Progress for Native People

The vast majority of Indian communities have lived in dire poverty for more than a century, enduring conditions similar to those in third-world countries. Some tribes have made significant progress as a result of Indian gaming, but many continue to struggle to overcome the generations of vast unmet needs across Indian Country. As a whole, Minnesota’s Indian population lags well behind the general population in standard of living.

That is why Minnesota tribes are determined to protect their primary source of tribal government revenue. Without gaming, tribes would be unable to sustain the progress being made for their people and communities.

Where tribal gaming dollars go

* Includes administration, debt retirement, charitable contributions, and (for some tribes) distribution of gaming profits to tribal members.