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Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe claims victory in long-running state taxation fight
Litigation
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe claims victory in long-running state taxation fight (September 19, 2017)
As the Trump administration debates whether to take a stand on a major taxation issue in Indian Country, one tribe is claiming victory over the state of South Dakota.

National Indian Gaming Association clarifies position on sports betting coalition
Connecticut | Legislation | Public Relations
National Indian Gaming Association clarifies position on sports betting coalition (August 8, 2017)
The National Indian Gaming Association has joined a coalition whose goal is to repeal a ban on sports betting but doesn't actually support sports betting at this point.

National Indian Gaming Association backs effort to legalize sports betting
Legislation
National Indian Gaming Association backs effort to legalize sports betting (August 1, 2017)
The National Indian Gaming Association is supporting efforts to legalize sports betting in order to ensure tribal concerns are addressed.

Native Sun News Today: Nation's highest court calls tribe's bluff with new decision
Connecticut | Litigation
Native Sun News Today: Nation's highest court calls tribe's bluff with new decision (May 15, 2017)
The Supreme Court has changed the rules of the game, putting tribal officials and employees at risk for damages they may incur while off the reservation.

Ernie Stevens: Seneca Nation keeps commitment to its neighbors
New York | Opinion
Ernie Stevens: Seneca Nation keeps commitment to its neighbors (April 17, 2017)
Final payment of the Seneca Nation compact with New York has been made, but being a good neighbor to the communities is ongoing.

National Indian Gaming Association honors Native casting director
Meetings | Public Relations
National Indian Gaming Association honors Native casting director (March 21, 2017)
Tricia Wood, who is Seneca-Cayuga and Cherokee, worked on the award-winning La La Land.

National Indian Gaming Association backs Obamacare provision
Legislation
National Indian Gaming Association backs Obamacare provision (March 8, 2017)
Gaming industry groups want Congress to preserve a provision that designates gambling disorders as a public health matter.

Non-Indian gaming firm asks Congress to block new tribal casino
Connecticut | Legislation
Non-Indian gaming firm asks Congress to block new tribal casino (June 22, 2016)
Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Connecticut) said he fought efforts to add anti-casino language to a defense bill.

National Indian Gaming Association honors the late Catawba Nation Chief Gilbert Blue
Public Relations
National Indian Gaming Association honors the late Catawba Nation Chief Gilbert Blue (June 15, 2016)
NIGA Chairman Ernie Stevens worked closely with the late Catawba Nation leader and the pair were even arrested together on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court.

National Indian Gaming Association ready for legislative summit
Legislation | Meetings
National Indian Gaming Association ready for legislative summit (June 7, 2016)
This year's event will be special because the organization is debuting its new home, the Stanley R. Crooks Tribal Leaders Center.

Victor Rocha helps National Indian Gaming Association with events
California | Meetings | Public Relations
Victor Rocha helps National Indian Gaming Association with events (May 10, 2016)
The proprietor of the Pechanga.net gaming website is serving conference chair for NIGA's upcoming annual and mid-year conferences.

Groups unite to promote Indian gaming industry at global forum
Meetings
Groups unite to promote Indian gaming industry at global forum (January 13, 2016)
The National Indian Gaming Association, the Arizona Indian Gaming Association and the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association, along with Victor Rocha of Pechanga.net, are presenting a seminar at ICE Totally Gaming.

Indiana lawmakers not so welcoming to Pokagon Band casino bid
Casino Stalker | Compacts | Legislation
Indiana lawmakers not so welcoming to Pokagon Band casino bid (April 17, 2015)
Two national organizations are coming to the defense of the tribe in response to questionable comments from state lawmakers whose county includes a non-Indian riverboat.

Ernie Stevens joins American Gaming Association Hall of Fame
Public Relations
Ernie Stevens joins American Gaming Association Hall of Fame (July 23, 2014)
The chairman of the National Indian Gaming Association will be inducted at a ceremony in September.

ICT interview with Ernie Stevens of NIGA on racist mascots
Public Relations
ICT interview with Ernie Stevens of NIGA on racist mascots (April 23, 2014)
Ernie Stevens explains why the National Indian Gaming Association opposes racist mascots.

Ernie Stevens: NIGA can't support racist depictions of Natives
Opinion
Ernie Stevens: NIGA can't support racist depictions of Natives (April 15, 2014)
The National Indian Gaming Association has a long-standing history of opposition to ethnically damaging mascots.

ICT interview with Ernie Stevens about 25th birthday of IGRA
Litigation
ICT interview with Ernie Stevens about 25th birthday of IGRA (September 26, 2013)
Indian Country Today interviews Ernie Stevens, the chairman of the National Indian Gaming Association, about the 25 years since the passage of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.

National Indian Gaming Association draws crowd to Arizona
Meetings
National Indian Gaming Association draws crowd to Arizona (March 27, 2013)
The National Indian Gaming Association is wrapping up its annual convention and trade show in Phoenix, Arizona, today.

