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Mohegan Sun

article TURTLE TALK: Jenn Weddle Guest Commentary on Lewis v. Clarke (4/26/2017)
(Michigan) -- This was the best possible result in this case (a narrow remand). Justice Sotomayor’s opinion keeps tribal employees on equal footing with federal...
article OP/ED: Chance to develop Preston property arrives, vote yes (4/15/2017)
(Connecticut) -- How could a development effort 20 years in the making, one with major implications for a small town, reach what appears to be an anticlimactic ending?...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Native Voices

article CRAMBLIT: Our Mother Language and the Survival of Native Language As a Whole (4/26/2017)
(California) -- Good morning. Hello, my name is André. I am a Karuk tribal member from the Klamath and Salmon rivers. I am from the village of Katiimiin. I am here today...
article Doug George-Kanentiio: Let's name Columbus for what he truly was (4/26/2017)
(New York) -- In 2004 I was in Barcelona, Catalonia (Spain) attending the World Parliament of Religions with my wife Joanne Shenandoah and the late Mohawk Nation Chief...
article 'Sound familiar?' / Presidential action, baseball logo, no beer on Oglala border, local battles (4/21/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- This spring, there was a bit of a flap over the Prez traveling to the home of Andrew Jackson to pay homage to the 9th president of the expanding United...
article ROBERTSON: The Myth of Indian Casino Riches (4/20/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- If I had a nickel for every time someone asked me about receiving money from Indian casinos, I might be relatively rich. No such luck.
article Ivan Star Comes Out: True tribal histories are concealed in America (4/20/2017)
(South Dakota) -- Oglala District Representative, Stephanie Leasure, offered me an opportunity to provide prayer for the first day the Oglala Sioux Tribal Council’...
article MCKOSATO: Religious Freedom, Sweat Lodges and Being Denied Our Basic Rights (4/11/2017)
(New Mexico) -- Religious freedom is a state of mind. Over the generations tribal peoples throughout the United States have been, on too many occasions, denied the basic...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Fantasy Sports

article COLUMN: Legislature should clarify position on fantasy sports (4/25/2017)
(Texas) -- On March 6, the seventh annual Wise County Hog Contest came to an end. After a month of hunting, 158 contestants eagerly awaited the final results to see how...
1 Article on this Issue

Genting

article County in bed with casino giant Genting, sells out cheap (4/25/2017)
(Florida) -- County commissioners sold out the area around the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts to one of the globe’s biggest casino operators last...
article LETTER: Genting’s casino? (4/23/2017)
(Florida) -- Our greedy, short-sighted Miami Dade commissioners unanimously endorsed Genting’s latest 36-story hotel proposal, which would be built over the bus...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Supreme Court

article FLETCHER: Initial Observations about Lewis v. Clarke (4/25/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- The initial impact could be very big. The holding is pretty broad, bringing in the doctrine of official immunity to the tribal context without the...
1 Article on this Issue

Yucca Mountain Project

article EDITORIAL: No amount of spending will make Yucca Mountain nuke dump a good idea (4/25/2017)
(Nevada) -- Editor's note: In reaction to news that a hearing on a bill to resurrect the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository had been scheduled in a...
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Online Gaming

article Moral Intricacies of iGaming and Its Relevance (4/24/2017)
(USA) -- Gambling has always been a taboo subject. Shrouded in historical and religious prohibition, associated with stereotypes of beatnik gambling addicts, and full of...
1 Article on this Issue

RAWA

article BRUNING: Restore the Wire Act (4/24/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Since 1961, all gambling involving interstate telecommunications, including online gambling, has been prohibited by the Wire Act, which was...
article OP/ED: Lynn Westmoreland Speaks Out Against RAWA, But for the Wrong Reasons (4/21/2017)
(USA) -- Former Georgia Republican Congressman Lynn Westmoreland spoke out against Sheldon Adelson’s Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA) this week via...
article Congress should stop the unconstitutional effort to ban online gambling (4/18/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Remember the first time you saw a magician when you were young? It was an amazing experience. You might have believed magic was real. But you...
article GROVE: Federal online gambling ban is job-killing, tax-raising cronyism - and a waste of everyone’s time (4/17/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- The chatter on the Hill is that Attorney General Jeff Sessions is considering a federal ban on state-regulated online gambling. That’s despite a...
article OP/ED: Sessions Should Leave Online Gaming Regulation to the States (4/14/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- America's governors want to make sure that Attorney General Jeff Sessions won't move to override state online gaming laws. The bipartisan...
article Opinion: Republicans of all people should shun federal online gambling ban (4/12/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- America’s governors want Congress to end a longstanding ban on internet gambling — at least, enough of them do to warrant the National...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Seminole Tribe

