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Native American activists to protest Poarch Creek casino in Wetumpka

William Bailey began having concerns about the Poarch Band of Creek Indians digging up graves for construction at a site he considers sacred when he served on its tribal council years ago.

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7/18/2014

article Don't tune out yet: Gambling could even odds in Alabama AG's race: opinion
(Alabama) -- Are we done here? Three decades of party realignment and redistricting have made many of Alabama's races politically lopsided, so much so that that it...
article The three pieces of Luther Strange's argument against the Poarch Creek gambling machines
(Alabama) -- Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange advanced the state's challenge to the remove electronic bingo machines from casinos owned by the Poarch Band of...

7/17/2014

article Alabama submits opening brief in Poarch Creek casino dispute
(Alabama) -- The state of Alabama is trying to convince a federal appeals court that the Poarch Band of Creek Indians operates an illegal gaming enterprise.
article Strange takes PCI dispute to federal appeals court
(Alabama) -- The state of Alabama, represented by Attorney General Luther Strange, has taken its case against the Poarch Band of Creek Indians (PCI) Gaming Authority to...

7/6/2014

article Fort Walton hotel, financed in part by Poarch Creek Indians, has a military secret of its own
(Alabama) -- Most people associate the Poarch Band of Creek Indians with their soaring hotels and casinos in Alabama. But it is another of the tribe's investment...
article 'I go to work and think of a way to sue Obama Administration,' Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange says
(Alabama) -- On Tuesday, Strange even began a speech to the Republican Women of Huntsville by saying: "I have the best job in politics in Alabama," Strange...
article Questionable donations, allegations of improper candidate recruitment fuel Alabama GOP strife
(Alabama) -- An internecine battle is brewing in the Alabama Republican Party, which last month appointed a committee to investigate the large number of newcomers who...

7/4/2014

article Support from Alfa, Poarch Creek Indians gives Albritton fundraising edge in Senate race
(Alabama) -- Republican candidate Greg Albritton enjoys a fundraising advantage in his state Senate race in large measure because of nearly $30,000 in "in-kind...

6/24/2014

article Senate District 30 candidate Harris Garner gets $75,000 in campaign contributions from Poarch Creeks
(Alabama) -- State Senate District 30 candidate Harris Garner this month has received $75,000 in campaign contributions from the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, who...

6/11/2014

article Bryan makes history at PCI
(Alabama) -- History was made Saturday, June 7, as the first female to head the Poarch Creek Tribal Council. Stephanie A. Bryan and Robert “Robbie” McGhee...
article Poarch Band of Creek Indians elects first woman to chair tribal council
(Alabama) -- The Poarch Band of Creek Indians has chosen Stephanie A. Bryan to become the new chairwoman on the tribal council. Bryan was selected during an election...

6/8/2014

article Poarch Creek Indians Elect New Chairman
(Alabama) -- The Poarch Band of Creek Indians elected their first female chair in history Saturday. Stephanie Bryan won the position with 782 votes, defeating Robert...

5/31/2014

article Save Hickory Ground Rally Shut Down at NIGA
(California) -- The activists hoped for a repeat performance of the successful sacred places rally held outside the NIGA conference in Phoenix last year when sacred land...

5/28/2014

article Supreme Court: Poarch will not get immunity
(Alabama) -- The Alabama Supreme Court ruled on Friday the Poarch Band of Creek Indians should not be granted immunity from lawsuits filed in state courts. The ruling...
article PCI election coming up – Rolin retiring
(Alabama) -- Three seats are up in the Poarch Creek Tribal Council election to be held June 7. One incumbent will be noticeably absent this year. Chairman Buford Rolin...

5/27/2014

article Alabama Supreme Court Nixes Tribal Immunity for Casino in Dram-Shop Case
(Alabama) -- An Alabama casino lost any tribal immunity from dram-shop lawsuits when it agreed as part of the state licensing process that it would be financially...
article Poarch Creeks face another lawsuit for liquor served at casino
(Alabama) -- The Poarch Band of Creek Indians in Alabama will have to answer to a lawsuit over liquor served at one of its casinos.

5/24/2014

article Court: Casino not immune in traffic crash lawsuit
(Alabama) -- The Alabama Supreme Court has denied the Poarch Band of Creek Indians' request to dismiss a lawsuit involving a former patron at one of the tribe's...
press release Wind Creek Wetumpka and Creek Casino Montgomery To Announce Significant Sponsorship in Upcoming NASCAR Sprint Cup Event
(Alabama) -- This Saturday, May 24th, Wind Creek Wetumpka Casino and Hotel (WCW), and its sister Wind Creek Hospitality property, Creek Casino Montgomery, will announce...

5/23/2014

article Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore: Poarch Creek Indian casino not immune from alcohol-serving lawsuit
(Alabama) -- The Alabama Supreme Court on Friday denied a request by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians for an order dismissing a lawsuit by a couple injured in a crash...

5/22/2014

article STRANGE: My opponent has accepted $1 million from the Poarch Creek Indians
(Alabama) -- I can't recall in my lifetime a powerful special interest attempting to outright buy an Alabama constitutional office. Yet my opponent, Democrat Joe...

5/10/2014

article AG Luther Strange: Opponent Joe Hubbard is 'bought and paid for' by Indian casinos
(Alabama) -- Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange blasted his opponent this week, saying that state Rep. Joe Hubbard, D-Montgomery, is in the pocket of Indian casinos...

