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Quapaw Tribe

9/13/2019

article Annexation of land near casino on Council agenda
(Arkansas) -- Two proposed ordinances to annex property on the east side of Pine Bluff near the site of the Saracen Casino and Resort are on the agenda when the Pine...

9/12/2019

article Oklahoma tribes, USDA leadership building partnerships
(Oklahoma) -- The 2019 “Nation to Nation” Tribal Consultation Meeting and Tours, hosted by the Oklahoma Tribal Conservation Advisory Council, the Quapaw...

9/9/2019

article Quapaw Nation scanning Central Arkansas workforce for Pine Bluff casino workers
(Arkansas) -- The Quapaw Nation’s Downstream Development Authority is keeping good on their promise to ramp up hiring for the Indian tribe’s trucking stop...

9/7/2019

article Saracen Casino Resort hosting job fair
(Arkansas) -- Saracen Casino Resort representatives will host a job fair Tuesday in Pine Bluff as they work toward filling 140 positions. Saracen Casino Resort, which is...

9/6/2019

article Sneak Peek: Saracen Casino Annex nears completion
(Arkansas) -- Construction is underway and nearing completion for the Saracen Casino Annex. “This is our introduction to Saracen and the Quapaw quality to the...

9/5/2019

article Council rejects bid to make casino smoke free
(Arkansas) -- A proposed ordinance that would have banned smoking at the Saracen Casino that it currently under construction was soundly defeated by the Pine Bluff City...

9/1/2019

article As Saracen Casino Goes Up, Minority Jobs Expected to Rise on Quapaws' Bet
(Arkansas) -- The Quapaw Tribe of Indians' Downstream Development Authority LLC broke ground last month in Pine Bluff and expects a 300-room hotel and 80,000-SF...

8/31/2019

article Pine Bluff to discuss pros and cons of smoke-free casino
(Arkansas) -- It has been a hot topic in Pine Bluff this past week. The highly anticipated Saracen Casino Resort wants to allow smoking on the slot floors. The city of...

8/30/2019

article Hiring event for the casino coming to Pine Bluff
(Arkansas) -- Today was phase two of a hiring event for the casino coming to Pine Bluff. Saracen Casino interviewed and drug tested candidates for bartender and server...

8/29/2019

article 'Nation to Nation' Consultation Meeting and Tours recently held in Quapaw
(Oklahoma) -- An appreciation of heritage, a responsibility for today and a drive for tomorrow was the feeling that filled the 2019 “Nation to Nation” Tribal...

8/28/2019

article Council committee turns thumbs down on smoke free casino
(Arkansas) -- A proposal to amend a Pine Bluff City ordinance to ban smoking at the Saracen Casino which is currently under construction failed to win the approval of...

8/19/2019

article For Quapaws, Arkansas casino bid goes smoothly
(Arkansas) -- The casino under construction in Jefferson County comes with the usual promise of well-paying jobs, additional tax revenue and a boost in local tourism....

8/17/2019

article Applicants line up in PB for 125 positions at Saracen Casino Annex
(Arkansas) -- Saracen Casino Resort officials continued to be pleasantly surprised, they said, at the interest shown by Jefferson County residents in the casino that...

8/14/2019

article Absentee Shawnee Tribe showcases Native history at casino
(Oklahoma) -- The Absentee Shawnee Tribe is paying tribute to prominent Native Americans at one of its casinos in Oklahoma. The mural at the Thunderbird Casino was...

8/13/2019

article Who was Chief Saracen of the Quapaw Tribe?
(Arkansas) -- Editor’s Note: With the groundbreaking for the Saracen Casino Resort taking place last week, there have been numerous questions sent to the Pine...

8/11/2019

article Cats to salute ties with Quapaw Tribe during special game
(Oklahoma) -- The Quapaw School District will recognize the Quapaw Tribe for its many contributions to the district when it hosts Colcord on Sept. 27 for Quapaw High...

8/10/2019

article Ground broken for $350M casino resort in Arkansas
(Arkansas) -- The Quapaw Nation has broken ground on a $350 million casino resort expected to open in Arkansas next year. The Downstream Development Authority of the...
article Saracen Casino Resort hosting job fair
(Oklahoma) -- Saracen Casino Resort representatives will host a job fair Tuesday in Pine Bluff as they work toward filling 140 positions. Saracen Casino Resort, which is...

8/9/2019

article Saracen Casino Resort to host job fair Aug. 13 in Pine Bluff
(Arkansas) -- Saracen Casino Resort, a community development by Quapaw Nation’s Downstream Development Authority, LLC, will host a job fair next week to continue...

8/8/2019

article NFL, NCAA coaching great Switzer visits PB
(Arkansas) -- Quapaw Nation officially broke ground on the Saracen Casino Resort Monday morning with several political and non-political VIP’s in attendance.

8/7/2019

article Quapaw Nation holds Saracen Casino Resort groundbreaking celebration
(Arkansas) -- On Monday, Quapaw Nation Chairman John L. Berrey was joined by Pine Bluff Mayor Shirley Washington and Jefferson County Judge Gerald Robinson for a...

8/6/2019

article Quapaw Nation hosts groundbreaking ceremony for new $350M casino resort in Pine Bluff, Arkansas
(Arkansas) -- After on June 13, 2019, having been granted a gaming license to open a casino and resort on its ancestral territory in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, on Monday the...
article Saracen Casino Resort event creates splash
(Arkansas) -- Quapaw Nation officially broke ground on the Saracen Casino Resort Monday morning in Pine Bluff. The project is the Quapaw Nation’s first development...

