Negotiating with a Tribe or Tribal Entity: Practical Tips for Franchisors

Negotiating with a Tribe or Tribal Entity: Practical Tips for Franchisors

Indian gaming has exploded in the more than twenty-five years since Congress passed the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA). According to the 2014 Casino City’s Indian Gaming Industry Report, Indian tribes received $28.1 billion in gaming revenue in 2012.1 Less well documented is the growth and development of non-gaming enterprises supported by casino customers. These […]

Legislative Hearing on H.R. 4924 – Big Sandy River-Planet Ranch Water Rights Settlement

Legislative Hearing on H.R. 4924 – Big Sandy River-Planet Ranch Water Rights Settlement

The House Subcommittee on Water and Power will hold a Legislative Hearing on H.R. 4924 Friday, September 19, 2014 10:00 AM to hear testimony on H.R. 4924 (Gosar), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to enter into the Big Sandy River-Planet Ranch Water Rights Settlement Agreement and the Hualapai Tribe Bill Williams River Water […]

Federal Recognition: A New Path for Amherst’s Monacans?

Federal Recognition: A New Path for Amherst’s Monacans?

For what seems like the umpteenth time, legislation that would finally convey federal recognition to the Monacan Indian Nation of Amherst is stalled in Congress. H.R. 2190, “The Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2013,” and its companion bill in the U.S. Senate, S. 1074, stand little chance of passage. […]

Eleventh Circuit Briefs in Alabama v. PCI Gaming

Eleventh Circuit Briefs in Alabama v. PCI Gaming

In the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, STATE OF ALABAMA, Plaintiff/Appellant V. PCI GAMING AUTHORITY, ET AL., Defendants/appellees, there are three questions to be answered. Officers of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, a federally recognized Indian tribe in Alabama, are alleged to be violating federal and state law on lands […]

LdF Tribe to break ground Sept. 18 for residential facility

LdF Tribe to break ground Sept. 18 for residential facility

The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians will hold a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday, Sept. 18, for a new community based residential facility – Gookomis Endaad (Your Grandmother’s House) Healing & Wellness Center. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m., and conclude at noon with a community feast. All in the community are […]

Winnemem Wintu Tribe protests plans to raise dam

Winnemem Wintu Tribe protests plans to raise dam

SHASTA LAKE, Calif. — A local tribe showed its displeasure with a proposal to raise Shasta Dam here by holding a four-day fast and ceremonial war dance beginning at dusk Sept. 11. Members of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe contend the proposal, which the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation could unveil by the end of this year, […]

Lac du Flambeau to Take Down Indian Bowl, Build New Waaswaaganing Arts and Culture Center

Lac du Flambeau to Take Down Indian Bowl, Build New Waaswaaganing Arts and Culture Center

Lac du Flambeau Holding Ceremony to Take Down Bowl A Northern Wisconsin Native American tribe says goodbye to a landmark, but welcomes a new one. The Lac du Flambeau tribe held their final powwow event this past weekend at the existing Indian Bowl. Today they are holding a ceremony as they begin its demolition to […]

High stakes for tribal casinos in court fight over labour rights | Reuters

High stakes for tribal casinos in court fight over labour rights | Reuters

(Reuters) – After the Saginaw Chippewa fired a housekeeper at the Soaring Eagle casino in 2010, the Michigan tribe found itself at the centre of a national legal battle over the reach of U.S. labour law and the sovereign rights of Native American tribes. The housekeeper, Susan Lewis, was fired for soliciting union support among […]

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