Development plans unveiled for Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs by myi16408


									  A N          O F F I C I A L          P U B L I C AT I O N                       O F        T H E          M O H E G A N                                         T R I B E

  HARVEST MOON 2005                                                COMPLIMENTARY                                                           VOLUME 3 NUMBER 5

 Development plans unveiled for Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs
 By Jonathan S. Hamilton

 Mohegan Tribal Gaming Author-
 ity (MTGA) has unveiled plans
 for “Mohegan Sun at Pocono
 Downs,” a 400,000-square-foot
 gaming and entertainment com-
 plex that will offer dining, shop-
 ping and nightlife.
    “Our plans are to construct a
 first-class facility that Northeast-
 ern Pennsylvania will be proud
 of,” said Mohegan Tribal member        This artist’s rendering shows the design of the main entry planned for Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, a 400,000-square-
                                        foot gaming and entertainment complex that will offer dining, shopping and nightlife in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
 Robert Soper Jr., President and
 Chief Executive Officer of Mohe-          The architectural firm of Jeter,     a nightclub, three full-service restau-                         of the new casino and entertain-
 gan Sun at Pocono Downs, during        Cook & Jepson, based in Hart-           rants, a 300-seat buffet, food court,                           ment facility, Pocono Downs’
 a press conference here on July 21.    ford, has been hired to design the      several bars and lounges, 20,000                                existing facilities will be extensive-
    The casino will cost $140 mil-      casino and the Keating Building         square feet of retail space and a                               ly renovated.
 lion to $160 million to build.         Corp. of Philadelphia will serve as     Kid’s Quest center. The plans                                      In September, MTGA will
 Construction is expected to start      construction manager.                   include a bus lobby and 4,100                                   begin renovating the clubhouse
 in early 2006 and take 14 months          The complex will include             parking spaces.                                                 and grandstand for the installa-
 to complete.                           approximately 2,000 slot machines,         In addition to the development                                             See Pocono Downs on page 8

Mohegan Tribe opens spectacular Uncas American Indian Grill
 By Jonathan S. Hamilton                                                                                                                        locations across the country.”
                                                                                                                                                  The Tribe is considering fran-

           fter six months of antici-                                                                                                           chises of the restaurant around
           pation, the Mohegan                                                                                                                  the country, including places
           Tribe opened its breath-                                                                                                             where the Tribe plans business
 taking new restaurant Uncas                                                                                                                    diversification.
 American Indian Grill on July 28.                                                                                                                Gary Crowder, Mohegan Sun’s
 The 15,000-square-foot dining                                                                                                                  Senior Vice President of Food and
 venue includes a bagel shop called                                                                                                             Beverage, said respect must always
 Chief ’s Bagels, a bar and lounge.                                                                                                             be paid to the past. Then with the
   The project cost $7 million to                                                                                                               help of waitstaff, he presented
                                                                                                                          PHOTO BY BILL GUCFA

 build in the Casino of the Earth.                                                                                                              Chief Ralph Sturges with the chair
 It replaces the Chief ’s Deli and                                                                                                              from the Chief’s Deli on which
 Mohegan Territory, which closed                                                                                                                Chief Sturges sat while having
 last January.                                                                                                                                  lunch over the past nine years.
                                        The Uncas American Indian Grill in the Casino of the Earth includes Chief’s
   The new restaurant employs                                                                                                                     The Chief thanked Crowder
                                        Bagels, where patrons can find snacks and beverages all day every day.
 about 200 people and features an                                                                                                               and joked that the chair was
 eight-page menu, including dishes      ity officials, the Tribe’s Develop-      During a press conference after-                               rather hard to sit on, but the food
 such as smoked-peppered trout,         ment Department and casino              wards, Tribal Chairman Mark F.                                  was good and the waitstaff was
 seared scallops and Mohegan            senior managers.                        Brown said, “We must pay                                        excellent over the years.
 Johnny Cakes, and pan-roasted            Tribal Councilor Bruce Bozsum         homage to our past, while hon-                                    The restaurant offers approxi-
 Mohegan clams.                         “Two Dogs,” one of the Tribe’s Pipe     oring the Tribe’s future... This                                mately 400 seats of full-service
   Attending the ribbon-cutting         Carriers, performed a blessing cer-     spectacular restaurant will                                     dining and 25 seats at the bar,
 were members of the Tribal             emony before members of the             express the rich Mohegan cul-                                   which has three large televisions.
 Council and Council of Elders,         Tribal Council cut the red ribbon       ture and you may see it in other                                          See Uncas American on page 10
 Mohegan Tribal Gaming Author-          at the entrance of the restaurant.

   Mohegan Tribe
                                                   PRSRT STD
                                                 US Postage Paid
                                                  Permit No. 88
                                                   Enfield, CT
 5 Crow Hill Road
Uncasville CT 06382

                                                                   2             3               4                  7                                          10
                                                                                                                                                               10              11
PAGE 2                                                                                                                        HARVEST MOON 2005                             HARVEST MOON 2005                                                                                                                                                                      PAGE 3

The Mohegan Tribe and the State of Connecticut:                                                                                                                             Audio tour describes cultural aspects of Mohegan Sun Casino’s design
A Strong Partnership Based on Respect and Cooperation                                                                                                                       By Jonathan S. Hamilton

By Mohegan Tribal Chairman Mark F. Brown                                                                   Sun’s benefits package one of the top 10 per-                       Mohegan Sun’s Destination
                                                                   E D I TO R I A L                                                                                         Services Department in conjunc-
                                                                                                           cent in the entire region — something of which
                                                                                                                                                                            tion with the Mohegan Tribe’s
T      here have always been those who, for their        As Mohegans, we are well aware of his
       own reasons, have sought to drive a wedge approach and his tactics. We have not only
between the Mohegan Tribe and its neighbors.          been a target of his attacks here at home, but
                                                                                                           we are very proud.
                                                                                                              In addition to those who have found good
                                                                                                           employment at Mohegan, the Tribe’s activities
                                                                                                                                                                            Cultural and Historic Preserva-
                                                                                                                                                                            tion Departments collaborated to
                                                                                                                                                                            create a self-guided audio tour
The recent “report” written by Jeff Benedict and because we are partnering with the Washington             have created thousands more jobs with busi-                      that explains how the Tribe’s cul-
published by the Hartford Courant is a sad state tribe, we are in his cross-hairs there as well.           nesses across Connecticut. Mohegan Sun                           ture and history is reflected in the
reminder that there are still those who seek to          There, as here, he is a bit fast and loose        Casino purchases more than $259 million in                       casino’s design.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             PHOTOS BY BILL GUCFA
tear down the activities, accomplishments and         when it comes to myth versus reality. He enti-       goods and services every year. In fact, more                        The tour, called the “Mohegan
honor of Native Americans.                            tles his new report “Raw Deal — Measuring            than 1,500 Connecticut companies, located in                     Story Trail,” features the voices of
    Just as with this case, these so-called critics   the Toll of Connecticut’s Casinos.” After talk-      158 of the state’s 169 municipalities do busi-                   three Tribal members who
often rely on misrepresent-                                                 ing with a total of 41 peo-    ness with the Mohegan Tribe.                                     describe Mohegan history, cus-
ing the truth or even engag-                                                ple and reviewing some            Every year, more than 11 million visi-                        toms and folklore. They are Trib-                            Mohegan Tribal member Marie
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         LaVigne takes the self-guided                              learn about the Mohegan Tribe.”
ing in outright lies in their                                               court cases, he makes the      tors come to Mohegan Sun, of which more                          al Councilor Bruce Bozsum “Two                               audio tour of the Mohegan Story                               Berwick met with Melissa Tan-
efforts to “spin” their posi-                                               claim that Connecticut’s       than half come from out of state. These visi-                    Dogs,” Cultural Department                                   Trail. The 45-minute tour details
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    taquidgeon Zobel, Mohegan
tions. Throughout the his-                                                  casinos have not only          tors spend more than $270 million in New                         Manager Sharon Maynard and                                   elements of the Tribe’s culture
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         and history that are found in the                          Tribal Historian, and Sandi
tory of the United States,                                                  failed to help Connecticut     London County at non-Mohegan businesses.                         former Council of Elders member
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         design of Mohegan Sun Casino.                              Pineault, Education Program
                                                                                                                                                                            Laurence Schultz “Red Moon.”
Native Americans have                                                       and its economy but have          As the economists will report, Mohegan                                                                                                                                                Coordinator in the Historic
                                                                                                                                                                               The trail includes 16 locations
come to find that there are                                                                                Sun provides an additional $1.43 billion to the
                              PHOTO BY BILL GUCFA

