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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.

Tribes shared $89.6 million in gaming revenues with state of Michigan in 2016
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Tribes shared $89.6 million in gaming revenues with state of Michigan in 2016 (November 7, 2017)
Tribes shared $89.6 million in gaming revenues in Michigan last year, with contributions to local communities on the rise.

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe undertakes $26.5 million renovation of main casino
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Saginaw Chippewa Tribe undertakes $26.5 million renovation of main casino (October 31, 2017)
The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe will break ground in January 2018 on a $26.5 million renovation at its flagship casino in Michigan.

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.

Gun Lake Tribe secures strong local support in casino case except for one town
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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.

Gun Lake Tribe shares oral arguments with Trump team in Supreme Court case
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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.

Gun Lake Tribe draws in more allies as Supreme Court considers casino case
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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.

Nottawaseppi Huron Band arrests casino patron who left son at home to gamble
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Nottawaseppi Huron Band arrests casino patron who left son at home to gamble (September 20, 2017)
A Michigan woman is facing child endangerment charges after she allegedly left her son alone at home while she gambled at the Nottawaseppi Huron Band's caisno.

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.

Pokagon Band not in a rush to negotiate Class III gaming compact for new facility
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Pokagon Band not in a rush to negotiate Class III gaming compact for new facility (August 29, 2017)
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians is on track to open a new casino in Indiana in a matter of months but don't expect slot machines at other Class III games there.

Nottawaseppi Huron Band helps investigate large bank fraud scheme at casino
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Nottawaseppi Huron Band helps investigate large bank fraud scheme at casino (August 28, 2017)
Federal authorities announced charges against 19 people in connection with a bank fraud scheme at the casino owned by the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi in Michigan.

Another tribe chimes in with criticism of 'reservation shopping' in Michigan
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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.

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe approves $26.5 million renovation at main casino
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Saginaw Chippewa Tribe approves $26.5 million renovation at main casino (July 28, 2017)
The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe is embarking on a second gaming expansion project in Michigan.

Nottawaseppi Huron Band praises denial of off-reservation gaming projects
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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
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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.

Tribes in Michigan express concerns about internet gambling legislation
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Tribes in Michigan express concerns about internet gambling legislation (July 13, 2017)
Writing for Online Poker Report, Dave Palermo offers an extensive look at an online gaming bill that has drawn concerns of tribes in Michigan.

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe announces hotel as part of casino expansion
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Saginaw Chippewa Tribe announces hotel as part of casino expansion (June 28, 2017)
The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe is expanding its gaming empire in Michigan.

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community shares $1.3M in gaming revenues
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Keweenaw Bay Indian Community shares $1.3M in gaming revenues (June 14, 2017)
Twice a year, the tribe shares 2 percent of slot machine win with local communities and another 8 percent with the state.

Gun Lake Tribe shares another $6.7M in casino funds in Michigan
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Gun Lake Tribe shares another $6.7M in casino funds in Michigan (June 5, 2017)
Since the Gun Lake Casino opened in 2011, the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians has shared more than $93 million with Michigan.

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community shares update on casino work
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Keweenaw Bay Indian Community shares update on casino work (May 25, 2017)
Work on the two Ojibwa Casinos in Michigan will be completed in 2018 as adjustments are made to the budget for the $40 million effort

Nottawaseppi Huron Band promotes from within for top casino job
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Nottawaseppi Huron Band promotes from within for top casino job (May 16, 2017)
Kathy George, who has worked at FireKeepers Casino Hotel in Michigan for more than five years, is taking on a new role as chief executive officer.

Gun Lake Tribe opens doors to $76M expansion of gaming facility
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Gun Lake Tribe opens doors to $76M expansion of gaming facility (May 3, 2017)
The Gun Lake Casino in Wayland, Michigan, is now nearly double in size.

Gun Lake Tribe eager to defend casino in Supreme Court challenge
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Gun Lake Tribe eager to defend casino in Supreme Court challenge (May 2, 2017)
The nation's highest court has agreed to review a federal law that shields the Michigan tribe's casino from litigation.

Supreme Court brings bad news to tribes by taking up land case
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Supreme Court brings bad news to tribes by taking up land case (May 1, 2017)
The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians has been hoping to leave the legal drama behind but the nation's highest court won't let that happen.

Gun Lake Tribe prepares for grand opening of $76M casino expansion
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Gun Lake Tribe prepares for grand opening of $76M casino expansion (April 28, 2017)
With a long-running lawsuit nearly behind them, the leaders of the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians are preparing for the next chapter in their Indian gaming success story.

Supreme Court relists petition in Gun Lake Tribe gaming land case
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Supreme Court relists petition in Gun Lake Tribe gaming land case (April 25, 2017)
A non-Indian man who lives three miles from the tribe's casino in Michigan is trying to keep his long-running lawsuit alive.

Supreme Court takes no action on long-running tribal land case
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Supreme Court takes no action on long-running tribal land case (April 24, 2017)
The Trump administration and Indian Country will have to wait a little longer to learn the status of the Patchak petition.