5/9/2014

article Poarch Creek Indians go all-in against AG Strange, donate $750k to Democratic opponent
(Alabama) -- The Poarch Creek Band of Indians, who run several controversial casinos on Indian-controlled land within the Alabama borders, are going all-in to unseat...
article Poarch Creeks give $750,000 to Joe Hubbard's campaign to become attorney general
(Alabama) -- Alabama's Republican attorney general is accusing his Democratic candidate of being bought by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians because the tribe gave...

4/22/2014

article Mississippi Gulf Coast casino revenues continue to swell as Poarch tribe seeks Florida casino
(Alabama) -- As the Poarch Band of Creek Indians seek to build a Las Vegas-style casino just over the Florida border, Mississippi’s Gulf Coast casinos continue to...

4/16/2014

article Get the point, Luther? Indian gaming wins in Alabama
(Alabama) -- Indian gaming won a decisive victory over Attorney General Luther Strange and the state of Alabama last week. Strange had filed a lawsuit to try and shut...
article Alabama tribe: We meet same criteria as Seminoles in Florida gaming
(Florida) -- The recently published editorial by The Tampa Tribune “Squeezed by the gaming vice” (Our Views, April 10) attempts to make a compelling argument...

4/15/2014

article Alabama Tribe Seeks Florida Casino Compact [sub req'd]
(Alabama) -- Alabama’s only federally-recognized Indian tribe is pushing to open its first Las Vegas-style casino — in Florida.

4/14/2014

article Judge rules in favor of Indian casinos in Alabama
(Alabama) -- A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the state which challenged the rights of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians to operate three casinos in...

4/12/2014

article Judge rules in favor of Indian casinos in Alabama
(Alabama) -- A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the state which challenged the rights of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians to operate three casinos in...
article Judge's ruling favors Creek casinos
(Alabama) -- A U.S. District Court judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit filed by the State of Alabama challenging the rights of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians to...
article Reaction on Poarch Creek Indian's request for casino gaming in Escambia County
(Florida) -- The Poarch Band of Creek Indians has asked Governor Rick Scott for a tribal-state gaming compact that would allow the tribe to operate casino-like gambling...

4/11/2014

article Poarch Creeks look to enter rapidly evolving, lucrative world of Florida gambling
(Alabama) -- As the Alabama-based Poarch Band of Creek Indians looks to expand gaming operations into Florida, the tribe is hardly alone in wanting to grab a slice of...
article Federal judge dismisses AL Attorney General's suit
(Alabama) -- The Alabama Attorney General's lawsuit against the Poarch Band of Creek Indians casino is dismissed. A federal judge dismissed Attorney General Luther...

4/10/2014

article A shake up along the Gulf Coast’s casino corridor?
(Alabama) -- No bigger than a football field, the trust land owned by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians could one day boast the highest forms of gambling allowed: Slot...

4/9/2014

article Poarch Creek Indians seek full Florida casino 1 mile from Alabama
(Florida) -- After years of legal wrangling with the state of Alabama over the definition of bingo and other issues, the Poarch Band of Creek Indians is looking to build...

4/8/2014

article Alabama tribe seeks deal to open casino near Pensacola
(Florida) -- The Seminole Tribe of Florida, operators of Tampa’s Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, may have competition for high-stakes gambling.
article PCI wants Florida gaming
(Florida) -- The Poarch Band of Creek Indians has sent a request for a Tribal-State gaming compact to Florida Gov. Rick Scott, which could allow PCI to operate casino-...
article Poarch Band tribe seeks casino-style gaming in Escambia
(Florida) -- The Poarch Band of Creek Indians, the federally recognized tribe that operates the Wind Creek Hotel & Casino in Atmore, Ala., has sent a letter to Gov....
article Poarch Creeks Next Casino Could Be In Rural North Escambia
(Florida) -- The Poarch Band of Creek Indians’ next gaming facility could be in rural North Escambia. The tribe has has asked Gov. Rick Scott for a Tribal-State...

4/7/2014

article Poarch Band of Creek Indians seek separate gambling compact with Florida
(Florida) -- The Poarch Band of Creek Indians, the tribe that operates the Wind Creek Casino in Atmore, Ala., has sent a request for a Tribal-State gaming compact to Gov...
article Poarch Creeks Ask Scott For Casino-Like Gambling In Escambia County
(Florida) -- The Poarch Band of Creek Indians has asked Gov. Rick Scott for a Tribal-State gaming compact that would allow the tribe to operate casino-like gambling in...

3/29/2014

article Family challenges Poarch Band's immunity in appeal to Alabama Supreme Court
(Alabama) -- Attorneys representing the family of a man who died as a result of a car accident last year are challenging the Poarch Band of Creek Indians’ claim of...
article Wind Creek Hospitality announces regional food initiative
(Alabama) -- A new initiative from the Poarch Band of Creek Indians is focused on the farm. Wind Creek Hospitality (WCH), formerly PCI Gaming, on Friday announced plans...
article Throwdown 2014 at Wind Creek Casino and Hotel
(Alabama) -- Joey “Jaws” Chestnut, the top-ranked eater in the world, will battle number-two ranked eater Matt “Megatoad” Stonie and number-three...

3/28/2014

article Mother appeals court ruling that Poarch Creeks have immunity in lawsuit over son's death
(Alabama) -- A woman who sued the Poarch Band of Creek Indians over her son’s death in a drunk-driving accident last year has asked the state Supreme Court to...

3/21/2014

article Windcreek Casino and Hotel to play host to beer, barbecue, bands, bourbon in unique event
(Alabama) -- Wind Creek Casino and Hotel will be the setting March 28-29 for a unique food event that features a barbecue cook-off and a sanctioned eating competition.

3/20/2014

article House bill for Sunday sales, draft beer in Millbrook and Wetumpka passes
(Alabama) -- The House bill calling for draft beer and Sunday sales without a referendum in the city limits of Wetumpka and Millbrook, which is sponsored by Rep. Paul...

