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Ohio Gaming

article Column: NO: The state should not encourage unhealthy, addictive behavior (2/17/2019)
(Ohio) -- Last May, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act banning sports betting in all states except Nevada. With states...
article Column: YES: Legalization would bring needed regulation, protections (2/17/2019)
(Ohio) -- Ohio’s place as one of the nation’s most successful sports incubators is unquestionable. The NFL enshrines its best in Canton, Akron gave us King...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Beloit Casino

article Our Views: Beloit won't be getting rich quick (2/16/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- Has the proliferation of casinos made gambling more acceptable, or has gambling’s growing acceptance brought more casinos?
1 Article on this Issue

MMIW

article COMMENTARY: An epidemic of violence against Native American women (2/16/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Americans may be largely unaware of the extreme and pervasive dangers facing American Indian and Alaska Native women. According to a National Institute of...
article Other voices: An epidemic of violence against Native American women (2/13/2019)
(USA) -- Americans may be largely unaware of the extreme and pervasive dangers facing American Indian and Alaska Native women. According to a National Institute of...
article EDITORIAL: An Epidemic of Violence Against Native American Women (2/12/2019)
(USA) -- Americans may be largely unaware of the extreme and pervasive dangers facing American Indian and Alaska Native women. According to a National Institute of...
article COLUMN: Make Montana safer for Indian women (2/3/2019)
(Montana) -- It’s not safe to be an Indian woman in Montana. These words come as no surprise to many of us. It is our lived experience that Native American women...
article OP/ED: Native American women and girls: No one knows how many are missing, dead (2/1/2019)
(Minnesota) -- There's a management tenet that says if you want to change something, count it. In business, that usually means counting to keep score. But there are...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe

article OP/ED: Lawmaker again files legislation that would benefit the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas (sub req) (2/15/2019)
(Texas) -- U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (R-Woodville) has again filled a bill in Congress to clarify the right of the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas to offer gaming on its...
1 Article on this Issue

Native Voices

article OP/ED: Physical attacks on media never acceptable (2/15/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- One of the United States’ founding fathers, Thomas Jefferson wasn’t always a fan of the media. However, he did have this to say. “...
article Opinion: We must focus on addressing Klamath Basin resource problems through a 'coalition of the doing' (2/10/2019)
(Oregon) -- The Klamath Tribes acknowledge the efforts, facilitated by the Department of Interior, to provide opportunity to develop solutions to the Klamath Basin...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Colville Tribe

article OP/ED: Unlawful tactics being used to oust my councilwoman (2/13/2019)
(Washington) -- Those in power are trying to steal my vote by kicking Councilwoman Andrea George off the Colville Business Council. When oppressive schemes like this are...
1 Article on this Issue

Donald Trump

article OP/ED: Trump Keeps Being Racist To Native Americans And Getting Away With It (2/13/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Over the weekend, the president of the United States appeared to make a punchline out of Native American genocide to score political points. You...
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Enterprise Rancheria

article Our View: Enterprise Rancheria indicates willingness to put challenges in the past and move on ahead (2/13/2019)
(California) -- “You can’t shake hands with a clenched fist.” That old saying wrapped up the opening prayer for Wednesday’s “topping off...
1 Article on this Issue

Illinois Gaming

article Editorial: Illinois betting big on gambling (2/13/2019)
(Illinois) -- Change is coming to Illinois — a higher minimum wage first, soon to be followed by the legalization of marijuana. Then there is sports gambling,...
article EDITORIAL: More gambling? (2/10/2019)
(Illinois) -- Change is coming to Illinois — a higher minimum wage first, soon to be followed by the legalization of marijuana. Then there is sports gambling,...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Atlantic City Gaming

article Our view: Airline incentives need more non-casino A.C. attractions to work (2/12/2019)
(Atlantic City) -- The incentives the South Jersey Transit Authority is offering to lure another airline to Atlantic City International Airport are a nice try but alone...
article Atlantic City Is Really Going Down This Time (2/11/2019)
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City covers the northern third of Absecon Island, a barrier island made up of an alarming amount of sand. It is a bad town to die in —...
article OP/ED: Atlantic City: A Word of Caution (2/7/2019)
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City is seemingly experiencing a resurgence. Gaming revenue has grown year over year for the last two years after ten years of declines. In...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Mashantucket Pequot

article CHAIRMAN BUTLER: Mashantucket Pequots want apology from columnist (2/12/2019)
(Connecticut) -- As Chairman of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, I take great exception to the characterizations in Chris Powell’s recent column “...
1 Article on this Issue

