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Tribes in Michigan express concerns about internet gambling legislation
Compacts | Legislation
Tribes in Michigan express concerns about internet gambling legislation (July 13, 2017)
Writing for Online Poker Report, Dave Palermo offers an extensive look at an online gaming bill that has drawn concerns of tribes in Michigan.

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe announces hotel as part of casino expansion
Openings & Closings
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe announces hotel as part of casino expansion (June 28, 2017)
The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe is expanding its gaming empire in Michigan.

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community shares $1.3M in gaming revenues
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Keweenaw Bay Indian Community shares $1.3M in gaming revenues (June 14, 2017)
Twice a year, the tribe shares 2 percent of slot machine win with local communities and another 8 percent with the state.

Gun Lake Tribe shares another $6.7M in casino funds in Michigan
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Gun Lake Tribe shares another $6.7M in casino funds in Michigan (June 5, 2017)
Since the Gun Lake Casino opened in 2011, the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians has shared more than $93 million with Michigan.

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community shares update on casino work
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Keweenaw Bay Indian Community shares update on casino work (May 25, 2017)
Work on the two Ojibwa Casinos in Michigan will be completed in 2018 as adjustments are made to the budget for the $40 million effort

Nottawaseppi Huron Band promotes from within for top casino job
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Nottawaseppi Huron Band promotes from within for top casino job (May 16, 2017)
Kathy George, who has worked at FireKeepers Casino Hotel in Michigan for more than five years, is taking on a new role as chief executive officer.

Gun Lake Tribe opens doors to $76M expansion of gaming facility
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Gun Lake Tribe opens doors to $76M expansion of gaming facility (May 3, 2017)
The Gun Lake Casino in Wayland, Michigan, is now nearly double in size.

Gun Lake Tribe eager to defend casino in Supreme Court challenge
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Gun Lake Tribe eager to defend casino in Supreme Court challenge (May 2, 2017)
The nation's highest court has agreed to review a federal law that shields the Michigan tribe's casino from litigation.

Supreme Court brings bad news to tribes by taking up land case
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Supreme Court brings bad news to tribes by taking up land case (May 1, 2017)
The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians has been hoping to leave the legal drama behind but the nation's highest court won't let that happen.

Gun Lake Tribe prepares for grand opening of $76M casino expansion
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Gun Lake Tribe prepares for grand opening of $76M casino expansion (April 28, 2017)
With a long-running lawsuit nearly behind them, the leaders of the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians are preparing for the next chapter in their Indian gaming success story.

Supreme Court relists petition in Gun Lake Tribe gaming land case
Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Openings & Closings
Supreme Court relists petition in Gun Lake Tribe gaming land case (April 25, 2017)
A non-Indian man who lives three miles from the tribe's casino in Michigan is trying to keep his long-running lawsuit alive.

Supreme Court takes no action on long-running tribal land case
Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Supreme Court takes no action on long-running tribal land case (April 24, 2017)
The Trump administration and Indian Country will have to wait a little longer to learn the status of the Patchak petition.

Nottawaseppi Huron Band invests casino funds in unique project
Openings & Closings | Public Relations
Nottawaseppi Huron Band invests casino funds in unique project (April 20, 2017)
The Fire Hub consists of a restaurant and pantry aimed at helping the community in Battle Creek, Michigan.

Supreme Court declines to hear yet another Indian Country case
Connecticut | Litigation
Supreme Court declines to hear yet another Indian Country case (April 17, 2017)
In a positive move for tribal interests, the nation's highest court refused to reopen a lawsuit that targeted the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation.

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community hiring for $40M casino upgrade project
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Keweenaw Bay Indian Community hiring for $40M casino upgrade project (April 7, 2017)
'If you need a job … come here,' the leader of the Michigan-based tribe said.

Couple charged for bizarre incident at Little Traverse Bay Bands casino
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Couple charged for bizarre incident at Little Traverse Bay Bands casino (January 27, 2017)
The incident began after a woman allegedly urinated on herself on the gaming floor at the Odawa Casino Resort in Michigan.

