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Koi Nation Partners with Chickasaw Nation as Developer and Operator of Shiloh Casino & Resort in California

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SANTA ROSA, Calif.Jan. 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Koi Nation of Northern California, one of California’s historic federally recognized Native American tribes, has executed a predevelopment agreement with Global Gaming Solutions (GGS), a wholly-owned business of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma, to engage as the Koi’s development partner for its planned Shiloh Casino & Resort in Sonoma County. GGS will also act as the manager and operator of the establishment when completed.

“We are honored to build this important business relationship with our brothers and sisters of the Chickasaw Nation, one of the most experienced Native American tribes in the gaming industry,” said Darin Beltran, Koi Nation’s Tribal Chair.

“Not only does the Chickasaw Nation have great expertise in gaming and resorts, but they also share the same values as the Koi Nation. Chickasaw leaders understand the importance of this project to the restoration of our economic self-reliance because they have walked the same path many times in support of their own people’s future,” said Dino Beltran, Koi Nation Vice Chair and Director of Development.

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Tribe Behind One Sonoma County Casino Accuses Tribe Behind New Proposed Casino of ‘Reservation Shopping’

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Things are a bit tense among the neighboring Native American tribes of Sonoma County. There, the Union Indians of Graton Rancheria are not very happy with another tribe moving to their territory.

SFist Reported last week About the $ 600 million Shiloh Casino and Resort proposed outside Santa Rosa. This would represent the first establishment of a sovereign land base for the Pomo Coinations in the county.The tribes said in their announcement that they “difficult”[d] It’s harder to reestablish sovereignty than most other tribes in California, “said the casino plan south of Windsor, which would be an important first step.

However, the federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, the tribe behind the Graton Resort & Casino in Loonart Park, should be allowed to establish a land base in a county where the Koi nation has not historically lived. I don’t think there is. They call this “residence shopping” and insist that if the Koi nation wants a casino, they should build it in Lake County, where their people once lived.

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