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President Trump's Indian gaming pick up for confirmation hearing

President Trump's Indian gaming pick up for confirmation hearing (July 23, 2019)

Donald Trump was openly hostile to tribes when he was in the casino business. Now he gets to pick the federal official overseeing the Indian gaming industry.

Open Secrets: Lobbyists rely on Trump administration to block tribal projects

Open Secrets: Lobbyists rely on Trump administration to block tribal projects (May 23, 2019)

Non-Indian interests have hired lobbyists close to President Donald Trump in hopes of derailing tribes. The strategy appears to be working.

Those 'injuns': Timbisha Shoshone Tribe faces racism in casino bid

Those 'injuns': Timbisha Shoshone Tribe faces racism in casino bid (October 16, 2018)

The Timbisha Shoshone Tribe continues to face vehement opposition to a proposed casino.

'Drunk Indians and government handouts casino': School board member insults tribe

'Drunk Indians and government handouts casino': School board member insults tribe (June 27, 2018)

A public school board member resigned after making a derogatory comment about the Sauk-Suiattle Tribe and its forthcoming casino.

Prairie Island Indian Community responds to 'racial stereotypes' in newspaper

Prairie Island Indian Community responds to 'racial stereotypes' in newspaper (November 1, 2017)

Leaders of the Prairie Island Indian Community are responding to a recent article that once again questioned plans for newly acquired land in Minnesota.

Bill to approve non-Indian casinos in North Dakota called 'racist'

Bill to approve non-Indian casinos in North Dakota called 'racist' (March 2, 2017)

Some Democrats believe Republicans are trying to punish tribes for standing up to the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Jason Pack: Donald Trump would run America like his failed casinos

Jason Pack: Donald Trump would run America like his failed casinos (November 7, 2016)

'Donald Trump's background as a bully of the casino lobby provides a shockingly accurate picture of how he is likely to govern.'

Non-Indian developer asks Rhode Island voters to approve casino

Non-Indian developer asks Rhode Island voters to approve casino (November 7, 2016)

The project site is right at the Massachusetts border, less than 20 miles from the casino being built by the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe.

Randy Noka: Racism at play with anti-tribal votes in Rhode Island

Randy Noka: Racism at play with anti-tribal votes in Rhode Island (November 4, 2016)

Why are non-Indian interests in Rhode Island asking voters to approve yet another casino while the Narragansett Tribe has been repeatedly denied the same opportunity?

Prairie Island Indian Community dispels 'racist' casino rumors

Prairie Island Indian Community dispels 'racist' casino rumors (October 17, 2016)

The Minnesota tribe has filed a land-into-trust application for housing and non-gaming developments.

APTN links Donald Trump's 1993 smear to rebuff by California tribe

APTN links Donald Trump's 1993 smear to rebuff by California tribe (October 12, 2016)

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's racial attacks on Indian Country go back decades.

Editorial: Donald Trump wages war on the Indian gaming industry

Editorial: Donald Trump wages war on the Indian gaming industry (August 18, 2016)

Republican nominee for President, Donald Trump, has been waging war against American Indian Tribes since 1988.

Mainstream media tunes into Donald Trump's attacks on Indian gaming

Mainstream media tunes into Donald Trump's attacks on Indian gaming (July 4, 2016)

A 1993 appearance on Capitol Hill was only just the beginning of the Republican presidential candidate's history of insulting Indian Country.

Dean Obeidallah: Donald Trump's smears go back to the first Americans

Dean Obeidallah: Donald Trump's smears go back to the first Americans (June 2, 2016)

If you think Donald Trump just started demonizing minority groups for personal gain during this current presidential campaign, then you don’t know Trump.

Donald Trump's long and strained relationship with Indian gaming

Donald Trump's long and strained relationship with Indian gaming (May 19, 2016)

If the presumptive GOP nominee wins the presidency, he will hold considerable sway over the $28.5 billion and growing tribal casino industry.

Donald Trump tried to bully his way into New York tribe's casino bid

Donald Trump tried to bully his way into New York tribe's casino bid (April 18, 2016)

After the developers refused to bring the Republican presidential candidate on board, he ran racist ads against the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe.

Donald Trump once claimed IGRA and tribal casinos were illegal

Donald Trump once claimed IGRA and tribal casinos were illegal (January 29, 2016)

The real estate mogul didn't win in court but that didn't stop him from attacking tribes and the Indian gaming industry.

