Pawlenty offers amendment on state gaming bill (May 17, 2005)

Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R) has amended his plan for two casinos in the Twin Cities to reduce the revenue sharing for the White Earth Band of Ojibwe and increase the total number of slot machines allowed. The tribe would...

Michigan tribe pushes for compact negotiations (May 17, 2005)

The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians called on Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D) to negotiate a compact for a Class III casino n Allegan County. Tribal leaders said on Monday that gaming is inevitable now that the Bureau of Indian...

Eastern Shawnee Tribe defends Ohio land claim (May 17, 2005)

Representatives of the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma defended the tribe's claim to millions of acres in Ohio. A consultant said a 1795 treaty reserved the right to hunt, fish and gather in certain areas of Ohio. Additionally, the treaty...

Opinion: Pawlenty just like Abramoff on tribes (May 17, 2005)

"In the Minnesota Legislature, the governor's endgame is now clear. [Gov. Tim] Pawlenty has a failed gambling plan, but has threatened to cut education funding and MinnesotaCare if he doesn't get what he wants: $200 million in gambling revenues....

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