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'I don't think he can spell sovereignty': Oklahoma governor faces fire in high-profile gaming dispute

'I don't think he can spell sovereignty': Oklahoma governor faces fire in high-profile gaming dispute (February 20, 2020)

Tribal leaders ripped Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt (R) to shreds in a blockbuster story that raises significant doubts about the Cherokee ancestry of the state's top executive.

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.

John Berrey: Oklahoma governor threatens tribal economies

John Berrey: Oklahoma governor threatens tribal economies (January 1, 2020)

The Oklahoma governor’s actions have begun threatening the stability of tribal gaming, and thereby the revenue bases of tribal governments and the countless gaming industry jobs across the state that provide livelihoods to Oklahomans.

Oklahoma tribes compete for commercial casino in Arkansas

Oklahoma tribes compete for commercial casino in Arkansas (November 25, 2019)

The Cherokee Nation and the Choctaw Nation continue to compete for a commercial casino in Arkansas, where one of their fellow tribes is already up and running.

Quapaw Nation debuts casino on ancestral territory in Arkansas

Quapaw Nation debuts casino on ancestral territory in Arkansas (October 1, 2019)

The Quapaw Nation is paying tribute to one of its chiefs with a commercial casino in Arkansas.

Quapaw Nation announces groundbreaking for casino on ancestral territory

Quapaw Nation announces groundbreaking for casino on ancestral territory (July 29, 2019)

The Quapaw Nation plans to open a casino resort in Arkansas next spring but gaming machines will debut much sooner.

Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Battle brews over gaming compacts

Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Battle brews over gaming compacts (July 15, 2019)

Tribes have already shared more than $1.2 billion in gaming revenues with the state of Oklahoma and the new governor wants more.

Quapaw Nation returns home with gaming project in Arkansas

Quapaw Nation returns home with gaming project in Arkansas (June 13, 2019)

The Quapaw Nation has won approval to open a commercial casino on ancestral territory in Arkansas.

Quapaw Nation ready to break ground on commercial casino in Arkansas

Quapaw Nation ready to break ground on commercial casino in Arkansas (February 25, 2019)

The Saracen Casino Resort, named for a Quapaw leader, could be open in less than a year.

Quapaw Nation reaches deal to sell land as it pursues casino in Arkansas

Quapaw Nation reaches deal to sell land as it pursues casino in Arkansas (January 16, 2019)

The Quapaw Nation plans to sell some of its land in Arkansas now that its gaming dreams are finally being realized.

Quapaw Nation awaits decision on gaming license in Arkansas

Quapaw Nation awaits decision on gaming license in Arkansas (December 12, 2018)

The Quapaw Nation is planning to build a commercial casino in an area of Arkansas where the tribe has long connections.

Quapaw Nation wins endorsement to operate commercial casino in Arkansas

Quapaw Nation wins endorsement to operate commercial casino in Arkansas (December 4, 2018)

The Quapaw Nation is returning home to Arkansas with a project named after Chief Saracen.

Quapaw Nation moves forward with casino bid after victory at polls

Quapaw Nation moves forward with casino bid after victory at polls (November 8, 2018)

In just two years, the Quapaw Nation could be opening a casino named in honor of a chief who was laid to rest in Arkansas.

Cherokee Nation and Quapaw Tribe secure victory with gaming initiative

Cherokee Nation and Quapaw Tribe secure victory with gaming initiative (November 7, 2018)

After spending nearly $6 million on a ballot initiative, two tribes based in Oklahoma have emerged victorious in Arkansas.

Cherokee Nation and Quapaw Tribe spend nearly $6 million on gaming campaign

Cherokee Nation and Quapaw Tribe spend nearly $6 million on gaming campaign (October 31, 2018)

The Cherokee Nation and the Quapaw Tribe will soon find out whether voters in Arkansas will approve their gaming campaign.

Cherokee Nation and Quapaw Tribe continue to donate big to campaign

Cherokee Nation and Quapaw Tribe continue to donate big to campaign (October 16, 2018)

Two tribes with experience in gaming are working together in hopes of legalizing casinos in Arkansas..

Tribes still need more signatures in push for casinos in Arkansas

Tribes still need more signatures in push for casinos in Arkansas (July 26, 2018)

After spending more than $1.2 million, the Cherokee Nation and the Quapaw Tribe have come up short in Arkansas.

