Who are the Wilton Rancheria?
Wilton Rancheria is the only federally recognized Natie American tribe in Sacramento County and consists of descendants of Miwok-speaking tribes. Wilton Rancheria’s indigineous territory encompasses Sacramento County, inclusive of Elk Grove. After being granted the land in a trust by the United States of America in 1928, which thereby formed the Wilton Rancheria, the federal trust was terminated in 1958 and the Tribe later lost federal recognition in 1964.
Decades later, in 1999, surviving members of Wilton Rancheria convened and requested that the United States restore federal recognition of the Tribe, a request that was approved in 2009. A new Tribe constitution was passed in 2011, establishing with it a four-branch system of government, whose administration office is located in Elk Grove.
When will the Sky River Casino open?
The Sky River Casino in Elk Grove, CA opened on August 15, 2022.
Who is building the casino in Elk Grove?
The Sky River Casino & Resort project is a joint venture between the Elk Grove-based Wilton Rancheria and well-known national gaming company, Boyd Gaming Corporation, who is based in Las Vegas, NV and operates 28 gaming entertainment sites nationwide.