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Sault Ste. Marie Tribe wins major victory in homelands litigation

Sault Ste. Marie Tribe wins major victory in homelands litigation (March 6, 2020)

The Trump administration's disjointed tribal homelands policy continues to crumble amid scrutiny in the courts and in Indian Country.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe stands alone in battle for homelands

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe stands alone in battle for homelands (January 30, 2020)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is heading to court to defend the status of its reservation in Massachusetts.

National Indian Gaming Commission gains a new leader for the Trump era

National Indian Gaming Commission gains a new leader for the Trump era (November 25, 2019)

The National Indian Gaming Commission has a Republican-chosen chairman for the first time in nearly a decade.

Pueblo of Santa Ana issues statement to 'disavow' connection to Donald Trump rally

Pueblo of Santa Ana issues statement to 'disavow' connection to Donald Trump rally (September 16, 2019)

The Pueblo of Santa Ana wants everyone to know that the tribe has nothing to do with Donald Trump's visit to New Mexico.

Ponca Tribe scores another legal victory against casino opponents

Ponca Tribe scores another legal victory against casino opponents (August 13, 2019)

The Ponca Tribe can continue to operate its gaming facility on its homelands in Iowa.

Senate panel moves quickly on Trump nominee for National Indian Gaming Commission

Senate panel moves quickly on Trump nominee for National Indian Gaming Commission (July 29, 2019)

Sequoyah Simermeyer is well on his way to becoming the first Republican-chosen leader of the National Indian Gaming Commission in more than a decade.

RECAP: National Indian Gaming Commission nominee outlines vision in Trump era

RECAP: National Indian Gaming Commission nominee outlines vision in Trump era (July 25, 2019)

National Indian Gaming Commission nominee Sequoyah Simermeyer sidestepped two major issues at a sparsely-attended confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill.

President Trump's Indian gaming pick up for confirmation hearing

President Trump's Indian gaming pick up for confirmation hearing (July 23, 2019)

Donald Trump was openly hostile to tribes when he was in the casino business. Now he gets to pick the federal official overseeing the Indian gaming industry.

Trump nominates new leader for National Indian Gaming Commission

Trump nominates new leader for National Indian Gaming Commission (June 25, 2019)

President Donald Trump, who has been hostile to tribal casinos, is getting a chance to remake the federal agency overseeing the Indian gaming industry.

Gun Lake Tribe shares another $8.2 million in gaming revenues in Michigan

Gun Lake Tribe shares another $8.2 million in gaming revenues in Michigan (June 4, 2019)

Gaming continues to be good business for the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians and its neighbors in Michigan.

Comanche Nation 'disappointed' with end to dispute over rival tribal casino

Comanche Nation 'disappointed' with end to dispute over rival tribal casino (May 30, 2019)

The Comanche Nation has hit the end of the road with its challenge to another tribe's casino.

Open Secrets: Lobbyists rely on Trump administration to block tribal projects

Open Secrets: Lobbyists rely on Trump administration to block tribal projects (May 23, 2019)

Non-Indian interests have hired lobbyists close to President Donald Trump in hopes of derailing tribes. The strategy appears to be working.

Catawba Nation continues to see opposition to casino on homelands

Catawba Nation continues to see opposition to casino on homelands (May 21, 2019)

From religious groups to a rival tribe, the Catawba Nation is facing hurdles as it pursues a casino in North Carolina.

Poarch Band of Creek Indians said to be on Trump's radar

Poarch Band of Creek Indians said to be on Trump's radar (May 9, 2019)

Are the Poarch Band of Creek Indians the next target of President Trump and his terrifying tweets?

Jonodev Chaudhuri lands new job after stint at National Indian Gaming Commission

Jonodev Chaudhuri lands new job after stint at National Indian Gaming Commission (May 7, 2019)

Jonodev Chaudhuri will be heading up the Indian law and policy practice at the Quarles & Brady firm.

National Indian Gaming Commission publishes list of tribes with approved ordinances

National Indian Gaming Commission publishes list of tribes with approved ordinances (April 4, 2019)

According to federal regulators, 290 tribes across the nation have approved Class III gaming ordinances.

Lawmakers in New York consider yet another expansion of non-Indian gaming

Lawmakers in New York consider yet another expansion of non-Indian gaming (March 20, 2019)

Non-Indian developers are waving big dollar signs in front of lawmakers in New York.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe welcomes movement on bill to keep reservation in trust

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe welcomes movement on bill to keep reservation in trust (March 19, 2019)

The federal government hasn't taken a tribe's trust land out of trust since the termination era but it could happen in the Trump administration.

Tribes see another year of growth as gaming revenues hit $32.4 billion

Tribes see another year of growth as gaming revenues hit $32.4 billion (June 26, 2018)

Thirty years after the passage of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, tribes continue to make gains.

National Indian Gaming Commission plans major announcement on June 26

National Indian Gaming Commission plans major announcement on June 26 (June 5, 2018)

How's the tribal casino industry doing? Federal officials will tell you later in June.

National Indian Gaming Commission in transition in the Trump era

National Indian Gaming Commission in transition in the Trump era (May 8, 2018)

The National Indian Gaming Commission is undergoing major change as its chairman, a remnant of the Obama era, departs for pastures unknown.

