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Catawba Nation remains in limbo years after submitting casino application
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Catawba Nation remains in limbo years after submitting casino application (September 7, 2017)
It's been four years since the Catawba Nation submitted a casino application to the Bureau of Indian Affairs but there's still no decision.

National Indian Gaming Association honors the late Catawba Nation Chief Gilbert Blue
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National Indian Gaming Association honors the late Catawba Nation Chief Gilbert Blue (June 15, 2016)
NIGA Chairman Ernie Stevens worked closely with the late Catawba Nation leader and the pair were even arrested together on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Catawba Nation still waiting for action on casino in North Carolina
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Catawba Nation still waiting for action on casino in North Carolina (January 27, 2016)
The tribe submitted a land-into-trust application in September 2013 but there's been little activity on the federal level.

BIA said to be planning hearing on Catawba Nation casino bid
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BIA said to be planning hearing on Catawba Nation casino bid (November 11, 2015)
The tribe submitted its land-into-trust application in September 2013 but there hasn't been much overt activity on the federal level since.

Editorial: Catawba Nation casino represents jobs and revenues
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Editorial: Catawba Nation casino represents jobs and revenues (August 4, 2015)
A casino will bring a variety of jobs to Cleveland, Gaston and surrounding counties and play a significant role in rounding out the economy.

Catawba Nation still waiting for answer on casino land-into-trust
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Catawba Nation still waiting for answer on casino land-into-trust (July 31, 2015)
A federal law mandates the acquisition of land in North and South Carolina but the Bureau of Indian Affairs does not move quickly.

Catawba Nation in talks to bring Hard Rock into gaming plans
Business Deals | Land Acquisitions
Catawba Nation in talks to bring Hard Rock into gaming plans (July 27, 2015)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has yet to issue a decision on a land-into-trust application that was submitted in September 2013.

Business owners support Catawba Nation off-reservation casino
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Business owners support Catawba Nation off-reservation casino (February 25, 2015)
Local businesses are hoping to counter opposition coming from the religious community.

Federal review of Catawba Nation off-reservation drags along
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Federal review of Catawba Nation off-reservation drags along (February 9, 2015)
The land-into-trust application was submitted in September 2013.

Pastors continue to rally opposition to Catawba Nation casino
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Pastors continue to rally opposition to Catawba Nation casino (February 5, 2015)
The tribe's $600 million casino in North Carolina remains under consideration at the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Catawba Nation waits for BIA decision on off-reservation casino
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Catawba Nation waits for BIA decision on off-reservation casino (January 28, 2015)
The land-into-trust application was submitted nearly 15 months ago.

Catawba Nation casino opponents meet with BIA officials in DC
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Catawba Nation casino opponents meet with BIA officials in DC (December 17, 2014)
The tribe's land-into-trust application for the 16-acre gaming site remains under consideration.

Opinion: Catawba Nation makes a sneak attack with casino bid
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Opinion: Catawba Nation makes a sneak attack with casino bid (November 20, 2014)
Resident claims the local community doesn't support the Catawba Nation off-reservation casino.

City urged to rescind support for Catawba Nation casino plan
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City urged to rescind support for Catawba Nation casino plan (October 9, 2014)
The tribe's land-into-trust application is still pending at the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Eastern Cherokees resist Catawba Nation casino in North Carolina
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Eastern Cherokees resist Catawba Nation casino in North Carolina (August 25, 2014)
The Eastern Cherokees operate a casino more than 130 miles away from the Catawba Nation site.

Catawba Nation reports strong opening weekend at bingo hall
Openings & Closings
Catawba Nation reports strong opening weekend at bingo hall (July 21, 2014)
The Catawba Nation saw large crowds at its new bingo facility in South Carolina.

Catawba Nation ready to welcome customers to bingo facility
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Catawba Nation ready to welcome customers to bingo facility (July 18, 2014)
The facility offers up to 1,300 seats and jackpots up to $100,000.

