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#StateOfIndianGaming Talk: 'The future of American Indian gaming'

#StateOfIndianGaming Talk: 'The future of American Indian gaming' (February 13, 2019)

The Brookings Institution is holding a talk on the future of Indian gaming with key stakeholders.

Cast and crew of Smoke Signals reunites for 20th anniversary

Cast and crew of Smoke Signals reunites for 20th anniversary (September 25, 2018)

The National Indian Gaming Association is hosting a special screening of Smoke Signals during its upcoming convention.

Oneida Nation already lining up sports betting after Supreme Court ruling

Oneida Nation already lining up sports betting after Supreme Court ruling (May 15, 2018)

Well that was fast. The Oneida Nation plans to offer sports betting in the 'near future' on its homelands in New York.

Supreme Court opens the door for sports betting for states and for tribes

Supreme Court opens the door for sports betting for states and for tribes (May 14, 2018)

It's time to prepare for a new era as tribes and states enter the sports betting industry.

Cabazon Band pays tribute to the late John James, 'Father of Native American Gaming'

Cabazon Band pays tribute to the late John James, 'Father of Native American Gaming' (May 14, 2018)

John James, a former chairman of the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians and a driving force in the Indian gaming industry, passed away on April 21. He was 87.

Mechoopda Tribe scores victory in long-running fight over homelands

Mechoopda Tribe scores victory in long-running fight over homelands (April 13, 2018)

The court victories keep coming for tribes seeking to restore their homelands even as the Trump administration seeks to erect more hurdles for Indian Country.

National Indian Gaming Association hosts big meeting in Las Vegas

National Indian Gaming Association hosts big meeting in Las Vegas (March 12, 2018)

The National Indian Gaming Association is getting ready for its annual tradeshow and convention.

Story links National Indian Gaming Association to GOP workshop

Story links National Indian Gaming Association to GOP workshop (January 30, 2018)

It looks like the National Indian Gaming Association is being drawn into ongoing spat between a new Republican lawmaker and a newspaper.

Supreme Court takes up sports betting case whose outcome could impact tribes

Supreme Court takes up sports betting case whose outcome could impact tribes (December 4, 2017)

The U.S. Supreme Court will be ruling in a sports betting case and the outcome could impact tribal rights.

Trump hire at Bureau of Indian Affairs heads back to Capitol Hill for gaming hearing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...