8/5/2019

article Ground broken for $350M casino resort in Arkansas
(Arkansas) -- The Quapaw Nation has broken ground on a $350 million casino resort expected to open in Arkansas next year. The Downstream Development Authority of the...

8/2/2019

article Many PB residents looking forward to new casino
(Arkansas) -- A groundbreaking celebration for Saracen Casino Resort, a $350 million development by the Quapaw Nation, will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 5, at the...

8/1/2019

article Quapaw Nation to break ground on $350 million gaming, hotel complex next week
(Arkansas) -- Nearly two months after the Arkansas Racing Commission unanimously approved a gaming license for the Quapaw Nation of Oklahoma in Pine Bluff, the business...

7/31/2019

article Quapaw Nation to break ground on $350 million gaming, hotel complex next week
(Arkansas) -- Nearly two months after the Arkansas Racing Commission unanimously approved a gaming license for the Quapaw Nation of Oklahoma in Pine Bluff, the business...

7/30/2019

article Quapaw Nation to celebrate new Saracen Casino Resort on August 5 in Arkansas
(Arkansas) -- The Quapaw Nation will host a groundbreaking ceremony for its commercial casino in Arkansas on August 5. The $350 million Saracen Casino Resort will be...

7/29/2019

article Ground-breaking ceremony set for Saracen Casino
(Arkansas) -- A ground-breaking ceremony for the Saracen Casino Resort will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 5, at the casino site, 3512 Market St. The event will be...
article Quapaw Nation announces groundbreaking for casino on ancestral territory
(Arkansas) -- The Quapaw Nation will host a groundbreaking ceremony for its commercial casino in Arkansas on August 5. But gaming is going to debut much sooner than that...

7/28/2019

article Quapaw Nation to hold groundbreaking for Arkansas casino
(Arkansas) -- The Quapaw Nation of Oklahoma is expanding its casino and resort operation to Arkansas, a state the tribe once called its home, with a groundbreaking...
article Young people learn Quapaw history, crafting through hands-on experience
(Arkansas) -- Young people had an opportunity to experience what life may have been like for some of Northwest Arkansas' earliest residents Saturday at the Museum of...

7/19/2019

article PBSBA hears update on casino project
(Arkansas) -- A Saracen Casino and Resort official offered new details about the multi-million dollar project Wednesday at the Pine Bluff Small Business Association...
article Quapaw casino in Jefferson County breaks ground
(Arkansas) -- The Saracen Casino, the new casino run by the Quapaw tribe and set to open next year in Pine Bluff, will host a ground breaking event on August 5....

7/7/2019

article Quapaw Powwow 2019 Comes to a Close
(Oklahoma) -- The 2019 Quapaw Powwow came to a close today. Chairman of the event Mike Shawnee reflected on the 3 day celebration, where his tribe honored their American...

7/5/2019

article Casino plans shift into high gear
(Oklahoma) -- The Quapaw Nation is moving forward with work on the Saracen Casino and Resort as well as upgrades to the Southern Edge truck stop, where a casino annex is...
article Saracen Casino community meeting set July 9
(Arkansas) -- A Saracen Casino Resort Community Meeting will be held from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, at the Pine Bluff Convention Center. “John L. Berrey, chairman...

7/3/2019

article Casino plans shift into high gear
(Arkansas) -- The Quapaw Nation is moving forward with work on the Saracen Casino and Resort as well as upgrades to the Southern Edge truck stop, where a casino annex is...

6/26/2019

article Construction underway for Arkansas’ coming Saracen Resort Casino
(Arkansas) -- The Quapaw Nation has reportedly begun building its Saracen Resort Casino in Central Arkansas in hopes of being able to open the first phase of the coming...

6/25/2019

article Gambling expected to start at portion of Pine Bluff casino within the next 5 months
(Arkansas) -- Construction is well underway on the Quapaw Nation's new $350-million resort and casino in Pine Bluff after their business arm, Downstream Development...

6/19/2019

article Quapaw Food Banks
(Oklahoma) -- Downstream Casino is doing it's part to fight food insecurity in the four states. Today the casino delivered food to the Quapaw food pantry at the...

6/17/2019

article Quapaw Nation returns home with gaming project in Arkansas
(Arkansas) -- The Quapaw Nation has won approval to open a commercial casino on ancestral territory in Arkansas. The $350 million Saracen Casino Resort will be located...

6/15/2019

article Pine Bluff casino OK'd, licenses denied in Pope
(Arkansas) -- An Arkansas panel has approved an American Indian tribe's application to operate a casino in Jefferson County while rejecting five applications from...
article Saracen Casino gets OK to build in PB
(Arkansas) -- The Saracen Casino Resort is officially under construction in Pine Bluff after Quapaw Nation’s Downtown Development Authority was granted its gaming...
article State Racing Commission approves Pine Bluff casino license, rejects five bids for Pope County
(Arkansas) -- Five of the half-dozen applicants for casino gaming licenses in Arkansas went home rejected following a highly-anticipated meeting Thursday (June 13) that...

6/14/2019

article Quapaw Nation OK'd to build Pine Bluff casino
(Arkansas) -- The Arkansas Racing Commission on Thursday gave the go-ahead for the Quapaw Nation to build a casino in Pine Bluff and approved Oaklawn Racing Casino...

