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article Don't blame wildfires on climate change – it's environmentalists' fault, says Zinke (8/13/2018)
(California) -- The US interior secretary, Ryan Zinke, has blamed environmentalists for California’s ferocious wildfires and claimed, contrary to scientific...
article Ryan Zinke Sued Over ‘Stacked’ U.S. Panel on Oil, Gas, Coal Royalties (8/7/2018)
(Montana) -- he Trump administration committee that helps set royalty payments for coal, oil and gas extracted from public lands is stacked with industry insiders who...
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Voter Suppression

article Green Party candidate was on state GOP payroll (8/12/2018)
(Montana) -- A man who registered as a Green Party candidate for Montana’s U.S. Senate race was on the state Republican Party’s payroll and heads a newly...
article New Emails Show Michigan Republicans Plotting to Gerrymander Maps (7/25/2018)
(Michigan) -- Newly disclosed emails show Michigan Republicans angling to give their party a dominant position through gerrymandered maps and celebrating the plight of...
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Connecticut Gaming

article Candidates for governor supportive of casino expansion (8/11/2018)
(Connecticut) -- All of the candidates for governor generally are supportive of casino expansion in the state, perhaps none more so than Joe Ganim, the Bridgeport mayor...
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Jicarilla Apache Nation

article Embezzlement Drives Apache President's Recall (8/11/2018)
(Arizona) -- Jennifer Muskrat climbed into the backseat of a mini-van parked on the east side of the Ishkoteen Judicial Complex in Dulce at 10:30 p.m., Aug. 1. She,...
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AIM

article The rise of the Red Power movement (8/8/2018)
(USA) -- IN JULY 1968, the American Indian Movement (AIM) was founded in Minneapolis and became the organizational expression of the Red Power movement. It was three...
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Sharice Davids

article After milestone win, Sharice Davids to test Dems’ strategy in key suburban district (8/8/2018)
(Kansas) -- Sharice Davids broke through a crowded Democratic field Tuesday to win her party’s nomination to take on Republican congressman Kevin Yoder in November...
article Another Native woman advances in historic year for Native candidates (8/8/2018)
(Kansas) -- Another Native woman is making history after winning her primary for a U.S. Congress seat in Kansas. Sharice Davids, a citizen of the Ho-Chunk Nation, stayed...
article Ex-MMA fighter Sharice Davids could become the first lesbian Native American congresswoman (8/8/2018)
(Kansas) -- Sharice Davids, the attorney and former professional mixed martial arts fighter who won the Democratic nomination for a House seat in Kansas on Tuesday, is...
article Gay, Native American Democrat busts candidate mold in Kansas (8/8/2018)
(Kansas) -- Democrat Sharice Davids of Kansas added her name Wednesday to her party's increasingly diverse slate of candidates advancing to the November ballot....
article LGBTQ candidate wins Democratic primary to take on anti-LGBTQ GOP incumbent (8/8/2018)
(Kansas) -- A Native American, openly LGBTQ woman may soon be elected to Congress for the first time in history. On Tuesday, Sharice Davids, a 37-year-old attorney and...
article Sharice Davids Could Become First Lesbian Native American Congresswoman (8/8/2018)
(Kansas) -- If Sharice Davids prevails in November, she would represent several firsts in Congress. She would be the first lesbian congresswoman from Kansas. She would...
article Sharice Davids says she is honored by support and party nomination for Congress (8/8/2018)
(Kansas) -- I am honored and deeply motivated by the support I received from across this district. Thank you to my fellow Democrats in this race for their passion and...
article Sharice Davids, Democratic Nominee for Kansas’ 3rd Congressional District, To Hold Unity Rally Today (8/8/2018)
(Kansas) -- Fresh off of her win in the Kansas 3rd Congressional District’s Democratic primary, Sharice Davids will hold a rally to unite Democrats as we now look...
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Bears Ears

article Trump can keep legal reasons for shrinking monuments secret (8/7/2018)
(Idaho) -- The U.S. government does not have to turn over documents to an environmental law firm about the legal arguments for President Donald Trump's decision to...
article OP/ED: Bears Ears is waiting for a ruling: Will we protect this land or exploit it? (7/8/2018)
(Utah) -- If you ask Louis Williams where he’s from, he invokes tradition and talks about four clans, Navajo on his mother’s side and Sioux on his father...
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Mining & Drilling

