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Three-Day Tribal Leaders’ Summits Urges ‘Clean Carcieri Fix’

The United South and Eastern Tribes and the National Congress of American Indians will host a two-day “Carcieri fix” summit in Washington June 21-23.

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1/9/2017

article Rep. Tom Cole takes another stab at addressing land-into-trust ruling
(Washington D.C.) -- It's been nearly eight years since the U.S. Supreme Court issued its disastrous decision in Carcieri v. Salazar and Indian Country is still...

8/13/2016

article JD SUPRA: Court Decisions Define the Future for Tribal Gaming
(Washington) -- Definitions and syntax. Not only on middle school quizzes, but also what determined the fate of the Mashpee Wampanoag and Cowlitz tribal casinos in...

8/7/2016

article Two federal court rulings muddy the waters on tribal casinos
(Massachusetts) -- A pair of recent court rulings involving American Indian tribes on opposite ends of the country could have a profound impact on the future of tribal...

8/4/2016

article Indian law experts debate outcomes in two land-into-trust cases
(Washington D.C.) -- Indian law experts are closely analyzing two court cases that show how the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar continues to wreak...

8/3/2016

article Our View: With Taunton casino in limbo, time for Congress to pass 'Carcieri fix'
(Massachusetts) -- Who is a Native American? According to a recent federal court judge's ruling, that status seems to have less to do with heritage or culture than...
article Mashpee, Cowlitz rulings could have national impact on casino law
(Massachusetts) -- A pair of recent court rulings involving American Indian tribes on opposite ends of the country could have a profound impact on the future of tribal...

7/14/2016

article Sen. Feinstein pushing for anti-gaming language in Carcieri fix
(Washington D.C.) -- Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California) continues to hinder efforts to fix to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar.

7/13/2016

article Rep. Tom Cole suffers defeat as land-into-trust fix goes down in House
(Washington D.C.) -- Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma) suffered an embarrassing defeat on the floor of the House on Tuesday as his attempt to fix the U.S. Supreme Court...

7/12/2016

article Battle over controversial land-into-trust fix heads to House floor
(Washington D.C.) -- Indian Country's best shot at fixing the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar is in danger as debate over a controversial land-...

7/11/2016

article Battle erupts over partial land-into-trust fix in appropriations bill
(Washington D.C.) -- Republicans are leading efforts to kill what might be Indian Country's best hope at fixing the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v....

6/25/2016

article North Stonington among towns monitoring tribal land trust legislation
(Connecticut) -- Alongside Preston and Ledyard, North Stonington has approved money for law firm Perkins Coie to monitor upcoming legislation that could bring land into...

6/24/2016

article Another land-into-trust fix reportedly being drafted in the Senate
(Washington D.C.) -- Another partial fix to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar appears to be emerging on Capitol Hill. According to The New London...

6/21/2016

article Poarch Band seeks a partial Carcieri fix for existing trust lands
(Alabama) -- The Poarch Band of Creek Indians is asking Congress to confirm the status of its existing trust lands in Alabama and Florida. As a result of the U.S....

3/15/2016

article Courts Test Tribes’ Need For ‘Clean’ Carcieri Fix
(Washington D.C.) -- Tribes can afford to hold out for Congress to pass a “clean” legislative fix to a U.S. Supreme Court decision and allow the federal...

11/30/2015

article Senator Tries to “Fix” Carcieri
(Washington D.C.) -- Senator John Barrasso, chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs has introduced a bill designed to “fix” the 2009 U.S. Supreme...

11/18/2015

article Sen. Barrasso Introduces Carcieri Compromise Bill
(Washington D.C.) -- More than six years after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Carcieri v. Salazar, Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyoming), the chairman of the Senate...

10/30/2015

article The new Indian wars in Washington
(Washington D.C.) -- Custer’s long gone, but a hostile Supreme Court and divided Congress are still playing havoc these days with Indian tribes trying to get some...

10/28/2015

article Congress grappling with 6-year-old Supreme Court land ruling
(Washington D.C.) -- Indian Affairs can offer a breath of nonpartisan fresh air in Washington, D.C., but for six years, Congress has failed to "fix" a 2009...

9/23/2015

article BIA treads new Carcieri ground in ruling for Massachusetts tribe
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar has been a thorn in Indian Country's side for the last six years but the Obama...

