Kialegee Tribal Town is making camp in BA? The war between the City of Broken Arrow and the Kialegee Tribal Town has been a rollercoaster. The City of Broken Arrow is against the Kialegee building the Red Clay Casino. What started as a simple town meeting in 2012, turned into a huge litigations between the two entities. In May 2012, the Attorney General, Scott Pruitt, filed the first of many injunctions against the Kialegee. Throughout this whole process, the Attorney General is trying to make claim that the Kialegee does not have jurisdiction to build a casino under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act. The Kialegee are stating that they do under the same federal policy. Ultimately, the tribe maintains that they have the sovereign right to operate a gaming facility. The National Indian Gaming Commission has ruled that that the Broken Arrow site is not approved. The NIGC is the organization that enforces IGRA guidelines and policies. If a location is not approved does not mean that the tribe cannot exercise their gaming rights. What this means is that they need to find an acceptable plot of land, specifically land in trust. Even if the city of Broken Arrow hires the Attorney General on a land in trust and approved by NIGC, there is nothing the city, county or state can do.
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