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Poarch Band of Creek Indians said to be on Trump's radar

Poarch Band of Creek Indians said to be on Trump's radar (May 9, 2019)

Are the Poarch Band of Creek Indians the next target of President Trump and his terrifying tweets?

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe welcomes movement on bill to keep reservation in trust

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe welcomes movement on bill to keep reservation in trust (March 19, 2019)

The federal government hasn't taken a tribe's trust land out of trust since the termination era but it could happen in the Trump administration.

Cronkite News: Media prepares for a new era with sports betting

Cronkite News: Media prepares for a new era with sports betting (May 30, 2018)

The Supreme Court’s surprise sports betting decision not only raises questions about state legalization but also how the ruling will impact the creation and consumption of sports content.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe gains local support for homelands legislation

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe gains local support for homelands legislation (May 22, 2018)

After seeing some initial opposition, the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe has gained local support for a bill to protect its homelands in Massachusetts.

Story links National Indian Gaming Association to GOP workshop

Story links National Indian Gaming Association to GOP workshop (January 30, 2018)

It looks like the National Indian Gaming Association is being drawn into ongoing spat between a new Republican lawmaker and a newspaper.

Newspaper apologizes to Mississippi Choctaws for 'derogatory' story on casino referendum

Newspaper apologizes to Mississippi Choctaws for 'derogatory' story on casino referendum (November 20, 2017)

A newspaper publisher apologized to the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians and the tribe's citizens for an offensive headline.

Prairie Island Indian Community responds to 'racial stereotypes' in newspaper

Prairie Island Indian Community responds to 'racial stereotypes' in newspaper (November 1, 2017)

Leaders of the Prairie Island Indian Community are responding to a recent article that once again questioned plans for newly acquired land in Minnesota.

Former Indian Country editor blames demise on non-Indian gaming operations

Former Indian Country editor blames demise on non-Indian gaming operations (September 20, 2017)

In a report on Voice of America, a former editor at Indian Country Today Media Network is offering details on the demise of the operation.

APTN links Donald Trump's 1993 smear to rebuff by California tribe

APTN links Donald Trump's 1993 smear to rebuff by California tribe (October 12, 2016)

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's racial attacks on Indian Country go back decades.

State takes blame for sharing Tohono O'odham Nation minutes

State takes blame for sharing Tohono O'odham Nation minutes (July 22, 2016)

The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community then shared the internal documents with a reporter.

Mainstream media tunes into Donald Trump's attacks on Indian gaming

Mainstream media tunes into Donald Trump's attacks on Indian gaming (July 4, 2016)

A 1993 appearance on Capitol Hill was only just the beginning of the Republican presidential candidate's history of insulting Indian Country.

Tigua Tribe implements border controls after losing gaming case

Tigua Tribe implements border controls after losing gaming case (July 1, 2016)

Members of the media, law enforcement personnel and government officials must request permission from the tribe before entering the reservation.

Donald Trump approved Indian gaming attack ads in New York

Donald Trump approved Indian gaming attack ads in New York (June 30, 2016)

The campaign was aimed at the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe, whose leaders were pursuing a casino that conflicted with the real estate mogul's interests.

Seminole Tribe drops motion after gaming revenues published

Seminole Tribe drops motion after gaming revenues published (May 13, 2016)

A top executive said the tribal gaming enterprise generated $2.2 billion in revenues in 2015.

Seminole Tribe seeks court order to protect gaming information

Seminole Tribe seeks court order to protect gaming information (May 12, 2016)

The state inadvertently released a transcript of the deposition of a top gaming executive to a news organization.

Oregon Lottery official fired as Lewis and Clark ads come down

Oregon Lottery official fired as Lewis and Clark ads come down (April 27, 2016)

Gov. Kate Brown (D) insists the decision was not linked to an ill-conceived Lewis and Clark-themed advertising campaign that drew complaints from the Coquille Tribe.

Editorial: Oregon governor takes unusual stance on tribal gaming

Editorial: Oregon governor takes unusual stance on tribal gaming (April 25, 2016)

If you’re a business owner, you’d also be upset if the state began operating a business similar to yours, and then began telling you that your business is too big.

Seminole Tribe runs ad touting $3B in revenues in casino compact

Seminole Tribe runs ad touting $3B in revenues in casino compact (January 27, 2016)

The tribe is also promising to create 4,800 casino jobs and 14,000 construction jobs through various gaming projects.

Donald Trump not shy with invoking race when it comes to tribes

Donald Trump not shy with invoking race when it comes to tribes (July 31, 2015)

The casino mogul once accused the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut of not being Indians.

Seminole Tribe could gain one-year extension for gaming pact

Seminole Tribe could gain one-year extension for gaming pact (April 6, 2015)

Lawmakers would need to act quickly before the end of their session on May 1 and before key provisions of the existing deal expire on July 31.

