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Tribes sue Oklahoma governor to protect Class III gaming rights

Tribes sue Oklahoma governor to protect Class III gaming rights (January 6, 2020)

The Cherokee Nation, Chickasaw Nation, the Choctaw Nation are suing the Republican governor of Oklahoma as a gaming impasse enters the new year.

Senate panel moves quickly on Trump nominee for National Indian Gaming Commission

Senate panel moves quickly on Trump nominee for National Indian Gaming Commission (July 29, 2019)

Sequoyah Simermeyer is well on his way to becoming the first Republican-chosen leader of the National Indian Gaming Commission in more than a decade.

RECAP: National Indian Gaming Commission nominee outlines vision in Trump era

RECAP: National Indian Gaming Commission nominee outlines vision in Trump era (July 25, 2019)

National Indian Gaming Commission nominee Sequoyah Simermeyer sidestepped two major issues at a sparsely-attended confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill.

Comanche Nation 'disappointed' with end to dispute over rival tribal casino

Comanche Nation 'disappointed' with end to dispute over rival tribal casino (May 30, 2019)

The Comanche Nation has hit the end of the road with its challenge to another tribe's casino.

Supreme Court won't hear dispute over slip and fall at Navajo Nation casino

Supreme Court won't hear dispute over slip and fall at Navajo Nation casino (April 23, 2019)

The Navajo Nation has prevailed in a lawsuit that tested its sovereign immunity.

Comanche Nation asks Supreme Court to hear dispute over rival tribe's casino

Comanche Nation asks Supreme Court to hear dispute over rival tribe's casino (April 8, 2019)

The Comanche Nation is trying to keep a dispute over a new Chickasaw Nation casino alive in the court system.

United Keetoowah Band dealt setback in pursuit of new casino

United Keetoowah Band dealt setback in pursuit of new casino (December 19, 2018)

The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians has been forced to look elsewhere for economic opportunities in Oklahoma.

Comanche Nation loses bid to derail rival tribe's casino

Comanche Nation loses bid to derail rival tribe's casino (December 17, 2018)

The Comanche Nation has been turned away by yet another federal court as another tribe's gaming empire continues to grow.

Comanche Nation heads to court to battle Chickasaw Nation casino

Comanche Nation heads to court to battle Chickasaw Nation casino (September 18, 2018)

The Comanche Nation says it wasn't consulted before the Chickasaw Nation acquired land for yet another casino.

United Keetoowah Band eyes casino amid questions about land

United Keetoowah Band eyes casino amid questions about land (September 17, 2018)

The United Keetoowah Band is proposing a casino amid questions about its homelands in northeastern Oklahoma.

Navajo Nation scores victory in dispute over slip and fall at casino

Navajo Nation scores victory in dispute over slip and fall at casino (July 24, 2018)

A couple suing the Navajo Nation will have to go to tribal court to address a slip and fall incident at a casino on the reservation.

Gaming companies threatened for doing business with Pueblo of Pojoaque

Gaming companies threatened for doing business with Pueblo of Pojoaque (June 4, 2018)

When it comes to Indian gaming, the state of New Mexico has found that threats and strong arming pay off.

Pueblo of Pojoaque loses $10 million in gaming revenues in dispute

Pueblo of Pojoaque loses $10 million in gaming revenues in dispute (March 26, 2018)

The Pueblo of Pojoaque is crying foul after attorneys from the Trump administration seized more than $10.1 million in gaming revenues.

Supreme Court brings good news to Quapaw Tribe in restoration of homelands case

Supreme Court brings good news to Quapaw Tribe in restoration of homelands case (December 11, 2017)

The U.S. Supreme Court has brought some good news to the Quapaw Tribe, whose casino expansion plans have been held up the state of Kansas.

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

Kansas asks Supreme Court to overturn ruling in Quapaw Tribe homeland case (October 10, 2017)

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.

Pojoaque Pueblo agrees to sign gaming deal with higher revenue sharing rate

Pojoaque Pueblo agrees to sign gaming deal with higher revenue sharing rate (August 7, 2017)

After losing two major court decisions, the Pueblo of Pojoaque plans to sign a Class III gaming compact with the state of New Mexico.

Quapaw Tribe wins decision favoring restoration of homelands in Kansas

Quapaw Tribe wins decision favoring restoration of homelands in Kansas (June 29, 2017)

A federal appeals court has dealt a blow to the state of Kansas in its attempt to prevent the Quapaw Tribe from expanding a casino onto ancestral territory.

