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Bart Hinkle: States trying to protect their gaming monopolies


Efforts by Virginia’s Indian tribes to gain federal recognition have been long delayed over concerns that greater tribal sovereignty might lead to casinos.
John Yellowbird Steele: Restore tribal sovereignty over labor


President Obama: Indian gaming is governmental gaming, as Congress has declared.
Paula Terwilliger: Non-Indian casino undermines tribal success


I am frightened to think of what could happen to our community if Lago, the proposed Seneca County casino, is permitted to move forward.
Editorial: Reject Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino project


The Obama administration has tilted toward allowing tribes to create pockets of territory off their reservations, spurring casino development even as gambling revenues are leveling off.
David Collins: Shame on Eric Holder for opposing tribal casino


Shame on the former attorney general for using the prestige of his former government title to help some Vegas gambling moguls steal business from two Connecticut American Indian tribes.
Editorial: Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe moves ahead with casino


The next step in the process will be the Department of the Interior officially designating the East Taunton property and another 170 acres of land in Mashpee as a sovereign tribal reservation.
Laurie Roberts: Tohono O'odham Nation plays voters on casino


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.
Editorial: Approve Little River Band off-reservation casino


Public opinion now appears heavily in favor of getting the casino built and operating.
Edward Manuel: Tohono O'odham Nation creates opportunity


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


Tribes are showering Washington politicians with campaign cash in an effort to beat down rival nations.
Dan Haar: Tribal casino a bad idea for airport in Connecticut


If the Connecticut Airport Authority has its way, Bradley will become the first airport in the nation to open a casino on premises, not across the street, but alongside the terminals, or maybe right smack in a terminal building itself.
Robert Jumper: Eastern Cherokees must grow beyond gaming


In order to continue the growth that Cherokee has enjoyed, we cannot continue to depend on one industry to supply the revenue necessary to sustain economic development.
Steve Pego: Michigan compact bars off-reservation casino


The Saginaw Tribe's opposition to the Little River off-reservation casino proposal in Muskegon is based on law and policy.
Delbert Ray: Stop Tohono O'odham Nation from opening new casino


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.
Editorial: Tigua Tribe finally gets some good news about gaming


We welcome the opinions from the National Indian Gaming Commission and the Interior Department.
Editorial: Let Pamunkey Tribe decide on potential gaming plan


The Pamunkey Indians have an indisputable place in Virginia history, longer than any European and stretching back thousands of years.
Roger Chelsey: Pamunkey Tribe put on hold amid fears of gaming


Because some people detest casino gambling, a Virginia tribe that for decades has sought federal recognition has found its application held up, yet again.
Thomas St. Dennis: Don't let rival tribe stop Little River casino


After years of working together with the local community to bring a new casino to Muskegon County, an outside force is now trying to derail the project.
Editorial: Dry Creek Rancheria casino still a threat to community


The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors last week signed a new deal with the Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians, that extends the tribe’s moratorium on building a casino near Petaluma until at least 2025.
EJ Montini: Tohono O'odham Nation still winning in casino fight


The tribe did not get the injunction it wanted from the judge but the case moves forward and the casino will open.
Column: Casino industry pours millions into Texas campaigns


Oklahoma, Louisiana and New Mexico Indian tribes are making fortunes off Texas folks who play their slot machines and table games.
Editorial: Enterprise Rancheria makes big change to casino bid


New plans by Enterprise Rancheria for a gambling operation that's been in a tug of war for more than a decade have people conjecturing.
Editorial: Tribes in Connecticut unite to address casino threat


We urge Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to continue working with the tribes on the satellite casino concept, while mindful the legal and political obstacles could prove too great.
Editorial: Right decision on off-reservation casino in New Mexico


It was a big deal but it wasn’t the right fit for Albuquerque.
EJ Montini: Horses treated better than Tohono O'odham Nation


There is a holier-then-thou tone from elected officials about the tribe and its casino not belonging there.
Chemehuevi Tribe to resubmit bid for off-reservation casino


The Chemehuevi Tribe will be resubmitting a land-into-trust application for an off-reservation casino in Barstow, California.
Opinion: Catawba Nation casino won't benefit local community


Folks, there is nothing positive about what a casino can bring to this city or county except what the Catawba Indians and possibly outside investors might gain from emptying pockets of those who will suffer greatly.
Column: Donald Trump's first big slur came at tribe's expense


With Donald Trump making headlines for insulting Mexicans, prisoners of war and now women, it's worth noting that he sharpened his teeth in the politics of insensitive putdowns more than 20 years ago in a Connecticut dispute.
Donna Ennis: City lynches Fond du Lac Band in gaming dispute


Settler Colonialism has best been defined as more of an imposed structure than a historical event.
Column: Another tribal casino in Connecticut is a 'no-brainer'


It's not really an expansion of Connecticut's gambling, which is now provided by two of the largest casinos in the world.
Editorial: Tribal casinos make big impact on Oklahoma economy


Indian casinos have, by and large, been very good for the tribes, the state and many, many people.
Editorial: More tribes should go smoke-free at gaming facilities


Five years after Wisconsin made bars and restaurants smoke-free, an American Indian tribe is doing the same.
Editorial: Catawba Nation casino represents jobs and revenues


A casino will bring a variety of jobs to Cleveland, Gaston and surrounding counties and play a significant role in rounding out the economy.
Editorial: Seminole Tribe is a good gaming partner for Florida


So here it comes, another costly court fight for Florida taxpayers, this time with the Seminole Tribe over the future of an agreement that sets the parameters for gambling in our state.
Editorial: Something's gotta give in New England casino race


It seems doubtful that the region’s gambling dollar will stretch to cover all of these venues.
Editorial: Pojoaque Pueblo acts in bad faith in gaming fight


Pojoaque cannot legally engage in gambling without a state compact – which expired June 30.
Editorial: Colville Tribes realize dream with flagship casino


Hats off to the Colville Confederated Tribes for persevering with plans to build a destination-style casino in the mid-valley area.
Dennis Whittlesey: Judges disagree on labor law at casinos


Two separate three-judge panels of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit have rendered labor law decisions concerning Indian casinos in Michigan only 22 days apart.
Editorial: Negotiate new casino compact with Seminole Tribe


A divided Legislature couldn't come to an agreement on an extension of this part of the compact during last year's session or this year's, and now the ball's in Gov. Rick Scott's hands.
Opinion: Renew Class III gaming compact with Seminole Tribe


Unlike any other casino gambling interest in Florida, the Seminole Tribe is actually headquartered in the state and has been here for hundreds of years.
Editorial: Enterprise Rancheria fails to share details on gaming


We have to admit we're a little stymied and bemused by plans publicized recently for a mini-casino in Yuba County.
Editorial: Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe's wrong approach on casino


It is hard to know if the tribe intends to press ahead with plans to place rows and rows of blinking electronic bingo devices in its living room and invite gamblers in, or if this is some type of bluff designed to advance mainland aspirations.
Editorial: Washington doesn't need another off-reservation casino


If tribes can place casinos on ancestral or aboriginal lands, rather than on reservations, then where does it end?
Law Article: Saginaw Chippewa Tribe loses decision in NLRB dispute


Weighing in on a hotly contested issue, a panel of the Sixth Circuit has found that federal labor law applies to Indian tribes’ casinos, notwithstanding the tribes’ inherent sovereignty.
Brian Pierson: Tribal labor sovereignty could land in Supreme Court


Four of the six judges in the Sixth Circuit who have examined the issue, in two different cases, have concluded that the NLRA has no jurisdiction over the tribes. The tribes have lost both cases!

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