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Nottawaseppi Huron Band invests casino funds in unique projectFiled Under: Openings and Closings | Public Relations
Nottawaseppi Huron Band invests casino funds in unique project
Posted: 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 caseFiled Under: Connecticut | Litigation
Supreme Court declines to hear yet another Indian Country case
Posted: 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 projectFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community hiring for $40M casino upgrade project
Posted: 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 casinoFiled Under: Public Relations
Couple charged for bizarre incident at Little Traverse Bay Bands casino
Posted: 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 bidFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Sault Tribe claims win on long-delayed off-reservation casino bid
Posted: 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 dealFiled Under: Compacts | Federal Register | Public Relations
Nottawaseppi Huron Band addresses education in new casino deal
Posted: 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 fundsFiled Under: Compacts | Openings and Closings
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community shares $1.5M in casino funds
Posted: December 14, 2016
Money went to communities in two counties and to the state of Michigan.

Sault Tribe distributes $850K in casino revenue with communityFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts
Sault Tribe distributes $850K in casino revenue with community
Posted: 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 $32.1MFiled Under: Compacts
Little River Band payment puts gaming revenue sharing at $32.1M
Posted: 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 MichiganFiled Under: Compacts
Gun Lake Tribe shares nearly $5.8M in gaming revenue in Michigan
Posted: 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 upgradesFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community starts work on casino upgrades
Posted: 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 IndianaFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Federal Register | Land Acquisitions
Pokagon Band secures approval for alcohol ordinance in Indiana
Posted: 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 IndianaFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Pokagon Band secures historic approval to restore homeland in Indiana
Posted: 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 casinoFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Bay Mills Indian Community plans to reopen controversial casino
Posted: 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 communityFiled Under: Compacts | Public Relations
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe shares $3M in gaming revenue with community
Posted: 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 pantryFiled Under: Openings and Closings | Public Relations
Nottawaseppi Huron Band puts casino food to good use at pantry
Posted: 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 administrationFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Sault Tribe worried about gaming plan with change in administration
Posted: 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 communitiesFiled Under: Compacts | Public Relations
Michigan tribes share $28.6M in gaming funds with communities
Posted: 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 theftFiled Under: Public Relations
Former Nottawaseppi Huron Band employee sentenced for theft
Posted: 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 communityFiled Under: Public Relations
Grand Traverse Band shares gaming funds with local community
Posted: 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 projectsFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community approves $40M in casino projects
Posted: 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 projectsFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community heads to vote on casino projects
Posted: 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 arrestsFiled Under: Public Relations
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe casino robbery leads to long chase and arrests
Posted: August 10, 2016
The incident began when a woman was robbed at gunpoint at the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort in Michigan.

Pokagon Band debuts expansion of gaming facility in MichiganFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Openings and Closings
Pokagon Band debuts expansion of gaming facility in Michigan
Posted: July 22, 2016
The Four Winds Dowagiac has grown to accommodate more slot machines and table games.

John Schneider: New Little Traverse casino is underwhelmingFiled Under: Openings and Closings | Opinion
John Schneider: New Little Traverse casino is underwhelming
Posted: July 21, 2016
Did you notice all the fanfare associated with the grand opening, around Memorial Day, of the new Odawa Casino in Mackinaw City?

Hannahville Indian Community names new casino golf courseFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Hannahville Indian Community names new casino golf course
Posted: July 20, 2016
Sage Run will serve as a complement to the Sweetgrass Golf Club at the tribe's casino in Michigan.

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community schedules vote on casino plansFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community schedules vote on casino plans
Posted: July 15, 2016
The tribe is looking to spend $40 million to upgrade two casinos in Michigan.

Federal appeals court backs Gun Lake Tribe land-into-trust lawFiled Under: Legislation | Litigation
Federal appeals court backs Gun Lake Tribe land-into-trust law
Posted: July 15, 2016
Congress has the power to ratify land-into-trust acquisitions, a move that protects the Michigan tribe from litigation.

Gun Lake Tribe seeks to hire more employees for growing casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Gun Lake Tribe seeks to hire more employees for growing casino
Posted: July 14, 2016
The tribe has embarked on a $76 million expansion of its casino in Michigan.

Grand Traverse Band casino employees credited with saving lifeFiled Under: Public Relations
Grand Traverse Band casino employees credited with saving life
Posted: July 1, 2016
Frank Sams, a 61-year-old tribal member, collapsed after suffering a heart attack at the casino in Michigan.

