Objections raised to possible tribal casino in South Bend
September 28, 2012 2:52PM
Updated: September 28, 2012 11:40PM
SOUTH BEND (AP) — Some people are speaking out against an American Indian tribe possibly building a casino on land it owns in northern Indiana.
Dozens of people attended a Bureau of Indian Affairs hearing Thursday night on the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians’ plans for what it calls a tribal village at the 164-acre site on South Bend’s south side.
Resident Joan Motts tells WNDU-TV that she’s fine with the tribe’s plans for housing units and health service facilities, but objects to the possible casino.
WSBT-TV reports St. Joseph County Commissioner David Thomas says he believes the project would be a boost for the area’s economy and a magnet for future development.
The tribe owns the major Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo, Mich., about 30 miles from South Bend.