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Schaghticoke Tribal Nation questions exclusion from casino process

(02/05)

Chief Richard Velkly said the state of Connecticut is violating the U.S. Constitution by not allowing his tribe to pursue a potential casino.
Sen. McCain still bothered by failure to block Arizona tribe's casino

(02/04)

For the first time, Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) publicly blamed Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana) for the failure of the Keep the Promise Act.
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.
Connecticut won't allow another tribe to pursue potential casino

(02/03)

The Schaghticoke Tribal Nation was quickly rebuffed by a state official after announcing it was joining the game.
Lytton Band accepts casino limitations in land-into-trust measure

(02/02)

H.R.2538, the Lytton Rancheria Homelands Act, bars gaming on any lands north of State Route 12 and prevents the tribe from pursuing a casino on lands south of the highway for 22 years.
Peter Roff: Congress should close Tohono O'odham Nation casino

(01/27)

One tribe should not be allowed to hide behind the doctrine of 'sovereign immunity' to do an end run around everyone else.
Navajo Nation yet to share $6M in casino revenues with chapters

(01/20)

The tribe opened its first gaming facility in 2008 yet none of the chapters have received their shares of revenues from the growing enterprise.
Foes raise money to fight Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino

(01/11)

An opposition group is vowing to take the case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court in hopes of preventing the tribe from opening a long-awaited casino.
Tribes in California call for hearing on Internet poker legislation

(01/07)

Lawmakers have been debating Internet poker for several years without much success and the California Nations Indian Gaming Association is angling for some movement.
Tohono O'odham Nation set to open new casino on December 20

(12/14)

Barring last-minute action in Congress, the tribe is on track to open the controversial facility with more than 1,000 Class II gaming machines.
Robert Odawi Porter: Labor unions try to confiscate tribal wealth

(12/07)

The Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act, which exempts tribal governments from application of the National Labor Relations Act, is a rare opportunity to both support tribal sovereignty and strengthen tribal economies.
Union slams Democrat for vote on Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act

(12/02)

Rep. Kurt Schrader of Oregon was one of 24 Democrats who voted in favor of a bill that treats tribes the same as other governments under the National Labor Relations Act.
Sault Tribe pushes for passage of Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act

(11/24)

Chairman Aaron Payment called on President Barack Obama and Michigan's two Democratic Senators to support parity for tribal governments.
Tribes with special acts of Congress face hurdles for gaming

(11/24)

Not every tribe is on equal ground when it comes to the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988.
John Yellowbird Steele: Restore tribal sovereignty over labor

(11/23)

President Obama: Indian gaming is governmental gaming, as Congress has declared.
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe weighs Supreme Court appeal in NLRB case

(11/20)

The tribe is asserting its treaty rights in an attempt to shield the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort from the National Labor Relations Board.
Tohono O'odham Nation eyes more development at new casino

(11/19)

The controversial Desert Diamond Casino in Glendale, Arizona, is putting 500 people to work and Chairman Ed Manuel said more jobs are in line for the future.
Lawmakers defy White House on Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act

(11/18)

Republicans eagerly lined up to explain why tribes, like state and local governments, should be exempt from the National Labor Relations Act.
Laurie Roberts: Tohono O'odham Nation plays voters on casino

(11/18)

From the handwriting on the wall department: a southern Arizona tribe has once again prevailed in the ongoing pitched battle to open a northwest Valley casino.
White House slams Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act ahead of vote

(11/17)

President Barack Obama won't support H.R.511 because his administration said it doesn't offer enough protections to tribal employees, the majority of whom are non-Indians.
Tohono O'odham Nation secures major victory in casino fight

(11/17)

A bill to prevent the tribe from using its trust land for a casino suffered a humiliating defeat on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act heads toward passage in House

(11/16)

Some Democrats have objected but Republicans are set to approve a bill that exempts tribes and their enterprises from the National Labor Relations Act.
House votes on bill to stop Tohono O'odham Nation casino

