Gale Courey Toensing
1/14/13
The Department of the Interior plans to complete the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe’s application for trust land for gaming in January...
Gale Courey Toensing
12/7/12
Legislators who have been working hard for almost four years to pass an amendment to restore Indian homelands will not likely regret the departure of a senator who would almost cer...
Gale Courey Toensing
9/18/12
John Echohawk More than a dozen lawsuits are clogging federal and state courts in what Native American Rights Fund (NARF) Executive Director John Echohawk called “a judicially-crea...
David Wilkins
7/18/12

Native American people and the distinctive nations they belong to exist in a paradoxical world. They are the original nations of North America, a fact that is enshrined in the U.S....

Rob Capriccioso
4/4/12
From “not in my backyard” complaints to state and federal politics to flat-out racism, there are plenty of reasons why opponents of Indian gaming are waging war...
Gale Courey Toensing
2/15/12
February 8 marked the 125th anniversary of the notorious Dawes Act . This is part three of a three-part series on this devastating bit of legislation...
Gale Courey Toensing
12/31/11
The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), the National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA), and the United South and Eastern Tribes (USET) all shared the same overlapping conc...
Gale Courey Toensing
12/25/11
The year 2011 provided few bright spots in the courts or Congress for Indian nations. The year began inauspiciously in January with a ruling from the U.S...
Bill Lomax
12/14/11

In the Carcieri v. Salazar decision, the Supreme Court stood 75 years of policy and practice on its head....

Gale Courey Toensing
12/1/11
Legislators in the House and the Senate have promised to move a Carcieri fix forward during the current congressional session. Sen. Daniel Kahikina Akaka (D-Hawaii) and Rep...

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