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File PDF document CTBA opposes the appointment of Dr. Lynne Sebastian to the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
Dr. Sebastian has actively worked against tribes in two high-profile sacred site cases, one involved the Pechange Band of Luiseno Indians and the other the Quechan Nation. In both cases, Dr. Sebastian chose not to meet with the tribes or to consider their concerns.
File PDF document Letter to Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn - Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of Interior
CTBA urges the Department of Interior to provide clear and concise regulations dealing with land-into-trust for non-gaming, gaming and off-reservation gaming applications, and for improved regulations through mitigation to protect Native sacred sites, and lastly, encourages DOI to embrace an Administration policy, Executive Order 13175, and work in concert with tribal governments in the development and implementation of policies impacting tribal governments.
File PDF document Letter to Senator Wright opposing his internet poker legislation - SB 1463
California Tribal Business Alliance continues to oppose Senator Wright's internet poker legislation as it is currently written. CTBA believes that intrastate internet poker has the potential to help expand tribal economies and strengthen tribal governments if the bill is structured correctly. As SB 1463 is written today, it falls considerably short of that mark.
File PDF document Letter to Rep. Barney Frank regarding internet legislation
California Tribal Business Alliance letter to Rep. Barney Frank expressing wish to be consulted in the formation of any legislation to legalize forms of internet gambling in the United States. stating that CTBA has not taken a position on HR 2266 and HR 2267, expressing concern with the motives of those entities promoting the legislation to date, and indicating intention to participate in the discussion. Dated March 24, 2010
File PDF document Letter to members of the Legislature opposing proposed internet poker legislation and expressing concern that such legislation could destroy tribal government gaming
California Tribal Business Alliance letter to legislators concerning serious constitutional questions, unforeseen policy consequences, and the impact on tribal gaming from moving tribal gaming off reservation and out from under the framework of federal law and tribal-state compacts. Dated August 11, 2009
File PDF document Letter to Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar opposing off-reservation gaming outside a Tribe’s ancestral lands
California Tribal Business Alliance, four other Indian gaming associations, and two tribes express strong opposition to pending applications by tribes seeking to establish casinos outside their ancestral lands and within the ancestral lands of another tribe and condemning these applications as a dangerous precedent for Indian gaming across the country. Dated June 29, 2009
File PDF document Letter to Assembly Member Marty Block supporting his legislation concerning teaching about California Indian Tribes
California Tribal Business Alliance letter in support of AB 970, which encourages state schools to teach about California Indian tribes. Dated May 13, 2009
File PDF document Letter to Assembly Member Paul Cook in support of his AB 1325 concerning traditional customary adoptions for California Indian children
California Tribal Business Alliance support letter for legislation requiring state courts to recognize a California tribe’s traditional customary adoption, in which parental rights are not terminated. Dated May 13, 2009
File PDF document Letter to Assembly Member Joe Coto supporting his legislation concerning the teaching of California Native American languages
California Tribal Business Alliance letter supporting the creation of an eminence credential for fluent speakers of California Indian languages so that they can work in California schools. Dated May 13, 2009
File PDF document Letter to Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar opposing off-reservation casinos
California Tribal Business Alliance letter opposing the approval of tribal gaming projects on land that is not currently held in trust for a tribe and that is in an area where the tribe has never exercised governmental authority. Dated May 11, 2009
File PDF document Letter to Assembly Member Roger Niello opposing his bill to increase the number of unaffiliated organizations operating a remote caller bingo game
California Tribal Business Alliance letter in opposition to AB 1036, noting that it is premature to increase the number of unaffiliated charities operating remote caller bingo before the creation of regulations is complete and a need for the increase has been demonstrated. Dated April 27, 2009.
File PDF document Letter to Senator Denise Ducheny sponsoring her Senate Bill 358, creating the Native American Business Revolving Loan and Guarantee Program
California Tribal Business Alliance sponsorship letter for SB 358, which would boost the opportunities for nongaming California Indian tribes to establish a firm economic base for their members’ future. Dated March 18, 2009
File PDF document Letter to Senator Pat Wiggins supporting her SB 670, which would put a moratorium on suction gold dredge mining until new regulations are in place
California Tribal Business Alliance support letter for legislation to stop the practice of instream suction gold dredge mining until new regulations are in place to protect populations of aquatic species on the brink of extinction, including the Coho salmon in ancestral rivers of the Karuk Tribe. Dated March 18, 2009
File PDF document Letter to Dale Morris, regional director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, concerning the proposal to locate an off-reservation casino in Olivehurst, California
California Tribal Business Alliance letter opposing the Enterprise Rancheria of Maidu Indians' proposal to build a casino on land that has never been in their historical or cultural territory. Dated February 27, 2009
File PDF document Letter to Governmental Organization Committee chairs expressing opposition to legislation to legalize the play of poker on the internet
California Tribal Business Alliance letter to Senator Roderick Wright, chair of the Senate G.O. Committee, opposing proposed legislation to legalize intrastate internet poker in California before a thorough and impartial review of the potential impacts has been prepared. Same letter sent to Assembly G.O. Chair Curren Price. Dated February 19, 2009.
File PDF document Letter to Morongo Tribal Chairman Robert Martin expressing concerns with Morongo ad campaign supporting ratification of Morongo compact amendments
California Tribal Business Alliance letter to Robert Martin, chairman of the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, expressing concern that Morongo's ad campaign implies that all California Indian tribes are participating in the ad campaign. Dated May 9, 2007.
File PDF document Letter to Assembly Majority Leader Karen Bass in support of AB 1336 and AB 1339, dealing with problem gambling issues
California Tribal Business Alliance sponsorship letter for AB 1336 (Bass) and AB 1339 (Torrico), legislation which seeks to reduce problem gambling in California and to provide treatment options for problem gamblers. Dated April 16, 2007.
File PDF document Letter to Rep. Pombo reiterating support for HR 4893
California Tribal Business Alliance letter to Rep. Richard Pombo, chairman of the House Resources Committee, reiterating support for his HR 4893, which would limit the circumstances under which tribes may acquire lands for gaming. Dated September 8, 2006.
File PDF document Letter to Governor Schwarzenegger requesting his signature on SB 1835 (Florez)
California Tribal Business Alliance letter to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger requesting him to sign legislation requiring landfills sited through the initiative process to follow the same review process as those approved through normal government procedures. Dated August 29, 2006
File PDF document Letter to Governor Schwarzenegger expressing CTBA's concern about the future of revenue sharing with non-gaming tribes
California Tribal Business Alliance letter to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger expressing concern for the future of funding to share tribal gaming revenues with tribes not in a position to have a casino and to offer a suggestion for the protection of the fund’s future integrity. Dated August 22, 2006