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Ilani Casino

article Ilani to launch new event center on April 1
(2/23/2018)
(Washington) -- The Cowlitz Tribe was far from finished with the $510 million Ilani Casino Resort when it first opened the venue to visitors in April 2017 – and...
article 'Big Brother' casting call coming up at Ilani casino
(2/23/2018)
(Washington) -- Do you love the idea of being on camera 24 hours a day? How about living with total strangers? And competing with those total strangers for $500,00 in...
article All in: How the $510 million ilani casino will change the region's economy
(2/18/2018)
(Washington) -- Ahead of ilani’s April 24 opening, the casino in Ridgefield, Washington has already attracted lots of interest. KGW looked into what the casino...
article Tourism on the rise in Clark County
(2/18/2018)
(Washington) -- Tourism is on the upswing in Clark County, and that should continue to rise, according to the latest annual report from Visit Vancouver USA.
article Event center coming to ilani this spring
(2/13/2018)
(Washington) -- The first expansion of ilani Casino Resort is set for April as its Meeting and Entertainment Center is scheduled to open just in time for the casino...
article Casting from shore
(1/9/2018)
(Washington) -- Even for the La Center area, known in the region for its collection of casinos, the Cowlitz Indian Tribe’s ilani Casino Resort can at times seem...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Mining & Drilling

article Seattle takes stand against Tacoma LNG plant
(2/21/2018)
(Washington) -- For more than a year, Tacoma has served as the front line for protests against a $300 million liquified natural gas facility. Puget Sound Energy is...
article Gov. Inslee, tribal groups object to offshore drilling plans
(2/5/2018)
(Washington) -- Gov. Jay Inslee will join tribal groups and coastal businesses to object to plans for oil drilling offshore of Washington state. The action Monday...
article How forces combined again in Washington state to reject yet another oil terminal
(2/4/2018)
(Washington) -- Live from a mountain viewpoint named Paradise, the television screen showed Washington Gov. Jay Inslee chatting outdoors last summer with Scott Cohn of...
article Northwest tribes ask Gov. to halt Tacoma plant construction
(2/4/2018)
(Washington) -- The Puyallup Tribe and leaders from 14 other Northwest Tribes have called on Gov. Jay Inslee to stop the construction of Puget Sound Energy's...
article Puget Sound home to new Liquefied Natural Gas plant
(1/22/2018)
(Washington) -- Tacoma’s Puget Sound will be the new home of a Liquefied Natural Gas plant — projected to be fully functional by the end of 2019. Puget Sound...
article Indigenous women occupy Washington state capitol lawn
(1/9/2018)
(Washington) -- Sitting in a tarpee erected outside the Capitol Building in the US state of Washington, seven Indigenous women and their supporters have vowed to stay...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Native Voices

article JUAREZ: Prioritize Native leaders’ role in Seattle’s governance
(2/20/2018)
(Washington) -- Native Americans predate the City of Seattle and have been part of our city’s history since its founding. Coast Salish people have always had a...
article WILBUR: I’m Dreaming About a Modern World That Doesn’t Erase Its Indigenous Intelligence
(2/19/2018)
(Washington) -- It is important to understand that decolonization is a physical action and that since the creation of the United Nations, more than 80 countries have...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Bigfoot

article Edmonds’ Maralyn Chase: Bigfoot is real
(2/18/2018)
(Washington) -- Sen. Maralyn Chase (D-Edmonds) believes Bigfoot is real. She’s on the record about this. And the mythical Sasquatch, an integral piece of Pacific...
article Sasquatch eludes state recognition, yet again
(2/9/2018)
(Washington) -- The mythical Sasquatch, an integral piece of Pacific Northwest folklore, got another shot at recognition this year with a bill that would name it...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Tulalip Tribe

article This Interstate Casino is Worth the Sleepover
(2/18/2018)
(Washington) -- Casino accommodations can oftentimes be overlooked, particularly outside of competitive resort areas like Las Vegas. The rooms are merely an afterthought...
article Man allegedly runs over, kills stepmother in Tulalip
(2/16/2018)
(Washington) -- A man is accused of running over his stepmother and leaving her for dead Wednesday morning on the Tulalip Indian Reservation. The woman, 53, later...
article Tulalip Tribes PD dedicated to providing quality services
(1/23/2018)
(Washington) -- The Tulalip Tribes Police Department (TPD) serves the Tulalip Reservation 24/7. The department is dedicated to providing quality services with an...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Cowlitz Tribe

article Cowlitz Tribe Grateful For Gov. Inslee’s Rejection of Vancouver Energy Oil Transfer Facility
(2/13/2018)
(Washington) -- Gov. Jay Inslee recently followed through on a recommendation by the Washington State’s Energy Site Evaluation Council to reject the proposed...
1 Article on this Issue

