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Tribal Partnerships – Tribes Supporting One Another

Posted on Aug 8, 2022 by

(Oneida, WI) – The Oneida Business Committee re-affirmed support for the Menominee Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin in their renewed launch for a southern Wisconsin casino and entertainment complex. The Menominee are partners with the Hard Rock Café International franchise owned by the Seminole Nation from Florida.  The plans include a new location from the original plans on the old Dairyland Dog Track in Kenosha.

In 2013 the Oneida Nation supported the efforts of Menominee to build a casino and entertainment complex on the former Dairyland Dog track, but those plans were not approved by then Governor Scott Walker. The plans have been resurrected with a new location as well as it must be vetted and receive support from the Governor of Wisconsin.

The new location is in Kenosha and will be about one mile off the interstate.  The Menominee Tribe hope to benefit from this investment to provide a better quality of life and improve the standard of living for their citizens. The Menominee are located in a Wisconsin County which reports some of the highest levels of poverty.

The Oneida Nation has a successful history of working with other sovereign nations to build and support Indian Gaming and other enterprises across the nation. Oneida can be proud of supporting the common goals of self-sufficiency, economic expansion and diversification and advocation for tribal sovereignty.

The Oneida Nation has a long history of success with the Seminole Nation.  In 1985 the National Indian Gaming Association was born through the combined efforts of the Oneida Nation and the Seminole Nation among the leading sovereigns. The first elected leaders for the National Indian Gaming Association in 1985 were Joel Frank, Seminole and Purcell Powless, Oneida.

Hard Rock Café International was acquired by the Seminole Tribe in Florida in 2007. They currently have 24 hotels and 125 restaurants.  They are noted for their successful gaming, hospitality and entertainment venues internationally.