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Washington Gaming

article Pasco Washington Tribal Casino Possible if Land Placed in Trust (11/18/2019)
(Washington) -- The Pasco, Washington State region could get a tribal gaming venue if 184 acres are eventually approved by the US government for federal trust status...
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Wynn Resorts

article Former Alon site still vacant 2 years after Wynn Resorts purchase (11/16/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- Almost two years ago, Wynn Resorts Ltd. announced a major land deal: It was buying a chunk of the Strip for $336 million. Today, it’s still unclear...
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Wiyot Tribe

article How the Wiyot Tribe Won Back a Sacred California Island (11/15/2019)
(California) -- ON FEBRUARY 26, 1860, THE people of the Wiyot Tribe had gathered on Duluwat Island in what is now Humboldt Bay, California, for a sacred, annual ceremony...
article Points of Progress: Wiyot Tribe reclaims land, and more (11/13/2019)
(California) -- The Wiyot Tribe received more than 200 acres of land from the city of Eureka, California, on Oct. 21 that was forcefully seized by settlers in an 1860...
article In California, a Native American Tribe’s Quest: Give Back Our Island (11/5/2019)
(California) -- Cheryl A. Seidner sat on a folding chair near the dock, wearing a basket-woven ceremonial cap. She looked out over the sharp stalks of grass and the...
article California Island Returned to Native Tribe (11/1/2019)
(California) -- An island off the coast of Northern California was recently retuned to descendants from the native tribe that has long considered the land to be the...
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Jamestown S’Klallam

article Sequim proposal to take ownership of marina does not include cash or the Tribe (11/13/2019)
(Washington) -- The City of Sequim has completed their proposal to take over ownership of John Wayne Marina from the Port of Port Angeles, and it calls for the transfer...
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Land Issues

article Alaskans take Roadless Rule fight to DC (11/13/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Seven Alaskans were in Washington, D.C. Wednesday, testifying to Congress about the Trump administration’s proposal to lift the Roadless Rule...
article How would lifting the Roadless Rule change Tongass logging? Not much, both sides say (11/13/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Trump Administration has proposed to exempt the Tongass National Forest from the Roadless Rule. That rule is despised by supporters of the...
article Thousands of Alaska Native veterans now eligible for land allotments, but hurdles remain (11/12/2019)
(Alaska) -- Last month at the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention in Fairbanks, Sen. Dan Sullivan met with veterans from around the state and discussed newly enacted...
article Alaskans Push to Save US Largest National Forest (11/12/2019)
(Alaska) -- Environmentalists, fishers, and tribal leaders in Alaska will attest before the Congress on Wednesday to save America's most prominent national forest as...
article Hundreds peacefully protest border-wall construction’s ‘desecration of tribal lands’ (11/10/2019)
(Arizona) -- In a remote desert wildlife refuge Saturday afternoon in southwestern Arizona, hundreds of people protested the construction of a border wall in what many...
article In Tlingit land-rights loss, a Native American rights attorney lays out injustice and hope for the future (11/8/2019)
(Alaska) -- Walter Echo-Hawk is, essentially, a walking law library. It makes sense, given that he’s been practicing law since 1973. He rattles off cases from...
article Why Some Native Hawaiians End Up Selling Coveted Homesteads (11/4/2019)
(Hawaii) -- When Eric and Heidi Arrington first moved into their home in Nanakuli in 1996, they thought it would be their forever home. The two-story house with a big...
article Environmentalists, tribes oppose Clark County lands bill (10/31/2019)
(Nevada) -- Conservationists, rural governments and Native American tribes are opposing a sweeping lands proposal from Clark County over fears that it could restart an...
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Mississippi Gaming

article Did proposed casinos in Biloxi and Diamondhead get site approval? The ruling is in. (11/13/2019)
(Mississippi) -- After a 2-year battle to appeal the decision of the Mississippi Gaming Commission, the answer again was no to developers who want to build casinos on...
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Muscogee Creek

article Muscogee (Creek) Nation to commemorate improved intersection east of tribal complex in Okmulge (11/13/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- The Muscogee (Creek) Nation, in partnership with Okmulgee County and the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, will officially commemorate the reopening...
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Navajo Nation

