Editorial: Anderson should consider stepping down

"The gaming success in Indian country is quite young still and in no way contradictory to the potential prosperity of any tribal enterprise or opportunity anywhere in the country. A BIA director has to be willing and able to deal with the nuances of the gaming revolution and how it might be best guided toward positive outcomes in Indian country. [Dave] Anderson perhaps stepped back too far from the arena on this one. It is hard to imagine what clout he can have left without joining the fray.

If Anderson is not willing to reconsider how he might effectively and actively integrate all of the sectors of Indian life, including the role of gaming in the economic future of American Indian governments, to lead the overall fight, he should step down. It�s hard to see things working out for Mr. Anderson any other way."

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