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Gun Lake Tribe to break ground on smaller casino

Gun Lake Tribe to break ground on smaller casino (September 4, 2009)

The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe, announced a September 17 groundbreaking for its first casino. The $157 million Gun Lake Casino will feature a 83,000 -square-feet of gaming space with 1,200 slot...

Gun Lake Tribe marks another win in casino bid

Gun Lake Tribe marks another win in casino bid (August 21, 2009)

The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe, says the dismissal of another lawsuit clears any remaining doubts about its casino plans. The lawsuit questioned whether the tribe could follow the land-into-trust process because it...

Gun Lake Tribe still working on casino plans

Gun Lake Tribe still working on casino plans (August 18, 2009)

The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe, hasn't set a groundbreaking date for its casino in Michigan. But the tribe has cleared nearly every hurdle for the $200 million project. The Bureau of Indian...

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Gun Lake casino foes review land-into-trust options (February 26, 2009)

Opponents of the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe, are reviewing the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar for potential ways to reopen their failed lawsuits. Anti-gaming groups say the tribe...

Editorial: The right deal for Gun Lake casino

Editorial: The right deal for Gun Lake casino (February 19, 2009)

"The state Legislature's hand was forced after the U.S. Supreme Court gave a big win to the Gun Lake band of Pottawatomi Indians in the tribe's push to build an Allegan County casino. The state Senate was right to approve...

Editorial: Gun Lake casino a virtual certainty

Editorial: Gun Lake casino a virtual certainty (February 4, 2009)

"Sometime next year, southwestern Michigan will have another casino. That became a virtual certainty late last week when the U.S. Department of the Interior put in trust 137 acres at U.S. 131 near Wayland for a $200 million casino, which...

Editorial: Gun Lake casino not an economic stimulus

Editorial: Gun Lake casino not an economic stimulus (February 2, 2009)

"The long battle over a proposed Indian casino in eastern Allegan County is essentially over. Opponents have exhausted their legal appeals, and the Interior Department has taken 147 acres at U.S. 131 and 129th Street in Wayland Township into trust...

BIA finally puts Gun Lake casino site in trust

BIA finally puts Gun Lake casino site in trust (January 30, 2009)

After a lengthy court battle, the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe, finally has a place to call home. The tribe celebrated after the Bureau of Indian Affairs placed 147 acres into trust....

BIA waits to take land into trust for Gun Lake casino

BIA waits to take land into trust for Gun Lake casino (January 27, 2009)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs expects to take land into trust for the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians in a few days. A spokesperson said the agency is waiting for a final mandate from the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals...

Judge holds hearing over Gun Lake casino bid

Judge holds hearing over Gun Lake casino bid (January 26, 2009)

A federal judge holds a hearing today over the pending acquisition of 147 acres for the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians of Michigan. The tribe plans to use the land for a casino. But David Patchak, a former local official,...

Supreme Court won't act on Gun Lake casino for now

Supreme Court won't act on Gun Lake casino for now (September 9, 2008)

The U.S. Supreme Court won't be taking action on a pending land-into-trust case, meaning the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe, can't move ahead with plans for its casino in Michigan. The tribe asked...

Gaming opponents try to delay Gun Lake casino

Gaming opponents try to delay Gun Lake casino (August 7, 2008)

Opponents of Indian gaming in Michigan are making a last-ditch attempt to block the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe, from a casino. Michigan Gambling Opposition lost rulings in the district court and the...

D.C. Circuit won't rehear Gun Lake casino case

D.C. Circuit won't rehear Gun Lake casino case (July 30, 2008)

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has refused to rehear a case that seeks to stop the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians from building a casino in Michigan. On April 29, the court rejected a challenge to the tribe's land-into-trust...