                                                                            created pervasive problem                                                                                                                               depicted in the Winter Entrance,                                Preservation Department, to cre-
                                                                                                                                                                            in the Mohegan Sun Hotel lobby,
some Americans that allow                                                   gambling and social ruin.      Connecticut economy.                                                                                                     the quilts of Tribal member Lisa                                ate a guided tour of the casino for
                                                                                                                                                                            the retail corridor, the Casino of
their hatred, bigotry or sim-                                                  Of course, the real facts      In addition to these direct economic bene-                    the Earth and the Casino of the                         Bernier, the fish weir depicted in                              groups of patrons. But they soon
ple self-interests to get the                                               prove otherwise. A recent      fits, the Tribe provides hundreds of millions of                                                                         the Summer Entrance, the Mohe-                                  realized that in groups larger than
                                                                                                                                                                            Sky. Some of the stops include
better of them.                                                             study conducted by the         dollars each year to the state of Connecticut                                                                            gan Tree of Life and the moons                                  15, people couldn’t hear the guide
                                 Connecticut Gov. Jodi Rell and Mohe-                                                                                                       Taughannick Falls, the longhouse
   The Mohegan Tribe has gan Tribal Chairman Mark F. Brown at Connecticut Center for                       Pequot-Mohegan Fund. The compacts                                                                                        that are woven into the carpets.                                because of the sound generated by
always strived to be good the Mohegan Sun Convention Center.                Economic Analysis and the      between the state of Connecticut and the two                                                                                David Berwick, Director of                                   the slot machines.
neighbors. Today, we are proud to be a major          University of Connecticut’s Economic Resource        tribal nations created a historic revenue sharing                                                                        Destination Services, developed                                    Berwick then thought about
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    the concept for the tour after                                  museums that offer self-guided
engine of economic activity in Connecticut Center highlighted the significant and positive                 system that is one of the most generous in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    many customers approached him                                   tours and realized that Mohegan        port Mansions, the Metropolitan
and an especially important source of jobs and impact that Mohegan Sun has on our state.                   nation. Since the compacts’ inception, the state
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    inquiring about the decorative                                  Sun could be considered a “living      Museum of Art in New York,
business activity in Southeastern Connecticut.           According to the experts, Mohegan Sun now         has received over $3.8 billion. In this coming
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    elements they saw in the casino.                                museum.”                               Graceland in Memphis and the
Thanks to our Mohegan Sun resort, approxi- ranks as the fifth largest employer in Connecti-                fiscal year, the tribes will provide the state with                                                                         “Casino patrons did not have                                    He contacted Antenna Audio
mately 24,000 people have jobs at the casino          cut with more than 10,000 employees of which         more than $430 million — funds that are help-                                                                                                                                                                                   Boston Freedom Trail.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    a way to be informed about the                                  Inc., of Sausalito, Calif., a compa-
or in the nearby businesses that provide goods        90 percent are Connecticut residents. Overall,       ing to support vital services across the state and                                                                       Native theming in the casino                                    ny that is considered to have set      Visitors to Mohegan Sun may
and services to the Tribe. In addition, as a          the impact that the Mohegan Tribe has had on         in every one of Connecticut’s communities.                                                                               that speaks of the Tribe’s culture                              the industry standard for self-        take the 45-minute tour by
result of the historic revenue shar-                                the economy has been profound.                                    See A Strong Partnership on page 5                                                            and history,” Berwick said.                                     guided museum audio tours.             contacting the Mohegan Sun Hotel
ing agreement between the                           ✢               A state-sponsored survey in the                                                                                                                                 “Many of the patrons see the                                       Some of the museums that use        concierge desk at 862-1230.
Native tribes and the state of Con-                                 1990s estimated that as a result of                                                                                                                             thematic decor and want to                                      Antenna Audio include the New-         The tour costs $10.
necticut, the tribes are now the                     Mohegan Sun’s  the decline in the defense and
largest source of funds for the state
and its taxpayers, other than trans-
                                                     benefits package
                                                                    manufacturing industries, South-
                                                                    eastern Connecticut would have
                                                                                                               Ni Ya Yo is published by the Mohegan Tribe, a federally
                                                                                                              recognized tribe in Mohegan, Conn. The editorial content is
                                                                                                                                                                            Chamber of Commerce honors Chief Sturges as 2004 Citizen of the Year
fers from the federal government.                     is one of the had a jobless rate of about 20 per-
                                                                                                                the property of the Mohegan Tribe and may be reprinted
                                                                                                              only with written permission from the Tribe. Members of the
                                                                                                                                                                            By Jonathan S. Hamilton                                                                                                                                           Chairman Brown said the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Chief ’s sterling reputation fol-
   Jeff Benedict, the self-appoint-                  top 10 percent cent by the year 2000. However,              Editorial Board are all Mohegans except where noted.
                                                                                                                                                                               Mohegan Chief Ralph Sturges,                                                                                                                                lows him around when he travels
ed crusader against Native Amer-                                    today, the jobless rate in New                              TRIBAL COUNCIL
ican rights, has been busy travel-                     in the entireLondon County is about 4.4 per-
                                                                                                                             Chairman: Mark F. Brown
                                                                                                                        Vice Chairman: Peter J. Schultz
                                                                                                                                                                            “G’tinemong,” received the                                                                                                                                     to the nation’s capital. “Whenev-
                                                                                                                                                                            2004 Citizen of the Year Award                                                                                                                                 er I walk in the halls of Congress,
ing the country in an effort to                           region.   cent, which is significantly below             Recording Secretary: Shirley M. Walsh
                                                                                                               Corresponding Secretary: Christine Murtha “Micimii”          from the Chamber of Com-                                                                                                                                       members come up to me and say
strengthen local opposition to                                      the state average and means that                         Treasurer: Maynard Strickland                  merce of Eastern Connecticut                                                                                                                                   ‘How’s Ralph doing?’” Elected
casino proposals being put for-           – Tribal Chairman         the region has one of the lowest                      Ambassador: Jayne Fawcett                         during a dinner attended by 450                                                                                                                                leaders acknowledge the Chief ’s
                                                                                                                             Councilor: Roland J. Harris
ward by Native tribes. Often,              Mark F. Brown            unemployment rates in the state.                         Councilor: Glenn LaVigne                       business leaders and friends at                                                                                                                                integrity and hard work for the

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   PHOTO BY BILL GUCFA
Benedict fails to divulge that his                                     In total, Mohegan Sun gener-                          Councilor: Bruce Bozsum “Two Dogs”             Mohegan Sun’s Uncas Ballroom.                                                                                                                                  Tribe, the Chairman added.
anti-casino work is funded by                       ✢               ates over $298 million in direct                           COUNCIL OF ELDERS                            He is the 55th recipient of the                                                                                                                                   Chief Sturges has been a sculp-
                                                                                                                              Chairman: John Henry Clark
existing casinos that do not want competition payroll to Connecticut households with                                     Vice Chairman: Joseph D. Gray Jr.
                                                                                                                                                                            award.                                                                                                                                                         tor since 1952. His donated
from Native gaming in their area. In fact, Mr. Mohegan Sun employees residing in 110 of                                       Secretary: Robert Soper Sr.                      The honor is given annually to                                                                                                                              works of art include a sculpted
Benedict is enjoying a profitable career, Connecticut’s 169 towns. According to recent                                        Treasurer: Austin Fish                        a person for outstanding contri-                                                                                                                               whale — the Connecticut state
                                                                                                                              Councilor: Mary Rubino                                                                                     Chief Ralph Sturges, left, receives a plaque from Tribal Chairman and
thanks, at least in part, to New Mexican horse census data from the U.S. government, wages                                    Councilor: Bill Andrews                       butions to the civic and business                            master of ceremonies Mark F. Brown honoring him as the Chamber of                                 animal — which he gave to the
                                                                                                                              Councilor: Marie Pineault                     community.                                                   Commerce of Eastern Connecticut’s 2004 Citizen of the Year during a                               late Connecticut Gov. Ella Gras-
track owners fighting a tribe’s proposed casino at Mohegan Sun are approximately 30 percent                                                                                                                                              dinner in the Uncas Ballroom at Mohegan Sun. The award recognizes the
                                                                                                                                  Chief: Ralph Sturges                         Since becoming Chief of the                                                                                                                                 so and his carving of Uncas’
in Arizona and owners of existing mini casinos higher than the average wages for employees in                         Medicine Woman: Gladys Tantaquidgeon                                                                               Chief’s outstanding contributions to the civic and business community.
                                                                                                                                                                            Mohegan Tribe in 1991, Chief                                                                                                                                   Mark, which he gave to the
who want to stop a tribe from building a casi- the hotel industry. Furthermore, an independ-                          TRIBAL PUBLICATIONS DEPARTMENT
                                                                                                                                  Editor: Jonathan S. Hamilton*             Sturges successfully guided the                              “being friend to Indian and non-                           people well,” Sheridan said.           Uncas Elementary School in
no in Washington state.                               ent research firm recently named Mohegan                          Managing Editor: Nancy Trimble*                     Tribe through the final stages of                            Indian alike.”                                               Chief Sturges said, “I’m not the     Norwich.
                                                                                                                 Publications Designer: Susan T. Simler
                                                                                                           Reporter/Tribal Photographer: Bill Gucfa*                        federal recognition, state com-                                 “Ralph is truly an icon in                              kind of guy who likes to take             He carved an Indian head logo
                                                                                                                                EDITORIAL BOARD                             pacting and federal land settle-                             Southeastern Connecticut... He is                          bows for myself. And I’ve always       — designed by the late Mohegan
                                                    Mission Statement                                              Tom Acevedo (Salish and Kootenai Tribes)
                                                                                                                        Sandra Eichelberg, Jayne Fawcett,
                                                                                                                                                                            ment negotiations.
                                                                                                                                                                               During a press conference last
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         a man of his word who is much
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         revered and respected by all who
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    believed that you accomplish a lot
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    more by listening to people. I’ve
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Tribal member Michael Cooney —
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           for Montville High School and a
                                                                                                           Christine Murtha “Micimii,” Melissa Tantaquidgeon Zobel,
        Ni Ya Yo is a sovereign messenger which provides an official Tribal government                        Jonathan S. Hamilton. A member of the Council of              February to honor Chief Sturges,                             meet him. He is blessed with a                             accomplished quite a bit by listen-    whale for New London’s 300th
              perspective on issues and events pertaining to the Mohegan Tribe                               Elders joins the Editorial Board on a rotating basis.          Chamber President Tony Sheri-                                disarming personality and is full                          ing and then doing, and you’ve         anniversary. He sculpted a light-
                                                                                                               Mohegan Tribe, 5 Crow Hill Road, Uncasville, CT 06382        dan said Chief Sturges has fol-                              of optimism, personality traits                            got to use everybody around you        house for the U.S. Coast Guard
                               and Indian Country as a whole.                                                     Phone: 1-800-MOHEGAN FAX: 860-862-6115                    lowed Chief Uncas’ example of                                that have served him well and his                          and use their abilities.”              Academy in New London. ✢
                                                                                                              * Members of the Native American Journalists Association
PAGE 4                                                                                                                                                                            HARVEST MOON 2005                      HARVEST MOON 2005                                                                                                                                                              PAGE 5

