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Gun Lake Tribe Claims New Federal Law Stops David Patchak Litigation Cold

Gun Lake Tribe Claims New Federal Law Stops David Patchak Litigation Cold

BRADLEY, MI (WHTC) – Perhaps the final hurdle has been cleared for the existence of the Gun Lake Casino. This past Friday, President Obama signed a number of bills into law, including legislation sponsored by Michigan’s two Democratic US Senators, Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow, that specifically reaffirms the status of certain land that has been […]

Ute Tribe looks at earlier tax proposal for Basin

Ute Tribe looks at earlier tax proposal for Basin

I’m sure you are aware that there is a federal court case going on in Salt Lake City regarding jurisdictional issues between the Ute Tribe, the state of Utah, Uintah and Duchesne counties. The Tribe filed the action in an attempt to stop the unfair treatment and continued harassment reported by many tribal members involving […]

Gun Lake Tribe welcomes end of legal dispute

Gun Lake Tribe welcomes end of legal dispute

The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians (Gun Lake Tribe) has announced that President Obama has signed into law S. 1603, a bill reaffirming the trust status of the tribal land on which the Gun Lake Casino is located. The U.S. Senate approved the legislation on June 19, 2014, and the House of Representatives gave final […]

ELECTION: Unless there’s a So Dak surprise, Keystone XL pipeline will be Senate’s first bill

ELECTION: Unless there’s a So Dak surprise, Keystone XL pipeline will be Senate’s first bill

CAMPAIGN STOP — South Dakota Senate candidate Rick Weiland poses in front of Lower Brule Sioux Tribe’s administration building. His website shows Weiland marking his visits to small towns and reservation communities across the state.Both Pressler and Weiland oppose the pipeline, splitting the vote. Weiland has even called the pipeline “a big money con” that would […]

The dark side of North Dakota’s oil boom

The dark side of North Dakota’s oil boom

FORT BERTHOLD INDIAN RESERVATION, N.D. — Tribal police Sgt. Dawn White is racing down a dusty two-lane road — siren blaring, police radio crackling — as she attempts to get to the latest 911 call on a reservation that is a blur of oil rigs and bright-orange gas flares. “Move! C’mon, get out of the […]

Winona LaDuke: Enbridge Pipeline not good at math

Winona LaDuke: Enbridge Pipeline not good at math

Lorraine Little of the Enbridge Company keeps telling regulators and the public that 96 percent of the landowners along the proposed route of the Sandpiper Bakken oil pipeline are friendly and supportive. I don’t believe it. That might be because of comments submitted to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission: Some 459 opposed the pipeline route, […]

Failed Seminole Gaming Compact ‘Largest of its Kind’

Failed Seminole Gaming Compact ‘Largest of its Kind’

Florida’s Seminole Indian tribe was willing to guarantee the state government payment of $2b over seven years for the exclusive right to offer roulette, craps and other table games at the tribe’s casinos. The tribe’s negotiations with Gov. Rick Scott over a new tribal gaming compact collapsed this spring after the legislative clock ran out […]

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