As of May 2019, the Potawatomi Tribe has announced that they will be discontinuing Bingo as a part of their cultural heritage. This decision comes after much deliberation and soul-searching, as the tribe believes that the game is no longer appropriate or beneficial to their people.
The Potawatomi have been playing Bingo for more than 150 years, and it has been a central part of their cultural heritage. However, they have come to the conclusion that the game is no longer beneficial or appropriate for their people.
There are a number of reasons why the Potawatomi believe that Bingo is no longer appropriate: First and foremost, it has become a commercial enterprise with little connection to tribal values. Secondly, it is often played for gambling purposes rather than entertainment, which can damage relationships and lead to addiction.
Finally, there is concern that Bingo can promote violence and addictive behavior.
The Potawatomi Tribe is not alone in this decision. Many other tribes across North America are abandoning or reducing their use of Bingo as well.
It seems that the game is no longer benefiting either the players or the organizations who use it.