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Anti-Sovereignty Screed

article Indians Not Willing to Work for Welfare Get Brutal News from Trump Admin
(4/23/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- President Donald Trump and his administration have made entitlement reform one of their top priorities. However, a new move from the administration...
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Sports Betting

article More Expert Predictions for the Supreme Court Sports Betting Case Decision
(4/23/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The waiting for the decision in the Supreme Court Sports Betting Case, aka Murphy v NCAA (formerly known as Christie v NCAA) continues to be the...
article Supreme Court to decide on NJ sports gambling this week
(4/22/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Let’s get ready to gamble! New Jersey casinos and racetracks — as well as sports gaming fans in the New York metropolitan area —...
article Major sports leagues players associations release joint statement on sports betting
(4/13/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The players associations representing the four major sports leagues – baseball, football, basketball and hockey – in anticipation of the...
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Trump Adminstration

article Trump Administration Supports Changing Indian Health Programs That Will Sabotage Treaty Rights
(4/23/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Trump administration is supporting a major policy shift on Indian health programs which could result in a loss of millions of dollars to the...
article Trump challenges Native Americans’ historical standing
(4/22/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Trump administration says Native Americans might need to get a job if they want to keep their health care — a policy that tribal leaders...
article Trump admin wants to roll back health rules for underrepresented groups
(4/22/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Trump administration has plans to reverse Obama-era health care rules that currently protect transgender individuals from discrimination and...
article Tribes kept in the dark as Trump administration rolls on with reorganization
(4/19/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Despite claims by the Trump administration that it won't move forward with a reorganization at the Department of the Interior without Indian...
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Connecticut Gaming

article Interior rejected staff advice when scuttling tribes' casino
(4/22/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Trump administration officials rejected recommendations from federal experts on Indian gaming policy when they blocked two American Indian tribes...
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Elizabeth Warren

article Warren: Trump’s Pocahontas Insult Is ‘Racist’
(4/22/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Sunday on MSNBC’s “PoliticsNation,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) said President Donald Trump calling her use of the “...
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DOI

article Quarter 1 in Review: ​Interior Releases Comprehensive List of First Quarter​ 2018​ Accomplishments Under President Trump & Secretary Zinke
(4/21/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Today, the U.S. Department of the Interior released a comprehensive list of 2018 first quarter accomplishments that the Department has achieved...
article CNN: Zinke Calls Himself A Geologist Despite Never Having Worked In Field
(4/17/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has reportedly been touting his credentials as a “geologist” to lend his decisions and opinions a...
article Questions circulate regarding DOI investigation
(4/16/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Under President Donald Trump, the U.S. Department of the Interior has made a series of moves some believe target Native American interests.
article Sources: Interior Officials Have History Of Hostility To Native Concerns
(4/16/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- A scathing Inspector General’s report released last week is raising new questions about last summer’s mass reassignment of Interior...
article Ryan Zinke’s Great American Fire Sale
(4/14/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Not long ago, the Bureau of Land Management, an agency within the U.S. Department of the Interior, began distributing “vision cards” to...
article What will Zinke do with the extra $2.5 billion in his budget?
(4/13/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Since his confirmation in March 2017, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s push to trim the department he oversees while opening more public lands...
article BOWMAN: Tribal Members Trained and Hired to Hunt for Resources of Cultural Value
(4/13/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- White Mountain Apache tribal member Gregg Henry hiked along the southwest landscape of the Tonto National Forest in Arizona with the specific...
7 Total Articles on this Issue

Labor & Unions

article Labor concerns trump tribal sovereignty in Congress
(4/21/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Ten years of animosity between tribal governments and union organizers led up to a meltdown of bipartisan efforts to pass the Tribal Labor...
1 Article on this Issue

Land Issues

article Federal Government Continues to Give Native American Tribes a Bad Deal
(4/21/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Department of the Interior has worked steadily to increase opportunity and access to the federal lands and resources under its purview. Earlier...
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Supreme Court

article Handicapping Supreme Court’s decision on sports betting case
(4/21/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Trailing the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-1 in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, the New Jersey Devils are 15-1 underdogs to win the series. By...
article Court tests Native American treaties in 21st century
(4/20/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- On Wednesday, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Washington v. United States, which pits the state of Washington against the...
article Argument analysis: Court debates standard for violating tribal fishing rights
(4/19/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- In yesterday’s oral argument in Washington v. United States, the Supreme Court debated the scope of tribal fishing rights under 19th century...
article First Native American Tapped as SCOTUS Law Clerk
(4/16/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch has made history by appointing the first Native American ever to serve as a law clerk in the high court.
article Justice Gorsuch Made Supreme Court History with Brand New Hire for 2018 Term
(4/15/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- In an apparent first at the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Neil Gorsuch has hired a Native American clerk for the 2018 term. The clerk, Tobi Merritt...
article Supreme Court case tests weight of old Native American treaties in 21st century
(4/13/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- On April 18, the United States Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Washington v. United States, which pits the state of Washington against the...
article The Larger Implications of a Supreme Court Case About Indigenous Fishing Rights
(4/13/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- On April 18th, the United States Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Washington v. United States, which pits the state of Washington against...
7 Total Articles on this Issue

Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act

press release NCAI President Jefferson Keel Responds to Senate Vote on Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
(4/21/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Yesterday, the Senate failed to come up with the necessary votes to proceed with a full vote on the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act, an amendment to...
article Bill to end tribal worker union rights fails in Senate
(4/18/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Labor had a rare win in the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate April 16. A bill to strip Indian casino workers of their federally protected right to...
article 'We will be back' vows leader of National Congress of American Indians after sovereignty vote fails
(4/17/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- A vote on the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act failed in spectacular fashion on Monday evening but the leader of the National Congress of American...
article Chickasaw Nation spends big on lobbying for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
(4/17/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Chickasaw Nation already enjoys an exemption from federal labor law at its gaming facilities but has been spending big in an effort to help the...
article Wicker Statement on the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
(4/17/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., today released the following statement after voting in favor of S. 140, the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act:
article Indian Country caught in drama as lawmakers clash on controversial bill
(4/16/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- A controversial bill to exempt tribes from federal labor law is fueling an all-out partisan war on Capitol Hill, the likes of which one top Democrat...
article Senate Bill to Curtail Labor Rights on Tribal Land Falls Short
(4/16/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Organized labor managed an increasingly rare feat on Monday — a political victory — when its allies turned back a Senate measure aimed...
article U.S. Senate Fails to Pass Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
(4/16/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- On Monday, U.S. Senator Tom Udall, vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, joined the Senate in voting 55-41 in favor of beginning...
article Protecting Native American Sovereignty from Harmful Federal Regulation [video]
(4/16/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding legislation that would...
article TRAHANT: Tribal Sovereignty? Yes … But If It Doesn’t Impact Big Donors To The Democratic Party
(4/16/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Tribal sovereignty is one of those phrases that wins near universal support in Congress. Unless, that is, the rights of tribes interfere with a...
press release URGENT ACTION NEEDED! Senate To Schedule Vote On Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
(4/16/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Senate has scheduled a cloture vote on S. 140 which includes the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (TLSA) for Monday April 16, 2019. We urge you to...
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MMIWG

article Four Efforts To Increase #MMIW Awareness Include A Film, Website, Law And Daily Tweet
(4/20/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The efforts to increase awareness regarding the terrible tragedies of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, #MMIW and Missing and Murdered...
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Oneida Nation

article Oneida Nation: Claudia Tenney's 'erratic outbursts, conspiracy theories' jeopardize economy
(4/20/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Oneida Indian Nation today blasted U.S. Rep. Claudia Tenney, saying her recent "erratic outbursts and conspiracy theories" jeopardize...
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National Indian Gaming Commission

article Term Ending But Tribal Gaming Regulator May Remain [sub req]
(4/19/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- With his three-year term as chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission concluding at the end of this month, Jonodev Chaudhuri is leaving the...
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American Gaming Association

article Industry, Academics and Advocates Unite to Launch Responsible Gaming Collaborative
(4/18/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The American Gaming Association (AGA) recently convened leading gaming industry organizations, academic professionals and advocacy groups to chart a...
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Enrollment

article Expelled Tribe Members Say Feds Did Nothing to Protect Their Rights
(4/18/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Sixty-seven former members of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe claim in federal court that the government officials tasked with protecting them...
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Opioid Crisis

article Indian tribes fear being killed off by opioid epidemic
(4/16/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- While much of the country is suffering, American Indians are particularly reeling from the opioid crisis. Some tribes say it amounts to an...
article HOPKINS: Native American Tribes Are Suing the Opioid Industry As People Continue to Die
(4/13/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- In this op-ed, Ruth Hopkins, a Native woman who has worked as a judge for the Oceti Sakowin tribes, explains why Native Americans are suing opioid...
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Payday Loans

article Tribal lenders worried about 'mixed signals' from Trump administration
(4/14/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Tribal lenders cheered when the Trump administration started taking the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in a new direction but an appeal...
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Marijuana & Hemp

article Colo. senator: Trump easing up on pot crackdown
(4/13/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- President Donald Trump is promising not to challenge states that have legalized marijuana even though they are in conflict with federal law,...
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N.J. Sports Betting

