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Fort Sill Apache Tribe starts work on $27M casino event center

Fort Sill Apache Tribe starts work on $27M casino event center (December 17, 2015)

The Apache Casino Hotel in Lawton will see a 50,000 square-foot event center with seating for up to 1,200 people for concerts, meetings, banquets and other functions.

Fort Sill Apache Tribe fights NIGC on use of reservation for casino

Fort Sill Apache Tribe fights NIGC on use of reservation for casino (July 13, 2015)

The reservation was placed in trust in 2002 but the tribe is facing opposition from the federal agency that regulates Indian gaming.

Judge issues decision in Fort Sill Apache Tribe gaming dispute

Judge issues decision in Fort Sill Apache Tribe gaming dispute (May 18, 2015)

The tribe had been waiting more than three years for the National Indian Gaming Commission to rule on an appeal affecting its reservation in southern New Mexico.

NIGC rules against Fort Sill Apache Tribe in gaming dispute

NIGC rules against Fort Sill Apache Tribe in gaming dispute (May 7, 2015)

The Fort Sill Apache Tribe's reservation in southern New Mexico does not qualify for a casino according to federal regulators.

Fort Sill Apache Tribe awaits ruling on gaming for New Mexico

Fort Sill Apache Tribe awaits ruling on gaming for New Mexico (May 6, 2015)

An appeal over the status of the tribe's reservation remains in limbo at the National Indian Gaming Commission.

Fort Silll Apache Tribe continues push for casino in New Mexico

Fort Silll Apache Tribe continues push for casino in New Mexico (April 20, 2015)

The tribe has a reservation in the southern part of the state but Gov. Susana Martinez (R) won't come to the table.

Leader of Fort Sill Apache Tribe to discuss New Mexico gaming

Leader of Fort Sill Apache Tribe to discuss New Mexico gaming (April 3, 2015)

The tribe wants to use its reservation in the southern part of the state for gaming but has run into numerous obstacles.

Fort Sill Apache Tribe loses bid to force state into gaming deal

Fort Sill Apache Tribe loses bid to force state into gaming deal (March 31, 2015)

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez (R) has refused to enter into negotiations and it appears the tribe can do little to force her to come to the table.

Governor won't sign casino compact with Fort Sill Apache Tribe

Governor won't sign casino compact with Fort Sill Apache Tribe (March 26, 2015)

The tribe has a reservation in the southern part of New Mexico that it wants to use for gaming.

Opinion: Fort Sill Apache Tribe deserves fair shake on compact

Opinion: Fort Sill Apache Tribe deserves fair shake on compact (March 18, 2015)

Fairness and equality should matter to all citizens of the New Mexico.

Fort Sill Apache Tribe in court for gaming compact in New Mexico

Fort Sill Apache Tribe in court for gaming compact in New Mexico (March 2, 2015)

Gov. Susana Martinez (R) refuses to negotiate a deal with the tribe.

New Mexico lawmakers to consider Class III gaming compacts

New Mexico lawmakers to consider Class III gaming compacts (February 20, 2015)

The new deal addresses revenue sharing, free play, operational hours and gaming on newly acquired lands.

Fort Sill Apache Tribe challenges provision in gaming compact

Fort Sill Apache Tribe challenges provision in gaming compact (February 5, 2015)

The provision in question states that gaming can only on occur on lands that were in trust prior to 1988.

BIA questions provision in compact for some New Mexico tribes

BIA questions provision in compact for some New Mexico tribes (January 27, 2015)

The agreement claims to limit gaming to lands that were in trust prior to 1988.

Fort Sill Apache Tribe sues NIGC over casino bid in New Mexico

Fort Sill Apache Tribe sues NIGC over casino bid in New Mexico (June 10, 2014)

Tribe has been waiting for five years for a decision from the agency.

Fort Sill Apache Tribe awaits NIGC ruling for bingo games

Fort Sill Apache Tribe awaits NIGC ruling for bingo games (January 23, 2014)

The Fort Sill Apache Tribe is hoping to secure federal approval to offer bingo games on its reservation in New Mexico.

Fort Sill Apache Tribe in long haul for New Mexico casino

Fort Sill Apache Tribe in long haul for New Mexico casino (January 14, 2014)

The Fort Sill Apache Tribe is pushing the state of New Mexico to come to table to discuss gaming but Gov. Susana Martinez (R) is resisting.

Disputed leader of Apache Tribe to talk to FBI about casinos

Disputed leader of Apache Tribe to talk to FBI about casinos (August 5, 2013)

Donnie Cabaniss, the disputed leader of the Apache Tribe of Oklahoma, plans to talk to the FBI about casino corruption.

New Mexico county   supports Fort Sill Apache Tribe  casino bid

New Mexico county supports Fort Sill Apache Tribe casino bid (April 10, 2013)

The Fort Sill Apache Reservation in southern New Mexico. Photo © Fort Sill Apache Tribe. Commissioners in Doña Ana County, New Mexico, voted unanimously to support a casino for the Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma. The tribe has...