article Tuesday’s Lead Letter: Let voters decide on casino gambling expansion (4/24/2017)
(Florida) -- Here we go again! The state of Florida has lost another legal case that could result in a major expansion of gambling in the state. This loss could impact...
1 Article on this Issue

Whiteclay

article The Public Pulse: Closing Whiteclay beer stores won't work (4/24/2017)
(Nebraska) -- Nebraska state regulators voted not to renew liquor licenses for the four beer outlets in Whiteclay, Nebraska. It won’t make a bit of difference on...
article Editorial: Liquor license rejection just a good first step (4/21/2017)
(Nebraska) -- The Nebraska Liquor Control Commission took a good first step Wednesday in addressing the tragedy in Whiteclay. The commission refused to renew the liquor...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Dakota Access Pipeline

article Power Imbalance at the Pipeline Protest (4/23/2017)
(North Dakota) -- When injustice aligns with cruelty, and heavy weaponry is involved, the results can be shameful and bloody. Witness what happened on Sunday in North...
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Ilani Casino

article Letter: Casino impact unknowable (4/23/2017)
(Oregon) -- The Columbian reported that the Cowlitz Tribe will open its new casino at the La Center Junction on April 24. The casino expects to attract more than 4.5...
article Editorial: Casino’s opening not likely to impact region (4/17/2017)
(Washington) -- No matter how we may individually feel about the wisdom and social costs of organized gambling, there’s no denying the April 24 opening of the...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Navajo Nation

article OP/ED: McCain: The Navajo Housing Authority investigation we need (4/23/2017)
(Arizona) -- Navajo families are living a housing nightmare. Far removed from the suburbs of Phoenix, the Navajo reservation is dotted with crumbling houses and...
1 Article on this Issue

Sports Betting

article OP/ED: AFL and gambling: Hobbling of minimal reforms is shameful (4/23/2017)
(Australia) -- Congratulations Caroline Wilson for revealing the AFL's lobbying against the proposed federal bans on gambling ads during live sport ("Gambling...
article Pick up the flag: NFL is wrong to target players over charity event (4/20/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- The National Football League decided to move the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas, a gambling paradise. The NFL accepts sponsorship money from DraftKings,...
article OP/ED: NFL: League is wrong when it comes to Las Vegas (4/13/2017)
(Nevada) -- Sometimes the bumbling bozos in charge of the NFL just can’t help themselves. Or maybe they’ve been so afraid of Las Vegas for so long that they...
article Commentary: League is still lost (4/12/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- Sometimes the bumbling bozos in charge of the NFL just can’t help themselves. Or maybe they’ve been so afraid of Las Vegas for so long that...
article OP/ED: The NFL’s latest feud with Pittsburgh Steeler James Harrison borders on the absurd (4/12/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- I’ve never been the type of person who makes excuses for athletes behaving badly. I’ve also never been an apologist for those who get paid...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Land Issues

article LETTER: Muskrat Falls protesters had legitimate grievances (4/22/2017)
(Quebec) -- "Protest must be a meaningful component in dispute resolution."Pierre Trudeau said in 1956 that the suppression of the right to strike transforms...
1 Article on this Issue

Cherokee Nation

article Opinion: Preservation Efforts Ensure Cherokee Heritage Remains Intact (4/21/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation’s most endangered buildings teach us about the history of our people – the stories and histories of our ancestors who lived...
article RUSSELL: Tribal Government, Elections, and the Siren Song of Equality (4/20/2017)
(Texas) -- Elections are coming in the Cherokee Nation. I can tell because invitations to hog fries are hitting my email, and silly season in the Nation is the only time...
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White Earth

article STANLEY: Off-reservation gaming comes to my backyard – and it’s not pretty (4/18/2017)
(Minnesota) -- The issue of off-reservation tribal casinos is one of those dry and frustrating topics I’ve generally tried to avoid when reporting and writing...
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Massachusetts Gaming

article HAND: 4 a.m. shut off for alcohol at casinos met with indifference (4/17/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- A proposal to allow casinos to serve alcohol to gamblers until 4 a.m. has been met with a shrug of indifference by the state’s only operating...
1 Article on this Issue