6/13/2019

article Five applications denied for casino licenses in Pope Co., 1 approve for Jefferson Co.
(Arkansas) -- The Arkansas Racing Commission reviewed 5 applications for casino licenses in Pope County, and voted to decline all five. During the same meeting, the...
article Pine Bluff casino OK'd, licenses denied in Pope County
(Arkansas) -- An Arkansas panel has approved an American Indian tribe's application to operate a casino in Jefferson County while rejecting five applications from...
article Pope County casino applications rejected as incomplete. Quapaw casino approved in Jefferson County; also sports betting at Oaklawn
(Arkansas) -- The state Racing Commission made quick work of five applications today to build a casino in Pope County. It said all were incomplete. This likely sets the...
article Pope County casino applications rejected as incomplete. Quapaw casino approved in Jefferson County; also sports betting at Oaklawn
(Arkansas) -- The state Racing Commission made quick work of five applications today to build a casino in Pope County. It said all were incomplete. This likely sets the...
article Quapaw Nation granted license for $350 million Arkansas casino
(Arkansas) -- A proposed casino with ties to the Quapaw Nation was granted a gaming license Thursday for a $350 million casino and resort in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.
article Saracen Casino Resort in Pine Bluff gets license approval from Arkansas Racing Commission
(Arkansas) -- The Arkansas Racing Commission has voted to approve the license for the Saracen Casino Resort in Pine Bluff. It's being operated by the Quapaw Tribe...
article Saracen Development, LLC, breaks ground on Arkansas casino
(Arkansas) -- Granted a casino gaming license Thursday, Saracen Development, LLC, has announced it will move forward immediately with its planned $350 million investment...

6/10/2019

article Casino updates to be given at PB community meeting June 11
(Arkansas) -- Organizers of the proposed Saracen Casino Resort at Pine Bluff will give updates at a community meeting from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, at the Pine Bluff...

5/24/2019

article Quapaw Tribe has heavy presence in PB with coming casino
(Arkansas) -- The Quapaw are members of the Dhegiha Siouan language group, which also includes the Osage, the Omaha, the Ponca, and the Kansa. They first appeared in...

5/16/2019

article Quapaw Nation talks casino
(Arkansas) -- Quapaw Nation and its Downstream Development Authority and development team on Tuesday zeroed in on the shape, scope, and details of Pine Bluff's...

5/12/2019

article Casino’s coming to Pine Bluff
(Arkansas) -- A casino gambling expansion approved by voters in November seems likely to become a reality a good deal faster than medical marijuana. See the meeting...

5/11/2019

article Council OK’s annexation for casino
(Arkansas) -- By a 6-1 vote, the Pine Bluff City Council approved an ordinance to annex land expected to be the site of the Saracen Resort and Casino into the city...

5/5/2019

article Gambling bills in Legislature appear to have minimal impact on region
(Missouri) -- Patrick Tuttle said he enjoys teasing his colleagues in the travel industry across the state. While Southwest Missouri has none of the state’s 13...

5/3/2019

article Qupaws Want Arkansas Casino
(Arkansas) -- An American Indian tribe has submitted its first application for a casino license in Arkansas. Voters approved a constitutional amendment in November that...

5/2/2019

article Oklahoma tribe applies for first casino license in Arkansas
(Arkansas) -- An American Indian tribe has submitted its first application for a casino license in Arkansas. Voters approved a constitutional amendment in November that...

5/1/2019

article 1st application in for casino license
(Arkansas) -- Less than an hour before the close of business Wednesday, attorneys for the Quapaw Nation carried a file box packed with white three-ring binders into the...
article First casino permit application filed
(Arkansas) -- The application permit period for new casinos in Arkansas opened today and the Quapaw tribe was first in line with an application for a permit for a...

4/17/2019

article Renovated Red Oak Steakhouse combines Quapaw projects
(Oklahoma) -- From meat production to greenhouse produce to cultivated honey, the Quapaw Nation's various local farm and ranch operations will all be combined and...

4/8/2019

article Berrey salutes EPA’s work in Tar Creek clean-up
(Oklahoma) -- The removal of Tar Creek from the Environmental Protection Agency’s Administrator’s Emphasis List is a tribute to the strong leadership of the...

3/10/2019

article Casino operator outlines PB project at meeting
(Arkansas) -- John Berrey, a Quapaw Tribe chief and chairman of Downstream Media Group, which is planning to build Saracen Casino Resort in Pine Bluff, hosted a meeting...
article New documentary highlights expansion, evolution of Quapaw Nation
(Oklahoma) -- A new documentary, “The Pride of the Ogahpah,” follows the evolution of the Quapaw Nation’s gaming operations and how its success with...
article Trailer: "The Pride of the Ogahpah"
(Oklahoma) -- "The Pride of the Ogahpah," a documentary about how a casino helped a tribe expand into numerous ventures, is available on Amazon Prime.

3/1/2019

article Casino construction team to host Pine Bluff meeting
(Arkansas) -- The Quapaw Nation’s Saracen Casino Resort Construction Team invites Pine Bluff and Jefferson County construction contractors to a meeting from 6‐9 p....

2/28/2019

article Some White Hall residents skeptical about new casino
(Arkansas) -- When completed, the Saracen Casino Resort planned for Pine Bluff is expected to generate $32 million in tax-based revenue in five years, according to Chief...

2/26/2019

article Pines Mall hasn’t been sold
(Arkansas) -- Despite rumors that began floating around social media and other circles over the weekend, the owner of the Pines Mall said Monday that she has not sold...
article Plans for Saracen Casino Resort underway
(Arkansas) -- When completed, the Saracen Casino Resort planned for Pine Bluff is expected to generate $32 million in tax-based revenue in five years, according to Chief...
article Uptick seen in unemployment rate; hope ahead
(Arkansas) -- For the second month in a row, Pine Bluff tops the state’s unemployment list, but there is some hope on the horizon for better days to come....

