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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe sees setback in land-into-trust dispute

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe sees setback in land-into-trust dispute (07/29)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs should not have approved the land-into-trust application for the tribe's casino in Massachusetts, a federal judge ruled.
Cowlitz Tribe wins major court ruling on land-into-trust application

Cowlitz Tribe wins major court ruling on land-into-trust application (07/29)

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has sided with the tribe and the Obama administration in a closely-watched gaming case.
Prairie Island Indian Community eyes trust status for new parcel

Prairie Island Indian Community eyes trust status for new parcel (07/05)

The Minnesota tribe is looking to grow but local officials are worried about a casino at the site.
Seminole Tribe takes a big step forward with land-into-trust bid

Seminole Tribe takes a big step forward with land-into-trust bid (06/30)

Plans to develop land around the Coconut Creek Casino in Florida have been in the works for six years.
Judge focuses on Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino decision

Judge focuses on Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino decision (06/30)

Opponents argue that the casino site in Massachusetts should not have been placed in trust as a result of the Supreme Court's decision in Carcieri v. Salazar.
Grand Ronde Tribes to finish demolition work at site of old racetrack

Grand Ronde Tribes to finish demolition work at site of old racetrack (06/24)

The tribe still hasn't said what it plans to do with the 31-acre site right outside of Portland, Oregon's most populous city.
Coquille Tribe awaits environmental review for gaming project

Coquille Tribe awaits environmental review for gaming project (05/24)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs appears to be making progress but has fallen behind on its anticipated schedule.
Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation still interested in developing casino

Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation still interested in developing casino (05/20)

The band just won approval for an urban reserve and Chief Marcel Moody remains hopeful about gaming in Thompson, Manitoba.
Cloverdale Rancheria excited to move forward with casino plan

Cloverdale Rancheria excited to move forward with casino plan (05/18)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs will 'immediately' place 61.83 acres in trust for the California tribe.
Supreme Court takes up petition in Seneca Nation land case again

Supreme Court takes up petition in Seneca Nation land case again (05/18)

After delaying action on a petition filed by casino opponents, the justices are due to consider a case that questions the legality of the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in New York.
Supreme Court delays action on Seneca Nation gaming land case

Supreme Court delays action on Seneca Nation gaming land case (05/16)

Without explanation, the justices delayed the consideration of a petition that questions whether the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino is legal.
Supreme Court considers petition in Seneca Nation casino dispute

Supreme Court considers petition in Seneca Nation casino dispute (05/11)

Opponents have been questioning the legality of the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in downtown Buffalo, New York, for years.
Cloverdale Rancheria might downsize plan for long-awaited casino

Cloverdale Rancheria might downsize plan for long-awaited casino (05/11)

The process took so long that a nearby tribe opened a casino and is almost finished with an expansion project.
Cloverdale Rancheria wins approval of casino land-into-trust bid

Cloverdale Rancheria wins approval of casino land-into-trust bid (05/02)

The decision comes two years after the final environmental impact statement was issued and nearly eight years after the process formally began.
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe sees casino as a path to self-sufficiency

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe sees casino as a path to self-sufficiency (04/28)

The tribe has a reservation in Death Valley National Park but living conditions there can be difficult and development options are extremely limited.
Fond du Lac Band won't confirm plan for site adjacent to casino

Fond du Lac Band won't confirm plan for site adjacent to casino (04/27)

The footprint of the Fond-du-Luth Casino in Duluth, Minnesota, is about to grow with approval of a land-into-trust application.
Coquille Tribe questions opposition to new Class II gaming facility

Coquille Tribe questions opposition to new Class II gaming facility (04/14)

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (D) is urging the Bureau of Indian Affairs to reject the land-into-trust application for the proposed casino.
Grand Ronde Tribes still weighing plans at site of former racetrack

Grand Ronde Tribes still weighing plans at site of former racetrack (04/14)

The building that housed the old Multnomah Greyhound Park near Portland, Oregon, is being demolished to make way for some sort of development.
Tribes in Oregon clash over Class II off-reservation casino plan

Tribes in Oregon clash over Class II off-reservation casino plan (04/11)

The Coquille Tribe is already facing opposition from the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe and now Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (D) has stepped into the fray.
Bureau of Indian Affairs still moves slowly on casino applications

Bureau of Indian Affairs still moves slowly on casino applications (04/01)

Only 67 gaming acquisitions have been approved since the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act became law in 1988.
Poarch Creek gaming enterprise acquires property in Mississippi

Poarch Creek gaming enterprise acquires property in Mississippi (03/30)

