Update: Quapaw Tribe Designates Ancestral Land in Arkansas as Sacred Site

LITTLE ROCK, AR – The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma has released a newly-approved resolution that designates its 160-acre property in Little Rock as a tribal sacred site. 

The resolution is related to the tribe’s pending land-trust application before the Bureau of Indian Affairs to have the land placed in federal trust. The application has drawn criticism from local and state government officials. 

Since the tribe bought the land near the Little Rock Port on the city’s east side, there has been concern that they might someday want to put a casino there. Tribal leader John Berrey has said that the tribe has no plans for a casino on the land.

See the resolution attached above or click here to read.

The tribe’s July 8 letter to the Bureau of Indian Affairs in regards to state opposition of the federal trust is also attached above, or click here to read.

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