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Rodney Butler

Rodney Butler, Chairman, Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation’s (MPTN) gaming operations generate significant gaming revenue for our tribal government, which provides essential services to our tribal members and extended community.
Chairman Ricky Sylestine

Ricky Sylestine, Chairman, Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas

The Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas has several short and long-term goals. Economic self-sufficiency by reducing dependency on external resources is extremely high on our list of goals.
Chairwoman Glenda Nelson

Glenda Nelson, Chairwoman, Estom Yumeka Maidu Tribe of the Enterprise Rancheria

Since we opened our casino in 2019, we have been able to provide over $3.5 million to non-profits and organizations in Butte, Yuba and Sutter counties.
President Jeffrey Stiffarm

Jeffrey Stiffarm, President, Fort Belknap Indian Community

Although the Fort Belknap Casino does not issue per capita or payouts to tribal members like larger casino tribes do, the casino revenue has attributed to sustaining the gaming operations, sustaining employment/jobs for tribal members locally on the reservation, and for charitable purposes such as traditional powwows, Natives in various athletic events, health and educational community events, and entertainment.
Chief Ben Barnes

Ben Barnes, Chief, Shawnee Tribe

Even with the economic downturn during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, revenues from our Golden Mesa Casino in the panhandle region have enabled us to revive and expand our higher education awards.
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Doreen Blaker

Doreen Blaker, President, Keweenaw Bay Indian Community

Doreen Blaker, PresidentKeweenaw Bay Indian CommunityOjibwa Casino Marquette – Marquette, MI; Ojibwa Casino Baraga – Baraga, MIojibwacasino.com / kbic-nsn.gov
Anthony Roberts

Anthony Roberts, Chairman, Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation

Anthony Roberts, ChairmanYocha Dehe Wintun NationCache Creek Casino Resort – Brooks, CAcachecreek.com / yochadehe.gov BENEFITS OF GAMING: Tribal gaming has...
Robert Smith

Robert H. Smith, Chairman, Pala Band of Mission Indians

Robert H. Smith, ChairmanPala Band of Mission IndiansPala Casino – Pala, CApalacasino.com / palatribe.com BENEFITS OF GAMING: Gaming revenues have...
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Tribal Leader Roundtable: Spotlight on the Benefits of Gaming

Three tribal leaders share how gaming revenues have benefited their tribe and community; goals and initiatives; and legislative/political issues of concern. Here...
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Paul Speirs-Hernandez

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Arizona Tribes Celebrate Indian Water Rights Settlement at Signing Ceremony

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