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Fort Sill Apache Tribe deserves say in New Mexico

Fort Sill Apache Tribe deserves say in New Mexico

Jeff Haozous, the chairman of the Fort Sill Apache Tribe, says his people deserve a seat at the table in New Mexico: As chairman of the Fort Sill…

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal chairman answers water-rights allegations

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal chairman answers water-rights allegations

Recent stories about a Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes-U.S. District Court water lawsuit contained several inaccuracies. The lawsuit is asking the federal court to apply established federal law…

Marijuana raises issue of tribal authority

Marijuana raises issue of tribal authority

A Washington Indian tribe is considering a foray into the marijuana business, but federal policy might stand in the way. The Suquamish Tribe has broached the subject with…

Tribal, Shawnee officials meet; tax flap continues

Tribal, Shawnee officials meet; tax flap continues

SHAWNEE, Okla. – Municipal and tribal officials met March 24 to discuss the sales tax revenues generated by tribally-owned businesses, but two vastly different stories about that meeting’s…

Cherokee Nation AG Hembree concerned with potential tribal sovereignty threats

Cherokee Nation AG Hembree concerned with potential tribal sovereignty threats

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – Cherokee Nation Attorney General Todd Hembree told Tribal Councilors at the Feb. 27 Rules Committee meeting that two issues within the state could pose threats…

Grand Ronde Tribal Council Will Decide Disenrollment Cases

Grand Ronde Tribal Council Will Decide Disenrollment Cases

The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde has moved another step closer to the possible disenrollment of an entire family that traces its lineage back to one of the…

Federal Court Refuses to Dismiss Suit against Alaska Assn. of Village Presidents on Immunity Grounds

Federal Court Refuses to Dismiss Suit against Alaska Assn. of Village Presidents on Immunity Grounds

Here are the materials in Eaglesun Systems Products Inc. v. Association of Village Council Presidents (N.D. Okla.): 22 Motion to Dismiss 25 Opposition 33 Reply 41 DCT Order…

Tuscarora Nation: A search for peace

Tuscarora Nation: A search for peace

SNOW HILL — Timothy Jacobs isn’t part of a federally recognized Tuscarora tribe. But that doesn’t change his sense of identity, passion and commitment to his people and…

Federal opinion boosts Mashpee tribe’s claim

Federal opinion boosts Mashpee tribe’s claim

A legal opinion issued by the U.S. Department of the Interior on what it means to be under federal jurisdiction bolsters the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe’s claims that a…

Wash. Dept. of Revenue Draft Property Tax Advisory re: Great Wolf Case

Wash. Dept. of Revenue Draft Property Tax Advisory re: Great Wolf Case

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit determined in Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation v. Thurston County Board of Equalization, 724 F.3d 1153 (9th…

Indian Gaming

Judge’s ruling favors Creek casinos

Judge’s ruling favors Creek casinos

A U.S. District Court judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit filed by the State of…

Table Trac : Inks Pact with Yurok Tribe’s New Redwood Hotel Casino in Northern California

Table Trac : Inks Pact with Yurok Tribe’s New Redwood Hotel Casino in Northern California

Table Trac, Inc., a developer and provider of casino information and management systems that automate…

Glendale officials discuss casino with Tohono O’odham tribe

Glendale officials discuss casino with Tohono O’odham tribe

Elected and appointed Glendale officials met recently in southern Arizona with members of the Tohono…

In Our View: Cowlitz Tribe’s Casino Lacks Justification

In Our View: Cowlitz Tribe’s Casino Lacks Justification

Despite a tentative new agreement that spells out details for a proposed Cowlitz tribal casino…

Gov. Rick Scott’s negotiations with Seminole Tribe could be blueprint for gaming’s future

Gov. Rick Scott’s negotiations with Seminole Tribe could be blueprint for gaming’s future

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott, who made a career out of negotiating hospital mergers, is…

Judge’s ruling favors Alabama Creek casinos

Judge’s ruling favors Alabama Creek casinos

A U.S. District Court judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit filed by the State of…

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Proposed Tohono O’odham’s West Valley casino faces many hurdles

Proposed Tohono O’odham’s West Valley casino faces many hurdles

Softened relations between the Tohono O’odham Nation and Glendale may bring dreams of a casino closer to reality, but other obstacles remain. An appeals court ruling, a decision…

Duluth files lawsuit against Fond du Lac Band

Duluth files lawsuit against Fond du Lac Band

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) — Duluth has filed another federal lawsuit against the Fond du Lac Band for its efforts to expand Indian trust land in Duluth. The suit…

Cherokee Nation v. Nash Argument Rescheduled to May 5, 2014 | Turtle Talk

Cherokee Nation v. Nash Argument Rescheduled to May 5, 2014 | Turtle Talk

MINUTE ORDER: The hearing set to take place on April 28, 2014, is RESCHEDULED to take place on Monday, May 5, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. in Courtroom 25A…

Indian Gaming

Potawatomi Say New Report Shows Gaming Market is Saturated; Menominee Disagree

Potawatomi Say New Report Shows Gaming Market is Saturated; Menominee Disagree

A report on Indian gaming is drawing mixed interpretations about how casinos are doing in Wisconsin.  The report from gaming information…

Energy News

Nez Perce Tribe, environmentalists seek end to megaload lawsuit

Nez Perce Tribe, environmentalists seek end to megaload lawsuit

BOISE, Idaho — Idaho Rivers United and the Nez Perce Tribe are in mediation with the U.S. Forest Service to end a lawsuit concerning megaloads on U.S.…

Editorials

State sues Aquinnah tribe over its island casino

State sues Aquinnah tribe over its island casino

Gov. Deval Patrick’s administration has filed suit against the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) to block a Martha’s Vineyard casino. The suit filed Monday with the…

Indian Gaming

Nebraska voters will weigh in on historical horse races

Nebraska voters will weigh in on historical horse races

LN, Neb. | A ballot initiative that opens the door to expanded gambling at the former Atokad horse track in South Sioux City passed the state Legislature…

Legal News

Ninth Circuit Affirms Interior’s Decision to Authorize Gold Mine on Mt. Tenabo

Ninth Circuit Affirms Interior’s Decision to Authorize Gold Mine on Mt. Tenabo

Here is the order in Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians of Nevada v. Dept. of Interior: CA9 Unpublished Memorandum w Dissent An excerpt from the dissent:…