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Quinault Indian Nation

article Over $650,000 coming to Quinault Indian Nation from DOJ
(9/20/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Justice Department will awarded up to $246 million in grants to improve public safety in tribal communities.
1 Article on this Issue

Sports Betting

article Congressional Hearing On Federal Sports Betting Oversight Confirmed For Next Week
(9/20/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- A U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee will meet Thursday morning to discuss legal sports betting, a source confirmed today to Legal Sports...
article PURDUM: Are we doing enough to help problem gamblers?
(9/19/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- In May, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992, a federal statute that limited regulated...
article D.C. Council will introduce bill to legalize sports betting
(9/18/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Sports gambling could be coming to a casino near you, D.C. denizens. D.C. Council member Jack Evans, Ward 2 Democrat, plans to introduce Tuesday the...
article The Chaotic Nature Of U.S. Sports Betting Expansion — How Did We Get Here?
(9/18/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Yesterday, fresh off last week’s The Aspen Institute panels in Washington, D.C., I wrote about how multiple interested parties explained quite...
article Sports betting does not need federal engagement AGA tells Schumer
(9/14/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The American Gaming Association has written to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), reinforcing its priorities for successful legal sports...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Sports Leagues

article 'Integrity monitoring association' for sports betting under consideration
(9/20/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Stakeholders in the sports betting industry have discussed the creation of an integrity monitor association that would share betting information in...
article Source: NFL Likely To Testify At Sports Betting Hearing In Congress This Month
(9/17/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- A Congressional hearing on the topic of sports betting planned for later this month will likely feature representatives from both the NFL and the...
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Supreme Court

article Deb Haaland, Udall, National Women’s Org and more speak out regarding Kavanaugh
(9/20/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- As the controversy over the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh continues to unfold, more public figures and organizations are coming...
article How Kavanaugh’s History With Sports Betting Could Affect Him – And You
(9/19/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The recent hearings into the suitability of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States have raised many important...
article Alaska Natives Press Lisa Murkowski To Reject Brett Kavanaugh
(9/18/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) was already under pressure from Alaska Natives to oppose Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. It just got more...
article Despite thin record on Native law, tribes wary of Kavanaugh nomination
(9/18/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Add Native Americans to the list of groups concerned about Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. Tribal and legal officials...
article Tribes, others weigh in on Crow man's poaching case before Supreme Court
(9/15/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Ten briefs have been filed in the U.S. Supreme Court supporting a Crow tribal member’s contention that his people’s treaty right to hunt...
article Alaska Federation of Natives urges no vote on Kavanaugh
(9/13/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- ​The Alaska Federation of Natives Wednesday called on the Senate to reject President Donald J. Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge...
article Murkowski to mull Kavanaugh's record on tribes
(9/13/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Sen. Lisa Murkowski is scrutinizing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's record on tribal issues, as pressure grows from Alaska Natives to...
7 Total Articles on this Issue

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

article Advocates Urge Better Reporting on Violence Against Native Women as Federal Fixes Stall
(9/19/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The high rates of missing and murdered Native women have been gaining more public and political attention since Rewire.News began reporting on this...
article Landmark Violence Against Women Act may expire while Congress tends to other business
(9/16/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- A landmark federal law enacted 24 years ago to govern investigations and prosecutions of violent crimes against women is set to expire at the end of...
article Tribal leaders pitch Congress on farm bill, Violence Against Women Act
(9/13/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Members of Congress met with tribal leaders during a two-day Tribal Unity Impact Days event hosted by the National Congress of American Indians this...
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Washington, DC Online

article Sports Betting Bill Debuts in Nation’s Capital
(9/19/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The nation’s capital could become the next jurisdiction to legalize sports betting. District of Columbia council member Jack Evans (D)...
article Washington, DC Moves to Legalize Sports Betting, Despite No Casinos
(9/19/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Washington, DC sports betting could soon be coming to the nation’s capital. While a handful of Congressmen are mulling federal regulation on...
article Sports betting would be legal in D.C. under newly introduced legislation
(9/18/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The nation’s capital could be the next home to legal sports betting under legislation introduced Tuesday. D.C. Council member Jack Evans (D-...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

American Gaming Association

article Gaming industry’s benefits to the US economy
(9/18/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- In the first "comprehensive report on the gaming industry’s national economic impact" in four years, the American Gaming Association...
press release American Gaming Association Releases New Research on Economic Impact of Gaming Industry
(9/18/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Today, the American Gaming Association (AGA) released a new study examining the striking impact the gaming industry has on the U.S. economy –...
article AGA to Schumer: Sports Betting Doesn’t Need Federal Oversight
(9/13/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- “Additional federal engagement is not warranted at this time.” Those words close the first paragraph of the American Gaming Association‘s latest...
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Klamath Tribes

article Merkley, Wyden Push Zinke to Fulfill Agreement with Klamath Tribes
(9/18/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden today [September 5, 2018] pushed U.S. Department of Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke to reverse his...
1 Article on this Issue