MMIWG

article State House approves McCabe bill to help identify missing Native American women
(2/8/2018)
(Washington) -- A bill that would help identify missing Native American women has unanimously passed the state House. House Bill 2951 would require the Washington State...
article Washington State Legislature Takes Account of Missing and Murdered Native Women
(2/7/2018)
(Washington) -- Despite the Violence Against Women Act and the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010, there is currently no system in place to collect comprehensive data on...
article Indigenous Women Leaders to be featured at the Women’s March on Olympia – Highlighting MMIW and the NoLNG253 Movements
(1/19/2018)
(Washington) -- On January 20th, 2018, Indigenous women leaders and the Squaxin Island and Nisqually Tribal Canoe Families will be featured at the 2018 Women’s...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Spokane Tribe

article Casino eats: Spokane Tribe’s Three Peaks Kitchen and Bar offers easy bets for lunch and dinner
(2/6/2018)
(Washington) -- No wall separates the gaming floor from the restaurant at the new Spokane Tribe Casino, so – sometimes – the beeps and jingly-jangly music...
article Confusion abounds at new U.S. Highway 2 roundabout
(1/26/2018)
(Washington) -- Shocker of the day: the new roundabout on U.S. Highway 2 is confusing drivers. Officials at the Washington state Department of Transportation say...
press release National Indian Gaming Association Vice Chairman Joins Spokane Tribe of Washington in Grand Opening Ceremonies of New Casino
(1/22/2018)
(Washington) -- The Spokane tribe hosted ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremonies for their new Spokane Tribe Casino on Monday, January 9th, 2017 in Airway Heights,...
article Spokane Tribe Casino in Airway Heights to open Monday
(1/12/2018)
(Washington) -- The Spokane Tribe Casino was first proposed in 2006, when the tribe asked the Bureau of Indian Affairs if land in Airway Heights was suitable for an off-...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Nisqually Tribe

article Nisqually Red Wind Casino seeking proposals to expand
(2/3/2018)
(Washington) -- The rapid expansion of Tribal gaming in the west is continuing in in Olympia, Washington where the Nisqually Red Wind Casino is now seeking proposals to...
article Angel of the Winds embarks on massive casino expansion
(1/30/2018)
(Washington) -- Angel of the Winds Casino kicked off the start of a huge expansion last week — a $64 million, 300,000-square-foot addition. With shovels in hand,...
article Angel of the Winds to add $60 million expansion
(1/30/2018)
(Washington) -- The Stillaguamish Tribe has started a 300,000-square-foot expansion for the Angel of the Winds Casino Resort which will add a concert venue, bowling...
article Nisqually Tribe solicits design options for potential casino expansion
(1/29/2018)
(Washington) -- The Nisqually Tribe might be expanding its casino in Washington. The tribe published a legal notice in The Olympian that seeks design options at the Red...
article Red Wind Casino has long-range plan for expanded gaming, hotel and convention center
(1/29/2018)
(Washington) -- The Nisqually Red Wind Casino has a long-range plan for expanded gaming, a hotel and convention center, according to a legal noticed published in...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Card Clubs

article La Center Thumbs Up Temporary Tax Cuts to Help City’s Two Cardrooms Stay in Business
(1/31/2018)
(Washington) -- La Center City Council approved a temporary tax overhaul on Wednesday last week, slashing taxes for the city’s two cardrooms. The members of the...
article La Center city council to vote on gambling tax policy changes
(1/17/2018)
(Washington) -- Members of the La Center City Council met Tuesday night for a work session at which they discussed proposed changes to the tax policy regarding the two...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Kalispel Tribe

article Kalispel Tribe buys stake in investment banking company
(1/31/2018)
(Washington) -- The Kalispel Tribe of Indians is diversifying its business holdings by buying a stake in an investment banking company. The partnership with African-...
1 Article on this Issue

