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Editorial: Decision opens door for more off-reservation casinos

(06/20)

Seattle Times: What’s more dangerous is the precedent Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s approval may set for other tribes to expand their operations off reservations.
Ben Nighthorse Campbell: Pass the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act

(06/13)

Tribal sovereignty isn’t just a slogan, and it isn’t just limited to programs and services.
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

(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.
Tim Steller: Money motivates Tohono O'odham Nation casino spat

(06/08)

The state administration elected with the help of Phoenix-area tribes is defending its interests against a Tucson-area tribe that opposed this administration’s election.
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.
Dean Obeidallah: Donald Trump's smears go back to the first Americans

(06/02)

If you think Donald Trump just started demonizing minority groups for personal gain during this current presidential campaign, then you don’t know Trump.
Robert Jumper: Gaming leads Eastern Cherokees to bright future

(05/23)

Tremendous good has been provided to our people as a result of the Tribe’s gamble back in 1994.
Editorial: North Fork Rancheria gaming plan must come to an end

(05/19)

It shouldn’t take an act of Congress for common sense to prevail. But in the case of the casino project that wouldn’t die, that’s what it’s come to.
Editorial: Suquamish Tribe shares casino funds with community

(05/17)

We raise our hands in thanks. Hy’sh’qa, Suquamish Tribe, for your generosity and your continued stewardship in your historical territory.
Steve Stallings: Compact process respects tribal and state rights

(05/16)

The opinions expressed in The Sacramento Bee’s editorial are very concerning and full of misleading information on the state compacting process.
Bryan Newland: Bill grants states a veto over tribal gaming rights

(05/16)

H.R.5079 would mark a dramatic shift in congressional policy, because it would modify the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act to subject tribes to a state veto of the rights recognized in the Cabazon Supreme Court decision.
Rick Farinelli: Lawmaker wrong to sponsor anti-Indian casino bill

(05/16)

For more than 12 years the North Fork Rancheria has diligently pursued its gaming project as specifically allowed by federal law and prevailed through every local, state and federal administrative review and approval.
Maryann McGovran: Don't be fooled by efforts of wealthy tribes

(05/13)

The Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians want to use their wealth, gained from casino gaming, to change the rules and deny us our sovereign right to conduct class III gaming on our lands.
Claudia Gonzales: Off-reservation gaming fuels attacks on tribes

(05/13)

Please allow the California gaming tribes to solve a local California problem in a local state specific way and do not oppose the passage of H.R. 5079, the California Compact Protection Act.
Christine Edwards: Graton Rancheria casino foes eating their words

(05/10)

Now that the Graton Resort and Casino is on track to complete a $175 million expansion, writer Christine Edwards wonders what the fuss was all about.
John Charles: Oregon governor shows hypocrisy on Indian gaming

(05/09)

As soon as our governor starts reining in the state Lottery, I might take her concerns about tribal casinos seriously.
Editorial: New commercial casino won't hurt St. Regis Mohawk Tribe

(05/05)

For those who enjoy gambling, the Akwesasne Casino fills the bill.
Editorial: County must work with Cloverdale Rancheria on casino

(05/04)

The only real opportunity county supervisors have to mitigate the impacts of a Cloverdale casino is through direct negotiations with the tribe itself.
Editorial: Oregon governor takes unusual stance on tribal gaming

(04/25)

If you’re a business owner, you’d also be upset if the state began operating a business similar to yours, and then began telling you that your business is too big.
Rodney Green: Tribal casino won't stop Connecticut's job losses

(04/11)

We will lose jobs no matter what, and even more so with another casino in our state.
EJ Montini: Arizona open for business except for one tribal casino

(03/28)

Gov. Doug Ducey (R) doesn't like the Tohono O’odham Nation's Desert Diamond Casino West Valley, located near the big entertainment district in Glendale, Arizona.
Editorial: Courts hold the cards on Seminole Tribe's casino deal

(03/24)

Since the Florida Legislature failed to produce legislation addressing the future of gambling, lawmakers lost control of this years-long conundrum to the courts.
Colin McEnroe: Schaghticoke Tribal Nation loses in new casino fight

(03/14)

