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Gambling / Indian Reservations / Ojibwa Civil War #614785

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Sep 28, 1996
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Kilmanagh Bay, Michigan: Jim Avila) The issue of tribal rights and gambling examined; scenes shown from the Ojibwa Indian reservation, home of the first Native American gambling casino and the first civil war over the profits. [Rebel leaders Jerry Lee CURTIS, tribal attorney Joe O'LEARY, tribal chairman Fred DAKOTA - offer views on the inter-tribal dispute.] The background to the legalization of gambling on the reservation reviewed. [Rebel faction Rose EDWARDS, tribal council Ann DURANT, rebel leader Myrtle TOLONEN, tribal council Rosemary HAATAJA - comment on the factional feud.] The rebels' criticism of Dakota as a corrupt dictator and their push for a say in the distribution of profits noted.

Avila, Jim;
Williams, Brian

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