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Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes feud over casino contract

Members of the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma are feuding over a contract with a gaming company.

At a general council meeting this past Saturday, tribal members approved the contract with Southwest Casino and Hotel Corp. Tempers ran so high that four people had to be removed by local officers, The Oklahoman reported.

On Tuesday, Gov. Darrell Flyingman went to tribal court to nullify the agreement. He said it violates tribal law and possibly the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.

The contract calls on Southwest Casino to manage the tribe's two Lucky Star casinos and two other facilities. The company is required to build an Indian Health Service clinic for the tribe and develop other projects.

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Tribes' governor asks court to nullify Lucky Star contract (The Oklahoman 4/4)
Four people removed from tribal meeting (The Oklahoman 4/3)