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Oklahoma governor won't let Indian ancestry doubts derail gaming dispute

Oklahoma governor won't let Indian ancestry doubts derail gaming dispute (March 2, 2020)

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt (R) is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation but the tribe once tried to remove his ancestors from their rolls.

'I don't think he can spell sovereignty': Oklahoma governor faces fire in high-profile gaming dispute

'I don't think he can spell sovereignty': Oklahoma governor faces fire in high-profile gaming dispute (February 20, 2020)

Tribal leaders ripped Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt (R) to shreds in a blockbuster story that raises significant doubts about the Cherokee ancestry of the state's top executive.

NCAI stands with tribes in high-profile gaming dispute in Oklahoma

NCAI stands with tribes in high-profile gaming dispute in Oklahoma (February 18, 2020)

The National Congress of American Indians is throwing its weight behind tribes in Oklahoma as they deal with one of the greatest threats to their sovereignty.

Republican leader agrees with tribes in gaming compact dispute

Republican leader agrees with tribes in gaming compact dispute (January 29, 2020)

A key Republican lawmaker is siding with tribes in an ongoing Class III gaming compact dispute in Oklahoma.

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.

John Berrey: Oklahoma governor threatens tribal economies

John Berrey: Oklahoma governor threatens tribal economies (January 1, 2020)

The Oklahoma governor’s actions have begun threatening the stability of tribal gaming, and thereby the revenue bases of tribal governments and the countless gaming industry jobs across the state that provide livelihoods to Oklahomans.

Partnerships with Cherokee Nation, tribes are key to Oklahoma's bright future

Partnerships with Cherokee Nation, tribes are key to Oklahoma's bright future (December 16, 2019)

Instead of trying to throw out our successful gaming compacts so the state can increase its revenue on the backs of tribes, our state government and the citizens of Oklahoma would be better served by embracing tribes and their successes.

Oklahoma tribes compete for commercial casino in Arkansas

Oklahoma tribes compete for commercial casino in Arkansas (November 25, 2019)

The Cherokee Nation and the Choctaw Nation continue to compete for a commercial casino in Arkansas, where one of their fellow tribes is already up and running.

Shawnee Tribe announces September 12 opening date for long-awaited casino

Shawnee Tribe announces September 12 opening date for long-awaited casino (August 26, 2019)

It took more than a decade but the Shawnee Tribe is finally ready to debut the Golden Mesa Casino.

Bill John Baker: Tribal governments ensure Oklahoma’s success

Bill John Baker: Tribal governments ensure Oklahoma’s success (July 25, 2019)

Decades before statehood, tribes built Oklahoma’s first modern infrastructure and institutions.

Cherokee Nation and Muscogee (Creek) Nation close casinos due to flooding threat

Cherokee Nation and Muscogee (Creek) Nation close casinos due to flooding threat (May 23, 2019)

Rising water levels in the Arkansas River are threatening tribal casinos and tribal businesses in Oklahoma.

Cherokee Nation helps break ground on hotel next to new gaming facility

Cherokee Nation helps break ground on hotel next to new gaming facility (April 9, 2019)

'Tahlequah is a place that is on the move,' Chief Bill John Baker said of the capital of the Cherokee Nation.

Cherokee Nation woman who went missing was reportedly seen at a tribal casino

Cherokee Nation woman who went missing was reportedly seen at a tribal casino (March 20, 2019)

Aubrey Dameron, 25, was last seen at her home in Oklahoma on March 9, 2019.

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.

Quapaw Nation wins endorsement to operate commercial casino in Arkansas

Quapaw Nation wins endorsement to operate commercial casino in Arkansas (December 4, 2018)

The Quapaw Nation is returning home to Arkansas with a project named after Chief Saracen.

Cherokee Nation disputes disruption of sensitive sites at new casino

Cherokee Nation disputes disruption of sensitive sites at new casino (November 8, 2018)

A local artist who claims Cherokee ancestry is accusing the Cherokee Nation of acting in a 'non-Indian' way.

