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Tule River Tribe gains federal approval to move casino

The Trump administration says the Tule River Tribe can move its casino to a new site but the governor of California must agree too.

Posted: November 5, 2019


Agua Caliente Band breaks ground on third gaming facility

The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians will open another casino in southern California after winning approval from the federal government.

Posted: November 5, 2019


Pamunkey Tribe keeps options open in pursuit of $700 million casino

The recently recognized Pamunkey Tribe is moving forward with a $700 million gaming resort in Virginia.

Posted: September 27, 2019


Scotts Valley Band sues Trump administration over homelands decision

The Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians is in court to defend plans for a casino in the Bay Area of California.

Posted: August 29, 2019


Agua Caliente Band moves forward with plans for third gaming facility

The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is seeking to open a third casino on land contiguous to the reservation.

Posted: August 28, 2019


Shawnee Tribe announces September 12 opening date for long-awaited casino

It took more than a decade but the Shawnee Tribe is finally ready to debut the Golden Mesa Casino.

Posted: August 26, 2019


Tejon Tribe wins approval for intergovernmental agreement with county

The future continues to look bright for the Tejon Tribe, just a few years after being restored to federal recognition.

Posted: August 14, 2019


Cayuga Nation sues cable network over portrayal in 'Billions' show

A popular cable series did little to disguise the identity of the 'Cayuga' people who were depicted in a recent episode.

Posted: August 13, 2019


Wilton Rancheria remains optimistic for long-awaited casino

The Wilton Rancheria continues to plan for a late 2020 opening for its casino amid ongoing litigation filed by opponents in California.

Posted: July 16, 2019


Colville Tribes weigh possible casino on ancestral territory

The Colville Tribes are looking to work with local governments as they pursue economic development options in Washington state.

Posted: June 24, 2019


Comanche Nation 'disappointed' with end to dispute over rival tribal casino

The Comanche Nation has hit the end of the road with its challenge to another tribe's casino.

Posted: May 30, 2019


Timbisha Shoshone Tribe sues Trump administration over stalled casino

Is a prominent Republican lawmaker from California holding back the Timbisha Shoshone Tribe?

Posted: May 29, 2019


Catawba Nation asks Congress to fulfill promise in land claim settlement

The Catawba Nation is still seeking a brighter future, nearly three decades after settling its land claim against the United States.

Posted: May 3, 2019


Tejon Tribe finally sees action on long-awaited gaming development

It's taking longer than expected but the Tejon Tribe is inching closer to a casino in California.

Posted: May 2, 2019


Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe welcomes movement on bill to protect homelands

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is seeing progress on a bill to protect its reservation from being taken out of trust.

Posted: May 2, 2019


Ponca Tribe scores another decision in favor of gaming rights

The Ponca Tribe can engage in gaming on its trust land in Iowa, federal regulators ruled for a third time in the long-running saga.

Posted: May 2, 2019


Catawba Nation homelands bill slated for first hearing on Capitol Hill

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will take testimony on a bill that paves the way for a Catawba Nation casino in North Carolina.

Posted: April 22, 2019


Comanche Nation asks Supreme Court to hear dispute over rival tribe's casino

The Comanche Nation is trying to keep a dispute over a new Chickasaw Nation casino alive in the court system.

Posted: April 8, 2019


Catawba Nation faces more opposition to homelands bill thanks to Eastern Cherokees

Two tribes continue to battle about who has the right to engage in gaming in North Carolina.

Posted: April 3, 2019


Catawba Nation predicts 'huge' economic impact with casino on homelands

Chief Bill Harris says a casino would be a 'game changer' for the Catawba Nation.

Posted: March 20, 2019


'Sad': Catawba Nation fires back after Eastern Cherokees slam homelands bill

A war is erupting between the Catawba Nation and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians over plans for a casino.

Posted: March 18, 2019


Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe no longer being financed by backer of stalled casino

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe continues to see setbacks as it battles the Trump administration in court.

