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Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation (PBPN)

OVERVIEW & EVENTS
  • Artist’s Rendering of proposed “Chief Shab-eh-ney Gaming & Government Center” (2016)
  • Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement — Public Meeting January 26, 2016, at 6:30 pm at Kishwaukee College, Malta, Illinois
    • Read the Department of the Interior Notice
  • Intergovernmental Agreement between DeKalb County Government and the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation — Approved February 20, 2008
    • Read the Agreement
  • Aerial Map of Shabbona highlighting areas of interest
  • Faster Download of the map without the aerial view
DEKALB COUNTY GOVERNMENT’S OFFICIAL LETTERS
  • Letter dated June 27, 2008 from DeKalb County State’s Attorney Ronald G. Matekaitis to Jeffrey Nelson, Esquire – Senior Attorney to the National Indian Gaming Commission
    • Read the Response letter to the NIGC
  • Letter dated October 1, 2007 from Dennis Whittlesey, representing DeKalb County to Jeffrey Nelson, Esquire – Senior Attorney to the National Indian Gaming Commission
    • Read the Proposed Gaming by Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation in DeKalb County
  • Letter dated May 15, 2007 from DeKalb County State’s Attorney Ronald G. Matekaitis to the National Indian Gaming Commission and the United States Dept. of Interior’s Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs
    • Read the Request for Land Determination
  • Letter dated August 3, 2006 from DeKalb County Planning Director, Paul Miller
    • Read the letter re: V-06-41 Grading without site development Permit
LEGISLATIVE LETTERS
  • Letter dated July 28, 2006 from U.S. Congressman Dennis Hastert
    • Read the letter re: Claim of Authorization and Jurisdiction on purchased land and Proposed land use change
  • Letter dated September 22, 2006 from U.S. Congressman Dennis Hastert
    • Read the letter re: Department of Interior’s determination that the Tribe was federally recognized as having credible claim to the land
  • Letter dated August 4, 2006 from State Senator Brad Burzynski and State Representative Robert Pritchard
    • Read their letter Request for Answers and Clarification
GOVERNMENT AGENCY LETTERS
  • Letter dated January 18, 2001 from the Department of Interior
    • Read the Land Claim of the successors to Chief Shab-eh-nay and his Band
  • Letter dated August 4, 2006 from Department of Interior
    document icon Read the Treaties (1829, 1832 & 1833) and an explanation of the treaties
  • Letter dated September 22, 2006 from the Department of Interior
    • Read the letter re: Any claim to jurisdiction over Indian owned land
  • Letter dated June 12, 2007 from The National Indian Gaming Commission to DeKalb County State’s Attorney Ronald G. Matekaitis
  • Read the Proposed Gaming
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