Dr. Richards retires, leaving a ‘greener’ Mohegan Reservation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Mohegans welcome government leaders
By Nancy Trimble                                                                                                                                                                 ment, Economics Education                                                                                                    By Jonathan S. Hamilton                               Chairman Brown and Chairman Michael
                                                                                                                                                                                 Center opened in the spring of                                                                                                                                                  Chapman of the Menominee Tribal Legisla-

         fter 11 years with the Tribe,                                                                                                                                           2002, shortly after the fuel cells                                                                                             The Mohegan Tribal Council recently host-        ture introduced the governor and praised him
         Dr. Norman Richards has                                                                                                                                                 were installed on the reservation.                                                                                           ed visits from U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman,         for his efforts to promote harmonious tribal-
         retired as Administrator                                                                                                                                                In this classroom, next to the                                                                                               Wisconsin Gov. James Doyle and U.S. Rep.           state relations in Wisconsin.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                         PHOTOS (2) BY BILL GUCFA
of the Mohegan Environmental                                                                                                                                                     reservation’s power plant, Dr.                                                                                               John Larson.                                          The Mohegan Tribe is helping the Menom-
Protection Department.                                                                                                                                                           Richards has welcomed over                                                                                                                                                      inees plan an $808 million casino and enter-
    Thanks to Dr. Richards’ work,                                                                                                                                                1,000 visitors who came to learn                                                                                             U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman                         tainment complex in Kenosha, Wis. The
the Mohegan Reservation is high-                                                                                                                                                 about the Tribe’s integrated                                                                                                    “Mohegan Sun Casino is a tremendous             Mohegans are serving as a lender to the devel-
ly regarded as a place where care                                                                                                                                                approach to energy, fuel cells, recy-                                                                                        miracle, a dream Mohegans worked hard for          oper, as an advisor to the development team

                                                                                                                                                      PHOTOS (5) BY BILL GUCFA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              to achieve and it has become an extraordinary      and as manager of the proposed casino for its
for the environment is demon-                                                                                                                                                    cling and pollution prevention.                                           U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman, right, D-Conn.,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              new chapter in Connecticut’s history,” said        first seven years of operation.
strated in many ways. He has                                                                                                                                                                                                                               answers a question during a luncheon recep-
                                                                                                                                                                                 • Air quality - Dr. Richards devel-                                       tion hosted by the Tribe at Mohegan Sun.           U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman, a Democrat
been a tireless champion of                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Gov. Doyle congratulated both tribes for
                                                                                                                                                                                 oped the Tribe’s air quality regula-                                      Among those attending the luncheon were for-       from Connecticut, when the Tribe hosted a
“green” initiatives, from recycling                                                                                                                                                                                                                        mer state Sen. William Stanley, left, and Mohe-                                                       their business alliance. “History has brought
                                                                                                                                                                                 tion program, called the Tribal                                                                                              luncheon reception for him at Mohegan Sun’s
and fuel cells to hybrid vehicles                                                                                                                                                                                                                          gan Tribal Chairman Mark F. Brown.                                                                    you together with a willingness to work side
                                                                                                                                                                                 Implementation Plan (TIP). With                                                                                              Pompeii & Caesar restaurant.
and Earth Day celebrations.              At his retirement party, Dr. Norman Richards, Administrator of the Mohegan                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              by side,” he said.
                                                                                                                                                                                 approval from the EPA, the Tribe                                                                                                “The Mohegans have provided ample con-
    At a surprise retirement party       Tribe’s Department of Environmental Protection, is honored by the Tribal                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   A Democrat, Gov. Doyle is seeking re-elec-
                                         Council and Council of Elders with a Mohegan Pendleton blanket and a cer-                                                               has sovereign authority to regulate                                                                                          tributions to the state as well as the donations
in his honor, the Tribal Council                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 tion to a second term in 2006.
                                         tificate of appreciation for his 11 years of service to the Tribe. Among the
                                                                                                                                                                                 air quality on the reservation, just                                                                                         it gives to charitable organizations,” he added,
presented Dr. Richards with a            many Tribal members wishing him a happy retirement are, from left: Senior                                                                                                                                                                                            praising the Tribe for its accomplishments since
Mohegan Pendleton blanket and            Project Manager Bill Quidgeon, Corresponding Secretary/Tribal Councilor                                                                 as states are permitted to do. The                                                                                                                                              U.S. Rep. John Larson
                                         Christine Murtha “Micimii,” Dr. Richards, Tribal Ambassador Jayne Fawcett                                                               Tribe now has the authority to                                                                                               achieving federal recognition 11 years ago.
wished him well in his retirement.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   “The Mohegan Tribe’s good will is known
                                         and Planning Manager David Fowler.                                                                                                      issue emission permits, to moni-                                                                                                Introducing Sen. Lieberman, Tribal Chair-
The Council of Elders gave him a                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 around the country and its working with
                                                                                                                                                                                 tor fuel use and emissions, and to                                                                                           man Mark F. Brown commented on the sena-
certificate of appreciation.             • Pollution prevention - Dr.                                            tle emission of air pollution. In                                                                                                                                                                                                               other tribal nations to help with their eco-
                                                                                                                                                                                 keep records of air pollutants.                                                                                              tor’s popularity as shown by the many patrons
    Sharon Maynard, Cultural             Richards designed the Tribe’s                                           addition to supplying high-grade                                                                                                                                                                                                                nomic development are great works that get
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              who stopped to talk with him when the Chair-
Department Manager, gave him             Integrated Pollution Prevention                                         electrical power, the fuel cells                                                                                                                                                                                                                recognized,” said U.S. Rep. John Larson, a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              man escorted him through the casino.
an honoring turkey feather so that       Program that includes employee                                          improve overall efficiency by                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Democrat who represents Connecticut’s 1st
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Sen. Lieberman, who is seeking re-election
he can walk on his new path with         environmental education, innova-                                        helping to heat the casino’s hot                                                                                                                                                                                                                District.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Wisconsin Gov. James Doyle, center, is flanked     for a fourth term in the U.S. Senate in 2006,
pride and courage, and a pouch of        tive recycling strategies, solid                                        water supply and pre-heating the                                                                                                          by Michael Chapman, Chairman of the Menomi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Rep. Larson addressed members of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              responded to a question about the possible
sage to dispel any negativity and        waste minimization and a “green”                                        power plant’s boiler water. That                                                                                                          nee Tribal Legislature, left, and Mohegan Tribal                                                      Mohegan Tribal Council at a luncheon recep-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              closing of the Naval Submarine Base in Gro-
allow good things to come his way.       purchasing policy that calls for                                        helps to prolong the life of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Chairman Mark F. Brown during a breakfast                                                             tion the Tribe hosted at Pompeii & Caesar.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           reception at Mohegan Sun.                          ton. Sen. Lieberman said the base is in a
    Corresponding Secretary/Tribal       buying energy-efficient lights and                                      boilers by reducing the amount of                                                                                                                                                                                                               Introducing Rep. Larson, Chairman Brown
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              stronger position now than it has been in the
Councilor Christine Murtha               products with recycled content.                                         work they have to perform.                                                                                                                                                                                                                      said the congressman always makes him feel
                                                                                                                                                                                 • Hybrid cars - Working with Dr.                                                                                             past because of its military value. He said the
“Micimii,” who is the Council’s                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  comfortable when visiting Washington, D.C.,
                                                                                                                                                                                 Richards, the Mohegan Public                                                                                                 ongoing federal base-closure process does pose
Environmental liaison, said,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     and is a good friend of the Tribe.
                                                                                                                                                                                 Safety Department is purchasing                                                                                              a threat to the economy of both Eastern Con-
                                                                                 PHOTO BY JONATHAN S. HAMILTON

