Michigan court considers tribal compact dispute (December 14, 2004)

The Michigan Court of Appeals on Monday heard a dispute over a tribal-state compact. Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D) amended the compact without legislative approval. She agreed to allow the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians to open a second...

Progress reported in talks over disputed machines (December 14, 2004)

Representatives of the Morongo Band of Mission Indians and California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) met again on Monday to discuss the tribe's use of video lottery terminals. Both sides reported progress and plan to meet again in hopes of resolving...

Tribes lobbying for, against Catskills casino deals (December 14, 2004)

Tribes are amassing some high-powered lobbying teams in hopes of approving or defeating deals for Catskills casinos. Gov. George Pataki (R) has reached settlements with two New York tribes and three out-of-state tribes. The deals need state and federal approval,...

Rincon Band ready to unveil casino expansion (December 14, 2004)

The Rincon Band of Mission Indians of California will debut a $165 million expansion of its casino on Monday. The new facility includes a 650-room hotel and 21-story tower. The tribe will operate upwards of 1,600 slot machines. The tribe's...

Oneida Nation approves land claim for casino deal (December 14, 2004)

Members of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin overwhelmingly approved the tribe's land claim for casino settlement. The tribe agreed to drop its claim to 250,000 acres of land in New York in exchange for a casino in the Catskills. The...