Group fighting Catawba Nation casino brings in national figure
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Group fighting Catawba Nation casino brings in national figure (July 17, 2014)
The national director of Stop Predatory Gambling is trying to stir up local opposition.

Column: South Carolina still falling behind in the gaming race
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Column: South Carolina still falling behind in the gaming race (July 14, 2014)
Columnist Brian Hicks wonders why politicians in South Carolina won't agree to a casino for the Catawba Nation.

Catawba Nation sees support for gaming plan in North Carolina
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Catawba Nation sees support for gaming plan in North Carolina (July 7, 2014)
The tribe wants to open a $600 million casino on a 16-acre site.

Catawba Nation hires Lumbee-owned contractor for bingo hall
Business Deals | Openings & Closings
Catawba Nation hires Lumbee-owned contractor for bingo hall (May 19, 2014)
The tribes are supporting each other in North Carolina and South Carolina.

Catawba Nation sees opposition to casino bid in North Carolina
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Catawba Nation sees opposition to casino bid in North Carolina (April 10, 2014)
The Catawba Nation is seeing opposition to its proposed casino in North Carolina.

Catawba Nation to open bingo hall with backer of casino project
Openings & Closings
Catawba Nation to open bingo hall with backer of casino project (April 4, 2014)
The Catawba Nation is opening a bingo hall in South Carolina with the backer of its proposed casino in North Carolina.

Catawba Nation loses gaming suit in South Carolina's top court
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Catawba Nation loses gaming suit in South Carolina's top court (April 2, 2014)
The Catawba Nation cannot offer video poker on its reservation, the South Carolina Supreme Court ruled.

South Carolina court posts video of Catawba Nation casino case
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South Carolina court posts video of Catawba Nation casino case (February 19, 2014)
The South Carolina Supreme Court has posted video and documents from the Catawba Nation gaming case.

Catawba Nation seeks same treatment under gaming law
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Catawba Nation seeks same treatment under gaming law (January 23, 2014)
The Catawba Nation is entitled to the same type of gaming that's legal in South Carolina, the tribe said in court on Wednesday.

Catawba Nation takes casino case to state Supreme Court
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Catawba Nation takes casino case to state Supreme Court (January 22, 2014)
The Catawba Nation is arguing a gaming case before the South Carolina Supreme Court today.

Catawba Nation in unique situation with gaming project
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Catawba Nation in unique situation with gaming project (January 14, 2014)
The Catawba Nation is in a unique situation with its proposed gaming project in North Carolina.

Catawba Nation outlines case for gaming in North Carolina
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Catawba Nation outlines case for gaming in North Carolina (January 8, 2014)
The Catawba Nation submitted a nearly 250-page land-into-trust application for a casino in North Carolina.

Catawba Nation  affirms right to gaming facility in North Carolina
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Catawba Nation affirms right to gaming facility in North Carolina (December 6, 2013)
The Catawba Nation is defending its right to engage in gaming in North Carolina.

BIA urged to reject Catawba Nation gaming land-into-trust bid
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BIA urged to reject Catawba Nation gaming land-into-trust bid (December 5, 2013)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is once again being urged to reject a gaming land-into-trust application submitted by the Catawba Nation.

North Carolina attorney general opposes Catawba Nation casino
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North Carolina attorney general opposes Catawba Nation casino (December 2, 2013)
North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper (D) opposes the Catawba Nation gaming project.

Al Jazeera: Catawba Nation looks to North Carolina  for casino

Al Jazeera: Catawba Nation looks to North Carolina for casino (November 4, 2013)
Al Jazeera reports on the efforts of the Catawba Nation to open a casino in North Carolina.

BIA urged to reject Catawba Nation casino land-into-trust bid
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BIA urged to reject Catawba Nation casino land-into-trust bid (October 31, 2013)
Lawmakers in North Carolina are asking the Bureau of Indian Affairs to deny the Catawba Nation casino land-into-trust application.

Petition  supports Catawba Nation's casino bid in North Carolina
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Petition supports Catawba Nation's casino bid in North Carolina (October 11, 2013)
More than 480 people have signed a petition in support of a Catawba Nation casino in North Carolina.