3/19/2014

article Draft beer bill for Wetumpka and Millbrook passes amid pointed debate
(Alabama) -- The Senate Wednesday approved legislation the sale of draft beer in Wetumpka and Millbrook, but not before pointed rhetoric about obsession and fetishes on...
article Just Saying: Battles over beer sales bring home rule to a head
(Alabama) -- Who would think it might be easier to turn jars of water into wine than it would be to make beer flow on Sunday in Millbrook and Wetumpka? But then, Jesus...

3/17/2014

article Draft beer bills create brew-haha
(Alabama) -- A dispute pitting Sen. Bryan Taylor, R-Prattville, against local officials and Rep. Paul Beckman, R-Prattville, may delay draft beer and Sunday sales in...

3/12/2014

article Poarch Band of Creeks Indians Donates $500,000 to University of South Alabama
(Alabama) -- The Poarch Band of Creek Indians have announced the creation of a Native American studies program that will focus on the history, culture and modern life of...

3/7/2014

article Poarch Band gives $250,000 to attorney general candidate who doesn't oppose bingo casinos
(Alabama) -- The Poarch Band of Creek Indians gave heavily to the Democratic challenger for attorney general who opposes incumbent Luther Strange's efforts to close...
article Poarch Band gives $250,000 to Joe Hubbard's attorney general campaign
(Alabama) -- The Poarch Band of Creek Indians appears to want a new attorney general. Campaign finance records show three political action committees heavily financed by...

3/6/2014

article PACs receive $250,000 from Poarch Creeks, give equal amount to AG candidate Joe Hubbard
(Alabama) -- Three political action committees that received a total of $250,000 from the Poarch Band of Creek Indians last week gave an equal amount to attorney general...

3/3/2014

press release Poarch Band of Creek Indians Open Health Clinic and Assisted Living Facility
(Alabama) -- The Poarch Band of Creek Indians today opened the doors of two new facilities that will provide health care services for the Tribe and its employees and...

2/25/2014

article Jackpot! / Poarch Band finds success with Class II machines
(Alabama) -- With three casinos in Alabama and two dog tracks and a card club in neighboring Florida, the Poarch Band of Creek Indians can boast of operating one of the...

2/12/2014

article Plan to bring slot-style bingo to Jacksonville getting scant consideration
(Florida) -- Bringing slot-style bingo machines to places along Interstate 10, including Jacksonville, has not gotten a lot of consideration as a Senate committee...

2/4/2014

article County seeks to audit PCI
(Alabama) -- Escambia County Tax Assessor Jim Hildreth plans to move ahead with an audit of Poarch Band of Creek Indians land in the county, according to a filing made...

1/13/2014

article Poarch Creeks contributed $350K to GOP to protect gaming
(Alabama) -- The Poarch Band of Creek Indians donated $350,000 to a Republican group to protect its gaming enterprise in Alabama, The New York Times reports.

1/11/2014

article Ken Hare In Depth: Public not likely to get vote on gambling this year
(Alabama) -- When the Poarch Band of Creek Indians casino debuted in Wetumpka last month, the hype made it sound like it had almost everything: A 20-story hotel, more...

1/1/2014

article 13 ways the Mobile area economy moved forward in 2013 (photos)
(Alabama) -- With a $600 million aircraft assembly line under construction and military-grade combat ships being delivered about every six months, the Mobile area...

12/28/2013

article ACS to honor Wind Creek
(Alabama) -- The American Cancer Society will hold a “Cupcake Thank You Reception” on Jan. 23, 2014, for the staff at Wind Creek Casino & Hotel, in...

12/16/2013

article AEA, Drummond, Creeks among big 2014 donors
(Alabama) -- The state teachers' organization, a mining company and an Indian tribe that operates casinos are among the top campaign contributions in Alabama for...

12/15/2013

article AEA, Poarch Creeks, Drummond Coal among top contributors so far in 2014 elections
(Alabama) -- The state teachers’ association, a mining company and a casino-operating Indian tribe are among the top contributors to political campaigns since the...

12/7/2013

article Wetumpka, PCI reach agreement on fire protection for casino
(Alabama) -- The Wetumpka City Council has entered into a multi-year, multimillion-dollar agreement with the Poarch Band of Creek Indians. The agreement calls for PCI to...

12/4/2013

article City to receive $1.97 million from PCI
(Alabama) -- By the time 2014 dawns, the City of Wetumpka will have received a total of $1.97 million from the ­Poarch Band of Creek Indians. During Monday night...
article PCI Pow Wow – Tradition meets pageantry (with photo gallery)
(Alabama) -- The Poarch Creek Indian 43rd Annual Thanksgiving Pow Wow continued the tradition of pageantry and heritage at the Native American homecoming.

12/3/2013

article Casino boost needed, Senate leader says
(Pennsylvania) -- Lawmakers should consider ways to boost casino revenue as they work on the state budget next spring, a top Senate Republican leader said Tuesday.

11/27/2013

article 13 Alabama lawmakers getting early campaign cash from Poarch Creek Indians
(Alabama) -- Alabama leads the nation in rapidly rising casino revenue, and a small portion of that money is once again flowing toward Montgomery. The Poarch Band of...

11/21/2013

article Editorial: Poarch Creeks operate largest Class II empire in US
(Alabama) -- The Poarch Band of Creek Indians operate the largest chunk of Class II electronic gaming machines in the United States:

11/20/2013

article Alabama gambling revenue soars; Poarch Band leads the way
(Alabama) -- Despite ongoing legal challenges from the state and Indian tribes, the Poarch Band of Creek Indians continues to see record growth in its gambling revenues.

