Cason rejects compact for off-reservation casino (May 23, 2005)

Jim Cason, the Interior Department's associate deputy secretary and the acting assistant secretary for Indian affairs, rejected a gaming compact for an off-reservation casino on Friday. In a letter [PDF], Cason told Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski (D) and Warm Springs...

Revolving door at the Indian Gaming Commission (May 23, 2005)

At least nine former officials of the National Indian Gaming Commission now lobby the federal government on behalf of tribes and casino companies, The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Among them: • Tom Foley, former commissioner, is lobbying on behalf of...

Editorial: Schwarzenegger right to restrict gaming (May 23, 2005)

"Sticking casinos out in the country is probably not a gambling policy Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger would create if he had started with a blank slate. He didn't have one, of course. He inherited a history of oppression of American Indians...

California tribes battle over off-reservation casino (May 23, 2005)

The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians and the Timbisha Shoshone Tribe are at odds over a proposed off-reservation casino on land that both claim as ancestral. The San Manuel Band says the Timbisha Shoshones have no right to seek...

Poll finds majority opposed to Cowlitz Tribe's casino (May 23, 2005)

A poll commissioned by the city of La Center, Washington, finds that two-thirds of residents oppose the Cowlitz Tribe's proposed casino. But fewer residents, only 40 percent, said the city should spend money to fight the plan. The tribe is...

Wisconsin tribes far apart on off-reservation casino (May 23, 2005)

Two Wisconsin tribes are still on opposite sides of the fence when it comes to an off-reservation casino in the Milwaukee area. The Forest County Potawatomi Tribe already operates a casino in Milwaukee. The tribe says its operation will be...