The Kalispel Tribe of Washington State is suing the government that is federal its choice to allow the neighboring Spokane tribe to create a casino just two miles from its flagship Northern Quest Casino and Resort.
Curt Holmes, Kalispel Executive Director of Public and political Affairs, stated his tribe supports the Spokanes’ right to look for economic opportunity, although not at the cost regarding the Kalispels and its future generations.
The lawsuit, filed week that is last claims the the new casino will jeopardize the procedure of Kalispel’s government. The tribe is demanding the court halt the construction for the new casino on the grounds that the Spokane lands are newly obtained.
The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act prohibits Class III casino gaming on lands acquired after 1988, the year it was enacted. But there is however an exception to this rule,, known as ‘two-part determination,’ which permits casino gaming on newly acquired lands.
This depends, however, on the Secretary of Interior consulting the tribe, state and neighborhood officials, as well as other nearby tribes, to ascertain that the brand new casino is within the desires of the tribe and does not adversely influence the wider, surrounding community.
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The Kalispel believes the Department of the Interior (DOI) and the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) failed to do this.
Additionally, it contests that, in making its d (más…)