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Pine Bluff casino plan gets letters of support; mayor, county judge tout proposal

The Quapaw Nation and its partners in the planned development of the proposed Saracen Casino Resort in Pine Bluff announced letters of support Monday from local leaders in city and county government, clearing a needed hurdle to establish one of the first four full-fledged casinos in Arkansas.

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12/14/2018

article Quapaw Nation Planning New Tri-State Casino
(Oklahoma) -- The Quapaw Nation are very eager to open a new Tri-state casino, which if permitted to go ahead will have its parking lot in Arkansas, the casino will be...

12/13/2018

article New Casino for Pine Bluff in Early Stages of Development
(Arkansas) -- John Berrey’s vision is impressive. Berrey, chairman of Downstream Development Authority and the Quapaw Nation, spoke by phone about plans for a...

12/12/2018

article Quapaw chief updates community on proposed casino
(Arkansas) -- Pine Bluff Mayor Shirley Washington moderated a conversation between Chief John Berrey of the Quapaw Tribe and the public Monday night at the Pine Bluff...

12/11/2018

article Arkansas Racing Commission drafting new casino legislation
(Arkansas) -- The Arkansas Racing Commission has started drafting rules for the new casino regulation. This is after the state’s voters had approved a move to...

12/10/2018

article Jefferson County casino one step closer to approval, sends submission to racing commission
(Arkansas) -- People in Jefferson County could see a casino take shape sooner than expected after the Quapaw Tribe released new details about future plans. Dozens of...
article Quapaw Nation Shares Casino Plans for Pine Bluff
(Arkansas) -- For the first time the microphone was open to the Pine Bluff community to ask questions about the casino straight to the source. "How many potential...

12/9/2018

article Quapaw Nation gets nod to operate proposed casino in Arkansas
(Arkansas) -- In Arkansas, plans for the proposed Saracen Casino Resort in Pine Bluff continue to move forward as the Downstream Development Authority, a subsidiary of...

12/6/2018

article DYS director to new role
(Arkansas) -- Betty Guhman, director of the Arkansas Department of Human Services' Division of Youth Services, announced she would leave her position to advocate at...

12/4/2018

article Oklahoma Tribe Selected to Develop Arkansas Casino in Jefferson County
(Arkansas) -- The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma and its Downstream Development Company has been selected by local officials in Arkansas to build and operate a casino in...
article Pine Bluff casino plan gets letters of support; mayor, county judge tout proposal
(Arkansas) -- The Quapaw Nation and its partners in the planned development of the proposed Saracen Casino Resort in Pine Bluff announced letters of support Monday from...

12/3/2018

article County, city officials back tribe’s casino plan in Arkansas
(Arkansas) -- Local leaders in an Arkansas county are backing an American Indian tribe’s plan to apply for a casino license under a constitutional amendment...
article Downstream Development Authority selected to bring new casino to Jefferson County
(Arkansas) -- Leaders in Jefferson County and Pine Bluff have selected the Downstream Development Authority of the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma as their casino operator,...
article Local Leaders OK Quapaw Casino for Pine Bluff
(Arkansas) -- Local leaders in Jefferson County and Pine Bluff have given their support to Downstream Development Authority, the owner and operator of Downstream Casino...
article Quapaw Nation’s Downstream enterprise selected by Pine Bluff, Jefferson County to lead casino efforts
(Arkansas) -- The investment of millions of dollars to help pass an amendment expanding Arkansas’ casinos may pay off in a bigger way for a Quapaw Nation-based...

12/2/2018

article High and middle school students learn about Native American culture in Quapaw
(Oklahoma) -- High school students and middle school students learn the importance of Native American culture today in Quapaw. High school and middle school visited 14...

12/1/2018

article Quapaw Nation officially acquires new land
(Kansas) -- A piece of land in Cherokee County is now officially Indian tribal land. It's a historic moment for Quapaw Nation as a portion of land they acquired...
article Quapaw Tribe acquires more land in Kansas
(Kansas) -- The Quapaw Tribe has acquired additional property in southeastern Kansas after gaining approval from the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs. The tribe obtained...

11/29/2018

article Oklahoma Indian tribe gets more land in southeast Kansas
(Kansas) -- The Quapaw Tribe has acquired additional property in southeastern Kansas along the Oklahoma border after gaining approval from the federal Bureau of Indian...

11/27/2018

article Quapaw Nation expands tribal lands in Kansas
(Oklahoma) -- The Quapaw Nation has obtained additional property in Cherokee County, Kansas, after its request for a 211-acre acquisition was approved by the Bureau of...

11/10/2018

article Quapaw Tribe moves forward with casino bid after victory at polls
(Arkansas) -- The Quapaw Nation is wasting little time preparing for a gaming bid in Arkansas. Chairman John Berrey told The Arkansas Times that the tribe plans to apply...

11/9/2018

article Voters OK'd Arkansas casino measure, but questions remain
(Arkansas) -- Arkansas voters approved an amendment to the state's constitution allowing licenses for four casinos: two existing gambling facilities and two others...

11/8/2018

article Quapaw Tribe points to early 2020 opening for Pine Bluff casino
(Oklahoma) -- John Berrey, chairman of the Oklahoma-based Quapaw Tribe, says he hopes to have a permit for a casino in Pine Bluff by the end of April, to be "...

10/28/2018

article Grant goals: Quality of life improvements aim of $5 million in grant-funded projects
(Oklahoma) -- The Quapaw Nation’s construction department, the Quapaw Services Authority, has big improvements for the tribal community after receiving more than $...

10/22/2018

article Quapaw Nation Announces New Elder Housing Units
(Oklahoma) -- Twenty new elder housing units are heading to the Quapaw Nation, thanks to assistance from a $750,000 federal grant. The nation already has 6 units it...

