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Little River Band payment puts gaming revenue sharing at $32.1M
Compacts
Little River Band payment puts gaming revenue sharing at $32.1M (December 9, 2016)
This year, the tribe shared more than $1.58 million with local communities and schools in Michigan.

Supreme Court takes a pass on tribal labor sovereignty dispute
Litigation
Supreme Court takes a pass on tribal labor sovereignty dispute (July 1, 2016)
Law professor Matthew Fletcher believes the justices avoided the cases in order to avoid a deadlock.

Little River Band credited with sharing $30M in gaming revenues
Casino Stalker | Compacts
Little River Band credited with sharing $30M in gaming revenues (June 28, 2016)
The money goes to local governments and schools and the tribe hopes to replicate that effort with an off-reservation casino.

Supreme Court deals setback to tribes in labor sovereignty dispute
California | Legislation | Litigation
Supreme Court deals setback to tribes in labor sovereignty dispute (June 27, 2016)
Indian Country rallied after two Michigan tribes lost their labor law cases but the nation's highest court won't be taking up the matter.

Indian Country presses Supreme Court to hear labor law dispute
Legislation | Litigation
Indian Country presses Supreme Court to hear labor law dispute (May 31, 2016)
A broad coalition of tribal organizations and even two states are arguing that federal labor law should not be imposed in Indian Country.

9th Circuit won't rehear Tohono O'odham Nation gaming case
Litigation | Openings & Closings
9th Circuit won't rehear Tohono O'odham Nation gaming case (May 24, 2016)
The development sets the stage for a potential appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Little River Band on track to complete $18M expansion at casino
Openings & Closings
Little River Band on track to complete $18M expansion at casino (March 23, 2016)
Already, three new restaurants have opened at the Little River Casino Resort and a full-service spa and larger gaming floor are on the way.

Little River Band acquires land near off-reservation gaming site
Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Little River Band acquires land near off-reservation gaming site (March 3, 2016)
The tribe paid $500,000 for another 120 acres in Fruitport, Michigan, the location of the proposed casino.

Little River Band hails BIA movement on off-reservation casino bid
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Little River Band hails BIA movement on off-reservation casino bid (February 4, 2016)
The tribe is proposing a $180 million development in Fruitport Township, a suburb of Muskegon, Michigan.

Editorial: Approve Little River Band off-reservation casino
Casino Stalker | Opinion
Editorial: Approve Little River Band off-reservation casino (November 16, 2015)
Public opinion now appears heavily in favor of getting the casino built and operating.

Little River Band might buy additional land near gaming site
Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Little River Band might buy additional land near gaming site (November 10, 2015)
The tribe has seen strong local support for the $180 million project in Fruitport Township in Michigan.

Steve Pego: Michigan compact bars off-reservation casino
Casino Stalker | Compacts | Opinion
Steve Pego: Michigan compact bars off-reservation casino (November 6, 2015)
The Saginaw Tribe's opposition to the Little River off-reservation casino proposal in Muskegon is based on law and policy.

Key Democrat defends support for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
Legislation | Litigation | Meetings
Key Democrat defends support for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (October 20, 2015)
Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minnesota) blasted a labor union for running ads that she called 'racist' and 'blatantly anti-Indian."

Little River Band hopeful after off-reservation casino hearing
Casino Stalker
Little River Band hopeful after off-reservation casino hearing (October 19, 2015)
A final decision is years away but the tribe hopes local support translates into approval at the state and federal level.

Little River Band sees support for off-reservation casino bid
Casino Stalker | Meetings
Little River Band sees support for off-reservation casino bid (October 16, 2015)
A large crowd attended the first Bureau of Indian Affairs public hearing on the $180 million project in Fruitport Township, Michigan.

Little River Band set for hearing on off-reservation casino bid
Casino Stalker | Meetings
Little River Band set for hearing on off-reservation casino bid (October 14, 2015)
MLive Muskegon Chronicle will carry a webcast of the public meeting for the $180 million project in Fuirtport Township, Michigan.

Thomas St. Dennis: Don't let rival tribe stop Little River casino
Casino Stalker | Opinion
Thomas St. Dennis: Don't let rival tribe stop Little River casino (October 9, 2015)
After years of working together with the local community to bring a new casino to Muskegon County, an outside force is now trying to derail the project.

