Schwarzenegger issues Indian gaming proclamation (May 19, 2005)

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) issued an Indian gaming proclamation on Wednesday setting out his policy for negotiating compacts and approving land-into-trust requests. The pertinent part of the proclamation [Text] reads: 1. I shall oppose proposals for the federal acquisition...

Gaming is focus of Senate land-into-trust hearing (May 19, 2005)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held an oversight hearing on "taking lands into trust" but major focus was how gaming has influenced the process. Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona), the chairman of the committee, said he called the hearing to address...

Red Cliff Band votes to reconsider casino plans (May 19, 2005)

The tribal council of the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa voted 7-1 on Tuesday to "step back" from its casino plans and reconsider the options. The tribe initially proposed a $30 million casino on the Lake Superior shore....

Buena Vista Band releases casino impact report (May 19, 2005)

The Buena Vista Band of Me-Wuk Indians released a draft tribal environmental impact report for its proposed casino in Amador County, California. The report [Documents] details plans for the Flying Cloud casino. It was required under the compact [PDF] the...