Panel explores ins and outs of Indian gaming (November 23, 2004)

A panel at the Library of Congress last week explored the positive and negative aspects of the $16 billion Indian gaming industry. Christopher Karnes, a member of the Tuscarora Nation of New York and a lawyer for tribes, criticized states...

New Illinois law changes compact procedures (November 23, 2004)

A new law in Illinois requires the state governor to get legislative approval before entering into a compact for a tribal casino. Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) vetoed the Native American Gaming Act, saying the executive branch has a right to...

Navajo chapters don't want tribe to own casinos (November 23, 2004)

The Navajo Nation says it will own and operate any casinos rather than individual chapters. Tribal officials say "Navajo Nation" means the tribal government, not the chapters. This view has Navajo Nation council delegates from chapters that want to open...