8 of 11 tribes voice support for Kenosha casino

Menominee tribe urges Walker to approve casino

Eight of the 11 federally recognized American Indian tribes in Wisconsin say they support the Menominee tribe’s attempt to build a new casino in Kenosha.

The Menominee issued a press release on Thursday saying they had the support of all but three of the state’s tribes for the project. They urged Gov. Scott Walker to approve building the casino.

Walker has said he won’t approve it unless there is unanimous consensus among all 11 tribes.

The three tribes that did not sign Thursday’s statement were the Ho-Chunk Nation, Forest County Potawatomi, and the Oneida Tribe.

The Potawatomi operate a casino just 40 miles away from Kenosha in Milwaukee and have vehemently opposed the Menominee’s plans.