The North Fork Rancheria is currently in a "David vs. Goliath" battle with Prop 48 which seeks to overturn the compact our Tribe negotiated with the Governor and successfully had ratified by a bipartisan majority of the State Legislature - including all of our Madera County delegation!
VOTE YES on Prop 48 to sustain our compacts with the state and local agreements with Madera County and City of Madera.
The No on 48 effort to overturn our compact is mostly funded by a two local competitive gaming tribes and their Wall St. backers.
For more information visit: www.VOTEYES48.com
Governor Brown has called the No on 48 effort "unfortunate" and about "greed and competition".
The Los Angeles Times Yes on 48 Editorial wrote: “To put a referendum on the ballot hoping for a 'no' vote is cynical, an unfair attempt to block a competing tribe that has followed the rules, worked with the community and spent a decade getting approvals.”
North Fork Rancheria Tribal Chairwoman Elaine Bethel-Fink clarifies: "As a "landless" Tribe," we had no "reservation" so we diligently engaged the rigorous federal process to rebuild our tribe, replace a tiny portion of our lost historical territory. We have an historical connection to the Madera site: that's not "reservation shopping," -- that's "reservation restoration" with the full cooperation and agreement of local, state, and federal partners."
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