Indian casinos

2:00 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

Gun Lake Casino Fight Ends

A law signed by President Obama in late September prevents federal courts from hearing lawsuits filed by opponents of the Indian casino.
WAYLAND TOWNSHIP, MI - After years of twisting and turning through the federal court system, an end-run in the form of a special act of Congress appears to have finally ended an attempt to close the Gun Lake Casino.
7:57 pm
Mon September 1, 2014

Hearing Scheduled for This Week in Gun Lake Casino Lawsuit

Legal action is over land taken into trust for Gun Lake Tribe
GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- A federal lawsuit with the potential to shut down gaming at Gun Lake Casino will move forward this week. Lawyers in the lawsuit filed in 2008 by Shelbyville resident David Patchak will meet for a status conference Thursday.
7:22 am
Fri March 14, 2014

Emmett Township Seeks $1.1-Million in Casino Funds to Fix Sewer Line

The township says a sewer lines that in part serves FireKeepers Casino Hotel is at risk of failure
Emmett Township is seeking nearly $1.1 million in FireKeepers Casino revenue-sharing money for a planned sewer improvement, and that has others in line for casino money worried they may see smaller payments this year.
7:15 am
Tue February 11, 2014

Pokagons Elect New Tribal Council Chairman

John Warren served as council treasurer since 2011
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
DOWAGIAC, MI - John P. Warren has been elected Tribal Council chairman of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians. The seven-year veteran of the tribal council was elevated during a special election on Jan. 25, and sworn into office on Saturday (Feb. 8). He fills leadership posts vacated by Matt Wesaw, who retired in October.
7:11 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

U.S Supreme Court hears arguments in Michigan case involving tribal immunity

Decision expected next year
WASHINGTON - Lawyers for the Michigan attorney general's office and a state-based American Indian tribe went before the U.S. Supreme Court today, arguing over tribal immunity and whether it should be limited in cases where a tribe moves to open a casino off its reservation.