April 03, 2011

Off to NIGA 2011

I'll be attending this conference Monday through Wednesday:

NIGA countdown:  Conference, Tradeshow Begins April 3

By Gale Courey ToensingA tribal elder with 10 children, 23 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren, who began serving Indian country more than four decades ago, will receive the Wendell Chino Humanitarian Award at the National Indian Gaming Association’s 2011 Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention.

The National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) convention will take place April 3-6 at the Phoenix Convention Center. The annual conference event brings together Indian gaming industry leaders, tribal leaders and representatives from more than 200 tribal governments who own and operate more than 400 casinos. The conference provides opportunities for networking, training and certifications for Indian gaming, and workshops on some of the most crucial issues facing Indian country. Around 2,000 people are expected to attend. A Cultural Reception will feature singers and dancers from nearby Indian nations as well as a Tlingit dance troupe from Alaska. And more than 350 exhibitors will display their goods and services at the trade show.
Comment:  Stay tuned for reports and pictures!

For more on the subject, see Pix of NIGA 2010 and Pix of NIGA 2009.

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