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 over the last 3 a long time. Now armed with frequently titanic monetary assets, Indigenous peoples have adjusted their political suggestions from a spotlight at the judicial process and the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) to 1 that at once lobbies nation and federal governments and non-Indigenous citizens. those strategies permit tribes to play an influential position in shaping kingdom and nationwide regulations that impact their specific pursuits. utilizing case reports of significant Indian gaming states, the contributing authors examine the interaction of tribal governance, country politics, and federalism, and illustrate the emergence of reservation governments as political strength brokers.

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They have become a potent political force in state politics. He also describes the oft-contentious relationship between tribal and local governments over the provision of public services in California. T. Joy Clay, Diane Wilde, and Rodney Stanley discuss how Arizona’s relatively large Indigenous population has been a source of political strength for the development of casino gambling in chapter 3. They also focus a great deal of their analysis on how gaming revenues have affected economic development i n t r o d u c t i o n 17 on the fourteen reservations where it is practiced, and find that there has been a substantial increase in tribal self-reliance and a reduction in the need for federal services.

In chapter 9, Tom Holyoke provides an analysis of the Oneida and other nations that engage in gaming operations and political activities at the appropriate state venues in New York. What they find is that because igra severely limits the role of legislatures, this has caused a serious institutional rift between the state assembly, senate, and the governor. The afterword attempts to tease out the observations provided by our comparative state analysis. Commonalities are explored, and a final assessment is made of interest group political strategies in the states, juxtaposed with the main developmental and political goals of Indian Country.

Following the passage of Proposition 5, Davis sought to appropriately amend the constitution and offer compacts similar to those set forth under Proposition 5. This process resulted in Proposition 1A, which was placed on the 2000 ballot by the legislature and offered voters the opportunity to amend the constitution to allow tribes to operate gaming facilities legally. 3 Gaming issues did not fade away after this victory; in fact, they emerged as a strong theme during the 2003 special election to recall Governor Davis.

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