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Appeals court schedules hearing in long-running Mechoopda Tribe gaming case
California | Litigation | NIGC
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
Land Acquisitions | Legislation | Litigation | Openings & Closings
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
Litigation | Openings & Closings
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
Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Openings & Closings
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
Land Acquisitions | Litigation
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
Openings & Closings
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
Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Openings & Closings
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
Legislation | Litigation | Openings & Closings
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
Litigation | Openings & Closings
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
Litigation | Openings & Closings
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
Legislation | Openings & Closings
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
Litigation | Openings & Closings
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
Litigation | Openings & Closings
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
Litigation | Openings & Closings
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
Litigation | Openings & Closings
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
California | Litigation
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
Litigation | Openings & Closings
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
Litigation | Openings & Closings
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
Litigation | Openings & Closings
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
California | Casino Stalker | Litigation
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
Litigation | Openings & Closings
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
Openings & Closings
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
Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Openings & Closings
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
California | Casino Stalker | Litigation
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
Legislation | Litigation
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
Openings & Closings
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
California | Legislation | Litigation
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
Litigation | Openings & Closings
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
Litigation | NIGC
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
Litigation
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
Legislation | Litigation
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
Openings & Closings
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
Openings & Closings
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
Openings & Closings
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.

Fond du Lac Band won't confirm plan for site adjacent to casino
Land Acquisitions | Litigation | NIGC
Fond du Lac Band won't confirm plan for site adjacent to casino (April 27, 2016)
The footprint of the Fond-du-Luth Casino in Duluth, Minnesota, is about to grow with approval of a land-into-trust application.

Grand Ronde Tribes still weighing plans at site of former racetrack
Land Acquisitions | Openings & Closings
Grand Ronde Tribes still weighing plans at site of former racetrack (April 14, 2016)
The building that housed the old Multnomah Greyhound Park near Portland, Oregon, is being demolished to make way for some sort of development.

Gun Lake Tribe to nearly double size of casino with $76M project
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Gun Lake Tribe to nearly double size of casino with $76M project (April 12, 2016)
The addition to the Gun Lake Casino in Michigan will debut in the summer of 2017.

Gun Lake Tribe offers update on expansion at casino in Michigan
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Gun Lake Tribe offers update on expansion at casino in Michigan (April 8, 2016)
The tribe is adding more jobs and new options to the Gun Lake Casino in Wayland, Michigan.

Cowlitz Tribe accuses county of threatening casino site workers
Openings & Closings
Cowlitz Tribe accuses county of threatening casino site workers (April 8, 2016)
Construction is progressing quickly on the tribe's reservation but officials in Clark County, Washington, aren't happy about it.

Appeals court in D.C. hears closely watched land-into-trust case
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Appeals court in D.C. hears closely watched land-into-trust case (March 18, 2016)
The Cowlitz Tribe of Washington wants to join the Indian gaming industry but the Grand Ronde Tribes in neighboring Oregon hopes that doesn't happen.

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.

Opponents of Cowlitz Tribe ask judge to put a stop to casino work
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Opponents of Cowlitz Tribe ask judge to put a stop to casino work (March 4, 2016)
Construction is proceeding quickly on the $500 million Cowlitz Casino Project and an injunction would pose a major setback to the tribe.

Cowlitz Tribe won't stop working on casino despite county threat
Openings & Closings
Cowlitz Tribe won't stop working on casino despite county threat (February 29, 2016)
Officials in Clark County, Washington, claim construction of a wastewater treatment system at the casino site violates a local ordinance.

Cowlitz Tribe celebrates start of construction on $500M casino
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Cowlitz Tribe celebrates start of construction on $500M casino (February 15, 2016)
Opponents -- including a tribe with an existing casino -- are still fighting the project in court but the Cowlitz Casino and Entertainment Resort is quickly taking shape in Washington.

Cowlitz Tribe already in debt $485M for long-delayed casino bid
Openings & Closings
Cowlitz Tribe already in debt $485M for long-delayed casino bid (October 12, 2015)
Preliminary work has started on the Cowlitz Casino and Entertainment Resort, with an official groundbreaking set for early next year.

Cowlitz Tribe prepares for groundbreaking on casino in early 2016
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Cowlitz Tribe prepares for groundbreaking on casino in early 2016 (September 30, 2015)
A lawsuit challenging the tribe's land-into-trust application is still pending in the federal court system.

Cowlitz Tribe still working on design plans for contested casino
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Cowlitz Tribe still working on design plans for contested casino (July 29, 2015)
The tribe's 152-acre reservation was placed in trust in March but plans for a casino there are being tested in federal court.

Fond du Lac Band prevails yet again in long-running casino feud
Litigation | NIGC
Fond du Lac Band prevails yet again in long-running casino feud (July 29, 2015)
The city of Duluth, Minnesota, already received $75 million from the Fond-du-Luth Casino but wanted even more.

Non-Indian man plans appeal in loss of Gun Lake Tribe casino case
Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Openings & Closings
Non-Indian man plans appeal in loss of Gun Lake Tribe casino case (July 6, 2015)
David Patchak, who wants money from the tribe, will take the case to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals for the second time since 2008.

Judge supports Gun Lake Tribe in battle over land-into-trust law
Legislation | Litigation | Openings & Closings
Judge supports Gun Lake Tribe in battle over land-into-trust law (June 18, 2015)
The Gun Lake Trust Land Reaffirmation Act of 2014 protects the tribe's gaming facility from litigation.

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