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Amador tribe enters gaming compact with state, clearing way for Plymouth casino

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a gaming compact with the Ione Band of Miwok Indians, the tribe announced today, reaching a major milestone in the tribe’s attempt to build a casino in Amador County. The compact allows the tribe to build a gaming facility that offers off-track wagering on horse races, card tables and up to 1,200 slot machines.

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8/7/2020

article California Gov. clears the way for Plymouth casino
(California) -- The Ione Band of Miwok Indians reached a major milestone in its attempt to build a casino in Amador County as the tribe signed a contract with Gov. Gavin...

8/4/2020

article Amador tribe enters gaming compact with state, clearing way for Plymouth casino
(California) -- Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a gaming compact with the Ione Band of Miwok Indians, the tribe announced today, reaching a major milestone in the tribe’s...

5/26/2020

article Atty Gains Deeper View Of Trust Land Pitfalls As Tribal Leader (sub req)
(California) -- The Ione Band of Miwok Indians has finally succeeded in its yearslong, heavily litigated bid to have the federal government take the California tribe...

4/8/2020

article California Tribe Gains Federal Permission for Amador County Casino Near Sacramento
(California) -- A California tribe has finally gained federal permission to build a casino resort in Amador County outside Sacramento, to the dismay of many local...
article Miwok leader has harsh words for Sen. Feinstein
(California) -- Editor, Ceres Courier, Our tribe, like many others throughout the United States, will not see a penny from the federal stimulus package despite our...

4/7/2020

article California tribe prevails in long-running land-into-trust endeavor
(California) -- In northern California and the Ione Band of Miwok Indians may soon be allowed to open a tribal casino after reportedly prevailing in its 15-year struggle...

4/6/2020

article Amador tribe wins federal right to seek state permission for new casino in Plymouth
(California) -- After years of court fights and citizen efforts to halt the construction of a third casino in Amador County, the Ione Band of Miwok Indians has won...

5/25/2018

article Calif. County Presses Justices To Hear Casino Land Case [sub req]
(California) -- A California county said Thursday that the U.S. Supreme Court should overturn an appeals court decision that backed the U.S. Department of the Interior...

4/17/2018

article Calif. County Urges Justices To Hear Tribal Casino Land Row [sub req]
(California) -- A California county has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to take up its appeal of a Ninth Circuit ruling that backed the U.S. Department of the Interior'...

11/21/2017

article Calif. County Asks 9th Circ. To Rehear Tribal Casino Row [sub req]
(California) -- A California county on Monday urged the Ninth Circuit to rethink a panel ruling backing a lower court’s support of the U.S. Department of the...

7/12/2016

article Amador County continues fight against new California casino
(California) -- Despite having its updated gambling compact approved by Democratic governor Jerry Brown late last month, the Buena Vista Rancheria Of Me-Wuk Indians...

4/13/2016

article Calif. County Asks DC Circ. To Hear Tribal Casino Land Row [sub req]
(California) -- A California county told a D.C. federal judge on Wednesday that it is appealing to the D.C. Circuit her March ruling that nixed the county’s...

3/11/2016

article BIA Accused Of Creating 'Imposter' Calif. Tribe [sub req'd]
(New York) -- The U.S. Department of the Interior, the Bureau of Indian Affairs and one of the BIA’s regional directors were accused in federal court Tuesday of...

10/1/2015

article Judge rejects challenges to Ione Band land-into-trust application
(California) -- The Ione Band of Miwok Indians in California could be moving forward with a long-delayed casino after two challenges were rejected by a federal judge on...

3/24/2015

article Interior, Calif. Tribe Seek To Nix Anti-Casino Suit
(California) -- The U.S. Department of the Interior and the Ione Band of Miwok Indians on Monday urged a California federal judge to toss a suit brought by two advocacy...

11/27/2013

article Round about Plymouth’s casino?
(California) -- Based on the accuracy of the information about the proposed Plymouth casino contained in the recent Round About Plymouth column, it would have been...

3/28/2013

article Lawsuit challenging Amador County casino moved to Sacramento
(California) -- A lawsuit challenging a proposed tribal casino in Amador County has been shifted to federal court in Sacramento, and away from a Washington, D.C.-based...

7/20/2012

article Restored Lands for a Restored Tribe?
(California) -- “We expected to be challenged,” Tribal Council Chairperson for the Ione Band of Miwok Indians Yvonne Miller said confidently, laying a...

7/17/2012

article EDITORIAL: Communities struggle to slow expansion of gambling
(California) -- What does the Obama administration have against the residents of Amador County? Tiny Amador, home to just 38,000 people, is fighting a pitched battle...

7/3/2012

article Amador suit seeks to stop Federal Trust for Ione Band's Plymouth Casino
(California) -- Amador County filed a suit in U.S. District Court last week seeking to stop the taking of land into federal trust on behalf of the Ione Band of Miwok...

6/29/2012

article One For Two / BIA approves, denies California gaming applications
(California) -- In May, the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs approved the gaming application of the Ione Band of Miwok Indians for 228 acres in Amador County, California...

6/28/2012

article Amador County sues U.S. Interior Department to block casino
(California) -- Amador County has sued the U.S. Department of Interior in a bid to block the Ione Band of Miwok Indians from building a casino resort near the rural town...

6/15/2012

article Amador County faces possible third casino
(California) -- The last time Plymouth and its 980 residents felt so agitated about the prospect of an Indian casino voters recalled the mayor and two other City Council...

6/12/2012

article Ruling in favor of Miwok Indians reignites Amador County casino debate
(California) -- The last time the town of Plymouth and its 980 residents felt so agitated about the prospect of an Indian casino rising on their golden meadows, voters...

6/1/2012

article BIA trust fo Ione Miwok casino based on restoring tribal land
(California) -- The Department of the Interior announced last week two rulings for California tribes seeking casino trust lands, including the affirmative decision for...
article New BIA decision sparks Plymouth casino battle anew
(California) -- A week after a state administrative judge went into deliberation about whether a proposed Buena Vista Casino near Ione can obtain a liquor license, a...

5/29/2012

article U.S. Department of the Interior approves Ione Band of Miwok Indians’ fee-to-trust application
(California) -- The U.S. Department of the Interior approved the casino and land fee-to-trust application of the Ione Band of Miwok Indians on Friday, May 25, clearing...

5/27/2012

article BIA Approves Ione Band’s Gaming Land Application; Denies Scotts Valley Band
(Washington D.C.) -- One indigenous nation in California has reason to celebrate and another has cause for disappointment after the Bureau of Indian Affairs issued...

5/25/2012

article Miwok Indian tribe wins right to build casino near Plymouth
(California) -- An Amador County tribe cleared a major hurdle Friday in a long quest to get land to build a casino near the town of Plymouth.
article Ione Band of Miwok Indians Trust Acquisition
(California) -- Decision The Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs has approved the Ione Band of Miwok Indians’ (Band) application to have approximately 228...

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