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Another appeals court decision backs restoration of tribal homelands in California
California | Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Another appeals court decision backs restoration of tribal homelands in California (November 29, 2017)
Despite doubts voiced by a senior Trump administration official, tribes continue to score legal victories as they restore their homelands.

Class III gaming compacts for five tribes in California take effect
California | Compacts | Federal Register
Class III gaming compacts for five tribes in California take effect (December 5, 2016)
In just the past three months alone, the Bureau of Indian Affairs has allowed compacts for 10 tribes in the state to take effect.

Eight tribes push for passage of new gaming compacts in California
Casino Stalker | Compacts
Eight tribes push for passage of new gaming compacts in California (August 10, 2016)
The Class III agreements include provisions that address revenue sharing and labor unions.

Buena Vista Rancheria still faces local opposition to casino plan
California | Casino Stalker | Compacts | Litigation
Buena Vista Rancheria still faces local opposition to casino plan (July 11, 2016)
Officials in Amador County, California, have spent $2 million on litigation and are even considering another lawsuit.

Buena Vista Rancheria signs updated Class III casino compact
California | Casino Stalker | Compacts
Buena Vista Rancheria signs updated Class III casino compact (June 30, 2016)
The tribe has been trying to build a casino in northern California for more than a decade.

Judge backs BIA in long-running Buena Vista Band gaming fight
California | Casino Stalker | Litigation
Judge backs BIA in long-running Buena Vista Band gaming fight (March 17, 2016)
The northern California tribe has been trying to build a casino for more than 10 years but has been hindered by legal challenges.

Buena Vista Rancheria gets good and bad news in casino cases
California | Casino Stalker | Compacts | Litigation
Buena Vista Rancheria gets good and bad news in casino cases (December 3, 2014)
A lawsuit that questioned the tribe's federal status appears to be dead but another one that challenges the tribe's land status remains on the docket.

Court won't allow Buena Vista Rancheria in gaming land case
California | Casino Stalker | Litigation
Court won't allow Buena Vista Rancheria in gaming land case (December 2, 2014)
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals said the tribe waited too long to intervene.

Supreme Court won't hear Buena Vista Rancheria compact suit
California | Compacts | Litigation
Supreme Court won't hear Buena Vista Rancheria compact suit (December 1, 2014)
An opposition group tried to challenge the tribe's status as a federally recognized tribe.

Buena Vista Rancheria wants to intervene in gaming land suit
California | Casino Stalker | Litigation
Buena Vista Rancheria wants to intervene in gaming land suit (October 10, 2014)
The tribe's casino plan remains in limbo, 10 years after the lawsuit was filed by Amador County.

9th Circuit kills lawsuit over Buena Vista Rancheria compact
California | Compacts | Litigation
9th Circuit kills lawsuit over Buena Vista Rancheria compact (January 30, 2014)
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit that challenges a Class III gaming compact for the Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians in California.

9th Circuit hears Buena Vista Rancheria compact dispute
California | Casino Stalker | Compacts | Litigation
9th Circuit hears Buena Vista Rancheria compact dispute (January 15, 2014)
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is hearing arguments this morning in a lawsuit that challenges a Class III gaming compact for the Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians in California.

Buena Vista Rancheria  pulls   $220M  bond offer for casino plan
California | Casino Stalker
Buena Vista Rancheria pulls $220M bond offer for casino plan (June 6, 2013)
The Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of California has withdrawn a $220 million bond offering. The bonds were to be used to finance construction of the tribe's long-planned casino. Two rating agencies had viewed the bonds unfavorably. The tribe...

Buena Vista Rancheria casino in limbo amid court challenge
California | Casino Stalker | Compacts | Litigation
Buena Vista Rancheria casino in limbo amid court challenge (May 9, 2011)
The tribe has been trying to open a casino for more than 10 years and it looks like the tribe will be waiting even long as a lawsuit plays out in federal court.

DC Circuit revives lawsuit over Buena Vista Rancheria casino
California | Casino Stalker | Compacts | Legislation
DC Circuit revives lawsuit over Buena Vista Rancheria casino (May 6, 2011)
Amador County is questioning whether the tribe's land qualifies under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.

Opinion: Buena Vista casino will only  bring more social problems
California | Opinion
Opinion: Buena Vista casino will only bring more social problems (August 16, 2010)
"There is ample evidence that the jobs produced by a casino do not outweigh the social costs casinos create. A recent article published in the Woodland Daily Democrat newspaper outlined the problems created by the Cache Creek Casino. Problems such...

