Tesla sidesteps New Mexico ban by building service center in tribal land

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The tribe won ?? Sept 1, 2021 - East Texas Tribe Wins Major Victory in Federal Court

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2016 to 2021 Sept ** Support ACTribe

HELP KEEP NASKILA GAMING STAY OPEN BY SUPPORTING HR-2208

The Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas supports Congressional action that will stop the state of Texas from trying to close Naskila Gaming, the Tribe’s electronic bingo entertainment facility located on its reservation. The simple clarification that the Tribe is authorized to offer electronic bingo under the federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Act will eliminate the state’s legal challenge against the Tribe.

Naskila Gaming, owned by the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas, is critical to the East Texas economy contributing to $170 million annual revenue, and providing 700 jobs directly or indirectly.

THE ALABAMA-COUSHATTA TRIBE IS SEEKING FAIR TREATMENT SO NASKILA GAMING STAYS OPEN FOR GUESTS AND EMPLOYEES.

https://www.supportactribe.com/


H.R.2208 - Ysleta del Sur Pueblo and Alabama-Coushatta Tribes of Texas Equal and Fair Opportunity Act117th Congress (2021-2022)
https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/2208

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September 1, 2021 - East Texas Tribe Wins Major Victory in Federal Court

Judge rules in support of Naskila Gaming, against state’s effort to shut facility down.

(Livingston, TX) – After five years of litigation, the United States District Court in Beaumont ruled this week that the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas may legally operate its Naskila Gaming electronic bingo facility near Livingston, saying that such gaming is permissible under the Tribe’s 1987 Restoration Act.

The ruling from U.S. District Judge Keith Giblin is a major victory for the future of the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe, the hundreds of people employed at Naskila, and the economic stability of the East Texas region.

For years, the State of Texas has worked in court to close Naskila Gaming, even as tens of thousands of Texans, dozens of civic groups, and elected leaders from both parties have expressed strong support for allowing the Tribe to operate the facility.

https://www.supportactribe.com/2021/09/02/east-texas-tribe-wins-major-victory-in-federal-court/

 
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Ok, just go with me on this one.

1. Tesla owns a huge amount of land near Austin (2500+ acres).

2. Tesla donates "X" number of acres to (insert name of a local tribe).

3. Tribe agrees to build a Tesla Delivery/Service Center on donated land.

4. Tesla repays Tribes kindness by investing in renewable energy on said Tribes native land.
 

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Ok, just go with me on this one.

1. Tesla owns a huge amount of land near Austin (2500+ acres).

2. Tesla donates "X" number of acres to (insert name of a local tribe).

3. Tribe agrees to build a Tesla Delivery/Service Center on donated land.

4. Tesla repays Tribes kindness by investing in renewable energy on said Tribes native land.
https://www.indianaffairs.gov/regional-offices/southern-plains Texas falls under this region.
Looks like only two tribes in Texas are included in this region.
Southern Plains Regional Office:
Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma
Alabama Coushatta Tribe of Texas
Citizen Potawatomi Nation (??)
Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma
Kaw Nation (??}
Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma
Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas
Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma
Sac & Fox Nation (??)

I poked around a bit but couldn't easily find anything related to non-Indian companies/people donating land to a specific tribe with that land being converted to tribal land. I'm pretty sure tribal organizations (sponsored and unsponsored) can purchase land and convert it to tribal land but I don't know about giving it to them with obvious conditions. The way our crazy government is treating Tesla, I'm sure someone would challenge this process and find some law that prohibits it. Of course, the only way to get around the archaic process of forced car dealerships is to get enough votes in your state legislature to remove it.

Check out https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tesla_US_dealership_disputes for the proper place to live that allows Tesla to sell directly to you. Washington state changed the law in 2014, what's up with all the others?????? As for Texas, of course they won't let Tesla sell direct and I'm surprised they even let Tesla build there with all the oil and natural gas production.

 

 
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