Greg Sarris

Greg Sarris, Tribal Chairman, Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria

The challenges have been to work closely with local and state officials to be consistent with COVID-19 safety requirements. The opportunities are largely in the area of increased guest services, food and hotel accommodations, and slot and table options.
Keith Anderson

Keith B. Anderson, Chairman, Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community

At the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC), we have been fortunate to have an incredible team helping us navigate the uncertainties of the pandemic. The past year has required a lot of flexibility, creativity and perseverance.
Craig Harper

Craig Harper, Chief, Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma

Like many tribal and public casinos across the nation, navigating the COVID-19 pandemic and aftermath is our Enterprises toughest business challenge.
Melissa Darden

Melissa Darden, Chairman, Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana

There have been many challenges in 2021, namely staffing and keeping our community safe; but, there have also been opportunities as it relates to CARES and ARPA funds. Tribal nations have never witnessed such a large investment into Indian Country and it is unlikely that we will ever see this again in our lifetime.
Chief Roy Whitney-Onespot

Roy Whitney-Onespot, Chief, Tsuut’ina Nation

This is a time to remember and honor the ones who have passed, while learning more about injustices and generational impacts that are felt in all First Nations. We also are filled with hope that it can be an opportunity to advance reconciliation and renew relationships based on recognition of rights, respect, and partnership.
President Marlon WhiteEagle

Marlon WhiteEagle, President, Ho-Chunk Nation

We are seeing a lot of funding opportunities from various federal agencies outside the large U.S. Treasury direct payment to tribes. These funding levels should be the “new normal” when addressing tribal trust and treaty rights needs.
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.
Chairwoman Teri Gobin

Teri Gobin, Chairwoman, Tulalip Tribes

We had additional closures when rioters and looters came through our area. We had to make immediate decisions to close our whole Quil Ceda Village area down and had police barricades everywhere. The word went out and tribal members helped guard the area along with the police...
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.

W. Ron Allen, Tribal Chairman/CEO, Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe

As we move deeper into 2021, we find ourselves doing our part to defeat the pandemic and get back to normal. This current health care dilemma has been an adjustment for both our tribal governmental operation and our businesses.
Chickasaw $20K Donation

Chickasaw Foundation Receives $20,000 Donation for Student Scholarships

ADA, OK – The Chickasaw Foundation has received a $20,000 donation from Enel North America to provide two Chickasaw students with $10,000...
Cherokee $4M Housing Groundbreaking

Cherokee Nation Breaks Ground on $4 Million Housing Project

TAHLEQUAH, OK – The Cherokee Nation has begun construction on 16 new duplexes for low-income Cherokee families that will replace ones built...
Seal of North Dakota

ND Gov. Burgum, Five Tribal Chairs Sign Gaming Compacts

BISMARCK, ND – Gov. Doug Burgum and the chairpersons of the five tribal nations with whom North Dakota shares geography completed the signing...
U.S. Capitol Building

U.S. Senate Approves Safeguard Tribal Objects of Patrimony Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate has unanimously approved H.R.2930, the Safeguard Tribal Objects of Patrimony Act of 2021 (STOP Act). The STOP Act now will...