With new compact, Eastern Cherokees look at another casino (June 8, 2012)

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians can operate up to three Class III facilities under its new gaming compact and Chief Michell Hicks said the tribe is looking at opening a casino in Cherokee County. The tribe previously planned a...

Column: Doubts about policing of non-Indians at tribal casinos (June 8, 2012)

"It is pretty clear that police officers employed by American Indian tribes do not have criminal jurisdiction over non-Indians, according to a 1978 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court known as Oliphant v. Suquamish Indian Tribe. Some subsequent rulings have...

Payment dispute on $43.7M expansion at Umatilla Tribe casino (June 8, 2012)

A subcontractor is preparing to sue the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation and non-Indian parties over a $43.7 million casino expansion project. The tribe hired JE Dunn Construction to perform the work on the Wildhorse Resort & Casino....

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe continues work on $74M casino project (June 8, 2012)

The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe of New York is about a third of the way through a $74 million casino expansion. The tribe is relocating the Mohawk Bingo Palace to the site of the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino. The expansion includes...

Rincon Band in planning stages for a major expansion of casino (June 8, 2012)

The Rincon Band of Mission Indians of California is planning a major expansion of its casino. Details are still being finalized but The San Diego Union-Tribune said plans call for an addition of 15,000 square-feet to the gaming floor, a...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe faces referendum on gaming plans (June 8, 2012)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and its $500 million casino project face voters in Taunton, Massachusetts, tomorrow. The tribe has spent $300,000 on Together for Taunton to promote the casino, which has the support of voters, according to a recent poll....

Editorial: Sure looks like Poarch Creek casinos are here to stay (June 8, 2012)

"A federal official answered the Escambia County Commission’s question in the most direct manner possible. In a short letter, Donald Laverdure of the U.S. Department of the Interior stated clearly and succinctly that the land held by the Poarch Band...

Fort Sill Apache Tribe moving forward on casino in New Mexico (June 8, 2012)

Note: Posting has been updated, based on new information in a tribal press release and an examination of the BIA letter that was referenced in the Associated Press story. The Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma is moving forward with...

The Tribal Independent: Turtle Mountain Band opens new casino (June 8, 2012)

The following article was written and reported by Delvin Cree. All content © The Tribal Independent, an alternative on-line news source for the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa. TRENTON NORTH DAKOTA -- Despite an injunction put in place last month...