- A woman found dead on a bike trail known as the "black path" in Thunder Bay early Tuesday morning appeared to have been badly beaten, according to...
8 Total Articles on this Issue

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,...
1 Article on this Issue

Voter Suppression

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...
article House Republicans Are Upset Democrats Are Investigating Voter Suppression Allegations (4/15/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- House Democrats overstepped their authority by asking state officials for information as part of an inquiry into allegations of voter suppression,...
article Congress Traveling the Country to Hear Evidence of Voting Rights Violations (4/14/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio), chair of the Elections Subcommittee of the Committee on House Administration, will hold listening sessions to hear from...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

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...
article Sen. Mike Rounds requests audit of Indian Health Services (5/1/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Sen. Mike Rounds is again attempting to require an audit of Indian Health Service to gain a more accurate picture of the agency. Rounds said he doesn...
article IHS says it won't reach out to Weber victims (4/20/2019)
(South Dakota) -- After meeting with the head of the Indian Health Service last month to learn what steps it's taking in the wake of a former doctor being convicted...
article Trump creates panel to study IHS's handling of former Pine Ridge doctor convicted of child sex abuse (3/26/2019)
(South Dakota) -- The Trump administration is creating a task force to investigate how a former Indian Health Service doctor in Pine Ridge was able to sexually assault...
article 'Institutional and systemic breakdown' at Indian Health Service under scrutiny (3/26/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Tribal leaders are welcoming an investigation into the "institutional and systemic breakdown" within the Indian Health Service, one that...
article Tulsa U.S. attorney will review 'failures' that led to abuse of Native American children as part of Trump task force (3/26/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Attorney Trent Shores has been named to a presidential task force charged with investigating the institutional failures that contributed to a U...
article White House Tackles Child Sex Abuse in Indian Health Service (3/26/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Trump administration is convening a task force to address the issue of child sexual abuse in the Indian Health Service (IHS), senior...
7 Total Articles on this Issue

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...
article Scandals mount under David Bernhardt just two weeks after being confirmed to lead Interior (4/25/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- It’s been just two weeks since David Bernhardt was confirmed as head of the Interior Department (DOI), and already his tenure is mired in at...
article Lucky seven? New leader of Department of the Interior already under scrutiny (4/20/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The first warning arrived on Thursday. Just a few hours after David Bernhardt was confirmed as the leader of the federal agency with the most...
article Interior secretary met with tribal lawyer attached to Zinke casino dispute (4/17/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Interior Secretary David Bernhardt met with a lawyer linked to a political scandal that in part led to the ousting of his predecessor Ryan Zinke,...
article New Interior Chief Bernhardt Reportedly Held Secret Meeting Linked to One of His Predecessor's Many Scandals (4/17/2019)
(Connecticut) -- It's only been a week, but newly-confirmed Interior Secretary David Bernhardt's conflicts of interests are already raising questions about his...
article Interior Department Watchdog Opens Ethics Probe Of New Agency Chief (4/15/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Interior Department’s internal watchdog confirmed Monday that it has opened a formal investigation into numerous ethics complaints against...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Las Vegas Gaming

article SEC Looking Into Las Vegas Sports Betting Funds Run By Ex-Felons (5/10/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- In the 1990s, three men went to prison for selling Xerox machines to businesses around the country. The problem was - the copy machines didn’t exist...
1 Article on this Issue

Eastern Band of Cherokee

article Audit finds issues with Athletic Department accounting at Cherokee schools (5/8/2019)
(North Carolina) -- A recently completed report commissioned by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians’ Office of Internal Audit and Ethics has concluded that...
1 Article on this Issue

Loot Boxes

article Sweden officially investigates loot boxes (5/8/2019)
(Sweden) -- As it was reported yesterday by Swedish TV channel SVT, the Swedish government will now officially investigate loot boxes. The investigation will be carried...
1 Article on this Issue