“With retirement, Dr. Richards                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       During the gathering, Rep. Larson asked,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              necticut and the state.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                           PHOTO BY JONATHAN S. HAMILTON
leaves behind a wonderful legacy                                                                                                                                                 hybrid vehicles, including a Ford                                                                                                                                               “And where would Connecticut be for
                                                                                                                                                                                 Escape SUV and Toyota Prius                                                                                                     “I don’t think its a good idea to expose all
and true example of the rewards                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  employment opportunities if the casinos were
                                                                                                                                                                                 sedan. These hybrids operate                                                                                                 your assets to a single location like Newport
of innovative thinking. Or as he                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 not here?” His remarks harkened back to a
                                                                                                                                                                                 using gasoline/electric technology,                                                                                          News, Va., especially with the potential for a
would laughingly say ‘pie in the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 decade ago when the influx of casino jobs pro-
                                                                                                                                                                                 which means high gas mileage                                                                                                 terrorist strike,” he said.
sky.’ Is Dr. Richards a tree hugger?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             vided wages and benefits for people who were
No, much more than that, he is a                                                                                                                                                 and much less air pollution.                                                                                                 Wisconsin Gov. James Doyle                         laid off by the region’s defense industry.
man who shared his lifetime of           • Recycling - Dr. Richards                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Gov. James Doyle addressed members of               Rep. Larson, who is seeking re-election to a
                                                                                                                                                                                 • “Green” transportation - Sub-
knowledge and creative thinking,         worked to establish an ambitious                                                                                                                                                                                  U.S. Rep. John Larson, center, D-1st Dist.,        the Mohegan Tribal Council and the                 fifth term, said he intends to run for a leader-
                                                                                                                                                                                 stituting bicycles for a number of                                        attends a luncheon reception in his honor at
bringing our Tribe into the 21st         recycling program for a variety of                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Menominee Tribal Legislature from Wiscon-          ship position in the U.S. House of Representa-
                                                                                                                                                                                 security patrol cars and working                                          Mohegan Sun with Mohegan Tribal Vice Chair-
century. It is because of his pursu-     materials, including cardboard,                                                                                                                                                                                   man Peter Schultz, left, and Mohegan Tribal        sin at a breakfast reception, hosted by the        tives. He hopes to be named Vice Chairman of
                                                                                                                                                                                 to help Norwich reduce diesel
ing and developing of the envi-          paper, plastic, glass, cans, food
                                                                                                                 • Klinki trees - The small                                                                                                                Chairman Mark F. Brown.                            Mohegan Tribe at Pompeii & Caesar.                 the Congressional Democratic Caucus. ✢
                                                                                                                 amount of carbon dioxide emit-                                  emissions from school buses were
ronmental programs we have               scraps and cooking grease. Selling                                                                                                      other projects Dr. Richards’ start-
today that we, as a Tribe, have                                                                                  ted from the Tribe’s fuel cells is
                                         recyclable materials produces rev-                                                                                                      ed. At his recommendation, the                                                                                                                          them. The Connecticut Council         alcoholism or massive credit card
gained national and worldwide
respect and recognition. I will
                                         enue for the Tribe and reduces the                                      offset by the planting of klinki
                                                                                                                 trees in Costa Rica in cooperation                              Tribal Council revised the Tribe’s      A Strong Partnership: Tribe and state                                                                           on Problem Gambling and the           debt, it would be advantageous if
                                         cost of hauling and disposing of                                                                                                        Motor Vehicle Code, which now
miss Norm tremendously as will                                                                                   with the nonprofit organization                                                                         Continued from page 2                                                    gambling is not new. Since the         Connecticut Department of             other businesses made similar
                                         waste. Food scraps are sent to a                                                                                                        fines drivers who leave their vehi-
so many others.”                                                                                                 Reforest The Tropics. The fast-                                                                            The Mohegan Tribe also pays                                           state of Connecticut created the       Mental Health and Addiction           commitments and contributions
                                         local hog farm.                                                                                                                         cles, especially buses, running on
    Dr. Richards’ professional                                                                                   growing klinki trees, like all                                                                          more than $600,000 in local                                              state lottery in 1971 and approved     Services have been working close-     to help those who struggle with
                                                                                                                 plants, absorb carbon dioxide.                                  the reservation for excessive peri-
accomplishments brought him                                                                                                                                                      ods of time. Maintenance of the         property taxes to the town of                                            greyhound racing in 1974, state        ly with the tribes and the Con-       these challenges and problems.
numerous awards from such                                                                                        “Even if we didn’t need them for                                                                        Montville and donates more than                                          officials have been working to         necticut Lottery to develop effec-       The Mohegan Tribe is extreme-
                                                                                                                 atmosphere cleanup, by planting                                 Tribe’s fleet of vehicles, antifreeze
organizations as the Institute for                                                                                                                                               reuse and solvent recovery were         $1 million to various community                                          address the needs of those who         tive strategies to address problem    ly proud of its relationship with
Tribal Environmental Profession-                                                                                 klinkis, we would be doing good
                                                                                                                                                                                 among the conservation measures         and charitable organizations.                                            cannot control their behavior          gamblers. The Connecticut Part-       our neighbors and the people who
als and the U.S. Environmental                                                                                   because we’re creating new rain-
                                                                                                                                                                                 he promoted.                               Mr. Benedict’s fundamental                                            when it comes to gambling.             nership for Responsible Gam-          call Connecticut home. We are
Protection Agency (EPA).                                                                                         forest and habitat for plants and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         premise is that Connecticut’s                                               According to a Connecticut Divi-    bling — an alliance dedicated to      dedicated to making Connecticut
    The EPA said of Dr. Richards                                                                                 animals,” Dr. Richards said.                                    • Smart buildings - Dr. Richards        Native American casinos have not                                         sion of Special Revenue study in       promoting responsible gambling        a better place to live. Despite the
in 1999, “He now runs an inte-                                                                                                                                                   made recommendations on ways
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         only failed to help the state, but                                       1996, as a result of legalized gam-    — has developed awareness pro-        unfair attacks from those who
grated pollution prevention pro-                                                                                                                                                 the Tribe could plan its construc-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         created the very existence of prob-                                      bling, the current adult addiction     grams and serves as a leading         would prefer to see us fail, we
gram at the Mohegan Sun Casi-            • Fuel cells - In the spring of                                                                                                         tion projects that would cut long-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         lem gaming. His gross misrepre-                                          rate of pathological gamblers in       resource for information and edu-     remain committed to continuing
no, which is setting the standard        2002, two 200-kilowatt fuel cells                                                                                                       term costs while lowering energy
                                                                                                                                                                                 use and reducing air pollution          sentation and misuse of data                                             Connecticut is about 0.6 percent       cation on problem and under-age       to expand economic opportunities
in Connecticut and New England           were installed on the Mohegan
... The Mohegan Tribe is a leader        Reservation. It was a dream come                                                                                                        emissions. Those “sustainable           undermines the accuracy and                                              or about 15,000 people.                gambling for all Connecticut resi-    for all of Connecticut’s citizens. In
in Indian Country in pollution           true for Dr. Richards who worked                                                                                                        energy” strategies, which do not        credibility of his argument.                                                The state of Connecticut and        dents. The tribes provide the bulk    particular, we will certainly con-
prevention...”                           for several years to make it hap-                                                                                                       consume fuel or create air pollu-          Sadly, there are some people                                          the Native American tribes are         of the funding for these impor-       tinue working with state and local
    Among the many projects Dr.          pen. Fuel cells efficiently and reli-                                                                                                   tion, include ground-source heat        who are unwilling or unable to                                           very concerned about the impact        tant efforts. Considering the vari-   officials so that, together, we can
Richards spearheaded for the             ably convert natural gas to heat                                        • Environmental classroom -                                     pump, passive solar and solar           take responsibility for their own                                        problem gamblers have on their         ety of other social problems          find solutions to the problems and
Tribe are the following:                 and electricity, producing very lit-                                    The Mohegan Energy, Environ-                                    photovoltaic technologies. ✢            actions. The existence of problem                                        lives and on the people around         involving legal activities such as    challenges that remain. ✢
PAGE 6                                                                                                                      HARVEST MOON 2005                                                                                              HARVEST MOON 2005                                                                                                                                             PAGE 7

