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New Mexico high court orders tribal recognition

New Mexico's highest court ordered Gov. Susana Martinez on Monday to recognize the Fort Sill Apache as a New Mexico tribe.

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5/25/2018

article Tribe Can Challenge Gaming Commission Denial: DC Judge [sub req]
(Oklahoma) -- A D.C. federal judge on Friday said that a dispute between the Fort Sill Apache tribe and the National Indian Gaming Commission "has become unduly...

3/30/2018

article 18 arrested on Fort Apache Indian Reservation
(Arizona) -- Eighteen people on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation have been arrested on federal warrants ranging from first-degree murder and manslaughter to...

9/23/2017

article Fort Sill Apache gets grant to build fuel station
(New Mexico) -- The Fort Sill Apache Tribe has been awarded $800,000 from the federal government to help build a fuel station on its property in southern New Mexico.

7/31/2017

article NIGC Asks Judge To Rethink Ruling In Tribe's Gambling Suit [sub req]
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Indian Gaming Commission on Friday urged a D.C. federal judge to dismiss several claims from a suit over the government’s...

2/21/2017

article DC Judge Says NIGC Followed Order In Tribal Gaming Dispute [sub req]
(Washington D.C.) -- A D.C. federal judge on Friday declined to find that the National Indian Gaming Commission violated a court order directing the agency to reconsider...

2/10/2017

article NM Tribe Says Gaming Agency Must Obey Order, Rethink Bid
(Washington D.C.) -- The Fort Sill Apache Tribe again urged a D.C. federal judge Tuesday to force the National Indian Gaming Commission to comply with a court order to...

2/2/2017

article Gaming Agency Says It Obeyed Court Order In Tribe's Suit [sub req]
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Indian Gaming Commission told a D.C. federal judge Tuesday the agency had complied with a court order to reconsider its rejection of...

1/19/2017

article Oklahoma tribe accuses gambling panel of shirking court order
(New Mexico) -- An Oklahoma-based American Indian tribe is accusing the National Indian Gaming Commission of shirking a federal court order to reconsider an earlier...
article Tribe files motion against NIGC
(New Mexico) -- The Fort Sill Apache Tribe filed a motion to compel the National Indian Gaming Commission to comply with an Order of the United States District Court for...
article Tribe Says NIGC Flouted Court Order In Gaming Eligibility Row
(New Mexico) -- The Fort Sill Apache Tribe on Tuesday moved to force the National Indian Gaming Commission to comply with a D.C. federal court's order requiring it...

10/5/2016

article DOI Must Clarify Tribe's Gaming Eligibility, Judge Says [sub req]
(Oklahoma) -- A D.C. federal judge refused to budge Tuesday on ordering the U.S. Department of the Interior to issue a letter clarifying its position on the Fort Sill...

11/5/2015

article Sill pays homage to proud tradition of military service of American Indians
(Oklahoma) -- The speaker at Fort Sill's celebration of National American Indian Heritage Month said many people do not realize American Indians have fought in every...

10/14/2015

article Okla. Tribe, NIGC Pursue Settlement In Casino Land Row [sub req]
(Oklahoma) -- A D.C. federal judge agreed on Wednesday to give more time to an Oklahoma tribe and the federal government to try to resolve claims over a National Indian...

7/15/2015

article Apache Tribe Says NIGC Wrong About Casino Land's Status [sub req]
(New Mexico) -- The Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma has asked a Washington, D.C., federal judge to overturn a National Indian Gaming Commission order from May...

7/14/2015

article Fort Sill’s long shot better than no shot; Tribe amends suit
(New Mexico) -- The Fort Sill Apache Tribe is an American Indian tribe based in Oklahoma that owns land in the southern portion of New Mexico. The tribe recently filed a...

7/13/2015

article Fort Sill tribe challenges decision from gambling panel
(New Mexico) -- An Oklahoma-based American Indian tribe is challenging a recent decision by federal gambling officials that prohibits the tribe from conducting gambling...

7/11/2015

press release Fort Sill Apache Tribe Moves to Amend Complaint to Seek Review of May 2015 Decision and Order and Enforce 2007 Settlement Agreement
(New Mexico) -- Today, the Fort Sill Apache Tribe filed a motion in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia to amend its complaint in its case...

