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Seneca Gaming Compact: Money for Nothing Ends for New York

Written by at March 24, 2017

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Tensions may ramp up in 2017 as the end of the Seneca gaming compact with New York approaches. No more money for nothing for the state.

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John Kane: Seneca Nation money train coming to an end in New York

Written by at March 24, 2017

With the Seneca gaming compact coming to an end, will the state and local municipalities finally see the error of their ways?

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Targeting the Frauds of Native Jewelry and Art

Written by at March 23, 2017

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The Protect Sovereign Native Art Initiative, launched in February, seeks to curb the manufacture, marketing and sale of fake Native jewelry and art.

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Health Care Repeal: Deadline Day Is Here

Written by at March 23, 2017

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Make or break moment awaits as Speaker Paul Ryan needs 216 votes to move his health care reform proposal on to the Senate. The vote is today.

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Time For Congress To Revisit The Indian Civil Rights Act

Written by at March 22, 2017

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The U.S. Congress may have to, and perhaps should, revisit the Indian Civil Rights Act of 1968 in light of the abrogative behavior of tribal governments.

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Seminole Tribe accused of breaking contract with retail outlet at casino

Written by at March 22, 2017

An expansion of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, led to the dispute.

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Chukchansi Tribe sued for $21M by gaming development company

Written by at March 22, 2017

The tribe reopened its casino in California after a lengthy shutdown.

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South Dakota tribes continue to extend Class III gaming compacts

Written by at March 22, 2017

The Crow Creek Sioux Tribe and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe are extending their agreements once again.

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Phoenix Indian Center Honors Ernie Stevens, Sr., With Spirit of Community Award

Written by at March 21, 2017

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For his service, commitment, and dedication to the greater good of the American Indian community, Ernest (“Ernie”) L. Stevens, Sr., will be honored by the Phoenix Indian Center with the 2017 Leon Grant Spirit of the Community Award. His son, Ernie Stevens, Jr., chairman of the National Indian Gaming Association, will accept the honor at the 34th Annual Silver & Turquoise Ball on his father’s behalf.

This year’s ball celebrates the Center’s 70 years of service to the valley’s American Indian community.

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National Indian Gaming Association honors Native casting director

Written by at March 21, 2017

Tricia Wood, who is Seneca-Cayuga and Cherokee, worked on the award-winning La La Land.

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Cowlitz Tribe casino seen as impacting lottery revenues in Oregon

Written by at March 21, 2017

Video lottery sales are projected to fall $110 million a year once ilani Casino Resort opens in Washington.

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North Dakota Republican keeps pushing bill for non-Indian casinos

Written by at March 21, 2017

Tribal leaders and Democrats say the proposal is punishment for opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline.

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Mohegan Tribe can sue over denial of casino in Massachusetts

Written by at March 20, 2017

The Connecticut-based tribe lost out to a rival gaming firm owned by billionaire Steve Wynn.

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Denise Martin’s Painted Ponies LLC Gives Tribal Casinos a Competitive Advantage

Written by at March 17, 2017

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Denise Martin, a proud Pokagon Potawatomi, spearheads major events, books top entertainment, secures covetable promotional products, and offers marketing consulting to tribal casinos from coast to coast.

In January 2017, Martin founded Painted Ponies, LLC, a 100-percent Native-owned and -operated marketing and entertainment business based in Niles, Michigan, near the Pokagon government offices in Dowagiac.

After graduating from Saint Mary’s at Notre Dame, Martin worked in various industries,

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Trump administration given more time for appeal in tribal gaming case

Written by at March 17, 2017

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe was forced to stop work on a $1 billion gaming facility in Massachusetts by an ongoing lawsuit.

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Connecticut tribes see movement on bill to authorize new casino

Written by at March 16, 2017

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are hoping to address growing competition for gaming dollars.

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Bigger and Better: Expansions, Renovations Underway at Tribal Resort Casinos

Written by at March 15, 2017

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In the casino world, bigger is better, and more is more. From every corner and swath of Indian country, tribes are expanding and renovating their resort casinos. Think more hotel rooms, more gaming options, more restaurants and buffets, and more luxury. Below are five of the most recent and largest expansions, renovations and groundbreakings. Soboba Casino San Jacinto, CA 92583 (866) 476-2622 Soboba.net In 1983 the Soboba Tribe of San Jacinto, The post Bigger and Better: Expansions, Renovations Underway at Tribal Resort Casinos appeared first on Indian Country Media Network.

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Stephine Poston Honored as 2017 Native Woman Business Owner of the Year

Written by at March 14, 2017

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Stephine Poston expresses joy and gratitude that she “hit the career jackpot. I get to get up every day and do this incredible work that’s helpful to people,” says the founder of Poston & Associates, LLC, based on the Pueblo of Sandia Reservation, in Bernalillo, New Mexico, just outside Albuquerque.

Prior to founding Poston & Associates, Poston worked for the federal government for eight years, and next as a public relations analyst for her tribe,

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Shawnee Tribe plans to start work soon on off-reservation casino

Written by at March 13, 2017

The project came up when Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke made his first appearance on Capitol Hill.

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Quapaw Robert Weaver’s RWI Benefits Wins American Indian Business of Year Award

Written by at March 10, 2017

Nearly seven years ago, the Quapaw Nation of Oklahoma instated a tribal member healthcare plan through RWI Benefits, LLC. Less than two months after the plan started, 600 people were diagnosed with diabetes. Of those individuals, six would have likely died within one month had they not sought medical treatment, doctors said. Additionally, within three months of the health plan’s start, six women under the age of 25 were diagnosed with cervical cancer. By creating a universal healthcare plan for his tribe, The post Quapaw Robert Weaver’s RWI Benefits Wins American Indian Business of Year Award appeared first on Indian Country Media Network.

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Connecticut tribes enlist former Bureau of Indian Affairs official

Written by at March 10, 2017

Two former Department of the Interior officials who once worked together are on opposite sides of a gaming debate in Connecticut.

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Ho-Chunk Nation defends legality of casino project in Wisconsin

Written by at March 8, 2017

A $33 million expansion project has led to a dispute with another tribe.

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National Indian Gaming Association backs Obamacare provision

Written by at March 8, 2017

Gaming industry groups want Congress to preserve a provision that designates gambling disorders as a public health matter.

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Stockbridge-Munsee Band withholds casino revenue in Wisconsin

Written by at March 7, 2017

Another tribe’s casino expansion project is triggering a Class III gaming compact dispute.

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Trump administration backs Cowlitz Tribe in Supreme Court brief

Written by at March 7, 2017

The filing comes as the Washington tribe prepares to open a $400 million casino in a matter of weeks.

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