2/25/2019

article Plans for casino resort underway in Pine Bluff
(Arkansas) -- When completed, the Saracen Casino Resort planned for Pine Bluff is expected to generate $32 million in tax-based revenue in five years, according to Chief...
article Quapaw Nation ready to break ground on commercial casino in Arkansas
(Arkansas) -- The Quapaw Nation is prepared to break ground this spring on a commercial gaming facility in Arkansas, The Pine Bluff Commercial reports. Chairman John...

2/23/2019

article Plans for Saracen Casino Resort underway
(Arkansas) -- When completed, the Saracen Casino Resort planned for Pine Bluff is expected to generate $32 million in tax-based revenue in five years, according to Chief...

2/18/2019

article Quapaw Tribe opens Little Free Library
(Oklahoma) -- A new Little Free Library has taken up residence outside the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma’s Title VI building, located at 903 Whitebird.

1/28/2019

article Casino in Jefferson Co. could open by end of 2019
(Arkansas) -- It's been just months since Issue 4 passed in Nov. 2018, and The Quapaw Tribe is looking to get a casino up in Jefferson County by the end of 2019. The...
article Jefferson Co. casino could offer economic, community growth
(Arkansas) -- Arkansas voters approved Issue 4 on Nov. 6, allowing casinos to operate in four Arkansas counties, including two (Pope and Jefferson counties) where gaming...
article Quapaw Nation first tribal member of OSFA
(Oklahoma) -- History was made Thursday afternoon when the Quapaw Nation Fire/Emergency Department became the first tribal member of the Oklahoma State Firefighters...

1/24/2019

article Quapaw Nation becomes first tribal member to join state firefighters association
(Oklahoma) -- History was made this month by the Quapaw Nation Fire/EMS Department when it officially became the first tribal department to be accepted into the Oklahoma...

1/16/2019

article Quapaws strike deal to sell land at Little Rock Port
(Arkansas) -- The board of the Little Rock Port Authority is expected today to approve plans to purchase more than 150 acres near the port currently owned by the Quapaw...

12/14/2018

article Quapaw Nation Planning New Tri-State Casino
(Oklahoma) -- The Quapaw Nation are very eager to open a new Tri-state casino, which if permitted to go ahead will have its parking lot in Arkansas, the casino will be...

12/13/2018

article New Casino for Pine Bluff in Early Stages of Development
(Arkansas) -- John Berrey’s vision is impressive. Berrey, chairman of Downstream Development Authority and the Quapaw Nation, spoke by phone about plans for a...

12/12/2018

article Quapaw chief updates community on proposed casino
(Arkansas) -- Pine Bluff Mayor Shirley Washington moderated a conversation between Chief John Berrey of the Quapaw Tribe and the public Monday night at the Pine Bluff...

12/11/2018

article Arkansas Racing Commission drafting new casino legislation
(Arkansas) -- The Arkansas Racing Commission has started drafting rules for the new casino regulation. This is after the state’s voters had approved a move to...

12/10/2018

article Jefferson County casino one step closer to approval, sends submission to racing commission
(Arkansas) -- People in Jefferson County could see a casino take shape sooner than expected after the Quapaw Tribe released new details about future plans. Dozens of...
article Quapaw Nation Shares Casino Plans for Pine Bluff
(Arkansas) -- For the first time the microphone was open to the Pine Bluff community to ask questions about the casino straight to the source. "How many potential...

12/9/2018

article Quapaw Nation gets nod to operate proposed casino in Arkansas
(Arkansas) -- In Arkansas, plans for the proposed Saracen Casino Resort in Pine Bluff continue to move forward as the Downstream Development Authority, a subsidiary of...

12/6/2018

article DYS director to new role
(Arkansas) -- Betty Guhman, director of the Arkansas Department of Human Services' Division of Youth Services, announced she would leave her position to advocate at...

12/4/2018

article Oklahoma Tribe Selected to Develop Arkansas Casino in Jefferson County
(Arkansas) -- The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma and its Downstream Development Company has been selected by local officials in Arkansas to build and operate a casino in...
article Pine Bluff casino plan gets letters of support; mayor, county judge tout proposal
(Arkansas) -- The Quapaw Nation and its partners in the planned development of the proposed Saracen Casino Resort in Pine Bluff announced letters of support Monday from...

12/3/2018

article County, city officials back tribe’s casino plan in Arkansas
(Arkansas) -- Local leaders in an Arkansas county are backing an American Indian tribe’s plan to apply for a casino license under a constitutional amendment...
article Downstream Development Authority selected to bring new casino to Jefferson County
(Arkansas) -- Leaders in Jefferson County and Pine Bluff have selected the Downstream Development Authority of the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma as their casino operator,...
article Local Leaders OK Quapaw Casino for Pine Bluff
(Arkansas) -- Local leaders in Jefferson County and Pine Bluff have given their support to Downstream Development Authority, the owner and operator of Downstream Casino...
article Quapaw Nation’s Downstream enterprise selected by Pine Bluff, Jefferson County to lead casino efforts
(Arkansas) -- The investment of millions of dollars to help pass an amendment expanding Arkansas’ casinos may pay off in a bigger way for a Quapaw Nation-based...

12/2/2018

article High and middle school students learn about Native American culture in Quapaw
(Oklahoma) -- High school students and middle school students learn the importance of Native American culture today in Quapaw. High school and middle school visited 14...

12/1/2018

article Quapaw Nation officially acquires new land
(Kansas) -- A piece of land in Cherokee County is now officially Indian tribal land. It's a historic moment for Quapaw Nation as a portion of land they acquired...
article Quapaw Tribe acquires more land in Kansas
(Kansas) -- The Quapaw Tribe has acquired additional property in southeastern Kansas after gaining approval from the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs. The tribe obtained...

