The Kalispel Tribe of Washington State is suing the government over its decision to permit the neighboring Spokane tribe to construct a casino just two miles from the flagship Northern Quest Casino and Resort.
Curt Holmes, Kalispel Executive Director of Public and political Affairs, stated his tribe supports the Spokanes’ right to seek economic opportunity, not at the cost for the Kalispels and its future generations.
The lawsuit, filed week that is last claims the the brand new casino will jeopardize the operation of Kalispel’s government. The tribe is demanding the court halt the construction for the brand new casino on the grounds that the Spokane lands are newly acquired.
The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act prohibits Class III casino gaming on lands acquired after 1988, the it was enacted year. But there is an exception to this guideline,, known as ‘two-part determination,’ which allows casino gaming on newly acquired lands.
This depends, nevertheless, on the Secretary of Interior consulting the tribe, state and local officials, along with other nearby tribes, to find out that the new casino is in the needs of the tribe and does not negatively influence the wider, surrounding community.
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The Department is believed by the Kalispel of the Interior (DOI) and also the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) failed to do this.
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