After five years of disagreements over New York State’s responsibility to repair a deteriorated three-mile stretch of thruway running through the Seneca Nation’s Cattaraugus Territory, urgent repairs have begun.
The Seneca Nation argues the arbitration over its casino payments to the state and the state’s maintenance of the decrepit stretch of the Thruway that runs through Seneca lands in Chautauqua County should be two separate issues.
On Monday, a Massachusetts federal judge granted the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head’s bid to amend a judgment in a lawsuit against the state. Meanwhile, Cheryl Andrews-Maltais, served on two panels at the LaMere Native American Presidential Forum.
MGM Resorts International has filed a lawsuit in federal court, arguing that the Interior and its Bureau of Indian Affairs have no authority to approve Connecticut-Tribal gaming compacts for off-reservation commercial casinos.
North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper signed SB 154 into law on Friday, granting exclusivity to the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians to operate sportsbooks at its two Class III casinos. The law limits wagering to retail locations.
A federal judge in Utah has blocked the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development from enforcing a departmental directive that barred a Tribe’s down payment financing for federally insured mortgages.