Turtle Talk: Supreme Court takes up petition in compact dispute (November 30, 2010)

"On December 10, 2010, the Supreme Court likely will decide whether to review the Ninth Circuit’s decision that the State of California failed to negotiate in good faith with the Rincon Band. This particular petition is very interesting on a...

Gun Lake Tribe cuts off applications for most positions at casino (November 30, 2010)

Note: Over 7,000 people applied for jobs. The 2,000 figure in the first version of this post came from a prior story. The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Potawatomi Indians of Michigan, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe, has cut off...

City appeals ruling in Mashpee Wampanoag casino land lawsuit (November 30, 2010)

Officials in Fall River, Massachusetts, have appealed a decision that blocked the sale of land to the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. The Fall River Redevelopment Authority entered into an agreement to sell 300 acres to the tribe for $21 million. But...

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe shares nearly $680K in casino revenue (November 30, 2010)

The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan shared $677,959 in gaming revenues with local governments and public schools. As part of its Class III gaming compact, the tribe shares two percent of revenues twice a year. Local governments received $440,673 and...

Controversy on gaming hindering fix to land-into-trust decision (November 30, 2010)

Concerns about gaming are holding back a fix to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar, tribal advocates said at the recent Global Gaming Expo. The decision restricts the land-into-trust process to tribes that were "under federal jurisdiction"...

Dianne Feinstein: Put a stop to reservation shopping for casinos (November 30, 2010)

"California voters settled the question of casino gaming back in 2000 -- or so it seemed. Proposition 1A authorized the governor to negotiate gambling pacts that would make Nevada-style casinos possible for "federally recognized Indian tribes on Indian lands in...