8/10/2015

article Moran move reaffirms tribes’ rights to Native American land
(Washington D.C.) -- Millions of acres of land obtained by the federal government on behalf of Native American tribes would be affected by legislation introduced last...

8/5/2015

article USET welcomes new version of fix to land-into-trust decision
(Washington D.C.) -- The United South and Eastern Tribes is praising Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyoming) for introducing a new version of a bill to fix the U.S. Supreme Court...

7/29/2015

article Sen. Barrasso introduces another version of land-into-trust fix
(Washington D.C.) -- The Senate Indian Affairs Committee is finally taking action on a key priority for tribes but lawmakers remain in disagreement about the best way to...

7/27/2015

article Senate Indian Affairs Committee to take up land-into-trust fix
(Washington D.C.) -- The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will consider a bill to fix the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar at a business meeting on...

7/24/2015

article House lawmakers introduce new version of land-into-trust fix
(Washington D.C.) -- A new version of a fix to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar was introduced in the House this week. Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma)...

3/19/2015

article Tester Re-introduces ‘Clean Carcieri Fix’
(Washington D.C.) -- A “clean Carcieri fix” is back on the table. On March 12, Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) introduced S. 732, “A bill to amend the [Indian...

3/16/2015

article Bill introduced in Senate to fix Carcieri land-into-trust decision
(Washington D.C.) -- Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana), the vice chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, introduced a bill on Friday to fix the U.S. Supreme Court...

7/30/2014

article The 'Carcieri' Fix Bills Need to Do More
(Washington D.C.) -- Eighty years ago last month, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed into law the Wheeler-Howard Act aka the Indian Reorganization Act (IRA), devised...

7/16/2014

article Rep. Young offers explanation for inaction on land-into-trust fix
(Washington D.C.) -- Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) today reaffirmed his support for a bill to fix the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar but he indicated...

5/7/2014

article DOI Asks Senate To Upend Supreme Court's Tribal Rulings
(Washington D.C.) -- A U.S. Department of the Interior official on Wednesday urged a Senate committee to pass a pair of bills that would effectively overturn U.S....
article Obama Official Says ‘Carcieri’ A Hostage To Congress’ Casino Fears [sub req'd]
(Washington D.C.) -- The ability of the U.S. Department of Interior to take land into trust for tribes is being held hostage by Congress even though almost all of the...

4/29/2014

article Fixing a Hole / Tribes, lobby face toughest challenge in Carcieri decision
(Washington D.C.) -- American Indians, when unified, have proven their political strength on Capitol Hill. Lacking numbers but united in purpose and fortified with...

4/2/2014

article Bill Aims To Revive DOI's Power To Put Tribal Land In Trust
(Washington D.C.) -- A group of Democratic and Republican senators introduced legislation Tuesday aiming to restore the U.S. Department of the Interior’s authority...
article Tester Introduces Clean Carcieri Fix
(Washington D.C.) -- Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana), chairman of the Senate of the Committee on Indian Affairs (SCIA) since mid-February, has introduced a pro-tribal...

3/31/2014

article New DOI Test May Prove Costly For Tribal Casino Projects
(New York) -- While several tribes with pending casino proposals can cheer a recent Department of the Interior opinion providing some much-needed clarity on how to get a...

3/14/2014

article Interior Issues Tribal Land-Into Trust Legal Opinion
(Washington D.C.) -- The Department of the Interior has released a long-anticipated legal opinion that clarifies its ability to take land into trust for tribes.

3/13/2014

article DOI addresses Carcieri land-into-trust decision in legal opinion
(Washington D.C.) -- The Interior Department released a long-awaited legal opinion on Wednesday that addresses the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar.

2/10/2014

article Carcieri ‘Compromise’ Elusive As Senate Chair Departs [sub req'd]
(Washington D.C.) -- An uncertain fate awaits a legislative draft intended to redress the much-maligned "Carcieri" decision by the U.S. Supreme Court because...

2/3/2014

article Inside the Latest Stalled Carcieri Fix
(Washington D.C.) -- Last year, before anyone knew that Sen. Max Baucus (D-Montana) would decide to retire early from Congress, paving the way for a leadership shuffle...

