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Choctaw casino vote set for Nov. 17

The Choctaw tribe has set a Nov. 17 vote on whether to build its fourth Mississippi casino. If the measure is approved by the 10,000-member tribe, the casino would be built in the Red Water community in Leake County.

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9/13/2017

article Fight Over Choctaw’s Red Water Casino Project will be Decided by Voters
(Mississippi) -- The fate of Choctaw Nation’s fourth casino in Mississippi will be decided by its more than 10,000 members and not tribal leadership. After a brief...

9/12/2017

article Choctaw casino vote set for Nov. 17
(Mississippi) -- The Choctaw tribe has set a Nov. 17 vote on whether to build its fourth Mississippi casino. If the measure is approved by the 10,000-member tribe, the...

9/8/2017

article Choctaw Indians to vote soon on new casino in Mississippi
(Mississippi) -- The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians will soon receive the opportunity to vote in a court-ordered referendum regarding the proposed Red Water Casino...

9/6/2017

article Mississippi tribe expected to vote soon on new casino in Leake County
(Mississippi) -- To build or not to build is the question that the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians will be tasked with answering when a court-ordered referendum...
article Tribe to vote on proposed casino
(Mississippi) -- A referendum will decide if the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians will go forward with its proposed new casino in the Red Water community in Leake...

8/19/2017

article Mississippi Choctaw citizens win court decision to put new casino to a vote
(Mississippi) -- Citizens of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians have won a tribal court decision that requires a new casino to be put to a vote of the people....

8/12/2017

article Choctaw tribe works to prevent foster care
(Mississippi) -- The Choctaw tribe is working to find new ways to help children and families prevent the need for foster care. Tribal judges, attorneys and social...

7/12/2017

article Fair goers experience Choctaw Indian culture
(Mississippi) -- The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is inviting the public to their annual fair on the reservation. For the next few days fair goers can experience...

6/21/2017

article Four incumbents defeated in Choctaw Tribal Council races
(Mississippi) -- Four incumbent Choctaw Tribal Council members were defeated, while four were re-elected last week, official returns show. Not all positions on the...

6/3/2017

article MBCI explains failed referendum
(Mississippi) -- The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians issued a news release Friday about the status of a referendum on Red Water Casino. The tribe says the measure...

5/30/2017

article Choctaw petition regarding future Red Water casino fails
(Mississippi) -- A petition regarding the Choctaw tribe's decision to build a fourth tribal casino in Mississippi has failed. Some members wanted tribal voters to...

5/24/2017

article Plan to build Red Water Casino in Mississippi facing tribal opposition
(Mississippi) -- In Mississippi, the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is reportedly facing the prospect of being required to hold a tribal referendum to officially...

5/23/2017

article Possible vote to end Red Water Casino
(Mississippi) -- Some tribal members are protesting the construction of the Red Water Casino that is expected to be built in Leake County. The decision could soon be...

3/29/2017

article Nine Tribal Council seats on ballot
(Mississippi) -- Nine Tribal Council seats will be on the ballot when the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians returns to the polls on Tuesday, June 13, all for four-year...

2/28/2017

article Tribe pays off $10 million CHC loan
(Mississippi) -- The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians (MBCI) recently paid off the remaining balance on a 10-year loan taken out to help finance construction costs of...

2/15/2017

article Choctaw tribe breaks ground on safe room at Pearl River Elementary
(Mississippi) -- The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians broke ground on a safe room project at Pearl River Elementary in Choctaw Tuesday. The groundbreaking is the...

2/3/2017

article Chief Anderson: No new money borrowed for Red Water Casino
(Mississippi) -- Red Water Casino is being built in Leake County near the intersection of Highway 35 and 25. The design has been released. It's going to be nearly 36...

2/2/2017

article Choctaw tribe to expand elementary school, build housing
(Mississippi) -- The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians was awarded $18 million in the Ramah Navajo Chapter et al. V. Jewell lawsuit in January. Chief Phyliss Anderson...

