A highly-charged gaming dispute that sett off a litigation, legislation and lobbying frenzy is finally coming to an end.
The Gun Lake Casino in Wayland, Michigan, is now nearly double in size.
The nation's highest court has agreed to review a federal law that shields the Michigan tribe's casino from litigation.
The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians has been hoping to leave the legal drama behind but the nation's highest court won't let that happen.
Cronkite News: Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act is back on the agenda (March 30, 2017)
Tribal leaders called on Congress to exempt their governments and government-run businesses from oversight by the National Labor Relations Board, a right they said is enjoyed by every other government in the country.
North Dakota Republican keeps pushing bill for non-Indian casinos (March 21, 2017)
Tribal leaders and Democrats say the proposal is punishment for opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Connecticut tribes see movement on bill to authorize new casino (March 16, 2017)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are hoping to address growing competition for gaming dollars.
National Indian Gaming Association backs Obamacare provision (March 8, 2017)
Gaming industry groups want Congress to preserve a provision that designates gambling disorders as a public health matter.
Some Democrats believe Republicans are trying to punish tribes for standing up to the Dakota Access Pipeline.
The Cabazon Band and the Morongo Band secured a ruling that confirmed their sovereign right to engage in gaming.
Connecticut tribes finally settle on location for 3rd potential casino (February 27, 2017)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe want to convert a vacant movie theater in East Windsor into a $300 million gaming facility.
Trump team gets more time in Supreme Court tribal casino case (February 27, 2017)
The Gun Lake Tribe is already operating a successful casino in Michigan but a non-Indian man won't drop his long-running lawsuit.
Republican lawmaker renews push for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (February 14, 2017)
Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Indiana), whose top staffer is a tribal citizen, thinks the bill can finally become law.
Senate committee passes Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act once again (February 8, 2017)
Some Democrats on the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs objected to a bill that shields tribes and their casinos from federal labor law.
Eastern Cherokees start loan program based on casino per caps (November 9, 2016)
Hundreds of tribal citizens lined up to apply for zero percent loans that will be repaid with their share of gaming revenues.
Grand Ronde Tribes drop legal challenge to Cowlitz Tribe casino (October 31, 2016)
Grande Ronde leaders have changed their mind and won't try to prevent a fellow tribe from joining the Indian gaming industry.
Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act still in limbo in heated election year (October 18, 2016)
Tribes have been seeking to exempt their gaming facilities from the National Labor Relations Act for more than a decade.
Eastern Cherokee gaming board member removed after dispute (October 5, 2016)
Angela Kephart blamed Chief Patrick Lambert for cutting her term short.
Tribes in California welcome labor unions at gaming facilities (September 26, 2016)
Three tribes that operate some of the largest casinos in the state have adopted the Tribal Labor Relations Ordinance.
Pauma Band is finally getting $36.3M payment in gaming dispute (September 12, 2016)
The tribe is owed the money after being forced into signing a bad deal with the state of California.
Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act in limbo as Congress returns to work (September 8, 2016)
Tribes have seen seeking to exempt their gaming facilities from the National Labor Relations Act for more than a decade.
Lumbee Tribe federal recognition bills in conflict on gaming rights (September 6, 2016)
The Senate version ensures the North Carolina tribe can open casinos on trust lands while the House version bars gaming.
Pauma Band gets closer to seeing $36.3M payment in gaming case (September 1, 2016)
A bill to pay the tribe for its victory in a lawsuit has been sent to California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) for his signature.
Tribes remain divided as internet poker bill fails again in California (September 1, 2016)
A so-called 'bad actors' provision was controversial among politically-prominent tribes.
A bill to put a lottery on the November ballot died after lawmakers raised concerns about the tribe's gaming rights.
Referendum to expand gaming in Nebraska fails to qualify for ballot (August 11, 2016)
State authorities rejected a significant number of signatures submitted by a group backed by the Winnebago Tribe's economic development corporation.
Alabama could finally get a lottery and the tribe could finally get a Class III gaming compact.
Navajo Nation lawmakers approve bill for travel plaza at casino (July 21, 2016)
Plans call for a gas station and convenience store at the Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort in Flagstaff, Arizona.
Navajo Nation Council debates travel center at Arizona casino (July 18, 2016)
A bill on the council's summer session agenda seeks a $10 million loan for a gas station and convenience store at Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort in Flagstaff.
Federal appeals court backs Gun Lake Tribe land-into-trust law (July 15, 2016)
Congress has the power to ratify land-into-trust acquisitions, a move that protects the Michigan tribe from litigation.
Some of the more the wealthy and politically active tribes can't seem to agree on the best way to move forward.
The first Class III gaming compacts in the state are due to expire on January 1, 2020.
Sen. Feinstein pushing for anti-gaming language in Carcieri fix (July 14, 2016)
The California lawmaker is trying to meddle with the Carcieri fix found in S.1879, the Interior Improvement Act.
Casino Foe: 'We've subsidized the Indians for hundreds of years' (July 13, 2016)
Pat Loontjer of Gambling With the Good Life thinks Indian people should move away if they don't like economic conditions on their reservations.
Gaming firm denies being responsible for anti-tribal amendment (July 11, 2016)
MGM Resorts International is trying to stop the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe from opening a new casino in Connecticut.
A series of ballot measures could finally put tribes in Nebraska on the same footing as those in neighboring states.
A 1993 appearance on Capitol Hill was only just the beginning of the Republican presidential candidate's history of insulting Indian Country.
Indian Country rallied after two Michigan tribes lost their labor law cases but the nation's highest court won't be taking up the matter.
Senate provision targeted tribes with commercial gaming plans (June 27, 2016)
The amendment would have punished certain tribes that enter the commercial industry by requiring the Bureau of Indian Affairs to reject their gaming compacts.
H.R.5486, the Poarch Band of Creek Indians Land Reaffirmation Act, confirms that the tribe's land in Florida is Indian Country.
Non-Indian gaming firm asks Congress to block new tribal casino (June 22, 2016)
Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Connecticut) said he fought efforts to add anti-casino language to a defense bill.
Several Republicans in the Senate are supporting an amendment to include the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act in a must-pass defense measure.
First Nations in Manitoba seek new deal to address gaming rights (June 13, 2016)
Native leaders want to address roadblocks in opening new casinos as well as online gaming.
Ben Nighthorse Campbell: Pass the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (June 13, 2016)
Tribal sovereignty isn’t just a slogan, and it isn’t just limited to programs and services.
This year's event will be special because the organization is debuting its new home, the Stanley R. Crooks Tribal Leaders Center.
Keep the Money in Nebraska said voters are responding to the group's efforts to expand gaming in the Cornhusker State.
The 140,000 square-foot Fire Mountain Casino is expected to open in April or May of 2017.
A broad coalition of tribal organizations and even two states are arguing that federal labor law should not be imposed in Indian Country.
It shouldn’t take an act of Congress for common sense to prevail. But in the case of the casino project that wouldn’t die, that’s what it’s come to.
H.R.5079 would mark a dramatic shift in congressional policy, because it would modify the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act to subject tribes to a state veto of the rights recognized in the Cabazon Supreme Court decision.
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