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Governor supports tribe's land request
Friday, January 10, 2003

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.

Get the Story:
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) <

Related Stories:
Choctaw Tribe still looking for land (09/05)
Still flapping over Jena compact (4/5)
Jena Choctaws still shopping (4/3)
Jena Choctaws continue search (3/11)
Choctaw casino compact rejected (3/8)
Jena casino news (3/8)
Jena casino compact denied (3/7)
Delay in Choctaw decision sought (3/7)
La. senator opposes Choctaw casino (3/5)
Norton lobbied on Choctaw casino (2/28)
Foster, Choctaw for casino (2/27)
La. Choctaws facing opposition (2/22)
Jena Choctaw plan large casino (2/7)
Choctaw seeking Louisiana casino (2/6)
AP: Choctaw compact approved (2/5)

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