NIGC's Hogen still advocating for Class II gaming fix (April 20, 2009)

Phil Hogen, the Bush administration chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission, says Congress needs to address the "lack of clarity" in the Class II gaming market. Hogen, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota, says tribes...

9th Circuit hears lawsuit over Nooksack casino (April 20, 2009)

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments on March 11 in a case challenging National Indian Gaming Commission approval of a casino for the Nooksack Tribe of Washington. A group called the North County Community Alliance claims the...

NIGA passes resolution against pro-union legislation (April 20, 2009)

At its annual meeting last week, the National Indian Gaming Association passed a resolution against a pro-union bill, Indian Country Today reports. Tribal leaders believe the Employee Free Choice Act [H.R.1409 | S.560] will infringe on their sovereignty. The...

Opinion: Leave tribes alone on casino smoking ban (April 20, 2009)

"Proposed legislation that would ban smoking at the Mohegan Sun casino and Foxwoods Resort Casino is pointless and counterproductive. When considering legislation and its proposed imposition on the two tribal nations, the legislature must note one fundamental fact: Our tribal...