National Indian Gaming Association Summer Legislative Summit
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The National Indian Gaming Association Summer Legislative Summit will be on July 26-27, 2011 in Washington, D.C.
The NIGA, established in 1985, is a non-profit organization of 184 Indian Nations with other non-voting associate members representing organizations, tribes and businesses engaged in tribal gaming enterprises from around the country.
The NIGA’s mission is to protect and preserve the general welfare of tribes striving for self-sufficiency through gaming enterprises in Indian Country. To fulfill its mission, NIGA works with the Federal government and Congress to develop sound policies and practices and to provide technical assistance and advocacy on gaming-related issues.
The common commitment and purpose of NIGA is to advance the lives of Indian peoples economically, socially and politically. NIGA operates as a clearinghouse and educational, legislative and public policy resource for tribes, policymakers and the public on Indian gaming issues and tribal community development.
The Summit provides the delegates with an opportunity to meet with their Senators and Representatives to discuss critical issues confronting Tribal governments. It’s also an opportunity to obtain information regarding pressing issues and concerns affecting Indian Country.
Last year, more than 170 NIGA Member Tribe representatives travelled from around the country to be part of the 2-day event. Discussion topics included, Internet Gaming, Trust Land Issues, Taxation of Tribal Government Benefits, the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC), and Native American Veterans.
To register for the National Indian Gaming Association Summer Legislative Summit, click here.