20th Anniversary Commemorative Pathbreakers Banquet
In honor of the 20th anniversary of the Indian Gaming Regulatory
Act, a commemorative Pathbreaker’s Banquet will be held on
the evening of Thursday, October 16, on the beautiful lands of the
Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation. Additionally, the banquet will honor
six outstanding individuals, “Pathbreakers”, for their
influential impact on gaming in Indian Country. The Pathbreakers,
who were selected by their peers on a committee comprising leaders
of major Indian gaming organizations and programs, have been in
the forefront of efforts to restore tribal self-sufficiency and
respect for tribal sovereignty. We are privileged and honored to
recognize and celebrate the important work and accomplishments of
these Indian Gaming Pathbreakers. Come join us…
||Frank L. Chaves
New Mexico Indian Gaming Commission
||Richard G. Hill Sr.
Oneida Nation of Wisconsin
||John A. James
Cabazon Band of Mission Indians
Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians
||Clinton M. Pattea
Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation
||Ernest L. Stevens Jr.
National Indian Gaming Association
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Banquets tickets are sold separately and may be purchased without conference registration. There are a limited number of tickets available. Tickets may be purchased online at the conference registration website or with the conference registration order form. To reserve a table for 10, please call Darlene Lester at 480-965-7715.
To purchase Banquet Tickets click here.
of Ceremonies: Wallace Coffey, Tribal Chairman,
Wallace Coffey (Comanche) received his master's degree
in education from Harvard University. He served as
tribal liaison and cultural resource specialist for
the Institute of American Indian Arts prior to being
elected to his third term as chairman of the Comanche
Nation. He has served the Indian community as master
of ceremonies for powwows, cultural events, and celebrations
for thirty-six years.
Radisson Fort McDowell Resort & Casino
October 16, 2008 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
(Tickets will NOT be available at the door)