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VIDEO: Buena Vista Rancheria celebrates grand opening of long-awaited casino

VIDEO: Buena Vista Rancheria celebrates grand opening of long-awaited casino (May 21, 2019)

It took more than a decade but the Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians finally achieved success.

Buena Vista Rancheria announces grand opening for long-awaited casino

Buena Vista Rancheria announces grand opening for long-awaited casino (April 2, 2019)

It's taken more than a decade and the Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians is ready to celebrate.

Forest County Potawatomi Tribe updates gaming agreement

Forest County Potawatomi Tribe updates gaming agreement (November 27, 2018)

The Forest County Potawatomi Tribe is once again trying to protect its gaming facility in a lucrative urban market.

'It's monumental for me': Mechoopda Tribe wins local support for casino

'It's monumental for me': Mechoopda Tribe wins local support for casino (August 15, 2018)

After nearly two decades of battles, the Mechoopda Tribe has finally won local support for its long-delayed casino in California.

Mechoopda Tribe makes progress on long-delayed gaming project

Mechoopda Tribe makes progress on long-delayed gaming project (August 13, 2018)

The Mechoopda Tribe has signed a Class III gaming compact with the state of California and could gain some unexpected support for the agreement.

Federal gaming agency takes action on once controversial regulations

Federal gaming agency takes action on once controversial regulations (August 10, 2018)

More than a decade after the courts took action, the National Indian Gaming Commission is suspending regulations that were once the subject of considerable controversy.

Tribes and sovereignty still don't mix when it comes to labor laws

Tribes and sovereignty still don't mix when it comes to labor laws (May 4, 2018)

Efforts by Indian Country to assert sovereignty over labor laws are failing in the courts, not just in the halls of Congress.

Mechoopda Tribe: 'Enough is enough' as appeals court rules in homelands case

Mechoopda Tribe: 'Enough is enough' as appeals court rules in homelands case (April 20, 2018)

The Mechoopda Tribe is still willing to sit down with local opponents to discuss plans for a long-delayed casino in northern California.

Mechoopda Tribe looks forward to casino after securing victory in court

Mechoopda Tribe looks forward to casino after securing victory in court (April 17, 2018)

The Mechoopda Tribe plans to move forward with a long-delayed casino but opponents don't seem willing to accept defeat.

Buena Vista Rancheria hits another milestone after win in homelands case

Buena Vista Rancheria hits another milestone after win in homelands case (April 16, 2018)

The Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians is on track to a brighter future after securing victory in a long-running tribal homelands case.

Mechoopda Tribe scores victory in long-running fight over homelands

Mechoopda Tribe scores victory in long-running fight over homelands (April 13, 2018)

The court victories keep coming for tribes seeking to restore their homelands even as the Trump administration seeks to erect more hurdles for Indian Country.

North Fork Rancheria secures confirmation of win in homelands case

North Fork Rancheria secures confirmation of win in homelands case (April 11, 2018)

The North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians has scored another win in a long-running fight to restore its homelands in California.

Buena Vista Rancheria secures financing for casino after legal victory

Buena Vista Rancheria secures financing for casino after legal victory (March 7, 2018)

The Buena Vista Rancheria is moving forward with a long-delayed casino in California, but at a high cost.

'Enough is enough!' -- Yet another tribe scores big victory in homelands case

'Enough is enough!' -- Yet another tribe scores big victory in homelands case (January 12, 2018)

Indian Country continues to rack up victories when it comes to the restoration of tribal homelands.

Another appeals court decision backs restoration of tribal homelands in California

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.

Gun Lake Tribe draws in more allies as Supreme Court considers casino case

Gun Lake Tribe draws in more allies as Supreme Court considers casino case (September 25, 2017)

The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians is seeing widespread support as it defends its casino in a closely-watched U.S. Supreme Court case.

Appeals court schedules hearing in long-running Mechoopda Tribe gaming case

Appeals court schedules hearing in long-running Mechoopda Tribe gaming case (August 11, 2017)

A federal appeals court is hearing arguments next month in a long-running lawsuit that has kept the Mechoopda Tribe has from opening a casino on ancestral territory in California.

