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Editorial: Governor right to oppose out-of-state tribes

"The proposal for a Denver-area Indian casino will draw high-profile opposition next week in a briefing before the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, as well it should.

Two Oklahoma-based tribes with historic ties to Colorado have laid claim to most of the northeastern quarter of the state (27 million acres) as leverage in their bid to build a casino near Denver International Airport. Gov. Bill Owens will challenge the proposal at the Sept. 8 session in Washington. His opposition to gambling expansion is well known, but it's necessary he make his case in Washington, where Indian-related policies are often decided.

The Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes hope to establish their claim to the massive Colorado acreage and then exchange that for a site near the airport to build a 500-acre gambling complex."

Get the Story:
Editorial: D.C. spotlight on casino proposal (The Denver Post 9/2)

Relevant Links:
Cheyenne-Arapaho Homecoming Project -

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