Citizen Pot chairman rouses crowd at symposium

The controversial chairman of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation roused attendees of the 18th annual Sovereignty Symposium in Oklahoma City on Thursday.

John "Rocky" Barrett blasted "right-wing nuts" for attacking Indian gaming, criticized the tribal-state compact as "the stupidest, most absurd" agreement crafted and urged tribes to "marshal political power and public opinion by buying and controlling media."

"The tribes in this state have been taken, flimflammed and bamboozled," he said.

Barrett received loud applause for his remarks, The Oklahoman reported. But others at the event, including a tribal attorney who acknowledged Indian gaming is under attack, said tribes should show restraint.

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