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NCAI stands with tribes in high-profile gaming dispute in Oklahoma

NCAI stands with tribes in high-profile gaming dispute in Oklahoma (February 18, 2020)

The National Congress of American Indians is throwing its weight behind tribes in Oklahoma as they deal with one of the greatest threats to their sovereignty.

Muscogee (Creek) Nation reopens most of casino after historic flooding

Muscogee (Creek) Nation reopens most of casino after historic flooding (June 24, 2019)

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation welcomed visitors back to its flagship gaming facility nearly a month after being shut down.

Muscogee (Creek) Nation renews lawsuit over desecration of burial ground

Muscogee (Creek) Nation renews lawsuit over desecration of burial ground (June 5, 2019)

A completed casino expansion on Creek territory in Alabama continues to generate friction between two tribes.

Cherokee Nation and Muscogee (Creek) Nation close casinos due to flooding threat

Cherokee Nation and Muscogee (Creek) Nation close casinos due to flooding threat (May 23, 2019)

Rising water levels in the Arkansas River are threatening tribal casinos and tribal businesses in Oklahoma.

Muscogee (Creek) Nation moves foward with charges in criminal case

Muscogee (Creek) Nation moves foward with charges in criminal case (October 3, 2018)

A dispute over gaming on Indian allotments in Oklahoma has spawned a messy mix of litigation in tribal and federal court.

Tribes continue to weigh impact of Supreme Court ruling on sports betting

Tribes continue to weigh impact of Supreme Court ruling on sports betting (May 18, 2018)

Tribes are welcoming the opportunity to engage in sports betting following a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision.

Muscogee Nation plans new gaming development after clearing federal hurdle

Muscogee Nation plans new gaming development after clearing federal hurdle (May 14, 2018)

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation aims to revitalize Lake Eufaula in Oklahoma with a casino, hotel and other development.

Muscogee Nation celebrates grand opening of casino expansion project

Muscogee Nation celebrates grand opening of casino expansion project (April 12, 2018)

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation is welcoming visitors to the newly-expanded Duck Creek Casino in Beggs, Oklahoma.

Kialegee Tribal Town can't sue Muscogee Nation officials for raid of gaming site

Kialegee Tribal Town can't sue Muscogee Nation officials for raid of gaming site (August 30, 2017)

The Kialegee Tribal Town has been dealt another setback in its attempt to open a casino on an Indian allotment in Oklahoma.

Kialegee Tribal Town sues officials of Muscogee Nation for raid of casino site

Kialegee Tribal Town sues officials of Muscogee Nation for raid of casino site (August 24, 2017)

A gaming dispute between the Kialegee Tribal Town and the Muscogee (Creek) Nation continues to escalate with a lawsuit in federal court.

Muscogee Nation seeks to disenroll citizen who leads rival Kialegee Tribal Town

Muscogee Nation seeks to disenroll citizen who leads rival Kialegee Tribal Town (August 18, 2017)

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation is seeking to disenroll one of its citizens because he also holds citizenship in a rival tribe pursuing a contested casino.

Muscogee Nation raids allotment and makes arrest in dispute over casino bid

Muscogee Nation raids allotment and makes arrest in dispute over casino bid (August 17, 2017)

A dispute between the Muscogee Nation and the Kialegee Tribal Town over a potential casino is escalating in Oklahoma.

Kialegee Tribal Town warned not to engage in gaming on allotment in Oklahoma

Kialegee Tribal Town warned not to engage in gaming on allotment in Oklahoma (August 11, 2017)

The Kialegee Tribal Town is firing back at the National Indian Gaming Commission after the federal agency's top attorney questioned plans for a casino.

Kialegee Tribal Town continues to seek employees for casino-related positions

Kialegee Tribal Town continues to seek employees for casino-related positions (August 7, 2017)

The Kialegee Tribal Town appears to be moving forward with plans for a casino on an allotment in Oklahoma despite fierce opposition.

Kialegee Tribal Town faces opposition to potential casino on allotment

Kialegee Tribal Town faces opposition to potential casino on allotment (August 2, 2017)

The Kialegee Tribal Town isn't saying much about plans for a potential casino in Oklahoma but local officials and the Muscogee Nation are taking action.

