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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Tribes in Oregon clash over Class II off-reservation casino plan
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Tribes in Oregon clash over Class II off-reservation casino plan (April 11, 2016)
The Coquille Tribe is already facing opposition from the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe and now Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (D) has stepped into the fray.

Leader of Sault Tribe vows push for off-reservation gaming bids
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Leader of Sault Tribe vows push for off-reservation gaming bids (March 22, 2016)
The Michigan tribe filed two land-into-trust applications in June 2014 but the Bureau of Indian Affairs has not made a decision,

Sault Tribe proposes off-reservation casino near major airport
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Sault Tribe proposes off-reservation casino near major airport (February 15, 2016)
The tribe plans to convert an abandoned 70,000 square-foot church near the Detroit airport into a gaming facility.

Sault Tribe awaits movement on off-reservation gaming projects
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Sault Tribe awaits movement on off-reservation gaming projects (January 26, 2016)
The tribe filed land-into-trust applications for two sites in Michigan in June 2014 but there's been little concrete progress at the federal level.

Sault Tribe pushes for passage of Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
Legislation
Sault Tribe pushes for passage of Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (November 24, 2015)
Chairman Aaron Payment called on President Barack Obama and Michigan's two Democratic Senators to support parity for tribal governments.

Sault Tribe faces hurdles with off-reservation gaming projects
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Sault Tribe faces hurdles with off-reservation gaming projects (September 18, 2015)
More lawsuits are expected if the Bureau of Indian Affairs ever approves the tribe's land-into-trust applications.

Sault Tribe wins dismissal of off-reservation gaming litigation
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Sault Tribe wins dismissal of off-reservation gaming litigation (September 17, 2015)
The tribe wants to build a $245 million casino in Lansing, Michigan, on property that was acquired in connection with a land claim settlement.

Mayor believes BIA decision coming soon on Sault Tribe casino
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Mayor believes BIA decision coming soon on Sault Tribe casino (August 12, 2015)
The land-into-trust application for a site Lansing, Michigan, has been pending for 11 months.

Sault Tribe remains confident in off-reservation gaming dispute
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Sault Tribe remains confident in off-reservation gaming dispute (August 4, 2015)
The tribe wants to build the $245 million Kewadin Lansing Casino in Lansing, a project supported by the mayor.

Sault Tribe protected by sovereign immunity in casino dispute
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Sault Tribe protected by sovereign immunity in casino dispute (June 30, 2015)
Congress did not waive tribal sovereign immunity in bankruptcy proceedings, a federal judge ruled earlier this month.

Sault Tribe confident of victory in off-reservation gaming case
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Sault Tribe confident of victory in off-reservation gaming case (June 18, 2015)
The state hopes to block the Kewadin Lansing Casino by suing individual tribal leaders rather than the tribe itself.

Judge removes Sault Tribe from off-reservation gaming lawsuit
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Judge removes Sault Tribe from off-reservation gaming lawsuit (December 8, 2014)
The state plans to pursue individual tribal officials due to the sovereign immunity of the tribe itself.

Supreme Court ruling bodes well for tribes in gaming cases
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Supreme Court ruling bodes well for tribes in gaming cases (November 11, 2014)
The decision in Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community is having positive effects throughout Indian Country.

Aaron Payment: Story missed the boat on Soo Tribe gaming bid
Opinion
Aaron Payment: Story missed the boat on Soo Tribe gaming bid (August 18, 2014)
Aaron Payment, the chairman of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, offers tribal perspective on off-reservation gaming plans.

Editorial: Put a stop to off-reservation gaming plans in Michigan
Opinion
Editorial: Put a stop to off-reservation gaming plans in Michigan (August 15, 2014)
Newspaper opposes off-reservation casinos for the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians and the Bay Mills Indian Community.

6th Circuit sides with Sault Tribe in commercial casino dispute
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6th Circuit sides with Sault Tribe in commercial casino dispute (August 4, 2014)
Former investors claimed they were owed $74 million, plus interest.

Soo Tribe casino partner was developer behind failed racetrack
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Soo Tribe casino partner was developer behind failed racetrack (July 28, 2014)
The tribe at point considered an off-reservation casino near the defunct track.

Sault Tribe faces opposition to off-reservation gaming projects
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Sault Tribe faces opposition to off-reservation gaming projects (June 23, 2014)
Opponents include the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians and the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe.

Dale Kildee questions Sault Tribe's off-reservation casino plans
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Dale Kildee questions Sault Tribe's off-reservation casino plans (June 19, 2014)
Retired lawmaker says Congress never intended settlement lands to be used for gaming.

Local official open to Sault Tribe off-reservation casino proposal
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Local official open to Sault Tribe off-reservation casino proposal (June 18, 2014)
Town supervisor, however, believes the land-into-trust process will take some time.

Sault Tribe eyes speedy approval for gaming land applications
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Sault Tribe eyes speedy approval for gaming land applications (June 12, 2014)
Michigan attorney general and two tribes hope to block two off-reservation casinos.

