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Pojoaque Pueblo

11/22/2018

article Pueblo of Pojoaque still fighting for $10.1 million in seized revenues
(New Mexico) -- The Pueblo of Pojoaque is still trying to reclaim $10.1 million in gaming revenues that were seized by the federal government. The revenues were being...

11/20/2018

article Hold-Out Pojoaque Pueblo Tribe Still Fighting New Mexico Despite Losing Compact Battle
(New Mexico) -- A go-it-alone tribal operator continues to wage war with the State of New Mexico, despite losing a federal legal battle over a standoff on revenue-share...

11/19/2018

article Pojoaque still fighting state over gaming pact
(New Mexico) -- Pojoaque Pueblo maintains it lost nearly $9 million in revenue because state government took action against vendors doing business with the pueblo’...

11/15/2018

article Pojoaque says it lost nearly $9M during gambling compact fight
(New Mexico) -- Pojoaque Pueblo maintains it lost nearly $9 million in revenue because state government took action against vendors doing business with the pueblo’...

8/24/2018

article Pojoaque schools welcome Santa Fe Fiesta Court
(New Mexico) -- The Santa Fe Fiesta Court will be welcomed to Pojoaque Public Schools again this year. “It’s good music and an opportunity for kids to see...

6/28/2018

article Sale of fireworks shut down in Pojoaque
(New Mexico) -- In an about-face, Pojoaque Pueblo on Thursday yielded to concerns about high fire danger and shut down fireworks sales on tribal land. The decision to...

6/3/2018

article Gaming companies threatened for doing business with Pueblo of Pojoaque
(New Mexico) -- Six gaming companies who were threatened for doing business with the Pueblo of Pojoaque have entered into settlements with state regulators, The Santa Fe...

5/29/2018

article Companies Settle With State in Dispute Over Tribal Casinos
(New Mexico) -- A company that supplied gaming devices to an Indian reservation in New Mexico while it was operating casinos in violation of federal law has agreed to a...

5/28/2018

article Suppliers settle with state in dispute over tribal casinos
(New Mexico) -- A company that provided gaming devices to Pojoaque Pueblo while it was operating casinos in violation of federal law for more than two years has entered...

3/31/2018

article ICYMI: Feds seize millions in gaming revenue from New Mexico tribe
(New Mexico) -- The federal government has seized a bank account with more than $10 million in gambling revenue from New Mexico’s Pojoaque Pueblo. The Santa Fe New...

3/29/2018

article 15 Years Ago Today: March 29, 2018
(New Mexico) -- The way Pojoaque Pueblo Gov. Jake Viarrial sees it, gambling is one of the best things that ever happened to the Indians. Last fall,the pueblo opened a...

3/27/2018

article Federal authorities attempting to seize Pojoaque Pueblo bank account
(New Mexico) -- In New Mexico, the federal government is reportedly trying to seize a bank account of the casino-operating Pojoaque Pueblo containing money the tribe...
article Feds Seize $10.1M in ‘Illegal Gambling’ Money from Pojoaque Pueblo Tribe of New Mexico
(New Mexico) -- The US Department of Justice on Friday filed forfeiture proceedings in a federal court to seize $10.1 million from a bank account linked to the Pojoaque...

3/26/2018

article New Mexico tribe loses $10.1M in gaming revenue to US government
(New Mexico) -- US federal agents came knocking on the doors of the Pojoaque Pueblo tribe over the weekend, seizing a total of $10.1 million in gambling revenue....
article Pojoaque gambling revenues seized by feds
(New Mexico) -- More than $10.1 million in gambling revenues generated by Pojoaque Pueblo over a two-year period were seized by the federal government last month. The...
article Pojoaque of Pueblo has $10.1m seized by Department of Justice
(New Mexico) -- The United States Federal Government has seized a bank account containing $10.1m from the Pojoaque Pueblo Tribal Government following the dispute...
article Pueblo of Pojoaque loses $10 million in gaming revenues in dispute
(New Mexico) -- The Pueblo of Pojoaque is crying foul after attorneys from the Trump administration seized more than $10.1 million in gaming revenues from the New Mexico...

3/25/2018

article Feds seize millions in gaming revenue from New Mexico tribe
(New Mexico) -- The federal government has seized a bank account with more than $10 million in gambling revenue from New Mexico's Pojoaque Pueblo. The Santa Fe New...

3/24/2018

article U.S. seizes $10.1 million in gambling revenue from Pojoaque Pueblo
(New Mexico) -- The federal government has seized a bank account with $10.1 million in gambling revenue from Pojoaque Pueblo. The move is just the latest turn in a...