The tribe continues to look beyond Alabama to expand its gaming portfolio.
Cherokee Nation to start work on new addition to gaming empire

Cherokee Nation to start work on new addition to gaming empire (03/25)

The casino in Grove will be the tribe's 10th casino in Oklahoma.
Pokagon Band reaches two agreements for casino site in Indiana

Pokagon Band reaches two agreements for casino site in Indiana (03/23)

The tribe is addressing sewer and water services, along with payments in lieu of property taxes, at its 166-acre land-into-trust in South Bend, Indiana.
Lytton Band acquires property adjacent to off-reservation casino

Lytton Band acquires property adjacent to off-reservation casino (03/14)

The tribe hasn't said whether it will seek to have the land placed in trust amid controversy over development plans in a nearby county.
Quapaw Tribe blames non-Indian track for opposition in Arkansas

Quapaw Tribe blames non-Indian track for opposition in Arkansas (03/04)

Chairman John Berrey has repeatedly disavowed plans to open a casino on its ancestral reservation but local officials remain skeptical.
Little River Band acquires land near off-reservation gaming site

Little River Band acquires land near off-reservation gaming site (03/03)

The tribe paid $500,000 for another 120 acres in Fruitport, Michigan, the location of the proposed casino.
Prairie Island Indian Community isn't planning for new casino

Prairie Island Indian Community isn't planning for new casino (02/22)

The tribe recently acquired 112 acres of farmland off the reservation but isn't looking to develop a casino there.
Quapaw Tribe seeks to acquire more ancestral land in Arkansas

Quapaw Tribe seeks to acquire more ancestral land in Arkansas (02/18)

Chairman John Berrey is again disclaiming plans for a casino but local officials are wary of entering into any agreements with the tribe.
Osage Nation seeks trust status for sites of two potential casinos

Osage Nation seeks trust status for sites of two potential casinos (02/18)

One sites lies across from the Bartlesville Municipal Airport and another is located in Pawhuska, Oklahoma.
Wilton Rancheria focuses on two sites for potential gaming facility

Wilton Rancheria focuses on two sites for potential gaming facility (02/17)

The tribe is considering two locations along a major highway just outside of Sacramento, California.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe ties casino suit to anti-Indian group

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe ties casino suit to anti-Indian group (02/17)

Michelle Littlefield admits she helped the Citizens Equal Rights Alliance host a conference in Massachusetts in March 2013.
Non-Indian firm looking to block Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino

Non-Indian firm looking to block Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino (02/08)

Rush Street Gaming concedes that its proposed commercial casino in Brockton, Massachusetts, will benefit greatly if the tribe somehow goes away.
House committee approves Lytton Band bill with casino limitation

House committee approves Lytton Band bill with casino limitation (02/03)

H.R.2538 appears to be the first bill that imposes geographic and temporal restrictions on future land acquisitions for a tribe that already has federal recognition.
Wilton Rancheria considers a second location for potential casino

Wilton Rancheria considers a second location for potential casino (02/01)

A 28-acre property next to a half-completed mall is being reviewed as the tribe goes through the land-into-trust process.
Cherokee Nation slated to break ground on new gaming facility

Cherokee Nation slated to break ground on new gaming facility (01/28)

The tribe's 10th casino will be located near Grove, Oklahoma, and will feature 400 gaming machines, a restaurant, a full-service bar, a live music venue and a dance floor.
Catawba Nation still waiting for action on casino in North Carolina

Catawba Nation still waiting for action on casino in North Carolina (01/27)

The tribe submitted a land-into-trust application in September 2013 but there's been little activity on the federal level.
Pokagon Band sees opposition to work at casino site in Indiana

Pokagon Band sees opposition to work at casino site in Indiana (01/22)

The tribe wants to fill in wetlands and alter a stream at its 166-acre land-into-trust site in South Bend.
Quapaw Tribe hits snag in agreement for ancestral Arkansas land

Quapaw Tribe hits snag in agreement for ancestral Arkansas land (01/21)

Chairman John Berrey has repeatedly promised that the tribe doesn't want to build a casino on a 160-acre site in Little Rock.
Kansas appeals ruling in Quapaw Tribe casino expansion lawsuit

Kansas appeals ruling in Quapaw Tribe casino expansion lawsuit (01/19)

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals will be hearing a dispute that tests the $15 million expansion of the Downstream Casino Resort.
Wilton Rancheria anticipates lengthy process for gaming project

Wilton Rancheria anticipates lengthy process for gaming project (01/13)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is finally taking action on the tribe's land-into-trust application for a casino near Sacramento, California.
BIA hosts meeting on Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation casino bid