(11/16)

Congress has never passed a law that retroactively prohibits Indian land from being used for gaming.
Edward Manuel: Tohono O'odham Nation creates opportunity

(11/13)

If passed, H.R. 308 will not only renege on the United States' promises to the Tohono O'odham Nation, it will hand pink slips to the 1,800 men and women working on site.
Melanie Sloan: An expensive battle over a new tribal casino

(11/13)

Tribes are showering Washington politicians with campaign cash in an effort to beat down rival nations.
Tohono O'odham Nation wins another ruling in favor of casino

(11/06)

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals barred the state of Arizona from enforcing a law that would have annexed the tribe's trust property.
Delbert Ray: Stop Tohono O'odham Nation from opening new casino

(11/05)

The citizens of Arizona did not want any city or town to become the Las Vegas of the southwest. And that was not a possibility, until now.
Group fights 'tooth and nail' against gaming initiative in Nebraska

(11/02)

Gambling with the Good Life recently celebrated 20 years of fighting gaming expansion efforts in the Cornhusker State.
Ietan admits tribes met with Sen. Feinstein to discuss gaming

(10/30)

The California Democrat has been seen as hindering efforts to fix the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar.
Tohono O'odham Nation sets December 20 opening for casino

(10/30)

After nearly six years of contentious litigation and high-stakes lobbying, the West Valley Resort in Glendale, Arizona, is almost here.
GOP still working on bill to block Tohono O'odham Nation casino

(10/28)

The Keep the Promise Act was pulled from a vote this week as Republicans held a fundraiser on Capitol Hill.
House won't take up bill to stop Tohono O'odham Nation casino

(10/26)

Local officials in Arizona objected when the Keep the Promise Act was being pushed for consideration under a process normally reserved for non-controversial bills.
Tohono O'odham Nation fights rival tribes for right to new casino

(10/22)

The Gila River Indian Community has spent $1.64 million on lobbyists so far this year to prevent a new casino from opening in the Phoenix area.
Key Democrat defends support for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act

(10/20)

Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minnesota) blasted a labor union for running ads that she called 'racist' and 'blatantly anti-Indian."
Winnebago Tribe corporation raises funds for gaming petition

(10/16)

A group called Keep the Money in Nebraska is collecting signatures to put three gaming questions on the ballot in 2016.
Connecticut tribes await proposals for a new gaming facility

(10/14)

At least two communities along a major interstate are interested in hosting a new casino for the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe.
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.
New Eastern Cherokee chief takes aim at gaming commission

(10/06)

A resolution approved by the tribal council calls for the removal of the three regulators following the hiring of a former chief as executive director of the gaming commission.
Executive from Winnebago Tribe pushes Nebraska gaming bid

(09/25)

Keep the Money in Nebraska is collecting signatures for a ballot initiative to authorize casino-style games at racetracks in the state.
Non-Indian racetracks cut machines and workers after ruling

(09/14)

A ban on the so-called 'instant' racing machines went into effect in response to a lawsuit won by the Coeur d'Alene Tribe of Idaho.
Coeur d'Alene Tribe wins decision over machines at racetracks

(09/11)

About 250 instant horse racing machines will have to be removed from non-Indian gaming facilities.
Coeur d'Alene Tribe presents case in gaming machine dispute

(08/11)

The Idaho Supreme Court will determine whether non-Indian racetracks can continue to offer the so-called instant racing machines.
Navajo Nation president signs bill to impose casino alcohol tax

(08/11)

The 3.25 percent tax on alcohol sold at the tribe's gaming facilities in Arizona is expected to generate $73,000 a year.
Connecticut sued over law that paves way for new tribal casino

(08/05)

MGM Resorts International contends the two-step process for the new facility is unconstitutional because only tribes can solicit bids.
Navajo Nation Council passes tax on alcohol at gaming facilities

(07/28)

The 3.25 percent tax is expected to generate $73,000 a year for a public safety fund on the reservation.

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