5/15/2015

article Agency Must Face Tribe's Delayed Ruling Claim
(Washington D.C.) -- The federal agency that oversees gaming on Native American lands must defend itself against a claim it unreasonably delayed a decision on whether a...

5/7/2015

article NIGC rules against Fort Sill Apache Tribe in gaming dispute
(New Mexico) -- The Fort Sill Apache Tribe can't use its reservation in New Mexico for a casino, the National Indian Gaming Commission said in a newly-published...

5/5/2015

article Tribe ‘in limbo’ over NM casino
(New Mexico) -- Now that the New Mexico Supreme Court has rejected the Fort Sill Apache Tribe’s request to order Gov. Susana Martinez to sign a gambling compact,...

4/22/2015

article Smith, Irwin talk legislative session
(New Mexico) -- State Sen. John Arthur Smith, D-Deming and Rep. Dona Irwin, D-Deming, spoke at a luncheon Tuesday at the La Fonda Restaurant, hosted by the Deming-Luna...

4/21/2015

article Fort Sill Apache continue court action against NM governor
(New Mexico) -- The Fort Sill Apache Tribe has filed a motion for reconsideration of the state Supreme Court's order denying a petition for writ of mandamus filed...

4/17/2015

article Fort Sill Apaches use ex-Gov. Johnson’s words in casino fight vs. Martinez
(New Mexico) -- The Fort Sill Apaches are asking the New Mexico Supreme Court to reconsider its decision last month not to force Gov. Susana Martinez to sign a gambling...
press release Fort Sill Apache Tribe Files Motion for Mandamus Reconsideration
(New Mexico) -- Early this week, the Fort Sill Apache Tribe (FSA) filed a motion for reconsideration of the State Supreme Court’s order denying a petition for Writ...

4/2/2015

article NMiF discusses new prospective casino
(New Mexico) -- This week on New Mexico in Focus, the chairman of the Fort Sill Apache tribe discusses plans to open a new casino in New Mexico. The tribe planned to...

3/30/2015

article NM Supreme Court rejects Fort Sill petition
(New Mexico) -- New Mexico's highest court has turned down a request by an Oklahoma-based American Indian tribe that sought to force Gov. Susana Martinez to sign a...
article State high court denies Fort Sill Apache petition without explanation
(New Mexico) -- The Fort Sill Apaches on Monday sustained another setback in their effort to open a casino in Southern New Mexico when the state Supreme Court denied the...
article Supreme Court Denies Fort Sill Apache Petition
(New Mexico) -- The state Supreme Court today denied the Fort Sill Apache Tribes petition to force Gov. Susana Martinez to sign a gambling compact with the tribe.

3/27/2015

article Gov Susana Martinez petitions court to reject Chiricahua Fort Sill Apache Tribe's legal request
(New Mexico) -- Gov. Susana Martinez through her attorneys petitioned the New Mexico Supreme Court to reject the Chiricahua Fort Sill Apache Tribe (FSA) legal request,...

3/26/2015

article Gov. asks court to reject Fort Sill Apaches casino bid
(New Mexico) -- Gov. Susana Martinez told the state Supreme Court on Wednesday that because the Fort Sill Apaches lack federal approval for casino gambling on their New...
article Gov. Martinez asks court to reject request on casino near Deming
(New Mexico) -- New Mexico's governor is asking the state Supreme Court to reject an Oklahoma-based tribe's request to order her to sign a gambling compact with...
article Governor won't sign casino compact with Fort Sill Apache Tribe
(New Mexico) -- New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez (R) is defending her decision not to sign a Class III gaming compact with the Fort Sill Apache Tribe. In a filing with...

3/25/2015

article Gov. asks court to reject Fort Sill Apaches casino bid
(New Mexico) -- Gov. Susana Martinez told the state Supreme Court on Wednesday that because the Fort Sill Apaches lack federal approval for casino gambling on their New...

