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Bishop Paiute Tribe won't discuss plans for expansion of casino

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The Paiute Palace Casino can be seen from protest site on the reservation. Photo from SaveNorthPaHa on Facebook

The Bishop Paiute Tribe of California appears to be moving forward with a casino expansion project against the wishes of its membership.

Last July, tribal members vote 287 to 258 against pursuing an $118 million expansion of the Paiute Palace Casino. But the tribe is moving to take over a land assignment adjacent to the facility.

"Today's protest centered on the fact that the Tribal Council disregarded a General Council vote of NO by authorizing the Bishop Paiute Development Corporation to assume construction of casino expansion and a hotel," the group SaveNorthPaHa said on Facebook, explaining the reasons for a protest at the site on Monday.

Tribal leaders declined to comment on the plans for the land, The Sierra Wave reported.

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Casino expansion versus land holding? (The Sierra Wave 6/10)

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