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Cowlitz Tribe still working on design plans for contested casino

(07/29)

The tribe's 152-acre reservation was placed in trust in March but plans for a casino there are being tested in federal court.
Chukchansi Tribe hosts job fair amid hopes of reopening casino

(07/29)

More than 1,000 people lost their jobs when a leadership dispute spilled over to the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino.
Fond du Lac Band prevails yet again in long-running casino feud

(07/29)

The city of Duluth, Minnesota, already received $75 million from the Fond-du-Luth Casino but wanted even more.
Judge orders Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe to stop work on casino

(07/29)

Tribal leaders believe they will ultimately prevail despite a temporary setback in federal court.
Wisconsin asks Supreme Court to rule on Ho-Chunk Nation poker

(07/28)

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals determined that the tribe can offer electronic poker but the state isn't happy with that decision.
Tohono O'odham Nation wins round in casino battle with Arizona

(07/28)

A federal judge has rejected most of the state's requests to obtain more information about the controversial casino in a suburb of Phoenix.
Poarch Creeks win injunction blocking county from imposing tax

(07/27)

A tax assessor hit the tribe with a $22.3 million bill for the Wind Creek Casino and Hotel in Atmore, Alabama.
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe wins approval for liquor ordinance

(07/27)

The tribe is due back in federal court to defend the legality of a controversial Class II facility on the island of Martha's Vineyard.
Editorial: Pojoaque Pueblo acts in bad faith in gaming fight

(07/24)

Pojoaque cannot legally engage in gambling without a state compact – which expired June 30.
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe owes HUD for casino building

(07/24)

The tribe accepted a grant to build a community center but the building will now be used for a Class II facility.
Lawmakers advance Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act in House

(07/23)

A bill to exempt tribes and their gaming facilities from federal labor law took another step forward on Wednesday.
Dennis Whittlesey: Judges disagree on labor law at casinos

(07/23)

Two separate three-judge panels of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit have rendered labor law decisions concerning Indian casinos in Michigan only 22 days apart.
Chukchansi Tribe can't remove rivals from office near casino

(07/23)

One group claimed the presence of rivals in a building across from the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino threatened the facility's reopening.
Coeur d'Alene Tribe weighs options after losing poker ruling

(07/23)

A rehearing before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals or a petition to the U.S. Supreme Court are possible.
9th Circuit won't let Coeur d'Alene Tribe offer poker games

(07/22)

Texas Hold'em games aren't legal under the Idaho Constitution or authorized by the Class III gaming compact.
Pojoaque Pueblo files new suit in New Mexico gaming feud

(07/21)

The tribe accuses Gov. Susana Martinez (R) of negotiating in bad faith for a Class III gaming compact.
Members of Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe debate casino bid

(07/21)

Former chairwoman Beverly Wright is urging tribal members to vote in a referendum and stop the Class II facility for at least year.
Massachusetts tribes still trying to get into the casino game

(07/20)

The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe and the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe face different hurdles in their quests to join the $28 billion Indian gaming industry.
Quapaw Tribe casino expansion faces opposition from tribes

(07/20)

The Iowa Tribe and Sac and Fox Nation want to join a lawsuit filed by the state of Kansas in federal court.
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe lobbies Congress for gaming rights

(07/16)

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.
Santa Clara Pueblo wants Pojoaque Pueblo to shutter casinos

(07/16)

Pojoaque Pueblo has been operating without a valid Class III gaming compact since June 30.
Pojoaque Pueblo resists higher revenue sharing rate at casinos

(07/15)

The tribe was operating under a compact that capped the rate at 8 percent while a new deal goes as high as 10.5 percent.
Judge sets hearing in Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe casino case

(07/15)

The town of Aquinnah wants a restraining order or an injunction to halt the construction of a 6,500 square-foot Class II gaming facility.
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe faces court action over casino bid

(07/14)

The town of Aquinnah wants a federal judge to enforce a cease and desist order and stop construction on the Class II facility.
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe might stop work on Class II project

