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Department of Interior Revokes Agreement and

Halts Redding Rancheria's Strawberry Fields Casino Expansion


In a critical announcement today, the Department of the Interior has officially invalidated the Rancheria Restored Lands “Memorandum of Understanding” (MOU), which was enacted in 2016 between the Department of the Interior and the Redding Rancheria. The Redding Rancheria cannot proceed as previously proposed with their Casino relocation and expansion at Strawberry Fields in Shasta County.

Read the Full Speak Up Shasta Statement Here

Read the Dept. of Interior Letter Here

Dept. of Interior Announces Suspension of Redding Rancheria Casino Proposal? | Federal Register (May 14, 2020)

The Dept. of Interior gives us our first real information on the Rancheria's "Pause" of Casino Proposal Process. Information within contradicts Rancheria's initial statements. Read More Here.

Why Redding Rancheria's Plan to Expand, Relocate Win-River Casino has Caused a Divide | Redding Searchlight (Dec. 11, 2019)

A retrospective of the Redding Rancheria Casino Expansion Proposal including the decision by local elected officials to oppose, the significant community opposition to the project, and the impacts of the project. Read More Here.


Should People be Concerned about Crime when a Casino Moves Next Door? | Redding Searchlight (Dec. 11, 2019)

Community members, public safety officials, and elected officials voice concerns of increased crime should Win-River expand their casino. Read More Here.


Win-River Receives Another Blow in Plans to Move Casino | Redding Searchlight (Oct. 1, 2019)

Shasta County Board of Supervisors vote 5-0 to send a letter formally opposing the relocation of the Win-River Casino and Resort to Strawberry Fields. Read More Here.


Shasta County Supervisors Unanimously Oppose Win-River Casino Project | KRCR (Oct. 1, 2019)

Shasta County Board of Supervisors vote 5-0 to send a letter formally opposing the relocation of the Win-River Casino and Resort to Strawberry Fields. Read More Here.


Rancheria Dials Back Amphitheater Plan as Redding Council Files New Objections | Redding Searchlight (Aug. 23, 2019)

Redding City Council votes 5-0 to send letter formally opposing Win-River Casino Expansion.  Redding Rancheria CEO Tracy Edwards announced that the Tribe would pull back plans for the Outdoor Music Amphitheater. Read More Here.


OPINION: Proposed Casino Bad for Redding Businesses | Redding Searchlight (Aug. 17, 2019)

Redding Resident and Physician lays out his opinion on why the Casino Expansion would negatively impact Redding. Read More Here.

Redding Wants to Know 'What is Going on' with Rancheria's Casino Plans | Redding Searchlight (Aug. 1, 2019)

Redding City Council holds a workshop to discuss community concerns surrounding Redding Rancheria Casino Plans. Read More Here.


Foes of Redding Rancheria Casino-Resort will Again Address the City Council | Redding Searchlight (July 17, 2019)

Community opposition mounts against casino proposal as Speak Up Shasta and other groups plan to address the Redding City Council. Read More Here.


Speak Up Shasta: Community Organization Demands New Location for Win-River Casino & Resort | KRCR (Oct. 1, 2019)

Read about our efforts to get the Redding City Council to Oppose the Casino Expansion. Read More Here.


Opposition for New Win-River Casino Location | KRCR (June 14, 2019)

Mike Mangas details our and other community members', opposition to the Casino Expansion. Read More Here.

City Decides whether to Send Letter Raising Concerns about Redding Rancheria's Casino Plans | Redding Searchlight (May 21, 2019)

Following the Community Meeting held by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Redding City Council considers sending a letter opposing the plans. Read More Here.


Public Gets Chance to Chime in on Plans for Large Casino in Churn Creek Bottom | Redding Searchlight (May 17, 2019)

Following the release of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement, community members have the chance to submit their comments to the Bureau of Indian Affairs at a community meeting. Read More Here.


Group Out to Stop Redding Rancheria's New Casino | Redding Searchlight (Nov. 14, 2017)

The beginnings of our efforts. We haven't slowed down since. Read More Here.