Posted: March 4, 2019


Wilton Rancheria scores another win in long-running fight over homelands

Opponents of the Wilton Rancheria are on the losing end of yet another ruling in federal court.

Posted: January 25, 2019


Pamunkey Tribe clears first hurdle with bill to authorize casino under state law

The Pamunkey Tribe is seeing initial success with efforts to open a casino in Virginia.

Posted: January 21, 2019


Quapaw Nation reaches deal to sell land as it pursues casino in Arkansas

The Quapaw Nation plans to sell some of its land in Arkansas now that its gaming dreams are finally being realized.

Posted: January 16, 2019


Pamunkey Tribe willing to operate gaming facility under state law

Facing a long wait for a casino in the federal system, the Pamunkey Tribe is opening the door to other gaming options.

Posted: January 16, 2019


'Like dropping a bomb': Nansemond Indian Nation bashes another tribe's casino plan

The newly recognized Nansemond Indian Nation isn't happy about another tribe's plan for a casino in Virginia.

Posted: January 14, 2019


Democrats opposed bill to protect homelands of Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe

Democrats from Rhode Island are making it clear that they do not #StandWithMashpee or with a tribe in their own backyard.

Posted: January 11, 2019


Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe welcomes introduction of homelands legislation

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is in danger of seeing its homelands taken out of trust for the first time since the termination era.

Posted: January 9, 2019


Pamunkey Tribe finds welcoming host community for potential casino

The Pamunkey Tribe is in talks to host a $700 million development in the city of Norfolk, Virginia.

Posted: December 19, 2018


Comanche Nation loses bid to derail rival tribe's casino

The Comanche Nation has been turned away by yet another federal court as another tribe's gaming empire continues to grow.

Posted: December 17, 2018


Pamunkey Tribe still working on casino plan after winning recognition

The Pamunkey Tribe paid its annual treaty tribute to Virginia as planning continues for a casino.

Posted: November 28, 2018


Ho-Chunk Nation takes step forward with off-reservation casino

The Ho-Chunk Nation's off-reservation casino is finally moving forward in a more politically-friendly environment in Wisconsin.

Posted: November 12, 2018


Tribe said to be interested in pursuing a casino in Georgia

Is it the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians? A new report isn't specific.

Posted: September 26, 2018


Tule River Tribe takes major step forward with casino relocation plan

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is finally releasing an environmental review for the Tule River Tribe's casino relocation project.

Posted: September 20, 2018


Comanche Nation heads to court to battle Chickasaw Nation casino

The Comanche Nation says it wasn't consulted before the Chickasaw Nation acquired land for yet another casino.

Posted: September 18, 2018


United Keetoowah Band eyes casino amid questions about land

The United Keetoowah Band is proposing a casino amid questions about its homelands in northeastern Oklahoma.

Posted: September 17, 2018


Tohono O'odham Nation wins approval to restore more homelands

The Trump administration is facing fire for its tribal homelands decisions but not everything coming out of Washington looks bad for Indian Country.

Posted: September 11, 2018


Grand Ronde Tribes place site of former racetrack on the market

The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde will not be developing a former racetrack near Oregon's largest city.

Posted: August 28, 2018


Bay Mills Indian Community awaits decision on disputed casino

More than four years after securing victory at the nation's highest court, the Bay Mills Indian Community is waiting for a crucial decision.

Posted: August 22, 2018


Timbisha Shoshone Tribe wins approval for update to casino agreement

The Timbisha Shoshone Tribe secured approval for an updated casino agreement but not after some heated discussion.

Posted: August 17, 2018


Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians continues casino expansion work

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is adding a conference center, a new hotel and more to its flagship gaming facility in North Carolina.

Posted: August 8, 2018


Tohono O'odham Nation acquires land next to casino but won't use it for gaming

The Tohono O'odham Nation is expanding the footprint around its once controversial casino in Arizona.

