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Quapaw Tribe’s Processing Plant big plus for Ag, community

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 progressive and impressive facility is the nation’s first USDA inspected processing plant owned and operated by a tribe. The plant is located on tribal land on East 66 Road in Quapaw.

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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...
article Hutchinson's objection to the BIA: Are those really Quapaw graves?
(Kansas) -- Gov. Asa Hutchinson's June 11 letter to the Bureau of Indian Affairs objecting to the Quapaw Tribe's request to place 160 acres of farmland it owns...

6/18/2015

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...
article Quapaw seek to have Kansas lawsuit on gaming expansion thrown out
(Kansas) -- The chairman of the Quapaw Tribe said in a federal court filing that Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback had urged the tribe to get a federal opinion on whether the...
article Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma seeks dismissal of lawsuit
(Kansas) -- The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma is asking a federal court to throw out a lawsuit naming them as co-defendants. The suit by Attorney General Derek Schmidt aims...

6/16/2015

article DOCUMENTS: Quapaw Tribe seeks dismissal for lack of jurisdiction
(Kansas) -- Earlier today, members of the Quapaw Tribe filed a Motion to Dismiss in the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas, in the case of Kansas vs National...
article Quapaw tribe seeks dismissal of lawsuit over casino plans to expand across Oklahoma-Kansas border
(Kansas) -- The Quapaw Tribe wants a federal court to toss out the lawsuit Kansas filed seeking to block the tribe from expanding its Downstream Casino in Oklahoma into...

6/15/2015

article Quapaw Tribe asks federal judge to dismiss Kansas lawsuit blocking casino development
(Kansas) -- Attorneys for the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma Monday asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit against the tribe filed by the state of Kansas. In April, Kansas...
article Quapaw Tribe Files Motion to Dismiss Lawsuit Blocking Casino Development
(Kansas) -- The motion claims the lawsuit does not have any merit for a variety of reasons. It focuses on the fact the state cannot trump federal laws that govern the...

6/8/2015

article Okla. Tribe Says Ark. Trust Land Won't Be Used For Casino
(Arkansas) -- A Native American tribe seeking to place 160 acres east of Little Rock, Arkansas, into federal trust told the U.S. Department of the Interior that there...

6/7/2015

article Kansas seeks more time to respond in Quapaw Tribe casino case
(Kansas) -- The state of Kansas is seeking more time to respond in a lawsuit that seeks to stop the Quapaw Tribe from expanding its casino. The state filed the lawsuit...

6/6/2015

article Quapaw Tribe Chairman: No Plans For Casino In Pulaski County
(Arkansas) -- The chairman of the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma says the tribe has no plans to change the current agricultural use of land in central Arkansas that it has...
article Tribe pens support of land trust
(Arkansas) -- Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma Chairman John Berrey has submitted letters to the Bureau of Indian Affairs in support of the tribe's application to place 160...

6/5/2015

article Possibility of furlough affecting Kansas' lawsuit against Oklahoma tribe regarding casino
(Kansas) -- The specter of Kansas possibly furloughing state government workers is affecting the lawsuit the state filed against an Oklahoma tribe over its proposed...
article Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma chairman defends plans for land in Arkansas, says casino not planned
(Oklahoma) -- The chairman of the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma is defending the tribe's request to put 160 acres of land it has bought in Arkansas into federal trust.

6/4/2015

article Feds seek to block Kansas' lawsuit against tribe over casino
(Kansas) -- The specter of a possible furlough of state government workers is affecting the lawsuit filed by Kansas against an Oklahoma tribe over a proposed casino....

6/3/2015

article NIGC seeks dismissal of suit over Quapaw Tribe casino expansion
(Kansas) -- The National Indian Gaming Commission is asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit that seeks to stop the Quapaw Tribe from expanding its casino.

6/2/2015

article Federal attorneys seek to block lawsuit by Kansas official against tribal plans
(Kansas) -- Federal attorneys are trying to quash Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt's lawsuit about the Quapaw Indian tribe's plans to expand the Downstream...

5/30/2015

article New buildings to be added to downtown Quapaw
(Oklahoma) -- The Quapaw Tribe is building an equipment shed on Main Street which will house construction equipment and vehicles. The shed will protect the equipment...

5/27/2015

article Quapaw Tribe Pushes Back Against Little Rock Objections To Land
(Arkansas) -- The leader of the Quapaw Tribe visited with Arkansas’s legislative black caucus Tuesday and maintained the right of the Indian Nation to seek federal...

