New Bay Mills chairman supports off-reservation gaming plan (November 18, 2011)

The new leader of the Bay Mills Indian Community of Michigan supports the tribe's off-reservation gaming efforts. On his first day in office, Chairman Kurt Perron said the tribal council reaffirmed its support for off-reservation gaming in Vanderbilt, Flint, and...

National Indian Gaming Association names executive director (November 18, 2011)

The National Indian Gaming Association has a new executive director. Jason Giles, a member of the Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma, was promoted to the position this week, Chairman Ernie Stevens Jr. announced at a Senate Indian Affairs Committee yesterday. He...

Senate Indian Affairs Committee considers Internet gambling (November 18, 2011)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a hearing on Thursday to consider tribal perspectives on Internet gaming. Tribal and Indian leaders said they welcome the opportunity to expand their operations. But they said their sovereignty, their Class III gaming compacts...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe defends provisions in gaming bill (November 18, 2011)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is defending provisions in H.3702, the gaming bill that Gov. Deval Patrick (D) is expected to sign into law. The bill sets aside a casino in southeastern Massachusetts for "a federally recognized tribe." It gives the...

Arizona tribes back at war on off-reservation casino measure (November 18, 2011)

The Gila River Indian Community and the Tohono O'odham Nation are back at war over an off-reservation casino. Greg Mendoza, the governor-elect at Gila River, welcomed approval of H.R.2938 by the House Natural Resources Committee. He said the bill blocks...