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Gun Lake Tribe secures strong local support in casino case except for one town
Litigation
Gun Lake Tribe secures strong local support in casino case except for one town (October 13, 2017)
Local governments are backing the Gun Lake Tribe as it defends its casino before the U.S. Supreme Court. Except for one town.

Kansas asks Supreme Court to overturn ruling in Quapaw Tribe homeland case
Land Acquisitions | Litigation | NIGC | Openings & Closings
Kansas asks Supreme Court to overturn ruling in Quapaw Tribe homeland case (October 10, 2017)
The state of Kansas is trying to keep the Quapaw Tribe from expanding its casino with a last-ditch appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Gun Lake Tribe shares oral arguments with Trump team in Supreme Court case
Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Gun Lake Tribe shares oral arguments with Trump team in Supreme Court case (October 10, 2017)
Things are shaping as the U.S. Supreme Court prepares for its first Indian law case of the term.

Gun Lake Tribe draws in more allies as Supreme Court considers casino case
Legislation | Litigation | Openings & Closings
Gun Lake Tribe draws in more allies as Supreme Court considers casino case (September 25, 2017)
The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians is seeing widespread support as it defends its casino in a closely-watched U.S. Supreme Court case.

Supreme Court sets November 7 arguments in long-running land-into-trust case
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Supreme Court sets November 7 arguments in long-running land-into-trust case (September 6, 2017)
The U.S. Supreme Court will be hearing Patchak v. Zinke, a land-into-trust case being closely watched in Indian Country, on November 7.

Gaming group promotes tribal interests in Supreme Court sports betting case
Legislation | Litigation
Gaming group promotes tribal interests in Supreme Court sports betting case (September 5, 2017)
Tribal sovereignty is being hindered by a long-running ban on sports betting, the American Gaming Association is telling the nation's highest court.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe remains confident as Trump team reviews casino bid
Casino Stalker | Litigation | Openings & Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe remains confident as Trump team reviews casino bid (August 15, 2017)
The leader of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe remains confident of plans for a long-delayed casino even though the Trump administration was prepared to kill the project.

Casino opponents ask Supreme Court to hear Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe case
Casino Stalker | Litigation
Casino opponents ask Supreme Court to hear Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe case (August 9, 2017)
The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe has been trying to open a Class II gaming facility on its reservation but continues to see opposition in Massachusetts.

National Indian Gaming Association clarifies position on sports betting coalition
Connecticut | Legislation | Public Relations
National Indian Gaming Association clarifies position on sports betting coalition (August 8, 2017)
The National Indian Gaming Association has joined a coalition whose goal is to repeal a ban on sports betting but doesn't actually support sports betting at this point.

Pojoaque Pueblo agrees to sign gaming deal with higher revenue sharing rate
Compacts | Litigation
Pojoaque Pueblo agrees to sign gaming deal with higher revenue sharing rate (August 7, 2017)
After losing two major court decisions, the Pueblo of Pojoaque plans to sign a Class III gaming compact with the state of New Mexico.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe urged to consider all options for stalled casino
Casino Stalker | Litigation | Openings & Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe urged to consider all options for stalled casino (July 20, 2017)
With its land-into-trust application in doubt, the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe could revive its casino by seeking a commercial license from the state of Massachusetts.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe reportedly owes $347 million to casino firm
Business Deals | Litigation | Openings & Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe reportedly owes $347 million to casino firm (July 7, 2017)
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is eager to restart work on its casino in Massachusetts and so is a key partner.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe gets another shot at casino land-into-trust
Casino Stalker
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe gets another shot at casino land-into-trust (July 6, 2017)
The Trump administration is asking the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe for more information about its land-into-trust application in Massachusetts.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe shifts course on casino land-into-trust bid
Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe shifts course on casino land-into-trust bid (June 28, 2017)
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is going back to court to defend its casino land-into-trust application amid signs of uncertainty from the Trump administration.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe remains confident of approval of casino
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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe remains confident of approval of casino (June 22, 2017)
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe expects to hear a decision on its long-awaited casino in Massachusetts by June 27.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe still waits on casino ruling from Trump team
Casino Stalker | Litigation
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe still waits on casino ruling from Trump team (June 20, 2017)
A June 19 deadline came and went without word on the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe's land-into-trust application in Massachusetts.

