First Nations Gaming in Canada

University of Manitoba PressSKU: 9780887557231

Author:
Belanger, Yale D.
Grade Levels:
College, University
Nation:
Multiple Nations
Book Type:
PB
Pages:
308
Publisher:
University of Manitoba Press

Price:
Sale price$27.95

Description

First Nations Gaming in Canada edited by Yale Belanger, associate professor in the department of Native American studies at the University of Lethbridge, offers five essays in this collection of 12 papers that examine the legal, socio-economic, health, and challenges of gambling and First Nations people in Canada. Papers include: The Mohawks of Kahnawa:ke and the Case for an Aboriginal Right to Gaming under the Canadian Constitution Act, 1982; Exploring Gambling Impacts in Two Alberta Cree Communities: A Participatory Action Study; Gambling and Problem Gambling in North American Aboriginal People; Casino Rama: Aboriginal Self-Determination, Neo-liberal Solution or Partial Middle Ground?; and Labour Unions and First Nations Casinos: An Uneasy Relationship. The book examines the historical context of gaming within First Nations cultures prior to commercial gaming, offers a participatory research model for conducting further research on the topic of First Nations and gambling, and details the health impact of gaming for First Nations individuals and communities. An important addition to the literature about First Nations and gaming and cybergaming.

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