8/31/2018

article BERREY: Congress can do what's right for Indian Country
(Oklahoma) -- Last month, I was honored to be re-elected as Chairman of the Quapaw Nation of Oklahoma (O-Gah-Pah), a tribe known for its many successes. Our tribal...

8/24/2018

article Quapaw Tribe adopts new name
(Oklahoma) -- The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma officially adopted a new name. Members voted to change the name of the tribe to the Quapaw Nation. The change went into effect...

8/23/2018

article Quapaw Tribe adopts new name
(Oklahoma) -- The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma now has a new name. The tribe is now named the Quapaw Nation, a move that officially went into effect last week. Members voted...

8/14/2018

article Name change for Quapaw Tribe - Berrey retains Chairman seat
(Oklahoma) -- The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma will now operate under the name of the Quapaw Nation after the tribe's members voted 456 to 314 in favor of the name...

7/17/2018

article Quapaw Tribe to hold elections
(Oklahoma) -- The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma will hold its annual election on Saturday, July 28, at the Quapaw Tribal Complex. The polls will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m...

7/15/2018

article Bills arrive for petition campaigns
(Arkansas) -- Filings are expected next week on the campaigns to put a minimum wage increase and casino gambling expansion on the November ballot. One other campaign...

7/9/2018

article Downstream celebrates 10 years
(Oklahoma) -- It’s now been 10 years since the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma opened the doors to an exciting and innovative tribal enterprise, Downstream Casino and...

7/6/2018

article Downstream celebrates 10 years - Quapaw Tribe's casino revenues help tribe diversify
(Oklahoma) -- It's now been 10 years since the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma opened the doors to an exciting and innovative tribal enterprise, Downstream Casino and...

6/12/2018

article Downstream Casino donates to local food banks
(Missouri) -- Two times a year, Downstream Casino donates 20 tons of canned food to eight food banks and pantries in five area counties. One of the recipients is...

6/11/2018

article Downstream Casino Resort fights hunger in the region
(Oklahoma) -- Downstream Casino Resort is making its semi-annual Food Bank donations this week, distributing 20 tons of canned food to eight food banks and food pantries...

6/8/2018

article Oklahoma ex-tribal officer gets 10 years for child sex crime
(Oklahoma) -- A former Quapaw tribal officer has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after an undercover police sting in northeast Oklahoma revealed his involvement in...

6/6/2018

article Former Quapaw Tribe Leader Gets Prison Time
(Oklahoma) -- The former Vice Chairman of the Quapaw Tribe's Business Committee was sentenced in federal court today (June 6, 2018). According to a probable cause...

5/29/2018

article Casino measure approved by Arkansas AG
(Arkansas) -- Since Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge last week approved wording for four ballot measures — including one of two casino proposals that...
article Quapaw Tribal election candidacies declared - Top seat up for election
(Oklahoma) -- Candidacies have been declared for the upcoming Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma’s Annual Elections. The top tribal leadership position of Chairman has two...

5/28/2018

article AG OK’s local casino measure for Nov. 6 ballot
(Arkansas) -- Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has approved a ballot measure that, if passed by voters, would allow construction of four casinos, one of which...

5/21/2018

article Quapaw Tribal Library to receive new books
(Oklahoma) -- The Quapaw Tribal Library will receive new books about the history of the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma. A reception is slated from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the...

4/28/2018

article Quapaw Chairman John Berrey tabbed Tribal Leader of Year
(Oklahoma) -- John L. Berrey, longtime chairman of the Quapaw Tribal Business Committee, credits the tribe and business associates for his recent 2018 Tribal Leader of...

4/23/2018

article Arkansas court rejects bid to approve casino measure wording
(Arkansas) -- Arkansas' highest court rejected an effort Monday to force the state's attorney general to approve the wording of a ballot measure that would...

4/21/2018

article Arkansas AG asks court to reject casino backers’ complaint
(Arkansas) -- Arkansas’ attorney general is asking the state’s highest court to reject an effort to force her to approve the wording of a proposed ballot...

4/9/2018

article Quapaw Tribe goes to bat for Trump's embattled environmental official
(Oklahoma) -- With his job in jeopardy, the leader of the Environmental Protection Agency can count on at least one defender in Indian Country. EPA Administrator Scott...

3/27/2018

article Meth kingpin sentenced - Millions laundered at Quapaw casino
(Oklahoma) -- The so-called kingpin of a Missouri drug ring was sentenced to a 30-year term in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute drugs and money laundering...

3/14/2018

article State AG rejects casino proposal
(Arkansas) -- Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has again rejected a proposed state constitutional amendment that would allow four casinos in Arkansas. Rutledge...

3/1/2018

article Arkansas Pro-Casino Legalization Group Submits New Measure to AG in Quest for November Ballot
(Arkansas) -- A pro-casino group in Arkansas campaigning for the legalization of commercial casinos has resubmitted a proposed constitutional amendment to the state...

2/26/2018

article Casino proposal being resubmitted to Arkansas attorney general
(Arkansas) -- Driving Arkansas Forward, a citizens’ group that’s hoping to improve Arkansas highways and create new jobs, submitted a revised proposal to the...
article Revised Arkansas casino measure would expand gambling at tracks
(Arkansas) -- A proposal to legalize casinos in Arkansas was revised Monday to allow expanded gambling at a greyhound track and horse track that already offer video...
article Rewritten casino amendment now seems to bring Southland, Oaklawn on board
(Arkansas) -- A group hoping to put a constitutional amendment on the ballot in 2018 to legalize more casinos in Arkansas and devote tax revenues to highways has...