12/16/2017

article Pojoaque kids get new after-school home
(New Mexico) -- A surprise decision by Pojoaque Pueblo earlier this year to serve only tribal youth at its Boys & Girls Club left dozens of non-Native American...

11/21/2017

press release Santa Fe Downs property to undergo revitalization
(New Mexico) -- The 300-plus acres of property known as the Santa Fe Downs is about to get a major makeover. That's because the Pueblo of Pojoaque Development...

8/14/2017

article Pojoaque Boys & Girls Club closes temporarily
(New Mexico) -- The Pojoaque Pueblo Boys & Girls Club, which has provided summer and after-school programs for hundreds of tribal and nontribal youth for about two...

8/9/2017

article Pojoaque Pueblo tribe and state of New Mexico reach new casino agreement
(New Mexico) -- Leaders of the Pojoaque Pueblo tribe have recently agreed on a new gambling arrangement with the state of New Mexico. This comes after years of...

8/8/2017

article Pojoaque Pueblo acquiesces to New Mexico gaming compact demands
(New Mexico) -- In New Mexico, the casino-operating Pojoaque Pueblo has reportedly given up its over two-year battle with the administration of Governor Susana Martinez...

8/5/2017

article Pojoaque Pueblo drops gaming compact fight
(New Mexico) -- Pojoaque Pueblo leaders have agreed to sign a new gambling compact with New Mexico after years of fighting back against the state’s attempts to...

8/4/2017

article Pojoaque tribe admit defeat in legal battle with New Mexico
(New Mexico) -- Tribal leaders from the Pueblo of Pojoaque have been forced to admit defeat in their two-year long legal battle with the state of New Mexico, signing a...
article Pojoaque Tribe Inks New Gambling Compact with New Mexico
(New Mexico) -- This Thursday brought the news that the leaders of Pueblo of Pojoaque have finally decided to sign a new gambling compact with the state of New Mexico....

8/3/2017

article Pojoaque leaders give up fight, agree to sign new gambling compact
(New Mexico) -- Pueblo of Pojoaque leaders folded Thursday in their yearslong legal battle with the state of New Mexico, agreeing to sign a new gambling compact that...

8/2/2017

article 10th Circ. Won't Halt Tribal Gambling Procedures Ruling [sub req]
(New Mexico) -- The Tenth Circuit refused Wednesday to halt the effect of its ruling that the head of the U.S. Department of the Interior lacks the authority to approve...

7/24/2017

article 10th Circ. Stays Firm On DOI Tribal Gambling Reg Ruling
(New Mexico) -- The Tenth Circuit declined on Monday to revisit its recent conclusion that the head of the U.S. Department of the Interior lacks the authority to approve...

7/23/2017

article 10th Circ. Gives States A Leg Up In Making Gaming Deals (sub req)
(New York) -- A recent Tenth Circuit decision that the state of New Mexico can punish non-Indian vendors for working with the Pueblo of Pojoaque's casinos in the...

7/22/2017

article State Wins Casino Battle Against Pueblo of Pojoaque Tribe
(New Mexico) -- The Skirmish in Doubtful Canyon, which left 10 Apache dead on May 3, 1864, was the last Indian battle in what would become the history of New Mexico.

7/18/2017

article Appeals court rules state can target Pojoaque casino’s vendors
(New Mexico) -- A federal appeals court has lifted a ban on state regulators interfering with gambling equipment and service companies doing business with the Pueblo of...
article NM's Moves Don't Violate Indian Gaming Law: 10th Circ. [sub req]
(New Mexico) -- A divided Tenth Circuit on Tuesday upheld a New Mexico federal court ruling that the state's alleged punishment of the Pueblo of Pojoaque's...

6/21/2017

article Pueblos Sue NM Over Gambling Revenue Payment Demands [sub req]
(New Mexico) -- The pueblos of Isleta, Sandia and Tesuque accused New Mexico officials in federal court Monday of improperly attempting to treat free-play gambling...

6/18/2017

article Father and Former Pojoaque Governor George Rivera Creates Beautiful Art To Grieve His Son
(New York) -- It’s been just over 13 months since Valentino “Tzigiwhaeno” Rivera, age 8, known as “Lightning Boy” walked on, and in that...

5/10/2017

article New Mexico Tribe Alleges State Strong Arming Compact Negotiations
(New Mexico) -- A New Mexico tribe arguing it doesn’t have to negotiate with the state on a new gaming compact told a federal appeals court this week that...