11/15/2013

article Alabama gambling revenue soars; Poarch Band leads the way
(Alabama) -- Despite ongoing legal challenges from the state and Indian tribes, the Poarch Band of Creek Indians continues to see record growth in its gambling revenues.
article Poarch casinos flourish with AG’s help
(Alabama) -- A new national gaming report shows that revenue from Poarch Creek Indian gambling in Alabama is growing by record numbers, while revenue from non-Indian...

11/10/2013

article Ala. gambling: Indian revenue up; non-Indian down
(Alabama) -- A new national report shows that revenue from Indian gambling in Alabama is growing by record numbers, while revenue from non-Indian gambling keeps falling.

11/8/2013

article Poarch Band of Creek Indians contributes $350,000 to political campaigns
(Alabama) -- The Poarch Band of Creeks Indians, like many other deep-pocketed entities, is jumping into the 2014 political campaign, with a trio of Political Action...

10/22/2013

article TransAct expands Alabama slots deployment
(Connecticut) -- Hamden's TransAct Technologies Inc. said an Alabama Native American tribe has signed on to add the company's slot machine bonus and promotion...

10/17/2013

article George Tiger: Muscogee Nation fights desecration of sacred site
(Alabama) -- George Tiger, the principal chief of the Muscogee Nation in Oklahoma, discusses the controversy over a sacred site on the reservation of the Poarch Band of...

10/16/2013

article Letter to Tribal Leaders From Muscogee (Creek) Nation
(Oklahoma) -- Dear Tribal Leader: Several months ago a letter referencing the desecration of Oce Vpofv (Hickory Ground) was sent out by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians...

10/2/2013

press release Poarch Creek Donates $100,000 To Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
(Alabama) -- The Poarch Band of Creek Indians has donated $100,000 to the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts in Montgomery, Alabama. Tribal Councilman Robert R. McGhee made...

8/21/2013

article Wayland Gray's Trial for Praying at Sacred Site Will Be Documentary
(Alabama) -- When a Muscogee (Creek) Nation citizen faces trespassing and disorderly conduct charges in an Alabama court this week for trying to pray at the sacred...

8/4/2013

article Tribal runoff winners announced
(Alabama) -- The two incumbents in Saturday’s Poarch Creek Band of Indians runoffs will hold their seats. Tribal treasurer Robert McGhee beat Gia Langham, 567...

7/31/2013

article PCI runoff election Saturday
(Alabama) -- The Poarch Band of Creek Indians will be holding elections Saturday to decide between four candidates facing off in runoff campaigns for two tribal seats.

6/26/2013

article PCI donates $150K
(Alabama) -- Last week, the Poarch Band of Creek Indians presented checks to help area organizations help others. Thursday, June 20, PCI donated $150,000 to four...

6/22/2013

article DWM receives PCI funds
(Alabama) -- The Poarch Band of Creek Indians are once again supporting local organizations, this time with $150,000 in total donations to four area groups.

6/20/2013

press release Poarch Tribe Donates $150,000 To Organizations
(Alabama) -- The Poarch Band of Creek Indians Tribal Council presented checks today totaling $150,000 to four organizations, as part of its planned giving campaign.

6/19/2013

article OP/ED: Native pride is forbidden here
(USA) -- IN A celebration of her heritage, a Native American high school student wore an eagle feather in her graduation cap on May 23 during the ceremony in Atmore, Ala.

6/6/2013

article Poarch Creeks Donate $200K To Alabama Schools
(Alabama) -- The Poarch Band of Creek Indians donated more than $200,000 dollars to schools in Escambia and Monroe counties in Alabama on Thursday. The Tribe made the...

5/29/2013

article PCI donates more than $300K in area
(Alabama) -- The Poarch Band of Creek Indians recently donated more than $300,000 to several area organizations. The presentations were made Thursday, May 23.
article 23 on PCI ballot Saturday
(Alabama) -- This week, 23 candidates are on the ballot for three seats on the Poarch Creek Indian Tribal Council. In the election to be held Saturday, June 1, the...

5/23/2013

press release Poarch Tribe Donates To Area Organizations
(Alabama) -- The Poarch Band of Creek Indians announced today it is donating more than $300,000 to several area organizations.

5/8/2013

article Lawmaker fighting to have same machines at Creek, Macon casinos
(Alabama) -- A state lawmaker who represents Macon County, knowing her legislation to allow machines played at Native American casinos to be played in her home county...
article Lawmaker: Let VictoryLand have same machines as Poarch casinos
(Alabama) -- A Macon County lawmaker suggested a solution to the state's long-running controversy over electronic bingo gambling.
article Poarch Creek tribal members say history justifies their bingo casinos (video). What do you think?
(Alabama) -- Is it fair that tribe members reap the benefits of a virtual gambling monopoly in the state? As a federally recognized tribe, the Poarch Band of Creek...

5/4/2013

press release Poarch Creek Responds to Dismissal of Terrorist Charge
(Alabama) -- It is regrettable that Poarch Tribal law enforcement officials were not invited to show the Grand Jury video of the individual threatening to burn down our...

4/24/2013

article Who’s running the AG’s office?
(Alabama) -- A Senate committee has approved a bill that would raise the penalty for promoting gambling, and for possession of an illegal gambling device, from a...

4/17/2013

article Wind Creek Casino to host unique eating contest as part of FoodaBluza
(Alabama) -- Food, it’s not just for dinner any more. Increasingly food has become something more, something more akin to sports than sustenance. Programs like the...