Supreme Court takes a pass on tribal labor sovereignty disputeFiled Under: Litigation
Supreme Court takes a pass on tribal labor sovereignty dispute
Posted: 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 revenuesFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts
Little River Band credited with sharing $30M in gaming revenues
Posted: 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 disputeFiled Under: California | Legislation | Litigation
Supreme Court deals setback to tribes in labor sovereignty dispute
Posted: 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.

Pokagon Band sees major progress on casino project in IndianaFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Pokagon Band sees major progress on casino project in Indiana
Posted: June 21, 2016
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has issued the final environmental impact statement for the project in South Bend, Indiana.

Sault Ste. Marie Tribe anxious for off-reservation casino decisionFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Sault Ste. Marie Tribe anxious for off-reservation casino decision
Posted: June 16, 2016
The tribe has been waiting for an answer from the Bureau of Indian Affairs for two years.

Spokane Tribe joins small group with off-reservation casino rulingFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Spokane Tribe joins small group with off-reservation casino ruling
Posted: June 9, 2016
Off-reservation casino proposals generate a lot of controversy but they are still exceedingly rare in Indian Country.

Little Traverse Bay Bands open doors to Class II gaming facilityFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Little Traverse Bay Bands open doors to Class II gaming facility
Posted: May 25, 2016
The 5,000 square-foot Odawa Casino in Mackinaw City, Michigan, features 120 electronic gaming machines.

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

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community sees support for new casino siteFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community sees support for new casino site
Posted: May 10, 2016
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) won't reconsider his stance but one local lawmaker is supporting the relocation of the Ojibwa Casino.

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community asked to resubmit casino projectFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community asked to resubmit casino project
Posted: May 6, 2016
The tribe has been pursuing the casino since 2006 but Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) won't agree to it.

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community fails to sell governor on casino Filed Under: Casino Stalker
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community fails to sell governor on casino
Posted: May 4, 2016
The tribe wants to relocate a casino to a site that's actually closer to the reservation but Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) is standing firm against it.

Pokagon Band to debut casino expansion project by end of yearFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Pokagon Band to debut casino expansion project by end of year
Posted: April 27, 2016
The Four Winds Dowagiac will grow by 2,700 square-feet to make way for more slot machines and table games.

Pokagon Band touts $248M in economic impacts fueled by gaming enterpriseFiled Under: Public Relations
Pokagon Band touts $248M in economic impacts fueled by gaming enterprise
Posted: April 25, 2016
Gaming has been good for the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and the tribe's surrounding communities in Michigan and Indiana.

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe reopens casino after two bomb threatsFiled Under: Openings and Closings | Public Relations
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe reopens casino after two bomb threats
Posted: April 22, 2016
Two bomb threats were phoned in to the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, on Thursday night.

Gun Lake Tribe shares $88M in gaming revenues with communityFiled Under: Compacts | Openings and Closings
Gun Lake Tribe shares $88M in gaming revenues with community
Posted: April 19, 2016
The Gun Lake Casino has been a boom to local communities and the state of Michigan.

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community revives off-reservation casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community revives off-reservation casino
Posted: April 19, 2016
The tribe wants to relocate the Ojibwa Casino in Marquette. Michigan, to a site that's actually closer to its reservation.

Ex-employee of Grand Traverse Band blames theft on gambling addictionFiled Under: Regulation
Ex-employee of Grand Traverse Band blames theft on gambling addiction
Posted: April 13, 2016
Michael Gerard Buchanan admitted that he purchased electronic equipment using tribal funds and sold the items without authorization.

Pokagon Band wins local support for Indiana casino agreementFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Pokagon Band wins local support for Indiana casino agreement
Posted: April 12, 2016
The memorandum of understanding calls on the city of South Bend to support the tribe's land-into-trust application.

Gun Lake Tribe to nearly double size of casino with $76M projectFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Gun Lake Tribe to nearly double size of casino with $76M project
Posted: April 12, 2016
The addition to the Gun Lake Casino in Michigan will debut in the summer of 2017.

Tribes in Oregon clash over Class II off-reservation casino planFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Tribes in Oregon clash over Class II off-reservation casino plan
Posted: April 11, 2016
The Coquille Tribe is already facing opposition from the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe and now Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (D) has stepped into the fray.

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