2/1/2017

article Tribe plans fourth casino in Leake County
(Mississippi) -- A new casino will be constructed in Leake County, creating more than 200 new jobs, the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians announced Friday following a...

1/30/2017

article Choctaw council votes to bring gaming to Red Water
(Mississippi) -- Red Water Casino has been approved and construction plans are being made. "We're just excited that they have the confidence to actually build a...

1/27/2017

article Casino planned for Leake County
(Mississippi) -- The Choctaw Tribal Council passed Resolution CHO 17-033 during a special meeting, which allows for a casino to be built in the Red Water community of...
article Choctaw council votes to bring gaming to Red Water
(Mississippi) -- The tribal council of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians has voted to expand gaming to the Red Water community. The 9-7 vote came in a special...
article Tribal Casino Planned for Leake County
(Mississippi) -- The Choctaw Tribal Council passed a resolution allowing for a casino to be built in Leake County. The 16 member Choctaw Tribal Council, which represents...

1/25/2017

article Tribal group wants to recall Chief Anderson
(Mississippi) -- Chief Phyliss Anderson has been in office for six years but some members of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians don't agree with her leadership...

1/23/2017

article MOWA Tribe Plans To Appeal Gaming Ruling
(Alabama) -- A small Indian tribe isn’t giving up the fight over gaming. Recently, the Attorney General declared victory over the MOWA Band of Choctaw Indians...

12/17/2016

article Choctaw man guilty of reservation murder
(Mississippi) -- A Choctaw man was found guild of second-degree murder Thursday following a four-day trial in U.S. District Court. Davian Wilson, also know as “...

12/16/2016

article Choctaw resident found guilty of murder on reservation
(Mississippi) -- 22-year-old Davian Wilson, a.k.a “Chaba”, of Choctaw, Mississippi, was found guilty of second-degree murder Thursday following a four-day...

11/25/2016

article Mississippi tribe successfully refinances gaming debt
(Mississippi) -- The federally-recognized Mississippi Band Of Choctaw Indians has reportedly refinanced its gaming debt after reporting an $11 million increase in annual...

11/21/2016

article Pearl River Resort pays off millions in debt
(Mississippi) -- The Choctaw Resort Development Enterprise recently paid off outstanding bond debt and refinanced its existing bank loan. Tribal Chief Phyliss Anderson...

7/13/2016

article Anderson files suit against Tribal Council
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians Chief Phyliss J. Anderson has filed a lawsuit in Choctaw Tribal Court against the Tribal Council over amendments...

7/11/2016

article Tribal Council stands by Policy after Chief Anderson sued
(Mississippi) -- Choctaw Tribal Chief Phyliss Anderson is suing the Tribal Council over what she calls an interference in her authority. A part of the personnel and...

7/10/2016

article Mississippi Choctaw Tribal Council stands by constitutionality of policy
(Mississippi) -- On June 27, the Tribal Chief of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians and four political appointees filed a lawsuit in the Mississippi Choctaw Tribal...

7/8/2016

article Mississippi Choctaw chief sues council over new personnel policy
(Mississippi) -- Chief Phyliss Anderson of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is suing the tribal council over a new personnel policy that she says interferes with...

7/6/2016

article Mississippi Band of Choctaws chief sues Tribal Council
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians Tribal Chief Phyliss Anderson has filed a lawsuit against the 17-member Tribal Council over a policy amendment that...

6/16/2016

press release Standard and Poor's Raises Choctaw Resort Development Enterprises Bond Rating
(Mississippi) -- Choctaw Resort Development Enterprise (CRDE), a business enterprise of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, announced today that Standard and Poor...

5/27/2016

article Choctaw tribe honors veterans at wreath laying ceremony
(Mississippi) -- The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is paying tribute with the laying of the wreath ceremony. Chief of Staff, Rae Nell Vaughn gave remarks. "...

5/25/2016

article Choctaw Nation Welcomes the Longest Walk 5 to Mississippi
(Mississippi) -- The Longest Walk 5 – War on Drugs and Domestic Violence was hosted and taken care of by members of the Mississipi Choctaw community. Ron Alex...

