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CSKT

article LETTER: CSKT compact is good for Montana agriculture (12/16/2018)
(Montana) -- The success of Montana’s agriculture industry is dependent upon water and water right certainty. It is easily the single most important resource for...
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Grand Ronde Tribe

article KENNEDY: Fishing platform completion about Grand Ronde persistence (12/16/2018)
(Oregon) -- The completion of the ceremonial fishing platform at Willamette Falls is about many things (“Grand Ronde win right to keep Willamette Falls scaffold,...
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Columbus/Indigenous Day

article Why honor the 'indigenous' any more than Columbus? (12/15/2018)
(Connecticut) -- Replacing Columbus Day with "Indigenous Peoples Day" on its school calendar, Manchester's Board of Education has concluded that the...
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Ryan Zinke

article NEW YORK TIMES: Ryan Zinke, Into the Sunset (12/15/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Ryan Zinke, the secretary of the Interior Department, is the second devoted cheerleader for President Trump’s boneheaded strategy of “...
article GRIJALVA: Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke must resign. His multiple scandals show he's unfit to serve (11/30/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Ryan Zinke needs to resign immediately as Secretary of the Interior. I take no pleasure in calling for this step, and I have resisted it even as...
article Raúl Grijalva: Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke must resign (11/30/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Democrats will take control of the U.S. House of Representatives when the 116th Congress convenes in January. What does that mean for the Trump...
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MGM Resorts

article Dan Haar: Changing landscape give MGM new hope for 2019 (12/14/2018)
(Connecticut) -- For a company accused of not caring about Connecticut, MGM Resorts International sure hangs around a lot, especially in Bridgeport. And the Las Vegas...
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Beloit Casino

article OP/ED: Beloit casino’s progress should add urgency to Rockford casino prospects (12/13/2018)
(Illinois) -- Gamblers throughout the region will have a new casino to patronize in a little more than two years. After decades of conversation and debate, a $405...
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New Jersey Gaming

article Column: Sports betting explodes in New Jersey, blows past expectations (12/13/2018)
(New Jersey) -- Sports betting has been legal in Nevada since 1931, though it didn’t really get going until the early 1970s when A) the federal government relaxed...
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Wynn Resorts

article OP/ED: Can Elaine Wynn hold on to the casino her ex-husband lost? (12/12/2018)
(Massachusetts) -- It’s a tale right out of “First Wives Club” – except better . . . way better. He can’t keep his hands off the hired help...
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First Nations

article OP/ED: Alberta First Nations ‘unanimously’ support Bill C-69? Hardly (12/10/2018)
(Alberta) -- Roy Fox (Maikiinima) is Chief of the Kainaiwa (Blood Tribe). He is a pioneer in First Nations self-management of their resources, and a former CEO of the...
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Las Vegas Gaming

article SCHWARTZ: Why Las Vegas Is Still America's Most Sinful City (12/10/2018)
(Las Vegas) -- It came as no surprise that a recent WalletHub study named Las Vegas the most sinful city in the United States. After all, “Sin City” has to...
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Mining & Drilling

article CHIEF FOX: Alberta First Nations ‘unanimously’ support Bill C-69? Hardly (12/10/2018)
(Alberta) -- I have spent more than 45 years advocating for my people, working to battle on-reserve poverty and focusing on generating resource revenues to provide the...
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Enterprise Rancheria

article EDITORIAL: As far as casino partnership goes, it seems that morals and philosophy might be as important as profitability (12/9/2018)
(California) -- Hard Rock International executives who visited here last week along with tribal members of the Enterprise Rancheria, pledge that they’ll be good...
article Our View: Yuba County and region have a couple real game changers operating (12/2/2018)
(California) -- Yuba County has a couple of real game changers happening. One is power generation; the other is a casino and hotel. That might seem incongruous ... a...
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Virginia Gaming

article Cobb: It's only downhill with casinos (12/9/2018)
(Virginia) -- Voters in Florida just approved a state constitutional amendment to prevent any new casinos from being developed in their state without first getting...
article CASEY: 2019 may be Virginia's 'Year of Gambling' (11/24/2018)
(Virginia) -- A bit more than a month before we enter Virginia’s 2019 legislative season, gambling is the hot topic in Richmond. Lots of plans for betting and...
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Anti-Sovereignty

