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  1. The Political FrameDiscussion Questions Native Gaming: The Political Frame Discussion Questions Shalin Hai-Jew

  2. Discussion Questions • Discussion questions are ways for learners to engage the ideas of the various case studies. These should deepen understanding. Generally, these should be done before learners take on the research projects, fieldtrip ideas (both virtual and actual), or the role playing. • Each question is followed by some addition questions and research information. Native Gaming: The Political Frame Discussion Questions

  3. Question 1: Tribal Governance and Casino Success • How would you set up tribal leadership in a way that is pro-business? What current features of Indian tribal leadership are negative towards casino gaming? What current features of Indian tribal leadership are positive towards casino gaming? How may the necessary changes be achieved? What are some challenges in terms of tribal politics for potential investors? How can political challenges be avoided or mitigated? Native Gaming: The Political Frame Discussion Questions

  4. Question 2: Promoting Pro-Indian Gaming Policies and Laws • How would you promote policies and laws that support Native gaming in a way that is healthy for the tribe and the larger community? What do you think about the standards that must be met for a tribe to be federally recognized? What do you think of the lobbying efforts by the pro-Indian gaming lobby? Are they making relevant points effectively? Please explain. Native Gaming: The Political Frame Discussion Questions

  5. Question 3: Going Global with Indian Gaming • If Native tribes are to tap into online gaming, what are some strategies you would use in promoting this? Who are the main stakeholders to this? What are the arguments that would be most effective in terms of winning over allies to the global Indian gaming endeavor? (There have been political and social efforts in Canada and Australia for land and other rights, including Indian gaming.) (Darian-Smith, 2004, p. 111) Native Gaming: The Political Frame Discussion Questions

  6. Question 4: Self Definition of Native Americans for Policy Changes • If Native American conceptualizations affect the policies relating to them and to Indian gaming, as Steinman asserts, how should Native Americans define themselves? How should they convey this self-image to the mainstream public and to legislators? (Steinman, Nov. 2006, p. 305) Native Gaming: The Political Frame Discussion Questions

  7. Fighting Negative Portrayals of Native Americans • In one state, Native Americans have been portrayed as “stingy hoarders.” How should this image be countered? (Andrade, Nov. 2006, p. 410). How should hot political rhetoric be engaged? Native Gaming: The Political Frame Discussion Questions

  8. Conclusion Native Gaming: The Political Frame Discussion Questions