Sacramento Group Against "Reservation Shopping"
Reservation shopping is the term used when Indian tribes try to move to locations off their reservations, usually to build casinos. Now a Sacramento based group is taking a stand against reservation shopping.
Monday, June 12, 2006
The California Tribal Business Alliance, which consists of six tribes, including two Sacramento-area tribes, has come out against reservation shopping.
Executive Director Allison Harvey says members fear when tribes try to build casinos in urban areas off their reservations it angers citizens, who could decide to repeal the measures which made Indian gambling legal in California in the first place:
It’s a potential threat to the public’s long-term goodwill towards tribal gaming.
Harvey says about two dozen California tribes now have applications before the federal government to build casinos off their reservations.