Top official blamed for ‘Thursday night massacre’ at Interior Department

Written by at July 26, 2017

Jim Cason continues to wield significant power at the Department of the Interior even though he’s never been confirmed by the Senate.

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Mohegan Tribe dethrones Pechanga Band to win USA Today poll of casinos

Written by at July 26, 2017

Call it a battle of East vs. West as the Mohegan Tribe dethroned the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians to win USA Today’s poll of best casinos in the United States.

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Fort Peck Reservation man due for sentencing in assault of 4-year-old girl

Written by at July 26, 2017

A Montana man due to be sentenced for kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl on the Fort Peck Reservation.

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Mark Trahant: Indian Country goes ignored as Senate takes up health reform

Written by at July 26, 2017

As the debate unfolds, the Senate is in a way making the case for why we need Native Americans in the legislative process.

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Dakota Access firm told to stop work on pipeline after contaminating water

Written by at July 26, 2017

The Rover natural gas pipeline has been hit with a second stop work order, this time in West Virginia.

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Leaders of Colville Tribes ask citizens about returning to traditional name

Written by at July 26, 2017

The Colville Reservation got its name from a fort that was named after a Scottish businessman and leaders believe it’s time for a change.

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Trump hire at Bureau of Indian Affairs makes big promise on tribal taxation

Written by at July 26, 2017

A senior Bureau of Indian Affairs official who was hired by the Trump administration to work on energy, economic development and related issues is making a seemingly big promise to tribes.

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Comanche Nation hails indictment against former tax commission worker

Written by at July 26, 2017

A former employee of the Comanche Nation is being accused of stealing from the Oklahoma-based tribe.

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Rosebud Sioux Tribe extends gaming compact for 11th time in five years

Written by at July 26, 2017

The Rosebud Sioux Tribe continues to operate under a gaming agreement that limits its casino to 250 slot machines.

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Steven Newcomb: Teaching students in California about true Native history

Written by at July 26, 2017

An ideal Native Studies curriculum will teach students that the Catholic system of domination resulted in a traumatic holocaust in California, Steven Newcomb writes for Indian Country Media Network.

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Tribes team up to address northern border issues at conference in August

Written by at July 26, 2017

Two tribes whose territories span the United States border with Canada have joined forces for a unique summit.

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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs cancels business meeting and hearing

Written by at July 26, 2017

Partisan bickering has once again derailed the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.

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Another pipeline affecting tribal communities heads toward final approval

Written by at July 26, 2017

A natural gas pipeline that would run through North Carolina and Virginia has an unusually disproportionate impact on tribal communities.

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Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association details economic benefits of casinos

Written by at July 26, 2017

Tribal casinos employ in Oklahoma employ about 28,000 people and contribute to another 42,700 jobs in the state.

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Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act reportedly moves closer to passage in Senate

Written by at July 25, 2017

Could 2017 finally be the year for the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act?

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Tachi Yokut Tribe starts work on family-friendly casino expansion project

Written by at July 25, 2017

The Tachi-Yokut Tribe is hoping to attract more families to its gaming facility in California with a movie theater, bowling alley and more.

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Museum in New Orleans celebrates city’s tricentennial with tribal exhibit

Written by at July 25, 2017

A museum in New Orleans, Louisiana, is preparing for the city’s 300th anniversary in 2018 with an exhibit that features tribal artifacts.

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Cronkite News: Sen. McCain returns to Washington amid health care debate

Written by at July 25, 2017

Less than a week after he was diagnosed with an aggressive brain cancer, Arizona Sen. John McCain (R) is returning to work in the nation’s capital.

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Stillaguamish Tribe installs vehicle charging stations at casino gas station

Written by at July 25, 2017

The Stillaguamish Tribe is welcoming electric vehicle users to its casino in Washington.

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Cleve Davis: Racist and colonizing language deeply embedded in America

Written by at July 25, 2017

Native Americans struggle with derogatory names and symbols every day, Cleve Davis writes on Indian Country Media Network.

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Chehalis Tribe promotes longtime employee as chief executive at casino

Written by at July 25, 2017

The Chehalis Tribe just completed a $46 million expansion project and now the casino in Washington has a new chief executive.

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Cherokee Nation details devastating impacts of opioid crisis in Oklahoma

Written by at July 25, 2017

The Cherokee Nation is defending its right to pursue drug companies and drug stores for flooding its homeland with prescription opioids.

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Canada continues to distribute $5 — yes $5 — in annual treaty payments

Written by at July 24, 2017

The Canadian government continues to distribute $5 every year to citizens of First Nations whose ancestor signed treaties requiring annuity payments.

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Pokagon Band on hiring spree as first tribal casino in Indiana takes shape

Written by at July 24, 2017

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians is looking to fill 1,200 jobs at its newest gaming facility.

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Shoshone-Bannock Tribes police help apprehend casino robbery suspect

Written by at July 24, 2017

A man walked away with a ‘large amount’ of cash from the Sage Hill Casino in Idaho, according to the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes.

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