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

Pokagon Band debuts police station to service site of new casino in Indiana
Openings & Closings
Pokagon Band debuts police station to service site of new casino in Indiana (November 21, 2017)
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians marked another milestone in the restoration of its homelands in Indiana with the opening of a police substation in South Bend.

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.

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.

Ponca Tribe secures victory in long-running battle over restoration of homelands
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Ponca Tribe secures victory in long-running battle over restoration of homelands (November 15, 2017)
A nearly decade-long battle for the descendants of Ponca Chief Standing Bear may be nearing the finish line after the tribe's gaming plans again won federal approval.

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.

Supreme Court hears arguments in long-running Gun Lake Tribe homeland case
Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Supreme Court hears arguments in long-running Gun Lake Tribe homeland case (November 7, 2017)
The U.S. Supreme Court finally heard arguments in its first, and so far only, Indian law case of the term and one member boiled the dispute down to a seemingly simple question.

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

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe anticipates uphill battle with Trump team over casino
California | Casino Stalker
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe anticipates uphill battle with Trump team over casino (October 23, 2017)
Leaders of the Timbisha Shoshone Tribe are preparing for some big battles as they pursue a casino in California.

Prairie Island Indian Community refutes speculation of new casino in Minnesota
Land Acquisitions
Prairie Island Indian Community refutes speculation of new casino in Minnesota (October 23, 2017)
Casino rumors are once again surfacing as the Prairie Island Indian Community goes through the land-into-trust process.

Gun Lake Tribe secures strong local support in casino case except for one town
Litigation
Gun Lake Tribe secures strong local support in casino case except for one town (October 13, 2017)
Local governments are backing the Gun Lake Tribe as it defends its casino before the U.S. Supreme Court. Except for one town.

Kansas asks Supreme Court to overturn ruling in Quapaw Tribe homeland case
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Kansas asks Supreme Court to overturn ruling in Quapaw Tribe homeland case (October 10, 2017)
The state of Kansas is trying to keep the Quapaw Tribe from expanding its casino with a last-ditch appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Gun Lake Tribe shares oral arguments with Trump team in Supreme Court case
Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Gun Lake Tribe shares oral arguments with Trump team in Supreme Court case (October 10, 2017)
Things are shaping as the U.S. Supreme Court prepares for its first Indian law case of the term.

Wilton Rancheria clears yet another hurdle in quest to open casino in California
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Wilton Rancheria clears yet another hurdle in quest to open casino in California (October 4, 2017)
The Wilton Rancheria has made major progress on a casino in California after being restored to federal recognition several years ago.

Wilton Rancheria hails action on compact for long-awaited gaming development
California | Casino Stalker | Compacts
Wilton Rancheria hails action on compact for long-awaited gaming development (October 3, 2017)
The Wilton Rancheria has cleared yet another hurdle in its long-awaited quest for a casino in California.

Trump hire at Bureau of Indian Affairs heads back to Capitol Hill for gaming hearing
NIGC | Regulation
Trump hire at Bureau of Indian Affairs heads back to Capitol Hill for gaming hearing (October 2, 2017)
The senior-most political official at the Bureau of Indian Affairs is back on Capitol Hill to testify at a hearing about the tribal gaming industry.

Gun Lake Tribe draws in more allies as Supreme Court considers casino case
Legislation | Litigation | Openings & Closings
Gun Lake Tribe draws in more allies as Supreme Court considers casino case (September 25, 2017)
The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians is seeing widespread support as it defends its casino in a closely-watched U.S. Supreme Court case.

Ho-Chunk Nation sees support from Congress in bid for off-reservation casino
Casino Stalker
Ho-Chunk Nation sees support from Congress in bid for off-reservation casino (September 25, 2017)
Four Democrats in Congress are calling on the Trump administration to approve an off-reservation casino for the Ho-Chunk Nation in Wisconsin.

Lytton Band in deal to acquire property adjacent to gaming facility for $13 million
Business Deals | California
Lytton Band in deal to acquire property adjacent to gaming facility for $13 million (September 8, 2017)
The Lytton Band of Pomo Indians plans to pay $13 million for a property that will be used as a parking lot for its Class II facility in California.

Catawba Nation remains in limbo years after submitting casino application
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Catawba Nation remains in limbo years after submitting casino application (September 7, 2017)
It's been four years since the Catawba Nation submitted a casino application to the Bureau of Indian Affairs but there's still no decision.

Supreme Court sets November 7 arguments in long-running land-into-trust case
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Supreme Court sets November 7 arguments in long-running land-into-trust case (September 6, 2017)
The U.S. Supreme Court will be hearing Patchak v. Zinke, a land-into-trust case being closely watched in Indian Country, on November 7.

Tule River Tribe updates gaming compact amid push for off-reservation casino
California | Casino Stalker | Compacts
Tule River Tribe updates gaming compact amid push for off-reservation casino (September 6, 2017)
The Tule River Tribe signed a new Class III gaming compact that recognizes plans for an off-reservation casino in California.

Wilton Rancheria secures legislative approval of Class III gaming agreement
California | Casino Stalker | Compacts
Wilton Rancheria secures legislative approval of Class III gaming agreement (September 5, 2017)
The Wilton Rancheria expects to break ground on a long-awaited casino in northern California in mid-2018.

Wilton Rancheria sees more support for Class III gaming compact in California
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Wilton Rancheria sees more support for Class III gaming compact in California (August 30, 2017)
Local officials and union representatives are calling for ratification of the Wilton Rancheria's gaming agreement with the state of California.