Gun Lake Tribe shares another $6.7M in casino funds in Michigan
Compacts | Openings & Closings
Gun Lake Tribe shares another $6.7M in casino funds in Michigan (June 5, 2017)
Since the Gun Lake Casino opened in 2011, the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians has shared more than $93 million with Michigan.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe must wait to restart work on casino
Casino Stalker | Litigation
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe must wait to restart work on casino (May 23, 2017)
The tribe's legal victory is on hold while opponents ask the nation's highest court to intervene.

Matthew Fletcher: Expect 'uptick' in litigation after Supreme Court decision
Litigation | Opinion
Matthew Fletcher: Expect 'uptick' in litigation after Supreme Court decision (May 17, 2017)
The dust is starting to settle after the nation's highest court delivered defeat to Indian Country in a dispute that originated at a tribal casino.

Native Sun News Today: Nation's highest court calls tribe's bluff with new decision
Connecticut | Litigation
Native Sun News Today: Nation's highest court calls tribe's bluff with new decision (May 15, 2017)
The Supreme Court has changed the rules of the game, putting tribal officials and employees at risk for damages they may incur while off the reservation.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe hails another win in gaming dispute
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe hails another win in gaming dispute (May 12, 2017)
Opponents are planning to take the case to the U.S. Supreme Court in hopes of stopping the tribe from opening a Class II facility on its reservation.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits casino ruling from Trump team
Casino Stalker | Litigation
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits casino ruling from Trump team (May 8, 2017)
An answer from the Bureau of Indian Affairs is being promised by June 19.

Gun Lake Tribe opens doors to $76M expansion of gaming facility
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Gun Lake Tribe opens doors to $76M expansion of gaming facility (May 3, 2017)
The Gun Lake Casino in Wayland, Michigan, is now nearly double in size.

Peter d'Errico: Tribes should be ready to stand up for their sovereignty
Litigation | Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Tribes should be ready to stand up for their sovereignty (May 3, 2017)
Are Native nations ready for the challenge to defend what is and isn’t tribal immunity law?

Gun Lake Tribe eager to defend casino in Supreme Court challenge
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Gun Lake Tribe eager to defend casino in Supreme Court challenge (May 2, 2017)
The nation's highest court has agreed to review a federal law that shields the Michigan tribe's casino from litigation.

Supreme Court brings bad news to tribes by taking up land case
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Supreme Court brings bad news to tribes by taking up land case (May 1, 2017)
The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians has been hoping to leave the legal drama behind but the nation's highest court won't let that happen.

Supreme Court decision affects employees of Tunica-Biloxi Tribe
Litigation
Supreme Court decision affects employees of Tunica-Biloxi Tribe (May 1, 2017)
The writing was on the wall for the tribal casino employees who are being sued in Louisiana state court.

Harold Monteau: Supreme Court stirs smelly pot of fish head stew with tribal decision
Opinion
Harold Monteau: Supreme Court stirs smelly pot of fish head stew with tribal decision (April 28, 2017)
The SCOTUS decision on Lewis et al. v. Clarke this week could ultimately effect the full ‘vitality’ of tribal sovereign immunity

Gun Lake Tribe prepares for grand opening of $76M casino expansion
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Gun Lake Tribe prepares for grand opening of $76M casino expansion (April 28, 2017)
With a long-running lawsuit nearly behind them, the leaders of the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians are preparing for the next chapter in their Indian gaming success story.

Supreme Court ruling seen as benefit to casino bus crash lawsuit
Litigation
Supreme Court ruling seen as benefit to casino bus crash lawsuit (April 27, 2017)
The victims of a fatal crash in Texas are trying to connect the Kickapoo Tribe and its casino to the incident.

Mohegan Tribe wants gaming disputes resolved in own judicial system
Connecticut | Litigation
Mohegan Tribe wants gaming disputes resolved in own judicial system (April 26, 2017)
The tribe's court system resolved other claims connected to the incident that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Jenn Weddle: 'Best possible result' from Supreme Court in sovereignty case
Litigation | Opinion
Jenn Weddle: 'Best possible result' from Supreme Court in sovereignty case (April 26, 2017)
Indian law expert: 'I don’t see that tribes or tribal employees lose any ground as a result of this opinion.'

Supreme Court hands defeat to tribal interests in sovereignty case
Connecticut | Litigation
Supreme Court hands defeat to tribal interests in sovereignty case (April 25, 2017)
While tribes are generally protected by sovereign immunity, the same does not apply to their employees, the nation's highest court ruled.

