Space is still available in AIS 230: INDIAN GAMING AND CASINOS.
Department: American Indian Studies
Instructor: Mary Wright
MW 12:30 - 2:20 pm
Gaming--casinos and bingo--as a Tribal sovereignty practice is the class focus. Pre-contact and historic gambling among the Indigenous peoples of North America begin the class. The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (1988), court cases and government regulatory issues are a major concern. Federal recognition of tribes, State-Tribal compacts, tribal membership and other current issues are highlighted. The social, political, and economic impacts of gaming for tribes, their local communities and the U.S. as a whole are explored, as well as the 'Anti-Indian Casino' movement. Tribal, government agency and industry representatives will speak to the class.
The Autumn 2012 time schedule for American Indian Studies can be found here.