5/26/2015

article “Land of downriver people”
(Arkansas) -- One group that once called Arkansas home, the Quapaw tribe, is one of the few that claim its origins began in the land that became the state and is now...

5/23/2015

article Quapaw face questions over plans for Arkansas land
(Arkansas) -- Archaeologist John House, standing in a soybean field, held up a small fragment of centuries-old pottery. It was from the Quapaw tribe and was speckled...

5/22/2015

article LR letter opposes tribe's land bid
(Arkansas) -- Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola sent a letter to the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs this week, opposing the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma's application to...

5/18/2015

article Pulaski Co. judge wants Quapaw Tribe's request for land status rejected
(Arkansas) -- A Pulaski County judge is asking the Bureau of Indian Affairs to reject a request from the Quapaw Tribe. The Tribe submitted an application asking that 160...
article BERREY: Brownback turned on tribe
(Kansas) -- Whatever happened to the good Sen. Sam Brownback, defender of Native American rights, champion of federal-tribal reconciliation, formal state apologist for...

5/16/2015

article Quapaw Tribe Fire and EMS Department ISO Rating
(Oklahoma) -- "We're probably the only tribal fire department in that category," said Jeff Reeves, Quapaw Tribe Fire and EMS Director. The Quapaw Tribe is...

5/15/2015

article Pulaski County asks bureau to say no to Quapaw land request
(Arkansas) -- Pulaski County officials sent a letter to the Bureau of Indian Affairs this week asking to decline a request by the Quapaw Tribe that 160 acres of land be...

5/13/2015

article Against tribe's land bid, county tells U.S. agency
(Arkansas) -- Barry Hyde, county judge of Pulaski County, sent a letter to the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Nashville, Tenn., this week opposing the Quapaw Tribe of...
article Pulaski County asks bureau to say no to Quapaw land request
(Arkansas) -- Pulaski County Judge Barry Hyde has sent a letter to the Bureau of Indian Affairs asking them to turn down a request from the Quapaw Tribe. The tribe...

5/10/2015

article Quapaw Tribe Oklahoma Casino Fees Drop 4.4% YOY
(Oklahoma) -- According to the latest annual report released by the Oklahoma Gaming Compliance Unit, the Quapaw Tribe paid approximately $5.8 million in fees to the...

5/9/2015

article Report: Casino revenue from Quapaw tribe to Oklahoma drops by $270,000
(Missouri) -- The fees that the Quapaw tribe paid Oklahoma for its two casinos, including the Downstream Casino Resort, dropped by $270,240 in 2014, or about 4.4 percent...
article Little Rock Port Authority Board passes land-use resolution
(Arkansas) -- The Little Rock Port Authority Board of Directors passed a resolution Friday encouraging appropriate land use and development on property beside its...
article Port authority OKs land-use resolution
(Arkansas) -- The Little Rock Port Authority board of directors approved a formal resolution Friday outlining the agency's approach to expansion in the area -- a...

4/25/2015

article EPA authorizes Quapaw tribe to manage mining-site cleanups
(Oklahoma) -- The Quapaw tribe has been given the green light by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to tackle another abandoned mining site in the Tar Creek...
article Quapaw Tribe Environmental Cleanup Project
(Oklahoma) -- The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma has just been green-lighted for a nearly $2 million environmental cleanup project. Approximately 80,000 tons of hazardous...

4/23/2015

article EDITORIAL: Trust, but verify / Don’t expand gambling here
(Arkansas) -- JOHN BERREY says not to worry. The city directors for Little Rock, including Dean Kumpuris and Lance Hines quoted above, needn’t get all in a stew...

4/20/2015

article 'None of your business' — Quapaw Tribal official blasts Kansas lawsuit, governor
(Kansas) -- On Friday, April 17, Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma Chairman John Berrey reacted to allegations in a lawsuit filed in Wichita, Kansas, Federal Court, seeking an...
article Quapaw leader: No plans for casino on land near LR port
(Arkansas) -- In a deep, commanding voice, Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma Chairman John Berrey said he feels the presence of his ancestors on the former Thibault plantation...

4/18/2015

article Kansas seeks court order to block Quapaw tribe casino
(Kansas) -- Officials are asking a federal court to block an Oklahoma-based tribe from expanding its casino into southeastern Kansas, arguing it would harm that state...