Supreme Court brings bad news to tribes by taking up land case

Supreme Court brings bad news to tribes by taking up land case (May 1, 2017)

The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians has been hoping to leave the legal drama behind but the nation's highest court won't let that happen.

Gun Lake Tribe prepares for grand opening of $76M casino expansion

Gun Lake Tribe prepares for grand opening of $76M casino expansion (April 28, 2017)

With a long-running lawsuit nearly behind them, the leaders of the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians are preparing for the next chapter in their Indian gaming success story.

Supreme Court relists petition in Gun Lake Tribe gaming land case

Supreme Court relists petition in Gun Lake Tribe gaming land case (April 25, 2017)

A non-Indian man who lives three miles from the tribe's casino in Michigan is trying to keep his long-running lawsuit alive.

Supreme Court takes no action on long-running tribal land case

Supreme Court takes no action on long-running tribal land case (April 24, 2017)

The Trump administration and Indian Country will have to wait a little longer to learn the status of the Patchak petition.

Cowlitz Tribe announces April 24 opening for long-awaited casino

Cowlitz Tribe announces April 24 opening for long-awaited casino (April 17, 2017)

The ilani Casino Resort in Washington survived a slew of legal challenges and is the first gaming facility approved in the wake of a major Supreme Court decision.

Trump administration backs Cowlitz Tribe in Supreme Court brief

Trump administration backs Cowlitz Tribe in Supreme Court brief (March 7, 2017)

The filing comes as the Washington tribe prepares to open a $400 million casino in a matter of weeks.

Trump team gets more time in Supreme Court tribal casino case

Trump team gets more time in Supreme Court tribal casino case (February 27, 2017)

The Gun Lake Tribe is already operating a successful casino in Michigan but a non-Indian man won't drop his long-running lawsuit.

Trump team gets another extension in Supreme Court tribal casino case

Trump team gets another extension in Supreme Court tribal casino case (February 20, 2017)

President Donald Trump has an unusual connection to the dispute -- he once tried to partner with the Cowlitz Tribe, whose casino is the subject of a closely-watched lawsuit.

Cowlitz Tribe faces one more legal hurdle before opening casino

Cowlitz Tribe faces one more legal hurdle before opening casino (November 1, 2016)

Non-Indian opponents are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a closely-watched land-into-trust case.

Grand Ronde Tribes drop legal challenge to Cowlitz Tribe casino

Grand Ronde Tribes drop legal challenge to Cowlitz Tribe casino (October 31, 2016)

Grande Ronde leaders have changed their mind and won't try to prevent a fellow tribe from joining the Indian gaming industry.

Cowlitz Tribe announces more executives for fast-rising casino

Cowlitz Tribe announces more executives for fast-rising casino (October 20, 2016)

The ilani Casino Resort in Washington remains on track for an opening in April 2017.

Tribes clash over new casino but agree on #NoDAPL movement

Tribes clash over new casino but agree on #NoDAPL movement (September 20, 2016)

The Cowlitz Tribe is calling out the non-Indian allies of the Grand Ronde Tribes, because those allies have a financial connection to the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe in limbo after decision on casino site

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe in limbo after decision on casino site (September 13, 2016)

Work stopped on the First Light Resort and Casino after a federal judge's decision created uncertainty about the tribe's land-into-trust application.

Grand Ronde Tribes ask Supreme Court to hear casino land case

Grand Ronde Tribes ask Supreme Court to hear casino land case (September 13, 2016)

Is Indian Country ready for another Carcieri decision? Leaders of an Oregon tribe hope you are.

North Fork Rancheria faces fight as casino foes refuse to give up

North Fork Rancheria faces fight as casino foes refuse to give up (September 8, 2016)

A group called Stand Up for California is already promising an appeal in the long-running dispute.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits word on role in casino lawsuit

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits word on role in casino lawsuit (August 31, 2016)

Opponents are trying to stop the Massachusetts tribe from building a casino in their backyard.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe hails bid to reconsider casino ruling

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe hails bid to reconsider casino ruling (August 25, 2016)

The Obama administration is defending the the tribe's ability to follow the land-into-trust process.

