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Tohono O'odham Nation and state remain at odds in casino dispute

Tohono O'odham Nation and state remain at odds in casino dispute (12/01)

A federal judge will go ahead with a previously scheduled hearing after the tribe said a settlement wasn't on the horizon.
Non-Indian firm set to open $1.4B casino outside of nation's capital

Non-Indian firm set to open $1.4B casino outside of nation's capital (12/01)

In just a week's time, a massive gaming and entertainment facility will be open right outside of Washington, D.C.
Wilton Rancheria continues to face mysterious casino opposition

Wilton Rancheria continues to face mysterious casino opposition (12/01)

Someone is trying really hard to stop the Wilton Rancheria from opening a casino in northern California.
Tohono O'odham Nation open to new Class III gaming compact

Tohono O'odham Nation open to new Class III gaming compact (11/29)

The tribe wasn't included in talks for the updated agreement but signing it would resolve a long-running dispute with the state of Arizona.
Redding Rancheria restarts process to replace existing casino

Redding Rancheria restarts process to replace existing casino (11/28)

Plans call for a 140,000 square-foot casino, a hotel with about 250 rooms, retail and an event/convention center at a much larger site.
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe elects new chair amid gaming fight

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe elects new chair amid gaming fight (11/22)

A federal appeals court is hearing arguments in a dispute between the tribe and the state of Massachusetts.
Tohono O'odham Nation poised for win in long-running casino feud

Tohono O'odham Nation poised for win in long-running casino feud (11/21)

A new Class III gaming compact would end a years-long dispute over the legality of a new casino in the Phoenix area.
Bay Mills Indian Community plans to reopen controversial casino

Bay Mills Indian Community plans to reopen controversial casino (11/21)

More than two years after winning a major decision from the U.S. Supreme Court, the Michigan tribe appears to reviving the project.
Cowlitz Tribe sees huge interest for positions at fast-rising casino

Cowlitz Tribe sees huge interest for positions at fast-rising casino (11/17)

The tribe is hiring more than 1,000 people to work at the ilani Casino Resort in Washington.
Matthew Fletcher: Supreme Court case poses new risks to tribes

Matthew Fletcher: Supreme Court case poses new risks to tribes (11/14)

The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear a case that will rule on the the limits of legal immunity of tribes and their employees.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino faces unknowns with Donald Trump in office

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino faces unknowns with Donald Trump in office (11/10)

What will Indian gaming look like with Republican Donald Trump in the White House?
Seminole Tribe wins big decision in gaming dispute with Florida

Seminole Tribe wins big decision in gaming dispute with Florida (11/10)

The tribe can continue offering blackjack and other banked card games and can do so without sharing revenues with the state.
Cowlitz Tribe remains confident as casino opponents file appeal

Cowlitz Tribe remains confident as casino opponents file appeal (11/09)

The U.S. Supreme Court rarely accepts cases but this one might be attractive because it involves one of their prior decisions.
Cowlitz Tribe faces one more legal hurdle before opening casino

Cowlitz Tribe faces one more legal hurdle before opening casino (11/01)

Non-Indian opponents are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a closely-watched land-into-trust case.
Enterprise Rancheria casino work in limbo due to legal challenge

Enterprise Rancheria casino work in limbo due to legal challenge (10/31)

The United Auburn Indian Community, the owners of a successful gaming facility, is fighting the new development.
Federal authorities concerned about tribal casino bus incidents

Federal authorities concerned about tribal casino bus incidents (10/28)

The National Transportation Safety Board is looking for common patterns after a crash this week resulted in 13 fatalities in California.
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe gets court date in gaming lawsuit

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe gets court date in gaming lawsuit (10/26)

The tribe wants to open a Class II gaming facility on its reservation but the state of Massachusetts is opposed.
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe faces legal fight over modest casino

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe faces legal fight over modest casino (10/25)

Naskila Gaming continues to draw notable crowds but the state of Texas contends it's illegal.
Peter d'Errico: Seminole Tribe embraces limits on sovereignty

Peter d'Errico: Seminole Tribe embraces limits on sovereignty (10/24)

'They are playing in a game devised entirely by the U.S. as an extension of its colonial, Christian Discovery doctrines.'
Cowlitz Tribe announces more executives for fast-rising casino

Cowlitz Tribe announces more executives for fast-rising casino (10/20)