article LET THE IDIOT SPEAK: The Violence Against Women Act Is An Insult To Fairness (12/8/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- November was Native American Heritage Month. But the focus then and since has been almost entirely upon Native American women. It is rare for the...
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Native Vote

article OP/ED: Thankfully, we're getting more Native Americans reps in Congress this January (12/8/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- In January, Rep.-elect Sharice Davids (D-Kan.) and Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) will begin serving as representatives in Congress. Hopefully their presence...
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Pennsylvania Gaming

article Legal Sports Betting Is Sweeping the United States – and Creating New Wealth-Building Opportunities (12/4/2018)
(Pennsylvania) -- In Pennsylvania, it's been 26 years since the last legal bet was placed on a game, play, or point spread. That is, until two weeks ago. On Nov. 15...
article SCHUETZ: The Importance of a Bad Example (11/19/2018)
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania has chosen to ignore the proven taxation and regulation of online gaming and sports betting, installing fees and tax rates that—...
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Cherokee Nation

article CHIEF BAKER: Cherokee Nation Angel Project: A brighter holiday for children in need (12/1/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- All children deserve the joy of a bountiful Christmas morning and the experience of tearing open a gift especially selected and wrapped for them. As a...
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Indiana Gaming

article EDITORIAL: New, real casino prospect emerges for Terre Haute (12/1/2018)
(Indiana) -- Challenges are plenty, but support is merited Rumors of plans to build a casino in Terre Haute have brewed since Indiana legalized that form of gambling in...
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Mohegan Sun

article COLUMN: More litigation’s the only lock in this game (12/1/2018)
(Massachusetts) -- They were able to keep their indiscretions in-house. Still, things did not always end well. Fredo Corleone had to be reined in by Moe Greene due to an...
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Philadelphia Gaming

article EDITORIAL: Second casino a bad bet for a city struggling with poverty (11/30/2018)
(Pennsylvania) -- The long-delayed casino near the sports stadium complex in South Philadelphia received another extension from the often-acquiescent Pennsylvania Gaming...
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Sports Leagues

article McManus: Sports leagues pairing up with casinos are dancing with the devil, but where's the chaperone? (11/30/2018)
(New York) -- Earlier in the NFL season, the Jets announced a partnership with MGM. After that, a plane flew over MetLife stadium to protest the arrangement citing MGM...
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Sand Creek Massacre

article OP/ED: Changing the Name of Mount Evans Won't Change Sand Creek's Story (11/29/2018)
(Colorado) -- Early on the morning of November 29, 1864, Colonel John Chivington and his band of volunteers slaughtered 200 Arapaho and Cheyenne, most of them women,...
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Mashpee Wampanoag

article Letter to the Editor: Dark days are not upon Mashpee Wampanoag; far from it (11/28/2018)
(Massachusetts) -- I want to clarify the issue regarding land in trust and the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. The removal of trust land will not affect their sovereignty....
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Illinois Gaming

article Our View: Bet on it: Video gaming fuels increase in Illinois gaming revenue (11/27/2018)
(Illinois) -- Wanna bet? The numbers show that there are plenty of people out there who do. They don’t mind spending their hard-earned cash on a (slim) chance to...
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Kentucky Gaming

article POV | Approving gambling would solve a lot of problems for Kentucky (11/27/2018)
(Kentucky) -- Attorney General Andy Beshear, like his father did when he was governor, is asking state lawmakers to approve gaming in Kentucky.
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Land Issues

article OP/ED: Kerry White should not be making public land policy (11/27/2018)
(Montana) -- Given how much Montanans value public lands, it’s reasonable to expect the Montana Legislature would elect someone as chair of the House Natural...
article COMMENTARY: Continued attacks on public lands will hurt for generations (11/18/2018)
(New Mexico) -- The U.S. Department of the Interior protects and manages the nation’s natural resources and cultural heritage; provides scientific and other...
article OP/ED: Tribal rights must be part of shoreline discussion (11/13/2018)
(Washington) -- The saying goes that if it is too good to be true – it probably is. As promoted by the Tri-City Development Council, the “no-cost”...
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Thanksgiving

