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article County, tribes agree on access while lawsuit moves forward (7/17/2019)
(Montana) -- Lake County and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes have agreed to leave a disputed roadway open while a right-of-way lawsuit proceeds. The county...
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Wampanoag Aquinnah

article Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe continues to fight for gaming rights (7/17/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe plans to appeal a judge's decision that places construction of a long-awaited casino under local jurisdiction in...
article Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe told to seek local permits to build casino (7/15/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe must obtain local approval to construct a building that houses a gaming facility, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday....
article Tribe seeks stay of ‘final judgment’ in casino case (7/12/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) is seeking a stay while it appeals a decision by U.S. District Court judge F. Dennis Saylor IV that it must...
article Tribe Seeks Stay in U.S. District Court to Begin Building Bingo Hall (7/11/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Signaling more court battles ahead over the planned bingo hall on tribal lands in Aquinnah, the Wampanoag tribe registered its strong opposition...
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Indiana Gaming

article Indiana casino hotel closes with planned move to inland site (7/16/2019)
(Indiana) -- A 300-room hotel built opened by Donald Trump's casino company in 1998 to help draw gamblers to a northwestern Indiana casino has been shut down. The...
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Pascua Yaqui

article Tucson moves forward with proposed casino (7/16/2019)
(Arizona) -- Members of the Tucson City Council signed off on a preliminary agreement for a proposed hotel and casino on land owned by the Pascua Yaqui tribe last...
article Tucson City Council approves preliminary agreement with Pascua Yaqui tribe on casino development (7/12/2019)
(Arizona) -- On Tuesday afternoon, members of the Tucson City Council signed off on a preliminary agreement for a proposed hotel and casino on land owned by the Pascua...
article New casino may be in works at I-10 and Grant (7/9/2019)
(Arizona) -- It’s a long shot right now, but there may be a new casino on the site of the abandoned Century Theater complex at I-10 and Grant Road. The Pascua...
article Tucson City Council gives tentative OKs to Hotel Arizona deal and tribal casino plan (7/9/2019)
(Arizona) -- The Tucson City Council gave preliminary OKs Tuesday to tax incentives to help reopen a downtown hotel, and to an agreement that would allow a new tribal...
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Spokane Tribe

article 'We are thrilled': Spokane Tribe prevails in challenge to new casino (7/15/2019)
(Washington) -- The Spokane Tribe and the Trump administration have prevailed in a lawsuit that challenged a new casino in Washington state. The tribe opened the Spokane...
article Judge Dismisses Litigation on Spokane Airway Heights Casino Brought by Rival Washington State Tribe (7/14/2019)
(Washington) -- A lawsuit which sought to effectively close Spokane Tribe of Indians’ new Airway Heights casino was dismissed by a federal judge in Washington...
article District court judge sides with Spokane Tribe in casino lawsuits (7/12/2019)
(Washington) -- The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington sided with the Spokane Tribe regarding the future of their casino in Airway Heights. The...
article Federal judge dismisses Kalispel suit challenging Spokane Tribe’s casino in Airway Heights (7/12/2019)
(Washington) -- A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging the government’s approval of the Spokane Tribe of Indians’ recently-built casino in...
article A new bill would compensate the Spokane Tribe for lost land (7/11/2019)
(Washington) -- The Spokane Tribe of Indians is celebrating the passage of a bill through the U.S. Senate that would compensate the tribe for land lost after the...
article Litigation over Spokane Tribe Casino location rages on (7/3/2019)
(Washington) -- A federal judge will soon decide whether future plans for the Spokane Tribe Casino will be put on hold as a lawsuit brought by the Kalispel Tribe...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Eastern Band of Cherokee

article Tribe to purchase 198 acres in Tennessee (7/12/2019)
(Tennessee) -- The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians will enter into a $13.5 million contract to purchase 197.62 acres of land along Interstate 40 in Tennessee following...
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Mississippi Gaming

article The state is suing Biloxi over waterfront land that’s been denied for a casino 3 times (7/12/2019)
(Mississippi) -- A challenge to Biloxi’s plan to lease waterfront land was filed Friday by Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann before the 10-day deadline expired....
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Prairie Island

