Rodney Butler

Rodney Butler, Chairman, Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation

Heading into 2021, we continued to redefine our post-pandemic resort experience, bolstering Foxwoods’ offerings and driving the resort’s experiential evolution forward, while also keeping safety top-of-mind.
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.
Chuck Hoskin

Chuck Hoskin, Jr., Principal Chief, Cherokee Nation

Cherokee Nation has remained steadfast in its efforts to prioritize the health and safety of its tribal citizens, team members and guests above all else. We’re working with our partners at the state and federal levels to help the communities within our reservation and build back the local economy.
Gwendena Lee-Gatewood

Gwendena Lee-Gatewood, Chairwoman, White Mountain Apache Tribe

We have strived to find a balance between addressing public health concerns while still providing recreation and economic stability for our tribe and people.
Delores Pigsley

Delores Pigsley, Tribal Chairman, Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians

We practice all of the same protocols for COVID-19 health and safety as we did before. It's been challenging, but we've enjoyed good revenue so far this year.
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.
Terry Rambler

Terry Rambler, Chairman, San Carlos Apache Tribe

Our Council declared a state of emergency back in March and had zero COVID-19 positive cases on our reservation until May 27, largely because of strict mitigation measures. Since then, we have seen two surges and a recent softening in numbers.
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.
Temet Aguilar

Temet A. Aguilar, Tribal Chairman, Pauma Band of Luiseño Indians

COVID-19 has impacted us financially, socially, physically, and emotionally. We have had the challenge of paying bills and taking care of our tribal members as well as employees, when no revenue was coming in due to business closures.
Coushatta Dream Pool

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Jacqueline Dompe

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DOI

Interior Announces Next Steps for Selection by Alaska Native Vietnam-Era Veterans on Federal Lands

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