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Dwanna Robertson: Dispelling a common myth about tribal gamingFiled Under: Opinion
Dwanna Robertson: Dispelling a common myth about tribal gaming
Posted: April 20, 2017
Indian gaming is a very political issue that is terribly misunderstood outside of Indian country, and I dare say, not well understood within it.

Supreme Court declines to hear yet another Indian Country caseFiled Under: Connecticut | Litigation
Supreme Court declines to hear yet another Indian Country case
Posted: April 17, 2017
In a positive move for tribal interests, the nation's highest court refused to reopen a lawsuit that targeted the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation.

Former employee of North Dakota tribal casino admits to assaultFiled Under: Public Relations
Former employee of North Dakota tribal casino admits to assault
Posted: April 10, 2017
Max Garett Moede apparently set fire to his trailer home at the 4 Bears Casino and Lodge after losing his job at the facility.

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community hiring for $40M casino upgrade projectFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community hiring for $40M casino upgrade project
Posted: April 7, 2017
'If you need a job … come here,' the leader of the Michigan-based tribe said.

Trump team gets more time in Supreme Court tribal casino caseFiled Under: Legislation | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Trump team gets more time in Supreme Court tribal casino case
Posted: 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.

Mohegan Tribe said gaming executive didn't disclose stake in firmFiled Under: Connecticut | Regulation
Mohegan Tribe said gaming executive didn't disclose stake in firm
Posted: February 21, 2017
Former president Bobby Soper, who is a tribal citizen, denied hiding anything.

Mohegan Tribe announces resignation of top gaming executiveFiled Under: Connecticut
Mohegan Tribe announces resignation of top gaming executive
Posted: February 16, 2017
Bobby Soper, a tribal citizen, is leaving his post as president and CEO of the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority 'immediately.'

Republican lawmaker renews push for Tribal Labor Sovereignty ActFiled Under: Legislation | Meetings
Republican lawmaker renews push for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
Posted: February 14, 2017
Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Indiana), whose top staffer is a tribal citizen, thinks the bill can finally become law.

Cowlitz Tribe getting closer to April opening of long-awaited casinoFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe getting closer to April opening of long-awaited casino
Posted: February 9, 2017
The tribe is on its way to putting 1,100 people to work at the ilani Casino Resort in Washington.

Mississippi Choctaw leaders approve plan for new gaming facilityFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Mississippi Choctaw leaders approve plan for new gaming facility
Posted: January 30, 2017
The 35,000 square-foot Red Water Casino will feature 500 slot machines, 10 table games and dining options.

Citizen Potawatomi Nation security guard brought gun to casinoFiled Under: Public Relations
Citizen Potawatomi Nation security guard brought gun to casino
Posted: January 12, 2017
An employee who was shot and killed at the tribe's casino in Oklahoma had only been on the job for a few months.

Cowlitz Tribe hosts job far as opening date for casino approachesFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe hosts job far as opening date for casino approaches
Posted: 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.

FBI leads probe into Citizen Potawatomi Nation casino shootingFiled Under: Public Relations
FBI leads probe into Citizen Potawatomi Nation casino shooting
Posted: January 11, 2017
A 22-year-old employee of the Grand Casino Hotel Resort in Oklahoma died after being shot.

Supreme Court hears argument in lone Indian law case on docketFiled Under: Connecticut | Litigation
Supreme Court hears argument in lone Indian law case on docket
Posted: January 9, 2017
The justices are trying to determine whether an employee of the Mohegan Tribe enjoys sovereign immunity.

Mashantucket Tribe reaches contract with labor union at casinoFiled Under: Connecticut
Mashantucket Tribe reaches contract with labor union at casino
Posted: December 13, 2016
The United Auto Workers was the first union to organize at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut.

Chukchansi Tribe finally distributes $1.4M in overdue gaming fundsFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings
Chukchansi Tribe finally distributes $1.4M in overdue gaming funds
Posted: December 8, 2016
A leadership dispute and the shutdown of the tribe's casino delayed the release of the funds for a little over three years.

Chukchansi Tribe casino dispute leads to lawsuits in federal courtFiled Under: California | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Chukchansi Tribe casino dispute leads to lawsuits in federal court
Posted: December 6, 2016
Police officers who were hired by one faction of the northern California tribe say their reputations have been damaged.