Posted: July 5, 2018


Enterprise Rancheria eyes 'Hard Rock Sacramento' after tribal homelands victory

The iconic Hard Rock brand could soon be coming to California's capital city thanks to a partnership between tribal nations.

Posted: July 2, 2018


'Economic self-sufficiency': Pamunkey Tribe pursues casino in Virginia

The Pamunkey Tribe is in for the long haul as it seeks land for a casino in Virginia.

Posted: June 14, 2018


Sault Tribe faces doubts about long-stalled off-reservation casino

The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians might be looking elsewhere for gaming opportunities thanks to the Trump administration.

Posted: June 13, 2018


Pamunkey Tribe not invited to local meeting about casino plan

Local officials in Virginia are hosting a town hall to discuss plans for a casino only they haven't invited a key player.

Posted: May 23, 2018


Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe gains local support for homelands legislation

After seeing some initial opposition, the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe has gained local support for a bill to protect its homelands in Massachusetts.

Posted: May 22, 2018


Muscogee Nation plans new gaming development after clearing federal hurdle

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation aims to revitalize Lake Eufaula in Oklahoma with a casino, hotel and other development.

Posted: May 14, 2018


Former chief of Pamunkey Tribe slams gaming plan as 'recipe for disaster'

The former chief of the Pamunkey Tribe is criticizing the involvement of a non-Indian billionaire in plans for a gaming facility.

Posted: May 11, 2018


Pamunkey Tribe pushes for casino as Virginia opens door to new machines

Good timing, and some luck, may be on the side of the Pamunkey Tribe as it pursues a casino in Virginia.

Posted: May 7, 2018


Yet another federal appeals court backs restoration of tribal homelands

The winning streak continues for Indian Country with yet another federal appeals court decision in favor of tribal homelands.

Posted: May 2, 2018


Pamunkey Tribe partners with billionaire developer in push for casino

The recently recognized Pamunkey Tribe is working with a billionaire developer as it seeks to open the first casino in Virginia, an endeavor characterized by numerous hurdles.

Posted: April 25, 2018


Pamunkey Tribe connected to acquisition of land by gaming company

The recently recognized Pamunkey Tribe is moving full steam ahead with plans for a gaming facility in Virginia.

Posted: April 23, 2018


Comanche Nation citizens warned of big hit from rival Chickasaw Nation casino

The Comanche Nation is expecting a 25 percent decline in revenues at one of its gaming facilities, and tribal citizens will feel the pain too.

Posted: April 23, 2018


Mechoopda Tribe: 'Enough is enough' as appeals court rules in homelands case

The Mechoopda Tribe is still willing to sit down with local opponents to discuss plans for a long-delayed casino in northern California.

Posted: April 20, 2018


Mechoopda Tribe looks forward to casino after securing victory in court

The Mechoopda Tribe plans to move forward with a long-delayed casino but opponents don't seem willing to accept defeat.

Posted: April 17, 2018


Mechoopda Tribe scores victory in long-running fight over homelands

The court victories keep coming for tribes seeking to restore their homelands even as the Trump administration seeks to erect more hurdles for Indian Country.

Posted: April 13, 2018


Timbisha Shoshone Tribe faces hurdles in Washington for casino bid

As predicted, the Trump administration is raising hurdles for the Timbisha Shoshone Tribe as it pursues an off-reservation casino.

Posted: April 11, 2018


Shawnee Tribe planning to start work on off-reservation casino

The Shawnee Tribe officially signed the deed for the site of the future Golden Mesa Casino in Oklahoma.

Posted: March 29, 2018


Hearing expected in Senate on Lytton Band homelands measure

A bill to place about 940 acres in trust for the Lytton Band of Pomo Indians appears to be gaining steam on Capitol Hill.

