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North Fork Rancheria sues to block referendum on casino deal

Filed Under: California | Compacts | Legislation
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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 of California filed suit to block a referendum on its Class III gaming compact.

The compact authorizes an off-reservation casino. It was approved by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and a notice was published in the Federal Register on October 22, 2013.

A group called Stand Up for California, however, collected enough signatures to put the compact to a statewide vote. The effort was funded, in part, by rival tribes with existing casinos.

The lawsuit was filed in Madera County Superior Court.

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Dennis J. Whittlesey: Breaking News: Tribe Files Suit To Block California Compact Referendum (Mondaq.com 3/11)
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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:
Tribes fighting each other in bid to block off-reservation casinos (03/04)
North Fork Rancheria faces statewide referendum on casino (01/10)

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