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Petitioning Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior Larry Echo Hawk and 12 others

NIGC, BIA, and Congress : STOP the Kialegee Tribe Casino

This casino would be located extremely close to schools.
Tulsa Tech Career and Technology Center sits directly across the street, where each year, nearly 3,500 students attend.  There are currently 4 elementary schools and 2 middle schools within 16 square miles surrounding the site.  A Pre-K Center and another elementary school are scheduled to open next year just 1/2 mile down the road.

This casino would be located extremely close to churches.
There are 36 churches within 16 square miles surrounding the site, 11 of which are within about a mile.

This casino would be located extremely close to homes.
Within 16 square miles surrounding the site, there are 6,237 households (5,229 of which are family households) and 23,975 residents (5,841 of which are 19 years old or younger).

If this casino is allowed to open on this site it could establish precedents for significantly expanded local, state and national gaming.
The implication is that any individual Indian allotment owner could lease their land to any tribe for gaming even when that tribe has no jurisdiction or historical ties to the land. Casinos could pop up on any corner of any metropolitan area where individual allotments are located.

Please sign the petition and let the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC), Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), and Congress know that there are an infinite number of ways the industrious members of the Kialegee Tribal Town can pursue economic development without having to resort to forcing an illegal and unwanted casino in a populated, residential area.

This petition was delivered to:
  • Representative
    James Lankford
  • Senator
    Tom Coburn
  • Senator
    James Inhofe
  • Representative
    Tom Cole
  • Representative
    Frank Lucas
  • Representative
    Markwayne Mullin
  • Representative
    Jim Bridenstine
  • Attorney General, State of Oklahoma
    E. Scott Pruitt
  • Chairwoman, National Indian Gaming Commission
    Tracie L. Stevens
  • Oklahoma Governor

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