Details about Shakopee Tribe's deal with non-Indian racetrack (June 27, 2012)

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports some details about an agreement between the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community and a non-Indian racetrack. The tribe is pouring $75 million into Canterbury Park over the next 10 years. In exchange, the tribe gets a...

Commission to discuss Mashpee Wampanoag casino concerns (June 27, 2012)

Massachusetts Gaming Commission has agreed to meet with the leaders of three communities to discuss their concerns about the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. The leaders of Lakeville, Berkley and Middleboro say they have been left out of the process. H.3702,...

Tohono O'odham casino opponents dispute economic impacts (June 27, 2012)

Foes of the Tohono O’odham Nation off-reservation casino released a study that disputes the economic impacts of the proposed facility. The tribe has said the West Valley Resort will create more than 9,000 jobs. But the Keeping the Promise group...

City council approves casino agreement for Graton Rancheria (June 27, 2012)

The city council in Rohnert Park, California, voted 4-0 to approve a casino agreement with the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria. The intergovernmental agreement addresses groundwater issues and other environmental impacts of the casino. It allows the facility to be...

Letter: Bad River Band should address air quality at its casino (June 27, 2012)

"Mike Wiggins Jr., chairman of the Bad River Indian Nation claims to be concerned about “air quality” in an article published June 13 when it comes to iron ore mines, yet workers employed in the Bad River Casino are forced...

Turtle Talk: Ironies of the Supreme Court's land-into-trust ruling (June 27, 2012)

"Here are some interesting ironies of the reasoning and outcome in Patchak. First, the prudential standing of David Patchak to sue the federal government to protect the rural character of his community (and related objections) — under Michigan law (I...

Rep. Sullivan, Kialegee casino foe, loses Republican nomination (June 27, 2012)

Rep. John Sullivan (R-Oklahoma) won't be able to fight the Kialegee Tribal Town from the halls of Congress much longer. Sullivan lost the Republican nomination for Oklahoma's First Congressional district to newcomer Jim Bridenstine. Sullivan has served five terms in...