article Trudeau met by more anti-pipeline protesters on his B.C. long weekend tour (8/7/2018)
(British Columbia) -- Drum beats and chanting followed Justin Trudeau to Delta, B.C., on Sunday, as anti-pipeline protesters attempted to disrupt the prime minister'...
article Canada's purchase of Trans Mountain faces at least 1 more hurdle: Donald Trump (7/26/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The federal government's plan to purchase Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline and related infrastructure still faces a potential spoiler...
article Youth leaders encourage AFN, candidates to stand against Kinder Morgan pipeline (7/25/2018)
(British Columbia) -- As chiefs in Vancouver prepare to elect a national chief, the National Youth Council of the Assembly of First Nations is urging the chiefs and the...
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Trump Adminstration

article COMMENTARY: Why American policy is leaving millions hungry (8/7/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- A whopping 15.6 million American households experienced at least some food insecurity in 2016, meaning that more than 12 percent of the population...
article Pruitt’s Successor Wants Rollbacks, Too. And He Wants Them to Stick. (7/28/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- In his first three weeks on the job, Andrew Wheeler, the acting head of the Environmental Protection Agency, has sought to halt two major efforts by...
article Lawmakers, Lobbyists and the Administration Join Forces to Overhaul the Endangered Species Act (7/22/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Endangered Species Act, which for 45 years has safeguarded fragile wildlife while blocking ranching, logging and oil drilling on protected...
article Trump administration won't commit to permanent funding for tribal water rights (7/19/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- A tribal water rights fund is due to run out of money but the Trump administration isn't ready to support a permanent fix despite billions of...
article Endangered Species Act stripped of key provisions in Trump administration proposal (7/19/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Trump administration unveiled a proposal Thursday that would strip the Endangered Species Act of key provisions, a move that conservationists...
article Trump aims to end automatic protections for some species (7/19/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Trump administration on Thursday proposed ending automatic protections for threatened animals and plants and limiting habitat safeguards meant...
article President Trump’s racially charged words dovetail with harsh policies (7/8/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- It started during the campaign. Donald Trump said “Islam hates us,” he called Mexicans “rapists,” and he tweeted a photo of...
article Why Scott Pruitt lasted so long at the EPA, and what finally did him in (7/7/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- This week, we saw President Donald Trump accept the resignation of Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, whose extraordinary...
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Caesars

article Trump trade war not expected to impact US gambling, Caesars top executive says (8/1/2018)
(Las Vegas) -- Despite concerns in the U.S. business community that the Trump administration's trade agenda could hinder a growing U.S. economy, the top executive at...
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Land Issues

article 'Calexit' leaders are back with a new plan to set aside land for Native Americans (7/31/2018)
(California) -- The activists behind the “Calexit” proposal to cleave California are scrapping their old plans in favor a new secessionist proposal, one that...
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Donald Trump

article INSIGHT: How Trump uses the ‘frontier myth’ to ostracize immigrants (7/30/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- “One of the reasons we lead the free world today is that we are a nation of immigrants.” These words were delivered by Harry Truman to...
article Montana American Indian Caucus: We are not Pocahontas (7/15/2018)
(Montana) -- As Indians growing up in our local communities, we know that Montanans have diverse political values. We understand and appreciate those differences. One of...
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Arkansas Gaming

article Arkansas casino supporters given more time to get signatures (7/29/2018)
(Arkansas) -- Supporters of a proposal to legalize casinos in Arkansas have been given 30 more days to circulate petitions after falling short of the signatures needed...
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Water Issues

article State water plan imperils Chicken Ranch tribe’s plan to use land for agriculture (7/29/2018)
(California) -- Tribal Secretary Linda Mathiesen, 24, looks at the sprawling piece of land across Highway 108 from the tribe’s Chicken Ranch Casino and sees an...
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Health Care

article ‘A different level of intensity’: Collins and Murkowski find pressure over Supreme Court lacks emotional pleas on health care (7/28/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Last year’s Republican effort to repeal Obamacare might seem quite similar to this summer’s battle over the nomination of Judge Brett M...
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Bridgeport Casino