3/2/2015

article Fort Sill Apache Tribe in court for gaming compact in New Mexico
(New Mexico) -- The Fort Sill Apache Tribe is asking the New Mexico Supreme Court to force Gov. Susana Martinez (R) to sign a Class III gaming compact. Last year, the...
article Fort Sill Apache tribe wants high court to intervene
(New Mexico) -- The Fort Sill Apache Tribe, which wants to operate a casino on its reservation land in Southern New Mexico, on Friday asked the state Supreme Court to...

2/28/2015

article Fort Sill Apaches ask high court to intervene in dispute with governor
(New Mexico) -- The Fort Sill Apache Tribe, which wants to operate a casino on its reservation land in Southern New Mexico, on Friday asked the state Supreme Court to...

2/5/2015

article Senate blocks bills furthering status of Fort Sill Apaches
(New Mexico) -- The Fort Sill Apaches, who had to sue to win long-awaited recognition as a New Mexico tribe, saw two of their bills seeking to further re-establish...

2/4/2015

article Fort Sill Apache leader predicts feds will toss gaming compact that excludes tribe
(New Mexico) -- The chairman of the Fort Sill Apache Tribe told Pueblo governors and other leaders of Indian tribes this week that new gambling compacts negotiated...

11/10/2014

article Akela hosted NM Indian Affairs group
(New Mexico) -- The Fort Sill Apache Tribe (FSA) hosted the state's Indian Affairs Committee meeting on Oct. 30-31, at their federally recognized reservation in...

6/11/2014

article Fort Sill Apache sue over bingo hall
(New Mexico) -- The Fort Sill Apache Tribe has sued the National Indian Gaming Commission in an attempt to speed up a hearing regarding its bingo operation in Southern...

6/9/2014

article Fort Sill Apache sues National Indian Gaming Commission
(New Mexico) -- The Fort Sill Apache Tribe filed a lawsuit on Monday against the National Indian Gaming Commission after waiting for half a decade for the agency to...
article Fort Sill Apache Sues NIGC for 5-Year Delay on NM Casino Closure
(Washington D.C.) -- Today, the Fort Sill Apache Tribe filed a lawsuit against the National Indian Gaming Commission after waiting for half a decade for the agency to...
article Fort Sill Apache tribe sues feds as part of multi-year quest to open casino
(New Mexico) -- The Fort Sill Apache tribe of Oklahoma filed a lawsuit Friday against the federal government, the latest in the tribe's attempt to open a casino on...
article Newly recognized tribe sues to reopen casino in New Mexico
(New Mexico) -- The Fort Sill Apache tribe, which successfully sued Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration last spring to obtain recognition in New Mexico, is going...

4/17/2014

article New Mexico's high court rules to recognize Fort Sill Apaches
(New Mexico) -- Fort Sill Apache tribal members are celebrating after New Mexico's Supreme Court ruled earlier this week that the state must honor the legitimacy of...

4/15/2014

article State told to recognize Fort Sill Apaches
(New Mexico) -- The state Supreme Court has sided with the Fort Sill Apaches in their bid for recognition as a New Mexico tribe more than 125 years after their ancestors...

4/14/2014

article HAOZOUS: Gov. should recognize Fort Sill Apaches
(New Mexico) -- Tomorrow, the New Mexico Supreme Court will hear our request to order Gov. Susana Martinez to stop violating the State Tribal Collaboration Act.
article New Mexico high court orders tribal recognition
(New Mexico) -- New Mexico's highest court ordered Gov. Susana Martinez on Monday to recognize the Fort Sill Apache as a New Mexico tribe.
article New Mexico Supreme Court orders tribal recognition
(New Mexico) -- The New Mexico Supreme Court ordered the state on Monday to recognize the Fort Sill Apache tribe, which had been vanquished from its ancestral home in...
article Supreme Court orders Fort Sill Apaches recognized as N.M. tribe
(New Mexico) -- The state Supreme Court ruled this morning in favor of the Fort Sill Apache Tribe’s effort to be recognized as a New Mexico tribe.

4/12/2014

article Fort Sill Apaches fight to reclaim roots in New Mexico
(New Mexico) -- They were proud warriors who became American prisoners of war, men and women herded from their homeland in the Southwest by the U.S. government and then...