Grand Ronde Tribes keep battling Cowlitz Tribe's casino in court

Grand Ronde Tribes keep battling Cowlitz Tribe's casino in court (August 17, 2016)

The Oregon tribe expects to lose a lot of business once the Washington tribe's casino opens in April 2017.

Mechoopda Tribe offers olive branch on casino but county refuses

Mechoopda Tribe offers olive branch on casino but county refuses (August 3, 2016)

Litigation against the long-delayed casino has already cost taxpayers in Butte County, California, more than $600,000.

Two tribes see conflicting rulings in long-running quests for casinos

Two tribes see conflicting rulings in long-running quests for casinos (August 2, 2016)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and the Cowlitz Tribe are on the opposite sides of the country and have battling casino opponents.

Grand Ronde Tribes plan hotel and won't rule out casino at new site

Grand Ronde Tribes plan hotel and won't rule out casino at new site (August 1, 2016)

The tribe continues efforts to expand its economy with a project just outside of Portland, Oregon.

Cowlitz Tribe wins major court ruling on land-into-trust application

Cowlitz Tribe wins major court ruling on land-into-trust application (July 29, 2016)

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has sided with the tribe and the Obama administration in a closely-watched gaming case.

Mechoopda Tribe aims to work with county on delayed casino

Mechoopda Tribe aims to work with county on delayed casino (July 21, 2016)

Chairman Dennis Ramirez said his people have moved on from an attack on their legitimacy.

Federal appeals court backs Gun Lake Tribe land-into-trust law

Federal appeals court backs Gun Lake Tribe land-into-trust law (July 15, 2016)

Congress has the power to ratify land-into-trust acquisitions, a move that protects the Michigan tribe from litigation.

Gun Lake Tribe seeks to hire more employees for growing casino

Gun Lake Tribe seeks to hire more employees for growing casino (July 14, 2016)

The tribe has embarked on a $76 million expansion of its casino in Michigan.

Supreme Court deals setback to tribes in labor sovereignty dispute

Supreme Court deals setback to tribes in labor sovereignty dispute (June 27, 2016)

Indian Country rallied after two Michigan tribes lost their labor law cases but the nation's highest court won't be taking up the matter.

Oregon tribe funds lawsuit against Cowlitz Tribe's fast-rising casino

Oregon tribe funds lawsuit against Cowlitz Tribe's fast-rising casino (June 20, 2016)

The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde have joined non-Indian card rooms in trying to stop the new development in Washington.

Fond du Lac Band wins approval of agreement to end casino battle

Fond du Lac Band wins approval of agreement to end casino battle (June 13, 2016)

The city of Duluth, Minnesota, is dropping two court cases and withdrawing a land-into-trust appeal.

Fond du Lac Band reaches agreement in long-running casino feud

Fond du Lac Band reaches agreement in long-running casino feud (June 8, 2016)

The tribe will pay $150,000 a year to address operations at the Fond-du-Luth Casino in Duluth, Minnesota.

Indian Country presses Supreme Court to hear labor law dispute

Indian Country presses Supreme Court to hear labor law dispute (May 31, 2016)

A broad coalition of tribal organizations and even two states are arguing that federal labor law should not be imposed in Indian Country.

Cowlitz Tribe welcomes discussions with opponent for casino

Cowlitz Tribe welcomes discussions with opponent for casino (May 25, 2016)

Clark County, however, remains part of a lawsuit that challenges the tribe's land-into-trust application.

Cowlitz Tribe in discussions with county about stance on casino

Cowlitz Tribe in discussions with county about stance on casino (May 18, 2016)

Officials in Clark County, Washington, has been fighting the casino for more than a decade they might be willing to work with the tribe.

Cowlitz Tribe reports significant progress on fast-rising casino

Cowlitz Tribe reports significant progress on fast-rising casino (May 17, 2016)

The Cowlitz Casino Project is 40 percent complete and a local government has rescinded a resolution of opposition.