4/15/2013

article Poarch Creek's bingo empire changed tiny Atmore, insiders say
(Alabama) -- The small town of Atmore has been on the move since the Poarch Band of Creek Indians built Wind Creek, their towering bingo casino, in 2009. Just ask local...

4/14/2013

article Attorney general vs. Creeks now in federal court
(Alabama) -- An attempt by Alabama's attorney general to shut down three casinos operated by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians has shifted to federal court, where a...
article One of these is an illegal slot machine, the other is a bingo game. Can you tell the difference?
(Alabama) -- One of the main prongs in Alabama Attorney General's newest legal attack on the Poarch Band of Creek Indians centers around whether the tribe's...

4/13/2013

article Ala. tribal casino dispute moves to federal court
(Alabama) -- The state Attorney General is looking to shut down tribal casinos, saying they're public nuisances in a complaint filed in federal court.
article Bingo battle continues
(Alabama) -- The Poarch Band of Creek Indians, after successfully moving a lawsuit filed by Attorney General Luther Strange to federal court, have filed a motion seeking...
article Indians fire back at Strange
(Alabama) -- Accusing Attorney General Luther Strange of an “end run around federal law,” the Poarch Band of Creek Indians asked a federal judge to dismiss...

4/12/2013

article Attorney General Strange beefs up lawsuit against Indian casinos
(Alabama) -- Alabama Attorney General Luther strange is beefing up the state's lawsuit against the Poarch Band of Creek Indian's three casinos.

4/11/2013

article Bingo battle heats up as A.G. Luther Strange expands complaint against Poarch Creek (updated)
(Alabama) -- Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange today returned fire against the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, lodging a multi-pronged legal attack on the tribe'...

4/10/2013

article Ala. Indian Casino Lawsuit Moves to Federal Court
(Alabama) -- Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange's lawsuit against the Poarch Band of Creek Indians has been moved to federal court where the tribe has, using...
article GOP Washed Campaign Money, Voters Say
(Alabama) -- Alabama Republicans skirted state laws to help Native American political contributors eliminate "non-Indian gaming" and diverted $7.9 million from...

4/9/2013

article Motion seeks dismissal of Ala's Indian casino lawsuit
(Alabama) -- The Poarch Band of Creek Indians is seeking to have Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange's case against them thrown out.
article Poarch Band turns the tables on A.G. Luther Strange in bingo lawsuit
(Alabama) -- Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange’s lawsuit against the Poarch Band of Creek Indians has been moved to federal court where the tribe has, using...

4/6/2013

article Ford files civil suit against AG, governor
(Alabama) -- Tuskegee Mayor Johnny Ford announced the filing of a civil law suit against Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange during a press conference at Tuskegee...

4/5/2013

article Poarch “Creeks”: Cashing In and Selling Out
(Alabama) -- A recent statement made in the press by council member Robert McGhee of the Poarch Band in Alabama, while being criticized by local county officials who...

4/1/2013

article Wind Creek announces new partnerships, promotion
(Alabama) -- Wondering why an expansive new aquarium in the shape of a lighthouse has suddenly appeared in the bar area of the gaming floor at Wind Creek Casino and...

3/30/2013

article Tuesday deadline for tribal elections
(Alabama) -- Poarch tribal members interested in running for open government seats in the 2013 election are now less than a week away from the deadline, according to...

3/29/2013

article Poarch Creek's bingo empire changed tiny Atmore, insiders say
(Alabama) -- The small town of Atmore has been on the move since the Poarch Band of Creek Indians built Wind Creek, their towering bingo casino, in 2009. Just ask local...
article Surprised that Creek tribe members get $18,000 checks? Chat with reporter Robert McClendon about it at 10 a.m.
(Alabama) -- When I chatted with a pair of nice ladies from the Poarch Band of Creek Indians last month at the Waffle House in Atmore, I was not surprised to hear that...
article Tullis to be inducted into HOF
(Alabama) -- Poarch Band of Creek Indians Tribal Council member Eddie L. Tullis will be representing the government category for this year’s class of inductees...

3/28/2013

article AG can take $100,000 from Poarch casinos
(Alabama) -- The Legal Counsel for the State Ethics Commission says Attorney General Luther Strange can keep $100,000 campaign contribution from the Poarch Creek casinos.

3/22/2013

article NIGC: PCI casinos are legal
(Alabama) -- Electronic bingo machines at Wind Creek and other Poarch Creek gaming facilities do not have to follow Alabama’s definition of bingo, a letter from...

3/20/2013

article AG’s Poarch Creek lawsuit a sham?
(Alabama) -- Here is what Attorney General Luther Strange wrote to the lawyers for VictoryLand and Milton McGregor before Strange raided and closed the Macon County...
article National Indian Gaming Commission, Luther Strange spar over Indian gambling
(Alabama) -- The federal agency that oversees Indian gaming told Alabama's attorney general that the Poarch Band of Creek Indians can operate electronic bingo games...
article Poarch Creeks recognized for forestry achievements
(North Carolina) -- The Poarch Band of Creek Indians (PBCI) recently received the Helene Mosley Memorial TREASURE Forest Award for the South Region at the Alabama...

3/19/2013

article Federal regulator indicates Poarch Creek casinos are legal
(Alabama) -- The federal authority that oversees Indian casinos strongly reinforced to Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange that, despite his recent attempted action...
press release NIGC Confirms Federal Authority Over Poarch Creek Indian Gaming
(Alabama) -- The nation's top federal regulator for Indian gaming has once again confirmed that the Poarch Band of Creek Indian's gaming operations are operating...

