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

23 September 2021

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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