NIGC Announces Tribal Consultation Dates for New Strategic Plan and Draft Consultation Policy

For Immediate Release
Contact: Dawn Houle
(202) 632-7003

NIGC Announces Tribal Consultation Dates for New Strategic Plan

Washington, DC August 23, 2012 — The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC/Commission) announced today that it has revised its consultation schedule for four upcoming consultations to include only the draft FY 2014-18 NIGC Strategic Plan. Originally, the consultation schedule included a discussion regarding the NIGC’s draft consultation policy, which is still in the drafting phase and will be presented and discussed at a later date.

In addition, the Commission continues to evaluate its draft consultation policy. The Commission  requests tribal comments regarding its current consultation practice and draft consultation policy.

Copies of both the draft FY 2014-18 Strategic Plan and draft consultation policy will be available September 4, 2012, which the NIGC will distribute to tribes and the public shortly thereafter.

The Commission invites all tribal leaders and their designees to share their views with the Commission during the following scheduled consultations, which will focus solely on the draft Strategic Plan and consultation policy:

Consultation Date Event
September 17, 2012 Draft Strategic Plan
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel
1 Seminole Way
Hollywood, FL 33026
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
*Held prior to the NIGA Mid-Year Conference
September 27, 2012 Draft Strategic Plan
Wildhorse Casino Resort
Hwy 331
Pendleton, OR  97801
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
*Held immediately following the ATNI Annual Convention
October 4, 2012 Draft Strategic Plan
The Sands Expo Convention Center
201 Sands Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89169
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
*Held immediately following the G2E Convention
October 23, 2012 Draft Strategic Plan
Downsteam Casino
69 300 E. Nee Road
Quapaw, OK  74363
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
*Held prior to the OTGRA Fall Conference

For planning purposes and to accommodate all who wish to attend the consultation, please RSVP to Rita Homa, Executive Secretary, at (202) 418- 9807 or by e-mail to

For those tribal leaders or designees unable to attend these consultations, we invite you to submit written comments by e-mail to, or by U.S. Mail to the National Indian Gaming Commission, Attn: Draft Plans, 1441 L Street, NW, Suite 9100, Washington, DC 20005. All written comments on the strategic plan and consultation policy must be received no later than October 31, 2012.

Consistent with its commitment to transparency, the Commission will continue to consult with tribal governments. All information related to the strategic plan and draft consultation policy can be found at, under the Tribal Consultation tab on the left side of the website.


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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