3/17/2013

article Poarch Band of Creek Indians: State attacks over how they make money while politicians woo them for their money
(Alabama) -- Attorney General Luther Strange charges in a lawsuit that the Poarch Band of Creek Indians are guilty of "operating, advancing and profiting from...

3/14/2013

article Video: Watch the Arrest of Muscogee Man Held on Terrorist Threat Charges
(Alabama) -- Save Hickory Ground posted this video of Wayland Gray, a Muscogee (Creek) Nation citizen, and three others being arrested to its Facebook page on March 6.

3/13/2013

article OP/ED: State misguided in attack of Indian casino properties
(Alabama) -- What is wrong with this picture? The State of Alabama (land that I love) is “hell bent” on closing Indian casinos. Due to the closing of non-...

3/10/2013

article Business owners benefit from casino
(Alabama) -- Every Friday morning Julie Fountain, event coordinator and designer at Coley’s Petals and Parties, spends hours designing and perfecting flower...

3/8/2013

article Bad for business
(Alabama) -- Every Friday morning Julie Fountain, event coordinator and designer at Coley’s Petals and Parties, spends hours designing and perfecting flower...

3/6/2013

article LETTER: AG Strange needs to understand implications of actions
(Alabama) -- To the editor: On February 19, 2013, Luther Strange, the Attorney General of Alabama, filed a lawsuit against the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, in an effort...
article LETTER: State needs to see benefit of gaming
(Alabama) -- To the editor: What is wrong with this picture? The State of Alabama (land that I love) is [determined to] close Indian casinos. Due to the closing of non-...

3/2/2013

article Poarch Creeks share the wealth, announce $2 million for area schools
(Alabama) -- The Poarch Band of Creek Indians today announced donations of more than $2 million to schools in southwest Alabama and Escambia County, Florida.

3/1/2013

article Poarch Creek Indians Donate $2 Million To Area Schools
(Alabama) -- The Poarch Band of Creek Indians donated more than $2 million to four school in Escambia County, Florida, along with schools from Escambia, Monroe and...

2/28/2013

article Alabama Creeks lead nation's Indian gaming sites in growth
(Alabama) -- Alabama’s Creek Indian casinos have experienced record-setting growth for the fourth year in a row due to the state’s crackdown on privately...
article Poarch Creeks share the wealth, announce $2 million for area schools
(Alabama) -- The Poarch Band of Creek Indians today announced donations of more than $2 million to schools in southwest Alabama and Escambia County, Florida.
article Tribe donates millions to local schools
(Alabama) -- The Poarch Band of Creek Indians again donated to local schools during a special presentation held Thursday at Wind Creek Casino and Hotel.

2/27/2013

article PCI responds to AG suit
(Alabama) -- The Poarch Band of Creek Indians (PCI) has called a recent lawsuit filed against the tribe one of “no legal merit.” Tuesday, February 19, PCI...

2/26/2013

article Alabama Creeks lead nation in gambling growth
(Alabama) -- A new national study says Alabama's Creek Indian casinos have experienced record-setting growth for the fourth year due to the state's crackdown on...
article ANALYSIS: Bingo: Casino’s Federal License is A Shield Against Public Nuisance Claim [reg req'd]
(Alabama) -- The State of Alabama filed suit on February 19, 2012, attempting to shut down four casinos it contends are illegal. Three Indian gambling centers and...

2/21/2013

article Bingo raids 'Stupid Stupid Stupid' or enforcing the law. Depends on who you ask.
(Alabama) -- Few things stoke passions in Alabama like gambling. In a one-two punch Tuesday, Attorney General Luther Strange ordered a raid on VictoryLand, Milton...
article Lawsuit to shut down Poarch Band casinos filed
(Alabama) -- Attorney General Luther Strange announces he has filed a lawsuit to stop the operation of slot machines at casinos owned by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians.
article Poarch Band faces two lawsuits amid $246M casino expansion
(Alabama) -- The Poarch Band of Creek Indians is facing two lawsuits as it undertakes a $246 million casino expansion project.

2/20/2013

article AG files suit against Poarch Creek casinos
(Alabama) -- Attorney General Luther Strange filed a lawsuit in Elmore County Circuit Court seeking to permanently close Poarch Creek Indian casinos in Wetumpka, Atmore...
article AG sues PCI Gaming
(Alabama) -- Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange took action Tuesday, February 19, to shut down all gambling operations currently run by the Poarch Band of Creek...
article Bingo Wars are back with a vengeance
(Alabama) -- The Bingo Wars of 2010 seemed long, long ago before today, but they came back with a vengeance. Attorney General Luther Strange launched an all-out...
article Indian Bingo lawsuit is 'a novel claim,' but unlikely to succeed, expert says
(Alabama) -- Attacking Indian bingo in state courts on the grounds that the gambling presents a public nuisance is novel, but it's unlikely to be a successful legal...
article Legal Versus Illegal Gambling in Alabama
(Alabama) -- With news Tuesday of Attorney General Luther Strange filing a lawsuit against the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, wanting to close the Wind Creek Casino among...
article Strange launches double-barrel attack against electronic bingo in Alabama as VictoryLand raided, Wind Creek owners sued
(Alabama) -- Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange's office aimed a double-barreled assault on "illegal gambling" Tuesday, seizing electronic bingo...

