Governor supports tribe's land request
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Louisiana Governor Mike Foster (R) wrote Secretary of Interior Gale Norton in support of the Jena Choctaw Tribe's request to create a 54-acre reservation.

The tribe was recognized by the Bureau of Indian Affairs in 1994 but still has no land. The tribe hopes to open a casino when its reservation is established.

Foster negotiated a compact with the tribe last year but former Assistant Secretary Neal McCaleb rejected it.

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Foster backs casino (The Shreveport Times 1/10)
Supporters welcome governor's support for casino (The Shreveport Times 1/10)
Foster backs DeSoto Casino for Jena Band of Choctaw (The Alexandria Town Talk 1/10)
Governor offers his 'full support' for Indian casino (The Baton Rouge Advocate 1/10)
Gov. Foster Writes Federal Official To Support Jena Casino Plan (AP 1/9)

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