Rep. Kennedy backs Bay Mills off-reservation casino (November 5, 2007)

Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-Rhode Island) has signed on as co-sponsor of H.R.2176, a bill that would authorize an off-reservation casino for the Bay Mills Indian Community of Michigan. Kennedy said the tribe deserves the casino as part of a land...

Opinion: Forest County Potawatomi Tribe greed (November 5, 2007)

"The word "monopoly" has its origins in the Greek words for "one seller," and its definition is just that: the exclusive control by one company of a service or product. A politically powerful monopoly exists in southeast Wisconsin, where the...

BIA tells paper to wait on land-into-trust status (November 5, 2007)

Everyone knows the Bureau of Indian Affairs has a backlog of land-into-trust applications but there's also a backlog of Freedom of Information Act requests on those land-into-trust applications. The Cape Cod Times discovered both when it sought to learn...

Agua Caliente Band sues over compact referendum (November 5, 2007)

The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians has sued California's Secretary of State over a pending referendum on four tribal gaming compacts. The tribe wants to block the state from certifying the referendum, which is scheduled for February 2008. The...

Indian gaming management firm to shift focus (November 5, 2007)

Lakes Entertainment, one of the first major Indian gaming management firms, is shifting its focus, CEO Lyle Berman says. Lakes has been managing tribal casinos for more than a decade. The firm currently has agreements with five tribes for...