5/9/2017

article Tribe Tells 10th Circuit New Mexico Over-Regulates Casinos
(New Mexico) -- Members of the Pueblo of Pojoaque Tribe told a 10th Circuit panel Tuesday morning that New Mexico is prejudicing vendors against working on the...

5/3/2017

article Pueblo, NM Debate Impact Of 10th Circ. Gambling Ruling [sub req]
(New Mexico) -- The Pueblo of Pojoaque and the state of New Mexico have crossed swords over what effect a recent Tenth Circuit ruling that the federal government lacks...

5/1/2017

article Appeals Court Rules for New Mexico Over Tribe
(Michigan) -- The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals last week sided with the state of New Mexico and against the U.S. Department of the Interior and the Pojoaque Pueblo in a...

4/30/2017

article Federal appeals court unanimously rules against New Mexico tribe
(New Mexico) -- Last week saw a federal appeals court rule against the Pojoaque Pueblo by upholding an earlier decision that will require the casino-operating tribe to...

4/27/2017

article Court rules that tribe must come to agreement on new gaming compact with state
(New Mexico) -- Three federal judges in the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver ruled late last week that the Pueblo of Pojoaque Native American tribe must come to...

4/26/2017

article New Mexico Gaming Compact Dispute Goes in Favor of State, as Judge Rules Against Tribe
(New Mexico) -- The two-year New Mexico gaming compact dispute between the state and Pueblo of Pojoaque Native American tribe has been settled, at least for the time...

4/25/2017

article Federal appeals court unanimously rules against New Mexico tribe
(New Mexico) -- Last week saw a federal appeals court rule against the Pojoaque Pueblo by upholding an earlier decision that will require the casino-operating tribe to...
article Pojoaque Pueblo loses appeal on gambling
(New Mexico) -- A federal appeals court has upheld an earlier ruling that requires Pojoaque Pueblo to negotiate a gambling compact with Gov. Susana Martinez’s...

4/24/2017

article Judge sides with N.M. in dispute over Pojoaque gaming compact
(New Mexico) -- A federal appeals court has rejected an appeal by the U.S. Department of the Interior and Pojoaque Pueblo that would have given the agency the right to...

4/13/2017

article Tribe Wants Ruling In NM Casino Vendor Row Overturned (sub req.)
(New Mexico) -- The Pueblo of Pojoaque on Wednesday pressed the Tenth Circuit to overturn a lower court ruling that the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act doesn’t...

4/4/2017

article New Mexico, Tribe Settle Property Tax Row [sub req]
(New Mexico) -- A New Mexico federal judge on Friday dismissed a suit between a Native American tribe and the state of New Mexico after hearing from the parties that...

4/1/2017

article Pueblo of Pojoaque mourns loss of potter, teacher who helped re-establish community
(New Mexico) -- Cordelia Gomez was only 3 years old when she came by wagon with her family from Colorado to re-establish Pojoaque Pueblo in 1932. Despite the arduous...

3/31/2017

article NM Says It Can Punish Casino Vendors Despite Feds' Stance [sub req]
(New Mexico) -- New Mexico told the Tenth Circuit on Wednesday that it has the right to regulate third-party vendors working with the Pueblo of Pojoaque’s casinos...

3/27/2017

article Former Pojoaque governor files lawsuit against NMDOT after son's death
(New Mexico) -- A crash near the Santa Clara Bridge in Espanola in 2015 resulted in the death of the son of the former governor of the Pojoaque Pueblo George Rivera....

3/15/2017

article 10th Circ. Keeps Clamps On New Mexico In Tribal Casino Row [sub req]
(New Mexico) -- The Tenth Circuit on Tuesday kept an injunction in place to block New Mexico from punishing third-party vendors that work with the Pueblo of Pojoaque...
article Buffalo Thunder Resort And Casino shutters slots amid compact stand-off
(New Mexico) -- In New Mexico, the federally-recognized Pojoaque Pueblo has reportedly turned off some 30 slots at its Buffalo Thunder Resort And Casino amid a threat...

3/14/2017

article Buffalo Thunder casino turns off slots
(New Mexico) -- Buffalo Thunder Resort And Casino decided to turn off 30 slot machines after the office of the New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez said that she would...

3/13/2017

article Buffalo Thunder Resort And Casino shutters slots amid compact stand-off
(New Mexico) -- In New Mexico, the federally-recognized Pojoaque Pueblo has reportedly turned off some 30 slots at its Buffalo Thunder Resort And Casino amid a threat...
article New Mexico Can Regulate Tribe's Vendors, 10th Circ. Hears [sub req]
(New Mexico) -- New Mexico urged the Tenth Circuit on Friday to dissolve its order preventing the state from punishing third-party vendors for working with the Pueblo of...

