Tribe of man seeking casino in leadership dispute

Tribe of man seeking casino in leadership dispute (June 10, 2005)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is refusing to recognize anyone as the leader of a small tribe in Nevada whose self-proclaimed chief wants to open a casino in California. The Winnemucca Indian Colony has been federally recognized since 1934...

Maine governor vetoes tribal slot machine bill

Maine governor vetoes tribal slot machine bill (June 10, 2005)

As expected, Maine Gov. John Baldacci (D) on Thursday vetoed a bill to allow the Passamaquoddy Tribe to open a race track with slot machines. The decision prompted Passamaquoddy Rep. Frederick Moore to ask state lawmakers to put the...

BIA's Skibine consulted on gaming compacts, land

BIA's Skibine consulted on gaming compacts, land (June 10, 2005)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs official in charge of gaming is said to have made statements about revenue-sharing and off-reservation land used for gaming. George Skibine, the acting deputy assistant secretary for economic development and policy, met with Milwaukee Mayor...

New York county limits off-reservation gaming

New York county limits off-reservation gaming (June 10, 2005)

Lawmakers in Ulster County, New York, unanimously passed a resolution that bars off-reservation casinos in seven communities and in any community that takes an anti-casino stand in the future. A second resolution bars the county from entering into a...

Firm takes Morongo Band to court over casino spat

Firm takes Morongo Band to court over casino spat (June 10, 2005)

The firm that runs high-end casino restaurants and clubs has sued the Morongo Band of Mission Indians in California. The N9NE Group accuses the tribe of illegally shutting down its restaurants and clubs at the Morongo Casino Resort and Spa....

Vandalism of tribe's casino signs called hate crime

Vandalism of tribe's casino signs called hate crime (June 10, 2005)

The Stillaguamish Tribe of Washington and local leaders are denouncing the vandalism of signs for the tribe's casino. Vandals wrote racist jokes and graffiti on the signs, took them down and altered them so that "casino" read "sin." One sign...

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