Rule won't affect Apache casino plan

Full story: KOB.com Eyewitness News 4 - New Mexico

A Bureau of Indian Affairs official says a new rule that limits the distance between reservations and casinos they establish won't affect the Oklahoma-based Fort Sill Apache Tribe's unopened casino in southern ...
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1 - 10 of 10 Comments Last updated Aug 16, 2008
Sluggo

Albuquerque, NM

#1 Jul 28, 2008
Not a problem, just move the Pueblo to the casino.

Since: Feb 08

Albuquerque, NM

#2 Jul 28, 2008
Sluggo wrote:
Not a problem, just move the Pueblo to the casino.
Pssst... Apaches are not from the Pueblos.
Richard

United States

#3 Jul 29, 2008
let them build the casino more jobs for NM.

“Down in the Bayou”

Since: Apr 08

Vancleave Mississippi

#4 Jul 29, 2008
yup gotta have them casinos....
The Genuine Nostradamus

Albuquerque, NM

#5 Jul 29, 2008
We are a nation of rules and loopholes
Cheryl S

Orogrande, NM

#6 Aug 15, 2008
As Long as it is done legally then it should be allowed cause indian gaming does have its benifits for both the tribe and the sorrounding communities. How ever ft sill should not mislead the public on the issue of the homelands with their tv ads. they were giving the oppertunity to come home to Mescalero, NM and San Carlos, AZ with all the other Chiricahuas however only 80%of them choose to come home and the other 20% made the choice to stay at ft sill OK and live like urban indians on small lots of land. They didnt want to come home to the Apache Homelands like the rest so why are they trying to come home now? its not right that they are allowed to mislead the state of NM.

Since: Feb 08

Albuquerque, NM

#7 Aug 15, 2008
I think eventually they'll build a casino at Akela just as the Ponca will eventually build their casino in Iowa. It's all just a matter of when.
No really

Albuquerque, NM

#8 Aug 16, 2008
On another episode of WHO CARRS...
No really

Albuquerque, NM

#9 Aug 16, 2008
Opps I mean who cares. Fingers can't type this morning.....

Since: Feb 08

Albuquerque, NM

#11 Aug 16, 2008
Casinos Suck wrote:
The Fort Sill Apache Tribe trying to build a casino in NM is like watching someone screw your sister. What BS. The indians are taking advantage of anything they can to open a casino and get money.
If indian tribes have casino's they should lose all rights with the BIA, meaning, the tribe would no longer receive a minimum of $30K a year for EACH member, free health care through a series of BIA run hospitals and free housing on the res.
In their ads the Fort Sill indians fail to mention that they NEVER lived in NM and the only reason they want to build there is because the dirt was cheap with a high return because of the interstate.
The indians are only trying to screw people and that really needs to be seen.
Oh puhlease.

Tribes can not lose any rights with the BIA because the various treaties between the Tribes and the Federal government. So unless the government is going to return all the land back to the Tribes as it was before the treaties came into effect, were stuck with it.

Get your facts straight, because:

1) Not every Native gets $30K from their Tribe, even if the do have a casino. Not even close.

2) Hospitals and clinics are run under the Indian Health Service, an agency under the Department of Health & Human Services, not the BIA or the Department of the Interior.

3) Housing is provided by the Tribes, usually with assistance with the Department of Housing & Urban Development, not the BIA or the Department of the Interior, and its not free either.

4) The Chiricahua Apache are historically from that part of New Mexico & Arizona. The land that they want to put the Akela casino is on their land that was placed into trust by the Federal government for the Chiricahua Apaches.

5) Natives have been getting screwed over by the Federal & state governments from the get-go and continues to this day, which, apparently, you and others fail to see. Or is it that you refuse to see it?

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