Snoqualmie Tribe sues city over loss of sewer service to casino

Snoqualmie Tribe sues city over loss of sewer service to casino (December 10, 2015)

The Snoqualmie Casino will be forced to close without service from the city of Snoqualmie, the lawsuit alleges.

Cowlitz Tribe turned down Donald Trump for gaming partnership

Cowlitz Tribe turned down Donald Trump for gaming partnership (October 5, 2015)

The Republican presidential candidate attempted to explain some of his negative and racially charged comments about Native Americans in a newly-disclosed letter.

Police officer fired after racist incident at Pequot Tribe's casino

Police officer fired after racist incident at Pequot Tribe's casino (September 17, 2015)

The officer allegedly made racist and insulting comments to tribal police and security staff at Foxwoods Resort Casino.

Donald Trump not shy with invoking race when it comes to tribes

Donald Trump not shy with invoking race when it comes to tribes (July 31, 2015)

The casino mogul once accused the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut of not being Indians.

Lawmaker slammed for comment about Pokagon Band casino bid

Lawmaker slammed for comment about Pokagon Band casino bid (May 1, 2015)

An Indiana lawmaker brought up 'bows and arrows' in reference to the tribe's plan for a casino on ancestral territory in the state.

Oneida Nation delays debut of casino with 'Wizard of Oz' theme

Oneida Nation delays debut of casino with 'Wizard of Oz' theme (April 14, 2015)

An announcement regarding the opening date of the Yellow Brick Road Casino will be made before the end of this month.

Oneida Nation stands by 'Wizard of Oz' theme for Class II casino

Oneida Nation stands by 'Wizard of Oz' theme for Class II casino (February 9, 2015)

The Yellow Brick Road Casino is due to open this spring.

Ted Nugent: Media to blame for tribes canceling casino concerts

Ted Nugent: Media to blame for tribes canceling casino concerts (August 1, 2014)

Rocker Ted Nugent blames the media and the Southern Poverty Law Center for lying about his relationship with his 'American Indian BloodBrothers' after two tribes canceled concerts at their casinos.

Gyasi Ross: Tribes put principle over profit in banning Ted Nugent

Gyasi Ross: Tribes put principle over profit in banning Ted Nugent (July 29, 2014)

Gyasi Ross praises the Puyallup Tribe and the Coeur d'Alene Tribe for refusing to pay Ted Nugent to spread his hateful message at their casinos.

Puyallup Tribe cancels upcoming Ted Nugent shows at casino

Puyallup Tribe cancels upcoming Ted Nugent shows at casino (July 25, 2014)

Tribal leaders said they were tired of 'racist comments' from the controversial rocker.

Coeur d'Alene Tribe axes Ted Nugent at casino over racism

Coeur d'Alene Tribe axes Ted Nugent at casino over racism (July 22, 2014)

The tribe found out about the rocker's racist attitudes and views.

Chumash Tribe casino was second largest sponsor of NBA team

Chumash Tribe casino was second largest sponsor of NBA team (June 26, 2014)

Casino spent $1.3 million on advertising in the most recent season.

Chumash Tribe hails action against NBA owner in racism dustup

Chumash Tribe hails action against NBA owner in racism dustup (April 30, 2014)

The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians in California praised the NBA for disciplining the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers.

Chumash Tribe drops casino sponsorship in NBA racism dustup

Chumash Tribe drops casino sponsorship in NBA racism dustup (April 29, 2014)

The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians in California has ended its relationship with the Los Angeles Clippers.

ICT interview with Ernie Stevens of NIGA on racist mascots

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

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.

Navajo casino enterprise wasn't told of NFL team involvement

Navajo casino enterprise wasn't told of NFL team involvement (April 15, 2014)

The Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise would have backed out of a charity golf event had it been told the lead sponsor was the Original Americans Foundation, CEO Derrick Watchman said.

Eastern Cherokees cut ties with Paula Deen   after racial flap

Eastern Cherokees cut ties with Paula Deen after racial flap (June 27, 2013)

A screenshot of the Paula Deen's Kitchen page at the Harrah's Cherokee Casino. The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in North Carolina has severed its relationship with Paula Deen after the celebrity chef apologized for using a racial slur....

Racism alleged in dispute over Kialegee Tribal Town casino bid

Racism alleged in dispute over Kialegee Tribal Town casino bid (July 18, 2012)

Supporters of the Kialegee Tribal Town casino say opponents, including a city council member in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, are expressing racist and threatening views. A pro-casino group called Citizens Protecting Native American Sovereignty says most of the racist comments are...