BIA hosts meeting on Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation casino bid (01/12)

The tribe, whose headquarters are located in Kansas, plans a Class II facility on an ancestral reservation in Illinois.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe ready to build long-awaited casino

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe ready to build long-awaited casino (01/08)

The First Light Resort and Casino will be located on about 151 acres in the city of Taunton, Massachusetts, land that is now officially a reservation.
Pokagon Band aims to build police station at Indiana casino site

Pokagon Band aims to build police station at Indiana casino site (01/07)

The facility would be located on the northern portion of the tribe's 166-acre land-into-trust site in South Bend.
Wilton Rancheria sees BIA movement on long-awaited casino bid

Wilton Rancheria sees BIA movement on long-awaited casino bid (01/04)

Plans call for a 601,780 square-foot facility that includes a 110,260 square-foot gaming floor, a 302-room hotel, a 48,150-square-foot convention center and a 3,500-space parking lot.
Quapaw Tribe secures dismissal of lawsuit over casino site in Kansas

Quapaw Tribe secures dismissal of lawsuit over casino site in Kansas (12/18)

The tribe plans to spend $15 million to expand the Downstream Casino Resort onto trust land in Kansas.
Foes promise suit over Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe's casino

Foes promise suit over Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe's casino (12/18)

Don't expect the case to be filed soon -- opponents plan to wait up to six years to challenge the tribe's land-into-trust application.
Samish Nation still waiting for decision on long-awaited casino

Samish Nation still waiting for decision on long-awaited casino (12/16)

Plans call for a 48,100 square-foot casino on about 11.41 acres in Skagit County.
Cowlitz Tribe plans $13.4M wastewater system at casino site

Cowlitz Tribe plans $13.4M wastewater system at casino site (11/13)

Chairman William Iyall is confident that the Environmental Protection Agency will approve the project.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino site finally placed in trust

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino site finally placed in trust (11/13)

Chairman Cedric Cromwell said the decision by the Bureau of Indian Affairs carries added meaning as Thanksgiving approaches.
Quapaw Tribe works on agreement for ancestral Arkansas land

Quapaw Tribe works on agreement for ancestral Arkansas land (11/10)

Chairman John Berrey has repeatedly pledged not to pursue gaming on its former reservation in present-day Little Rock.
Little River Band might buy additional land near gaming site

Little River Band might buy additional land near gaming site (11/10)

The tribe has seen strong local support for the $180 million project in Fruitport Township in Michigan.
BIA formally declares reservation for Cowlitz Tribe casino

BIA formally declares reservation for Cowlitz Tribe casino (11/09)

Administrative appeals and litigation have delayed construction of the $510 million Cowlitz Casino and Entertainment Resort.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe buys gaming site for $34.5M

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe buys gaming site for $34.5M (11/09)

The tribe hopes to break ground on the long-awaited First Light Resort and Casino in Taunton, Massachusetts, in spring 2016.
Quapaw Tribe still vows no casino on ancestral land in Arkansas

Quapaw Tribe still vows no casino on ancestral land in Arkansas (11/03)

Chairman John Berrey has been willing to sign a no-casino pledge although it's not clear whether it would be enforceable.
Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation might not see casino support

Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation might not see casino support (10/29)

Officials in DeKalb County, Illinois, aren't sure whether they will support the tribe's land-into-trust application for the site.
Grand Ronde Tribes open to ideas with purchase of old racetrack

Grand Ronde Tribes open to ideas with purchase of old racetrack (10/22)

A casino near Oregon's largest city could be a big win as long as it doesn't hurt an existing facility about 60 miles from Portland.
Grand Ronde Tribes won't rule out casino at former racetrack

Grand Ronde Tribes won't rule out casino at former racetrack (10/16)

The site puts the tribe a lot closer to Portland, Oregon's most populous city and could address competition from a rival casino.
Lytton Band vows not to pursue casino on newly acquired lands

Lytton Band vows not to pursue casino on newly acquired lands (10/13)

Officials and residents have raised concerns about the tribe's plans to establish a homeland in Sonoma County, California.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe brings competition to New England gaming market

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe brings competition to New England gaming market (10/09)

Moody's is warning of impacts in Massachusetts and even Rhode Island as the tribe moves forward with its long-delayed casino.
White Earth Nation plans hotel and RV park at third casino site

White Earth Nation plans hotel and RV park at third casino site (10/09)

The development will be located on 270 acres at Star Lake, a small community in Minnesota located outside of the boundaries of the main reservation.
Coquille Tribe awaits next step in bid for off-reservation casino

