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Ione Band of Miwok Indians of California

July 6, 2020: Press Release – No Casino In Plymouth Challenges Illegal Trust Land for Ione
July 6, 2020: Complaint - No Casino in Plymouth v. Hunter
May 22, 2018: NCIP v. NIGC and others
Plaintiffs request that the Court vacate Defendant Chaudhurt's March 6, 2018 approval the "Amended and Restated Tribal Gaming Ordinance", submitted by an unrecognized group of Ione Indians with no "Indian land" eligible for Indian gambling under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.
October 1, 2018: US Supreme Court Denial of Cert.
October 6, 2017: Ione Band Miwok Indians WIN
The panel affirmed the district court’s summary judgment in favor of the U.S. Department of the Interior and the Ione Band of Miwok Indians in a case involving a proposed casino in Amador County, California, and the County’s challenge to a Department of the Interior 2012 record of decision in which the agency announced its intention to take land into trust – the Plymouth Parcels – for the benefit of the Ione Band, and to allow the Ione Band to build a casino complex on the land.
April 1, 2016: Amador County v. Secretary of the Interior
9th Cir.
Sept. 30, 2015: Court Order - Amador County v SOI
Sept. 30, 2015: Court Order - No Casino in Plymouth v SOI
Feb. 13, 2014: NCIP V. Secretary of the Interior Jewell
The Ione Band was not a recognized Tribe in 1934
Sept. 28, 2012: NCIP V. Salazar - Amended Complaint
June 29, 2012: No Casino in Plymouth v Salazar
June 29, 2012: Villa v Salazar et al
June 28, 2012: Amador County Appeals Ione Decision
May 30, 2012: Ione - Record of Decision
Part I
May 25, 2012: Bia Announces Positive Restored Lands for Ione
Feb. 28, 2012: Plymouth Meeting
For Immediate Release
Sept. 13, 2010: Governor Comments on Ione FEIS
Please be advised that we take seriously our role in reviewing these matters and attempt to provide thorough and thoughtful comments. We ask that in the future appropriate consideration be given to our requsts for additional time to submit comments.
Sept. 9, 2010: California Dept. of Transportation
Comments on the FEIS
September 7, 2010: FEIS Comment by Stand Up For California
August 13, 2010: Federal Reg- Notice of Final FEIS
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Ione Band of Miwok Indians 228.04-Acre Fee-to-Trust Land Transfer and Casino Project, Amador County, California AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- SUMMARY: This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) as lead agency, with the National Indian Gaming Commission, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), and the City of Plymouth as cooperating agencies, intends to file a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) with the USEPA for the approval of a 228.04-acre trust acquisition and casino project in the City of Plymouth and unincorporated Amador County, California, and that the FEIS is now available for public review. The purpose of the proposed action is to establish a land base and help provide for the economic development of the Tribe.
Jan. 2009: Secretarial Withdrawal of Restored Lands
"We are now in the process of reviewing the preliminary draft Final environmental Impact Statement for the Plymouth parcel. As a result, I determined to review the Associate Solicitor's 2006 Indian Lands opinion and have concluded that it was wrong. I have withdrawn and am reversing that opinion. It no longer represents the legal position of the Office of the Solicitor. The opinion of the solicitor's Office is that the Band is not a restored tribe within the meaning of IGRA. " Related items has the MOA mentioned in the memo, and the previous MOA for comparison.
Oct. 2008: NCIP request reversal of Artman opinion
Oct. 2008: Request for Formal Solicitors Opinion
July 2008: Governor to Regional Director BIA
October 2007: Congressman Lungren to Secretary Kempthorne
I should bring to your attention that the legal opinion drafted by the Associate Solicitor came to the conclusion that the exception contained in (B)(iii) should be applicable to the petition filed by the Ione Band of Miwok Indians concerning the land in question.
Dec. 2006: Governor comments on Gaming Application
Dec. 2006: Amador County Request Extension
Sept. 2006: Lands Determination-Restored Lands
Restored lands determination by Asst. Sec. Carl Artman - no details provided
May 2006: Beckham report on Ione
Nov. 2004: Ruling On Plymouth MOU
July 19, 2002: Membership Ione Band
Voter eligibility
Nov. 14, 2000: Roger Stone and Nick Villa MOU for Class III Casino
2000: Timeline with Roger Stone and Ione Band
March 1994: Ada Deer - Ione Re-Affirm

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