article Zenobia Jeffries Warfield: Let's decolonize another American holiday (11/27/2018)
(USA) -- Every year, more Americans opt out of celebrating Thanksgiving. Others heavily consider it. Maybe it’s because they don’t have friends and family to...
article As A Native American, Here’s What I Want My Fellow Americans To Know About Thanksgiving (11/23/2018)
(California) -- Native Americans don’t just live on reservations, we live in cities, and we live internationally. I grew up in the Silicon Valley of California. I...
article SMITH: Indigenous people are an indivisible part of America (11/21/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- According to National Museum of the American Indian curator Paul Chaat Smith (Comanche), the most American thing ever is, in fact, American Indians...
article ROLO: Thanksgiving from a Native American perspective (11/20/2018)
(Minnesota) -- Every year at this time I wonder why we, as American Indians, bother to celebrate Thanksgiving. Despite all our social ills and battles with state and the...
article Voltoline: Dispelling Thanksgiving’s whitewashed history (11/18/2018)
(Florida) -- American Indians in Gainesville are preparing to face another national holiday that appropriates their cultural history — Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving...
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New Mexico Gaming

article EDITORIAL: State needs its blinders off to consider a sixth racino (11/26/2018)
(New Mexico) -- Gov. Susana Martinez has just five weeks left in office, but her administration isn’t calling it a day just yet. Among items still on the to-do list is...
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Whiteclay

article Editorial: Challenges remain, but the Lakota have opportunities for progress (11/25/2018)
(South Dakota) -- The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota faces many challenges, but it’s encouraging to see positive followups to the closing of the...
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Native Voices

article MAILHOT: Native American Lives Are Tragic, but Probably Not in the Way You Think (11/21/2018)
(North America) -- Back in June, activist Shaun King tweeted out a colleague’s Intercept story to his million-­plus followers: “All over this country,...
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Redskins

article JEFFERSON KEEL: Here’s something I’d be thankful for: Ridding football of racial slurs (11/21/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Thanksgiving, as most Americans know, is the day we commemorate the bountiful harvests that brought together the newly arrived Pilgrims and members...
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San Carlos Apache

article OP/ED: Who is responsible? (11/20/2018)
(Arizona) -- The recent revelation of the financial fiasco at the tribal Housing Office has been a shock to San Carlos tribal members and others outside the tribal area...
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Florida Gaming

article OPINION: Recount Needed: Florida Gambling Amendment Does Not Cover Sports Betting (11/19/2018)
(Florida) -- Florida’s gubernatorial and senate races are not the only ballot items from Election Day that are undergoing reexamination. It also turns out that the...
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Savanna Greywind

article BILLNGS GAZETTE: Seeking justice for Indian women (11/18/2018)
(Montana) -- Missing and murdered Native American women deserve justice. That, in brief, is the urgency behind Savanna’s Act — legislation that has been awaiting action...
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DOI

article COMMENTARY: Interior Department Must Protect Native American Culture (11/17/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Department of the Interior protects and manages the Nation’s natural resources and cultural heritage; provides scientific and other...
article OP/ED: Interior Department has lost sight of its mission (11/16/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Department of the Interior is supposed to protect and manage the nation’s “natural resources and cultural heritage.”...
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Voter Suppression

article Martin: I fought voter suppression in North Dakota (11/17/2018)
(North Dakota) -- Have you caved into the belief that you cannot make a difference during these contentious political times? You're wrong; you can have a positive...
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Puyallup Tribe

article EDITORIAL: Another broken promise: Puyallup Tribe doesn’t pay its bill (11/15/2018)
(Washington) -- The Puyallup Tribe’s name is said to mean “generous and welcoming to all who enter our lands,” but they aren’t living up to that...
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Mississippi Gaming

article COLUMN: Mississippi’s new lottery will help save the state budget (11/13/2018)
(Mississippi) -- In late October, Governor Phil Bryant announced the first board of directors for the Mississippi Lottery Corporation, the administrators of the state...
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Other News

