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Timbisha Shoshone Tribe hints at news regarding gaming project




The Timbisha Shoshone Tribe is based in Death Valley in California. Photo: Kristi Cole-Smith‎

The Timbisha Shoshone Tribe continues to work on plans for an off-reservation casino in California.

The tribe announced the project nearly a year ago yet there doesn't appear to be much movement on the federal level. But Chairman George Gholson told The Ridgecrest Daily Independent that he might have something to share at a city council meeting in Ridgecrest on April 5.

Although Ridgecrest is more than 120 miles from tribal headquarters, federal law calls on the Bureau of Indian Affairs to consider "mutually agreed upon" properties that could be placed in trust for the tribe.

Development options are l otherwise limited on the reservation because it is located within Death Valley National Park.

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