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Connecticut tribes enlist former Bureau of Indian Affairs official

Connecticut tribes enlist former Bureau of Indian Affairs official (March 10, 2017)

Two former Department of the Interior officials who once worked together are on opposite sides of a gaming debate in Connecticut.

Comment period for NIGC appointment closes March 29

Comment period for NIGC appointment closes March 29 (March 10, 2010)

Correction: Daniel Little is not a member of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation. He is the manager of national governmental affairs for the tribe. The National Indian Gaming Commission could soon have a third member. President Barack Obama named...

Norm DesRosiers to leave NIGC at end of month

Norm DesRosiers to leave NIGC at end of month (January 12, 2010)

Norm DesRosiers, a Bush administration holdover, will leave the National Indian Gaming Commission on January 31, a prominent tribal gaming regulator said today. DesRosiers, who is non-Indian, joined the agency in January 2007. He was a tribal gaming commissioner...

Skibine not interested in permanent NIGC position

Skibine not interested in permanent NIGC position (November 20, 2009)

George Skibine, the acting chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission, isn't applying for a permanent job at the agency.

Florida Gaming Summit set at Seminole casino

Florida Gaming Summit set at Seminole casino (September 29, 2009)

The fifth annual Florida Gaming Summit takes place October 19-20 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida. Topics of discussion include the controversial Class III gaming compact with the Seminole Tribe. One of the keynote speakers...

NIGC to throw retirement party for Phil Hogen

NIGC to throw retirement party for Phil Hogen (September 25, 2009)

The National Indian Gaming Commission will throw one last party for outgoing Chairman Phil Hogen, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota. After seven years on the job, Hogen is leaving the agency that regulates the $28...

Phil Hogen to step down as   chairman of NIGC

Phil Hogen to step down as chairman of NIGC (September 24, 2009)

Phil Hogen will step down as chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission on October 2, two sources told Indianz.Com. Hogen, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota, has served on the NIGC since December 2002. He...

Cowlitz  Tribe still waiting on answer for casino

Cowlitz Tribe still waiting on answer for casino (February 18, 2009)

The Cowlitz Tribe of Washington might finally get an answer on its proposed casino. The Bureau of Indian Affairs completed a final environmental impact statement on the Cowlitz Casino Resort last summer. It recommended the acquisition of 152 acres for...

Menominee Nation fears Interior casino denial

Menominee Nation fears Interior casino denial (October 23, 2008)

The Menominee Nation of Wisconsin is asking the Bush administration to suspend review of its off-reservation casino out of fear it will be rejected by Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne. Chairwoman Lisa Waukau said the Kenosha project has received favorable reviews...

County wants to know if it can kill Cowlitz casino

County wants to know if it can kill Cowlitz casino (May 6, 2008)

Commissioners in Clark County, Washington, want to know if they can kill the casino sought by the Cowlitz Tribe. The county is drafting a letter to George Skibine at the Bureau of Indian Affairs. It asks whether the lack...

Gaming compacts were sent to wrong room at DOI

Gaming compacts were sent to wrong room at DOI (January 14, 2008)

Four controversial gaming compacts were sent to the wrong room at the main Interior Department building in Washington, D.C., but no one appears to know why it took so long for them to end up in the right place at...

Skibine recommended approval of Mohawk casino

Skibine recommended approval of Mohawk casino (January 14, 2008)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs official in charge of gaming recommended approval of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe's off-reservation casino, Indian Country Today reports. George Skibine, the director of the Office of Indian Gaming Management, told the tribe and its...