Ceramic artist recreates Shantokware pottery using the techniques of Mohegan ancestors
Text and photos by Bill Gucfa                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            sound to indicate how much
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Shantok Pottery:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         longer they needed to be in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Honoring Women
           he Mohegan Historic                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           fire. Hill had only her instinct to
           Preservation Department                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       tell her if it was time to remove the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     By Melissa Tantaquidgeon Zobel          planted our staple crop of corn
           commissioned ceramic                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          vessels from the fire and begin the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Mohegan Tribal Historian                with the help of Granny Squan-
artist Brenda Hill, a Tuscarora trib-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    cooling process.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             nit, the leader of the woodland
al member, to recreate Shantokware                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Remarkably, not one pot was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mohegan Shantokware pot-             Little People. Mohegan women
— the unique type of pottery made                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        cracked or broken in any way. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     tery comes from Uncas’ 17th             also sang songs, danced before
300 years ago at Shantok, Village of                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     day was a complete success.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     century Village of Shantok              the growing corn and offered
Uncas, which is now part of the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             “We were on cloud nine watching
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     (also known as Fort Shantok),           gifts to Granny, to encourage
Mohegan Reservation. Uncas was                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           these things come out safely, because
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     located along the                                         this sacred crop
the Mohegan Sachem at the time of                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        the firing process is a very risky pro-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Thames River on                                           and help feed
first contact with the Europeans in                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      cedure,” said Dr. Bendremer. “I like
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     the Mohegan Reser-                                        the people.
the 1600s.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               to call it ‘native science’ in that it is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     vation. Shantok’s                                            Designs in-

                                                                                                                                                                                                            PHOTOS (7) BY BILL GUCFA
   Hill’s first step in the project was                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  all done by feeling rather than for-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     proximity to the                                          cludeincised and
to study artifact shards discovered                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      mulas on paper. Brenda Hill is
                                          Studying Shantokware replicas, are, from left: Sharon Maynard, Mohegan Cultur-      Excavated at Shantok, Village of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     river (which is                                           shell-stamped
at Shantok, which showed her what                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        extraordinarily talented!”
                                          al Department Manager; Elaine Thomas, Archaeological Research Assistant;            Uncas, this 300-year-old-Shantok-                                                                                                                                                                      really a tidal basin)                                     parallel lines
the finished product should look                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Hill said, “It’s been a dream of
                                          Joseph D. Gray Jr., Council of Elders Vice Chairman; ceramic artist Brenda Hill;    ware pot was pieced together from                                                                                                                                                                      is evident in the                                         which form
like. Shantokware is unique because       and Dr. Jeffrey Bendremer, Archaeologist in the Historic Preservation Department.   fragments by an archaeologist.                                                                                                                              mine to be able to do this.” ✢
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     glittering shell temper used in                           various shapes,
the edges around the top of the pot-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     the potter’s clay, rather than the                        including tri-
tery resemble the turrets and battle-     with clay mixed with crushed clam           toric Preservation Department’s         have been nervous about plac-                                                                            coming celebrations.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     mineral temper seen elsewhere.                            angles. The lines
ments of a castle. The design is          shell grit. She recreated several differ-   Archaeologist, and his Research         ing her works of art into the                                                                                    The weather conditions had
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Shantokware reminds us of                              are known to
called castellation. The ceramic          ent sizes and styles of the unique          Assistant Elaine Thomas.                flames.                                                                                                         to be just right for firing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       the Mohegan Tribe’s matriar-                            indicate peri-
pieces also have designs incised or       pottery.                                      The final step was to fire the           The kiln, or oven, used                                                                                      ceramics — not too hot
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              chal roots                       ods of time
carved into the clay.                       With great detail, she made the           ceramics at Shantok. After weeks of     for the firing was the                                                                                        and not too cold or windy.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              among the      and the triangles reflect vil-
   As Mohegans did hundreds of            Shantokware appear before the eyes          forming replicas of Shantokware to      grill used to cook chick-                                                                                   If not, Hill’s work would have
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Iroquois in     lages, individual dwellings and
years ago, Hill created the pottery       of Dr. Jeffrey Bendremer, the His-          an admirable exactness, Hill must       en during Mohegan Home-                                                                                   crumbled into the ashes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Upstate New       journeys — including the ups
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          “The conditions couldn’t
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          York, for it is    and downs of our personal/
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       have been better,” said
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         decorated with      tribal journey, known as the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Thomas, adding, “It’s very
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        the life-giving      Trail of Life. ✢
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       time consuming.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     symbols of women.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hill carefully moved the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Featured on its promi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       embers around the vessels

                                                                                                                                                                      PHOTOS (3) BY DR. JEFFREY BENDREMER
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 nent castellations are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       for more than two hours to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  depictions of mothers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       distribute the heat evenly. As
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 and infants, corn —
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       the pots baked, colors
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                the traditional Mohe-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       emerged that resembled the hue
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              gan food of life — and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       of the artifacts — a rich dark
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           other female body imagery.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Traditionally,      Mohegan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          During the firing, she tapped
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     women were the ones who
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       the pots and listened for a certain

New cookbook celebrates Mohegan cuisine and culture                                                                                                                                                          MOHEGAN CLEAR
                                                                                                                                                                                                            24 quahog clams
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            CLAM CHOWDER
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Wash and shuck the clams,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     On the Whale Trail
                                                                                                                 soups and chowders, served daily through-                                                                                                           reserving the juice.

            ohegan Sun has released a new cook-                                                                                                                                                         2 tablespoons vegetable oil Chop the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                clams coarsely. Heat the veg
            book called “Under the Mohegan                                                                       out the resort. These recipes include chick-                                          6 slices bacon, chopped                                               etable oil in a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      large stockpot. Add the baco
                                                                                                                 en and corn chowder, Mohegan corn stock                                                                                                           n, onion, celery and
            Sun: A Celebration of Cuisine and                                                                                                                                                          1 cup chopped onion           potato and saute until the on
                                                                                                                 and hunter stew.                                                                                                                                 ion and celery are
Culture,” which showcases the works of the casi-                                                                                                                                                       1 cup chopped celery          tender, about 15 minutes.
no’s chefs and honors the culture and traditions                                                                     Subsequent pages of the book feature                                              1 cup chopped potato             Add the reserved clam juice,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     the 5 cups additional
of the Mohegan Tribe.                                                                                             recipes from Mohegan Sun-owned and                                                  5 cups clam juice             clam juice and water. Bring
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 to a boil, skimming the
   “We are excited to share our culinary culture                                                                  operated restaurants, including Fidelia’s,                                                                        surface frequently. Add the ch
                                                                                                                                                                                                      1 cup water                                                  opped clams. Return
and passion and, at the same time, celebrate the                                                                  The Cove, Rain, Todd English’s Tuscany,                                                                          to a boil and reduce the heat.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      pinch of salt
Mohegan Tribe’s history,” said Gary Crowder,                                                                      Pompeii & Caesar, Bamboo Forest and                                                                                  Simmer for 10 minutes. Sea
                                                                                                                                                                                                      1/2 teaspoon pepper                                         son with salt and
Mohegan Sun’s Senior Vice President of Food                                                                        The Longhouse.                                                                                                  pepper. Makes 10 servings.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Recipe from “Un                        der the Mohegan Sun:
and Beverage.                                                                                                         Emperor-style soft-shelled crabs, veal                                                                                                                 A Celebration of Cuisine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      & Culture”

   “The recipes served at Mohegan Sun contain                                                                      Milanese, and pan-roasted salmon with

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     PHOTO BY BILL GUCFA
the ingredients that have sustained the Mohe-                                                                      crab meat stuffing and citrus beurre blanc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                D ACORN SQUASH
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            RANBERRY-Sof UFFEberries that the Mohegans gathered
gan Tribe for centuries. This book was designed                                                                    are among the exotic recipes from the                                                                   C       one the wild
to give our guests the opportunity to enjoy our                                                                    restaurants.                                                                                       Cranberries were                       r’s Pond and Ashbow cemete
                                                                                                                      The last section of the book is dedicat-                                                          from  areas near present-day Mille come a staple New England crop.
offerings while at home,” Crowder said.                                                                                                                                                                                                         sticated to be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Cranberries were later dome
   Published by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming                                                                           ed to Mohegan Sun’s legendary pastry                                                                                                                         d discard the seeds.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ash       Cut each squash into halves an                                                         Dyan Gulovsen and Troy Hall, of the Mohegan Tribe’s Art Department, stand
Authority, the book begins with the Mohegan                                                                         team and its record-breaking, 15,000-                                                         4 small acorn squ                                              l stand. Place cut side                             with their entry in the fundraising project known as the “Whale Trail.” The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ps whole fresh     Trim the ends so the halves wil                           35
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1-1/2 cu                                           h and bake at 350 degrees for
                                                                                                                    pound wedding cake. It includes recipes                                                                                                                                                                          sperm whale they painted with Eastern Woodland Indian symbols is on dis-
Trail of Life, discussing the origins of the Tribe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     or frozen cranb erries down in a baking dis                                                                     play at the entrance to Mohegan Sun’s Sky Casino from the Riverview
                                                                                                                    for wedding cake, carrot cake, white                                                                                                                        rature. Combine the cran-
and their traditional diet related to hunting,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                grated        minutes. Cool to room tempe                                                            Garage. Nearly 50 whales, five of which are sponsored by Mohegan Sun,
                                                                                                                     chocolate mousse and classic creme                                                           1/2 teaspoon                                                   ce, maple sugar and
fishing, planting and gathering. Throughout the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         nge zest              berries, orange zest, applesau                                                        were painted by local artists The fiberglass models, which came in two
                                                                                                                     brulee.                                                                                         ora                                                        x well. Spoon into the                               types — sperm and beluga — started off pure white, but now they burst
book are historic photos of Mohegan ancestors.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ce         hazelnut oil in a bowl and mi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   1/2 cup applesau                                                ed side up in a baking                            with colorful themes as diverse as the artists’ imaginations. The whales
   In the section on “Traditional Foodways,” the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          p maple sugar        cavities of the squash. Place fill                                                    will be auctioned off for charity in the fall. Until then, they will decorate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   1//2 cu                                                        longer. Serve immediate-
book offers recipes for authentic Mohegan Tribal          In addition, the cookbook reveals Mohegan            The 159-page hardcover book sells for $30 at Mohegan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      or brown sugar           dish and bake for 30 minutes                    desired.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     local communities in Southeastern Connecticut, New York and Boston.
dishes, such as succotash and three-bean casserole.     Sun’s inspiration for its authentic Mohegan            Sun retail outlets and on line at                                                                                           y serve with whipped cream if
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   1 tablespo on hazelnut oil ly. You ma                                        ”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       tion of Cuisine & Culture
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Mohegan Sun: A Celebra
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Recipe from “Under the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Geno Auriemma

