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Title: The moral dilemma of high stakes gambling in Native communities
Authors: Little, Margo, 1947-
Keywords: Gambling--Canada;Gambling--Native Canadians;Gaming--Economics;Gambling--Cultural issues;Gambling--Social issues;First Nations--Canada;Canada--Native communities
Issue Date: 9-Sep-1997
Publisher: Laurentian University
Abstract: In Canada today, Native people grapple with an increasingly bleak economy. According to Statistics Canada, only forty-three per cent of Aboriginal people have jobs; whereas, the employment average for other Canadians is sixty-one per cent. The Canadian average annual income is $24,876 but Native Canadians receive $16,560 per annum. Eight per cent of mainstream Canadians receive social assistance; twenty-nine per cent of Natives do (Fisher 16). This perpetual marginalization has spurred many First Nations communities to pursue commercial gaming as a source of economic salvation. In this paper I will examine the legacy of gambling in Native culture and the ethical dilemmas facing bands who attempt to use gaming operations as a solution to economic ills.
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