New Mexico Tribe Sues State Over Gambling Compact Negotiations

New Mexico Tribe Sues State Over Gambling Compact Negotiations

The Pojoaque Pueblo is throwing tomahawks that are legal the state of the latest Mexico over a compact they feel is perhaps 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 gambling enterprises and other gambling facilities is contentious through the best of that time period. On the one hand, states are often reluctant partners who wish to get as much benefit that is financial possible without allowing tribes to offer unrestricted gaming on their land. Meanwhile, the tribes are usually unhappy about having to negotiate at all to create economic development to land that is meant to be their own.

Tense Standoff

That’s a pretty good description of the relationship between New Mexico and the Pojoaque Pueblo tribe of Native Americans. Right now, the 2 edges are running under a compact that can last until June 2015. But with that agreement operating out in about 18 months, negotiations are underway to strike a new bargain and the Pojoaque Pueblo doesn’t think their state is dealing in good faith.

That’s why the tribe has decided to sue the state throughout the failure in negotiations. In accordance with the Pojoaque Pueblo, hawaii government and in particular, Governor Susana Martinez’s administration was trying to collect a tax that is illegal any new benefits for the tribe.

The tribe started aContinue reading