- Associated Press - Monday, March 10, 2014

KAW CITY, Okla. (AP) - The Kaw Nation is one step closer to building a small casino in north-central Oklahoma.

Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Kevin Washburn announced Monday that 21 acres in Kay County is being put into trust for the tribe to use for the casino. A section of the Indian Reorganization Act authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to acquire land in trust for Indian tribes.

Washburn says in a statement that the project will provide significant opportunities for economic development in the Kaw Nation.

The site where the casino will be built is also home to the tribe’s travel plaza and fueling station.

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