Erma Vizenor: Urban casino will address White Earth needs (March 13, 2012)

"This is an election year and it’s far easier for my opponents to cast stones and use strong rhetoric. Current claims that the White Earth Nation’s effort to secure an urban casino is a “clever diversion” to substance abuse issues...

Jamul Band ends long relationship with Lakes Entertainment (March 13, 2012)

After 13 years and nearly $58 million, the Jamul Indian Village of California and Lakes Entertainment have called it quits. The tribe began working with Lakes in 1999. Plans called for a large casino resort on the reservation but that...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe asks city to host a casino vote (March 13, 2012)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe formally asked the city of Taunton, Massachusetts, to schedule a vote on a casino. H.3702, the state's gaming law, requires a vote within 60 to 90 days. That would put the election sometime between May 11...

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe makes case for vote on casino (March 13, 2012)

The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe is asking three communities to schedule casino elections. The tribe is looking at sites in Lakeville, Freetown and Fall River. H.3702, the state's gaming law, requires a host community to schedule a referendum on a proposed...

Public shows support for Sault Tribe off-reservation casino (March 13, 2012)

The city council in Lansing, Michigan, heard from the public on the off-reservation casino proposed by the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. A majority of speakers were in favor of the $245 million casino, The Lansing City Pulse...

Local officials pressure BIA and NIGC on Kialegee casino bid (March 13, 2012)

Officials in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, were in Washington, D.C., to lobby against the Kialegee Tribal Town casino. The officials met with the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the National Indian Gaming Commission to discuss the project. They said they didn't...

Sen. Feinstein asks about Enterprise Rancheria casino plan (March 13, 2012)

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California) wants to know what's happening with the Enterprise Rancheria off-reservation casino. The Bureau of Indian Affairs approved the casino last September. Feinstein, however, claims the environmental impact statement was incomplete because it didn't include the views...