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Saginaw Chippewa Tribe debuts first phase of major casino renovation

The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe is debuting a high limit gaming room and VIP lounge as part of a $26.5 million renovation project.

Posted: April 4, 2018


Man from Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe accused in assault at casino

Matthew Tyler Charles, a citizen of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, is accused of assaulting a former domestic partner at his tribe's casino in Washington.

Posted: March 12, 2018


Kirsten Matoy Carlson: Trump team actually does something right for tribal lands

The Trump team is under fire for adding more hurdles to the cumbersome land-into-trust process and advancing other controversial policies that go against tribal interests. But maybe the new administration just needs more encouragement to do the right thing, professor...

Posted: December 7, 2017


Prairie Island Indian Community responds to 'racial stereotypes' in newspaper

Leaders of the Prairie Island Indian Community are responding to a recent article that once again questioned plans for newly acquired land in Minnesota.

Posted: November 1, 2017


Raymond Hitchcock: Sorry but tribal casinos aren't linked to increases in crime

The Wilton Rancheria's gaming project will not be a magnet for prostitution or human trafficking, Chairman Raymond Hitchcock writes.

Posted: October 12, 2017



Raymond Hitchcock: Wilton Rancheria makes economic investment in community

Chairman Raymond Hitchcock of the Wilton Rancheria is responding to criticism of his tribe's long-awaited casino development in northern California.

Posted: September 12, 2017


Sara Trechter: County wastes more than $600,000 battling Mechoopda Tribe casino

It's hard to believe but the Mechoopda Tribe has been trying to build a casino in California for more than 15 years.

Posted: August 10, 2017


Jim Cooper: Wilton Rancheria casino brings benefits to everyone in our community

After fighting for decades to be restored to federal recognition, the Wilton Rancheria is closer than ever to opening a casino in California.

Posted: August 10, 2017


Opinion: Tribal and state governments need to get out of gaming business

Guy C. Clark, the chairman of Stop Predatory Gambling New Mexico, has a recommendation for tribes and the state of New Mexico.

Posted: July 10, 2017


Harold Monteau: Sovereignty at risk with Nooksack Tribe dispute

A former chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission is calling for the closure of the Nooksack Tribe's casino in Washington.

Posted: June 6, 2017



Spokane Tribe on track to open casino later this year amid lawsuits

The Spokane Tribe is opening a $400 million gaming facility on ancestral territory in Washington state.

Posted: June 2, 2017


Matthew Fletcher: Expect 'uptick' in litigation after Supreme Court decision

The dust is starting to settle after the nation's highest court delivered defeat to Indian Country in a dispute that originated at a tribal casino.

Posted: May 17, 2017


Peter d'Errico: Tribes should be ready to stand up for their sovereignty

Are Native nations ready for the challenge to defend what is and isn’t tribal immunity law?

Posted: May 3, 2017


John Kane: Nothing is simple for tribes when dealing with New York

Is counting on the Seneca gaming revenue ignorance, arrogance or intimidation?

Posted: May 2, 2017


Harold Monteau: Supreme Court stirs smelly pot of fish head stew with tribal decision

The SCOTUS decision on Lewis et al. v. Clarke this week could ultimately effect the full ‘vitality’ of tribal sovereign immunity

Posted: April 28, 2017



Jenn Weddle: 'Best possible result' from Supreme Court in sovereignty case

Indian law expert: 'I don’t see that tribes or tribal employees lose any ground as a result of this opinion.'

Posted: April 26, 2017


Dwanna Robertson: Dispelling a common myth about tribal gaming

Indian gaming is a very political issue that is terribly misunderstood outside of Indian country, and I dare say, not well understood within it.

Posted: April 20, 2017


Ernie Stevens: Seneca Nation keeps commitment to its neighbors

Final payment of the Seneca Nation compact with New York has been made, but being a good neighbor to the communities is ongoing.

Posted: April 17, 2017


Stephen Bowers: The real 'Godfather of Indian gaming' passes on

Paying tribute to the late Howard E. Tommie, a former chairman of the Seminole Tribe.

Posted: April 5, 2017


Jason Salsman: Maybe tribal casinos shouldn't book Adam Sandler

‘Here Comes the (Not So) Funny Tour’

Posted: April 5, 2017


Editorial: North Dakota lawmakers right to kill non-Indian gaming bill

The Bismarck Tribune: A top Republican said the resolution wasn’t intended as payback to the tribes for the Dakota Access Pipeline protests.

Posted: March 31, 2017


John Kane: Seneca Nation money train coming to an end in New York

With the Seneca gaming compact coming to an end, will the state and local municipalities finally see the error of their ways?

Posted: March 24, 2017


Charles Banks-Altekruse: Stand up to bullying tactics of shady 'California' group

It’s time to stand up to the bullying tactics of Stand Up to California!

Posted: March 7, 2017


Raymond Hitchcock: The facts about the Wilton Rancheria's casino plan

The chairman of the Wilton Rancheria addresses criticism about the tribe's casino project in California.

Posted: February 20, 2017


Ryan Smith and Mike Smith: Off-reservation gaming in the Trump era

Tribes can gain some insight into how a Republican administration would address off-reservation gaming by looking back to the Bush administration.

Posted: January 25, 2017



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