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Kialegee Tribal Town's casino known as far back in June 2010

The Kialegee Tribal Town began working on a casino in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, as early as June 2010, The Tulsa World reports.

The tribe started the environmental assessment process in order to obtain a storm water permit from the Environmental Protection Agency. The Muscogee Nation was told about the plan and then-Chief A.D. Ellis asked the National Indian Gaming Commission to block it.

"The Kialegee Tribal Town has no land base and consists entirely of citizens of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation," Ellis wrote in a letter to the NIGC, the World reported.

EPA approved the permit and NIGC approved a gaming license for the site. However, NIGC hasn't determined whether the land can be used for a casino.

The land is a restricted allotment owned by two members of the Muscogee Nation. They are working with the Kialegee Tribal Town and developers on the Red Clay Casino.

A group called Broken Arrow Citizens Against Neighborhood Gaming is hosting a meeting tonight to discuss opposition to the project.

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