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Federal government approves California tribe’s land-into-trust petition

Adam Morgan November 7, 2019

The plan from the Tule River Indian Tribe, in central California, to relocate its Eagle Mountain Casino has reportedly taken an important step forward after federal authorities approved an associated land-into-trust petition.

According to a Tuesday report from The Porterville Recorder newspaper, the decision from the United States Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) means that the federally-recognized tribe now only requires the consent of California Governor Gavin Newsom before it can begin moving its casino to a 40-acre parcel of land situated some 21 miles to the west.

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