Coquille Tribe awaits next step in bid for off-reservation casino (10/02)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs could release a draft environmental impact statement by the end of the year.
White Earth Nation outlines plan for yet another gaming facility

White Earth Nation outlines plan for yet another gaming facility (09/28)

The tribe will build a casino with a hotel and RV park at Star Lake, a small community south of the reservation.
Enterprise Rancheria wins ruling in casino land-into-trust case

Enterprise Rancheria wins ruling in casino land-into-trust case (09/28)

A federal judge rejected a slew of claims made by two rival tribes with existing casinos in northern California.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe gaming site officially put in trust

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe gaming site officially put in trust (09/25)

A 151-acre site in Taunton, Massachusetts, plus another 170 acres in Mashpee, the location of tribal headquarters, were immediately placed in trust by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
White Earth Nation linked to land buys at potential casino site

White Earth Nation linked to land buys at potential casino site (09/25)

A land management company whose contact is the tribe's attorney has purchased 230 acres in Star Lake, Minnesota, for $2.25 million.
Sault Tribe faces hurdles with off-reservation gaming projects

Sault Tribe faces hurdles with off-reservation gaming projects (09/18)

More lawsuits are expected if the Bureau of Indian Affairs ever approves the tribe's land-into-trust applications.
Sault Tribe wins dismissal of off-reservation gaming litigation

Sault Tribe wins dismissal of off-reservation gaming litigation (09/17)

The tribe wants to build a $245 million casino in Lansing, Michigan, on property that was acquired in connection with a land claim settlement.
Seneca Nation wins decision in off-reservation gaming lawsuit

Seneca Nation wins decision in off-reservation gaming lawsuit (09/16)

The tribe is pursuing a $40 million expansion of the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in downtown Buffalo, New York.
Seneca Nation grows land holdings at off-reservation casino

Seneca Nation grows land holdings at off-reservation casino (09/14)

The tribe acquired several properties worth more than $3.2 million around the Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino in Niagara Falls, New York.
Tejon Tribe anticipates lengthy process for casino in California

Tejon Tribe anticipates lengthy process for casino in California (09/09)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is moving forward on the land-into-trust application but a decision is years away.
Quapaw Tribe still willing to sign no-casino pledge in Arkansas

Quapaw Tribe still willing to sign no-casino pledge in Arkansas (08/31)

Local officials said Chairman John Berrey hasn't followed up on his offer but he's planning on arranging meetings soon.
Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation must wait for support on casino

Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation must wait for support on casino (08/20)

A resolution to support the tribe's land-into-trust application for a Class II gaming facility in Illinois was tabled.
Recently recognized Tejon Tribe moves ahead with casino plan

Recently recognized Tejon Tribe moves ahead with casino plan (08/13)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is preparing an environmental impact statement for a 250,000 square-foot casino in Kern County, California.
Mayor believes BIA decision coming soon on Sault Tribe casino

Mayor believes BIA decision coming soon on Sault Tribe casino (08/12)

The land-into-trust application for a site Lansing, Michigan, has been pending for 11 months.
Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation revives plan for Illinois casino

Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation revives plan for Illinois casino (08/05)

The tribe reacquired 127 acres within the Shab-eh-nay Reservation and contends the land can be used for gaming.
Sault Tribe remains confident in off-reservation gaming dispute

Sault Tribe remains confident in off-reservation gaming dispute (08/04)

The tribe wants to build the $245 million Kewadin Lansing Casino in Lansing, a project supported by the mayor.
Catawba Nation still waiting for answer on casino land-into-trust

Catawba Nation still waiting for answer on casino land-into-trust (07/31)

A federal law mandates the acquisition of land in North and South Carolina but the Bureau of Indian Affairs does not move quickly.
Catawba Nation in talks to bring Hard Rock into gaming plans

Catawba Nation in talks to bring Hard Rock into gaming plans (07/27)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has yet to issue a decision on a land-into-trust application that was submitted in September 2013.
Quapaw Tribe willing to sign agreement barring Arkansas casino

Quapaw Tribe willing to sign agreement barring Arkansas casino (07/13)

The tribe's land-into-trust application for 160 acres near Little Rock has been met with significant controversy in the state.
Quapaw Tribe sees more opposition to Arkansas land-into-trust

Quapaw Tribe sees more opposition to Arkansas land-into-trust (07/10)

Four members of the state's Congressional delegation -- including two who have received contributions from the tribe -- want the Bureau of Indian Affairs to deny the application.
Non-Indian man plans appeal in loss of Gun Lake Tribe casino case

Non-Indian man plans appeal in loss of Gun Lake Tribe casino case (07/06)

