Fred Dakota, ‘Grandfather of Indian Gaming’ Dies Aged 84Written by: Philip Conneller

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Fred Dakota, former chair of Michigan’s Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (KBIC), has died aged 84. Dakota was known by some as “the grandfather of Indian gaming” for his DIY casino operations and resulting legal battles. In the 1980s, the father of five, who never made it past eighth grade, took on the federal government in
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