Who governs a Native American tribe?
Indian Tribes are independent entities
with powers of self-government that predate the establishment of the United States. Michigan tribal casinos
are operated under the authority of the Tribal-State Compacts mutually entered
into between the Tribes and the State of Michigan, as well as the federal
Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA). The
Tribal-State Compacts do not provide a resolution
process for problems and issues that may arise between a patron and a tribal
casino, i.e., a dispute over slot machine payouts or malfunctions.