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.
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.
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Sault Ste. Marie Tribe Extends Caesars Entertainment iGaming Agreement

SAULT STE. MARIE, MI – The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians has extended an agreement with Caesars Entertainment for iGaming...
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Choctaw Nation Partners with University of Oklahoma

DURANT, OK – The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma (CNO) Advanced Technology Initiatives (ATI) has partnered with the University of Oklahoma (OU) to research advanced transportation technologies, resilience...
Anoatubby Harvard Med forum

Chickasaw Gov. Anoatubby Speaks on Healthcare at Harvard

BOSTON, MA – Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby spoke at Harvard Medical School, detailing the connection between leadership and health care in...
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Agua Caliente Rancho Mirage Wins Multiple 2024 Forbes Awards

RANCHO MIRAGE, CA – Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage has just been awarded two Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star awards and one Forbes...