Nottawaseppi Huron Band invests casino funds in unique project
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Nottawaseppi Huron Band invests casino funds in unique project (April 20, 2017)
The Fire Hub consists of a restaurant and pantry aimed at helping the community in Battle Creek, Michigan.

Supreme Court declines to hear yet another Indian Country case
Connecticut | Litigation
Supreme Court declines to hear yet another Indian Country case (April 17, 2017)
In a positive move for tribal interests, the nation's highest court refused to reopen a lawsuit that targeted the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation.

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community hiring for $40M casino upgrade project
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Keweenaw Bay Indian Community hiring for $40M casino upgrade project (April 7, 2017)
'If you need a job … come here,' the leader of the Michigan-based tribe said.

Couple charged for bizarre incident at Little Traverse Bay Bands casino
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Couple charged for bizarre incident at Little Traverse Bay Bands casino (January 27, 2017)
The incident began after a woman allegedly urinated on herself on the gaming floor at the Odawa Casino Resort in Michigan.

Sault Tribe claims win on long-delayed off-reservation casino bid
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Sault Tribe claims win on long-delayed off-reservation casino bid (January 26, 2017)
On the last full day of the Obama administration, the Bureau of Indian Affairs opened the door for approval of the project.

Nottawaseppi Huron Band addresses education in new casino deal
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Nottawaseppi Huron Band addresses education in new casino deal (January 5, 2017)
The Michigan Native American Heritage Fund can be used to help schools eliminate harmful mascots.

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community shares $1.5M in casino funds
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Keweenaw Bay Indian Community shares $1.5M in casino funds (December 14, 2016)
Money went to communities in two counties and to the state of Michigan.

Sault Tribe distributes $850K in casino revenue with community
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Sault Tribe distributes $850K in casino revenue with community (December 13, 2016)
In 2016, the total payment came to $1,485,825, slightly higher than last year's distribution.

Little River Band payment puts gaming revenue sharing at $32.1M
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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.

Gun Lake Tribe shares nearly $5.8M in gaming revenue in Michigan
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Gun Lake Tribe shares nearly $5.8M in gaming revenue in Michigan (December 9, 2016)
Gaming continues to be good business for the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians and its neighbors.

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community starts work on casino upgrades
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Keweenaw Bay Indian Community starts work on casino upgrades (December 8, 2016)
The Michigan tribe is spending $40 million to upgrade its facilities in Marquette and Baraga.

Pokagon Band secures approval for alcohol ordinance in Indiana
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Pokagon Band secures approval for alcohol ordinance in Indiana (November 29, 2016)
The tribe is celebrating major milestones as it moves forward with a casino in Indiana.

Pokagon Band secures historic approval to restore homeland in Indiana
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Pokagon Band secures historic approval to restore homeland in Indiana (November 23, 2016)
The tribe is making history with approval of the first land-into-trust application in Indiana.

Bay Mills Indian Community plans to reopen controversial casino
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Bay Mills Indian Community plans to reopen controversial casino (November 21, 2016)
More than two years after winning a major decision from the U.S. Supreme Court, the Michigan tribe appears to reviving the project.

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe shares $3M in gaming revenue with community
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Saginaw Chippewa Tribe shares $3M in gaming revenue with community (November 17, 2016)
The payment to governments and schools represents an increase from the same period in 2015.

Nottawaseppi Huron Band puts casino food to good use at pantry
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Nottawaseppi Huron Band puts casino food to good use at pantry (November 14, 2016)
The Fire Hub in Battle Creek, Michigan, will offer a pantry, a restaurant and space for community gardens.

Sault Tribe worried about gaming plan with change in administration
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Sault Tribe worried about gaming plan with change in administration (November 2, 2016)
The Michigan tribe submitted a land-into-trust application two more years ago and there's no decision in sight.

Michigan tribes share $28.6M in gaming funds with communities
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Michigan tribes share $28.6M in gaming funds with communities (October 31, 2016)
The amount shared in 2015 was 1.8 percent lower than the year prior as some tribes saw declines in their net wins.

Former Nottawaseppi Huron Band employee sentenced for theft
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Former Nottawaseppi Huron Band employee sentenced for theft (August 30, 2016)
John Earl Seiler, 59, admitted he took more than $27,000 from the Michigan tribe's casino hotel.

Grand Traverse Band shares gaming funds with local community
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Grand Traverse Band shares gaming funds with local community (August 25, 2016)
Since 1994, the tribe has shared nearly $34.7 million with communities in a six-county area in Michigan.

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community approves $40M in casino projects
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Keweenaw Bay Indian Community approves $40M in casino projects (August 16, 2016)
The Michigan tribe will be renovating and upgrading its casinos in Marquette and Baraga.

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community heads to vote on casino projects
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Keweenaw Bay Indian Community heads to vote on casino projects (August 12, 2016)
The Michigan tribe is asking voters to approve $40 million in upgrades at two gaming facilities.

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe casino robbery leads to long chase and arrests
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Saginaw Chippewa Tribe casino robbery leads to long chase and arrests (August 10, 2016)
The incident began when a woman was robbed at gunpoint at the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort in Michigan.

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