article Ned Lamont Open To Bridgeport Casino As Expanded Gambling Becomes Campaign Issue (7/26/2018)
(Connecticut) -- In a departure from the administration of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, gubernatorial hopeful Ned Lamont said he would entertain an open competition for a...
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Mandalay Bay Shooting

article Country star Eric Church blames the NRA for Las Vegas festival mass shooting: 'We could have stopped the guy' (7/26/2018)
(Las Vegas) -- Country singer Eric Church was one of the headlining performers at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas last October, where a gunman opened fire on...
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MMIWG

article MMIWG manager resigns over hearing's short time frame (7/23/2018)
(Canada) -- Another staffer from the national inquiry looking into missing and murdered Indigenous woman and girls has resigned. Melodie Casella was the manager of...
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Ruffey Rancheria

article Karuk Tribe-funded study: Ruffey Rancheria never existed (7/22/2018)
(California) -- A northern California congressman says his bill to restore the Ruffey Rancheria tribal nation would right a historic wrong, but a recent study of federal...
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ANWR

article Drilling in Alaska National Wildlife Refuge to get fast review (7/19/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Interior Department has commissioned an expedited environmental review of the impact of leasing part of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for...
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Mashpee Wampanoag

article FAKE NEWS: Warren blasted for backing Cape Cod tribe over blue-collar burg for casino jobs (7/18/2018)
(Massachusetts) -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s bill to clear the way for a $1 billion tribal gaming resort is meeting with resistance not only from locals who don...
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Paulette Jordan

article Paulette Jordan goes after GOP in statement about blurred logo (7/17/2018)
(Idaho) -- Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paulette Jordan says the Idaho Republican Party’s recent attack against her was both “erroneous and tone def (...
article Breakout Idaho gubernatorial candidate faces uphill race (7/7/2018)
(Idaho) -- Democrat Paulette Jordan breaks the mold of the typical Idaho candidate. She's the first woman to win her party's nomination for governor of a state...
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Turning Stone

article 25 years later, Turning Stone is economic powerhouse (7/14/2018)
(New York) -- The journey from humble beginnings as a bingo hall in the 1980s to a major economic and tourism enterprise known as Turning Stone Resort Casino has been...
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Malheur Conflict

article After Trump's pardon, Oregon ranchers catch a ride home on Pence ally's private jet (7/11/2018)
(Oregon) -- A day ago, ranchers Dwight and Steven Hammond were prisoners at the minimum-security federal prison on Terminal Island in San Pedro, serving five-year...
article Trump pardons Oregon ranchers at center of 40-day standoff (7/10/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- President Trump on Tuesday pardoned a pair of Oregon ranchers whose arson conviction became a focus for opponents of federal government land...
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Macau Gaming

article Macau’s US casino ops could be targeted in US-China trade war (7/10/2018)
(Macau) -- The current international trade war between China and the United States could impact US casino operators’ ability to renew their Macau concessions,...
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Supreme Court

article Why Brett Kavanaugh Will Carry Trump’s Water (7/10/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- President Trump’s new Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, already has signaled that he will be sympathetic to the president’s legal...
article How Conservatives Won the Battle Over the Courts (7/7/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- As Democrats await to hear whom President Donald Trump will pick on Monday to fill the vacancy left by Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, many...
article McConnell Tries to Nudge Trump Toward Two Supreme Court Options (7/7/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, told President Trump this past week that Judges Raymond M. Kethledge and Thomas M. Hardiman...
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Other News