Quapaw Nation moves forward with casino bid after victory at polls

Quapaw Nation moves forward with casino bid after victory at polls (November 8, 2018)

In just two years, the Quapaw Nation could be opening a casino named in honor of a chief who was laid to rest in Arkansas.

Cherokee Nation and Quapaw Tribe secure victory with gaming initiative

Cherokee Nation and Quapaw Tribe secure victory with gaming initiative (November 7, 2018)

After spending nearly $6 million on a ballot initiative, two tribes based in Oklahoma have emerged victorious in Arkansas.

Cherokee Nation and Quapaw Tribe spend nearly $6 million on gaming campaign

Cherokee Nation and Quapaw Tribe spend nearly $6 million on gaming campaign (October 31, 2018)

The Cherokee Nation and the Quapaw Tribe will soon find out whether voters in Arkansas will approve their gaming campaign.

Cherokee Nation and Quapaw Tribe continue to donate big to campaign

Cherokee Nation and Quapaw Tribe continue to donate big to campaign (October 16, 2018)

Two tribes with experience in gaming are working together in hopes of legalizing casinos in Arkansas..

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.

Choctaw Nation and Cherokee Nation offer first ball and dice games

Choctaw Nation and Cherokee Nation offer first ball and dice games (August 21, 2018)

Patrons are finally rolling the dice at Choctaw and Cherokee casinos in Oklahoma.

Tribes still need more signatures in push for casinos in Arkansas

Tribes still need more signatures in push for casinos in Arkansas (July 26, 2018)

After spending more than $1.2 million, the Cherokee Nation and the Quapaw Tribe have come up short in Arkansas.

Cherokee Nation and Quapaw Tribe spend big on casino push in Arkansas

Cherokee Nation and Quapaw Tribe spend big on casino push in Arkansas (July 17, 2018)

The Cherokee Nation and the Quapaw Tribe have spent more than $1.2 million to boost gaming efforts in Arkansas.

Cherokee Nation welcomes expansion of gaming with ball and dice games

Cherokee Nation welcomes expansion of gaming with ball and dice games (May 10, 2018)

The Cherokee Nation plans to install ball and dice games at three casinos thanks to a gaming expansion law in Oklahoma.

Cherokee Nation breaks ground on larger casino in capital city

Cherokee Nation breaks ground on larger casino in capital city (March 27, 2018)

The Cherokee Nation will be opening a newer and larger casino in its capital city in Oklahoma.

Cherokee Nation set to break ground on gaming expansion project

Cherokee Nation set to break ground on gaming expansion project (March 15, 2018)

The Cherokee Nation is moving one of its casinos to a retail development hub in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

Cherokee Nation shared $19 million in casino revenue with Oklahoma

Cherokee Nation shared $19 million in casino revenue with Oklahoma (March 6, 2018)

Gaming continues to be good business for the Cherokee Nation and the state of Oklahoma.

Proposal to link gaming expansion to car tags in Oklahoma gains little traction

Proposal to link gaming expansion to car tags in Oklahoma gains little traction (September 14, 2017)

Key tribes in Oklahoma are questioning plans to expand gaming by linking it to car tag revenues.

Oklahoma tribes won casino approvals on last day of Obama administration

Oklahoma tribes won casino approvals on last day of Obama administration (July 19, 2017)

Two tribes won approval for new casinos in Oklahoma on the last full day of the Obama administration but the Trump team held up the official announcements for six months.

Cherokee Nation moves ahead with plan to put casino at new site

Cherokee Nation moves ahead with plan to put casino at new site (March 30, 2017)

The facility would be located at the Cherokee Springs Plaza, a tribal retail development in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

Cherokee Nation schedules job fairs for newest gaming facility

Cherokee Nation schedules job fairs for newest gaming facility (October 25, 2016)

The Cherokee Casino Grove, the tribe's 10th gaming facility, is creating 175 jobs.

Cherokee Nation contributed $6M to failed Arkansas gaming bid

Cherokee Nation contributed $6M to failed Arkansas gaming bid (October 19, 2016)

The Arkansas Supreme Court knocked the initiative off the November ballot but a request for reconsideration is pending.

