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Bears Ears

article Emails: Interior officials considered delaying report (4/19/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Newly disclosed internal emails show senior Interior Department aides contemplated whether they could delay the release of a Fish and Wildlife...
article Utah Navajos Continue Fight Against Expanded Bears Ears National Monument (3/29/2019)
(Utah) -- The recent decision by the County Commission to reverse its previous position and condemn the Trump administration move to vastly reduce the size of the...
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Mohegan Sun

article Sanders stumps at casino, focusing on healthcare reforms (4/15/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- Chants of “Bernie! Bernie! Bernie!” could be heard echoing through the halls of Mohegan Sun Pocono on Monday, where hundreds of members of...
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Indiana Gaming

article House OKs limits on gambling officials' access to governor (4/13/2019)
(Indiana) -- The Indiana House has responded to a newspaper's report on private jet flights that Gov. Eric Holcomb got from a casino magnate by inserting a provision...
article Report: Casino CEO flies Holcomb (3/30/2019)
(Indiana) -- An Indiana casino magnate treated Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb to two private jet flights last year and made big contributions to Holcomb's largest 2016...
article Report: Gov. Holcomb Got Private Flights From Casino Magnate (3/28/2019)
(Indiana) -- A newspaper reports that a casino magnate treated Gov. Eric Holcomb to two private jet flights last year and made big donations to Holcomb's largest...
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Mining & Drilling

article Trump to issue executive orders seeking to speed up oil and gas projects (4/9/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- President Trump is planning to issue a pair of executive orders on Wednesday to “help American energy companies avoid unnecessary red tape...
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Steve Wynn

article Trump Was Greeted at Las Vegas’s Airport by Disgraced Casino Owner Steve Wynn (4/7/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- When President Donald Trump exited Air Force One at the start of his Saturday trip to Las Vegas, he was greeted on the tarmac by former casino executive...
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Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

article NRCC Hits Debbie Mucarsel-Powell on Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization (4/7/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The GOP is targeting freshman U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, D-Fla., on her vote to reauthorize the “Violence Against Women Act.”...
article GOP Tries To Gut Protections For Native Women In Violence Against Women Act (3/13/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- House Republicans on Wednesday quietly tried to repeal a major provision in the Violence Against Women Act that helps tribes respond to horrific...
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American Gaming Association

article New AGA CEO Bill Miller says the organization will continue to support Indian gaming (4/6/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- American Gaming Association CEO Bill Miller told tribal leaders attending the National Indian Gaming Association conference Thursday the Washington D.C.-...
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Keystone XL Pipeline

article A Look At The Groups Organizing Protests Against The Keystone XL Pipeline Project (3/29/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Friday night we're getting a better idea of just how many groups are organizing protests against the Keystone XL pipeline project. Thursday night...
article Trump takes fresh approach with long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline (3/29/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- US President Donald Trump on Friday signed a new permission for TransCanada Corp to build the long-delayed Keystone pipeline for imports of Canadian...
article Tribes Seek to Keep Flags from SD Capitol after Pipeline Bills (3/13/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Two Native American tribes in South Dakota are asking that their flags not be displayed at the state Capitol after lawmakers approved bills this...
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Native Voices

article MONET: The crisis in covering Indian Country (3/29/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- When Elizabeth Warren remarked during a recent campaign event that Native Americans should be “part of the conversation” about proposed...
article COMMENTARY: Dear Qallunaat (white people) (2/17/2019)
(Canada) -- Dear Qallunaat (white people), We have been living in the same Nunavut cities and towns for some time now. In fact, the collective relationship is sometimes...
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DOI

