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S’Klallam Tribe taking cautious approach to marijuana

The Suquamish Tribe made headlines this week as it announced plans to enter the recreational marijuana market by November.

The announcement came after the state Liquor and Cannabis Board voted to approve a marijuana compact with the Suquamish, the first agreement of its kind in the country.

The Squaxin Island Tribe, based in Shelton, is also negotiating a compact with the state, according to the Tacoma News Tribune. 

PortGambleSklallamIn Kingston, the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe has taken a cautious approach to the issue of marijuana legalization and sales. PGST Executive Director Kelly Sullivan sent this statement to the Kitsap Sun on Wednesday:

“PGST does not currently have any solid plans to move toward the marijuana business. 

There are several issues on the marijuana spectrum that are being considered. 

Decriminalization, legalization, medicinal use, recreational sale, manufacturing/distributing, all have different potential impacts in our community. 

The Tribe is not taking these decisions lightly and is considering impacts each of these different potential changes and how they each balance with the values of our tribe.”

Point Casino hotel groundbreaking set for Sept. 10

Hotel1_21005117_ver1.0_640_480Work on a new Point Casino Hotel officially gets underway next week.

Noo-Kayet Development Corporation, the economic development arm of the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe, will hold a groundbreaking ceremony from 11 a.m. to noon Sept. 10, according to a news release. The 94-room hotel is expected to open a year from now. 

PGST Chairman Jeromy Sullivan and other tribal and project leaders will speak about the hotel, what it means to the tribe and local economy, and how the traditional art installations throughout the property will create a cultural connections between the tribe and guests.

The event is free to the public and will include a blessing of the land and project before construction begins the next day.

“The Point Hotel has been a vision for the tribe for some time now,” Noo-Kayet Development Corp. CEO Chris Placentia said. “A lot of attention has been paid to ensure that we’re creating a high quality, comfortable customer experience that’s also reflective and respectful of the Tribe’s culture.”

You can read more about the project here.

 

Open house set for Point Casino hotel project

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The Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe recently announced plans for a 94-room hotel adjacent to The Point Casino. The hotel is expected to open in late 2016.

For anyone interested in learning more about the project, the tribe will be hosting an open house from 6-8 p.m. Aug. 20 at The Point’s events center.

Hotel2_21005118_ver1.0_900_675According to an announcement from the tribe, the presentation will include information on the construction timeline and hotel amenities.

Planners will be available to answer questions, and site plans and renderings will be on display.

The event is free and open to the public.

While it won’t be ready in time for the open house, the tribe plans to construct a full-sized mockup of one of the rooms in the future hotel.

The model room will be displayed on the casino floor. It should be ready for viewing by the end of the year, according to the release.

A page with information on the hotel project has been added to The Point website.

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