article Tribe responds to concerns over its plans for the Elk Run site (7/12/2019)
(Minnesota) -- The leader of Prairie Island Indian Community said this week that their goal is to work in partnership — not compete — with the City of...
article Tribe Says Move to Pine Island is a Must (7/9/2019)
(Minnesota) -- The Prairie Island Indian Community has lived on their land in Welch, Minn., for generations; but they’re a growing community. The tribe owns...
article Council tackles Prairie Island request, circulator study and Trinity alley (7/9/2019)
(Minnesota) -- The Rochester City Council on Monday postponed a decision on a request to support the Prairie Island Indian Community Land Trust, which Includes Elk Run...
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Stockbridge-Munsee

article For Stockbridge-Munsee members, return to ancestral homeland 'very humbling' (7/12/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- For descendants of original settlers, when Stockbridge was known as Indiantown, a periodic return to the tribal nation's ancestral homeland packs a...
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First Nations

article Developer offers to give land back to First Nation where Oka Crisis happened (7/11/2019)
(Quebec) -- A Quebec developer is offering to give back to the Mohawks of Kanesatake part of a forested area of land that was at the heart of the Oka Crisis. Grégoire...
article Controversial Sask. road project shelved, municipality pledges to work with First Nations (6/27/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- A controversial Saskatchewan road project where ancient Indigenous artifacts were discovered has been halted for 2019, says the reeve of the local...
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Wynn Boston Harbor

article Wynn offers investors a glimpse of Everett’s development potential (7/11/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- We know what the new Encore Boston Harbor casino looks like, in all its glory: an oasis of Vegas glitz in an otherwise low-key stretch of Everett, on...
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Crow Tribe

article Crow Nation Pushes To Protect Sacred Sites In Custer Gallatin National Forest (7/10/2019)
(Montana) -- For the first time in thirty years, the U.S. Forest Service is updating its management plan for the Custer-Gallatin National Forest. It’ll determine...
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Mining & Drilling

article Battle Brewing Over Native American Land in Gilroy (7/10/2019)
(California) -- A battle between progress and preserving Native American history is brewing in the South Bay. Investors hope to build a 320-acre sand and gravel mine on...
article Massive Santa Clara County Sand Mine Project Opposed By Native American Tribe (7/10/2019)
(California) -- After two years of work, Santa Clara County is nearly finished with the environmental impact report on a proposed 320-acre sand mine near the southern...
article Huge Planned Quarry Near Gilroy Upsets Native American Tribe (7/9/2019)
(California) -- A huge cattle ranch at the border of Santa Clarina and San Benito boundaries wants to build a giant sand and gravel mine, but not everyone wants to see a...
article “This is definitely a local Standing Rock”: Sargent Ranch (7/9/2019)
(California) -- As shadows of red-tailed hawks dart across rolling hills of green, cougars creep through hidden canyons of this pristine expanse — long revered as...
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Cherokee Nation

article Cherokee Nation celebrates 40th anniversary of regained ownership of historical structures (7/9/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Forty years ago, Cherokee Nation regained ownership of three of its most iconic structures: its prison, Supreme Court and Capitol buildings. A new exhibit...
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Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla

article Owners reach deal for sale of Hamley businesses (7/9/2019)
(Oregon) -- The sun could be setting on the court battles over all things Hamleys. Blair Woodfield and Parley Pearce have been locked in a legal dispute to split their...
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Mashpee Wampanoag

article Parties in tribe lawsuit agree to timeline (7/9/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- The parties in the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe’s lawsuit against the U.S. Department of the Interior have agreed to a timeline that could see the...
article Spending On Lobbyist Makes Mashpee Taxpayer Uneasy (7/4/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- President Donald J. Trump’s administration has posed problems for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. Under his former appointee Ryan Zinke, the US...
article Brockton senator wants city to have another chance at casino (6/28/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- As gaming regulators resolved to get fully up to speed on what it would take to authorize a resort casino in southeastern Massachusetts, Sen. Michael...
article Senator Markey Seeks Success For Tribal Bill (6/27/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Reservation Reaffirmation Act (HR 312) “should become law,” according to Senator Edward J. Markey (D-...
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Chumash Tribe

