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Quinault Nation to reopen Lake Quinault – Washington Times

Quinault Nation to reopen Lake Quinault – Washington Times

TAHOLAH, Wash. (AP) – The president of the Quinault Indian Nation says the tribe has decided to reopen Lake Quinault to nontribal use under new regulations. The tribe…

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…

Indian Gaming

Cherokee Nation adding hotel to its Roland Casino near Arkansas – Tulsa World

Cherokee Nation adding hotel to its Roland Casino near Arkansas – Tulsa World

ROLAND — The Cherokee Nation revealed plans Thursday to overhaul the tribe’s first gaming property…

Cherokee Nation to build new east Oklahoma casino near Arkansas border – Tulsa World

Cherokee Nation to build new east Oklahoma casino near Arkansas border – Tulsa World

ROLAND — A casino in eastern Oklahoma operated by Cherokee Nation Businesses will be replaced…

Poarch Band of Cree tribe: We meet same criteria as Seminoles in Florida gaming

Poarch Band of Cree tribe: We meet same criteria as Seminoles in Florida gaming

The recently published editorial by The Tampa Tribune “Squeezed by the gaming vice” (Our Views,…

Native Americans Sue, Say Loved Ones Were Exhumed During Jumul Casino Dig

Native Americans Sue, Say Loved Ones Were Exhumed During Jumul Casino Dig

Two Native Americans filed a lawsuit against the state in San Diego Superior Court alleging…

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…

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Indianz.Com > Cobell settlement administrator responds to payment delay

Indianz.Com > Cobell settlement administrator responds to payment delay

With anger mounting in Indian Country, the administrator of the $3.4 billion Cobell trust fund settlement is responding to concerns raised by members of Congress. The Garden City…

Dead end for Alabama Attorney general s fight against Poarch Creeks failed as expected

Dead end for Alabama Attorney general s fight against Poarch Creeks failed as expected

“Big Luther,” Alabama’s hyper-ambitious Attorney General Luther Strange, had been warned more than once. This page warned him. Other commentators warned him. If he had bothered to ask,…

Letter from Cobell attorneys on second settlement payment

Letter from Cobell attorneys on second settlement payment

A Letter from Class Counsel: Concerns have recently been expressed that the second payments under the Cobell settlement – the Trust Administration payments – have not yet been…

Indian Gaming

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 O’odham Nation, which plans to build…

Energy News

B.C. First Nation along pipeline route officially rejects Northern Gateway plan

B.C. First Nation along pipeline route officially rejects Northern Gateway plan

FORT ST. JAMES, B.C. — A group of First Nations with territory covering a quarter of the route for the proposed Northern Gateway oil pipeline met with…

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

Alabama tribe seeks deal to open casino near Pensacola

Alabama tribe seeks deal to open casino near Pensacola

TALLAHASSEE — The Seminole Tribe of Florida, operators of Tampa’s Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, may have competition for high-stakes gambling. The Poarch Band of Creek Indians,…

Legal News

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…