Wynn Boston Harbor

article Gaming Commission billed $768G for Wynn legal work (5/3/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts gambling regulators were billed at least $768,000 by five law firms to defend a lawsuit lodged by casino magnate Steve Wynn against the...
article Elaine Wynn testifies about misconduct claims (4/5/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Elaine Wynn is defending her decision not to disclose to Massachusetts regulators a $7.5 million settlement her ex-husband Steve Wynn made to a former...
article Panel to vet Wynn Resorts’ fate with public hearings in mind (4/5/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- The fate of Wynn Resorts’ $2.6 billion Encore Boston Harbor resort is now in the hands of Massachusetts gambling regulators after they wrapped...
article Gaming Commission will hold Wynn Resorts suitability hearings next week (3/28/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- State gaming regulators will hear from Wynn Resorts executives and a roster of additional witnesses beginning Tuesday and lasting as many as three...
article Casino memo: ‘Breakdown’ during Steve Wynn era over (3/20/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts executives will attempt to convince state gambling regulators that they’ve completely transformed the battered casino company after...
article Hearings on Wynn Resorts license set (3/20/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has scheduled long-awaited hearings on the suitability of casino giant Wynn Resorts to hold a state casino license...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

British Columbia Gaming

article B.C. attorney general eyes expanding scope of special anti-money-laundering unit (5/2/2019)
(British Columbia) -- The B.C. government may expand the scope of a proposed policing unit, meant to specialize in money laundering in casinos, to other areas, including...
1 Article on this Issue

California Gaming

article BGC seeks to revoke Lake Elsinore Hotel & Casino's provisional gaming license (5/1/2019)
(California) -- According to court filings by the California Bureau of Gambling Control (BGC), the ownership group that controls Lake Elsinore Hotel & Casino has...
1 Article on this Issue

Spirit Lake Tribe

article Case moves forward for woman murdered on Spirit Lake Indian Reservation over three years ago (5/1/2019)
(North Dakota) -- A Warwick, N.D., man will proceed to sentencing on a second-degree murder charge for killing a woman on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation more than...
1 Article on this Issue

New York Gaming

article FBI examining contracts at Western Regional OTB (4/29/2019)
(New York) -- Former State Sen. George Maziarz, once a kingpin in Niagara County politics, has been making a range of allegations about former allies and about the...
article FBI investigating Buffalo-area OTB (4/29/2019)
(New York) -- The FBI is investigating the awarding of lucrative contracts by the Western Regional Off Track Betting Corp. to politically wired companies. The...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

St. Croix Chippewa

article St. Croix Chippewa's hemp consultant did prison time for drug dealing before big casino payout (4/24/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- The St. Croix Chippewa tribe paid a hemp consultant who did a decade in prison on drug charges more than $300,000 and also paid for his flights to Hawaii...
article St. Croix Chippewa Indians May Face Federal Inquiry after Allegations Involving $1.5M of Casino Funds (4/21/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin risk paying up to $27 million in fines after audits claim more than $1.5 million of tribal casino money was...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Indiana Gaming

article Hoosier lawmakers OK second $50 million fee in connection with Gary casino move (4/12/2019)
(Indiana) -- Spectacle Entertainment would be socked with another $50 million fee if the Majestic Star casino owner relocates to a land-based site in Gary and sells the...
article Indiana Dems: Investigate Gov. Holcomb's private flights with casino mogul (4/12/2019)
(Indiana) -- Indiana Democrats are calling for investigations into Gov. Eric Holcomb's flights on two private jets paid for by an Indiana casino mogul. Indiana...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Wynn Resorts

article Elaine Wynn rejects blame for hiding sexual misconduct settlement — VIDEO (4/7/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Elaine Wynn never told gaming regulators what she knew of a sexual encounter Steve Wynn had with a manicurist and the subsequent $7.5 million...
1 Article on this Issue

Navajo Nation

article Hearing focuses on mistreatment of Navajo, Native American students (3/30/2019)
(New Mexico) -- This month the Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission held public hearings to assess the mistreatment of Navajo and Native American students attending...
1 Article on this Issue