(07/13)

A referendum on August 16 will determine whether the tribe moves forward with a controversial casino on the reservation.
Fort Sill Apache Tribe fights NIGC on use of reservation for casino

(07/13)

The reservation was placed in trust in 2002 but the tribe is facing opposition from the federal agency that regulates Indian gaming.
9th Circuit won't reconsider victory in Big Lagoon Rancheria case

(07/10)

The state of California can now ask the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a case that's being closely watched across Indian Country.
Enterprise Rancheria won't face local opposition to Class II casino

(07/09)

The tribe plans to build a 10,000 square-foot gaming facility on land that was placed in trust by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Law Article: Major impact with federal labor law at tribal casinos

(07/08)

It is a touchstone principle of federal Indian law that tribes, as quasi-sovereign nations, possess the inherent right to self-govern, generally to the exclusion of state and federal laws.
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe ignores order to stop working on casino

(07/07)

The tribe offered to meet with the town of Aquinnah to work on a government-to-government agreement affecting the Class II gaming facility.
Chumash Tribe defeats lawsuit that sought to halt casino expansion

(07/07)

The tribe is spending $160 million to add a 12-story hotel tower with 215 rooms and other amenities to the Chumash Casino Resort.
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe told to stop working on gaming facility

(07/06)

Local officials are sending a cease and desist letter to the tribe after learning that construction will start soon.
Law Article: Saginaw Chippewa Tribe loses decision in NLRB dispute

(07/06)

Weighing in on a hotly contested issue, a panel of the Sixth Circuit has found that federal labor law applies to Indian tribes’ casinos, notwithstanding the tribes’ inherent sovereignty.
Non-Indian man plans appeal in loss of Gun Lake Tribe casino case

(07/06)

David Patchak, who wants money from the tribe, will take the case to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals for the second time since 2008.
Tohono O'odham Nation faces state in court in new casino lawsuit

(07/03)

The case has been assigned to a federal judge who has already issued a slew of rulings in the tribe's favor.
Brian Pierson: Tribal labor sovereignty could land in Supreme Court

(07/03)

Four of the six judges in the Sixth Circuit who have examined the issue, in two different cases, have concluded that the NLRA has no jurisdiction over the tribes. The tribes have lost both cases!
Pierre Bergeron: Judges split on federal labor law at tribal casinos

(07/03)

Although the court has been restricting en banc review, such a flagrant disagreement between two panels certainly should attract en banc attention.
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe starts work on Class II gaming facility

(07/03)

Tribal leaders are converting an unfinished community center into a casino and hope to open it by the end of the year.
Court reluctantly backs NLRB in Saginaw Chippewa Tribe dispute

(07/01)

The three judges went to great lengths to explain why they were unable to side with the tribe in an unfair labor practices complaint.
Pojoaque Pueblo keeps casino open after gaming deal expires

(07/01)

U.S. Attorney Damon P. Martinez will closely monitor the tribe's casinos while a lawsuit plays out in federal court.
Court allows lawsuit for incident at Tonto Apache Tribe casino

(07/01)

Three gamblers who won large sums of money at the Mazatzal Hotel and Casino claim their earnings were stolen.
Pojoaque Pueblo at critical juncture with Class III gaming deal

(06/30)

The compact expires at midnight tonight and Gov. Susana Martinez (R) contends the tribe's casinos will be operating illegally without a new agreement.
Sault Tribe protected by sovereign immunity in casino dispute

(06/30)

Congress did not waive tribal sovereign immunity in bankruptcy proceedings, a federal judge ruled earlier this month.
Local leaders talk Tohono O'odham Nation casino controversy

(06/30)

The tribe is back in court in hopes of ensuring the controversial West Valley Resort opens later this year as planned.
Mohegan Tribe's casino employee faces lawsuit over accident

(06/23)

The dispute stems from an October 2011 incident in which a limousine driven by a Mohegan Sun employee struck another vehicle.

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