Rodney Butler

Rodney Butler, Chairman, Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation

The impact from the pandemic has been felt far and wide, and our nation will be in recovery for months if not years to come. In March, we closed our tribal government and Foxwoods Resort Casino for the first time ever since opening over 28 years ago.
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.
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.
Martin Harvier

Martin Harvier, President, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community

COVID-19 has impacted all aspects of the Community – everything from economic activity, community activity, to managing the public health crisis. Overall, there have been 23 deaths and nearly 588 individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19.
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.
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.
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.
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...
Ken Choke

Ken Choke, Chairman, Nisqually Indian Tribe

Through courses with the Emergency Management Institute and other opportunities through FEMA, we’ve been able to lay down the groundwork to assist our members during the COVID-19 situation.
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...