Fort Sill Apache Tribe sees support for New Mexico casino bid

Fort Sill Apache Tribe sees support for New Mexico casino bid (January 9, 2013)

The Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma is gaining support for its casino in southern New Mexico. The city council in Las Cruces passed a resolution welcoming the tribe back to its homeland. The tribe has a 30-acre reservation about...

City council backs Fort Sill Apache Tribe  casino bid in New Mexico

City council backs Fort Sill Apache Tribe casino bid in New Mexico (January 8, 2013)

The city council in Las Cruces, New Mexico, approved a resolution supporting the Fort Sill Apache Tribe casino plan. The tribe's headquarters are in Oklahoma but its ancestral territory is in southern New Mexico. The Apache Homelands Casino would mark...

Fort Sill Apache Tribe waits for answer on New Mexico casino

Fort Sill Apache Tribe waits for answer on New Mexico casino (November 19, 2012)

The Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma is hopeful for approval of a casino on its reservation in southern New Mexico. The tribe has a 30-acre reservation but efforts to start gaming there have been met with opposition in the...

S.E. Ruckman: Fort Sill Apache Tribe debuts $27M casino hotel

S.E. Ruckman: Fort Sill Apache Tribe debuts $27M casino hotel (August 27, 2012)

"Fort Sill Apache fire dancers ushered in the opening events last week for the tribe’s new $27 million hotel addition, calling forth both protection and prosperity for the venture. The hotel is the first one among the eight local tribes...

Editorial: Fort Sill Apache off-reservation casino deserves shot

Editorial: Fort Sill Apache off-reservation casino deserves shot (June 12, 2012)

"Persistence is beginning to pay off for tribal leaders who for several years have been seeking to open a casino in Akela Flats, along Interstate 10 between Las Cruces and Deming. The Office of Indian Gaming Management has determined that...

New Mexico  governor still against Fort Sill Apache  Tribe casino

New Mexico governor still against Fort Sill Apache Tribe casino (June 11, 2012)

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez (R) remains opposed to an off-reservation casino for the Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma. The Bureau of Indian Affairs recently sent a consultation letter to Martinez about the proposed casino. But her spokesperson told...

Fort Sill Apache Tribe moving forward on casino in New Mexico

Fort Sill Apache Tribe moving forward on casino in New Mexico (June 8, 2012)

Note: Posting has been updated, based on new information in a tribal press release and an examination of the BIA letter that was referenced in the Associated Press story. The Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma is moving forward with...

Fort Sill Apache Tribe asks governor for casino meeting

Fort Sill Apache Tribe asks governor for casino meeting (April 19, 2012)

The Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma has asked New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez (R) for a meeting to discuss an off-reservation casino. The tribe wants to open a casino on its 30-acre reservation in the southern part of the...

New Mexico governor won't back Fort Sill Apache casino

New Mexico governor won't back Fort Sill Apache casino (April 18, 2012)

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez (R) won't approve an off-reservation casino for the Fort Sill Apache Tribe if it comes across her desk. When asked if she supported the casino, her answer was simply "No." She added that the tribe...

Fort Sill Apache Tribe discusses off-reservation casino plans

Fort Sill Apache Tribe discusses off-reservation casino plans (April 5, 2012)

The Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma held a second meeting to discuss plans for an off-reservation casino in New Mexico. The tribe is analyzing the environmental impacts of the proposed casino. An application could be submitted to the Bureau...

Fort Sill Apache Tribe to resubmit bid for New Mexico casino

Fort Sill Apache Tribe to resubmit bid for New Mexico casino (February 27, 2012)

The Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma has changed tactics in its quest to open a casino in New Mexico. The tribe already has a 30-acre reservation in the southern part of the state. But the land hasn't been deemed...

Fort Sill Apache Tribe still aiming for a casino in New Mexico

Fort Sill Apache Tribe still aiming for a casino in New Mexico (February 17, 2012)

The Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma is still trying to open a casino in New Mexico. The tribe has a 30-acre reservation in the southern part of the state. But the site hasn't been approved for gaming despite years...

Fort Sill Apache Tribe sees support for   casino in New Mexico

Fort Sill Apache Tribe sees support for casino in New Mexico (December 9, 2011)

The Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma saw little opposition to its plans for a casino in southern New Mexico at a community forum on Wednesday. The Deming Headlight said only one person spoke out against the casino. Nearly everyone...

Fort Sill Apache Tribe hopes to sway opinions on gaming plans

Fort Sill Apache Tribe hopes to sway opinions on gaming plans (December 6, 2011)

The Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma is hoping to change minds on its proposed casino in southern New Mexico. The tribe has scheduled a community forum tomorrow in Deming to discuss plans for its 30-acre reservation. One believer --...

Sen. Bingaman urges DOI to deny   Fort  Sill Apache  Tribe casino

Sen. Bingaman urges DOI to deny Fort Sill Apache Tribe casino (December 2, 2011)

Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-New Mexico) is urging the Obama administration to deny a casino for the Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma. The tribe owns 30 acres of trust land in southern New Mexico. The Bureau of Indian Affairs has...

Mescalero Apache Nation against Fort Sill Apache casino plan

Mescalero Apache Nation against Fort Sill Apache casino plan (November 30, 2011)

The Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma should not be allowed to open a casino in southern New Mexico, the Mescalero Apache Nation says. Ancestors of the Fort Sill Apache Tribe lived in New Mexico. But that doesn't mean their...

