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Wilton Rancheria continues to see litigation over casino project in California
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Wilton Rancheria continues to see litigation over casino project in California (August 16, 2017)
The Wilton Rancheria continues to make progress on a long-awaited casino in northern California but opponents are still trying to tie the project up in court.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe remains confident as Trump team reviews casino bid
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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe remains confident as Trump team reviews casino bid (August 15, 2017)
The leader of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe remains confident of plans for a long-delayed casino even though the Trump administration was prepared to kill the project.

Appeals court schedules hearing in long-running Mechoopda Tribe gaming case
California | Litigation | NIGC
Appeals court schedules hearing in long-running Mechoopda Tribe gaming case (August 11, 2017)
A federal appeals court is hearing arguments next month in a long-running lawsuit that has kept the Mechoopda Tribe has from opening a casino on ancestral territory in California.

Ho-Chunk Nation outlines optimistic schedule for stalled off-reservation casino
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Ho-Chunk Nation outlines optimistic schedule for stalled off-reservation casino (August 9, 2017)
The Ho-Chunk Nation thinks it can open an off-reservation in Wisconsin in 2021 even though there's been little movement on the federal level.

Another tribe chimes in with criticism of 'reservation shopping' in Michigan
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Another tribe chimes in with criticism of 'reservation shopping' in Michigan (July 31, 2017)
Not everyone in Indian Country is upset with the Trump administration's first major land-into-trust decision.

Nottawaseppi Huron Band praises denial of off-reservation gaming projects
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Nottawaseppi Huron Band praises denial of off-reservation gaming projects (July 28, 2017)
While one tribe in Michigan is vowing a fight, another is praising the Trump administration for rejecting proposals for two off-reservation casinos.

Pokagon Band on hiring spree as first tribal casino in Indiana takes shape
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Pokagon Band on hiring spree as first tribal casino in Indiana takes shape (July 24, 2017)
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians is looking to fill 1,200 jobs at its newest gaming facility.

Ho-Chunk Nation sees more support for off-reservation casino in Wisconsin
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Ho-Chunk Nation sees more support for off-reservation casino in Wisconsin (July 21, 2017)
Members of Congress, state lawmakers and local officials are rushing to support the Ho-Chunk Nation's gaming project despite a lack of movement at the federal level.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe urged to consider all options for stalled casino
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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe urged to consider all options for stalled casino (July 20, 2017)
With its land-into-trust application in doubt, the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe could revive its casino by seeking a commercial license from the state of Massachusetts.

Wilton Rancheria takes another huge step forward for casino in California
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Wilton Rancheria takes another huge step forward for casino in California (July 20, 2017)
Good news keeps coming to the Wilton Rancheria, whose federal recognition was in limbo for 58 years.

Oklahoma tribes won casino approvals on last day of Obama administration
Federal Register | Land Acquisitions | Openings & Closings
Oklahoma tribes won casino approvals on last day of Obama administration (July 19, 2017)
Two tribes won approval for new casinos in Oklahoma on the last full day of the Obama administration but the Trump team held up the official announcements for six months.

Ho-Chunk Nation remains hopeful for off-reservation casino in Wisconsin
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Ho-Chunk Nation remains hopeful for off-reservation casino in Wisconsin (July 19, 2017)
The Ho-Chunk Nation and supporters are hoping the Trump administration will approve the tribe's off-reservation casino in Wisconsin.

Wilton Rancheria again wins backing for casino land-into-trust application
California | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Wilton Rancheria again wins backing for casino land-into-trust application (July 18, 2017)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is standing by its decision to place land into trust for the Wilton Rancheria.

