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Tribes continue to share gaming revenues in Oklahoma despite dispute with governor

Tribes continue to share gaming revenues in Oklahoma despite dispute with governor (March 9, 2020)

Tribes in Oklahoma continue to share Class III gaming revenues with the state even though the Republican governor claims their agreements expired on January 1.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe loses appeal in homelands case

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe loses appeal in homelands case (March 2, 2020)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe isn't giving up despite a negative ruling from a federal appeals court.

Pokagon Band shares another $860,000 in gaming revenues in Indiana

Pokagon Band shares another $860,000 in gaming revenues in Indiana (February 19, 2020)

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians continues a unique arrangement that began under former mayor Pete Buttigieg, who is now a leading Democratic candidate for president.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe stands alone in battle for homelands

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe stands alone in battle for homelands (January 30, 2020)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is heading to court to defend the status of its reservation in Massachusetts.

Republican leader agrees with tribes in gaming compact dispute

Republican leader agrees with tribes in gaming compact dispute (January 29, 2020)

A key Republican lawmaker is siding with tribes in an ongoing Class III gaming compact dispute in Oklahoma.

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe turns to Congress after hitting end of road at Supreme Court

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe turns to Congress after hitting end of road at Supreme Court (January 27, 2020)

The Alabama-Coushatta Tribe won't be able to argue for its gaming rights at the nation's highest court.

National Indian Gaming Commission gains a new leader for the Trump era

National Indian Gaming Commission gains a new leader for the Trump era (November 25, 2019)

The National Indian Gaming Commission has a Republican-chosen chairman for the first time in nearly a decade.

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe asks Supreme Court to hear sovereignty case

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe asks Supreme Court to hear sovereignty case (October 1, 2019)

The Alabama-Coushatta Tribe is turning to the nation's highest court for help with its disputed casino in Texas.

Pueblo of Santa Ana issues statement to 'disavow' connection to Donald Trump rally

Pueblo of Santa Ana issues statement to 'disavow' connection to Donald Trump rally (September 16, 2019)

The Pueblo of Santa Ana wants everyone to know that the tribe has nothing to do with Donald Trump's visit to New Mexico.

Tribes in Texas take a big step forward for their inherent sovereignty

Tribes in Texas take a big step forward for their inherent sovereignty (July 24, 2019)

A bill recognizing the inherent rights of two tribes in Texas is slated for passage in the U.S. House of Representatives.

President Trump's Indian gaming pick up for confirmation hearing

President Trump's Indian gaming pick up for confirmation hearing (July 23, 2019)

Donald Trump was openly hostile to tribes when he was in the casino business. Now he gets to pick the federal official overseeing the Indian gaming industry.

Trump nominates new leader for National Indian Gaming Commission

Trump nominates new leader for National Indian Gaming Commission (June 25, 2019)

President Donald Trump, who has been hostile to tribal casinos, is getting a chance to remake the federal agency overseeing the Indian gaming industry.

House committee advances bill recognizing sovereign rights of tribes in Texas

House committee advances bill recognizing sovereign rights of tribes in Texas (June 21, 2019)

A bipartisan bill placing two tribes in Texas on the same footing as just about every other Indian nation when it comes to gaming is moving forward.

Gun Lake Tribe shares another $8.2 million in gaming revenues in Michigan

Gun Lake Tribe shares another $8.2 million in gaming revenues in Michigan (June 4, 2019)

Gaming continues to be good business for the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians and its neighbors in Michigan.

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe sues Trump administration over stalled casino

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe sues Trump administration over stalled casino (May 29, 2019)

Is a prominent Republican lawmaker from California holding back the Timbisha Shoshone Tribe?

Open Secrets: Lobbyists rely on Trump administration to block tribal projects

Open Secrets: Lobbyists rely on Trump administration to block tribal projects (May 23, 2019)

Non-Indian interests have hired lobbyists close to President Donald Trump in hopes of derailing tribes. The strategy appears to be working.