Wilton Rancheria wins court decision in favor of long-awaited casino

Wilton Rancheria wins court decision in favor of long-awaited casino (March 1, 2018)

A federal judge has sided with the Wilton Rancheria, rejecting a challenge to the tribe's long-awaited casino project in northern California.

'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.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe calls Trump team for help on eve of Thanksgiving

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe calls Trump team for help on eve of Thanksgiving (November 22, 2017)

In his first Thanksgiving proclamation, President Trump credited the Wampanoag people with helping the Pilgrims survive. The tribe wants the favor returned.

Trump's indicted former campaign manager was lobbyist on gaming issues

Trump's indicted former campaign manager was lobbyist on gaming issues (October 30, 2017)

President Donald Trump was quick to distance himself from his indicted former campaign manager but the pair go back to the mogul's early clashes with Indian Country.

Trump hire at Bureau of Indian Affairs heads back to Capitol Hill for gaming hearing

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

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.

Open Secrets: Indian gaming battles make for well-fed lobbyists

Open Secrets: Indian gaming battles make for well-fed lobbyists (June 1, 2017)

Spending on lobbying by gaming tribes hit a record high of more than $26.5 million in 2015, the same year that tribal gaming revenues experienced their highest growth in recent years.

Seminole Tribe working hard to rid new casino of Donald Trump's influence

Seminole Tribe working hard to rid new casino of Donald Trump's influence (May 26, 2017)

It's going to cost a lot of money to make sure no one connects the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City to the president.

Seminole Tribe paid just $50M for casino Donald Trump built for $1.2B

Seminole Tribe paid just $50M for casino Donald Trump built for $1.2B (May 9, 2017)

As the future president's gaming empire faltered, the tribe's blossomed.

Trump administration erects new hurdle for off-reservation casinos

Trump administration erects new hurdle for off-reservation casinos (April 13, 2017)

After just a month in office, the new leader of the Department of the Interior has made it harder for tribes to open off-reservation casinos.

Seminole Tribe finalizes purchase of failed Trump casino in New Jersey

Seminole Tribe finalizes purchase of failed Trump casino in New Jersey (April 6, 2017)

The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City will reopen in the summer of 2018 after a $375 million upgrade project.

Trump administration given more time for appeal in tribal gaming case

Trump administration given more time for appeal in tribal gaming case (March 17, 2017)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe was forced to stop work on a $1 billion gaming facility in Massachusetts by an ongoing lawsuit.

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.

Seminole Tribe putting Hard Rock name on failed Trump casino

Seminole Tribe putting Hard Rock name on failed Trump casino (March 3, 2017)

The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City will open in New Jersey after a $300 million investment.

Wilton Rancheria joins lawsuit as foes challenge casino decision

Wilton Rancheria joins lawsuit as foes challenge casino decision (March 2, 2017)

Opponents are hoping to trip up the Bureau of Indian Affairs even though the gaming site in California has been placed in trust.

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.

Republican lawmaker renews push for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act

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

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

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.

Trump team gets more time for brief in Supreme Court tribal casino case

Trump team gets more time for brief in Supreme Court tribal casino case (January 31, 2017)

The new president once tried to partner with the Cowlitz Tribe for a casino that's now before the nation's highest court.

Shawnee Tribe waits for answer on off-reservation casino project

Shawnee Tribe waits for answer on off-reservation casino project (January 31, 2017)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs didn't make a decision before the end of the Obama administration.

Wilton Rancheria celebrates approval of gaming land application

Wilton Rancheria celebrates approval of gaming land application (January 26, 2017)

For the first time time in decades, the California tribe is looking forward to having a homeland.

Sault Tribe claims win on long-delayed off-reservation casino bid

Sault Tribe claims win on long-delayed off-reservation casino bid (January 26, 2017)

On the last full day of the Obama administration, the Bureau of Indian Affairs opened the door for approval of the project.

Ryan Smith and Mike Smith: Off-reservation gaming in the Trump era

Ryan Smith and Mike Smith: Off-reservation gaming in the Trump era (January 25, 2017)

Tribes can gain some insight into how a Republican administration would address off-reservation gaming by looking back to the Bush administration.

Cowlitz Tribe hosts job far as opening date for casino approaches

Cowlitz Tribe hosts job far as opening date for casino approaches (January 12, 2017)

The ilani Casino Resort is due to open April 17 as opponents seek to derail it at the U.S. Supreme Court.

Shawnee Tribe forced to look far away for off-reservation casino

Shawnee Tribe forced to look far away for off-reservation casino (January 11, 2017)

The proposed Golden Mesa Casino is more than 400 miles from tribal headquarters in Oklahoma.

Wilton Rancheria slams non-Indian interests for fighting casino

Wilton Rancheria slams non-Indian interests for fighting casino (January 10, 2017)

The tribe has made significant progress on its land-into-trust application but outsiders are trying to derail the $400 million project.

Shawnee Tribe poised to win approval for off-reservation casino

Shawnee Tribe poised to win approval for off-reservation casino (January 6, 2017)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has concluded that a lengthy environmental impact statement isn't needed for the project in Oklahoma.