The ilani Casino Resort in Washington remains on track for an opening in April 2017.
United Auburn Indian Community loses suit against new casino

United Auburn Indian Community loses suit against new casino (10/14)

The Enteprise Rancheria plans to open a gaming facility 22 miles from the Auburn Community's casino.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe sees hope in casino land litigation

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe sees hope in casino land litigation (10/14)

The First Light Resort and Casino in Massachusetts remains in limbo as a result of a land-into-trust lawsuit.
Ex-employee of Shakopee Tribe loses case over assault at casino

Ex-employee of Shakopee Tribe loses case over assault at casino (10/13)

The employee was groped and forcibly kissed by a patron at the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel.
Gamblers accused of cheating Mashantucket Tribe lose big lawsuit

Gamblers accused of cheating Mashantucket Tribe lose big lawsuit (10/06)

Three high-rollers say they are owed more than $2.7 million from the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut.
State defends destruction of notes in Tohono O'odham Nation case

State defends destruction of notes in Tohono O'odham Nation case (10/06)

The tribe is seeking sanctions after notes about its casino were destroyed by an Arizona state attorney.
Supreme Court opens new term with tribal immunity on the docket

Supreme Court opens new term with tribal immunity on the docket (10/04)

Only one Indian law case is on the docket so far, a big change from last year's explosive session.
Seminole Tribe accuses state of bad faith in gaming compact talks

Seminole Tribe accuses state of bad faith in gaming compact talks (10/03)

A long-awaited trial opened in federal court in Florida as the tribe's Hard Rock International marked a major milestone.
Supreme Court accepts case involving Mohegan Tribe casino employee

Supreme Court accepts case involving Mohegan Tribe casino employee (09/29)

The justices will consider a big question: Does the tribe's sovereign immunity extend to an employee of the tribe's casino?
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe granted role in casino land dispute

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe granted role in casino land dispute (09/28)

A federal judge acknowledged the tribe's 'undeniable and compelling interest' in the outcome of a lawsuit filed by casino opponents.
Tohono O'odham Nation seeks sanctions in battle over casino

Tohono O'odham Nation seeks sanctions in battle over casino (09/22)

A long-running war between the Tohono O'odham Nation, the state of Arizona and two rival tribes continues.
Tribes clash over new casino but agree on #NoDAPL movement

Tribes clash over new casino but agree on #NoDAPL movement (09/20)

The Cowlitz Tribe is calling out the non-Indian allies of the Grand Ronde Tribes, because those allies have a financial connection to the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe shares economic impact of new casino

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe shares economic impact of new casino (09/19)

The tribe is seeking to generate support for its Class II facility amid a legal battle with the state of Texas.
State admits destroying records in Tohono O'odham Nation fight

State admits destroying records in Tohono O'odham Nation fight (09/15)

An attorney for the state of Arizona said rival tribes were interested in 'keeping things secret.'
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe in limbo after decision on casino site

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe in limbo after decision on casino site (09/13)

Work stopped on the First Light Resort and Casino after a federal judge's decision created uncertainty about the tribe's land-into-trust application.
Grand Ronde Tribes ask Supreme Court to hear casino land case

Grand Ronde Tribes ask Supreme Court to hear casino land case (09/13)

Is Indian Country ready for another Carcieri decision? Leaders of an Oregon tribe hope you are.
Pauma Band is finally getting $36.3M payment in gaming dispute

Pauma Band is finally getting $36.3M payment in gaming dispute (09/12)

The tribe is owed the money after being forced into signing a bad deal with the state of California.
North Fork Rancheria faces fight as casino foes refuse to give up

North Fork Rancheria faces fight as casino foes refuse to give up (09/08)

A group called Stand Up for California is already promising an appeal in the long-running dispute.
North Fork Rancheria defeats casino opponents in yet another case

North Fork Rancheria defeats casino opponents in yet another case (09/07)

The California tribe has been trying to open a casino for more than a decade.
Pauma Band gets closer to seeing $36.3M payment in gaming case

Pauma Band gets closer to seeing $36.3M payment in gaming case (09/01)

A bill to pay the tribe for its victory in a lawsuit has been sent to California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) for his signature.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits word on role in casino lawsuit

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits word on role in casino lawsuit (08/31)

Opponents are trying to stop the Massachusetts tribe from building a casino in their backyard.
North Fork Rancheria wins final decision in gaming compact case

North Fork Rancheria wins final decision in gaming compact case (08/30)

