Rececca Richards

Rebecca Richards, Tribal Chairwoman, Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians

Fortunately, we have a very experienced team that were involved in the development of our four casinos as well as several expansion projects along the way. That experience coupled with the new experience gained in managing a construction project during the pandemic, will continue to inform our operations going forward.
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.
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...
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.
James Gessner

James Gessner, Chairman, The Mohegan Tribe

The global pandemic caused by COVID-19 has touched each and every person across the globe as individuals, businesses, communities and tribes. The Mohegan Nation is not exempt from that.
Christine Sage

Christine Sage, Chairman, Southern Ute Indian Tribe

When the current coronavirus pandemic hit the U.S. and the federal, state, and local governments began to shut down, the Southern Ute Indian Tribe passed a Resolution enacting a public health emergency, creating the Southern Ute Indian Tribe’s Incident Management Team (IMT).
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.
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...