Kan. tribe blasts casino settlement bill
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The Kickapoo Tribe of Kansas on Thursday criticized federal legislation that would pave the way for another casino in the state.

In a press release, the tribe said a bill to settle the Wyandotte Nation land claim for a casino violates federal Indian policy. "This type of legislation wholly circumvents the purpose of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA)," the release said.

Rep. Dennis Moore (D-Kan.) has drafted a proposal to settle the Wyandotte's 2,000-acre claim. The Kickapoo Tribe said the claim "has no merit."

The tribe is one of four in Kansas that own and operate casinos. Historically, each has opposed new developments by out-of-state tribes.

A lawsuit thwarted an earlier attempt by the Wyandotte Nation to open a casino in downtown Kansas City.

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