Michigan tribes question Sault Tribe off-reservation casino plan
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Michigan tribes question Sault Tribe off-reservation casino plan (June 11, 2014)
The Nottawaseppi Huron Band and the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe say off-reservation casinos violate the Class III gaming compact.

Sault Tribe submits land-into-trust applications for casino sites
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Sault Tribe submits land-into-trust applications for casino sites (June 11, 2014)
The tribe is moving forward with an off-reservation casino in Lansing and is looking at another near Detroit.

Michigan plans to pursue Sault Tribe officials over gaming plan
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Michigan plans to pursue Sault Tribe officials over gaming plan (June 6, 2014)
Shift in tactics comes after Supreme Court upheld the doctrine of sovereign immunity.

Soo Tribe confident of success with off-reservation casino bid
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Soo Tribe confident of success with off-reservation casino bid (June 5, 2014)
After losing the Bay Mills case, the state of Michigan withdrew its appeal to the Supreme Court

Michigan drops appeal in Soo Tribe off-reservation casino case
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Michigan drops appeal in Soo Tribe off-reservation casino case (June 4, 2014)
Decision comes after state loses tribal sovereign immunity decision at the Supreme Court.

Supreme Court decision affects another off-reservation casino
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Supreme Court decision affects another off-reservation casino (May 28, 2014)
Sault Tribe was sued by state of Michigan for pursuing an off-reservation facility.

Turtle Talk: Tribes dodge a major bullet in Supreme Court case
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Turtle Talk: Tribes dodge a major bullet in Supreme Court case (May 27, 2014)
Professor Matthew Fletcher offers thoughts on decision in Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community.

Editorial: Soo Tribe off-reservation casino plan deserves clarity
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Editorial: Soo Tribe off-reservation casino plan deserves clarity (May 16, 2014)
Michigan newspaper welcomes U.S. Supreme Court review of an off-reservation gaming dispute involving the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe.

Michigan asks Supreme Court to hear another tribal casino suit
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Michigan asks Supreme Court to hear another tribal casino suit (May 15, 2014)
Dispute arose after the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians proposed an off-reservation casino.

Law Article: Court grants stay in off-reservation gaming dispute
Litigation
Law Article: Court grants stay in off-reservation gaming dispute (March 6, 2014)
Attorney discusses off-reservation gaming dispute involving the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians in Michigan.

Sault Tribe wants 6th Circuit to reconsider stay in gaming case
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Sault Tribe wants 6th Circuit to reconsider stay in gaming case (February 28, 2014)
The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians in Michigan is asking the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider its stay in a gaming case.

Editorial: Remain hopeful for Sault Tribe's off-reservation casino
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Editorial: Remain hopeful for Sault Tribe's off-reservation casino (February 27, 2014)
Michigan newspaper supports off-reservation casino for the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians.

6th Circuit issues stay in Soo Tribe off-reservation casino case
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6th Circuit issues stay in Soo Tribe off-reservation casino case (February 25, 2014)
The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals has put a hold on an off-reservation gaming case involving the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians.

Soo Tribe off-reservation casino case headed to Supreme Court
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Soo Tribe off-reservation casino case headed to Supreme Court (February 17, 2014)
The state of Michigan will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to hear an off-reservation gaming dispute involving the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians.

Tribes in Michigan continue Class III compact negotiations
Compacts
Tribes in Michigan continue Class III compact negotiations (November 27, 2013)
Six tribes continue to engage in Class III gaming compact negotiations with the state of Michigan.

Six Michigan tribes in Class III gaming compact negotiations
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Six Michigan tribes in Class III gaming compact negotiations (November 26, 2013)
Six tribes are in Class III gaming compact negotiations with the state of Michigan.

Radio: Michigan gaming compacts to expire on November 30
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Radio: Michigan gaming compacts to expire on November 30 (November 25, 2013)
Class III gaming compacts between six tribes and the state of Michigan expire on November 30.

6th Circuit takes up Soo Tribe off-reservation gaming dispute
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6th Circuit takes up Soo Tribe off-reservation gaming dispute (October 3, 2013)
The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments on Wednesday in an off-reservation gaming case involving the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians in Michigan.

Tribes: Supreme Court's gaming case puts sovereignty at risk
Litigation | Opinion
Tribes: Supreme Court's gaming case puts sovereignty at risk (September 19, 2013)
Homer Mandoka, the chairman of the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indains, and Dennis Kequom, the chief of the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe, discuss Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community.

Michigan governor seeks more gaming revenue  from tribes
Compacts
Michigan governor seeks more gaming revenue from tribes (August 27, 2013)
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) is demanding a bigger share of Indian gaming revenues without offering anything in return, tribal leaders said. Tribes that signed compacts in 1993 agreed to share 8 percent with the state and 2 percent with...

Six charged for stealing from Sault Ste. Marie Tribe's casino
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Six charged for stealing from Sault Ste. Marie Tribe's casino (August 6, 2013)
Six people have been indicted for stealing from a casino owned by the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Michigan. Federal authorities say Joe Michael Koster used a "light wand" to trick video poker machines into paying him...

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