Santa Ana Pueblo Hosts NIGA Policy meeting on Tribal Sovereignty and Sports Betting in the 21st Century – NIGA

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Santa Ana Pueblo Hosts NIGA Policy meeting on Tribal Sovereignty and Sports Betting in the 21st Century – NIGA

by ahnationtalk on August 19, 2019286 Views

Bernalillo, New Mexico – August 14, 2019 – The National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) held an important policy meeting at the Santa Ana Pueblo located near Albuquerque, N.M., to discuss Tribal sports betting and Sovereignty in the 21st Century. With the critical 2020 Elections fast approaching, Chairman Ernest L. Stevens Jr. saw a need to come together during Congress’ traditional recess and discuss the impact of sports betting on Tribal Sovereignty and tribal-state politics.

The Santa Ana Pueblo is one of only three (3) tribes offering sports betting at their casino. Santa Ana Pueblo Lieutenant Governor, Simon Jay Garcia, welcomed tribal leaders and thanked them for discussing this important subject at Santa Ana. John Harte of Mapetsi Consulting provided a strong overview of where Tribes were 40 years ago and how far they have come economically and politically without sacrificing those sacred Treaties signed with the United States.

Read More: http://www.indiangaming.org/news/santa-ana-pueblo-hosts-niga-policy-meeting-on-tribal-sovereignty-and-sports-betting-in-the-21st-century

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