Tribe still seeking casino in Yuba Co...

Tribe still seeking casino in Yuba County

There are 216 comments on the Oroville Mercury-Register story from Jan 27, 2009, titled Tribe still seeking casino in Yuba County. In it, Oroville Mercury-Register reports that:

Enterprise Rancheria is still seeking a casino in Yuba County, saying it's on tribal land, although some opponents say the tribe is jumping outside its Butte County home.

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hke1234

United States

#1 Jan 28, 2009
I support the efforts of enterprise rancheria thier people deserve the same benefits as the tribal people who have economic development
Oroville Dad

Chesterfield, MO

#2 Jan 28, 2009
We already have enough casinos in the region. Enterprise should find a different economic development strategy for their members.
hke1234 wrote:
I support the efforts of enterprise rancheria thier people deserve the same benefits as the tribal people who have economic development
Wow

United States

#3 Jan 28, 2009
So Enterprise Rancheria of Butte County claims that Yuba County is part of their "Tribal Lands". I know a lot of Yuba County Maidu Indians who would disagree with this statement. Especially the Maidu of the Strawberry Valley Rancheria of Yuba County. But heck If Enterprise Rancheria believes that their "tribal Lands" extend throughout the territory of the Maidu people, they can put their casino in Quincy, Susanville, Auburn, Nevada City, Chico, Grass Valley or any other place located within said territory that they choose, irregardless of whether or not the place is considered to be another Maidu rancheria's tribal lands. This Enterprise Rancheria must be a very powerful tribe, since they can move into these areas whether the rancherias in these areas like it or not.
enough casinos

Chico, CA

#4 Jan 28, 2009
I feel there is plenty of casinos here in the up state, how about the earlier proposed racetrack with a full coverage of races: drags, circle, nascar, high powered go-cart, dirt track, maybe also a horsetrack(gambing). Then you won't have all the racers (street racers) running around on our streets and killing innocent people. it can generate millions and would help everyone who doesn't do the nickel spinner shuffle at the casino.
Big Supporter

Tulare, CA

#5 Jan 28, 2009
I am a Huge Supporter of the Enterprise Rancheria Economical Development Project...This casino is going to create hundreds of jobs for a county that is lacking jobs...and to those of you who think Enterprise Rancheria is "reservation shopping" & that its not within their "tribal territory", Get your Facts Straight!!!!!!
Wow

United States

#6 Jan 28, 2009
Big Supporter wrote:
I am a Huge Supporter of the Enterprise Rancheria Economical Development Project...This casino is going to create hundreds of jobs for a county that is lacking jobs...and to those of you who think Enterprise Rancheria is "reservation shopping" & that its not within their "tribal territory", Get your Facts Straight!!!!!!
I certainly want to have the facts straight. So could you tell me where I can find FACTS that say that the tribal territory of Yuba County's Strawberry Valley Rancheria is shared with Butte County's Enterprise Rancheria?
basic

San Clemente, CA

#7 Jan 28, 2009
Well I guess they can hire all the people who are being laid off from other casiNO's... (nothing in the paper about that)ouch. Times are bad just wait a bit then move into a spot when things get better. If the casinos can keep the lites on and dont fall behind in payments good for them. They are not just fighting for the all mighty dollare from the 2 casino's in this area but the one in Lincoln CA.
no more casinos

Chesterfield, MO

#8 Jan 28, 2009
The Yuba County proposal is just a distraction from Enterprise's real goal of putting a casino on their land next to Ophir School.

Why does "economic development" always equal a casino for tribes. Find something else to do with the land!
Chapmantown Pimp

Davis, CA

#9 Jan 28, 2009
White people seems to think....indians tribes only had a house here and there..when all this land called califonria is ours.......each tribe had thier area to hunter gather, and live.
jordan

Courtland, CA

#10 Jan 28, 2009
casino in yuba hell ya?
Kevin Enterprise 1

United States

#11 Jan 28, 2009
Hello my name is Kevin I used to be a member of Enterprise Rancheria. That is before our tribal council decided to violate 73 of my family members civil rights, and decided that they no longer needed to follow the tribe’s constitution. We had been having issues with the tribal council following the rules put forth by the tribe and circulated a petition to recall members of the tribal council. Two days after the petition was circulated all 73 members who signed the petition were disenrolled and had there rights suspended. The tribal council then opened enrollment letting in a number of thier family members that were not lineal descendants of the tribe and used them at our disenrollment hearing to vote against reinstating our membership. We had our rights violated every step of the way and even the BIA failed do anything for us. This is pretty sad considering that this whole tribe is linked to my great great grandmother Polly Parker and now I am no longer allowed to claim my heritage. Glenda Nelson I have one thing to say to you KARMA....Also just so everyone is clear on the matter there is a enterprise 1 and enterprise 2 and when the dam was constructed enterprise 2 was told that they needed to find a new parcel because the existing one was going to be under water..... They decided to just sell it back for a whopping 11,000 dollars. When they did this the gave up thier sovereign rights as Native Americans.
Wow

