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Connecticut Gaming

article East Windsor Tribal Casino Controversy Ramps Up as Year-Old DOI Secret Meeting Surfaces
(4/18/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Continuing friction over Connecticut’s planned Tribal Winds Casino took a new twist this week with the revelation that Department of the...
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Supreme Court

article New rules mean tighter deadlines, fewer words
(4/18/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Supreme Court issued revisions to its rules today. The changes largely mirror the amendments proposed late last year, with one notable exception...
article Indian Country awaits outcome of final cases on Supreme Court docket
(4/15/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has yet to add another Indian law case to its workload but tribes and their advocates are still paying close attention to the...
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DOI

article Interior secretary met with tribal lawyer attached to Zinke casino dispute
(4/17/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Interior Secretary David Bernhardt met with a lawyer linked to a political scandal that in part led to the ousting of his predecessor Ryan Zinke,...
article Trump's new interior chief met with lawyer for tribe linked to Zinke scandal
(4/16/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The new interior secretary, David Bernhardt, met with a lawyer for a Native American tribe that is linked to the political scandal haunting...
article Interior Department Watchdog Opens Ethics Probe Of New Agency Chief
(4/15/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Interior Department’s internal watchdog confirmed Monday that it has opened a formal investigation into numerous ethics complaints against...
article Interior Dept. Opens Ethics Investigation of Its New Chief, David Bernhardt
(4/15/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Interior Department’s internal watchdog has opened an investigation into ethics complaints against the agency’s newly installed...
article 'Foxes guarding the hen house': Trump nominee confirmed at Indian Country's most important agency
(4/12/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- A former energy industry lobbyist who has promoted mineral development as "sovereignty" for Indian Country easily won confirmation as the...
article Alaska Wilderness League Statement on Confirmation of David Bernhardt to Interior Secretary
(4/12/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Alaska Wilderness League Executive Director Adam Kolton issues the following statement on today’s confirmation of David Bernhardt to be the...
article Senate Confirms Bernhardt as Interior Secretary Amid Calls for Investigations Into His Conduct
(4/11/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Senate on Thursday voted to confirm David Bernhardt, a former lobbyist for the oil and agribusiness industries, as secretary of the interior....
article See how the Interior Department has tried to stifle ethical doubts raised about its acting chief
(4/10/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- When it comes to acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt’s involvement in plans to loosen environmental restrictions on water flows for...
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Allergan Patent

article SCOTUS refuses to hear tribal immunity suit
(4/16/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The US Supreme Court has declined to hear a closely-watched case on tribal immunity involving pharmaceutical company Allergan and the Saint Regis...
article Supreme Court sends Allergan packing over Restasis tribal licensing strategy
(4/15/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Allergan has fought hard—and controversially—to protect its patents for blockbuster eye medicine Restasis with the help of a Native...
article U.S. Supreme Court rejects Allergan bid to use tribe to shield drug patents
(4/15/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday cast aside pharmaceutical company Allergan Plc’s unorthodox bid to shield patents from a federal...
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Elizabeth Warren

article Bernie Sanders attacks Cherokee author for criticizing Elizabeth Warren’s false Cherokee claim
(4/16/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- As part of his attack on the Democrat establishment Center for American Progress, Bernie claims two articles by Rebecca Nagle “unfairly...
article OP/ED: Will Elizabeth Warren be the first to be thrown from the Democrat clown car?
(4/8/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Elizabeth Warren is not so popular these days. That's not a reference to Republicans; it's among her home state Democrats, in Massachusetts, where...
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Wire Act

article DOJ: Lotteries Not Part of Wire Act Opinion
(4/16/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- In releasing an updated opinion that said the 1961 federal Wire Act bans all forms of inter-state gambling, the Department of Justice wasn’t...
article State Lotteries Do Not Come Under The Purview Of The Wire Act: US Department Of Justice
(4/11/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The US Department of Justice in it latest statement has said that the state lotteries are exempt from the controversial wire act.
article Wire Act Application to State Lotteries in Limbo as DOJ’s Newest View Dissed by Gaming Expert
(4/11/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Prominent gaming attorney Anthony Cabot is calling the latest interpretation by the Department of Justice (DOJ) on the Wire Act — and whether...
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Donald Trump

article Undisclosed cash flowed at Trump inaugural ball with ties to China, embattled Saipan casino
(4/15/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Thousands of dollars in donations flowed to an undisclosed source at a Trump inaugural ball with links to China and dubious donors, but no financial...
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Mining & Drilling

article Witness list for Congressional field hearing on sacred sites and energy development
(4/15/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The House Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources is holding a field hearing on Monday to discuss the impacts of energy development on sacred...
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...
article The Indigenous Peoples War Against Pipelines
(4/8/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The world will continue to to rely on fossil fuels for most of its energy needs. Political, economic, and technological realities make it impossible...
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Voter Suppression