Buena Vista Rancheria requests  liquor  license at  casino
California | Regulation
Buena Vista Rancheria requests liquor license at casino (April 19, 2010)
The Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians has asked the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control for a liquor license. The tribe plans to serve alcohol at the planned Flying Cloud Casino. The facility will be located on the reservation....

Another lawsuit challenges Buena Vista casino plans
California | Casino Stalker | Litigation
Another lawsuit challenges Buena Vista casino plans (February 16, 2010)
The Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of California is facing another lawsuit over its casino plans. The tribe was restored to federal recognition in 1983. But a group called Friends of Amador County says the tribe isn't legitimate and...

Group files suit over Buena Vista Rancheria casino
California | Casino Stalker | Litigation | NIGC
Group files suit over Buena Vista Rancheria casino (February 12, 2010)
An anti-casino group called Friends of Amador County says the Buena Vista Rancheria of Mewuk Indians of California can't use its original reservation for gaming. The group says the people who occupied the 67-acre site are not a legitimate tribe....

Judge dismisses Buena Vista compact lawsuit
California | Compacts | Litigation
Judge dismisses Buena Vista compact lawsuit (January 15, 2009)
A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit that challenged the Class III gaming compact for the Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of California. Amador County sued the Interior Department, alleging the compact violated the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act. But Judge...

Editorial: Compromise on Buena Vista casino deal
California | Opinion
Editorial: Compromise on Buena Vista casino deal (March 17, 2008)
"The Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians is looking to open a casino on land that, according to a federal opinion, is legitimate American Indian land and eligible for such use. There's a lot of call-my-bluff action going on between...

County rejects its own offer to Buena Vista Band
California
County rejects its own offer to Buena Vista Band (March 12, 2008)
Supervisors in Amador County, California, once again deadlocked on a casino agreement with the Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians. At a meeting yesterday, the board rejected a deal that the county proposed just last week. Chairman Richard Forster in...

Buena Vista casino agreement back on the table
California
Buena Vista casino agreement back on the table (March 11, 2008)
Supervisors in Amador County, California,will once again consider a casino agreement with theBuena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians. Last week, supervisors deadlocked by a 2-2 vote on the agreement. But the county made a counter-proposal, which the tribe accepted. The...

County rejects Buena Vista casino agreement
California
County rejects Buena Vista casino agreement (March 5, 2008)
Supervisors in Amador County, California, killed a casino agreement with the Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians on Tuesday. The board debated whether to accept the deal, which comes with $18 million up front, plus about $8 million a...

Schwarzenegger  won't help county fight tribe
California
Schwarzenegger won't help county fight tribe (March 3, 2008)
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) won't help a county fight the Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians. Schwarzenegger's legal department said it would be "inappropriate" to join Amador County's lawsuit against the Interior Department. A February 28 letter said Schwarzenegger...

Buena Vista casino deal up for debate again
California
Buena Vista casino deal up for debate again (February 29, 2008)
The board of supervisors in Amador County, California, will once again consider a casino agreement with the Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians. The tribe wants to build a Class III facility with 950 slot machines on its rancheria. It...

County delays decision on Buena Vista casino
California
County delays decision on Buena Vista casino (February 27, 2008)
The board of supervisors in Amador County, California, voted 3-2 on Tuesday to delay action on a casino deal with the Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians. The tribe wants to pay the county $18 million up front, plus...

Editorial:  Buena Vista Band forces will on county
California | Openings & Closings
Editorial: Buena Vista Band forces will on county (February 26, 2008)
"In Amador County, all the smart money says take the deal. Allow the Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians to build a casino near the hamlet of Ione, 40 miles southeast of Sacramento. In exchange, the county will pick up...

Buena Vista Band extends casino negotiations
California
Buena Vista Band extends casino negotiations (July 12, 2007)
The Buena Vista Band of Miwok Indians and Amador County extended negotiations over a casino agreement. The tribe and the county agreed to a 30-day extension. Talks were supposed to have concluded yesterday. The tribe wants to build a 328,521...

Letter: Buena Vista Band's only business a casino
Opinion
Letter: Buena Vista Band's only business a casino (June 21, 2007)
"There is a conflict in Amador County supporting the Chamber of Commerce appointment of the Buena Vista Band of MeWuk Indians' tribal representative John Tang to its tourism committee, while at the same time fighting the plan for a Buena...

Buena Vista Band releases new casino impact study
California | Land Acquisitions
Buena Vista Band releases new casino impact study (February 1, 2007)
The Buena Vista Band of Me-Wuk Indians of California released a new draft tribal environmental impact report for its proposed casino. The tribe plans to open a Class III gaming facility on its 67.5-acre reservation. The project will be...

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