PAGE 8                                                                                                                     HARVEST MOON 2005                        HARVEST MOON 2005                                                                                                                                                                        PAGE 9

Pocono Downs: A milestone in Mohegan Tribe’s quest to diversify                                                                                                     Geno Auriemma to open Fast Break restaurant at casino
Continued from page 1                                                                                                                                               By Jonathan S. Hamilton
tion of approximately 1,000 slot          This artist’s rendering shows the exterior of the planned gaming and entertainment
                                          complex that will be called Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.                                                                     The Mohegan Tribe has unveiled plans for
machines. The renovation, pro-
jected to cost $47 million, will                                                                                                                                    Geno Auriemma’s Fast Break, a basketball-
include a 10,000-square-foot                                                                                                                                        themed marketplace and eatery that will offer
food court, a simulcast facility                                                                                                                                    Italian, Mexican and American cuisine when it
and a two-story addition to the                                                                                                                                     opens at Mohegan Sun next year.
grandstand. These improvements                                                                                                                                         The restaurant will replace the Rising Moon

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             PHOTO BY BILL GUCFA
are expected to take about six                                                                                                                                      Gallery of Eateries in the casino’s retail corridor.
months to complete.                                                                                                                                                    During a press conference in the Wolf Den
   The slots are expected to begin                                                                                                                                  in June, the Tribal officials announced plans to
operation in March as soon as the                                                                                                                                   begin construction of the restaurant in Octo-
state of Pennsylvania grants MTGA                                                                                                                                   ber. The project is expected to be completed in
a conditional gaming license.                                                                                                                                       early 2006.                                                                                                ✢
                                                                                                                                                                       Auriemma, who has coached the University

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            PHOTO BY STEVEN LASCHEVER
Off-reservation investment                                                                                                                                          of Connecticut’s women’s basketball team for
                                      mission last December.                                                                                                                                                                                                         “We worked tirelessly
   In its first commercial venture
off the reservation, the Mohegan
                                         However, receipt of a gaming
                                      license was delayed when gaming
                                                                                 Soper named Pocono Downs CEO                                                       19 years and won five national championships,
                                                                                                                                                                    is one of college basketball’s most successful                                                 with the Tribal Council
Tribe purchased the 400-acre                                                                                                                                        coaches in history.
                                      opponents filed a lawsuit chal-               Mohegan Tribal member Robert           At Mohegan Sun, Soper was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    to present an idea that
Pocono Downs Raceway from             lenging the constitutionality of           (Bobby) Soper Jr. was named Presi-     responsible for overseeing the                 Tribal Chairman Mark F. Brown welcomed
Penn National Gaming for $280         the state’s one-year-old slot
                                                                                 dent and Chief Executive Officer of    Human Resources Department,                 Auriemma and said his success on the basket-                                                   is special … I can’t wait
                                                                                 Pocono Downs and five                             Security and Surveil-                                                                                                                                          University of Connecticut women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma
million last January. In the deal,    machine law.                                                                                                                  ball court will certainly transfer off the court                                                    to get started.”
                                                                                 Pennsylvania off-track                            lance, the Legal Depart-                                                                                                                                       will open his Fast Break restaurant early next year at Mohegan Sun, the
the Tribe also acquired                           In late June, the Penn-        wagering operations by                            ment and the Shops at            with his new restaurant at Mohegan Sun.                                                                                       Mohegan Tribe announced during a press conference at the Wolf Den in
five Pennsylvania                                    sylvania Supreme            the Mohegan Tribal                                Mohegan Sun.                        Coach Auriemma said, “This is an unbeliev-                                                                                 June. At the media gathering, from left, are: Mitchell Etess, Mohegan
off-track wager-                                        Court in a 6-0           Gaming Authority (MTGA)                              Prior to that position,       able moment for a lot of people. We worked                                                        — Geno Auriemma             Sun’s President and CEO; Glen Coben, project architect; Tribal Coun-
                                                                                 in early 2005. Soper                              he served as Senior Attor-                                                                                                                                     cilor Bruce Bozsum “Two Dogs;” Coach Auriemma; Tribal Chairman
ing operations in                                                                                                                                                   tirelessly with the Tribal Council to present an
Allentown, East
                                                         decision upheld
                                                                                 served as Mohegan Sun’s                           ney for the Mohegan
                                                                                                                                                                    idea that is special. It’s no secret that we
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ✢                  Mark F. Brown and Tribal Treasurer Maynard Strickland.
                                                         the law and             Senior Vice President of                          Tribe, where, among other
Stroudsburg,                                             threw out the           Administration since 2001.                        things, he was responsi-         [UConn basketball and Mohegan Sun] do it                                                         The restaurant will seat 300 guests and offer     here at Mohegan Sun,” said Mitchell Etess,
Carbondale,                                            challenge, allow-            “We are excited to                             ble for managing the legal       better than anybody else in the country. I can’t                                               waiter service. The food court outlets will fea-    Mohegan Sun’s President and Chief Executive
Hazleton and Erie.                                 ing the state’s new           have Bobby Soper lead-                            issues associated with all       wait to get started.”                                                                          ture regularly changing menu items with sea-        Officer. “From the beginning, it’s been our
                                                                                 ing our first diversified                         commercial transactions             Designed by Glen and Company in New                                                         sonal dishes and themed specials. In addition,      goal to offer our guests familiar national and
   “This acquisition is a                    Gaming Control Board to
                                                                                 commercial venture.                               of the Tribe and Mohegan
significant milestone for the         move forward with drafting the                                                                                                York, Geno Auriemma’s Fast Break will be run                                                   the marketplace will sell Auriemma’s name-          regional brands, and who is more recognizable
                                                                                 Bobby has been a                                  Sun, as well as advising
Mohegan Tribe in its quest to         application for gaming licenses            tremendous asset to
                                                                                                               Robert Soper Jr.
                                                                                                                                   the Tribe on various legal       by a management team Auriemma has assem-                                                       brand Italian pastas and sauces.                    in the Northeast and across the country than
diversify outside the reservation     and writing regulations for slot           Mohegan Sun’s management team          and business issues.                        bled out of New York and Fairfield, Conn.                                                        “We are thrilled to have Geno Auriemma            Geno?” ✢
and provide long-term economic        operators. The Pennsylvania slot           and an integral part of the property’s    Soper holds a bachelor’s degree
                                                                                 success over the years,” said Tribal   in business administration from the
growth for future generations,”
Tribal Chairman Mark F. Brown
                                      machine law permits as many as
                                      61,000 slot machines in 14 casi-
                                                                                 Chairman Mark F. Brown. “This further
                                                                                 demonstrates how Indian gaming is
                                                                                                                        University of Georgia and a law
                                                                                                                        degree from the University of Geor-
                                                                                                                                                                    Permanent exhibit in church pays tribute to Mohegan veterans
said. “We look forward to work-       nos around the state.                      helping Mohegan Tribal members to      gia Law School. He is the son of            By Jonathan S. Hamilton                                                                                                                                         Sachem: “It may be that the cries
ing hand in hand with the local          Bill Velardo, MTGA Chief                get the training necessary to become   Mohegan Council of Elders Secre-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    of grief still echo in your ears so
community and the Common-             Executive Officer, said, “We are           successful business leaders.”          tary Robert Soper Sr. ✢
                                                                                                                                                                       Over 150 people witnessed the                                                                                                                                that you no longer hear the com-
wealth of Pennsylvania to build a     extremely excited about entering                                                                                              unveiling of the Mohegan veter-                                                                                                                                 forting words of the creator. If this
successful operation beneficial to    the Pennsylvania market during                                                                                                ans exhibit during a ceremony                                                                                                                                   is the case we offer you a feather
all parties involved.”                this time of great gaming oppor-
   Pocono Downs, which opened         tunity in the state.”                     Pineault is Senior Vice President                                                   and reception at the Mohegan
                                                                                                                                                                    Church. Several speakers deliv-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    — a gift of the creator — and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    with it we clear the cries of grief
in 1964, is a harness racing track       The state has projected it will            Mohegan Tribal member Ray-          negotiated and drafted agreements           ered heartfelt remarks, noting the                                                                                                                              and the dust of death from your
approximately 15 minutes from         take in $1 billion in slot revenue         mond Pineault has been named           related to business opportunities
                                                                                                                                                                    contributions all veterans have                                                                                                                                 ears that the silence may rest and
the popular Pocono Mountain                                                      Mohegan Sun’s Senior Vice Presi-       and consulted with MTGA on securi-
                                      annually, much of which is to go                                                                                              made to their country during                                                                                                                                    comfort you once again.”
                                                                                 dent of Administration, filling the    ties issues, including financial report-

