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MORON ALERT: After 400 Years, the Pamunkeys Shall Rise Again

Wow, ever since winning federal recognition as an Indian tribe, the Pamunkey Indians are on a tear. Last week I highlighted PamunkeyNet, a proposal to bring broadband Internet service to rural counties in the Chesapeake Bay region. Now, we find out that the Pamunkeys are thinking bigger… way bigger.

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4/6/2018

article THEIR VIEW: Is casino gambling coming to Virginia?
(Virginia) -- Virginia’s Pamunkey Indians have proposed a $700 million gambling resort. Get ready for a brawl. The Pamunkeys received federal recognition from the...

3/26/2018

article EDITORIAL: Is casino gambling coming to Virginia?
(Virginia) -- Virginia's Pamunkey Indians have proposed a $700 million gambling resort. Get ready for a brawl. The Pamunkeys received federal recognition from the...

3/20/2018

article EDITORIAL: Gambling within guide rails
(Virginia) -- In casino gambling, the house always has the edge. So owning the house — as the Pamunkey Indians are proposing — could be a lucrative business...
article Virginia’s Pamunkey Tribe Considers $700 Million Casino
(Virginia) -- The Commonwealth’s first casino could be in the works as the Pamunkey Indian Tribe, who recently received federal recognition, has started the search...

3/19/2018

article COLUMN: Brewing off the shores of the Chesapeake Bay
(Virginia) -- The Pamunkey Tribe is staking a claim but not in Maryland’s Charles County, where the family of the first mayor of D.C. — Robert Brent —...
article MORON ALERT: After 400 Years, the Pamunkeys Shall Rise Again
(Virginia) -- Wow, ever since winning federal recognition as an Indian tribe, the Pamunkey Indians are on a tear. Last week I highlighted PamunkeyNet, a proposal to...
article Pamunkey Tribe considering $700 million casino in Virginia
(Virginia) -- The Pamunkey Indian Tribe is considering whether to build a $700 million resort and casino in Virginia. Media outlets report that the tribe is looking at...
article Pamunkey Tribe’s Plan for Virginia’s First Casino Will Spark War With MGM
(Virginia) -- The Pamunkey of Virginia – the tribe of Pocahontas, no less – believe a $700 million casino resort could be just around the riverbend. It would...
article Virginia Could See Its First Las Vegas-Style Casino
(Virginia) -- Virginia could finally have a casino. According to a report from The Washington Post, the Pamunkey Tribe is seeking to build a $700 million casino-resort...
article Virginia tribe on the hunt for casino site
(Virginia) -- After winning federal recognition in 2015, the 200-member Pamunkey Indian Tribe is now reportedly searching for a suitable site on which to open Virginia...
article MGM National Harbor could soon face some competition in Virginia
(Maryland) -- MGM National Harbor could get some competition somewhere in eastern Virginia. The Pamunkey Indian Tribe, which has ties to Pocahontas and received federal...

3/18/2018

article Pamunkey Tribe announces plans for $700 million gaming facility
(Virginia) -- The Pamunkey Tribe wants to join the Indian gaming industry. The tribe envisions a $700 million resort in Virginia, The Newport News Daily Press reports....

3/17/2018

article Indian tribe’s plans could bring the first casino to Virginia
(Virginia) -- Virginia’s first casino could be in the cards, now that officials of an Indian tribe that recently won federal recognition have started to look for...

3/16/2018

article Pamunkey Indian Tribe planning $700 million resort, gaming facility
(Virginia) -- The Pamunkey Indian Tribe wants to venture into business, operating a destination resort with legal gaming and employing 4,000 full-time workers somewhere...

1/21/2018

article Big towers to rise near historic Jamestown: $90M in payouts
(Virginia) -- A big change is looming on the horizon near Jamestown Island, site of Britain's first permanent settlement in North America: 17 transmission towers — four...

11/20/2017

article Flip to the Back: Robert Gray
(Virginia) -- When we talked, the Pamunkey Indian Tribe’s chief was on his way back from Las Vegas, but he wasn’t gambling. Rather, he was there to learn...

2/23/2016

article Pamunkey's federal recognition begins to bear fruit
(Virginia) -- The Pamunkey Indian tribe has already started to receive long-awaited federal benefits, less than three weeks after being granted official federal...

2/4/2016

article Roger Chesley: The Pamunkey leap another barrier
(Virginia) -- BOB GRAY, chief of the Pamunkey Indians, knows tribal members should’ve worked ages ago to navigate the bureaucratic hurdles leading to federal...

2/2/2016

article Group concedes after defeat in Pamunkey Tribe recognition case
(Washington D.C.) -- A small opposition group is conceding defeat after failing to derail federal recognition for the Pamunkey Tribe of Virginia.

2/1/2016

article Pamunkey Tribe wins IBIA decision in favor of federal recognition
(Washington D.C.) -- The Pamunkey Tribe of Virginia is finally joining the family of Indian nations after a last-minute challenge was rejected. The tribe's federal...
article Virginia’s Pamunkey withstand challenge to tribe’s federal recognition
(Washington D.C.) -- A group challenging federal recognition of Virginia’s renowned Pamunkey Indian tribe has lost its case before the Interior Board of Indian...

10/28/2015

article EDITORIAL: Casino should be tribe's decision
(Virginia) -- TWO intertwined issues accompany any campaign for recognition by an Indian tribe in Virginia. The first is the commonwealth's distinct history of state...

10/23/2015

article Pamunkey Indians wanted to open Virginia’s first casino, letter shows
(Virginia) -- In the weeks before the Pamunkey Indians received federal recognition in July, leaders of the Virginia tribe were pursuing a potential casino deal with...

10/9/2015

article Calif. group appeals Virginia tribe’s federal recognition
(Virginia) -- A California organization that favors gambling limits is challenging an Interior Department decision to grant federal recognition to a Virginia Indian...
article Challenge filed against Pamunkey's federal recognition
(Virginia) -- A California-based casino gaming watchdog has filed a last-minute challenge to the Interior Board of Indian Appeals, asking that the federal recognition...

10/8/2015

article Federal recognition put on hold for Virginia’s Pamunkey Indian tribe
(Washington D.C.) -- The Pamunkey Indians, who claim Pocahontas as an ancestor and in July became the first state tribe to receive federal recognition, are facing a last...

8/2/2015

article Pocahontas' tribe, the Pamunkey of Virginia, finally recognized by U.S.
(Virginia) -- The tidal river that surrounds this spit of scrubby land has long functioned like a moat that rises and falls through the day. A single road connects the...

7/13/2015

article Pamunkey Tribe faces big hurdle in placing reservation into trust
(Virginia) -- The Pamunkey Tribe of Virginia won a historic federal recognition decision from the Bureau of Indian Affairs this month, a six-year process that included...
article Pamunkey Tribe Gets Federal Designation Despite Business Pushback
(Virginia) -- Until this month, there was no federally recognized Indian tribe in the state of Virginia, an oddity since Virginia’s Native Americans have long been...

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