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Lawmakers easily approve tribal land bill as Supreme Court weighs major case
Legislation | Litigation
Lawmakers easily approve tribal land bill as Supreme Court weighs major case (November 13, 2017)
A bill to protect the Poarch Band of Creek Indians and its gaming enterprise from litigation is moving forward in Congress while the U.S. Supreme Court determines whether the approach is legal.

County in California  blasts lawmaker for anti-Indian gaming bill
California | Compacts | Legislation
County in California blasts lawmaker for anti-Indian gaming bill (May 13, 2016)
Rep. Jeff Denham (R) expressed support for the North Fork Rancheria's efforts as a state lawmaker but it looks like his tune has changed since arriving on Capitol Hill.

Lytton Band acquires property adjacent to off-reservation casino
California | Land Acquisitions | Legislation
Lytton Band acquires property adjacent to off-reservation casino (March 14, 2016)
The tribe hasn't said whether it will seek to have the land placed in trust amid controversy over development plans in a nearby county.

House committee approves Lytton Band bill with casino limitation
California | Land Acquisitions | Legislation
House committee approves Lytton Band bill with casino limitation (February 3, 2016)
H.R.2538 appears to be the first bill that imposes geographic and temporal restrictions on future land acquisitions for a tribe that already has federal recognition.

Lytton Band accepts casino limitations in land-into-trust measure
California | Legislation
Lytton Band accepts casino limitations in land-into-trust measure (February 2, 2016)
H.R.2538, the Lytton Rancheria Homelands Act, bars gaming on any lands north of State Route 12 and prevents the tribe from pursuing a casino on lands south of the highway for 22 years.

Tohono O'odham Nation eyes more development at new casino
Legislation | Openings & Closings
Tohono O'odham Nation eyes more development at new casino (November 19, 2015)
The controversial Desert Diamond Casino in Glendale, Arizona, is putting 500 people to work and Chairman Ed Manuel said more jobs are in line for the future.

House won't take up bill to stop Tohono O'odham Nation casino
Legislation | Litigation | Openings & Closings
House won't take up bill to stop Tohono O'odham Nation casino (October 26, 2015)
Local officials in Arizona objected when the Keep the Promise Act was being pushed for consideration under a process normally reserved for non-controversial bills.

Tohono O'odham Nation fights rival tribes for right to new casino
Legislation | Openings & Closings
Tohono O'odham Nation fights rival tribes for right to new casino (October 22, 2015)
The Gila River Indian Community has spent $1.64 million on lobbyists so far this year to prevent a new casino from opening in the Phoenix area.

Lytton Band vows not to pursue casino on newly acquired lands
California | Land Acquisitions | Legislation
Lytton Band vows not to pursue casino on newly acquired lands (October 13, 2015)
Officials and residents have raised concerns about the tribe's plans to establish a homeland in Sonoma County, California.

Tohono O'odham Nation eyes December opening for $200M casino
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Tohono O'odham Nation eyes December opening for $200M casino (August 25, 2015)
Despite progress on the West Valley Resort in Glendale, Arizona, the project could be stopped by an act of Congress or litigation.

Rep. Cook supports Los Coyotes Band off-reservation casino
California | Casino Stalker
Rep. Cook supports Los Coyotes Band off-reservation casino (August 7, 2015)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs still hasn't made a decision on a project that has been in the works for more than a decade.

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe lobbies Congress for gaming rights
Legislation | Litigation | Openings & Closings
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe lobbies Congress for gaming rights (July 16, 2015)
The tribe is willing to drop its land claim -- and $270 million in damages -- in order to reopen a casino that was closed more than a decade ago.

Muscogee Nation opposes Class III gaming deal for Poarch Creeks
Compacts
Muscogee Nation opposes Class III gaming deal for Poarch Creeks (June 15, 2015)
The two tribes have been at odds over the handling of ancestral remains discovered at the site of the Wind Creek Casino and Hotel in Wetumpka, Alabama.

Navajo Nation Council supports bill to block rival casino in Arizona
Legislation | Openings & Closings
Navajo Nation Council supports bill to block rival casino in Arizona (June 12, 2015)
Tribal lawmakers believe the West Valley Resort under construction near Phoenix poses a risk to the Twin Arrows Navajo Casino outside of Flagstaff.