Nooksack Tribe

article Judge grants reprieve against disputed leaders of Nooksack Tribe
(1/31/2018)
(Washington) -- A lawsuit targeting the disputed leaders of the Nooksack Tribe has been put on hold while the Trump administration reviews the results of a recent...
article Bureau of Indian Affairs reaffirms oversight in Nooksack Tribe dispute
(1/26/2018)
(Washington) -- The Trump administration is continuing to assert oversight in a long-running and highly-charged leadership and disenrollment dispute within the Nooksack...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Snoqualmie Tribe

article REVIEW: Snoqualmie Falls and Casino
(1/31/2018)
(Washington) -- Located 29 miles outside of central Seattle, Snoqualmie Falls is a large waterfall on its namesake river. And, this waterfall is one I’ve wanted to see...
1 Article on this Issue

Redskins

article Roger Goodell doesn't see Redskins name change
(1/30/2018)
(Washington) -- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Tuesday the league would not pressure the Washington Redskins to change their team name. Goodell's comments come...
1 Article on this Issue

Loot Boxes

article Washington state to determine if loot boxes are gambling
(1/28/2018)
(Washington) -- The legality of the loot box is being questioned again, this time in Washington state. As you might recall, back in October the Entertainment Software...
article Washington State Senator Introduces Bill for Loot Box Regulation
(1/25/2018)
(Washington) -- As the debate surrounding loot boxes and microtransactions as a form of gambling targeted at children continues, a new bill proposed in Washington is...
article Washington State Senator Introduces Bill to Investigate if Video Game Loot Boxes are Gambling
(1/25/2018)
(Washington) -- A Washington state senator has joined states like Hawaii and nations like Belgium by introducing a bill that could investigate and regulate loot boxes...
article Are video-game loot boxes a form of gambling that targets children? Washington aims to find out
(1/23/2018)
(Washington) -- Some say they look, sound and act like a casino game. But are loot boxes — a video game feature requiring real money for the chance at in-game...
article Washington Legislature Rolls Out New Bill Aimed at Loot Boxes
(1/12/2018)
(Washington) -- The legislators in the state of Washington have demonstrated certain interest in video games’ loot boxes and more specifically, to make it clear...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Land Issues

article Yakama Nation Has A Lot Riding On The Rattlesnake Ridge Landslide
(1/24/2018)
(Washington) -- The Yakama Nation is asking Washington Gov. Jay Inslee to declare a state of emergency for the Rattlesnake Ridge landslide. It’s a steep slope...
1 Article on this Issue

Federal Recognition

article Chinook Nation Says Court Can Grant Tribal Recognition [sub req]
(1/23/2018)
(Washington) -- The Chinook Indian Nation fought back Monday against the federal government’s bid to kill its suit aimed at gaining formal recognition, contending...
1 Article on this Issue

Washington Gaming

article Chris Stearns: The healthy state of tribal gaming in Washington
(1/23/2018)
(Washington) -- Tribal Gaming generated $31.2 billion in 2016, as reported by the National Indian Gaming Commission, yet many people outside of the United States are...
1 Article on this Issue

Marijuana & Hemp

article Agate Dreams & Native American Empowerment in the Cannabis Industry
(1/17/2018)
(Washington) -- When wealthy non-Native Seattleites began building summer homes on the Suquamish reservation in the 1960s, the Suquamish tribe didn’t have the...
1 Article on this Issue

Water Issues

article Kretz proposes bill to address Hirst water decision
(1/17/2018)
(Washington) -- State Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, has introduced a bill to address the Hirst water decision. Kretz, the House Republican deputy leader, “The One...
article Washington lawmakers hear Hirst bill favored by tribes
(1/16/2018)
(Washington) -- Washington tribes and environmental groups endorsed a bill Monday that would limit withdrawals from new wells to 350 gallons a day, monitored by...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Other News

