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Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation marks critical day

The Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation of Arizona is commemorating the 14th anniversary of the day tribal members stood up to the state and federal governments.

On May 12, 1992, a moving van showed up to the reservation and attempted to remove 349 electronic gaming machines. Tribal members set up a blockade, prompting a months-long standoff over tribal sovereignty.

May 12 is now celebrated as Fort McDowell Sovereignty Day. Tribal members will march through the reservation in honor of their 1992 march to the state capitol in Phoenix.

Get the Story:
Tribe's march will recall '92 standoff over gaming (The Arizona Republic 5/11)

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