3/12/2017

article Stakes are high as compact dispute entangles Buffalo Thunder vendors
(New Mexico) -- Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino advertises itself as “Santa Fe’s place to play.” But there are fewer slot machines and table games...

3/1/2017

article NM Pueblo Says State Actions Risk Shutting Down Its Casinos [sub req]
(New Mexico) -- The Pueblo of Pojoaque told the Tenth Circuit on Tuesday that its bid last week to quickly restore an injunction to block New Mexico from punishing third...

2/21/2017

article EDITORIAL: Federal ruling should get Pojoaque to OK a compact
(New Mexico) -- Now that a federal judge has dealt Pojoaque Pueblo a major blow in its misguided efforts to keep running its casinos without a state compact, it would be...
article New Mexico state allowed to go after Pojoaque Pueblo vendors, judge rules
(New Mexico) -- The Pojoaque Pueblo’s gaming operations have been dealt a serious blow by federal judge James Browning, who ruled that the state of New Mexico is...

2/20/2017

article Judge allows state to go after vendors dealing with Pojoaque Pueblo casinos
(New Mexico) -- A New Mexico judge has dealt a major blow to Pojoaque Pueblo‘s gambling operations. Judge allows state to go after vendors dealing with Pojoaque...

2/18/2017

article In Pojoaque compact dispute, judge allows state to take action
(New Mexico) -- A federal judge in Albuquerque recently ruled that Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration could take action against vendors who do business with...

2/17/2017

article Judge deals blow to Pojoaque Pueblo gambling operations
(New Mexico) -- A federal court judge in Albuquerque sided with Gov. Susana Martinez and the state gaming board in ruling that the state can take action against vendors...

2/13/2017

article NM Judge Won't Restrain State In Tribal Gambling Row [sub req]
(New Mexico) -- A New Mexico federal judge on Thursday rejected a bid by the Pueblo of Pojoaque to restore an injunction preventing the state from issuing citations to...

10/4/2016

article Federal Court Issues Blow to Pojoaque
(New Mexico) -- A federal judge last week ruled that the Susana Martinez administration did not violate the rights of the Pueblo of Pojoaque when it instructed gaming...
article Pojoaque appeals judge’s decision to drop pueblo’s complaint
(New Mexico) -- Pojoaque Pueblo is appealing a federal judge’s decision last week that threw out a complaint by the pueblo claiming that Gov. Susana Martinez and...

5/12/2016

article Compact fight for Pueblo Of Pojoaque continues in New Mexico
(New Mexico) -- The Pueblo Of Pojoaque tribe is continuing its court actions against the state of New Mexico after refusing to sign a new Class III gaming compact that...
article Pueblo Accuses City of Trespassing
(New Mexico) -- The federal government is suing the city of Española for trespassing on Santa Clara Pueblo land. City water and sewer lines have allegedly occupied about...

5/10/2016

article Ante Up: Pojoaque Pueblo is the last holdout in a fight over the state’s cut of gaming revenues
(New Mexico) -- A few days before the Pueblo of Pojoaque’s 10-year gaming compact with New Mexico was set to expire last year, tribal governor Joseph Talachy sat...

3/8/2016

article Pueblo Wants To Delay Defeat In Gambling Row, NM Says [sub req]
(New Mexico) -- The state of New Mexico urged a federal judge Monday not to stay the Pueblo of Pojoaque’s suit seeking to force the state to strike a new gambling...

2/18/2016

article NM Tribe Seeks Pause In Gambling Pact Row With State [sub req]
(New Mexico) -- The Pueblo of Pojoaque urged a New Mexico federal judge on Wednesday to stay the tribe’s suit seeking to force New Mexico to strike a new compact...

1/25/2016

article Pojoaque Pueblo rebuffed in complaint against state gaming board
(New Mexico) -- An ethics complaint filed by Pojoaque Pueblo against the New Mexico Gaming Control Board has effectively been dismissed. The tribe accused the board of...

10/12/2015

press release Pojoaque Wins Injunction Against New Mexico Gaming Control Board
(New Mexico) -- On October 7, 2015, the Pueblo of Pojoaque won an injunction against Governor Susana Martinez, Jeremiah Ritchie, her Deputy Chief of Staff, the New...

9/24/2015

article New Mexico Tribe To Make Federal Court Appearance In Casino Dispute
(New Mexico) -- Leaders of a northern New Mexico tribe and dozens of their tribal members will be traveling to Colorado for oral arguments in a long-running dispute with...

