Student-selected articles for
Indian Gaming and In-State Tuition for Immigrants

Note to students: these articles are available from Rio Hondo College campus computers. If you are off-campus, you will need to open a new window, authenticate through; click on ProQuest, then switch back to this page for the links to work. Please note: these citations are NOT in MLA style format.

Thanks to the students who participated. Good luck on your essays! (I added my 2c)

Undocumented immigrants to get tuition break
Anonymous. Black Issues in Higher Education. Feb 14, 2002. Vol. 18, Iss. 26; p. 16 (1 page)

Librarian gives two thumbs up for relevance to California and brief statistics. A bit dated.
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe Statement on Failure of Attempt to Amend IGRA; Applauds Members of New York Delegation
PR Newswire. New York: Sep 13, 2006. p. n/a

Librarian gives one thumb up for adding insight about undermining tribal sovereignty (but article too short to explain why or what significance would have been if effort to amend the bill had passed.)
Congress Takes Up Competing Bills On In-state Tuition For Illegal Immigrants
Charles Dervarics. Diverse Issues in Higher Education. Fairfax: Jul 13, 2006. Vol. 23, Iss. 11; p. 7 (1 page)

Librarian gives three thumbs up for a succinct statement of the issues that includes speakers from both sides. Helpful comparison of states with, and states without, in-state tuition.

Immigration reformers rally again, but protests haven't led to ballot box
Jennifer Radcliffe. Knight Ridder Tribune Business News. Washington: Sep 5, 2006. p. 1

Librarian gives one thumb up. Article only briefly mentions tuition and does not take the topic any further.

Immigrant tuition law on trial
Sophia Maines And Scott Rothschild. Knight Ridder Tribune Business News. Washington: Sep 28, 2006. p. 1

Librarian gives two thumbs up. Article discusses the political nature of the issue in Kansas and is very current.

Undocumented Students
Cheryl Fields. Change. New Rochelle: Sep/Oct 2005. Vol. 37, Iss. 5; p. 4 (1 page)

Librarian gives two thumbs up. Article is interesting in that it discusses what could have happened had the DREAM Act not been passed.

Illegal-Alien Tuition Defeats National Champion
John Gizzi. Human Events. Washington: May 15, 2006. Vol. 62, Iss. 17; p. 5 (1 page)

Librarian gives two thumbs up. This article also shows the political fallout that may occur to some candidates who back in-state tuition.

US Fed News Service, Including US State News. Washington, D.C.: Jan 6, 2006. p. n/a

Hey, I found this one! Librarian gives three thumbs up. The article has two items on which you could follow up: the actual study (demonstrated in orientation), and the organization CNIGA.

In-State Tuition for Undocumented Students and the DREAM Act: Implications for Higher Education
Juan B Garcia. College and University. Washington: Winter 2004. Vol. 79, Iss. 3; p. 35 (2 pages)

Librarian gives two thumbs up. Although short, the article indicates the complexity of the issues and gives new directions for searching, especially legislation.

Community Leader Perceptions of the Social and Economic Impacts of Indian Gaming
Patricia L Janes, Jim Collison. UNLV Gaming Research & Review Journal. Las Vegas: 2004. Vol. 8, Iss. 1; p. 13 (18 pages)

Librarian gives 5 thumbs up. In spite of the large limitation of the study (study is limited to a local, non-Indian community and does not address the Native American population or tribe specifically regarding social and economic impacts to the Native American community) this article gives comprehensive background information about gambling casinos and their impacts on the communities in which they are located.

SPOTLIGHT // Indian casinos challenge Vegas // California Indian casinos generate $7.1 billion in 2005
CAROL PARK. The Business Press. Ontario, Calif.: Jun 26, 2006. p. 12

Librarian gives three thumbs up. Article is brief but includes valuable statistics and names individual California tribes and gaming facilities that can be the subjects for further research.

A Special Look at Indian Gaming
Ronald A Nykiel. UNLV Gaming Research & Review Journal. Las Vegas: 2004. Vol. 8, Iss. 2; p. 51 (6 pages)

Librarian gives three thumbs up. Very interesting note from the Editor at the beginning of this article - warning of bias. Generally a very positive review of what has worked in Connecticut. Does not examine  or elaborate on the statement in the conclusion that "[t]he tribes, for the most part, have made good use of their newfound wealth to the benefit of their tribal members (National Indian Gaming Association, 2003".