Cherokee Nation and Quapaw Tribe spend big on casino push in Arkansas

Cherokee Nation and Quapaw Tribe spend big on casino push in Arkansas (July 17, 2018)

The Cherokee Nation and the Quapaw Tribe have spent more than $1.2 million to boost gaming efforts in Arkansas.

Quapaw Tribe sees another setback with gaming bid in Arkansas

Quapaw Tribe sees another setback with gaming bid in Arkansas (March 14, 2018)

A gaming initiative that could help the Quapaw Tribe return to its homelands in Arkansas has seen another setback.

Quapaw Tribe joins partnership to authorize up to three casinos in Arkansas

Quapaw Tribe joins partnership to authorize up to three casinos in Arkansas (January 9, 2018)

The Quapaw Tribe is hoping to bring gaming to Arkansas, its ancestral homeland.

Supreme Court brings good news to Quapaw Tribe in restoration of homelands case

Supreme Court brings good news to Quapaw Tribe in restoration of homelands case (December 11, 2017)

The U.S. Supreme Court has brought some good news to the Quapaw Tribe, whose casino expansion plans have been held up the state of Kansas.

Kansas asks Supreme Court to overturn ruling in Quapaw Tribe homeland case

Kansas asks Supreme Court to overturn ruling in Quapaw Tribe homeland case (October 10, 2017)

The state of Kansas is trying to keep the Quapaw Tribe from expanding its casino with a last-ditch appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Quapaw Tribe wins decision favoring restoration of homelands in Kansas

Quapaw Tribe wins decision favoring restoration of homelands in Kansas (June 29, 2017)

A federal appeals court has dealt a blow to the state of Kansas in its attempt to prevent the Quapaw Tribe from expanding a casino onto ancestral territory.

Wyandotte Nation casino theft suspect arrested after manhunt

Wyandotte Nation casino theft suspect arrested after manhunt (June 6, 2017)

A manhunt involving tribal, local and state police led to the capture of a casino theft suspect in northeastern Oklahoma.

Oklahoma Tribal Gaming Regulators Association elects vice chair

Oklahoma Tribal Gaming Regulators Association elects vice chair (November 16, 2016)

Jean Ann Blalock, a member of the Quapaw Tribe, was sworn into her position during the organization's fall meeting.

Quapaw Tribe starts own coffee brand to serve casino patrons

Quapaw Tribe starts own coffee brand to serve casino patrons (November 10, 2016)

Downstream Casino Resort serves more than 2 million cups of coffee a year so creating the brand was a logical step.

Quapaw Tribe arrests suspect for methamphetamine at casino

Quapaw Tribe arrests suspect for methamphetamine at casino (June 21, 2016)

A suspect was found with four ounces of methamphetamine at the Downstream Casino Resort.

Quapaw Tribe not worried about another Cherokee Nation casino

Quapaw Tribe not worried about another Cherokee Nation casino (April 13, 2016)

The Cherokee Nation continues to expand its gaming empire in Oklahoma.

Security guards at Wyandotte Nation casino saved patron's life

Security guards at Wyandotte Nation casino saved patron's life (March 29, 2016)

Three employees put their CPR and AED training to use when a patron fell unconscious on the gaming floor on March 19.

Quapaw Tribe blames non-Indian track for opposition in Arkansas

Quapaw Tribe blames non-Indian track for opposition in Arkansas (March 4, 2016)

Chairman John Berrey has repeatedly disavowed plans to open a casino on its ancestral reservation but local officials remain skeptical.

Quapaw Tribe concedes loss in casino compact lawsuit in Kansas

Quapaw Tribe concedes loss in casino compact lawsuit in Kansas (March 2, 2016)

The state has asserted sovereign immunity and the tribe agrees that its lawsuit should be dismissed.

Quapaw Tribe seeks to acquire more ancestral land in Arkansas

Quapaw Tribe seeks to acquire more ancestral land in Arkansas (February 18, 2016)

Chairman John Berrey is again disclaiming plans for a casino but local officials are wary of entering into any agreements with the tribe.

Quapaw Tribe hits snag in agreement for ancestral Arkansas land

Quapaw Tribe hits snag in agreement for ancestral Arkansas land (January 21, 2016)

Chairman John Berrey has repeatedly promised that the tribe doesn't want to build a casino on a 160-acre site in Little Rock.

Quapaw Tribe sues Kansas to force gaming compact negotiations

Quapaw Tribe sues Kansas to force gaming compact negotiations (January 20, 2016)

The tribe plans to expand the Downstream Casino Resort onto its trust land in Kansas but needs a compact in order to offer slot machines and other Class III games.