Matthew Fletcher: 'Gamesmanship' brings defeat to Indian Country at Supreme Court
Connecticut | Litigation
Matthew Fletcher: 'Gamesmanship' brings defeat to Indian Country at Supreme Court (April 25, 2017)
Professor Matthew L.M. Fletcher offers some initial thoughts on the new decision in a posting on Turtle Talk.

Supreme Court relists petition in Gun Lake Tribe gaming land case
Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Openings & Closings
Supreme Court relists petition in Gun Lake Tribe gaming land case (April 25, 2017)
A non-Indian man who lives three miles from the tribe's casino in Michigan is trying to keep his long-running lawsuit alive.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe sees more opposition to gaming win
Casino Stalker | Litigation
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe sees more opposition to gaming win (April 25, 2017)
The state of Massachusetts is joining efforts to overturn the tribe's victory.

Pojoaque Pueblo loses big decision in gaming dispute with state
Compacts | Litigation
Pojoaque Pueblo loses big decision in gaming dispute with state (April 24, 2017)
Tribal leaders are resisting demands for a greater share of their revenues but options appear to be running out.

Supreme Court takes no action on long-running tribal land case
Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Supreme Court takes no action on long-running tribal land case (April 24, 2017)
The Trump administration and Indian Country will have to wait a little longer to learn the status of the Patchak petition.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe must keep fighting despite gaming win
Casino Stalker | Litigation
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe must keep fighting despite gaming win (April 21, 2017)
Casino opponents are preparing to take the case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe welcomes decision in gaming dispute
Litigation
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe welcomes decision in gaming dispute (April 17, 2017)
Chairwoman Cheryl Andrews-Maltais called on officials in Massachusetts to drop their long-running attempts to assert jurisdiction over her people's homeland.

Cowlitz Tribe announces April 24 opening for long-awaited casino
Openings & Closings
Cowlitz Tribe announces April 24 opening for long-awaited casino (April 17, 2017)
The ilani Casino Resort in Washington survived a slew of legal challenges and is the first gaming facility approved in the wake of a major Supreme Court decision.

Supreme Court declines to hear yet another Indian Country case
Connecticut | Litigation
Supreme Court declines to hear yet another Indian Country case (April 17, 2017)
In a positive move for tribal interests, the nation's highest court refused to reopen a lawsuit that targeted the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation.

Aquinnah Wampanaog Tribe scores major win in sovereignty case
Casino Stalker | Litigation
Aquinnah Wampanaog Tribe scores major win in sovereignty case (April 11, 2017)
In a unanimous decision, a federal appeals court confirmed that the tribe can use its reservation in Massachusetts for a modest casino.

Cowlitz Tribe unveils $32M highway project as casino debut nears
Openings & Closings
Cowlitz Tribe unveils $32M highway project as casino debut nears (April 5, 2017)
It's been a big week so far for the Washington-based tribe.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe praises development in casino dispute
Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe praises development in casino dispute (April 3, 2017)
The U.S. Supreme Court's good news continues to spread across Indian Country.

Cowlitz Tribe thanks Secretary Zinke as casino opening approaches
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Cowlitz Tribe thanks Secretary Zinke as casino opening approaches (April 3, 2017)
Chairman Bill Iyall praised the new leader of the Department of the Interior for supporting the tribe's land-into-trust efforts.

Supreme Court considers petition in casino land-into-trust dispute
Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Openings & Closings
Supreme Court considers petition in casino land-into-trust dispute (March 20, 2017)
The Cowlitz Tribe will debut a long-awaited casino in April unless non-Indian opponents convince the court to take up the case.

Trump administration given more time for appeal in tribal gaming case
Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Trump administration given more time for appeal in tribal gaming case (March 17, 2017)
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe was forced to stop work on a $1 billion gaming facility in Massachusetts by an ongoing lawsuit.

Trump administration backs Cowlitz Tribe in Supreme Court brief
Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Openings & Closings
Trump administration backs Cowlitz Tribe in Supreme Court brief (March 7, 2017)
The filing comes as the Washington tribe prepares to open a $400 million casino in a matter of weeks.

California tribes celebrate anniversary of Supreme Court decision
California | Legislation | Litigation
California tribes celebrate anniversary of Supreme Court decision (March 1, 2017)
The Cabazon Band and the Morongo Band secured a ruling that confirmed their sovereign right to engage in gaming.

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