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Republican sponsor of Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act benefits from gaming interests
Legislation
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
Legislation
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
Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
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
Opinion
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
Legislation
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
Legislation | Meetings
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
Legislation
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
Opinion
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
Connecticut | Litigation
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
Opinion
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
Business Deals
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
Business Deals | Openings & Closings
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
Compacts
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
Business Deals | California
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
Business Deals | California | Connecticut | Public Relations | Regulation
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.

Donald Trump hired firm to lobby for tribal casino deal in Florida
Business Deals | Compacts
Donald Trump hired firm to lobby for tribal casino deal in Florida (September 29, 2016)
Seven Arrows was paid to push for a deal with the Seminole Tribe but also was reimbursed for a potentially illegal trip to Cuba, Newsweek reports.

Editorial: Donald Trump wages war on the Indian gaming industry
Opinion
Editorial: Donald Trump wages war on the Indian gaming industry (August 18, 2016)
Republican nominee for President, Donald Trump, has been waging war against American Indian Tribes since 1988.

Donald Trump paid $5M to settle hefty New Jersey casino tax bill
Regulation
Donald Trump paid $5M to settle hefty New Jersey casino tax bill (August 17, 2016)
The Republican presidential candidate once attacked tribes on tax issues but avoided paying his own tax bill for years.

Donald Trump tried to partner with Agua Caliente Band on casino
Business Deals | California
Donald Trump tried to partner with Agua Caliente Band on casino (July 26, 2016)
The real estate mogul tiibal headquarters in California just a few months before he launched his infamous attack on Indian gaming.

Coquille Tribe faced threats for hosting Donald Trump supporters at casino
Meetings | Public Relations
Coquille Tribe faced threats for hosting Donald Trump supporters at casino (July 11, 2016)
Only about 50 people attended the meeting at The Mill Casino, which rented space to supporters of the controversial Republican presidential candidate.

Mainstream media tunes into Donald Trump's attacks on Indian gaming
Legislation
Mainstream media tunes into Donald Trump's attacks on Indian gaming (July 4, 2016)
A 1993 appearance on Capitol Hill was only just the beginning of the Republican presidential candidate's history of insulting Indian Country.

Donald Trump approved Indian gaming attack ads in New York
New York | Regulation
Donald Trump approved Indian gaming attack ads in New York (June 30, 2016)
The campaign was aimed at the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe, whose leaders were pursuing a casino that conflicted with the real estate mogul's interests.

Amendment drafted for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act in defense bill
Legislation
Amendment drafted for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act in defense bill (June 13, 2016)
Several Republicans in the Senate are supporting an amendment to include the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act in a must-pass defense measure.

Donald Trump claims 'Jack Abrahamoff scandal' proves he was right about tribes
Regulation
Donald Trump claims 'Jack Abrahamoff scandal' proves he was right about tribes (May 23, 2016)
The Republican presidential candidate's campaign manager in fact was a player in a scam that sent his boss -- a member of Congress -- to prison.

Donald Trump's long and strained relationship with Indian gaming
Regulation
Donald Trump's long and strained relationship with Indian gaming (May 19, 2016)
If the presumptive GOP nominee wins the presidency, he will hold considerable sway over the $28.5 billion and growing tribal casino industry.

Cowlitz Tribe hosted Donald Trump to discuss his interest in casino
Business Deals | Openings & Closings
Cowlitz Tribe hosted Donald Trump to discuss his interest in casino (May 9, 2016)
The casino mogul often brags of his business prowess but he failed to seal a deal with the the Washington tribe in the early 2000s.

Donald Trump tried to bully his way into New York tribe's casino bid
New York
Donald Trump tried to bully his way into New York tribe's casino bid (April 18, 2016)
After the developers refused to bring the Republican presidential candidate on board, he ran racist ads against the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe.

Indian Country pushes for action on Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
Legislation
Indian Country pushes for action on Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (April 7, 2016)
Tribes have been working to shore up Democratic support for a bill that exempts tribal enterprises from the National Labor Relations Act.

Twenty-Nine Palms Band ended Donald Trump casino deal for $6M
Business Deals | California
Twenty-Nine Palms Band ended Donald Trump casino deal for $6M (March 21, 2016)
The tribe signed a management contract with the Republican presidential candidate but ended it after just three years.

Tribes still shoring up support for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
Legislation
Tribes still shoring up support for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (February 23, 2016)
The bill needs at least 10 to 12 Democratic votes to advance in the Senate but so far only three have committed their support.

Donald Trump once claimed IGRA and tribal casinos were illegal
Litigation | NIGC
Donald Trump once claimed IGRA and tribal casinos were illegal (January 29, 2016)
The real estate mogul didn't win in court but that didn't stop him from attacking tribes and the Indian gaming industry.

Lawmakers defy White House on Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
Legislation | Litigation | Regulation
Lawmakers defy White House on Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (November 18, 2015)
Republicans eagerly lined up to explain why tribes, like state and local governments, should be exempt from the National Labor Relations Act.

Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act heads toward passage in House
Legislation | Litigation
Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act heads toward passage in House (November 16, 2015)
Some Democrats have objected but Republicans are set to approve a bill that exempts tribes and their enterprises from the National Labor Relations Act.

Melanie Sloan: An expensive battle over a new tribal casino
Legislation | Opinion
Melanie Sloan: An expensive battle over a new tribal casino (November 13, 2015)
Tribes are showering Washington politicians with campaign cash in an effort to beat down rival nations.

Key Democrat defends support for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
Legislation | Litigation | Meetings
Key Democrat defends support for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (October 20, 2015)
Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minnesota) blasted a labor union for running ads that she called 'racist' and 'blatantly anti-Indian."

Cowlitz Tribe turned down Donald Trump for gaming partnership
Business Deals | Openings & Closings
Cowlitz Tribe turned down Donald Trump for gaming partnership (October 5, 2015)
The Republican presidential candidate attempted to explain some of his negative and racially charged comments about Native Americans in a newly-disclosed letter.

Menominee Nation reels after casino foe drops out of GOP race
Casino Stalker
Menominee Nation reels after casino foe drops out of GOP race (September 23, 2015)
Tribal leaders believe their off-reservation casino in Kenosha fell victim to the now-failed presidential aspirations of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R).

Menominee Nation casino foe ends GOP presidential campaign
Casino Stalker
Menominee Nation casino foe ends GOP presidential campaign (September 22, 2015)
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) dropped out of the race barely two months after announcing his bid for the White House.

Donald Trump wanted Jeb Bush to negotiate gaming compact
Compacts
Donald Trump wanted Jeb Bush to negotiate gaming compact (September 18, 2015)
The Republican presidential candidate actively lobbied for a Class III deal because he wanted to manage casinos for the Seminole Tribe.

Donald Trump spars with Jeb Bush over gaming bid in Florida
Compacts
Donald Trump spars with Jeb Bush over gaming bid in Florida (September 17, 2015)
The Republican frontrunner denied ever wanting to open a casino in the Sunshine State in partnership with the Seminole Tribe.

Donald Trump tried to open casino with Seminole Tribe in Florida
Compacts
Donald Trump tried to open casino with Seminole Tribe in Florida (September 2, 2015)
A failed gaming deal might be behind the Republican candidate's attacks on former Florida governor Jeb Bush.

Wisconsin governor paid $2.2M to law firm for tribal casino work
Casino Stalker | Compacts
Wisconsin governor paid $2.2M to law firm for tribal casino work (August 20, 2015)
Gov. Scott Walker (R), now a 2016 presidential candidate, hired an out-of-state firm because he said he needed help making a decision on the Menominee Nation's off-reservation casino bid.

Former Menominee Nation off-reservation casino site for sale
Casino Stalker
Former Menominee Nation off-reservation casino site for sale (August 19, 2015)
The tribe's dreams of a Hard Rock Casino were dashed by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R), now a 2016 presidential candidate, earlier this year.

American Gaming Association stakes claim in presidential race
Compacts | Connecticut | New York | Public Relations
American Gaming Association stakes claim in presidential race (August 12, 2015)
The Republican field includes a handful of contenders with somewhat negative records on Indian gaming.

Column: Donald Trump's first big slur came at tribe's expense
Connecticut | Opinion
Column: Donald Trump's first big slur came at tribe's expense (August 10, 2015)
With Donald Trump making headlines for insulting Mexicans, prisoners of war and now women, it's worth noting that he sharpened his teeth in the politics of insensitive putdowns more than 20 years ago in a Connecticut dispute.

Donald Trump not shy with invoking race when it comes to tribes
California | Connecticut | New York | Public Relations
Donald Trump not shy with invoking race when it comes to tribes (July 31, 2015)
The casino mogul once accused the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut of not being Indians.

Lawmakers advance Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act in House
Legislation | Litigation | Regulation
Lawmakers advance Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act in House (July 23, 2015)
A bill to exempt tribes and their gaming facilities from federal labor law took another step forward on Wednesday.

Republican who killed Menominee Nation casino opens campaign
Casino Stalker
Republican who killed Menominee Nation casino opens campaign (July 14, 2015)
Tribal leaders believe Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) rejected the $800 million casino because he was thinking about his presidential race.

Rep. Joe Barton of Texas plays poker at tribal casino in Oklahoma
Legislation | Regulation
Rep. Joe Barton of Texas plays poker at tribal casino in Oklahoma (July 6, 2015)
The Republican Congressman wants millions of people to continue enjoying the game on the Internet.

Court reluctantly backs NLRB in Saginaw Chippewa Tribe dispute
Legislation | Litigation | Regulation
Court reluctantly backs NLRB in Saginaw Chippewa Tribe dispute (July 1, 2015)
The three judges went to great lengths to explain why they were unable to side with the tribe in an unfair labor practices complaint.

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