Cowlitz Tribe sees huge interest for positions at fast-rising casinoFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe sees huge interest for positions at fast-rising casino
Posted: November 17, 2016
The tribe is hiring more than 1,000 people to work at the ilani Casino Resort in Washington.

Cowlitz Tribe starts searching for employees of fast-rising casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe starts searching for employees of fast-rising casino
Posted: November 14, 2016
The tribe will be hiring more than 1,000 people to work at the ilani Casino Resort in Washington.

Matthew Fletcher: Supreme Court case poses new risks to tribesFiled Under: Litigation | Opinion
Matthew Fletcher: Supreme Court case poses new risks to tribes
Posted: November 14, 2016
The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear a case that will rule on the the limits of legal immunity of tribes and their employees.

Former employee of Winnebago Tribe's casino sentenced for theftFiled Under: Regulation
Former employee of Winnebago Tribe's casino sentenced for theft
Posted: November 1, 2016
Mark Hanan won't be serving any prison time but was ordered to repay more than $12,000 to his former employer.

Cherokee Nation schedules job fairs for newest gaming facilityFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Cherokee Nation schedules job fairs for newest gaming facility
Posted: October 25, 2016
The Cherokee Casino Grove, the tribe's 10th gaming facility, is creating 175 jobs.

Cowlitz Tribe announces more executives for fast-rising casinoFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe announces more executives for fast-rising casino
Posted: October 20, 2016
The ilani Casino Resort in Washington remains on track for an opening in April 2017.

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

Ex-employee of Shakopee Tribe loses case over assault at casinoFiled Under: Litigation | Public Relations
Ex-employee of Shakopee Tribe loses case over assault at casino
Posted: October 13, 2016
The employee was groped and forcibly kissed by a patron at the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel.

Viejas Band loses decision in dispute with labor union at casinoFiled Under: California
Viejas Band loses decision in dispute with labor union at casino
Posted: October 12, 2016
The loss is the latest in a string of decisions that tribes say threatens their sovereignty.

Ex-casino manager for Chitimacha Tribe admits giving bonus to chairmanFiled Under: Regulation
Ex-casino manager for Chitimacha Tribe admits giving bonus to chairman
Posted: October 5, 2016
Chairman O'Neal Darden remains under indictment for allegedly accepting an unauthorized bonus from the Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel.

Supreme Court opens new term with tribal immunity on the docketFiled Under: Business Deals | Connecticut | Litigation
Supreme Court opens new term with tribal immunity on the docket
Posted: October 4, 2016
Only one Indian law case is on the docket so far, a big change from last year's explosive session.

Supreme Court accepts case involving Mohegan Tribe casino employeeFiled Under: Connecticut | Litigation
Supreme Court accepts case involving Mohegan Tribe casino employee
Posted: September 29, 2016
The justices will consider a big question: Does the tribe's sovereign immunity extend to an employee of the tribe's casino?

Navajo Nation's top gaming executive placed on leave with payFiled Under: Public Relations
Navajo Nation's top gaming executive placed on leave with pay
Posted: September 23, 2016
Derrick Watchman is the first tribal citizen to serve as chief executive officer.

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes seek casino workersFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes seek casino workers
Posted: September 21, 2016
The new Gray Wolf Peak Casino, set to open by November 1, will put 120 people to work.

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe shares economic impact of new casinoFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe shares economic impact of new casino
Posted: September 19, 2016
The tribe is seeking to generate support for its Class II facility amid a legal battle with the state of Texas.

Minnesota tribes contribute $1.8B to economy thanks to casinosFiled Under: Public Relations
Minnesota tribes contribute $1.8B to economy thanks to casinos
Posted: September 15, 2016
Tribes attracted nearly 23 million people to their casinos, according to the Minnesota Indian Gaming Association.

Coeur d'Alene Tribe chooses one of its own as casino executiveFiled Under: Public Relations
Coeur d'Alene Tribe chooses one of its own as casino executive
Posted: September 12, 2016
Francis SiJohn, who previously served on the tribal council, has worked at the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel for nearly a decade.

