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Native Sun News Today: Alcohol sales at casinos proposed

Native Sun News Today: Alcohol sales at casinos proposed (March 5, 2020)

Voters of the Oglala Sioux Tribe are being asked to approve the sale of alcohol at gaming establishments on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

Pokagon Band shares another $860,000 in gaming revenues in Indiana

Pokagon Band shares another $860,000 in gaming revenues in Indiana (February 19, 2020)

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians continues a unique arrangement that began under former mayor Pete Buttigieg, who is now a leading Democratic candidate for president.

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.

Pokagon Band negotiates historic Class III gaming compact in Indiana

Pokagon Band negotiates historic Class III gaming compact in Indiana (November 4, 2019)

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians continues to plan big for its gaming facility in Indiana.

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.

Pokagon Band in early stages of Class III gaming compact talks in Indiana

Pokagon Band in early stages of Class III gaming compact talks in Indiana (September 9, 2019)

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians is set to make history again by entering into a Class III gaming compact in Indiana.

Nooksack Tribe gets back into Class III gaming with updated compact

Nooksack Tribe gets back into Class III gaming with updated compact (July 11, 2019)

The Nooksack Tribe is getting back into the Class III gaming industry after a nearly four-year absence.

Spirit Lake Nation voters authorize sale of liquor at casino

Spirit Lake Nation voters authorize sale of liquor at casino (May 9, 2019)

Alcohol is coming to the Spirit Lake Casino and Resort in North Dakota.

'Gaming is here': Tribal corporation makes another go at ballot

'Gaming is here': Tribal corporation makes another go at ballot (April 11, 2019)

Ho-Chunk Inc., owned by the Winnebago Tribe, is rolling the dice once again, betting voters will approve expanded gambling in Nebraska.

Pamunkey Tribe stands to gain with historic action on gaming in Virginia

Pamunkey Tribe stands to gain with historic action on gaming in Virginia (February 25, 2019)

Virginia's political world was rocked by scandals at the highest levels of government but lawmakers managed to pass a gaming bill.

Tribes weigh in on efforts to legalize sports betting in South Dakota

Tribes weigh in on efforts to legalize sports betting in South Dakota (February 7, 2019)

Tribes and Indian lawmakers are taking a stand on sports betting in South Dakota.

Quapaw Nation reaches deal to sell land as it pursues casino in Arkansas

Quapaw Nation reaches deal to sell land as it pursues casino in Arkansas (January 16, 2019)

The Quapaw Nation plans to sell some of its land in Arkansas now that its gaming dreams are finally being realized.

Quapaw Nation awaits decision on gaming license in Arkansas

Quapaw Nation awaits decision on gaming license in Arkansas (December 12, 2018)

The Quapaw Nation is planning to build a commercial casino in an area of Arkansas where the tribe has long connections.

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.

Ho-Chunk Nation takes step forward with off-reservation casino

Ho-Chunk Nation takes step forward with off-reservation casino (November 12, 2018)

The Ho-Chunk Nation's off-reservation casino is finally moving forward in a more politically-friendly environment in Wisconsin.

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.

Seminole Tribe claims victory in costly campaign to protect gaming enterprise

Seminole Tribe claims victory in costly campaign to protect gaming enterprise (November 6, 2018)

It cost nearly $25 million but the Seminole Tribe has emerged victorious with its campaign to limit non-Indian gaming in Florida.

Seminole Tribe spends more than $24 million on gaming initiative

Seminole Tribe spends more than $24 million on gaming initiative (November 5, 2018)

The Seminole Tribe has made a big bet on Election Day in order to protect its gaming enterprise.

Cow Creek Band no longer pursuing gaming partnership with Oregon

Cow Creek Band no longer pursuing gaming partnership with Oregon (November 1, 2018)

Two tribes remain locked in a long-running battle over gaming in Oregon.

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.

Coquille Tribe questions governor's push to expand gaming options

Coquille Tribe questions governor's push to expand gaming options (October 29, 2018)

The Coquille Tribe is wondering why Gov. Kate Brown (D), who is running for her first full term in office, wants to expand the Oregon Lottery.

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..

Tribes gain support in bid to stop expansion of non-Indian gaming

Tribes gain support in bid to stop expansion of non-Indian gaming (September 20, 2018)

The Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians is warning of the "devastating" impacts of a ballot measure in Idaho.

White Earth Nation rescinds authorization for third gaming facility

White Earth Nation rescinds authorization for third gaming facility (September 3, 2018)

After spending three years on the project, the White Earth Nation has dropped plans for a third gaming facility in Minnesota.

Seminole Tribe and Disney spend $15 million on anti-gaming campaign

Seminole Tribe and Disney spend $15 million on anti-gaming campaign (August 29, 2018)

A political committee backed by the Seminole Tribe continues to spend big in an effort to limit new casinos in Florida.

Winnebago tribal corporation makes another go at gaming

Winnebago tribal corporation makes another go at gaming (August 16, 2018)

Ho-Chunk Inc. plans to double down on its bet that Nebraska voters support casino gambling. And maybe sports betting.

Seminole Tribe spends another $5 million to protect gaming empire

Seminole Tribe spends another $5 million to protect gaming empire (August 14, 2018)

The Seminole Tribe is trying to convince voters in Florida to limit new non-Indian casinos.

