Consultation Next Steps

Tribal Consultation Series 

Tribal Consultation Series A | July 12, 2021 - August 12, 2021

This series will center on topics the Commission views as requiring clarification in order to reflect the current practices or expectations of tribal governments, the Agency, and/or the tribal gaming industry. The Agency anticipates that this consultation may lead to regulatory updates through the public rule-making process.

Chairman's Tribal Consultation Video Message 7/12/2021

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July 27th 9:00am-12:00pm EST
July 28th 1:00pm-4:00pm EST

Comments from Tribes Date
Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians 7/27/2021
Ho-Chunk Nation 8/3/2021
Forest County Potawatomi Gaming Commission 8/4/2021
Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria Tribal Gaming Commission 8/9/2021
Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians 8/11/2021
Seneca-Cayuga Office of the Gaming Commissioner 8/11/2021
Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians 8/11/2021
Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation 8/11/2021
Prairie Band Potawatomi Tribal Gaming Commission 8/12/2021
Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon 8/12/2021
Chickasaw Nation 8/12/2021
Quapaw Gaming Agency 8/12/2021
Little River Band of Ottawa Indians 8/12/2021
Ho-Chunk Nation Gaming Commission 8/12/2021
Oneida Nation 8/12/2021
San Pasqual Tribal Gaming Commission 8/24/2021
Seminole Tribe of Florida 9/14/2021

Tribal Consultation Series B | September 13, 2021 - October 15, 2021

This series will center on topics the Commission views as responsive to the lessons learned from the pandemic’s impact. Specifically, the need for certainty in the NIGC’s operations and the opportunities for greater agency flexibilities in its dealings with Tribal Gaming Regulatory Authorities. In addition, some of these topics seek to identify approaches the NIGC can explore to leverage its unique national role in both promoting industry integrity and establishing policies through the resolution of matters on appeal before the Commission. The Agency anticipates that this consultation could lead to the promulgation of new regulations as well as additional dialogue with tribes and industry stakeholders.

Dear Tribal Leader Letter | September 13, 2021

Comments from Tribes Date
Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians 10/1/2021
Seneca-Cayuga Nation 10/29/2021
Quapaw Nation  11/1/2021
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Gaming Commission 11/1/2021
Spirit Lake Tribe 11/1/2021
National Indian Gaming Association 11/2/2021
Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation 1/27/2022

Consultation Series B - Day 1 September 21, 2021 9am-12pm EST Recording 
Consultation Series B- Day 2 September 22, 2021 from 1pm-4pm EST  Recording
Consultation Series B- Day 3 October 21, 2021 from 1pm-4pm EST Recording

Tribal Consultation Series C | December 13, 2021 - February 11, 2022

This series will focus on regulations with implications for technology and NIGC tools to protect tribal assets, including NIGC background investigations and the substantial violations list. The Commission views updates to elements in the NIGC regulations with an impact on technology-based threats to the security of gaming operations’ day-to-day activity as an important discussion to ensure its regulations remain responsive to industry trends. The Commission views the protection of tribal assets through tools such as its substantial violations list and background investigations for the Chairman’s suitability determinations associated with management contract reviews as necessary for modernizing Agency regulations, ensuring Agency practice reflects gaming industry trends in the regulatory community’s approach to background investigations and supporting the Agency’s role as a federal regulatory body. The Agency anticipates that this consultation could lead to the promulgation of new regulations after an additional round of consultation and dialogue with tribes and industry stakeholders during the calendar year 2022.

Dear Tribal Leader Letter | December 10, 2021

Comments from Tribes Date
Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation 1/26/2022
Cherokee Nation Gaming Commission 2/9/2022
Chickasaw Nation 2/10/2022
Seneca-Cayuga Nation 2/10/2022
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes 2/10/2022
Quapaw Nation 2/11/2022
Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation 2/11/2022
Kiowa Casino Operations Authority 2/11/2022