11/29/2018

article Oklahoma Indian tribe gets more land in southeast Kansas
(Kansas) -- The Quapaw Tribe has acquired additional property in southeastern Kansas along the Oklahoma border after gaining approval from the federal Bureau of Indian...

11/27/2018

article Quapaw Nation expands tribal lands in Kansas
(Oklahoma) -- The Quapaw Nation has obtained additional property in Cherokee County, Kansas, after its request for a 211-acre acquisition was approved by the Bureau of...

11/10/2018

article Quapaw Tribe moves forward with casino bid after victory at polls
(Arkansas) -- The Quapaw Nation is wasting little time preparing for a gaming bid in Arkansas. Chairman John Berrey told The Arkansas Times that the tribe plans to apply...

11/9/2018

article Voters OK'd Arkansas casino measure, but questions remain
(Arkansas) -- Arkansas voters approved an amendment to the state's constitution allowing licenses for four casinos: two existing gambling facilities and two others...

11/8/2018

article Quapaw Tribe points to early 2020 opening for Pine Bluff casino
(Oklahoma) -- John Berrey, chairman of the Oklahoma-based Quapaw Tribe, says he hopes to have a permit for a casino in Pine Bluff by the end of April, to be "...

10/28/2018

article Grant goals: Quality of life improvements aim of $5 million in grant-funded projects
(Oklahoma) -- The Quapaw Nation’s construction department, the Quapaw Services Authority, has big improvements for the tribal community after receiving more than $...

10/22/2018

article Quapaw Nation Announces New Elder Housing Units
(Oklahoma) -- Twenty new elder housing units are heading to the Quapaw Nation, thanks to assistance from a $750,000 federal grant. The nation already has 6 units it...

8/31/2018

article BERREY: Congress can do what's right for Indian Country
(Oklahoma) -- Last month, I was honored to be re-elected as Chairman of the Quapaw Nation of Oklahoma (O-Gah-Pah), a tribe known for its many successes. Our tribal...

8/24/2018

article Quapaw Tribe adopts new name
(Oklahoma) -- The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma officially adopted a new name. Members voted to change the name of the tribe to the Quapaw Nation. The change went into effect...

8/23/2018

article Quapaw Tribe adopts new name
(Oklahoma) -- The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma now has a new name. The tribe is now named the Quapaw Nation, a move that officially went into effect last week. Members voted...

8/14/2018

article Name change for Quapaw Tribe - Berrey retains Chairman seat
(Oklahoma) -- The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma will now operate under the name of the Quapaw Nation after the tribe's members voted 456 to 314 in favor of the name...

7/17/2018

article Quapaw Tribe to hold elections
(Oklahoma) -- The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma will hold its annual election on Saturday, July 28, at the Quapaw Tribal Complex. The polls will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m...

7/15/2018

article Bills arrive for petition campaigns
(Arkansas) -- Filings are expected next week on the campaigns to put a minimum wage increase and casino gambling expansion on the November ballot. One other campaign...

7/9/2018

article Downstream celebrates 10 years
(Oklahoma) -- It’s now been 10 years since the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma opened the doors to an exciting and innovative tribal enterprise, Downstream Casino and...

7/6/2018

article Downstream celebrates 10 years - Quapaw Tribe's casino revenues help tribe diversify
(Oklahoma) -- It's now been 10 years since the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma opened the doors to an exciting and innovative tribal enterprise, Downstream Casino and...

6/12/2018

article Downstream Casino donates to local food banks
(Missouri) -- Two times a year, Downstream Casino donates 20 tons of canned food to eight food banks and pantries in five area counties. One of the recipients is...

6/11/2018

article Downstream Casino Resort fights hunger in the region
(Oklahoma) -- Downstream Casino Resort is making its semi-annual Food Bank donations this week, distributing 20 tons of canned food to eight food banks and food pantries...

6/8/2018

article Oklahoma ex-tribal officer gets 10 years for child sex crime
(Oklahoma) -- A former Quapaw tribal officer has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after an undercover police sting in northeast Oklahoma revealed his involvement in...

6/6/2018

article Former Quapaw Tribe Leader Gets Prison Time
(Oklahoma) -- The former Vice Chairman of the Quapaw Tribe's Business Committee was sentenced in federal court today (June 6, 2018). According to a probable cause...

5/29/2018

article Casino measure approved by Arkansas AG
(Arkansas) -- Since Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge last week approved wording for four ballot measures — including one of two casino proposals that...
article Quapaw Tribal election candidacies declared - Top seat up for election
(Oklahoma) -- Candidacies have been declared for the upcoming Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma’s Annual Elections. The top tribal leadership position of Chairman has two...

5/28/2018

article AG OK’s local casino measure for Nov. 6 ballot
(Arkansas) -- Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has approved a ballot measure that, if passed by voters, would allow construction of four casinos, one of which...

5/21/2018

article Quapaw Tribal Library to receive new books
(Oklahoma) -- The Quapaw Tribal Library will receive new books about the history of the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma. A reception is slated from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the...

4/28/2018

article Quapaw Chairman John Berrey tabbed Tribal Leader of Year
(Oklahoma) -- John L. Berrey, longtime chairman of the Quapaw Tribal Business Committee, credits the tribe and business associates for his recent 2018 Tribal Leader of...

4/23/2018

article Arkansas court rejects bid to approve casino measure wording
(Arkansas) -- Arkansas' highest court rejected an effort Monday to force the state's attorney general to approve the wording of a ballot measure that would...

4/21/2018

article Arkansas AG asks court to reject casino backers’ complaint
(Arkansas) -- Arkansas’ attorney general is asking the state’s highest court to reject an effort to force her to approve the wording of a proposed ballot...

