National Indian Gaming Association honors Native casting director (March 21, 2017)

Tricia Wood, who is Seneca-Cayuga and Cherokee, worked on the award-winning La La Land.

Republican lawmaker renews push for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (February 14, 2017)

Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Indiana), whose top staffer is a tribal citizen, thinks the bill can finally become law.

Indian gaming on agenda for winter meeting of state lawmakers (January 2, 2017)

The National Council of Legislators from Gaming States is meeting in Arizona, where new tribal compacts were just signed.

Oklahoma Tribal Gaming Regulators Association elects vice chair (November 16, 2016)

Jean Ann Blalock, a member of the Quapaw Tribe, was sworn into her position during the organization's fall meeting.

American Gaming Association welcomes Indian Country to board (September 19, 2016)

The board now includes representation from five tribes across the nation.

Another Class III gaming compact up for review in South Dakota (July 19, 2016)

The agreement with the Yankton Sioux Tribe will be the subject of a public hearing on August 11.

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe eyes new Class III gaming compact (July 13, 2016)

The proposed agreement appears to be the first in South Dakota to mandate some form of revenue sharing.

Coquille Tribe faced threats for hosting Donald Trump supporters at casino (July 11, 2016)

Only about 50 people attended the meeting at The Mill Casino, which rented space to supporters of the controversial Republican presidential candidate.

National Indian Gaming Association ready for legislative summit (June 7, 2016)

This year's event will be special because the organization is debuting its new home, the Stanley R. Crooks Tribal Leaders Center.

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe casino up for discussion at another meeting (May 17, 2016)

The city of Ridgecrest, California, will hold the fifth meeting in as many weeks on the proposed casino.

Victor Rocha helps National Indian Gaming Association with events (May 10, 2016)

The proprietor of the gaming website is serving conference chair for NIGA's upcoming annual and mid-year conferences.

Cowlitz Tribe hosts forums on casino construction and related work (May 5, 2016)

The tribe will be offering updates on the fast-rising casino, a $15 million water reclamation plant and a $32 million highway improvement project.

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe casino up for discussion at city meeting (May 3, 2016)

The project has stirred significant debate in Ridgecrest, California.

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe sees warmer reception to casino bid (April 29, 2016)

A large group of advocates listened to Chairman George Gholson explain why the tribe is pursuing a development more than 130 miles from its headquarters.

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe off-reservation casino bid stirs debate (April 26, 2016)

The project, which is generating significant discussion online, is the subject of a special town hall in Ridgecrest, California.

Critics cite God in opposing Timbisha Shoshone Tribe casino plan (April 22, 2016)

One pastor asked: 'Do we want to risk the displeasure of God for $395,000 a year?'

White Earth Nation tries to address concerns about planned casino (April 18, 2016)

The tribe hopes to open a casino at Star Lake, a community away from the reservation, sometime in 2017.

Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation promotes gaming plan in Illinois (January 27, 2016)

The tribe is going through the land-into-trust process for site within its ancestral reservation in present-day DeKalb County.

Wilton Rancheria ready for BIA public hearing on gaming proposal (January 27, 2016)

Chairman Raymond Hitchcock anticipates a long process to get the land in trust for the proposed casino.

Groups unite to promote Indian gaming industry at global forum (January 13, 2016)

The National Indian Gaming Association, the Arizona Indian Gaming Association and the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association, along with Victor Rocha of, are presenting a seminar at ICE Totally Gaming.

Wilton Rancheria anticipates lengthy process for gaming project (January 13, 2016)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is finally taking action on the tribe's land-into-trust application for a casino near Sacramento, California.

BIA hosts meeting on Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation casino bid (January 12, 2016)

The tribe, whose headquarters are located in Kansas, plans a Class II facility on an ancestral reservation in Illinois.

Wilton Rancheria sees BIA movement on long-awaited casino bid (January 4, 2016)

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.

NIGA honors Coeur d'Alene leader with sovereignty award (November 6, 2015)

Ernie Stensgar received the John F. Kieffer Sovereignty Award for his efforts to promote tribal sovereignty.

President of Navajo Nation touts benefits of gaming enterprise (November 2, 2015)

In just five years, the tribe has built four gaming facilities and has paid out more than $122.5 million in employee benefits and salaries.

