Parched by drought that is causing water shortages and threatening crops and fisheries, California and the tribes res

Elaine Fink
3/2/13

The North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians of California recently became only the sixth tribe in the past 25 years to successfully navigate the Secretarial “two-part” process for acquiring new land for tribal-government gaming....

Lisa Gale Garrigues
1/25/13
In her tiny office in Greenfield, California, Estela Ramirez, 24, patiently asks the woman on the other side of the desk about her life: “Do you need any help filling out forms?...
Leland McGee
12/28/12

Currently before the Interior Department are two California “off reservation” casino proposals that carry the support of California Governor Jerry Brown....

Leonard Masten
10/29/12

Ten years ago thousands of adult salmon died in the Lower Klamath River in far Northern California when extremely low flows ordered by the Bush administration created lethal conditions for fish....

Steven Newcomb
10/14/12

Pursuant to two congressional resolutions, President Barack Obama proclaimed Monday October 8, 2012 as Columbus Day. “I call upon the people of the United States to observe this day with appropriate ceremonies and activities,” he stated....

Gov. Jerry Brown
10/1/12

California has been home to human beings for at least 12,000 years, with the period of European-American settlement representing only a tiny fraction of this time....

Jack Duran
9/27/12

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...

Jack Duran
4/25/12

United States Supreme Court Justice, John Marshall, famously stated in McCulloch v....

Gale Courey Toensing
10/17/11
Sen. Diane Feinstein has taken her fight against what she calls “off reservation gaming” to California’s governor. In a September 23 letter, Feinstein urged Gov...