Native Sun News: Tribes expand options with gaming facilities (October 3, 2011)

The following story was written and reported by Jesse Abernathy. All content © Native Sun News. Members of the RST Gaming Commission present Trent Poignee, Turtle Creek Crossing Supermarket manager, with the casino addition’s facility license. From L to R:...

Ho-Chunk Nation debuts recreational vehicle park for casino (October 3, 2011)

The Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin opened a luxury recreational vehicle park at one of its gaming facilities. The Ho-Chunk Hoiusa Cinuk RV Park at the Ho-Chunk Casino offers space for 49 RVs. Amenities include wireless Internet, fire pits, picnic tables,...

Editorial: Gaming agency flap shows trouble for First Nations (October 3, 2011)

"Destructive politicking and resistance to overdue reforms have become so entrenched at the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations that the Chiefs Assembly this week will need to act quickly to safeguard institutions that play a key role in First...

Witness list for House hearing on Tohono O'odham casino bill (October 3, 2011)

The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs holds a hearing tomorrow on H.R.2938, a bill that stops the Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona from building an off-reservation casino. Rep. Trent Franks (R-Arizona) introduced the bill on September 15....

Travel: Culture and more on visits to Oklahoma tribal casinos (October 3, 2011)

"Driving through Oklahoma, I saw as many political signs for folks running for chief as for city council member. Oklahoma doesn't call itself Native America for nothing. American Indians account for more than 8 percent of the state's population, and...

Editorial: Comprehensive plan needed for gambling in Florida (October 3, 2011)

"A $3 billion resort on Miami's waterfront that could include a casino? Florida's gambling prospects certainly have gotten a lot more ambitious since a constitutional amendment in 2004 paved the way for pari-mutuel casinos. Then again, a persistent economic decline...