Pokagon Band expects to open gaming facility in Indiana in early 2018
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Pokagon Band expects to open gaming facility in Indiana in early 2018 (July 13, 2017)
The Four Winds Casino in South Bend will be the first tribal gaming facility in Indiana.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe reportedly owes $347 million to casino firm
Business Deals | Litigation | Openings & Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe reportedly owes $347 million to casino firm (July 7, 2017)
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is eager to restart work on its casino in Massachusetts and so is a key partner.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe gets another shot at casino land-into-trust
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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe gets another shot at casino land-into-trust (July 6, 2017)
The Trump administration is asking the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe for more information about its land-into-trust application in Massachusetts.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe shifts course on casino land-into-trust bid
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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe shifts course on casino land-into-trust bid (June 28, 2017)
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is going back to court to defend its casino land-into-trust application amid signs of uncertainty from the Trump administration.

Wilton Rancheria won't comment on status of gaming compact talks
California | Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Wilton Rancheria won't comment on status of gaming compact talks (June 27, 2017)
The Wilton Rancheria's plan for a $400 million casino in Elk Grove, California, remains the subject of considerable debate as opponents fight in and out of court.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe remains confident of approval of casino
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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe remains confident of approval of casino (June 22, 2017)
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe expects to hear a decision on its long-awaited casino in Massachusetts by June 27.

Wilton Rancheria accused of working too closely with city on casino
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Wilton Rancheria accused of working too closely with city on casino (June 21, 2017)
It took the Wilton Rancheria more than three years to gain federal approval for a casino in northern California but opponents are accusing the tribe of rushing through the process.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe still waits on casino ruling from Trump team
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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe still waits on casino ruling from Trump team (June 20, 2017)
A June 19 deadline came and went without word on the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe's land-into-trust application in Massachusetts.

Osage Nation sees support and opposition to casino in Missouri
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Osage Nation sees support and opposition to casino in Missouri (June 8, 2017)
The Osage Nation continues to generate headlines after expressing interest in a casino on ancestral territory in Missouri.

Osage Nation gave $52K to Missouri governor amid gaming push
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Osage Nation gave $52K to Missouri governor amid gaming push (June 5, 2017)
The Osage Nation might be expanding its gaming enterprise to ancestral territory in Missouri and Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear is already building bridges there.

Coyote Valley Band works with county to move casino to new site
California | Compacts | Openings & Closings
Coyote Valley Band works with county to move casino to new site (May 31, 2017)
The Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians is planning a 30,000 square-foot casino with a 101-room hotel at a new site in California.

Chickasaw Nation breaks ground on $10M casino by Texas border
Land Acquisitions | Openings & Closings
Chickasaw Nation breaks ground on $10M casino by Texas border (May 25, 2017)
The new facility is going up on land that was placed into trust on the last full day of the Obama administration.

Tohono O'odham Nation secures victory in long-running gaming dispute
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Tohono O'odham Nation secures victory in long-running gaming dispute (May 17, 2017)
A highly-charged gaming dispute that set off a litigation, legislation and lobbying frenzy is finally coming to an end.

Tule River Tribe moves forward with $180M casino at new location
California | Casino Stalker
Tule River Tribe moves forward with $180M casino at new location (May 12, 2017)
The scoping report for the new Eagle Mountain Casino has been released but it's only a small step in a long process.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits casino ruling from Trump team
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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits casino ruling from Trump team (May 8, 2017)
An answer from the Bureau of Indian Affairs is being promised by June 19.

Gun Lake Tribe eager to defend casino in Supreme Court challenge
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Gun Lake Tribe eager to defend casino in Supreme Court challenge (May 2, 2017)
The nation's highest court has agreed to review a federal law that shields the Michigan tribe's casino from litigation.

Supreme Court brings bad news to tribes by taking up land case
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Supreme Court brings bad news to tribes by taking up land case (May 1, 2017)
The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians has been hoping to leave the legal drama behind but the nation's highest court won't let that happen.

Gun Lake Tribe prepares for grand opening of $76M casino expansion
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Gun Lake Tribe prepares for grand opening of $76M casino expansion (April 28, 2017)
With a long-running lawsuit nearly behind them, the leaders of the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians are preparing for the next chapter in their Indian gaming success story.

