Gale Courey Toensing
4/24/15
After a year-and-a-half in the dual role of acting chairman and vice chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission, Jonodev Osceola Chaudhuri was confirmed by the Senate to ser...
Joseph H. Webster
3/1/15

When Congress enacted the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act in 1988 (IGRA), it included an important provision to allow for self-regulation of Class II gaming by tribal governments that established a record of successful gaming regulation....

Philip Baker-Shenk and Paul Moorehead
12/30/14

In our lifetimes, Indian Country has had a somewhat rocky romance with the Republican Party....

Jack Duran
9/30/14

In a historical live streamed court hearing concerning the Big Lagoon Tribe’s gaming project, the 9th circuit court slammed the State of California over many points of law and procedure concerning their challenge to the federal governments acquisition of tribal lands....

Tanya Lee
9/16/14
Mohegan Sun Massachusetts lost its bid to build a resort casino in the highly-lucrative Greater Boston market primarily because multi-billionaire Steve Wynn brought a bigger checkb...
Gabriel S. Galanda
8/13/14

For many Indian families, tribal per capita payments help meet their most basic needs. They buy food, pay heating bills, make car payments, and open savings accounts....

Ryan Seelau & Ian Record
6/24/14

On May 27, the U.S. Supreme Court finally handed down its decision in the Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community case....

Rob Capriccioso
2/3/14
On January 21, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals launched the latest federal assault on tribal land, ruling 2 -1 in Big Lagoon Rancheria v...
Rob Capriccioso
2/3/14
Last year, before anyone knew that Sen. Max Baucus (D-Montana) would decide to retire early from Congress, paving the way for a leadership shuffle that would lead to Sen...
Gale Courey Toensing
1/23/14
The Shinnecock Indian Nation was petitioner number 4 on the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ list of tribes seeking federal recognition in 1978 soon after the agency established the seven...

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