4/9/2018

article Quapaw Tribe goes to bat for Trump's embattled environmental official
(Oklahoma) -- With his job in jeopardy, the leader of the Environmental Protection Agency can count on at least one defender in Indian Country. EPA Administrator Scott...

3/27/2018

article Meth kingpin sentenced - Millions laundered at Quapaw casino
(Oklahoma) -- The so-called kingpin of a Missouri drug ring was sentenced to a 30-year term in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute drugs and money laundering...

3/14/2018

article State AG rejects casino proposal
(Arkansas) -- Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has again rejected a proposed state constitutional amendment that would allow four casinos in Arkansas. Rutledge...

3/1/2018

article Arkansas Pro-Casino Legalization Group Submits New Measure to AG in Quest for November Ballot
(Arkansas) -- A pro-casino group in Arkansas campaigning for the legalization of commercial casinos has resubmitted a proposed constitutional amendment to the state...

2/26/2018

article Casino proposal being resubmitted to Arkansas attorney general
(Arkansas) -- Driving Arkansas Forward, a citizens’ group that’s hoping to improve Arkansas highways and create new jobs, submitted a revised proposal to the...
article Revised Arkansas casino measure would expand gambling at tracks
(Arkansas) -- A proposal to legalize casinos in Arkansas was revised Monday to allow expanded gambling at a greyhound track and horse track that already offer video...
article Rewritten casino amendment now seems to bring Southland, Oaklawn on board
(Arkansas) -- A group hoping to put a constitutional amendment on the ballot in 2018 to legalize more casinos in Arkansas and devote tax revenues to highways has...

2/13/2018

article This Native American tribe is reviving rural Oklahoma's economy
(Oklahoma) -- Jason Reeves knows what a good cut of steak looks like before it hits your dinner plate. Standing in the middle of a 50-foot-wide cooler, he points out...

2/1/2018

article Ballot Includes Second Casino Proposal In Four Years
(Arkansas) -- Arkansas voters could decide in November whether to allow a limited number of casinos to operate in Arkansas, unless history repeats itself.

1/30/2018

article Arkansas Attorney General Says NO to latest casino referendum
(Arkansas) -- In a bid to ensure the Razorback State only moves forward with casinos with a solid footing, Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has rejected a ballot...

1/28/2018

article Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge Rejects Another Casino Referendum
(Arkansas) -- Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge (R) is determined to see that gaming is leading her state down the right road. To that end, the state’s...

1/26/2018

article Arkansas attorney general rejects wording of casino-highway funding proposal
(Arkansas) -- Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has rejected the language for a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow up to three casinos in...

1/25/2018

article Arkansas AG rejects wording of casino ballot measure
(Arkansas) -- Arkansas’ attorney general has rejected the wording of a proposed ballot measure that would allow up to three casinos in the state to raise money for...

1/24/2018

article Group seeks to overturn Supreme Court sovereign immunity ruling with amendment
(Arkansas) -- An ad hoc group has announced plans to attempt to put a constitutional amendment on the ballot that would restore the right of the legislature to waive the...

1/22/2018

article Downstream Casino places bets craft beer will be winner
(Oklahoma) -- Downstream Casino Resort in Quapaw, Okla., a hop, skip and a jump from Northwest Arkansas, is brewing its own craft beer, its latest move to lure customers...

1/18/2018

article Officials in 2 casino towns consider them beneficial
(Oklahoma) -- Officials in two communities that have casinos consider their towns to have a better quality of life as a result. Jefferson County could be getting a...
press release Downstream Development Authority Announces its Cash Tender Offer and Consent Solicitations for its 10.5% Senior Secured Notes Due 2019
(Oklahoma) -- Downstream Development Authority of the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma (O-Gah-Pah) ("Downstream") today announced that it has commenced a cash tender...

1/14/2018

article A casino in Pope County?
(Arkansas) -- Imaging driving along Interstate 40 or Scenic Highway 7 and coming into Russellville. You go around the Arkansas Tech University curve and cross the I-40...

1/10/2018

article Officials in 2 casino towns consider them beneficial
(Arkansas) -- Officials in two communities that have casinos consider their towns to have a better quality of life as a result. Pine Bluff could be getting a resort and...

1/9/2018

article Arkansas Casinos?: Proposal looks better than others in the past, but that doesn't mean it's a winner for state
(Arkansas) -- A group called Driving Arkansas Forward has submitted a proposed Constitutional amendment that would authorize casinos in Crittenden and Jefferson Counties...
article Casino measure for Arkansas ballot a joint effort
(Arkansas) -- Voters in Arkansas may get a chance to decide if a proposal by a group that would allow as many as three casinos to be built in the state in an effort to...
article Casino measure for Arkansas ballot a joint effort
(Arkansas) -- Voters in Arkansas may get a chance to decide if a proposal by a group that would allow as many as three casinos to be built in the state in an effort to...

1/8/2018

article Arkansas group pushing for casinos to help fund highways
(Arkansas) -- Up to three casinos could be coming to Arkansas, but some major hurdles will need to be cleared first. A new group, Driving Arkansas Forward, is awaiting...
article Group lobbies for casinos in Arkansas
(Arkansas) -- A lobbying group in the US state of Arkansas has submitted a proposal to the state's Attorney General that would allow for the construction of up to...
article Proposed resort-like casinos in Arkansas would benefit roads
(Arkansas) -- A proposal could allow up to three casinos to be built in Arkansas while also benefiting state highways. Arkansas voters may get a chance to decide if the...
article Brewing up craft beer
(Oklahoma) -- Officials at the Quapaw Tribe’s Downstream Casino Resort launched their latest innovation earlier this month as the first in-house brewed craft beers...