4/17/2015

article 'None of your business' — Berrey blasts Kansas lawsuit, governor
(Kansas) -- Friday afternoon Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma Chairman John Berrey reacted to allegations in a lawsuit filed in Wichita, Kansas, Federal Court, seeking an...
article Injunction sought to prevent Downstream Casino expansion
(Kansas) -- Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is seeking a preliminary injunction in federal court to prevent Downstream Casino and Resort from expanding into Kansas...
article Kansas files injunction against Quapaw Tribe
(Kansas) -- The State of Kansas is looking to solidify control on gaming in Southeast Kansas. The state’s Attorney General Derek Schmidt, along with the Board of...
article Kansas Moves To Block Quapaw Casino In Trust Lands Row
(Kansas) -- The state of Kansas asked a federal judge Thursday to block the Quapaw tribe from taking any action to build and operate any casino in Cherokee County in its...
article Kansas seeks court order to block Quapaw tribe casino
(Kansas) -- Officials are asking a federal court to block an Oklahoma-based tribe from expanding its casino into southeastern Kansas, arguing it would harm that state...
article Quapaw Tribe chairman: State of Kansas has racist Indian haters
(Kansas) -- "Basically, I think the attorney general of the State of Kansas and Governor Brownback are a bunch of racist Indian haters," says Quapaw Tribe...
article State Pushes to Prevent Downstream from Expanding into Kansas
(Kansas) -- The Office of Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt filed a request for a preliminary injunction in federal court Thursday, which would prevent Downstream...

4/16/2015

article Kansas seeks court order to block Quapaw Tribe casino
(Kansas) -- Kansas has asked a federal court to temporarily block the Quapaw Tribe from expanding its Downstream Casino in Oklahoma into southeast Kansas. The request...
article Quapaw Tribe faces opposition over possible casino in Arkansas
(Arkansas) -- The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma is facing opposition to its land-into-trust application in Arkansas over concerns of a potential casino. The tribe did not...

4/15/2015

article Little Rock Port Authority To Enter Into Quapaw Land Debate
(Arkansas) -- The Little Rock Port Authority decided Wednesday it will formally weigh-in on the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma’s attempt to turn 160 acres near the...

3/25/2015

article Quapaw tribe refutes rumors about plans to build casino
(Arkansas) -- The Quapaw Indian Tribe refuted rumors about plans to build a casino on 160 acres in central Arkansas. The Oklahoma tribe is working to obtain 160 acres in...
article Trust filing says Quapaws have no plans for 160 acres
(Arkansas) -- The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma told the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs that tribe officials have no plans for a 160-acre piece of southeast Pulaski County...

3/23/2015

article Officials concerned about potential Arkansas casino
(Arkansas) -- Pulaski County judge Barry Hyde is skeptical about the Quapaw Indian Tribe's application for a piece of land near the airport to be placed in a federal...
article Quapaw Tribe says casino not likely on Arkansas land
(Arkansas) -- A spokesman for the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma says a casino is not likely on land in Arkansas that the tribe wants placed into a federal trust, but says...

3/22/2015

article Tribe seeks LR land
(Arkansas) -- Oklahoma's Quapaw Tribe is seeking 160 acres of land in Arkansas' Pulaski County. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that the U.S. Department of...

3/21/2015

article No casino plans yet, Oklahoma tribe says
(Arkansas) -- Any casino proposed for the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma's land in Pulaski County would likely need approval from the state of Arkansas, a tribe spokesman...
article Oklahoma tribe seeks land in LR
(Arkansas) -- The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma is seeking 160 acres of land in Pulaski County just south of the Little Rock Port Authority, although its plans for the land...
article Quapaw Tribe Arkansas Casino Project Brought to Standstill
(Arkansas) -- A representative of the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma commented on the plans for establishment of a casino venue in Arkansas and said that for the time being,...
article Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma says casino not likely on Arkansas land, but not ruled out
(Arkansas) -- A spokesman for the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma says a casino is not likely on land in Arkansas that the tribe wants placed into a federal trust, but says...

3/19/2015

article Quapaw Tribe out of partnership with Phil Ruffin on SE Kansas casino
(Kansas) -- The Quapaw Tribe is pulling out of a partnership with developer Phil Ruffin on a casino project in southeast Kansas. According to an Associated Press report...
article Quapaw Tribe Pulls Out Of Proposed Casino In SE Kansas
(Kansas) -- The Quapaw Tribe in Oklahoma is pulling out of a partnership seeking to build a casino in southeast Kansas. John Berrey, chairman of the Quapaw Tribe,...
article Tribe pulls out of proposed casino in southeast Kansas
(Kansas) -- An American Indian tribe based in Oklahoma is pulling out of a partnership seeking to build a casino in southeast Kansas because of hostility from Gov. Sam...

