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07 Jul, 2016, 12:45 ET U.S. District Court Judge Orders Briefings on North Fork Casino Plan

 U.S. District Court Judge Anthony W. Ishii has ordered the State of California and the Las Vegas-backers of North Fork's proposed...


04 Feb, 2015, 15:29 ET Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians' Unification Council is Granted Intervention by Federal Judge in Lawsuit filed by Unrecognized Group and Orders the Case Dismissed

 In another victory for the Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians, the Unification Council which was named the Governing Body of the...


24 Jan, 2015, 19:27 ET Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians Members Convene at a General Council Meeting and Select Leaders to Reopen the Casino and Administer Elections

 A quorum of all voting members the Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians came together Saturday in the largest turnout in the Tribe's...


20 Feb, 2014, 20:32 ET BIA Recognized Tribal Council Files Federal Lawsuit Against Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino Interim Managers to Force Compliance with Federal Law and To Prevent Distributions to Unrecognized Individuals

The Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians filed a lawsuit against casino management in federal court on February 19 seeking to enforce...


12 Feb, 2014, 12:07 ET Bureau of Indian Affairs Recognizes Reggie Lewis as Chairman of the Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians

The Bureau of Indian Affairs ("BIA") issued its determination yesterday recognizing Reggie Lewis as Chairman of the Picayune Rancheria of the...


13 Dec, 2013, 16:52 ET New York Court Takes Hands-Off Approach in Chukchansi Leadership Dispute Setting Stage for Federal Officials to Intervene

 Despite overwhelming support by Chukchansi Tribal members for Tribal Chairman Reggie Lewis, a New York Court continues to take a hands-off...


08 Dec, 2013, 00:08 ET Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians Elects Four Members to Tribal Council

 On Saturday, December 7, the over 800 Chukchansi Tribal members who received ballots from the Election Committee voted to re-elect the current...


18 Nov, 2013, 15:56 ET Over 500 Chukchansi Tribal Members Gather to Petition Tribal Council for Special Election to Amend Tribe's Constitution

 On Saturday, November 16 nearly 500 Chukchansi Tribal members gathered at the Tribe's annual Thanksgiving celebration to petition the Tribal...


07 Nov, 2013, 16:43 ET Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians Unites in Preparation for Tribal Election

 With four positions on the Tribal Council up for election on December 7, the Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians is pleased to...


18 Oct, 2013, 17:39 ET Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians: New York Court Cuts Funding and Orders Financial Statements After Ayala Faction Fails To Make Tribe's Loan Payment

Following months of mismanagement and suspected fraudulent activity that resulted in the Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians not being...


25 Sep, 2013, 17:45 ET Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians Makes $5.9 Million Payment to Bondholders

 The Chukchansi Tribal Council led by Chairman Reggie Lewis approved a $5.9 million partial payment to bondholders due September 30 under the...


15 Sep, 2013, 17:44 ET Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians Overwhelmingly Affirms Reggie Lewis as Chairman at General Council Meeting

 A quorum of all voting members of the Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians came together Saturday to affirm Reggie Lewis as...


26 Aug, 2013, 19:54 ET Second Federal Agency Withholds Grant Funding for Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians After Nancy Ayala Misrepresents Meaning of BIA's Letters

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) stated in a letter dated August 22 that it is revoking the access of Nancy Ayala and...


20 Aug, 2013, 16:09 ET Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Withholds Grant Funding for Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians After Nancy Ayala Fraudulently Misrepresents Meaning of Agency's Letters

 In a letter last week to Reggie Lewis, Chairman of the Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency...


29 Jul, 2013, 19:45 ET Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians Chairman Reggie Lewis Calls Attention to Nancy Ayala's Unauthorized Seizure of $1.8 Million in Casino Revenue; New York Judge Prohibits Ayala's Continued Unapproved Withdrawals

 A New York judge today rejected Nancy Ayala's argument that she is entitled to continue taking casino revenue to support her faction's...


25 Jul, 2013, 19:44 ET Balance of Debt Payment Made for Chukchansi Tribe Following Approval by Reggie Lewis, Chairman of Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians

Acting with the approval of Chairman Reggie Lewis, officials at the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino issued a wire transfer for the final $2.6...