Narragansett Tribe steps up gaming repeal effort (May 10, 2007)

The Narragansett Tribe has hired the AndersonTuell law and lobbying firm to push for a critical change in the Rhode Island Indian Claims Settlement Act. The law subjects the tribe to state civil and criminal jurisdiction. A subsequent amendment, inserted...

Poarch Creeks shooting for Class III gaming (May 10, 2007)

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians in Alabama won't give up efforts to operate Class III games. The tribe has tried to negotiate a Class III compact with the state. But Gov. Bob Riley (R) and his predecessor refused to...

Sen. Feinstein introduces new Lytton Band bill (May 10, 2007)

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California) introduced S.1347, the Lytton Gaming Oversight Act of 2007, on Wednesday. The bill allows the Lytton Band of Pomo Indians to continue operating a Class II facility in the city of San Pablo. But if...

BIA official cites changing climate on gaming (May 10, 2007)

George Skibine, the acting principal deputy assistant secretary at the Bureau of Indian Affairs, spoke at the Southern Gaming Summit on Wednesday. Skibine, who heads the Office of Indian Gaming Management, said the BIA considers local input when making land-into-trust...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe still eyeing casino sites (May 10, 2007)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Washington is still shopping for potential casino sites. The tribe and its backer have purchased land in Middleborough. But other locations are being considered, a spokesperson said. The tribe's federal recognition is being finalized this...

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