2/13/2018

article This Native American tribe is reviving rural Oklahoma's economy
(Oklahoma) -- Jason Reeves knows what a good cut of steak looks like before it hits your dinner plate. Standing in the middle of a 50-foot-wide cooler, he points out...

2/1/2018

article Ballot Includes Second Casino Proposal In Four Years
(Arkansas) -- Arkansas voters could decide in November whether to allow a limited number of casinos to operate in Arkansas, unless history repeats itself.

1/30/2018

article Arkansas Attorney General Says NO to latest casino referendum
(Arkansas) -- In a bid to ensure the Razorback State only moves forward with casinos with a solid footing, Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has rejected a ballot...

1/28/2018

article Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge Rejects Another Casino Referendum
(Arkansas) -- Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge (R) is determined to see that gaming is leading her state down the right road. To that end, the state’s...

1/26/2018

article Arkansas attorney general rejects wording of casino-highway funding proposal
(Arkansas) -- Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has rejected the language for a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow up to three casinos in...

1/25/2018

article Arkansas AG rejects wording of casino ballot measure
(Arkansas) -- Arkansas’ attorney general has rejected the wording of a proposed ballot measure that would allow up to three casinos in the state to raise money for...

1/24/2018

article Group seeks to overturn Supreme Court sovereign immunity ruling with amendment
(Arkansas) -- An ad hoc group has announced plans to attempt to put a constitutional amendment on the ballot that would restore the right of the legislature to waive the...

1/22/2018

article Downstream Casino places bets craft beer will be winner
(Oklahoma) -- Downstream Casino Resort in Quapaw, Okla., a hop, skip and a jump from Northwest Arkansas, is brewing its own craft beer, its latest move to lure customers...

1/18/2018

article Officials in 2 casino towns consider them beneficial
(Oklahoma) -- Officials in two communities that have casinos consider their towns to have a better quality of life as a result. Jefferson County could be getting a...
press release Downstream Development Authority Announces its Cash Tender Offer and Consent Solicitations for its 10.5% Senior Secured Notes Due 2019
(Oklahoma) -- Downstream Development Authority of the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma (O-Gah-Pah) ("Downstream") today announced that it has commenced a cash tender...

1/14/2018

article A casino in Pope County?
(Arkansas) -- Imaging driving along Interstate 40 or Scenic Highway 7 and coming into Russellville. You go around the Arkansas Tech University curve and cross the I-40...

1/10/2018

article Officials in 2 casino towns consider them beneficial
(Arkansas) -- Officials in two communities that have casinos consider their towns to have a better quality of life as a result. Pine Bluff could be getting a resort and...

1/9/2018

article Arkansas Casinos?: Proposal looks better than others in the past, but that doesn't mean it's a winner for state
(Arkansas) -- A group called Driving Arkansas Forward has submitted a proposed Constitutional amendment that would authorize casinos in Crittenden and Jefferson Counties...
article Casino measure for Arkansas ballot a joint effort
(Arkansas) -- Voters in Arkansas may get a chance to decide if a proposal by a group that would allow as many as three casinos to be built in the state in an effort to...
article Casino measure for Arkansas ballot a joint effort
(Arkansas) -- Voters in Arkansas may get a chance to decide if a proposal by a group that would allow as many as three casinos to be built in the state in an effort to...

1/8/2018

article Arkansas group pushing for casinos to help fund highways
(Arkansas) -- Up to three casinos could be coming to Arkansas, but some major hurdles will need to be cleared first. A new group, Driving Arkansas Forward, is awaiting...
article Group lobbies for casinos in Arkansas
(Arkansas) -- A lobbying group in the US state of Arkansas has submitted a proposal to the state's Attorney General that would allow for the construction of up to...
article Proposed resort-like casinos in Arkansas would benefit roads
(Arkansas) -- A proposal could allow up to three casinos to be built in Arkansas while also benefiting state highways. Arkansas voters may get a chance to decide if the...
article Brewing up craft beer
(Oklahoma) -- Officials at the Quapaw Tribe’s Downstream Casino Resort launched their latest innovation earlier this month as the first in-house brewed craft beers...

1/7/2018

article Leaders discuss possible resort/casino in Jefferson County
(Arkansas) -- Pine Bluff and Jefferson County officials joined members of the business community Friday to kick off what they hope will be the beginning of an economic...

1/6/2018

article Casino plan for Arkansas proposed to benefit roads
(Arkansas) -- A private group on Friday proposed a constitutional amendment that would authorize the state to issue licenses for up to three casinos in Arkansas, with...
article Casino proposal for PB needs state voters’ OK
(Arkansas) -- Pine Bluff and Jefferson County officials joined members of the business community Friday to kick off what they hope will be beginning of an economic...

1/4/2018

article Downstream soon to home a crafted brewing company
(Oklahoma) -- Downstream is known for its casino and resort, but soon will also be home to a crafted brewing company, another venture for the ever expanding tribe.
article Quapaw tribe opens craft brewing company
(Oklahoma) -- The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma pushed the envelope last year by unveiling its new multimillion-dollar meat processing plant and has raised the bar even...

12/29/2017

article Quapaw’s Downstream Casino completes winter food bank donations
(Oklahoma) -- Downstream Casino Resort has announced the completion of its second semi-annual regional food bank donations. Downstream is in its 9th year making these...

12/19/2017

article John Berrey: Politico got it wrong on Tar Creek
(Oklahoma) -- As the longtime chairman of the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma, I take strong exception to the Dec. 6 article by Politico’s Malcom Burnley (“The Environmental...

12/11/2017

article Supreme Court brings good news to Quapaw Tribe in restoration of homelands case
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has brought some good news to the Quapaw Tribe, whose casino expansion plans have been held up the state of Kansas.
article Justices Won’t Review Kansas' Tribal Gaming Loss [sub req'd]
(Kansas) -- The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to tackle a Tenth Circuit decision rejecting the state of Kansas’ challenge to a National Indian Gaming...

