Roy Hall: Shasta Nation opposed to Karuk Tribe gaming project

"The review and approval of the Karuk Tribe of California Tribal gaming ordinance without the review of the Sovereign Shasta Nation is not acceptable. The document is flawed with abundant errors and ommissions of fact.

By the Karuk Tribe’s own admission of fact, 2004 map of tribal territory they were never in the Yreka area. The Karuk tribe trust lands in Yreka and Happy Camp cannot be truly restored, therefore unlawful to engage in gaming in either location.

How does Shasta aboriginal land be restored as Karuk lands?

The Karuk Tribe has no ties to the land above Clear Creek on the Klamath River. They did not sign Treaty R. nor are they descendants of Treaty R. signors.

The Karuk Tribe has never established a legal tribal role pursuant to federal requirements."

Get the Story:
Roy Hall Jr., Chairman, Shasta Nation: Karuk gaming ordinance approval unacceptable (The Siskiyou Daily News 6/11)

NIGC Indian Lands Determination:
April 9, 2012 | October 12, 2004

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