This event is free and open to the public.Those interested in the history, economics, anthropology, and labor relations of casinos are encouraged to attend.
Place: UNLV Special Collections' Reading Room, third floor of Lied Library.
Gordon, a doctoral candidate in anthropology at the University of California, Riverside, is studying the new cultural and political challenges created by the increasing employment of non-Indians in tribal casinos. What unique workplace anxieties emerge in a tribal casino? How might new tribal labor regulations impinge on tribal self-determination? Gordon addresses these questions through a systematic examination of tribal casino trade publications and demonstrates how recent developments in tribal labor relations reflect broader shifts in the boundaries of tribal self-determination.