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Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe must keep fighting despite gaming win

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe must keep fighting despite gaming win (04/21)

Casino opponents are preparing to take the case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Ho-Chunk Nation remains confident as rival tribe sues over casino

Ho-Chunk Nation remains confident as rival tribe sues over casino (04/20)

The $33 million expansion in Wittenberg, Wisconsin, is due to be finished later in the year amid the controversy.
Stockbridge-Munsee Band sues to stop expansion of rival casino

Stockbridge-Munsee Band sues to stop expansion of rival casino (04/19)

The lawsuit accuses Wisconsin of violating Class III gaming agreements and the Ho-Chunk Nation of engaging in illegal gaming.
Trump administration faces test of off-reservation gaming policy

Trump administration faces test of off-reservation gaming policy (04/18)

The Spokane Tribe is counting on the Trump team to defend its gaming project from a lawsuit filed by a rival in Washington state.
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe welcomes decision in gaming dispute

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe welcomes decision in gaming dispute (04/17)

Chairwoman Cheryl Andrews-Maltais called on officials in Massachusetts to drop their long-running attempts to assert jurisdiction over her people's homeland.
Supreme Court declines to hear yet another Indian Country case

Supreme Court declines to hear yet another Indian Country case (04/17)

In a positive move for tribal interests, the nation's highest court refused to reopen a lawsuit that targeted the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation.
Aquinnah Wampanaog Tribe scores major win in sovereignty case

Aquinnah Wampanaog Tribe scores major win in sovereignty case (04/11)

In a unanimous decision, a federal appeals court confirmed that the tribe can use its reservation in Massachusetts for a modest casino.
Ho-Chunk Nation continues to defend legality of casino expansion

Ho-Chunk Nation continues to defend legality of casino expansion (04/10)

A rival tribe claims the facility in Wittenberg, Wisconsin, doesn't comply with the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.
Stockbridge-Munsee Band prepares possible lawsuit in casino feud

Stockbridge-Munsee Band prepares possible lawsuit in casino feud (04/06)

The state of Wisconsin and the Ho-Chunk Nation might be sued over a disputed expansion project.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe praises development in casino dispute

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe praises development in casino dispute (04/03)

The U.S. Supreme Court's good news continues to spread across Indian Country.
Cowlitz Tribe thanks Secretary Zinke as casino opening approaches

Cowlitz Tribe thanks Secretary Zinke as casino opening approaches (04/03)

Chairman Bill Iyall praised the new leader of the Department of the Interior for supporting the tribe's land-into-trust efforts.
Seminole Tribe accuses state of breaking gaming compact again

Seminole Tribe accuses state of breaking gaming compact again (03/28)

A new court ruling is raising fresh concerns about the spread of gaming devices in non-tribal facilities in Florida.
Chukchansi Tribe fires back at gaming firm seeking $21M in court

Chukchansi Tribe fires back at gaming firm seeking $21M in court (03/27)

The California tribe called the lawsuit 'unfounded and baseless' and an attempt at extortion.
Seminole Tribe accused of breaking contract with retail outlet at casino

Seminole Tribe accused of breaking contract with retail outlet at casino (03/22)

An expansion of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, led to the dispute.
Chukchansi Tribe sued for $21M by gaming development company

Chukchansi Tribe sued for $21M by gaming development company (03/22)

The tribe reopened its casino in California after a lengthy shutdown.
Mohegan Tribe can sue over denial of casino in Massachusetts

Mohegan Tribe can sue over denial of casino in Massachusetts (03/20)

The Connecticut-based tribe lost out to a rival gaming firm owned by billionaire Steve Wynn.
Supreme Court considers petition in casino land-into-trust dispute

Supreme Court considers petition in casino land-into-trust dispute (03/20)

The Cowlitz Tribe will debut a long-awaited casino in April unless non-Indian opponents convince the court to take up the case.
Trump administration given more time for appeal in tribal gaming case

Trump administration given more time for appeal in tribal gaming case (03/17)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe was forced to stop work on a $1 billion gaming facility in Massachusetts by an ongoing lawsuit.
Chippewa Cree Tribe told to pay $25M to casino development firm

Chippewa Cree Tribe told to pay $25M to casino development firm (03/16)

Child support payments and general assistance payments have been cut after a Montana court issued a judgement against the tribe.
Tigua Tribe agrees to state inspection of disputed gaming facility

Tigua Tribe agrees to state inspection of disputed gaming facility (03/13)

A battle over the tribe's operations in El Paso, Texas, continues after 17 years of litigation.
Trump administration backs Cowlitz Tribe in Supreme Court brief

Trump administration backs Cowlitz Tribe in Supreme Court brief (03/07)