Posted: March 27, 2018


Pamunkey Tribe announces plans for $700 million gaming facility

The Pamunkey Tribe is seeking to join the Indian gaming industry but doesn't plan on building a casino on its reservation in Virginia.

Posted: March 16, 2018


Kiowa Tribe prepares to debut new casino with more in the works

The Kiowa Tribe is opening a new gaming facility and is looking to the Trump administration to help with two more projects.

Posted: March 15, 2018


Timbisha Shoshone Tribe faces attack from anti-Indian gaming group

The Timbisha Shoshone Tribe is battling a new rival in California, one that has tied up gaming projects with litigation and political campaigns.

Posted: March 7, 2018


Wilton Rancheria wins court decision in favor of long-awaited casino

A federal judge has sided with the Wilton Rancheria, rejecting a challenge to the tribe's long-awaited casino project in northern California.

Posted: March 1, 2018


National Congress of American Indians praises win in homelands case

The National Congress of American Indians is congratulating the Gun Lake Tribe for its victory at the U.S. Supreme Court.

Posted: February 27, 2018


Gun Lake Tribe welcomes victory as Supreme Court puts end to homelands lawsuit

The leader of the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians is hailing a decision from the nation's highest court as a victory for all of Indian Country.

Posted: February 27, 2018


Supreme Court sides with Indian Country in long-running homelands case

In a victory for Indian Country, the nation's highest court has confirmed that Congress can protect tribal homelands from litigation.

Posted: February 27, 2018


Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe waits for Trump team's decision on casino

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe still doesn't know when the Trump administration will make a decision on its long-delayed casino in Massachusetts.

Posted: February 22, 2018


Timbisha Shoshone Tribe refutes rumors of marijuana at casino

The Timbisha Shoshone Tribe will not engage in 'any ' marijuana activities at the site of its proposed casino in California, Chairman George Gholson said.

Posted: February 12, 2018


Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits Trump team's decision on casino

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is still waiting for the Trump administration to make a decision on its long-delayed casino in Massachusetts.

Posted: February 8, 2018


Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe makes layoffs as gaming project stalls

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe has laid off employees and closed its gaming agency amid uncertainty surrounding its long-delayed casino in Massachusetts.

Posted: January 30, 2018


Chumash Tribe reaffirms prohibition on gaming at land-into-trust site

The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians has no plans for gaming at its land-into-trust site in California, Chairman Kenneth Kahn confirmed.

Posted: January 25, 2018


Agua Caliente Band starts land-into-trust process for another casino

The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is moving forward with plans for a third gaming facility in southern California.

Posted: January 23, 2018


Shawnee Tribe secures historic approval for off-reservation homelands

After nearly two decades of delays and setbacks, the Shawnee Tribe finally has a place to call home.

Posted: January 19, 2018


Timbisha Shoshone Tribe solicits local input for off-reservation casino project

The Timbisha Shoshone Tribe is still working on plans for an off-reservation casino in California.

Posted: January 15, 2018


'Enough is enough!' -- Yet another tribe scores big victory in homelands case

Indian Country continues to rack up victories when it comes to the restoration of tribal homelands.

Posted: January 12, 2018


Ponca Tribe faces roadblock with lawsuit challenging restoration of homelands

The descendants of Ponca Chief Standing Bear are once again facing opposition to plans for a casino on their restored homelands.

Posted: December 15, 2017


Gun Lake Tribe surpasses $100 million mark in gaming revenues shared in Michigan

The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe, surpassed a major gaming milestone in Michigan.

Posted: December 11, 2017


Supreme Court brings good news to Quapaw Tribe in restoration of homelands case

The U.S. Supreme Court has brought some good news to the Quapaw Tribe, whose casino expansion plans have been held up the state of Kansas.

Posted: December 11, 2017


Another appeals court decision backs restoration of tribal homelands in California

Despite doubts voiced by a senior Trump administration official, tribes continue to score legal victories as they restore their homelands.