11/21/2017

article Quapaw Tribe Ag programs gain national attention
(Oklahoma) -- The Quapaw Tribe is considered a national leader in agriculture and their Ag enterprises and the leader’s enthusiasm and commitment are the reasons...

11/16/2017

article Quapaw Tribe official indicted - Tribe calls for resignation
(Oklahoma) -- Vice-chairman of the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma Business Committee, Thomas Crawfish Mathews, has been indicted by a federal grand jury on one count of...

11/14/2017

article Quapaw Tribe leading the effort to clean up lead mine
(Oklahoma) -- After many decades of politics and funding fights, progress is being made on the nation's worst toxic waste site thanks to the Quapaw Nation.

10/24/2017

article Quapaw tribe holds demonstration for scientist, co-workers
(Oklahoma) -- While the tribal drummers beat a constant rhythm, colorfully dressed Native Americans take light, sideways steps to rotate around the drummers. Those steps...

10/10/2017

article Supreme Court asked to resolve dispute
(Washington D.C.) -- The nation's highest court has been asked to resolve a dispute regarding a tribal gambling rule that impacts southeast Kansas. The state and...

10/9/2017

article Downstream Resort and Casino Explains Security Plans to Ensure Safety to Guests
(Oklahoma) -- Bill Goodwin, Downstream Casino Director of Security says, "We start weeks sometimes months in advance of a particular event." John Berrey,...

10/3/2017

article Kansas Urges Justices To Review Tribal Gambling Ruling [sub req'd]
(Kansas) -- The state of Kansas and one of its counties have urged the U.S. Supreme Court to consider overturning a Tenth Circuit decision that a National Indian Gaming...

9/27/2017

article CASA volunteers to serve members of the Quapaw Tribe
(Oklahoma) -- Child Advocates of Northeast Oklahoma (CANO) has entered a into formal agreement with the Quapaw Tribe to provide Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)...

9/12/2017

article Quapaw Tribe’s Processing Plant big plus for Ag, community
(Oklahoma) -- The Quapaw Tribe opened the doors wide to their new $5 million, 25,000 square-foot Quapaw Processing Plant at last week’s Grand Opening. The...

9/8/2017

article Tribe celebrates new meat processing plant in Quapaw
(Oklahoma) -- A multimillion dollar meat processing plant in northeast Oklahoma was celebrated Thursday as the nation's first meat processing plant owned and...

9/7/2017

article Quapaw tribe to unveil meat processing plant
(Oklahoma) -- The Quapaw tribe’s new red meat processing plant will open its doors to the public with a ceremony set for 11 a.m. Thursday. The new plant, located...

9/6/2017

article Quapaw Tribe to Open $5 Million Meat Processing Plant
(Oklahoma) -- The Quapaw Tribe plans an opening ceremony this week as it debuts its new, $5 million meat processing plant in northeastern Oklahoma. The tribe says the...

9/2/2017

article Quapaw Tribe part of widespread Harvey rescue operations
(Texas) -- Among the thousands of rescue and recovery volunteers who’ve converged on Hurricane Harvey’s wreckage this week, are 14 men from the Quapaw Tribe...

8/25/2017

press release Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma taps Joseph Eve CPAs for audits
(Oklahoma) -- The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma has engaged Joseph Eve CPAs to conduct multiple audits for its Quapaw Casino and RV Resort. Joseph Eve has worked for the...

8/6/2017

article Joplin City Council to hear requests on street projects, zoning
(Missouri) -- Public works officials are putting together the money to replace sidewalks on Main Street between 11th and 15th streets. The Joplin City Council will be...
article NEO partners with Quapaw Tribe to increase reach of online learning
(Oklahoma) -- As part of a Department of Education Title III Grant program, Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO) has partnered with the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma...

7/17/2017

article Quapaw tribe continues repatriation efforts of cultural items
(Oklahoma) -- Numerous historic artifacts now reside behind locked glass display cases in the Quapaw Tribal Museum. Varying in size, color and material, the objects must...

7/6/2017

article Quapaws' LR plans on pause
(Arkansas) -- The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma, once a subject of concern for Little Rock-area officials, has been mostly inactive in Pulaski County in the past year and a...

7/4/2017

article Kansas loses appeal on tribal gaming expansion
(Kansas) -- A federal appeals court has put up a roadblock to the state of Kansas in its attempt to prevent the Quapaw Tribe from expanding a casino onto ancestral...

7/3/2017

article Quapaw Downstream Casino continues regional fight against hunger
(Oklahoma) -- The Quapaw Tribe’s Downstream Casino Resort made its semi-annual Food Bank donations last week, distributing 20 tons of canned food to seven food...

7/2/2017

article Quapaw Powwow is the largest event held by the tribe
(Oklahoma) -- Today marked the beginning of the Quapaw Powwow, one of the largest events held by the tribe annually. This four day event is a homecoming for the Quapaw...

6/30/2017

article Kansas loses federal case against Downstream Casino Resort expansion
(Kansas) -- Gaming opponents in Kansas were dealt a major blow on Tuesday after a federal appeals court ruled in favor of an attempt by the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma to...
article Quapaw Tribe wins decision favoring restoration of homelands in Kansas
(Kansas) -- A federal appeals court has dealt a blow to the state of Kansas in its attempt to prevent the Quapaw Tribe from expanding a casino onto ancestral territory.

6/28/2017

article Downstream works to fill empty food pantries over the summer
(Kansas) -- Canned good donations to area food banks over the Christmas holiday season are long gone. So an area tribe, and the business they operate, are trying to fill...