5/7/2016

article Indian Country Needs More Leaders Like the Late Phillip Martin
(New Mexico) -- When Chief Phillip Martin came home to Philadelphia, Mississippi in 1955, his people had no more hope than they had when he left four years earlier to...

12/19/2015

article Bok Homa Casino celebrates 5th anniversary
(Mississippi) -- A popular Jones County tourist attraction celebrated a special birthday Saturday. The Bok Homa Casino turned five years old.
article Bok Homa celebrates five years
(Mississippi) -- On Dec. 20, 2010, the slots were spinning for the first time at Bok Homa Casino — and it was an occasion to remember, with parachuting Santas and...

12/4/2015

article Families get first glimpse of quilt for missing, murdered women in Winnipeg
(Manitoba) -- Families of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls (MMIWG) were given their first glimpse of a garment that's been months in the making....

12/3/2015

article Tribe Continues to Move Forward with Interim CEO
(Mississippi) -- Pearl River Resort is opening a new attraction at Silver Star. Bingo. It will be open to the public Saturday. "This is something that the customers...

10/2/2015

article Anderson takes oath as tribal chief next week
(Mississippi) -- An inauguration ceremony is scheduled next week for Phyliss J. Anderson who was re-elected as tribal chief of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians....

9/16/2015

article Mississippi Choctaws debut new restaurant at gaming facility
(Mississippi) -- The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday for a new restaurant at one of its casinos. The Bakery at Silver Star...
article Choctaw RDE head resigning
(Mississippi) -- The CEO of Choctaw Resort Development Enterprise is resigning. Holly Gagnon’s last day at CRDE, a business enterprise of the Mississippi Band of...

9/11/2015

article Runoff election results for tribal chief certified
(Mississippi) -- The Tribal Election Committee (TEC) for the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians has certified election results in an Aug. 25 runoff, confirming Chief...

8/26/2015

article Chief Anderson wins second term with 55% of votes
(Mississippi) -- Chief Phyliss J. Anderson was re-elected Tuesday with 55 percent of the vote, defeating former chief Beasley Denson in complete but uncertified votes....

8/24/2015

article Third Choctaw Chief election on tap this week
(Mississippi) -- Philadelphia, Miss. Voters will headed to the polls for a third time to elect a Chief since the run off where Anderson defeated Denson was overturned by...

8/23/2015

article Choctaw chief rivals battle again
(Mississippi) -- Four years after Phyliss J. Anderson became the first female chief of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, it feels like deja vu all over again.

8/19/2015

article Anderson, Denson on ballot for Chief
(Mississippi) -- Tribal voters will return to the polls Tuesday to elect a Chief, choosing between incumbent Phyliss J. Anderson and challenger Beasley Denson. A new...

8/12/2015

article Tribal voters to cast ballots on Aug. 25 for Tribal Chief
(Mississippi) -- Tribal voters in Neshoba County will cast ballots in two elections on Tuesday, Aug. 25. A new election for Choctaw Tribal Chief was set for Aug. 25...

8/2/2015

article Operations / All Systems Go
(Mississippi) -- When Pearl River Resort chose to convert to Konami’s SYNKROS system for two different casino floors at the same resort, there was no shortage of...

8/1/2015

article Cellmate charged in jail death of Choctaw tribal politician
(Mississippi) -- Sheriff Tommy Waddell said Justyn Schlegel, 34, was arrested this week in the death of Rexdale Wayne Henry. Waddell said Schlegel was in the cell with...

7/31/2015

article New runoff election for tribal chief of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is Aug. 25
(Mississippi) -- A new runoff election for tribal chief of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is now scheduled for Aug. 25. Tribe spokeswoman Misty Dreifuss says in...

7/29/2015

article Council overturns Chief election
(Mississippi) -- No date has been set for a new Choctaw Tribal Chief election after the Tribal Council overturned a June 20 run-off where incumbent Chief Phyliss J....