9/23/2015

article Pojoaque Pueblo alleges secret gaming meeting
(New Mexico) -- A northern New Mexico tribe has accused state gaming officials of holding a closed-door meeting to plot out ways to stop its casino operations.

9/21/2015

article Pojoaque Pueblo tribe accuses New Mexico state gaming commission of conspiracy
(New Mexico) -- The Pojoaque Pueblo tribe has accused state gaming officials in New Mexico of conspiring against the tribe by holding a closed door meeting and taking...

9/20/2015

article Pojoaque Pueblo files lawsuit regarding gaming on tribal lands
(New Mexico) -- A New Mexico tribe is accusing the state of secretly trying to shut down its casinos. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that the Pojoaque Pueblo filed a...
article Tribe Tells Attorney General New Mexico Gaming Officials Held Secret Meeting To Stop Its Casino
(New Mexico) -- A northern New Mexico tribe is accusing state gaming officials of holding a closed-door meeting to plot out ways to stop its casino operations. The...

8/20/2015

article Gov. seeks dismissal of Pojoaque lawsuit
(New Mexico) -- Gov. Susana Martinez is asking a federal court to dismiss Pojoaque Pueblo’s latest lawsuit, which accuses state officials of failing to negotiate a...

7/24/2015

article Editorial: Pojoaque’s MO: lawsuits
(New Mexico) -- Perhaps emboldened by U.S. Attorney Damon Martinez’s decision to let it operate its casinos without a valid gaming compact in place, Pojoaque...

7/23/2015

article Pojoaque Pueblo files new suit against New Mexico
(New Mexico) -- Two lawsuits have now been filed against the state of New Mexico by the Pojoaque Pueblo over a new gaming compact. The Pojoaque have been embroiled in a...

7/22/2015

article Pojoaque Pueblo sues New Mexico over vendor licenses
(New Mexico) -- Pojoaque Pueblo is accusing the New Mexico Gaming Control Board of illegally interfered with its casino operations since the tribe's gambling compact...

7/21/2015

article Pojoaque lawsuit claims state aims to derail gaming operations by targeting vendors
(New Mexico) -- Pojoaque Pueblo is suing the state, claiming Gov. Susana Martinez and the state’s Gaming Control Board have illegally interfered with its two...
article Tribe Sues New Mexico Over Gambling Pact Impasse [sub req]
(New Mexico) -- The Pueblo of Pojoaque on Saturday sued to force the state of New Mexico to strike a new gaming compact for its two casinos, seeking hundreds of millions...

7/20/2015

article Pojoaque suit claims interference
(New Mexico) -- Pojoaque Pueblo has sued the state, Gov. Susana Martinez and members of the Gaming Control Board in federal court, claiming the officials are illegally...

7/17/2015

article New Mexico tribe wants rival casino closed
(New Mexico) -- The Santa Clara Pueblo tribe of New Mexico is asking the federal government to shut down the Pojoaque Pueblo’s casinos. The Pojoaque are currently...
article Santa Clara asks feds to shut down Pojoaque casinos
(New Mexico) -- Santa Clara Pueblo has asked the federal government to shut down Pojoaque Pueblo's casinos north of Santa Fe, which have continued to operate without...

7/16/2015

article Santa Clara asks feds to shut down Pojoaque casinos amid compact dispute
(New Mexico) -- Santa Clara Pueblo, which operates a casino in the city of Española, is asking the federal government to shut down Pojoaque Pueblo’s casinos north...

7/15/2015

article Pojoaque Tribe Says New Mexico Is Bullying Them Into Higher Revenue Sharing Rate
(New Mexico) -- For all of July, the small New Mexico Pueblo of Pojoaque has been gaming without a compact, which is illegal under federal law. But the U.S. Attorney and...
article Santa Clara objects to Pojoaque decision
(New Mexico) -- Santa Clara Pueblo is objecting to the federal government’s decision not to shut down nearby Pojoaque Pueblo’s casinos, saying Pojoaque has...