The California tribe has been trying to open a casino for more than a decade.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe hails bid to reconsider casino ruling

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe hails bid to reconsider casino ruling (08/25)

The Obama administration is defending the the tribe's ability to follow the land-into-trust process.
Pauma Band might finally see $36.3M payment from gaming case

Pauma Band might finally see $36.3M payment from gaming case (08/24)

The tribe was overcharged for more slot machines but the state of California has yet to pay up.
Judge rules against Miccosukee citizen in gaming per capita dispute

Judge rules against Miccosukee citizen in gaming per capita dispute (08/23)

A tribal member who received $272,000 for her household has lost a significant ruling in the case.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe in high stakes fight for casino and land

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe in high stakes fight for casino and land (08/22)

The tribe's burial ground, headquarters and other important sites are in limbo as part of a court case.
Grand Ronde Tribes might stand alone in battle against new casino

Grand Ronde Tribes might stand alone in battle against new casino (08/22)

Opponents of the Cowlitz Tribe's new casino haven't decided whether they will pursue further appeals in the long-running case.
Editorial: Drop the 'charade' against Tohono O'odham Nation's casino

Editorial: Drop the 'charade' against Tohono O'odham Nation's casino (08/18)

As many people may suspect, the Native American contingent in Arizona is quite influential.
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe back in court to defend gaming rights

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe back in court to defend gaming rights (08/17)

The state of Texas is once again trying to shut down a gaming facility on the reservation.
Grand Ronde Tribes keep battling Cowlitz Tribe's casino in court

Grand Ronde Tribes keep battling Cowlitz Tribe's casino in court (08/17)

The Oregon tribe expects to lose a lot of business once the Washington tribe's casino opens in April 2017.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe files motion to join casino land dispute

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe files motion to join casino land dispute (08/16)

Construction work on the First Light Resort and Casino has been put on hold amid legal uncertainty.
Opinion: Court decisions appear in conflict on tribal gaming rights

Opinion: Court decisions appear in conflict on tribal gaming rights (08/15)

Two federal court decisions decided one day apart considered the definitions of 'Indian' under the Indian Reorganization Act.
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe sees more crowds at casino as court fight looms

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe sees more crowds at casino as court fight looms (08/15)

The state of Texas is seeking to shut down Naskila Entertainment, a Class II facility on the reservation.
Judge turns tables on state in Tohono O'odham Nation gaming case

Judge turns tables on state in Tohono O'odham Nation gaming case (08/10)

At issue is an email between the state of Arizona and a rival tribe.
Schaghticoke Tribal Nation drops lawsuit but still pushes for casino

Schaghticoke Tribal Nation drops lawsuit but still pushes for casino (08/05)

The lawsuit was being funded by a non-Indian gaming company whose interests are threatened by a potential new casino in Connecticut.
Indian law experts debate outcomes in two land-into-trust cases

Indian law experts debate outcomes in two land-into-trust cases (08/04)

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Carcieri v. Salazar continues to generate uncertainty for tribes across the nation.
Mechoopda Tribe offers olive branch on casino but county refuses

Mechoopda Tribe offers olive branch on casino but county refuses (08/03)

Litigation against the long-delayed casino has already cost taxpayers in Butte County, California, more than $600,000.
Two tribes see conflicting rulings in long-running quests for casinos

Two tribes see conflicting rulings in long-running quests for casinos (08/02)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and the Cowlitz Tribe are on the opposite sides of the country and have battling casino opponents.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe continues work on casino despite court ruling

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe continues work on casino despite court ruling (08/01)

The tribe expected to open First Light Resort and Casino about a year from now but that was before a federal judge stepped into the fray.
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe sees state's opposition to Class II casino

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe sees state's opposition to Class II casino (08/01)

The state of Texas has finally broken its silence on the Naskila Entertainment facility on the tribe's reservation.
North Fork Rancheria wins federal approval to offer Class III games

North Fork Rancheria wins federal approval to offer Class III games (08/01)

The California tribe has been trying to open an off-reservation casino for more than a decade but rivals are trying to stop the project.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe sees setback in land-into-trust dispute

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe sees setback in land-into-trust dispute (07/29)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs should not have approved the land-into-trust application for the tribe's casino in Massachusetts, a federal judge ruled.
Cowlitz Tribe wins major court ruling on land-into-trust application

Cowlitz Tribe wins major court ruling on land-into-trust application (07/29)

