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Artman quoted in ‘Republic’ article about Tohono O’odham’s planned casino
Professor of Practice
, Director of the College of Law’s Economic Development in Indian Country Program, was quoted in an April 15
article entitled, “'Reservation shopping' bill could halt casino near Glendale,” by reporter Cecilia Chan.
The article discussed a recent bill being pushed by U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl that would impact the planned casino near Glendale. The bill entitled, “Tribal Gaming Eligibility Act,” would stop tribes from trying to build casinos on land that was hundreds or thousands of miles away from where they live. If passed, the bill would require tribes to prove “substantial” ties to the land in order to get approval to build casinos on the land. This would affect the Tohono O'odham Nation’s plan to build a casino on land it owns that is nearly 150 miles south of its headquarters and 50 miles away from Gila Bend, the closest area to the Glendale casino where tribe members currently live.
Artman argued that it was clear that the debate on the bill could have an impact on the planned Glendale casino, but he questioned whether the bill would be a top priority in Congress.
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Artman has served as the 10th Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs for the U.S. Department of the Interior and as the Department’s Associate Solicitor for Indian Affairs. An enrolled member of the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin, Artman has worked for his tribe as Director of Federal Affairs, Chief Legal Counsel and as Chief Operating Officer of an Oneida Tribe-owned telecommunications venture.