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Video Games Encourage Indigenous Cultural Expression

Written by at May 23, 2017

When done right, video games have the potential to be self-determined spaces, where indigenous people can express themselves on their own terms.

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Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe must wait to restart work on casino

Written by at May 23, 2017

The tribe’s legal victory is on hold while opponents ask the nation’s highest court to intervene.

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Iowa Tribe misses deadline again to launch internet poker project

Written by at May 23, 2017

Meanwhile, the National Indian Gaming Commission appears to be looking into the company that is behind the effort.

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Mississippi Choctaw citizens request vote on $25M casino project

Written by at May 23, 2017

The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians could be forced to rethink plans for a $25 million casino.

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Coeur d’Alene Lake Is a World of Adventure

Written by at May 22, 2017

Coeur d’Alene Lake Is a World of Adventure

The Coeur d’Alene Tribe, proud of its heritage and environmental stewardship, welcomes visitors to its historic lands in northern Idaho.

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Siletz Indians Ask Oregon Tribes to Unite for Salem Intertribal Project

Written by at May 19, 2017

The Confederated Tribe of Siletz Indians have proposed a “shared mission” that involves building a casino resort on their tribal land in Salem, Oregon, and sharing an unprecedented 25 percent of the net gaming revenue with state and local government. Meanwhile, the Siletz would split 50 percent of net revenue with participating tribes and take 25 percent.

There’s just one catch: participating tribes must guarantee they’ll never build a casino in the Portland area,

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Kalispel Tribe using bottled water at casino due to contamination

Written by at May 18, 2017

The tribe took action after high levels of chemicals were found in water wells in Airway Heights, Washington.

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Leech Lake Band wins approval to build new casino at new site

Written by at May 18, 2017

Tribal citizens voted overwhelmingly to move the Palace Casino and Hotel to a different location in Cass Lake, Minnesota, that sees more traffic.

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Tohono O’odham Nation secures victory in long-running gaming dispute

Written by at May 17, 2017

A highly-charged gaming dispute that sett off a litigation, legislation and lobbying frenzy is finally coming to an end.

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Spirit Lake Nation suspends referendum on liquor sales at casino

Written by at May 17, 2017

Liquor sales at the Spirit Lake Casino and Resort are supposed to fund an alcohol and drug rehabilitation center.

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Nottawaseppi Huron Band promotes from within for top casino job

Written by at May 16, 2017

Kathy George, who has worked at FireKeepers Casino Hotel in Michigan for more than five years, is taking on a new role as chief executive officer.

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Pascua Yaqui Tribe prepares citizens for casino management jobs

Written by at May 16, 2017

The tribe plans to choose one of its own to serve as chief executive officer of its gaming operation in Arizona.

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White Earth Nation faces wait on permits for third gaming project

Written by at May 16, 2017

Officials in Otter Tail County, Minnesota, are still reviewing plans for the casino at Star Lake.

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Kevin Washburn Among This Year’s Chickasaw Nation Hall of Fame Inductees

Written by at May 15, 2017

Kevin Washburn Among This Year’s Chickasaw Nation Hall of Fame Inductees

Kevin Washburn and four others will be inducted into the Chickasaw Nation Hall of Fame for their dedication to the tribe and Indian country.

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Connecticut tribes see support from Trump in push for new casino

Written by at May 15, 2017

The new administration is sticking by a letter that should help the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and Mohegan Tribe in their quest.

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Sen. McCain doesn’t seem to know where New York City is located

Written by at May 12, 2017

The Arizona Republican is joining the battle over a new casino in Connecticut but a letter sent to the Trump administration is marred by alternative facts.

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Tule River Tribe moves forward with $180M casino at new location

Written by at May 12, 2017

The scoping report for the new Eagle Mountain Casino has been released but it’s only a small step in a long process.

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Alabama-Coushatta Tribe back in court to defend modest casino

Written by at May 11, 2017

Naskila Gaming offers Class II games, which are normally out of the state’s reach, but officials in Texas are asserting jurisdiction at the facility.

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Oklahoma lawmakers spar over potential expansion of tribal gaming

Written by at May 10, 2017

Republicans and Democrats blamed each when a budget deal that authorized new Class III games fell apart.

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Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe marks 25th anniversary of casino

Written by at May 9, 2017

The tribe’s bingo hall was the first of its kind in Oregon and the tribe signed the first Class III gaming compact in the state.

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Former leader of Winnebago Tribe pleads guilty in gaming theft case

Written by at May 9, 2017

Lawrence Payer is the first of nine former leaders to admit his role in the theft of gaming funds.

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Seminole Tribe paid just $50M for casino Donald Trump built for $1.2B

Written by at May 9, 2017

As the future president’s gaming empire faltered, the tribe’s blossomed.

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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits casino ruling from Trump team

Written by at May 8, 2017

An answer from the Bureau of Indian Affairs is being promised by June 19.

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NAFSA: Investing in Tribal Economic Growth

Written by at May 5, 2017

Often conflated with payday lending the NAFSA model is designed to promote tribe lending to highly qualified individuals, as determined by NAFSA’s algorithm

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Chukchansi Tribe thanks officers for arresting armed casino patron

Written by at May 4, 2017

Security staff at the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino in California alerted authorities about the dangerous patron.

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