12/2/2013

article Feinstein Insists Carcieri Fix Address Her Opposition to Tribal Gaming
(Washington D.C.) -- Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California) continued her battle against Indian gaming in testimony before the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs recently...

9/30/2013

article Off-Reservation Gambling Clouds ‘Carcieri Fix’ Efforts [sub req'd]
(Washington D.C.) -- Renewed congressional efforts to remedy a 2009 U.S. Supreme Court ruling limiting the Department of Interior’s ability to place land in trust...

9/19/2013

article So Close! How the Senate Almost Passed a Clean Carcieri Fix
(Washington D.C.) -- Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) is again making headlines for her opposition to a clean Carcieri legislative fix to a controversial 2009 Supreme...

7/24/2013

article Tribal Leaders Lament Lack Of Action On Carcieri Fix [sub req'd]
(Washington D.C.) -- It is time for Congress to do more and say less when it comes to overturning a U.S. Supreme Court decision that limits the U.S. Department of...

7/13/2013

article DANIELS: Why Justice Scalia is Blind to History
(Oklahoma) -- We are living in an era where there aren't enough Supreme Court Justices who think like Justice Antonin Scalia. Justice Scalia, a true constructionist...

6/13/2013

article Rep. Young promises to take action on land-into-trust fix
(Washington D.C.) -- Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska), vowed to move forward with a fix to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar after Democrats tried to...

3/31/2013

article Land Rush: Carcieri continues to play havoc with Indian country
(Washington D.C.) -- The Chickahominy Indians were among several Virginia tribes signing the Treaty of Middle Plantation with King Charles II of England in 1677, ending...

3/20/2013

article Rep. Young won't support Alaska tribes for land-into-trust fix
(Washington D.C.) -- Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska), the chairman of the House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs, supports a fix to the U.S. Supreme Court...

3/5/2013

article Carcieri Playing Havoc With Tribal Casino Cases [sub req'd]
(USA) -- A 2009 U.S. Supreme Court ruling hindering American Indian efforts to acquire and place ancestral lands into federal trust is also creating havoc for tribal...

2/20/2013

article Bill to correct Carcieri ruling introduced
(Washington D.C.) -- Reps. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Colleen Hanabusa (D-Hawaii) introduced legislation on Feb. 13 that would restore the authority of the Department of...

2/15/2013

article Another Shot at a Clean Carcieri Fix in the House
(Washington D.C.) -- While Democratic senators in Congress continue to suppress a clean legislative solution to the controversial 2009 U.S. Supreme Court Carcieri...

2/14/2013

article Another Shot at a Clean Carcieri Fix in the House
(Washington D.C.) -- While Democratic senators in Congress continue to suppress a clean legislative solution to the controversial 2009 U.S. Supreme Court Carcieri...

12/9/2012

article Sen. Jim DeMint Resigns to Head Heritage Foundation on Heels of Its Anti-Carcieri Brief
(Washington D.C.) -- Legislators who have been working hard for almost four years to pass an amendment to restore Indian homelands will not likely regret the departure...

12/7/2012

article Akaka to Push Passage of Carcieri and More in Lame Duck Session
(Washington D.C.) -- Senator Daniel Kahikina Akaka and Loretta Tuell, his chief of staff and chief counsel on the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, said they won...

12/6/2012

article Hopes Fade For Carcieri Fix [sub req'd]
(Washington D.C.) -- Despite support from President Obama, efforts in the lame duck session of Congress to overturn a 2009 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court which...

12/3/2012

article Carcieri Fix: Still Time to Pass the Bill
(Washington D.C.) -- On the eve of President Obama’s 4th Annual White House Tribal Nations Summit, there is still time for a legislative solution to Indian country...

11/28/2012

article Carcieri Fix Delayed; Around 16 Democrats Missing on Carcieri Fix
(Washington D.C.) -- The Carcieri fix has been set aside pending further negotiations. S. 676, an amendment to the 1934 Indian Reorganization Act, is the “clean...

11/27/2012

article Land-into-trust fix could come up for consideration in Senate
(Washington D.C.) -- A fix to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar could come up for a vote this week in the Senate, according to Turtle Talk.

11/20/2012

article United South and Eastern Tribes Urges Congress to Pass Carcieri Fix
(Washington D.C.) -- On November 19, the United South and Eastern Tribes announced its strong urging for Congress to pass a Carcieri fix, one week after retiring Sen....

