Indian Nations Gaming and Governance Program

Made possible by a generous donation from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, the law school created the Indians Nations Gaming and Governance Program.  The core goals of the Program are to:

  • Develop comprehensive educational opportunities for Indian nations as well as colleges and universities in the areas of gaming law and regulation, governance, and economic development.
  • Create opportunities for interdisciplinary dialogue and research on issues related to gaming law and regulation, governance, sovereignty, and economic development.
  • Foster partnerships between UNLV and Indian nations in Nevada, California, and nationally.

The inaugural event of the Program is a live webinar exploring the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) on Monday, December 14 at 10:00 a.m. In this session, we will hear from some of the key players and architects behind the Act’s passage, including Eric Eberhard, Patricia Zell, Franklin D. Ducheneaux, and Virginia Boylan. The session will explore the interplay of tribal self-determination, economic development, jurisdiction, regulatory structures, and political power that laid the groundwork for passage of this landmark law. See the flyer here

Watch the recorded webinar here