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.

Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians won't get into liquor business

Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians won't get into liquor business (June 7, 2018)

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians won't be getting into the liquor business after failing to secure support among tribal citizens.

An expansion of gaming looms in South Dakota over tribal concerns

An expansion of gaming looms in South Dakota over tribal concerns (June 6, 2018)

Backers of Port Yankton, a proposed gambling and entertainment complex, are betting they can gather the necessary signatures from South Dakota voters to place the issue on the 2020 ballot.

Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians schedules referendum on alcohol

Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians schedules referendum on alcohol (May 23, 2018)

Citizens of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians will decide whether the tribe will operate its own liquor store on the reservation in North Carolina.

Seminole Tribe and Disney poured $10 million into campaign to limit new casinos

Seminole Tribe and Disney poured $10 million into campaign to limit new casinos (May 10, 2018)

The Seminole Tribe and The Walt Disney Company are spending big in an attempt to limit the expansion of gaming in Florida.

Ho-Chunk Nation still waiting for movement on off-reservation casino

Ho-Chunk Nation still waiting for movement on off-reservation casino (April 24, 2018)

It's been more than five years since the Ho-Chunk Nation has since action on its off-reservation casino. What gives?

Senate places controversial Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act on schedule

Senate places controversial Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act on schedule (April 16, 2018)

All eyes are on the Senate as the chamber takes up the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act for the first time.

Grand Traverse Band chairman survives recall vote tied to casino project

Grand Traverse Band chairman survives recall vote tied to casino project (April 9, 2018)

The leader of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians narrowly survived a recall vote that was linked to his opposition to a new casino in Michigan.

Seminole Tribe joins forces with Disney in bid to limit new casinos

Seminole Tribe joins forces with Disney in bid to limit new casinos (April 3, 2018)

The Seminole Tribe and The Walt Disney Company are trying to limit the expansion of gaming in Florida.

Grand Traverse Band chairman faces recall after opposing new casino

Grand Traverse Band chairman faces recall after opposing new casino (March 27, 2018)

The leader of the Grand Traverse Band is facing a recall after questioning the Michigan tribe's gaming operations.

Quapaw Tribe sees another setback with gaming bid in Arkansas

Quapaw Tribe sees another setback with gaming bid in Arkansas (March 14, 2018)

A gaming initiative that could help the Quapaw Tribe return to its homelands in Arkansas has seen another setback.

Candidate vows to approve Ho-Chunk Nation off-reservation casino

Candidate vows to approve Ho-Chunk Nation off-reservation casino (February 8, 2018)

A decision is still far away but a candidate for governor in Wisconsin says he will approve an off-reservation casino for the Ho-Chunk Nation.

Eastern Cherokees schedule vote on liquor sales beyond casinos

Eastern Cherokees schedule vote on liquor sales beyond casinos (February 7, 2018)

Citizens of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians will decide whether tribe should allow the sale of liquor outside of its gaming enterprise in North Carolina.

Quapaw Tribe joins partnership to authorize up to three casinos in Arkansas

Quapaw Tribe joins partnership to authorize up to three casinos in Arkansas (January 9, 2018)

The Quapaw Tribe is hoping to bring gaming to Arkansas, its ancestral homeland.

Hopi Tribe finally joins Indian gaming industry as coal mining operation dies down

Hopi Tribe finally joins Indian gaming industry as coal mining operation dies down (December 5, 2017)

The Hopi Tribe is facing an 85 percent reduction in revenues with the pending closure of a coal mining operation.

Newspaper apologizes to Mississippi Choctaws for 'derogatory' story on casino referendum

Newspaper apologizes to Mississippi Choctaws for 'derogatory' story on casino referendum (November 20, 2017)

A newspaper publisher apologized to the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians and the tribe's citizens for an offensive headline.

Mississippi Choctaws hail vote against new casino as they await official tally

Mississippi Choctaws hail vote against new casino as they await official tally (November 17, 2017)

Citizens of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians have rejected plans for a new casino although the results have yet to be finalized.

Mississippi Choctaws headed to polls to vote on plans for new gaming facility

Mississippi Choctaws headed to polls to vote on plans for new gaming facility (November 14, 2017)

Citizens of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians are voting on plans to build a new gaming facility on the reservation.

Voters in Maine easily reject bid for new commercial casino after tribes objected

Voters in Maine easily reject bid for new commercial casino after tribes objected (November 8, 2017)

The Passamaquoddy Tribe and the Penobscot Nation came out against the proposed casino while the Aroostook Band of Micmacs endorsed it.

Eastern Cherokees weigh expansion of liquor sales beyond gaming enterprise

Eastern Cherokees weigh expansion of liquor sales beyond gaming enterprise (November 7, 2017)

Support appears to be growing among the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians for a referendum that would authorize more liquor sales on the reservation.

Passamaquoddy Tribe and Penobscot Nation oppose bid for new Maine casino

Passamaquoddy Tribe and Penobscot Nation oppose bid for new Maine casino (November 3, 2017)

Tribal nations are the opposite sides of ballot referendum that seeks to authorize a new casino in Maine. Voters go to the polls on November 7.