Lawmakers to consider compact for Graton Rancheria casino (April 30, 2012)

The California Senate Governmental Organization Committee will hold a hearing tomorrow on the Class III gaming compact for the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria. The tribe signed the deal with Gov. Jerry Brown (D) in late March. It authorizes a...

Public siding with Poarch Creeks in dispute over gaming lands (April 30, 2012)

Keep your hands off the casinos owned by Poarch Creek Band of Indians, members of the public in Escambia County in Alabama say. County officials are demanding taxes from the tribe under the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v....

Federal judge says IGRA abrogated tribal sovereign immunity (April 30, 2012)

Congress has waived tribal sovereign immunity through the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, a federal judge ruled on Friday. Judge Gregory Frizzell said IGRA allows states or tribes to file lawsuits in federal court over Class III activities on Indian lands....

MPR: Sault Tribe wrapping up vote for off-reservation casino (April 30, 2012)

"Voting wraps up this week in a referendum that may decide if plans for a casino in downtown Lansing can move forward. Ballots were mailed to 14 thousand members of the Sault Ste Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians earlier this...