David Patchak, who wants money from the tribe, will take the case to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals for the second time since 2008.
Former Seneca Nation gaming executive pleads in land case

Former Seneca Nation gaming executive pleads in land case (06/23)

Bergal Mitchell III admitted he took $338,000 from a fraudulent land purchase.
Quapaw Tribe blames non-Indian track in Arkansas for opposition

Quapaw Tribe blames non-Indian track in Arkansas for opposition (06/08)

Local officials have raised concerns about a casino even though Chairman John Berrey has repeatedly insisted there aren't plans for one.
9th Circuit sides with Big Lagoon Rancheria in gaming site dispute

9th Circuit sides with Big Lagoon Rancheria in gaming site dispute (06/04)

By a unanimous vote, an en banc panel of the court rejected all of the challenges raised by the state of California.
BIA confirms Soboba Band can put casino at newly acquired site

BIA confirms Soboba Band can put casino at newly acquired site (06/03)

The tribe spent nearly eight years trying to get the 410-acre site placed in trust.
Tejon Tribe plans to negotiate agreement with county for casino

Tejon Tribe plans to negotiate agreement with county for casino (06/03)

Chairwoman Kathryn Morgan warned that the process will take at least two years, if not longer, to complete.
Soboba Band still working on plan to relocate casino to new site

Soboba Band still working on plan to relocate casino to new site (06/01)

It only took nearly eight years, but the Bureau of Indian Affairs has finally approved a land-into-trust application for the southern California tribe.
Quapaw Tribe looks to dispel concerns about casino in Arkansas

Quapaw Tribe looks to dispel concerns about casino in Arkansas (05/27)

Chairman John Berrey said the tribe's land-into-trust application for an ancestral site is about cultural preservation, not gaming.
Supreme Court won't hear challenge to Graton Rancheria casino

Supreme Court won't hear challenge to Graton Rancheria casino (05/27)

A group called the Stop the Casino 101 sued Gov. Jerry Brown (D), but not the tribe, for signing a Class III gaming compact.
Forest County Potawatomi Tribe buys properties next to casino

Forest County Potawatomi Tribe buys properties next to casino (05/21)

The tribe will start a planning process but won't use the land for gaming. A land-into-trust application won't be filed either.
Homeowner group raises fears of casino from Miccosukee Tribe

Homeowner group raises fears of casino from Miccosukee Tribe (05/18)

The tribe has no plans to convert the Miccosukee Golf and Country Club into a casino but that hasn't stopped the opposition.
Quapaw Tribe still facing questions about casino in Arkansas

Quapaw Tribe still facing questions about casino in Arkansas (05/13)

Chairman John Berrey has insisted a casino is not in the works for ancestral land in Little Rock, the state capital.
Editorial: State needs assurances from Quapaw Tribe on gaming

Editorial: State needs assurances from Quapaw Tribe on gaming (04/23)

The tribe has no plans for a casino in Central Arkansas, so why not put a conservation easement on the 160 acres?
Quapaw Tribe aims to dispel concerns about casino in Arkansas

Quapaw Tribe aims to dispel concerns about casino in Arkansas (04/21)

Chairman John Berrey has been meeting with local officials to discuss the tribe's land-into-trust application.
Kansas seeks injunction to stop Quapaw Tribe gaming expansion

Kansas seeks injunction to stop Quapaw Tribe gaming expansion (04/17)

Individual tribal leaders, including Chairman John Berrey, have been added to the state's lawsuit as defendants.
Quapaw Tribe faces opposition over possible casino in Arkansas

Quapaw Tribe faces opposition over possible casino in Arkansas (04/16)

Some local officials want the tribe to state that it won't use the land in Little Rock for gaming but that wouldn't necessarily bar a casino in the future.
Quapaw Tribe did not include casino on land-into-trust request

Quapaw Tribe did not include casino on land-into-trust request (03/26)

Chairman John Berrey told the Bureau of Indian Affairs that there are no plans to change the use of the land.
Quapaw Tribe insists a casino isn't focus of Arkansas land plan

Quapaw Tribe insists a casino isn't focus of Arkansas land plan (03/25)

The tribe has filed a land-into-trust application for 160 acres of its former reservation.
Quapaw Tribe faces opposition to potential casino in Arkansas

Quapaw Tribe faces opposition to potential casino in Arkansas (03/24)

The mayor of Little Rock is among those who are questioning whether a casino is right for the area.
Quapaw Tribe open to casino on historic homeland in Arkansas

Quapaw Tribe open to casino on historic homeland in Arkansas (03/23)

The tribe still needs to clear the land-into-trust process and would need to negotiate a Class III gaming compact.

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