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Sault Ste. Marie Tribe wins major victory in homelands litigation

The Trump administration's disjointed tribal homelands policy continues to crumble amid scrutiny in the courts and in Indian Country.

Posted: March 6, 2020

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe loses appeal in homelands case

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe isn't giving up despite a negative ruling from a federal appeals court.

Posted: March 2, 2020

Pamunkey Tribe goes commercial casino route in Virginia

The Pamunkey Tribe is agreeing to follow state law and pursue a commercial casino.

Posted: January 15, 2020

Tule River Tribe continues long push to relocate casino

The Tule River Tribe continues to make strides toward moving its casino to a new location in California.

Posted: January 15, 2020

Tribes join race for commercial casino in Virginia

Two Indian nations are looking to land a commercial casino in Virginia while a third keeps its options open after recently gaining federal recognition.

Posted: January 8, 2020

Bay Mills Indian Community wins ruling in long-running gaming case

A long-running dispute between the Bay Mills Indian Community and the state of Michigan has been revived, giving the tribe a win in a casino controversy that once went to the nation's highest court.

Posted: December 16, 2019

Tule River Tribe gains federal approval to move casino

The Trump administration says the Tule River Tribe can move its casino to a new site but the governor of California must agree too.

Posted: November 5, 2019

Poarch Band of Creek Indians seeks commercial casino in Illinois

At least three tribal nations are pursuing casinos in Illinois.

Posted: October 3, 2019

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

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

Posted: September 27, 2019

Bill Graham: Catawba Nation deserves 'fair shake' under federal law

The Catawba Nation is trying to open a casino in North Carolina and is turning to Congress for some help.

Posted: August 29, 2019

Scotts Valley Band sues Trump administration over homelands decision

The Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians is in court to defend plans for a casino in the Bay Area of California.

Posted: August 29, 2019

Agua Caliente Band moves forward with plans for third gaming facility

The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is seeking to open a third casino on land contiguous to the reservation.

Posted: August 28, 2019

Tejon Tribe wins approval for intergovernmental agreement with county

The future continues to look bright for the Tejon Tribe, just a few years after being restored to federal recognition.

Posted: August 14, 2019

Forest County Potawatomi Community applies for commercial casino license

The Forest County Potawatomi Community is seeking to expand its gaming enterprise with a commercial casino project.

Posted: August 5, 2019

Chemehuevi Tribe looks to revive plan for off-reservation casino

The Chemehuevi Tribe is eyeing an off-reservation casino in California as it completes work on a new facility.

Posted: July 31, 2019

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

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.

Posted: July 29, 2019

Tejon Tribe awaits next steps for $600 million Hard Rock gaming project

The Tejon Tribe is seeking local support in its journey toward self-sufficiency.

Posted: July 11, 2019

Pascua Yaqui Tribe seeks agreement for potential new gaming facility

The Pascua Yaqui Tribe might open a third gaming facility in Arizona with the support of the local community.

Posted: July 9, 2019

Virginia enters new era with gaming devices resembling slot machines

Non-Indian facilities in Virginia are now offering bets on 'historical' horse races -- on devices that look and feel a lot like slot machines.

Posted: July 8, 2019

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe told to seek local permits to build casino

Despite winning a landmark sovereignty case, the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe is being forced to seek local approval to construct a building that will house a Class II gaming facility.

Posted: June 20, 2019

Redding Rancheria seeks approval to move casino to new site

The Redding Rancheria is making progress on long-running plans to relocate its casino to a bigger site in northern California.

Posted: June 11, 2019

Tejon Tribe lines up big partner for long-awaited gaming development

The Tejon Tribe continues to make progress on a casino in central California.

Posted: June 4, 2019

Tule River Tribe takes another step toward relocation of casino

The Tule River Tribe is getting closer to a decision from the Trump administration.

Posted: May 31, 2019

Ho-Chunk Nation makes major progress on off-reservation casino

The Ho-Chunk Nation is getting closer to a decision on a long-awaited gaming project in Wisconsin.

