October 04, 2012
Fred Wszolek

In 2004, largely under the mainstream media radar, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) dispossessed Native Americans. But this time, it was not their lands that were being taken away—it was their sovereignty.

September 27, 2012
Jack Duran

Recently, the California Governor, Jerry Brown, authorized the Class III gaming compacts of two landless tribes, the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians and Estom Yumeka Maidu (Enterprise Rancheria), who had petitioned the state to operate tribal gaming facilities outside of their traditional re

September 22, 2012
Cedric Cromwell

It was with great interest that I read Harold Monteau’s editorial, “Regarding Gaming Compacts and Their ‘Illusory Exclusivity,’” in

August 27, 2012
Ernie Stevens, Jr.

This past Saturday, I was notified that Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community's Chairman Stanley R. Crooks began his journey to the spirit world. This comes only two days after my visit with him at the St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Shakopee, Minnesota.

August 20, 2012
Dan Jones


July 25, 2012

Right now, the National Indian Gaming Association is hosting its 2012 summer L

June 23, 2012
Dwanna L. Robertson

If I had a nickel for every time someone asked me about receiving money from Indian casinos, I might be relatively rich. No such luck. Non-Native people generally assume Indians are getting rich from tribal casinos, and often engage in intensive question-and-answer sessions when challenged.

May 17, 2012
Joseph H. Webster

With federal internet gaming legislation apparently unlikely in the near future, many Indian tribal governments are considering the prospect of conducting intrastate internet gaming.

April 07, 2012
Chuck Trimble

A March 28 article from the Associated Press told of problems at the

April 04, 2012
Joseph Valandra

The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) recently published discussion drafts of a set of regulations for Class II.

February 14, 2012
Bono Mack & Daniel Akaka

As Congress debates whether to legalize Internet gaming, it’s important to guarantee that Native American tribes are dealt a fair and honest hand. They deserve nothing less.

February 01, 2012
Tina Hagedorn

This is the second in a three-part series that explores export opportunities for tribal forest products. Read part one here.

January 26, 2012
Tina Hagedorn

This is the first in a three-part series that discusses the opportunity to brand and market tribal forest products. Historically, tribal forest products have generally been sold as commodities with little branding to distinguish or differentiate them from non-tribal products.

January 13, 2012
David Kimelberg

Not too long ago, the United States’ explicit policy regarding Native Americans was termination. The goal was to marginalize and eradicate Native people and cultures.