Kansas appeals ruling in Quapaw Tribe casino expansion lawsuit

Kansas appeals ruling in Quapaw Tribe casino expansion lawsuit (January 19, 2016)

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals will be hearing a dispute that tests the $15 million expansion of the Downstream Casino Resort.

Quapaw Tribe secures dismissal of lawsuit over casino site in Kansas

Quapaw Tribe secures dismissal of lawsuit over casino site in Kansas (December 18, 2015)

The tribe plans to spend $15 million to expand the Downstream Casino Resort onto trust land in Kansas.

Quapaw Tribe works on agreement for ancestral Arkansas land

Quapaw Tribe works on agreement for ancestral Arkansas land (November 10, 2015)

Chairman John Berrey has repeatedly pledged not to pursue gaming on its former reservation in present-day Little Rock.

Quapaw Tribe still vows no casino on ancestral land in Arkansas

Quapaw Tribe still vows no casino on ancestral land in Arkansas (November 3, 2015)

Chairman John Berrey has been willing to sign a no-casino pledge although it's not clear whether it would be enforceable.

Quapaw Tribe still willing to sign no-casino pledge in Arkansas

Quapaw Tribe still willing to sign no-casino pledge in Arkansas (August 31, 2015)

Local officials said Chairman John Berrey hasn't followed up on his offer but he's planning on arranging meetings soon.

Quapaw Tribe not rushing into expansion of casino on Kansas land

Quapaw Tribe not rushing into expansion of casino on Kansas land (August 25, 2015)

Chairman John Berrey anticipates the Downstream Casino Resort will expand into Kansas in the new three to four years.

Quapaw Tribe denies claim of work on Kansas casino expansion

Quapaw Tribe denies claim of work on Kansas casino expansion (August 5, 2015)

Equipment seen at the Downstream Casino Resort was there for carpet replacement, not for construction.

Quapaw Tribe casino expansion faces opposition from tribes

Quapaw Tribe casino expansion faces opposition from tribes (July 20, 2015)

The Iowa Tribe and the Sac and Fox Nation want to join a lawsuit filed by the state of Kansas in federal court.

Quapaw Tribe willing to sign agreement barring Arkansas casino

Quapaw Tribe willing to sign agreement barring Arkansas casino (July 13, 2015)

The tribe's land-into-trust application for 160 acres near Little Rock has been met with significant controversy in the state.

Quapaw Tribe sees more opposition to Arkansas land-into-trust

Quapaw Tribe sees more opposition to Arkansas land-into-trust (July 10, 2015)

Four members of the state's Congressional delegation -- including two who have received contributions from the tribe -- want the Bureau of Indian Affairs to deny the application.

Quapaw Tribe faces competition from Kansas commercial casino

Quapaw Tribe faces competition from Kansas commercial casino (June 24, 2015)

The Kansas Crossing Casino will be located about 30 miles south of the tribe's Downstream Casino Resort.

Quapaw Tribe requests dismissal of lawsuit over casino expansion

Quapaw Tribe requests dismissal of lawsuit over casino expansion (June 16, 2015)

The tribe and its leaders are claiming sovereign immunity in a lawsuit filed by the state of Kansas.

Quapaw Tribe blames non-Indian track in Arkansas for opposition

Quapaw Tribe blames non-Indian track in Arkansas for opposition (June 8, 2015)

Local officials have raised concerns about a casino even though Chairman John Berrey has repeatedly insisted there aren't plans for one.

Kansas seeks more time to respond in Quapaw Tribe casino case

Kansas seeks more time to respond in Quapaw Tribe casino case (June 5, 2015)

Attorney General Derek Schmidt said he needs to conduct 'extensive' legal research amid a looming furlough for state employees.

NIGC seeks dismissal of suit over Quapaw Tribe casino expansion

NIGC seeks dismissal of suit over Quapaw Tribe casino expansion (June 3, 2015)

The state of Kansas is trying to stop the tribe from moving forward with a $15 million expansion of the Downstream Casino Resort.

Quapaw Tribe looks to dispel concerns about casino in Arkansas

Quapaw Tribe looks to dispel concerns about casino in Arkansas (May 27, 2015)

Chairman John Berrey said the tribe's land-into-trust application for an ancestral site is about cultural preservation, not gaming.