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Ho-Chunk Nation committed to off-reservation casino despite uncertainty in Trump era
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Ho-Chunk Nation committed to off-reservation casino despite uncertainty in Trump era (December 19, 2017)
The Ho-Chunk Nation remains committed to an off-reservation casino in Wisconsin despite uncertainty created by the Trump administration.

Comanche Nation sees setback in effort to stop new Chickasaw Nation casino
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Comanche Nation sees setback in effort to stop new Chickasaw Nation casino (November 15, 2017)
The Comanche Nation has been dealt a setback in its effort to stop the Chickasaw Nation from opening another casino in Oklahoma.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe shifts course on casino land-into-trust bid
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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe shifts course on casino land-into-trust bid (June 28, 2017)
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is going back to court to defend its casino land-into-trust application amid signs of uncertainty from the Trump administration.

Supreme Court brings bad news to tribes by taking up land case
Land Acquisitions | Legislation | Litigation | Openings & Closings
Supreme Court brings bad news to tribes by taking up land case (May 1, 2017)
The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians has been hoping to leave the legal drama behind but the nation's highest court won't let that happen.

Grand Ronde Tribes ask Supreme Court to hear casino land case
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Grand Ronde Tribes ask Supreme Court to hear casino land case (September 13, 2016)
Is Indian Country ready for another Carcieri decision? Leaders of an Oregon tribe hope you are.

Opinion: Court decisions appear in conflict on tribal gaming rights
Litigation | Opinion
Opinion: Court decisions appear in conflict on tribal gaming rights (August 15, 2016)
Two federal court decisions decided one day apart considered the definitions of 'Indian' under the Indian Reorganization Act.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe sees setback in land-into-trust dispute
Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Openings & Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe sees setback in land-into-trust dispute (July 29, 2016)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs should not have approved the land-into-trust application for the tribe's casino in Massachusetts, a federal judge ruled.

Cowlitz Tribe wins major court ruling on land-into-trust application
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Cowlitz Tribe wins major court ruling on land-into-trust application (July 29, 2016)
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has sided with the tribe and the Obama administration in a closely-watched gaming case.

Obama administration backs Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino bid
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Obama administration backs Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino bid (July 8, 2016)
The Massachusetts tribe's ability to follow the land-into-trust process is at issue in a closely-watched case.

Judge focuses on Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino decision
Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Openings & Closings
Judge focuses on Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino decision (June 30, 2016)
Opponents argue that the casino site in Massachusetts should not have been placed in trust as a result of the Supreme Court's decision in Carcieri v. Salazar.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino foes lose big source of funding
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino foes lose big source of funding (June 28, 2016)
A non-Indian gaming developer stopped contributing to the lawsuit but a lead plaintiff vows to see the battle through.

Judge schedules trial in Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino case
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Judge schedules trial in Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino case (June 21, 2016)
The case will determine whether the Bureau of Indian Affairs should have approved the land-into-trust application for the First Light Resort and Casino in Taunton, Massachusetts.

Appeals court in D.C. hears closely watched land-into-trust case
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Appeals court in D.C. hears closely watched land-into-trust case (March 18, 2016)
The Cowlitz Tribe of Washington wants to join the Indian gaming industry but the Grand Ronde Tribes in neighboring Oregon hopes that doesn't happen.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe not worried about casino site lawsuit
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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe not worried about casino site lawsuit (March 17, 2016)
The Massachusetts tribe plans to break ground on the First Light Resort and Casino in April and open the first phase in the summer of 2017.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe foes remain confident as casino moves forward
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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe foes remain confident as casino moves forward (March 9, 2016)
Opponents are being financed by a non-Indian billionaire who happens to be seeking approval to build a commercial gaming facility in Massachusetts.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe to break ground on long-awaited casino
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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe to break ground on long-awaited casino (March 8, 2016)
Chairman Cedric Cromwell said a ceremony could take place April 5. Three firms have already been hired to start the work.

Non-Indian billionaire slams Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino
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Non-Indian billionaire slams Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino (March 2, 2016)
Developer Neil Bluhm is financing a lawsuit that questions whether the Bureau of Indian Affairs can place land in trust for the tribe.

Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act heads toward passage in House
Legislation | Litigation
Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act heads toward passage in House (November 16, 2015)
Some Democrats have objected but Republicans are set to approve a bill that exempts tribes and their enterprises from the National Labor Relations Act.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe buys gaming site for $34.5M
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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe buys gaming site for $34.5M (November 9, 2015)
The tribe hopes to break ground on the long-awaited First Light Resort and Casino in Taunton, Massachusetts, in spring 2016.

Enterprise Rancheria wins ruling in casino land-into-trust case
California | Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Openings & Closings
Enterprise Rancheria wins ruling in casino land-into-trust case (September 28, 2015)
A federal judge rejected a slew of claims made by two rival tribes with existing casinos in northern California.

9th Circuit won't reconsider victory in Big Lagoon Rancheria case
California | Compacts | Litigation
9th Circuit won't reconsider victory in Big Lagoon Rancheria case (July 10, 2015)
The state of California can now ask the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a case that's being closely watched across Indian Country.

Judge supports Gun Lake Tribe in battle over land-into-trust law
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Judge supports Gun Lake Tribe in battle over land-into-trust law (June 18, 2015)
The Gun Lake Trust Land Reaffirmation Act of 2014 protects the tribe's gaming facility from litigation.

Appeals court sides with NLRB in Little River Band casino case
Legislation | Litigation
Appeals court sides with NLRB in Little River Band casino case (June 10, 2015)
The decision comes as the Senate Indian Affairs Committee takes up a bill to shield tribal casinos from federal labor law.

Chickasaw Nation wins major ruling affecting labor law at casino
Legislation | Regulation
Chickasaw Nation wins major ruling affecting labor law at casino (June 5, 2015)
The National Labor Relations Board cited the tribe's treaties in declining to assert jurisdiction over the WinStar World Casino and Resort.

9th Circuit sides with Big Lagoon Rancheria in gaming site dispute
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9th Circuit sides with Big Lagoon Rancheria in gaming site dispute (June 4, 2015)
By a unanimous vote, an en banc panel of the court rejected all of the challenges raised by the state of California.

Another lawsuit seeks to block Jamul Band from $360M casino
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Another lawsuit seeks to block Jamul Band from $360M casino (May 29, 2015)
The sister of Chairman Raymond Hunter is challenging the tribe's legitimacy, 34 years after being organized under federal law.

Supreme Court ruling affects NLRB proceedings at tribal casinos
Litigation | Regulation
Supreme Court ruling affects NLRB proceedings at tribal casinos (August 7, 2014)
The Chickasaw Nation, the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe and the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians have been on the losing end of a sovereignty dispute.

Progress on Stockbridge-Munsee off-reservation casino bid
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Progress on Stockbridge-Munsee off-reservation casino bid (January 30, 2014)
The Stockbridge Munsee Band of Mohican Indians of Wisconsin is seeing progress on its New York off-reservation casino.

BIA approves Mechoopda Tribe's gaming land acquisition
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BIA approves Mechoopda Tribe's gaming land acquisition (January 27, 2014)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has once again approved a gaming land-into-trust application for the Mechoopda Tribe of California.

Bryan Newland: Big Lagoon decision bad for Indian Country
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Bryan Newland: Big Lagoon decision bad for Indian Country (January 22, 2014)
Bryan Newland sees big and bad things for Indian Country as a result of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision in Big Lagoon Rancheria v. California.

Coquille Tribe  to present  off-reservation casino plan next week
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Coquille Tribe to present off-reservation casino plan next week (April 19, 2013)
The Coquille Tribe of Oregon will present plans for its off-reservation casino next week. The tribe wants to open a Class II facility on a 2.42-acre site in the city of Medford. That's more than three hours drive from the...

Coquille Tribe accused of  'reservation shopping' for new casino
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Coquille Tribe accused of 'reservation shopping' for new casino (April 8, 2013)
The Coquille Tribe is being accused of "reservation shopping" by a fellow tribe in Oregon. The Coquilles recently acquired land in Medford with plans for a Class II gaming facility. The 2.42-acre site is more than three hours from the...

Coquille Tribe seeks gaming exception at  recently acquired site
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Coquille Tribe seeks gaming exception at recently acquired site (March 11, 2013)
The Coquille Tribe is looking to open a second gaming facility in Oregon. The tribe recently purchased a 2.42-acre property in the city of Medford. Generally, the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act bars casinos on land acquired after 1988. But Section...

