California tribes divided on gaming, sovereignty (March 9, 2006)

California tribes won more than 60 percent of the vote when Indian gaming went before voters in 1998 and 2000. A recent poll showed that the majority of state residents support tribal casinos. But the tribes remain divided on basic...

Pombo bill restricts off-reservation gaming sites (March 9, 2006)

A new bill introduced by Rep. Richard Pombo (R-California), the chairman of the House Resources Committee, would restrict tribal land acquisitions for gaming purposes. H.R.4893 rewrites Section 20 of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act. It blocks tribes from opening casinos...

Ex-Seminole chief Jim Billie to testify for Trump (March 9, 2006)

Jim Billie, the former chief of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, will testify for gaming mogul Donald Trump at an upcoming trial. Billie was leader of the tribe when Trump sought to secure a casino deal with the Seminoles....

Opinion: Money and political power give birth to IGRA (March 9, 2006)

Ed. Note: Elaine Willman is chair of Citizens Equal Rights Alliance, a national anti-sovereignty and anti-federal Indian policy group. She is the founder and executive director of the Citizens Standup Committee, a group challenging the sovereignty of the Yakama Nation....