BIA OKs Reservation For Wash. Tribe Seeking Casino
Law360, New York (November 13, 2015, 9:46 PM EST) -- The Bureau of Indian Affairs has proclaimed land taken into trust in Clark County, Washington, as the initial reservation of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe in Washington state, which is the subject of litigation over the tribe's gaming plans, according to Friday's Federal Register.
Cowlitz Tribe Chairman William Iyall told Law360 on Friday that the proclamation regarding about 156 acres removes another obstacle to the construction of the Cowlitz Casino and Entertainment Resort and puts his tribe on equal footing with others, as an appeal lodged by other tribes and local governments challenging the goverment's decision to grant a reservation proceeds at...
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