Little River Band sees off-reservation casino as boost for revenue
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Little River Band sees off-reservation casino as boost for revenue (October 8, 2015)
The land-into-trust application touts the project in Fruitport Township, Michigan, as a means to gain self-sufficiency.

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe vows fight over off-reservation casino
Casino Stalker | Federal Register | Meetings
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe vows fight over off-reservation casino (September 29, 2015)
The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians will be facing a formidable opponent as it purses the $180 million development in Michigan.

Little River Band sees strong support for off-reservation casino
Casino Stalker | Federal Register | Meetings
Little River Band sees strong support for off-reservation casino (September 24, 2015)
Local officials are singing the praises of the $180 million project as the Bureau of Indian Affairs moves forward with the review process.

Little River Band remains committed to off-reservation casino
Casino Stalker | Federal Register
Little River Band remains committed to off-reservation casino (September 23, 2015)
The tribe is pursuing the project in Fruitport Township, Michigan, under the two-part determination provisions of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.

BIA sets hearing on Little River Band off-reservation casino bid
Casino Stalker | Federal Register | Meetings
BIA sets hearing on Little River Band off-reservation casino bid (September 21, 2015)
The tribe plans a $180 million development in Fruitport Township, about 80 miles from reservation headquarters.

NCAI pushes for court rehearing in tribal labor sovereignty case
Litigation | Regulation
NCAI pushes for court rehearing in tribal labor sovereignty case (September 1, 2015)
A disagreement among judges on the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals could lead to another look at the application of federal labor law at casinos.

Dennis Whittlesey: Judges disagree on labor law at casinos
Litigation | Opinion
Dennis Whittlesey: Judges disagree on labor law at casinos (July 23, 2015)
Two separate three-judge panels of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit have rendered labor law decisions concerning Indian casinos in Michigan only 22 days apart.

Law Article: Major impact with federal labor law at tribal casinos
Litigation
Law Article: Major impact with federal labor law at tribal casinos (July 8, 2015)
It is a touchstone principle of federal Indian law that tribes, as quasi-sovereign nations, possess the inherent right to self-govern, generally to the exclusion of state and federal laws.

Law Article: Saginaw Chippewa Tribe loses decision in NLRB dispute
Litigation | Opinion
Law Article: Saginaw Chippewa Tribe loses decision in NLRB dispute (July 6, 2015)
Weighing in on a hotly contested issue, a panel of the Sixth Circuit has found that federal labor law applies to Indian tribes’ casinos, notwithstanding the tribes’ inherent sovereignty.

Brian Pierson: Tribal labor sovereignty could land in Supreme Court
Litigation | Opinion
Brian Pierson: Tribal labor sovereignty could land in Supreme Court (July 3, 2015)
Four of the six judges in the Sixth Circuit who have examined the issue, in two different cases, have concluded that the NLRA has no jurisdiction over the tribes. The tribes have lost both cases!

Pierre Bergeron: Judges split on federal labor law at tribal casinos
Litigation | Opinion
Pierre Bergeron: Judges split on federal labor law at tribal casinos (July 3, 2015)
Although the court has been restricting en banc review, such a flagrant disagreement between two panels certainly should attract en banc attention.

Court reluctantly backs NLRB in Saginaw Chippewa Tribe dispute
Legislation | Litigation | Regulation
Court reluctantly backs NLRB in Saginaw Chippewa Tribe dispute (July 1, 2015)
The three judges went to great lengths to explain why they were unable to side with the tribe in an unfair labor practices complaint.

Law Article: Court backs NLRB in Little River Band casino case
Litigation
Law Article: Court backs NLRB in Little River Band casino case (June 23, 2015)
In a recent split decision, the Sixth Circuit held that the National Labor Relations Board possessed jurisdiction to enforce provisions of the National Labor Relations Act against the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians.

Little River Band breaks ground on $18M casino expansion project
Openings & Closings
Little River Band breaks ground on $18M casino expansion project (June 16, 2015)
The tribe is adding a pool and spa to the Little River Casino Resort and will be renovating the gaming floor and other spaces.

Law Article: Uncertainty abounds with federal labor law at casinos
Legislation | Litigation
Law Article: Uncertainty abounds with federal labor law at casinos (June 15, 2015)
What is becoming clear is that nothing is settled, and this issue is likely headed for the Supreme Court or a possible legislative 'fix.'