article BLOG: Life on Navajo Land (11/12/2019)
(Arizona) -- My wife and I recently visited Page, a small town in the north of Arizona at Glen Canyon Dam. The Navajo Reservation surrounds the area and extends some 150...
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Snoqualmie Tribe

article After reclaiming its sacred falls, the Snoqualmie tribe looks toward the future (11/12/2019)
(Washington) -- Snoqualmie Tribal Elder Lois Sweet Dorman says she’s been fighting for the preservation of Snoqualmie Falls for decades. Every inch of the...
article Twin Peaks' famous waterfall reclaimed by the tribe that holds it sacred (11/8/2019)
(Washington) -- For the first time in 165 years, the Snoqualmie Tribe has regained possession of some of its most sacred lands – including an iconic waterfall you...
article Snoqualmie Tribe buys ancestral Snoqualmie Falls from Muckleshoot for $125 million (11/5/2019)
(Washington) -- The Snoqualmie Tribe say they purchased their sacred ancestral land and two businesses from the Muckleshoot Tribe to stop development and construction...
article Snoqualmie Tribe buys Salish Lodge, land for $125M (11/2/2019)
(Washington) -- The Snoqualmie Tribe has purchased the Salish Lodge & Spa and the acreage surrounding Snoqualmie Falls, marking a major victory in the tribe's...
article Washington tribe saves Snoqualmie Falls land, held sacred, from development (11/2/2019)
(Washington) -- For years, Native Americans who revere a towering waterfall in the misty hills east of Seattle have opposed construction of a subdivision, hotel and...
article Snoqualmie Tribe buys Salish Lodge and adjacent land for $125 million, halting nearby development (11/1/2019)
(Washington) -- Michael Ross remembers visiting Snoqualmie Falls with his great-grandmother in the mid-1990s, when he was around 5 years old and she was at least 100....
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Buffalo & Bison

article The Next Yellowstone: How Big Money Is Building A New Kind Of National Park (11/11/2019)
(Montana) -- Are the super wealthy better equipped than the government to save America's disappearing wildlands? An ex-Silicon Valley entrepreneur is trying to build...
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Illinois Gaming

article Rivers Casino Des Plaines Gets License to Expand Onto Dry Land (11/11/2019)
(Illinois) -- It’s land ho! for Illinois’ most lucrative casino. The Rivers Casino in Des Plaines, north of Chicago, has been sitting in a pit on top of...
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United Keetoowah Band

article Circuit Court declines to rehear land-in-trust case (11/11/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver announced on Friday, Nov. 8, that it had denied Cherokee Nation’s petition to rehear a Sept. 5 decision...
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Canadian Land Issues

article 'Like losing a loved one': Quebec dam renaming painful for some Cree (11/10/2019)
(Quebec) -- Jamie Moses remembers the heartbreak of that day more than anything. He was a young Cree man, 23 years old, on Nov. 5, 2005, attending a ceremony as the...
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New York Gaming

article Suffolk OTB still has no buyers for land on LIE service road that was to be casino (11/10/2019)
(New York) -- More than three years after abandoning plans to build a video lottery casino on a 32-acre property in Medford, Suffolk OTB appears to be no closer to...
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Seneca Niagara

article Judge rejects Seneca Nation's bid to suspend casino payments to state (11/9/2019)
(New York) -- A federal court judge has resoundingly rejected a challenge by the Seneca Nation of Indians to an arbitration award that directs the payment of hundreds of...
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Timbisha Shoshone

article Chamber luncheon Tuesday features business soundbites, election announcement (11/9/2019)
(California) -- The Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon on Tuesday will feature sound bites from local and regional businesses, as well an announcement by...
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Trump Adminstration

article Hundreds peacefully protest border-wall construction’s ‘desecration of tribal lands’ (11/9/2019)
(Arizona) -- In a remote desert wildlife refuge Saturday afternoon in southwestern Arizona, hundreds of people protested the construction of a border wall in what many...
article The Revelator: Trump's new 'radical' leader for public lands (11/4/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- William Perry Pendley wants you think that what he thinks doesn’t matter. Pendley spent four decades advocating for the corporate exploitation...
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Tule River

