THE SILETZ CASINO PROJECT
The Siletz Casino Project is an initiative to build Oregon’s first gaming facility that will directly share revenue with 8 other Oregon tribes, the State of Oregon and local governments.
We are working closely with fellow Tribes throughout Oregon and local governments to gain their support for this unique opportunity to grow our State economy and improve the lives of all Oregon Tribal members, particularly those living in rural areas.
The Siletz Casino Project will be a 4-star full-service hotel featuring 500 rooms, pool, spa, sports bar, nightclub, events center, restaurants, lazy river and more.
Abundance is meant to be shared
The Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians will share an unprecedented 25 percent of the net gaming revenue with state and local government, while splitting 50 percent of the net revenues with participating Tribes
CREATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR SALEM & BEYOND
Scheduled to open in 2024, the entertainment, gaming and hotel facility will be built in north Salem on the Confederated Tribe of Siletz Indian’s trust property located off of Interstate 5, near Exit 258.
Once completed, the project will provide:
SILETZ TRIBE ANCESTRAL LANDS
1853-1855: Ancestors from 30 bands and Tribes that comprise the Siletz Tribe sign the Kalapuya (Willamette Valley) Treaty, and other treaties, with a promise of a permanent reservation to be selected by U.S. President. 1.1 million acre Siletz Reservation is established Nov. 1855, to fulfill the Kalapuya (Willamette
Valley) Treaty, and others, by Executive Order signed by President Pierce.
1865-1875: The Siletz Reservation was illegally reduced by 200,000 acres in 1865, and again by 700,000 acres in 1875, without a treaty agreement or consent of the tribes to cede those lands and
1891-1912: Portions of the remaining Siletz Reservation are divided into 80 acre parcels of land and allotted to families of the Tribe. Remaining land is declared “surplus” by U.S. government and Siletz Tribe forced to give them
up for 74 cents an acre. Federal government ceased allotted lands from Siletz families and by 1912, over half allotments non-Indian owned.
1954-1980: Siletz Reservation and Siletz Tribal Government terminated in 1954 under the Western Oregon Termination Act passed by Congress.
1977: Siletz becomes the second terminated Tribe in the U.S. to have its federally recognized tribal status restored by Congress.
1980: Siletz Reservation Act reestablishes approximately 3,600 acres of land for the Siletz Tribe.
1987: The U.S. Supreme Court recognizes tribal authority for gaming and Siletz begins process to garner approval to build gaming facilities in Salem.
1988: Indian Gaming Regulatory Act passed by Congress to limit Indian Gaming, allows off-reservation gaming.
1995: Siletz opens Chinook Winds Casino, temporary structure while Chinook Winds Casino and Convention Center is built in Lincoln City, Oregon.
1996: Chinook Winds Casino and Convention Center opens. Former Shilo Hotel, Suites, and Golf Course added to Chinook Winds amenities to become Chinook Winds Casino Resort. Excess U.S. owned land near Siletz Salem Trust parcel returned to Siletz Tribe and Grand Ronde jointly, because of shared historical and legal interests in the land.
2016: President Obama signed into law a bill that states Siletz land reacquired by Siletz tribe within its original reservation is deemed “On Reservation” for Fee to Trust process. In 2017 The Siletz Tribe announces proposal for Oregon’s first intertribal casino project on its
Salem Trust Land.
The 673,000-square foot gaming, entertainment and hotel facility will be built on 20 acres of land owned by the Federal Government and held in trust by the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians.
The Siletz Tribe also owns additional lands adjacent to the trust parcel. Some portions of the non-gaming related amenities will be built on these fee lands.
Amenities include a pool and lazy river.
The development’s 64,000+ square foot multi-purpose event center will be a destination for concerts, festivals, conferences and more. In addition, the tribe is exploring a cooperative agreement with the Salem Convention Center to support even bigger events.
The Confederated Tribes of Siletz is a federally recognized confederation of 27 bands, originating from Northern California to Southern Washington. In Oregon, our ancestral lands spanned from the Pacific Ocean to the Cascade mountain range.
In the 1800s, Siletz ancestors were removed from their homelands and moved to the Siletz Reservation on the coast.
Our tribal headquarters are located in Siletz and the Tribe has operated government offices in Salem, Portland, Eugene, Lincoln City and Siletz for over 40 years.
AN INVESTMENT IN SALEM’S FUTURE
From the locals who will work at the property, to the local businesses who benefit from having more visitors in town, an endeavor like this is an investment in Salem’s future. This project is a unique opportunity to add thousands of living wage jobs, spur economic growth, bring world-class entertainment, uplift tribal communities and capitalize on significant infrastructure modernizations.
In addition, the project’s unique profit-sharing and community-focused plans ensure that the State of Oregon, local governments like the City of Salem and all the nine federally recognized Tribes in Oregon benefit from the project. Please, listen to our community and say yes to this investment in Salem’s future.
The Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians is a confederation of all the tribes of western Oregon. In the 1800s Siletz ancestors were removed from their homelands and moved to the Siletz Reservation on the coast. Its tribal headquarters is located in Siletz, Oregon and the tribe has operated government offices in Salem, Portland, Eugene, Lincoln City and Siletz for over 40 years.