Kalipsel Tribe Sues Authorities Over Rival Washington Tribal Casino

Kalipsel Tribe Sues Authorities Over Rival Washington Tribal Casino

The Kalispel Tribe of Washington State is suing the federal government over its choice to allow the neighboring Spokane tribe to construct a casino simply 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 opportunity that is economic however at the fee associated with the Kalispels and its generations to come.

The lawsuit, filed a week ago, claims the the new casino will jeopardize the operation of Kalispel’s government. The tribe is demanding the court halt the construction of the casino that is new the grounds that the Spokane lands are newly obtained.

The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act prohibits Class III casino video gaming on lands acquired after 1988, the year it was enacted. But there is however an exception to this guideline,, known as ‘two-part determination,’ which allows casino gaming on newly acquired lands.

This depends, however, on the Secretary of Interior consulting the tribe, state and regional officials, along with other nearby tribes, to ascertain that a 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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