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Tribal factions’ fight over central California casino set for federal court hearing – Daily Journal

Tribal factions’ fight over central California casino set for federal court hearing – Daily Journal

FRESNO, California — A dispute at a central California casino between tribal factions that erupted in an armed showdown last week is scheduled for a hearing in federal court. U.S. District Judge Lawrence O’Neill on Wednesday is expected to consider what’s next for the Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino in Coarsegold, about 40 miles northeast […]

Arapaho say BIA statement contradicts agency actions, local BIA officials

Arapaho say BIA statement contradicts agency actions, local BIA officials

(Ethete, Wyo.)—A Washington, D.C., spokeswoman for the Bureau of Indian Affairs was misinformed or mistaken when she told a reporter that the BIA did not acknowledge Northern Arapaho authority to withdraw from the former joint powers board known as the JBC, Northern Arapaho Business Council (NABC) Chairman Darrell O’Neal, Sr., said. “The BIA spokeswoman quoted is a public information […]

Eleventh Circuit Refuses To Compel Arbitration In Dispute Between Loan Servicer and Borrower

Eleventh Circuit Refuses To Compel Arbitration In Dispute Between Loan Servicer and Borrower

On October 2, the Eleventh Circuit affirmed a district court’s decision refusing to compel arbitration sought by a servicer in a dispute with a borrower over the terms of a loan agreement. Inetianbor v. Cashcall, Inc. No. 13-13822 (11th Cir. 2014). In Inetianbor, the plaintiff and the servicer had a dispute as to whether the borrower had satisfied his obligations […]

Ivan Star Comes Out: The Indian Reorganization Act at 80 years

Ivan Star Comes Out: The Indian Reorganization Act at 80 years

Here on the Pine Ridge we encounter daily a controversy regarding the Indian Reorganization Act (IRA) of 1934. Essentially, among the growing younger generations, the IRA is readily accepted. Among the decreasing older populations though, the system is viewed as immoral and corrupt. This oppositional state or disorder originates from the long-standing lack of formal […]

Coarsegold: Chukchansi casino remains closed, tribal factions chafe over lost revenues

Coarsegold: Chukchansi casino remains closed, tribal factions chafe over lost revenues

COARSEGOLD — Walking through a lobby devoid of guests at Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino on Saturday, televisions still blared sporting matches above empty bars and nearby slot machines gave off an eerie glow. “It’s like the twilight zone,” said Reggie Lewis, co-chairman of one feuding tribal faction as he rode the elevator to the […]

California casino is closed after armed standoff

California casino is closed after armed standoff

COARSEGOLD, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge has closed a Central California casino after an armed standoff between tribal factions caused many gamblers to flee with chips left on the tables. U.S. District Judge Lawrence O’Neill, acting on a request by the state attorney general, set no date for possible reopening of the Chukchansi Gold […]

Oglala Sioux Tribe to vote on tribal national park plan

Oglala Sioux Tribe to vote on tribal national park plan

PINE RIDGE, S.D. | The Oglala Sioux Tribal Council has decided to allow tribal members to vote on a proposed tribal national park in southwestern South Dakota, after months of controversy. Tribal officials have been working with the National Park Service on a plan to turn the South Unit of Badlands National Park and surrounding […]

New York salt mine gets OK for rail line extension

New York salt mine gets OK for rail line extension

GROVELAND, N.Y. (AP) — A western New York company has received permission to extend a rail line at its massive salt mine, a move that was opposed by two Seneca Indian nations. The Democrat and Chronicle of Rochester reports (http://on.rocne.ws/1tF0RBL ) that the required permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been authorized. […]

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