article Two more suspects identified in shooting death of casino winner
(2/23/2018)
(Washington) -- Two more suspects were identified Friday in a Marysville homicide, where an Arlington man was shot to death during a robbery of his casino winnings.
article Nisqually Chairman: Per Cap Payments Help Fuel Drug Problems
(2/22/2018)
(Washington) -- Like many Indian tribes across the nation, the Nisqually Indian Tribe has had a long-standing battle with drug and alcohol addiction. As substance abuse...
article New curriculum prioritizes tribal sovereignty, cultural respect in scientific research of American Indian, Alaska Native communities
(2/22/2018)
(Washington) -- When scientists have conducted research in Native American communities, the process and the results have sometimes been controversial. There have been a...
article Colville Tribal members vote against changing name
(2/21/2018)
(Washington) -- Colville tribal members have voted 1630-296 in a recent referendum to keep the name “The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation,” a Feb. 8 press...
article National Center Mourns the Passing of Longtime Board Member Larry G. Kinley
(2/21/2018)
(Washington) -- The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (The National Center / NCAEID) sends its deepest condolences to Lummi Nation and the...
article Watch: Sweet and Savory Fry Bread at Seattle’s Only Native American Food Truck
(2/20/2018)
(Washington) -- “Food is the most raw when it’s born out of necessity,” says host Sheldon Simeon in this episode of Cooking in America, as he visits...
article Prioritize Native leaders’ role in Seattle’s governance
(2/20/2018)
(Washington) -- Native Americans predate the City of Seattle and have been part of our city’s history since its founding. Coast Salish people have always had a hand in...
article Who Was the Real Chief Seattle? A New Biography Separates Man From Myth
(2/20/2018)
(Washington) -- One evening in 2016, I was at a Ghosts of Seattle event near Pioneer Square, where people talked about aspects of Seattle that are significant but...
article Legendary Seattle photographer's stunning and flawed legacy
(2/20/2018)
(Washington) -- A stunning new initiative celebrates the work of Seattle photographer Edward S. Curtis, who spent decades documenting the lives of Native Americans in...
article Cooke Aquaculture Threatens to Seek Damages from Washington State
(2/20/2018)
(Washington) -- Cooke Aquaculture, the Canadian fish farming operation responsible for the escape of thousands of Atlantic salmon into Puget Sound, is threatening to...
article Remember NAFTA? It might keep Atlantic salmon farms in Puget Sound
(2/20/2018)
(Washington) -- The Canadian owner of an Atlantic salmon farm that collapsed last summer near Anacortes vows to use the North American Free Trade Agreement to save its...
article Quinault Tribe’s oldest member dies at 100
(2/20/2018)
(Washington) -- The Quinault Tribe’s longest living member died peacefully in his sleep recently. Clifford “Soup” Corwin, 100, died Feb. 10, the tribe...
article Washington State Gaming Commission gives a nod to International Game Technology on regulatory approval
(2/20/2018)
(Washington) -- The Washington State Gaming Commission has given its nod for regulatory approval to go ahead with new games.Consequently, the International Game...
article Watch: Sweet and Savory Fry Bread at Seattle’s Only Native American Food Truck
(2/19/2018)
(Washington) -- Cooking in America samples native tacos and fry bread burger at Off the Rez.
article Junior Ecologists class focuses on plants, Native American traditions
(2/18/2018)
(Washington) -- Rain jackets were shed as children traded the blustery outdoors for refuge and crafts on Saturday morning in the Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research...
article Vargas thanks wrestling program, sisters, bus driver after sixth place finish
(2/18/2018)
(Washington) -- Without his fellow wrestlers and coaches, his sisters and his bus driver, tribal member Sherwin Vargas admits he might not have achieved sixth place in...
article Native American and arts groups revisit and reframe the complex legacy of photographer Edward Curtis
(2/17/2018)
(Washington) -- Washington state is about to sail into a gale of Edward Sheriff Curtis — the Northwest-based photographer born 150 years ago, who famously depicted...
article CCT State Wrestling Roundup: All four tribal members alive after Day 1
(2/17/2018)
(Washington) -- There’s something nostalgic for Colville tribal members when viewing high school competition here at the Tacoma Dome. It’s the place where...
article The Native-Owned Vintage Shop Celebrating 'Fats and Femmes'
(2/16/2018)
(Washington) -- Seattle’s Indian Summer boutique boasts a curated market of plus-size clothing and seeks to create a positive community space for all body types.
article This waterfront trail and park will be named for Nisqually activist Billy Frank Jr.
(2/14/2018)
(Washington) -- The Port of Olympia commission has unanimously approved a waterfront project that will name a trail and park for Billy Frank Jr., the legendary Nisqually...

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