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

article An Epidemic of Violence Against Native American Women (2/12/2019)
(New York) -- Americans may be largely unaware of the extreme and pervasive dangers facing American Indian and Alaska Native women. According to a National Institute of...
1 Article on this Issue

Elizabeth Warren

article HILTZIK: In a racist tweet, Trump treats the genocidal Trail of Tears as a laughing matter (2/11/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Among President Trump’s indisputable accomplishments in his mere two years in office is that he has made overt racism acceptable once again in...
article OP/ED: Fox News: Trump Too Ignorant To Make Racist Native American Taunt Against Warren (2/11/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Fox News’ pundit Brit Hume suggested an excuse for President Trump’s reference to Native American genocide: he’s too ignorant of...
article OP/ED: Elizabeth Warren is smarter than anyone running for president. She should end her campaign (2/6/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Elizabeth Warren would make a great president. She’s smarter than anyone else in the race. She advances bold and unapologetically progressive...
article OP/ED: Elizabeth Warren's Last Stand (2/6/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Presidential wannabe Elizabeth Warren's obfuscation about her Native American heritage may have finally done her in. The latest shoe to drop is...
article OP/ED: With latest revelation, Elizabeth Warren can’t beat Donald Trump (2/6/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Who can beat Donald Trump in 2020? Not Elizabeth Warren. That prognosis seems easier than ever to reach, following a disclosure by The Washington...
article OP/ED:Revelation that Elizabeth Warren identified as 'American Indian' on Texas Bar registration makes her DNA test gambit even more perplexing (2/6/2019)
(Texas) -- The revelation that Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., identified her race as "American Indian" in a 1986 registration card for the State Bar of Texas...
article OP/ED: Warren's apology to the Cherokee Nation shows she gets it (2/5/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren has apologized to the Cherokee Nation for publicizing a DNA test that shows she has distant Native American ancestry,...
article GOP BLOG: Warren’s apology to Cherokees 7 years late and a few bucks short (2/4/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The latest twist in the winding saga of Elizabeth Warren’s Native American ancestry forced the Cambridge Democrat on Thursday to do what she...
article OP/ED: The Tribes Take On Trump’s Tweet (1/31/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- At a moment when our conversations and headlines are filled with topics tied to race relations, Native Americans often struggle to be part of the...
9 Total Articles on this Issue

Cherokee Nation

article Chief Brown: New Cherokee Nation Film Office will promote region (2/9/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Telling the Cherokee story – our history, our heritage – is a skill that our people have passed down from one generation to the next....
article Opinion / Cherokee Language Board Will Play Vital Role in Revitalization Efforts (2/3/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Part of my sworn oath as Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation is to preserve, promote and advance the language and culture of the Cherokee Nation.
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Michigan Gaming

article Opinion: Michigan should legalize online gambling (2/8/2019)
(Michigan) -- In late December, Michigan residents came close to having a great reason to celebrate during the holiday season: state lawmakers had passed a long-awaited...
1 Article on this Issue

Mashpee Wampanoag

article OP/ED: Don’t judge whole tribe by the actions of a few (2/6/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- I know the community has this idea of who the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is, because of what people read in the paper. But that is individuals, not all...
1 Article on this Issue

