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Timbisha Shoshone Tribe off-reservation casino remains the talk of the town
California | Casino Stalker
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
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.

Tribes welcome probe into Trump administration's handling of gaming agreements
Casino Stalker | Compacts | Connecticut | Litigation
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
California | Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
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
Compacts | Connecticut | Federal Register | Litigation
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
Compacts | Connecticut | Federal Register | Litigation
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
Land Acquisitions | Litigation
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
Land Acquisitions | Openings & Closings
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
Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
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.
California | Casino Stalker
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
Casino Stalker | Compacts | Connecticut | Federal Register
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
Casino Stalker | Compacts | Connecticut | Federal Register
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
Casino Stalker | Litigation
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
California | Casino Stalker | Compacts
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
NIGC | Regulation
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
Casino Stalker | Litigation | Openings & Closings
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
Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
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
Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
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
Casino Stalker
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
Casino Stalker | Compacts | Connecticut | Legislation
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
Casino Stalker | Connecticut
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
Litigation | Openings & Closings
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
Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
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
Casino Stalker | New York
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...

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