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Kansas asks Supreme Court to overturn ruling in Quapaw Tribe homeland case
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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
Compacts | Litigation
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
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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
Compacts | Litigation
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
Openings & Closings | Regulation
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
Litigation
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
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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
Land Acquisitions
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
Litigation | Openings & Closings
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
Litigation | NIGC
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
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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
Openings & Closings | Regulation
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
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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
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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
Public Relations | Regulation
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
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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
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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
Litigation | Opinion
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
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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
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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
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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
Litigation
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.

Supreme Court ruling bodes well for tribes in gaming cases
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Supreme Court ruling bodes well for tribes in gaming cases (November 11, 2014)
The decision in Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community is having positive effects throughout Indian Country.

10th Circuit rules for Kialegee Tribal Town in casino dispute
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10th Circuit rules for Kialegee Tribal Town in casino dispute (November 10, 2014)
The decision relies on Michigan v. Bay Mills, an Indian gaming case that went before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Judge won't issue injunction in Pojoaque Pueblo compact dispute
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Judge won't issue injunction in Pojoaque Pueblo compact dispute (September 12, 2014)
The state of New Mexico is trying to prevent the Obama administration from issuing Class III gaming procedures for the tribe.

New Mexico sues to stop Class III decision for Pojoaque Pueblo
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New Mexico sues to stop Class III decision for Pojoaque Pueblo (August 8, 2014)
Lawsuit claims the Bureau of Indian Affairs can't authorize Class III gaming for the tribe.

Supreme Court ruling affects NLRB proceedings at tribal casinos
Litigation | Regulation
Supreme Court ruling affects NLRB proceedings at tribal casinos (August 7, 2014)
The Chickasaw Nation, the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe and the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians have been on the losing end of a sovereignty dispute.

Kialegee Tribal Town seeks dismissal of state's gaming lawsuit
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Kialegee Tribal Town seeks dismissal of state's gaming lawsuit (July 17, 2014)
The tribe says the Supreme Court decision in Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community puts an end to Oklahoma's case.

Kialegee Tribal Town still waiting for decision in gaming dispute
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Kialegee Tribal Town still waiting for decision in gaming dispute (May 20, 2014)
The delay can be traced to the U.S. Supreme Court.

10th Circuit puts hold on Kialegee Tribal Town gaming lawsuit
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10th Circuit puts hold on Kialegee Tribal Town gaming lawsuit (September 9, 2013)
The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals has put a hold on a gaming lawsuit involving the in the Kialegee Tribal Town and the state of Oklahoma.

10th Circuit won't help United Keetoowah Band   with casino
Litigation | Openings & Closings
10th Circuit won't help United Keetoowah Band with casino (August 27, 2013)
The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday refused to help the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma keep its casino open. The tribe asked the court to stay a ruling that prevents the Bureau of Indian Affairs...

Editorial: Kialegee  Tribal Town casino fate up to 10th Circuit
Opinion
Editorial: Kialegee Tribal Town casino fate up to 10th Circuit (January 30, 2013)
"The Kialegee Tribal Town might someday prevail and open its Red Clay Casino in Broken Arrow. That, however, is far from a certainty. Last year, U.S. District Chief Judge Gregory Frizzell sided with Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt and granted...

Briefs submitted to 10th Circuit in Kialegee  gaming dispute
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Briefs submitted to 10th Circuit in Kialegee gaming dispute (January 29, 2013)
Opening briefs have been submitted to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in the Kialegee Tribal Town casino case. The tribe announced plans for the Red Clay Casino on an Indian allotment near Tulsa. Judge Gregory Frizzell blocked the project...

Muscogee Nation won't take over controversial casino project
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Muscogee Nation won't take over controversial casino project (December 12, 2012)
The Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma won't be taking over a controversial casino project. Tribal leaders voted 7-2 against an agreement to share a casino with the Kialegee Tribal Town. The deal promised the Creeks 70 percent of the revenue --...

Muscogee Nation committee to take up disputed casino plan
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Muscogee Nation committee to take up disputed casino plan (December 11, 2012)
Leaders of the Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma could approve a casino deal by the end of the week, The Tulsa World reports. The tribe is being asked to operate a casino on an Indian allotment near Tulsa. The deal calls...

Developers ask Muscogee Nation to revive disputed casino  bid
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Developers ask Muscogee Nation to revive disputed casino bid (December 7, 2012)
The developers behind a disputed casino want the Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma to take over the project. The Kialegee Tribal Town announced plans for the Red Clay Casino on an allotment near Tulsa. A federal judge blocked the project but...

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