7/26/2015

article Choctaw Tribal Council overturns chief election
(Mississippi) -- Members of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians will head back to the polls to elect a new tribal chief. In a split vote early Friday evening, the...
article Choctaw Tribal Council Overturns Runoff Election for Chief
(Mississippi) -- After a day-long hearing, the Choctaw Tribal Council threw out the results of the chief's race. The Tribal Council voted 9-8 in favor of the runoff...

7/22/2015

article Tribal Council to hear appeal in Chief's race
(Mississippi) -- The Choctaw Tribal Council will hear an appeal to the June 30 Tribal Chief's election on Friday after 11 grievances/complaints were dismissed...

7/15/2015

article Phyliss Anderson takes oath of office for 2nd term as Chief
(Mississippi) -- Choctaw Tribal Chief Phyliss J. Anderson was sworn in for a second term Tuesday morning and afterwards thanked those in attendance for their support and...

7/8/2015

article Chief Anderson reveals plan for first 100 days of her second term
(Mississippi) -- Pay raises for all Tribal school employees, a cost of living increase for Tribal government employees and a $10 million budget plan for the Reservation...
article Denson challenges Choctaw chief runoff results
(Mississippi) -- Former Choctaw chief Beasley Denson is contesting the election results for head of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, WTOK reported.

7/2/2015

article Anderson wins Choctaw Chief
(Mississippi) -- Chief Phyliss J. Anderson retained her seat as head of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians after a neck-in-neck runoff election.
article Chief Anderson apparent winner in run-off
(Mississippi) -- Incumbent Chief Phyliss J. Anderson is the apparent winner in the Choctaw Tribal Chief Runoff Election polling 1,907 votes, or 52 percent, to former...

7/1/2015

article Choctaw chief title up for grabs
(Mississippi) -- Results were neck-and-neck Wednesday as ballots from Tuesday's election for tribal chief of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians were still being...

6/30/2015

article Choctaw Indians runoff election too close to call
(Mississippi) -- It will come down to absentee ballots to determine the winner of the runoff election for the new tribal chief of the Choctaw Indians. With the votes...

6/12/2015

article Anderson, Denson to meet in run-off for Tribal Chief on June 30
(Mississippi) -- A runoff race for Choctaw Tribal Chief and a council position in Tucker is set for Tuesday, June 30. Incumbent Chief Phyliss J. Anderson and former...

6/9/2015

article Choctaw Chief Anderson appears to be in run-off with Denson
(Mississippi) -- Incumbent Choctaw Tribal Chief Phyliss J. Anderson was apparently headed to a run-off election with former Tribal Chief Beasley Denson at press time...

6/7/2015

article Choctaw chief speaks
(Mississippi) -- Editor’s note: Durant Daily Democrat staff writer Dan Pennington interviewed Choctaw Nation Chief Gary Batton and this article is presented in a...

6/5/2015

article Choctaw Tribal Chief Election Heats Up
(Mississippi) -- The Choctaw tribal elections are just a few days away and the campaigns for tribal chief are heating up. Philadelphia, Miss. The Choctaw tribal...

6/3/2015

article Choctaw Health Center awarded LEED certification
(Mississippi) -- The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians' Choctaw Health Center has been awarded LEED Gold established by the U.S. Green Building Council and...

5/24/2015

article Choctaw Health Center's green construction recognized
(Mississippi) -- The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians’ Choctaw Health Center (CHC) has been awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)...

5/22/2015

article Choctaw tribe goes green, recognized
(Mississippi) -- The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians’ Choctaw Health Center has been awarded LEED Gold established by the U.S. Green Building Council and...

4/18/2015

article Tribal Casino Evades Wrongful Death Suit Over Jurisdiction
(Washington D.C.) -- A Mississippi federal judge tossed a wrongful death suit against a tribal casino Friday, saying federal courts lacked jurisdiction because the...

