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Bad Eagle: California tribes losing sovereignty

"American Indian sovereignty is on the rocks in California. The decisions Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is making about Indians and casinos will forever effect the future Indian status in the United States. If tribes are required to pay taxes, or agree to "share profits," then tribes are no longer sovereign, but business partners.

Schwarzenegger is compelled to negotiate with the tribes. In July 2003, Standard & Poor rated the state's credit as "two points above junk status." The $38 billion budget deficit cost Grey Davis his job as governor. Schwarzenegger sees the Indian casinos as part of the solution."

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David Yeagley: Casinos and Indian Sovereignty (The American Enterprise 8/17)

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