Editorial: Catawba Nation casino holds promise of more jobs
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Editorial: Catawba Nation casino holds promise of more jobs (October 8, 2013)
Newspaper wonders why North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) won't support a casino for the Catawba Nation, which promises 4,000 new jobs in the state.

Radio: Catawba Nation casino quest dates to land settlement
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Radio: Catawba Nation casino quest dates to land settlement (October 3, 2013)
WFAE Public Radio explains how a land claim settlement has the Catawba Nation of South Carolina looking at casino in North Carolina.

Catawba Nation pursues casino even without state backing
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Catawba Nation pursues casino even without state backing (September 30, 2013)
The Catawba Nation of South Carolina can open a casino in North Carolina without state approval, a lawyer for the tribe said.

Governor claims Catawba Nation exploits loophole for casino
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Governor claims Catawba Nation exploits loophole for casino (September 24, 2013)
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) claims the Catawba Nation of South Carolina is exploiting a "loophole" in its bid for an out-of-state casino.

Lumbee Tribe's recognition bill includes prohibition on gaming
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Lumbee Tribe's recognition bill includes prohibition on gaming (September 19, 2013)
A bill to extend federal recognition to the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina includes a prohibition on gaming and that's how leaders and members want it.

Column: Governor won't support Catawba Nation's casino plan
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Column: Governor won't support Catawba Nation's casino plan (September 18, 2013)
The Catawba Nation of South Carolina continues to see opposition to its proposed casino in North Carolina.

Editorial: Catawba Nation weakens case with  new  casino plans
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Editorial: Catawba Nation weakens case with new casino plans (September 17, 2013)
Newspaper in North Carolina says the Catawba Nation is weakening its case by seeking to cross state lines to open a casino.

Eastern Cherokees  express concerns about Catawba casino
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Eastern Cherokees express concerns about Catawba casino (September 11, 2013)
The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians could be negatively impacted by a Catawba Nation casino in North Carolina, Chief Michell Hicks said.

Catawba Nation faces hurdles in bid for North Carolina casino
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Catawba Nation faces hurdles in bid for North Carolina casino (September 10, 2013)
The Catawba Nation of South Carolina has local support for a casino across the border in North Carolina but the tribe faces significant hurdles moving forward.

Catawba Nation files land-into-trust application for casino site
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Catawba Nation files land-into-trust application for casino site (September 9, 2013)
The Catawba Nation of South Carolina has filed a land-into-trust application for a proposed casino in North Carolina

Lawmakers against Catawba Nation casino took Cherokee funds
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Lawmakers against Catawba Nation casino took Cherokee funds (September 5, 2013)
North Carolina lawmakers who are opposing a potential Catawba Nation casino accepted campaign contributions from the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.

North Carolina lawmakers oppose   Catawba Nation gaming plan
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North Carolina lawmakers oppose Catawba Nation gaming plan (September 4, 2013)
More than 100 state lawmakers in North Carolina signed a letter to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell in opposition to a possible Catawba Nation casino.

Opinion: Tribes looking beyond state borders in casino quest
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Opinion: Tribes looking beyond state borders in casino quest (August 30, 2013)
Attorney discusses efforts by the Catawba Nation and the Delaware Tribe to cross state lines for casinos: Two tribes recently elevated the stakes by proposing to cross state lines for tribal development, and - in the process - have introduced...

Catawba Nation committed to gaming projects in two states
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Catawba Nation committed to gaming projects in two states (August 29, 2013)
The Catawba Nation of South Carolina is pursuing gaming projects in two states with the hopes of expanding its economic options.

Editorial: No problem with Catawba   casino  in North Carolina
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Editorial: No problem with Catawba casino in North Carolina (August 23, 2013)
South Carolina newspaper supports potential Catawba Nation casino in North Carolina: We welcome efforts to open up new economic opportunities for the tribe. We hope a plan to reopen a bingo operation on Cherry Road later this year will give...

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