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Newspaper apologizes to Mississippi Choctaws for 'derogatory' story on casino referendum
Public Relations
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
Openings & Closings
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
Openings & Closings
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
Casino Stalker
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
Regulation
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
Public Relations
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.

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

Te-Moak Tribe plans vote on casino and marijuana facility on Elko Band Colony
Openings & Closings
Te-Moak Tribe plans vote on casino and marijuana facility on Elko Band Colony (October 24, 2017)
The Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone is interested in operating a casino and marijuana dispensary in Nevada but some citizens have questions.

Spirit Lake Nation casino liquor sales back on the agenda after tribe canceled vote
Public Relations
Spirit Lake Nation casino liquor sales back on the agenda after tribe canceled vote (October 24, 2017)
Citizens of the Spirit Lake Nation are circulating a petition in hopes of authorizing the sale of liquor at the tribe's casino in North Dakota.

Aroostook Band of Micmacs backs ballot referendum for new casino in Maine
Public Relations
Aroostook Band of Micmacs backs ballot referendum for new casino in Maine (October 13, 2017)
The Aroostook Band of Micmacs is endorsing a proposed casino in Maine after reaching an agreement with the project developers.

Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians schedules election for new gaming facility
Openings & Closings
Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians schedules election for new gaming facility (September 12, 2017)
Citizens of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians will be going to the polls on November 16 to determine the fate of a controversial gaming project.

Nooksack Tribe reopens casino after reaching settlement with gaming agency
NIGC | Openings & Closings
Nooksack Tribe reopens casino after reaching settlement with gaming agency (September 11, 2017)
The Nooksack Tribe is back in the gaming business after a three-month shutdown imposed by the federal government.

Mississippi Choctaw citizens prepare for referendum on new $25 million gaming facility
Openings & Closings
Mississippi Choctaw citizens prepare for referendum on new $25 million gaming facility (September 5, 2017)
Citizens of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians who oppose plans for a $25 million casino are getting ready for a referendum on the issue

Muscogee Nation seeks to disenroll citizen who leads rival Kialegee Tribal Town
Openings & Closings
Muscogee Nation seeks to disenroll citizen who leads rival Kialegee Tribal Town (August 18, 2017)
The Muscogee (Creek) Nation is seeking to disenroll one of its citizens because he also holds citizenship in a rival tribe pursuing a contested casino.

Mississippi Choctaw citizens win court decision to put new casino to a vote
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Mississippi Choctaw citizens win court decision to put new casino to a vote (August 17, 2017)
A group called Chahta for Better Government is trying to halt plans for a $25 million casino on the reservation.

National Indian Gaming Association chooses David Bean as vice chair
Public Relations
National Indian Gaming Association chooses David Bean as vice chair (June 23, 2017)
David Bean, a council member from the Puyallup Tribe, was sworn in as vice chairman of the National Indian Gaming Association on June 20.

Open Secrets: Indian gaming battles make for well-fed lobbyists
Legislation | Litigation | Public Relations
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.

Mississippi Choctaw government rejects petition against casino
Openings & Closings
Mississippi Choctaw government rejects petition against casino (May 30, 2017)
Citizens of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians are vowing to fight back after their anti-casino petition fell just five votes short.

Mississippi Choctaw citizens request vote on $25M casino project
Openings & Closings
Mississippi Choctaw citizens request vote on $25M casino project (May 23, 2017)
The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians could be forced to rethink plans for a $25 million casino.

Leech Lake Band wins approval to build new casino at new site
Openings & Closings
Leech Lake Band wins approval to build new casino at new site (May 18, 2017)
Tribal citizens voted overwhelmingly to move the Palace Casino and Hotel to a different location in Cass Lake, Minnesota, that sees more traffic.

Spirit Lake Nation suspends referendum on liquor sales at casino
Public Relations
Spirit Lake Nation suspends referendum on liquor sales at casino (May 17, 2017)
Liquor sales at the Spirit Lake Casino and Resort are supposed to fund an alcohol and drug rehabilitation center.

Leech Lake Band asks citizens to approve new casino at new site
Openings & Closings
Leech Lake Band asks citizens to approve new casino at new site (May 3, 2017)
Plans call for a $45 million to $50 million investment in the Palace Casino and Hotel in Cass Lake, Minnesota,

Wilton Rancheria gaming proposal up for discussion at city meeting
California | Casino Stalker
Wilton Rancheria gaming proposal up for discussion at city meeting (February 7, 2017)
Officials in Elk Grove, California, might leave an agreement that affects the casino up to a vote of the people.

Wilton Rancheria slams non-Indian interests for fighting casino
California | Casino Stalker
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.

Court strikes big blow against North Fork Rancheria casino bid
California | Litigation
Court strikes big blow against North Fork Rancheria casino bid (December 13, 2016)
The California tribe has overcome numerous hurdles in the last 12 years and a new decision only muddies the waters.

Wilton Rancheria still wondering about anti-casino campaign
California | Casino Stalker
Wilton Rancheria still wondering about anti-casino campaign (November 28, 2016)
More clues are emerging as the tribe seeks to open a $400 million casino in Elk Grove, California.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe elects new chair amid gaming fight
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe elects new chair amid gaming fight (November 22, 2016)
A federal appeals court is hearing arguments in a dispute between the tribe and the state of Massachusetts.