3/18/2015

article After lawsuit, Quapaw Tribe to pull out of casino plan
(Kansas) -- The Downstream Casino, owned by the Quapaw Tribe, plans to pull out of a proposal to build a casino north of Pittsburg, Kansas, the tribe's chairman said...
article Downstream Withdraws from Partnership for Kansas Casino Proposal
(Kansas) -- "Their treating us if we're their enemy or people they don't really want here," said John Berrey, Quapaw Tribe Chairman. What started as an...
article Quapaw Tribe pulls out of Camptown joint venture
(Kansas) -- The Quapaw Tribe has removed itself from a proposal partnership with Las Vegas casino developer Phil Ruffin. The tribe's Downstream Casino Resort was...
article Quapaw's Downstream Casino Cites Kansas' Hostile Environment, Lawsuit, For Withdrawing From Proposal Partnership
(Kansas) -- The Quapaw Tribe's Downstream Casino Resort, of Oklahoma, withdrew from a partnership in a Kansas state-owned casino proposal citing a hostile and...

3/12/2015

article Kansas AG files lawsuit to stop proposed Downstream expansion
(Kansas) -- Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt filed a federal lawsuit Monday that would bar the Quapaw Tribe from expanding Downstream Casino into Kansas.
article Kansas AG Wants To Block OK Tribe's Casino Expansion
(Kansas) -- Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has filed a federal lawsuit to block plans by the Quapaw Tribe in northeast Oklahoma to expand a casino across the...

3/10/2015

article Kansas to fight Oklahoma casino expansion across state line
(Kansas) -- The state of Kansas will ask a federal court to overturn a decision that would allow the Quapaw Tribe to essentially expand its Oklahoma casino across the...

2/15/2015

article Quapaw Tribe reintroduces buffalo via nutrition program
(Oklahoma) -- When buffalo all but disappeared from the plains of Oklahoma in the the late 1800s, so did the meat source upon which so many area tribes depended. But...

2/12/2015

article Kansas casino proposals offer distinct choices for gamblers and state
(Kansas) -- When there are big bets on the line, you can expect strong opinions and plenty of controversy. Four proposals for casino projects in southeast Kansas were...

2/10/2015

article Cherokee County Opposes Casino Expansion Into Kansas
(Kansas) -- The Cherokee County Commission has approved a resolution to support the Kansas attorney general's attempt to bar the Quapaw Tribe from extending a casino...
article County passes resolution against casino expansion — Tribe claims move is 'anti-Indian'
(Kansas) -- The Cherokee County Commissioners passed a resolution Monday opposing any effort of the Quapaw Tribe to pursue gaming in Cherokee County. The resolution,...

2/9/2015

article Cherokee County Commission opposes Downstream's application for expansion
(Kansas) -- The Cherokee County Commission unanimously approved Monday a resolution in support of the Kansas attorney general in pursuit of barring the Quapaw Tribe from...

12/21/2014

article SEK Casino Application Deadline Pushed Back
(Kansas) -- The deadline to submit applications for a new state owned casino in Southeast Kansas has been pushed back. The Kansas Lottery Commission extended the...
article Southeast Kansas casino application deadline moved to Jan. 30
(Kansas) -- The Kansas Lottery Commission has extended the deadline for submitting applications to become the casino manager in the Southeast Kansas Gaming Zone to Jan....

12/20/2014

article State Rep speaks to county
(Kansas) -- State Rep. Adam Lusker, D-Frontenac, and former Rep. Bob Grant spoke to the Crawford County Commission at its meeting Friday morning.

12/9/2014

article Attorney General's Office offers opinion on casino expansion
(Kansas) -- A letter from the Kansas Attorney General's Office shows disapproval of a Northeast Oklahoma casino's plans to expand into Southeast Kansas. This...

12/5/2014

article Downstream Casino Expansion Project
(Kansas) -- The Quapaw Tribe will soon be the first to build and operate a casino in Southeast Kansas. "It's a very big deal for us, we're the first tribe...
article Downstream to become first casino in Southeast Kansas
(Kansas) -- The federal government has given permission to the Quapaw Tribe to build a $15 million expansion to its Downstream Casino Resort on the Kansas side of the...

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