Sault Tribe claims win on long-delayed off-reservation casino bid
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Sault Tribe claims win on long-delayed off-reservation casino bid (January 26, 2017)
On the last full day of the Obama administration, the Bureau of Indian Affairs opened the door for approval of the project.

Nottawaseppi Huron Band addresses education in new casino deal
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Nottawaseppi Huron Band addresses education in new casino deal (January 5, 2017)
The Michigan Native American Heritage Fund can be used to help schools eliminate harmful mascots.

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community shares $1.5M in casino funds
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Keweenaw Bay Indian Community shares $1.5M in casino funds (December 14, 2016)
Money went to communities in two counties and to the state of Michigan.

Sault Tribe distributes $850K in casino revenue with community
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Sault Tribe distributes $850K in casino revenue with community (December 13, 2016)
In 2016, the total payment came to $1,485,825, slightly higher than last year's distribution.

Little River Band payment puts gaming revenue sharing at $32.1M
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Little River Band payment puts gaming revenue sharing at $32.1M (December 9, 2016)
This year, the tribe shared more than $1.58 million with local communities and schools in Michigan.

Gun Lake Tribe shares nearly $5.8M in gaming revenue in Michigan
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Gun Lake Tribe shares nearly $5.8M in gaming revenue in Michigan (December 9, 2016)
Gaming continues to be good business for the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians and its neighbors.

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community starts work on casino upgrades
Openings & Closings
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community starts work on casino upgrades (December 8, 2016)
The Michigan tribe is spending $40 million to upgrade its facilities in Marquette and Baraga.

Pokagon Band secures approval for alcohol ordinance in Indiana
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Pokagon Band secures approval for alcohol ordinance in Indiana (November 29, 2016)
The tribe is celebrating major milestones as it moves forward with a casino in Indiana.

Pokagon Band secures historic approval to restore homeland in Indiana
Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Pokagon Band secures historic approval to restore homeland in Indiana (November 23, 2016)
The tribe is making history with approval of the first land-into-trust application in Indiana.

Bay Mills Indian Community plans to reopen controversial casino
Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Openings & Closings
Bay Mills Indian Community plans to reopen controversial casino (November 21, 2016)
More than two years after winning a major decision from the U.S. Supreme Court, the Michigan tribe appears to reviving the project.

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe shares $3M in gaming revenue with community
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Saginaw Chippewa Tribe shares $3M in gaming revenue with community (November 17, 2016)
The payment to governments and schools represents an increase from the same period in 2015.

Nottawaseppi Huron Band puts casino food to good use at pantry
Openings & Closings | Public Relations
Nottawaseppi Huron Band puts casino food to good use at pantry (November 14, 2016)
The Fire Hub in Battle Creek, Michigan, will offer a pantry, a restaurant and space for community gardens.

Sault Tribe worried about gaming plan with change in administration
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Sault Tribe worried about gaming plan with change in administration (November 2, 2016)
The Michigan tribe submitted a land-into-trust application two more years ago and there's no decision in sight.

Michigan tribes share $28.6M in gaming funds with communities
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Michigan tribes share $28.6M in gaming funds with communities (October 31, 2016)
The amount shared in 2015 was 1.8 percent lower than the year prior as some tribes saw declines in their net wins.

Former Nottawaseppi Huron Band employee sentenced for theft
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Former Nottawaseppi Huron Band employee sentenced for theft (August 30, 2016)
John Earl Seiler, 59, admitted he took more than $27,000 from the Michigan tribe's casino hotel.

Grand Traverse Band shares gaming funds with local community
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Grand Traverse Band shares gaming funds with local community (August 25, 2016)
Since 1994, the tribe has shared nearly $34.7 million with communities in a six-county area in Michigan.

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community approves $40M in casino projects
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Keweenaw Bay Indian Community approves $40M in casino projects (August 16, 2016)
The Michigan tribe will be renovating and upgrading its casinos in Marquette and Baraga.

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community heads to vote on casino projects
Openings & Closings
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community heads to vote on casino projects (August 12, 2016)
The Michigan tribe is asking voters to approve $40 million in upgrades at two gaming facilities.