article Trump’s Interior nominee plans to wade back into issues involving former clients (3/28/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- President Trump’s pick to become the next head of the Interior Department intends to stop recusing himself from matters involving his former...
article Recording Reveals Oil Industry Execs Laughing at Trump Access (3/24/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Gathered for a private meeting at a beachside Ritz-Carlton in Southern California, the oil executives were celebrating a colleague’s sudden...
article Trump’s interior secretary misusing post to aid California water district, complaint says (3/2/2019)
(California) -- Complaints are mounting against Acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt over allegations he used his position to help the interests of his former...
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California Gaming

article Chumash Business Committee member joins state Indian gaming board (3/22/2019)
(California) -- Mike Lopez, a member of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Business Committee, has been appointed to the California Nations Indian Gaming Association...
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Massachusetts Gaming

article Cultural council could get steady flow of casino cash (3/19/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- The jet-setting Massachusetts Cultural Council — called out for lavish spending on hotels, meals and trips — is in line for a big budget...
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Elizabeth Warren

article Elizabeth Warren insists her career wasn't advanced because of Native American heritage claim (3/18/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- 2020 presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren insisted Monday that her disputed claims of Native American heritage, for which she later apologized,...
article Warren’s Smile Drops When Asked Why She Claimed Native American Heritage on Law Application (3/3/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The smile fell quickly from 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) during a Saturday interview on CNN’s...
article Will Donald Trump’s taunts about Elizabeth Warren’s heritage backfire? (2/22/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Over the past six months, President Trump has tweeted about Senator Elizabeth Warren and her Native American ancestry more often than he’s...
article NPR: Why Trump's Attacks On Sen. Elizabeth Warren Are Dehumanizing To Native People (2/12/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- NPR's Mary Louise Kelly discusses President Trump's tweets referencing Native Americans with David Chang, chair of the American Indian...
article The Media Is Blowing Its Coverage of Warren’s Native American Claim (2/9/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Iowa caucuses are still more than a year away. The first Democratic primary debate won’t occur until this June. But some journalists are...
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National Congress of American Indians

article Who will be next? ‘One of the hardest jobs in the world,’ leading the National Congress of American Indians (3/17/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Suzan Harjo remembers the challenge of running the National Congress of American Indians. Her staff wore multiple hats, worked long hours, juggled...
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Covington

article The Legal Argument in Nicholas Sandmann’s Defamation Lawsuits Is Basically “MAGA” (3/13/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Nicholas Sandmann, the high school student at the center of the viral Lincoln Memorial confrontation in January, wants to “punish” CNN...
article Lac du Flambeau Tribal Member at Washington Drum Incident: Coverage Overblown, But Conversation On Indigenous Concerns Helpful (1/24/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- Hours after it was shot last Friday, social media spread a video and TV networks started picking it up. That video showed a high school student wearing a...
article Trump slams media over portrayal of confrontation between Catholic students and tribal elder (1/22/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- After a weekend marked by bitter recriminations over race and political bias, with the nation transfixed by viral videos depicting a confrontation...
article American Indian groups gather to demand meeting with Covington diocese (1/22/2019)
(Kentucky) -- The sound of a drum echoed off the Cathedral Basilica in Covington, but a group of chanting American Indians want their message to penetrate the walls. A...
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Tigua Tribe

article Filter’s Richard Patrick, Venue Disagree Over Trump-Related Show Cancellation (3/12/2019)
(Texas) -- Filter frontman Richard Patrick is no stranger to controversy. His band’s biggest hit, “Hey Man, Nice Shot,” is about the public suicide of...
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Florida Gaming

article Gov. Ron DeSantis hitches ride to New York on South Florida gambling mogul’s jet; GOP picks up tab (3/11/2019)
(Florida) -- Gov. Ron DeSantis hitched a ride to New York City on a chartered jet owned by a South Florida billionaire who accompanied the governor and whose resort...
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Land Issues

article A Tribal Camp in South Texas Is Vowing to Resist Trump’s Wall (3/11/2019)
(Texas) -- The 1,600-member Carrizo/Comecrudo tribe of South Texas knows no borders. Called the Esto’k Gna in their Native language, the tribe’s people have...
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Election 2020