3/26/2014

article N.M. Supreme Court to hear Fort Sill Apaches’ case next month
(New Mexico) -- The state Supreme Court hears arguments next month in the Fort Sill Apaches’ bid to be recognized as a New Mexico tribe, an effort the tribe says...

3/8/2014

article Fort Sill Apache Tribe Continues Centennial Celebration
(New Mexico) -- Members of the Apache Tribe gathered in Oklahoma from across the country this weekend to celebrate a century of freedom.

2/25/2014

article New Mexico court to hear arguments on tribe's suit
(New Mexico) -- The New Mexico Supreme court plans a March 10 hearing for arguments on an Oklahoma-based tribe's lawsuit to force Gov. Susana Martinez to recognize...
article State high court to hear Fort Sill Apache case
(New Mexico) -- The Fort Sill Apache Tribe owns just 30 acres in southwestern New Mexico, but it calls that land its reservation.

2/21/2014

article Oklahoma-based Fort Sill Apache Tribe fights for recognition in New Mexico
(New Mexico) -- For more than a century, the Fort Sill Apache Tribe has had a foot in two states: one in New Mexico, where the tribe traces its heritage, and the other...

1/29/2014

article Fort Sill Apache Tribe Supports Establishment of National Monument
(Arizona) -- On January 24, the Fort Sill Apache tribe issued a resolution of support for the establishment of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks national monument located...

1/23/2014

article Tribe Still Hopes To Build Casino
(New Mexico) -- An Oklahoma-based American Indian tribe fighting to open a casino on homelands in New Mexico is still awaiting word from the National Indian Gaming...

1/22/2014

article Fort Sill Apache undaunted in quest for southern New Mexico casino
(New Mexico) -- It's been nearly five years since the Fort Sill Apache tribe sparked a dramatic showdown with state authorities when it attempted, unsuccessfully, to...

1/16/2014

article Apache Tribes: Fort Sill Apache tribe says roots in New Mexico sues governor for non-recognition
(New Mexico) -- Last month, the Fort Sill Apache tribe sued New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez for failing to recognize it as a New Mexico preventing the tribe to gain...
article LETTER: Letters: Apaches' quest
(California) -- Re “Apache tribe fights for place in N.M.,” Jan. 14: Reading about the Fort Sill Apache tribe's plight left me with mixed emotions. For...

1/13/2014

article Fort Sill Apache tribe says its roots are in New Mexico
(New Mexico) -- Each year, Emily Haozous joins other Fort Sill Apache tribal members in a mountain spirit dance in Oklahoma. But the spirits they pay tribute to and...

1/6/2014

article Haozous: Fort Sill Apache Tribe at home in New Mexico
(New Mexico) -- Jeff Haozous, the chairman of the Fort Sill Apache Tribe, explains lawsuit against the state of New Mexico:

12/18/2013

article Fort Sill Apache files lawsuit against Governor
(New Mexico) -- The Fort Sill Apache Tribe (FSA) filed a lawsuit against Governor Susana Martinez and her administration in the New Mexico Supreme Court asserting that...
article Fort Sill Apache sue governor for recognition
(New Mexico) -- An Oklahoma-based Indian tribe that has been fighting for years to open a casino on homelands in New Mexico is suing Gov. Susana Martinez to force her to...
press release Fort Sill Apache Tribe Sues New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez, Indian Affairs Department in New Mexico Supreme Court
(New Mexico) -- Tuesday, the Fort Sill Apache Tribe (FSA) filed a lawsuit against  Governor Susana Martinez and her administration in the New Mexico Supreme Court...

4/12/2013

article At least four groups seek 6th license for racino
(New Mexico) -- At least four groups are interested in applying for the state’s sixth racino license should the New Mexico Racing Commission reopen the application...
article Commissioners OK Fort Sill casino plans
(New Mexico) -- Joining with the City of Las Cruces’ support of an Indian casino west of the city, the Doña Ana County Commission passed a resolution Tuesday,...

4/11/2013

article Dona Ana Co. backs Akela casino plan
(New Mexico) -- Dona Ana County commissioners this week unanimously approved a statement of support for the Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma’s plan to open a...

