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Supreme Court takes no action on long-running tribal land caseFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Supreme Court takes no action on long-running tribal land case (April 24, 2017)
The Trump administration and Indian Country will have to wait a little longer to learn the status of the Patchak petition.

Cowlitz Tribe announces April 24 opening for long-awaited casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe announces April 24 opening for long-awaited casino (April 17, 2017)
The ilani Casino Resort in Washington survived a slew of legal challenges and is the first gaming facility approved in the wake of a major Supreme Court decision.

Cowlitz Tribe thanks Secretary Zinke as casino opening approachesFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe thanks Secretary Zinke as casino opening approaches (April 3, 2017)
Chairman Bill Iyall praised the new leader of the Department of the Interior for supporting the tribe's land-into-trust efforts.

Supreme Court considers petition in casino land-into-trust disputeFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Supreme Court considers petition in casino land-into-trust dispute (March 20, 2017)
The Cowlitz Tribe will debut a long-awaited casino in April unless non-Indian opponents convince the court to take up the case.

Trump administration backs Cowlitz Tribe in Supreme Court briefFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Trump administration backs Cowlitz Tribe in Supreme Court brief (March 7, 2017)
The filing comes as the Washington tribe prepares to open a $400 million casino in a matter of weeks.

Trump team gets another extension in Supreme Court tribal casino caseFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Trump team gets another extension in Supreme Court tribal casino case (February 20, 2017)
President Donald Trump has an unusual connection to the dispute -- he once tried to partner with the Cowlitz Tribe, whose casino is the subject of a closely-watched lawsuit.

Trump team gets more time for brief in Supreme Court tribal casino caseFiled Under: Business Deals | Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Trump team gets more time for brief in Supreme Court tribal casino case (January 31, 2017)
The new president once tried to partner with the Cowlitz Tribe for a casino that's now before the nation's highest court.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe enters new year with casino in limboFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe enters new year with casino in limbo (January 2, 2017)
The $1 billion project is on hold as a result of litigation from casino opponents in Massachustts.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe files notice of appeal in casino lawsuitFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe files notice of appeal in casino lawsuit (December 9, 2016)
Both the Massachusetts tribe and the Department of Justice are taking the case to a higher court.

Poarch Creeks dispel rumor of casino at new tourist developmentFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Poarch Creeks dispel rumor of casino at new tourist development (November 4, 2016)
The Alabama tribe sees children having fun at a $500 million entertainment destination but locals are thinking about a casino.

Cowlitz Tribe faces one more legal hurdle before opening casinoFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe faces one more legal hurdle before opening casino (November 1, 2016)
Non-Indian opponents are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a closely-watched land-into-trust case.

Grand Ronde Tribes drop legal challenge to Cowlitz Tribe casinoFiled Under: Legislation | Openings and Closings
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.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe sees hope in casino land litigationFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe sees hope in casino land litigation (October 14, 2016)
The First Light Resort and Casino in Massachusetts remains in limbo as a result of a land-into-trust lawsuit.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe in limbo after decision on casino siteFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe in limbo after decision on casino site (September 13, 2016)
Work stopped on the First Light Resort and Casino after a federal judge's decision created uncertainty about the tribe's land-into-trust application.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits word on role in casino lawsuitFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits word on role in casino lawsuit (August 31, 2016)
Opponents are trying to stop the Massachusetts tribe from building a casino in their backyard.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe hails bid to reconsider casino rulingFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe hails bid to reconsider casino ruling (August 25, 2016)
The Obama administration is defending the the tribe's ability to follow the land-into-trust process.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe files motion to join casino land disputeFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe files motion to join casino land dispute (August 16, 2016)
Construction work on the First Light Resort and Casino has been put on hold amid legal uncertainty.

Opinion: Court decisions appear in conflict on tribal gaming rightsFiled Under: Litigation | Opinion
Opinion: Court decisions appear in conflict on tribal gaming rights (August 15, 2016)
Two federal court decisions decided one day apart considered the definitions of 'Indian' under the Indian Reorganization Act.

Indian law experts debate outcomes in two land-into-trust casesFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Indian law experts debate outcomes in two land-into-trust cases (August 4, 2016)
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Carcieri v. Salazar continues to generate uncertainty for tribes across the nation.

Two tribes see conflicting rulings in long-running quests for casinosFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Two tribes see conflicting rulings in long-running quests for casinos (August 2, 2016)
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and the Cowlitz Tribe are on the opposite sides of the country and have battling casino opponents.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe continues work on casino despite court rulingFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe continues work on casino despite court ruling (August 1, 2016)
The tribe expected to open First Light Resort and Casino about a year from now but that was before a federal judge stepped into the fray.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe sees setback in land-into-trust disputeFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe sees setback in land-into-trust dispute (July 29, 2016)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs should not have approved the land-into-trust application for the tribe's casino in Massachusetts, a federal judge ruled.

Federal appeals court backs Gun Lake Tribe land-into-trust lawFiled Under: Legislation | Litigation
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.

Sen. Feinstein pushing for anti-gaming language in Carcieri fixFiled Under: Connecticut | Legislation
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.

Obama administration backs Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino bidFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Obama administration backs Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino bid (July 8, 2016)
The Massachusetts tribe's ability to follow the land-into-trust process is at issue in a closely-watched case.

Judge focuses on Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino decisionFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Judge focuses on Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino decision (June 30, 2016)
Opponents argue that the casino site in Massachusetts should not have been placed in trust as a result of the Supreme Court's decision in Carcieri v. Salazar.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino foes lose big source of fundingFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino foes lose big source of funding (June 28, 2016)
A non-Indian gaming developer stopped contributing to the lawsuit but a lead plaintiff vows to see the battle through.