article Drugs, sex work and gambling embraced by 2020 hopefuls (3/3/2019)
(USA) -- A Democrat wants to legalize sex work. A Republican governor is trying to legalize sports betting in his state. The vast majority of Democrats running for...
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Ryan Zinke

article Leubsdorf: President Trump’s swampy Cabinet (3/3/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- In the Teapot Dome scandal during Warren Harding’s presidency, Interior Secretary Albert Fall became the first Cabinet member ever convicted...
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Bridgeport Casino

article Tribes say they would halt slots money if state pursues a Bridgeport casino (2/26/2019)
(Connecticut) -- If Connecticut pursues a casino for Bridgeport, the tribes that run the state’s two casinos told state legislators Tuesday they would withhold...
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Graton Rancheria

article Newsom raises $2.5 million to pay the bills for parties around inauguration (2/24/2019)
(California) -- Friends of Gov. Gavin Newsom raised a party-hearty $2.5 million for his inauguration festivities. The biggest donor to the inaugural and the two days of...
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Jack Abramoff

article DISGRACED: Jack Abramoff, Disgraced Lobbyist, Returns With Conservative Super PAC (2/20/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Jack Abramoff was a longtime conservative operative who, during the George W. Bush presidency, became one of the most powerful lobbyists in...
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AIM

article As his body gives out, AIM co-founder Clyde Bellecourt keeps his eye on the fight (2/18/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Clyde Bellecourt moves slowly these days, using his ceremonial talking stick to steady himself after his weight dropped precipitously from a bout with...
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Mashpee Wampanoag

article Warren hit with ‘Fauxcahontas’ ads in New Hampshire (2/13/2019)
(New Hampshire) -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s bid to make peace with her history of claiming Native American heritage has run into a big hurdle in New Hampshire where...
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Donald Trump

article Trump flaunts his concern for minorities. Native Americans need not apply. (2/12/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- President Trump suggested Tuesday that Rep. Ilhan Omar, the Minnesota Democrat who is one of two Muslim women elected to Congress last year, should...
article MORON ALERT: Trump Appears to Make Trail of Tears Joke in Tweet Mocking Elizabeth Warren (2/10/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- President Trump took to Twitter Saturday to respond to Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) official 2020 presidential announcement, mocking her...
article The Horror of Trump’s Wounded Knee Tweet (1/19/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- On Sunday, President Donald Trump took aim at one of his favorite targets: Senator Elizabeth Warren, who is hoping to unseat him in 2020. Responding...
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Government Shutdown

article Trahant: The longest government shutdown in history is over. For now. (1/28/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- President Donald J. Trump signed into law late Friday a three-week spending bill to fund about a quarter of government operations. That ended the...
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John Trudell

article The radio broadcaster who terrified the FBI (1/27/2019)
(California) -- He sat at the same table each evening, sometimes with lighting and sometimes without, a cigarette often in hand, a guest always by his side. In the...
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Wire Act

article DOJ opinion on Wire Act will not survive legal challenge (1/27/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- On January 14th, the U.S. Department of Justice, in a rebuke of its previous position announced in 2011, released an opinion claiming that all forms of...
article DOJ iGaming reversal facing undue influence allegations (1/21/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Lobbyists allegedly working for American casino magnate, Sheldon Adelson (pictured), may have reportedly played a significant role in getting the...
article Adelson Casino Lobby Behind U.S. Decision to Limit Online Gambling (1/20/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- For over a decade, one of America’s biggest gambling magnates has waged a campaign against the legalization of online gambling in the United...
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Trump Adminstration

article Trump and His Associates Had More Than 100 Contacts With Russians Before the Inauguration (1/26/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- During the 2016 presidential campaign and transition, Donald J. Trump and at least 17 campaign officials and advisers had contacts with Russian...
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Other News

