Koi Nation wins support for Shiloh Resort & Casino

January 10, 2024
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The Koi Nation awaits the approval of the Environmental Assessment (EA) of its proposed project.

The Koi Nation of Northern California has announced a support collation for its proposed Shiloh Resort & Casino project in unincorporated Sonoma County. 

Nearly two years ago, the Koi Nation partnered with the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma and its wholly owned subsidiary, Global Gaming Solutions (GGS), to develop its Shiloh Casino Resort in Sonoma County. 

Those backing the proposed project consist of former elected officials, public agencies, labor unions, Tribal governments and members of the public. 

Among the long list of those supporting the project includes the Northern California Carpenters Union, actor and environmentalist Peter Coyote, the Tejon Indian Tribe, among several others. 

Currently, the Koi Nation is awaiting the United States Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Indian Affairs’ (BIA) approval of the Environmental Assessment (EA) of the project. 

With regards to the resort itself, it will have a 400-room hotel, entertainment venues and a variety of gaming options, providing income and jobs for the Tribe and its members; as well as economic benefits to the surrounding community. 

Vice Chairman of the Koi Nation’s Tribal Council and its Director of Development, Dino Beltran, said: “The Koi Nation believes it has become increasingly important for Tribal governments to advocate for one another as we seek to establish and exercise the sovereign rights we all share under federal law  

“It is our hope that Tribal governments continue to join the 18 of our brother and sister Tribes that have already voiced support and advocacy; for our people’s long overdue effort to build a self-sustaining economic future through the placement of land into trust for gaming purposes.” 


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