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Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe defends sovereignty in gaming case

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe defends sovereignty in gaming case (January 27, 2020)

Class II gaming is not subject to state or local jurisdiction but a federal judge is trying to force the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe to cede authority anyway.

Meskwaki Nation supports state jurisdiction over non-Indians at casino

Meskwaki Nation supports state jurisdiction over non-Indians at casino (July 12, 2019)

The Iowa Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that arose from an incident at the casino owned by the Meskwaki Nation.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe told to seek local permits to build casino

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe told to seek local permits to build casino (June 20, 2019)

Despite winning a landmark sovereignty case, the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe is being forced to seek local approval to construct a building that will house a Class II gaming facility.

'You were right and I was wrong': Judge concedes to Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe

'You were right and I was wrong': Judge concedes to Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe (May 31, 2019)

The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe was back in court to defend its sovereignty amid opposition to a long-delayed gaming facility.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe pushes back opening date of long-awaited casino

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe pushes back opening date of long-awaited casino (May 29, 2019)

The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe is heading back to court to defend its sovereignty.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe back in court to defend gaming rights

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe back in court to defend gaming rights (May 6, 2019)

The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe is being forced to defend its sovereignty again.

Muscogee (Creek) Nation moves foward with charges in criminal case

Muscogee (Creek) Nation moves foward with charges in criminal case (October 3, 2018)

A dispute over gaming on Indian allotments in Oklahoma has spawned a messy mix of litigation in tribal and federal court.

'Get off my land': Pala Reservation woman accused of attacking elderly people

'Get off my land': Pala Reservation woman accused of attacking elderly people (August 7, 2018)

A visit to the Pala Casino in southern California led to elder abuse and a secret drug lab, authorities said.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe still working on casino after court victory

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe still working on casino after court victory (July 20, 2018)

The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe hasn't opened a casino this summer as planned but gaming is still on the agenda.

Bill affirms Alabama-Coushatta Tribe and Tigua Tribe gaming rights

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.

Kialegee Tribal Town can't sue Muscogee Nation officials for raid of gaming site

Kialegee Tribal Town can't sue Muscogee Nation officials for raid of gaming site (August 30, 2017)

The Kialegee Tribal Town has been dealt another setback in its attempt to open a casino on an Indian allotment in Oklahoma.

Kialegee Tribal Town sues officials of Muscogee Nation for raid of casino site

Kialegee Tribal Town sues officials of Muscogee Nation for raid of casino site (August 24, 2017)

A gaming dispute between the Kialegee Tribal Town and the Muscogee (Creek) Nation continues to escalate with a lawsuit in federal court.

Muscogee Nation raids allotment and makes arrest in dispute over casino bid

Muscogee Nation raids allotment and makes arrest in dispute over casino bid (August 17, 2017)

A dispute between the Muscogee Nation and the Kialegee Tribal Town over a potential casino is escalating in Oklahoma.

Kialegee Tribal Town warned not to engage in gaming on allotment in Oklahoma

Kialegee Tribal Town warned not to engage in gaming on allotment in Oklahoma (August 11, 2017)

The Kialegee Tribal Town is firing back at the National Indian Gaming Commission after the federal agency's top attorney questioned plans for a casino.

Casino opponents ask Supreme Court to hear Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe case

Casino opponents ask Supreme Court to hear Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe case (August 9, 2017)

The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe has been trying to open a Class II gaming facility on its reservation but continues to see opposition in Massachusetts.

Kialegee Tribal Town continues to seek employees for casino-related positions

Kialegee Tribal Town continues to seek employees for casino-related positions (August 7, 2017)

The Kialegee Tribal Town appears to be moving forward with plans for a casino on an allotment in Oklahoma despite fierce opposition.

Kialegee Tribal Town faces opposition to potential casino on allotment

Kialegee Tribal Town faces opposition to potential casino on allotment (August 2, 2017)

The Kialegee Tribal Town isn't saying much about plans for a potential casino in Oklahoma but local officials and the Muscogee Nation are taking action.

Tigua Tribe hit with a new lawsuit over gaming operation in Texas

Tigua Tribe hit with a new lawsuit over gaming operation in Texas (June 9, 2017)

The Tigua Tribe is offering games that violate state law, officials in Texas allege in a new lawsuit.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe hails another win in gaming dispute

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe hails another win in gaming dispute (May 12, 2017)

Opponents are planning to take the case to the U.S. Supreme Court in hopes of stopping the tribe from opening a Class II facility on its reservation.

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe back in court to defend modest casino

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe back in court to defend modest casino (May 11, 2017)

Naskila Gaming offers Class II games, which are normally out of the state's reach, but officials in Texas are asserting jurisdiction at the facility.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe must keep fighting despite gaming win

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe must keep fighting despite gaming win (April 21, 2017)

Casino opponents are preparing to take the case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Cowlitz Tribe enters law enforcement deal as casino debut nears

Cowlitz Tribe enters law enforcement deal as casino debut nears (April 19, 2017)

The agreement allows officers in Clark County, Washington, to enforce the law on the reservation.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe welcomes decision in gaming dispute

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe welcomes decision in gaming dispute (April 17, 2017)

Chairwoman Cheryl Andrews-Maltais called on officials in Massachusetts to drop their long-running attempts to assert jurisdiction over her people's homeland.

Aquinnah Wampanaog Tribe scores major win in sovereignty case

Aquinnah Wampanaog Tribe scores major win in sovereignty case (April 11, 2017)

In a unanimous decision, a federal appeals court confirmed that the tribe can use its reservation in Massachusetts for a modest casino.

