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Chickasaw Nation spends big on lobbying for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act

The Chickasaw Nation already enjoys an exemption from federal labor law but has been spending big in order to help the rest of Indian Country.

Posted: April 17, 2018

Tribes still facing legal questions in bid for new casino in Connecticut

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe can't seem to catch a break when it comes to a new casino.

Posted: April 17, 2018

Senate places controversial Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act on schedule

All eyes are on the Senate as the chamber takes up the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act for the first time.

Posted: April 16, 2018

Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act remains in limbo without action in Senate

Tribes are reportedly 'furious' with a key Democrat as the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act remains in limbo in the 115th Congress.

Posted: April 12, 2018

Lawmakers in Maine still don't want to help tribes with gaming efforts

Maine is staying in the dark ages when it comes to Indian gaming.

Posted: April 10, 2018


Ruffey Rancheria federal recognition bill being changed amid casino fears

A bill to restore federal recognition to the Ruffey Rancheria is being amended after fears were raised about a casino.

Posted: April 9, 2018

Ruffey Rancheria federal recognition bill raises fears of another casino

A bill to restore federal recognition to the Ruffey Rancheria is raising fears of a casino and questions about the tribe's legitimacy.

Posted: April 5, 2018

Mashantucket Tribe oversees another union election for casino workers

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation is overseeing another election for casino workers who are interested in joining a labor union.

Posted: April 5, 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

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe welcomes another bill to protect homelands

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is gaining more support on Capitol Hill as it defends its homelands and gaming plans from litigation.

Posted: March 26, 2018


Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe hails bill to reaffirm status of homelands

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is welcoming a new bill that reaffirms the trust status of its homelands in Massachusetts.

Posted: March 21, 2018

Bill authorizes ball and dice games at tribal casinos in Oklahoma

The addition of ball and dice games at tribal casinos could mean more revenues for the state of Oklahoma.

Posted: March 15, 2018

Rep. Cole seeks to add Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act to funding bill

Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma) is hoping to add the controversial Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act to a must-pass spending bill.

Posted: March 12, 2018

Tribes still planning to start work on delayed casino in Connecticut

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are almost ready to start initial work on a long-delayed casino in Connecticut.

Posted: February 28, 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

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe backs bill in Congress to restore gaming rights

Amid a court fight with the state of Texas, the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe is supporting a bill to restore its gaming rights.

Posted: February 26, 2018

Maine lawmaker seeks court ruling to help tribes with casino plans

Maine Rep. Henry John Bear, a citizen of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, wants to know whether tribes in the state can operate casinos just like most others.

Posted: February 20, 2018

Bill affirms Alabama-Coushatta Tribe and Tigua Tribe gaming rights

A bill introduced in the U.S. Congress affirms that the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe and the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo can engage in gaming on their homelands in Texas.

Posted: February 15, 2018


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