The filing comes as the Washington tribe prepares to open a $400 million casino in a matter of weeks.
Wilton Rancheria joins lawsuit as foes challenge casino decision

Wilton Rancheria joins lawsuit as foes challenge casino decision (03/02)

Opponents are hoping to trip up the Bureau of Indian Affairs even though the gaming site in California has been placed in trust.
California tribes celebrate anniversary of Supreme Court decision

California tribes celebrate anniversary of Supreme Court decision (03/01)

The Cabazon Band and the Morongo Band secured a ruling that confirmed their sovereign right to engage in gaming.
Seminole Tribe continues to share gaming revenues with Florida

Seminole Tribe continues to share gaming revenues with Florida (02/28)

The state violated the Class III gaming compact but the tribe is keeping its promises.
Trump team gets more time in Supreme Court tribal casino case

Trump team gets more time in Supreme Court tribal casino case (02/27)

The Gun Lake Tribe is already operating a successful casino in Michigan but a non-Indian man won't drop his long-running lawsuit.
Meskwaki Tribe ordered to pay damages for incident at casino

Meskwaki Tribe ordered to pay damages for incident at casino (02/23)

The tribe contended it was protected by sovereign immunity in small claims court in Iowa.
Wilton Rancheria seeks to join lawsuit as gaming site is put in trust

Wilton Rancheria seeks to join lawsuit as gaming site is put in trust (02/20)

The California tribe is celebrating a major milestone after going without land for nearly 60 years.
Trump team gets another extension in Supreme Court tribal casino case

Trump team gets another extension in Supreme Court tribal casino case (02/20)

President Donald Trump has an unusual connection to the dispute -- he once tried to partner with the Cowlitz Tribe, whose casino is the subject of a closely-watched lawsuit.
Cowlitz Tribe getting closer to April opening of long-awaited casino

Cowlitz Tribe getting closer to April opening of long-awaited casino (02/09)

The tribe is on its way to putting 1,100 people to work at the ilani Casino Resort in Washington.
Trump team gets more time for brief in Supreme Court tribal casino case

Trump team gets more time for brief in Supreme Court tribal casino case (01/31)

The new president once tried to partner with the Cowlitz Tribe for a casino that's now before the nation's highest court.
Cowlitz Tribe hosts job far as opening date for casino approaches

Cowlitz Tribe hosts job far as opening date for casino approaches (01/12)

The ilani Casino Resort is due to open April 17 as opponents seek to derail it at the U.S. Supreme Court.
Supreme Court hears argument in lone Indian law case on docket

Supreme Court hears argument in lone Indian law case on docket (01/09)

The justices are trying to determine whether an employee of the Mohegan Tribe enjoys sovereign immunity.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe enters new year with casino in limbo

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe enters new year with casino in limbo (01/02)

The $1 billion project is on hold as a result of litigation from casino opponents in Massachustts.
Tohono O'odham Nation heads to trial in casino feud with state

Tohono O'odham Nation heads to trial in casino feud with state (12/20)

The Desert Diamond West Valley Casino and Resort still can't offer Class III games a year after opening to large crowds.
Tohono O'odham Nation returns to court in Class III gaming fight

Tohono O'odham Nation returns to court in Class III gaming fight (12/15)

Nearly after a year opening a new facility, the tribe still can't offer slot machines and other Class III games.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino in limbo amid change in D.C.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino in limbo amid change in D.C. (12/14)

The Massachusetts tribe had hoped to open the First Light Resort and Casino in the summer of 2017.
Court strikes big blow against North Fork Rancheria casino bid

Court strikes big blow against North Fork Rancheria casino bid (12/13)

The California tribe has overcome numerous hurdles in the last 12 years and a new decision only muddies the waters.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe files notice of appeal in casino lawsuit

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe files notice of appeal in casino lawsuit (12/09)

Both the Massachusetts tribe and the Department of Justice are taking the case to a higher court.
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe defends right to use land for gaming

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe defends right to use land for gaming (12/07)

A federal appeals court heard arguments in a dispute between the tribe and the state of Massachusetts.
Supreme Court schedules oral argument in tribal immunity case

Supreme Court schedules oral argument in tribal immunity case (12/06)

The justices will hear the dispute in Lewis v. Clarke on January 9, 2017.
Chukchansi Tribe casino dispute leads to lawsuits in federal court

Chukchansi Tribe casino dispute leads to lawsuits in federal court (12/06)

Police officers who were hired by one faction of the northern California tribe say their reputations have been damaged.
Tohono O'odham Nation and state remain at odds in casino dispute

Tohono O'odham Nation and state remain at odds in casino dispute (12/01)