article Tule River Tribe gains federal approval to move casino (11/9/2019)
(California) -- The Tule River Tribe has taken an important step forward in relocating its casino to a more prominent site in California. The tribe has won approval from...
article Eagle Mountain Casino closer to relocating to Porterville (11/8/2019)
(California) -- Eagle Mountain Casino is one step closer to relocating down the hill to Porterville. The Bureau of Indian Affairs formally found the relocation...
article Federal government approves California tribe’s land-into-trust petition (11/7/2019)
(California) -- The plan from the Tule River Indian Tribe, in central California, to relocate its Eagle Mountain Casino has reportedly taken an important step forward...
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Chumash Tribe

article Committee passes bill for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians (11/7/2019)
(California) -- The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, chaired by Senator John Hoeven (R-ND), yesterday passed H.R. 317, the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Land...
article Another tribal homelands bill on the agenda in a heated political era (11/6/2019)
(Washington) -- A bill to help the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians provide a stable homeland for its people is taking another step forward on Capitol Hill in an...
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MGM Springfield

article MGM Springfield property may be sold, leased back by casino giant (11/5/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- As part of an “asset-light” strategy, MGM Resorts International is contemplating selling off MGM Springfield and other properties, while...
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Detroit Gaming

article Finley: Land hoarding keeps bucks in Ilitch pockets (11/3/2019)
(Michigan) -- Last week I attended a dinner at Amnesia, the fine restaurant/lounge atop the Ilitch-owned MotorCity Casino. The floor-to-ceiling windows offer one of the...
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DOI

article Pentagon pushed to use vast swath of desert wildlife refuge ‘primarily’ for military purposes, draft bill says (11/3/2019)
(Nevada) -- The U.S. Air Force is seeking to assert control over as much as two-thirds of a wildlife refuge in Nevada for training troops and testing weapons, according...
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California Gaming

article Crews battle brush fire near casino (11/2/2019)
(California) -- Firefighters were battling a brush fire near the Golden Acorn Casino Saturday. The blaze was around 10 to 20 acres by 6 a.m., according to Cal Fire. It...
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Chaco Canyon

article The Fight to Save Chaco Canyon (11/1/2019)
(New Mexico) -- On Wednesday, the House voted to pass the Chaco Cultural Heritage Area Protection Act, which would permanently ban any drilling or mining within a ten-...
article US House OKs Protections Near Historical Park In New Mexico (10/31/2019)
(New Mexico) -- Walls of stacked stone jut up from the canyon floor, some perfectly aligned with the seasonal movements of the sun and moon. Circular ceremonial...
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Enbridge Pipeline

article Enbridge Says Pipeline Can Cross Chippewa Reservation Until 2043 (10/30/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- An American Indian tribe in Wisconsin seeking the removal of an Enbridge Energy Co. Inc. pipeline from its reservation is trying to get out of an...
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Bears Ears

article Bears Ears and Notre-Dame Named to 2020 World Monuments Watch (10/29/2019)
(Utah) -- The World Monuments Fund’s biennial selection of 25 at-risk cultural heritage sites also includes Easter Island in Chile and the Sacred Valley of the...
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Prairie Island

article Bipartisan bill proposed to replace Prairie Island Indian Community land (10/29/2019)
(Minnesota) -- For more than 80 years, Prairie Island Indian Community has been a federally recognized reservation. Tribal Council President Shelley Buck told 5...
article Tribe's move to Pine Island is one step closer (10/28/2019)
(Minnesota) -- The Prairie Island Indian Community, which owns Treasure Island Resort and Casino, is moving forward with its plans to move. Last week three...
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Chickasaw Nation

article Equity and Fair Play at Center of Comanche challenge to Chickasaw land grab (10/28/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- The Comanche Nation of Oklahoma continues to battle dubious acquisitions of lands the federal government placed in trust for the powerful Chickasaw Nation...
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Hard Rock

article Hard Rock Clears Spectacle Entertainment in Land Deal, $300M Gary, Indiana Casino is a ‘Go’ (10/28/2019)
(Indiana) -- Spectacle Entertainment and Hard Rock International are ready to move forward with their plan to bring a land-based casino to Gary, Indiana.
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Other News

