2018 Economic Development News Stories

Court says it lacks jurisdiction in casino licensing case (Northern California Record) 12/27/18

Idaho sports poster company charged with wire fraud of Oglala Sioux Tribe (Argus Leader.) 12/21/18

Tribes welcome bill to advance casino stalled by Trump administration (Indianz) 12/13/18

Quapaw Nation awaits decision on gaming license in Arkansas (Indianz) 12/12/18

Indian Country makes final push for Farm Bill on Capital Hill (Indianz) 12/12/18 (See 115th Congress H.R.2 and S.1804)

Tribes reamin at odds over new gaming developments in Oregon (Indianz) 12/5/18

Quapawa Nation wins enorsement to operate commercial casino in Arkansas (Indianz) 12/4/18

Bill to allow tribal distilleries headed for Trump's approval (TDN) 11/29/18 (See 115th Congress H.R.5317)

Competitive advantages of doing business with Native American tribes and tribal corporations (Denver Business Journal) 11/19/18

Tribes see another decline in slot machine revenues in Connecticut (Indianz) 11/15/18

Ho-Chunk Nation takes step forward with off-reservation casino (Indianz) 11/12/18

Fake turquoise jewelry is hurting Native Americans economically (Vox) 10/24/18 (See United States v. 99,337 Pieces of Counterfeit Native American Jewelry)

EVO Hemp partners with Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to grow organic hemp (Native News Online) 10/16/18

Citizen Potawatomi Nation hits end of the line at Supreme Court (Indianz) 10/15/18 (See Citizen Potawatomi Nation v. Oklahoma)

North Dakota tribes want sales tax exemption for casinos (Myrtle Beach Online) 10/10/18

Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians updates gaming agreement (Indianz) 10/4/18

Pokagon Band shares $1.2 million form gaming facility in Indiana (Indianz) 10/1/18

Federal judge dismisses Navajo's lawsuit against Wells Fargo (U.S. News) 9/27/18

Navajo Nation breaks ground on travel center (KUTV) 9/20/18

Ninth Circuit affirms illegality of tribe's online gambling site (JD Supra) 9/17/18 (See State of California v. Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel )

Maine House asks court whether tribe could run casino (Hastings Tribune) 9/16/18

Tribe wins dispute with developer over Rohnert Park casino (Napa Valley Register) 9/14/18

Trump administration supports sovereignty for tribes in Texas (Indianz) 9/14/18 (See 115th Congress H.R.4985)

Native American Lead releases report on American Indian women in business (Native News Online) 9/13/18

Herrera Beutler's tribal distillery bill passes House (The Columbian) 9/13/18 (See 115th Congress H.R. 5317)

Tribes once again ask Congress to recognize sovereign rights in Texas (Indianz) 9/10/18 (See 115th Congress H.R.4985)

Chicksaw Nation lands first-ever casino partnership with NFL team (Indianz) 9/7/18

Mississippi Choctaws become first in Indian Country with sports betting (Indianz) 9/3/18

Retail cannabis is newest money-maker on reservation (Herald Net) 9/2/18

Aquinnah tribe announces gaming partnership (Cape Cod Times) 8/22/18

Tribes secure approval to offer ball and dice games in Oklahoma (Indianz) 8/17/18

Appeals court upholds ban of tribe's online casino (Northern California Record) 8/12/18

Tulalip Tribes are latest to join retail marijuana industry (Indianz) 8/10/18

Tribes await approval to offer new games at casino in Oklahoma (Indianz) 8/6/18

Auto group accused of deceptive practices to sell to Navajos (The New York Times) 8/2/18

Udall bill to clarify Tribal Lands Leasing Authority for two New Mexico Pueblos passes Congress (U.S. Senator Tom Udall) 7/26/18 (See 115th Congress S.249)

Ponca Tribe negotiates casino agreement as construction and litigation continues (Indianz) 7/19/18

Muckleshoot Tribe debuts marijuana outlet with drive-through window (Indianz) 7/19/18

Pokagon Band announces poker room after favorable opinion from federal regulators (Indianz) 7/10/18

