Tribe, Mayor respond to Attorney General’s letter to U.S. Department of Interior

Mayor Virg Bernero issued the following statement in response to Attorney General Bill Schuette’s recent letter to the U.S. Department of Interior concerning the proposed Lansing Kewadin casino:

“The Attorney General is entitled to his opinion, but of course we respectfully disagree with him. Along with our partners in the Sault Tribe, we will continue to vigorously pursue our plans to establish a casino in Lansing, which will bring millions of dollars in new investment and thousands of new jobs to the region.”

Sault Ste. Marie Tribal Chairman Joe Eitrem issued the following statement in response to Attorney General Bill Schuette’s recent letter to the U.S. Department of Interior concerning the proposed Lansing Kewadin casino:

“We are aware of the Attorney General’s views, we respect and we disagree.  We are confident that our proposal is authorized by law and will survive any such challenge.”

 

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