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Trump administration supports sovereignty for tribes in Texas

Trump administration supports sovereignty for tribes in Texas (September 14, 2018)

Two tribes whose casinos are being threatened with closure are getting a big assist from Washington.

Tribes once again ask Congress to recognize sovereign rights in Texas

Tribes once again ask Congress to recognize sovereign rights in Texas (September 10, 2018)

The Alabama-Coushatta Tribe and the Tigua Tribe are being denied rights most others in Indian Country take for granted.

New Bureau of Indian Affairs leader takes action on gaming

New Bureau of Indian Affairs leader takes action on gaming (August 16, 2018)

Tara Sweeney might have been kept out of view by the Trump administration but that doesn't mean she hasn't been working hard in Washington.

Hopland Band shuts down casino due to largest wildfire in state history

Hopland Band shuts down casino due to largest wildfire in state history (August 13, 2018)

The Hopland Band of Pomo Indians has laid off all employees at its casino, after it was forced to evacuate due to ongoing fires.

Ponca Tribe negotiates casino agreement as construction and litigation continues

Ponca Tribe negotiates casino agreement as construction and litigation continues (July 19, 2018)

The Ponca Tribe is being welcomed by the host of its casino but other neighbors are resorting to litigation.

Mashantucket and Mohegan tribes report mixed slot machine revenues

Mashantucket and Mohegan tribes report mixed slot machine revenues (June 19, 2018)

Connecticut's two federally recognized tribes saw mixed results in slot machine revenues as they get ready to break ground on a new development.

Trump administration still mum on gaming agreement for Mashantucket Tribe

Trump administration still mum on gaming agreement for Mashantucket Tribe (June 13, 2018)

The Trump administration has yet to take action on a gaming agreement for the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and lawmakers want to know why.

Shawnee Tribe wins federal approval of Class III gaming compact

Shawnee Tribe wins federal approval of Class III gaming compact (June 7, 2018)

The Shawnee Tribe continues to make progress on a long-awaited off-reservation casino.

National Indian Gaming Commission plans major announcement on June 26

National Indian Gaming Commission plans major announcement on June 26 (June 5, 2018)

How's the tribal casino industry doing? Federal officials will tell you later in June.

Trump administration reverses course on tribal gaming agreement in Connecticut

Trump administration reverses course on tribal gaming agreement in Connecticut (June 4, 2018)

After keeping the Mohegan Tribe in the dark for 10 months, the Trump team has finally spoken.

National Indian Gaming Commission in transition in the Trump era

National Indian Gaming Commission in transition in the Trump era (May 8, 2018)

The National Indian Gaming Commission is undergoing major change as its chairman, a remnant of the Obama era, departs for pastures unknown.

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe off-reservation casino remains the talk of the town

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe off-reservation casino remains the talk of the town (April 26, 2018)

Two years after proposing an off-reservation casino, the Timbisha Shoshone Tribe appears no closer to its goal.

Non-Indian firm fighting tribes announces earlier opening date for casino

Non-Indian firm fighting tribes announces earlier opening date for casino (April 26, 2018)

A $960 million commercial gaming facility in Massachusetts is coming together quickly while two tribes sit in limbo.

Lawmakers from Connecticut prompted probe into handling of tribal agreements

Lawmakers from Connecticut prompted probe into handling of tribal agreements (April 25, 2018)

Will the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe finally get some answers from the Trump administration?

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe faces local questions about homelands bill

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe faces local questions about homelands bill (April 24, 2018)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is seeing support in the nation's capital for a bill to protect its homelands but the situation looks a little different back home.

Comanche Nation citizens warned of big hit from rival Chickasaw Nation casino

Comanche Nation citizens warned of big hit from rival Chickasaw Nation casino (April 23, 2018)

The Comanche Nation is expecting a 25 percent decline in revenues at one of its gaming facilities, and tribal citizens will feel the pain too.

Tribes welcome probe into Trump administration's handling of gaming agreements

Tribes welcome probe into Trump administration's handling of gaming agreements (April 23, 2018)

The Trump administration is facing yet another internal investigation, this one over gaming agreements for the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe.

