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Wilton Rancheria continues to face mysterious casino oppositionFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Litigation
Wilton Rancheria continues to face mysterious casino opposition (12/01)
Someone is trying really hard to stop the Wilton Rancheria from opening a casino in northern California.

Gabriel Ray: Scotts Valley Band working to re-establish homelandFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Opinion
Gabriel Ray: Scotts Valley Band working to re-establish homeland (11/30)
'We are looking to re-establish a home for our people and we intend to do so as productive partners with our neighbors and our community.'

Pokagon Band secures approval for alcohol ordinance in IndianaFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Federal Register | Land Acquisitions
Pokagon Band secures approval for alcohol ordinance in Indiana (11/29)
The tribe is celebrating major milestones as it moves forward with a casino in Indiana.

Redding Rancheria restarts process to replace existing casinoFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Federal Register | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Redding Rancheria restarts process to replace existing casino (11/28)
Plans call for a 140,000 square-foot casino, a hotel with about 250 rooms, retail and an event/convention center at a much larger site.

Pokagon Band secures historic approval to restore homeland in IndianaFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Pokagon Band secures historic approval to restore homeland in Indiana (11/23)
The tribe is making history with approval of the first land-into-trust application in Indiana.

Bay Mills Indian Community plans to reopen controversial casinoFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Bay Mills Indian Community plans to reopen controversial casino (11/21)
More than two years after winning a major decision from the U.S. Supreme Court, the Michigan tribe appears to reviving the project.

Wilton Rancheria faces shady opposition group in push for casinoFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Wilton Rancheria faces shady opposition group in push for casino (11/18)
No one knows for sure who is trying to derail a land agreement for the $400 million project in Elk Grove, California.

Cowlitz Tribe sees huge interest for positions at fast-rising casinoFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe sees huge interest for positions at fast-rising casino (11/17)
The tribe is hiring more than 1,000 people to work at the ilani Casino Resort in Washington.

Cowlitz Tribe starts searching for employees of fast-rising casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe starts searching for employees of fast-rising casino (11/14)
The tribe will be hiring more than 1,000 people to work at the ilani Casino Resort in Washington.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino faces unknowns with Donald Trump in officeFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino faces unknowns with Donald Trump in office (11/10)
What will Indian gaming look like with Republican Donald Trump in the White House?

Cowlitz Tribe remains confident as casino opponents file appealFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe remains confident as casino opponents file appeal (11/09)
The U.S. Supreme Court rarely accepts cases but this one might be attractive because it involves one of their prior decisions.

Chickasaw Nation submits casino bid amid change in administrationFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Chickasaw Nation submits casino bid amid change in administration (11/07)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs will be seeing a new leader following the inauguration of a new president in January 2017.

Poarch Creeks dispel rumor of casino at new tourist developmentFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Poarch Creeks dispel rumor of casino at new tourist development (11/04)
The Alabama tribe sees children having fun at a $500 million entertainment destination but locals are thinking about a casino.

Sault Tribe worried about gaming plan with change in administrationFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Sault Tribe worried about gaming plan with change in administration (11/02)
The Michigan tribe submitted a land-into-trust application two more years ago and there's no decision in sight.

Wilton Rancheria sees more local support for $400M casino projectFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Wilton Rancheria sees more local support for $400M casino project (11/02)
Chairman Raymond Hitchcock will be updating business leaders on the project on November 18.

Cowlitz Tribe faces one more legal hurdle before opening casinoFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe faces one more legal hurdle before opening casino (11/01)
Non-Indian opponents are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a closely-watched land-into-trust case.

Grand Ronde Tribes drop legal challenge to Cowlitz Tribe casinoFiled Under: Legislation | Openings and Closings
Grand Ronde Tribes drop legal challenge to Cowlitz Tribe casino (10/31)
Grande Ronde leaders have changed their mind and won't try to prevent a fellow tribe from joining the Indian gaming industry.

Chickasaw Nation announces casino at popular Oklahoma lakeFiled Under:
Chickasaw Nation announces casino at popular Oklahoma lake (10/28)
The tribe is submitting a land-into-trust application for the site at Lake Texoma.

Scotts Valley Band envisions casino as part of new homelandFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Scotts Valley Band envisions casino as part of new homeland (10/27)
The tribe purchased a 128-acre site in an area that was promised by an unratified treaty.

