Motion Filed by Fort Sill Apache Includes New Defendants
July 14, 2015
Last week a motion was filed by the Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma. This was
in regards to the tribe wanting the court to allow them to use their tribal land
to operate casinos.
The National Indian Gaming Commission ruled against the tribe in May. The
commission believed that any casino would be a violation of the compact between
the U.S. government and the tribe. The compact was agreed upon in 2007.
The Fort Sill Apache's own land in the southern part of New Mexico.
The tribe had already submitted their complaint. However it has now been amended
to include the U.S. Interior Department and the federal government.
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