                                                                                                                                                                                                            PHOTO BY MARK BRETT
resorts. The Tribe received a har-    to local school districts for prop-                                                                                           wartime.                                                                                                                                                           Vice Chairman Peter Schultz, a
                                                                                 position that had been held since      ing and debt financing.
ness racing license from the Penn-    erty-tax relief for 3 million home-        2001 by Tribal member                                   Pineault also provid-         The permanent exhibit is in the                                                                                                                              Vietnam veteran, said how fitting
sylvania Harness Racing Com-          owners across Pennsylvania. ✢              Robert Soper Jr.                                     ed legal services to sev-     design of a tree made from differ-                                                                                                                              it is to hold this event in the
                                                                                    The Mohegan Tribal                                eral of the Tribe’s depart-
                                                                                                                                                                    ent wood panels, including pine,                                                                                                                                Mohegan Church.
                                                                                 Gaming Authority (MTGA)                              ments and entities,
                                                                                 named Soper President                                including the Housing
                                                                                                                                                                    oak, cedar, maple, poplar, cherry                                                                                                                                  “War can quickly turn a 20-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Veterans from three wars stand in front of the exhibit honoring the contri-
                                                                                 and Chief Executive Offi-                            Authority and Utility         and walnut. The leaves of the tree                            butions of Mohegan veterans at the Mohegan Church. From left are: Mohe-                           year-old kid into a 45-year-old
                                                                                 cer of Pocono Downs                                  Authority; and the Plan-      are represented by photographs of                             gan Tribal Vice Chairman Peter Schultz, who served in the Vietnam War;                            man,” Vice Chairman Schultz
                                                                                 and five Pennsylvania off-                           ning, Development, Infor-     89 Mohegan veterans.                                          Council of Elders Vice Chairman Joseph D. Gray Jr., who served in the Kore-                       said. “We must work together for
With help from Mohegan Tribe,                                                    track wagering opera-                                mation Systems and
                                                                                                                                                                       The tree is on the wall of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  an War; and Chief Ralph Sturges, who served in World War II.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    the common good. When we sac-
                                                                                 tions.                                               Finance Departments;
NCAI has improved Website                                                           Pineault brings more
                                                                                 than 15 years of legal and
                                                                                                                                      as well Little People,
                                                                                                                                      LLC; and Crow Hill Prop-
                                                                                                                                                                    foyer outside the church’s recep-
                                                                                                                                                                    tion area. To the right of the tree
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  three-year collaborative effort
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  with members of the Historic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             freedom they now have in this
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    rifice, we do our best work. God
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    bless the kids over in Iraq.”
   The Mohegan Tribe used its         information to tribal leaders on           business experience to                               erties. He served as          are the words: “Generations of                                Preservation Department, includ-                              Joseph D. Gray Jr. — Vice              Irvin Reid, a post commander
technical and artistic expertise      impacts to tribal sovereignty, and         his position with Mohe-                              a Management Board            Mohegans Serving Their Native                                 ing Pineault, Executive Director                           Chairman of the Mohegan Coun-          from the Veterans of Foreign War
                                                                                                              Raymond   Pineault
                                                                                 gan Sun where he will be                             member of Mohegan
to create a new Website               developing a contact database.                                                                                                Land.”                                                        Melissa Tantaquidgeon Zobel and                            cil of Elders, Chairman of the         Post 10060 in Uncasville, Conn.,
                                                                                 responsible for overseeing the         Information Technology Group, LLC,
( for the National         NCAI, formed in 1944, is a               Human Resources Department,            a subsidiary majority-owned by the
                                                                                                                                                                       Sandi Pineault, Education Pro-                             Administrative Assistant Stacy                             Mohegan Tribal Veterans Associa-       said “Webster’s Dictionary”
Congress of American Indians          major national tribal government           Security and Surveillance, the Legal   Mohegan Tribe.                              gram Coordinator for the Tribe’s                              Dufresne.                                                  tion and a decorated veteran of        defines a hero as a kind of
(NCAI) as part of NCAI’s Sover-       organization whose purpose is to           Administration and the Shops at           Pineault graduated from the Uni-         Historic Preservation Depart-                                    “I wanted to remember the vets                          the Korean War — reminded the          demigod in ancient Greek
eignty Protection Initiative.         inform the public and Congress             Mohegan Sun.                           versity of Connecticut with a bache-        ment, organized the collection of                             as leaves on a tree,” Lackey said.                         gathering that American Indians        mythology.
                                                                                    Since March 2001, Pineault          lor of arts degree in psychology in
   The purpose of the initiative is   on the governmental rights of                                                                                                 photos, planned the event and led                                Mohegan Chief Ralph Sturges,                            have served in greater percentages        “A hero can be defined in many
                                                                                 worked in the Tribe’s Legal Depart-    1988. He received a law degree from
threefold — educating the public      American Indians and Alaska                ment as Senior Staff Attorney, man-    Quinnipiac College School of Law in
                                                                                                                                                                    the ceremonies. She introduced                                a World War II veteran, stressed                           than any other ethnic group from       ways,” Reid said, “...We did
that tribes are sovereign govern-     Natives.                                   aging the legal issues associated      Hamden, Conn., in 1996. He is the           David Lackey from Whirlwind &                                 how important it was to remem-                             the beginning of the United            something that is absolutely self-
ments serving a constituency,           Mohegan Tribal Vice Chair-               with all commercial transactions of    son of Mohegan Council of Elders            Co. of New York, who designed                                 ber the many soldiers who didn’t                           States to the present.                 less, putting our lives at risk for
establishing a communications         man Peter Schultz, who serves as           the Tribe and Mohegan Sun. He also     member Marie Pineault. ✢                    the exhibit.                                                  make it back home and who                                     Gray, overcoming emotion,           other people’s freedom and didn’t
vehicle that provides timely                      See NCAI Website on page 11                                                                                          Lackey described his work as a                             helped all Americans enjoy the                             then quoted from an Iroquois           ask for anything in return.” ✢
PAGE 10                                                                                                                                                              HARVEST MOON 2005                    HARVEST MOON 2005                                                                                                                                                 PAGE 11

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Defending Eastern Conference champions seek WNBA title
    Recording superstars honored                                                                                                                                                                          By Jonathan S. Hamilton                                                                                                                                     ✢
                                                                                                                                                                                                             All that stood between the
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Connecticut Sun and the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              “There’s a lot
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Women’s National Basketball                                                                                                                        of parity in our
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Association (WNBA) crown last
                                                                                                                                                                                                          season was a three-point field                                                                                                                  conference with the
                                                                                                                                                                                                          goal launched by Nykesha Sales,                                                                                                                 first and last place
                                                                                                                                                                                                          who had lit up the Seattle Storm
                                                                                                                                                                                                          in that game for 32 points on 14                                                                                                                  teams only three

                                                                                      PHOTO BY PHIL LAMPRON
                                                                                                                                                                                                          of 22 shooting. But alas, the shot
                                                                                                                                                                                                          missed and the ball game was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               games apart
                                                                                                                                                                                                          over.                                                                                                                                                last season.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                             So far this season, the Sun has
                                                                                                                                                                                                          done just about everything right                                                                                                                     – Mike Thibault,