Opinion: Tribal war rages in Washington with anti-casino efforts
Legislation | Opinion
Opinion: Tribal war rages in Washington with anti-casino efforts (May 5, 2015)
The Indian Wars still rage in Washington, fueled by the largest lobbying contracts the city has to offer.

Rivals outspend Tohono O'odham Nation in urban casino battle
Legislation | Openings & Closings
Rivals outspend Tohono O'odham Nation in urban casino battle (May 4, 2015)
The Gila River Indian Indian Community and the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community are spending millions of dollars on lobbyists in Washington, D.C.

Senate panel passes bill to block Tohono O'odham Nation casino
Legislation | Openings & Closings
Senate panel passes bill to block Tohono O'odham Nation casino (April 29, 2015)
Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana), the vice chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, spoke out against the measure at a business meeting.

House panel backs bill to block Tohono O'odham Nation casino
Legislation | Openings & Closings
House panel backs bill to block Tohono O'odham Nation casino (March 26, 2015)
The tribe is already building the facility on land that was placed in trust in July 2014.

House committee passes bill to protect Gun Lake Tribe's casino
Legislation | Litigation
House committee passes bill to protect Gun Lake Tribe's casino (August 1, 2014)
A case pending in federal court puts 1,000 jobs in jeopardy.

House subcommittee talks off-reservation gaming standards
Casino Stalker | Legislation
House subcommittee talks off-reservation gaming standards (September 24, 2013)
The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs held a hearing last Thursday to discuss standards for off-reservation gaming acquisitions.

Audio:  House hearing on     land-into-trust decisions for gaming
Casino Stalker | Legislation
Audio: House hearing on land-into-trust decisions for gaming (September 19, 2013)
The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs is holding a hearing this afternoon on standards for land-in-trust decisions for gaming purposes.

House subcommittee sets hearing   on gaming land standards
Casino Stalker | Legislation
House subcommittee sets hearing on gaming land standards (September 13, 2013)
The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs will hold a hearing next week to discuss standards for land-in-trust decisions for gaming purposes.

Tribes eye vote on bill to block Tohono O'odham Nation casino
Casino Stalker | Legislation
Tribes eye vote on bill to block Tohono O'odham Nation casino (September 9, 2013)
Rival tribes will be pushing for a vote on H.R.1410, a bill that prevents the Tohono O'odham Nation from opening an off-reservation casino, Rep. Ed Pastor (D-Arizona) said.

House committee backs bill to block Tohono O'odham  casino
Casino Stalker | Legislation | Litigation
House committee backs bill to block Tohono O'odham casino (July 25, 2013)
The House Natural Resources Committee voted 35-5 on Wednesday to pass H.R.1410, a bill that prevents the Tohono O'odham Nation from opening an off-reservation casino.

Judge delays  fee issue in Tohono O'odham Nation casino suit
Casino Stalker | Litigation
Judge delays fee issue in Tohono O'odham Nation casino suit (July 24, 2013)
A federal judge won't rule on $4.2 million in attorney fees requested by theTohono O'odham Nation of Arizona for wining a gaming lawsuit.

State expects another appeal in Tohono O'odham   casino suit
Casino Stalker | Legislation | Litigation
State expects another appeal in Tohono O'odham casino suit (July 23, 2013)
The state of Arizona is anticipating yet another appeal in the Tohono O'odham Nation off-reservation gaming case, this time over attorney's fees and expenses.

House   markup on bill to stop Tohono O'odham Nation  casino
Legislation
House markup on bill to stop Tohono O'odham Nation casino (July 22, 2013)
Artist's rendering of the proposed West Valley Resort. Image from Tohono O'odham Nation. The House Natural Resources Committee will consider H.R.1410, a bill that would prevent the Tohono O'odham Nation from opening an off-reservation casino in Arizona, at a markup...

House panel takes up Tohono O'odham Nation gaming bill
Casino Stalker | Legislation
House panel takes up Tohono O'odham Nation gaming bill (May 17, 2013)
Artist's rendering of the proposed West Valley Resort. Image from Tohono O'odham Nation. The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs held a hearing on Thursday to consider H.R.1410, a bill that would prevent the Tohono O'odham Nation...