2/19/2013

article AG files lawsuit to shut down Indian casinos
(Alabama) -- Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange filed a lawsuit in Elmore County trying to shut down what he argues are slot machines at the three casinos operated...
article AG files suit against Poarch Band of Creek Indians casino activities
(Alabama) -- Attorney General Luther Strange today announced that he has filed a lawsuit to stop the operation of slot machines at casinos owned by the Poarch Band of...
article AG takes on PCI, VictoryLand
(Alabama) -- Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange took two stabs at stopping what he calls illegal gaming in Alabama on Tuesday – a move that is being met with...
article AG's lawsuit against Poarch Creek bingo is 'frivolous,' gambling lawyer says
(Alabama) -- A lawsuit filed by Attorney General Luther Strange today that seeks to shut down casinos run by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians is, according to two legal...
article AG: Shut Wind Creek
(Alabama) -- Firing the state’s strongest salvo yet against Indian gaming, Attorney General Luther Strange on Tuesday filed a lawsuit to stop the operation of slot...
article Ala. AG files gaming suit against tribe
(Alabama) -- Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the Poarch Band of Creek Indians to stop the allegedly unlawful operation of slot...
article Ala. AG files suit to shut down Poarch Creek casinos
(Alabama) -- Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange filed a lawsuit Tuesday morning in an Elmore County Circuit Court to stop the operation of what his office considers...
article Attorney General files lawsuit to try to shut down Poarch Creek casinos
(Alabama) -- Attorney General Luther Strange has filed a lawsuit to try to shut down casinos operated by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians.
article Attorney general: Shut down Wind Creek
(Alabama) -- Firing the state’s strongest salvo yet against Indian gaming, Attorney General Luther Strange on Tuesday filed a lawsuit to stop the operation of slot...
article Experts, residents react to lawsuit against Poarch Creek
(Alabama) -- Attorney General Luther Strange’s latest attempt to halt gaming at Poarch Creek facilities takes a unique approach: Strange asked the court to enjoin...
article Gambling in state of Alabama has a complicated history
(Alabama) -- The history of Alabama gambling, is a long and complicated one. Today, as the Victoryland Casino in Shorter is closed and money and machines confiscated,...

2/18/2013

article Man charged with making terrorist threat related to Poarch Creeks' casino in Wetumpka
(Alabama) -- An Oklahoma man is being held in the Elmore County jail on what a lawyer says is a “bogus charge” of making a terrorist threat related to...
article Poarch Band Accuses Muscogee Creek Man of Terrorist Threat to Burn Casino
(Alabama) -- The Poarch Band of Creek Indians has now publicly accused Muscogee (Creek) Nation citizen Wayland Gray of threatening to burn down the band’s casino...

2/16/2013

article Four arrested for trespassing at casino site
(Alabama) -- Four men attempting to hold a prayer service at the construction site of Wind Creek Wetumpka were arrested by tribal police Friday for trespassing one day...
article Muscogee Indians of Oklahoma Speak Out About Arrests at Wind Creek Casino
(Alabama) -- It started out as a peaceful prayer service, and ended in handcuffs. Four members of the Muskogee Indians of Oklahoma tribe were arrested in Wetumpka for...

2/15/2013

article Creek Casino Wetumpka protest ends with arrests of OK Indians
(Alabama) -- Protests Friday at the Creek Casino in Wetumpka ended with the arrests of 4 people from the Muskogee Tribe of Oklahoma. The feud over casino development and...
article Muscogee Creeks denied access to Wetumpka construction site
(Alabama) -- Calling themselves “warriors of Hickory Ground,” a group of Muscogee Creek Indians were turned away Thursday morning as they attempted to hold a...
article Protesters arrested at Wetumpka casino
(Alabama) -- Members of a visiting group of Creek natives were arrested Friday during a protest at Creek Casino Wetumpka.

2/14/2013

article Creek prayer ceremony held near Wetumpka casino
(Alabama) -- A group of Creek natives held a prayer ceremony Thursday to honor their ancestors buried near Creek Casino Wetumpka, where a $246 million hotel and casino...
article Muscogee Indians of Oklahoma Denied Access to Sacred Site at Wind Creek Casino & Hotel
(Alabama) -- Members of the Muscogee Creek Indian Tribe of Oklahoma are in Alabama to protest the Poarch Band of Creek Indians' expansion of Wetumpka's Wind...

2/13/2013

article Traditional Creeks Ask Poarch Band to Stop Hickory Ground Casino Construction During Ceremony
(Alabama) -- A group of traditional Creek Indians has asked the Poarch Band of Creek Indians to stop construction of its controversial $246 million casino at Hickory...
article ‘Traditional Creeks’ plan visit to PCI construction site
(Alabama) -- Traditional Creek Indians have notified the Tribal Council of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians that they are planning to access the Hickory Ground...

2/12/2013

article 'Traditional Creeks' request access to sacred site in casino construction zone
(Alabama) -- We just received this statement from an attorney associated with the Muscogee Creek tribe that has opposed the ongoing construction at Creek Casino Wetumpka...
article Creeks to attempt ceremony at casino construction site
(Alabama) -- The feud among Creek tribes over the future of historic land in Wetumpka could boil over Thursday when some Creeks plan to go to the site, where the Poarch...

2/8/2013

article Briefs in support of dismissal of Muscogee Creek Nation, et al. v. Porch Band of Creek Indians, et al., filed
(Alabama) -- The Porch Band of Creek Indians (PBCI), through their legal counsel of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, LLP, filed a motion to dismiss the Muscogee Creek...

1/31/2013

article Rally protests casino construction
(Alabama) -- Attendees slowly trickled into Gold Star Park Saturday afternoon, gathering to protest against construction of the new Wind Creek Wetumpka Casino. The...

1/29/2013

article Rally for sacred land: Muscogee Creek Nation against casino expansion, removal of remains
(Alabama) -- A modest crowd gathered at Gold Star Park on Saturday to raise awareness of what they called the desecration of sacred lands.