Mechoopda Tribe scores victory in long-running fight over homelands

Mechoopda Tribe scores victory in long-running fight over homelands (April 13, 2018)

The court victories keep coming for tribes seeking to restore their homelands even as the Trump administration seeks to erect more hurdles for Indian Country.

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe faces hurdles in Washington for casino bid

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe faces hurdles in Washington for casino bid (April 11, 2018)

As predicted, the Trump administration is raising hurdles for the Timbisha Shoshone Tribe as it pursues an off-reservation casino.

Shawnee Tribe planning to start work on off-reservation casino

Shawnee Tribe planning to start work on off-reservation casino (March 29, 2018)

The Shawnee Tribe officially signed the deed for the site of the future Golden Mesa Casino in Oklahoma.

Sault Tribe 'remains fully committed' to off-reservation casino

Sault Tribe 'remains fully committed' to off-reservation casino (March 29, 2018)

The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians plans to sue the Trump administration for rejecting two off-reservation casinos in Michigan.

Tribes finally start demolition at site of delayed casino in Connecticut

Tribes finally start demolition at site of delayed casino in Connecticut (March 6, 2018)

Amid delays attributed to the Trump administration, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe finally started demolition work for their new casino in Connecticut.

Ponca Tribe 'always open to talk' about contested gaming project

Ponca Tribe 'always open to talk' about contested gaming project (March 5, 2018)

The Ponca Tribe continues to work on plans for a controversial casino in Iowa amid a lawsuit in federal court.

Tribes still planning to start work on delayed casino in Connecticut

Tribes still planning to start work on delayed casino in Connecticut (February 28, 2018)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are almost ready to start initial work on a long-delayed casino in Connecticut.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe waits for Trump team's decision on casino

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe waits for Trump team's decision on casino (February 22, 2018)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe still doesn't know when the Trump administration will make a decision on its long-delayed casino in Massachusetts.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits Trump team's decision on casino

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits Trump team's decision on casino (February 8, 2018)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is still waiting for the Trump administration to make a decision on its long-delayed casino in Massachusetts.

Trump team appears willing to delay tribal casino deal in Connecticut indefinitely

Trump team appears willing to delay tribal casino deal in Connecticut indefinitely (February 6, 2018)

The Trump administration is advancing a curious argument as it battles the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe over plans for a new casino in Connecticut.

Tribes ready to start initial work on delayed casino in Connecticut

Tribes ready to start initial work on delayed casino in Connecticut (February 2, 2018)

Initial work is slated to begin on a long-delayed and controversial tribally-owned casino in Connecticut.

Former Interior Secretary Gale Norton lobbies against tribes' casino

Former Interior Secretary Gale Norton lobbies against tribes' casino (February 1, 2018)

Gale Norton, a former Secretary of the Interior during the George W. Bush administration, is part of a major lobbying effort aimed at defeating a tribally-owned casino in Connecticut.

'Enough is enough!' -- Yet another tribe scores big victory in homelands case

'Enough is enough!' -- Yet another tribe scores big victory in homelands case (January 12, 2018)

Indian Country continues to rack up victories when it comes to the restoration of tribal homelands.

Tribes turn tables on non-Indian company intent on derailing new gaming facility

Tribes turn tables on non-Indian company intent on derailing new gaming facility (December 7, 2017)

Connecticut is getting 'played' by a non-Indian gaming company, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe say.

Tribes sue Trump administration for dragging feet on revised gaming agreements

Tribes sue Trump administration for dragging feet on revised gaming agreements (November 30, 2017)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe, along with the state of Connecticut, are suing the Trump administration for failing to take action on their gaming agreements.

Another appeals court decision backs restoration of tribal homelands in California

Another appeals court decision backs restoration of tribal homelands in California (November 29, 2017)

Despite doubts voiced by a senior Trump administration official, tribes continue to score legal victories as they restore their homelands.

Tribes hit roadblocks as Trump team refuses to sanction new gaming agreements

Tribes hit roadblocks as Trump team refuses to sanction new gaming agreements (November 10, 2017)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are wondering why the Trump administration has failed to take action on their new gaming agreements.

