Public Meeting Set For Michigan Casino

The public will have a chance to comment on a proposed off-reservation casino Wakefield Township, Michigan on October 22 at the Indianhead Mountain Ski Resort, which the Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians wants to purchase and partially convert to a casino-hotel.

On Wednesday, October 22, officials in Wakefield Township, Michigan will host a meeting at the Indianhead Mountain Ski Resort for the public to weigh in on a proposed casino-hotel to be owned and operated by the Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians. The city council in Bessemer, Michigan recently voted unanimously to support a casino-hotel at the resort. Several Wakefield Township officials also support the project but want public input before taking an official position on the project.

The tribe plans to purchase part of the resort and apply for federal land-trust status for the casino section. The governor’s approval also would be required for the off-reservation casino.

“I see it being a good thing, not only for the community, but especially for constituents in the township,” a town board member said.

The proposed casino is about 46 miles from the tribe’s Lac Vieux Desert Resort and Casino.