Kialegee Tribal Town confirms interest in gaming facility on allotment

Kialegee Tribal Town confirms interest in gaming facility on allotment (July 19, 2017)

The Kialegee Tribal Town is once again generating controversy with attempts to open a gaming facility in Oklahoma.

Kialegee Tribal Town aims to approve gaming at allotment in Oklahoma

Kialegee Tribal Town aims to approve gaming at allotment in Oklahoma (July 17, 2017)

It looks like the Kialegee Tribal Town is trying to get back into the casino game by asserting authority at an allotment in Oklahoma.

Muscogee Nation asserts authority at allotment where casino was proposed

Muscogee Nation asserts authority at allotment where casino was proposed (June 19, 2017)

The Muscogee Nation is warning one of its citizens not to engage in gaming on his allotment in Oklahoma.

Jason Salsman: Maybe tribal casinos shouldn't book Adam Sandler

Jason Salsman: Maybe tribal casinos shouldn't book Adam Sandler (April 5, 2017)

‘Here Comes the (Not So) Funny Tour’

Poarch Creeks dispel rumor of casino at new tourist development

Poarch Creeks dispel rumor of casino at new tourist development (November 4, 2016)

The Alabama tribe sees children having fun at a $500 million entertainment destination but locals are thinking about a casino.

Residents worried about potential Class II facility on Indian allotment in Oklahoma

Residents worried about potential Class II facility on Indian allotment in Oklahoma (October 19, 2016)

Steve Bruner, a citizen of the Muscogee Nation, isn't ruling out gaming as he plans a dance hall and restaurant on his land.

Muscogee Nation investigates suspected abduction at casino

Muscogee Nation investigates suspected abduction at casino (October 11, 2016)

Details are sketchy but the incident occurred over the weekend at the River Spirit Casino Resort.

Muscogee Nation hosts grand opening for $365M casino expansion

Muscogee Nation hosts grand opening for $365M casino expansion (August 22, 2016)

The River Spirit Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is about to get a lot bigger.

Leader of Muscogee Nation discloses shortfall in gaming budget

Leader of Muscogee Nation discloses shortfall in gaming budget (August 24, 2015)

Demand for services -- membership has grown 13 percent -- has put a strain on the tribe's revenues, Chief George Tiger said.

Muscogee Nation opposes Class III gaming deal for Poarch Creeks

Muscogee Nation opposes Class III gaming deal for Poarch Creeks (June 15, 2015)

The two tribes have been at odds over the handling of ancestral remains discovered at the site of the Wind Creek Casino and Hotel in Wetumpka, Alabama.

Creek Nation seeks Native workers for $329M casino expansion

Creek Nation seeks Native workers for $329M casino expansion (May 22, 2015)

The Tribal Employment Rights Office will hold a job fair at the River Spirit Event Center on May 28.

Ex-Creek Nation leader who took funds to gamble sentenced

Ex-Creek Nation leader who took funds to gamble sentenced (May 6, 2015)

Roger Dana Barnett, the former second chief, was sentence to 33 months in prison and was ordered to pay restitution and undergo gambling addiction treatment.

Senate set for final vote on NIGC nominee Jonodev Chaudhuri

Senate set for final vote on NIGC nominee Jonodev Chaudhuri (April 16, 2015)

The agency that oversees the $28 billion tribal gaming industry has been without a confirmed leader since September 2013.

Creek Nation leader who took funds to gamble awaits sentence

Creek Nation leader who took funds to gamble awaits sentence (April 3, 2015)

Roger Dana Barnett, the former second chief, admitted he took the money but appears to be reluctant to face punishment.

Supreme Court asked to hear Kialegee Tribal Town gaming case

Supreme Court asked to hear Kialegee Tribal Town gaming case (March 27, 2015)

The tribe dropped plans to build a casino on an Indian allotment but the state of Oklahoma is trying to keep the dispute alive by asking the justices to review a case that's very similar to one they recently decided.

Creek Nation council pushes leader to resign over gaming deal

Creek Nation council pushes leader to resign over gaming deal (March 20, 2015)

Chief George Tiger has defended his decision to sign a deal that promoted another tribe's casino.

Creek Nation council weighs action against chief in casino deal

Creek Nation council weighs action against chief in casino deal (March 19, 2015)

Chief George Tiger continues to face pressure to step down in response to a gaming deal he signed in 2009.