Delores Pigsley: Flawed study on casino per caps and economy

Delores Pigsley: Flawed study on casino per caps and economy (February 18, 2015)

Receiving a payment of $1,200 annually—that isn’t already dedicated to rent, mortgage, or electric bills—is a great benefit to tribal members, but it certainly isn’t enough to quit your job and start loafing.

Vince Two Eagles: Economic racism in article on tribal gaming

Vince Two Eagles: Economic racism in article on tribal gaming (February 3, 2015)

The publishers of The Economist, I think, should be a bit more careful in their choice of words and story telling.

Erik Stegman: Setting the record straight on gaming per capitas

Erik Stegman: Setting the record straight on gaming per capitas (January 21, 2015)

An article in The Economist is a reminder that we haven’t put the bad old days of racially distorted coverage of poverty beyond us.

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe won't comply with NLRB casino order

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe won't comply with NLRB casino order (November 14, 2014)

The tribe says it will continue fighting in the federal court system.

Pechanga Band chair featured in ads against North Fork casino

Pechanga Band chair featured in ads against North Fork casino (October 29, 2014)

The Sacramento Bee calls the ad 'Mostly misleading' due to questionable claims made by Chairman Marc Macarro.

Ho-Chunk Nation launches outreach effort amid casino expansion

Ho-Chunk Nation launches outreach effort amid casino expansion (August 29, 2014)

Thanks to its gaming enterprise, the tribe has put more than 3,000 people to work and has a payroll of more than $80 million.

Ted Nugent: Media to blame for tribes canceling casino concerts

Ted Nugent: Media to blame for tribes canceling casino concerts (August 1, 2014)

Rocker Ted Nugent blames the media and the Southern Poverty Law Center for lying about his relationship with his 'American Indian BloodBrothers' after two tribes canceled concerts at their casinos.

Casino angle in Paskenta Band feud attracts national attention

Casino angle in Paskenta Band feud attracts national attention (June 24, 2014)

News about the internal tribal dispute finally hit The Washington Post and The New York Times.

Graton Rancheria casino causes big spike  in  local  land sales

Graton Rancheria casino causes big spike in local land sales (March 21, 2013)

The Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria of California spent $100 million for its 254-acre casino site back in 2005. The deal amounted to what seemed like a hefty $393,700 per acre. But now that the casino is under construction, local...

Letter: Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe  lacks ties to gaming site

Letter: Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe lacks ties to gaming site (February 11, 2013)

"I take exception, both professionally and personally, to some of the comments made in the recent article referring to my work ("Mashpee Wampanoag's historic ties challenged by some," Jan. 31). Reporter George Brennan utilizes half-truths and unidentified sources to discredit...

Wealthy gambler agrees to pay 'wampum' to Mohegan Tribe

Wealthy gambler agrees to pay 'wampum' to Mohegan Tribe (August 23, 2012)

A wealthy gamble has agreed to pay the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut. Jerome Powers, a Florida millionaire, lost $1.2 million while gambling at Mohegan Sun. He signed an agreement allowing the tribe to pursue debt collection in tribal court "and...

Graton Rancheria leader again avoids public comment on casino

Graton Rancheria leader again avoids public comment on casino (June 13, 2012)

Greg Sarris, the chairman of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria in California, continues to maintain his silence on the tribe's forthcoming casino. Sarris has only spoken publicly on a couple of occasions since the tribe's land-into-trust application and its...

Graton Rancheria chairman discusses casino plan on radio show

Graton Rancheria chairman discusses casino plan on radio show (May 25, 2012)

Greg Sarris, the chairman of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, has stayed away from the media but recently went on KQED radio to discuss his tribe's casino plans. Sarris said construction of the casino will generate 900 jobs. A...

Chairman of Graton Rancheria publicly discusses casino plan

Chairman of Graton Rancheria publicly discusses casino plan (May 2, 2012)

The leader of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria in California finally broke his silence about his tribe's plans for a casino. Chairman Greg Sarris hasn't discussed the casino since the tribe signed a Class III gaming compact in late...

Lawmakers to consider compact for Graton Rancheria casino

Lawmakers to consider compact for Graton Rancheria casino (April 30, 2012)

The California Senate Governmental Organization Committee will hold a hearing tomorrow on the Class III gaming compact for the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria. The tribe signed the deal with Gov. Jerry Brown (D) in late March. It authorizes a...

Opinion: Waiting for answers on Graton Rancheria casino

Opinion: Waiting for answers on Graton Rancheria casino (April 19, 2012)

"It's the biggest private development ever proposed for the North Bay and probably the most controversial, but most of our leaders don't want to talk about it. That's the impression I was left with after reading Derek Moore's story Wednesday...

