Our Sovereignty’s Not For Sale

Our Sovereignty’s Not For Sale from Tony Cohen on Vimeo.

In the late 1990’s California’s Governor Pete Wilson and the federal government conspired to try to force California’s Indian Tribes either to shut down their thriving grey-market casinos, putting tens of thousands of people out of work and killing the only industry that has ever given tribes real hope of self-sufficiency, or to accept a take-it-or-leave-it bad deal Class III Gaming Compact that Wilson had convinced one desperate Tribe to accept.

This 1999 half-hour documentary by tribal attorney Tony Cohen depicts a critical portion of the struggle of California Tribes to resist those short-sighted government efforts, a struggle that was ultimately taken to California’s voters with great success.OSNFS

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