1/26/2013

article Activist group rallies against casino expansion
(Alabama) -- A modest crowd gathered at Gold Star Park on Saturday to raise awareness of what they called the desecration of sacred lands.
article Protest of PCI casino planned
(Alabama) -- Plans have been made by several organizations, and a former tribal council member, to protest the continuing construction of the Poarch Band of Creek...
article Protests Over Expansion of Wind Creek Casino on Ancient Burial Grounds
(Alabama) -- Several Native American groups are holding protests to speak out against plans to expand the Wind Creek Hotel and Casino onto ancient burial grounds
article Muscogee (Creek) Nation gathers to discuss impending law suit to prevent construction on sacred land
(Oklahoma) -- Members of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation gathered Saturday to discuss their law suit against an Alabama tribe constructing a casino on a piece of sacred land...

1/25/2013

article Native American group plans protest of Poarch casino in Wetumpka
(Alabama) -- Native American opponents of a new Poarch Creek casino plan a Saturday demonstration to protest the ongoing construction on what they say is sacred tribal...

1/24/2013

article Liquor license hearing: Attorney general, VictoryLand debate legality of electronic bingo
(Alabama) -- Instead of making their arguments in state court, the two sides in a high-profile fight over electronic bingo in Alabama made their cases in a different...
article Native American activists to protest Poarch Creek casino in Wetumpka
(Alabama) -- William Bailey began having concerns about the Poarch Band of Creek Indians digging up graves for construction at a site he considers sacred when he served...
article PCI donates to Atmore Community Hospital
(Alabama) -- The Poarch Band of Creek Indians are once again lending financial support to Atmore, this time with a nearly $1 million donation to the city’s...
article PCI donations make hospital renovations possible
(Alabama) -- An Escambia County hospital can begin renovations to its emergency room thanks to a nearly $1 million donation and pledge from the Poarch Band of Creek...
article Poarch Band of Creek Indians donates more than $960,000 to Atmore Community Hospital
(Alabama) -- The Poarch Band of Creek Indians has donated $964,000 to Atmore Community Hospital in Escambia County in a ceremony held today.

1/23/2013

article Group plans protest of Wetumpka casino site
(Alabama) -- Native American activists plan to demonstrate Saturday against the ongoing construction at Wetumpka’s Poarch Creek Indian casino, according to...
article Idle No More Activists Will Rally to Save Hickory Ground
(Alabama) -- The Idle No More movement will rally in Oklahoma and Alabama to protest the desecration of a sacred site.

12/29/2012

article Locals prepare to celebrate New Year
(Alabama) -- Revelers looking for a party on Monday night won’t have to travel far. Wind Creek Casino will once again host a New Year’s Eve party at the...

12/19/2012

article OP/ED: Gambling either right or wrong for all in state
(Alabama) -- All on the same page now: Let’s sing “Alabama.” One of her most colorful characters, Milton McGregor, has been back in the news in the...

12/14/2012

article Muscogee Nation Sues Poarch Band Over Hickory Ground Desecration
(Alabama) -- The Muscogee Creek Nation has filed a lawsuit to stop the Poarch Band of Creek Indians from continuing construction of a $246 million casino expansion at...
article PCI sued over casino
(Alabama) -- The Poarch Band of Creek Indians are facing a lawsuit at the hands of another Creek tribe this week as the Muscogee Creek Indians of Oklahoma filed a...

12/13/2012

article Lawsuit over hotel site filed against PCI
(Alabama) -- The Poarch Band of Creek Indians are facing a lawsuit at the hands of another Creek tribe this week as the Muscogee Creek Indians of Oklahoma filed a...
article Tribe Files Lawsuit to Stop Casino Expansion
(Alabama) -- A Native American tribe in Oklahoma has filed a federal lawsuit to stop the $246 million expansion of a hotel and casino, saying the construction desecrates...

12/12/2012

article Creek Nation sues to stop casino expansion on burial site
(Alabama) -- The Muscogee (Creek) Nation filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday in an attempt to stop the potential desecration of a sacred tribal pre-removal site in Alabama.
article Lawsuit by Oklahoma Creeks seeks to stop expansion of casino in Wetumpka
(Alabama) -- A lawsuit filed in Montgomery federal court by the Oklahoma Creeks seeks to prevent the Poarch Band of Creek Indians from building a 20-story hotel and...
article Muscogee Nation announces lawsuit filed to stop Wetumpka casino construction
(Alabama) -- The following press release was distributed late Wednesday afternoon by attorneys for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. It does not present both sides of this...
article Muscogee Nation cites Carcieri in Poarch Creek casino lawsuit
(Alabama) -- The Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma filed a lawsuit in federal court today aimed at preventing the Poarch Band of Creek Indians in Alabama from operating a...
article Oklahoma Creeks file lawsuit to try to stop Wetumpka casino
(Alabama) -- Oklahoma Creeks have filed a federal lawsuit seeking to stop the Poarch Band of Creek Indians from building a 20-story hotel and casino on what they say is...
article Tribe files lawsuit to try to stop Wetumpka casino expansion
(Alabama) -- The Muscogee Creek Nation of Oklahoma filed a lawsuit on Wednesday to try to stop the $246 million expansion of the casino the Poarch Creek Indians operate...

12/1/2012

article Oklahoma Creek Indians may sue Alabama band to protect site
(Oklahoma) -- The Muscogee (Creek) Nation may be heading to court in an attempt to protect a sacred site in Alabama that belonged to them before their removal to Indian...

11/17/2012

article Gambling Money Linked to 2010 GOP Takeover of Alabama Senate
(Alabama) -- The slowly unfolding story of gaming money being solicited by GOP Leadership in 2010 has reached a new level with the revelation that GOP senate candidates...

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