December 16, 2011
David Kimelberg

A buzzword that has been gaining a lot of traction in Indian Country of late is “economic diversification.”  This recent attention makes a lot of sense.  Many of our Indian Nations have achieved signifi

December 13, 2011
John Hendrie

Perhaps Foxwoods was the model, even for way smaller operations.

November 22, 2011
Ralph B. Saltsman and Stephen Warren Solomon

With Indian Casinos virtually surrounding Los Angeles County, one might ask: why are there no Indian Casinos in Los Angeles County?

September 21, 2011
Bo Mazzetti

States and governors just can’t seem to control themselves; they cannot keep their hands out of tribal pockets. The concept that tribal governments have rights and financial needs has eluded them for so long they have become accustomed to ignoring them.

September 13, 2011
Ray Halbritter

State legislative field hearings were held last week examining whether or not the State will begin the historic process of seeking to amend the New York State Constitution to allow commercialized gambling throughout the State.

July 25, 2011
Ned Norris, Jr.

Two and a half years ago, the Tohono O'odham Nation announced plans for a major economic development project adjacent to Peoria and Glendale. The West Valley Resort will create 6,000 construction jobs and more than 3,000 permanent jobs, all without a single penny of taxpayer money.

July 06, 2011
Joseph Manuel

I recently went to Washington, D.C.

May 23, 2011
Jack Fiander

Nearly a quarter century after enactment of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, one must wonder why Indian country remains among the most impoverished communities in the nation.

April 28, 2011
Harold A. Monteau

Congratulations to Ernie Stevens, Jr. on his victory for another term as President of the National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA). The numbers speak for themselves. The other candidates are to be congratulated too, for being good sports.

April 22, 2011
Dianne Feinstein

To the editor:

April 19, 2011
Joseph H. Webster

Some proponents of internet gaming have used what I will refer to as the "Netflix argument" to urge Indian tribes to support various proposals to legalize internet gaming, even if the terms of the legislation are not particularly favorable to tribes.

April 15, 2011
Joe Valandra

About 24 years ago, Congress passed the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act in response to our victory in the Cabazon case before the U.S. Supreme Court. We suddenly had a vehicle by which to perhaps find peace and security for our people. The IGRA is in effect another treaty with the U.S.

April 07, 2011
Ryan D. Dreveskracht

In recent months, the Obama Administration has shifted its focus from stabilizing the economy to creating jobs.

April 05, 2011
Harold A. Monteau

(This is a follow-up to Harold Monteau's previous column, "New Mission for NIGA")