11/12/2012

article Akaka to Push Passage of Carcieri and More in Lame Duck Session
(Washington D.C.) -- Senator Daniel Kahikina Akaka and Loretta Tuell, his chief of staff and chief counsel on the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, said they won...

11/9/2012

article NCAI optimistic on a land-into-trust fix, VAWA during lame-duck
(Washington D.C.) -- Tribes are optimistic that Congress will take action on two important bills during the lame-duck session, the executive director of the National...

11/6/2012

article CARCIERI: Harry Reid's Staff Compiles List of Unfinished Business
(Washington D.C.) -- Whatever happens Tuesday, Congress will return to a long lame duck agenda. In addition to big-ticket questions like averting sequestration and...

10/25/2012

article Aide to Sen. Akaka confident on support for a land-into-trust fix
(Washington D.C.) -- A fix to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar has enough votes to pass the Senate, an aide to Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii) said on...
article Tribes Hopeful For Carcieri ‘Fix’ [sub req'd]
(Washington D.C.) -- There is growing optimism among American Indians that a legislative remedy to a U.S. Supreme Court decision limiting the federal government’s...

10/21/2012

article Were Oneidas federally recognized in 1934?
(New York) -- One of the key issues in a lawsuit involving the Oneida Indian Nation, New York state, Madison and Oneida counties and several other parties has been...

9/23/2012

blog Dave Palermo: Gambling is the elephant in the Carcieri debate
(Washington D.C.) -- The devastating impact recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions have had on the ability of the federal government to place land in trust for American...

9/22/2012

article USET Tribes Talk Up VAWA, Carcieri, Budget, Voting and More at Tribal Unity Impact Week in Washington
(Washington D.C.) -- Indigenous leaders from around the country joined colleagues from the United South and Eastern Tribes in Washington, D.C., for the annual Tribal...

9/18/2012

article Experts Urge Congressional Carcieri Fix—Again
(Washington D.C.) -- More than a dozen lawsuits are clogging federal and state courts in what Native American Rights Fund (NARF) Executive Director John Echohawk called...

8/27/2012

blog Dave Palermo: AKAKA FIX: Mixing the Internet with a Carcieri fix can be tricky
(Washington D.C.) -- Widespread speculation among Capitol Hill insiders is that Sen. Daniel Akaka, (D-Hawaii), is hoping to use draft Internet legislation as leverage to...

8/4/2012

article Tribal councilor: Casino talk used as 'fear tactic'
(Rhode Island) -- A Narragansett Indian tribal councilor is decrying comments by the town’s Indian affairs attorney as taxpayer-funded “scare tactics”...

7/30/2012

article ANALYSIS: The Carcieri Challenge: Proving "Under Federal Jurisdiction [As Of 1934]"
(Washington D.C.) -- The June 18 Supreme Court ruling in Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band ("Gun Lake Band") v. Patchak will allow the challenge to the Gun Lake...

7/27/2012

article Casino opponents: Charlestown spared this year
(Rhode Island) -- The question of whether so-called “Carcieri fix” legislation would pass in the U.S. Senate this year has been answered, sidelining the...

6/17/2012

article TURTLE TALK: Fixing Carcieri for Michigan
(Michigan) -- Congressional action to correct the Supreme Court’s decision in Carcieri v. Salazar would cost American taxpayers nothing and would be an enormous...

6/15/2012

article FLETCHER: Fixing Carcieri for Michigan
(Washington D.C.) -- Congressional action to correct the Supreme Court’s decision in Carcieri v. Salazar would cost American taxpayers nothing and would be an...

5/24/2012

article Senate Carcieri Report Blames Supreme Court for Mess in Indian Country
(Washington D.C.) -- In a new report, the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs explains the need for legislation aimed at fixing the controversial 2009 U.S. Supreme...

3/30/2012

article ANALYSIS: Carcieri & Commutability
(Washington D.C.) -- After double-digit growth throughout the 1990s and the early 2000s, tribal gaming came to a near standstill in 2007. Revenues grew by less than 1...