Supreme Court relists petition in Gun Lake Tribe gaming land case
Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Openings & Closings
Supreme Court relists petition in Gun Lake Tribe gaming land case (April 25, 2017)
A non-Indian man who lives three miles from the tribe's casino in Michigan is trying to keep his long-running lawsuit alive.

Cowlitz Tribe welcomes big crowd to $510M casino in Washington
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Cowlitz Tribe welcomes big crowd to $510M casino in Washington (April 25, 2017)
It took more than a decade but the tribe kept fighting for the right to return to its homelands in Washington.

Supreme Court takes no action on long-running tribal land case
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.

Ho-Chunk Nation remains confident as rival tribe sues over casino
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Ho-Chunk Nation remains confident as rival tribe sues over casino (April 20, 2017)
The $33 million expansion in Wittenberg, Wisconsin, is due to be finished later in the year amid the controversy.

Stockbridge-Munsee Band sues to stop expansion of rival casino
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Stockbridge-Munsee Band sues to stop expansion of rival casino (April 19, 2017)
The lawsuit accuses Wisconsin of violating Class III gaming agreements and the Ho-Chunk Nation of engaging in illegal gaming.

Trump administration faces test of off-reservation gaming policy
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Trump administration faces test of off-reservation gaming policy (April 18, 2017)
The Spokane Tribe is counting on the Trump team to defend its gaming project from a lawsuit filed by a rival in Washington state.

Agua Caliente Band announces plans for another gaming facility
California | Land Acquisitions | Openings & Closings
Agua Caliente Band announces plans for another gaming facility (April 18, 2017)
An amendment to the tribe's Class III gaming compact authorizes up to four more casinos in southern California.

Cowlitz Tribe announces April 24 opening for long-awaited casino
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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.

Supreme Court declines to hear yet another Indian Country case
Connecticut | Litigation
Supreme Court declines to hear yet another Indian Country case (April 17, 2017)
In a positive move for tribal interests, the nation's highest court refused to reopen a lawsuit that targeted the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation.

Trump administration erects new hurdle for off-reservation casinos
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Trump administration erects new hurdle for off-reservation casinos (April 13, 2017)
After just a month in office, the new leader of the Department of the Interior has made it harder for tribes to open off-reservation casinos.

Ho-Chunk Nation continues to defend legality of casino expansion
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Ho-Chunk Nation continues to defend legality of casino expansion (April 10, 2017)
A rival tribe claims the facility in Wittenberg, Wisconsin, doesn't comply with the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.

Cowlitz Tribe unveils $32M highway project as casino debut nears
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Cowlitz Tribe unveils $32M highway project as casino debut nears (April 5, 2017)
It's been a big week so far for the Washington-based tribe.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe praises development in casino dispute
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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe praises development in casino dispute (April 3, 2017)
The U.S. Supreme Court's good news continues to spread across Indian Country.

Cowlitz Tribe thanks Secretary Zinke as casino opening approaches
Litigation | Openings & 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 dispute
Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Openings & 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 given more time for appeal in tribal gaming case
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Trump administration given more time for appeal in tribal gaming case (March 17, 2017)
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe was forced to stop work on a $1 billion gaming facility in Massachusetts by an ongoing lawsuit.

Shawnee Tribe plans to start work soon on off-reservation casino
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Shawnee Tribe plans to start work soon on off-reservation casino (March 13, 2017)
The project came up when Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke made his first appearance on Capitol Hill.

Shawnee Tribe secures final approval for off-reservation casino
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Shawnee Tribe secures final approval for off-reservation casino (March 7, 2017)
The Golden Mesa Casino will be located in Oklahoma's Panhandle, more than 400 miles from tribal headquarters.

Charles Banks-Altekruse: Stand up to bullying tactics of shady 'California' group
California | Opinion
Charles Banks-Altekruse: Stand up to bullying tactics of shady 'California' group (March 7, 2017)
It’s time to stand up to the bullying tactics of Stand Up to California!

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