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North Fork Rancheria faces statewide referendum on casino

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Artist's rendering of the proposed North Fork Rancheria casino. Image from North Fork Casino Environmental Impact Statement

The North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians faces a big test later this year when voters in California go to the polls to weigh in on the tribe's off-reservation casino.

The tribe cleared numerous federal and state hurdles in its quest for the casino. That could all unravel if voters approve a referendum that was spearheaded by Stand Up for California, a non-Indian group.

The North Fork Rancheria has denounced the effort. But two tribes with existing casinos are backing the vote and other tribes say casinos should be restricted to existing reservations.

The referendum will be on the ballot in November.

Get the Story:
Indian casino debate goes statewide (The Palm Springs Desert Sun 1/7)

Bureau of Indian Affairs Documents:
Press Release | Fact Sheet: North Fork Rancheria Decision | Section 20 Determination: North Fork Rancheria

Federal Register Notices:
Indian Gaming (October 22, 2013)
Land Acquisitions; North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians of California (December 3, 2012)

Related Stories:
CPR: North Fork Rancheria calls casino referendum 'dangerous' (12/02)

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