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.​
Ron W Allen

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

Our properties are continuing to expand due to the need for more operational space and accommodations for both the casino and hotel operations, including expanding our tribal gaming regulatory operations, surveillance, IT operation and facility maintenance.
James Gessner

James Gessner, Chairman, Mohegan Tribe

As a tribe, we feel an obligation to support those that depend upon us – that starts with our tribal members of course, but it also means neighboring state and municipal governments we partner with, and private entities we do business with. We know that public health and economic security are intrinsically connected.
Charles Martin

Charles Martin, Tribal Chairman, Morongo Band of Mission Indians

From our leadership on issues impacting Indian Country to advancing our business enterprises and providing services to our tribal members, the Morongo Band of Mission Indians expects 2022 to be an extremely busy year full of opportunity and promise.
Chairman Ned Daniels, Jr.

Ned Daniels, Jr., Chairman, Forest County Potawatomi

We have been able to successfully navigate through these uncertain times for two main reasons – excellent management and strong long-term planning/thinking.
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.
Cherokee Restore Program workers

Cherokee Nation Provides Dislocated Workers With Employment Through U.S. Department of Labor Grant

TAHLEQUAH, OK – The Cherokee Nation has provided more than 265 displaced workers with stable employment during the COVID-19 pandemic thanks to...
Navajo Code Talker Museum Celebration

Navajo Nation Leaders Celebrate Navajo Code Talker Museum Groundbreaking

TSE BONITO, NM – On National Navajo Code Talkers Day, President Jonathan Nez was joined by former Navajo Chairman and Navajo Code...

IHS Awards Tribal Management Grants To Support Tribal Self-Determination

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Indian Health Service (IHS) Office of Direct Service and Contracting Tribes is announcing grants totaling $250,000 to Ak-Chin Indian Community...
Harrah's SoCal Hell's Kitchen

Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen Opens at Harrah’s Resort SoCal

FUNNER, CA – Gordon Ramsay Hell's Kitchen – the eatery created by celebrated multi-Michelin-starred chef and television personality, Gordon Ramsay – has...