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article State Lawmaker Wants To Protect Use Of Native American Mascots. But He Didn’t Ask Utah’s Tribes. (1/24/2020)
(Utah) -- A Utah lawmaker is catching heat over a proposed resolution that discourages abandoning the use of Native American names, images and symbols. Tribal leaders...
article MORON ALERT: A Utah lawmaker says the state should support Native American mascots (1/22/2020)
(Utah) -- A Cedar City lawmaker wants the state to assert its formal opposition to stripping Native American names or symbols from schools — about a year after a...
article Sports editor apologizes for tweeting 'scalps' after game (12/30/2019)
(New Mexico) -- A sports editor for a New Mexico newspaper apologized this week after using "scalps" in a tweet to describe a high school basketball team...
article Store’s apparel rekindles team name controversy in Scarborough, 20 years after change (11/24/2019)
(Maine) -- Nearly 20 years after the school board changed Scarborough High School’s nickname to “Red Storm” amid a protracted community battle,...
article MORON ALERT: Conservatives rail against Braves for reducing 'tomahawk chop' after Native American pitcher calls it 'disrespectful' (10/11/2019)
(Georgia) -- Georgia conservatives tore into the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday for making game-day changes revolving around the “tomahawk chop” chant after...
article MORON ALERT: San Francisco station airs cringe-worthy graphic days before Indigenous Peoples’ Day (10/10/2019)
(California) -- KTVU, Fox’s owned station in San Fransisco is taking heat after running a lower third reading “Braves Scalped,” which many are pointing...
article Small business still selling Skowhegan Indian merchandise (9/13/2019)
(Maine) -- Earlier this year, the MSAD 54 School Board voted to remove Skowhegan Area High School's controversial "Indian" nickname, but one business in...
7 Total Articles on this Issue

Oklahoma Gaming

article MORON ALERT: Compact Dispute Solution: End the Casino Monopoly (1/22/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- With Governor Stitt and Oklahoma’s tribes at loggerheads over the gaming compact, it’s a good time to reconsider the tribes’ gambling...
article Free Market Friday: Stitt makes strong case on casino rates (11/21/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- With negotiations over new state-tribal gaming compacts at an impasse, Gov. Kevin Stitt has taken his case to the people. He’s given Oklahomans good...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Poarch Creek

article MORON ALERT: PCI supported President Trump’s rivals but want state Republican to do their bidding (1/21/2020)
(Alabama) -- In 2016, Alabamians overwhelmingly supported Donald J. Trump for president. The Poarch Band of Creek Indians, however, put the majority of their money...
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...
article COLUMN: The ‘dark money group’ is right: Alabama gaming laws have provided the Poarch Creeks with an unfair advantage (10/18/2019)
(Alabama) -- There is a “dark money group” attacking the Poarch Band of Creek Indians. You probably heard that this week. A lot of media outlets are...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Washington Gaming

article MORON ALERT: Maverick Gaming backs calls for legal sports betting in Washington State (1/20/2020)
(Washington) -- Las Vegas headquartered Maverick Gaming has voiced its support for a fully regulated and taxed land-based and mobile sports betting system in Washington...
1 Article on this Issue

Indian Children Welfare Act (ICWA)

article LET THE IDIOT SPEAK: It's Time To Treat All Adopted Kids The Same, No Matter Their Race (1/19/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Indian Child Welfare Act strips basic constitutional rights from any child who is racially classified as “Indian.” ICWA was...
article CATO: Stop Treating Adopted Kids Differently Based on Race (1/13/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Indian Child Welfare Act strips basic constitutional rights from any child who is racially classified as “Indian.” ICWA was...
article CATO: Indian Child Welfare Act Creates Unconstitutional Race‐​Based Classifications That Hurt Kids (10/9/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Indian Child Welfare Act strips basic constitutional rights any child who is racially classified as “Indian.” ICWA was initially...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Mississippi Band of Choctaw

article MORON ALERT: Mississippi man headed to prison for bank robbery, calling in school bomb threats as distraction (1/13/2020)
(Mississippi) -- David Keith Frazier, 33, of Neshoba County and a member of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, was sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Judge...
1 Article on this Issue

Snoqualmie Tribe

article Police Blotter: You can’t arrest me on tribal land (1/13/2020)
(Washington) -- Court Order Violation in Progress: Around 4PM while patrolling Snoqualmie, an officer spotted a vehicle being driven with a male and female inside that...
1 Article on this Issue

