9th Circuit sets oral argument in Tohono O'odham casino suit (February 14, 2012)

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear the Tohono O'odham Nation gaming case on April 16, according to a hearing notice. The city of Glendale, Arizona, and the Gila River Indian Community are suing the Bureau of Indian Affairs....

Gaming firm presses for action in feud with Pojoaque Pueblo (February 14, 2012)

A gaming management firm is accusing Pojoaque Pueblo in New Mexico of ignoring an order from its own court. In December, Judge June Lorenzo ruled that the tribe didn't follow its gaming regulations when it terminated a contract with The...

Echo Hawk says BIA is still reviewing Kialegee casino project (February 14, 2012)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs continues to review the Kialegee Tribal Town casino, Assistant Secretary Larry Echo Hawk said in a letter to two lawmakers who are upset about the project. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Oklahoma) and Rep. John Sullivan (R-Oklahoma)...

Catawba Nation heads to court for casino on the reservation (February 14, 2012)

The Catawba Nation of South Carolina is asking a judge for permission to open a temporary casino on the reservation. Last month, the tribe sued the state to clarify its gaming rights. At issue is a state law that allows...

State lawmaker on defensive after incident at Seneca casino (February 14, 2012)

After going to the media about an incident at a Seneca Nation casino, New York Sen. Mark Grisanti (R) is on the defensive over his role in what he said he was a fight between tribal members. Ross L. John...