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Deadline approaches in tribal gaming compact dispute in Oklahoma

Deadline approaches in tribal gaming compact dispute in Oklahoma (December 4, 2019)

Do Oklahoma's Class III gaming compacts expire at the end of the month? Tribes might soon find out.

National Indian Gaming Commission gains a new leader for the Trump era

National Indian Gaming Commission gains a new leader for the Trump era (November 25, 2019)

The National Indian Gaming Commission has a Republican-chosen chairman for the first time in nearly a decade.

Wilton Rancheria secures victory in homelands case

Wilton Rancheria secures victory in homelands case (October 8, 2019)

The Wilton Rancheria is celebrating after a federal judge sided with the tribe and the federal government in a homelands case.

Pamunkey Tribe keeps options open in pursuit of $700 million casino

Pamunkey Tribe keeps options open in pursuit of $700 million casino (September 27, 2019)

The recently recognized Pamunkey Tribe is moving forward with a $700 million gaming resort in Virginia.

Non-Indian gaming company sues Trump administration over tribal agreements

Non-Indian gaming company sues Trump administration over tribal agreements (August 7, 2019)

A non-Indian company is still trying to derail the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe.

Senate panel moves quickly on Trump nominee for National Indian Gaming Commission

Senate panel moves quickly on Trump nominee for National Indian Gaming Commission (July 29, 2019)

Sequoyah Simermeyer is well on his way to becoming the first Republican-chosen leader of the National Indian Gaming Commission in more than a decade.

'There was no substance': Ryan Zinke claims exoneration in Indian gaming scandal

'There was no substance': Ryan Zinke claims exoneration in Indian gaming scandal (July 23, 2019)

The former leader of the Department of the Interior is telling the media and energy interests that he's been cleared of wrongdoing.

President Trump's Indian gaming pick up for confirmation hearing

President Trump's Indian gaming pick up for confirmation hearing (July 23, 2019)

Donald Trump was openly hostile to tribes when he was in the casino business. Now he gets to pick the federal official overseeing the Indian gaming industry.

Trump nominates new leader for National Indian Gaming Commission

Trump nominates new leader for National Indian Gaming Commission (June 25, 2019)

President Donald Trump, who has been hostile to tribal casinos, is getting a chance to remake the federal agency overseeing the Indian gaming industry.

Seneca Nation challenges $256 million gaming award after appeal to Trump falters

Seneca Nation challenges $256 million gaming award after appeal to Trump falters (June 10, 2019)

After sharing $1.4 billion in gaming revenues with the state of New York, the Seneca Nation is saying no more.

Muscogee (Creek) Nation renews lawsuit over desecration of burial ground

Muscogee (Creek) Nation renews lawsuit over desecration of burial ground (June 5, 2019)

A completed casino expansion on Creek territory in Alabama continues to generate friction between two tribes.

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe sues Trump administration over stalled casino

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe sues Trump administration over stalled casino (May 29, 2019)

Is a prominent Republican lawmaker from California holding back the Timbisha Shoshone Tribe?

Open Secrets: Lobbyists rely on Trump administration to block tribal projects

Open Secrets: Lobbyists rely on Trump administration to block tribal projects (May 23, 2019)

Non-Indian interests have hired lobbyists close to President Donald Trump in hopes of derailing tribes. The strategy appears to be working.

Catawba Nation asks Congress to fulfill promise in land claim settlement

Catawba Nation asks Congress to fulfill promise in land claim settlement (May 3, 2019)

The Catawba Nation is still seeking a brighter future, nearly three decades after settling its land claim against the United States.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe welcomes movement on bill to protect homelands

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe welcomes movement on bill to protect homelands (May 2, 2019)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is seeing progress on a bill to protect its reservation from being taken out of trust.

Seneca Nation seeks federal review after losing $256 million arbitration ruling

Seneca Nation seeks federal review after losing $256 million arbitration ruling (April 22, 2019)

With hundreds of millions of dollars on the table, the Seneca Nation wants the Trump administration to review its gaming compact.

