Oregon Lottery pulls ad campaign following criticism

OR LotteryOre. — The controversial Oregon Lottery campaign featuring Lewis and Clark is pulled after complaints from a local tribe.

The Lewis and Clark campaign shows the explorers discovering video lottery terminals amid Oregon’s landscape but without any native people.

The Coquille Tribe called on the lottery to take down what they called an “insulting and hypocritical” campaign.

Responding to a question about the tribe’s protest, Governor Kate Brown told Eugene’s KVAL News the ads were upsetting to tribal communities, prompting them to be taken down. Meanwhile the governor wrote a letter nearly two weeks ago stating her position to the Coquille’s proposed casino in Medford.


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