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Bill affirms Alabama-Coushatta Tribe and Tigua Tribe gaming rights
Legislation | Litigation | Openings & Closings
Bill affirms Alabama-Coushatta Tribe and Tigua Tribe gaming rights (February 15, 2018)
A bill introduced in the U.S. Congress affirms that the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe and the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo can engage in gaming on their homelands in Texas.

Tribes looking for more support to pass controversial sovereignty bill
Legislation | Regulation
Tribes looking for more support to pass controversial sovereignty bill (February 14, 2018)
Tribes are not quite there when it comes to a controversial bill that recognizes their sovereignty over labor unions. An anticipated vote has been delayed on Capitol Hill.

Chumash Tribe reaffirms prohibition on gaming at land-into-trust site
California | Land Acquisitions | Legislation
Chumash Tribe reaffirms prohibition on gaming at land-into-trust site (January 25, 2018)
The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians has no plans for gaming at its land-into-trust site in California, Chairman Kenneth Kahn confirmed.

Union slams Democrats who supported Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
Legislation
Union slams Democrats who supported Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (January 23, 2018)
A prominent labor union plans to punish Democrats who voted for a bill that exempts tribes and their enterprises from federal labor law.

Vote anticipated in February on bill with Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
Legislation | Meetings
Vote anticipated in February on bill with Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (January 22, 2018)
A final vote on a bill to exempt tribal casinos from federal labor law is expected in February, around the same time tribal leaders are in Washington, D.C.

Republican sponsor of Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act benefits from gaming interests
Legislation
Republican sponsor of Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act benefits from gaming interests (January 12, 2018)
Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Indiana) has received more than $163,000 in donations from Indian gaming interests since 2015

Morongo Band accused of treating casino employees unfairly amid labor dispute
California
Morongo Band accused of treating casino employees unfairly amid labor dispute (December 6, 2017)
The Morongo Band of Mission Indians is in a dispute with a labor union that's representing employees at the tribe's casino in southern California.

Lawmakers easily approve tribal land bill as Supreme Court weighs major case
Legislation | Litigation
Lawmakers easily approve tribal land bill as Supreme Court weighs major case (November 13, 2017)
A bill to protect the Poarch Band of Creek Indians and its gaming enterprise from litigation is moving forward in Congress while the U.S. Supreme Court determines whether the approach is legal.

Trump hire at Bureau of Indian Affairs heads back to Capitol Hill for gaming hearing
NIGC | Regulation
Trump hire at Bureau of Indian Affairs heads back to Capitol Hill for gaming hearing (October 2, 2017)
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.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on tribal gaming industry
NIGC | Regulation
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on tribal gaming industry (September 25, 2017)
It's that time again -- the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is holding an oversight hearing on the tribal gaming industry.

Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act reportedly moves closer to passage in Senate
Legislation
Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act reportedly moves closer to passage in Senate (July 25, 2017)
Could 2017 finally be the year for the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act?

Cronkite News: Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act is back on the agenda
Legislation
Cronkite News: Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act is back on the agenda (March 30, 2017)
Tribal leaders called on Congress to exempt their governments and government-run businesses from oversight by the National Labor Relations Board, a right they said is enjoyed by every other government in the country.

Shawnee Tribe plans to start work soon on off-reservation casino
Casino Stalker | Openings & Closings
Shawnee Tribe plans to start work soon on off-reservation casino (March 13, 2017)
The project came up when Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke made his first appearance on Capitol Hill.

Meskwaki Tribe ordered to pay damages for incident at casino
Litigation
Meskwaki Tribe ordered to pay damages for incident at casino (February 23, 2017)
The tribe contended it was protected by sovereign immunity in small claims court in Iowa.

Republican lawmaker renews push for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
Legislation | Meetings
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.

Senate committee passes Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act once again
Legislation
Senate committee passes Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act once again (February 8, 2017)
Some Democrats on the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs objected to a bill that shields tribes and their casinos from federal labor law.

Wilton Rancheria casino land in limbo amid change in administration
California | Casino Stalker
Wilton Rancheria casino land in limbo amid change in administration (February 2, 2017)
The California tribe has been without a land base ever since it was illegally terminated in the 1950s.

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