2Exhibit A (Letter from DOI)
Exhibit B (letter from Gov. Snyder to Chairman Eitrem)
Exhibit C (Sault Tribe Submission for Mandatory Fee-to-Trust Acquisition)
Exhibit D (Same, for the Sibley Parcel)
Exhibit E (Sault Tribe approval of development agreement with Lansing, MI)
Exhibit F (Comprehensive Development Agreement between Sault Tribe and Lansing)
Previous coverage of the Lansing casino case here.
Motion and Stipulation here.
Moderator:Loretta Tuell, Greenberg Traurig
Speakers: Alex Skibine, Professor, College of Law, University of Utah
Scott Crowell, Crowell Law Office -Tribal Advocacy Group
Paula Hart, Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs – Office of Indian Gaming
Steve Bodmer, Deputy General Counsel, Pechanga Tribe
Opinion in Catawba Indian Nation v. South Carolina here.
We conclude the Tribe’s action is not precluded by collateral estoppel or res judicata and reverse this finding by the circuit court. We affirm, however, the circuit court’s determination that the Gambling Cruise Act does not authorize the Tribe to offer video poker on its Reservation in contravention of the existing statewide ban on video gambling devices.
Accordingly, treating the tribal court papers filed by Comanche Nation and the tribal court papers of the Comanche Nation partially adopted by the Federal Defendants, as motions for summary judgment under Rule 56, Fed. R. Civ. P. (doc. nos. 160 and 161), the motions are GRANTED. Treating the tribal court papers of CDST as a motion for summary judgment (doc. no. 159), the motion is DENIED. Judgment shall issue forthwith.
CDST Gaming Tribal Court Materials
Comanche Tribal Court Materials
Previous post here.
And another here.
WASHINGTON, DC – Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn today approved a request by the Mechoopda Indian Tribe of Chico Rancheria to acquire 626 acres in trust in Butte County, California, near the City of Chico for gaming purposes. The Mechoopda Tribe will construct and operate a modest gaming facility on 91 acres of the site. The project is estimated to create 214 full-time jobs.
“The Mechoopda Tribe has pursued this initiative for more than a decade,” Washburn said. “The acquisition of the land into trust for the purpose of establishing a class III gaming establishment will result in substantial financial benefits to the Tribe and help stimulate economic development.”
Decision will be published here.
May 1, 2013 Return of Compact Amendment Letter here.
April 5, 2013 Settlement Agreement here.
August 1, 2013 Disapproval Letter here.
Nov. 6, 2013 Disapproval letter here.
News coverage via The Oklahoman here.
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