Gale Courey Toensing
10/16/12
The Department of Interior has rejected the casino compact between the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, saying it unfairly gives the state too much mo...
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....

10/4/12
Gale Courey Toensing
10/1/12
National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) Chairman Ernie Stevens Jr., a citizen of the Oneida Tribe of Wisconsin, says there was “a real sense of tribal unity” at the Democratic Na...
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...

9/27/12
Cedric Cromwell

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

9/22/12
Harold Monteau

The tribal-state gaming compact between the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, recently submitted to the Department of Interior (DOI or Secretary) appears to have bumped Montana (tribes treated like tavern owners) out of 1st place for the distinction f...

9/21/12
Gale Courey Toensing
7/27/12
Tribal leaders sent three clear messages to the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs at a hearing on Internet gaming: They want Congress to enact federal legislation that will provid...
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....

6/23/12
Gale Courey Toensing
5/27/12
One indigenous nation in California has reason to celebrate and another has cause for disappointment after the Bureau of Indian Affairs issued determinations on two tribal gaming a...

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