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Tlingit and Haida Tribes win federal approval of gaming ordinanceFiled Under: NIGC
Tlingit and Haida Tribes win federal approval of gaming ordinance (08/26)
President Richard Peterson said Class III gaming is not on the table after an independent journalist speculated about the prospects.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe hails bid to reconsider casino rulingFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
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.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe in high stakes fight for casino and landFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
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 keep battling Cowlitz Tribe's casino in courtFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
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 disputeFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
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.

Enterprise Rancheria wins federal approval to offer Class III gamesFiled Under: California
Enterprise Rancheria wins federal approval to offer Class III games (08/15)
The decision comes after the tribe had put a pause on construction of the Fire Mountain Casino in California.

Opinion: Court decisions appear in conflict on tribal gaming rightsFiled Under: Litigation | Opinion
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.

Enterprise Rancheria puts a pause on casino work amid uncertaintyFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings
Enterprise Rancheria puts a pause on casino work amid uncertainty (08/11)
Chairwoman Glenda Nelson is blaming rival tribes for holding up the long-delayed project.

Tule River Tribe revives bid to move and expand casino at new siteFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Tule River Tribe revives bid to move and expand casino at new site (08/09)
A land-into-trust application was dropped amid local opposition but Chairman Neil Peyron said the proposal is back on the table.

Indian law experts debate outcomes in two land-into-trust casesFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
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 refusesFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Litigation
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 casinosFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
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.

Grand Ronde Tribes plan hotel and won't rule out casino at new siteFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Grand Ronde Tribes plan hotel and won't rule out casino at new site (08/01)
The tribe continues efforts to expand its economy with a project just outside of Portland, Oregon.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe continues work on casino despite court rulingFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
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.

North Fork Rancheria wins federal approval to offer Class III gamesFiled Under: California | Compacts | Litigation
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 disputeFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Openings and Closings
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 applicationFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Openings and Closings
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.

Mechoopda Tribe aims to work with county on delayed casinoFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Litigation
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.

Wilton Rancheria casino bid generates controversy in communityFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Wilton Rancheria casino bid generates controversy in community (07/19)
A move to a more commercial site in a larger city has brought about bigger issues for the California tribe.

Mechoopda Tribe wins decision in long-running casino litigationFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | 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 lawFiled Under: Legislation | Litigation
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.

Wilton Rancheria faces anonymous campaign against casino bidFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Wilton Rancheria faces anonymous campaign against casino bid (07/14)
The tribe is planning to build a casino at an outlet mall under construction in Elk Grove, California.

Sen. Feinstein pushing for anti-gaming language in Carcieri fixFiled Under: Connecticut | Legislation
Sen. Feinstein pushing for anti-gaming language in Carcieri fix (07/14)
The California lawmaker is trying to meddle with the Carcieri fix found in S.1879, the Interior Improvement Act.

Chukchansi Tribe still trying to prevent another tribe from opening casinoFiled Under: California | Litigation | Openings and Closings
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.

Gun Lake Tribe seeks to hire more employees for growing casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Gun Lake Tribe seeks to hire more employees for growing casino (07/14)
The tribe has embarked on a $76 million expansion of its casino in Michigan.

Prairie Island Indian Community starts work on casino expansionFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Prairie Island Indian Community starts work on casino expansion (07/12)
The Treasure Island Resort and Casino will see two new hotel towers and an expanded water park.

Manzanita Band off-reservation casino project remains in limboFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Manzanita Band off-reservation casino project remains in limbo (07/12)
The southern California tribe and the Bureau of Indian Affairs aren't commenting on the long-delayed project.

Obama administration backs Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino bidFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
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.

Wilton Rancheria shares plans for major casino at outlet mall siteFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Wilton Rancheria shares plans for major casino at outlet mall site (07/07)
The tribe envisions a $400 million to $500 million facility on a 35-acre site in Elk Grove, California.

Prairie Island Indian Community eyes trust status for new parcelFiled Under: Land Acquisitions
Prairie Island Indian Community eyes trust status for new parcel (07/05)
The Minnesota tribe is looking to grow but local officials are worried about a casino at the site.

Seminole Tribe takes a big step forward with land-into-trust bidFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Openings and Closings
Seminole Tribe takes a big step forward with land-into-trust bid (06/30)
Plans to develop land around the Coconut Creek Casino in Florida have been in the works for six years.

Judge focuses on Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino decisionFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Openings and Closings
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.

Grande Ronde Tribes consider hotel but not casino at old trackFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Grande Ronde Tribes consider hotel but not casino at old track (06/29)
A media consultant said the tribe has no 'current' plans for a casino at the site near Portland, Oregon.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino foes lose big source of fundingFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
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.

Poarch Creek land-into-trust bill could help casino effort in FloridaFiled Under: Compacts | Legislation
Poarch Creek land-into-trust bill could help casino effort in Florida (06/23)
H.R.5486, the Poarch Band of Creek Indians Land Reaffirmation Act, confirms that the tribe's land in Florida is Indian Country.

California tribes worried about Senate candidate's gaming recordFiled Under: California | Litigation
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.

Pokagon Band sees major progress on casino project in IndianaFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Pokagon Band sees major progress on casino project in Indiana (06/21)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has issued the final environmental impact statement for the project in South Bend, Indiana.

Judge schedules trial in Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino caseFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
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 casinoFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
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.

Wilton Rancheria plans casino by outlet mall under constructionFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Wilton Rancheria plans casino by outlet mall under construction (06/16)
The tribe has settled on a site less than four miles from its headquarters in Elk Grove, California.

Sault Ste. Marie Tribe anxious for off-reservation casino decisionFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Sault Ste. Marie Tribe anxious for off-reservation casino decision (06/16)
The tribe has been waiting for an answer from the Bureau of Indian Affairs for two years.

Wilton Rancheria picks alternative site for gaming developmentFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Wilton Rancheria picks alternative site for gaming development (06/10)
The 35-acre property is located next to an outlet mall that's under construction in Elk Grove, California.

Editorial: Cayuga Nation can't claim sovereignty over gaming siteFiled Under: Litigation | New York | Opinion
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.

Enterprise Rancheria on track to debut gaming facility next yearFiled Under: California | Legislation | Openings and Closings
Enterprise Rancheria on track to debut gaming facility next year (06/03)
The 140,000 square-foot Fire Mountain Casino is expected to open in April or May of 2017.

Cayuga Nation wins ruling in dispute over local anti-gaming lawFiled Under: Litigation | New York
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.

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe secures approval of casino agreementFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe secures approval of casino agreement (06/02)
The city of Ridgecrest. California, will support the tribe's land-into-trust application for a site near the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe not worried about anti-casino lawsuitFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe not worried about anti-casino lawsuit (05/31)
Casino opponents are asking a federal judge to halt construction on the First Light Resort and Casino in Taunton, Massachusetts.

Cowlitz Tribe welcomes discussions with opponent for casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe welcomes discussions with opponent for casino (05/25)
Clark County, however, remains part of a lawsuit that challenges the tribe's land-into-trust application.

Coquille Tribe awaits environmental review for gaming projectFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Coquille Tribe awaits environmental review for gaming project (05/24)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs appears to be making progress but has fallen behind on its anticipated schedule.

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe moves one step forward with casino bidFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe moves one step forward with casino bid (05/19)
Chairman George Gholson thanked supporters in Ridgecrest, California, for sticking by the tribe through countless hours of discussion.

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