article House Republicans Are Upset Democrats Are Investigating Voter Suppression Allegations
(4/15/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- House Democrats overstepped their authority by asking state officials for information as part of an inquiry into allegations of voter suppression,...
article Congress Traveling the Country to Hear Evidence of Voting Rights Violations
(4/14/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio), chair of the Elections Subcommittee of the Committee on House Administration, will hold listening sessions to hear from...
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MMIW

article Red Dresses Raise Awareness for Missing, Murdered Native American Women
(4/14/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Forty red dresses hang outside of the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, a short distance from the U.S. Capitol. They’re...
article Congress trying to find out why Native American women are 10 times more likely to be murdered
(4/10/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Lawmakers in Washington are focusing on a shocking statistic: Native American women are 10 times more likely to be murdered than the rest of the...
article Why do so many Native American women go missing? Congress aiming to find out
(4/9/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Moments after Alyssa McLemore called 911 and asked for help on April 9, 2009, the line went dead. Authorities were unable to trace the exact call...
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Chaco Canyon

article New Mexico Delegation Udall, Heinrich, Luján, Haaland Introduce Legislation To Protect Chaco Canyon Area
(4/13/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján, the U.S House Assistant Speaker, and Deb Haaland have introduced...
article 'Enough is enough': Tribes endorse bill to protect ancestral lands from Trump
(4/9/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- With backing from one of the first Native women in Congress, tribes are calling for a permanent ban on energy development on their ancestral lands...
article New Mexico Wild Celebrates Re-Introduction of Chaco Protection Legislation
(4/9/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- New Mexico Wild today is celebrating the reintroduction of federal legislation aimed at protecting lands in the greater Chaco region. Senators Tom...
article Udall, Heinrich, Luján and Haaland call for permanent protections around Chaco
(4/9/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján and Deb Haaland introduced legislation today that would...
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Bears Ears

article Law Professor Enumerates Flaws With President's Monument Modifications
(4/12/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- President Trump clearly exceeded his authority when he lopped roughly two million acres off of two national monuments in Utah, according to a law...
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Covington

article WaPo Files Countersuit Against Nick Sandmann
(4/12/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Washington Post fired back at Nick Sandmann's legal team this week with a motion to dismiss the $250 million defamation lawsuit filed by the...
article Washington Post files motion to dismiss Covington Catholic suit
(4/10/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Washington Post has filed a motion to dismiss the defamation lawsuit brought by Nick Sandmann, the Covington Catholic High School student who...
article Washington Post seeks dismissal of Sandmann lawsuit
(4/9/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Washington Post asked a federal court Tuesday to throw out a $250 million libel suit brought by a Kentucky high schooler who says the paper...
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Deb Haaland

article Rep. Haaland Marks 100 Days in Office with House Floor Speech
(4/11/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- On Tuesday, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01), a tribal citizen of the Pueblo of Laguna, marked her first 100 days in office with a House Floor...
article Rep. Haaland on Passage of Important Southwest Water Protection Legislation
(4/11/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01), Vice Chair of the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee, released the following statement after the Colorado...
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Trump Adminstration

article Indian Affairs hearing turns into Trump administration apology tour
(4/11/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- A routine hearing before the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs on Wednesday turned into an apology tour for the Trump administration as a slate of...
article 'Enough is enough': Tribes endorse bill to protect ancestral lands from Trump
(4/11/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- With backing from one of the first Native women in Congress, tribes are calling for a permanent ban on energy development on their ancestral lands...
article The Trump Administration Is Abandoning the Dakota Tribes as They Face a Second Catastrophic Storm
(4/10/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- In mid-March, a hurricane-strength bomb cyclone, Winter Storm Ulmer, tore through the middle of the nation, slamming Iowa, Wisconsin, Nebraska,...
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Agua Caliente

article Exhibit at Smithsonian in D.C. notes Agua Calientes' perseverance in Palm Springs' Section 14
(4/10/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Leaders of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians were in Washington on Wednesday at the official opening of a Smithsonian Institution exhibit...
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Land Issues

article BLOG: A Battle is Being Waged to Save Bears Ears, Chaco Canyon National Parks
(4/10/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- During his tenure, Barack Obama gave roughly 553 million acres of land national protection (more than even famed conservationist Theodore Roosevelt...
article Udall Urges Action To Improve Indian Roads
(4/8/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, led an oversight hearing on “Tribal Transportation:...
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Census

article Census is less than a year away; A better count is essential for Indian Country
(4/9/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- A popular meme shows a gathering of Native Americans on the shore with a ship approaching followed by the punch line: “1491 Census: Population...
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Loot Boxes

article Federal Trade Commission Aims to Blow the Lid Off Loot Boxes
(4/9/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The US Federal Trade Commission is looking into loot boxes. The consumer protection agency said Monday that an investigation into the phenomenon was...
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Marijuana & Hemp