7/1/2015

article BLOG: Pojoaque Casinos Stay Open But War of Words Continue
(New Mexico) -- As I reported in today's New Mexican, U.S. Attorney Damon Martinez has opted to not try to shut down Pojoaque Pueblo's casinos north of Santa Fe -- The...
article Editorial: Pojoaque gets a pass from the feds on illegal gambling
(New Mexico) -- The U.S. Attorney’s Office this week took a pass on doing anything meaningful in the enforcement of state and federal gambling laws. U.S. Attorney...
article Gambling goes on at Buffalo Thunder despite expired compact
(New Mexico) -- You can keep gambling at Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino and Cities of Gold Casino north of Santa Fe, for now, as the state of New Mexico and...
article Pojoaque governor vows to protect tribe as casino fight plays out in federal court
(New Mexico) -- The governor of Pojoaque Pueblo says his tribe refused to sign a gambling compact with the state because it amounted to what he called an illegal tax...
article Pojoaque Pueblo’s gambling compact with state to expire
(New Mexico) -- The top federal prosecutor in New Mexico said Tuesday he will allow Pojoaque Pueblo’s two casinos to remain open pending the outcome of a federal court...

6/30/2015

article Feds won’t close Pojoaque casinos as compact expires
(New Mexico) -- The U.S. Attorney’s Office will take no enforcement action against Pojoaque Pueblo as a result of the pueblo’s gaming compact with New Mexico...
article Pojoaque Pueblo's Gambling Compact With State To Expire
(New Mexico) -- There's uncertainty swirling around Pojoaque Pueblo's casino operations since the tribe's gambling compact with the state expires at midnight...
article U.S. Attorney: Pojoaque can continue casino operations
(New Mexico) -- Because of a pending lawsuit in federal court, Pojoaque Pueblo can continue to operate its casinos north of Santa Fe even after their compact expires at...

6/29/2015

article Appeals Court Revives Tribe's Claim to Land
(New Mexico) -- The 10th Circuit on Friday revived a Native American tribe's claims to ancestral land in the Valles Caldera National Preserve of New Mexico. The...
article Clock ticks on Pojoaque gambling
(New Mexico) -- Pojoaque Pueblo’s gambling agreement with the state of New Mexico authorizing it to operate its casino expires as of Wednesday, and there’s...

4/23/2015

article ‘Political struggle’ prompts shakeup in Pueblo of Pojoaque’s business operations
(New Mexico) -- In a shakeup of the Pueblo of Pojoaque’s business operations, the CEO of the pueblo’s enterprises resigned this week and the general manager...

1/11/2015

article Pojoaque education program taps gambling funds
(New Mexico) -- After George Rivera graduated from Santa Fe High School in 1982, the Pojoaque Pueblo native went to his tribe’s headquarters to see if the pueblo...

12/21/2014

article Column: Pojoaque suit could lead to a disaster
(New Mexico) -- According to an article in the Albuquerque Journal on Dec. 15, the Department of the Interior has joined the Pojoaque Pueblo in appealing the ruling of U...

12/17/2014

article Feds, Pueblo appeal ruling blocking gaming compact
(New Mexico) -- Both the Pueblo of Pojoaque and the U.S. Department of the Interior have appealed a federal judge’s decision to stop the pueblo from negotiating a...

12/15/2014

article Pojoaque, feds appeal judge’s ruling in gambling compact dispute
(New Mexico) -- The federal Department of the Interior has joined Pojoaque Pueblo in appealing an Albuquerque federal judge’s ruling in a dispute with Gov. Susana...

12/11/2014

article Pojoaque, lenders complete casino deal that strikes over $80M in debt
(New Mexico) -- The Pueblo of Pojoaque has completed a massive debt restructuring that wipes away more than one-third of the $240 million originally borrowed to build...

10/24/2014

article Federal Court Limits Tribe’s, Secretary’s Options When States Balk at Gaming Compact
(New Mexico) -- A federal district court in New Mexico has issued a decision finding that the U.S. Department of the Interior’s regulations permitting the...

10/22/2014

article New Mexico Federal Court Limits Tribe’s, Secretary’s Options When State Balks at Gaming Compact
(New Mexico) -- A federal district court in New Mexico has issued a decision finding that the U.S. Department of the Interior’s regulations permitting the...

10/20/2014

article Judge won't let BIA proceed with compact for Pojoaque Pueblo
(New Mexico) -- A federal judge on Friday blocked the Bureau of Indian Affairs from issuing Class III gaming procedures for Pojoaque Pueblo in New Mexico.

10/19/2014

article New Mexico tribe can't get a new gambling compact
(New Mexico) -- A federal judge has ruled against a New Mexico tribe trying to obtain a new gambling compact from the Interior Department.

10/18/2014

article Judge rules against Pojoaque, but pueblo likely to continue fight over gambling rules
(New Mexico) -- A federal judge has ruled against Pojoaque Pueblo in a dispute with Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration over a new state gambling compact for the...
article Judge: Pueblo can't make gaming deal with federal agency
(New Mexico) -- A judge ruled Friday that the federal government does not have legal standing to intervene in a dispute between the Pueblo of Pojoaque and Gov. Susana...

