Mohawks, Gov. Spitzer seek meeting with Interior

September 2007
International Gaming & Wagering;Sep2007, Vol. 28 Issue 9, p17
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The article reports on a meeting with U.S. Interior Secretary Dick Kempthorne requested by Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe and New York Governor Eliot Spitzer to discuss the tribe's application request to place 29 acres of land near Monticello Raceway in trust for a casino. It notes that Kempthorne has been outspoken in his disapproval of the idea of placing land in trust for gaming for existing and landless tribes and Indian groups seeking federal recognition as tribal nations. It cites a $600 million casino that the Mohawks want to build.


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