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Trump hire at Bureau of Indian Affairs heads back to Capitol Hill for gaming hearing
NIGC | Regulation
Trump hire at Bureau of Indian Affairs heads back to Capitol Hill for gaming hearing (October 2, 2017)
The senior-most political official at the Bureau of Indian Affairs is back on Capitol Hill to testify at a hearing about the tribal gaming industry.

Gaming group promotes tribal interests in Supreme Court sports betting case
Legislation | Litigation
Gaming group promotes tribal interests in Supreme Court sports betting case (September 5, 2017)
Tribal sovereignty is being hindered by a long-running ban on sports betting, the American Gaming Association is telling the nation's highest court.

Indian Country warms up to legislation to repeal federal ban on sports betting
Legislation
Indian Country warms up to legislation to repeal federal ban on sports betting (August 21, 2017)
Rep. Frank Pallone (D-New Jersey), who has been an ally to tribes on economic development, health care and other initiatives, is drafting a bill to open the door to sports betting.

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.

National Indian Gaming Association chooses David Bean as vice chair
Public Relations
National Indian Gaming Association chooses David Bean as vice chair (June 23, 2017)
David Bean, a council member from the Puyallup Tribe, was sworn in as vice chairman of the National Indian Gaming Association on June 20.

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.

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.

Amendment drafted for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act in defense bill
Legislation
Amendment drafted for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act in defense bill (June 13, 2016)
Several Republicans in the Senate are supporting an amendment to include the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act in a must-pass defense measure.

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.

Indian Country presses Supreme Court to hear labor law dispute
Legislation | Litigation
Indian Country presses Supreme Court to hear labor law dispute (May 31, 2016)
A broad coalition of tribal organizations and even two states are arguing that federal labor law should not be imposed in Indian Country.

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.

NIGA honors Coeur d'Alene  leader with sovereignty award
Meetings | Public Relations
NIGA honors Coeur d'Alene leader with sovereignty award (November 6, 2015)
Ernie Stensgar received the John F. Kieffer Sovereignty Award for his efforts to promote tribal sovereignty.

Lawmakers advance Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act in House
Legislation | Litigation | Regulation
Lawmakers advance Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act in House (July 23, 2015)
A bill to exempt tribes and their gaming facilities from federal labor law took another step forward on Wednesday.

Lawmakers show support for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
Legislation | Meetings | NIGC | Regulation
Lawmakers show support for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (July 22, 2015)
Members of both parties endorse labor measure at National Indian Gaming Association legislative summit in Washington, D.C.

Rep. McCollum vows support for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
Legislation | Meetings
Rep. McCollum vows support for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (June 29, 2015)
The co-chair of the Congressional Native American Caucus is the first prominent Democrat to announce her backing for the bill.

Appropriations bill blocks federal labor law at tribal businesses
Legislation
Appropriations bill blocks federal labor law at tribal businesses (June 22, 2015)
Efforts to shield tribal casinos from the National Labor Relations Act are stirring passions on Capitol Hill.

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.

Report places economic impact of US gaming industry at $240B
Compacts | Meetings | NIGC | Public Relations
Report places economic impact of US gaming industry at $240B (October 1, 2014)
Tribal facilities play an important role in shaping the U.S. gaming industry through jobs, revenues, direct and indirect spending as well as payroll and other taxes.

NIGA to hold mid-year conference at Chickasaw Nation casino
Meetings
NIGA to hold mid-year conference at Chickasaw Nation casino (August 19, 2014)
This year's event takes place September 9-10 at WinStar World Casino and Resort.

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.

NIGA welcomes ruling in Bay Mills off-reservation gaming case
Litigation
NIGA welcomes ruling in Bay Mills off-reservation gaming case (May 30, 2014)
Senate Indian Affairs Committee is expected to hold a hearing on the issue sometime this summer.

NCAI leader urges open discussion about Poarch Creek casino
Meetings | Public Relations
NCAI leader urges open discussion about Poarch Creek casino (May 30, 2014)
Save Hickory Ground staged a rally that was shut down by security guards.

Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation chair receives highest NIGA award
California | Meetings
Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation chair receives highest NIGA award (May 15, 2014)
The National Indian Gaming Association bestowed the Wendell A. Chino Humanitarian Award to Marshall McKay, the chairman of the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation of California.

Tribes headed to annual Southern Gaming Summit in Mississippi
Meetings | NIGC
Tribes headed to annual Southern Gaming Summit in Mississippi (May 2, 2014)
The annual Southern Gaming Summit will take place next week.

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.

Navajo president criticizes NIGA for withdrawing from event
Public Relations
Navajo president criticizes NIGA for withdrawing from event (April 17, 2014)
The leader of the Navajo Nation was 'disappointed' that the National Indian Gaming Association pulled out of a fundraiser last weekend.

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.

Republicans benefit in Wisconsin off-reservation casino fight
Casino Stalker
Republicans benefit in Wisconsin off-reservation casino fight (February 4, 2014)
Republicans are benefiting from a high-stakes battle over an off-reservation casino in Wisconsin.

Forest County Potawatomi Community withdraws from NIGA
Casino Stalker | Public Relations
Forest County Potawatomi Community withdraws from NIGA (February 3, 2014)
The Forest County Potawatomi Community has withdrawn from the National Indian Gaming Association in a dispute over off-reservation casino in Wisconsin.

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.

Great Plains Indian Gaming Association moves meeting date
Meetings
Great Plains Indian Gaming Association moves meeting date (September 25, 2013)
The Great Plains Indian Gaming Association will be hosting its annual conference earlier than usual next year.

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.

NIGA expects  to continue debate on Internet gaming in 2013
Legislation
NIGA expects to continue debate on Internet gaming in 2013 (December 17, 2012)
Efforts to legalize Internet gambling appear to be dead for the year, giving tribes more time to discuss the issue on Capitol Hill. Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nevada), the Senate majority leader, was crafting a bill in hopes of passage during...

Tribes told to prepare for   Internet gaming at NCAI convention
Legislation | Meetings
Tribes told to prepare for Internet gaming at NCAI convention (October 24, 2012)
Internet gaming was a hot topic at the National Congress of American Indian 69th annual conference in Sacramento, California. A panel discussion on Tuesday addressed the controversial issue. Although no bills have passed at the federal level, tribes were told...

Global Gaming Expo  panel discusses  IGRA as law hits milestone
Legislation | Meetings | NIGC | Regulation
Global Gaming Expo panel discusses IGRA as law hits milestone (October 5, 2012)
It seems hard to believe but the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988 will turn 25 next year. "That time has flown by," Tony Sanchez Jr., the president of the board of directors for the Seminole Tribe of Florida, said...

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...

Tribes debate Internet gambling at NIGA conference in Florida
Compacts | Legislation | Meetings
Tribes debate Internet gambling at NIGA conference in Florida (September 20, 2012)
Internet gambling was a topic at the National Indian Gaming Association mid-year conference in Florida this week. Tribes are interesting in online gaming but they want heir rights must be respected, NIGA's executive director Jason Giles said. That would mean...

Senate Indian Affairs Committee listening session at NIGA
Legislation
Senate Indian Affairs Committee listening session at NIGA (September 17, 2012)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee is holding a listening session tomorrow to discuss the draft Tribal Online Gaming Act. The session takes place at the National Indian Gaming Association mid-year conference. It will be held from 10am to 12pm in...

NIGA: Putting Indian gaming on the political agenda for 2012
Public Relations
NIGA: Putting Indian gaming on the political agenda for 2012 (September 11, 2012)
"The National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) hit the road in August to take our issues to the policy makers attending the Republican and Democratic Conventions. NIGA had a strong presence at both Conventions as the Chairman and Executive Director met...

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...

NIGA: Internet gaming a hot topic as tribal leaders meet in DC
Opinion
NIGA: Internet gaming a hot topic as tribal leaders meet in DC (July 25, 2012)
"Right now, the National Indian Gaming Association is hosting its 2012 summer Legislative Summit in Washington, DC. Over 260 tribal leaders will attend the two-day event at the Rasmuson Theater in the National Museum of the American Indian and at...

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