NIGC seeks information from Lac du Flambeau Band (June 24, 2008)

The National Indian Gaming Commission has asked the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa for information about the tribe's casino. The NIGC wants to know how revenues from the Lake of the Torches Casino were spent in the...

Rep. Conyers: No 'special deals' for tribal casinos (June 24, 2008)

"I would like to add a few points concerning the upcoming vote in Congress on legalizing off-reservation casinos in Romulus and Port Huron. The validity of the land claims the bills purport to "settle" is questionable. The Bay Mills Indian...

Soo Tribe's Detroit casino lays off 89 employees (June 24, 2008)

The commercial casino owned by the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians laid off 89 employees on Monday. Greektown Casino is in Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings. The tribe is seeking $150 million in loans to finish construction on...

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe seeks gaming support (June 24, 2008)

The Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas is asking local governments to support legislation that would restore gaming to the reservation. The tribe operated a modest casino but it was shut down by the state. The federal courts ruled that the tribe...

BIA delays effective date of Section 20 rules (June 24, 2008)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has delayed the effective date of its controversial Section 20 gaming regulations. The rules were supposed to go into effect on June 19. But in a notice being published in the Federal Register today, the...

Column: Gaming tribes slow to support Indian causes (June 24, 2008)

"Almost any trip to the mailbox reveals just how wrong is the current perception that because of proliferating casinos, most American Indians have now become wealthy. Mailed appeals arrive daily throughout California from charities like the American Indian Education Foundation,...