3/7/2012

article Obama Administration Seeks Help Obtaining Land For Gaming Tribes [sub req]
(Washington D.C.) -- The Obama administration needs help from Congress to continue taking land into trust for tribes to boost their economic development through Indian...
article Tribes seeking casinos face questions about land-into-trust
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar is placing clouds over Indian gaming, tribal leaders were told on Tuesday.

12/24/2011

article Not a Good Year for Indian Country in the Courts or Congress
(USA) -- The year 2011 provided few bright spots in the courts or Congress for Indian nations. The year began inauspiciously in January with a ruling from the U.S. Court...

12/18/2011

article Stage could be set for another county fight on Mdewakanton land trust request
(Minnesota) -- A U.S. Supreme Court decision — limiting the federal government’s authority to place land in trust to tribes under federal jurisdiction before...

12/15/2011

article ‘Carcieri’ Could Open Massachusetts Casino Bidding [sub req'd]
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag of Massachusetts is a further example of why Indian tribes with casino ambitions may not want to hold their breath waiting for...

12/14/2011

article LOMAX: Job Creators Paralyzed by Supreme Court’s Carcieri Decision
(Washington D.C.) -- In the Carcieri v. Salazar decision, the Supreme Court stood 75 years of policy and practice on its head. The Indian Reorganization Act (IRA) of...

12/2/2011

article Obama repeats support for 'Carcieri fix' on Indian land rights
(Washington D.C.) -- President Obama on Friday reiterated his support for legislation to undo a 2009 Supreme Court decision that deemed the Narragansett Indians...

12/1/2011

article Carcieri: Indian Country’s ‘Number One Priority’
(Washington D.C.) -- Legislators in the House and the Senate have promised to move a Carcieri fix forward during the current congressional session. Sen. Daniel Kahikina...

11/15/2011

article SEN AKAKA & REP. COLE: Resolving Carcieri crisis would create jobs, cost taxpayers nothing
(Washington D.C.) -- In the Carcieri v. Salazar decision, the Supreme Court reversed 75 years of policy and practice. The Indian Reorganization Act (IRA) of 1934...

11/1/2011

article Obama administration reaffirms opposition to Supreme Court tribal land ruling
(Oregon) -- The Obama administration remains firm in its opposition to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that limits the federal government's authority to hold Indian...

10/26/2011

article NIGA Meeting Echoes Urgency to ‘Fix Carcieri’
(Connecticut) -- A panelist at the National Indian Gaming Association’s mid-year meeting echoed speakers at a recent congressional hearing on the urgent need to...

10/17/2011

article TURTLE TALK: The Political Economy of the Carcieri Fix
(Washington D.C.) -- Last week’s hearing on the ongoing question of whether Congress will “fix” the Supreme Court’s Carcieri decision was a...

10/16/2011

article Akaka: ‘It Is the Responsibility of Congress To Set Carcieri Right’
(Washington D.C.) -- The Obama administration’s head of Indian affairs told a Senate committee that fixing the U.S. Supreme Court’s disastrous ruling on...
article Carcieri Creates 2 Classes of Indians
(Washington D.C.) -- Tom Cole, the only American Indian in Congress, testified before the US Senate Committee on Indian Affairs on Thursday that the failure to the...

10/14/2011

article Bill to reverse ‘Carcieri’ ruling affecting Indian tribes gets Senate hearing
(Washington D.C.) -- Congressional action to reverse a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on a Rhode Island tribal lands case “has got to be the number-one priority”...
article Reversing trust land decision is Obama administration's top priority for Indian Country
(Washington D.C.) -- The Obama administration's top priority for Indian Country is getting Congress to fix a Supreme Court decision that reversed decades of policy...
article Tribe says it's focused on land rights, not gambling
(Rhode Island) -- A casino gambling bill in Massachusetts could be sent to the governor by Thanksgiving, and the Narragansett Indian tribe says Rhode Island missed the...

10/13/2011

article Indian Affairs: Carcieri Crisis hearing commences with concerns, concludes with bicameral/bipartisan charge for legislative fix
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, held an oversight hearing today to examine the ripple...
article Most land put in trust for tribes' quality of life
(Washington D.C.) -- The Obama administration has approved 541 land trust applications for Native American tribes and of those, three were for gaming, an administration...
article US Senate Indian Affairs Committee to Hear Testimony on the Carcieri Crisis
(Washington D.C.) -- On Thursday the US Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will host a hearing called, "The Carcieri Crisis: The Ripple Effect on Jobs, Economic...