4/10/2013

article Fort Sill Apaches press I-10 casino
(New Mexico) -- The For Sill Apache tribe from Oklahoma has won a show of support for its effort to open a casino near Deming. The tribe has been trying to open the...

4/9/2013

article County commission backs Fort Sill Apache Tribe's casino plan
(New Mexico) -- Doña Ana County commissioners unanimously on Tuesday OK'd a statement of support for the Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma's plan for a casino...

1/9/2013

article Las Cruces officially supports Fort Sill Apache's return home
(New Mexico) -- The City Council of Las Cruces approved a resolution supporting the Fort Sill Apache Tribe's return to its New Mexico Homeland and its job creation...

1/8/2013

article City of Las Cruces officially supports the Fort Sill Apache's return home
(New Mexico) -- Today the City Council of Las Cruces approved a resolution supporting the Fort Sill Apache Tribe's return to its New Mexico Homeland and its job...
article Cruces backs Fort Sill tribe
(New Mexico) -- The Fort Sill Apache Tribe's effort at reestablishing a homeland in southern New Mexico, and opening a tribal casino west of Las Cruces, received...
article Las Cruces Backs Fort Sill Apache Off Reservation Casino Bid
(New Mexico) -- The Las Cruces City Council on Monday approved a resolution backing the Fort Sill Apache Tribe’s return to its New Mexico homeland and its job...

11/18/2012

article Fort Sill Apache place sign, make public commitment to return to N.M. homeland
(New Mexico) -- The sign is right out there for all to see. Tagged by matching cross motifs, the Fort Sill Apache’s reservation marker proclaims who owns these 30...
article Fort Sill Apache Tribe marks first anniversary of proclamation in Luna County
(New Mexico) -- One year after being granted reservation status in New Mexico, the Fort Sill Apache raised their flag Friday on their 30-acre plot in the Akela Flats of...

11/17/2012

article Tribe Looks to End Old Exile, but Casino Plans Lead to Conflict
(New Mexico) -- On a dust-swept strip of Interstate, not far from the Mexican border, sits a small rest stop where weary truckers trickle in day and night, slump down at...

11/16/2012

article Fort Sill Apache celebrate reservation anniversary
(New Mexico) -- One year after being granted reservation status in New Mexico, the Fort Sill Apache Friday raised their flag on their 30-acre plot of land in the Akela...

7/8/2012

article Indian casino proposal ignites turf wars in NM
(New Mexico) -- It's a 30-acre tract along Interstate 10 with a temporary building where travelers can stop for a burger and beer. It's also the nation's...

6/11/2012

article Our View: Governor should revisit casino in Akela Flats
(New Mexico) -- Persistence is beginning to pay off for tribal leaders who for several years have been seeking to open a casino in Akela Flats, along Interstate 10...

6/8/2012

article Fort Sill Apache casino proposal scores victory
(New Mexico) -- The Fort Sill Apache tribe has cleared another hurdle in its attempt to build a casino on its reservation in New Mexico. In 2009, the Oklahoma based...
article Fort Sill casino bid made to governor
(New Mexico) -- An Oklahoma-based tribe’s plans for a casino on trust land in Luna County is now before Gov. Susana Martinez for gaming compact negotiations.
article Proposed casino prompts turf wars
(New Mexico) -- It's a 30-acre tract along Interstate 10 with a temporary building where travelers can stop for a burger and beer. It's also the nation's...

6/7/2012

article Fort Sill Apache casino proposal ignites old turf wars
(New Mexico) -- The Fort Sill Apache Tribe has crossed another hurdle in its ongoing attempt to build a casino on its new reservation.

4/20/2012

article Apaches Quiet on Casino Gambling
(New Mexico) -- Whether the Fort Sill Apache Tribe originally agreed to not open casino gaming at Akela is unclear after Gov. Susana Martinez’s statement that she...