A federal judge will go ahead with a previously scheduled hearing after the tribe said a settlement wasn't on the horizon.
Non-Indian firm set to open $1.4B casino outside of nation's capital

Non-Indian firm set to open $1.4B casino outside of nation's capital (12/01)

In just a week's time, a massive gaming and entertainment facility will be open right outside of Washington, D.C.
Wilton Rancheria continues to face mysterious casino opposition

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.
Tohono O'odham Nation open to new Class III gaming compact

Tohono O'odham Nation open to new Class III gaming compact (11/29)

The tribe wasn't included in talks for the updated agreement but signing it would resolve a long-running dispute with the state of Arizona.
Redding Rancheria restarts process to replace existing casino

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.
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe elects new chair amid gaming fight

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe elects new chair amid gaming fight (11/22)

A federal appeals court is hearing arguments in a dispute between the tribe and the state of Massachusetts.
Tohono O'odham Nation poised for win in long-running casino feud

Tohono O'odham Nation poised for win in long-running casino feud (11/21)

A new Class III gaming compact would end a years-long dispute over the legality of a new casino in the Phoenix area.
Bay Mills Indian Community plans to reopen controversial casino

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.
Cowlitz Tribe sees huge interest for positions at fast-rising casino

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.
Matthew Fletcher: Supreme Court case poses new risks to tribes

Matthew Fletcher: Supreme Court case poses new risks to tribes (11/14)

The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear a case that will rule on the the limits of legal immunity of tribes and their employees.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino faces unknowns with Donald Trump in office

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?
Seminole Tribe wins big decision in gaming dispute with Florida

Seminole Tribe wins big decision in gaming dispute with Florida (11/10)

The tribe can continue offering blackjack and other banked card games and can do so without sharing revenues with the state.
Cowlitz Tribe remains confident as casino opponents file appeal

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.
Cowlitz Tribe faces one more legal hurdle before opening casino

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.
Enterprise Rancheria casino work in limbo due to legal challenge

Enterprise Rancheria casino work in limbo due to legal challenge (10/31)

The United Auburn Indian Community, the owners of a successful gaming facility, is fighting the new development.
Federal authorities concerned about tribal casino bus incidents

Federal authorities concerned about tribal casino bus incidents (10/28)

The National Transportation Safety Board is looking for common patterns after a crash this week resulted in 13 fatalities in California.
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe gets court date in gaming lawsuit

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe gets court date in gaming lawsuit (10/26)

The tribe wants to open a Class II gaming facility on its reservation but the state of Massachusetts is opposed.
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe faces legal fight over modest casino

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe faces legal fight over modest casino (10/25)

Naskila Gaming continues to draw notable crowds but the state of Texas contends it's illegal.
Peter d'Errico: Seminole Tribe embraces limits on sovereignty

Peter d'Errico: Seminole Tribe embraces limits on sovereignty (10/24)

'They are playing in a game devised entirely by the U.S. as an extension of its colonial, Christian Discovery doctrines.'
Cowlitz Tribe announces more executives for fast-rising casino

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.
United Auburn Indian Community loses suit against new casino

United Auburn Indian Community loses suit against new casino (10/14)

The Enteprise Rancheria plans to open a gaming facility 22 miles from the Auburn Community's casino.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe sees hope in casino land litigation

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.
Ex-employee of Shakopee Tribe loses case over assault at casino

Ex-employee of Shakopee Tribe loses case over assault at casino (10/13)

The employee was groped and forcibly kissed by a patron at the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel.
Gamblers accused of cheating Mashantucket Tribe lose big lawsuit

Gamblers accused of cheating Mashantucket Tribe lose big lawsuit (10/06)

Three high-rollers say they are owed more than $2.7 million from the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut.
State defends destruction of notes in Tohono O'odham Nation case

State defends destruction of notes in Tohono O'odham Nation case (10/06)

The tribe is seeking sanctions after notes about its casino were destroyed by an Arizona state attorney.
Supreme Court opens new term with tribal immunity on the docket

Supreme Court opens new term with tribal immunity on the docket (10/04)

Only one Indian law case is on the docket so far, a big change from last year's explosive session.
Seminole Tribe accuses state of bad faith in gaming compact talks

Seminole Tribe accuses state of bad faith in gaming compact talks (10/03)

A long-awaited trial opened in federal court in Florida as the tribe's Hard Rock International marked a major milestone.
Supreme Court accepts case involving Mohegan Tribe casino employee

Supreme Court accepts case involving Mohegan Tribe casino employee (09/29)

The justices will consider a big question: Does the tribe's sovereign immunity extend to an employee of the tribe's casino?
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe granted role in casino land dispute

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.
Tohono O'odham Nation seeks sanctions in battle over casino

