REVISED: NIGC Announces Tribal Consultation Dates for New Strategic Plan

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

REVISED: NIGC Announces Tribal Consultation Dates for New Strategic Plan

Washington, DC September 12, 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.

Every four years NIGC is required to update the Agency’s Strategic Plan. The Commission is seeking meaningful input on the NIGC draft Strategic Plan, which provides a concrete basis for establishing strategic goals and strategies by which the agency will achieve those goals.

The draft FY 2014-18 Strategic Plan is available by clicking 018.pdf. The NIGC will distribute copies of the draft Strategic Plan to tribes and the public today.

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:

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 Administrator, 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 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 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.


Download the PDF here.