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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe gains local support for homelands legislation
Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | Legislation | Litigation
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe gains local support for homelands legislation (May 22, 2018)
After seeing some initial opposition, the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe has gained local support for a bill to protect its homelands in Massachusetts.

Tribes and sovereignty still don't mix when it comes to labor laws
California | Legislation | Litigation
Tribes and sovereignty still don't mix when it comes to labor laws (May 4, 2018)
Efforts by Indian Country to assert sovereignty over labor laws are failing in the courts, not just in the halls of Congress.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe faces local questions about homelands bill
Casino Stalker | Legislation | Litigation
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe faces local questions about homelands bill (April 24, 2018)
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is seeing support in the nation's capital for a bill to protect its homelands but the situation looks a little different back home.

Senate places controversial Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act on schedule
Legislation
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.

Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act remains in limbo without action in Senate
Legislation
Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act remains in limbo without action in Senate (April 12, 2018)
Tribes are reportedly 'furious' with a key Democrat as the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act remains in limbo in the 115th Congress.

Ruffey Rancheria federal recognition bill being changed amid casino fears
California | Legislation
Ruffey Rancheria federal recognition bill being changed amid casino fears (April 9, 2018)
A bill to restore federal recognition to the Ruffey Rancheria is being amended after fears were raised about a casino.

Ruffey Rancheria federal recognition bill raises fears of another casino
California | Legislation
Ruffey Rancheria federal recognition bill raises fears of another casino (April 5, 2018)
A bill to restore federal recognition to the Ruffey Rancheria is raising fears of a casino and questions about the tribe's legitimacy.

Mashantucket Tribe oversees another union election for casino workers
Connecticut | Legislation
Mashantucket Tribe oversees another union election for casino workers (April 5, 2018)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation is overseeing another election for casino workers who are interested in joining a labor union.

Tule River Tribe headed to D.C. to lobby for off-reservation casino
California | Casino Stalker
Tule River Tribe headed to D.C. to lobby for off-reservation casino (March 22, 2018)
The Tule River Tribe is bringing its off-reservation casino proposal to a top Republican lawmaker in Washington, D.C.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe hails bill to reaffirm status of homelands
Casino Stalker | Legislation | Litigation
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe hails bill to reaffirm status of homelands (March 21, 2018)
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is welcoming a new bill that reaffirms the trust status of its homelands in Massachusetts.

Rep. Cole seeks to add Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act to funding bill
Legislation
Rep. Cole seeks to add Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act to funding bill (March 12, 2018)
Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma) is hoping to add the controversial Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act to a must-pass spending bill.

Bill affirms Alabama-Coushatta Tribe and Tigua Tribe gaming rights
Legislation | Litigation | Openings & Closings
Bill affirms Alabama-Coushatta Tribe and Tigua Tribe gaming rights (February 15, 2018)
A bill introduced in the U.S. Congress affirms that the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe and the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo can engage in gaming on their homelands in Texas.

Tribes looking for more support to pass controversial sovereignty bill
Legislation | Regulation
Tribes looking for more support to pass controversial sovereignty bill (February 14, 2018)
Tribes are not quite there when it comes to a controversial bill that recognizes their sovereignty over labor unions. An anticipated vote has been delayed on Capitol Hill.

Chumash Tribe reaffirms prohibition on gaming at land-into-trust site
California | Land Acquisitions | Legislation
Chumash Tribe reaffirms prohibition on gaming at land-into-trust site (January 25, 2018)
The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians has no plans for gaming at its land-into-trust site in California, Chairman Kenneth Kahn confirmed.

Union slams Democrats who supported Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
Legislation
Union slams Democrats who supported Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (January 23, 2018)
A prominent labor union plans to punish Democrats who voted for a bill that exempts tribes and their enterprises from federal labor law.

Vote anticipated in February on bill with Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
Legislation | Meetings
Vote anticipated in February on bill with Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (January 22, 2018)
A final vote on a bill to exempt tribal casinos from federal labor law is expected in February, around the same time tribal leaders are in Washington, D.C.

Republican sponsor of Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act benefits from gaming interests
Legislation
Republican sponsor of Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act benefits from gaming interests (January 12, 2018)
Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Indiana) has received more than $163,000 in donations from Indian gaming interests since 2015

Morongo Band accused of treating casino employees unfairly amid labor dispute
California
Morongo Band accused of treating casino employees unfairly amid labor dispute (December 6, 2017)
The Morongo Band of Mission Indians is in a dispute with a labor union that's representing employees at the tribe's casino in southern California.

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.

Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act reportedly moves closer to passage in Senate
Legislation
Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act reportedly moves closer to passage in Senate (July 25, 2017)
Could 2017 finally be the year for the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act?

Cronkite News: Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act is back on the agenda
Legislation
Cronkite News: Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act is back on the agenda (March 30, 2017)
Tribal leaders called on Congress to exempt their governments and government-run businesses from oversight by the National Labor Relations Board, a right they said is enjoyed by every other government in the country.

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

Senate committee passes Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act once again
Legislation
Senate committee passes Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act once again (February 8, 2017)
Some Democrats on the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs objected to a bill that shields tribes and their casinos from federal labor law.

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.

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

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.

Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act in limbo as Congress returns to work
Legislation
Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act in limbo as Congress returns to work (September 8, 2016)
Tribes have seen seeking to exempt their gaming facilities from the National Labor Relations Act for more than a decade.

Chukchansi Tribe still trying to prevent another tribe from opening casino
California | Litigation | Openings & Closings
Chukchansi Tribe still trying to prevent another tribe from opening casino (July 14, 2016)
Fears of competition are driving the California tribe into an extremely litigious position.