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe casino robbery leads to long chase and arrests
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Saginaw Chippewa Tribe casino robbery leads to long chase and arrests (August 10, 2016)
The incident began when a woman was robbed at gunpoint at the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort in Michigan.

Pokagon Band debuts expansion of gaming facility in Michigan
Casino Stalker | Openings & Closings
Pokagon Band debuts expansion of gaming facility in Michigan (July 22, 2016)
The Four Winds Dowagiac has grown to accommodate more slot machines and table games.

John Schneider: New Little Traverse casino is underwhelming
Openings & Closings | Opinion
John Schneider: New Little Traverse casino is underwhelming (July 21, 2016)
Did you notice all the fanfare associated with the grand opening, around Memorial Day, of the new Odawa Casino in Mackinaw City?

Hannahville Indian Community names new casino golf course
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Hannahville Indian Community names new casino golf course (July 20, 2016)
Sage Run will serve as a complement to the Sweetgrass Golf Club at the tribe's casino in Michigan.

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community schedules vote on casino plans
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Keweenaw Bay Indian Community schedules vote on casino plans (July 15, 2016)
The tribe is looking to spend $40 million to upgrade two casinos in Michigan.

Federal appeals court backs Gun Lake Tribe land-into-trust law
Legislation | Litigation
Federal appeals court backs Gun Lake Tribe land-into-trust law (July 15, 2016)
Congress has the power to ratify land-into-trust acquisitions, a move that protects the Michigan tribe from litigation.

Gun Lake Tribe seeks to hire more employees for growing casino
Openings & Closings
Gun Lake Tribe seeks to hire more employees for growing casino (July 14, 2016)
The tribe has embarked on a $76 million expansion of its casino in Michigan.

Grand Traverse Band casino employees credited with saving life
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Grand Traverse Band casino employees credited with saving life (July 1, 2016)
Frank Sams, a 61-year-old tribal member, collapsed after suffering a heart attack at the casino in Michigan.

Supreme Court takes a pass on tribal labor sovereignty dispute
Litigation
Supreme Court takes a pass on tribal labor sovereignty dispute (July 1, 2016)
Law professor Matthew Fletcher believes the justices avoided the cases in order to avoid a deadlock.

Little River Band credited with sharing $30M in gaming revenues
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Little River Band credited with sharing $30M in gaming revenues (June 28, 2016)
The money goes to local governments and schools and the tribe hopes to replicate that effort with an off-reservation casino.

Supreme Court deals setback to tribes in labor sovereignty dispute
California | Legislation | Litigation
Supreme Court deals setback to tribes in labor sovereignty dispute (June 27, 2016)
Indian Country rallied after two Michigan tribes lost their labor law cases but the nation's highest court won't be taking up the matter.

Pokagon Band sees major progress on casino project in Indiana
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Pokagon Band sees major progress on casino project in Indiana (June 21, 2016)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has issued the final environmental impact statement for the project in South Bend, Indiana.

Sault Ste. Marie Tribe anxious for off-reservation casino decision
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Sault Ste. Marie Tribe anxious for off-reservation casino decision (June 16, 2016)
The tribe has been waiting for an answer from the Bureau of Indian Affairs for two years.

Spokane Tribe joins small group with off-reservation casino ruling
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Spokane Tribe joins small group with off-reservation casino ruling (June 9, 2016)
Off-reservation casino proposals generate a lot of controversy but they are still exceedingly rare in Indian Country.

Little Traverse Bay Bands open doors to Class II gaming facility
Openings & Closings
Little Traverse Bay Bands open doors to Class II gaming facility (May 25, 2016)
The 5,000 square-foot Odawa Casino in Mackinaw City, Michigan, features 120 electronic gaming machines.

9th Circuit won't rehear Tohono O'odham Nation gaming case
Litigation | Openings & Closings
9th Circuit won't rehear Tohono O'odham Nation gaming case (May 24, 2016)
The development sets the stage for a potential appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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