1/7/2018

article Leaders discuss possible resort/casino in Jefferson County
(Arkansas) -- Pine Bluff and Jefferson County officials joined members of the business community Friday to kick off what they hope will be the beginning of an economic...

1/6/2018

article Casino plan for Arkansas proposed to benefit roads
(Arkansas) -- A private group on Friday proposed a constitutional amendment that would authorize the state to issue licenses for up to three casinos in Arkansas, with...
article Casino proposal for PB needs state voters’ OK
(Arkansas) -- Pine Bluff and Jefferson County officials joined members of the business community Friday to kick off what they hope will be beginning of an economic...

1/4/2018

article Downstream soon to home a crafted brewing company
(Oklahoma) -- Downstream is known for its casino and resort, but soon will also be home to a crafted brewing company, another venture for the ever expanding tribe.
article Quapaw tribe opens craft brewing company
(Oklahoma) -- The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma pushed the envelope last year by unveiling its new multimillion-dollar meat processing plant and has raised the bar even...

12/29/2017

article Quapaw’s Downstream Casino completes winter food bank donations
(Oklahoma) -- Downstream Casino Resort has announced the completion of its second semi-annual regional food bank donations. Downstream is in its 9th year making these...

12/19/2017

article John Berrey: Politico got it wrong on Tar Creek
(Oklahoma) -- As the longtime chairman of the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma, I take strong exception to the Dec. 6 article by Politico’s Malcom Burnley (“The Environmental...

12/11/2017

article Supreme Court brings good news to Quapaw Tribe in restoration of homelands case
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has brought some good news to the Quapaw Tribe, whose casino expansion plans have been held up the state of Kansas.
article Justices Won’t Review Kansas' Tribal Gaming Loss [sub req'd]
(Kansas) -- The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to tackle a Tenth Circuit decision rejecting the state of Kansas’ challenge to a National Indian Gaming...

11/21/2017

article Quapaw Tribe Ag programs gain national attention
(Oklahoma) -- The Quapaw Tribe is considered a national leader in agriculture and their Ag enterprises and the leader’s enthusiasm and commitment are the reasons...

11/16/2017

article Quapaw Tribe official indicted - Tribe calls for resignation
(Oklahoma) -- Vice-chairman of the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma Business Committee, Thomas Crawfish Mathews, has been indicted by a federal grand jury on one count of...

11/14/2017

article Quapaw Tribe leading the effort to clean up lead mine
(Oklahoma) -- After many decades of politics and funding fights, progress is being made on the nation's worst toxic waste site thanks to the Quapaw Nation.

10/24/2017

article Quapaw tribe holds demonstration for scientist, co-workers
(Oklahoma) -- While the tribal drummers beat a constant rhythm, colorfully dressed Native Americans take light, sideways steps to rotate around the drummers. Those steps...

10/10/2017

article Supreme Court asked to resolve dispute
(Washington D.C.) -- The nation's highest court has been asked to resolve a dispute regarding a tribal gambling rule that impacts southeast Kansas. The state and...

10/9/2017

article Downstream Resort and Casino Explains Security Plans to Ensure Safety to Guests
(Oklahoma) -- Bill Goodwin, Downstream Casino Director of Security says, "We start weeks sometimes months in advance of a particular event." John Berrey,...

10/3/2017

article Kansas Urges Justices To Review Tribal Gambling Ruling [sub req'd]
(Kansas) -- The state of Kansas and one of its counties have urged the U.S. Supreme Court to consider overturning a Tenth Circuit decision that a National Indian Gaming...

9/27/2017

article CASA volunteers to serve members of the Quapaw Tribe
(Oklahoma) -- Child Advocates of Northeast Oklahoma (CANO) has entered a into formal agreement with the Quapaw Tribe to provide Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)...

9/12/2017

article Quapaw Tribe’s Processing Plant big plus for Ag, community
(Oklahoma) -- The Quapaw Tribe opened the doors wide to their new $5 million, 25,000 square-foot Quapaw Processing Plant at last week’s Grand Opening. The...

9/8/2017

article Tribe celebrates new meat processing plant in Quapaw
(Oklahoma) -- A multimillion dollar meat processing plant in northeast Oklahoma was celebrated Thursday as the nation's first meat processing plant owned and...

9/7/2017

article Quapaw tribe to unveil meat processing plant
(Oklahoma) -- The Quapaw tribe’s new red meat processing plant will open its doors to the public with a ceremony set for 11 a.m. Thursday. The new plant, located...

9/6/2017

article Quapaw Tribe to Open $5 Million Meat Processing Plant
(Oklahoma) -- The Quapaw Tribe plans an opening ceremony this week as it debuts its new, $5 million meat processing plant in northeastern Oklahoma. The tribe says the...

9/2/2017

article Quapaw Tribe part of widespread Harvey rescue operations
(Texas) -- Among the thousands of rescue and recovery volunteers who’ve converged on Hurricane Harvey’s wreckage this week, are 14 men from the Quapaw Tribe...

8/25/2017

press release Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma taps Joseph Eve CPAs for audits
(Oklahoma) -- The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma has engaged Joseph Eve CPAs to conduct multiple audits for its Quapaw Casino and RV Resort. Joseph Eve has worked for the...

8/6/2017

article Joplin City Council to hear requests on street projects, zoning
(Missouri) -- Public works officials are putting together the money to replace sidewalks on Main Street between 11th and 15th streets. The Joplin City Council will be...
article NEO partners with Quapaw Tribe to increase reach of online learning
(Oklahoma) -- As part of a Department of Education Title III Grant program, Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO) has partnered with the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma...