Graton Rancheria leader still avoiding media over casino

Graton Rancheria leader still avoiding media over casino (April 18, 2012)

Greg Sarris, the chairman of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria in California, still isn't talking to the press about his tribe's Class III gaming compact. Sarris has declined to comment on the tribe's casino plans since the compact was...

Opinion: North Fork Rancheria takes high road on casino

Opinion: North Fork Rancheria takes high road on casino (April 13, 2012)

"It's no secret that conflict sells newspapers and generates web clicks. And when an adversary brings the fight to your front door, it's hard to hold back. That's why I have to give some credit to the North Fork Rancheria...

NYT: Behind the story on the Mashantucket Tribe's casino

NYT: Behind the story on the Mashantucket Tribe's casino (March 19, 2012)

"Michael Sokolove, a contributing writer for the magazine, wrote this week’s cover story on casinos. Sokolove is the author of three books: “Warrior Girls,” about the epidemic of injuries among young female athletes; “The Ticket Out: Darryl Strawberry”; and “Hustle:...

Editor: The strange story of Mark Grisanti and Seneca casino

Editor: The strange story of Mark Grisanti and Seneca casino (February 15, 2012)

"The tale of State Sen. Mark Grisanti's involvement in a fight at the Seneca Niagara Casino last weekend is one of the most bizarre local news stories to come along in quite a while. Because it involves issues (or at...

Seneca Nation begins ad campaign against expanded gaming

Seneca Nation begins ad campaign against expanded gaming (January 4, 2012)

The Seneca Nation of New York launched a media campaign to urge the state to honor the Class III gaming compact. The tribe was promised a zone of exclusivity in the compact, which was signed in 2002. But since then,...

Opinion: Unanswered questions about Indian gaming in Idaho

Opinion: Unanswered questions about Indian gaming in Idaho (January 4, 2012)

"Late last month readers of the Coeur d'Alene Press and the Spokesman-Review may have seen full-page ads taken out by the Coeur d'Alene Tribe claiming they had kept the promise made to voters in 1992 to give back 5 percent...

Editorial:  Idaho tribes shouldn't hide gaming revenues

Editorial: Idaho tribes shouldn't hide gaming revenues (October 31, 2011)

"In 2002, Idaho’s voters approved an initiative that required the state’s Indian tribes to donate “5 percent of its annual net gaming income for the support of local educational programs and schools on or near the reservation.” Recently, a northern...

Paper to go to court over Coeur d'Alene Tribe's gaming records

Paper to go to court over Coeur d'Alene Tribe's gaming records (September 29, 2011)

An Idaho newspaper wants to know whether the Coeur d’Alene Tribe has complied with its Class III gaming compact. The tribe is required to contribute five percent of net gaming profits to schools on or near the reservation. But The...

Opinion: Some California tribes left behind in push for gaming

Opinion: Some California tribes left behind in push for gaming (September 5, 2011)

"It's pretty easy to judge people you don't know, it's much harder to get to know them. Prejudging people publicly is easy these days. Read a news story on the Internet and feel free to judge away, safe from the...

Steve Cadue: Paper's  bias against Indian gaming in Kansas

Steve Cadue: Paper's bias against Indian gaming in Kansas (May 4, 2011)

Ed. Note: Steve Cadue is a former chairman of the Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas. "It was interesting to read the recent Capital-Journal editoral headlined “Time to torch casino exemption,” which chided the Legislature for hypocrisy in permitting smoking in state...

Lawyer can sue  over false report of ties to  Kickapoo casino  funds

Lawyer can sue over false report of ties to Kickapoo casino funds (January 31, 2011)

A Texas appeals court cleared the way for an attorney to sue a newspaper for a false report that said she admitted to "skimming" casino money from the Kickapoo Tribe. As part of a hearing into a tribal leadership dispute,...

Column: Not much discussion about suicide  at Connecticut casinos

Column: Not much discussion about suicide at Connecticut casinos (January 13, 2011)

"We don't hear very often about suicides at the casinos, but I suspect that there are more of them than authorities tell us about. State police did tell us about a woman from Plainfield who was found dead inside a...

Mashantucket Tribe  signs deal for exclusive ads to promote casino

Mashantucket Tribe signs deal for exclusive ads to promote casino (December 8, 2010)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut signed a deal to serve as the exclusive advertiser during the final five minutes of basketball and hockey games at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The five-year deal is worth...

Blog: Paper retracts Opinion linking Sen. Boxer to Graton casino

Blog: Paper retracts Opinion linking Sen. Boxer to Graton casino (November 1, 2010)

"In 2006, Democrats successfully won back control of Congress by highlighting corruption scandals involving Jack Abramoff, a lobbyist specializing in Indian tribes. But does one Democrat in particular have a problem of her own with her interventions on behalf of...