Postle Scandal

article Mike Postle's Magazine Releases Anonymous Article Casting Doubt on Cheating Claims (1/12/2020)
(California) -- A magazine that was founded by Mike Postle is claiming that the alleged cheat’s winrate is nowhere near as high as previously calculated, and...
1 Article on this Issue

CSKT

article Opinion: Sen. Daines’ water compact legislation fails to protect western Montana (1/8/2020)
(Montana) -- Less than one month ago, Sen. Steve Daines introduced Senate Bill 3019, The Montana Water Rights Protection Act, to the US Senate. In his attempt to fix the...
article Guest opinion: Fight against CSKT Water Compact (11/26/2019)
(Montana) -- On Nov. 22, my cell phone exploded with requests to comment on the latest events involving the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Water Compact that...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Florida Gaming

article LET THE IDIOT SPEAK: 8 Reasons Why the Florida Constitutional Amendment on “Casino Gambling” Does Not Bar the Legislative Authorization of Sports Betting (1/5/2020)
(Florida) -- The debate over the legalization of sports betting in Florida intensifies next week when the Florida Legislature kicks off its 60-day legislative session....
1 Article on this Issue

Little Shell Tribe

article Little Shell chair, others object to Stapleton post (12/30/2019)
(Montana) -- A rambling weekend post by Secretary of State Corey Stapleton comparing Native American tribes' relationships with Montana and the U.S. government to...
1 Article on this Issue

Wisconsin Oneida

article Oneida Nation speaks out after Hobart declines to lower flag to honor late former Chairman Rick Hill (12/19/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- The family of former Oneida Chairman Rick Hill was honored when Gov. Tony Evers this week ordered flags to be flown at half-staff in Hill's memory....
article Clintonville community and Oneida Nation react to Native American-style dance (10/6/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- Clintonville's homecoming game was a ghost town. Fans never filled the bleachers and the scoreboard never lit up. The homecoming football game and...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Connecticut Gaming

article SEE YA: Uri Clinton, a leading voice in debate over expanded gambling in Connecticut, has resigned as president of MGM Empire City (12/2/2019)
(New York) -- Uri Clinton -- the most visible MGM Resorts International executive of Connecticut’s casino expansion debate -- has resigned his post as president...
1 Article on this Issue

Thanksgiving

article LETTER: Don't compare American sins against Native Americans to the Holocaust (11/30/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Nick Alexandrov reminds us that Thanksgiving is the time for serving up liberal helpings of virtue signaling alongside the yams (“Remember the bloody...
1 Article on this Issue

Land Issues

article $4M W. Village House Won’t Go to Indian Tribe; Millionaire Reneges on Promise (11/7/2019)
(New York) -- Cancel the thoughtful gesture. It was three years ago that millionaire Jean-Louis Goldwater Bourgeois said he wanted to give his Manhattan home back to the...
article Proponents of new state hold meeting in Moses Lake (9/5/2019)
(Washington) -- Proponents of a plan to split Washington into two states held a meeting in Moses Lake that organizers called an attempt to clear up misconceptions about...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Redskins

article Bemidji City Council member receives backlash over Facebook post (11/7/2019)
(Minnesota) -- A social media post last week by a Bemidji City Council member regarding the Washington Redskins nickname created some backlash and a call for improving...
article Simon Tam’s Memoir Closes the Book on His Band the Slants’ Long Legal Fight—and Their Career (10/30/2019)
(Oregon) -- The Slants are dead. Long live the Slants. The long-running, Portland-born "Chinatown dance rock" band has been together since 2006, but for most...
article Washington Redskins Are 1-11 Since Celebrating American Indian Heritage Month In 2018 (10/7/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Washington Redskins are so far past being a dumpster fire that the term to describe the franchise hasn’t been created yet. It only gets...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

California Gaming

article LET THE IDIOT SPEAK: Problems And Solutions For Legalizing California Sports Betting (11/5/2019)
(California) -- A path to legal sports betting is developing in California, but there are two issues that must be resolved before the legislature will enact legislation...
1 Article on this Issue