4/15/2015

article Tribal Chief cites progress
(Mississippi) -- Choctaw Tribal Chief Phyllis J. Anderson kicked off her re-election campaign Saturday morning citing such accomplishments as a new health center, a...

4/1/2015

article Tribal Casino Subject To US Law In Negligence Suit: Plaintiff
(New York) -- A man who sued a Mississippi casino after the alleged wrongful death of his mother said Wednesday that its operators, the Mississippi Band of Choctaw...

3/18/2015

article Choctaw Indian produce initiative available in Jackson
(Mississippi) -- The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is expanding its fresh produce initiative to Jackson. Choctaw Fresh Produce started enrolling members March 3...

2/2/2015

article Golden Moon Casino reopens as renovations continue
(Mississippi) -- Six years after the Golden Moon shut its doors as part of a decision by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, the facility reopened Saturday with...
article Mississippi Choctaws reopen Golden Moon casino to stave off decline, compete with Wind Creek
(Mississippi) -- The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians reopened one of its casinos full-time in an effort to recapture some of the customers who have been siphoned off...

2/1/2015

article Mississippi Choctaws reopen second casino with $70M overhaul
(Mississippi) -- The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is reopening its Golden Moon casino full-time, following a $70 million-plus renovation. The 10,000-member tribe...

1/31/2015

article Golden Moon Hotel & Casino Opens $70 Million Renovation at Pearl River Resort
(Mississippi) -- Pearl River Resort, the Southeast’s premier entertainment and gaming enterprise, held a grand opening and ribbon cutting celebration for the $70...
article Miss. Choctaws reopen casino to compete with 3 in Ala.
(Mississippi) -- The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is reopening its Golden Moon casino full-time, following a $70 million-plus renovation. The 10,000-member tribe...

1/28/2015

article Golden Moon to reopen after $70 million renovation
(Mississippi) -- The Golden Moon Hotel & Casino will officially reopen on Saturday following a $70 million renovation to the gaming area, poker room, center bar and...
article Choctaws' new hospital nearing completion
(Mississippi) -- The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is planning for a March 2 ribbon cutting for the tribe's new hospital near Philadelphia. This will be...

1/27/2015

article Meridian, Choctaws agree on bus
(Mississippi) -- Meridian has its bus. Meridian Mayor Percy Bland and Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians Tribal Chief Phyliss J. Anderson signed a memorandum of...

1/25/2015

article Public Transit is Coming Back to Meridian
(Mississippi) -- An agreement between the city of Meridian and the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians will provide buses and on call transportation to the citizens of...
article Public transportation to run again in Meridian
(Mississippi) -- The Meridian City Council approved by a 5-0 vote to bring public transportation back to the city. The council gave Mayor Percy Bland approval to enter...

12/17/2014

article Golden Moon Casino to reopen Jan. 31
(Mississippi) -- A grand reopening of the Golden Moon Hotel & Casino at Pearl River Resort is planned in January following a $70 million renovation to the gaming...

12/15/2014

article Mississippi Choctaws set to reopen casino after $70M renovation
(Mississippi) -- The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians will reopen one of its gaming facilities next month after completing a $70 million renovation. The tribe cut...

12/11/2014

article Mississippi casino reopening after renovations
(Mississippi) -- The owners of Pearl River Resort are finalizing a $70 million renovation of the Golden Moon Hotel and Casino. The 571-room property, located in...

11/10/2014

article Trial rescheduled for suspect in the fatal stabbing on the Choctaw Reservation
(Mississippi) -- The trial of four people — including a juvenile — in the death of 37-year-old man on the Choctaw Indian Reservation in east Mississippi has...

11/5/2014

article U.S. Secretary of Interior visits Choctaw Tribal Schools
(Mississippi) -- "Do you kids know who my boss is?" Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewel asked a class at Choctaw Central High School last week. "Barack...

9/2/2014

article Choctaw Tribe Asks Justices To Pass On Dollar General Case
(Mississippi) -- The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to pass on a Dollar General Corp. appeal that could limit tribal courts'...