New Interior leader had 'absolutely nothing to do with' stalled tribal casino

New Interior leader had 'absolutely nothing to do with' stalled tribal casino (April 17, 2019)

David Bernhardt gets credit for doing a lot at the Department of the Interior. Except when it might get him into trouble.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits action on bill to keep reservation in trust

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits action on bill to keep reservation in trust (March 28, 2019)

A bill to protect the homelands of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe continues to generate controversy on Capitol Hill.

Frank's Landing Indian Community loses decision in sovereignty case

Frank's Landing Indian Community loses decision in sovereignty case (March 13, 2019)

The Frank's Landing Indian Community cannot engage in gaming on its homelands in Washington state, according to a federal appeals court.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe no longer being financed by backer of stalled casino

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe no longer being financed by backer of stalled casino (March 4, 2019)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe continues to see setbacks as it battles the Trump administration in court.

Former Secretary Ryan Zinke under grand jury investigation for tribal debacle

Former Secretary Ryan Zinke under grand jury investigation for tribal debacle (February 22, 2019)

The Trump administration's tribal dealings have been characterized as one disaster after another and one of them appears to be catching up with Ryan Zinke, the former Secretary of the Interior.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe faces new obstacle in bid to protect homelands

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe faces new obstacle in bid to protect homelands (February 18, 2019)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is facing a familiar foe as it seeks to prevent its reservation from being taken out of trust by the Trump administration.

'Significant political pressure': Former Secretary Zinke under scrutiny in tribal lawsuit

'Significant political pressure': Former Secretary Zinke under scrutiny in tribal lawsuit (February 15, 2019)

Ryan Zinke has left the Trump administration but his Indian Country legal troubles are far from over.

'Tribal Winds': Long-delayed gaming project back on the agenda in Connecticut

'Tribal Winds': Long-delayed gaming project back on the agenda in Connecticut (January 28, 2019)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are renewing efforts to open a casino that has been stalled by the Trump administration.

Tribes see decline in revenues as new casino remains in limbo

Tribes see decline in revenues as new casino remains in limbo (January 7, 2019)

When it comes to gaming, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe didn't have such a great 2018.

Tribes see another decline in slot machine revenues in Connecticut

Tribes see another decline in slot machine revenues in Connecticut (November 15, 2018)

The two tribal casinos in Connecticut each reported a 10 percent decline in slot machine revenues, a sign of growing competition in New England.

News reports link Secretary Zinke's criminal woes to tribal gaming

News reports link Secretary Zinke's criminal woes to tribal gaming (November 1, 2018)

A tribal lobbying scandal during the George W. Bush era led to criminal indictments. It looks like another one is brewing in the nation's capital.

Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation seeks to revive gaming lawsuit

Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation seeks to revive gaming lawsuit (October 17, 2018)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation is firing back at the Trump administration as plans for a new casino remain in limbo.

Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation sees setback in case against Trump administration

Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation sees setback in case against Trump administration (October 2, 2018)

The Trump administration has delayed a tribally-owned casino in Connecticut, a move that benefits a non-Indian rival.

Trump administration supports sovereignty for tribes in Texas

Trump administration supports sovereignty for tribes in Texas (September 14, 2018)

Two tribes whose casinos are being threatened with closure are getting a big assist from Washington.

Tribes once again ask Congress to recognize sovereign rights in Texas

Tribes once again ask Congress to recognize sovereign rights in Texas (September 10, 2018)

The Alabama-Coushatta Tribe and the Tigua Tribe are being denied rights most others in Indian Country take for granted.

New Bureau of Indian Affairs leader takes action on gaming

New Bureau of Indian Affairs leader takes action on gaming (August 16, 2018)

Tara Sweeney might have been kept out of view by the Trump administration but that doesn't mean she hasn't been working hard in Washington.

Hopland Band shuts down casino due to largest wildfire in state history

Hopland Band shuts down casino due to largest wildfire in state history (August 13, 2018)

The Hopland Band of Pomo Indians has laid off all employees at its casino, after it was forced to evacuate due to ongoing fires.

