Supreme Court refuses to hear Kickapoo gaming case (October 6, 2008)

The U.S. Supreme Court today refused to hear a gaming case involving the Kickapoo Tribe of Texas. The tribe wants to engage in Class III gaming but the state refuses to negotiate a compact. The Interior Department stepped in and...

Fort Sill Apache Tribe welcomes NIGC review of casino (October 6, 2008)

The Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma hopes the National Indian Gaming Commission will allow a casino on ancestral land in New Mexico. The tribe wants to operate a Class II facility on 30 acres in Akela. A May 19...

Navajo President: Tribes work together on gaming (October 6, 2008)

"In 1988, Congress passed the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, and beyond anyone's expectations the fate of Native people took a turn. IGRA offered freedom anew through financial independence, and, through that, returned a measure of self-sufficiency and sovereignty that had...

Mashantucket Tribe challenges NLRB ruling on union (October 6, 2008)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation has appealed an order from the National Labor Relations Board to negotiate with the United Auto Workers. The tribe says employees at Foxwoods Resort Casino should organize under tribal law. The NLRB has said the...

Kansas appeals decision on Wyandotte casino (October 6, 2008)

The 7th Street Casino in downtown Kansas City, Kansas. File Photo © Wyandotte Nation. The state of Kansas is asking the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals to stop the Wyandotte Nation of Oklahoma from operating a casino in downtown...

Editorial: Connecticut tribes respond to economy (October 6, 2008)

"The delay of the largest phase of Mohegan Sun's four-year, $925 million expansion is a sign of the times. The sagging economy has meant less foot traffic at the casino resort and fewer profits for the tribe. So rather than...