10/11/2011

article Carcieri Panel Debates Bad U.S. Supreme Court Ruling
(Las Vegas) -- Three speakers on a Carcieri panel at the Global Gaming Expo presented different perspectives and approaches to the U.S. Supreme Court land into trust...

10/5/2011

article Interior Could Draft New Rules If Congress Balks At Carcieri Fix [sub' req']
(Washington D.C.) -- The Department of Interior may need to promulgate new regulations if Congress continues to block attempts to enact a legislative fix to a U.S....
article Reed: Don’t add tribe ‘fix’ to budget
(Washington D.C.) -- As the Senate readies to consider the annual appropriations bills that finance the government, a key appropriator, Sen. Jack Reed, reiterated his...

8/31/2011

article Carcieri Challenge Reaches Supreme Court
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has been asked to review a federal appeals court ruling that challenges the Interior Department’s decision to take into...

8/30/2011

article GIO: As Trust Appications Pile Up and State Leaders Fret, Will IGRA Face Review?
(Washington D.C.) -- How did tribal gaming in the United States go from Cabazon to Carcieri? Two decades of muddled legal decisions — Seminole, Colorado River...

8/3/2011

article Republicans Propose Scorched-Earth Land-into-Trust Legislation
(Washington D.C.) -- Republican legislators have introduced scorched-earth proposals that would make it almost impossible for the Interior Department to take “off-...

8/1/2011

article Off-Reservation Gaming Finding Few Friends On Capitol Hill [sub' req']
(Washington D.C.) -- Mounting congressional opposition to off-reservation Indian casinos flared up last week, with three measures introduced on Capitol Hill aimed at...

7/28/2011

article McCain Grills NIGC Chief On Need For ‘CRIT Fix’ [sub' req']
(Washington D.C.) -- Sen. John McCain expressed disgust Thursday when the chairwoman of the National Indian Gaming Commission said her agency is still reviewing whether...

7/26/2011

article Mashpee Leader Says the Carcieri Ruling is ‘the Modern-Day Dawes Act’
(Massachusetts) -- When Massachusetts Sen. Henry Dawes sponsored his landmark piece of federal legislation – the General Allotment Act of 1887, also known as the Dawes...

7/25/2011

article CROMWELL: The ‘Carcieri’ Effect and the Misperceptions it has Caused
(Massachusetts) -- As Chairman of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, I am charged with assisting my people to recover from nearly four centuries of colonization and neglect....

7/15/2011

article Tribe Reservation Quest Must Run Through Congress
(Massachusetts) -- Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Chairman Cedric Cromwell traveled to Washington, DC, this week to testify before a US House of Representatives committee...

7/13/2011

article Panel considers reversing Supreme Court on tribal land trusts
(Washington D.C.) -- Legislation seeking to expand the federal government's authority to place land into trust for Indian tribes drew a mixture of praise and...
article Supreme Court decision impacts land-into-trust process at BIA
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar has affected the land-into-trust process for all tribes, a top Bureau of Indian Affairs...
article Wampanoag tribe urges land be taken into trust
(Massachusetts) -- Without taking land into federal trust, the Mashpee Wampanoag’s casino plans are in limbo, but so are the tribe’s housing, health care and...

7/12/2011

article House Hearing Exposes ‘Carcieri’ Challenges
(Washington D.C.) -- Chances of passing legislation that could help newly-recognized American Indian tribes open off-reservation casinos appeared to fade Tuesday during...

7/11/2011

article Wampanoag leader to testify before subcommittee
(Massachusetts) -- Cedric Cromwell, chairman of Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Council, is scheduled to testify today before Congress on two bills that could have a huge...

6/28/2011

article Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds hearing on Indian Reorganization Act
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka, Chairman of the Committee on Indian Affairs, held an oversight hearing Thursday titled “The Indian...

6/27/2011

article Tribal leaders push for ‘Carcieri fix’ bill
(Rhode Island) -- As the R.I. General Assembly considered a statewide referendum on a proposed casino last week, tribal leaders from around the country were pressing...
article Tribe says bill about more than gambling
(Rhode Island) -- A Rhode Island Indian tribe says a bill moving through Congress could allow it to seek gambling rights without needing voter approval in a statewide...