Cultural Appropriation

article IDIOT: Pamela Anderson gets backlash after wearing a Native American headdress for Halloween (11/3/2019)
(Hollywood) -- Pamela Anderson is under fire after posting risqué photos of herself wearing a Native American headdress in honor of Halloween. The Canadian actress and...
article MORON ALERT: Pamela Anderson raises ire with headdress Halloween tweet (11/1/2019)
(British Columbia) -- A Halloween tweet from Pamela Anderson's foundation showing the Ladysmith, B.C.-bombshell wearing a feathered headdress — and little else...
article Shari’s Restaurant in Lewiston kicks out couple dressed as Native Americans and making war cries (10/28/2019)
(Idaho) -- A couple complained of being kicked out of a Shari’s restaurant in Lewiston on Saturday after they dressed up as Native Americans and made war cries in...
article Dior Deletes Johnny Depp Sauvage Ad Amidst Backlash for Native American Depiction (8/31/2019)
(France) -- Twitter users called out the actor, who has stated his Native American ancestry and was adopted by the Comanche tribe, for his appearance in the fragrance...
article Dior ad featuring Johnny Depp as a Native American slammed for 'cultural misappropriation' (8/31/2019)
(USA) -- Dior has taken down the latest advert of its Sauvage fragrance featuring actor Johnny Depp after it received heavy backlash from social media users over its...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Covington

article Trump Cheers Nick Sandmann’s Libel Suit Against Washington Post (10/30/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- President Donald Trump cheered a judge’s decision to let the libel suit from a teenager against the Washington Post move forward. “A...
1 Article on this Issue

Las Vegas Gaming

article Report: Woman accused of crashing RV claimed Cannery Casino owed her money (10/29/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- A woman accused of driving her RV into the front of the Cannery Casino in North Las Vegas claimed the casino owed her money, according to an arrest report.
1 Article on this Issue

Kentucky Gaming

article MORON ALERT: Kentucky gov’s race stirs clash over casino suicide claims (10/27/2019)
(Kentucky) -- Heading into the final days of Kentucky's bitter race for governor, Republican incumbent Matt Bevin has exposed himself to a new attack by denying his...
article At debate, Gov. Matt Bevin denies saying people commit suicide in casinos. He did. (10/26/2019)
(Kentucky) -- Democratic challenger Andy Beshear backed Republican incumbent Matt Bevin into a corner on linking casinos to suicides during their third gubernatorial...
article During Debate, Bevin Denies Linking Casino Gambling To Suicide (10/26/2019)
(Kentucky) -- Gov. Matt Bevin and Attorney General Andy Beshear participated in another televised debate Saturday night ahead of the Nov. 5 gubernatorial election. Bevin...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Wilton Rancheria

article Federal judge’s ruling on Elk Grove casino property appealed (10/25/2019)
(California) -- The casino watchdog group, Stand Up for California!, on Oct. 21 appealed a federal judge’s ruling on the U.S. Department of the Interior’s...
1 Article on this Issue

Sports Betting

article Alabama Student Called in Bomb Threat to LSU Tiger Stadium Because Friend was Losing Bet (10/17/2019)
(Alabama) -- A student at the University of Alabama is suspected of dialing in a hoax bomb threat to the Louisiana State University’s Tiger Stadium in a bid to...
article Alabama student made bomb threat during LSU-Florida game to save friend from losing bet: police (10/17/2019)
(Alabama) -- A University of Alabama student was arrested Sunday for allegedly calling in a bomb threat at Tiger Stadium during a big conference matchup between LSU and...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Junipero Serra

article MORON ALERT: Priest walks in saint’s footsteps in California mission country (9/9/2019)
(California) -- St. Paul in the first century AD evangelized the Romans, Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians and Thessalonians. Coming forward to...
1 Article on this Issue

South Dakota Gaming

article Man falls through casino ceiling while trying to elude police (9/4/2019)
(South Dakota) -- A man fell through a Rapid City casino ceiling early Wednesday morning as he tried to evade police officers. "Everybody just knew it was going to...
article Man pulls a disappearing act in a Rapid City casino (9/4/2019)
(South Dakota) -- A man did a disappearing act in a Rapid City casino bathroom Wednesday morning, following it up with a no-quite high wire routine. Police were called...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Mauna Kea