Ponca Tribe negotiates casino agreement as construction and litigation continues

Ponca Tribe negotiates casino agreement as construction and litigation continues (July 19, 2018)

The Ponca Tribe is being welcomed by the host of its casino but other neighbors are resorting to litigation.

Mashantucket and Mohegan tribes report mixed slot machine revenues

Mashantucket and Mohegan tribes report mixed slot machine revenues (June 19, 2018)

Connecticut's two federally recognized tribes saw mixed results in slot machine revenues as they get ready to break ground on a new development.

Trump administration still mum on gaming agreement for Mashantucket Tribe

Trump administration still mum on gaming agreement for Mashantucket Tribe (June 13, 2018)

The Trump administration has yet to take action on a gaming agreement for the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and lawmakers want to know why.

Shawnee Tribe wins federal approval of Class III gaming compact

Shawnee Tribe wins federal approval of Class III gaming compact (June 7, 2018)

The Shawnee Tribe continues to make progress on a long-awaited off-reservation casino.

National Indian Gaming Commission plans major announcement on June 26

National Indian Gaming Commission plans major announcement on June 26 (June 5, 2018)

How's the tribal casino industry doing? Federal officials will tell you later in June.

Trump administration reverses course on tribal gaming agreement in Connecticut

Trump administration reverses course on tribal gaming agreement in Connecticut (June 4, 2018)

After keeping the Mohegan Tribe in the dark for 10 months, the Trump team has finally spoken.

National Indian Gaming Commission in transition in the Trump era

National Indian Gaming Commission in transition in the Trump era (May 8, 2018)

The National Indian Gaming Commission is undergoing major change as its chairman, a remnant of the Obama era, departs for pastures unknown.

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe off-reservation casino remains the talk of the town

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe off-reservation casino remains the talk of the town (April 26, 2018)

Two years after proposing an off-reservation casino, the Timbisha Shoshone Tribe appears no closer to its goal.

Non-Indian firm fighting tribes announces earlier opening date for casino

Non-Indian firm fighting tribes announces earlier opening date for casino (April 26, 2018)

A $960 million commercial gaming facility in Massachusetts is coming together quickly while two tribes sit in limbo.

Lawmakers from Connecticut prompted probe into handling of tribal agreements

Lawmakers from Connecticut prompted probe into handling of tribal agreements (April 25, 2018)

Will the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe finally get some answers from the Trump administration?

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe faces local questions about homelands bill

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe faces local questions about homelands bill (April 24, 2018)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is seeing support in the nation's capital for a bill to protect its homelands but the situation looks a little different back home.

Comanche Nation citizens warned of big hit from rival Chickasaw Nation casino

Comanche Nation citizens warned of big hit from rival Chickasaw Nation casino (April 23, 2018)

The Comanche Nation is expecting a 25 percent decline in revenues at one of its gaming facilities, and tribal citizens will feel the pain too.

Tribes welcome probe into Trump administration's handling of gaming agreements

Tribes welcome probe into Trump administration's handling of gaming agreements (April 23, 2018)

The Trump administration is facing yet another internal investigation, this one over gaming agreements for the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe.

Mechoopda Tribe scores victory in long-running fight over homelands

Mechoopda Tribe scores victory in long-running fight over homelands (April 13, 2018)

The court victories keep coming for tribes seeking to restore their homelands even as the Trump administration seeks to erect more hurdles for Indian Country.

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe faces hurdles in Washington for casino bid

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe faces hurdles in Washington for casino bid (April 11, 2018)

As predicted, the Trump administration is raising hurdles for the Timbisha Shoshone Tribe as it pursues an off-reservation casino.

Shawnee Tribe planning to start work on off-reservation casino

Shawnee Tribe planning to start work on off-reservation casino (March 29, 2018)

The Shawnee Tribe officially signed the deed for the site of the future Golden Mesa Casino in Oklahoma.

Sault Tribe 'remains fully committed' to off-reservation casino

Sault Tribe 'remains fully committed' to off-reservation casino (March 29, 2018)

The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians plans to sue the Trump administration for rejecting two off-reservation casinos in Michigan.