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Sault Tribe pushes for passage of Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act


Chairman Aaron Payment called on President Barack Obama and Michigan's two Democratic Senators to support parity for tribal governments.
Tribes with special acts of Congress face hurdles for gaming


Not every tribe is on equal ground when it comes to the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988.
John Yellowbird Steele: Restore tribal sovereignty over labor


President Obama: Indian gaming is governmental gaming, as Congress has declared.
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe weighs Supreme Court appeal in NLRB case


The tribe is asserting its treaty rights in an attempt to shield the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort from the National Labor Relations Board.
Tohono O'odham Nation eyes more development at new casino


The controversial Desert Diamond Casino in Glendale, Arizona, is putting 500 people to work and Chairman Ed Manuel said more jobs are in line for the future.
Lawmakers defy White House on Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act


Republicans eagerly lined up to explain why tribes, like state and local governments, should be exempt from the National Labor Relations Act.
Laurie Roberts: Tohono O'odham Nation plays voters on casino


From the handwriting on the wall department: a southern Arizona tribe has once again prevailed in the ongoing pitched battle to open a northwest Valley casino.
White House slams Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act ahead of vote


President Barack Obama won't support H.R.511 because his administration said it doesn't offer enough protections to tribal employees, the majority of whom are non-Indians.
Tohono O'odham Nation secures major victory in casino fight


A bill to prevent the tribe from using its trust land for a casino suffered a humiliating defeat on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act heads toward passage in House


Some Democrats have objected but Republicans are set to approve a bill that exempts tribes and their enterprises from the National Labor Relations Act.
House votes on bill to stop Tohono O'odham Nation casino


Congress has never passed a law that retroactively prohibits Indian land from being used for gaming.
Edward Manuel: Tohono O'odham Nation creates opportunity


If passed, H.R. 308 will not only renege on the United States' promises to the Tohono O'odham Nation, it will hand pink slips to the 1,800 men and women working on site.
Melanie Sloan: An expensive battle over a new tribal casino


Tribes are showering Washington politicians with campaign cash in an effort to beat down rival nations.
Tohono O'odham Nation wins another ruling in favor of casino


The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals barred the state of Arizona from enforcing a law that would have annexed the tribe's trust property.
Delbert Ray: Stop Tohono O'odham Nation from opening new casino


The citizens of Arizona did not want any city or town to become the Las Vegas of the southwest. And that was not a possibility, until now.
Group fights 'tooth and nail' against gaming initiative in Nebraska


Gambling with the Good Life recently celebrated 20 years of fighting gaming expansion efforts in the Cornhusker State.
Ietan admits tribes met with Sen. Feinstein to discuss gaming


The California Democrat has been seen as hindering efforts to fix the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar.
Tohono O'odham Nation sets December 20 opening for casino


After nearly six years of contentious litigation and high-stakes lobbying, the West Valley Resort in Glendale, Arizona, is almost here.
GOP still working on bill to block Tohono O'odham Nation casino


The Keep the Promise Act was pulled from a vote this week as Republicans held a fundraiser on Capitol Hill.
House won't take up bill to stop Tohono O'odham Nation casino


Local officials in Arizona objected when the Keep the Promise Act was being pushed for consideration under a process normally reserved for non-controversial bills.
Tohono O'odham Nation fights rival tribes for right to new casino


The Gila River Indian Community has spent $1.64 million on lobbyists so far this year to prevent a new casino from opening in the Phoenix area.
Key Democrat defends support for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act


Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minnesota) blasted a labor union for running ads that she called 'racist' and 'blatantly anti-Indian."
Winnebago Tribe corporation raises funds for gaming petition


A group called Keep the Money in Nebraska is collecting signatures to put three gaming questions on the ballot in 2016.
Connecticut tribes await proposals for a new gaming facility


At least two communities along a major interstate are interested in hosting a new casino for the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe.
Lytton Band vows not to pursue casino on newly acquired lands


Officials and residents have raised concerns about the tribe's plans to establish a homeland in Sonoma County, California.
New Eastern Cherokee chief takes aim at gaming commission


A resolution approved by the tribal council calls for the removal of the three regulators following the hiring of a former chief as executive director of the gaming commission.
Executive from Winnebago Tribe pushes Nebraska gaming bid


Keep the Money in Nebraska is collecting signatures for a ballot initiative to authorize casino-style games at racetracks in the state.
Non-Indian racetracks cut machines and workers after ruling


A ban on the so-called 'instant' racing machines went into effect in response to a lawsuit won by the Coeur d'Alene Tribe of Idaho.
Coeur d'Alene Tribe wins decision over machines at racetracks


About 250 instant horse racing machines will have to be removed from non-Indian gaming facilities.
Coeur d'Alene Tribe presents case in gaming machine dispute


The Idaho Supreme Court will determine whether non-Indian racetracks can continue to offer the so-called instant racing machines.
Navajo Nation president signs bill to impose casino alcohol tax


The 3.25 percent tax on alcohol sold at the tribe's gaming facilities in Arizona is expected to generate $73,000 a year.
Connecticut sued over law that paves way for new tribal casino


MGM Resorts International contends the two-step process for the new facility is unconstitutional because only tribes can solicit bids.
Navajo Nation Council passes tax on alcohol at gaming facilities


The 3.25 percent tax is expected to generate $73,000 a year for a public safety fund on the reservation.
Senate committee takes a look at regulation of tribal gaming


A large crowd greeted the Senate Indian Affairs Committee for its first look into the $28 billion tribal gaming industry.
Lawmakers advance Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act in House


A bill to exempt tribes and their gaming facilities from federal labor law took another step forward on Wednesday.
Lawmakers show support for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act


Members of both parties endorse labor measure at National Indian Gaming Association legislative summit in Washington, D.C.
Witness list for Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing


Jonodev Chaudhuri is making his first Capitol Hill appearance since becoming chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission.
House committee markup for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act


The bill exempts tribes and their casinos from the National Labor Relations Act.
Connecticut tribes hope to debut casino ahead of nearby rival


The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe believe they can open a third gaming facility as early as the end of 2016.
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe lobbies Congress for gaming rights


The tribe is willing to drop its land claim -- and $270 million in damages -- in order to reopen a casino that was closed more than a decade ago.
Rep. Joe Barton of Texas plays poker at tribal casino in Oklahoma


The Republican Congressman wants millions of people to continue enjoying the game on the Internet.
Court reluctantly backs NLRB in Saginaw Chippewa Tribe dispute


The three judges went to great lengths to explain why they were unable to side with the tribe in an unfair labor practices complaint.
Navajo Nation Council approves bill to share gaming revenue


All 110 chapters on the reservation, not just the host communities, will share in the proceeds.
Local leaders talk Tohono O'odham Nation casino controversy


The tribe is back in court in hopes of ensuring the controversial West Valley Resort opens later this year as planned.
Rep. McCollum vows support for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act


The co-chair of the Congressional Native American Caucus is the first prominent Democrat to announce her backing for the bill.

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