The state of Michigan is trying to negotiate a new agreement with six Native American tribes that could mean a lot of money for the state.
Since 1993, the state of Michigan has had an agreement with the tribes (Saginaw Chippewa, Grand Traverse, Lau Vieux Desert, Sault Ste Marie, Bay Mills and Hannahville) concerning gambling revenues. That gaming compact is up for its regular review this year.
Governor Snyder wants to renegotiate the compact. A spokesman for the governor declined to say what’s being discussed.
Aaron Payment is the chairman of the Sault Ste Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, which operates five casinos in the U.P.