Judge schedules trial in Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino caseFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Judge schedules trial in Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino case (June 21, 2016)
The case will determine whether the Bureau of Indian Affairs should have approved the land-into-trust application for the First Light Resort and Casino in Taunton, Massachusetts.

Oregon tribe funds lawsuit against Cowlitz Tribe's fast-rising casinoFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Oregon tribe funds lawsuit against Cowlitz Tribe's fast-rising casino (June 20, 2016)
The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde have joined non-Indian card rooms in trying to stop the new development in Washington.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe disputes rival's casino market studyFiled Under: Openings and Closings | Regulation
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe disputes rival's casino market study (April 26, 2016)
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is expected to decide whether to move forward with a project less than 20 miles from the tribe's site.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe moves full steam ahead with casinoFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe moves full steam ahead with casino (April 12, 2016)
The long-awaited $1 billion First Light Resort and Casino in Massachusetts is due to open in the summer of 2017.

Gun Lake Tribe to nearly double size of casino with $76M projectFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Gun Lake Tribe to nearly double size of casino with $76M project (April 12, 2016)
The addition to the Gun Lake Casino in Michigan will debut in the summer of 2017.

Gun Lake Tribe offers update on expansion at casino in MichiganFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Gun Lake Tribe offers update on expansion at casino in Michigan (April 8, 2016)
The tribe is adding more jobs and new options to the Gun Lake Casino in Wayland, Michigan.

Cowlitz Tribe accuses county of threatening casino site workersFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe accuses county of threatening casino site workers (April 8, 2016)
Construction is progressing quickly on the tribe's reservation but officials in Clark County, Washington, aren't happy about it.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe confirms groundbreaking for casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe confirms groundbreaking for casino (March 30, 2016)
Work on the First Light Resort and Casino will begin April 5 and the first phase of the $1 billion project is due to open in the summer of 2017.

Rival casino opposed by Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits fate Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Openings and Closings | Regulation
Rival casino opposed by Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits fate (March 29, 2016)
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is expected to make a decision on the rival project in late April.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe responds to doubts on gaming planFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Openings and Closings | Regulation
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe responds to doubts on gaming plan (March 22, 2016)
A lawsuit won't deter a groundbreaking on the First Light Resort and Casino and a gaming giant has stepped up with enough financing to finish the first phase by the summer of 2017.

Appeals court in D.C. hears closely watched land-into-trust caseFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Appeals court in D.C. hears closely watched land-into-trust case (March 18, 2016)
The Cowlitz Tribe of Washington wants to join the Indian gaming industry but the Grand Ronde Tribes in neighboring Oregon hopes that doesn't happen.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe not worried about casino site lawsuitFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe not worried about casino site lawsuit (March 17, 2016)
The Massachusetts tribe plans to break ground on the First Light Resort and Casino in April and open the first phase in the summer of 2017.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe foes remain confident as casino moves forwardFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe foes remain confident as casino moves forward (March 9, 2016)
Opponents are being financed by a non-Indian billionaire who happens to be seeking approval to build a commercial gaming facility in Massachusetts.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe to break ground on long-awaited casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe to break ground on long-awaited casino (March 8, 2016)
Chairman Cedric Cromwell said a ceremony could take place April 5. Three firms have already been hired to start the work.

Opponents of Cowlitz Tribe ask judge to put a stop to casino workFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Opponents of Cowlitz Tribe ask judge to put a stop to casino work (March 4, 2016)
Construction is proceeding quickly on the $500 million Cowlitz Casino Project and an injunction would pose a major setback to the tribe.

Non-Indian billionaire slams Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts | Litigation | Regulation
Non-Indian billionaire slams Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino (March 2, 2016)
Developer Neil Bluhm is financing a lawsuit that questions whether the Bureau of Indian Affairs can place land in trust for the tribe.

Cowlitz Tribe won't stop working on casino despite county threatFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe won't stop working on casino despite county threat (February 29, 2016)
Officials in Clark County, Washington, claim construction of a wastewater treatment system at the casino site violates a local ordinance.

Opinion: Don't believe anti-casino hype in Lytton Band land bill Filed Under: California | Legislation | Opinion
Opinion: Don't believe anti-casino hype in Lytton Band land bill (February 23, 2016)
If you’ve been listening to Rep. Jared Huffman recently, you’d think that his bill HR 2538 would protect the town of Windsor and Sonoma County.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe ties casino suit to anti-Indian groupFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe ties casino suit to anti-Indian group (February 17, 2016)
Michelle Littlefield admits she helped the Citizens Equal Rights Alliance host a conference in Massachusetts in March 2013.

Cowlitz Tribe celebrates start of construction on $500M casinoFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe celebrates start of construction on $500M casino (February 15, 2016)
Opponents -- including a tribe with an existing casino -- are still fighting the project in court but the Cowlitz Casino and Entertainment Resort is quickly taking shape in Washington.

Non-Indian firm looking to block Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Non-Indian firm looking to block Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino (February 8, 2016)
Rush Street Gaming concedes that its proposed commercial casino in Brockton, Massachusetts, will benefit greatly if the tribe somehow goes away.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe confident of casino bid despite lawsuitFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe confident of casino bid despite lawsuit (February 5, 2016)
Opponents not surprisingly are citing the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar to argue that the tribe cannot follow the land-into-trust process.

Foes raise money to fight Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Legislation
Foes raise money to fight Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino (January 11, 2016)
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.

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