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Chukchansi

The Tribe developed a local agreement with the County of Madera to mitigate impacts.
October 17, 2017: Notice of Application for 217.43 AC.
JULY 21, 2017: Notice of Land Acquisition Application for the Picayune Rancheria for 2.99 acres.
October 7, 2014: Temporary Casino Closure Order
Feb. 11, 2014: BIA Decision on Tribal Leadership
August 8, 2012: Application - 64.77 acres
Recieved at the BIA originally Nov. 2, 2009
August 8, 2012: Notice of Fee To Trust Application 64.77 acres
Nov. 23, 2011: FTT Comment AG Harris for Governor Brown
12.84 ac.
Sept. 22, 2011: Notice of Application for 12.48 acres
Sept. 1, 2010: United States v. Jeff Livingston
Order on defendants motion to dismiss: Defendant Jeff Livingston (“Mr. Livingston”) moves to dismiss the indictment against him on the grounds that, as a matter of law, the government cannot establish an essential element of the offense; to wit, that the gaming establishment, the Chuckchansi Gold Resort and Casino (“Casino”), was operated pursuant to an ordinance approved by the National Indian Gaming Commission (“NIGC”).
Feb. 21, 2002: Indian Housing Authority to Stand Up For California
Oct. 2000 Madera County to Chukchansi
Demand to cease and desist any further construction of casino or related facility
2001 Justification for 7 year management contract
July 2000 BIA notification of trust land application
June 2000 Madera County Casino site challenged
May 31, 2000: Stand Up for California to NIGC
The determination by Mr. Jordan, assumes that the land is held in a restrictive status. A gaming company, First Astri Corp. acquired the land. The land is simple fee status. There are no restrictions on this land. The court case that is sighted did not make the United States, or the Bureau of Indian Affairs a party to a land settlement. The Tribe nor the County or the Federal Court, have legal jurisdiction to set a precedent of taking land as "Indian Country". This is the authority that has been given to Congress. This determination has every appearance of a "political decision" that flies in the face of the rule of law established in the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act and abusing the authority of the Secretary of the Interior. Is this an effort to assist former National Indian Gaming Commissioner Harold Monteau who now represents the Chukchansi of the Picayune? Section 4 [2703] 4 (B)
Sept.28, 1998: Open letter from Tribal Council to the Public
Jan. 15, 1999: Stand Up to US AG Reno
Illegal land status does not meet the threshold of IGRA
Jan. 15, 1999: Stand Up For California to Governor Davis
Proposed Tribal casino lands do not meet the threshold of IGRA.
Sept. 25, 1998: Public Notice of Removal of Tribal Chairman
August 25, 1998: Responses to Proposed Findings and Charges
April 14, 1998 Chukchansi Housing Authority to Stand Up For California
1998 Proposed Conveyance of Fee Property to Federal Trust and EA
March 19, 1998: Sierra Star Notice of intent published

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