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FACT SHEET: The Oneida Indian Nation

The Oneida Indian Nation is a federally recognized Indian nation in Central New York. It is a member of the Haudenosaunee (hoe-dee-no-so-nee), known in English as the Six Nations or Iroquois Confederacy. The word Haudenosaunee means “people of the longhouse.” Read More »

FACT SHEET: Positive Economic Impact of the Oneida Indian Nation

The Oneida Nation's sovereign presence in Central New York and its ability to operate businesses and administer governmental services create huge positive economic benefits for this region and New York State. Since 1992, the Nation has invested more than $4.5 billion in its government programs and business enterprises. Read More »

FACT SHEET – Turning Stone Resort Casino

Located in the heart of Upstate New York, the Oneida Indian Nation's Turning Stone Resort Casino offers world-class golf, gaming, entertainment, dining, spa and accommodations. Since opening in 1993, Turning Stone has evolved into a destination resort and one of the top five tourist destinations in New York State, hosting more than 4.5 million guests a year. The resort exceeds 3,400 acres. Read More »

History of the Oneida Indian Nation’s Turning Stone Resort Casino

July 1993: Turning Stone opens on an approximately 400-acre parcel on Nation lands in Verona (NY) 1994: A 175-site RV park is opened near the Turning Stone campus 1995: High Stakes Bingo moves from... Read More »

Turning Stone Resort Experts

A panel of experts is available for media interviews. Each person listed here is available to speak on his or her experience specialty and executive role at Turning Stone Resort Casino. To arrange an interview, please contact the Media Relations Office. Contact information is listed in the box to the right of the screen. If emailing, send your request to: mediarelations@turningstone.org and please list in the subject of your message "Expert Interview." Click on the headline above or HERE to view the list. Read More »

FACT SHEET: Gaming at Turning Stone

New York’s highest court, the Court of Appeals, has held that the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) is the exclusive source and measure of the legality of tribal gaming. Through IGRA, Congress has given the federal government the exclusive jurisdiction to determine the legality of tribal gaming.—preempting the states in this area. Federal courts have held the same thing.
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FACT SHEET: Golf at Turning Stone Resort

Home for four years (2007-2010) to the Turning Stone Resort Championship on the PGA TOUR, the Oneida Indian Nation’s resort has evolved into a premier golf destination, presenting five courses (three 18-hole courses and two 9-hole layouts), an indoor training center and an array of instructional programs. Three preeminent golf course architects -- Tom Fazio, Robert Trent Jones Jr. and Rick Smith -- have each crafted masterpieces at Turning Stone. In addition, Turning Stone offers its own golf academy with a team of PGA-certified instructors. Read More »

FACT SHEET: Turning Stone Resort Executive Chefs

This fact sheet focuses on the Executive Chefs at Turning Stone Resort Casino and includes a short bio and summary of their education and experience. Read More »

FACT SHEET: Retail

The Oneida Nation's retail enterprises include: ThirteenSāvOn gas stations and convenience stores; three marinas
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FACT SHEET: Four Directions Productions

In the past, American Indians used runners to deliver the message. Since 1994, the Oneida Indian Nation has been investing in technology, staff and other resources to make its enterprises and services leaders in their fields. Today, the Nation is home to Four Directions Productions, a high end animation and multimedia production house, specializing in 3D animation, HD cinematography and interactive projects. Read More »

FACT SHEET: Exhibits At Shako:wi Cultural Center

The Oneida Indian Nation's Shako:wi Cultural Center has four exciting new exhibits that demonstrate the traditional arts and culture of everyday Oneidas and the tremendous historical contributions of the Nation and its heroic leaders. Read More »

FACT SHEET: Oneida Indian Nation Police Department

Established in 1993, the Oneida Indian Nation Police Department – the eighth largest of 171 tribal police agencies currently operating in the country – is a professionally trained law enforcement agency empowered by the sovereign authority of the Oneida Indian Nation. Members of the force are deputized by federal authority. Because of the department's high standards of professionalism, the department has been nationally accredited since 1998. The department's headquarters is in Canastota. Read More »

FACT SHEET: The Oneida Nation Court

The Oneida Nation Court was established in May 1997 to hear cases involving Nation Members and other Native Americans and issues or events taking place on Nation lands. It does not have jurisdiction over non-Indians in criminal cases. Judge Stewart F. Hancock Jr., a retired New York State Court of Appeals justice, is the trial judge for the Nation Court. Judge Richard D. Simons, also a retired Court of Appeals justice, is the appellate judge for the Nation Court. Read More »

The Ancient History of Lacrosse

The modern sport of lacrosse is derived from a game created by the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) centuries ago. The game was not only a form of entertainment and physical conditioning, but also revered as a religious celebration. The Oneida Indian Nation is committed to preserving the history of lacrosse while also encouraging participation in the modern game by its young people. This video profiles Oneida Member Ron Patterson, a master craftsmen and teacher of the ancient tradition of lacrosse stick-carving. Read More »

Statement of Oneida Nation Representative and CEO Ray Halbritter regarding Department of Interior's decision on the Oneida Nation trust land application

The Oneida people are sincerely grateful to everyone whose hard work has led to this initial step toward further securing our Oneida homelands. Ongoing future disagreements may be resolved through a reasonable... Read More »

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