Osage Tribe

article GRAY: Reclaiming the legacy of the Osage Murders story is still elusive to this Osage (4/17/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- My personal journey to understanding my own family history with the Osage murders of the 1920s has led me to a realization that it is more than a sad...
1 Article on this Issue

Seneca Nation

article STEVENS: The Seneca Nation Casinos: Working for the Nation and Its Neighbors (4/16/2017)
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation casinos are a proven success story for the Nation, the state, local citizens, and charities. Revenues generated from the Nation’s...
1 Article on this Issue

Marijuana & Hemp

article OP/ED: A bad trip: Legalizing pot is about race (4/15/2017)
(Ottawa) -- Since 1908, when the Canadian government passed the Opium Act prohibiting the “importation, manufacture and sale of opium for other than medicinal...
1 Article on this Issue

New Hampshire Gaming

article OP/ED: Sen. Lou D’Allesandro: State’s residents want casino gambling (4/15/2017)
(New Hampshire) -- As an elected official, my No. 1 priority is to represent my constituents’ voices in what I do, and to work diligently to ensure that their...
1 Article on this Issue

New York Gaming

article OP/ED: Foss: Time to temper casino expectations (4/15/2017)
(New York) -- Shortly after Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady opened, Scotia resident Beverly Oudt wrote me a letter about her first trip to the casino. "...
1 Article on this Issue

Residential Schools

article LETTER: Beyak entitled to contrarian view (4/15/2017)
(British Columbia) -- Senator Lynn Beyak was recently removed from the Senate committee on aboriginal peoples. I am disappointed by the Conservative Party’s...
article OP/ED: Senator Beyak can complain about free speech all she wants. Fact is, she earned her demotion (4/14/2017)
(Ottawa) -- Senator Lynn Beyak, according to Senator Lynn Beyak, is being oppressed by the forces of censorship. Beyak released a statement last week — after she...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Texas Gaming

article OP/ED: Lottery secrecy bill would erode trust (4/15/2017)
(Texas) -- Imagine winning a million or more dollars in the Texas lottery. Life and family history would inextricably shift into two separate timelines: before winning...
1 Article on this Issue

Timbisha Shoshone

article OP/ED: A look at behind the city’s new tribal expert lawyers (4/15/2017)
(California) -- I listened to the comments and read the news stories on the Ridgecrest City Council’s decision to retain the law firm of Nielsen, Merksamer,...
1 Article on this Issue

Bay Mills

article OP/ED: Casino would attract tourists, boost city budget (4/13/2017)
(Michigan) -- In 1970, my wife and I were en route to Lexington when we came up to a traffic light at Krafft and M-25. Comments were made about an ideal area for...
1 Article on this Issue

Mining & Drilling

article The New Deal for Tribes: Resource Extraction & Toxic Waste (Minus the Jobs) (4/12/2017)
(North Dakota) -- A couple of years ago a tribal leader showed me an abandoned lumber mill near the village of Tyonek, Alaska. The company promised jobs. And, for a time...
1 Article on this Issue

Ontario Gaming

article LETTER: Casinos siphoned millions from Sudbury, Brantford and Thunder Bay in 2014-15 (4/12/2017)
(Ontario) -- The following is in response to the letter Stick with 2012 casino decision which appeared April 2. To the editor: The North Bay casino decision is subject...
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Connecticut Gaming

