Casino Profits For Land

California Indian tribes are using casino proceeds to buy back and expand reservation lands.
October 21, 2003, 4am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Other casino-owning tribes up and down the state also are quietly buying property near their reservations as part of long-term economic development strategies, or merely to protect it from encroachment... The advantages of owning a successful casino, tribal leaders say, are cultural as well as economic. In addition to paying for social services, infrastructure improvements, business investments and political donations, gambling operations help tribes reconnect to a fundamental aspect of their besieged past: land lost through tax sales, fraud and violence."

Thanks to Laura Kranz

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Published on Monday, October 20, 2003 in The Los Angeles Times
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