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After generations of victimization and genocide, Native Americans have reaped a bonanza from legalized gambling that has led to disputes about which land is sovereign to Indian tribes. Also, LA City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo’s city-owned car; who else is driving it?

Producers:
Karen Radziner
Christian Bordal

Making News City Attorney Answers Questions about Crash

The City of Los Angeles provides a GMC Yukon for City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo’s official business. But the LA Times has reported that the Yukon was backed into a parking structure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on the same day Delgadillo’s wife, Michelle, was there for an appointment. It was later repaired at city expense. After stonewalling reporters for several days since that report, Delgadillo talked about the incident today at a news conference. 

Guests:
Matt Lait, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer

Main Topic Indian Tribal Membership, Tribal Sovereignty, and Gaming Money

Democratic State Senator Gloria Romero is pushing a new bill titled, “Unlawful Entry: Tribal Land.”  Some opponents claim that if it’s enacted, legitimate Native Americans could be kicked off of reservations.

Guests:
Malcolm Maclachlan, Reporter for the Capitol Weekly
Robert Edwards, Former Vice Chair of the Enterprise Rancheria
Kathryn Rand, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at University of North Dakota Law School

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