Melvin Baker

Melvin J. Baker, Chairman, Southern Ute Indian Tribe

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe is looking forward to the summer season as we welcome visitors to the Sky Ute Casino Resort.
Kevin Dupuis

Kevin DuPuis, Sr., Tribal Chairperson, Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

We want to empower our youth – they are our future leaders, and we want to ensure they understand the principles of sovereignty and our treaty rights guaranteed to us under the trust and treaty responsibilities of the United States.
Jamie Stuck

Jamie Stuck, Chairman, Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi

Much like the majority of businesses in the hospitality industry, macroeconomic conditions will be playing a significant factor in operations this year.
Isaiah Vivanco

Isaiah Vivanco, Chairman, Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians

We are located in California and are still trying to go through the compacting process for our gaming facility. It's been a lengthy process with the state.
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.
Looking ahead

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

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.
Indian Affairs Water Oversight Hearing

Indian Affairs Holds Oversight Hearing on Water Access in Native Communities

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, and U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK),...
Department of the Interior

Interior Launches Effort To Preserve Federal Indian Boarding School Oral History

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of the Interior has announced the launch of an oral history project that will document and make accessible...
Chocktaw 55 over 55

Four Choctaw Nation Members Named to 55 Over 55 Inspiring Oklahomans List

DURANT, OK – Four Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma (CNO) tribal members have recently been named to ION Oklahoma Magazine‘s “55 Over 55 Inspiring Oklahomans” list....
Osage Reservation ranch

Interior Awards $19M Grant to Osage Nation for Orphaned Well Cleanup

PAWHUSKA, OK – The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Orphaned Wells Program Office has awarded the Osage Nation’s Office of Self-Governance two...