Published January 2005
by Not Avail .
Written in English
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Gambling and Problem Gambling in First Nations Communities Principal Investigator: Jill Oakes SUB Gottingen Research Coordinator: Cheryl Currie Treaty #3 Advisor: David Courtney Treaty # 3 Chiefs and Local Research Advisors: Duane Allen, Glenn Archie, Linda Bird Comegan, Elvis DeBungee, Gabe. Gambling and Problem Gambling in First Nations Communities: Principal Investigators: Jill Oakes: Overview: This book is the first book to share perspectives from First Nations in northwestern Ontario. This community based report increases one's understanding of the issues, provides possible solutions, and makes recommendations based on first. Get this from a library! Gambling problems in First Nations and Inuit communities of Québec: a brief status report. [Élisabeth Papineau; Institut national de santé publique du Québec. Direction du développement des individus et des communautés.; Gibson Library Connections, Inc.]. This report presents an overview of the data on gambling habits and problems in First Nations and Inuit communities of Québec. We will look at international research data on gambling and aboriginal populations, explore gambling opportunities available to First Nations and Inuit communities of Québec, and lastly examine prevalence data.
Establishment thinking about gambling – the official gambling discourse – was utterly transformed in the modern era of liberalised gambling. No longer was gambling to be seen as immoral, irrational, exploitative, a vice that a nation should be ashamed of. This chapter examines five key elements of the Establishment discourse. First Nations Regional Longitudinal Health Survey Report on First Nations living in the communities. Québec: Author; Gabriel K. Gambler way: Indian gaming in mythology, history, and archaeology in North America. Boulder: Johnson Books; Goodale J. Gambling is hard work: card playing in Tiwi society. Oceania. ; 58 (1) Reports of the British Gambling Prevalence Survey and the complementary qualitative study, summarised here in Chapters 5 and 6, came out in mid and early respectively. They were rapidly followed in mid by the much-anticipated report of the government's Gambling . The finding that problem gambling (but not pathological gambling) is more likely to affect whites than African Americans remains unchallenged. Among African Americans in this study, problem gambling was more common than gambling without problems or social and recreational gambling (Cunningham-Williams et al., ).
Bringing together some of Canada’s leading gambling researchers, the book examines the history of Aboriginal gaming and its role in indigenous political economy, the rise of large-scale casinos and cybergaming, the socio-ecological impact of problem gambling, and the challenges of labour unions and financial management. Problem gambling is defined as experiencing difficulties in limiting money and/or time spent on gambling leading to significant adverse outcomes for the gambler, other people and the community (Neal et al. ). The book tells the story of the development of high-stakes gambling by some Aboriginal communities in Canada, but it is a story that needs continued documentation and evaluation. There is still plenty of room for more literature and more research. Another cause for concern is that many First Nation communities often exhibit characteristics that are commonly thought to be associated with problem gambling, such as low socio-economic status and education levels. Studies appear to support concerns that the First Nations face an above average risk for developing gambling problems.