article Tossing Out The Supreme Court Sports Betting Case: Does ‘Mootness’ Doctrine Apply?
(4/13/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The US Supreme Court’s ruling in the New Jersey sports betting case will be the most consequential sports betting legal decision ever. Unless...
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Native Vote

article Deb Haaland Could Be the First Native American Woman Elected to Congress
(4/13/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Running! is a Teen Vogue series about getting involved in government. In this op-ed, New Mexico congressional candidate Deb Haaland explains why...
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Steve Wynn

article Casino magnate accused of misconduct gave $500,000 to pro-Trump super PAC
(4/13/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Three days before a blistering investigative report detailed decades of alleged sexual misconduct by Stephen Wynn, he made the largest publicly...
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Bears Ears

article GALLEGO: Seeking to right the wrong of ending protection to Bears Ears
(4/12/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- From my front row seat on the House Natural Resources Committee, I’ve watched this administration ignore America’s historic commitments...
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Other News

article Smithsonian Announces First Written Treaty Between the U.S. and a Native American Nation To Be Shown at the American Indian Museum
(4/23/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The first written treaty between the United States and an Indian Nation, the Treaty with the Delawares, 1778, will go on display at the Smithsonian...
article Industry, Academics and Advocates Unite to Launch Responsible Gaming Collaborative
(4/22/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The American Gaming Association (AGA) recently convened leading gaming industry organizations, academic professionals and advocacy groups to chart a...
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 Tribe: Ruling could reform U.S. agency for Native education
(4/21/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Stephen C. has been taught only math and English at a U.S.-run elementary school for Native American children deep in a gorge off the Grand Canyon....
article Hoeven: Enhancing Tribal Self-Governance Builds Strong Tribal Communities
(4/19/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Senator John Hoeven (R-ND), chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, today convened an oversight hearing titled “The 30th...
article First Written Treaty Between the U.S. and a Native American Nation To Be Shown at the American Indian Museum
(4/19/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The first written treaty between the United States and an Indian Nation, the Treaty with the Delawares, 1778, will go on display at the Smithsonian...
article SHAPIRO: Trouble with Trump?
(4/18/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Establishing a tribal land base is painfully difficult. Nearly 140 years after the General Allotment Act systematically dismantled tribal land...
article Tribal self-governance celebrates 30th anniversary with some 'PROGRESS'
(4/18/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The tribal self-governance program, a key development in the self-determination era, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year with some...
article Tribes secure hearing on homelands legislation amid drama on Capitol Hill
(4/18/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska), a long-serving member of the House, often refers to the Senate as the "dark hole" because it's where bills...
article DOI Presses For Quick Win In Tribes' Education Plan Suit [sub req]
(4/18/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Department of the Interior urged a South Dakota federal judge on Monday to hand it a quick win in a lawsuit brought over its planned...
article Senate Committee on Indian Affairs to Hold Hearing on 30th Anniversary of Tribal Governance
(4/17/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- On Wednesday, April 18 at 2:30 PM EDT, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will hold an oversight hearing titled “The 30th Anniversary of Tribal...
article House committee sets markup on bill to protect Alaska Native artists
(4/16/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- A bill to protect Alaska Native artists from being punished for practicing their traditions is taking a step forward on Capitol Hill.
article USDA Seeks Applications For Technology Grants To Expand Access To Health Care; Education In Rural Areas
(4/15/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett announced Friday that USDA is accepting applications for grants to use broadband e-...
article Gorsuch Hires Native American Law Clerk, Likely First in SCOTUS History
(4/14/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- In what appears to be a historic first, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch has hired Tobi Young, a Native American lawyer, to be one of his law...
article Native American tribes get funding boost for crime victims
(4/14/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Roughly $133 million is expected to be made available to tribes to support Native American and Alaska Native crime victims who advocates say had...
article Trump approves aid for Amber Alerts in tribal areas pushed by John McCain, Andy Biggs
(4/14/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Tribal areas are permanently eligible for assistance using the emergency Amber Alert system under a new law pushed by Arizona's Sen. John McCain...
article How Indigenous Knowledge Is Transforming the March for Science
(4/13/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The March for Science this year is set for April 14. Last year’s march drew tens of thousands who marched to protest the Trump administration...
article Budget cuts for Indian programs again come under fire on Capitol Hill
(4/12/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Here we go again. The Trump administration is defending cuts to Indian Country programs amid bipartisan fire from Congress.
article Mark Trahant: Paul Ryan's legacy included less for Indian health care
(4/12/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Paul Ryan came to Washington to blow up Washington. He was first elected to represent his Wisconsin district at 28 years old. He campaigned over his...
article DC Court Says No To Revisiting Mono Rancheria Casino Ruling
(4/12/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Washington, D.C. Court of Appeals has denied a petition for a rehearing of a panel’s January ruling that the government acted reasonably...

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