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Filed Under: Opinion
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.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Opinion
Editorial: Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe moves ahead with casino (11/18)
The next step in the process will be the Department of the Interior officially designating the East Taunton property and another 170 acres of land in Mashpee as a sovereign tribal reservation.

Filed Under: California | Compacts | Litigation
North Fork Rancheria wins decision in gaming compact case (11/17)
Gov. Jerry Brown (D) failed to engage in 'good faith' negotiations for a controversial off-reservation site.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Opinion
Editorial: Approve Little River Band off-reservation casino (11/16)
Public opinion now appears heavily in favor of getting the casino built and operating.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Federal Register | Land Acquisitions
Cowlitz Tribe plans $13.4M wastewater system at casino site (11/13)
Chairman William Iyall is confident that the Environmental Protection Agency will approve the project.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino site finally placed in trust (11/13)
Chairman Cedric Cromwell said the decision by the Bureau of Indian Affairs carries added meaning as Thanksgiving approaches.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker
BIA said to be planning hearing on Catawba Nation casino bid (11/11)
The tribe submitted its land-into-trust application in September 2013 but there hasn't been much overt activity on the federal level since.

Filed Under: Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Quapaw Tribe works on agreement for ancestral Arkansas land (11/10)
Chairman John Berrey has repeatedly pledged not to pursue gaming on its former reservation in present-day Little Rock.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Little River Band might buy additional land near gaming site (11/10)
The tribe has seen strong local support for the $180 million project in Fruitport Township in Michigan.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
BIA formally declares reservation for Cowlitz Tribe casino (11/09)
Administrative appeals and litigation have delayed construction of the $510 million Cowlitz Casino and Entertainment Resort.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe buys gaming site for $34.5M (11/09)
The tribe hopes to break ground on the long-awaited First Light Resort and Casino in Taunton, Massachusetts, in spring 2016.

Filed Under: Legislation | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Tohono O'odham Nation wins another ruling in favor of casino (11/06)
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals barred the state of Arizona from enforcing a law that would have annexed the tribe's trust property.

Filed Under: NIGC
NIGC officially gets new member in Sequoyah Simermeyer (11/05)
E. Sequoyah Simermeyer is the new associate commissioner of the agency that regulates the $28.5 billion tribal casino industry.

Filed Under: Land Acquisitions
Quapaw Tribe still vows no casino on ancestral land in Arkansas (11/03)
Chairman John Berrey has been willing to sign a no-casino pledge although it's not clear whether it would be enforceable.

Filed Under: California | Legislation
Ietan admits tribes met with Sen. Feinstein to discuss gaming (10/30)
The California Democrat has been seen as hindering efforts to fix the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar.

Filed Under: California | Casino Stalker
Wilton Rancheria at impasse with city over stalled casino bid (10/29)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs released a scoping report in February 2014 but has yet to issue a draft environmental impact statement.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation might not see casino support (10/29)
Officials in DeKalb County, Illinois, aren't sure whether they will support the tribe's land-into-trust application for the site.

Filed Under: Opinion
Editorial: Let Pamunkey Tribe decide on potential gaming plan (10/29)
The Pamunkey Indians have an indisputable place in Virginia history, longer than any European and stretching back thousands of years.

Filed Under: California | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Cachil Dehe Band continues fight over Enterprise Rancheria casino (10/27)
The Colusa Casino faces competition from a new development less than 40 miles away.

Filed Under: Opinion
Roger Chelsey: Pamunkey Tribe put on hold amid fears of gaming (10/27)
Because some people detest casino gambling, a Virginia tribe that for decades has sought federal recognition has found its application held up, yet again.

Filed Under: Business Deals | Casino Stalker
Leader of Pamunkey Tribe ousted after questioning casino bid (10/26)
Kevin Brown was forced out just days before the Bureau of Indian Affairs granted recognition to the tribe, a first in the state of Virginia.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker
Little River Band hopeful after off-reservation casino hearing (10/19)
A final decision is years away but the tribe hopes local support translates into approval at the state and federal level.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Meetings
Little River Band sees support for off-reservation casino bid (10/16)
A large crowd attended the first Bureau of Indian Affairs public hearing on the $180 million project in Fruitport Township, Michigan.

Filed Under: California | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Enterprise Rancheria quiet on casino despite victory in court (10/16)
Plans called for a permanent Class II gaming facility but there is still no timeline for development.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Meetings
Little River Band set for hearing on off-reservation casino bid (10/14)
MLive Muskegon Chronicle will carry a webcast of the public meeting for the $180 million project in Fuirtport Township, Michigan.

Filed Under: Compacts | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Tohono O'odham Nation faces counterclaims in gaming litigation (10/12)
The state of Arizona is once again arguing that the tribe promised it wouldn't pursue a casino in the Phoenix area.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker
Little River Band sees off-reservation casino as boost for revenue (10/08)
The land-into-trust application touts the project in Fruitport Township, Michigan, as a means to gain self-sufficiency.

Filed Under: Compacts | Litigation
Pojoaque Pueblo secures injunction in New Mexico gaming dispute (10/08)
The tribe's gaming revenues have taken a hit after the state threatened vendors that do business on the reservation.

Filed Under: Compacts | Federal Register
BIA backs extension of Rosebud Sioux Tribe gaming compact (10/05)
The existing agreement runs through February 6, 2016, giving the parties more time to negotiate potential changes.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker
Spokane Tribe still waiting for answer on off-reservation casino (10/02)
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) isn't rushing into a decision on the proposed development in Airway Heights that faces opposition from the Kalispel Tribe.

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