Catawba Nation continues to see opposition to casino on homelands

Catawba Nation continues to see opposition to casino on homelands (May 21, 2019)

From religious groups to a rival tribe, the Catawba Nation is facing hurdles as it pursues a casino in North Carolina.

Pauma Band hits end of the line with labor sovereignty case

Pauma Band hits end of the line with labor sovereignty case (May 20, 2019)

It wasn't all good news from the U.S. Supreme Court as the Pauma Band of Luiseño Indians was turned away in a closely-watched labor sovereignty case.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe welcomes movement on bill to protect homelands

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe welcomes movement on bill to protect homelands (May 2, 2019)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is seeing progress on a bill to protect its reservation from being taken out of trust.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe welcomes movement on bill to keep reservation in trust

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe welcomes movement on bill to keep reservation in trust (March 19, 2019)

The federal government hasn't taken a tribe's trust land out of trust since the termination era but it could happen in the Trump administration.

Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act rears its controversial head again

Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act rears its controversial head again (January 29, 2019)

A bill to exempt tribes and their casinos from federal labor law continues to draw support Indian Country but the political landscape has changed.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe welcomes introduction of homelands legislation

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe welcomes introduction of homelands legislation (January 9, 2019)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is in danger of seeing its homelands taken out of trust for the first time since the termination era.

Pamunkey Tribe sees support for gaming development in Virginia

Pamunkey Tribe sees support for gaming development in Virginia (December 6, 2018)

According to a new poll, 64 percent of voters want to see the Pamunkey Tribe open a casino.

Tribes and sovereignty still don't mix when it comes to labor laws

Tribes and sovereignty still don't mix when it comes to labor laws (May 4, 2018)

Efforts by Indian Country to assert sovereignty over labor laws are failing in the courts, not just in the halls of Congress.

Ho-Chunk Nation still waiting for movement on off-reservation casino

Ho-Chunk Nation still waiting for movement on off-reservation casino (April 24, 2018)

It's been more than five years since the Ho-Chunk Nation has since action on its off-reservation casino. What gives?

Chickasaw Nation spends big on lobbying for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act

Chickasaw Nation spends big on lobbying for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (April 17, 2018)

The Chickasaw Nation already enjoys an exemption from federal labor law but has been spending big in order to help the rest of Indian Country.

Senate places controversial Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act on schedule

Senate places controversial Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act on schedule (April 16, 2018)

All eyes are on the Senate as the chamber takes up the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act for the first time.

Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act remains in limbo without action in Senate

Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act remains in limbo without action in Senate (April 12, 2018)

Tribes are reportedly 'furious' with a key Democrat as the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act remains in limbo in the 115th Congress.

Tule River Tribe headed to D.C. to lobby for off-reservation casino

Tule River Tribe headed to D.C. to lobby for off-reservation casino (March 22, 2018)

The Tule River Tribe is bringing its off-reservation casino proposal to a top Republican lawmaker in Washington, D.C.

Rep. Cole seeks to add Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act to funding bill

Rep. Cole seeks to add Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act to funding bill (March 12, 2018)

Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma) is hoping to add the controversial Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act to a must-pass spending bill.

Tribes looking for more support to pass controversial sovereignty bill

Tribes looking for more support to pass controversial sovereignty bill (February 14, 2018)

Tribes are not quite there when it comes to a controversial bill that recognizes their sovereignty over labor unions. An anticipated vote has been delayed on Capitol Hill.

Candidate vows to approve Ho-Chunk Nation off-reservation casino

Candidate vows to approve Ho-Chunk Nation off-reservation casino (February 8, 2018)

A decision is still far away but a candidate for governor in Wisconsin says he will approve an off-reservation casino for the Ho-Chunk Nation.

Story links National Indian Gaming Association to GOP workshop

Story links National Indian Gaming Association to GOP workshop (January 30, 2018)

It looks like the National Indian Gaming Association is being drawn into ongoing spat between a new Republican lawmaker and a newspaper.