New York Gaming

article Comptroller: New York has no idea what damage gambling has done (2/6/2019)
(New York) -- New York has seen an explosion of state-authorized gambling over the past 13 years, including new casinos in Buffalo and across upstate, new lottery...
article OP/ED: Will Cuomo roll the dice? (2/6/2019)
(New York) -- Expanded gambling has been a big part of state budget talks this year, with many people wanting more, more, more. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is proposing...
article Opinion: New York’s slow road to legal sports betting (2/3/2019)
(New York) -- New York is taking the slow road on sports betting. The state Gaming Commission took one small step last week, releasing draft regulations for two months...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Macau Gaming

article OP/ED: What Pansy Ho's Move On Former Macau Casino Leader SJM Really Means (2/5/2019)
(Macau) -- Kung hei fat choi/Gong xi fa cai. As the Year of Pig dawns, Stanley Ho’s daughter Pansy Ho has again moved to seize the family empire. After leading the...
1 Article on this Issue

Marijuana & Hemp

article More than a fig leaf: MAPLE Act of 2018 offers protection for non-U.S. citizens involved in cannabis industry (2/5/2019)
(USA) -- In mid-October 2018, recreational use of marijuana became legal across Canada. In advance thereof, on October 9, 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol warned...
1 Article on this Issue

Maryland Gaming

article OP/ED: Does Maryland need any more land-based casinos? (2/5/2019)
(Maryland) -- It’s no surprise that a country that has been built on the pioneering and entrepreneurial spirit should have a long-standing relationship with...
1 Article on this Issue

Water Issues

article OP/ED: Water craziness not helping (2/5/2019)
(Montana) -- The Bullock administration and Montana legislators have one more chance to protect the waters of the Flathead Basin and ensure their availability for future...
article LETTER: Media gloss over Mills’ attacks on tribal sovereignty, water rights (2/5/2019)
(Oregon) -- The Portland Press Herald has shown little depth in covering the taking of tribal water rights and sovereignty by the state of Maine. It’s frustrating...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Connecticut Gaming

article OP/ED: Casino Indians' monopoly doesn't cover political pull (2/4/2019)
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut's two casino Indian tribes complained last week to a General Assembly committee that their rival MGM, operator of the new casino just...
1 Article on this Issue

Eastern Band of Cherokee

article OP/ED: Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians reaches gaming milestone (2/4/2019)
(North Carolina) -- It took a lot of work but the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians officially entered the Class III gaming industry on January 25, 1994. Since that day,...
1 Article on this Issue

Covington

article OP/ED: Don’t judge Covington High students harshly (2/3/2019)
(Ohio) -- What is this native American doing insinuating the students from Covington Catholic High School who wore “a hat” and “smiled” were a...
1 Article on this Issue

Mining & Drilling

article BLOG: Canada Hates Indigenous People (2/3/2019)
(British Columbia) -- Our Elders wept as they surveyed the damage left behind by CGL at a trapping site our people have always used. A day after a sweat ceremony, with...
1 Article on this Issue

Virginia Gaming

article LETTER: Fear of a casino is irrational, overblown (2/3/2019)
(Virginia) -- To the editor: This casino thing is starting to heat up. I can’t help but chuckle at the letters. Reminds me of the letters when debates were going...
1 Article on this Issue

Indian Children Welfare Act (ICWA)

article OP/ED: A federal law is hurting Native American children. It must be struck down. (2/1/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- In June 2016, Texas couple Chad and Jennifer Brackeen took a 10-month-old Native American foster child into their home. The boy, referred to as A.L....
1 Article on this Issue

Las Vegas Gaming

article OP/ED: Nevada should ban happy hour at bars, taverns (1/30/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- As a social and fiscal conservative, I am for limited government. That said, there is a place for government intervention when it comes to ensuring public...
1 Article on this Issue

