Native Sun News: Rosebud Sioux gaming suit keeps on turning (April 2, 2012)

The following story was written and reported by Jesse Abernathy, Native Sun News Editor. All content © Native Sun News. Charles Colombe Dana Hanna RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA –– An 11-year-old legal case that originated on the Rosebud Reservation and...

Graton Rancheria reaches compact with California governor (April 2, 2012)

The Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, also known as the Coast Miwok Tribe, signed a Class III gaming compact with California Gov. Jerry Brown (D). The tribe plans to build a $433 million casino on 254 acres in Sonoma County....

Kialegee Tribal Town opposes BIA review of disputed casino ( (April 2, 2012)

The Kialegee Tribal Town says the Bureau of Indian Affairs lacks authority to review its casino agreement. The tribe has a lease with the owners of an Indian allotment and the developers of the proposed Red Clay Casino. The BIA...

Opinion: NIGC review process puts tribes at a disadvantage (April 2, 2012)

"One area of vital importance to many Indian tribes is the relationship of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (“IGRA”) to the National Environmental Policy Act (“NEPA”). The National Indian Gaming Commission (“NIGC”) requires Indian tribes entering into management contracts for...

Clinton Pattea: Indian gaming has been beneficial to Arizona (April 2, 2012)

"This Arizona centennial year also marks 10 years since Arizona tribes signed new gaming compacts with the state. These compacts provided an avenue for tribes to share gaming revenues with all Arizonans. As of February, tribes have contributed more than...