8/28/2014

article 3 men, juvenile held in August slaying on the Choctaw Indian Reservation
(Mississippi) -- Four people, including a juvenile, have been arrested in a fatal stabbing on the Choctaw Indian Reservation in east Mississippi.

8/14/2014

article Choctaw police officer stabbed, man fatally shot
(Mississippi) -- A Choctaw police officer was stabbed and a tribal member shot and killed during an incident in the Pearl River community, authorities said.
article Choctaw Tribal member dead, police officer wounded responding to call
(Mississippi) -- A Choctaw Tribal member is dead and a Choctaw police officer was wounded after responding to a call last night, a Tribal spokesperson said.
article Officer Wounded, Man Dies in Pearl River Community
(Mississippi) -- The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians says a tribal police officer was wounded and a tribal member died in an incident late Tuesday.

7/13/2014

article Choctaws plan for casino renovation, expansion
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians Phyliss J. Anderson has signed a new loan package to renovate the Silver Star Hotel and Casino and reopen the Golden...

7/9/2014

article Choctaws say Golden Moon will re-open soon as full casino
(Mississippi) -- Refinancing an existing $70 million loan and access to an additional $75 million will allow the Golden Moon to re-open soon as a full-time casino,...

7/6/2014

article Choctaws plan for casino renovation, expansion
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians Phyliss J. Anderson has signed a new loan package to renovate the Silver Star Hotel and Casino and reopen the Golden...
article CRDE Board Chairman Chief Phyliss J. Anderson signs loan package
(Mississippi) -- Tribal Chief and Chairman of Choctaw Resort Development Enterprise Board (CRDE) Chief Phyliss J. Anderson signed official refinancing documents along...

7/5/2014

article 6th District GOP runoff features State Rep. Paul DeMarco and think tank founder Gary Palmer
(Alabama) -- On a sweltering summer evening, Paul DeMarco and Gary Palmer took to the stage in a half-filled high school auditorium to make their best pitches to...

7/3/2014

article CRDE Board Chairman Chief Phyliss J. Anderson signs loan package
(Mississippi) -- Tribal Chief and Chairman of Choctaw Resort Development Enterprise Board (CRDE) Chief Phyliss J. Anderson signed official refinancing documents along...

7/2/2014

article Plans to fully reopen Golden Moon, upgrade it and Silver Star progressing
(Mississippi) -- With a new financing package in place, the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians says it’s ready to move forward with plans to return Golden Moon...

6/29/2014

article Residents can let good times roll at area casinos
(Mississippi) -- Pine Belt residents who feel up to rolling the dice on having a good time will find a fun payout at nearby casinos and resorts.

5/24/2014

article Choctaw Tribe Takes Aim at Obesity
(Mississippi) -- The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is hoping to make a big dent in the state's obesity problem over the next few months. The tribe brought a...

3/26/2014

article Tribal Council rejects new casino
(Mississippi) -- Rejecting a casino in the Red Water community of Leake County will cost the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians $20 million in new revenue and 170 jobs...

3/21/2014

article Choctaw Tribal Council rejects proposed Red Water casino
(Mississippi) -- The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians Tribal Council voted against building a casino in the Red Water Community in Leake County Friday morning. The...

9/12/2013

article Work begins on $55M hospital
(Mississippi) -- Construction of a new $55 million hospital is under way on the eastern end of the Choctaw Indian Reservation off New Frog Level Road.

7/21/2013

article CHAMPAGNE: A Lesson in Jobs From the Choctaw
(Mississippi) -- The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians are a model of successful economic development, which many attribute to their late Chief, Phillip Martin.

2/28/2012

article Choctaw Refinancing Plan
(Mississippi) -- Choctaw tribal officials have signed a refinancing plan that's expected to help address the Pearl River Resort's recent money woes.

2/11/2012

article Chief Anderson Hosts Congressional Visitors
(Mississippi) -- On February 6, Choctaw Indian Tribal Chief Phyliss J. Anderson welcomed Congressional representatives to the Choctaw Indian Reservation for a tour of...

