New Mexico Tribe Sues State Over Gambling Compact Negotiations

New Mexico Tribe Sues State Over Gambling Compact Negotiations

The Pojoaque Pueblo is throwing legal tomahawks at the state of New Mexico over a compact they feel is not being negotiated in good faith (Image: Pojoaque Pueblo Realty)

It’s no secret that the compact negotiations between American Indian tribes and states concerning casinos and other gambling facilities is contentious through the best of times. On the one hand, states are often reluctant partners who want to get as much monetary benefit as possible without allowing tribes to offer unrestricted gaming on their land. Meanwhile, the tribes are usually unhappy about having to negotiate at all to bring development that is economic land that is supposed become their own.

Tense Standoff

That is a pretty good description of the relationship between New Mexico and the Pojoaque Pueblo tribe of Native Americans. Right now, the two sides are running under a concise that lasts until 2015 june. But with that agreement running out in about 18 months, negotiations are underway to strike a new bargain and the Pojoaque Pueblo doesn’t think the state is dealing in good faith.

That’s why the tribe has chose to sue the continuing state over the failure in negotiations. In accordance with the Pojoaque Pueblo, the state government as well as in particular, Governor Susana Martinez’s administration was trying to get an illegal taxation without any new benefits for the tribe.

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