9/19/2014

press release Department of Interior Disapproves Unlawful New Mexico Tribal-State Gaming Compact
(New Mexico) -- The U.S. Department of the Interior disapproved the unlawful Tribal-State Gaming Compact between the State of New Mexico and the Pueblos of Zuni and...

9/12/2014

article Judge denies injunction over tribal gambling deal
(New Mexico) -- A U.S. District judge in Albuquerque on Thursday declined to grant an injunction that would have stopped Pojoaque Pueblo from negotiating a new tribal...
article US judge refuses to block casino pact for pueblo
(New Mexico) -- A federal judge is refusing to block the federal government from negotiating and possibly approving a new gambling compact for a Native American pueblo...

9/11/2014

article Federal judge declines to issue injunction against Pojoaque, Interior
(New Mexico) -- Senior U.S. District Judge James A. Parker today declined to grant an injunction sought by Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration that would have...

8/8/2014

article New Mexico sues over tribal gambling compact
(New Mexico) -- Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration has sued the federal government to stop the Interior Department from approving a new gambling compact for...

8/1/2014

article Pojoaque Pueblo ad blasts governor over failed gambling talks
(New Mexico) -- The beef between Pojoaque Pueblo and Gov. Susana Martinez escalated this week, with the pueblo buying a full-page advertisement in The New Mexican...
article OP/ED: Better yet, govt. should just get out of gambling
(New Mexico) -- Pojoaque Pueblo, whose gambling compact expires in June of 2015, has had its proposed tribal gambling compact accepted by the Department of Interior.

7/31/2014

article CLARK: Pojoaque’s arguments ignore federal tribal gambling law
(New Mexico) -- Pojoaque Pueblo, whose gambling compact expires in June of 2015, has had its proposed tribal gambling compact accepted by the Department of Interior.
article POJOAQUE: Pojoaque will still regulate visitors’ behavior at casino
(New Mexico) -- The Pueblo of Pojoaque is discouraged to see the latest attempt by the state to undermine the government-to-government dialogue.
article OP/ED: Indian Gambling Compacts
(New Mexico) -- Pojoaque Pueblo leaders have a tendency to act as if they’re special. And being a sovereign nation, they are. But when it comes to gambling in New...

7/28/2014

article EDITORIAL: Pojoaque’s bid for federal compact bad play for NM
(New Mexico) -- Pojoaque Pueblo is rolling the dice in a “winner takes all” game of chance. The pueblo is pursuing a gambling compact through federal...

7/27/2014

article Pojoaque gov.: Some gaming rules will stay
(New Mexico) -- Pojoaque Pueblo Gov. George Rivera said the pueblo has no intention of abandoning some restrictions on its gambling operations if the federal government...

7/26/2014

article Our View: Pojoaque’s compacts a nonstarter
(New Mexico) -- The frustration Pojoaque Pueblo has with the state of New Mexico over gambling compact negotiations is obvious. Else, why submit a proposal for a new...

7/24/2014

article New Mexico tribe proposes ending gambling payments
(New Mexico) -- A northern New Mexico Indian tribe has proposed changing casino rules to lower the gambling age to 18 from 21, allow alcohol in gaming areas and stop...
article OP/ED: New gaming compact will hurt NM
(New Mexico) -- As a Democrat, I worry about the growing income inequality in the U.S. Democrats proclaim we help the poor and disenfranchised. We work to protect the...
article Pojoaque Pueblo Seeks Gambling Compact With No Payments to N.M.
(New Mexico) -- Pojoaque Pueblo has proposed a gambling compact to the federal government that would allow the tribe to stop revenue sharing payments to the state. The...
article Pojoaque wants state dealt out of gaming compact
(New Mexico) -- The Pojoaque Pueblo has asked the federal government for a new gaming compact that would change the rules at its casinos and remove the state from having...
article Pueblo: Gaming overhaul necessary in ‘flat’ market
(New Mexico) -- Pojoaque Pueblo, which operates two casinos north of Santa Fe, is proposing a gambling compact to the federal government that would lower the gambling...

7/23/2014

article Pojoaque Pueblo wants to change rules for its casinos
(New Mexico) -- Pojoaque Pueblo has asked the federal government to approve a new gambling compact that would remove New Mexico state government from any role in...

7/7/2014

article WHITTLESEY: Pojoaque’s Plan to Seek an Imposed Compact: Is Interior’s Process Consistent with Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA)?
(New Mexico) -- The Pueblo of Pojoaque needs a new Class III gaming compact by June 2015 in order to continue operating its casinos which are located north of Santa Fe....

