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Sault Ste. Marie Tribe wins major victory in homelands litigation

Sault Ste. Marie Tribe wins major victory in homelands litigation (March 6, 2020)

The Trump administration's disjointed tribal homelands policy continues to crumble amid scrutiny in the courts and in Indian Country.

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe sues Trump administration over stalled casino

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe sues Trump administration over stalled casino (May 29, 2019)

Is a prominent Republican lawmaker from California holding back the Timbisha Shoshone Tribe?

Former Secretary Ryan Zinke under grand jury investigation for tribal debacle

Former Secretary Ryan Zinke under grand jury investigation for tribal debacle (February 22, 2019)

The Trump administration's tribal dealings have been characterized as one disaster after another and one of them appears to be catching up with Ryan Zinke, the former Secretary of the Interior.

News reports link Secretary Zinke's criminal woes to tribal gaming

News reports link Secretary Zinke's criminal woes to tribal gaming (November 1, 2018)

A tribal lobbying scandal during the George W. Bush era led to criminal indictments. It looks like another one is brewing in the nation's capital.

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe off-reservation casino remains the talk of the town

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe off-reservation casino remains the talk of the town (April 26, 2018)

Two years after proposing an off-reservation casino, the Timbisha Shoshone Tribe appears no closer to its goal.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe faces local questions about homelands bill

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.

Tribes welcome probe into Trump administration's handling of gaming agreements

Tribes welcome probe into Trump administration's handling of gaming agreements (April 23, 2018)

The Trump administration is facing yet another internal investigation, this one over gaming agreements for the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe.

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe faces hurdles in Washington for casino bid

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe faces hurdles in Washington for casino bid (April 11, 2018)

As predicted, the Trump administration is raising hurdles for the Timbisha Shoshone Tribe as it pursues an off-reservation casino.

Trump administration hit for keeping two tribes in Connecticut in the dark

Trump administration hit for keeping two tribes in Connecticut in the dark (April 6, 2018)

Blankets and an honor song didn't work. What will it take to see action from the Trump administration?

Tribes finally start demolition at site of delayed casino in Connecticut

Tribes finally start demolition at site of delayed casino in Connecticut (March 6, 2018)

Amid delays attributed to the Trump administration, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe finally started demolition work for their new casino in Connecticut.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits Trump team's decision on casino

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits Trump team's decision on casino (February 8, 2018)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is still waiting for the Trump administration to make a decision on its long-delayed casino in Massachusetts.

Shawnee Tribe secures historic approval for off-reservation homelands

Shawnee Tribe secures historic approval for off-reservation homelands (January 19, 2018)

After nearly two decades of delays and setbacks, the Shawnee Tribe finally has a place to call home.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe calls Trump team for help on eve of Thanksgiving

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe calls Trump team for help on eve of Thanksgiving (November 22, 2017)

In his first Thanksgiving proclamation, President Trump credited the Wampanoag people with helping the Pilgrims survive. The tribe wants the favor returned.

Redding Rancheria faces opposition to move of casino amid changes in D.C.

Redding Rancheria faces opposition to move of casino amid changes in D.C. (November 21, 2017)

The Redding Rancheria is planning to move its casino to a new site in California amid change thousands of miles away in Washington, D.C.

Lawmakers join tribes in pressing Trump team for firm response on new casino

Lawmakers join tribes in pressing Trump team for firm response on new casino (November 8, 2017)

Lawmakers from Connecticut are supporting the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe as they seek a firm response from the Trump administration on plans for a new casino.

Tribes seek stronger response from Trump team on new casino in Connecticut

Tribes seek stronger response from Trump team on new casino in Connecticut (November 1, 2017)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe honored a top Trump administration official but their gesture doesn't seem to have helped plans for a new casino in Connecticut.

Sault Tribe votes to initiate litigation over Trump's denial of off-reservation casinos

Sault Tribe votes to initiate litigation over Trump's denial of off-reservation casinos (October 25, 2017)

The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians plans to sue the Trump administration for rejecting two off-reservation casinos in Michigan.

Tule River Tribe pursues off-reservation casino amid big change in Washington

Tule River Tribe pursues off-reservation casino amid big change in Washington (October 5, 2017)

The Tule River Tribe is pursuing an off-reservation casino as the Trump administration seeks to change the rules of the game.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on tribal gaming industry

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on tribal gaming industry (September 25, 2017)

It's that time again -- the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is holding an oversight hearing on the tribal gaming industry.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe remains confident as Trump team reviews casino bid

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe remains confident as Trump team reviews casino bid (August 15, 2017)

The leader of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe remains confident of plans for a long-delayed casino even though the Trump administration was prepared to kill the project.

Another tribe chimes in with criticism of 'reservation shopping' in Michigan

Another tribe chimes in with criticism of 'reservation shopping' in Michigan (July 31, 2017)

Not everyone in Indian Country is upset with the Trump administration's first major land-into-trust decision.

Nottawaseppi Huron Band praises denial of off-reservation gaming projects

Nottawaseppi Huron Band praises denial of off-reservation gaming projects (July 28, 2017)

While one tribe in Michigan is vowing a fight, another is praising the Trump administration for rejecting proposals for two off-reservation casinos.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe gets another shot at casino land-into-trust

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe gets another shot at casino land-into-trust (July 6, 2017)

The Trump administration is asking the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe for more information about its land-into-trust application in Massachusetts.

Connecticut tribes heap praise on senior Trump administration official

Connecticut tribes heap praise on senior Trump administration official (June 14, 2017)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe believe a letter from the Department of the Interior helped them get over the finish line for their proposed casino.

Connecticut tribes see support from Trump in push for new casino

Connecticut tribes see support from Trump in push for new casino (May 15, 2017)

The new administration is sticking by a letter that should help the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and Mohegan Tribe in their quest.

Trump administration faces test of off-reservation gaming policy

Trump administration faces test of off-reservation gaming policy (April 18, 2017)

The Spokane Tribe is counting on the Trump team to defend its gaming project from a lawsuit filed by a rival in Washington state.

Trump administration erects new hurdle for off-reservation casinos

Trump administration erects new hurdle for off-reservation casinos (April 13, 2017)

After just a month in office, the new leader of the Department of the Interior has made it harder for tribes to open off-reservation casinos.

Skibine recommended approval of Mohawk casino

Skibine recommended approval of Mohawk casino (January 14, 2008)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs official in charge of gaming recommended approval of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe's off-reservation casino, Indian Country Today reports. George Skibine, the director of the Office of Indian Gaming Management, told the tribe and its...