article Another tribal provision submitted for inclusion in 'must pass' defense bill (7/8/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians isn't the only one looking closely at a bill that typically isn't of intense interest in Native...
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Land Issues

article Trump’s border wall construction threatens sacred lands of Carrizo/Camecrudo (7/7/2019)
(Texas) -- President Donald J. Trump’s border wall will do more than just keep out asylum seekers. Its construction will also damage the ecosystem, destroy ancient...
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Supreme Court

article Supreme Court could change its approach to Indian land case, experts say (7/7/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Supreme Court, which has failed to reach a decision in a closely watched Indian land case out of Oklahoma, likely deadlocked and may try a...
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Meskwaki Tribe

article Tama County Supervisors appeal added land allowed in Meskwaki Tribal Trust (7/6/2019)
(Iowa) -- An additional 35 acres of land has been approved for placement in trust for the Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa - Meskwakis- the Tama County Board...
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Canadian Land Issues

article Bursting at the seams, Eskasoni gets a much needed expansion (7/5/2019)
(Nova Scotia) -- The Eskasoni First Nation just grew by 86.5 hectares, and the band says it couldn't have come a moment too soon. Two landowners in neighbouring...
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Trump Adminstration

article Will a Trump Tweet Sabotage a Popular Bipartisan Bill to Restore Tribal Lands? (7/5/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Last month marked the 85th anniversary of the passage of the FDR-era Indian Reorganization Act. It is now up to Congress to make this milestone a...
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Poarch Creek

article Does South Bethlehem need another parking garage? Mayor and parking authority think so, but others fear risk to taxpayers (7/3/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- A 470-spot garage long envisioned in south Bethlehem could be under construction by the end of the year. And revenue from parking operations is strong...
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Philippines Gaming

article Philippine landlords win in Chinese gaming boom (7/2/2019)
(Philippines) -- Tessie, her husband and their adult son have vacated their home of 37 years in a Manila suburb to make way for some unfamiliar tenants: 20 Chinese...
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Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation

article Three Affiliated Tribes convert 9,300-acre ranch to trust status (7/1/2019)
(North Dakota) -- The historic Figure Four Ranch has been formally returned to the Three Affiliated Tribes. The roughly 9,300-acre ranch borders the reservation's...
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Tohono O’odham

article Arizona sheriff says cartels smuggling people and drugs through Native American reservation (7/1/2019)
(Arizona) -- An Arizona sheriff revealed a major loophole that he said is allowing Mexican cartels to smuggle drugs and people into the United States "left and...
article How a Native American reservation became entangled in the border crisis (6/29/2019)
(Arizona) -- When President Trump proposed a barrier along the southern border with Mexico, a Tohono O’odham elder famously declared that the tribe did not...
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Las Vegas Gaming

article Retail over gaming preferred for $172 million Las Vegas Strip location (6/30/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- A Las Vegas Strip site, once planned for an Elvis Presley-themed resort, has been sold for $172 million and will be developed for retail, entertainment...
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Beloit Casino

article How will plans for Rockford casino affect Ho-Chunk casino project in Beloit? (6/28/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- The state of Illinois is authorizing a license for a new casino in Rockford, calling into question how a long-anticipated casino project will fare in...
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Colville Tribe

article Colville Tribes buy 184 acres of ancestral land near Pasco (6/26/2019)
(Washington) -- The Colville Confederated Tribes (CCT) have taken another step in their long-term strategy to acquire homeland in Eastern and Central Washington with the...
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Other News