6/27/2014

article WHITTLESEY: Pojoaque’s Plan To Seek An Imposed Compact: Is Interior’s Process Consistent With IGRA?
(New Mexico) -- The Pueblo of Pojoaque needs a new Class III gaming compact by June 2015 in order to continue operating its casinos which are located north of Santa Fe.

6/21/2014

article Pojoaque could seek federal gambling compact
(New Mexico) -- Pojoaque Pueblo has gotten the go-ahead to pursue a gambling compact through federal channels, but the state might not go along.

3/10/2014

article Editorial: Indian gaming decision now in Interior’s court
(New Mexico) -- Should New Mexico’s Indian casinos retain a level of exclusivity when it comes to legalized gambling? Should the state continue to get a share of...

3/8/2014

article Pojoaque Pueblo seeks Class III gaming procedures from BIA
(New Mexico) -- The tribe sued the state of New Mexico in federal court, alleging Gov. Susana Martinez (R) wasn't negotiating in good faith. A federal judge threw...

3/7/2014

article Federal judge dismisses pueblo’s suit vs. state over gaming deal
(New Mexico) -- A federal judge has dismissed Pojoaque Pueblo’s lawsuit against the state of New Mexico over failed attempts to reach agreement on a new gambling...

3/6/2014

article Judge tosses Pojoaque gambling suit, clearing way for federal action
(New Mexico) -- A federal judge has tossed out Pojoaque Pueblo’s lawsuit against the state over gambling compact negotiations, clearing the way for the tribe to...

1/2/2014

article Pojoaque Pueblo sues New Mexico for gaming compact talks
(New Mexico) -- Pojoaque Pueblo is accusing the state of New Mexico of bad faith Class III gaming compact negotiations.
article Pashinski pushes video gaming bill
(Pennsylvania) -- A Luzerne County lawmaker has introduced a bill to legalize video gaming machines as Harrisburg prepares for the biggest debate over gambling expansion...

12/18/2013

article Pueblo: State is not acting in good faith
(New Mexico) -- Pojoaque Pueblo has sued the state charging that Gov. Susana Martinez has not been negotiating a gaming compact with the pueblo in good faith and wants...

12/17/2013

article Pojoaque Pueblo sues New Mexico over gambling compact
(New Mexico) -- Pojoaque Pueblo has filed a federal court lawsuit maintaining Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration has failed to “conclude negotiations in...
article Pojoaque sues state over gaming compact negotiations
(New Mexico) -- Pojoaque Pueblo has filed a lawsuit against the state, claiming Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration has failed to negotiate on a new gambling...
press release Pueblo of Pojoaque Files Suit Against the State of New Mexico.
(New Mexico) -- Pueblo of Pojoaque Governor George Rivera announced that the Pueblo of Pojoaque has filed suit against the State of New Mexico. The Pueblo seeks redress...
article Tribe sues New Mexico over gaming negotiations
(New Mexico) -- One of New Mexico's American Indian tribes is suing the state over failed negotiations concerning its gambling compact, alleging that Gov. Susana...

6/20/2012

article County, PCI closer to meeting?
(Alabama) -- Almost a week after the Escambia County Commission announced they plan to send a formal letter to the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, officials on both sides...

2/13/2012

article Fine Point Group sues over terminated accord
(New Mexico) -- The Fine Point Group has filed a motion in tribal court in New Mexico to have a decision of that same court enforced against the Pueblo of Pojoaque...

1/5/2012

article Casino Firm Sues Pojoaque
(New Mexico) -- A Las Vegas, Nev., casino management company has taken its fight with Pojoaque Pueblo to federal court in a lawsuit alleging wrongdoing by the pueblo...
article Fired Nevada casino consultant sues Pojoaque Pueblo officials
(New Mexico) -- A Nevada casino consultant has filed suit against the leadership of the Pojoaque (poh-WAH'-kay) Pueblo including President George Rivera and other...

1/4/2012

article Casino consultant sues Pojoaque Pueblo officials
(New Mexico) -- A Nevada consultant fired last year as the manager of Pojoaque Pueblo's Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino has sued President George Rivera and...
press release The Fine Point Group Files Federal Lawsuit Against Pueblo of Pojoaque Officials in Buffalo Thunder Casino Dispute
(New Mexico) -- The Fine Point Group yesterday filed a federal lawsuit against five officials of the Pueblo of Pojoaque in the aftermath of a Pojoaque Tribal Court...

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