Navajo Nation Announces First Casino - Thursday 26th of January 2006

SHIPROCK, New Mexico – As reported by the Gallup Independent: "Despite a Thursday meeting with Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley Jr. to discuss building a casino, the Shiprock Chapter won't be the first chapter with a casino.

"On Monday, during his state of the nation address, Shirley will announce that the Nahata Dziil Chapter will be the first site of a gaming establishment on the reservation.

"…Plans for a Shiprock casino have continued to move forward as Thursday's meeting was attended by Lee Iacocca and Full House Resorts, Incorporated, Iacocca's development company.

"…While Nahata Dziil will be the first chapter to receive a casino, gaming on the reservation can't begin until the Navajo Nation gaming office is staffed and in operation…"

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