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House, Senate panels forward bills to halt T-O casino in Glendale

Bills that would halt construction on a Tohono O’odham casino in Glendale passed committees in both the House and the Senate on Wednesday. The Keep the Promise Act of 2015 – introduced by U.S. Sen. John McCain and U.S. Rep. Trent Franks – would “prohibit gaming activities on certain Indian land in Arizona until the expiration of certain gaming compacts” in 2027.... Read more»

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Apr 30, 2015, 2:13 pm
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This makes me sick. It is the Tohono O’Odham’s land. They should be able to do with it whatever they see fit. If you don’t like casinos, then fine…don’t go to one. Problem solved.

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May 1, 2015, 1:32 pm
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Sadly, politicians, including the current batch, are lying to the citizens of Arizona…again.  As of THE INDIAN CITIZENSHIP ACT OF 1924, there are no more “Indians” within the original meaning of the U.S. Constitution…only U.S./State citizens with “Indian ancestry/race” entitled to no more and no less than every other non-Indian U.S./Arizona citizen.  While the faux TON can buy the land in question in the open market, there is nothing in the United States Constitution permitting the federal government from gaining legislative/administrative control of said land in the fraudulent ‘land-to-trust’ being foisted off on Arizona citizens!  Senators McCain and Flake know this.  Both Senators know that Title 25-INDIANS is an un-ratified “Irregular Engineering Standards Change” to the United States Constitution and does not exist!  Why are both U.S.Senators keeping this knowledge from the citizens of Arizona?  This is a politicians fraud upon the U.S. Constitution plain and simply.  Politicians can lie all they want to the citizens about this TON hoax which makes politicians guilty of war against the Constitution.  No readers of this publication seems to understand that the TON members are U.S./Arizona citizens!  Nothing more and nothing less.  This whole TON is a fraud the politicians and news media refuse to explain to the citizens of Arizona how a select group of other Arizona citizens are being made “special” because of their TON ancestry/race!
Paul R. Jones-Federal Indian Programs Consultant and Researcher

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Representatives of the Tohono O’odham Nation, Glendale and other organizations broke ground in August on the tribe’s planned $400 million casino resort in the West Valley.

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