6/7/2017

article Meat processing plant latest agriculture venture for Quapaw tribe
(Oklahoma) -- With Downstream Casino and Resort as the backdrop, a herd of bison grazed lazily on summer grasses. Goats roamed nearby, feeding on more grass behind a...

5/23/2017

article Quapaw Tribe receives EPA grant to move on with Tar Creek clean-up
(Oklahoma) -- The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma is getting some help to continue their clean up efforts for its Tar Creek Superfund site. "We have removed over a million...

5/19/2017

article Quapaw Tribe Gets Nearly $5 Million for Tar Creek Cleanup
(Oklahoma) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded nearly $5 million to the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma for continued cleanup efforts of the Tar Creek...
article Quapaw Tribe secures EPA grant for cleanup of contaminated lands
(Oklahoma) -- The Quapaw Tribe will be using nearly $4.9 million in federal funds to continue cleanup efforts in Oklahoma. Quapaw territory in the northeastern part of...

2/22/2017

article Quapaw Tribe holds project to clean up Oklahoma creek
(Oklahoma) -- The "Beaver Creek Unrestricted Tier One Project" has been going on for more than a year-- it's within the Tar Creek Superfund site. The tribe...

1/9/2017

article Quapaw Tribe awarded grant to build park
(Oklahoma) -- The beginnings of a new recreational space are taking shape off historic Route 66 thanks to the efforts of the Quapaw Tribe and a state grant. In June of...

12/20/2016

article Downstream Casino Resort donates canned food to local agencies
(Oklahoma) -- Downstream Casino Resort will distribute 20 tons of canned food this week to food banks and pantries across five counties in Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas and...

12/16/2016

press release Downstream Development Authority Announces Termination of Tender Offer and Consent Solicitations for its 10.5% Senior Secured Notes Due 2019
(Oklahoma) -- Downstream Development Authority (“Downstream”) of the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma (O-Gah-Pah) announced today that it has terminated its cash...

11/18/2016

article In Oklahoma, the Quapaw Tribe’s O-Gah-Pah Coffee Upgrades the Downstream
(Oklahoma) -- At the Quapaw Tribe of North America’s flagship gaming facility the Downstream Casino Resort, located just a few hundred feet from the Tri-State...

11/11/2016

article Downstream roasting, brewing own gourmet coffee brand
(Oklahoma) -- After successfully launching a farm-to-table agriculture operation in the past few years, it seemed the next natural step for Downstream Casino Resort...
article Quapaw Tribe starts own coffee brand to serve casino patrons
(Oklahoma) -- The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma has launched its own brand of coffee. The tribe serves more than 2 million cups of coffee a year at the Downstream Casino...

11/10/2016

article Downstream Casino introduces new brand of coffee
(Oklahoma) -- "The rain, the temperature, how it rains in the town," said Alberto Baez of O-Gah-Pah Coffee. And that's just the start. Alberto Baez is in...

9/22/2016

article Council approves auto fire aid with Quapaw Tribe
(Oklahoma) -- An automatic aid agreement contract with the Quapaw Tribe Fire/EMS and the City of Miami has been approved by the city council. Miami Fire Chief Robert...

9/2/2016

article Quapaw Tribe kicks off multi-million dollar project
(Oklahoma) -- Members of the Quapaw Tribe unveiled plans for a multi-million dollar state-of-the-art red meat processing facility on Wednesday, Aug. 31, which is said to...

9/1/2016

article Quapaw Tribe breaks ground on new meat processing plant
(Oklahoma) -- The Quapaw Tribe broke ground on a multi-million dollar state-of-the-art red meat processing facility on Wednesday, which is said to be the first of its...
article Quapaw tribe unveils plans for meat processing plant
(Oklahoma) -- The Quapaw tribe of Oklahoma this week announced plans to build a 25,000-square-foot meat processing plant, which it says will be the country’s first...

8/20/2016

article Casino Robbery Suspect Arrested
(Missouri) -- Jacoby Sammons, 19, of Neosho, Missouri, who was wanted in connection with a robbery in a casino parking lot in Cherokee County, has been located and taken...
article Neosho man arrested in robbery - Tribal marshall shot suspect in incident at casino
(Oklahoma) -- A Neosho, Missouri, has been arrested following an incident Friday afternoon in the parking lot of Downstream Casino. According to a press release from...
article Authorities continue to look for robber of casino patron
(Missouri) -- Area authorities on Friday night continued to look for a 19-year-old Neosho man who they say tried to ram a law enforcement officer investigating an...
article Officer fires at man leaving casino, says man was in strong armed robbery and was fleeing
(Missouri) -- Downstream Casino was on lockdown late Friday night after gunfire in the casino's parking lot. The Quapaw Tribal Marshals are investigating it as a...

8/19/2016

article Shots fired at Downstream Casino
(Missouri) -- According to the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, the shots were fired by a Quapaw Tribe Marshal after a vehicle tried to run him over.

8/1/2016

article Quapaw Tribe Adds Mercantile, Coffee Roasting to Business Ventures
(Oklahoma) -- The Quapaw Tribe based in northeastern Oklahoma is growing its agricultural ventures with a new mercantile store, beehive program and coffee roasting...

7/29/2016

article Quapaw Casino Goes Farm-To-Fork To Woo Millennials [2nd Item]
(Oklahoma) -- All week tribal representatives have been meeting in Tulsa for the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association’s annual conference. Casino audiences are aging...

7/20/2016

article Quapaw Tribal election scheduled for Saturday
(Oklahoma) -- The annual Quapaw Tribal election will be held on Saturday, July 23, at the Quapaw Tribal community building at 5681 South 630 Road in Quapaw. The polling...

