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In an effort to bring casino-style gambling to the outskirts of Alaska’s largest city, the Native Village of Eklutna is suing the Department of the Interior, and the state of Alaska can’t decide whether or not to intervene in a case with implications far beyond games of chance.

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1/8/2020

article Eklutna wants to open a tribal gaming casino; Alaska says that challenges the state’s sovereignty
(Alaska) -- The only tribal gaming casino in the state is in Metlakatla, on the Annette Island Indian Reserve. But a federally recognized tribe near Anchorage wants to...

1/7/2020

article Alaska state seeks to block tribal casino opening in Chugiak
(Alaska) -- The state of Alaska is trying to stop the Native Village of Eklutna from opening a casino in Chugiak. The Eklutna tribe filed a lawsuit in August to appeal a...

1/4/2020

article State moves to intervene in Eklutna lawsuit over tribal gaming
(Alaska) -- The state of Alaska has moved to intervene in a lawsuit filed by the Native Village of Eklutna against the federal government. The lawsuit seeks to reverse a...

1/3/2020

article State weighs in against Eklutna in Indian gaming casino case
(Alaska) -- The State of Alaska is trying to stop the Native Village of Eklutna from opening an Indian gaming casino in Chugiak. The Eklutna tribe filed a lawsuit in...

1/2/2020

article Alaska Files Documents Opposing Eklutna Tribal Gaming Push
(Alaska) -- The state of Alaska has filed documents opposing a tribe's push to open a gaming hall north of Anchorage. Officials with the Alaska Department of Law...

12/31/2019

article Alaska moves to block Eklutna tribal gaming, saying success could allow similar projects statewide
(Alaska) -- The state of Alaska is opposing a federal lawsuit brought by the Native Village of Eklutna as it attempts to build a tribal gaming hall about 20 miles north...

12/20/2019

article Anchorage to formalize government-to-government relations with Eklutna tribe
(Alaska) -- The Municipality of Anchorage voted unanimously Tuesday night to formalize government-to-government relations with the Native Village of Eklutna. The move...

12/19/2019

article Assembly votes unanimously to open formal dialogue with Native Village of Eklutna
(Alaska) -- A sometimes-emotional debate about formalizing relations between the Municipality of Anchorage and the Native Village of Eklutna ended with a vote by the...

12/15/2019

article Anchorage poised to gamble on gov-to-gov relations with Eklutna Tribe, allow casinos
(Alaska) -- The Anchorage Assembly is getting ready to establish government-to-government relations with the Village of Eklutna, which is within the Municipality of...

12/12/2019

article Birchwood council asks state to oppose lawsuit that could bring a casino to the area
(Alaska) -- Birchwood Community Council members voted Wednesday to ask the Alaska Attorney General’s office to oppose the Native Village of Eklutna in its lawsuit...

11/28/2019

article This Thanksgiving Marks 50 Years Since Natives Occupied Alcatraz. They Want You to Remember Why.
(California) -- For most Americans, Thanksgiving is a holiday. We come together with family and friends to express gratitude by feasting, drinking, and arguing. We re-...

11/20/2019

article LETTER: Gambling in Alaska
(Alaska) -- Our illustrious mayor supports a Class 2 casino in Eklutna for the sole reason, apparently, that it would create jobs. He evidently does not care that such a...

10/18/2019

article LETTER: Eklutna sues to open a casino
(Alaska) -- I am happy to see that an entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in the Native Village of Eklutna, a federally recognized tribal government! In ADN (10/11...

10/15/2019

article OP/ED: Is it time for a casino in Anchorage? The mayor says yes.
(Alaska) -- The federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Act is a complicated statute. And past efforts to bring casino gambling to Anchorage are mostly forgotten. But today,...

10/13/2019

article Alaska Native village sues federal agency over gaming hall
(Alaska) -- An Alaska Native Village has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Interior Department in a continuing campaign to open a tribal gambling hall.The Anchorage Daily...

10/11/2019

article Casino in Eklutna is a gamble Berkowitz would take
(Alaska) -- The Alaska Department of Law can’t seem to make up its mind on whether the 49th state should favor or oppose the opening of a Native-owned casino near...
article Eklutna sues federal government in pursuit of tribal gaming operation
(Alaska) -- The Native Village of Eklutna has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Interior Department in a continuing campaign to open a tribal gaming hall about 20 miles...

10/9/2019

article BLOG: Yes casino, no casino
(Alaska) -- The Alaska Department of Law can’t seem to make up its mind on whether the 49th state should favor or oppose the opening of a Native-owned casino near...

9/26/2019

article Arkansas Casino Bids for Russellville Pope County Begin, But Legal Questions Remain
(Arkansas) -- The bidding for the Arkansas casino license reserved for Pope County is moving forward in Russellville, as the city announced it’s accepting...

9/10/2019

article Russellville leaders consider moves towards casino land annexation
(Arkansas) -- Leaders of Russellville are toying with the idea of annexing the land for a future casino in Pope County. Tuesday night, City Council introduced a new...

8/19/2019

article Casino rising?
(Alaska) -- In an effort to bring casino-style gambling to the outskirts of Alaska’s largest city, the Native Village of Eklutna is suing the Department of the Interior...

8/9/2019

article Alaska Tribe Says Politics Swayed Gaming Land Ruling [sub req]
(Alaska) -- The Native Village of Eklutna has hit the U.S. Department of the Interior with a suit in D.C. federal court, alleging the DOI was illegally influenced by...

12/6/2018

article TEPTON: Casinos in Alaska? It won’t happen.
(Alaska) -- A lot of people have said we ought to start casinos up here and make a lot of money. But that’s a myth. Lower 48 Indians own more than 450 of them and...

7/18/2018

article Tlingit & Haida tight-lipped about project near Eaglecrest
(Alaska) -- Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska remains mum over the purpose of an intensive land clearing operation on Douglas Island. It...

4/7/2018

article Ask Juneau: Why can't I buy a lottery ticket?
(Alaska) -- Two viewers, Cherie Ball and Mark Allred, had similar questions that we’re answering this week: "Why doesn’t Alaska have a real lottery? Are...
article Bingo nights are a regular draw in Ketchikan
(Alaska) -- When the sun strides past Gravina Island, the Veterans of Foreign Wars transforms its second floor hall into a community staple that has entertained...

10/15/2016

article Polar bears, growing desperate for food, threaten native Alaskans
(Alaska) -- While Carla SimsKayotuk was getting ready for work last year in one of the U.S. Arctic’s northernmost villages, she noticed her door wasn’t shut...

10/11/2016

article Tribe explores ‘self-determination’ options in downtown Craig
(Alaska) -- Indian law is often complicated and obscure. But one bit of Indian law just got a lot more concrete for the Southeast community of Craig: the concept of land...

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