Greg McKinney: Racism surfaces in Wampanoag casino debate

Greg McKinney: Racism surfaces in Wampanoag casino debate (May 17, 2012)

"As the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe engages in a process that will culminate in establishing a valuable economic development enterprise in Southeastern Massachusetts, we have kept our heads high. Our position as a federally recognized tribe poised to operate a gaming...

Karen Karsten: Racism and hypocrisy over Seneca casino

Karen Karsten: Racism and hypocrisy over Seneca casino (April 23, 2012)

"Several articles recently appeared in local publications about the Seneca Nation's casinos, and one article in the Buffalo News about the Hamburg Casino. Frank Parlato, publisher of the Niagara Falls Reporter, went on a full frontal attack against the Seneca...

Editorial: Avoid name-calling in off-reservation gaming fight

Editorial: Avoid name-calling in off-reservation gaming fight (February 6, 2012)

"Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero has a well earned reputation for being quick on his feet and conveying his passion for an issue. Who doesn’t recall his stint as America’s “angry mayor,” appearing on countless national news shows to represent America’s...

Soo Tribe holds meetings to discuss off-reservation casino

Soo Tribe holds meetings to discuss off-reservation casino (February 1, 2012)

The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians is holding meetings for its members to discuss an off-reservation casino in Lansing, Michigan. The first meetings take place today in Sault Ste. Marie. Future meetings will be held for the rest...

Mayor denies making racial slurs against     casino opponents

Mayor denies making racial slurs against casino opponents (January 31, 2012)

Mayor Virg Bernero of Lansing, Michigan, acknowledged using "strong language" against opponents of an off-reservation casino but he denied any racist intent against Native people. Bernero offered a "heartfelt and sincere apology" to anyone who was offended when he...

Mayor accused of making racial slurs in casino controversy

Mayor accused of making racial slurs in casino controversy (January 30, 2012)

The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe and the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians are accusing Lansing, Michigan, Mayor Virg Bernero of making racially insensitive remarks about their opposition to an off-reservation casino. Bernero reportedly said he was under fire from "bows...

Opinion: 'Self-righteous racism' taints Indian gaming industry

Opinion: 'Self-righteous racism' taints Indian gaming industry (October 5, 2011)

"After years of wrangling, Massachusetts is poised to enter the casino gambling business; pending legislation would allow for three licensed casinos and one slot parlor, with the state taking a 25 percent cut of daily casino revenues and 40 percent...

GOP lawmaker apologizes for  making remarks about 'aborigines'

GOP lawmaker apologizes for making remarks about 'aborigines' (September 28, 2011)

A top Republican lawmaker in Alabama apologized for making disparaging remarks about "aborigines" -- more than two months after the comments were aired at a federal corruption trial. Sen. Scott Beason (R), the chairman of the powerful Senate Rules Committee,...

GOP lawmaker made disparaging remarks about 'aborigines'

GOP lawmaker made disparaging remarks about 'aborigines' (June 17, 2011)

A Republican lawmaker in Alabama was unable to explain disparaging remarks he made about African-American gamblers.

Editorial: Apologize for attack on  leader's ancestry

Editorial: Apologize for attack on leader's ancestry (February 22, 2010)

"There's plenty to debate about the casino plans of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria. Critics have asked legitimate questions about traffic and potential environmental impacts of a hotel and casino wedged between Rohnert Park and the Laguna de...

Opinion:     Passamaquoddy racino  vote and racism

Opinion: Passamaquoddy racino vote and racism (November 16, 2007)

"So, Dennis Bailey, point guy for CasinosNO!, says racism had nothing to do with the voters rejecting the Washington County racino. Well, Dennis, I wouldn’t bet on being right. Statistically, it’s pretty much impossible for racism not to have played...

Opinion: Racism behind denial of tribal gaming

Opinion: Racism behind denial of tribal gaming (April 30, 2007)

"Maine's Indians are much more visible, both in the modern world and in the state's history, than are tribes elsewhere in New England. They have been able to preserve much of their heritage. But they have also been victims of...

Mohegan Tribe's casino won't cut ties with Imus

Mohegan Tribe's casino won't cut ties with Imus (April 13, 2007)

It's business as usual for fired talk show host Don Imus and the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut. Imus, whose radio show was dropped by CBS and MSNBC after he made racist remarks about African-American women, lends his name to...