The Pojoaque Pueblo is throwing legal tomahawks at the state of the latest Mexico over a lightweight they feel is maybe not being negotiated in good faith (Image: Pojoaque Pueblo Realty)
It’s no secret that the compact negotiations between American Indian tribes and states concerning casinos and other gambling facilities may be contentious during the best of that time period. On the one hand, states are often reluctant partners who desire to get the maximum amount of financial benefit as possible without allowing tribes to offer unrestricted gaming on their land. Meanwhile, the tribes are frequently unhappy about having to negotiate at all to create development that is economic land that is supposed to be their own.
That is a pretty good description of the relationship between New Mexico and the Pojoaque Pueblo tribe of Native Americans. Now, the 2 sides are running under a compact that lasts until June 2015. However with that agreement operating out in about 18 months, negotiations are underway to strike a new bargain and the Pojoaque Pueblo doesn’t think the state is dealing in good faith.
That’s why the tribe has decided to sue the state on the failure in negotiations. In accordance with the Pojoaque Pueblo, the state federal government and in particular, Governor Susana Martinez’s administration was attempting to get a tax that is illegal any new benefits for the tribe.