More: land-into-trust

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe waits for Trump team's decision on casino
Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe waits for Trump team's decision on casino (February 22, 2018)
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe still doesn't know when the Trump administration will make a decision on its long-delayed casino in Massachusetts.

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe refutes rumors of marijuana at casino
California | Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe refutes rumors of marijuana at casino (February 12, 2018)
The Timbisha Shoshone Tribe will not engage in 'any ' marijuana activities at the site of its proposed casino in California, Chairman George Gholson said.

Gun Lake Tribe marks major milestone with management of casino
Business Deals
Gun Lake Tribe marks major milestone with management of casino (February 8, 2018)
The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe, is now in full control of its casino in Michigan.

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.

Ho-Chunk Nation still waiting for action on off-reservation casino
Casino Stalker
Ho-Chunk Nation still waiting for action on off-reservation casino (February 6, 2018)
President Wilfrid Cleveland: 'We've had great feedback from the White House on this.'

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe makes layoffs as gaming project stalls
Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe makes layoffs as gaming project stalls (January 30, 2018)
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe has laid off employees and closed its gaming agency amid uncertainty surrounding its long-delayed casino in Massachusetts.

Chumash Tribe reaffirms prohibition on gaming at land-into-trust site
California | Land Acquisitions | Legislation
Chumash Tribe reaffirms prohibition on gaming at land-into-trust site (January 25, 2018)
The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians has no plans for gaming at its land-into-trust site in California, Chairman Kenneth Kahn confirmed.

Agua Caliente Band starts land-into-trust process for another casino
California | Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Agua Caliente Band starts land-into-trust process for another casino (January 23, 2018)
The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is moving forward with plans for a third gaming facility in southern California.

Wilton Rancheria hails action on agreement for long-awaited casino
California | Casino Stalker | Compacts | Federal Register
Wilton Rancheria hails action on agreement for long-awaited casino (January 23, 2018)
The Wilton Rancheria is hoping to break ground on a long-awaited casino in California this summer after clearing the last major hurdle to the project.

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.

Pokagon Band makes history with opening of first tribal casino in Indiana
Openings & Closings
Pokagon Band makes history with opening of first tribal casino in Indiana (January 17, 2018)
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians is welcoming visitors to its historic casino in Indiana.

'Enough is enough!' -- Yet another tribe scores big victory in homelands case
California | Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
'Enough is enough!' -- Yet another tribe scores big victory in homelands case (January 12, 2018)
Indian Country continues to rack up victories when it comes to the restoration of tribal homelands.

Ho-Chunk Nation committed to off-reservation casino despite uncertainty in Trump era
Casino Stalker
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.

Ponca Tribe faces roadblock with lawsuit challenging restoration of homelands
Land Acquisitions | Litigation | NIGC
Ponca Tribe faces roadblock with lawsuit challenging restoration of homelands (December 15, 2017)
The descendants of Ponca Chief Standing Bear are once again facing opposition to plans for a casino on their restored homelands.

Soboba Band on track to finish fast-rising replacement gaming facility next summer
California | Openings & Closings
Soboba Band on track to finish fast-rising replacement gaming facility next summer (December 12, 2017)
The Soboba Band of LuiseƱo Indians is making progress on its replacement gaming facility in southern California.

Supreme Court brings good news to Quapaw Tribe in restoration of homelands case
Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Supreme Court brings good news to Quapaw Tribe in restoration of homelands case (December 11, 2017)
The U.S. Supreme Court has brought some good news to the Quapaw Tribe, whose casino expansion plans have been held up the state of Kansas.

Kirsten Matoy Carlson: Trump team actually does something right for tribal lands
Litigation | Opinion
Kirsten Matoy Carlson: Trump team actually does something right for tribal lands (December 7, 2017)
The Trump team is under fire for adding more hurdles to the cumbersome land-into-trust process and advancing other controversial policies that go against tribal interests. But maybe the new administration just needs more encouragement to do the right thing, professor...

Chickasaw Nation gaming revenues hit $1.44 billion as enterprise keeps growing
Public Relations
Chickasaw Nation gaming revenues hit $1.44 billion as enterprise keeps growing (December 7, 2017)
The Chickasaw Nation continues to see growth in its gaming enterprise, with $1.44 billion in net revenues in the last fiscal year.

Cowlitz Tribe on track to open event center on first anniversary of gaming facility

Cowlitz Tribe on track to open event center on first anniversary of gaming facility (November 28, 2017)
It's been nearly seven months since the Cowlitz Tribe opened its long-awaited casino in Washington but expansion plans are already in motion.

Ponca Tribe faces challenge to casino as city in Iowa moves forward with lawsuit
Casino Stalker | Litigation | NIGC
Ponca Tribe faces challenge to casino as city in Iowa moves forward with lawsuit (November 28, 2017)
The descendants of Ponca Chief Standing Bear are facing a legal challenge to plans for a casino in Iowa.

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.

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
Casino Stalker | Litigation | NIGC
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
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.

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
Land Acquisitions | Litigation | NIGC | Openings & Closings
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
California | Casino Stalker | Compacts
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
Casino Stalker
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
California | Casino Stalker | Compacts
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
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.

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.

Stay Connected