Massachusetts casino under review after report of top executive's sexual misconduct

Massachusetts casino under review after report of top executive's sexual misconduct (January 29, 2018)

A commercial casino in Massachusetts is being reviewed after The Wall Street Journal reported on numerous claims of sexual misconduct by mogul Steve Wynn.

Vote anticipated in February on bill with Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act

Vote anticipated in February on bill with Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (January 22, 2018)

A final vote on a bill to exempt tribal casinos from federal labor law is expected in February, around the same time tribal leaders are in Washington, D.C.

Republican sponsor of Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act benefits from gaming interests

Republican sponsor of Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act benefits from gaming interests (January 12, 2018)

Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Indiana) has received more than $163,000 in donations from Indian gaming interests since 2015

Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act reportedly moves closer to passage in Senate

Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act reportedly moves closer to passage in Senate (July 25, 2017)

Could 2017 finally be the year for the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act?

Trump administration erects new hurdle for off-reservation casinos

Trump administration erects new hurdle for off-reservation casinos (April 13, 2017)

After just a month in office, the new leader of the Department of the Interior has made it harder for tribes to open off-reservation casinos.

Editorial: North Dakota lawmakers right to kill non-Indian gaming bill

Editorial: North Dakota lawmakers right to kill non-Indian gaming bill (March 31, 2017)

The Bismarck Tribune: A top Republican said the resolution wasn’t intended as payback to the tribes for the Dakota Access Pipeline protests.

North Dakota Republican keeps pushing bill for non-Indian casinos

North Dakota Republican keeps pushing bill for non-Indian casinos (March 21, 2017)

Tribal leaders and Democrats say the proposal is punishment for opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Republican lawmaker renews push for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act

Republican lawmaker renews push for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (February 14, 2017)

Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Indiana), whose top staffer is a tribal citizen, thinks the bill can finally become law.

Senate committee passes Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act once again

Senate committee passes Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act once again (February 8, 2017)

Some Democrats on the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs objected to a bill that shields tribes and their casinos from federal labor law.

Ryan Smith and Mike Smith: Off-reservation gaming in the Trump era

Ryan Smith and Mike Smith: Off-reservation gaming in the Trump era (January 25, 2017)

Tribes can gain some insight into how a Republican administration would address off-reservation gaming by looking back to the Bush administration.

Supreme Court schedules oral argument in tribal immunity case

Supreme Court schedules oral argument in tribal immunity case (December 6, 2016)

The justices will hear the dispute in Lewis v. Clarke on January 9, 2017.

Jason Pack: Donald Trump would run America like his failed casinos

Jason Pack: Donald Trump would run America like his failed casinos (November 7, 2016)

'Donald Trump's background as a bully of the casino lobby provides a shockingly accurate picture of how he is likely to govern.'

Donald Trump avoided paying taxes on hundreds of millions in casino debt

Donald Trump avoided paying taxes on hundreds of millions in casino debt (November 1, 2016)

The Republican presidential nominee racked up $1.3 billion in debt in connection with his failed gaming empire.

Twenty-Nine Palms Band disputes 'Donald Trump, You're Fired' story

Twenty-Nine Palms Band disputes 'Donald Trump, You're Fired' story (October 21, 2016)

The California tribe was once partners with Donald Trump but their relationship ended early.

Libertarian candidate takes credit for New Mexico tribal casinos

Libertarian candidate takes credit for New Mexico tribal casinos (October 18, 2016)

Gary Johnson signed the first Class III gaming compacts after his Democratic predecessor refused to do so.

Twenty-Nine Palms Band wore 'Donald Trump, you're fired' shirts

Twenty-Nine Palms Band wore 'Donald Trump, you're fired' shirts (October 18, 2016)

Tribal members became concerned about their deal with the mogul and surprised him at a meeting with the t-shirts.

APTN links Donald Trump's 1993 smear to rebuff by California tribe

APTN links Donald Trump's 1993 smear to rebuff by California tribe (October 12, 2016)

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's racial attacks on Indian Country go back decades.