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Gambling for the Future

What if the Northern Arapaho Tribe went against the wishes of the Wyoming governor's office, won a court case and the Wind River Casino became one of the largest employers in the state?

This is a documentary made by students enrolled in the Wind River Tribal College (Wind River Indian Reservation) filmmaking class in 2011. It was recently updated.

  • Alan O'Hashi
  • Wind River Tribal College
  • Wyoming Community Media
  • Gary Collins
    Key Cast
  • Jackie Dorothy
    Key Cast
  • Harvey Spoonhunter
    Key Cast
  • Marlon Spoonhunter
    Key Cast
  • Ken Smith
    Key Cast
  • Lisa Yawakia
    Key Cast
  • James Brown
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 15, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    1,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    high definiition
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Jackson Hole Wild Life Festival
    Jackson, Wyoming
    United States
    August 12, 2012
  • Cheyenne International Film Festival
    Cheyenne, Wyoming
    United States
    May 16, 2013
  • Lyric Theater Shorts
    Fort Collins, Colorado
    United States
    July 12, 2013
  • Tribal Film Festival
    Tahlequah, Oklahoma
    United States
    September 3, 2016
Director Biography - Alan O'Hashi

Alan is formerly the Economic and Community Development Director for the Northern Arapaho Tribe. He continues to stay in contact with the tribe and has taught video production classes at the Wind River Tribal College. He currently is on the staff for a summer documentary film class in July 2016

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Director Statement

I'm always looking for good stories to tell. "Gambling for the Future" was one of three class projects made by the students of the Wind River Tribal College interim class a few years ago.