Pojoaque Pueblo loses big decision in gaming dispute with state

Pojoaque Pueblo loses big decision in gaming dispute with state (April 24, 2017)

Tribal leaders are resisting demands for a greater share of their revenues but options appear to be running out.

Appeals court upholds conviction in Choctaw Nation corruption case

Appeals court upholds conviction in Choctaw Nation corruption case (August 2, 2016)

The case was unusual by several accounts and even drew testimony from the tribe's longtime former chief and his hand-picked successor.

Appeals court backs sentence in death near Navajo Nation casino

Appeals court backs sentence in death near Navajo Nation casino (June 14, 2016)

Marvin Ahasteen was 36 years old when he was struck and killed in front of the Fire Rock Casino near Gallup, New Mexico.

Pojoaque Pueblo disputes state's 'illegal tax' on gaming revenues

Pojoaque Pueblo disputes state's 'illegal tax' on gaming revenues (May 11, 2016)

The New Mexico tribe is refusing to sign a Class III gaming compact that increases the revenue sharing rate.

Osage Nation seeks trust status for sites of two potential casinos

Osage Nation seeks trust status for sites of two potential casinos (February 18, 2016)

One sites lies across from the Bartlesville Municipal Airport and another is located in Pawhuska, Oklahoma.

Kialegee Tribal Town stays quiet as failed casino sits unfinished

Kialegee Tribal Town stays quiet as failed casino sits unfinished (February 12, 2016)

The tribe started building the Red Clay Casino on an Indian allotment in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, but faced strong local opposition.

Quapaw Tribe sues Kansas to force gaming compact negotiations

Quapaw Tribe sues Kansas to force gaming compact negotiations (January 20, 2016)

The tribe plans to expand the Downstream Casino Resort onto its trust land in Kansas but needs a compact in order to offer slot machines and other Class III games.

Kansas appeals ruling in Quapaw Tribe casino expansion lawsuit

Kansas appeals ruling in Quapaw Tribe casino expansion lawsuit (January 19, 2016)

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals will be hearing a dispute that tests the $15 million expansion of the Downstream Casino Resort.

Developers lose lawsuit over failed Kialegee Tribal Town casino

Developers lose lawsuit over failed Kialegee Tribal Town casino (November 19, 2015)

Attorney Dennis J. Whittlesey was accused of malpractice but a federal judge dismissed the case against him.

Pojoaque Pueblo secures injunction in New Mexico gaming dispute

Pojoaque Pueblo secures injunction in New Mexico gaming dispute (October 8, 2015)

The tribe's gaming revenues have taken a hit after the state threatened vendors that do business on the reservation.

Supreme Court declines to hear appeals in two gaming cases

Supreme Court declines to hear appeals in two gaming cases (October 6, 2015)

The states of Oklahoma and Wisconsin were handed defeat by the justices as they opened their October 2015 term.

Pojoaque Pueblo asks 10th Circuit to overturn gaming decision

Pojoaque Pueblo asks 10th Circuit to overturn gaming decision (September 29, 2015)

The tribe and the state have been unable to reach a new Class III gaming due to disagreements about revenue sharing.

Pojoaque Pueblo to attend 10th Circuit hearing in casino dispute

Pojoaque Pueblo to attend 10th Circuit hearing in casino dispute (September 24, 2015)

The tribe and the state of New Mexico are at odds after failing to negotiate a new Class III gaming compact.

Supreme Court takes up petition in Kialegee Tribal Town dispute

Supreme Court takes up petition in Kialegee Tribal Town dispute (September 1, 2015)

The battle began when the tribe announced plans to open a gaming facility on an Indian allotment near Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Pojoaque Pueblo files new suit in New Mexico gaming feud

Pojoaque Pueblo files new suit in New Mexico gaming feud (July 21, 2015)

The tribe accuses Gov. Susana Martinez (R) of negotiating in bad faith for a Class III gaming compact.

Pojoaque Pueblo resists higher revenue sharing rate at casinos

Pojoaque Pueblo resists higher revenue sharing rate at casinos (July 15, 2015)

The tribe was operating under a compact that capped the rate at 8 percent while a new deal goes as high as 10.5 percent.

