Michigan Tribe Launches Ad Campaign
As reported by the Kalamazoo Gazette: "The Gun Lake Tribe launched a newspaper ad campaign Sunday to raise awareness of its fight to build a casino in Wayland Township."It was a year ago today that anti-gambling group Michigan Gambling Opposition -- portrayed as a masked robber in the newspaper ad -- essentially halted the Gun Lake Tribe's bid to develop the casino when it filed suit against the U.S. Department of Interior, which manages American Indian lands in the United States. "The Gun Lake Tribe -- officially known as the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians -- announced in 2001 its intention to build a casino in Allegan County. "The ongoing court battle seeks to prevent the government from placing more than 140 acres of land near U.S. 131 into trust as a tribal reservation, land the Gun Lake Tribe wants to use, in part, to construct a gambling facility."