Ponca Tribe to discuss plans for Iowa casino (January 17, 2008)

The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska will hold a meeting on January 26 to discuss a casino in Iowa. The tribe won a ruling from the National Indian Gaming Commission over the status of trust land in Carter Lake. The NIGC,...

BIA clears way for Mechoopda Tribe casino (January 17, 2008)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has issued a finding of significant environmental impact for the casino proposed by the Mechoopda Tribe of California. Notice of the FONSI was published in The Oroville Mercury-Register, the paper said. A notice also will...

NIGC extends comment period on Class II initiatives (January 17, 2008)

Tribes have until March 9 to comment on the four controversial Class II initiatives proposed by the National Indian Gaming Commission. In notices published today in the Federal Register, the NIGC extended the comment period on the following: classification standards...

BIA holds hearing on Seneca-Cayuga casino (January 17, 2008)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs held a public hearing on the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe's proposed casino in Grove, Oklahoma. The tribe filed a land-into-trust application for a 33-acre site. Plans call for a $60 million casino. Opponents greatly outnumbered supporters, The...

Police shoot man outside Agua Caliente casino (January 17, 2008)

A suspect under multi-jurisdictional investigation was shot and killed by police outside the casino owned by the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians of California. Authorities attempted to arrest Nino Joseph Garcia, 24, as he was leaving the Spa...

Editorial: Right move on off-reservation casinos (January 17, 2008)

"Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne made exactly the right call when he recently denied permission to 11 Indian tribes around the country to acquire more land in order to build casinos. His decision was unpopular with the tribes and their friends...

Column: BIA helps gaming tribes get richer (January 17, 2008)

"If there's one thing California voters pride themselves on, it's their ability to make their own laws via ballot initiatives. A corollary of this is their ability to use popular referenda for vetoing laws passed by elected officials. So it...

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