Non-Indian casino headed toward final approval in Rhode Island
Casino Stalker
Non-Indian casino headed toward final approval in Rhode Island (November 9, 2016)
Ballots are still being counted for a casino that would sit just 400 feet from the Massachusetts border.

Jason Pack: Donald Trump would run America like his failed casinos
Opinion
Jason Pack: Donald Trump would run America like his failed casinos (November 7, 2016)
'Donald Trump's background as a bully of the casino lobby provides a shockingly accurate picture of how he is likely to govern.'

Non-Indian developer asks Rhode Island voters to approve casino
Casino Stalker
Non-Indian developer asks Rhode Island voters to approve casino (November 7, 2016)
The project site is right at the Massachusetts border, less than 20 miles from the casino being built by the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe.

Randy Noka: Racism at play with anti-tribal votes in Rhode Island
Opinion
Randy Noka: Racism at play with anti-tribal votes in Rhode Island (November 4, 2016)
Why are non-Indian interests in Rhode Island asking voters to approve yet another casino while the Narragansett Tribe has been repeatedly denied the same opportunity?

Sault Tribe worried about gaming plan with change in administration
Casino Stalker
Sault Tribe worried about gaming plan with change in administration (November 2, 2016)
The Michigan tribe submitted a land-into-trust application two more years ago and there's no decision in sight.

Donald Trump avoided paying taxes on hundreds of millions in casino debt
Business Deals
Donald Trump avoided paying taxes on hundreds of millions in casino debt (November 1, 2016)
The Republican presidential nominee racked up $1.3 billion in debt in connection with his failed gaming empire.

Twenty-Nine Palms Band disputes 'Donald Trump, You're Fired' story
Business Deals | Openings & Closings
Twenty-Nine Palms Band disputes 'Donald Trump, You're Fired' story (October 21, 2016)
The California tribe was once partners with Donald Trump but their relationship ended early.

Cherokee Nation contributed $6M to failed Arkansas gaming bid
Public Relations
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.

Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act still in limbo in heated election year
Legislation
Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act still in limbo in heated election year (October 18, 2016)
Tribes have been seeking to exempt their gaming facilities from the National Labor Relations Act for more than a decade.

Twenty-Nine Palms Band wore 'Donald Trump, you're fired' shirts
Business Deals | California
Twenty-Nine Palms Band wore 'Donald Trump, you're fired' shirts (October 18, 2016)
Tribal members became concerned about their deal with the mogul and surprised him at a meeting with the t-shirts.

Cherokee Nation backed gaming initiative off ballot in Arkansas
Public Relations
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.

APTN links Donald Trump's 1993 smear to rebuff by California tribe
Business Deals | California | Connecticut | Public Relations | Regulation
APTN links Donald Trump's 1993 smear to rebuff by California tribe (October 12, 2016)
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's racial attacks on Indian Country go back decades.

Donald Trump hired firm to lobby for tribal casino deal in Florida
Business Deals | Compacts
Donald Trump hired firm to lobby for tribal casino deal in Florida (September 29, 2016)
Seven Arrows was paid to push for a deal with the Seminole Tribe but also was reimbursed for a potentially illegal trip to Cuba, Newsweek reports.

Gaming initiative backed by Cherokee Nation advances in Arkansas
Casino Stalker
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.

Editorial: Donald Trump wages war on the Indian gaming industry
Opinion
Editorial: Donald Trump wages war on the Indian gaming industry (August 18, 2016)
Republican nominee for President, Donald Trump, has been waging war against American Indian Tribes since 1988.

Donald Trump paid $5M to settle hefty New Jersey casino tax bill
Regulation
Donald Trump paid $5M to settle hefty New Jersey casino tax bill (August 17, 2016)
The Republican presidential candidate once attacked tribes on tax issues but avoided paying his own tax bill for years.

Cherokee Nation contributes $1M for gaming petition in Arkansas
Business Deals | Casino Stalker
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.

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community approves $40M in casino projects
Openings & Closings
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community approves $40M in casino projects (August 16, 2016)
The Michigan tribe will be renovating and upgrading its casinos in Marquette and Baraga.

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community heads to vote on casino projects
Openings & Closings
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community heads to vote on casino projects (August 12, 2016)
The Michigan tribe is asking voters to approve $40 million in upgrades at two gaming facilities.

Referendum to expand gaming in Nebraska fails to qualify for ballot
Legislation
Referendum to expand gaming in Nebraska fails to qualify for ballot (August 11, 2016)
State authorities rejected a significant number of signatures submitted by a group backed by the Winnebago Tribe's economic development corporation.

North Fork Rancheria wins federal approval to offer Class III games
California | Compacts | Litigation
North Fork Rancheria wins federal approval to offer Class III games (August 1, 2016)
The California tribe has been trying to open an off-reservation casino for more than a decade but rivals are trying to stop the project.

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community schedules vote on casino plans
Openings & Closings
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community schedules vote on casino plans (July 15, 2016)
The tribe is looking to spend $40 million to upgrade two casinos in Michigan.

Casino Foe: 'We've subsidized the Indians for hundreds of years'
Legislation
Casino Foe: 'We've subsidized the Indians for hundreds of years' (July 13, 2016)
Pat Loontjer of Gambling With the Good Life thinks Indian people should move away if they don't like economic conditions on their reservations.

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