NIGA 2019 Annual Report Digital Final

NIGA’s Congressional outreach has been greatly enhanced through the use of our headquarters by Congressmen and women and Senators. NIGA is now able to reach more Congressional Representatives and Senators than ever before as the Stan Crooks Center has established itself as a unique meeting place for Indian Country. Both political parties continue to utilize NIGA’s conference room and we are able to host numerous fundraisers without the exorbitant costs of renting hotel space. NIGA’s Executive Branch outreach is also focused on the Trump Administration’s infrastructure plans to ensure that Indian Country will be included for improvements to their transportation systems, water systems, broad band access, and to promote Tribal economic self-sufficiency. To ensure Indian Country continues to march forward on these important initiatives, I urge Tribal Nations to remain united behind our core key principles: protection of tribal sovereignty and fostering economic activity on the reservation. I want to thank NIGA’s Member Tribal Nations for your support over this past year. I look forward to continue my work with the NIGA Board of Directors, Tribal and Associate Members, and all of Indian Country as we face our challenges in 2019. My message as Vice-Chairman will remain unchanged: “Stay in motion…Forward Motion.” With the dawn of new leadership, I know Indian Country will work harder than ever to achieve what our citizens have elected us to do. “United,” Indian Country will continue to confront any obstacle in our way and embrace every opportunity to foster economic self-sufficiency -- always moving forward.


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