Sault Ste. Marie Tribe is Fighting the Federal Government for Lansing Casino
Here's the latest according to the Lansing State Journal. The tribe working to build a casino near downtown Lansing voted on Tuesday to challenge the federal government's refusal earlier this year to put the Lansing property into trust.
The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians has for years wanted to build a casino adjacent to the Lansing Center on East Michigan Avenue.
The tribe has owned the land since 2012, but in July, the U.S. Interior Department denied the tribe's request to take the land into trust, an important step necessary to open the casino through tribal gaming laws.
At the time, both the tribe and Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero, who has long supported the casino plan, vowed to fight the denial.