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'Finally': Tribal gaming in line for coronavirus relief amid stiff competition for resources

'Finally': Tribal gaming in line for coronavirus relief amid stiff competition for resources (April 24, 2020)

As Indian Country continues to fight for its share of coronavirus resources, tribes are finally seeing some good news come out of Washington, D.C.

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.

Ponca Tribe faces more litigation as opponents continue to fight casino

Ponca Tribe faces more litigation as opponents continue to fight casino (August 28, 2019)

Opponents in Iowa and Nebraska aren't heeding the Ponca Tribe's call for a more cooperative relationship when it comes to gaming.

Ponca Tribe scores another legal victory against casino opponents

Ponca Tribe scores another legal victory against casino opponents (August 13, 2019)

The Ponca Tribe can continue to operate its gaming facility on its homelands in Iowa.

Senate panel moves quickly on Trump nominee for National Indian Gaming Commission

Senate panel moves quickly on Trump nominee for National Indian Gaming Commission (July 29, 2019)

Sequoyah Simermeyer is well on his way to becoming the first Republican-chosen leader of the National Indian Gaming Commission in more than a decade.

RECAP: National Indian Gaming Commission nominee outlines vision in Trump era

RECAP: National Indian Gaming Commission nominee outlines vision in Trump era (July 25, 2019)

National Indian Gaming Commission nominee Sequoyah Simermeyer sidestepped two major issues at a sparsely-attended confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill.

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.

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 LuiseƱo Indians was turned away in a closely-watched labor sovereignty case.

Catawba Nation asks Congress to fulfill promise in land claim settlement

Catawba Nation asks Congress to fulfill promise in land claim settlement (May 3, 2019)

The Catawba Nation is still seeking a brighter future, nearly three decades after settling its land claim against the United States.

Catawba Nation homelands bill slated for first hearing on Capitol Hill

Catawba Nation homelands bill slated for first hearing on Capitol Hill (April 22, 2019)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will take testimony on a bill that paves the way for a Catawba Nation casino in North Carolina.

'Sad': Catawba Nation fires back after Eastern Cherokees slam homelands bill

'Sad': Catawba Nation fires back after Eastern Cherokees slam homelands bill (March 18, 2019)

A war is erupting between the Catawba Nation and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians over plans for a casino.

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 warns of losses due to stalled casino

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe warns of losses due to stalled casino (December 10, 2018)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is facing a bleak winter thanks to the Trump administration.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe lands big partner for gaming project

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe lands big partner for gaming project (August 22, 2018)

Though plans remain in development, the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe is serious about Indian gaming.

Lytton Band agrees to permanent ban on gaming as homelands bill awaits action

Lytton Band agrees to permanent ban on gaming as homelands bill awaits action (August 8, 2018)

The Lytton Band of Pomo Indians has agreed to a permanent ban on gaming on any land acquired in Sonoma County in California.

Hearing expected in Senate on Lytton Band homelands measure

Hearing expected in Senate on Lytton Band homelands measure (March 27, 2018)

A bill to place about 940 acres in trust for the Lytton Band of Pomo Indians appears to be gaining steam on Capitol Hill.

Wilton Rancheria wins court decision in favor of long-awaited casino

Wilton Rancheria wins court decision in favor of long-awaited casino (March 1, 2018)

A federal judge has sided with the Wilton Rancheria, rejecting a challenge to the tribe's long-awaited casino project in northern California.

Tule River Tribe pursues off-reservation casino amid big change in Washington

Tule River Tribe pursues off-reservation casino amid big change in Washington (October 5, 2017)

The Tule River Tribe is pursuing an off-reservation casino as the Trump administration seeks to change the rules of the game.

Trump hire at Bureau of Indian Affairs heads back to Capitol Hill for gaming hearing

Trump hire at Bureau of Indian Affairs heads back to Capitol Hill for gaming hearing (October 2, 2017)

The senior-most political official at the Bureau of Indian Affairs is back on Capitol Hill to testify at a hearing about the tribal gaming industry.

Meskwaki Tribe conducted undercover sex trafficking operation at Iowa casino

Meskwaki Tribe conducted undercover sex trafficking operation at Iowa casino (September 27, 2017)

An undercover sex trafficking operation at the casino owned by the Meskwaki Tribe resulted in charges against two people.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on tribal gaming industry

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on tribal gaming industry (September 25, 2017)

It's that time again -- the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is holding an oversight hearing on the tribal gaming industry.

Shawnee Tribe plans to start work soon on off-reservation casino

Shawnee Tribe plans to start work soon on off-reservation casino (March 13, 2017)

The project came up when Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke made his first appearance on Capitol Hill.

