Menominee Nation welcomes progress on off-reservation casino (June 29, 2012)

The Menominee Nation of Wisconsin is seeing progress on its long-delayed off-reservation casino. After more than eight years of work, the Bureau of Indian Affairs has issued the final environmental impact statement for the project. That puts the tribe a...

Mayor cites Kialegee casino in going after Indian fireworks stand (June 29, 2012)

The mayor of Tulsa, Oklahoma, sent authorities to a fireworks stand on an Indian allotment, claiming he wants to avoid disputes like the one over the Kialegee Tribal Town casino. The city lacks jurisdiction over the allotment but Mayor Dewey...

Court affirms Osage Nation's immunity in casino insurance case (June 29, 2012)

The Osage Nation can't be sued in state court by a casino employee due to sovereign immunity, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday. An employee of the Osage Million Dollar Elm Casino fell and was injured while on the...

Navajo Nation sees $5M payout from growing gaming enterprise (June 29, 2012)

The Navajo Nation is seeing strong returns on its gaming business, officials said. The tribe opened its first casino in November 2008. Since then, two more have opened and a fourth is under construction. The tribe took out four loans...

Mishewal Wappo Tribe's recognition bid clouded by casino claims (June 29, 2012)

The Mishewal Wappo Tribe could gain federal recognition as a result of a settlement with the Obama administration but politicians in California's wine valley are wary of a casino. Chairman Scott Gabaldon told the House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska...

County sues DOI for approving Ione Band casino land acquisition (June 29, 2012)

Amador County in California is suing the Obama administration in hopes of blocking the Ione Band of Miwok Indians from opening a casino. Among other arguments, the county says the tribe wasn't "under federal jurisdiction" in 1934. The U.S. Supreme...