article P.E.I. Mi'kmaq 'disappointed' in dismissal of Mill River land sale appeal (11/15/2019)
(Prince Edward Island) -- The Mi'kmaq of P.E.I. are disappointed after the P.E.I. Court of Appeal decision to dismiss their appeal on the sale of the Mill River...
article To honor North Dakota tribe, Senate OKs changing wildlife refuge name tied to dark, violent past (11/14/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. government is one step closer to reinstating the traditional name for a national wildlife refuge in North Dakota after the Senate passed...
article We Are All on Native Land (11/11/2019)
(Indian Country) -- Indian Country Today — a media outlet covering Indian Country that was on hiatus less than two years ago — has roared back to life,...
article Removal of info regarding Indian site draws fire (11/8/2019)
(Nevada) -- The Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’s decision to remove from its website a document about a sacred American Indian site is...
article Sitka Tribe, NPS continue negotiating future park management (11/8/2019)
(Alaska) -- There’s uncertainty over whether Sitka’s tribe will lead interpretation at Sitka National Historical Park next year. The National Park Service...
article 2 First Nations near Halifax to vote on potential settlement of 100-year-old land dispute (11/6/2019)
(Nova Scotia) -- A 100-year-old land claim involving two Mi'kmaw communities in Nova Scotia has one mother weighing the implications of a surrender of reserve land...
article ‘Landless’ tribes stake out selections of the Tongass (11/5/2019)
(Alaska) -- Some Southeast Alaska tribal communities who were excluded from forming village corporations in the 1970s continue to push for a land settlement.
article Millionaire reneges on promise to give West Village property back to American Indian tribe (11/2/2019)
(New York) -- A West Village millionaire who wanted to give his own piece of Manhattan back to the American Indians has decided he’d rather keep it for himself....
article Compromise Reached On Location Of Transmission Line In Georgetown; Vital Says Native American Artifacts To Be Protected (10/29/2019)
(Tennessee) -- The Tennessee Valley Authority and Georgetown property owners have agreed to a plan to relocate a proposed transmission line to protect Native American...
article Project to restart after American Indian graves disturbed (10/28/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Officials say a bridge project in Minnesota will get a do-over after an American Indian burial site was disturbed. Minnesota Department of Transportation...
article Events honor the original people of the land the UO occupies (10/24/2019)
(Oregon) -- Dinners, talks, films and conferences; education, law, the environment and fashion: These are some of the events and themes during Native American Heritage...
article Former Native American reservation in Sussex County commemorated (10/21/2019)
(Delaware) -- Members of the Nanticoke community, elected officials and others danced a Round Dance Monday to celebrate the dedication of a Delaware Public Archives...
article The Suburban Horror of the Indian Burial Ground (10/16/2019)
(USA) -- “America is not a young land,” William S. Burroughs writes in Naked Lunch; “it is old and dirty and evil. Before the settlers, before the...
article Border Wall Rising In Arizona, Raises Concerns Among Conservationists, Native Tribes (10/13/2019)
(Arizona) -- Construction has begun on President Trump's border wall between Arizona and Mexico, and conservationists are furious. The massive barrier will skirt one...
article 'We have to do things in a different way' (10/13/2019)
(Iceland) -- Indigenous knowledge and governance is essential because it's where more than a third of the earth and over 80 percent of the planet’s...
article Federal grant will aid Sitka Tribe toxin research (10/13/2019)
(Alaska) -- A dozen new research projects to better understand and predict harmful algal blooms and improve response to them are being funded through the National...
article Courthouse Rock dig offers clues to Native American history (10/13/2019)
(Nebraska) -- Courthouse Rock was bustling last week as nearly 30 people worked to excavate a Native American site near the formation. The dig was put on by History...
article Native Americans Reclaim Space in ‘The Continuous Thread’ (10/9/2019)
(California) -- Last September, San Francisco’s indigenous leaders won a long-fought battle that made headlines across the nation. They successfully petitioned for the...
article Arrows and smartphones: daily life of Amazon Tembe tribe (10/5/2019)
(Brazil) -- They hunt with bows and arrows, fish for piranhas and gather wild plants, while some watch soap operas on TV or check the internet on phones inside thatch-...
article Vatican to shine light on Amazon's indigenous communities (10/5/2019)
(Brazil) -- Pope Francis will gather Catholic bishops at the Vatican Sunday to champion the isolated and poverty-struck indigenous communities of the Amazon, whose way...

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