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Autumn 2012 Course: INDIAN GAMING AND CASINOS

Submitted by Elissa Washuta on August 27, 2012 - 5:54am

Space is still available in AIS 230: INDIAN GAMING AND CASINOS.

Department: American Indian Studies

Instructor: Mary Wright

SLN: 10169

I&S

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.

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