                                                                                                                      Baseball’s Iron Man                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Connecticut Sun
                                                             PHOTOS BY BILL GUCFA
    From left, Tribal Chairman                                                                                                                                                                            to erase that painful memory and
    Mark F. Brown, Rod Stewart
    and Mitchell Etess,
                                                                                                                                                                                                          put itself into position to ulti-                                                                                                                      Head Coach
    Mohegan Sun CEO.                                                                                                  Chief Ralph Sturges presents a bronze relief of New York Yankee great               mately capture the WNBA
                                                                                                                      Lou Gehrig to future Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr., right, during the                championship.                                                                                                                                               ✢
                                                                                                                      World Baseball Convention, at the Mohegan Sun Convention Center.
                                                                                                                                                                                                             The defending Eastern Confer-
                                                                                                                      Ripken, a former Baltimore Oriole, broke Gehrig’s consecutive-games-
    Rock ’n’ roll legend Rod Stewart                                                                                  played record (2,130) in 1995 and set the all-time mark of 2,632 in                 ence champions have come out                                                                                                                 with her defensive intensity and
    and country music mega-star                                                                                       1998. Artist Armand Lamontagne, who sculpted the bronze relief of                   like gangbusters this season, surg-                                                                                                          important 3-point shooting.
    Tim McGraw now have stars on                                                                                      Gehrig, also created the sculpture of Mohegan Medicine Woman                        ing to a 12-3 record at the All-
                                                                                                                      Gladys Tantaquidgeon that stands in Mohegan Sun’s Winter entrance.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          “She’s a great teammate and
    the Walk of Fame outside the
    Mohegan Sun Arena. As adoring
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Star break and now sporting a                                                                                                                unselfish. Brooke has a point

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               PHOTO BY PHIL LAMPRON
    fans watched, the Mohegan                                                                                                                                                                             22-6 mark through mid-August.                                                                                                                guard mentality at the forward
    Tribe, in separate ceremonies,
    presented them with plaques
    honoring their contributions to
                                                                                                          Winners again                                                                                   They currently lead the second-
                                                                                                                                                                                                          place Indiana Fever by five and a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       position,” Thibault said.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Connecticut’s guard play was
    the Arena’s success over the                                                                                                                                                                          half games in the Eastern Confer-                                                                                                            in a transitional phase at the
    past few years.                                                                                                                                                                                       ence.                                                                                                                                        beginning of training camp as
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Head Coach Mike Thibault           The Connecticut Sun may have found the final piece of the puzzle to win                                veteran point guard Debbie
                                                                                                                                                                                                          still expects his team to have a      the Women’s National Basketball Association crown when they traded a                                   Black retired. Second-year player
                                                                                                                                                                                                          tough time of it with Eastern         draft pick to acquire 7-foot, 2-inch center Margo Dydek, the all-time league
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Jen Derevjanik has seen more
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                leader in blocked shots. She’s the tallest player in the WNBA.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Conference rivals.                                                                                                                           minutes backing up Whalen and
                                                                                                                                                                                                             “There’s a lot of parity in our    Katie Feenstra, the Sun’s first-       Franklin has put up MVP-like                                    the team also signed free agent
                                                                                      PHOTO BY JONATHAN S. HAMILTON

                                                                                                                                                                                                          conference with the first and last    round pick in the draft and Con-       numbers during the first half of                                guard Jamie Carey. Thibault said
                                                                                                                                                                                                          place teams only three games          necticut’s first-round pick in next    the season.                                                     Whalen had a rigorous off-sea-
                                                                                                                                                                                                          apart last season,” Thibault said.    year’s draft.                             “We need a post player on the                                son training regimen to prepare
                                                                                                                                                                                                             The Sun has had its way with          Dydek, at 7 feet, 2 inches, is      defensive end who can rebound                                   her for this season.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Western Conference teams com-         the tallest player in the WNBA.        and block shots,” said Thibault.                                   “The coaching staff asked her
                                                                                                                                                                                                          piling a 13-1 record but has          She immediately developed into         “Margo can do both.”                                            to work on three areas: defensive
                                                                                                                                                                                                          played with moderate success          an impact player this season by           The Sun returned a core of                                   footwork, conditioning and her
                                                                                                                      For the second time in three years, former Chicago Bear quarterback                 (9-5) against Eastern Conference      becoming a shot-blocking force         starters that includes two mem-                                 mid-range game. We want her to
                                                                                                                      Jim McMahon and former Detroit Red Wing Darren Veitch won the
                                                                                                                                                                                                          opponents. Only the Charlotte         and rebounding machine. Dydek          bers named to the WNBA All-                                     take a 15-foot jumpshot if the
                                                                                                                      Celebrity Players Team Golf Championship at Mohegan Sun’s Oral B
                                                                                                                      Ahmad Rashad Celebrity Classic in July. They defeated former Buffalo                Sting has truly struggled all sea-    has changed teams’ offensive           Star team: Sales and McWilliams-                                defense allows her that option,”
                                                                                                                      Sabre Don Edwards and former Boston Bruin Ed Westfall in a three-hole               son, winning only four games.         schemes by clogging the middle,        Franklin. Forward Asjha Jones,                                  he said.
                                                                                                                      playoff at the Fox Hopyard Golf Club in East Haddam, Conn. From left,                  But the Sun may have pulled
    From left, Tribal Chairman Mark F. Brown,                                                                         are: Tribal Councilor Bruce Bozsum “Two Dogs,” who presented the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                challenging lay-ups and altering       who relieves Dydek, shooting                                       The Sun ends its regular sea-
    Tim McGraw and Paul Munick, Mohegan Sun’s
                                                                                                                      winners’ check, McMahon, tournament host Ahmad Rashad and Veitch.                   off one of the best deals to secure   short jump shots in the paint.         guard Katie Douglas and last                                    son with a five-game homestand
    Senior Vice President of Sports and Entertainment.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          a bid for the WNBA champi-               Thibault said the team needed       year’s rookie sensation Lindsay                                 and then an away game at Char-
                                                                                                                                                                                                          onship during the WNBA draft          a true center to allow Taj             Whalen round out the starters.                                  lotte. The team hopes to finish
                                                                                                                                                                                                          last spring. The Sun acquired         McWilliams-Franklin the oppor-            Thibault expected forward                                    with the best record in the
Uncas American Indian Grill opens                                                                                                                                                                         center Margo Dydek from the
                                                                                                                                                                                                          San Antonio Silver Stars in a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                tunity to move to her more natu-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ral power forward position. With
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Brooke Wyckoff to bounce back
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       after a season-ending knee injury
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       WNBA and take aim at the elu-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       sive championship they almost
Continued from page 1                                                                                                                                                                                     trade for Liberty University’s        that     switch,     McWilliams-       last year and she has, thus far,                                captured in Seattle last year. ✢
It also features a private dining room for 40
people, a retractable privacy curtain and a 150-
bottle, climate-controlled wine cabinet.
  Designed by Haverson Architecture and
                                                                                                                                                                                                          NCAI Website                          itors of breaking news such as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Supreme Court decisions, con-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           We hope you are enjoying this
                                                                                                                                PHOTOS BY BILL GUCFA

Design in Greenwich, Conn., the Uncas                                                                                                                                                                     Continued from page 8                 gressional action or presidential
                                                                                                                                                                                                          the Chairman of NCAl’s Techni-                                                                                                                        issue of Ni Ya Yo.
American Indian Grill is a warm, rustic, open-                                                                                                                                                                                                  decrees.

hearth dining environment. Jay Haverson,                                                                                                                                                                  cal Team Subcommittee, was the           NCAl’s current initiatives are                                                                             To order your own FREE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           subscription, please complete

Principal in Charge of Architecture and Interi-                                                                                                                                                           impetus behind getting the            highlighted on each page along
or Design, said he drew inspiration from                                                                                                                                                                  Mohegan Tribe involved in the         with the latest news updates. On                                                                             and mail the form below.

                                                         Birch trees and splint basket-like constructions create a Native atmosphere throughout the restaurant.
Mohegan Sun.                                                                                                                                                                                              Website project. The project          the site, users can search the data-

  “If the casino is deemed a forest, then the            facility. A turtle-shell-shaped dome covers the                                               and spit grill. The spits rotate constantly in a   team consisted of staff from the      base for specific information.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Name: _________________________________________________________________
restaurant is the clearing in the forest,” said          bagel shop and birch trees line the walls. A                                                  wrap-around rotisserie with the effect of a        Mohegan Tribal government,            The site also contains resolutions

Haverson. “It is a respite and a calm.”                  waterfall near the back of the restaurant creates                                             tower of fire.                                     Mohegan Sun and NCAI.                 passed by NCAI at its confer-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Address: _______________________________________________________________

  The decorative elements reflect the Eastern            a serene atmosphere.                                                                            The non-smoking restaurant will be open             The Website is designed to get     ences and a directory that

Woodland Indian themes. Cascading pools of                The dining experience centers on an open-                                                    from 11 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. on Sunday to             the user more involved in Indian      includes contact information for
water create a refreshing effect. Lighting,              hearth grill with dramatic lighting around the                                                Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. on          issues. The site has an alert mes-    tribal governments, Indian                     City: _________________________________ State:________ Zip: __________
stone, wood and iron are the primary materi-             dining area, which changes colors every few                                                   Friday and Saturday. The Chief ’s Bagels will      sage line that scrolls across the     organizations, federal officials
als which are woven together throughout the              seconds. Entrees are prepared over a wood fire                                                be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. ✢       bottom of the page to inform vis-     and vendors. ✢                                                      Mail to: Ni Ya Yo,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mohegan Tribe, 5 Crow Hill Road, Uncasville, CT 06382

To top