Lytton Band in negotiations for new agreement with labor unionFiled Under: California
Lytton Band in negotiations for new agreement with labor union
Posted: August 30, 2016
Employees at the San Pablo Lytton Casino are seeking higher wages and better health and family leave protections.

Former Nottawaseppi Huron Band employee sentenced for theftFiled Under: Public Relations
Former Nottawaseppi Huron Band employee sentenced for theft
Posted: August 30, 2016
John Earl Seiler, 59, admitted he took more than $27,000 from the Michigan tribe's casino hotel.

Twenty-Nine Palms Band considers expansion project at casinoFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings
Twenty-Nine Palms Band considers expansion project at casino
Posted: August 25, 2016
The Tortoise Rock Casino could be seeing a hotel and recreational vehicle park.

Muscogee Nation hosts grand opening for $365M casino expansionFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Muscogee Nation hosts grand opening for $365M casino expansion
Posted: August 22, 2016
The River Spirit Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is about to get a lot bigger.

Santee Sioux Tribe honors youth for taking part in casino work programFiled Under: Public Relations
Santee Sioux Tribe honors youth for taking part in casino work program
Posted: August 15, 2016
The tribe put 16 high school and college students to work at the Ohiya Casino in Nebraska for the summer.

Graton Rancheria plans November opening for $175M casino hotelFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings
Graton Rancheria plans November opening for $175M casino hotel
Posted: August 5, 2016
The California tribe is hiring 300 people as the opening for the 200-room, six-story hotel approaches.

Tunica-Biloxi Tribe announces a new general manager for casinoFiled Under: Regulation
Tunica-Biloxi Tribe announces a new general manager for casino
Posted: August 4, 2016
A new partnership with the Mohegan Tribe is already benefiting the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe's gaming facility.

Ex-employee pleads guilty to theft from Winnebago Tribe's casinoFiled Under: Regulation
Ex-employee pleads guilty to theft from Winnebago Tribe's casino
Posted: August 2, 2016
Mark Hannan, 20, admitted he stole between $11,000 and $15,000 by create fake jackpots at the Native Star Casino and pocketing -- literally -- the proceeds.

Former Sac and Fox Nation casino employee sentenced for theftFiled Under: Regulation
Former Sac and Fox Nation casino employee sentenced for theft
Posted: July 19, 2016
David Collins, 32, was the manager of the players club at the tribe's casino in Kansas.

Gun Lake Tribe seeks to hire more employees for growing casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Gun Lake Tribe seeks to hire more employees for growing casino
Posted: July 14, 2016
The tribe has embarked on a $76 million expansion of its casino in Michigan.

Editorial: Tule River Tribe invests gaming revenues in communityFiled Under: California | Opinion
Editorial: Tule River Tribe invests gaming revenues in community
Posted: July 6, 2016
A little more than 20 years ago the leaders of the Tule River Indian Tribe had a vision to develop a casino to ensure the future of the tribe and its people.

Chasing the Dream: The impact of Indian gaming in North DakotaFiled Under: Regulation
Chasing the Dream: The impact of Indian gaming in North Dakota
Posted: July 1, 2016
Four tribes operate casinos in the state and they generated about $237 million in revenues in 2014.

Supreme Court deals setback to tribes in labor sovereignty disputeFiled Under: California | Legislation | Litigation
Supreme Court deals setback to tribes in labor sovereignty dispute
Posted: 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.

Chairman of Chitimacha Tribe accused of stealing casino bonusFiled Under: Compacts | Regulation
Chairman of Chitimacha Tribe accused of stealing casino bonus
Posted: June 20, 2016
O’Neal Darden Jr., who was elected last July, turned himself in to face charges in Louisiana state court.

Eastern Cherokees bring benefits to community with new casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Eastern Cherokees bring benefits to community with new casino
Posted: June 17, 2016
The Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino and Hotel in Murphy, North Carolina, has been open less than a year but it's already paying off for the tribe and local businesses.

Coeur d'Alene Tribe parts ways with top gaming executive againFiled Under: Public Relations
Coeur d'Alene Tribe parts ways with top gaming executive again
Posted: June 16, 2016
After being fired in 2006, David Matheson came back to the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel in 2011. He's out of a job again.

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