The Sault Tribe Board of Directors is committed to providing tribal members with complete and accurate information about the Tribe’s proposed Kewadin Lansing casino.
Wage parity for all Kewadin Casinos. In the resolution the Board of Directors passed allowing the tribe to move forward on the Lansing project, the Board required parity in wages for all Kewadin employees if theLansing casino opens. What does this mean? It means wages for all Kewadin jobs will be comparable. Wages for job positions at all Kewadin Casinos in the U.P andLansing will be similar.
All Lansing casino revenues will go to tribal member programs and services, and to pay down debt. It is estimated that the proposed Lansing casino will generate an operating profit of about $150 million per year, based on revenues of $275 million. The Board has specified that:
• 10 percent of the annual income the Tribe receives from the project will go directly into the Tribe’s Self Sufficiency Fund, also known as the Lands Claim Settlement. These funds will enhance elder tribal checks at the end of the year.
• 3 percent of the annual revenues will be distributed among and deposited in the following funds: the Elder Health Self-Sufficiency Fund, the Elder Employment Self-Sufficiency Fund, the Funeral Assistance Self-Sufficiency fund, and the Education Assistance Self-Sufficiency Fund.
• 2 percent of the annual income to the Tribe from this project will be deposited into a fund to establish a college scholarship program for tribal members regardless of blood quantum.
• Remaining revenues will be used to pay off debt, to restore and improve employee benefits (401K), for other members programs and services, and to strengthen the Tribe’s bank accounts and overall financial position.
We NEED the additional revenueLansingwill provide.
Please get the facts before you vote – visit our website at saultribe.com and click on the red “Lansing Facts” button or talk with your unit representative. Vote YES on the Lansing Casino Referendum!