All the pieces are falling into place as the tribe prepares to open the ilani Casino Resort in late April.
For the first time time in decades, the California tribe is looking forward to having a homeland.
The Michigan Native American Heritage Fund can be used to help schools eliminate harmful mascots.
The tribe must gain approval from the Bureau of Indian Affairs as well as the governor of California.
With just a few weeks left in the Obama administration, the Bureau of Indian Affairs is delivering a big decision for the California tribe.
In just the past three months alone, the Bureau of Indian Affairs has allowed compacts for 10 tribes in the state to take effect.
The tribe is celebrating major milestones as it moves forward with a casino in Indiana.
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.
Negotiations in South Dakota appear to be moving at a glacial pace.
The tribe will be able to operate up to 1,000 slot machines at the Royal River Casino in South Dakota.
Tribes, management companies and other parties doing business in the Indian gaming industry are facing higher penalties for violating federal law.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs will 'immediately' place 61.83 acres in trust for the California tribe.
The tribe will be offering updates on the fast-rising casino, a $15 million water reclamation plant and a $32 million highway improvement project.
The tribe is now able to offer craps, keno and roulette following voter approval of a gaming initiative in South Dakota.
The Land of Enchantment is now home to 15 tribes with 'deemed approved' agreements, the most of any state in the nation.
The agency that regulates the $28.5 billion tribal casino industry is operating with a full slate for the first time in more than three years.
The tribe plans to open a $390 million on its reservation in southern California in July with or without a federally-approved management contract.
The tribe and the state have been negotiating for at least a year but have been unable to finalize a new agreement.
Kathryn Isom-Clause, an attorney and member of Taos Pueblo, has been appointed to join the agency that regulates tribal casinos.
Patrons can enjoy beer, wine and other beverages on the gaming floor and in other areas of the Wildhorse Resort and Casino in Pendleton, Oregon.
The First Light Resort and Casino will be located on about 151 acres in the city of Taunton, Massachusetts, land that is now officially a reservation.
In one of his final actions, former assistant secretary Kevin Washburn started the environmental review process for the tribe's proposed Class II gaming facility.
The Land of Enchantment is now more to more 'deemed approved' compacts than any other state thanks to former assistant secretary Kevin Washburn.
Plans call for a 601,780 square-foot facility that includes a 110,260 square-foot gaming floor, a 302-room hotel, a 48,150-square-foot convention center and a 3,500-space parking lot.
Plans call for a 48,100 square-foot casino on about 11.41 acres in Skagit County.
Chairman William Iyall is confident that the Environmental Protection Agency will approve the project.
The state is now home to 12 'deemed approved' compacts, a record number.
The existing agreement runs through February 6, 2016, giving the parties more time to negotiate potential changes.
Sequoyah Simermeyer, a Senate staffer who used to work at the Bureau of Indian Affairs, is due to join the agency that oversees the $28.5 billion tribal casino industry.
The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians will be facing a formidable opponent as it purses the $180 million development in Michigan.
A 151-acre site in Taunton, Massachusetts, plus another 170 acres in Mashpee, the location of tribal headquarters, were immediately placed in trust by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Local officials are singing the praises of the $180 million project as the Bureau of Indian Affairs moves forward with the review process.
The tribe is pursuing the project in Fruitport Township, Michigan, under the two-part determination provisions of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.
The tribe plans a $180 million development in Fruitport Township, about 80 miles from reservation headquarters.
The state is home to nine deemed approved compacts, accounting for more than half of the tribes with casinos.