Calif. lawmaker criticized for backing tribal initiative (March 24, 2004)

Some Democrats and constituents of Republican state Sen. Jim Battin say the pro-Indian gaming lawmaker should not be using his elected position to promote an Indian gaming initiative. Battin, a long-time tribal ally, used his official stationary for a mailing...

Minn. tribes see gaming threat as attack on their rights (March 24, 2004)

Tribal leaders in Minnesota see a proposal to allow non-Indian gaming as an attack on their sovereignty and compacts they negotiated with the state. Republican lawmakers are using the threat of non-Indian gaming to force tribes to share more revenues...

Mich. tribes oppose 'racino' as lose-lose for state (March 24, 2004)

Representatives of several tribes on Tuesday called for the Michigan Legislature to defeat bills that would turn seven racetracks into casinos. Tribal leaders joined with county and school officials to protest "racino" bills pending in the Legislature. They said approval...

Mich. tribe clears hurdle for $100M casino project (March 24, 2004)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has issued a finding of no significant impact, or FONSI, for a $100 million casino proposed by the Match-e-be-nash-she-wish Band of Pottawatomi of Michigan. The tribe is seeking to have 145 acres placed in trust...

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