Pojoaque Pueblo keeps casino open after gaming deal expires

Pojoaque Pueblo keeps casino open after gaming deal expires (July 1, 2015)

U.S. Attorney Damon P. Martinez will closely monitor the tribe's casinos while a lawsuit plays out in federal court.

Pojoaque Pueblo at critical juncture with Class III gaming deal

Pojoaque Pueblo at critical juncture with Class III gaming deal (June 30, 2015)

The compact expires at midnight tonight and Gov. Susana Martinez (R) contends the tribe's casinos will be operating illegally without a new agreement.

Kansas seeks more time to respond in Quapaw Tribe casino case

Kansas seeks more time to respond in Quapaw Tribe casino case (June 5, 2015)

Attorney General Derek Schmidt said he needs to conduct 'extensive' legal research amid a looming furlough for state employees.

Former Choctaw Nation official sentenced in casino fraud case

Former Choctaw Nation official sentenced in casino fraud case (June 2, 2015)

Jason Brett Merida, a tribal member who served as executive director of construction, received 12 years in prison -- the longest of any of the defendants.

Kialegee Tribal Town granted extension to respond in casino case

Kialegee Tribal Town granted extension to respond in casino case (May 27, 2015)

The state of Oklahoma wants to sue the tribe and its leaders for proposing a casino on an Indian allotment.

Supreme Court asks Kialegee Tribal Town for casino case brief

Supreme Court asks Kialegee Tribal Town for casino case brief (May 18, 2015)

The state of Oklahoma wants to be able to sue the tribe and its leaders for trying to open a casino on an Indian allotment.

Judge weighs sentence in Choctaw Nation casino fraud case

Judge weighs sentence in Choctaw Nation casino fraud case (May 13, 2015)

Federal prosecutors are seeking anywhere from 14 years to 17.5 years in prison for a tribal employee who oversaw casino construction contracts.

Kialegee Tribal Town declines to submit brief in casino litigation

Kialegee Tribal Town declines to submit brief in casino litigation (May 4, 2015)

The state of Oklahoma is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a dispute over a failed casino.

Last defendant to be sentenced for Choctaw Nation casino fraud

Last defendant to be sentenced for Choctaw Nation casino fraud (April 27, 2015)

So far, seven people have been punished in connection with a casino expansion project in which the tribe was bilked out of $8.5 million.

FBI agent discusses probe in Choctaw Nation casino fraud case

FBI agent discusses probe in Choctaw Nation casino fraud case (April 8, 2015)

Agent Jeff Youngblood, a tribal member, helped investigate a 'pay to play' scheme that involved a key tribal employee.

Supreme Court asked to hear Kialegee Tribal Town gaming case

Supreme Court asked to hear Kialegee Tribal Town gaming case (March 27, 2015)

The tribe dropped plans to build a casino on an Indian allotment but the state of Oklahoma is trying to keep the dispute alive by asking the justices to review a case that's very similar to one they recently decided.

Creek Nation leader paid to promote Kialegee Tribal Town casino

Creek Nation leader paid to promote Kialegee Tribal Town casino (March 9, 2015)

Chief George Tiger denies any wrongdoing in signing a deal to work as a consultant for another tribe.

Jay Daniels: Kialegee casino dispute shows they just don't get it

Jay Daniels: Kialegee casino dispute shows they just don't get it (December 29, 2014)

I get incensed when I see non-Indians forcing their dictas, or personal opinions without full support of standard case law decisions on Indians.

10th Circuit refuses to rehear Kialegee Tribal Town gaming case

10th Circuit refuses to rehear Kialegee Tribal Town gaming case (December 23, 2014)

The tribe and its leaders are protected from the state's lawsuit due to sovereign immunity.

Appeal set in Pojoaque Pueblo Class III gaming compact dispute

Appeal set in Pojoaque Pueblo Class III gaming compact dispute (December 16, 2014)

The state has asserted sovereign immunity and can't be forced to come to the table.

Former Choctaw Nation employee plans appeal in criminal case

Former Choctaw Nation employee plans appeal in criminal case (November 24, 2014)

Jason Merida, the former head of construction for the tribe, remains free until sentencing.

Kialegee Tribal Town welcomes decision in gaming dispute

Kialegee Tribal Town welcomes decision in gaming dispute (November 12, 2014)

Tribal leaders plan to meet soon to discuss plans for an Indian allotment near Tulsa.