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has sided with the tribe and the Obama administration in a closely-watched gaming case.
State takes blame for sharing Tohono O'odham Nation minutes

State takes blame for sharing Tohono O'odham Nation minutes (07/22)

The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community then shared the internal documents with a reporter.
Mechoopda Tribe aims to work with county on delayed casino

Mechoopda Tribe aims to work with county on delayed casino (07/21)

Chairman Dennis Ramirez said his people have moved on from an attack on their legitimacy.
Mechoopda Tribe wins decision in long-running casino litigation

Mechoopda Tribe wins decision in long-running casino litigation (07/18)

The tribe has been battling officials in Butte County, California, for more than a decade.
Federal appeals court backs Gun Lake Tribe land-into-trust law

Federal appeals court backs Gun Lake Tribe land-into-trust law (07/15)

Congress has the power to ratify land-into-trust acquisitions, a move that protects the Michigan tribe from litigation.
Chukchansi Tribe still trying to prevent another tribe from opening casino

Chukchansi Tribe still trying to prevent another tribe from opening casino (07/14)

Fears of competition are driving the California tribe into an extremely litigious position.
Rival tribe distributes Tohono O'odham Nation gaming documents

Rival tribe distributes Tohono O'odham Nation gaming documents (07/13)

The state of Arizona shared the documents with the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, whose public relations firm gave them to a news agency.
Buena Vista Rancheria still faces local opposition to casino plan

Buena Vista Rancheria still faces local opposition to casino plan (07/11)

Officials in Amador County, California, have spent $2 million on litigation and are even considering another lawsuit.
Obama administration backs Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino bid

Obama administration backs Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino bid (07/08)

The Massachusetts tribe's ability to follow the land-into-trust process is at issue in a closely-watched case.
Enterprise Rancheria waits on Bureau of Indian Affairs for Class III gaming procedures

Enterprise Rancheria waits on Bureau of Indian Affairs for Class III gaming procedures (07/08)

The state of California failed to consent to a proposed gaming compact so the Bureau of Indian Affairs can now take action.
Kickapoo Tribe faces lawsuits over fatal casino bus crash in Texas

Kickapoo Tribe faces lawsuits over fatal casino bus crash in Texas (07/07)

Nine people died and 43 were injured aboard a bus that was headed to the Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino.
Enterprise Rancheria awaits action on Class III gaming compact

Enterprise Rancheria awaits action on Class III gaming compact (07/04)

The state of California faces a deadline to consent or reject the tribe's agreement.
Supreme Court takes a pass on tribal labor sovereignty dispute

Supreme Court takes a pass on tribal labor sovereignty dispute (07/01)

Law professor Matthew Fletcher believes the justices avoided the cases in order to avoid a deadlock.
Tigua Tribe implements border controls after losing gaming case

Tigua Tribe implements border controls after losing gaming case (07/01)

Members of the media, law enforcement personnel and government officials must request permission from the tribe before entering the reservation.
Judge focuses on Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino decision

Judge focuses on Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino decision (06/30)

Opponents argue that the casino site in Massachusetts should not have been placed in trust as a result of the Supreme Court's decision in Carcieri v. Salazar.
Big Sandy Rancheria remains optimistic on plan for second casino

Big Sandy Rancheria remains optimistic on plan for second casino (06/28)

The project has been in the works for more than a decade and would be much larger than the tribe's existing facility.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino foes lose big source of funding

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino foes lose big source of funding (06/28)

A non-Indian gaming developer stopped contributing to the lawsuit but a lead plaintiff vows to see the battle through.
Supreme Court deals setback to tribes in labor sovereignty dispute

Supreme Court deals setback to tribes in labor sovereignty dispute (06/27)

Indian Country rallied after two Michigan tribes lost their labor law cases but the nation's highest court won't be taking up the matter.
Supreme Court won't hear Pauma Band compact negotiation case

Supreme Court won't hear Pauma Band compact negotiation case (06/27)

The state of California is still on the hook for paying $36.2 million back to the tribe but a key issue remains on the table.
Non-Indian gaming firm loses challenge to law for new tribal casino

Non-Indian gaming firm loses challenge to law for new tribal casino (06/24)

MGM Resorts International is trying to stop the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe from opening a new casino in Connecticut.
Tohono O'odham Nation told to turn over casino-related documents