I worry that the poor Schaghticokes think they're going to compete for a casino once the legislature's collusion with the Mashantuckets and Mohegans is exposed for the brainless piece of skulduggery it is.
Terry Rambler: San Carlos Apache Tribe won't destroy sacred site

(03/03)

A thorough survey was conducted by the San Carlos Apache Tribe to verify that construction of the new casino would not impact any Apache cultural resources.
Editorial: A 'shameful' delay on Seminole Tribe gaming compact

(03/03)

Once again, the powers that be in Tallahassee stand poised to punt on gambling legislation.
Gabe Galanda: NIGC isn't doing anything about per capita abuses

(03/01)

Between 2010 and 2015, the NIGC failed to take a single enforcement action for improper gaming per capita payments, even though several tribes during that time were rather obviously abusing per caps to kick members off tribal rolls.
Opinion: Don't believe anti-casino hype in Lytton Band land bill

(02/23)

If you’ve been listening to Rep. Jared Huffman recently, you’d think that his bill HR 2538 would protect the town of Windsor and Sonoma County.
Dale Miles: San Carlos Apache Tribe desecrates site with casino

(02/17)

Why are we Apaches making a casino where our people were murdered so terribly?
Editorial: Measure stops Lytton Band from pursuing new casinos

(02/11)

Given the uproar over the construction of the Graton casino in Rohnert Park, why would anyone oppose a congressional bill that prevents the construction of a casino on tribal land in northern Sonoma County?
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation creates opportunity with casino

(02/03)

The tribe is the economic engine of this region, and we must keep pursuing opportunities to grow that impact, create jobs and further economic development for our friends and family.
Don Vaccaro: Connecticut tribes need another casino to address competition

(02/01)

Since the Connecticut casinos opened more than two decades ago, they have contributed roughly $7 billion to the Connecticut Special Revenue Fund, as well as billions to the state economy and countless direct and indirect jobs.
Peter Roff: Congress should close Tohono O'odham Nation casino

(01/27)

One tribe should not be allowed to hide behind the doctrine of 'sovereign immunity' to do an end run around everyone else.
Editorial: Legalize Internet gaming and fantasy sports in California

(01/25)

California lawmakers have been trying for years to create this sort of framework for online poker, only to be thwarted by internecine battles among the state's licensed gaming businesses.
Opinion: Connecticut puts too much focus on a new tribal casino

(01/21)

It's time our state government begins to get serious about making the structural changes necessary to attract and keep productive business and begins to look at instruments other than gambling for moving Connecticut forward.
Howard Stutz: Seminole Tribe pushes for Class III casino compact

(01/19)

On the surface, the new gambling compact between the Seminole Indian Tribe and Florida Gov. Rick Scott looks like a win-win for both sides.
Fred Grimm: Seminole Tribe casino compact far from a sure thing

(01/12)

I’d put my money on nothing. No deal this legislative session.
Editorial: Limit non-Indian gaming in Seminole Tribe's compact

(01/11)

Because the compact can't take effect without approval from lawmakers, they have an opportunity to make it better.
Randy Galloway: Kickapoo Tribe opposes historical horse racing machines

(12/29)

In a column a month ago, there was criticism from here directed at the Star-Telegram editorial board for its repeated stance on an issue that directly impacts the sport of horse racing in this state.
Editorial: Seminole Tribe's gaming compact is good for Florida

(12/28)

Give Gov. Rick Scott credit for finally hammering out a new gambling compact with the Seminole Tribe of Florida.
Carol Evans: Spokane Tribe deserves off-reservation casino too

(12/08)

We face staggering social, health and environmental problems as historic sources of tribal revenue no longer exist, are in decline, and are near flatlining.
Robert Odawi Porter: Labor unions try to confiscate tribal wealth

(12/07)

The Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act, which exempts tribal governments from application of the National Labor Relations Act, is a rare opportunity to both support tribal sovereignty and strengthen tribal economies.
Opinion: Don't break promise to Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe

(11/27)

It has been said in many variants that those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.
Bart Hinkle: States trying to protect their gaming monopolies

(11/24)

Efforts by Virginia’s Indian tribes to gain federal recognition have been long delayed over concerns that greater tribal sovereignty might lead to casinos.
John Yellowbird Steele: Restore tribal sovereignty over labor

(11/23)

President Obama: Indian gaming is governmental gaming, as Congress has declared.

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