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Chairwoman Stephanie Bryan

Stephanie Bryan, Chairwoman, Poarch Band of Creek Indians

The pandemic may be officially over, but we continue to face real challenges in its aftermath that are significant and far-reaching.
Joe James

Joe James, Chairman, Yurok Tribe

The Yurok Tribe is in the middle of a major growth period, which is both challenging and rewarding. We are developing multiple businesses in environmental restoration, commercial construction and telecommunications.
William Reynolds

William Reynolds, Chairman, St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin

The St. Croix Tribe’s biggest challenge for 2023 is illegal gaming, i.e., the unregulated gaming occurring every day in the State of Wisconsin in the form of multi-denomination/multi-game machines, poker, pull tabs, dice games, and sports boards.
Marlon WhiteEagle

Marlon WhiteEagle, President, Ho-Chunk Nation

If we can move closer to separating our business from our government, we have made progress. I believe our people know what they want to see for us in terms of success.
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James Gessner

James Gessner, Chairman, Mohegan Tribe

Spirit of Aquai is a philosophy that guides our tribe and our businesses. It is a spirit of welcoming, cooperation, and mutual respect.
Tehassi Hill

Tehassi Hill, Chairman, Oneida Nation

Oneida Nation, through the decades, has created a broad system of checks and balances, which requires accountability and communication to our citizens.
Carla Keene

Carla Keene, Chairman, Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians

The Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians continues to move forward in growing future leaders through education, revitalizing our culture – which was lost when we were forced to assimilate into the white world to survive – and bringing back our traditions.
Neil Peyron

Neil Peyron, Chairman, Tule River Tribe of California

One of our greatest assets are the people working for the tribe who continue to do the best that they can with limited resources. They always come through.
Joseph 'Zeke' Rupnick

Joseph “Zeke” Rupnick, Chairman, Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation

Just like many other tribes across the nation, COVID highlighted some gaps within our infrastructure. These are some of the areas that we are currently working on and trying to eliminate gaps as best we can, given the limited amount of resources available.
Chief Hoskin, Deputy Warner

Hoskin, Warner Win Cherokee Nation 2023 General Election

TAHLEQUAH, OK – The Cherokee Nation Election Commission certified the 2023 general election with Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. and Deputy Chief...
Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach

San Manuel Acquires Ownership Interest in Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort

HIGHLAND, CA – The San Manuel Investment Authority (SMIA), through its affiliated entities, acquired an ownership interest in the newly renovated Waldorf Astoria...
Kathryn Harrison

In Memoriam: Grand Ronde Tribal Councilwoman Kathryn Harrison

GRAND RONDE, OR – The Confederate Tribes of Grande Ronde and the rest of Indian Country mourn former Tribal Councilwoman Kathryn Harrison. Harrison...
Seneca Niagra Resort & Casino

NY Bill Introduced To Require Comptroller Review of Tribal-State Compacts

ALBANY, NY – As negotiations on a new gaming compact continue between New York State and the Seneca Nation, Senator George Borrello...