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...
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...
Lloyd Mathiesen

Lloyd Mathiesen, Chairman, Chicken Ranch Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of CA

Initially, we closed down our casino for two and a half months, and after we reopened, we moved forward with tough restrictions. Prior to COVID-19, our legal occupancy was just under 800, and since we’ve reopened, we are only allowing 425 people in the casino at a time.
Marcellus W. Osceola

Marcellus W. Osceola, Jr., Chairman, Seminole Tribe of Florida

Through a combination of official orders, broadcast briefings and personal appeals, the Seminole Tribe has been relentless in educating its members about the importance of staying home, social distancing, wearing face coverings, washing their hands and reporting the first COVID-19 symptoms.
Jack Potter, Jr.

Jack Potter Jr., Tribal Chairman, Redding Rancheria

We streamlined and fine-tuned many services such as A and B shifts, as well as drive-thru membership meetings, which allowed the membership to still conduct business while keeping everyone safe and allowing the tribe to move forward.
David Sickey

David Sickey, Tribal Chairman, Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana

Despite the challenges posed by COVID-19 and its aftermath, our tribe and casino continue to be successful in addressing the needs and desires of our customer base on a day-to-day basis. As a result, we have been able to navigate the first four months of 2021 successfully.
Michael Hunter

Michael Hunter, Tribal Chairman, Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians

COVID-19 has had a reverberating effect on our tribe and community as a whole. The pandemic has changed the predictability of the workforce, supplies and resources. Operating hours and standard operating procedures have changed to keep our team members and community safe.
Joseph T. Byrd

Joseph T. Byrd, Chairman, Quapaw Nation

As positive test cases and mortality rates sharply decline, there is a better sense of public health and safety from our tribal members. Our government offices have shifted back to being fully opened to the public and our business entities have relaxed pandemic protocols that were put in place over a year ago.

David Hill, Principal Chief, Muscogee Nation

This administration, want to set a precedent for all leadership that begins with our example. Are we doing our part every day to keep our citizens as the highest priority?
Chiarman John St. Clair

John St. Clair, Chairman, Eastern Shoshone Tribe

Like many tribal nations throughout the country, the Shoshone Tribe depends on their enterprises to manage their resources and assets and to bring in much needed revenue to the tribe and community.
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...