Casinos bring surge of funds to tribes, Arizona
Levi J. Long. Knight Ridder Tribune Business News. Washington: Sep 28, 2006. p. 1

Librarian gives one thumb up. Some interesting statistics for Arizona, but still only passing mention of what all this money is actually doing for Native Americans.

Indian Gaming and Tribal Sovereignty: The Casino Compromise
Steven C Schulte. History. Washington: Spring 2006. Vol. 34, Iss. 3; p. 76 (1 page)

Librarian gives two thumbs up. Although a book review, the article highlights the results from an important study. It points to additional areas that could be researched, such as the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) of 1988, and what is meant by "tribal sovereignty."

Indian Gaming in the U.S.
Dick G Winchell, John F Lounsbury, Lawrence M Sommers. Focus. Winter 1997. Vol. 44, Iss. 4; p. 1 (10 pages)

Librarian gives five thumbs up. Although published 9 years ago, this article has value as an historical treatment of the topic. Individual case studies are discussed as well as some references to political, legal, economic, and social impacts. Helpful photos, charts and graphs are included.

Expectations of Indian Reservation Gaming: Entrepreneurial activity within a context of traditional land tenure and wealth acquisition
Craig S Galbraith, Curt H Stiles. Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship. Norfolk: Aug 2003. Vol. 8, Iss. 2; p. 93

Librarian gives three thumbs up. Written from a business/entrepreneurial perspective, this article is mainly concerned with finding an appropriate theoretical model on which to calculate the benefits of Indian gaming. Familiarity with economic concepts would be necessary in order to understand the article in detail.

The social and economic impact of Native American casinos
by Topoleski, Julie H., Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park, 2003, 165 pages; AAT 3094545

Librarian gives two thumbs up. Unfortunately, this study is not available in full text in ProQuest; however, a Google search did find the full text of the document here. Moral: Try this at home!

Florida Gaming Summit To feature Special Session on Indian Gaming
PR Newswire. New York: Oct 3, 2006. p. n/a

  Librarian gives one thumb up. Article is very brief and does not add anything new to the debate.

Gaming tribes have gone too far; [1,2,6,7 Edition]
Joseph Perkins. The San Diego Union - Tribune. San Diego, Calif.: Sep 19, 2003. p. B.7

Librarian gives two thumbs up. Article takes a negative stance and uses emotive language, but does the job of presenting the other point of view.

Indians protest removal of tribal status ; Disputes over casino profits | Gaming monies lost in disenrollments; [Fourth Edition]
Michael Martinez. Seattle Times. Seattle, Wash.: Jan 15, 2006. p. A.9

Librarian gives three thumbs up. This article describes the tribal politics that can have financial consequences for their members. Some of the dollar amounts would need to be corroborated, but show that profits from casinos are considerable.

New rules on Indian gaming face longer odds | Opposition, time slow measures in Congress; [CO,C Edition]
James P. Sweeney. The San Diego Union - Tribune. San Diego, Calif.: Sep 11, 2006. p. A.1

Librarian gives two thumbs up. Article shows the convoluted political and legislative strategies used both in Washington DC and by tribes to keep control of regulating tribal gaming.

Jan Golab. The American Enterprise. Washington: Sep 2004. Vol. 15, Iss. 6; p. 26 (6 pages)

Librarian gives three thumbs up. From the conservative American Enterprise Institute, this article makes the case that Indian gaming has created inequality among tribes and quotes a lobbyist who says that the "true meaning of sovereignty is tax evasion."

A winning hand; [HOME EDITION]
Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, Calif.: Aug 31, 2006. p. B.12

Librarian gives two thumbs up. Interesting  article that mentions recent developments in California. Mentions pacts with individual tribes that would be worth additional research.

  Bottom line: very few of these articles went into any depth about the specific question of whether Indian gaming has benefited Native Americans. You will need to augment the information from these articles with research from Native American commissions and organizations, government departments, and university centers and institutes. Try some of the web sites listed in the Librarian's Index to the Internet, and/or try additional ProQuest searches. For an incredibly extensive published annotated bibliography (list of references with summaries of each reference) click here.

10/04/06 JC