Union won't appeal decision in Chickasaw Nation casino dispute
Legislation | Litigation | Regulation
Union won't appeal decision in Chickasaw Nation casino dispute (June 12, 2015)
The National Labor Relations Board declined to assert jurisdiction over the WinStar World Casino and Resort due to the tribe's treaty rights.

Appeals court sides with NLRB in Little River Band casino case
Legislation | Litigation
Appeals court sides with NLRB in Little River Band casino case (June 10, 2015)
The decision comes as the Senate Indian Affairs Committee takes up a bill to shield tribal casinos from federal labor law.

NLRB won't take stance on tribal labor bill that affects casinos
Legislation | Litigation
NLRB won't take stance on tribal labor bill that affects casinos (April 30, 2015)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee took up the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act as a federal appeals court was hearing a closely-watched case involving a Michigan tribe.

Little River Band leader vows support for off-reservation casino
Casino Stalker
Little River Band leader vows support for off-reservation casino (April 29, 2015)
The tribe hopes to build an $180 million casino at a former racetrack about 80 miles from the reservation.

Little River Band announces departure of casino general manager
Casino Stalker
Little River Band announces departure of casino general manager (April 2, 2015)
Wendell Long, a member of the Choctaw Nation, is leaving after two years on the job.

Opinion: Bad gamble on Little River Band off-reservation casino
Casino Stalker | Opinion
Opinion: Bad gamble on Little River Band off-reservation casino (March 18, 2015)
Muskegon County cannot afford the luxury of an Indian casino.

Interview with Little River Band leader on off-reservation casino
Casino Stalker
Interview with Little River Band leader on off-reservation casino (March 16, 2015)
'We believe that there are going to be well over 1,000 jobs created.'

Editorial: Little River Band casino could bring economic boost
Casino Stalker | Opinion
Editorial: Little River Band casino could bring economic boost (March 11, 2015)
Tribe officials have said they will invest $180 million in the project and that they expect to create more than 1,200 new jobs.

Little River Band expects wait for $180M off-reservation casino
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Little River Band expects wait for $180M off-reservation casino (February 26, 2015)
The tribe's ogema, or leader, believes a decision could come within 18 months to two years.

Little River Band submits application for off-reservation casino
Casino Stalker
Little River Band submits application for off-reservation casino (February 24, 2015)
The tribe wants to turn a 60-acre former racetrack into a casino with a hotel.

Little River Band still touting proposal for off-reservation casino
Casino Stalker | Public Relations
Little River Band still touting proposal for off-reservation casino (October 28, 2014)
The tribe just won a major award for its existing facility.

NLRB reaffirms jurisdiction over Little River Band gaming facility
Litigation | Regulation
NLRB reaffirms jurisdiction over Little River Band gaming facility (September 17, 2014)
The tribe was ordered to stop enforcing its own set of labor laws on casino employees.

Supreme Court ruling affects NLRB proceedings at tribal casinos
Litigation | Regulation
Supreme Court ruling affects NLRB proceedings at tribal casinos (August 7, 2014)
The Chickasaw Nation, the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe and the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians have been on the losing end of a sovereignty dispute.

County supports Little River Band's off-reservation gaming plan
Casino Stalker
County supports Little River Band's off-reservation gaming plan (June 30, 2014)
Tribe plans a $100 million facility at the site of a former racetrack.

BIA's move on Michigan tribe's recognition bid stirs casino talk
Casino Stalker
BIA's move on Michigan tribe's recognition bid stirs casino talk (February 28, 2014)
The Grand River Bands of Ottawa Indians has expressed interest in gaming.

Little River Band continues work on off-reservation casino plan
Casino Stalker | Compacts
Little River Band continues work on off-reservation casino plan (October 16, 2013)
The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians has a lot of work ahead on its plan for an off-reservation casino.

Little River Band cites progress on off-reservation casino bid
Casino Stalker
Little River Band cites progress on off-reservation casino bid (October 14, 2013)
The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians will move forward with an off-reservation casino in hopes of convincing Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) to support the project.

IPR: Court to hear union dispute at Little River Band's casino
Litigation
IPR: Court to hear union dispute at Little River Band's casino (October 8, 2013)
The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals is hearing arguments today in a dispute over a union at the casino owned by the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians of Michigan.

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