Gambling has destroyed many families and futures. Generations will suffer, and especially our children, because of gambling.
– Hon. Arthur O. Eve, former Deputy Speaker, New York State Assembly
Our community's future lies in developing that which renders us unique, not in copying casino gambling efforts that have failed so many other cities.
– Kevin P. Gaughan, local civic leader & former mayoral candidate, City of Buffalo
The Haudenosaunee Confederacy has repeatedly condemned commercial gambling as an activity contrary to our traditional teachings. It has no place among a people whose original instructions are to care for the earth, sustain our rituals of thanksgiving and preserve land, sky, and water in trust for those yet unborn. Casino gambling is but the latest tactic devised by external agencies to divorce us from our heritage, separate us from the earth, and extinguish our indigenous rights ...
– Douglas M. George-Kanentiio, nationally honored Haudenosaunee author, journalist and Indian activist