article Florida gutted water quality monitoring – as killer algae increased (8/7/2018)
(Florida) -- When Florida Sea Grant director Karl Havens, who is a well-regarded expert on water and has studied pollution all over the world, began hearing about a...
article Cantwell stops in Clark County to push salmon protection bill (8/6/2018)
(Washington) -- Sen. Maria Cantwell stopped by the Columbia Springs environmental center in Vancouver Aug. 3 in order to urge support for a bill that would allow for...
article Tribal corruption remains a target of the conservative media (8/4/2018)
(South Dakota) -- For 85 years tribal corruption has been a common theme on every reservation from Florida to Alaska, and an inviting target for right wing media,...
article Yakutat Tlingit Tribe’s Salmon Proposal Rejected By AK Board Of Fisheries (7/19/2018)
(Alaska) -- The Alaska Board of Fisheries has rejected a proposal by the Yakutat Tlingit Tribe, that seeks to stop all salmon species sport fishing near Yakutat,...
article FAKE NEWS: Warren backing tribe's luxury casino plan -- over cash-strapped town's rival bid (7/18/2018)
(Massachusetts) -- Brockton, Mass., is known as the birthplace of boxing legend Rocky Marciano. But with U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren pushing for a $1 billion Native...
article Georgia Councilman Refuses To Apologize To White Folks Butthurt Over His Facebook Post (7/11/2018)
(Georgia) -- A Georgia city councilman is refusing to apologize for a Facebook post despite calls for his resignation and a boycott of his nonprofit organization....
article Iroquois Nationals reject Palestinian request to boycott world lacrosse championship in Israel (7/11/2018)
(Canada) -- When Lyle Thompson visited the Standing Rock pipeline protests in North Dakota in the fall of 2016, the professional lacrosse player travelled with his wife...
article The American History of Protestors Climbing Monuments (7/5/2018)
(USA) -- On the afternoon of Independence Day, Therese Okoumou started climbing up the base of the Statue of Liberty and perched by Lady Liberty’s green feet. From...
article Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf Scientist? (7/5/2018)
(USA) -- You might not guess from looking at him that Rob Wielgus was until recently a tenured professor of wildlife ecology. Wielgus likes to spend time in the...
article López: Trespassing in their own land (6/24/2018)
(Texas) -- “A picture is worth a thousand words” is an old expression often used in journalism to boost a story by using supplementary photographs. So it has...
article The radical story of the Native American liberation movement, 50 years on (6/22/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- In the thick of 1968's seismic social upheavals , Native Americans also reached for their rights, and activists renewed their campaign for...
article South Dakota Wants City Dwellers, Native Americans To Work For Medicaid (5/25/2018)
(South Dakota) -- Just a few days after Michigan Republicans walked back their controversial plan to exempt several majority-white counties from its proposed Medicaid...
article Native Women's Association of Canada facing internal turmoil (5/25/2018)
(Canada) -- The country's oldest and most prominent Indigenous women's organization is facing inner turmoil that could threaten its future, according to former...
article Ryan Sundberg’s Uncle, Chairman of the Trinidad Rancheria, Slams His Nephew’s Challenger (5/23/2018)
(California) -- The following letter was sent to the Outpost by Trinidad Rancheria executive manager Amy Atkins. “Please accept the attached Press Release on...
article John McCain: I’m retiring — so now I can speak my mind (4/30/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Cancer-stricken Sen. John McCain wrote in his new book that his current term would be his last so he believed he could speak his mind about the...
article THE FIX IS IN: Interior rejected staff advice on casino, docs show (4/21/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- You Never Know Waht You're Going To Get: Interior officials reversed course on plans from two American Indian tribes to build a casino last year...
article EDITORIAL: America’s State Courts Are Under Partisan Attack (4/8/2018)
(USA) -- Last week in Wisconsin, an election for an open seat on the State Supreme Court was so bitterly contested that voters were barraged with more than $2.6 million...
article Grijalva: Grizzly conservation should reflect tribal input as well as best available science (4/6/2018)
(Wyoming) -- When the state of Wyoming proposed a new grizzly bear hunt in March, the first in the lower 48 states in more than four decades, the timing was especially...
article First it was Confederate monuments. Now statues offensive to Native Americans are poised to topple across the U.S. (4/1/2018)
(California) -- Over the decades, this quiet coastal hamlet has earned a reputation as one of the most liberal places in the nation. Arcata was the first U.S. city to...
article PROF. MILWARD: Justice denied for Tina Fontaine and Colten Boushie: How their cases illustrate racism in Canadian courts (2/25/2018)
(Manitoba) -- Raymond Cormier has been acquitted of the murder of 15-year-old Tina Fontaine, a member of the Sagkeeng First Nation in Manitoba.

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