Letter: Defending North Fork Rancheria compact (May 2, 2008)

"We are perplexed by The Bee's opposition to the tribal-state gaming compact recently signed by the North Fork Rancheria and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. The gaming facility proposed by the tribe has the support of the local community in which it...

Appeal planned in Gun Lake casino land case (May 2, 2008)

An Indian law professor says there's "zero" chance the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a land-into-trust case involving the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians of Michigan. Matthew L.M. Fletcher, an assistant professor of law and director of the Indigenous...

Connecticut tribes lobby against smoking ban (May 2, 2008)

Connecticut tribes continue to lobby against legislation that would impose a ban on smoking at their casinos. The Mohegan Tribe and the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation want to negotiate with the state. But some Democratic lawmakers want to force the...

Rincon Band stands up to state in compact suit (May 2, 2008)

The Rincon Band of Mission Indians has won an important court ruling that could affect future compact negotiations in California. The tribe wanted to add up to 900 slot machines to its existing 1,600 machines at the Harrah's Rincon Casino...

Mashantucket casino workers vote against union (May 2, 2008)

Employees at the casino owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut rejected a union on Thursday. The International Union of Operating Engineers wanted to organize more than 300 electricians, carpenters and other skilled maintenance workers at the Foxwoods...

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