Casino Stalker
Gun Lake Tribe still working on casino plans

The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe, hasn't set a groundbreaking date for its casino in Michigan.

But the tribe has cleared nearly every hurdle for the $200 million project. The Bureau of Indian Affairs acquired 149 acres in trust for the tribe and declared the land a reservation earlier this month after defeating casino opponents in court.

"The land is for the exclusive use of Indians on the reservation who are entitled to reside at the reservation by enrollment or tribal membership. These properties will provide opportunities for economic development, self-determination and self-sufficiency," assistant secretary Larry EchoHawk said said in a press release on Monday.

Previously, a spokesperson said the tribe was trying to secure financing for the casino.

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Earlier Story:
BIA declares reservation for Michigan tribe (8/17)