Tule River Tribe gains support for moving casino to a new siteFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Tule River Tribe gains support for moving casino to a new site (10/26)
The tribe wants to move the Eagle Mountain Casino to a location that offers room to grow.

Wilton Rancheria continues to make progress on casino projectFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Wilton Rancheria continues to make progress on casino project (10/20)
The tribe is pursuing a $400 million development in Elk Grove, California.

Cowlitz Tribe announces more executives for fast-rising casinoFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe announces more executives for fast-rising casino (10/20)
The ilani Casino Resort in Washington remains on track for an opening in April 2017.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein questions whether people from 'housing projects' should be at casinosFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Sen. Dianne Feinstein questions whether people from 'housing projects' should be at casinos (10/18)
The Democrat doesn't think people who live in 'housing projects' should be gambling at tribal facilities.

Tejon Tribe seeks headquarters as casino project sits in limboFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Tejon Tribe seeks headquarters as casino project sits in limbo (10/17)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs missed an anticipated deadline on the California tribe's proposed gaming facility.

Prairie Island Indian Community dispels 'racist' casino rumorsFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Public Relations
Prairie Island Indian Community dispels 'racist' casino rumors (10/17)
The Minnesota tribe has filed a land-into-trust application for housing and non-gaming developments.

Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians announces $700M casinoFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians announces $700M casino (10/17)
Plans call for a 400,000 square-foot casino with a hotel in Vallejo, California

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe sees hope in casino land litigationFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe sees hope in casino land litigation (10/14)
The First Light Resort and Casino in Massachusetts remains in limbo as a result of a land-into-trust lawsuit.

Bureau of Indian Affairs faced pressure to approve gaming dealFiled Under: Compacts
Bureau of Indian Affairs faced pressure to approve gaming deal (09/29)
Kevin Washburn, the former Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, rejected the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe's compact anyway.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe granted role in casino land disputeFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe granted role in casino land dispute (09/28)
A federal judge acknowledged the tribe's 'undeniable and compelling interest' in the outcome of a lawsuit filed by casino opponents.

Wilton Rancheria makes significant progress on casino projectFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Wilton Rancheria makes significant progress on casino project (09/28)
The tribe has agreed to share $132 million over 20 years with the city of Elk Grove, California.

Grand Ronde Tribes still working on plans at former racetrackFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Grand Ronde Tribes still working on plans at former racetrack (09/21)
Has a public relations firm spilled the beans on a new tribal gaming facility in Oregon?

Scotts Valley Band sets off frenzy with plans for new casino siteFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Scotts Valley Band sets off frenzy with plans for new casino site (09/14)
All the usual suspects -- including Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D) -- are swarming around the California tribe.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe in limbo after decision on casino siteFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe in limbo after decision on casino site (09/13)
Work stopped on the First Light Resort and Casino after a federal judge's decision created uncertainty about the tribe's land-into-trust application.

Grand Ronde Tribes ask Supreme Court to hear casino land caseFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Grand Ronde Tribes ask Supreme Court to hear casino land case (09/13)
Is Indian Country ready for another Carcieri decision? Leaders of an Oregon tribe hope you are.

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe secures approval to buy land for casinoFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe secures approval to buy land for casino (09/08)
The sale passed by a narrow vote and Chairman George Gholson thanked the local community for supporting the project.

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe awaits city's decision on casino land saleFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe awaits city's decision on casino land sale (09/07)
The city council will consider the sale as a new controversy appears to be brewing in Ridgecrest, California.

North Fork Rancheria defeats casino opponents in yet another caseFiled Under: California | Litigation
North Fork Rancheria defeats casino opponents in yet another case (09/07)
The California tribe has been trying to open a casino for more than a decade.

Lumbee Tribe federal recognition bills in conflict on gaming rightsFiled Under: Legislation
Lumbee Tribe federal recognition bills in conflict on gaming rights (09/06)
The Senate version ensures the North Carolina tribe can open casinos on trust lands while the House version bars gaming.

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe seeks approval to buy land for casino bidFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe seeks approval to buy land for casino bid (09/05)
The plans to pay $5.5 million for about 24.6 acres owned by the city of Ridgecrest, California.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits word on role in casino lawsuitFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits word on role in casino lawsuit (08/31)
Opponents are trying to stop the Massachusetts tribe from building a casino in their backyard.

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.

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