Non-Indian behind Gun Lake casino challenge applauds decision (June 19, 2012)

The non-Indian behind the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Salazar v. Patchak is ready to prove his case in court, an attorney said. David Patchak sued the Interior Department for approving a land-into-trust application for the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi...

Communities seek inclusion in Mashpee Wampanoag casino talk (June 19, 2012)

Leaders of communities in southeastern Massachusetts say they are being cut out of casino talks with the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. The tribe is negotiating a Class III gaming compact with Gov. Deval Patrick (D). A deal is expected to be...

City weighs support for Los Coyotes Band off-reservation casino (June 19, 2012)

The city council in Barstow, California, will consider a resolution to support an off-reservation casino for the Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeno Indians. After being rejected by the Bush administration, the tribe resubmitted a land-into-trust application for 23...

Little River Band sees local support for an off-reservation casino (June 19, 2012)

Local officials are asking Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) to support an off-reservation casino for the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians. The tribe owns 233 acres in Fruitport Township that it wants to use for a casino. The site...

Poarch Creeks say Supreme Court decision won't affect casinos (June 19, 2012)

The Poarch Creek Band of Indians in Alabama says a new decision from the U.S. Supreme Court won't affect its casinos. In Salazar v. Patchak, the justices ruled that the Interior Department can be sued for approving a land-into-trust application...

House to vote on bill that blocks Tohono O'odham Nation casino (June 19, 2012)

The House is set to vote today on H.R.2938, a bill that prevents the Tohono O’odham Nation of Arizona from opening a casino. In 1986, Congress passed the Gila Bend Indian Reservation Lands Replacement Act. The law compensated the tribe...

Graton Rancheria starts groundbreaking work on delayed casino (June 19, 2012)

The Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria in California began work on its long-delayed casino on Monday. The tribe is still awaiting approval of its Class III gaming compact from the Bureau of Indian Affairs. And the tribe has to negotiate...

Turtle Talk: Commentary on Supreme Court land-into-trust case (June 19, 2012)

"First, the SG lost yet another case while acting as tribal trustee. The trust responsibility is in real trouble, despite the Court’s surprising affirmation of Ramah. The Supreme Court does not appear to defer in any way to the OSG...