6/22/2011

article Chickasaw Republican Leads Calls On ‘Carcieri Fix’ [sub req']
(Washington D.C.) -- Joined by Obama officials and fellow congressmen at a Capitol Hill briefing, Oklahoma Republican Tom Cole on Wednesday compared a 2009 United States...

6/18/2011

article Three-Day Tribal Leaders’ Summits Urges ‘Clean Carcieri Fix’
(Washington D.C.) -- The United South and Eastern Tribes and the National Congress of American Indians will host a two-day “Carcieri fix” summit in...

6/14/2011

article Feds deny wrongdoing in Cowlitz casino decision
(Washington) -- In a response to a Jan. 31 lawsuit by Clark County and others, the federal government has denied any wrongdoing in its decision to allow the Cowlitz...

6/7/2011

article Tribes to rally in Washington for fix to land-into-trust ruling
(Washington D.C.) -- Tribal leaders will head to Washington, D.C., later this month to rally for a fix to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar. Tribes...

4/17/2011

article Carcieri panel draws SRO audience at NIGA
(Arizona) -- A standing room only audience at a panel discussion on a Carcieri fix at the National Indian Gaming Association’s annual conference shows that the...

4/13/2011

article Kyl co-sponsors bill to limit tribal casinos
(Washington D.C.) -- April 8, U.S. Senators Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) introduced the Tribal Gaming Eligibility Act, legislation they said...

4/12/2011

article Question of sovereignty for Native American tribes is debated
(Washington D.C.) -- The question of sovereignty for Native American tribes is being debated in Congress as the Narragansett Indian tribe attempts to become free of...
article Bill on ‘reservation shopping’ may affect casino near Glendale
(Arizona) -- U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl is pushing a bill that would restrict Indian gaming and could impact a planned casino near Glendale. The Arizona Republican and Sen....

4/11/2011

article Feinstein/Kyl Bill Clouds Carcieri Fix
(Washington D.C.) -- Congress will likely demand limits on American Indian casinos off existing reservations before granting a “fix” to a U.S. Supreme Court...
article Kyl pushing bill to restrict where tribes put casinos
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., is pushing new federal legislation restricting where American Indian tribes can locate casinos. Kyl and U.S. Sen. Dianne...

4/10/2011

article Gov. Chafee opposes tribal land bill
(Rhode Island) -- Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee is opposed to a federal bill that would make it easier for the Narragansett tribe to build a casino. The bill is...

4/9/2011

article Feinstein’s New Anti-Gaming Bill: ‘It’s a Travesty’
(Washington D.C.) -- It’s known in Washington as “the Friday dump” – news that’s released late on Friday in the hope that the media won...

4/8/2011

article Chafee has qualified opposition to land-trust fix
(Rhode Island) -- Governor Chafee would oppose the passage by Congress of any federal legislation “that would open the door to a federal Indian casino operating in...
article RI governor: Don't free tribal land from state law
(Rhode Island) -- Gov. Lincoln Chafee opposes a bill in Congress that could allow the Narragansett Indian tribe to develop property it owns in Charlestown free of local...

4/7/2011

article Bill granting land-trust status advances
(Washington D.C.) -- Without dissent Thursday, the Senate Indian Affairs Committee cleared for full Senate action a bill that would let the Narragansett Indians –...
article Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act and Carcieri fix approved by Senate Indian Affairs Committee
(Washington D.C.) -- Two bills were approved today by the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs: the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act of 2011 (S. 675) and a...
article U.S. Senate to consider Indian tribe land trust bill
(Washington D.C.) -- A key Senate committee has voted unanimously to send to the full Senate a bill that would let the Narragansett Indians claim federal land trust...

4/4/2011

article ‘Carcieri Fix’ Bills Introduced
(Washington D.C.) -- Three bills introduced in Congress last week aim to reverse the 2009 ‘Carcieri’ decision by the U.S. Supreme Court which prohibits the...

4/1/2011

article Kildee introduces legislation to fix Carcieri decision
(Washington D.C.) -- Rep. Dale E. Kildee, D-Mich., has introduced House Resolution 1234 to amend the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934 to clarify that the Interior...