MMIW

article More Than 1,800 Women Murdered by Men in One Year, New Study Finds
(9/18/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- More than 1,800 women were murdered by men in 2016 and the most common weapon used was a gun, according to the new Violence Policy Center (VPC)...
1 Article on this Issue

Trump Adminstration

article SNOPES: Did Donald Trump Appoint the First Native American to Lead the Bureau of Indian Affairs?
(9/18/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- CLAIM: President Donald Trump appointed a Native American to run the Bureau of Indian Affairs, for the first time in U.S. history.
article Trump Administration Eases Regulation Of Methane Leaks On Public Lands
(9/18/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Trump administration is proposing to roll back another Obama-era energy regulation, this time one that aimed to curb methane leaks from oil and...
article IHS To Shift $25M Over Tribal Leaders' Objections [sub req]
(9/17/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Indian Health Service told Native American leaders Friday that the agency will take $25 million earmarked for inflation funding to cover costs...
article News update: Census is in deep trouble, tribes could lose millions of dollars
(9/14/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- American Indians and Alaska Natives are undercounted during the best of circumstances every time the U.S. conducts its once-a-decade count. But this...
article Trump Panel Wants Changes In Royalties From Public Oil, Gas
(9/14/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- A Trump administration advisory committee on Thursday recommended a change in the way energy companies calculate how much money they owe taxpayers...
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Indian Children Welfare Act (ICWA)

article Decision: Oglala Sioux Tribe v. Fleming
(9/17/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Oglala Sioux Tribe, the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, and tribal members Madonna Pappan and Lisa Young brought this action against various South Dakota...
1 Article on this Issue

National Indian Gaming Commission

press release Compliance Director Dustin Thomas Named as a Native American 40 under 40 Award Recipient
(9/17/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- National Indian Gaming Commission’s Compliance Director Dustin Thomas has been named as a 2018 winner of the Native American 40 Under 40 award...
1 Article on this Issue

Election 2018

article 538: Republicans Are Favorites In The Senate, But Democrats Have Two Paths To An Upset
(9/16/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Many of the individual race forecasts in the FiveThirtyEight Senate model, which launched on Wednesday, look pretty optimistic for Democrats. The...
1 Article on this Issue

Land Issues

article Tribes Face Rougher Road For Land-Into-Trust Bids [sub req]
(9/15/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Department of the Interior’s rejection this month of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe's application to have its Massachusetts land...
article Bill passes amending blood quantum requirements on inherited restricted land
(9/13/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed H.R. 2606 Wednesday, allowing land inherited by citizens of the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw,...
article House passes amendments to Stigler Act
(9/13/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. House of Representatives has unanimously passed amendments to the Stigler Act aimed at removing blood quantum requirements for restricted...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Census

article TRAHANT: Census is in deep trouble, tribes could lose millions of dollars
(9/14/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- One estimate says every tribal citizen not counted costs their tribal government at least $3,000 in lost federal dollars
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Federal Recognition

article Bill to recognize Little Shell Tribe in Montana passes U.S. House
(9/13/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill on Wednesday that will provide federal recognition to the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians. U....
article Little Shell Chippewa tribal win
(9/12/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- A historic vote in Washington Thursday for the Little Shell Chippewa tribe and their fight for federal recognition. For the first tI'me the U.S...
article Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians Restoration Act passed in U.S. House
(9/12/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill on Wednesday that will provide federal recognition to the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians. U....
article U.S. House Passes Bill Recognizing Little Shell Tribe
(9/12/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Montana’s Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians reached what may be a watershed moment Wednesday in its four-decade struggle for federal...
article US House backs bill giving Montana tribe federal recognition
(9/12/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. House passed a bill Wednesday that would give federal recognition to Montana’s Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians following a...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Marijuana & Hemp

article U.S. official: Canadian marijuana users, workers and investors risk lifetime border ban
(9/13/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Canadians who work in the marijuana industry — and those who invest in the booming pot sector — risk a lifetime ban on travel to the U.S...
1 Article on this Issue

PASPA Decision

article LEGAL BLOG: Sport Betting After Murphy v. NCAA
(9/13/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Anyone reading this publication likely knows that in Murphy v. NCAA, the United States Supreme Court (Supreme Court) held that the Professional and...
1 Article on this Issue

