Jemez Pueblo host Public Forum to promote Off Reservation Casino
June 22, 2011
A forum was held recently with leaders of the Jemez Pueblo in Anthony, New
Mexico. The topic of the forum was the promotion of the tribe's casino that will
be located off reservation land.
Gerald Peters has joined with the tribe on the project. He is an art dealer from
Santa Fe. Together they plan to build a hotel and casino facility along the
Texas/New Mexico border. The proposed facility will cost $55 million.
The property will be located in Anthony, New Mexico. This is 300 miles away from
the Pueblo's reservation land. Their land is between Santa Fe and Albuquerque.
The tribe is confident that they will be able to pay for the project on their
However, approval still needs to be given by the New Mexico Governor Susana
Martinez and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
A draft for a statement on the environmental impact has been issued by the
Bureau of Indian Affairs. Public comments may be accepted until July 1st. An
opposition to the project has been filled by the New Mexico Indian Gaming
Association Inc. They are the representatives for the state's casino operators.
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