Cannabis seeds facing conundrum in Oklahoma (Woodward News) 7/5/18

Two Native American tribes to pay $3 million in payday loan scam (American Banker) 6/27/18

Tribes see another year of growth as gaming revenues hit $32.4 billion (Indianz) 6/26/18

Under rule change, Alaska Native corporations could once again get high-dollar government contracts (Anchorage Daily News) 6/25/18

Shingle Springs Band prevails in long-running gaming contract dispute (Indianz) 6/25/18 (See Sharp Image Gaming, Inc. v. Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians)

High Court takes up Native American tax case (Courthouse News Service) 6/25/18 (See Washington State Department of Licensing v. Cougar Den)

States win big victory with Supreme Court ruling on online taxation (Indianz) 6/21/18

Montana officials work to boost tribal tourism (Flathead Beacon) 6/19/18

Ponca Tribe marches toward sovereignty with long-awaited gaming project (Indianz) 6/13/18

Cantwell, Moran introduce legislation to repeal outdated 1834 ban on distilleries on tribal land (U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell) 6/13/18 (See 115th Congres H.R.5317)

Sault Tribe faces doubts about long-stalled off-reservation casino (Indianz) 6/13/18

NY top court: Tax on Indian-reservation cigarettes is legal (Newsday) 6/7/18 (See White v. Schneiderman)

Florida Tribal casino revenues subject to Federal taxes, 11th Circuit says (Daily Report) 6/4/18 (See United States v. Jim)

Gravel mining income not exempt under Native American treaties (Journal of Accountancy) 6/1/18 (See Perkins v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue)

Tribes' proposed Conn. casino approved (Greenfield Recorder) 6/1/18

Greenberg Traurig represents the Apache Alliance in historic federal inter-tribal corporate charter (Cision PR Web) 5/25/18

Why a tribal treaty rights case in Washington will likely end up in front of the U.S. Supreme Court (Inlander) 5/24/18 (See Cougar Den, Inc. v. Washington State Department of Licensing)

Oregon tribes allowed to buy, develop private property without federal approval (The Oregoninan) 5/22/18 (See 115th Congress S.1285)

Indian tribes dig in to gain their share of sports betting (New York Times) 5/21/18

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe to vote on dwindling budget (Cape Cod Times) 5/19/18

Recidivist defendant pleads guilty to defrauding a Native American tribe and various investors through the fraudulent issuance and sale of more than $60 million of tribal bonds (United States Department of Justice) 5/15/18

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs moves quickly on pro-tribal farm bill (Indianz) 5/15/18 (See 115th Congress S.2804)

California sports betting would need constitutional change (KPBS) 5/15/18

Supreme Court's ruling will likely bring gambling to more states, expert says (Caller Times) 5/15/18

Trial begins over sales tax at Quil Ceda Village (Herald Net) 5/15/18

Muscogee Nation plans new gaming development after clearing federal hurdle (Indianz) 5/14/18

As Virginia's resilient Pamunkey tribe plans its future, its Chief says a Richmond casino would be 'a great opportunity' (The Roanoke Times) 5/11/18

Cherokee Nation welcomes expansion of gaming with ball and dice games (Indianz) 5/10/18

Tribes and sovereignty still don't mix when it comes to labor laws (Indianz) 5/4/18 (See Pauma v. National Labor Relations Board)

FCC named in suit by South Dakota Native American tribe over fees (Legal News Line) 5/3/18

Mashantucket Pequot leader says tribes must unite in pursuit of casinos domestic and abroad (Casino.org) 4/30/18

Legal weed could be a godsend for American Indian tribes (Newsweek) 4/23/18

Comanche Nation citizens warned of big hit from rival Chicksaw Nation casino (Indianz) 4/23/18

Pamunkey Indian tribe associates buy New Kent land for possible resort, casino site (Daily Press) 4/22/18

Colville Tribes moves forward with breach-of-contract case on $2.7 million contract (Tribal Tribune) 4/18/18

U.S. Senate fails to pass Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (Native News Online) 4/17/18 (See 115th Congress H.R.986)