Key Democrat defends support for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (October 20, 2015)

Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minnesota) blasted a labor union for running ads that she called 'racist' and 'blatantly anti-Indian."

Little River Band sees support for off-reservation casino bid (October 16, 2015)

A large crowd attended the first Bureau of Indian Affairs public hearing on the $180 million project in Fruitport Township, Michigan.

Little River Band set for hearing on off-reservation casino bid (October 14, 2015)

MLive Muskegon Chronicle will carry a webcast of the public meeting for the $180 million project in Fuirtport Township, Michigan.

Little Traverse Bay Bands consider Class II for second casino (October 6, 2015)

Revenue sharing with the local community won't be required if the tribe sticks with Class II games at a proposed facility in Mackinaw City.

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe vows fight over off-reservation casino (September 29, 2015)

The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians will be facing a formidable opponent as it purses the $180 million development in Michigan.

Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority joins board of national group (September 25, 2015)

The board of the American Gaming Association now includes more representation from Indian Country.

Little River Band sees strong support for off-reservation casino (September 24, 2015)

Local officials are singing the praises of the $180 million project as the Bureau of Indian Affairs moves forward with the review process.

BIA sets hearing on Little River Band off-reservation casino bid (September 21, 2015)

The tribe plans a $180 million development in Fruitport Township, about 80 miles from reservation headquarters.

Chairwoman of San Manuel Band to join Gaming Hall of Fame (September 15, 2015)

Lynn Valbuena will be recognized during the Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, later this month.

Lower Sioux Indian Community debuts $22M casino expansion (August 27, 2015)

The tribe renovated the gaming floor and added a VIP lounge, bingo hall, sports bar and entertainment venue at the Jackpot Junction Casino Hotel in Morton, Minnesota.

Shawnee Tribe works with Chickasaw Nation work on casino plan (August 24, 2015)

Global Gaming Solutions, a Chickasaw subsidiary, plans to manage the Golden Mesa Casino in Oklahoma's panhandle.

Lawmakers show support for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (July 22, 2015)

Members of both parties endorse labor measure at National Indian Gaming Association legislative summit in Washington, D.C.

Rep. McCollum vows support for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (June 29, 2015)

The co-chair of the Congressional Native American Caucus is the first prominent Democrat to announce her backing for the bill.

Tulalip Tribes host Northwest Indian Gaming Conference & Expo (June 22, 2015)

Agenda topics include employee recruitment and retention, facility design, online gaming and regulation of the casino industry.

Homeowner group raises fears of casino from Miccosukee Tribe (May 18, 2015)

The tribe has no plans to convert the Miccosukee Golf and Country Club into a casino but that hasn't stopped the opposition.

BIA hears from public on Pokagon Band gaming plan in Indiana (April 15, 2015)

About 200 people attended a hearing to discuss plans for a $400 million development in South Bend, Indiana.

Pokagon Band gains city support for casino ahead of BIA hearing (April 14, 2015)

Leaders in South Bend, Indiana, are laying out the welcome mat for the tribe as it seeks to further its presence in the state.

BIA to hear from public on Pokagon Band casino plan in Indiana (April 13, 2015)

The tribe plans a $480 million development in South Bend, where many of its members live.

BIA to host public meeting for Pokagon Band casino in Indiana (March 24, 2015)

The tribe is planning a $480 million development with housing and gaming in South Bend, Indiana.

Pokagon Band set for first public hearing on Indiana casino bid (March 18, 2015)

A support group is rallying for the tribe while an opposition group remains secretive.

Tribal leaders urge unity and compromise in online poker talks (February 12, 2015)

Internet poker was a big topic at the Western Indian Gaming Conference this week.

Tribes in California meet for Western Indian Gaming Conference (February 10, 2015)

This year's event is being hosted by the Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians.

Arizona Indian Gaming Association hosts annual convention (November 4, 2014)

This year's agenda includes sessions on the outcome of the 2014 election, Internet gaming and regulation.

Report places economic impact of US gaming industry at $240B (October 1, 2014)

Tribal facilities play an important role in shaping the U.S. gaming industry through jobs, revenues, direct and indirect spending as well as payroll and other taxes.

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American Gaming Association includes tribes in economic report (September 30, 2014)

Gaming facilities paid $38 billion in federal, state and local taxes in 2013, according to the new report.

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