An Oil Boom Is Ravaging an Indian Reservation in North Dakota

An Oil Boom Is Ravaging an Indian Reservation in North Dakota

On the banks of Lake Sakakawea, a 370,000-acre reservoir in the heart of western North Dakota’s Fort Berthold Reservation—home to the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara (MHA) tribes—sits a 96-foot yacht. When MHA Nation inaugurated the boat last summer, it advertised the flashy white vessel as a ” dinner and enterta​inment” option for patrons of the […]

Moody County Enterprise Poised for Growth Short-term lending call center opens

Moody County Enterprise Poised for Growth Short-term lending call center opens

If you’ve driven by the old car dealership in town in recent weeks, you may have noticed some new activity. You can see through the former showroom windows quite a few tables, chairs and other items stacking up. The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe, which now owns the building, is busy clearing out the old bingo […]

Moody County Enterprise Lawsuit Filed – Will Royal River Lose Its Liquor License?

Moody County Enterprise Lawsuit Filed – Will Royal River Lose Its Liquor License?

Grabbing a beer or a drink with dinner at Royal River Casino and Hotel, at a concert or at the Family Entertainment Center next door while bowling, has never been an issue. But that luxury may soon disappear unless the state and the tribe resolve a long held dispute over taxes. The Flandreau Santee Sioux […]

Native American Tribe Protests Keystone Vote

Native American Tribe Protests Keystone Vote

Updated 11:15 p.m. | A Senate vote to approve the Keystone XL pipeline Tuesday took an odd turn after Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., read the final vote tally as protestors of the pipeline in the Senate Gallery burst into song. Capitol Police officers dragged out five protesters, including Greg Grey Cloud of the Rosebud Sioux […]

Morongo Tribe To Purchase Beaumont’s Non-Existent Recycled Water

Morongo Tribe To Purchase Beaumont’s Non-Existent Recycled Water

Three Items concerning the City’s wastewater are listed on the November 18, 2014 Beaumont City Council Agenda: Item 6.a.7 – Recycled Water Agreement with Morongo Item 6.a.15 – Report of Waste Discharge Submittal to Regional Board Item 6.a.16 – Sewer Bond Payoff The Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board gave the City of Beaumont […]

Time running out for state to renew gambling pact with Seminole Tribe

Time running out for state to renew gambling pact with Seminole Tribe

TALLAHASSEE — Time is running out to renew a revenue-sharing deal between the state of Florida and the Seminole Tribe, but the new head of the state Senate isn’t so sure it’s needed. Andy Gardiner, the Orlando Republican set to take over this week as Senate president, says the state government shouldn’t necessarily rush into […]

Current, former Choctaw chiefs to testify at bribery trial – Tulsa World

Current, former Choctaw chiefs to testify at bribery trial – Tulsa World

MUSKOGEE — The current and former chiefs of the Choctaw Nation are expected to be called to the witness stand as early as Monday in the federal proceedings against the tribe’s one-time construction director. Former chief Greg Pyle and his successor, current principal chief Gary Batton, are among the defense witnesses subpoenaed to testify in […]

California Tribe Launches Online Casino, Defying State and Federal Law

California Tribe Launches Online Casino, Defying State and Federal Law

Iipay—the aboriginal nation in Southern California—is entering the massive legal gray area that is online gambling. The tribe’s argument? The servers and all the technology required to make the bets is located on their land, and as a result governed under its laws derived from the legal concept of tribal sovereignty. For years, online gambling […]

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