Tohono O'odham Nation told to turn over casino-related documents (06/23)

The tribe and the state of Arizona continue to spar over a controversial casino that opened last December.
Cachil Dehe Band reaches $20M settlement for faulty casino work

Cachil Dehe Band reaches $20M settlement for faulty casino work (06/22)

A construction company agreed to pay the tribe for shoddy work on a casino expansion project.
California tribes worried about Senate candidate's gaming record

California tribes worried about Senate candidate's gaming record (06/22)

Kamala Harris tried to stop the Big Lagoon Rancheria from opening a casino on land that was placed in trust more than two decades ago.
Judge schedules trial in Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino case

Judge schedules trial in Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino case (06/21)

The case will determine whether the Bureau of Indian Affairs should have approved the land-into-trust application for the First Light Resort and Casino in Taunton, Massachusetts.
Oregon tribe funds lawsuit against Cowlitz Tribe's fast-rising casino

Oregon tribe funds lawsuit against Cowlitz Tribe's fast-rising casino (06/20)

The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde have joined non-Indian card rooms in trying to stop the new development in Washington.
Texas won't comment on new Alabama-Coushatta Tribe casino

Texas won't comment on new Alabama-Coushatta Tribe casino (06/15)

Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) isn't showing his cards even as the state tries to limit another tribe's gaming rights.
Appeals court backs sentence in death near Navajo Nation casino

Appeals court backs sentence in death near Navajo Nation casino (06/14)

Marvin Ahasteen was 36 years old when he was struck and killed in front of the Fire Rock Casino near Gallup, New Mexico.
Fond du Lac Band wins approval of agreement to end casino battle

Fond du Lac Band wins approval of agreement to end casino battle (06/13)

The city of Duluth, Minnesota, is dropping two court cases and withdrawing a land-into-trust appeal.
Jamul Indian Village sees favorable ruling on gaming ordinance

Jamul Indian Village sees favorable ruling on gaming ordinance (06/10)

The $400 million Hollywood Casino Jamul in southern California is expected to open sometime this summer.
Clint Halftown: Cayuga Nation faced little choice but to go to court

Clint Halftown: Cayuga Nation faced little choice but to go to court (06/09)

While we will vigorously defend our rights in court when left with no other option, negotiation, not litigation, is our preferred method of dispute resolution.
Editorial: Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe casino bid leads to big fight

Editorial: Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe casino bid leads to big fight (06/09)

If the tribe is successful in its appeal, it will not be the residents of tribal lands who will determine the character of Aquinnah — mostly friends and neighbors — but the majority of the tribe’s voting members.
Fond du Lac Band reaches agreement in long-running casino feud

Fond du Lac Band reaches agreement in long-running casino feud (06/08)

The tribe will pay $150,000 a year to address operations at the Fond-du-Luth Casino in Duluth, Minnesota.
Seminole Tribe seeks decision in Class III gaming compact case

Seminole Tribe seeks decision in Class III gaming compact case (06/07)

The tribe has accused the state of Florida of violating the exclusivity provisions of the agreement and of failing to negotiate in good faith.
Tohono O'odham Nation still eyeing Class III games at new facility

Tohono O'odham Nation still eyeing Class III games at new facility (06/06)

The state of Arizona is refusing to certify the Desert Diamond West Valley Casino and Resort in Glendale because it claims the tribe pursued the project through fraudulent means.
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe sees support for Class II gaming plan

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe sees support for Class II gaming plan (06/06)

The Obama administration's interpretation of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act is at issue in yet another case.
Editorial: Cayuga Nation can't claim sovereignty over gaming site

Editorial: Cayuga Nation can't claim sovereignty over gaming site (06/06)

With a federal appeals court panel's ruling last week reinstating the Cayuga Indian Nation of New York lawsuit against Union Springs, the village has a few options to consider.
Cayuga Nation wins ruling in dispute over local anti-gaming law

Cayuga Nation wins ruling in dispute over local anti-gaming law (06/02)

The tribe sued to protect a Class II gaming facility in the village of Union Springs, New York.
Tigua Tribe loses decision to offer Class II games on reservation

Tigua Tribe loses decision to offer Class II games on reservation (06/02)

A federal judge has cast significant doubt on the Obama administration's interpretation of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe submits first brief in gaming appeal

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe submits first brief in gaming appeal (06/01)

The tribe is currently barred from opening a Class II gaming facility on its reservation in Massachusetts.

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