Senate committee approves NIGC nominee Jonodev Chaudhuri

Senate committee approves NIGC nominee Jonodev Chaudhuri (March 19, 2015)

It will now be up to the full Senate to confirm the chairman of the agency that oversees the $28 billion tribal gaming industry.

Muscogee Nation leader faces ouster petition over gaming deal

Muscogee Nation leader faces ouster petition over gaming deal (March 18, 2015)

Chief George Tiger has denied any wrongdoing but tribal members and council leaders are angry.

Creek Nation leader won't resign amid criticism over casino deal

Creek Nation leader won't resign amid criticism over casino deal (March 16, 2015)

Chief George Tiger said the agreement to promote the Kialegee Tribal Town casino was never a secret.

Sen. Barrasso vows fast action on NIGC pick Jonodev Chaudhuri

Sen. Barrasso vows fast action on NIGC pick Jonodev Chaudhuri (March 12, 2015)

A vote on the nomination has been scheduled for next Wednesday, March 18.

Muscogee Nation Council asks chief to resign over gaming deal

Muscogee Nation Council asks chief to resign over gaming deal (March 11, 2015)

The council vote was symbolic but angry tribal members are planning to start a petition to remove George Tiger from office.

NIGC choice to appear before Senate Indian Affairs Committee

NIGC choice to appear before Senate Indian Affairs Committee (March 10, 2015)

Jonodev Chaudhuri serves as vice chair of the National Indian Gaming Commission and also as acting chair since the agency has been without a confirmed leader since September 2013.

Creek Nation leader paid to promote Kialegee Tribal Town casino

Creek Nation leader paid to promote Kialegee Tribal Town casino (March 9, 2015)

Chief George Tiger denies any wrongdoing in signing a deal to work as a consultant for another tribe.

Muscogee Nation set for big job far as part of casino expansion

Muscogee Nation set for big job far as part of casino expansion (March 3, 2015)

Some 5,000 workers will be needed during the two-year construction period.

National Indian Gaming Commission choice gets another hearing

National Indian Gaming Commission choice gets another hearing (February 27, 2015)

Jonodev Chaudhuri, a member of the Muscogee Nation, has been serving as acting chair of the agency that regulates the tribal casino industry.

Muscogee Nation seeks 5000 workers for big casino expansion

Muscogee Nation seeks 5000 workers for big casino expansion (February 26, 2015)

A job fair will be held March 5 at the River Spirit Casino in Tulsa.

Muscogee man appeals conviction over Poarch Creek casino

Muscogee man appeals conviction over Poarch Creek casino (January 14, 2015)

Wayland Gray was trying to bless a burial site when he was arrested and later convicted.

Obama re-submits nomination for Jonodev Chaudhuri at NIGC

Obama re-submits nomination for Jonodev Chaudhuri at NIGC (January 9, 2015)

The Senate failed to take action before the end of the last session of Congress.

Oklahoma reports drop in gaming exclusivity fees from tribes

Oklahoma reports drop in gaming exclusivity fees from tribes (November 21, 2014)

For the first time since 2004, tribes shared fewer revenues with the state.

Muscogee Nation finally starts work on $365M gaming project

Muscogee Nation finally starts work on $365M gaming project (November 20, 2014)

The project includes a 27-story hotel and a new 'Margaritaville' gaming and entertainment complex.

Sen. Tester vows quick action on NIGC pick Jonodev Chaudhuri

Sen. Tester vows quick action on NIGC pick Jonodev Chaudhuri (November 13, 2014)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee spent less than 30 minutes on the nomination.

NIGC nominee Jonodev Chaudhuri gets confirmation hearing

NIGC nominee Jonodev Chaudhuri gets confirmation hearing (November 12, 2014)

The agency has been without a confirmed leader for more than a year.

 Senate Indian Affairs Committee sets hearing on NIGC nominee

Senate Indian Affairs Committee sets hearing on NIGC nominee (November 3, 2014)

Jonodev Chaudhuri is a member of the Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma.

Muscogee Nation wins key permit for $375M casino expansion

Muscogee Nation wins key permit for $375M casino expansion (October 16, 2014)

The tribe anticipates an opening for a 27-story hotel and Margaritaville venue sometime in 2016.