NIGC, BIA, and Congress : STOP the Kialegee Tribe Casino
  • Petitioned Larry Echo Hawk

This petition was delivered to:

Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior
Larry Echo Hawk
Chairwoman, National Indian Gaming Commission
Tracie L. Stevens
Attorney General, State of Oklahoma
E. Scott Pruitt
Oklahoma Governor
Oklahoma State Senate
Oklahoma State House
Oklahoma
Sen. Tom Coburn
Oklahoma
Sen. James Inhofe
Oklahoma-04
Rep. Tom Cole
Oklahoma-05
Rep. James Lankford
Oklahoma-03
Rep. Frank Lucas
Oklahoma-02
Rep. Markwayne Mullin
Oklahoma-01
Rep. Jim Bridenstine

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

    1. Ron Martin
    2. Petition by

      Ron Martin

      Broken Arrow, OK

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.

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    • Wendy Denizot BROKEN ARROW, OK
      • over 2 years ago

      Because we moved to Broken Arrow a little over a year ago and was glad to know there was no Casino, it can bring alot of bad things with it, so I vote NO !

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    • Dwight Hendrickson BROKEN ARROW, OK
      • over 2 years ago

      I own ten acres just down the road (129th E. Ave. between 121st and 131st.) This is a residential area. It has churches and schools. This is the wrong place for a casino! Thank you Mr. Sullivan and Mr. Pruitt for your support.

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    • Rebecca Davis BROKEN ARROW, OK
      • over 2 years ago

      This casino would be too close to homes and schools! BA is a great community to raise a family in, but casino gambling can be detrimental to families. There are already plenty of casinos in Oklahoma for those who want to visit them.

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    • Kimberly Kiss BROKEN ARROW, OK
      • over 2 years ago

      I am opposed to gaming, and I am particularly opposed to a casino being plopped right in the heart of an established residental area in a community that has historically striven to provide a safe and wholesome community environment where children and families might flourish. I'm about seven miles away from the RCC location, so my opinion does not arise from any effort to keep a casino out of my backyard. I want to keep the casino out of everyone's backyard. I also share concerns with my fellow Broken Arrowans about the lack of concern on the part of those developing the casino (including those out-of-state) who seem to dare the community to try to prevent them from launching this development. I stand with my neighbors in this effort, and I appreciate those who have assumed leadership roles on behalf of our community to gather information and communicate with the community and with our elected officials to keep the light on this insidious plan. My next letters will be to every local, state, and federal official who needs to hear from all of us. My thanks to all who have been carrying the burden thus far.

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    • Jamie Blake JOPLIN, MO
      • over 2 years ago

      I'm a former BA resident recently moved out of state. We still own a house in the city of Broken Arrow. Should we ever move back, our children would be attending school close to the casino. It's a sad society that would let our innocent children be exposed to gambling as an acceptable and normal lifestyle. It would be just like opening a bar or a strip joint down. Additionally, it cheapens our city. Let's use that land for something that has a purpose! An art museum, learning center, book store....there are a million ways to better use it. DON'T SELL OUT!

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