Tohono O'odham Nation seeks sanctions in battle over casino (09/22)

A long-running war between the Tohono O'odham Nation, the state of Arizona and two rival tribes continues.
Tribes clash over new casino but agree on #NoDAPL movement

Tribes clash over new casino but agree on #NoDAPL movement (09/20)

The Cowlitz Tribe is calling out the non-Indian allies of the Grand Ronde Tribes, because those allies have a financial connection to the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe shares economic impact of new casino

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe shares economic impact of new casino (09/19)

The tribe is seeking to generate support for its Class II facility amid a legal battle with the state of Texas.
State admits destroying records in Tohono O'odham Nation fight

State admits destroying records in Tohono O'odham Nation fight (09/15)

An attorney for the state of Arizona said rival tribes were interested in 'keeping things secret.'
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe in limbo after decision on casino site

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 case

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.
Pauma Band is finally getting $36.3M payment in gaming dispute

Pauma Band is finally getting $36.3M payment in gaming dispute (09/12)

The tribe is owed the money after being forced into signing a bad deal with the state of California.
North Fork Rancheria faces fight as casino foes refuse to give up

North Fork Rancheria faces fight as casino foes refuse to give up (09/08)

A group called Stand Up for California is already promising an appeal in the long-running dispute.
North Fork Rancheria defeats casino opponents in yet another case

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.
Pauma Band gets closer to seeing $36.3M payment in gaming case

Pauma Band gets closer to seeing $36.3M payment in gaming case (09/01)

A bill to pay the tribe for its victory in a lawsuit has been sent to California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) for his signature.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits word on role in casino lawsuit

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.
North Fork Rancheria wins final decision in gaming compact case

North Fork Rancheria wins final decision in gaming compact case (08/30)

The California tribe has been trying to open a casino for more than a decade.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe hails bid to reconsider casino ruling

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.
Pauma Band might finally see $36.3M payment from gaming case

Pauma Band might finally see $36.3M payment from gaming case (08/24)

The tribe was overcharged for more slot machines but the state of California has yet to pay up.
Judge rules against Miccosukee citizen in gaming per capita dispute

Judge rules against Miccosukee citizen in gaming per capita dispute (08/23)

A tribal member who received $272,000 for her household has lost a significant ruling in the case.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe in high stakes fight for casino and land

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 might stand alone in battle against new casino

Grand Ronde Tribes might stand alone in battle against new casino (08/22)

Opponents of the Cowlitz Tribe's new casino haven't decided whether they will pursue further appeals in the long-running case.
Editorial: Drop the 'charade' against Tohono O'odham Nation's casino

Editorial: Drop the 'charade' against Tohono O'odham Nation's casino (08/18)

As many people may suspect, the Native American contingent in Arizona is quite influential.
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe back in court to defend gaming rights

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe back in court to defend gaming rights (08/17)

The state of Texas is once again trying to shut down a gaming facility on the reservation.
Grand Ronde Tribes keep battling Cowlitz Tribe's casino in court

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 dispute

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.
Opinion: Court decisions appear in conflict on tribal gaming rights

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.
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe sees more crowds at casino as court fight looms

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe sees more crowds at casino as court fight looms (08/15)

The state of Texas is seeking to shut down Naskila Entertainment, a Class II facility on the reservation.
Judge turns tables on state in Tohono O'odham Nation gaming case

Judge turns tables on state in Tohono O'odham Nation gaming case (08/10)

At issue is an email between the state of Arizona and a rival tribe.
Schaghticoke Tribal Nation drops lawsuit but still pushes for casino

Schaghticoke Tribal Nation drops lawsuit but still pushes for casino (08/05)

The lawsuit was being funded by a non-Indian gaming company whose interests are threatened by a potential new casino in Connecticut.
Indian law experts debate outcomes in two land-into-trust cases

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.
Mechoopda Tribe offers olive branch on casino but county refuses

Mechoopda Tribe offers olive branch on casino but county refuses (08/03)

Litigation against the long-delayed casino has already cost taxpayers in Butte County, California, more than $600,000.
Two tribes see conflicting rulings in long-running quests for casinos

Two tribes see conflicting rulings in long-running quests for casinos (08/02)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and the Cowlitz Tribe are on the opposite sides of the country and have battling casino opponents.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe continues work on casino despite court ruling

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe continues work on casino despite court ruling (08/01)

The tribe expected to open First Light Resort and Casino about a year from now but that was before a federal judge stepped into the fray.
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe sees state's opposition to Class II casino

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe sees state's opposition to Class II casino (08/01)

The state of Texas has finally broken its silence on the Naskila Entertainment facility on the tribe's reservation.

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