Red Lake Nation News - Babaamaajimowinan (Telling of news in different places)

For tribes, casinos fund what the government doesn't. Now, they're closed.


When Muscogee Creek Nation, the nation's fourth-largest tribe, closed its casinos six weeks ago, that suddenly halted a revenue stream that provided school clothes for children, support for the elderly and health care for thousands.

"We're losing about $5 million a month. It's a tremendous hit," said Jason Salsman, a member of the Muscogee Creek Nation and the tribe's communications director.


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