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Chickasaw Nation spends big on lobbying for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
Legislation
Chickasaw Nation spends big on lobbying for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (April 17, 2018)
The Chickasaw Nation already enjoys an exemption from federal labor law but has been spending big in order to help the rest of Indian Country.

Mechoopda Tribe scores victory in long-running fight over homelands
California | Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | Litigation | NIGC
Mechoopda Tribe scores victory in long-running fight over homelands (April 13, 2018)
The court victories keep coming for tribes seeking to restore their homelands even as the Trump administration seeks to erect more hurdles for Indian Country.

Scotts Valley Band envisions casino as part of new homeland
California | Casino Stalker
Scotts Valley Band envisions casino as part of new homeland (October 27, 2016)
The tribe purchased a 128-acre site in an area that was promised by an unratified treaty.

Cowlitz Tribe wins major court ruling on land-into-trust application
Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Openings & Closings
Cowlitz Tribe wins major court ruling on land-into-trust application (July 29, 2016)
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has sided with the tribe and the Obama administration in a closely-watched gaming case.

John Yellowbird Steele: Restore tribal sovereignty over labor
Legislation | Opinion
John Yellowbird Steele: Restore tribal sovereignty over labor (November 23, 2015)
President Obama: Indian gaming is governmental gaming, as Congress has declared.

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.

Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation might not see casino support
Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation might not see casino support (October 29, 2015)
Officials in DeKalb County, Illinois, aren't sure whether they will support the tribe's land-into-trust application for the site.

Grand Ronde Tribes open to ideas with purchase of old racetrack
Land Acquisitions
Grand Ronde Tribes open to ideas with purchase of old racetrack (October 22, 2015)
A casino near Oregon's largest city could be a big win as long as it doesn't hurt an existing facility about 60 miles from Portland.

Judge rejects challenges to Ione Band land-into-trust application
California | Casino Stalker | Litigation
Judge rejects challenges to Ione Band land-into-trust application (October 1, 2015)
Opponents raised the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar in hopes of stopping the tribe from building a casino in Amador County, California.

Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation must wait for support on casino
Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation must wait for support on casino (August 20, 2015)
A resolution to support the tribe's land-into-trust application for a Class II gaming facility in Illinois was tabled.

Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation touts Illinois casino benefits
Casino Stalker
Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation touts Illinois casino benefits (August 7, 2015)
The tribe predicts a $12 million impact on the economy and 930,000 visitors every year to DeKalb County.

Law Article: Saginaw Chippewa Tribe loses decision in NLRB dispute
Litigation | Opinion
Law Article: Saginaw Chippewa Tribe loses decision in NLRB dispute (July 6, 2015)
Weighing in on a hotly contested issue, a panel of the Sixth Circuit has found that federal labor law applies to Indian tribes’ casinos, notwithstanding the tribes’ inherent sovereignty.

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.

Law Article: Uncertainty abounds with federal labor law at casinos
Legislation | Litigation
Law Article: Uncertainty abounds with federal labor law at casinos (June 15, 2015)
What is becoming clear is that nothing is settled, and this issue is likely headed for the Supreme Court or a possible legislative 'fix.'

Union won't appeal decision in Chickasaw Nation casino dispute
Legislation | Litigation | Regulation
Union won't appeal decision in Chickasaw Nation casino dispute (June 12, 2015)
The National Labor Relations Board declined to assert jurisdiction over the WinStar World Casino and Resort due to the tribe's treaty rights.

Law Article: Treaty protects Chickasaw Nation casino from NLRB
Regulation
Law Article: Treaty protects Chickasaw Nation casino from NLRB (June 11, 2015)
The National Labor Relations Board has issued a decision indicating that the Chickasaw Nation can operate outside the confines of the National Labor Relations Act because it is a sovereign Indian nation with legal protections based on its treaties with the United States.

Senate committee takes up bill to shield tribal casinos from NLRB
Legislation | Litigation
Senate committee takes up bill to shield tribal casinos from NLRB (June 9, 2015)
S.248, the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act, will be considered by the Senate Indian Affairs Committee.

Chickasaw Nation wins major ruling affecting labor law at casino
Legislation | Regulation
Chickasaw Nation wins major ruling affecting labor law at casino (June 5, 2015)
The National Labor Relations Board cited the tribe's treaties in declining to assert jurisdiction over the WinStar World Casino and Resort.

Kurt Luger: It's time to put an end to the Indian wars in America
Opinion
Kurt Luger: It's time to put an end to the Indian wars in America (May 29, 2015)
After 200 years of genocide by the United States, enough is enough!

MOWA Band of Choctaw Indians loses decision in casino lawsuit
Litigation | Openings & Closings
MOWA Band of Choctaw Indians loses decision in casino lawsuit (April 1, 2015)
The tribe must return to state court to determine the fate of gaming machines seized from an operation that was shut down by local authorities.

Roy Hall: Karuk Tribe seeks casino on Shasta Nation territory
California | Casino Stalker | Opinion
Roy Hall: Karuk Tribe seeks casino on Shasta Nation territory (November 4, 2014)
The leader of the Shasta Nation accuses the Karuk Tribe of encroaching on its territory.

Eastern Shawnee Tribe considers casino at ancestral Ohio site
Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Eastern Shawnee Tribe considers casino at ancestral Ohio site (October 21, 2014)
Chief Glenda Wallace said development options will be discussed with the local community.

Column: Bay Mills maintains ties to off-reservation casino site
Casino Stalker | Opinion
Column: Bay Mills maintains ties to off-reservation casino site (June 23, 2014)
Port Huron was once home to an Ojibwe reservation.

BIA's move on Michigan tribe's recognition bid stirs casino talk
Casino Stalker
BIA's move on Michigan tribe's recognition bid stirs casino talk (February 28, 2014)
The Grand River Bands of Ottawa Indians has expressed interest in gaming.

MOWA Band of Choctaw Indians plans lawsuit  over    casino raid
Openings & Closings
MOWA Band of Choctaw Indians plans lawsuit over casino raid (November 8, 2013)
The MOWA Band of Choctaw Indians plans to sue the Mobile County Sheriff's Office over a raid of the tribe's gaming facility in Alabama.

MOWA Band of Choctaw Indians  defends casino under old treaty
Openings & Closings
MOWA Band of Choctaw Indians defends casino under old treaty (November 7, 2013)
The MOWA Band of Choctaw Indians in Alabama may not be on the list of federally recognized tribes but Chief Framon Weaver says his tribe's gaming facility is legal.

NLRB asserts jurisdiction at Chickasaw Nation gaming facility
Litigation | Public Relations
NLRB asserts jurisdiction at Chickasaw Nation gaming facility (July 22, 2013)
The Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma violated federal labor law at its casino near the Texas border, the National Labor Relations Board said.

Cowlitz Tribe optimistic for  casino groundbreaking next year
Casino Stalker | Litigation
Cowlitz Tribe optimistic for casino groundbreaking next year (July 18, 2013)
A rendering of the proposed Cowlitz Casino Resort. The Cowlitz Tribe of Washington hopes to break ground on its long awaited casino in 2014, Chairman Bill Iyall said. The tribe has been pushing for the casino ever since gaining federal...

Cherokee Nation sues DOI over United Keetoowah Band casino
Litigation
Cherokee Nation sues DOI over United Keetoowah Band casino (August 31, 2012)
The Cherokee Nation is suing the Obama administration for putting land into trust for the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians. The Cherokee Nation claims sole jurisdiction over a "treaty territory" that includes the site of the Keetoowah Cherokee Casino....

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