United States

#12 Jan 28, 2009
Chapmantown Pimp wrote:
White people seems to think....indians tribes only had a house here and there..when all this land called califonria is ours.......each tribe had thier area to hunter gather, and live.
Right you are and the Enterprise Rancheria's (tribe's) area was located in the area several miles down the hill from Mooretown in between the middle fork and the south fork of the Feather River. Not 40 miles to the south in the area of the Bear River. The Bear River area has always been the aboriginal territory of one of the tribe's (now Strawberry Valley Rancheria) that was a signatory to the Camp Union Treaty of 1851. Enterprise Rancheria cannot trace any of their ancestors to the Camp Union Treaty. And whether one is white or not has nothing to do with this historical fact. Maidu Indian people in general know this fact. But the fact is lost on the folks at Enterprise Rancheria who are trying to rewrite history to suit some greedy investor inspired claim to an area outside their territory. Indian people had everything they needed in their own areas. The people from Enterprise did not have to walk 40 miles to gather acorns, hunt game and fish. Matter of fact the salmon came right to their doorstep via the middle and south fork of the Feather. And some of the best Black Oak acorns in all of California can be gathered in the same area. In the old days moving into another tribe's hunting and gathering areas would have been met with more than passive resistance.
Kevin Enterprise 1

United States

#13 Jan 28, 2009
Emma Walters was her name polly was her daughter
Kevin Enterprise 1 wrote:
Hello my name is Kevin I used to be a member of Enterprise Rancheria. That is before our tribal council decided to violate 73 of my family members civil rights, and decided that they no longer needed to follow the tribe’s constitution. We had been having issues with the tribal council following the rules put forth by the tribe and circulated a petition to recall members of the tribal council. Two days after the petition was circulated all 73 members who signed the petition were disenrolled and had there rights suspended. The tribal council then opened enrollment letting in a number of thier family members that were not lineal descendants of the tribe and used them at our disenrollment hearing to vote against reinstating our membership. We had our rights violated every step of the way and even the BIA failed do anything for us. This is pretty sad considering that this whole tribe is linked to my great great grandmother Polly Parker and now I am no longer allowed to claim my heritage. Glenda Nelson I have one thing to say to you KARMA....Also just so everyone is clear on the matter there is a enterprise 1 and enterprise 2 and when the dam was constructed enterprise 2 was told that they needed to find a new parcel because the existing one was going to be under water..... They decided to just sell it back for a whopping 11,000 dollars. When they did this the gave up thier sovereign rights as Native Americans.
no more casinos

Phoenix, AZ

#14 Jan 28, 2009
Why does Enterprise 2 clain their land was taken when there's solid proof it was voluntarily sold?
Kevin Enterprise 1 wrote:
Hello my name is Kevin I used to be a member of Enterprise Rancheria. That is before our tribal council decided to violate 73 of my family members civil rights, and decided that they no longer needed to follow the tribe’s constitution. We had been having issues with the tribal council following the rules put forth by the tribe and circulated a petition to recall members of the tribal council. Two days after the petition was circulated all 73 members who signed the petition were disenrolled and had there rights suspended. The tribal council then opened enrollment letting in a number of thier family members that were not lineal descendants of the tribe and used them at our disenrollment hearing to vote against reinstating our membership. We had our rights violated every step of the way and even the BIA failed do anything for us. This is pretty sad considering that this whole tribe is linked to my great great grandmother Polly Parker and now I am no longer allowed to claim my heritage. Glenda Nelson I have one thing to say to you KARMA....Also just so everyone is clear on the matter there is a enterprise 1 and enterprise 2 and when the dam was constructed enterprise 2 was told that they needed to find a new parcel because the existing one was going to be under water..... They decided to just sell it back for a whopping 11,000 dollars. When they did this the gave up thier sovereign rights as Native Americans.
kevin

United States

#15 Jan 29, 2009
no more casinos wrote:
Why does Enterprise 2 clain their land was taken when there's solid proof it was voluntarily sold?
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Because after it was sold, years later in the 90's the BIA allowed the old members of enterprise 2 take controle of enterprise 1's rancheria and they were in controle of it for years before enterprise 1's members wanted answers from the BIA this issue has still not been taken care of.
R Gramps

Chico, CA

#16 Jan 29, 2009
"Our tribal members have told us to oppose getting that land into trust," Archuleta said. Are you or are you not all family? Why would you not want your own people to get ahead in life just as you have, other then your own greed. Sounds pretty selfish
Oroville

Rancho Cordova, CA

#17 Jan 29, 2009
Enterprise should work out its internal issues before being allowed to take land into trust? The current Enterprise leadership turned on and betrayed their own tribal members, many of who are close blood relatives. Talk about selfish and greedy.
Oroville

Rancho Cordova, CA

#18 Jan 29, 2009
Why doesn't anyone show concern for the Knocow Maidu. They are a reasonable group of civic minded people, and their legitimacy as a tribe is much clearer than Enterprise 2's.
Vern

AOL

#19 Jan 29, 2009
Why not try to build one across the border in Mexico? That's where all the money is going.
basic

Orland, CA

#20 Jan 29, 2009
I think the roll should be done by dna/blood.
I love the saying you cant pick your family but you can pick your friends. true....
End the mess. go with the blood.

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