Enterprise Rancheria waits on Bureau of Indian Affairs for Class III gaming procedures
California | Compacts | Litigation | Openings & Closings
Enterprise Rancheria waits on Bureau of Indian Affairs for Class III gaming procedures (July 8, 2016)
The state of California failed to consent to a proposed gaming compact so the Bureau of Indian Affairs can now take action.

Enterprise Rancheria awaits action on Class III gaming compact
California | Compacts | Litigation | Openings & Closings
Enterprise Rancheria awaits action on Class III gaming compact (July 4, 2016)
The state of California faces a deadline to consent or reject the tribe's agreement.

Supreme Court deals setback to tribes in labor sovereignty dispute
California | Legislation | Litigation
Supreme Court deals setback to tribes in labor sovereignty dispute (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.

Poarch Creek land-into-trust bill could help casino effort in Florida
Compacts | Legislation
Poarch Creek land-into-trust bill could help casino effort in Florida (June 23, 2016)
H.R.5486, the Poarch Band of Creek Indians Land Reaffirmation Act, confirms that the tribe's land in Florida is Indian Country.

Amendment drafted for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act in defense bill
Legislation
Amendment drafted for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act in defense bill (June 13, 2016)
Several Republicans in the Senate are supporting an amendment to include the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act in a must-pass defense measure.

Ben Nighthorse Campbell: Pass the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
Legislation | Opinion
Ben Nighthorse Campbell: Pass the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (June 13, 2016)
Tribal sovereignty isn’t just a slogan, and it isn’t just limited to programs and services.

Enterprise Rancheria on track to debut gaming facility next year
California | Legislation | Openings & Closings
Enterprise Rancheria on track to debut gaming facility next year (June 3, 2016)
The 140,000 square-foot Fire Mountain Casino is expected to open in April or May of 2017.

Indian Country presses Supreme Court to hear labor law dispute
Legislation | Litigation
Indian Country presses Supreme Court to hear labor law dispute (May 31, 2016)
A broad coalition of tribal organizations and even two states are arguing that federal labor law should not be imposed in Indian Country.

Editorial: North Fork Rancheria gaming plan must come to an end
California | Legislation | Opinion
Editorial: North Fork Rancheria gaming plan must come to an end (May 19, 2016)
It shouldn’t take an act of Congress for common sense to prevail. But in the case of the casino project that wouldn’t die, that’s what it’s come to.

Bryan Newland: Bill grants states a veto over tribal gaming rights
Compacts | Legislation | Opinion
Bryan Newland: Bill grants states a veto over tribal gaming rights (May 16, 2016)
H.R.5079 would mark a dramatic shift in congressional policy, because it would modify the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act to subject tribes to a state veto of the rights recognized in the Cabazon Supreme Court decision.

Rick Farinelli: Lawmaker wrong to sponsor anti-Indian casino bill
California | Legislation | Opinion
Rick Farinelli: Lawmaker wrong to sponsor anti-Indian casino bill (May 16, 2016)
For more than 12 years the North Fork Rancheria has diligently pursued its gaming project as specifically allowed by federal law and prevailed through every local, state and federal administrative review and approval.

Maryann McGovran: Don't be fooled by efforts of wealthy tribes
California | Legislation | Opinion
Maryann McGovran: Don't be fooled by efforts of wealthy tribes (May 13, 2016)
The Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians want to use their wealth, gained from casino gaming, to change the rules and deny us our sovereign right to conduct class III gaming on our lands.

Claudia Gonzales: Off-reservation gaming fuels attacks on tribes
California | Legislation | Opinion
Claudia Gonzales: Off-reservation gaming fuels attacks on tribes (May 13, 2016)
Please allow the California gaming tribes to solve a local California problem in a local state specific way and do not oppose the passage of H.R. 5079, the California Compact Protection Act.

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.

Tohono O'odham Nation still fighting anti-casino bill on Capitol Hill
Legislation | Openings & Closings
Tohono O'odham Nation still fighting anti-casino bill on Capitol Hill (May 11, 2016)
Rep. Trent Franks (R-Arizona) is angling to bring H.R.308, the Keep the Promise Act, back up for a vote in the House.

North Fork Rancheria gets closer to new Class III gaming compact
California | Compacts | Legislation | Litigation
North Fork Rancheria gets closer to new Class III gaming compact (May 9, 2016)
Rival tribes are still hoping to stop the new development through H.R.5079, the California Compact Protection Act.

Bill blocks Class III gaming at two specific off-reservation casinos
California | Compacts | Legislation
Bill blocks Class III gaming at two specific off-reservation casinos (May 6, 2016)
H.R.5079, the California Compact Protection Act, includes extremely tailored yet twisted language aimed at preventing two California tribes from engaging in Class III gaming on their trust lands.

New bill takes aim at casinos opposed by rival tribes in California
California | Casino Stalker | Compacts | Legislation
New bill takes aim at casinos opposed by rival tribes in California (May 2, 2016)
The Enterprise Rancheria and the North Fork Rancheria are now being targeted by lawmakers on Capitol Hill.

Indian Country pushes for action on Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
Legislation
Indian Country pushes for action on Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (April 7, 2016)
Tribes have been working to shore up Democratic support for a bill that exempts tribal enterprises from the National Labor Relations Act.

Tohono O'odham Nation wins yet another decision on new casino
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Tohono O'odham Nation wins yet another decision on new casino (March 29, 2016)
The ruling from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals again confirms the legality of the Desert Diamond West Valley Casino and Resort, which opened in December 2015.

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.

Tribes still shoring up support for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
Legislation
Tribes still shoring up support for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (February 23, 2016)
The bill needs at least 10 to 12 Democratic votes to advance in the Senate but so far only three have committed their support.

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