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Kansas asks Supreme Court to overturn ruling in Quapaw Tribe homeland case
Land Acquisitions | Litigation | NIGC | Openings & Closings
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
Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Openings & Closings
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
Public Relations
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
Meetings | Regulation
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
Public Relations
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
Public Relations
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
Openings & Closings
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
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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
Land Acquisitions
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
Compacts | Litigation | Openings & Closings
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
Land Acquisitions
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
Land Acquisitions
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
Compacts | Litigation
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
Land Acquisitions | Litigation | NIGC
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
Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | Litigation | NIGC
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
Land Acquisitions | Litigation
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
Land Acquisitions
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
Land Acquisitions
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
Compacts | Litigation | Openings & Closings
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
Litigation | NIGC | Openings & Closings
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
Litigation | NIGC | Openings & Closings
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
Land Acquisitions
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
Land Acquisitions | NIGC
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
Regulation
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
Litigation | NIGC
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
Land Acquisitions | Public Relations
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
Litigation | NIGC | Openings & Closings
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
Litigation | NIGC | Openings & Closings
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
Land Acquisitions
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.

John Berrey: Governor in Kansas turns back on Quapaw Tribe
Litigation | Opinion
John Berrey: Governor in Kansas turns back on Quapaw Tribe (May 19, 2015)
The 1988 Indian Gaming Regulatory Act is very clear – the state of Kansas has an obligation to negotiate in good faith a gaming compact.

Quapaw Tribe still facing questions about casino in Arkansas
Land Acquisitions | NIGC
Quapaw Tribe still facing questions about casino in Arkansas (May 13, 2015)
Chairman John Berrey has insisted a casino is not in the works for ancestral land in Little Rock, the state capital.

Editorial: State needs assurances from Quapaw Tribe on gaming
Land Acquisitions | Openings & Closings
Editorial: State needs assurances from Quapaw Tribe on gaming (April 23, 2015)
The tribe has no plans for a casino in Central Arkansas, so why not put a conservation easement on the 160 acres?

Quapaw Tribe aims to dispel concerns about casino in Arkansas
Land Acquisitions | Litigation | NIGC | Openings & Closings
Quapaw Tribe aims to dispel concerns about casino in Arkansas (April 21, 2015)
Chairman John Berrey has been meeting with local officials to discuss the tribe's land-into-trust application.

Kansas seeks injunction to stop Quapaw Tribe gaming expansion
Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Openings & Closings
Kansas seeks injunction to stop Quapaw Tribe gaming expansion (April 17, 2015)
Individual tribal leaders, including Chairman John Berrey, have been added to the state's lawsuit as defendants.

Quapaw Tribe faces opposition over possible casino in Arkansas
Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | NIGC
Quapaw Tribe faces opposition over possible casino in Arkansas (April 16, 2015)
Some local officials want the tribe to state that it won't use the land in Little Rock for gaming but that wouldn't necessarily bar a casino in the future.

Quapaw Tribe did not include casino on land-into-trust request
Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Quapaw Tribe did not include casino on land-into-trust request (March 26, 2015)
Chairman John Berrey told the Bureau of Indian Affairs that there are no plans to change the use of the land.

Quapaw Tribe insists a casino isn't focus of Arkansas land plan
Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | NIGC
Quapaw Tribe insists a casino isn't focus of Arkansas land plan (March 25, 2015)
The tribe has filed a land-into-trust application for 160 acres of its former reservation.

Quapaw Tribe faces opposition to potential casino in Arkansas
Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Quapaw Tribe faces opposition to potential casino in Arkansas (March 24, 2015)
The mayor of Little Rock is among those who are questioning whether a casino is right for the area.

Quapaw Tribe open to casino on historic homeland in Arkansas
Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | NIGC
Quapaw Tribe open to casino on historic homeland in Arkansas (March 23, 2015)
The tribe still needs to clear the land-into-trust process and would need to negotiate a Class III gaming compact.

Quapaw Tribe promises fight to protect casino rights in Kansas
Business Deals | Compacts | Litigation | NIGC
Quapaw Tribe promises fight to protect casino rights in Kansas (March 19, 2015)
The tribe is withdrawing from a commercial gaming project in order to concentrate on a new battle over its expansion plans.

Kansas sues over gaming land determination for Quapaw Tribe
Litigation | NIGC | Openings & Closings
Kansas sues over gaming land determination for Quapaw Tribe (March 10, 2015)
The state claims the tribe promised not to use the land for gaming if it was placed in trust.

Quapaw Tribe proposes $110M 'Emerald City' casino in Kansas
Casino Stalker | Regulation
Quapaw Tribe proposes $110M 'Emerald City' casino in Kansas (February 24, 2015)
The tribe and its partner plan to build the commercial facility in two phases.

Quapaw Tribe slams casino expansion opposition as 'anti-Indian'
NIGC | Openings & Closings
Quapaw Tribe slams casino expansion opposition as 'anti-Indian' (February 11, 2015)
The tribe plans to spend $15 million to expand the Downstream Casino Resort onto trust land in Kansas.

County opposes expansion of Quapaw Tribe casino into Kansas
NIGC | Openings & Closings
County opposes expansion of Quapaw Tribe casino into Kansas (February 10, 2015)
A county claims the tribe promised not to use the land for gaming.

Deadline extended for commercial casino eyed by Quapaw Tribe
Casino Stalker | Regulation
Deadline extended for commercial casino eyed by Quapaw Tribe (December 18, 2014)
The tribe and its partner want to turn a defunct racetrack into a casino.

Kansas attorney general questions Quapaw Tribe's gaming plans
NIGC | Openings & Closings
Kansas attorney general questions Quapaw Tribe's gaming plans (December 10, 2014)
The tribe plans to build a $15 million casino expansion on newly acquired land in Kansas.

Quapaw Tribe to expand gaming facility into ancestral territory
Compacts | Land Acquisitions | NIGC | Openings & Closings
Quapaw Tribe to expand gaming facility into ancestral territory (December 5, 2014)
The tribe has secured a favorable land determination from the National Indian Gaming Commission.

Quapaw Tribe faces even more competition for casino in Kansas
Casino Stalker
Quapaw Tribe faces even more competition for casino in Kansas (November 25, 2014)
Three groups, including the tribe, are now planning to bid on the sole commercial casino license.

Quapaw Tribe faces competition for Kansas commercial casino
Business Deals | Casino Stalker
Quapaw Tribe faces competition for Kansas commercial casino (October 30, 2014)
One license for the southeastern region of Kansas is up for grabs.

Quapaw Tribe expands agricultural program at casino restaurant
Public Relations
Quapaw Tribe expands agricultural program at casino restaurant (September 12, 2014)
The tribe is bringing about 140 Angus cattle to a farm near the casino.

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