From: alra@governance.net
Subject: Correction:  Critical Casino Public Meetings Feb. 15th and 16th

Land Rights Network
American Land Rights Association
Alliance Against Reservation Shopping
PO Box 400 - Battle Ground, WA 98604
Phone: 360-687-3087 - FAX: 360-687-2973
Email: alra@pacifier.com or alra@governance.net
Web Address: http://www.landrights.org
Legislative Office: 507 Seward Square SE - Washington, DC 20003

That is Wednesday, February 15th and Thursday, February 16th. 

Make your plans to be there now NOW!

The US Dept. of Interior has set two informational meetings this coming week.  Key officials from the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Natíl. Indian Gaming Commission will be here to answer your questions.  

This is your chance to finally get some answers.  The decision makers will be here.

Donít miss out on your best opportunity to meet the most important people in the future of Clark and Cowlitz Counties. 

Casino Public Meetings:  

*****The first is at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, at the Prairie High School auditorium, 11500 NE 117th Avenue.  For those not familiar with the area, 117th is also SR 503.  Get off at the Padden Parkway exit that says to Battle Ground.  Go East to 117th (SR 503) and turn left.  Prairie High School is just north of 99th St. You can also take SR 500 off I-205 and go East.  Keep going and it will turn into SR 503. Continue until you go past 99th St.

*****The second is Thursday, Feb. 16 at 7 pm in the auditorium of Fort Vancouver High School, 5700 E 18th Street.   Take the Mill Plain exit of I-5 East from or I-205 go West to Andreson.  Go North on Andreson to 18th.  Turn left on 18th. 

C-TRAN is providing free bus service to and from those meetings for Ridgefield and La Center residents.

Here are some questions to think about: 

Why do the Cowlitz casino developers 
want to shut out local governments? 

Why is the public always the last to know 
their plans ó even though they could have 
a huge impact on our communities? 

Why wonít the Regional BIA answer our questions? 

Why does its staff make us file Freedom of Inform a t i o n 
Act requests? 

Why was the Cowlitz Tribe allowed to tie its gaming ordinance
application to its site application? 

Why does the tribe submit its applications secretly? 

Why do the casino developers keep asking local governments to sign joint agreements? 

Why does the federal government act like itís OK that regular citizens donít 
get due process? When is it our turn to know whatís really going on? 

Donít you want to know?

You are invited to two public meetings with representatives from: 

The U.S. Department of the Interior 

The Bureau of Indian Affairs 

The National Indian Gaming Commission 

The Office of Indian Gaming Management 

ó 7 p.m. Wednesday 

Prairie High School Auditorium ē 11500 N.E. 117th Ave., Vancouver.

Come meet with casino opponents beginning at 6 p.m. in the 
commons area adjacent to the auditorium. 

ó 7 p.m. Thursday 

Fort Vancouver High School Auditorium ē 5700 E. 18th St., Vancouver.
Come meet with casino opponents beginning at 6 p.m. in the 
foyer outside the auditorium. 

This is a very important message.  Please forward it as widely as possible. 

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