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The New Politics of Indian Gaming: The Rise of Reservation by Kenneth N. Hansen, Tracy A. Skopek

By Kenneth N. Hansen, Tracy A. Skopek

The introduction of gaming on Indian reservations has created a brand new type of tribal politics during the last 3 many years. Now armed with usually immense monetary assets, Indigenous peoples have adjusted their political techniques from a spotlight at the judicial approach and the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) to at least one that without delay lobbies nation and federal governments and non-Indigenous citizens. those strategies let tribes to play an influential position in shaping country and nationwide regulations that impact their specific pursuits. utilizing case experiences of significant Indian gaming states, the contributing authors study the interaction of tribal governance, country politics, and federalism, and illustrate the emergence of reservation governments as political strength brokers.

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We searched both of these databases for the tribes in California. 6. These data are made available based on the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995. See Baumgartner and Leech (1999) and Furlong (1999) for more information on the strengths and weaknesses of the Lobbying Disclosure Act reports. In particular, they focus only on direct lobbying of high-ranking government officials and only if the organization lobbies above a certain threshold. 7. gov/. 8. ” See Boehmke and Witmer (2006) for more information.

This suggests that tribes have used the resources obtained through gaming to represent their positions on a broad range of issues of concern to their members and Native Americans in general. notes 1. The National Indian Gaming Commission lists gaming revenues by region. gov). e x p e n d i t u r e s i n c a l i f o r n i a a n d w a s h i n g t o n d c 35 2. In fact, Proposition 5’s sponsors were probably aware of this likely outcome long before election day. 3. Additionally, Proposition 29 was also included on the 2000 ballot and passed with 53 percent of the vote.

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