PR-172 06-2011

For Immediate Release                                                                                  

Contact: Paxton Myers

(202) 632-7003

 

National Indian Gaming Commission Announces Public Commission Meeting

To be held at the Riverwind Casino on July 18, 2011 in Norman Oklahoma

 

Washington, D.C., June 21, 2011 – Today, Chairwoman Tracie Stevens announced that she, Vice-Chairwoman Steffani Cochran and Associate Commissioner Dan Little will hold a public Commission meeting in Norman, OK on July 18, 2011.  This forum is open to the public and provides an opportunity for tribal leaders and the Indian gaming industry to learn about Commission initiatives and activities.

 

The Commission initiated public meetings on April 7, 2011 in Phoenix Arizona, which marked the beginning of a new chapter for the NIGC. “We received very positive feedback following our last meeting in Phoenix and were pleased to hear that tribes were interested in learning about ongoing issues before the Commission,” said Chairwoman Stevens. “We are firmly committed to an open and transparent Agency and will continue holding these meeting to ensure we are accountable to Tribes and the public,” added Stevens.

 

The meeting, which includes NIGC senior staff, is scheduled for Monday July 18, 2011 at the Riverwind Casino in Norman, OK. Anticipated topics of discussion during the meeting include training and technical assistance, agency operations and regulatory review.

 

Location:      Riverwind Casino

1544 W State St Hwy 9, Norman, OK

Date:              Monday July 18, 2011

            Time:              9:00 am to 12:00 pm

 

A draft agenda may be found by visiting the NIGC website at www.nigc.gov. Agenda items are subject to change or may be taken out of order. This meeting will be transcribed and posted on the NIGC website under “Public Meetings.”

 

For planning purposes, please RSVP to Rita Homa, Executive Secretary, at (202) 418-9807 or by e-mail at rita_homa@nigc.gov.

 

The NIGC is an independent regulatory agency established within the Department of the Interior pursuant to the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988.

 

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