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North Cascade Mountains

Tribal Leader Roundtable: Spotlight on the Northwest

This month we spoke with seven tribal leaders in the Northwest about the greatest risks, challenges and rewards in 2022; how strong...
Ron W Allen

W. Ron Allen, Chairman, Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe

The biggest challenge has been getting our labor force back on board. It’s been an issue nationwide, and we certainly are experiencing it too...
Bob de los Angeles

Robert de los Angeles, Chairman, Snoqualmie Indian Tribe

We constantly seek new ways to engage in additional enterprises, and with those opportunities, always fostering an understanding of the skills to operate those enterprises.
Jordan Dresser

Jordan Dresser, Chairman, Northern Arapaho Tribe of the Wind River Reservation

As a leader, I try to surround myself with people who have ambition and really want something. Talent is always key, but drive is essential...
Andy Joseph

Andrew Joseph Jr., Chairman, Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation

The biggest challenge for the Tribes and the gaming industry as a whole is by far the lack of staffing in various departments throughout the casino.
Brenda Meade

Brenda Meade, Chairman, Coquille Indian Tribe

Self-sufficiency isn’t just about tribal government. It’s about the people. Strengthening the people has to be the priority in your businesses and your government.
Samuel Penney

Samuel N. Penney, Chairman, Nez Perce Tribe

We are working toward expanding our solar capabilities. Our initial goal is to ensure that the tribe is self-sustaining. Our next goal is to be able to produce energy for the grid.
Jonathan Smith

Jonathan W. Smith, Chairman, Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs

Some of the biggest challenges we face as an organization are the increased cost of supplies, services, and fuel that we see in the economy today.
Desert Horizon

Tribal Leader Roundtable: 2022 and Beyond

This month we spoke with five tribal leaders about current issues and opportunities, lessons from previous years that will help their...
Andrew Dru Alejandre

Andrew “Dru” Alejandre, Chairman, Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians

All of our investments are designed to drive sustainable businesses and be a resource to support the well-being of our people and our surrounding communities, now and in the future.​
Senate Indian Affairs

Sen. Schatz Leads Legislative Oversight Hearing on Federal Indian Boarding Schools

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, led a hearing titled “Oversight Hearing on...
Industria Power Ribbon Cutting

San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians Celebrates Completion of Solar Microgrid Project

SAN DIEGO, CA – The San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians (SPBMI) held a ribbon-cutting event to celebrate and commemorate the commissioning...
Morongo Fire Engine Donation

Morongo Donates Fire Engine to College of the Desert

CABAZON, CA – The Morongo Band of Mission Indians recently donated a fire engine to the College of the Desert to further...
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Buy-Back Program Sends Offers to Landowners With Fractional Interests at Crow Creek Reservation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of the Interior has announced that over 5,500 landowners with fractional interests at the Crow Creek Reservation have...