Gun Lake Vice Chair: Governmental gaming

Gun Lake Vice Chair: Governmental gaming (May 22, 2008)

"In response to Kathy Cassady’s letter—“Think tribal ancestors wanted casino?” No, our ancestors simply wanted to retain our land, culture and sovereignty. Upon learning that the U.S. Court of Appeals decided in yet another court case that the Gun Lake...

Michigan Republicans weigh Gun Lake compact

Michigan Republicans weigh Gun Lake compact (May 6, 2008)

Republican lawmakers in Michigan might be ready to give up the fight against a gaming compact with the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians. The tribe and Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D) signed the compact last summer. It calls for the tribe...

Appeal planned in Gun Lake casino land case

Appeal planned in Gun Lake casino land case (May 2, 2008)

An Indian law professor says there's "zero" chance the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a land-into-trust case involving the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians of Michigan. Matthew L.M. Fletcher, an assistant professor of law and director of the Indigenous...

Gaming opponents seek delay on Gun Lake casino

Gaming opponents seek delay on Gun Lake casino (April 30, 2008)

A group called the Michigan Gambling Opposition plans to seek a stay of a federal appeals court decision that allows the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians to open a casino. MichGO filed a lawsuit to stop the Bureau of...

Gun Lake Band optimistic on land for casino

Gun Lake Band optimistic on land for casino (October 22, 2007)

Ed. Note: The Gun Lake casino was incorrectly referred to as the Four Winds Casino, which is owned by the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, in an earlier version of the post. The correct name is the Gun Lake Casino....

Appeals court hears gaming land-into-trust case

Appeals court hears gaming land-into-trust case (October 19, 2007)

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals will be hearing oral arguments on Friday in a gaming land-into-trust case. A group called Michigan Gambling Opposition wants to block the Interior Department from acquiring 147 acres in trust for the Gun Lake...

Michigan House approves Gun Lake Band compact

Michigan House approves Gun Lake Band compact (August 9, 2007)

The Michigan House voted 63-41 on Wednesday to approve a Class III gaming compact with the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe. The compact calls for the tribe to share between 8-10 percent of...

Opinion: Support compact for Gun Lake Tribe

Opinion: Support compact for Gun Lake Tribe (August 6, 2007)

"Federal law dictates that Indian tribes have the right to operate gaming as a means of economic development in states where such gaming is allowed for any purpose, by any person, organization or entity. The Gun Lake Band is undisputedly...

Gun Lake Tribe pushes for approval of compact

Gun Lake Tribe pushes for approval of compact (July 25, 2007)

A Michigan House committee approved a bill to ratify a Class III gaming compact for the Match-e-be-nash-she-wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, also known as the Gun Lake Band. Chairman D.K. Sprague said his tribe was the only one in Michigan...

Bill backs compact for Gun Lake Band casino

Bill backs compact for Gun Lake Band casino (July 20, 2007)

The Michigan House is considering a bill to ratify a Class III gaming compact with the Match-e-be-nash-she-wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, also known as the Gun Lake Band. The tribe signed the compact with Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D) in March....

Column: Gun Lake Tribe on the way to a casino

Column: Gun Lake Tribe on the way to a casino (July 9, 2007)

"The Gun Lake casino is just over the horizon. It's hard to believe anything else. In a few months, the U.S. District Court of Appeals in Washington most likely will rule in the tribe's favor -- just as it...

Opinion: New approach to fight against tribal casino

Opinion: New approach to fight against tribal casino (April 2, 2007)

Note: Peter F. Secchia, a member of the anti-gaming group 23 is Enough, is a former U.S. ambassador and a major Republican donor. "The federal law that authorizes tribal casinos won't soon be changed. The political obstacles to reform are...

Editorial: Improve Gun Lake Tribe's compact

Editorial: Improve Gun Lake Tribe's compact (March 19, 2007)

"A newly inked agreement between Gov. Jennifer Granholm and the Gun Lake band of Pottawatomi Indians could yield a jackpot for Michigan. But one unnecessary provision threatens to put the state out of the game. Lawmakers need to change that...