Posted: May 31, 2019

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe sues Trump administration over stalled casino

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

Posted: May 29, 2019

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

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

Posted: May 23, 2019

Catawba Nation continues to see opposition to casino on homelands

From religious groups to a rival tribe, the Catawba Nation is facing hurdles as it pursues a casino in North Carolina.

Posted: May 21, 2019

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe back in court to defend gaming rights

The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe is being forced to defend its sovereignty again.

Posted: May 6, 2019

Catawba Nation asks Congress to fulfill promise in land claim settlement

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

Posted: May 3, 2019

Tejon Tribe finally sees action on long-awaited gaming development

It's taking longer than expected but the Tejon Tribe is inching closer to a casino in California.

Posted: May 2, 2019

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe welcomes movement on bill to protect homelands

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

Posted: May 2, 2019

Catawba Nation homelands bill slated for first hearing on Capitol Hill

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will take testimony on a bill that paves the way for a Catawba Nation casino in North Carolina.

Posted: April 22, 2019

Catawba Nation faces more opposition to homelands bill thanks to Eastern Cherokees

Two tribes continue to battle about who has the right to engage in gaming in North Carolina.

Posted: April 3, 2019

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

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

Posted: March 28, 2019

Indian gaming industry grows in revenues but not in number of facilities

The number of tribal casinos has remained relatively the same in recent years despite overall growth in revenues.

Posted: March 27, 2019

Democrats plan to vote against homelands bill for Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe

A bill to protect the homelands of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is facing opposition from Rhode Island's delegation in Congress.

Posted: March 25, 2019

Catawba Nation predicts 'huge' economic impact with casino on homelands

Chief Bill Harris says a casino would be a 'game changer' for the Catawba Nation.

Posted: March 20, 2019

'Shameful': Little River Band blames rival tribes for delaying off-reservation casino

The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians continues to wait for a decision on a long-awaited off-reservation casino in Michigan.

Posted: March 19, 2019

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe welcomes movement on bill to keep reservation in trust

The federal government hasn't taken a tribe's trust land out of trust since the termination era but it could happen in the Trump administration.

Posted: March 19, 2019

Ho-Chunk Nation ready to move forward with off-reservation casino

'We're patient and persistent so whenever the approval process wraps up, we will be ready.'

Posted: March 18, 2019

Little River Band off-reservation casino faces opposition from fellow tribes

The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians is pursuing an off-reservation casino in Michigan but fellow tribes aren't happy about it.

Posted: March 18, 2019

'Sad': Catawba Nation fires back after Eastern Cherokees slam homelands bill

A war is erupting between the Catawba Nation and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians over plans for a casino.

Posted: March 18, 2019

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

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

Posted: March 4, 2019

Coquille Tribe brushes off criticism from rival amid long wait for land decision

The Coquille Tribe isn't worried about a rival's attempt to derail a long-awaited casino decision in Oregon.

Posted: March 1, 2019

Little River Band still waiting for Bureau of Indian Affairs to make decision

The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians was making progress. Then came the government shutdown.

Posted: February 25, 2019

Former Secretary Ryan Zinke under grand jury investigation for tribal debacle

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.

Posted: February 22, 2019

Coquille Tribe 'still very frustrated' with long wait for land decision

It's been more four years since the Coquille Tribe started the land-into-trust process and there's still no word of a decision.

Posted: February 19, 2019

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe asserts role in gaming talks in Massachusetts

The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe wants to be at the table as regulators in Massachusetts address the future of gaming.

Posted: January 28, 2019

Wilton Rancheria scores another win in long-running fight over homelands

Opponents of the Wilton Rancheria are on the losing end of yet another ruling in federal court.

Posted: January 25, 2019

Pamunkey Tribe clears first hurdle with bill to authorize casino under state law

The Pamunkey Tribe is seeing initial success with efforts to open a casino in Virginia.

Posted: January 21, 2019

Pamunkey Tribe willing to operate gaming facility under state law

Facing a long wait for a casino in the federal system, the Pamunkey Tribe is opening the door to other gaming options.