article Waywayseecappo reaches $288M settlement with Ottawa over forced surrender of their lands (7/18/2019)
(Manitoba) -- A Manitoba First Nation has reached a $288-million settlement with the federal government based on a historic claim over the forced removal of 30 square...
article Chip Colwell: Acknowledge the Indigenous caretakers of the land (7/17/2019)
(Ontario) -- In Toronto, before singing “O Canada,” students and teachers in public schools begin their day by acknowledging that they are on the traditional...
article National Parks Service returns Tribal Traditional Cultural Property (7/15/2019)
(Oregon) -- The National Parks Service has returned the Traditional Cultural Property Historic District nomination. In a news release, National Parks Service cited...
article Will climate change force this Alaska village to relocate? (7/1/2019)
(Alaska) -- The people of Quinhagak are facing hard questions about what happens when a changing climate poses an existential threat to their community. This story is...
article OP/ED: I've started acknowledging the people who lived on this land first – and you should too (6/27/2019)
(Indian Country) -- In Toronto, before singing “O Canada,” students and teachers in public schools begin their day by acknowledging that they are on the traditional...
article Broker-dealer pays $9.5 million to settle alternative investment claims by Native American tribe (6/26/2019)
(Michigan) -- Purshe Kaplan Sterling Investments will have to pay $9.5 million related to the sale of alternative investments to a Native American tribe in Michigan,...
article Casino magnate’s Lake Tahoe midcentury asks $25.75M (6/24/2019)
(Nevada) -- Christened Villa Harrah, named after Bill Harrah, founder of the eponymous network of hotels and casinos, this mammoth midcentury mansion in Lake Tahoe used...
article Long Tom Watershed Welcome Sign Acknowledges Kalapuya Land (6/17/2019)
(Oregon) -- The Long Tom Watershed Council designed a new welcome road sign along Highway 126. It recognizes the area as Indigenous homelands.
article Interactive path in B.C.'s Interior blends traditional storytelling and technology (6/9/2019)
(British Columbia) -- Hikers in B.C.'s Shuswap region are now being encouraged to take their smartphones on a trek through Tsútswecw Provincial Park — formerly...
article Controversial Mountain Inches Closer To New Name (5/31/2019)
(Wyoming) -- A prominent feature of Yellowstone National Park is one step closer to getting a new name. Thursday, the Wyoming Board of Geographic Names voted in favor of...
article Native veterans get another chance to receive land (5/25/2019)
(Alaska) -- Nelson Angapak Sr. promised Sen. Ted Stevens to help Alaska Native veterans get another chance to apply for prized land allotments. It took two decades, but...
article BLOG: A Rough Ride to a Rafting Take-out, Part Two (5/20/2019)
(Colorado) -- The Town government, the County government and the non-profit Friends of the Upper San Juan River — organizers of the annual ‘Cruise-a-thon’ race in...
article Mohicans and the Mohawk Trail: 'Nothing about us without us' (5/10/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Former Williams College English professor Lauren Stevens helped history major Robert Quay with his 2004 senior thesis, "Mohawks, Model T's...
article Ottawa to begin talks with Mi'kmaq First Nation about Aboriginal title in New Brunswick (5/9/2019)
(New Brunswick) -- The federal government and Elsipogtog First Nation have signed a memorandum of understanding that will launch discussions about the Mi'kmaq claim...
article The future of Nikwasi Mound (5/7/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Nikwasi (Nequasee) Indian Mound is one of some 50 ancient mounds found throughout the westernmost counties of North Carolina. The mounds are...
article Indigenous students convince B.C. government to change name of provincial park (5/4/2019)
(British Columbia) -- Turns out you don’t need to be of voting age to make a big difference. A group of Indigenous Grade 4 students from Vancouver Island have...
article Ponca Tribe Wins Crucial Backing for Prairie Flower Casino in 12-Year Legal Battle with Iowa, Nebraska (5/3/2019)
(Iowa) -- A lawsuit by the states of Nebraska and Iowa that seeks to sink the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska’s Prairie Flower Casino in Carter Lake, Iowa, was dealt a...
article Whose homeland is the Mohawk Trail? (5/3/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- When they lived in the western-most parts of what's now known as Massachusetts, the People of the Waters That Are Never Still kept busy with...
article Dayton postpones turf field construction out of respect for Native American community (4/26/2019)
(Ohio) -- The City of Dayton is postponing a turf field groundbreaking ceremony originally planned during Saturday’s NFL Draft Day party until officials can be...
article On a sinking Louisiana island, many aren’t ready to leave (4/23/2019)
(Louisiana) -- This island will cease to exist. That much seems certain. Over the last six decades, more than 98% of Isle de Jean Charles has vanished into the Gulf of...

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