Posted: November 29, 2017


Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe calls Trump team for help on eve of Thanksgiving

In his first Thanksgiving proclamation, President Trump credited the Wampanoag people with helping the Pilgrims survive. The tribe wants the favor returned.

Posted: November 22, 2017


Supreme Court hears arguments in long-running Gun Lake Tribe homeland case

The U.S. Supreme Court finally heard arguments in its first, and so far only, Indian law case of the term and one member boiled the dispute down to a seemingly simple question.

Posted: November 7, 2017


Prairie Island Indian Community refutes speculation of new casino in Minnesota

Casino rumors are once again surfacing as the Prairie Island Indian Community goes through the land-into-trust process.

Posted: October 23, 2017


Kansas asks Supreme Court to overturn ruling in Quapaw Tribe homeland case

The state of Kansas is trying to keep the Quapaw Tribe from expanding its casino with a last-ditch appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Posted: October 10, 2017


Gun Lake Tribe shares oral arguments with Trump team in Supreme Court case

Things are shaping as the U.S. Supreme Court prepares for its first Indian law case of the term.

Posted: October 10, 2017


Comanche Nation sues over last-minute approval of Chickasaw Nation casino

The Comanche Nation is suing the federal government in hopes of stopping the Chickasaw Nation from expanding its gaming empire in Oklahoma.

Posted: August 21, 2017


Another tribe chimes in with criticism of 'reservation shopping' in Michigan

Not everyone in Indian Country is upset with the Trump administration's first major land-into-trust decision.

Posted: July 31, 2017


Nottawaseppi Huron Band praises denial of off-reservation gaming projects

While one tribe in Michigan is vowing a fight, another is praising the Trump administration for rejecting proposals for two off-reservation casinos.

Posted: July 28, 2017


Oklahoma tribes won casino approvals on last day of Obama administration

Two tribes won approval for new casinos in Oklahoma on the last full day of the Obama administration but the Trump team held up the official announcements for six months.

Posted: July 19, 2017


Wilton Rancheria again wins backing for casino land-into-trust application

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is standing by its decision to place land into trust for the Wilton Rancheria.

Posted: July 18, 2017


Nisqually Tribe talks to local officials about off-reservation gaming facility

Discussions are still in the early stages but the Nisqually Tribe is interested in a casino and other development in Lacey, Washington.

Posted: July 12, 2017


Quapaw Tribe wins decision favoring restoration of homelands in Kansas

A federal appeals court has dealt a blow to the state of Kansas in its attempt to prevent the Quapaw Tribe from expanding a casino onto ancestral territory.

Posted: June 29, 2017


Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe shifts course on casino land-into-trust bid

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is going back to court to defend its casino land-into-trust application amid signs of uncertainty from the Trump administration.

Posted: June 28, 2017


Wilton Rancheria won't comment on status of gaming compact talks

The Wilton Rancheria's plan for a $400 million casino in Elk Grove, California, remains the subject of considerable debate as opponents fight in and out of court.

Posted: June 27, 2017


Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe remains confident of approval of casino

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe expects to hear a decision on its long-awaited casino in Massachusetts by June 27.

Posted: June 22, 2017


Chickasaw Nation breaks ground on $10M casino by Texas border

The new facility is going up on land that was placed into trust on the last full day of the Obama administration.

Posted: May 25, 2017


Tohono O'odham Nation secures victory in long-running gaming dispute

A highly-charged gaming dispute that set off a litigation, legislation and lobbying frenzy is finally coming to an end.

Posted: May 17, 2017


Gun Lake Tribe opens doors to $76M expansion of gaming facility

The Gun Lake Casino in Wayland, Michigan, is now nearly double in size.

Posted: May 3, 2017


Gun Lake Tribe eager to defend casino in Supreme Court challenge

The nation's highest court has agreed to review a federal law that shields the Michigan tribe's casino from litigation.

Posted: May 2, 2017


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