1/16/2012

article Mother, Leader: Mississippi Choctaw Has First Female Leader
(Mississippi) -- The 10,000-plus members of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians made it clear this past summer that they wanted a dramatic change in leadership.

12/14/2011

article Resort CEO quits after few weeks
(Mississippi) -- The resignation of Bryce Warren as president/CEO of Pearl River Resort was announced Tuesday by the Choctaw Resort Development Enterprise Board....

9/9/2011

article Choctaws: Strong leadership needed
(Mississippi) -- The election of Phyliss J. Anderson as chief of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is a historic step for the tribe, but also a crucial decision on...

9/6/2011

article Mississippi Choctaws End Contract with Mercury Gaming
(Mississippi) -- The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians has discontinued its contract with the Atlanta, Georgia-based advertising agency listed in the July 12 FBI...

9/4/2011

article Choctaws end contract with firm in charge of advertising
(Mississippi) -- The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is parting ways with an Atlanta advertising agency that was named in an FBI search warrant when agents raided...

8/31/2011

article Scrutinized Choctaw casino hires new auditor
(Mississippi) -- The casino resort owned by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians says it has hired a new auditor to provide independent review of its business and...

8/28/2011

article $10 M line of credit helped build casino
(Mississippi) -- Although the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians said in May that profits from its casino had paid off its $18 million construction costs, financial...

8/26/2011

article Anderson Seeks To Become 1st Female Miss. Choctaw Chief
(Mississippi) -- The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is split over who's accountable for a federal investigation into the Pearl River Resort.

8/15/2011

article Outside auditor quits casino work for Choctaws in Mississippi
(Mississippi) -- Price Waterhouse Coopers has quit as outside auditor for the casinos run by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.

7/31/2011

article 2 days after FBI raids Choctaw casinos, Moody's downgrades tribes bonds to junk status
(Wall Street) -- Moody's Investors Service has downgraded $200 million in securities borrowed by the Choctaw Resort Development Enterprise to junk bond status.
article Choctaws' bonds get junk rating / Downgrade by Moody's comes on heels of FBI probe
(Wall Street) -- Two days after FBI agents raided the casinos at the Pearl River Resort, Moody's Investors Service downgraded the $200 million in securities borrowed by...

7/27/2011

article Tribal Council takes no action on election
(Mississippi) -- The Choctaw Tribal Council took no action Tuesday morning to reinstate the returns from the July 5 runoff election for chief, officials said. The...

7/26/2011

article Mississippi Choctaw Sponsorship of Atlanta Braves Not Paying Off
(Mississippi) -- The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians has spent millions to sponsor the Atlanta Braves since 2008, reported The Clarion-Ledger. And the payoff has...

7/25/2011

article Choctaws reap little from deal
(Mississippi) -- Despite spending millions since 2008 to help sponsor the Atlanta Braves, the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is seeing little return - less than 4...

7/24/2011

article Opinion / Another whiff of wrongdoing among the Choctaws
(Mississippi) -- Something is rotten in the state of Choctaw. Or certainly so it seems following the FBI raid on the Indian tribe’s casino complex near Philadelphia.

7/22/2011

article OP/ED: Will FBI Raid Yield New Abramoff-Related Sleaze in the Deep South?
(Mississippi) -- An FBI investigation of Mississippi Choctaw gaming facilities involves the tribe's ties to two Atlanta companies.

7/21/2011

article Issues at Choctaw Tribal Council Meeting
(Mississippi) -- The Choctaw Tribal Council met Thursday morning, and contrary to some rumors, the council did not choose to back off of having new elections for Chief...

7/20/2011

article Choctaw tribe's deals focus of FBI, chief says
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi Choctaw Indians Chief Beasley Denson says media reports earlier this month that an FBI search of tribal records includes those related to...
article Choctaw tribe's deals focus of probe
(Mississippi) -- Miko Beasley Denson said Tuesday the FBI's July 12 raid of Choctaw casinos "blindsided" him, but he vowed to fully cooperate with the federal...
article FBI investigation of Choctaws indicates something not right
(Mississippi) -- Something is rotten in the state of Choctaw. Or certainly so it seems following the FBI raid recently on the Indian tribe’s casino complex near...