House hearing on bill to block Tohono O'odham Nation casino
Casino Stalker | Legislation | Litigation
House hearing on bill to block Tohono O'odham Nation casino (May 14, 2013)
Artist's rendering of the proposed West Valley Resort. Image from Tohono O'odham Nation. The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs meets on Thursday to consider H.R.1410, a bill that would prevent the Tohono O'odham Nation from opening an...

Rep. Frank foresees 'zero chance' for passing land-into-trust fix
Casino Stalker | Legislation
Rep. Frank foresees 'zero chance' for passing land-into-trust fix (July 2, 2012)
As the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts moves forward with its casino plans, one hurdle remains: the land-into-trust process. The Bureau of Indian Affairs is moving forward with the tribe's land-into-trust application. But if it's ever approved, casino opponents intend...

Opinion: Arizona tribes must keep promise to voters on gaming
Casino Stalker | Opinion
Opinion: Arizona tribes must keep promise to voters on gaming (December 5, 2011)
"In early October, leaders from Indian communities and the state testified before a congressional committee about House Resolution 2938, legislation sponsored by Congressman Trent Franks to clarify the Gila Bend Indian Reservation Lands Replacement Act of 1986. Contrary to claims...

Arizona tribes back at war on off-reservation casino measure
Casino Stalker | Legislation | Litigation
Arizona tribes back at war on off-reservation casino measure (November 18, 2011)
The Gila River Indian Community and the Tohono O'odham Nation are back at war over an off-reservation casino. Greg Mendoza, the governor-elect at Gila River, welcomed approval of H.R.2938 by the House Natural Resources Committee. He said the bill blocks...

House committee passes bill to block Tohono O'odham casino
Casino Stalker | Legislation | Litigation
House committee passes bill to block Tohono O'odham casino (November 17, 2011)
The House Natural Resources Committee voted 32-11 today to pass H.R.2938, a bill that bars the Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona from opening an off-reservation casino. The bill generated considerable debate from members of both parties. Rep. Tom McClintock (R-California)...

Tohono O'odham Nation defends bid for off-reservation casino
Casino Stalker | Legislation | Litigation
Tohono O'odham Nation defends bid for off-reservation casino (October 7, 2011)
The Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona headed into a Capitol Hill hearing this week on the defensive but found some support for its off-reservation casino. Nearly all of the witnesses invited by the House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native...

Tohono O'odham Nation threatens lawsuit over anti-casino bill
Casino Stalker | Legislation | Litigation
Tohono O'odham Nation threatens lawsuit over anti-casino bill (October 5, 2011)
The Tohono O'odham Nation will sue the federal government if Congress enacts H.R.2938, a bill that stops the tribe from building an off-reservation casino, Chairman Ned Norris Jr. said on Tuesday. In 1986, Congress enacted the Gila Bend Indian Reservation...

Audio of House hearing on Tohono O'odham Nation casino bill
Casino Stalker | Legislation
Audio of House hearing on Tohono O'odham Nation casino bill (October 4, 2011)
The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs holds a hearing tomorrow on H.R.2938, a bill that stops the Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona from building an off-reservation casino. Members of the subcommittee heard from tribal leaders and local...

Tohono O'odham Nation poll shows support for  casino project
Casino Stalker | Legislation | Public Relations
Tohono O'odham Nation poll shows support for casino project (October 4, 2011)
The Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona says results of a poll show the public supports an off-reservation casino. When asked "In general, do you think this is a very good, good, bad or very bad project for the West Valley?"...

Witness list for House hearing on Tohono O'odham casino bill
Casino Stalker | Legislation
Witness list for House hearing on Tohono O'odham casino bill (October 3, 2011)
The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs holds a hearing tomorrow on H.R.2938, a bill that stops the Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona from building an off-reservation casino. Rep. Trent Franks (R-Arizona) introduced the bill on September 15....

House subcomittee to take up Tohono O'odham Nation casino bill
Casino Stalker | Legislation
House subcomittee to take up Tohono O'odham Nation casino bill (September 27, 2011)
The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs will hold a hearing next Tuesday, October 4, on H.R.2938, a bill that stops the Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona from building an off-reservation casino. Rep. Trent Franks (R-Arizona) introduced the...

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