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, 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, 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, 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.
Tribal Leader Roundtable: Spotlight on 2023 and Beyond
This month, we spoke with five tribal leaders from across Indian Country about the greatest risks, challenges and rewards for 2023; how...
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, 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, 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, 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, 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.