Poarch Creek Indians Stop Construction at Wetumpka Casino
The Poarch Band of Creek Indians has stopped construction on a multi-million dollar expansion at Creek Casino.
After an agreement with the Oklahoma-based Muscogee Creek Nation, the Poarch Creek Indians are stopping construction on the $246 million dollar casino expansion.
So far, the Creeks have uncovered 60 human remains on the site including the remains of seven chiefs.
The Muscogee Nation says those remains are their ancestors, and the grounds should be preserved.
In what the Creeks are calling a matter of good faith, construction will stop until further notice, which has some residents concerned.
A spokesperson with the Poarch Creek Indians says they will meet in the next few days, and will comment after that meeting. CBS 8 News will keep you updated.