According to the new policy, 30 tribes want to open casinos away from their existing reservations. Interior Department officials rejected 11 proposals on Friday, leaving 19 more in the wings.
So what happened? Here's a review of the 11 land-into-trust applications and why they were rejected by the BIA.
Big Lagoon Rancheria/Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeño Indians, California
Chemehuevi Tribe, California
Hannahville Indian Community, Michigan
Jemez Pueblo, New Mexico
Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Wisconsin
Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, Mississippi
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe, New York
Stockbridge Munsee Band of Mohican Indians, Wisconsin
Seneca-Cayuga Tribe, Oklahoma
United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians, Oklahoma