article MORON ALERT: Build The Thirty Meter Telescope On Mauna Kea. Sacredness And Sovereignty Have Nothing To Do With It (8/31/2019)
(Hawaii) -- A critical examination of the three main claims made by anti TMT protestors. Here are brief rebuttals to their sacredness and sovereignty claims and lastly a...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Sports editor apologizes for tweeting ‘scalps’ after game (1/4/2020)
(Arizona) -- A sports editor for a New Mexico newspaper apologized in late December after using “scalps” in a tweet to describe a high school basketball team...
article Montana lawmaker returns from Israel trip drawing comparisons between Palestinians and Native Americans, but reaches wrong conclusions (1/2/2020)
(Montana) -- Last month, Montana Secretary of State Corey Stapleton traveled to Israel as part of a bipartisan delegation to the country. The National Association of...
article MORON ALERT: Montana Secretary Of State Faces Heat From Offensive Newsletter (1/2/2020)
(Montana) -- Montana’s Secretary of State is facing heat online for writing a newsletter that compares the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to U.S.-tribal relations....
article MORON ALERT: Joliet Township Supervisor Vera’s racist comment in closed meeting (12/29/2019)
(Illinois) -- After discovering Joliet Township went into a closed meeting on June 11, 2019 to discuss Road District personnel, we requested the minutes and audio...
article Sports editor apologizes for tweeting 'scalps' after game (12/29/2019)
(South Dakota) -- A sports editor for a New Mexico newspaper apologized this week after using “scalps” in a tweet to describe a high school basketball team...
article BLOG: Recognizing the Native American Genocide Is Not a Threat (12/18/2019)
(USA) -- Guess what headline I just saw on the news? “Erdogan threatens to recognise killings of Native Americans as genocide in response to Armenia resolution....
article MORON ALERT: Why Salmon recovery cannot happen due to politics, tribes and conservation groups (12/14/2019)
(Idaho) -- The salmon problem is not only in Idaho, but throughout the entire west coast of North America. The main complaint you read and hear about through the media...
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 MORON ALERT: Duluth TV news director resigns after Facebook incident (11/29/2019)
(Minnesota) -- The news director for Duluth television station Fox 21 resigned Monday following objections to what was called a racist Facebook post he made last week....
article Bushkill woman and crew attempt takeover of Pine Ridge (11/19/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- A Bushkill, Pa. woman and six other individuals are facing a multitude of charges, including counts of terrorism, assault, and kidnapping, following a...
article Native American community says mural in Pomona park is culturally insensitive (11/13/2019)
(California) -- A public battle is brewing over a mural painted on the stage of Tony Cerda Park. The mural went up over the summer in the Pomona park and has sparked a...
article Montana school under fire for video depicting Native Americans shown at pep rally (10/8/2019)
(Montana) -- A video taken during a pep rally at Valier High School is causing some controversy for a depiction of Native Americans. The video shows a female student...
article Jeff Davis Parish: Mother, boyfriend charged after child found wandering in parking lot at truck stop casino (9/21/2019)
(Louisiana) -- A mother and her boyfriend have been charged with cruelty to a juvenile after a 3-year-old was found wandering in the parking lot at the Peto’s...
article MORON ALERT: Cops searching for couple accused of vandalizing sacred Native American site (9/6/2019)
(Illinois) -- Cops are looking for this pair of jerks who scrawled a heart and other graffiti at a sacred Native American site — and then proudly posed for a...
article Police Looking for Couple Who Scrawled Graffiti at Ancient Native American Gathering Place, Posted Photo on Instagram: 'They Seemed Pretty Proud of It' (9/4/2019)
(Illinois) -- An investigation has been launched following the discovery of a photograph which appears to show two people vandalizing a sandstorm formation which is more...
article MORON ALERT: Photo catches vandals defacing Starved Rock State Park (9/3/2019)
(Illinois) -- What kind of jerks scrawl graffiti at a public park and desecrate an ancient Native American gathering place? Thankfully, they’re the kind dumb...
article Joe Arpaio running for Maricopa County sheriff in 2020 (8/25/2019)
(Arizona) -- Joe Arpaio announced on social media Sunday that he will seek another term as sheriff of Maricopa County in 2020. Arpaio previously served as the county...
article MORON ALERT: Pauline Hanson, far-right leader, gets stuck on Uluru (8/25/2019)
(Australia) -- The head of Australia’s far right became marooned on the nation’s best-known natural landmark as she tried to defy an impending climbing ban....
article MORON ALERT: Red Men were once were active tribe in Northeast Georgia (7/14/2019)
(Georgia) -- Hall County once was Cherokee Indian territory until white gold seekers ran them out. But years after the Trail of Tears in the 1830s, the county also was a...
article College admissions scam mastermind reportedly told clients to lie about ethnicity (5/18/2019)
(USA) -- Crooked college consultant William “Rick” Singer reportedly advised some of his rich white clients to pretend their kids were “minorities...

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