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PALERMO: Beating the Odds: California tribes stretch limits of IGRA

The Maidu Indians of the Enterprise Rancheria in the 1800s lived along the Feather River near Oroville, California, a once-lush waterway some 70 miles north of Sacramento that vanished with construction of the Oroville Dam in the 1960s. “The river was central to our people’s lives,” tribal Chairwoman Glenda Nelson of the Estom Yumeka Maidu Tribe told the Marysville Appeal-Democrat. “We would fish from its waters and gather along its banks. Our ancestors went where the river flowed.”

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Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA)

4/8/2019

article The transformation of the American Indian gaming industry
(Washington D.C.) -- On February 14, Brookings hosted a symposium bringing together diverse perspectives on the American Indian gaming industry featuring tribal...

2/25/2019

article PALERMO: Beating the Odds: California tribes stretch limits of IGRA
(California) -- The Maidu Indians of the Enterprise Rancheria in the 1800s lived along the Feather River near Oroville, California, a once-lush waterway some 70 miles...

2/19/2019

article Looking 30 years ahead: Forum on Indian gaming focuses on self-determination
(Washington D.C.) -- In 1928, the Institute for Government Research in Washington, D.C., released a report that completely transformed federal policy toward Native...

1/31/2019

article The future of American Indian gaming: The next 30 years
(Washington D.C.) -- The 1988 Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) established the National Indian Gaming Commission as a means to support tribal economic development and...

12/23/2018

article Bipartisan Resolution Commemorating the 30th Anniversary of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988 Introduced in Congress
(Washington D.C.) -- On Friday, U.S. Representatives Norma J. Torres (D-CA) and Tom Cole (R-OK) introduced a bipartisan resolution in recognition of the 30th anniversary...

10/27/2018

article ICYMI: A foe became an ally: Commemorating 30 years of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act
(Washington D.C.) -- At a commemoration event at the Washington D.C. office of the National Indian Gaming Commission, (NIGC) Jonodev Osceola Chaudhuri, the NIGC Chairman...

10/24/2018

article David J. Qualls: In 30 years, the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act has transformed Indian Country
(Oklahoma) -- Thirty years ago last week, the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act was passed by Congress and the history of Oklahoma and its rural and tribal economies were...

10/22/2018

article Indian Gaming Regulatory Act set stage for better days
(Oklahoma) -- When Janie Dillard started working with the Choctaw Nation in 1982, there were days when she didn’t know if she would get paid. The tribe had about...

10/20/2018

article A foe became an ally: Commemorating 30 years of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act
(Washington D.C.) -- At a commemoration event at the Washington D.C. office of the National Indian Gaming Commission, (NIGC) Jonodev Osceola Chaudhuri, the NIGC Chairman...

6/13/2018

article Mailbag Mythbusting: The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) and Sports Betting
(USA) -- This is the fifth in a series of stories for Sports Handle discussing various federal statutes that in one way or another remain relevant to the expansion of...

4/18/2018

article IGRA has worked for 30 years, but there are challenges on the horizon
(Las Vegas) -- Indian gaming has boomed since the U.S. Congress passed the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act 30 years ago, but speakers on a panel Wednesday at the 2018 NIGA...

4/9/2018

article IGRA: Then & Now. 30 years later, tribal government gaming reaches heights never envisioned by anyone.
(USA) -- Prior to Indian gaming, economic opportunities—if there were any—on U.S. reservations were primarily limited to resource-extraction industries....
article PALERMO: It’s a Gamble: The evolution of gaming in Indian Country
(California) -- Nearing the 30th anniversary of the federal law that swung open the door to American Indian casinos, tribal governments are pondering a plethora of...

10/8/2017

article Bill to Promote Safety on Indian Casino Reservations Introduced as Tribal Operators Forced to Defend IGRA
(Washington D.C.) -- The US Senate Indian Affairs Committee (IAC) introduced a bill Thursday that seeks to strengthen public safety on tribal reservations, addressing...

10/5/2017

article Tribes push back on IGRA reforms, human trafficking concerns in Senate hearing
(Washington D.C.) -- Gaming tribes pushed back against the ideas that their current regulatory framework must be fundamentally modified, and that tribal casinos are...

7/19/2017

article Controversial Hearing On Indian Gaming Law Postponed Until Fall
(Washington D.C.) -- A potentially explosive hearing on the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988 has been postponed until sometime in the fall, and a key Senate staffer...

3/24/2017

article Sharing Expertise
(California) -- In the 20 years following the 1988 passage of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, the interplay between the tribal and commercial gaming verticals was...

3/23/2017

article PALERMO: The Birth of Gaming
(California) -- Thirty years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling, in California v. Cabazon Band of Mission Indians. The ruling led to the passage of the...

3/9/2017

article Tribes celebrate 30th anniversary of landmark U.S. Supreme Court victory for Indian Country
(California) -- A quarter century ago, tribal gaming consisted of little more than a scattering of bingo halls and card rooms sprinkled across a handful of remote Indian...

7/27/2016

article PALERMO: As IGRA Intended
(Washington) -- If there were a hall of fame for contemporary American Indian leaders who championed native sovereignty and self-determination, Washington state would be...

7/15/2016

article DOI Tribal Gaming Procedures An Uneasy Fit With IGRA [sub req]
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Department of the Interior procedures that allow tribes to operate casinos without a state gaming compact in place could take on increased...

12/23/2015

article Signed, Sealed… And Then? / Tribes, states pushing IGRA Envelope on Compact Talks
(Washington D.C.) -- American Indian law experts and federal officials are expressing concern that local government mitigation agreements and labor provisions in...

7/28/2014

article Indian Gaming Reform: What Is Congress Plotting, and How Will SCIA Chair Jon Tester Respond?
(Washington D.C.) -- Undercurrents of legislative reform of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) — the 1988 law that gives the federal government the power to...

7/24/2014

article WASHBURN: Senate Indian Affairs Committee Hearing
(Washington D.C.) -- Good afternoon Chairman Tester, Vice Chairman Barrasso, and Members of the Committee. My name is Kevin Washburn and I am the Assistant Secretary for...

4/30/2014

article Going Commercial
(USA) -- One word denotes the first quarter-century of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act. Opportunity. Momentous achievements mark this landmark period in tribal history...

11/26/2013

article The New Buffalo / 25 years of IGRA marked
(USA) -- Indian gaming marked its 25th anniversary this month, a quarter century after Congress passed and President Ronald Reagan signed the Indian Gaming Regulatory...

10/25/2013

article MOOREHEAD: 25 Years of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act
(Washington D.C.) -- In 1987, the Supreme Court decided California v. Cabazon Band of Mission Indians, holding that a state could not prohibit gaming conducted on Indian...

10/17/2013

article On Its Silver Anniversary, IGRA’s Legacy Remains Mixed [sub req'd]
(Washington D.C.) -- Twenty-five years ago today, President Reagan signed into law the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA), historic legislation that is resented by many...
press release Native Americans Recognize 25 Years Under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act
(Calgary) -- When the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) was signed into law on Oct. 17, 1988, many tribal leaders strongly opposed the federal policy as an...

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