Wyandotte Nation agrees with dismissal of casino site lawsuit

Map shows approximate site of proposed Wyandotte Nation casino near Park City, Kansas. Image from Google Maps

The Wyandotte Nation of Oklahoma won't object to the dismissal of a lawsuit over its off-reservation gaming site in Kansas.

The tribe, however, has said that it will continue to pursue a land-into-trust application for the 10.5-acre site in Park City. A document filed in federal court on Friday indicates additional information can be submitted to the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

The tribe acquired the site in connection with a land claim settlement act. Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn, however, said the record wasn't clear on the source of the funds.

The tribe previously acquired a site in downtown Kansas City and opened the 7th Street Casino, a Class II facility, there.

The 7th Street Casino in downtown Kansas City, Kansas. The tribe acquired the land, also known as the Shriner Tract, with a land claim settlement fund. Photo from Facebook

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Oklahoma tribe agrees dismissal appropriate for remaining claim in lawsuit over Kansas land (AP 7/21)

Relevant Documents:
Wyandotte Nation Response to Show Cause Order (July 18, 2014)
Kevin Washburn Letter to Wyandotte Nation (July 3, 2014)

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