Tribal Leader Roundtable

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.

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, 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.

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In the News

Native American Rights Fund Donates Osage Ancestral Lands Back

PAWHUSKA, OK – The Native American Rights Fund (NARF) recently donated 20 acres of ancestral Osage lands...

Aristocrat Gaming Job Fairs to Take Place September 27 and 28

LAS VEGAS, NV – Aristocrat Gaming will hold job fairs on Sept. 27 and 28 for up to...

Tribal Gaming in Oklahoma Paid a Record $167 Million to State of Oklahoma in Last Fiscal Year

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The gaming industry in Oklahoma has broken its previous record, paying $167 million in...

Cherokee Nation Ramps Up $22.5M Housing Replacement, Repair Initiative for Cherokee Elders With Largest Project Bid in Tribe’s History

TAHLEQUAH, OK – The Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation is ramping up a $22.5 million total investment...

Osage Nation Closes on Property for First-Ever Osage Primary Residential Treatment Facility

PAWHUSKA, OK – The Osage Nation recently closed on the Ellis Thomas (ET Ranch) located in Pawhuska,...

AZ Department of Gaming Reports $40.7 Million Tribal Gaming Contributions to the State for the First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2022

PHOENIX, AZ – The Arizona Department of Gaming announced $40,699,186 in tribal gaming contributions to the Arizona...

Openings & Expansions

The Muscogee Nation Announces Opening of COVID-19 Infusion Center

OKMULGEE, OK – The Muscogee Nation has announced the opening of a...

Gun Lake Casino’s New $100 million Dining and Entertainment Expansion Opens

WAYLAND, MI – Gun Lake Casino has opened the doors to its...

Navajo Nation, Kayenta Community Break Ground on New Wellness Center

KAYENTA, AZ – Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez joined community members, 24th Navajo Nation Council...

Koi Nation Plans Shiloh Resort & Casino in California Wine Country

SANTA ROSA, CA – The Koi Nation, one of the California's federally recognized...

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Legal & Legislative

Interior Department Executes Water Rights Settlement Agreement With Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Indian Reservation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland recently signed the Confederated Salish...

Navajo Nation President Nez and Cameron Community Discuss Uranium Mine Clean-Up Efforts With U.S. EPA Administrator

CAMERON, AZ – Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez was joined by 24th Navajo Nation...

Indian Affairs Announces $500,000 in NABDI 2021 Grants Awarded to 10 Federally Recognized Tribes

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Indian Affairs’ Office of Indian Economic Development announced that...

People News

Scientific Games Appoints Connie James as Chief Financial Officer

LAS VEGAS, NV – Scientific Games has announced the appointment of Connie...

IGT’s Knute Knudson, Jr. to be Inducted Into American Gaming Association’s Gaming Hall of Fame

LONDON, U.K – International Game Technology (IGT) announced that Knute Knudson, Jr.,...

Mike Bean Announced as New CEO of Desert Diamond Casinos

TUCSON, AZ – Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment recently announced the hiring...

Bryan Newland Ceremonially Sworn In as Interior Department Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Bryan Newland was ceremonially sworn in as Department of the Interior...