4/18/2012

article Fort Sill Apache Tribe requests meeting with Gov. Martinez on Akela casino plan
(New Mexico) -- Whether or not the Fort Sill Apache Tribe originally agreed to not open casino gaming at Akela is unclear following Governor Susana Martinez'...
article Gov. Martinez against proposed Sill Apache casino
(New Mexico) -- New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez says she's opposed to a casino proposed by the Sill Apache tribe. Martinez said the tribe agreed they would not...
article Gov. Martinez against proposed Sill Apache casino
(New Mexico) -- Fort Sill Apache Tribal Chairman Jeff Haozous says he is seeking a meeting with New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez in hopes of winning her support for the...

4/17/2012

article No casino support from governor; Martinez says tribe agreed not to open gaming
(New Mexico) -- Fort Sill Apache Tribe members may have a difficult time beginning gaming if approval consideration makes it to the governor's desk.

4/4/2012

article Akela casino efforts nearing home stretch
(New Mexico) -- Nearly five years after casino efforts began, the Fort Sill Apache tribe is nearing the home stretch in efforts to begin gaming at Akela.
article Akela Flats Casino Looking More Like Possibility
(New Mexico) -- A 30,000-square-foot casino is a possibility that's moving towards reality just outside of Deming, as the Fort Sill Apache Tribe takes steps to...

4/1/2012

article Tribe plans meeting on Akela casino project
(New Mexico) -- If you've wondered what the Fort Sill Apache Tribe has been up to since the December town hall meeting, now is your chance to find out. The Tribe...

3/31/2012

article Fort Sill Apache tribe seeks public input on casino proposal near Deming
(New Mexico) -- Fort Sill Apache Tribe to take public input on casino plans The Fort Sill Apache Tribe will host a public meeting to hear input about its casino plans on...

2/26/2012

article Casino Plan Ticket Home for Tribe
(New Mexico) -- Jeff Haozous, chairman of the Fort Sill Apache tribe, spread out territorial maps dating from the late 1800s, showing the range of the tribe’s...

12/9/2011

article Casino plans pick up speed
(New Mexico) -- If Wednesday evening's town hall with leaders from the Fort Sill Apache Tribe provided an accurate sampling of public support for casino plans at...
article Little public opposition for proposed Fort Sill Apache Tribe casino in southwest New Mexico
(New Mexico) -- There appears to be little public opposition to Fort Sill Apache Tribal leaders plans for a casino in southwest New Mexico. During a town hall meeting...

12/1/2011

article Bingaman Opposes Tribal Casino
(New Mexico) -- In a letter to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman outlined the long-standing opposition in the state to Fort Sill Apache's...
article Bingaman restates opposition to Fort Sill gaming
(New Mexico) -- The Fort Sill Apache are gearing up for another round in their long-running fight to open a casino in southern New Mexico. The tribe last week was...

11/30/2011

article Mescaleros Blast Fort Sill Apaches
(New Mexico) -- The possibility of a Fort Sill (Okla.) Apache casino between Las Cruces and Deming was criticized by Mescalero Apache Tribe President Mark Chino in a...

11/29/2011

article Casino could be Luna County's largest employer
(New Mexico) -- If developed to the full extent of planning with consideration to construction jobs, the Apache Homelands Casino would become Luna County's largest...

11/23/2011

article Fort Sill Apache given reservation proclamation after 125 years
(New Mexico) -- After 125 years, the Fort Sill Chiricahua Warm Springs Apache tribe has won a battle to claim its ancestral homelands in southwestern New Mexico. The U.S...
article Fort Sill Apaches get new reservation NM, plan return 125 years after Geronimo scattered tribe
(New Mexico) -- More than 125 years after the surrender of renowned Apache leader Geronimo scattered tribal members across the Southwest, the Fort Sill Apache have won...
article Fort Sill Apaches to get reservation near Deming
(New Mexico) -- An Oklahoma tribe learned this week it will be granted a reservation just off the interstate between Las Cruces and Deming.
article Fort Sill Apaches Win Claim
(New Mexico) -- The Fort Sill Apaches have won the right to a reservation in southern New Mexico, some 125 years after the surrender of the renowned Apache leader...
article US Interior Department allows creation of Indian reservation in southern New Mexico
(New Mexico) -- The Fort Sill Apaches have the right to a reservation in southern New Mexico. The tribe announced Tuesday it had been awarded a proclamation by the U.S....

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