7/1/2016

article 144 years of tradition: Quapaw Tribe adding fireworks to annual powwow
(Oklahoma) -- Tribal members and others come from near and far every year, and have for many, many years to gather for powwow. The Quapaw Tribe is hosting its 144th...

6/21/2016

article Pounds of meth seized, arrests made in multi-agency operation
(Oklahoma) -- Two people were arrested and a large amount of methamphetamine and cash were seized in a joint operation of the Newton County Sheriff’s Office, the...

6/16/2016

article Quapaw Tribe opens new meat product distribution center
(Oklahoma) -- The Quapaw Tribe opened up the new Quapaw Cattle Company distribution center last week. Called Quapaw Mercantile, it is located in their office space in...

6/11/2016

article Quapaw Chairman Berrey testifies at EPW subcommittee hearing
(Washington D.C.) -- Chairman John Berrey of the Quapaw Tribe deplored the burden of unnecessary governmental regulations on his tribe's efforts to clean and restore...

6/7/2016

article Quapaw Tribe opens new meat product distribution center
(Oklahoma) -- The Quapaw Tribe opened up the new Quapaw Cattle Company distribution center last week. Called Quapaw Mercantile, it is located in their office space in...

5/25/2016

article Quapaw tribe to appeal EPA decision
(Missouri) -- A decision by the Environmental Protection Agency to decommission an ozone monitor near Miami, Oklahoma, will be appealed.

5/22/2016

article Butterfly sculptures are unveiled
(Missouri) -- To commemorate the fifth anniversary of the May 22, 2011, tornado, two butterfly sculptures were unveiled at Freeman Hospital West and Bill & Virginia...

4/26/2016

article Kansas Urges 10th Circ. To Overturn Tribal Casino Ruling [sub req]
(New York) -- The state of Kansas urged the Tenth Circuit on Friday to revive claims over a National Indian Gaming Commission letter saying that land held in trust for...

4/13/2016

article Quapaw Tribe not worried about another Cherokee Nation casino
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation continues to expand its gaming empire in Oklahoma but a fellow tribe isn't worried about the competition. The Quapaw Tribe operates the...

4/10/2016

article Quapaw Tribe, state working together on next Tar Creek project
(Oklahoma) -- Cleanup in the Tar Creek Superfund site is continuing with work now under way on the Beaver Creek Unrestricted Tier 1 Project near Quapaw. The Quapaw Tribe...

3/20/2016

article Feds say Missouri drug suspect dropped millions at casino
(Missouri) -- Federal prosecutors say a man at the center of a large-scale southwest Missouri drug operation put more than $10 million into slot machines at an Oklahoma...
article Feds say Missouri drug suspect spent millions at an Oklahoma casino
(Oklahoma) -- According to Federal prosecutors, more than $10 million was put into slot machines at a casino in Oklahoma by an individual they say is at the center of a...

3/19/2016

article Feds say Missouri drug suspect dropped millions at casino
(Missouri) -- Prosecutors say a 54-year-old Springfield man was a large-scale methamphetamine distributor who dropped more than $10 million into slot machines at an...

3/7/2016

article Feds say 'large-scale' meth dealer gambled millions at Downstream Casino
(Oklahoma) -- Prosecutors say the man at the center of a large-scale Springfield meth distribution ring was a high roller at a nearby casino. Patrick Brigaudin, 54, is...

3/6/2016

article Quapaw Tribe blames Oaklawn for land opposition in Arkansas
(Arkansas) -- A non-Indian gaming facility is being blamed by the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma for impeding its land-into-trust efforts in Arkansas. It’s been two...

3/4/2016

article Quapaw Tribe says Oaklawn is behind push-back to tribe's federal trust status application
(Arkansas) -- Two years into their quest seeking federal trust status of 160-acres of land the Quapaw Tribe owns near the Little Rock Port Authority, the Quapaw business...

3/1/2016

article Quapaw tribe seeks dismissal of federal lawsuit against Kansas in gambling issue
(Kansas) -- An attorney for the Quapaw tribe agreed in documents filed in federal court Monday that the tribe's lawsuit against the state of Kansas over gambling...

2/29/2016

article Tribe Backs Down From Suit Over Opening Kansas Casino [sub req]
(Kansas) -- The Quapaw Tribe of Indians told a federal judge Monday that it has no choice but to drop a lawsuit that sought to force Kansas to negotiate a gaming compact...

2/26/2016

article Attorneys talk settlement in federal lawsuit regarding Downstream expansion
(Kansas) -- Attorneys involved in the appeal of a federal judge's decision that would allow Downstream Casino Resort to seek to expand into Kansas talked recently...

2/19/2016

article Quapaw Tribe Employees Donate to Breast Cancer Fund
(Oklahoma) -- Employees of the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma are working to fight breast cancer. Every October during Breast Cancer Awareness month, employees raise funds to...

2/18/2016

article Quapaw Tribe looks to buy more land near Little Rock port
(Arkansas) -- An Oklahoma-based tribe said it plans to buy more land near Little Rock’s industrial port to use for its economic development. John Berrey, the...

2/17/2016

article Tribe out for more river land
(Arkansas) -- The Quapaw Tribe will build a monument to the Quapaws and black slaves buried on the tribe's land in eastern Pulaski County, and tribal officials will...

2/7/2016

article Tentative agreement on Quapaw land is dead for now
(Oklahoma) -- The Quapaw tribe's efforts to reach an agreement with the Little Rock Port Authority for the use of 160 acres the tribe owns in Arkansas have fallen...

1/22/2016

article Quapaw Tribe sues Kansas governor
(Oklahoma) -- The Quapaw Tribe filed litigation on Tuesday, Jan. 19, asserting that Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback violated the requirements of federal law by refusing to...

