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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe faces opposition to homelands legislation

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe faces opposition to homelands legislation (September 5, 2018)

Politicians from Rhode Island are lining up against the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe.

Gun Lake Tribe shares another $7.6 million in gaming revenues with community

Gun Lake Tribe shares another $7.6 million in gaming revenues with community (June 14, 2018)

The Gun Lake Tribe just shared more than $7.6 million in gaming revenues in Michigan, bringing the total to date to more than $109 million.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe in limbo as gaming industry advances in Massachusetts

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe in limbo as gaming industry advances in Massachusetts (June 11, 2018)

As the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe sits in limbo before the Trump administration, non-Indian interests make strides in Massachusetts.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe gains local support for homelands legislation

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe gains local support for homelands legislation (May 22, 2018)

After seeing some initial opposition, the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe has gained local support for a bill to protect its homelands in Massachusetts.

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.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe hails bill to reaffirm status of homelands

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe hails bill to reaffirm status of homelands (March 21, 2018)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is welcoming a new bill that reaffirms the trust status of its homelands in Massachusetts.

National Congress of American Indians praises win in homelands case

National Congress of American Indians praises win in homelands case (February 27, 2018)

The National Congress of American Indians is congratulating the Gun Lake Tribe for its victory at the U.S. Supreme Court.

Gun Lake Tribe welcomes victory as Supreme Court puts end to homelands lawsuit

Gun Lake Tribe welcomes victory as Supreme Court puts end to homelands lawsuit (February 27, 2018)

The leader of the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians is hailing a decision from the nation's highest court as a victory for all of Indian Country.

Supreme Court sides with Indian Country in long-running homelands case

Supreme Court sides with Indian Country in long-running homelands case (February 27, 2018)

In a victory for Indian Country, the nation's highest court has confirmed that Congress can protect tribal homelands from litigation.

Gun Lake Tribe marks major milestone with management of casino

Gun Lake Tribe marks major milestone with management of casino (February 8, 2018)

The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe, is now in full control of its casino in Michigan.

Gun Lake Tribe surpasses $100 million mark in gaming revenues shared in Michigan

Gun Lake Tribe surpasses $100 million mark in gaming revenues shared in Michigan (December 11, 2017)

The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe, surpassed a major gaming milestone in Michigan.

Kirsten Matoy Carlson: Trump team actually does something right for tribal lands

Kirsten Matoy Carlson: Trump team actually does something right for tribal lands (December 7, 2017)

The Trump team is under fire for adding more hurdles to the cumbersome land-into-trust process and advancing other controversial policies that go against tribal interests. But maybe the new administration just needs more encouragement to do the right thing, professor...

Lawmakers easily approve tribal land bill as Supreme Court weighs major case

Lawmakers easily approve tribal land bill as Supreme Court weighs major case (November 13, 2017)

A bill to protect the Poarch Band of Creek Indians and its gaming enterprise from litigation is moving forward in Congress while the U.S. Supreme Court determines whether the approach is legal.

Supreme Court hears arguments in long-running Gun Lake Tribe homeland case

Supreme Court hears arguments in long-running Gun Lake Tribe homeland case (November 7, 2017)

The U.S. Supreme Court finally heard arguments in its first, and so far only, Indian law case of the term and one member boiled the dispute down to a seemingly simple question.

Gun Lake Tribe secures strong local support in casino case except for one town

Gun Lake Tribe secures strong local support in casino case except for one town (October 13, 2017)

Local governments are backing the Gun Lake Tribe as it defends its casino before the U.S. Supreme Court. Except for one town.

Gun Lake Tribe shares oral arguments with Trump team in Supreme Court case

Gun Lake Tribe shares oral arguments with Trump team in Supreme Court case (October 10, 2017)

Things are shaping as the U.S. Supreme Court prepares for its first Indian law case of the term.

Gun Lake Tribe draws in more allies as Supreme Court considers casino case

Gun Lake Tribe draws in more allies as Supreme Court considers casino case (September 25, 2017)

The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians is seeing widespread support as it defends its casino in a closely-watched U.S. Supreme Court case.

Supreme Court sets November 7 arguments in long-running land-into-trust case

Supreme Court sets November 7 arguments in long-running land-into-trust case (September 6, 2017)

The U.S. Supreme Court will be hearing Patchak v. Zinke, a land-into-trust case being closely watched in Indian Country, on November 7.

Gun Lake Tribe shares another $6.7M in casino funds in Michigan

Gun Lake Tribe shares another $6.7M in casino funds in Michigan (June 5, 2017)

Since the Gun Lake Casino opened in 2011, the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians has shared more than $93 million with Michigan.

Gun Lake Tribe opens doors to $76M expansion of gaming facility

Gun Lake Tribe opens doors to $76M expansion of gaming facility (May 3, 2017)

The Gun Lake Casino in Wayland, Michigan, is now nearly double in size.

Gun Lake Tribe eager to defend casino in Supreme Court challenge

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

Supreme Court declines to hear yet another Indian Country case

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 team gets more time in Supreme Court tribal casino case

Trump team gets more time in Supreme Court tribal casino case (February 27, 2017)

The Gun Lake Tribe is already operating a successful casino in Michigan but a non-Indian man won't drop his long-running lawsuit.

Wilton Rancheria seeks to join lawsuit as gaming site is put in trust

Wilton Rancheria seeks to join lawsuit as gaming site is put in trust (February 20, 2017)

The California tribe is celebrating a major milestone after going without land for nearly 60 years.