Posted: January 16, 2019

'Like dropping a bomb': Nansemond Indian Nation bashes another tribe's casino plan

The newly recognized Nansemond Indian Nation isn't happy about another tribe's plan for a casino in Virginia.

Posted: January 14, 2019

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe welcomes introduction of homelands legislation

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is in danger of seeing its homelands taken out of trust for the first time since the termination era.

Posted: January 9, 2019

Tribes see decline in revenues as new casino remains in limbo

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

Posted: January 7, 2019

United Keetoowah Band dealt setback in pursuit of new casino

The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians has been forced to look elsewhere for economic opportunities in Oklahoma.

Posted: December 19, 2018

Pamunkey Tribe finds welcoming host community for potential casino

The Pamunkey Tribe is in talks to host a $700 million development in the city of Norfolk, Virginia.

Posted: December 19, 2018

Ho-Chunk Nation sees support for off-reservation casino

The Ho-Chunk Nation is moving forward with a $405 million development in Beloit, Wisconsin.

Posted: December 13, 2018

Public hearings set for two off-reservation casinos in Midwest

The Midwest regional office of the Bureau of Indian Affairs is busy with off-reservation gaming projects.

Posted: December 10, 2018

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe warns of losses due to stalled casino

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is facing a bleak winter thanks to the Trump administration.

Posted: December 10, 2018

Pamunkey Tribe sees support for gaming development in Virginia

According to a new poll, 64 percent of voters want to see the Pamunkey Tribe open a casino.

Posted: December 6, 2018

Tribes remain at odds over new gaming developments in Oregon

The Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe doesn't want the Coquille Tribe to open a new casino.

Posted: December 5, 2018

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe still working with backer of derailed casino

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe isn't the only one reeling from the Trump administration's termination-era decisions.

Posted: December 4, 2018

Enterprise Rancheria sees progress on 'Hard Rock' development

The Enterprise Rancheria and the Seminole Tribe are working together on a long-awaited casino in California.

Posted: November 29, 2018

Editorial: Don't let prejudice stand in the way of tribe

Prejudices and irrational fears from the past shouldn’t stand in the way of the Pamunkeys’ fight for a better future.

Posted: November 29, 2018

Pamunkey Tribe still working on casino plan after winning recognition

The Pamunkey Tribe paid its annual treaty tribute to Virginia as planning continues for a casino.

Posted: November 28, 2018

Little River Band takes major step forward with casino bid

It's only taken three years but the Bureau of Indian Affairs is finally moving forward on an off-reservation casino in Michigan.

Posted: November 26, 2018

Ho-Chunk Nation prepares for public hearing on casino project

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is taking public comments on the proposed Ho-Chunk Nation casino in Wisconsin.

Posted: November 19, 2018

Ho-Chunk Nation takes step forward with off-reservation casino

The Ho-Chunk Nation's off-reservation casino is finally moving forward in a more politically-friendly environment in Wisconsin.

Posted: November 12, 2018

Quapaw Nation moves forward with casino bid after victory at polls

In just two years, the Quapaw Nation could be opening a casino named in honor of a chief who was laid to rest in Arkansas.

Posted: November 8, 2018

Wilton Rancheria secures approval of gaming management agreement

The Wilton Rancheria is moving closer toward its goal of self-sufficiency.

Posted: November 5, 2018

Cow Creek Band no longer pursuing gaming partnership with Oregon

Two tribes remain locked in a long-running battle over gaming in Oregon.

Posted: November 1, 2018

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

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.

Posted: November 1, 2018

Coquille Tribe questions governor's push to expand gaming options

The Coquille Tribe is wondering why Gov. Kate Brown (D), who is running for her first full term in office, wants to expand the Oregon Lottery.

Posted: October 29, 2018

Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation seeks to revive gaming lawsuit

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

Posted: October 17, 2018

Those 'injuns': Timbisha Shoshone Tribe faces racism in casino bid

The Timbisha Shoshone Tribe continues to face vehement opposition to a proposed casino.

Posted: October 16, 2018

White Earth Nation blames poor financial situation on gaming projects

The White Earth Nation is experiencing financial hardships and some tribal leaders are blaming the situation on prior leadership.