Trump Adminstration

article OP/ED: Pundits who decry 'tribalism' know nothing about real tribes (1/30/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. electorate, commentator Andrew Sullivanwrote recently, has devolved into "two tribes whose mutual incomprehension and loathing can...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article James Giago Davies: It's time to make universal basic income a reality (2/18/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Universal Basic income (UBI) is an idea that has been bounced around for years, and attempted in a few limited settings. The idea is that an...
article Opinion: From star Liberal MP to difficult and incompetent? Really? (2/14/2019)
(Ottawa) -- On Feb. 12, the day after her last meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Jody Wilson-Raybould resigned from cabinet — signing "Puglaas,...
article Letter: Dams came at high cost to tribes dependent on salmon (2/9/2019)
(Washington) -- Editor, “Urgent warning: Elected officials, if breaching does not begin this winter, you are killing the last hope for southern resident killer...
article EDITORIAL: On good deeds, growth, and the arts (2/8/2019)
(California) -- With all the snow challenges this week, we thought it appropriate to highlight only the good stuff in this week’s Bravos and Barbs. We can all use...
article State of the union was once the forum for Indian removal (2/6/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The State of the Union was once a written message to Congress. At the end of 1829, President Andrew Jackson wrote his state of the Union with a...
article OP/ED: Removing the Indians (2/4/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Battlefields tend to be quiet places, but the Horseshoe Bend National Military Park was really dead the day I visited. The federal government was...
article OP/ED: Indigenous Narratives Hold Power to Revolutionize Societal Views (2/4/2019)
(Indian Country) -- On January 18, thousands of people took part in the Indigenous Peoples March in Washington, DC, with solidarity marches in other places around the US...
article Our View: Debate over sports bettting should focus on regulations, not merits of gambling (2/3/2019)
(Maine) -- Billions are wagered each year — lately — on the Super Bowl, the game that every year pits the New England Patriots against the winner of the NFC...
article LETTER: My school made error in dropping ‘Indians’ (2/3/2019)
(Maine) -- I have been following the multiple articles and letters regarding the conflicts of having school teams and mascots representing American Indians (“200...
article Why is Blackface Racist but Playing Indian is Not? (2/3/2019)
(Michigan) -- The photo from Governor Ralph Northam’s 1984 medical school yearbook was labeled racist upon arrival in the national media Friday afternoon.
article A strong view on Native lands: Dunleavy administration stands up for Alaska sovereignty (2/3/2019)
(Alaska) -- News-Miner opinion: The administration of new Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy is asserting itself on the controversial subject of federal government authority to...
article OP/ED: Native patriots at Alcatraz paved the way for all of us (1/30/2019)
(California) -- One of the more admirable traits of the Mohawk people is the ability to shake things up, to disturb the complacent, to agitate, confront and demand. It...
article Native Sun News Today Editorial: How many ways can one say 'Indian?' (1/25/2019)
(South Dakota) -- It seems that American Indians have gone through an evolution of name changes. These days the most popular one seems to be “indigenous” or...
article Zent: Wait, see approach on casino (1/22/2019)
(Indiana) -- It’s going to take a coalition of local government and business leaders working together if the community is going to stand a chance of siting a casino in...
article COLUMN: Table game nostalgia (1/21/2019)
(Atlantic City) -- Slot machines come and go so rapidly that virtually every player has a list of old favorites that now are absent from casino floors. Table games...
article SCHUETZ: Integrity in Gaming Education (1/21/2019)
(USA) -- The legalization of sports betting has exposed the lack of understanding that most operators and more importantly, educators, have about the issue. And there...
article LETTER: Casino parking lots always full, showing depth of gambling addiction (1/21/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- It's kind of sad to drive past some casinos and see the huge parking lots completely filled. All those people who probably won big, one time, and were...
article OP/ED: On the Road with Rick Holmes: Removing the Indians (1/17/2019)
(Alabama) -- Battlefields tend to be quiet places, but the Horseshoe Bend National Military Park was really dead the day I visited. The federal government was partially...
article OP/ED: Traditional plant gathering, growing is good for the entire community (1/16/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Since time immemorial, Cherokee people have harvested traditional plants, such as sochan and ramps, from the beautiful mountains in western North...
article COLUMN: What to do with the put bet at the craps table (1/14/2019)
(Atlantic City) -- A shuffle through the Gaming mailbag: Q. I read something you wrote about doubling down on soft 17 vs. the dealer’s 3, 4, 5 or 6, and something...

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