Fort Sill Apache Tribe hopes to stimulate economy with casino

Fort Sill Apache Tribe hopes to stimulate economy with casino (November 29, 2011)

The Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma says its proposed casino can stimulate the economy in southern New Mexico. The tribe could employ 80 people immediately at the Apache Homelands Casino, Chairman Jeff Haozous told The Deming Headlight. The workforce...

Fort Sill Apache Tribe to discuss plan  for casino on reservation

Fort Sill Apache Tribe to discuss plan for casino on reservation (November 28, 2011)

The Fort Sill Apache Tribe will discuss plans for gaming and other development on its new reservation in New Mexico. The trust owns 30 acres in the southern part of the state. The Bureau of Indian Affairs declared the land...

Fort Sill Apache Tribe closer to opening casino in New Mexico

Fort Sill Apache Tribe closer to opening casino in New Mexico (November 23, 2011)

The Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma has moved one step closer to opening a casino in in southern New Mexico, its ancestral territory. After waiting more than four years, the tribe said the Bureau of Indian Affairs issued a...

Editorial: Fort Sill Apache Tribe deserves a chance at casino

Editorial: Fort Sill Apache Tribe deserves a chance at casino (November 21, 2011)

"The stretch of Interstate-10 between Las Cruces and Deming is not what we would call picturesque. But while most zip past the restaurant and smoke shop near Akela and see a lonely building in the middle of nowhere, Jeff Haozous...

Fort Sill Apache Tribe not giving up New Mexico casino plan

Fort Sill Apache Tribe not giving up New Mexico casino plan (November 14, 2011)

The Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma hasn't given up on plans to open a casino in southern New Mexico, its ancestral territory. The tribe owns 30 acres in between Deming and Las Cruces. The land is held in...

Another tribe pleased with rejection of off-reservation casino

Another tribe pleased with rejection of off-reservation casino (September 9, 2011)

Another tribe is happy with the Obama administration's rejection of an off-reservation casino for Jemez Pueblo. Jemez Pueblo wants to build a casino in southern New Mexico. That's Apache territory, according to the Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma. "Our...

Fort Sill Apache Tribe still waiting on gaming at New Mexico site

Fort Sill Apache Tribe still waiting on gaming at New Mexico site (February 28, 2011)

The Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma is still waiting to find out whether it can offer gaming at a site in New Mexico. The tribe offered paper bingo at the Apache Homelands Entertainment Center until National Indian Gaming Commission...

Fort Sill Apache Tribe halts paper bingo games

Fort Sill Apache Tribe halts paper bingo games (October 5, 2009)

The Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma stopped offering paper bingo games at its gaming facility in New Mexico. Chairman Jeff Houser said the tribe will wait until the National Indian Gaming Commission rules on the legality of the Apache...

New Mexico governor avoids casino supporters

New Mexico governor avoids casino supporters (September 11, 2009)

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson (D) intentionally avoided a group of people who gathered to show their support for a gaming facility operated by the Fort Sill Apache Tribe, The Deming Headlight reports. The group hoped to show Richardson...

Judge sets hearing on Fort Sill Apache gaming

Judge sets hearing on Fort Sill Apache gaming (August 7, 2009)

The Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma and the National Indian Gaming Commission will be headed to court on August 21. At issue is the fate of the Apache Homelands Entertainment Center in New Mexico. The tribe has been offering...

Fort Sill Apache Tribe back in  court over casino

Fort Sill Apache Tribe back in court over casino (July 30, 2009)

The Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma went back to court on Wednesday to enforce a 2007 settlement with the federal government. The settlement resolved a gaming dispute in Oklahoma between the Apaches, the government and the Comanche Nation....

Fort Sill Apache Tribe launches casino ad blitz

Fort Sill Apache Tribe launches casino ad blitz (July 29, 2009)

The Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma launched a media campaign today to defend its gaming facility in New Mexico. The tribe urges President Barack Obama not to take action against the Apache Homelands Entertainment Center in southern New...

Fort Sill Apache Tribe seeks delay in casino fight

Fort Sill Apache Tribe seeks delay in casino fight (July 27, 2009)

TheFort Sill Apache Tribe is asking the National Indian Gaming Commission not to take further action on its casino in New Mexico until President Barack Obama can put his mark on the agency. The tribe plans to appeal a notice...

Fort Sill   casino a 'federal' issue in New Mexico

Fort Sill casino a 'federal' issue in New Mexico (July 24, 2009)

It doesn't look like the state of New Mexico will be getting involved in a dispute between the Fort Sill Apache Tribe and the National Indian Gaming Commission. In February 2008, Gov. Bill Richardson (D) sent state troopers to the...

Fort Sill Apache Tribe will appeal NIGC decision

Fort Sill Apache Tribe will appeal NIGC decision (July 23, 2009)

The Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma will "use every means" to fight the National Indian Gaming Commission over its casino in New Mexico, Chairman Jeff Houser said on Wednesday. Houser said the NIGC was wrong to issue a notice...