Tribal lenders worried about 'mixed signals' from Trump administration (Indianz) 4/12/18

Reminder: Today isn't Equal Pay Day for Black, Latina, or Native American women (CNBC) 4/10/18

Native women host inaugural summit in New Mexico for entrepreneurs (Indianz) 4/10/18

Maine House blocks another tribal casino bid (Bangor Daily News) 4/9/18

Agua Caliente tribe plans casino in downtown Cathedral City (IE Business Daily) 4/9/18

What is a tarrif? And how does a campaign against China by Trump affect Indian Country? (Indian Country Today) 4/4/18

Seminole Tribe joins forces with Disney in bid to limit new casinos (Indianz) 4/3/18

Ponca Tribe facing faith-based opposition to long delayed casino (Indianz) 3/26/18

Senate passes Indian Country economic development legislation (The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development) 3/23/18 (See 115th Congress S.1116)

U.S. seizes $10.1 million in gambling revenue from Pojoaque Pueblo (Santa Fe New Mexican) 3/23/18

Tule River Tribe headed to D.C. to lobby for off-reservation casino (Indianz) 3/22/18

New bill repeals old prohibition on distilleries in Indian Country (Indianz) 3/19/18 (See 115th Congress H.R. 5317)

Pamunkey Indian Tribe planning on $700 million resort, gaming facility (Daily Press) 3/16/18

Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians halts charitable bingo (Indianz) 3/14/18

Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska's long-smoldering cigarette dispute with feds heats up (Omaha World-Herald) 3/13/18

Millions at stake in Tulalip lawsuit over sales tax revenue (Herald Net) 3/12/18 (See The Tulalip Tribes v. United States)

Florida House, Senate advance gambling bills (Casino Connection) 3/8/18

Over two thousand meet in Las Vegas to discuss Indian Country economic development (Native News Online) 3/6/18

South Dakota v. Wayfair: NCAI and South Dakota tribes file amicus brief on tribal tax authority for online sales (PR Newswire) 3/5/18

Ponca Tribe 'moving forward' on Carter Lake casino despite legal challenge (Omaha World-Herald) 3/5/18

Gambing bill read to go to House floor (Chipley Paper) 2/28/18

Alabama-Coushatta tribe fights for right to a gaming center - again (Houston Chronicle) 2/25/18

Agency that targeted tribal lenders in line for even more big changes (Indianz) 2/20/18

Court opinion could free Maine tribes to open casinos without state approval (BDN Politics) 2/19/18

How California is blocking Native Amerians from the weed business (Rolling Stone) 2/14/18

This Native American tribe is reviving rural Oklahoma's economy (The Week) 2/13/18

Tribe sues over hemp, CBD production (WTAQ News) 2/12/18

Alaska Natives barred from selling traditional goods on popular website (Indianz) 2/7/18 (See 115th Congress S.1965)

Interior Department seeks dismissal of CT gaming lawsuit (The CT Mirror) 2/5/18

Seminole Tribe 'insulted', doesn't need gambling deal, lawyer says (Florida Politics) 2/2/18

Winnebago Tribe slams raid on business as attack on sovereignty (Indianz) 1/31/18

Indiana's first Native American owned casino opens (NUVO) 1/31/18

Tribes add thousands of jobs with expansions at casinos in California (Indianz) 1/24/18

Congress looks to make unionizing tribal casinos difficult (Washinton Examiner) 1/20/18 (See 115th Congress H.R.986)

Trump administration signals major changes for tribal lending industry (Indianz) 1/19/18

Agate dreams & Native American empowerment in the cannabis Industry (CannabisNow) 1/17/18

House subcommittee takes up bill aimed at improving tribal economies (Indianz) 1/17/18 (See 115th Congress H.R.4506)

Tribe hits the jackpot (MV Times) 1/9/18

Nevada's Indian tribes deal with the business of selling pot (NNBW) 1/7/18

S'Klallam Tribe moves closer to marijuana sales (K5 News) 1/4/18

Tribes to hold summit during Denver outdoor recreation expo (The Daily Sentinel) 1/3/18



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