BIA blamed for delaying Oklahoma gaming pacts (January 24, 2005)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is being blamed for delaying final approval of the new Oklahoma tribal-state gaming compact. The Cherokee Nation was planning to offer Class III card games this past weekend. But the BIA hasn't published the agreements...

Lytton Band to scale back plans for Bay Area casino (January 24, 2005)

The Lytton Band of Pomo Indians announced plans to reduce the size of its proposed Bay Area casino as an opponent held a hearing on the controversial proposal. The tribe is converting a card club into a Class III facility....

Another tribal gaming official convicted of crime (January 24, 2005)

A second tribal gaming official in California has been convicted of a crime. Darlene Vega, chairwoman of the Pala Gaming Commission, was convicted of two misdemeanor counts of assault with a deadly weapon. She resigned her post because tribal law...

Wisconsin tribe shares gaming money with locals (January 24, 2005)

The Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohicans is sharing gaming revenues with local governments through a newly established grant program. As part of its compact with the state, the tribe is offering $100,000 in grants for law enforcement, roads, education and other...

Column: Mille Lacs woman stands up to governor (January 24, 2005)

"The impulse to share runs strong in Melanie Benjamin. Being one of 12 children from a poor family helps explain that. So does being a mother and grandmother. So does being Ojibwe. But for the chief executive of the Mille...

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