3/31/2011

article Bills introduced to fix Supreme Court land-into-trust decision
(Washington D.C.) -- Legislation has been introduced in the 112th Congress to fix to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar. The decision states that the...
article Echo Hawk 'strongly supports' fix to land-into-trust decision
(Washington D.C.) -- The Obama administration "strongly supports" a fix to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar, Assistant Secretary Larry Echo Hawk...
article MORON ALERT: The Carcieri Case and Chumash Government
(California) -- Under current federal regulations [25 Code of Federal Regulations Part 83.7] to be properly acknowledged and recognized as a real historic Indian tribe,...

3/30/2011

article SEN. AKAKA: Introduction of legislation to fix Carcieri Supreme Court ruling
(Washington D.C.) -- Mr. President, I rise today to introduce a technical amendment to the Act of June 18, 1934, the Indian Reorganization Act. Trust land is essential...

3/23/2011

article La Center casino a high-stakes case
(Washington) -- A seasonal stream runs through Greg and Susan Gilbert's property near Paradise Point State Park. Build a proposed casino nearby, the argument goes,...

3/20/2011

article La Center casino a high-stakes case
(Washington) -- A seasonal stream runs through Greg and Susan Gilbert’s property near Paradise Point State Park. Build a proposed casino nearby, the argument goes, and...

3/7/2011

article ‘Carcieri’ Tribe Stalks Rhode Island’s Twin River [sub' req']
(Rhode Island) -- The Rhode Island tribe at the center of the Supreme Court’s landmark ‘Carcieri’ decision has not given up on its casino dreams as it eyes a deal for...

3/3/2011

article ‘Carcieri’ Pressures Weigh On Interior Officials [sub' req']
(Washington D.C.) -- Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on Thursday reiterated the Obama administration’s support for a “Carcieri fix” - less than two days...

3/1/2011

article White House aide vows support for fix to land-into-trust decision
(Washington D.C.) -- The Obama administration supports a "clean" fix to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar, a White House aide said on...

2/28/2011

article Carcieri Fix Has Obama Support, White House Insists [sub' req']
(Washington D.C.) -- A clean ‘Carcieri fix’ would reverse a U.S. Supreme Court decision in February 2009 that prevents the Department of Interior from taking...

12/16/2010

article Carcieri ‘Fix’ May Prove Costly To Tribes
(Washington D.C.) -- A congressional fix to a US Supreme Court ruling limiting the federal government’s ability to place land in trust for American Indian tribes...

12/15/2010

article Tribal leaders urge Obama to support 'Carcieri fix'
(Washington D.C.) -- Tribal leaders have appealed directly to President Barack Obama to urge the Senate to include a “Carcieri fix” in any spending bill that...

12/13/2010

article Interior’s Hayes defends Carcieri dealings
(Washington D.C.) -- It didn’t take long for alarm bells to ring after tribal officials learned that the Department of the Interior had helped an anti-tribal...

12/6/2010

article ‘Carcieri fix’ held hostage / Feinstein threatens to ‘stop reservation shopping once and for all’
(Washington D.C.) -- After months of speculation about what exactly Sen. Dianne Feinstein had in mind for gaming legislation, the California Democrat finally showed her...

10/5/2010

article Feinstein’s ‘Carcieri fix’ would ‘devastate’ trust land for gaming
(Washington D.C.) -- Reports that Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., is planning her own version of a “Carcieri fix” that would eliminate the ability of tribes...

7/28/2010

article 'Carcieri fix' bill author says he can't address RI concerns
(Washington D.C.) -- While reaffirming his support for legislation to clear the way for many Indian tribes to seek a federal trust status that could exempt lands from...

4/25/2009

article USET to host forum on Carcieri decision
(Mississippi) -- The United South and Eastern Tribes is inviting tribes to attend a strategy session on the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar.

2/25/2009

article Fletcher: Decision’s in. ‘Now’ begins work to fix Carcieri
(Washington D.C.) -- The Supreme Court’s Feb. 24 decision in Carcieri v. Salazar is a significant defeat for the Narragansett Tribe, and perhaps for hundreds of...
press release Governor Carcieri and Attorney General Lynch Comment on United Supreme Court Decision in Carcieri v. Salazar
(Rhode Island) -- Governor Donald L. Carcieri and Attorney General Patrick C. Lynch commented on the decision by the United State Supreme Court in Carcieri v. Salazar (...

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