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2014-03-10 16:28:28

ROGUE LEWIS FACTION SOUGHT CONTROL OF CHUKCHANSI CASINO AND REVENUES; JUDGE RULES LEWIS GROUP "HAS NOT BEEN RECOGNIZED" BY BIA. COARSEGOLD, Calif., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A California federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit seeking control of the Chukchansi Gold casino and its revenues, ruling that the rogue tribal faction headed by Reggie Lewis has not been recognized as the ruling Council of the Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians. In a fiction-filled press...

2013-08-20 16:21:15

FRESNO, Calif., Aug. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In a letter last week to Reggie Lewis, Chairman of the Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) stated it is withholding funding and suspending all grant applications after Nancy Ayala used a previous EPA letter to claim the agency recognized her as Chair of the Chukchansi Tribe. The EPA will not take any action until the U.S. Department of the Interior makes a decision regarding the...

2012-08-08 06:23:23

CHEROKEE, N.C., Aug. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In an area of North Carolina where there's historically high unemployment, there's good news. Harrah's Cherokee Casino & Hotel is actively recruiting 500 new workers to staff the newly-expanded resort, which expects to be offering live table games no later than August 16(th). "We're pleased to announce that we're hiring 25% more employees than originally forecast," said Michell Hicks, Principal Chief of the Eastern Band of Cherokee (EBCI)...

2012-07-26 10:30:12

Native American Financial Services Association (NAFSA) Condemns Legislative Blockade of Internet Commerce in Response to Legislative Threat WASHINGTON, July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Native American Financial Services Association (NAFSA) today sharply denounced a Democratically-led Senate bill that would result in the loss of billions of dollars of sorely-needed tribal revenue, drastically increase Native American unemployment in Oregon, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana...

2012-07-11 06:24:46

WETUMPKA, Ala., July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Plans were unveiled today to turn Wetumpka's Creek Casino into a deluxe resort that will attract tourists from around the country to the picturesque river town outside of Montgomery. PCI Gaming Authority (PCIGA), the gaming enterprise owned by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, announced the project at a press conference on the building site today where construction has already begun on Wind Creek Wetumpka. It is slated to open in May of next...

2012-06-27 02:30:48

WASHINGTON, June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Native American Tribes from across the United States have joined together to announce the formation of the Native American Financial Services Association (NAFSA). The new group has been formed to promote e-commerce in Indian Country, protect sovereign rights, and promote consumer protections. "In this time of unprecedented economic growth potential and increasing efforts to undermine tribal sovereign immunity, the formation of this group...

2012-05-22 06:27:45

WASHINGTON, May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Both the Native American Lending Alliance (NALA) and the Native American Fair Commerce Coalition (NAFCC) applaud the Superior Court of California for the County of Los Angeles for ruling in favor of the protection of Native American sovereign rights. The court ruled in favor of Ameriloan over the California Department of Corporations in their unlawful attempt to assert jurisdiction over tribally operated businesses. This decision is consistent with the...

2012-04-18 06:25:15

Interested parties may submit comments through June 18 WASHINGTON, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Labor today published in the Federal Register a proposed tribal consultation policy, creating a formal process through which the department will engage in consultation with federally recognized tribes on actions or policies that will have a significant impact on tribal nations. This policy would apply to any department action that affects federally...

2012-02-28 15:28:00

Onondaga Nation seeks justice and honoring of treaties despite courts, Doctrine of Discovery WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Onondaga Nation's lawyers filed the appeal of the 2010 dismissal of their Land Rights Action to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York City today, but Onondaga and other Haudenosaunee leaders chose Washington D.C. to announce the filing, bringing with them the original wampum belt U.S. President George Washington commissioned...

2012-02-27 08:43:00

Onondaga Nation seeks justice and honoring of treaties despite courts, Doctrine of Discovery WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On February 28, 2012, Onondaga Nation and other Haudenosaunee leaders will bring to Washington D.C. the wampum belt U.S. President George Washington commissioned for the Haudenosaunee to commemorate the 1794 Treaty of Canandaigua. They will use it to remind the American government and people of their treaty obligations, which have yet to...