Ernie Stevens, Jr., chairman of the National Indian Gaming Association; LaDonna Harris, founder and presidento of Americans for Indian Opportunity and Kevin Gover, director of the National Museum of the American Indian. Native News Online photos by Levi Rickert
Published March 15, 2016
PHOENIX—Tribal leaders, gaming professionals, industry experts and business people from across the globe are convergeing on Phoenix, Arizona to attend the National Indian Gaming Association’s annual Indian Gaming Tradeshow and Convention on March 13 – 16, 2016.
On Monday, LaDonna Harris, 85, founder and president of Americans for Indian Opportunity, received the 2016 Chairman’s Leadership Award.
“I am proud to have a long lasting relationships people here today,” commented Harris,
Two major highlights of the Indian Gaming Tradeshow and Convention are the keynote address and leadership panel. These are two “can’t miss” opportunities within the event, open too all badge holders, which will be led by six of Indian Country’s top leaders respectively.
Attendees registering on Monday morning at Indian Gaming Tradeshow and Convention in Phoenix
On Tuesday, March 15, U.S. Dept. of the Interior Acting Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Larry Roberts teams up with National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) Chairman Jonodev Osceola Chaudhuri to deliver updates on each of their respective federal agencies and their work in Indian Country.
On Wednesday, March 16, National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) President Brian Cladoosby will kick-off a leadership panel discussion entitled It’s More than Just Winning; It’s About Success-The Future of Indian Gaming at 9 am in the North Ballroom on level 100.
Joining the NCAI President are panelists Chairwoman of the Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians Rosemary Morillo, Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye, and Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians Chairman Mark Macarro. All three panelists bring their own brand of insight and expertise to the discussion.
The leadership panel will provide an insider’s view into the future of Indian Gaming from a political, social, cultural and technological perspective. In celebrating its 30 year anniversary in 2015, Indian Gaming will look ahead to advancements and market growth for the next 30 years.