1/21/2016

article Port Authority board blocks deal with tribe
(Arkansas) -- The Little Rock Port Authority can no longer enter into any memorandum of understanding with the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma while the tribe's application...
article Kansas to appeal Quapaw Tribe casino expansion ruling
(Kansas) -- Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt and the Cherokee County Commission filed notice this week in U.S. District Court in Topeka that they would appeal a...
article Quapaw Tribe is suing the State of Kansas
(Oklahoma) -- The Quapaw Tribe today filed litigation asserting that Kansas Governor Sam Brownback violated the requirements of federal law by refusing to negotiate a...
article Quapaw tribe sues Kansas over casino dispute
(Kansas) -- An Oklahoma Indian tribe has filed a federal lawsuit against Kansas in the dispute over casino gambling. The Quapaw tribe alleges the state has failed to...

1/19/2016

article Quapaw Tribe sues governor
(Kansas) -- The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma Tuesday filed a lawsuit against Kansas Governor Sam Brownback. According to a release from the tribe, the suit alleges Brownback...
article Quapaw Tribe sues Kansas governor
(Kansas) -- The Quapaw Tribe filed litigation Tuesday asserting that Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback violated the requirements of federal law by refusing to negotiate a gaming...
article Quapaw tribe sues Kansas over casino dispute
(Kansas) -- An Oklahoma Indian tribe has filed a federal lawsuit against Kansas in the dispute over casino gambling. The Quapaw tribe alleges the state has failed to...
article Quapaw tribes sues Kansas in federal court seeking agreement to offer casino gambling in Kansas
(Kansas) -- The Quapaw Tribe sued the state of Kansas in federal court on Tuesday, asking a judge to order the state to negotiate an agreement with the tribe within 60...

1/16/2016

article Cherokee County, Kansas attorney general appeal decision that would allow Downstream Casino to expand into Kansas
(Kansas) -- Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt and Cherokee County are appealing a federal judge's decision that would let the Downstream Casino Resort expand...

1/8/2016

article Quapaw tribe opposes settlement plan in Superfund site
(Oklahoma) -- A settlement proposed by the U.S. Department of Justice with three parties that have been linked to the contamination at the Tar Creek Superfund Site is...

12/30/2015

article Dogs to help with security at Downstream
(Oklahoma) -- Thousands of people are expected at Downstream Casino Resort on New Year's Eve, and helping protect them will be a Belgian Malinois named Thor. Bill...

12/28/2015

article Kansas lawsuit opposing Quapaw Tribe gaming expansion dismissed
(Kansas) -- A federal judge issued an order today dismissing litigation by the State of Kansas against the National Indian Gaming Commission and various officials of the...

12/21/2015

article Federal judge dismisses Kansas lawsuit over Oklahoma casino
(Oklahoma) -- A federal lawsuit seeking to prevent an Oklahoma Indian tribe’s casino from expanding into Kansas was dismissed after the judge said his court doesn...

12/20/2015

article Federal judge dismisses Kansas lawsuit over Oklahoma casino
(Kansas) -- A federal lawsuit seeking to prevent an Oklahoma Indian tribe’s casino from expanding into Kansas was dismissed after the judge said his court doesn...

12/18/2015

article Judge throws out Kansas lawsuit that could have blocked expansion by Downstream Casino
(Kansas) -- A federal judge on Friday threw out a lawsuit by Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt and the Cherokee County County Commission that sought to prevent...
article Kansas Lawsuit Opposing Quapaw Tribe Gaming Expansion Dismissed
(Kansas) -- According to a news release from the Quapaw Tribe, a federal judge has issued an order today dismissing litigation by the State of Kansas against the...
article Kansas Lawsuit Opposing Quapaw Tribe Gaming Expansion Dismissed
(Kansas) -- A federal judge issued an order today dismissing litigation by the State of Kansas against the National Indian Gaming Commission and various officials of the...

11/13/2015

article Quapaw tribe, Little Rock Port Authority reach tentative approach on Arkansas land
(Oklahoma) -- The Quapaw tribe and the Little Rock (Arkansas) Port Authority have drafted an agreement to address concerns about the use of 160 acres the tribe owns near...

11/9/2015

article Quapaw tribe, port draft good-neighbor policy
(Arkansas) -- The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma and the Little Rock Port Authority have drafted a memorandum of understanding that would ease port officials' concerns...

10/30/2015

article Native Sun News: Quapaw Tribe cleans up worst Superfund site
(Oklahoma) -- Baseball legend Mickey Mantle’s hometown became part of the world’s first Superfund site after abandoned lead mines polluted nearby Tar Creek...

10/21/2015

article Quapaw Tribe receives $9.5 million grant to clean up 100 acres in northern Ottawa County.
(Oklahoma) -- The Quapaw Tribe has been awarded a $9.5 million Environmental Protection Agency grant earmarked to clean up 100 acres of the Tar Creek Superfund site in...

9/22/2015

article Conference to cite Quapaw tribe efforts in cleanup in Tar Creek site
(Oklahoma) -- An annual conference on the Tar Creek Superfund site, one of the largest such sites in the United States, will spotlight work the Quapaw Indian tribe is...

9/1/2015

article Arkansas Post to host Quapaw Tribe
(Arkansas) -- The Arkansas Post National Memorial will be hosting the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma at 10 a.m. Sept. 12. The Quapaw will be performing a traditional dance.

8/31/2015

article Despite offer to bar casino, no land pact
(Arkansas) -- More than a month after the chairman of the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma said he would sign an agreement with Arkansas officials prohibiting the tribe from...

8/25/2015

article Quapaw casino growth plans continue to generate opposition
(Kansas) -- The action at the $350 million Downstream Casino Resort is hotter than usual, even for a Saturday night. Helping stir the Aug. 15 crowd is the preconcert...