Federal appeals court backs Gun Lake Tribe land-into-trust law

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.

Gun Lake Tribe seeks to hire more employees for growing casino

Gun Lake Tribe seeks to hire more employees for growing casino (July 14, 2016)

The tribe has embarked on a $76 million expansion of its casino in Michigan.

Gun Lake Tribe to nearly double size of casino with $76M project

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 Michigan

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.

Gun Lake Tribe starts preliminary work for expansion at casino

Gun Lake Tribe starts preliminary work for expansion at casino (January 7, 2016)

The Gun Lake Casino in Wayland, Michigan, will see more gaming space, a 300-seat buffet, a larger lounge and entertainment area and a larger employee dining room and lounge.

Foes promise suit over Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe's casino

Foes promise suit over Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe's casino (December 18, 2015)

Don't expect the case to be filed soon -- opponents plan to wait up to six years to challenge the tribe's land-into-trust application.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe gaming site officially put in trust

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe gaming site officially put in trust (September 25, 2015)

A 151-acre site in Taunton, Massachusetts, plus another 170 acres in Mashpee, the location of tribal headquarters, were immediately placed in trust by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Judge supports Gun Lake Tribe in battle over land-into-trust law

Judge supports Gun Lake Tribe in battle over land-into-trust law (June 18, 2015)

The Gun Lake Trust Land Reaffirmation Act of 2014 protects the tribe's gaming facility from litigation.

Non-Indian man disputes law protecting Gun Lake Tribe's casino

Non-Indian man disputes law protecting Gun Lake Tribe's casino (December 10, 2014)

A non-Indian man who lives three miles from the casino has made it clear he wants a monetary settlement from the tribe.

Gun Lake Tribe awaits court action in long-running gaming case

Gun Lake Tribe awaits court action in long-running gaming case (October 6, 2014)

One law professor thinks the non-Indian plaintiff who filed the case won't go away quietly.

Attorney claims case against Gun Lake Tribe's casino still alive

Attorney claims case against Gun Lake Tribe's casino still alive (October 2, 2014)

The Gun Lake Trust Land Reaffirmation Act, however, requires the lawsuit to be dismissed.

Gun Lake Tribe hails new law that protects casino from litigation

Gun Lake Tribe hails new law that protects casino from litigation (September 29, 2014)

President Obama signed S.1603, the Gun Lake Trust Land Reaffirmation Act, into law on Friday.

House passes bill to shield Gun Lake Tribe casino from litigation

House passes bill to shield Gun Lake Tribe casino from litigation (September 17, 2014)

The bill can now be sent to President Barack Obama for his signature with the goal of ending a lawsuit that one lawmaker described as 'frivolous.'

Vote set on bill to protect Gun Lake Tribe's casino from litigation

Vote set on bill to protect Gun Lake Tribe's casino from litigation (September 15, 2014)

The bill ensures that land already held in trust for the tribe can't be challenged in federal court.

Judge upset with lack of movement in Gun Lake Tribe gaming case

Judge upset with lack of movement in Gun Lake Tribe gaming case (September 4, 2014)

A federal judge expressed frustration with a non-Indian landowner who wants a monetary payment in connection with the casino owned by the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians.

Judge schedules hearing in Gun Lake Tribe's gaming land litigation

Judge schedules hearing in Gun Lake Tribe's gaming land litigation (September 2, 2014)

The hearing comes two years after the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Salazar v. Patchak.

House committee passes bill to protect Gun Lake Tribe's casino

House committee passes bill to protect Gun Lake Tribe's casino (August 1, 2014)

A case pending in federal court puts 1,000 jobs in jeopardy.

City fighting casino opposes   BIA     land-into-trust appeal rule

City fighting casino opposes BIA land-into-trust appeal rule (July 19, 2013)

A city that's fighting a casino proposed by the Coquille Tribe is opposing a new Bureau of Indian Affairs regulation that affects land-into-trust applications. The rule allows the BIA to finalize a land-into-trust application without a 30-day waiting period. Officials...

Enterprise Rancheria off-reservation casino site put in trust

Enterprise Rancheria off-reservation casino site put in trust (May 20, 2013)

Rendering of the proposed Enterprise Rancheria casino. Photo Enterprise Rancheria. The Bureau of Indian Affairs has placed an off-reservation gaming site in trust for the Enterprise Rancheria in California. The BIA published notice of the acquisition in the Federal Register...

BIA considers another land-into-trust shift in gaming cases

BIA considers another land-into-trust shift in gaming cases (February 25, 2013)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is considering another policy change in light of gaming litigation, according to Indian Country Today. Regulations require the BIA to publish notice of a land-into-trust acquisition in the Federal Register and in other public venues....

Sen. Feinstein questions new casino land-into-trust strategy

Sen. Feinstein questions new casino land-into-trust strategy (February 5, 2013)

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California) is asking the Obama administration to pull back its new litigation policy regarding land-into-trust acquisitions. Litigation historically has prompted the Bureau of Indian Affairs to "self-stay" the acquisition until the case is resolved. But the Obama...

BIA wins another ruling for California off-reservation casinos

BIA wins another ruling for California off-reservation casinos (January 31, 2013)

The Obama administration saw a second victory in litigation involving off-reservation gaming in California. Judge John A. Mendez refused to stop the Bureau of Indian Affairs from placing a casino site in trust for the Enterprise Rancheria. He said opponents...