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Richard Pombo: Day of shame in opening of Poarch Creek casino (12/24)
Richard Pombo, a former Republican Congressman, criticizes the Poarch Band of Creek Indians for opening a $250 million casino on a sacred site.

Law Article: Jonodev Chaudhuri takes on NIGC's leadership role (12/05)
Jonodev Chaudhuri, a member of the Muscogee Nation, is serving as acting chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission.

ICT interview with Jonodev Chaudhuri, acting chairman of NIGC (11/18)
Indian Country Today interviews Jonodev Chaudhuri, a member of the Muscogee Nation who is serving as acting chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission.

Editorial: Muscogee Nation boosts economy with casino project (10/17)
Newspaper welcomes the $335 million expansion of a casino owned by the Muscogee Nation in Oklahoma.

Muscogee Nation breaks ground on $335M expansion at casino (10/16)
The Muscogee Nation broke ground on a $250 million expansion of the River Spirit Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Editorial: Creek Nation's casino expansion good for economy (10/14)
Newspaper praises Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma for approving expansion of Creek Nation Casino.

Muscogee Nation approves $4M expansion of gaming facility (10/04)
The Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma will start work on a $4 million gaming expansion project later this month.

Oklahoma racetrack enters preliminary talks with three tribes (09/13)
A non-Indian racetrack in Oklahoma has entered preliminary discussions with three tribes about ending live races at the facility.

Muscogee man convicted for protest at Poarch Creek casino (08/23)
A delegation from the Muscogee Nation traveled to the courthouse in Montgomery, Alabama, on June 18, 2013, to show support for protester Wayland Gray. Photo from Save Hickory Ground Wayland Gray, a member of the Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma, was...

Muscogee Nation alters deal to address concerns from NIGC (08/05)
The Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma altered a business deal to address concerns raised by the National Indian Gaming Commission.

Jonodev Chaudhuri nominated for associate member at NIGC (08/01)
Jonodev Chaudhuri. Photo from Muscogee Creek Supreme Court The National Indian Gaming Commission is about to get a new member. According to a notice that will be published in the Federal Register tomorrow, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell is naming...

Charges dropped against three in Poarch Creek casino protest (06/19)
Delegation from Muscogee Nation outside courthouse in Montgomery, Alabama. June 18, 2013. Photo from Hickory Ground Trespass charges were dropped against three men who took part in a protest at the casino owned by the Poarch Band of Creek...

Hearing for men accused in trespass at Poarch Creek casino (06/18)
Members of the Muscogee Nation board bus for their trip to Alabama. Four men are in court in Alabama this morning over charges that they trespassed at the casino owned by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians. Three of...

Muscogee Nation moves forward with casino naming rights (05/29)
The Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma has finalized a casino naming rights deal. The Expo Square at the Tulsa Fairgrounds will be known as the River Spirit Expo, after the River Spirit Casino. The deal takes effect June 1. "I think...

Muscogee Nation hosts opening for $2.8M casino renovation (05/10)
Duck Creek Casino Design & Renovation. I-5 Design The Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma will debut a $2.8 million renovation at one if its casinos next week. The tribe started work on the 10,000-square-foot Duck Creek Casino in January. The...

Protesters set for hearing for incident at Poarch Creek casino (05/06)
The Wind Creek Casino and Hotel in Atmore, Alabama. Photo © Poarch Band of Creek Indians. A judge in Alabama will hold a hearing next week to consider trespass charges against four men who staged a protest at the casino...

ICT interviews Creek leaders in dispute over Alabama casino (04/02)
The Wind Creek Casino and Hotel in Atmore, Alabama. Indian Country Today caught up with leaders of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians and the Muscogee Nation and asked them about the Save Hickory Ground dispute. Eddie Tullis, a...

Oklahoma tribes expand casinos amid increase in revenues (04/02)
Artist's rendering of the new River Spirit Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Image from Muscogee Nation. Tribes in the Tulsa, Oklahoma, area are slowly expanding their gaming enterprises as revenues continue to rise. The Cherokee Nation completed three expansion projects...

Muscogee Nation announces hotel as part of casino expansion (03/19)
The Muscogee Nation is announcing a $250 million expansion of the River Spirit Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The tribe will be adding a 22-story, 500-room hotel tower to the facility. The expansion will include a new gaming area, an entertainment...

Poarch Band faces two lawsuits amid $246M casino expansion (02/21)
The Poarch Band of Creek Indians is facing two lawsuits as it undertakes a $246 million casino expansion project. The first lawsuit was filed last December by the Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma. The Muscogees say the Poarch Band has violated...

Muscogee man released after incident at Poarch Creek casino (02/20)
Muscogee Nation Chief George Tiger negotiated the release of a tribal member who was arrested in Alabama at the casino site of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians. Wayland Gray was arrested for trespassing and for making a terrorist threat....

Muscogee Nation leader in Alabama as casino fight escalates (02/19)
Muscogee Nation Chief George Tiger is in Alabama today to discuss a casino dispute with the Poarch Band of Creek Indians. Tiger is due to hold a press conference at 3pm at the federal courthourse in Montgomery. That's the court...

Poarch Creeks arrest four who attempted prayer at casino site (02/18)
The Poarch Band of Creek Indians in Alabama arrested four people who attempted a prayer ceremony at the tribe's casino site. Wayland Gray, Mike Harjo, Michael Deo and a man identified only as "Maggot" were charged with trespassing. Gray also...

Poarch Creeks won't allow group to hold prayer at gaming site (02/15)
The Poarch Band of Creek Indians in Alabama refused to allow a prayer ceremony at the site of a casino expansion project. The Save Hickory Ground group came to Alabama to offer prayers to tribal ancestors who were removed from...

Group goes ahead with ceremony at Poarch Creek casino site (02/14)
A group of tribal activists will go ahead with a ceremony at the casino site of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians in Alabama. Save Hickory Ground consists of members of the Poarch Band and the Muscogee Nation. They oppose...

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