8/24/2015

article Quapaw Casino-Growth Plans Generate Opposition in Kansas
(Kansas) -- The action at the $350 million Downstream Casino Resort is hotter than usual, even for a Saturday night. Helping stir the Aug. 15 crowd is the preconcert...

7/24/2015

article 2 tribes back Kansas effort to block Quapaw casino expansion
(Kansas) -- The March 9th civil filing of State of Kansas vs. National Indian Gaming Commission et al.,, has added two tribes to its gowning list of litigants. In a...

7/22/2015

article Two tribes back Kansas effort to block Quapaw casino expansion
(Kansas) -- Two tribes who operate their own casinos are seeking to join the legal fray in support of efforts by Kansas to block the Quapaw tribe from expanding its...
article Quapaw Tribe working to pass on native language
(Oklahoma) -- Ardina Moore is the granddaughter of the last chief of the Quapaw Tribe, and she grew up hearing older family members speak the Quapaw language. Now 84,...

7/20/2015

article Two other Indian tribes want to quash Quapaw gambling expansion plans
(Kansas) -- Two Kansas Indian tribes are trying to join a federal lawsuit by the Kansas attorney general who is trying to keep the Quapaw Tribe from expanding its...

7/17/2015

article Two other Indian tribes want to quash Quapaw gambling expansion plans
(Kansas) -- Two Kansas Indian tribes are trying to join a federal lawsuit by the Kansas attorney general who is trying to keep the Quapaw Tribe from expanding its...

7/16/2015

article Tribe offers reward in shooting of bull
(Oklahoma) -- Leaders of the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma are offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever shot one of the tribe...

7/14/2015

article Downstream Casino Angus bull killed
(Oklahoma) -- According to Downstream Casino, someone shot and killed one of their Prime Angus bulls over the weekend (July 11-12). The Quapaw Tribe has about 400 head...

7/13/2015

article Quapaw official: Tribe not seeking Arkansas land for casino, sees site as sacred place
(Arkansas) -- The Quapaw tribe will not have gambling on land the tribe owns in Arkansas and has designated the land as a sacred site. A tribal resolution said the site...
article Quapaw Tribe sees more opposition to Arkansas land-into-trust
(Oklahoma) -- The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma doesn't plan to use ancestral land in Arkansas for a casino but politicians in the state continue to stir opposition. Four...

7/12/2015

article Quapaw Tribe says no casino on Pulaski County property
(Arkansas) -- The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma said it’s willing to sign an agreement that it won’t build a casino on a 160-acre tract of property it owns in...

7/11/2015

article Quapaw Tribe says no casino on Pulaski County property
(Arkansas) -- The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma said it's willing to sign an agreement that it won't build a casino on a 160-acre tract of property it owns in Pulaski...
article Quapaw tribe speaking out about request for federal land trust
(Arkansas) -- The Quapaw Tribe has declared themselves their 160 acres of property in Little Rock as a sacred site. This comes after the tribe trying to acquire federal...
article Quapaw tribe willing to sign no-casino pact for land near LR Port
(Arkansas) -- The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma's chairman is willing to sign an agreement stating that the tribe will not build a casino on the property it owns in...
article Quapaw Tribe offers to sign non-gaming agreement
(Arkansas) -- The chairman of the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma says the tribe is willing to sign an agreement prohibiting it from seeking to open a casino in Arkansas.

7/10/2015

article Arkansas delegates join in debate over Indian land
(Arkansas) -- Governor Hutchinson, along with other Arkansas delegates are writing to Washington to deny a federal land trust for the Quapaw Indian Tribe.
article Arkansas Lawmakers Oppose Quapaw Attempts To Place Land in Federal Trust
(Arkansas) -- Four members of Arkansas’ congressional delegation are asking the U.S. Department of the Interior to reject a request by the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma...
article Arkansas lawmakers oppose Quapaw tribe's move to put land in trust
(Arkansas) -- The two U.S. senators from Arkansas and two of the state's U.S. House members have weighed in on what might happen to 160 acres of land that the Quapaw...
article Read: Quapaw tribe responds to Gov. Hutchinson's opposition to trust land
(Arkansas) -- On Wednesday, it was reported that four members of Arkansas' congressional delegation had sent a letter to the Department of the Interior, opposing a...

7/9/2015

article Arkansas Delegates Oppose Placing Indian Land In Federal Trust
(Arkansas) -- Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, along with four other Arkansas delegates are writing Washington to deny a federal land trust for the Quapaw Indian Tribe.

7/8/2015

article Arkansas delegates join in debate over Indian land
(Arkansas) -- Governor Hutchinson, along with other Arkansas delegates are writing to Washington to deny a federal land trust for the Quapaw Indian Tribe. The tribe,...
article Arkansas lawmakers oppose tribe’s request to put land into federal trust
(Arkansas) -- Four members of Arkansas’ congressional delegation are asking the U.S. Department of the Interior to reject a request by the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma to...

6/28/2015

article Quapaw Tribe faces competition from Kansas commercial casino
(Kansas) -- The Quapaw Tribe will be facing competition from a new commercial casino in Kansas but it won't be as close as anticipated. The Kansas Lottery Gaming...

6/24/2015

article Quapaw Tribe faces competition from Kansas commercial casino
(Kansas) -- The Quapaw Tribe will be facing competition from a new commercial casino in Kansas but it won't be as close as anticipated. The Kansas Lottery Gaming...

6/19/2015

article Governor opposes putting Quapaw land in trust
(Kansas) -- Gov. Asa Hutchinson and his staff have urged the Bureau of Indian Affairs to deny the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma's application to place 160 acres in...

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