Sault Ste. Marie Tribal Casino Referendum (May 2012)
A Sault Ste. Marie Tribal Casino Referendum will be voted on by Tribal members on May 3 who are in Chippewa County.
This measure was approved
- YES 3,947
- NO 2,311
This referendum sought to allow the tribe to purchase land in Lansing and build a new casino. This issue was brought to a vote through a collected petition which had the needed 106 signatures to be valid. Around $30,000 was spent to hold this election in the tribe. The tribal board had accepted an agreement with the city to purchase land, this referendum will then allow the tribe to move forward with that agreement. The Tribe Chairman noted the importance of the vote, noting that it will add needed funds to the Tribe. Informational meetings had been planned to help inform members about the referendum and the significance of the Lansing casino.
- The Lansing Journal, "Sault Ste. Marie tribe of Chippewa Indians considering referendum on casino," March 5, 2012