July 30, 2009

Apaches seek Obama's aid

Tribe tries PR to save banned casino

By Alex TomlinTribal leaders say they're trying to get their people back to their native land and the best way to do that is through a casino that provides jobs and cash flow.

“The people here with me today are fighting to build a business in the state of New Mexico," tribal Chairman Jeff Houser says in a TV commercial airing in New Mexico and Washington, D.C.

The Fort Sill Apache tribe has taken its fight to the airwaves to reach out to the one person the tribe says can help.

"President Obama, please don't let them close down the Apache Homelands Casino at Akela. Save the jobs; protect the people," Houser goes on to say.
Comment:  I'm guessing Obama won't respond to this appeal.

For more on the subject, see The Facts About Indian Gaming.

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