Seneca Nation wants gaming revenues sent to communities (October 11, 2010)

The Seneca Nation of New York is proposing to send gaming revenues directly to local communities instead of the state government. The tribe agreed to share 25 percent of slot machine revenues with the state. But the payments are on...

Gila River Governor: Casino suit about respect and principles (October 11, 2010)

"There's no literal translation in English that does justice to the tribal word himdag. As Governor of the Gila River Indian Community, himdag guides my every decision, my every action. Himdag, as passed down by our elders across hundreds of...

Editorial: Seneca Nation in another showdown with New York (October 11, 2010)

"New York State Governor David Paterson again finds himself in a battle with the Seneca Nation, a Native American group that enjoys special treaty rights and considers itself separate from the state. The latest issue between the two groups is...

Editorial: Reject non-Indian gaming in Oregon this November (October 11, 2010)

"Whether you gamble or not, most people would agree Oregon's Indian tribes provide the state with plenty of slot machines and blackjack tables. We don't need non-tribal casinos too. A measure on the Nov. 2 ballot is written to allow...

Column: Graton Rancheria casino affects Sen. Boxer's record (October 11, 2010)

"In the national battleground that is California's U.S. Senate race, weighty issues dominate, like jobs, economic dislocation and California's future, and rightly so. But sometimes, a politician's seemingly minor actions taken long ago end up having the biggest impact on...