article OP/ED: Uncontacted tribes aren't 'Stone Age.' They just want — and deserve — to be left alone (12/16/2018)
(California) -- The death last month of Christian missionary John Allen Chau, at the hands of the uncontacted island tribe he had hoped to evangelize, triggered a thorny...
article OP/ED: New innovations bringing broadband to Native American and rural populations (12/13/2018)
(Montana) -- Nowhere is the lack of broadband internet more pervasive than on our nation’s Indian reservations. According to the latest statistics from the Federal...
article Sen. Dan Salomon: New Innovations Bringing Broadband to Native American and Rural Populations (12/9/2018)
(Montana) -- Nowhere is the lack of broadband Internet more pervasive than on our nation’s Indian reservations. According to the latest statistics from the Federal...
article OP/ED: Racism to blame for missing and murdered Native people (12/7/2018)
(Kentucky) -- A young Navajo woman, 26 year-old Amanda Dakota Webster was slain December 1, at a hotel in Florence, Kentucky. A suspect, Jesse A. James, has been...
article OP/ED: Rep. Meadows’ reprimand should cause local reflection (12/3/2018)
(North Carolina) -- Our congressional representative in congress, Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) was recently reprimanded by the bipartisan House Ethics Committee over how he...
article Scott: It’s Time for Utah to Acknowledge its Treatment of American Indians (12/3/2018)
(Utah) -- In 1847, when the first Mormon pioneers permanently rested their handcarts in what would later become the state of Utah, roughly 20,000 Shoshone, Goshute, Ute...
article Counterpoint: U.S.-Dakota historical exhibit gets some things wrong (12/2/2018)
(Minnesota) -- In “Local exhibit examines prison system’s roots” (Nov. 23), the Star Tribune described a new exhibit at the Minnesota Historical...
article BUDDY FRANK: In Slot Analytics, We Can Do Better (11/30/2018)
(California) -- “We can do better.” That seems to be the underlying theme of the resolutions that we make at the beginning of each year. While most of our...
article Letters to the editor, Nov. 30: Cedar High mascot; Bluff Street; LDS criticism (11/29/2018)
(Utah) -- I commend the Iron County school board for raising the issue of the Cedar High Mascot. I think the mascot should be changed. I know many people value the long...
article Louise Dunlap: My colonizer ancestors set us up for catastrophic failure (11/29/2018)
(California) -- A red sun rises, and green freeway signs are unreadable in the thick air as morning traffic crawls toward Silicon Valley. It’s just one day into...
article BLOG: Casinos Preying on the Left Behind (11/28/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Many of us have a certain image of casinos, perhaps borrowed from Hollywood films or borne of our own experiences: opulent, colorful, exciting....
article Missions: Is it love or colonization? (11/28/2018)
(USA) -- John Allen Chau’s life could be summed up in two sentences, according to his family. He loved God. And he had “nothing but love for the Sentinelese...
article Tim Giago: Apology owed for racist treatment of Native youth (11/27/2018)
(South Dakota) -- The lead sentence in the local daily newspaper this week goes, “The Rushmore Plaza Civic Center has agreed to pay the Rapid City Rush $73,500 to...
article SCHUETZ: 10 TRENDS: Too Much Too Soon (11/26/2018)
(USA) -- In 1973, I was dealing a blackjack game at Harrah’s Casino in Reno, Nevada, and two gentlemen came into the pit and took the cards off of an adjoining table...
article COLUMN: A cold streak isn't just weather related (11/25/2018)
(Atlantic City) -- A shuffle through the Gaming mailbag: Q. This is more a story than a question. I know you shouldn’t stand on soft 17. I know that when the...
article Israel has a problem: eight new congresswomen of color (11/17/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The day that Israel killed 62 protesters at the Gaza fence last May, Deb Haaland, a candidate of Native American ancestry running for Congress in...
article BLOG: Having a Cherokee Ancestor Doesn’t Necessarily Make You Cherokee Too (11/5/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- In response to mocking accusations from President Donald Trump that she has lied about her Cherokee heritage, Sen. Elizabeth Warren released the...
article Tulsa World editorial: Vian school board relents on Native American students using eagle feathers in graduation ceremonies (11/4/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- We commend the Vian School Board for its decision to allow Native American students to wear eagle feathers to graduation ceremonies. The district refused a...
article OP/ED: Tribal political endorsements not a good idea (11/2/2018)
(North Carolina) -- In the closing days of October, Tribal Council voted to pass a resolution introduced by Wolfetown Reps. Bo Crowe and Jeremy Wilson to endorse the...
article COLUMN: Is Vegas still worth the trip? (10/22/2018)
(Atlantic City) -- Q. I was playing a Triple Play Poker machine that had progressive jackpots on each hand as well as a bigger progressive if you got all three royals. I...

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