Posted: October 4, 2018

Tribe said to be interested in pursuing a casino in Georgia

Is it the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians? A new report isn't specific.

Posted: September 26, 2018

A 'milestone': Tule River Tribe moves forward with casino plan

Comments are being accepted on the Tule River Tribe's casino impact study and a public meeting has been scheduled.

Posted: September 26, 2018

United Keetoowah Band cites local support for casino bid

The United Keetoowah Band is seeking to develop a 20,000 square-foot casino in Enid, Oklahoma.

Posted: September 21, 2018

Tule River Tribe takes major step forward with casino relocation plan

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is finally releasing an environmental review for the Tule River Tribe's casino relocation project.

Posted: September 20, 2018

Tribes see dip in slot machine revenues as rival opens new facility

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe have entered a new era in gaming.

Posted: September 18, 2018

United Keetoowah Band eyes casino amid questions about land

The United Keetoowah Band is proposing a casino amid questions about its homelands in northeastern Oklahoma.

Posted: September 17, 2018

Wilton Rancheria moves forward with gaming management agreement

The Wilton Rancheria is working with a subsidiary of Boyd Gaming on a long-awaited casino in California.

Posted: September 13, 2018

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe solidifying plans for long-awaited casino

With the Chickasaw Nation as a partner, the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe is looking at a $12 million investment in its first casino.

Posted: September 10, 2018

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe faces opposition to homelands legislation

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

Posted: September 5, 2018

Manzanita Band off-reservation gaming project officially declared dead

An off-reservation casino near the U.S. border with Mexico has been declared dead.

Posted: September 4, 2018

White Earth Nation rescinds authorization for third gaming facility

After spending three years on the project, the White Earth Nation has dropped plans for a third gaming facility in Minnesota.

Posted: September 3, 2018

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe lands big partner for gaming project

Though plans remain in development, the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe is serious about Indian gaming.

Posted: August 22, 2018

Bay Mills Indian Community awaits decision on disputed casino

More than four years after securing victory at the nation's highest court, the Bay Mills Indian Community is waiting for a crucial decision.

Posted: August 22, 2018

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe wins approval for update to casino agreement

The Timbisha Shoshone Tribe secured approval for an updated casino agreement but not after some heated discussion.

Posted: August 17, 2018

'It's monumental for me': Mechoopda Tribe wins local support for casino

After nearly two decades of battles, the Mechoopda Tribe has finally won local support for its long-delayed casino in California.

Posted: August 15, 2018

Tribes still need more signatures in push for casinos in Arkansas

After spending more than $1.2 million, the Cherokee Nation and the Quapaw Tribe have come up short in Arkansas.

Posted: July 26, 2018

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe still working on casino after court victory

The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe hasn't opened a casino this summer as planned but gaming is still on the agenda.

Posted: July 20, 2018

Cherokee Nation and Quapaw Tribe spend big on casino push in Arkansas

The Cherokee Nation and the Quapaw Tribe have spent more than $1.2 million to boost gaming efforts in Arkansas.

Posted: July 17, 2018

Enterprise Rancheria eyes 'Hard Rock Sacramento' after tribal homelands victory

The iconic Hard Rock brand could soon be coming to California's capital city thanks to a partnership between tribal nations.

Posted: July 2, 2018

Mashantucket and Mohegan tribes report mixed slot machine revenues

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

Posted: June 19, 2018

'Economic self-sufficiency': Pamunkey Tribe pursues casino in Virginia

The Pamunkey Tribe is in for the long haul as it seeks land for a casino in Virginia.

Posted: June 14, 2018

Tribes plan to break ground on long-awaited casino in Connecticut

Despite being kept in the dark by the Trump administration, the Mashantucket and Mohegan tribes plan to open a new casino in 2020.

Posted: June 14, 2018

Sault Tribe faces doubts about long-stalled off-reservation casino

The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians might be looking elsewhere for gaming opportunities thanks to the Trump administration.

Posted: June 13, 2018

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe in limbo as gaming industry advances in Massachusetts

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

Posted: June 11, 2018

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