Meskwaki Tribe ordered to pay damages for incident at casino

Meskwaki Tribe ordered to pay damages for incident at casino (February 23, 2017)

The tribe contended it was protected by sovereign immunity in small claims court in Iowa.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe defends right to use land for gaming

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe defends right to use land for gaming (December 7, 2016)

A federal appeals court heard arguments in a dispute between the tribe and the state of Massachusetts.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe elects new chair amid gaming fight

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe elects new chair amid gaming fight (November 22, 2016)

A federal appeals court is hearing arguments in a dispute between the tribe and the state of Massachusetts.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe gets court date in gaming lawsuit

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe gets court date in gaming lawsuit (October 26, 2016)

The tribe wants to open a Class II gaming facility on its reservation but the state of Massachusetts is opposed.

Residents worried about potential Class II facility on Indian allotment in Oklahoma

Residents worried about potential Class II facility on Indian allotment in Oklahoma (October 19, 2016)

Steve Bruner, a citizen of the Muscogee Nation, isn't ruling out gaming as he plans a dance hall and restaurant on his land.

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe sees state's opposition to Class II casino

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe sees state's opposition to Class II casino (August 1, 2016)

The state of Texas has finally broken its silence on the Naskila Entertainment facility on the tribe's reservation.

Indian family drops plan for casino on allotment in Washington

Indian family drops plan for casino on allotment in Washington (July 18, 2016)

Neither the Samish Nation nor the Suquamish Tribe are interested in developing the site in Bremerton.

Chairman of Chitimacha Tribe accused of stealing casino bonus

Chairman of Chitimacha Tribe accused of stealing casino bonus (June 20, 2016)

O’Neal Darden Jr., who was elected last July, turned himself in to face charges in Louisiana state court.

Texas won't comment on new Alabama-Coushatta Tribe casino

Texas won't comment on new Alabama-Coushatta Tribe casino (June 15, 2016)

Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) isn't showing his cards even as the state tries to limit another tribe's gaming rights.

Clint Halftown: Cayuga Nation faced little choice but to go to court

Clint Halftown: Cayuga Nation faced little choice but to go to court (June 9, 2016)

While we will vigorously defend our rights in court when left with no other option, negotiation, not litigation, is our preferred method of dispute resolution.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe sees support for Class II gaming plan

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe sees support for Class II gaming plan (June 6, 2016)

The Obama administration's interpretation of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act is at issue in yet another case.

Editorial: Cayuga Nation can't claim sovereignty over gaming site

Editorial: Cayuga Nation can't claim sovereignty over gaming site (June 6, 2016)

With a federal appeals court panel's ruling last week reinstating the Cayuga Indian Nation of New York lawsuit against Union Springs, the village has a few options to consider.

Cayuga Nation wins ruling in dispute over local anti-gaming law

Cayuga Nation wins ruling in dispute over local anti-gaming law (June 2, 2016)

The tribe sued to protect a Class II gaming facility in the village of Union Springs, New York.

Tigua Tribe loses decision to offer Class II games on reservation

Tigua Tribe loses decision to offer Class II games on reservation (June 2, 2016)

A federal judge has cast significant doubt on the Obama administration's interpretation of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe submits first brief in gaming appeal

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe submits first brief in gaming appeal (June 1, 2016)

The tribe is currently barred from opening a Class II gaming facility on its reservation in Massachusetts.

Cowlitz Tribe accuses county of threatening casino site workers

Cowlitz Tribe accuses county of threatening casino site workers (April 8, 2016)

Construction is progressing quickly on the tribe's reservation but officials in Clark County, Washington, aren't happy about it.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and rival spar over potential casino

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and rival spar over potential casino (March 25, 2016)

A lot is at stake as the tribe prepares to break ground on the long-awaited First Light Resort and Casino in a matter of weeks.

Cowlitz Tribe and city reach long-awaited agreement for casino

Cowlitz Tribe and city reach long-awaited agreement for casino (March 2, 2016)

The tribe will pay $32 million to renovate a highway interchange near the Cowlitz Casino Project that's already under construction.

Cowlitz Tribe included waiver of immunity in old casino agreement

Cowlitz Tribe included waiver of immunity in old casino agreement (March 1, 2016)

The memorandum of understanding would have allowed the tribe to be sued for alleged violations but it can't be enforced because it was invalidated.

Cowlitz Tribe won't stop working on casino despite county threat

Cowlitz Tribe won't stop working on casino despite county threat (February 29, 2016)

Officials in Clark County, Washington, claim construction of a wastewater treatment system at the casino site violates a local ordinance.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe to finish community center as casino bid falters

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe to finish community center as casino bid falters (January 29, 2016)

The tribe still hopes to open a casino on its reservation on the island of Martha's Vineyard, Chairman Tobias Vanderhoop said.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe permanently barred from casino work

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe permanently barred from casino work (January 6, 2016)

A federal judge ruled that the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988 does not apply to the reservation but the tribe is appealing.

Texas opposes attempt by Tigua Tribe to reopen gaming facility

Texas opposes attempt by Tigua Tribe to reopen gaming facility (December 11, 2015)

The Obama administration has reaffirmed the tribe's gaming rights but is refusing to file a brief in the long-running case.

Lac du Flambeau Band loses ruling in messy casino bond case

Lac du Flambeau Band loses ruling in messy casino bond case (December 2, 2015)

The dispute began after the tribe refused to pay $50 million in bonds that were issued for a failed commercial riverboat casino.

Tribes with special acts of Congress face hurdles for gaming

Tribes with special acts of Congress face hurdles for gaming (November 24, 2015)

Not every tribe is on equal ground when it comes to the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe to appeal decision in casino case

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe to appeal decision in casino case (November 23, 2015)

The tribe isn't give up on plans to open a gaming facility on the island of Martha's Vineyard.