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(06/23)

Bergal Mitchell III admitted he took $338,000 from a fraudulent land purchase.

(06/08)

Local officials have raised concerns about a casino even though Chairman John Berrey has repeatedly insisted there aren't plans for one.

(06/04)

By a unanimous vote, an en banc panel of the court rejected all of the challenges raised by the state of California.

(06/03)

The tribe spent nearly eight years trying to get the 410-acre site placed in trust.

(06/03)

Chairwoman Kathryn Morgan warned that the process will take at least two years, if not longer, to complete.

(06/01)

It only took nearly eight years, but the Bureau of Indian Affairs has finally approved a land-into-trust application for the southern California tribe.

(05/27)

Chairman John Berrey said the tribe's land-into-trust application for an ancestral site is about cultural preservation, not gaming.

(05/27)

A group called the Stop the Casino 101 sued Gov. Jerry Brown (D), but not the tribe, for signing a Class III gaming compact.

(05/21)

The tribe will start a planning process but won't use the land for gaming. A land-into-trust application won't be filed either.

(05/18)

The tribe has no plans to convert the Miccosukee Golf and Country Club into a casino but that hasn't stopped the opposition.

(05/13)

Chairman John Berrey has insisted a casino is not in the works for ancestral land in Little Rock, the state capital.

(04/23)

The tribe has no plans for a casino in Central Arkansas, so why not put a conservation easement on the 160 acres?

(04/21)

Chairman John Berrey has been meeting with local officials to discuss the tribe's land-into-trust application.

(04/17)

Individual tribal leaders, including Chairman John Berrey, have been added to the state's lawsuit as defendants.

(04/16)

Some local officials want the tribe to state that it won't use the land in Little Rock for gaming but that wouldn't necessarily bar a casino in the future.

(03/26)

Chairman John Berrey told the Bureau of Indian Affairs that there are no plans to change the use of the land.

(03/25)

The tribe has filed a land-into-trust application for 160 acres of its former reservation.

(03/24)

The mayor of Little Rock is among those who are questioning whether a casino is right for the area.

(03/23)

The tribe still needs to clear the land-into-trust process and would need to negotiate a Class III gaming compact.

(03/13)

The tribe's 152-acre reservation was placed in trust earlier this week.

(03/10)

Opponents -- including a rival tribe with an existing casino -- are still in court trying to stop the project.

(02/03)

The Louisiana-based tribe paid $6 million for a site in DeKalb County, Georgia.

(01/21)

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals delivered a mixed victory to the northern California tribe.

(01/20)

The tribe has offered to close its existing casino and move operations to a larger site.

(01/07)

The tribe paid $1.1 million for eight parcels totaling 17 acres.

(12/05)

The tribe has secured a favorable land determination from the National Indian Gaming Commission.

(12/03)

The tribe is buying about 67 acres in New Mexico for $980,000 plus closing costs and expenses.

(11/11)

The tribe plans to open a $26 million Class II facility in Medford, Oregon.

(10/21)

Chief Glenda Wallace said development options will be discussed with the local community.

(10/13)

The agency is working on the land-into-trust application and the environmental impact statement for the project.

(10/03)

Plans are in the preliminary stages but would include a hotel.

(09/23)

Plans are still in the preliminary stages but could involve a land swap with the U.S. Forest Service.

(09/22)

The tribe's general counsel, however, said there are no plans to expand the casino.

(09/18)

The judges criticized the state for waiting more than a decade to challenge the status of land placed in trust for the tribe in 1994.

(09/17)

Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn, the head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) clashed repeatedly at the hearing.

(09/17)

The bill can now be sent to President Barack Obama for his signature with the goal of ending a lawsuit that one lawmaker described as 'frivolous.'

(09/17)

Tribes across the nation are closely watching the case out of fear it will lead to more litigation over trust land acquisitions that were finalized years ago.

(09/10)

The case is being closely watched throughout Indian Country.

(09/05)

The tribe paid $100 million for the 297-acre site and is repaying its gaming partner for the land.

(09/04)

A federal judge expressed frustration with a non-Indian landowner who wants a monetary payment in connection with the casino owned by the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians.

(09/03)

The Cherokee Nation will relocate one of its casinos as part of a $170 million development.

(09/02)

The hearing comes two years after the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Salazar v. Patchak.

(09/01)

The Cherokee Springs Plaza will include a casino, two hotels, retail, office space and a convention center on 150-acres in Tahlequah.

(08/29)

Tribes, tribal organizations and the Department of Justice have submitted briefs in hopes of preventing land acquisitions from being challenged long after they have been finalized.

(08/27)

Tribes across the nation are closely watching the case out of fear it will open the doors to even more litigation over trust land acquisitions

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