Washington tribes see threat in gaming initiative (October 28, 2004)

Washington tribes have joined forces with a broad coalition of interests to oppose I-892, a ballot initiative that would legalize slot machines at card clubs and other establishments. Tribes currently have an exclusive right to slot machines. They have spent...

Peoria Tribe sees sizable crowd on opening day (October 28, 2004)

The Peoria Tribe of Oklahoma opened the doors to its new casino on Wednesday afternoon. A large crowd awaited the opening, said Chief John Froman. Customers said they had to wait to get into the building. The 54,000-square-foot facility has...

Only two tribal leaders meet Minnesota governor (October 28, 2004)

Only two tribal leaders showed up for a meeting called by Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R) to discuss gaming. Erma Vizenor, chairwoman of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe, and George Goggleye, chairman of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe,...

Editorial: Vote no on tribe's gaming initiative (October 28, 2004)

"Although California is experiencing a budgetary crisis, the state's fiscal answers do not lie in mandating the potential revenue from taxing Indian casinos on their gambling income. Expansions of these casinos would ultimately result in more traffic congestion, pollution and...

NIGA asks Schwarzenegger to apologize for remarks (October 28, 2004)

Ernie Stevens, chairman of the National Indian Gaming Association, called on California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) to apologize for claiming that "the Indians are ripping us off." "His comments are divisive and beneath the dignity of the highest office in...

Tribe's New Ad: 'I guess it's OK to rip off Indians' (October 28, 2004)

The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians is running a new television featuring former Minnesota governor Jesse "The Body" Ventura. In the ad, Ventura criticizes Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) for comments he made about the "Indians are ripping us off."...