Meskwaki Tribe ordered to pay damages for incident at casino

Meskwaki Tribe ordered to pay damages for incident at casino (February 23, 2017)

The tribe contended it was protected by sovereign immunity in small claims court in Iowa.

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.

Lumbee Tribe federal recognition bills in conflict on gaming rights

Lumbee Tribe federal recognition bills in conflict on gaming rights (September 6, 2016)

The Senate version ensures the North Carolina tribe can open casinos on trust lands while the House version bars gaming.

Sen. Feinstein pushing for anti-gaming language in Carcieri fix

Sen. Feinstein pushing for anti-gaming language in Carcieri fix (July 14, 2016)

The California lawmaker is trying to meddle with the Carcieri fix found in S.1879, the Interior Improvement Act.

Senate provision targeted tribes with commercial gaming plans

Senate provision targeted tribes with commercial gaming plans (June 27, 2016)

The amendment would have punished certain tribes that enter the commercial industry by requiring the Bureau of Indian Affairs to reject their gaming compacts.

Non-Indian gaming firm asks Congress to block new tribal casino

Non-Indian gaming firm asks Congress to block new tribal casino (June 22, 2016)

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Connecticut) said he fought efforts to add anti-casino language to a defense bill.

Sen. McCain still bothered by failure to block Arizona tribe's casino

Sen. McCain still bothered by failure to block Arizona tribe's casino (February 4, 2016)

For the first time, Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) publicly blamed Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana) for the failure of the Keep the Promise Act.

Union slams Democrat for vote on Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act

Union slams Democrat for vote on Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (December 2, 2015)

Rep. Kurt Schrader of Oregon was one of 24 Democrats who voted in favor of a bill that treats tribes the same as other governments under the National Labor Relations Act.

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe weighs Supreme Court appeal in NLRB case

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe weighs Supreme Court appeal in NLRB case (November 20, 2015)

The tribe is asserting its treaty rights in an attempt to shield the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort from the National Labor Relations Board.

Lawmakers defy White House on Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act

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

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.

NIGC officially gets new member in Sequoyah Simermeyer

NIGC officially gets new member in Sequoyah Simermeyer (November 5, 2015)

E. Sequoyah Simermeyer is the new associate commissioner of the agency that regulates the $28.5 billion tribal casino industry.

Tohono O'odham Nation fights rival tribes for right to new casino

Tohono O'odham Nation fights rival tribes for right to new casino (October 22, 2015)

The Gila River Indian Community has spent $1.64 million on lobbyists so far this year to prevent a new casino from opening in the Phoenix area.

National Indian Gaming Commission finally sees another member

National Indian Gaming Commission finally sees another member (September 30, 2015)

Sequoyah Simermeyer, a Senate staffer who used to work at the Bureau of Indian Affairs, is due to join the agency that oversees the $28.5 billion tribal casino industry.

Tohono O'odham Nation eyes December opening for $200M casino

Tohono O'odham Nation eyes December opening for $200M casino (August 25, 2015)

Despite progress on the West Valley Resort in Glendale, Arizona, the project could be stopped by an act of Congress or litigation.

Tribal gaming industry sees modest growth to $28.5B in 2014

Tribal gaming industry sees modest growth to $28.5B in 2014 (July 24, 2015)

Tribes in California and Oklahoma generated the largest gains as the industry enjoys a fifth consecutive year of growth.

Senate committee takes a look at regulation of tribal gaming

Senate committee takes a look at regulation of tribal gaming (July 23, 2015)

A large crowd greeted the Senate Indian Affairs Committee for its first look into the $28 billion tribal gaming industry.

Lawmakers advance Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act in House

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.

NIGC down to one member as leader faces Senate hearing

NIGC down to one member as leader faces Senate hearing (July 22, 2015)

Chairman Jonodev Chaudhuri is the only member serving at the agency that regulates the $28 billion tribal casino industry.

Lawmakers show support for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act

Lawmakers show support for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (July 22, 2015)

Members of both parties endorse labor measure at National Indian Gaming Association legislative summit in Washington, D.C.

Witness list for Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing

Witness list for Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing (July 21, 2015)

Jonodev Chaudhuri is making his first Capitol Hill appearance since becoming chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission.

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe lobbies Congress for gaming rights

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe lobbies Congress for gaming rights (July 16, 2015)

The tribe is willing to drop its land claim -- and $270 million in damages -- in order to reopen a casino that was closed more than a decade ago.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee to look at tribal gaming industry

Senate Indian Affairs Committee to look at tribal gaming industry (July 13, 2015)

Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyoming), the chairman of the panel, hasn't focused much on the $27 billion industry but that will be changing next week.

Court reluctantly backs NLRB in Saginaw Chippewa Tribe dispute

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.