PHOENIX (July 19, 2016) – The Arizona Indian Gaming Association (AIGA) and Arizonans for Tribal Government Gaming (ATGG), on behalf of member Tribes, is offering encouragement and support for Senator John McCain, and his family, as he faces a serious health battle.
“As our elder Arizona statesman, and decorated military veteran, John McCain has demonstrated time and time again that he’s a fighter,” said AIGA Chairperson Bernadine Burnette. “We want him to know that he is in the prayers of our member Tribes today, and every day, as he embarks on what is undoubtedly a difficult journey of healing.”
ATGG Chairman Kasey Velasquez added, “There is no doubt Senator McCain will bravely go into battle against the foe that is cancer. Our prayers are for his continued strength to help bolster his fighting spirit during this challenging time.”
About Arizona Indian Gaming Association
AIGA was established November 21, 1994 by Arizona tribal leaders. The Association is committed to advancing the lives of Indian peoples – economically, socially and politically – so that Indian tribes in Arizona can achieve their goal of self-reliance. Current membership includes: Ak-Chin Indian Community, Cocopah Tribe, Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, Fort Mojave Indian Tribe, Fort Yuma-Quechan Tribe, Havasupai Tribe, Hualapai Tribe, Kaibab-Paiute Tribe, Navajo Nation, Pascua Yaqui Tribe, San Carlos Apache Tribe, Tohono O’odham Nation, White Mountain Apache Tribe, Yavapai Apache Nation and Pueblo of Zuni. For information about AIGA visit www.azindiangaming.org or www.benefitingarizona.org.
Arizona Indian Gaming Association represents 15 tribes representing Indian people living on reservations in Arizona. While four tribes are located near urban areas, most tribal lands are located in remote areas of Arizona.