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Catawba Indian Nation

  • A new federal law now affirms the operation of a casino in North Carolina by the South Carolina-based Catawba Indian Nation, ending a yearslong dispute between the two tribes. The Rock Hill Herald reports that President Joe Biden signed the The Catawba Indian Nation Lands Act on Monday. A preliminary gambling operation is already up and running at the site off Interstate 85 in Kings Mountain as construction is ongoing. Catawba chief William Harris called the law "the final step in a decades-long fight" to receive federal support for the casino. The law also effectively halts a legal attempt to try to stop the project by a competing tribe that runs two casinos in North Carolina.