Gun Lake Tribe: Business as usual despite Supreme Court ruling (June 18, 2012)

The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe, said operations at its casino in Michigan will continue as normal despite a negative decision from the U.S. Supreme Court. The justices ruled that a lawsuit challenging...

Campo Band's casino serves as command center for growing fire (June 18, 2012)

The casino owned by the Campo Kumeyaay Nation is serving as a command base for a growing fire in southern California. The Old Fire burned about 820 acres as of Sunday afternoon, with only about 30 percent contained. Conditions are...

Poarch Creeks question decision by ZZ Top to cancel casino show (June 18, 2012)

The Poarch Creek Band of Indians in Alabama is questioning why ZZ Top canceled a show at the Wind Creek Casino and Hotel at the last minute. The band cited safety concerns in canceling just hours before the scheduled June...

BIA to host meetings on Mashpee Wampanoag land-into-trust bid (June 18, 2012)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs will host two public meetings this week on the land-into-trust for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts. The tribe is seeking 145 acres in Taunton to use for a gaming facility. Another 170 acres in...

Supreme Court rules DOI can be sued over Gun Lake casino land (June 18, 2012)

The U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling today in Salazar v. Patchak, a gaming land case. By an 8-1 vote, the justices ruled that the Interior Department can be sued for approving a land-into-trust application for the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of...

No rush to renegotiate Saginaw Chippewa Tribe gaming compact (June 18, 2012)

The Class III gaming compact between the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe and the state of Michigan expires next year, The Mt. Pleasant Morning Sun reports. The agreement came about after tribes sued the state for failing to negotiate. But even though...

Chukchansi Tribe uses casino revenue for language preservation (June 18, 2012)

The Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians of California is using gaming revenues to fund language preservation programs. The tribe pledged $1 million over five years to California State University for research and classes into the language. The money had...

Opinion: Fond du Lac Band holding upper hand in gaming dispute (June 18, 2012)

"Congratulations to editorial cartoonist Steve Lindstrom for his May 31 cartoon in the News Tribune depicting the city of Duluth’s struggle to maintain its casino contract with the Fond du Lac tribe. The cartoon correctly demonstrated that the U.S. Department...