California tribe defends off-reservation casino (January 28, 2005)

The leader of the Lytton Band of Pomo Indians says tribal opposition to its off-reservation casino in the Bay Area is "unfortunate." Chairwoman Margie Mejia responded to a letter from the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians in southern California. She...

Hearing held on Montana tribal-state compact bill (January 28, 2005)

The Montana House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on a bill to codify the state's process for negotiating tribal gaming compacts. Tribal and state representatives testified in favor of the measure. Sponsor Rep. Norma Bixby (D) said it sets up...

New San Manuel Band casino worries neighbors (January 28, 2005)

The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians is opening a new $300 million casino today but some neighbors aren't celebrating. The tribe built the casino on an area of its reservation bordering a residential neighborhood. Homeowners say traffic, noise and...

Eastern Shawnee Tribe still hopeful on Ohio casino (January 28, 2005)

The Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma still hopes to gain local support for a casino in Monroe, Ohio. The tribe proposed an agreement with the city to share revenues from a casino. But opposition led the city council to table...

BIA approves four Oklahoma Class III compacts (January 28, 2005)

Class III gaming was legalized in Oklahoma on Thursday with the publication of four tribal-state compacts in the Federal Register. The Bureau of Indian Affairs approved compacts for the Absentee Shawnee Tribe, the Comanche Nation, the Miami Nation and the...