File #: 24-0019    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 12/13/2023 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 1/9/2024 Final action: 1/9/2024
Title: Chief Administrative Office recommending the Board: 1) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the attached comprehensive response letter that incorporates the assessed impacts if the Federal Government accepts the specified parcels "in trust" for the Shingle Springs Rancheria Band of Miwok Indians, Shingle Springs Rancheria (Verona Tract), California for the U. S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Case numbers 40317 and 40447; and 2) Authorize transmittal of the letter to the BIA to formally request consideration as outlined in the referenced letter. FUNDING: N/A
Attachments: 1. A - BIA Case 40317 & 40447 Comprehensive Response Ltr 01-09-24.pdf, 2. B - Notice of Non-Gaming Land Acquisition Application Case #40317, 3. C - Notice of Non-Gaming Land Acquisition Application Case #40447, 4. D - Shingle Springs Reservation Map by Proposed Use, 5. E - Shingle Springs Reservation Map by Fee-to-Trust Application, 6. F - Fee-to-Trust Quick Reference Guide, 7. Public Comment Rcvd 1-9-2024 BOS 1-9-2024.pdf, 8. Public Comment BOS Rcvd 1-9-24, 9. Public Comment BOS Rcvd. 1-9-2024, 10. Public Comment BOS Rcvd. 1-8-2024, 11. Public Comment BOS Rcvd 1-5-2024 (Large file), 12. Public Comment BOS Rcvd. 1-4-2024, 13. BIA Case 40317 40447 Comprehensive Response Ltr 01-09-24 REVISED redline, 14. BIA Case 40317 40447 Comprehensive Response Ltr 01-09-24 REVISED clean, 15. Executed Comprehensive Response Letter
Related files: 23-2203, 23-2150, 23-2062, 22-1026, 12-1409, 22-0317, 15-0238, 22-2020, 18-1926
Title
Chief Administrative Office recommending the Board:
1) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the attached comprehensive response letter that incorporates the assessed impacts if the Federal Government accepts the specified parcels "in trust" for the Shingle Springs Rancheria Band of Miwok Indians, Shingle Springs Rancheria (Verona Tract), California for the U. S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Case numbers 40317 and 40447; and
2) Authorize transmittal of the letter to the BIA to formally request consideration as outlined in the referenced letter.

FUNDING: N/A
Body
DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
General Timeline of the History of the Tribe in El Dorado County
The Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians (Tribe) is a federally recognized Tribe located in El Dorado County, California. In 1970, the Tribe formally organized under their Articles of Association and set up home sites on the Rancheria. In 1976, the Tribe’s Articles of Association were approved by the Secretary of the Interior which granted them federal recognition and sovereignty.

In 1995, the Tribe established what is now the Shingle Springs Health & Wellness Center to provide a wide array of medical, dental, and behavioral health services to underserved native and non-native families. The original clinic operated from 1995 until the new location opened on the Tribe’s reservation lands in 2011.

The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, enacted by the United States Congress in 1988, allows gaming as a means of generating revenue for tribes, encouraging economic development and self-sufficiency. On October 8, 1999, the Tribe entered into a Tribal-State Gaming Compact (Compact) with the State of California in order to develop and operate a gaming facility on the Tribe’s reservation land. The Compact has further been amended on June 30, 2008, November 15, 2012, and August 3, 2020. Amendments have included such items as updates to the number of gaming devices allowed, types of gam...

Click here for full text