Magazine: National Indian Gaming Association shares approach
Public Relations
Magazine: National Indian Gaming Association shares approach (March 5, 2013)
Casino Enterprise Management talks to Ernie Stevens, the chairman of the National Indian Gaming Association: Asked to define the National Indian Gaming Association’s (NIGA) plan of approach for the year in just one word, Chairman Ernie Stevens Jr. says, “Unity....

Ernie Stevens and Kevin Leecy: Paying tribute to Daniel Inouye
Opinion
Ernie Stevens and Kevin Leecy: Paying tribute to Daniel Inouye (December 19, 2012)
We mourn the loss of our friend, leader and elder statesman, Senator Daniel K. Inouye. Dan Inouye was one of the giants of our time.

ICT interview with NIGA's Ernie Stevens   on Carcieri and Internet
Legislation
ICT interview with NIGA's Ernie Stevens on Carcieri and Internet (October 2, 2012)
"National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) Chairman Ernie Stevens Jr., a citizen of the Oneida Tribe of Wisconsin, says there was “a real sense of tribal unity” at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, which he attended in early...

Ernie Stevens: Stanley Crooks was an Indian gaming visionary
Opinion
Ernie Stevens: Stanley Crooks was an Indian gaming visionary (August 28, 2012)
"This past Saturday, I was notified that Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community’s Chairman Stanley R. Crooks began his journey to the spirit world. This comes only two days after my visit with him at the St. Francis Regional Medical Center in...

NIGA calling for more consultation on SCIA's online gaming bill
Legislation
NIGA calling for more consultation on SCIA's online gaming bill (July 27, 2012)
Tribes weren't consulted about provisions in the draft of the Tribal Online Gaming Act, the leader of the National Indian Gaming Association said on Thursday. In August 2011, NIGA adopted six principles to guide Internet gaming legislation in Indian Country....

Senate Indian Affairs Committee offers draft online gaming bill
Legislation | Meetings
Senate Indian Affairs Committee offers draft online gaming bill (July 26, 2012)
UPDATE: TRIBAL ONLINE GAMING ACT OF 2012: Summary of SCIA Internet gaming bill | Draft of SCIA Internet gaming bill The Senate Indian Affairs Committee offered a draft of its Internet gaming bill to members of the National Indian Gaming...

National Indian Gaming Association names executive director
Public Relations
National Indian Gaming Association names executive director (November 18, 2011)
The National Indian Gaming Association has a new executive director. Jason Giles, a member of the Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma, was promoted to the position this week, Chairman Ernie Stevens Jr. announced at a Senate Indian Affairs Committee yesterday. He...

Blog: Tribes aim to regulate Internet gaming on reservation
Legislation | Regulation
Blog: Tribes aim to regulate Internet gaming on reservation (November 2, 2011)
"The congressional hearing held recently, invited a tribal delegate of NIGA (National Indian Gaming Association) to participate. In the testimony, the delegate made demands for certain rights to be conferred upon the tribes, in case the legalization of online gambling...

NIGA chair offers tribal perspective on Internet gambling
California | Legislation
NIGA chair offers tribal perspective on Internet gambling (October 26, 2011)
National Indian Gaming Association Chairman Ernest Stevens Jr. testified about Internet gambling at a hearing in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday. Stevens said tribes are concerned about impacts to the $28 billion Indian gaming industry. He offered six major points that...

Column: NIGA chairman to testify about Internet gambling
Legislation
Column: NIGA chairman to testify about Internet gambling (October 25, 2011)
"With some members of Congress looking for ways to bring in extra tax revenues and casino moguls like Donald Trump calling for the legalization of internet gambling, a U.S. House panel today convenes a hearing about online gaming - and...

Ernie Stevens wins re-election to sixth term as NIGA chairman
Public Relations
Ernie Stevens wins re-election to sixth term as NIGA chairman (April 8, 2011)
Ernie Stevens Jr., a member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, won re-election as chairman of the National Indian Gaming Association. Stevens will serve a sixth two-year term for the organization. He defeated Ivan Makil, the former president of the...

National Indian Gaming Association holds meeting in Arizona
Meetings
National Indian Gaming Association holds meeting in Arizona (March 29, 2011)
The National Indian Gaming Association holds its annual tradeshow and convention next week in Phoenix, Arizona. The conference takes place April 3-6 at the Phoenix Convention Center. More than 18,000 are expected, The Phoenix Business Journal reported. A highlight will...

NIGA Debate: Interviews with Ernie Stevens Jr and Ivan Makil
Meetings | Public Relations
NIGA Debate: Interviews with Ernie Stevens Jr and Ivan Makil (March 21, 2011)
The National Indian Gaming Association holds its annual tradeshow and convention on April 3-6 in Phoenix, Arizona, where members will decide who will lead the organization. Ernie Stevens Jr., a member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, has served as...

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