This bill would reaffirm the authority of the Interior secretary to take land into trust for Indian Tribes, land on which the tribes could then operate casinos.
Heather Sibbison, legal counsel for the tribe, said a tribe’s right to hold land has “profound historical and cultural meaning. But for almost everyone else on the other side who is working to disestablish the tribe’s reservation, this is just a big, huge fight over casino market share. If it loses its reservation, it loses its school, its ability to provide basic social services; it loses its fundamental right to have land on which it can engage in true self government.”
Please do the right thing and vote yes