article Opinion: Third tribal casino is worth the gamble (4/11/2017)
(Connecticut) -- The chance for Connecticut to work with its two federally recognized tribes to protect jobs and the flow of gaming revenues to the state in the face of...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article The Casino Dealer Whose Regulars Don’t Seem to Enjoy Gambling (4/25/2017)
(USA) -- I work at an Indian casino in the Midwest. I think there are only four states that don’t have Indian casinos in them. They’re almost everywhere at...
article GRUETZE: Battle over slot jackpot holds lesson for all gamblers (4/24/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- A Florida couple's battle over a $100,000 slot machine jackpot is a reminder for gamblers everywhere that friendship and money seldom last long...
article OP/ED: The Indian Agent said: “Let them eat grass” (4/23/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Politics can at times amount to a funny business in Indian country. But I suppose the same can be said of city, county, state and federal politics...
article OP/ED: Three years later, is Canada keeping its Truth and Reconciliation Commission promises? (4/23/2017)
(Ottawa) -- The year 2017 is especially symbolic for Canada. In addition to marking the 150th year of its confederation, it also is the third anniversary of the Truth...
article OP/ED: Oil wealth, greed, prejudice fueled murders of Osage Indians (4/22/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- The FBI burnished its reputation by gunning down Depression-era gangster John Dillinger and bringing to justice the kidnapper of Charles Lindbergh's...
article OP/ED: Stories of Old Nevada: The First Indian War at Pyramid Lake (4/22/2017)
(Nevada) -- In my previous article, I told about the raid and destruction of Williams Station along the Carson River by a band of renegade Paiute Indians from the...
article OP/ED: How will online gambling be affected by the U.S. presidency? (4/21/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- In just a handful of days, Donald Trump used his newfound presidency to introduce many controversial measures that will continue to fuel fierce...
article LETTER: We can rebuild our Native American culture in dynamic manner (4/21/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- To The Daily Sun, So every month is White History Month. And February is Black History Month. So when will there be a Native American History Month?
article LETTER: Mascot minority again trying to have its way (4/20/2017)
(Kansas) -- To the Editor: It is so very obvious what is happening with this “Mascot Committee.” The Manhattan- Ogden Board of Education in September 2016...
article Editorial: Gambling is illegal in Guam: Elected officials must stop making excuses and exemptions (4/20/2017)
(Guam) -- There are various forms of commercially operated gambling in Guam, including “game rooms,” some of which have landed in the news occasionally when...
article SORTAL: In light of $100K dispute, some slot tips (4/16/2017)
(Florida) -- I wrote in The Miami Herald about a dispute involving Jan Flato, the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, and Flato’s former friend, Marina...
article LETTER: UMass Boston construction pact a model for workforce diversity (4/15/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- Critics of project labor agreements typically limit their complaints to issues of cost (“UMass didn’t heed warnings on construction costs...
article OP/ED: Recognition of Native American tribal sovereignty is centuries-old (4/15/2017)
(Alaska) -- In his book review " 'Wampum' exposes the dark side of Indian reservation gambling" (ADN March 26), author Chuck Gray makes a rather...
article OP/ED: Gambling can be a terminal problem (4/15/2017)
(UK) -- The betting industry should learn to live without its addictive and lucrative fixed odds machines says Jane Bradley There is a game on my phone which I just can...
article LETTER: Beyond the mascot: The broader iIssues behind the Napa Indian (4/12/2017)
(California) -- Disclaimer: I do not support the use of any human as a mascot for entertainment purposes on any schools, organizations, sports or any other related...
article OPINION: At NC State, Native Americans are a forgotten minority (4/11/2017)
(North Carolina) -- If you had an American public education, you may not know that Native Americans are more than a history lesson; that in fact, they were here before...
article EDITORIALLY SPEAKING: Event celebrates tribal culture (4/11/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- Here’s hoping the River City Intertribal Celebration can build on last week’s success and become an annual event. The event kicked off with a...
article LETTER: Casinos would develop tourism (4/11/2017)
(South Africa) -- Dear Editor, The issue of casino gambling should be of great national concern. Not only does it have considerable relevance for the crucial issues of...
article LETTER: The mascot must go (4/10/2017)
(California) -- To the NVUSD board members: As leaders and representatives of the Napa school district, I imagine your goal is to provide an inclusive environment for...
article LETTER: Defend Gibraltar? Better condemn it as a dodgy tax haven (4/9/2017)
(Gibraltar) -- In 1999, Vladimir Putin was angling to become president, a complex task considering the amount of money and violence in Russian politics at the time. He...

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