February 23, 2006

The Pokanoket Tribe is Anti-Gaming

Carroll Andrew Morse

White Eagle Deer, the President and spokesman of the Pokanoket Tribe of the Wampanoag Nation, has contacted me to inform me that, contrary to my earlier speculation, the official stance of the Pokanoket Tribe is one of opposition to gaming, and that House bill 7326, which would grant the tribe state recognition, is not related to any effort to build a casino in Rhode Island…

I am happy to confirm that the Pokanoket Tribe is Anti-Gaming.

There is confusion at times as to who is who but the bill H7236, JOINT RESOLUTION GIVING STATE RECOGNITION FOR THE POKANOKET TRIBE OF THE WAMPANOAG NATION, Introduced By: Representatives Gallison, Anguilla, Malik, Pacheco, and San Bento is ours. We have a long standing relationship with our local communities and have always stated this position on gaming openly.