article McConnell Supports Legislation to Fix Farm Bill's Hemp ‘Glitches’
(4/9/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Two truck drivers were jailed last February in Oklahoma and Idaho after being stopped by police. In Oklahoma, officials impounded more than 17,000...
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Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA)

article The transformation of the American Indian gaming industry
(4/8/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- On February 14, Brookings hosted a symposium bringing together diverse perspectives on the American Indian gaming industry featuring tribal...
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Water Issues

article Tribal leaders urge House to extend funding for water settlements
(4/8/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Tohono O’odham Chairman Edward D. Manuel testified Thursday that lack of water has been killing crops and livestock – and, essentially,...
article US Congress approves Colorado River drought plan
(4/8/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- A plan to address a shrinking supply of water on a river that serves 40 million people in the U.S. West is headed to President Donald Trump. The U.S...
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Other News

article Treasury Issues Rules on Tax Breaks for Opportunity Zones
(4/17/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Trump administration released regulations on Wednesday that could help venture capitalists, Native American tribes and entrepreneurs benefit...
article These Candid Photos Tell The True Story Of Proud, Young Native Americans
(4/17/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Romanian photographer Maria Sturm says her project "You Don't Look Native To Me", a series documenting the lives of young Native...
article Rep. Markwayne Mullin: No one should be forced to ration diabetes care
(4/16/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- More than 355,000 adults in Oklahoma are currently living with diabetes. For each of those people, access to affordable insulin is not just an...
article Udall, Luján, New Mexico Delegation Introduce Legislation to Address Health Disparities for Native Americans Living in Urban Areas
(4/16/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall, vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, and U.S. Representative Ben Ray Luján, Assistant Speaker of...
article USDA: Eligibility criteria released for tribal biomass program
(4/15/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Forest Service has released eligibility criteria for Indian tribes and Alaska tribal organizations that want to develop demonstration...
article Hoeven, Cramer, McSally Introduce Legislation to Enhance Tribal Road Safety
(4/13/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Senator John Hoeven (R-ND), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, today introduced, S. 1211, the Addressing Underdeveloped and...
article Native Students And The Piscataway Fight For Greater Recognition
(4/12/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Almost any Georgetown student could tell you that the university was founded in 1789. Almost any Georgetown student could also tell you that the...
article Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Let's start fixing mental health care in America
(4/11/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- I often joke that I’ve had surgery from my nose to my toes. When I broke my leg over Christmas last year, I went to the surgeon and got it set...
article Interior Department Law Enforcement Seizes $2.3 Million in Illegal Drugs on Southern Border
(4/11/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- From March 20, 2019 through March 28, 2019, the Department of the Interior (DOI) Opioid Reduction Task Force conducted a Criminal Interdiction...
article Bill would create cybersecurity grant program for state and local governments
(4/9/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Cory Gardner introduced legislation Monday that would authorize the Department of Homeland Security to give state and...
article Reps. Deb Haaland & Sharice Davids Speak at the 2019 We Are EMILY Gala
(4/9/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Rep. Deb Haaland (NM-01) and Rep. Sharice Davids (KS-03), the first two Native American Women elected to the US House, speak at the 2019 We Are...
article Thune, Rounds introduce legislation to ease medical costs for Native American veterans
(4/8/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Sens. John Thune and Mike Rounds reintroduced the Tribal Veterans Health Care Enhancement Act on April 3, legislation that would improve tribal...
article Petition Demands Increased Representation of Native American Students
(4/8/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Georgetown University Native American Student Council delivered a petition to the office of University President John J. DeGioia calling for...
article Udall, Senate Indian Affairs Committee Democrats: Trump Administration’s Attempts to Dismantle Affordable Care Act Threaten American Indian and Alaska Native Health
(4/3/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Jon Tester (D-Mont.),...
article Witness list for hearing on tribal homelands and tribal consultation bills
(4/2/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is meeting on Wednesday afternoon for a legislative hearing.
article Senate Committee on Indian Affairs sets hearing on reservation roads
(4/2/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is exercising oversight in a tricky area of federal policy where tribes have clashed with the Trump...
article Tribal Leader Frank Ettawageshik Honored; Cultural Preservation Legacy Fund Established
(4/2/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- On March 6, 2019 during its annual Impact Week in Washington, DC, the Midwest Alliance of Sovereign Tribes (MAST) hosted an honoring of long-time...
article Native Americans Shift Stereotypes, Boost Economies, Through Tourism
(4/1/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Summer is fast approaching, and with it comes millions of vacationers from at home and abroad. Travel experts cite growing interest in Native...
article Memorial honoring Native American veterans to open in 2020
(3/31/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- A $15 million memorial honoring Native American and Alaskan Native military members and veterans is set to open next year in Washington.
article U.S. Senate passes resolution honoring contributions of Native women
(3/30/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Senate passed a resolution Friday honoring the contributions of Native women across the nation. H.Res. 173 recognizes and celebrates the...

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