BIA extends comments on Coquille  Tribe  casino land application
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BIA extends comments on Coquille Tribe casino land application (March 7, 2013)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has extended the comment period on the Coquille Tribe casino land-into-trust application. Comments were due March 6 but the BIA agreed to a 60-day extension. Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber (D) asked for more time. "It's...

Coquille Tribe sees movement on gaming land-into-trust bid
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Coquille Tribe sees movement on gaming land-into-trust bid (February 12, 2013)
The Coquille Tribe of Oregon is moving forward with plans for a second gaming facility. The tribe submitted a land-into-trust application for a 2.42-acre property in the city of Medford. The Bureau of Indian Affairs has asked the city to...

Coquille Tribe acquires properties in anticipation of a new casino
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Coquille Tribe acquires properties in anticipation of a new casino (September 7, 2012)
The Coquille Tribe of Oregon is planning on opening a second casino. The tribe paid about $2.275 million to acquire two properties totaling about five acres. The tribe is also leasing an 18-acre golf course adjacent to the properties. Details...

Opinion: Cowlitz Tribe in litigation over gaming lands acquisition
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Opinion: Cowlitz Tribe in litigation over gaming lands acquisition (July 30, 2012)
"The June 18 Supreme Court ruling in Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band ("Gun Lake Band") v. Patchak will allow the challenge to the Gun Lake Indian casino to be litigated. In the process, the Court has put the spotlight back on the Court's...

Supreme Court decision seen as hindrance for casino financing
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Supreme Court decision seen as hindrance for casino financing (June 20, 2012)
The U.S. Supreme Court decision in Salazar v. Patchak will have an effect on financing for tribal casinos, according to Fitch Ratings. The decision allows just about anyone to challenge a land-into-trust application. Historically, lawsuits were filed by state and...

Supreme Court rules DOI can be sued over  Gun Lake casino land
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Supreme Court rules DOI can be sued over Gun Lake casino land (June 18, 2012)
The U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling today in Salazar v. Patchak, a gaming land case. By an 8-1 vote, the justices ruled that the Interior Department can be sued for approving a land-into-trust application for the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of...

BIA backs land-into-trust applications for Osage Nation casinos
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BIA backs land-into-trust applications for Osage Nation casinos (August 24, 2011)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs approved land-into-trust applications for three Osage Nation gaming sites. The BIA published notice of the applications in the Federal Register on July 19. After a 30-day comment period, the sites were placed in trust...

Gun Lake Tribe marks another win in casino bid
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Gun Lake Tribe marks another win in casino bid (August 21, 2009)
The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe, says the dismissal of another lawsuit clears any remaining doubts about its casino plans. The lawsuit questioned whether the tribe could follow the land-into-trust process because it...

Ione Band worried about casino after high court  ruling
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Ione Band worried about casino after high court ruling (March 23, 2009)
The Ione Band of Miwok Indians is worried that the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar will affect the tribe's plans for a casino in northern California. The Bureau of Indian Affairs promised to place land in trust...

Off-reservation casinos not hit by land-into-trust ruling
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Off-reservation casinos not hit by land-into-trust ruling (March 3, 2009)
Two proposed off-reservation casinos in New York won't be affected by the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar, The Middletown Times Herald-Record reports. The Seneca Nation and the Stockbridge-Munsee Community, Band of Mohican Indians, were under federal jurisdiction...

Cowlitz Tribe weighs impact of land-into-trust decision
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Cowlitz Tribe weighs impact of land-into-trust decision (February 26, 2009)
The newly recognized Cowlitz Tribe of Washington is "confident" its casino will win federal approval despite the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar. The tribe wasn't recognized in 1934, the date of the passage of the Indian Reorganization...

Land-into-trust approval for Habematolel Pomo
Land Acquisitions
Land-into-trust approval for Habematolel Pomo (October 7, 2008)
The Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake will be able to operate a casino on 11 acres of land being taken into trust by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Notice of the acquisition was published in today's Federal Register. The BIA...

Appeal planned in Gun Lake casino land case
Litigation
Appeal planned in Gun Lake casino land case (May 2, 2008)
An Indian law professor says there's "zero" chance the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a land-into-trust case involving the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians of Michigan. Matthew L.M. Fletcher, an assistant professor of law and director of the Indigenous...

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