7/16/2011

article Chief: Choctaw casinos to cooperate with FBI raid
(Mississippi) -- The chief of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians says he's confident in tribal casinos' management and has told casino officials to...
article Speculation over FBI raid irresponsible, Choctaw chief says
(Mississippi) -- Beasley Denson, chief for the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, broke his silence Friday, speaking out for the first time since the FBI raid of the...

7/15/2011

article Cherokee Nation Tribal Council to Use Third Party in Run-Off Election
(Oklahoma) -- At a recent tribal council meeting on July 12, the Cherokee Nation Tribal Council approved a resolution specifically designed to improve public confidence...
article Miko Beasley Denson Statement
(Mississippi) -- The head of the Choctaw government released his first statement since the FBI raid on the Pearl River Resort Tuesday
article Miko Denson issues statement on FBI raid
(Mississippi) -- In the latest on the FBI investigation at the Pearl River Resort, Miko Beasley Denson has issued a two paragraph statement. In it, Denson acknowledges...
article OP/ED: Why Did the FBI Launch a Raid on Mississippi Choctaw Gaming Facilities?
(Mississippi) -- Two days have passed since federal authorities launched an investigation at Mississippi Choctaw casinos, and we still don't know what prompted the...

7/14/2011

article FBI Mississippi Choctaw Casino Raid May Relate to Chief’s Dealings
(Mississippi) -- A local television station is linking the unusual July 12 FBI raid of two Mississippi Choctaw casinos to dealings between chief Miko Beasley Denson and...
article Why Did the FBI Launch a Raid on Mississippi Choctaw Gaming Facilities?
(Mississippi) -- Two days have passed since federal authorities launched an investigation at Mississippi Choctaw casinos, and we still don't know what prompted the...

7/13/2011

article Details emerge on FBI search at Choctaw casinos
(Mississippi) -- Native American dancing captures the attention of the crowds at the Choctaw Indian Fair this week. But something else has gotten the attention of the U....
article FBI agents raid Resort, copy drives
(Mississippi) -- A search warrant executed by the FBI at Pearl River Resort on Tuesday could be related to election fraud, multiple sources told The Neshoba Democrat....
article Feds raid Choctaw casinos
(Mississippi) -- In an unprecedented move, the FBI raided the Mississippi Choctaws’ Pearl River Resort Tuesday, seizing computer hard drives at two casinos. The...
article Reports Cite Unnamed Sources on FBI Raid
(Mississippi) -- Fun and games may be the last thing on some people's minds this week on the Choctaw Reservation in Neshoba County. FBI and tribal officials are...

7/12/2011

article Choctaw Tribal Council briefed on FBI investigation at Pearl River Resort
(Mississippi) -- The Choctaw Tribal Council was briefed on an FBI investigation under way at Pearl River Resort in a meeting Tuesday morning closed to the press. A...
article FBI raids Choctaw casinos
(Mississippi) -- FBI agents on Tuesday raided the casinos at Pearl River Resort in Neshoba County. FBI officials won’t discuss the matter. The Choctaw Tribal...
article FBI raids Choctaw Indian tribe's Pearl River Resort casinos
(Mississippi) -- The FBI today raided two Mississippi casinos at the Choctaw Indian tribe's Pearl River Resort, the Jackson Clarion Ledger reports.
article FBI raids tribal resort / Computer hard drives reportedly seized at casinos
(Mississippi) -- FBI agents on Tuesday raided the Mississippi Choctaws' Pearl River Resort - an indication there is some evidence or allegations of a federal crime,...
article Feds Raid Choctaw Casinos
(Mississippi) -- Federal authorities were at the Golden Moon and Silver Star casinos at Pearl River Resort in Choctaw on Tuesday, 16 WAPT News has learned.

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