Indian Country

Report: Dip in gaming revenues offset by other gains at Arizona casinos

WASHINGTON - Gambling revenues dipped slightly at Arizona's tribal casinos in 2016, but those losses were more than offset by a strong jump in non-gaming revenues that helped boost total income to $2.23 billion for the year, just shy of pre-recession levels, a new report says.

Despite thin record on Native law, tribes wary of Kavanaugh nomination

WASHINGTON - Tribal and legal officials could not point to a specific case on Native American rights that Brett Kavanaugh ruled on as a judge, but said his writings as a lawyer and his rulings in environmental and voting rights cases give them pause about what sort of Supreme Court justice he might be for Indian Country.

Navajo group takes protest against coal-fired power plant to Manhattan

NEW YORK - A group of Navajo environmentalists took their fight against the Navajo Generating Station to Manhattan where they protested at the offices of an investment firm that might save the plant, which employs hundreds but is routinely cited as one of the most-polluting in the nation.

Despite rough patches, officials recall McCain’s service to Native Americans

WASHINGTON - Mention the late Sen. John McCain and images of a war hero or a presidential candidate come to mind - but for far longer than he spent in those roles, McCain was a friend, and sometimes irritant, to Indian Country, say many who called him a firm advocate for tribal rights.

Tribally owned solar power plant beats skeptics, odds on Navajo Reservation

WASHINGTON - When the Kayenta Solar Project went online last year, the 27.3-megawatt plant became the largest tribally owned renewable power plant in the country, generating enough power for 18,000 homes on Navajo lands. But many thought the day might never come.

Tribal energy loan program starts, more than a decade after its OK

WASHINGTON - More than 10 years after it was first approved, a federal loan program for tribal energy development projects will finally accept its first applications next month under ther Department of Energy's $2 billion Tribal Energy Loan Guarantee Program.