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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 state’s Supreme Judicial…

Eat your own sheep, not ours

Eat your own sheep, not ours

There is a story about the Prophet Samuel rebuking King David for committing adultery with Bathsheba. He told of a man who owned many sheep, but when he needed one,…

Sometimes You can never leave home – Good Times

Sometimes You can never leave home – Good Times

Written by Jay Daniels Owasso, Ok - Well folks, after 32 years of moving across the country for various work detail assignments, I have finally returned to my roots, Owasso,…

Feds’ Move Toward Tribe Recognition Should Worry Nutmeggers

Feds’ Move Toward Tribe Recognition Should Worry Nutmeggers

If the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs has its way, its recent proposal for streamlining tribal recognition rules could grease the skids for federal approval of dozens of new Indian…

Oil Boom, Good or Bad for Indian Country?

Oil Boom, Good or Bad for Indian Country?

Written by Jay Daniels I have always been a proponent for energy development on Indian land. In the past, Tribes and individual Indian mineral owners were slighted in development because…

Broken Promises – NYTimes.com

Broken Promises – NYTimes.com

WASHINGTON — WHEN I retired in 2011 after serving 30 years in Congress, there was one set of issues I knew I could not leave behind. I donated $1 million…

LETTER: Why can’t they understand why our trust exempts tribes don’t pay federal income taxes

LETTER: Why can’t they understand why our trust exempts tribes don’t pay federal income taxes

To the Editor: In response to June 11’s letter from Yankton Sioux Tribe members Thurman Cournoyer Sr. and Glenford “Sam” Sully: They forgot to mention Native American tribes throughout the…

Tribe releases new renderings of proposed Taunton casino – Fall River, MA – The Herald News

Tribe releases new renderings of proposed Taunton casino – Fall River, MA – The Herald News

TAUNTON —While opinions vary dramatically on the likelihood that the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe’s proposed casino in Taunton will come to fruition, Tribal Chairman Cedric Cromwell insists the project is on…

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