7/17/2017

article Quapaw tribe continues repatriation efforts of cultural items
(Oklahoma) -- Numerous historic artifacts now reside behind locked glass display cases in the Quapaw Tribal Museum. Varying in size, color and material, the objects must...

7/6/2017

article Quapaws' LR plans on pause
(Arkansas) -- The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma, once a subject of concern for Little Rock-area officials, has been mostly inactive in Pulaski County in the past year and a...

7/4/2017

article Kansas loses appeal on tribal gaming expansion
(Kansas) -- A federal appeals court has put up a roadblock to the state of Kansas in its attempt to prevent the Quapaw Tribe from expanding a casino onto ancestral...

7/3/2017

article Quapaw Downstream Casino continues regional fight against hunger
(Oklahoma) -- The Quapaw Tribe’s Downstream Casino Resort made its semi-annual Food Bank donations last week, distributing 20 tons of canned food to seven food...

7/2/2017

article Quapaw Powwow is the largest event held by the tribe
(Oklahoma) -- Today marked the beginning of the Quapaw Powwow, one of the largest events held by the tribe annually. This four day event is a homecoming for the Quapaw...

6/30/2017

article Kansas loses federal case against Downstream Casino Resort expansion
(Kansas) -- Gaming opponents in Kansas were dealt a major blow on Tuesday after a federal appeals court ruled in favor of an attempt by the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma to...
article Quapaw Tribe wins decision favoring restoration of homelands in Kansas
(Kansas) -- A federal appeals court has dealt a blow to the state of Kansas in its attempt to prevent the Quapaw Tribe from expanding a casino onto ancestral territory.

6/28/2017

article Downstream works to fill empty food pantries over the summer
(Kansas) -- Canned good donations to area food banks over the Christmas holiday season are long gone. So an area tribe, and the business they operate, are trying to fill...

6/7/2017

article Meat processing plant latest agriculture venture for Quapaw tribe
(Oklahoma) -- With Downstream Casino and Resort as the backdrop, a herd of bison grazed lazily on summer grasses. Goats roamed nearby, feeding on more grass behind a...

5/23/2017

article Quapaw Tribe receives EPA grant to move on with Tar Creek clean-up
(Oklahoma) -- The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma is getting some help to continue their clean up efforts for its Tar Creek Superfund site. "We have removed over a million...

5/19/2017

article Quapaw Tribe Gets Nearly $5 Million for Tar Creek Cleanup
(Oklahoma) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded nearly $5 million to the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma for continued cleanup efforts of the Tar Creek...
article Quapaw Tribe secures EPA grant for cleanup of contaminated lands
(Oklahoma) -- The Quapaw Tribe will be using nearly $4.9 million in federal funds to continue cleanup efforts in Oklahoma. Quapaw territory in the northeastern part of...

2/22/2017

article Quapaw Tribe holds project to clean up Oklahoma creek
(Oklahoma) -- The "Beaver Creek Unrestricted Tier One Project" has been going on for more than a year-- it's within the Tar Creek Superfund site. The tribe...

1/9/2017

article Quapaw Tribe awarded grant to build park
(Oklahoma) -- The beginnings of a new recreational space are taking shape off historic Route 66 thanks to the efforts of the Quapaw Tribe and a state grant. In June of...

12/20/2016

article Downstream Casino Resort donates canned food to local agencies
(Oklahoma) -- Downstream Casino Resort will distribute 20 tons of canned food this week to food banks and pantries across five counties in Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas and...

12/16/2016

press release Downstream Development Authority Announces Termination of Tender Offer and Consent Solicitations for its 10.5% Senior Secured Notes Due 2019
(Oklahoma) -- Downstream Development Authority (“Downstream”) of the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma (O-Gah-Pah) announced today that it has terminated its cash...

11/18/2016

article In Oklahoma, the Quapaw Tribe’s O-Gah-Pah Coffee Upgrades the Downstream
(Oklahoma) -- At the Quapaw Tribe of North America’s flagship gaming facility the Downstream Casino Resort, located just a few hundred feet from the Tri-State...

11/11/2016

article Downstream roasting, brewing own gourmet coffee brand
(Oklahoma) -- After successfully launching a farm-to-table agriculture operation in the past few years, it seemed the next natural step for Downstream Casino Resort...
article Quapaw Tribe starts own coffee brand to serve casino patrons
(Oklahoma) -- The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma has launched its own brand of coffee. The tribe serves more than 2 million cups of coffee a year at the Downstream Casino...

11/10/2016

article Downstream Casino introduces new brand of coffee
(Oklahoma) -- "The rain, the temperature, how it rains in the town," said Alberto Baez of O-Gah-Pah Coffee. And that's just the start. Alberto Baez is in...

9/22/2016

article Council approves auto fire aid with Quapaw Tribe
(Oklahoma) -- An automatic aid agreement contract with the Quapaw Tribe Fire/EMS and the City of Miami has been approved by the city council. Miami Fire Chief Robert...

9/2/2016

article Quapaw Tribe kicks off multi-million dollar project
(Oklahoma) -- Members of the Quapaw Tribe unveiled plans for a multi-million dollar state-of-the-art red meat processing facility on Wednesday, Aug. 31, which is said to...

9/1/2016

article Quapaw Tribe breaks ground on new meat processing plant
(Oklahoma) -- The Quapaw Tribe broke ground on a multi-million dollar state-of-the-art red meat processing facility on Wednesday, which is said to be the first of its...
article Quapaw tribe unveils plans for meat processing plant
(Oklahoma) -- The Quapaw tribe of Oklahoma this week announced plans to build a 25,000-square-foot meat processing plant, which it says will be the country’s first...

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