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Tribe Cancels Nugent Concert

The Coeur d’Alene Casino is cancelling Ted Nugent’s appearance scheduled for August 4. Nugent’s history of racist and hate-filled remarks was brought to Tribal Council’s attention earlier today. “The Coeur d’Alene Tribe has always been about human rights – for decades, we have worked individually and as a Tribe to make sure that each and every person is treated equally and with respect and dignity. We know what it’s like to be the target of hateful messages and we would never want perpetuate hate in any way,” said Chief Allan, Chairman of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe. “We adamantly do not want our casino to be used as a venue for the racist attitudes and views that Ted Nugent espouses. Unfortunately, when we booked him, we were looking at him from an entertainment perspective, as an 80s rock ‘n roller who we thought folks might enjoy. We take the comments and concerns of our community very seriously and we apologize to anyone who was offended by the idea that we would promote these kinds of attitudes. We will do our best to avoid such mistakes moving forward,” said Laura Stensgar, Executive Director of Marketing for the Coeur d’Alene Casino. The Casino will refund the full ticket price for anyone who has purchased tickets to the show. Call 1-800-523-2464 to arrange for a refund/Heather Keen, Coeur d'Alene Tribe.


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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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