article Critics Say Louisiana ‘Highjacked’ Climate Resettlement Plan for Isle de Jean Charles Tribe (4/20/2019)
(Louisiana) -- Albert Naquin, Chief of the Isle de Jean Charles Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw Tribe (IDJC), often loses sleep over his tribe’s fate as its historic...
article ‘A rare link between Indian Country and Washington’ (3/24/2019)
(New Mexico) -- Growing up Comanche in pre-civil rights-era Cotton County, Okla., LaDonna Harris was no stranger to bigotry. When Harris came home crying one day in her...
article Site C dam could still be cancelled at '11th hour' if First Nations successful in court (3/3/2019)
(British Columbia) -- The Site C dam could still be stopped by an "eleventh hour" court ruling, according to the lawyer representing B.C. First Nations opposed...
article White House to set up panel to counter climate change consensus, officials say (2/24/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The White House plans to create an ad hoc group of select federal scientists to reassess the government’s analysis of climate science and...
article Conquerors of the Courts: Forget Trump’s Supreme Court picks. The Federalist Society’s impact on the law goes much deeper. (1/5/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- It’s rush hour on a November evening in Washington’s busiest regional rail hub, but swarming commuters must yield to a much more potent...
article Indian Country: The Situation is Bleak, But Not Hopeless (12/17/2018)
(Indian Country) -- Back in 2001, about 100 miles west of Kabul, in the Bamiyan Valley, the Taliban rigged two towering sandstone statues of Gautama Buddha with enough...
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 #MeToo founder Tarana Burke blasts the movement for ignoring poor women (11/15/2018)
(Detroit) -- She didn’t look like Alyssa Milano. But maybe that’s because Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo movement that has led to complaints and...
article This pink moose might change how you think about modern treaties (11/13/2018)
(Yukon) -- At first glance, a bright pink papier mâché moose might seem unrelated to Yukon's Umbrella Final Agreement. But Lianne Charlie's piece in an upcoming...
article An artwork of President Donald Trump struck by arrows sparks controversy (11/10/2018)
(South Dakota) -- A piece of artwork in Art Alley is stirring up some controversy. But the city's art council has not been instructed to take it down. Over the...
article Reference to 'political tribes' offends Native American scholar (10/21/2018)
(South Dakota) -- In this political season, use of the word "tribal" to describe the increasing political polarization in America has become commonplace...
article As sea ice melts, agency says harm to walruses not proven (10/13/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Given a choice between giving birth on land or sea ice, Pacific walrus mothers most often choose ice. Likewise, they prefer sea ice for molting,...
article 'We have to have some people give up power': A conversation about race, privilege and making space (10/7/2018)
(Ontario) -- Marginalized people often struggle to be heard. In order for their voices to rise, those who live with privilege have to make space. But are people in...
article ‘Guardians of the forest:’ Indigenous peoples come together to assert role in climate stability (10/2/2018)
(California) -- A half mile from the din of the Global Climate Action Summit and its 4,000 attendees in San Francisco, indigenous peoples from around the world came...
article Young Cree dancer hopes Waskaganish accepts powwow (9/22/2018)
(Quebec) -- Charity Lacroix says powwow dancing helped her heal after losing her mother to cancer eight years ago. Now, the 18-year-old says she's sad to think other...
article A club of their own: The story of a secret poker society started by pioneering African Americans (9/15/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- In 1942, a group of university professors, doctors, lawyers and other black professionals in Washington wanted to get together on weekends and play...
article Why Native Americans Struggle to Protect Their Sacred Places (8/28/2018)
(USA) -- Forty years ago the US Congress passed the American Indian Religious Freedom Act so that Native Americans could practice their faith freely and that access to...
article GAMBLING AND THE LAW: Why Retaliatory Tariffs on Playing Cards? (8/21/2018)
(USA) -- The bad news for the legal gaming industry is that Canada and the European Union have imposed a ten percent additional import tax on playing cards manufactured...
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...

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