Bears Ears

article Haaland Probes Trump Official on Lack of Tribal Consultation in Bears Ears Monument Decision (3/28/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01), Vice Chair of the House Committee on Natural Resources, probed Trump Administration official Scott Cameron, the...
1 Article on this Issue

Alabama Gaming

article Bingo Investigations To Be Directed To Local Municipalities (3/25/2019)
(Alabama) -- On the heels of a rash of reports involving electronic bingo operations in the county, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office has put local...
1 Article on this Issue

Pine Ridge

article FBI investigating death on Pine Ridge Reservation (3/25/2019)
(South Dakota) -- The FBI is investigating a death that occurred on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation early last week, according to FBI spokesman Kevin Smith.
1 Article on this Issue

Crow Tribe

article BIA investigating Crow fire, says it was caused by faulty wiring (3/22/2019)
(Montana) -- The Bureau of Indian Affairs is investigating a fire that gutted the Crow Tribal Administrative Offices on Thursday in Crow Agency, a spokeswoman for the...
1 Article on this Issue

White Earth

article Tribal police chief's daughter, 28, killed her 2 sons and then herself (3/21/2019)
(Minnesota) -- A daughter of the White Earth tribal police chief who was found dead in her home killed her young sons and then herself, authorities said Wednesday. The...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

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...
article Trudeau defends actions as Philpott asks if Wilson-Raybould was sidelined over SNC-Lavalin (3/21/2019)
(Ottawa) -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau insists he did not shuffle Jody Wilson-Raybould over the SNC-Lavalin matter, contradicting former top minister Jane Philpott...
article Families minister grilled over placement of baby who died in foster care (3/21/2019)
(Manitoba) -- As Manitoba's minister of families was questioned in the legislature Wednesday about the death of a baby in foster care, the four-month-old's...
article Man whose murder case was stayed over excessive time in solitary now charged with sexual assault (3/11/2019)
(Ontario) -- Ontario Provincial Police say the man whose murder charge was stayed in January after he spent more than four years in solitary confinement is now facing a...
article Trudeau mulls Wilson-Raybould's fate in Liberal caucus as Scheer makes formal bid for RCMP probe (2/28/2019)
(Ottawa) -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he is considering whether Jody Wilson-Raybould can remain in the Liberal caucus, as the Conservatives make a formal...
article FOX 46 uncovers illegal gambling operation in back of tattoo shop (2/27/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Like a tattoo artist's needle, we are going under the surface. Using a hidden camera, FOX 46 went undercover inside a Gastonia tattoo shop to...
article Segregation, pepper spray overused on incarcerated Manitoba youths, reports say (2/21/2019)
(Manitoba) -- Two independent reports into Manitoba youth correctional facilities show an overuse of solitary confinement and pepper spray, and a lack of oversight. The...
article 2 Yellowknife jail workers 'no longer employed' after sexual misconduct investigation (2/15/2019)
(North Canada) -- Two employees at Yellowknife's North Slave Correctional Complex no longer work at the jail after the Department of Justice launched an...
article HHS to Review Indian Health Service After Revelations on Pedophile Doctor (2/13/2019)
(Montana) -- Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar called for a review of the Indian Health Service following an investigation that revealed the agency’s...
article FRONTLINE: Predator On The Reservation (2/12/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Dr. Stanley Patrick Weber was sent to work at the Indian Health Services facility in Pine Ridge after gaining an ugly and suspicious reputation at his...
article Blackjack dealear at Suquamish Tribe casino accused of cheating (1/22/2019)
(Washington) -- A blackjack dealer at the casino owned by the Suquamish Tribe has been accused of cheating. According to news reports, Steven Darnell Singer tipped off...
article Audit finds Glacier County at $3.9M deficit (1/14/2019)
(Montana) -- A recently released audit of Glacier County for fiscal years 2015 and 2016 has found that it has a cash deficit of nearly $4 million as of late 2018....
article Feds to investigate alleged school discrimination in Wolf Point (1/4/2019)
(Montana) -- Federal education officials have agreed to investigate a complaint by the Fort Peck tribes alleging the Wolf Point School District discriminates against...

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