December 3rd, 2010
So is it a done deal? We say no -- far from it. Here's what has to happen:
State officials are planning to meet with Bay Mills officials this coming week. Local officials in Vanderbilt are supportive, anticipating positive economic impacts.
The tribe has issued a press release confirming the opening and operation of the "Vanderbilt casino," referencing tribal "off-reservation treaty rights" related to hunting in the Vanderbilt area.
Maybe we should extend our offer for a crash course on tribal sovereignty and Indian gaming law to the Republican gubernatorial candidate, Robert Bently . . . .