Tribal Government & News

Tribal Chairman Reyn Leno's statement on today's Cowlitz ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals

07.29.2016 Dean Rhodes Tribal Council, Gaming, Federal Government

The Tribe continues to believe it is wrong for the Cowlitz to build a casino in Clark County, a region historically belonging to the Tribes and Bands of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde. We are reviewing the decision and are evaluating our next steps. Our Tribe has remained vigilant throughout this process and will continue to be. The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde doesn’t believe that a Tribe should be allowed to go reservation shopping outside their historic territory, simply because they have identified a location that is more desirable because of its proximity to an urban area. We look forward to keeping our membership informed and are determined to forge ahead in a positive manner. In addition  to how we respond to this decision, the Tribe has initiated a major renovation of Spirit Mountain Casino, is redeveloping the greyhound track at Wood Village and continues to explore options to build the Grand Ronde economy.