February 2012


February 22, 2012 8:48 AM | Posted by Seffernick, Aubrey | Permalink
The legislature is now considering two bills that would recognize and strengthen tribal sovereignty in Washington state. read more
February 21, 2012 2:25 PM | Posted by Masse, Chris | Permalink

The U.S. Olympic trials in women's boxing which were held at the Kalispel Tribe's Northern Quest Resort & Casino garnered a great deal of interest from the national press.

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February 17, 2012 8:21 AM | Posted by Masse, Chris | Permalink
Two prominent conferences occur at the end of February, the ABA Gaming Law Minefield and Reservation Economic Summit (RES). read more
February 15, 2012 4:14 PM | Posted by Seffernick, Aubrey | Permalink
The first U.S. Olympic trials in women's boxing are being held this week at Northern Quest Resort & Casino. read more
February 15, 2012 8:07 AM | Posted by Seffernick, Aubrey | Permalink

On February 13, 2012, the Internal Revenue Service announced it is extending the time limit for commenting on guidance the agency issued regarding the application of the general welfare exclusion to Indian tribal government programs. Comments may now be submitted through March 14, 2012.

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February 13, 2012 8:49 AM | Posted by Seffernick, Aubrey | Permalink

The Washington State Supreme Court has ruled that the State of Washington lacks criminal jurisdiction over a treaty fishing access site located along the Columbia River south of Goldendale, Washington.

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February 10, 2012 11:42 AM | Posted by Masse, Chris | Permalink
On Thursday, February 9th the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs held an oversight hearing regarding the recent Department of Justice opinion on internet gaming. read more
February 7, 2012 5:00 PM | Posted by Seffernick, Aubrey | Permalink
The Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians hold their 2012 Winter Conference next week, February 12-16, at Little Creek Resort & Casino in Shelton, Washington. read more
February 6, 2012 1:26 PM | Posted by Seffernick, Aubrey | Permalink
In another example of tribes partnering with local governments to bolster community services, the Jamestown S’Klallam tribe has committed funds to support a second law enforcement officer in their local jurisdiction of Clallam County, Washington. read more
February 2, 2012 7:57 AM | Posted by Molatore, Clifton | Permalink
Fall-out from the Lac du Flambeau decision continues, not surprisingly, with a lawsuit filed by the bond holders against the bond counsel that issued the opinion letter in the $50 million bond issuance. read more
February 1, 2012 8:59 AM | Posted by Seffernick, Aubrey | Permalink
The National Indian Gaming Commission published proposed rule changes in the Federal Register on January 31, 2012. The rule changes would impact appeal proceedings before NIGC, review of tribal facility license submissions, and qualification criteria for tribal self-regulation. read more