Wilton Rancheria inches closer to state approval of Class III gaming compact
California | Casino Stalker | Compacts
Wilton Rancheria inches closer to state approval of Class III gaming compact (August 28, 2017)
Lawmakers in California are moving quickly to ratify a Class III gaming compact with the Wilton Rancheria.

Pokagon Band on track to open first gaming facility in Indiana in January 2018
Openings & Closings
Pokagon Band on track to open first gaming facility in Indiana in January 2018 (August 22, 2017)
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians continues to make major progress on the first-ever tribal gaming facility in Indiana.

Comanche Nation sues over last-minute approval of Chickasaw Nation casino
Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Comanche Nation sues over last-minute approval of Chickasaw Nation casino (August 21, 2017)
The Comanche Nation is suing the federal government in hopes of stopping the Chickasaw Nation from expanding its gaming empire in Oklahoma.

Wilton Rancheria continues to see litigation over casino project in California
California | Casino Stalker | Litigation
Wilton Rancheria continues to see litigation over casino project in California (August 16, 2017)
The Wilton Rancheria continues to make progress on a long-awaited casino in northern California but opponents are still trying to tie the project up in court.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe remains confident as Trump team reviews casino bid
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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.

Appeals court schedules hearing in long-running Mechoopda Tribe gaming case
California | Litigation | NIGC
Appeals court schedules hearing in long-running Mechoopda Tribe gaming case (August 11, 2017)
A federal appeals court is hearing arguments next month in a long-running lawsuit that has kept the Mechoopda Tribe has from opening a casino on ancestral territory in California.

Ho-Chunk Nation outlines optimistic schedule for stalled off-reservation casino
Casino Stalker
Ho-Chunk Nation outlines optimistic schedule for stalled off-reservation casino (August 9, 2017)
The Ho-Chunk Nation thinks it can open an off-reservation in Wisconsin in 2021 even though there's been little movement on the federal level.

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.

Pokagon Band on hiring spree as first tribal casino in Indiana takes shape
Openings & Closings
Pokagon Band on hiring spree as first tribal casino in Indiana takes shape (July 24, 2017)
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians is looking to fill 1,200 jobs at its newest gaming facility.

Ho-Chunk Nation sees more support for off-reservation casino in Wisconsin
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Ho-Chunk Nation sees more support for off-reservation casino in Wisconsin (July 21, 2017)
Members of Congress, state lawmakers and local officials are rushing to support the Ho-Chunk Nation's gaming project despite a lack of movement at the federal level.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe urged to consider all options for stalled casino
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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe urged to consider all options for stalled casino (July 20, 2017)
With its land-into-trust application in doubt, the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe could revive its casino by seeking a commercial license from the state of Massachusetts.

Wilton Rancheria takes another huge step forward for casino in California
California | Casino Stalker | Compacts
Wilton Rancheria takes another huge step forward for casino in California (July 20, 2017)
Good news keeps coming to the Wilton Rancheria, whose federal recognition was in limbo for 58 years.

Oklahoma tribes won casino approvals on last day of Obama administration
Federal Register | Land Acquisitions | Openings & Closings
Oklahoma tribes won casino approvals on last day of Obama administration (July 19, 2017)
Two tribes won approval for new casinos in Oklahoma on the last full day of the Obama administration but the Trump team held up the official announcements for six months.

Ho-Chunk Nation remains hopeful for off-reservation casino in Wisconsin
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Ho-Chunk Nation remains hopeful for off-reservation casino in Wisconsin (July 19, 2017)
The Ho-Chunk Nation and supporters are hoping the Trump administration will approve the tribe's off-reservation casino in Wisconsin.

Wilton Rancheria again wins backing for casino land-into-trust application
California | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Wilton Rancheria again wins backing for casino land-into-trust application (July 18, 2017)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is standing by its decision to place land into trust for the Wilton Rancheria.

Pokagon Band expects to open gaming facility in Indiana in early 2018
Openings & Closings
Pokagon Band expects to open gaming facility in Indiana in early 2018 (July 13, 2017)
The Four Winds Casino in South Bend will be the first tribal gaming facility in Indiana.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe reportedly owes $347 million to casino firm
Business Deals | Litigation | Openings & Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe reportedly owes $347 million to casino firm (July 7, 2017)
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is eager to restart work on its casino in Massachusetts and so is a key partner.

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

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.

Wilton Rancheria won't comment on status of gaming compact talks
California | Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Wilton Rancheria won't comment on status of gaming compact talks (June 27, 2017)
The Wilton Rancheria's plan for a $400 million casino in Elk Grove, California, remains the subject of considerable debate as opponents fight in and out of court.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe remains confident of approval of casino
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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe remains confident of approval of casino (June 22, 2017)
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe expects to hear a decision on its long-awaited casino in Massachusetts by June 27.

Wilton Rancheria accused of working too closely with city on casino
California | Casino Stalker | Litigation
Wilton Rancheria accused of working too closely with city on casino (June 21, 2017)
It took the Wilton Rancheria more than three years to gain federal approval for a casino in northern California but opponents are accusing the tribe of rushing through the process.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe still waits on casino ruling from Trump team
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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe still waits on casino ruling from Trump team (June 20, 2017)
A June 19 deadline came and went without word on the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe's land-into-trust application in Massachusetts.

Osage Nation sees support and opposition to casino in Missouri
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Osage Nation sees support and opposition to casino in Missouri (June 8, 2017)
The Osage Nation continues to generate headlines after expressing interest in a casino on ancestral territory in Missouri.

Osage Nation gave $52K to Missouri governor amid gaming push
Casino Stalker
Osage Nation gave $52K to Missouri governor amid gaming push (June 5, 2017)
The Osage Nation might be expanding its gaming enterprise to ancestral territory in Missouri and Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear is already building bridges there.

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