vii, 308 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
9780887557231 0887557236 9780887554025 e-book 0887554024 e-book
"While games of chance have been part of the Aboriginal cultural landscape since before European contact, large-scale commercial gaming facilities within First Nations communities are a relatively new phenomenon in Canada. First Nations Gaming in Canadais the first multidisciplinary study of the role of gaming in indigenous communities north of the 49th parallel. Bringing together some of Canada?s leading gambling researchers, the book examines the history of Aboriginal gaming and its role in indigenous political economy, the rise of large-scale casinos and cybergaming, the socio-ecological impact of problem gambling, and the challenges of labour unions and financial management. The authors also call attention to the dearth of socio-economic impact studies of gambling in First Nations communities while providing models to address this growing issue of concern."--pub. desc.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction Toward innovative understanding of North American indigenous gaming in historical perspective /Yale D. Belanger The Mohawks of Kahnawá:ke and the case for aboriginal right to gaming under the Constitution Act, 1982 /Morden C. Lazarus, Edwin D. Monzon, and Richard B. Wodnicki Virtual sovereignty :exploring Canadian First Nations internet gambling ventures /Yale D. Belander and Robert J. Williams A framework for assessing the socio-economic impacts of gambling /Robert J. Williams Gambling research in Canadian aboriginal communities :a participatory action approach /Harold J. Wynne Exploring gambling impacts in two Alberta Cree communities :a participatory action study /Garry J. Smith, Cheryl L. Currie, and James Battle First Nations gaming and urban aboriginal peoples in Alberta :does an economic fit exist? /Yale D. Belanger Gambling and problem gambling in North American aboriginal peoples /Robert J. Williams, Rhys M.G. Stevens, and Gary Nixon Gambling behaviours among aboriginal peoples :indigenous and critical socio-ecological perspectives /Sharon Yanicki, David Gregory, and Bonnie Lee First Nations approach to securing public trust :SIGA's corporate response to the Dutch Lerat Affaire, 2000-2004 /Yale D. Belanger Casino Rama :First Nations self-determination, neoliberal solution, or partial middle ground? /Darrell Manitowabi Labour unions and First Nations casinos :an uneasy relationship /Yale D. Belanger.
Issued also in electronic format.
KC206 .F577 2011
Winnipeg : University of Manitoba Press,