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February 26, 2014 5:28 PM

Duke study shows effect of casino money on Cherokee families

In testimony before a Senate committee, Duke professor explains results of a study that looked at the long-term effects of money from a casino on the tribe's land on the Qualla Boundary. Members have received about $4,000 per person per year. E. Jane Costello said that when these funds lifted people above the poverty line, it made a lot of difference in the lives of children.

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