Elizabeth Warren

article How Elizabeth Warren Is Dominating the Democratic Presidential Race
(9/12/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Elizabeth Warren is often bracketed with Bernie Sanders, a fellow folk hero of the party’s progressive activists, and a competitor for much of...
1 Article on this Issue

Keystone XL Pipeline

article Native Americans file lawsuit claiming Keystone XL pipeline violates treaty boundaries
(9/12/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Two Native American communities filed a lawsuit in the US District Court for the District of Montana on Tuesday alleging President Donald Trump...
1 Article on this Issue

Mashpee Wampanoag

article Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe official says Interior Department made “wrong decision”
(9/12/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe’s second-in-command got a chance Wednesday to tell the head of the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs how she felt...
article Mass. Tribe Want Feds to Explain Controversial Land Decision
(9/12/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The country's largest Native American organization is calling on the Trump administration to explain its decision not to recognize the...
article Wampanoags Get National Help in Dispute with Interior Department
(9/12/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Congress of American Indians has joined the dispute between the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and the Federal Department of the Interior...
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Other News

article Democrats promise to investigate Zinke if House flips
(9/21/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will face a barrage of congressional inquiries into his business dealings, travels, political activities and relations...
article Senators Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Address Suicide Crisis in Native Communities
(9/20/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.)introduced the bipartisan Native American Suicide Prevention Act, along with U.S....
article Trump administration takes credit for increase in tribal safety grants
(9/20/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Trump administration is touting a tribal set-aside in the national Crime Victims Fund despite having little to do with it. Tribes and key...
article Military Coalition to Congress: Add NOAA and USPHS to Native American Memorial
(9/20/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Twenty-six service organizations are calling on Congress to include the U.S. Public Health Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...
article Native American veterans get spotlight with upcoming memorial
(9/17/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Although Washington, D.C., is known for its many commemorations recognizing Americans who have shaped and served the country in various capacities,...
article Park Service Provides $1.6 Million For Return Of Native American Remains And Sacred Objects
(9/15/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Park Service recently announced $1,657,000 in Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act grants to return ancestral remains...
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 US regulator's broadband statistics: Rubbish in - Rubbish out - Rubbish throughout
(9/14/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- A new report by the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) shows that the statistics on Internet access availability and access in America...
article WHALEN: Tribal government's many moments of tyranny
(9/13/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Today, I am going to write about some of the history of how America came up with their Constitution and compare that to the Indian Reorganization...
article FCC data exaggerates broadband access on tribal lands
(9/11/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Broadband access in tribal areas is likely even worse than previously thought because Federal Communications Commission data overstates deployment,...
article Despite rough patches, officials recall McCain’s service to Native Americans
(9/11/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Mention the late Sen. John McCain and images of a war hero or a presidential candidate come to mind — but for far longer than he spent in...
article AT&T, Tribes Split Over Auctioning Of 2.5G Spectrum (sub req)
(9/11/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- T-Mobile, AT&T and several Native American tribes continued to urge the Federal Communications Commission to ease restrictions on how spectrum...
article Andrew Lee ’94 Discusses State of American Indian Tribes
(9/11/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Andrew Lee ’94 discussed the sovereignty of American...
article Native American Vets Memorial Is Designed By a Marine, But Excludes NOAA And USPHS
(9/10/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- For five decades, Harvey Pratt sketched drawings of the country's most brutal murderers, including Ted Bundy, the “BTK” killer and...
article Tribal energy loan program starts more than a decade after its OK
(9/9/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- More than 10 years after it was first approved, a federal loan program for tribal energy development projects will accept its first applications...
article GAO: FCC's Data Overstate Access on Tribal Lands
(9/7/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Federal Communications Commission collects data on where broadband (high-speed) Internet access is available in the U.S. This access aids...
article 'I love Indian Country': John McCain's long history in Indian policy
(9/7/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Mention the late Sen. John McCain and images of a war hero or a presidential candidate come to mind – but for far longer than he spent in...
article Senator Cantwell’s Bipartisan Legislation Giving Tribal Leaders Equal Access to Social Security Passes Senate, Heads to President’s Desk
(9/7/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Today, September 7, 2018, bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and John Thune (R-SD) to correct a long-standing...
article Why defending indigenous rights is integral to fighting climate change
(9/6/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Even as the Trump administration rolls back regulations meant to protect Americans from pollution, the EPA recently released a report that finds...
article Online Gambling Opponent Jon Kyl Is Back In Senate, Taking McCain’s Seat
(9/5/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- A familiar face is coming back to the US Senate: Jon Kyl. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has appointed the former US senator to the late John McCain‘...

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