Tribes seek stronger response from Trump team on new casino in Connecticut

Tribes seek stronger response from Trump team on new casino in Connecticut (November 1, 2017)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe honored a top Trump administration official but their gesture doesn't seem to have helped plans for a new casino in Connecticut.

Sault Tribe votes to initiate litigation over Trump's denial of off-reservation casinos

Sault Tribe votes to initiate litigation over Trump's denial of off-reservation casinos (October 25, 2017)

The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians plans to sue the Trump administration for rejecting two off-reservation casinos in Michigan.

Tribes spar with Obama's former Interior secretary over new casino in Connecticut

Tribes spar with Obama's former Interior secretary over new casino in Connecticut (October 25, 2017)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are battling a big foe as they pursue a new casino in Connecticut.

Tule River Tribe pursues off-reservation casino amid big change in Washington

Tule River Tribe pursues off-reservation casino amid big change in Washington (October 5, 2017)

The Tule River Tribe is pursuing an off-reservation casino as the Trump administration seeks to change the rules of the game.

Ho-Chunk Nation sees support from Congress in bid for off-reservation casino

Ho-Chunk Nation sees support from Congress in bid for off-reservation casino (September 25, 2017)

Four Democrats in Congress are calling on the Trump administration to approve an off-reservation casino for the Ho-Chunk Nation in Wisconsin.

Comanche Nation sues over last-minute approval of Chickasaw Nation casino

Comanche Nation sues over last-minute approval of Chickasaw Nation casino (August 21, 2017)

The Comanche Nation is suing the federal government in hopes of stopping the Chickasaw Nation from expanding its gaming empire in Oklahoma.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe remains confident as Trump team reviews casino bid

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe remains confident as Trump team reviews casino bid (August 15, 2017)

The leader of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe remains confident of plans for a long-delayed casino even though the Trump administration was prepared to kill the project.

Ho-Chunk Nation outlines optimistic schedule for stalled off-reservation casino

Ho-Chunk Nation outlines optimistic schedule for stalled off-reservation casino (August 9, 2017)

The Ho-Chunk Nation thinks it can open an off-reservation in Wisconsin in 2021 even though there's been little movement on the federal level.

Another tribe chimes in with criticism of 'reservation shopping' in Michigan

Another tribe chimes in with criticism of 'reservation shopping' in Michigan (July 31, 2017)

Not everyone in Indian Country is upset with the Trump administration's first major land-into-trust decision.

Nottawaseppi Huron Band praises denial of off-reservation gaming projects

Nottawaseppi Huron Band praises denial of off-reservation gaming projects (July 28, 2017)

While one tribe in Michigan is vowing a fight, another is praising the Trump administration for rejecting proposals for two off-reservation casinos.

Ho-Chunk Nation sees more support for off-reservation casino in Wisconsin

Ho-Chunk Nation sees more support for off-reservation casino in Wisconsin (July 21, 2017)

Members of Congress, state lawmakers and local officials are rushing to support the Ho-Chunk Nation's gaming project despite a lack of movement at the federal level.

Oklahoma tribes won casino approvals on last day of Obama administration

Oklahoma tribes won casino approvals on last day of Obama administration (July 19, 2017)

Two tribes won approval for new casinos in Oklahoma on the last full day of the Obama administration but the Trump team held up the official announcements for six months.

Ho-Chunk Nation remains hopeful for off-reservation casino in Wisconsin

Ho-Chunk Nation remains hopeful for off-reservation casino in Wisconsin (July 19, 2017)

The Ho-Chunk Nation and supporters are hoping the Trump administration will approve the tribe's off-reservation casino in Wisconsin.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe gets another shot at casino land-into-trust

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe gets another shot at casino land-into-trust (July 6, 2017)

The Trump administration is asking the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe for more information about its land-into-trust application in Massachusetts.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe shifts course on casino land-into-trust bid

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe shifts course on casino land-into-trust bid (June 28, 2017)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is going back to court to defend its casino land-into-trust application amid signs of uncertainty from the Trump administration.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe still waits on casino ruling from Trump team

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe still waits on casino ruling from Trump team (June 20, 2017)

A June 19 deadline came and went without word on the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe's land-into-trust application in Massachusetts.