Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Citizens Equal Rights Alliance (CERA) to hold conference on Indian Gaming - Sat Sept 27

No Casino In Plymouth (NICP) is pleased to announce that Citizens Equal Rights Alliance (CERA) will hold a one day informational conference on Indian gaming and fee to trust. CERA is a nationally recognized citizens group that has effectively opposed questionable fee to trust applications and unwanted Indian casinos for more than two decades all across the United States.  

The conference will be held on September 27th (9am – 5pm) in the Plymouth City Hall.

Registration begins at 8am with refreshments for early arrivals.

Speakers will include attorneys Lana Marcussen (Arizona), NCIP attorney Ken Williams, and Jim Marino (California).

They are joined by CERA Chairwoman Judy Bachmann (New York), “Going to Pieces” author Elaine Willman (Wisconsin), and CERA Board members Clare Fitz (Wisconsin), and Butch Cranford (Plymouth).
The morning session will focus on Fee to Trust  (25 C.F.R. 151) and will explore the limited authority the federal government has to take land into trust. The afternoon session will focus on the National Indian Gaming Commission’s (NIGC) questionable administration of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA)  There will be opportunity to meet with all the speakers and Author Elaine Willman will be available to sign copies of “Going to Pieces"

Lunch and snacks are provided and the cost is a nominal $10 collected at the door. Plymouth City Hall has limited space.  To reserve a seat for you and a neighbor you can call Butch Cranford at 209 245 4588 or send an email to Butch at bcranford4588@att.net .   If you have questions contact Butch using the email and phone # .

We hope that you are able to attend and become better informed about proposed casino in Plymouth.


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