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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.

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.

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 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.

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.

John Berrey: Governor in Kansas turns back on Quapaw Tribe

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 aims to dispel concerns about casino in Arkansas

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

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 promises fight to protect casino rights in Kansas

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.

Lawyer who worked for Prairie Band  to run state gaming agency

Lawyer who worked for Prairie Band to run state gaming agency (March 3, 2011)

Gov. Sam Brownback (R) appointed an attorney with Indian law experience to run the Kansas State Gaming Agency. Mark Dodd specialized in Indian law at the University of Kansas Law School. He most recently served as general counsel and attorney...

Kansas governor wants to renegotiate Wyandotte Nation compact

Kansas governor wants to renegotiate Wyandotte Nation compact (January 27, 2011)

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) wants to renegotiate a Class III gaming compact with the Wyandotte Nation of Oklahoma. The tribe reached the deal with former governor Mark Parkinson (D) last year. But Brownback wants to go back to the...

Casino compact for Wyandotte Nation  faces significant opposition

Casino compact for Wyandotte Nation faces significant opposition (January 26, 2011)

The Wyandotte Nation of Oklahoma is seeing significant opposition to its Class III compact in Kansas. The tribe reached the deal with former governor Mark Parkinson (D) last year. New Gov. Sam Brownback (R) opposes the deal and so do...