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Ponca Tribe marches toward sovereignty with long-awaited gaming project

Chief Standing Bear’s people, who took the long walk home to Nebraska 139 years ago, are continuing their march toward sovereignty and self-sufficiency.

Posted: June 13, 2018


National Indian Gaming Commission plans major announcement on June 26

How's the tribal casino industry doing? Federal officials will tell you later in June.

Posted: June 5, 2018


Ponca Tribe faces familiar opponent in long-running quest for casino

The state of Nebraska is still trying to stop the Ponca Tribe from opening a casino on trust land in Iowa.

Posted: May 31, 2018


National Indian Gaming Commission in transition in the Trump era

The National Indian Gaming Commission is undergoing major change as its chairman, a remnant of the Obama era, departs for pastures unknown.

Posted: May 8, 2018


Mechoopda Tribe scores victory in long-running fight over homelands

The court victories keep coming for tribes seeking to restore their homelands even as the Trump administration seeks to erect more hurdles for Indian Country.

Posted: April 13, 2018



Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians halts charitable bingo

The Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians is addressing concerns about its gaming operations in North Dakota.

Posted: March 14, 2018


Ponca Tribe 'always open to talk' about contested gaming project

The Ponca Tribe continues to work on plans for a controversial casino in Iowa amid a lawsuit in federal court.

Posted: March 5, 2018


Alabama-Coushatta Tribe vows fight to protect casino after loss in court

The Alabama-Coushatta Tribe is already pursuing an appeal after a federal judge said the tribe's gaming facility in Texas was illegal.

Posted: February 7, 2018


National Indian Gaming Commission finalizes new rule for tribal fees

The National Indian Gaming Commission has finalized a new rule that should make it easier on tribes when paying fees, Chairman Jonodev Chaudhuri said.

Posted: January 22, 2018


Ponca Tribe faces roadblock with lawsuit challenging restoration of homelands

The descendants of Ponca Chief Standing Bear are once again facing opposition to plans for a casino on their restored homelands.

Posted: December 15, 2017



Ponca Tribe faces challenge to casino as city in Iowa moves forward with lawsuit

The descendants of Ponca Chief Standing Bear are facing a legal challenge to plans for a casino in Iowa.

Posted: November 28, 2017


Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation clashes with state over 'bingo' machines

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the state of Connecticut are in a disagreement over the status of new 'bingo' machines.

Posted: November 21, 2017


Ponca Tribe secures victory in long-running battle over restoration of homelands

A nearly decade-long battle for the descendants of Ponca Chief Standing Bear may be nearing the finish line after the tribe's gaming plans again won federal approval.

Posted: November 15, 2017


Ponca Tribe seeks to rejoin Indian gaming industry with new facility in Oklahoma

Details are scarce but the Ponca Tribe is looking to rejoin the Indian gaming industry after shutting down previous facilities in Oklahoma.

Posted: October 25, 2017


Kansas asks Supreme Court to overturn ruling in Quapaw Tribe homeland case

The state of Kansas is trying to keep the Quapaw Tribe from expanding its casino with a last-ditch appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Posted: October 10, 2017



Trump hire at Bureau of Indian Affairs heads back to Capitol Hill for gaming hearing

The senior-most political official at the Bureau of Indian Affairs is back on Capitol Hill to testify at a hearing about the tribal gaming industry.

Posted: October 2, 2017


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on tribal gaming industry

It's that time again -- the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is holding an oversight hearing on the tribal gaming industry.

Posted: September 25, 2017


Shingle Springs Band wins reversal of $30 million judgment in gaming dispute

The Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians doesn't owe $30 million to a former gaming partner, an appeals court in California ruled.

Posted: September 18, 2017


Nooksack Tribe reopens casino after reaching settlement with gaming agency

The Nooksack Tribe is back in the gaming business after a three-month shutdown imposed by the federal government.

Posted: September 11, 2017


Appeals court schedules hearing in long-running Mechoopda Tribe gaming case

A federal appeals court is hearing arguments next month in a long-running lawsuit that has kept the Mechoopda Tribe has from opening a casino on ancestral territory in California.

Posted: August 11, 2017


Kialegee Tribal Town warned not to engage in gaming on allotment in Oklahoma

The Kialegee Tribal Town is firing back at the National Indian Gaming Commission after the federal agency's top attorney questioned plans for a casino.

Posted: August 11, 2017


Tribes leave $7.2 billion impact on economy in Oklahoma thanks to Indian gaming

Oklahoma is home to more Indian gaming facilities than any other state and the industry shows no signs of slowing down.

Posted: August 8, 2017


Arizona sees second consecutive quarter of growth in tribal gaming revenue

For the quarter ending June 30, tribal revenues were up 4.8 percent, according to the Arizona Department of Gaming.

Posted: August 3, 2017


Kialegee Tribal Town faces opposition to potential casino on allotment

The Kialegee Tribal Town isn't saying much about plans for a potential casino in Oklahoma but local officials and the Muscogee Nation are taking action.

Posted: August 2, 2017


Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes see property once used as casino lot go up for sale

A property in Oklahoma that was once used as a casino parking lot has gone up for sale but the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes can't buy it.

Posted: July 31, 2017



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