Cherokee Nation backed gaming initiative off ballot in Arkansas

Cherokee Nation backed gaming initiative off ballot in Arkansas (October 14, 2016)

The tribe poured $1 million into the Arkansas Wins campaign in hopes of managing a commercial casino.

Gaming initiative backed by Cherokee Nation advances in Arkansas

Gaming initiative backed by Cherokee Nation advances in Arkansas (September 2, 2016)

Voters are being asked to approve three commercial casinos, one of which will be managed by the Oklahoma tribe.

Cherokee Nation contributes $1M for gaming petition in Arkansas

Cherokee Nation contributes $1M for gaming petition in Arkansas (August 16, 2016)

Backers of the petition are asking voters to approve three casinos, one of which would be operated by the Oklahoma tribe.

Editorial: Let's leave gaming to tribes and kill Arkansas casino bid

Editorial: Let's leave gaming to tribes and kill Arkansas casino bid (June 28, 2016)

There are already too many opportunities to lose the light bill in this state without inviting stand-alone, 24/7 casinos.

Cherokee Nation enters deal to run commercial casino in Arkansas

Cherokee Nation enters deal to run commercial casino in Arkansas (June 23, 2016)

The Oklahoma tribe is hoping to expand its gaming empire into Arkansas.

Cherokee Nation sees strong progress on newest gaming facility

Cherokee Nation sees strong progress on newest gaming facility (June 17, 2016)

The tribe is hosting a topping-off ceremony less than 80 days after breaking ground in Grove, Oklahoma.

Quapaw Tribe not worried about another Cherokee Nation casino

Quapaw Tribe not worried about another Cherokee Nation casino (April 13, 2016)

The Cherokee Nation continues to expand its gaming empire in Oklahoma.

Cherokee Nation touts new jobs as work begins on $23M casino

Cherokee Nation touts new jobs as work begins on $23M casino (March 29, 2016)

The 39,000 square-foot Cherokee Casino Grove is due to open this coming winter and it will put 175 people to work.

Cherokee Nation to start work on new addition to gaming empire

Cherokee Nation to start work on new addition to gaming empire (March 25, 2016)

The casino in Grove will be the tribe's 10th casino in Oklahoma.

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation creates opportunity with casino

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation creates opportunity with casino (February 3, 2016)

The tribe is the economic engine of this region, and we must keep pursuing opportunities to grow that impact, create jobs and further economic development for our friends and family.

Cherokee Nation slated to break ground on new gaming facility

Cherokee Nation slated to break ground on new gaming facility (January 28, 2016)

The tribe's 10th casino will be located near Grove, Oklahoma, and will feature 400 gaming machines, a restaurant, a full-service bar, a live music venue and a dance floor.

Cherokee Nation opens 120-room hotel as part of $80M casino revamp

Cherokee Nation opens 120-room hotel as part of $80M casino revamp (December 8, 2015)

The hotel is the final piece of an $80 million expansion project at the facility in Roland, located just a few miles from the Arkansas border.

Tribes in Oklahoma generated $4.2B at gaming facilities in 2014

Tribes in Oklahoma generated $4.2B at gaming facilities in 2014 (November 20, 2015)

Tribal casinos generated $4.2 billion in revenue in 2014, representing 2.5 percent of private production in the state.

Cherokee Nation contributed $11M to upgrade road near casino

Cherokee Nation contributed $11M to upgrade road near casino (September 1, 2015)

The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tulsa is located near two heavily-trafficked highways.

Cherokee Nation to debut hotel as part of $80M casino project

Cherokee Nation to debut hotel as part of $80M casino project (August 11, 2015)

A firm opening date hasn't been determined but the 120-room hotel at the casino near the Arkansas border is set to open this fall.

Oklahoma tribes approach $1B in revenue sharing with state

Oklahoma tribes approach $1B in revenue sharing with state (August 10, 2015)

The director of the Cherokee Nation Gaming Commission believes tribes will reach the milestone this month.

Cherokee Nation to open hotel at $80M casino near Arkansas in fall

Cherokee Nation to open hotel at $80M casino near Arkansas in fall (July 3, 2015)

The 170,000 square-foot Cherokee Casino in Roland enjoyed a soft opening in May.