PHOENIX (Oct. 2, 2017) – The Arizona Indian Gaming Association (AIGA) and Arizonans for Tribal Government Gaming (ATGG) joins the Nation in reaching out to all those impacted by the tragedy in Las Vegas, and is offering its thoughts, prayers and support for those impacted by Sunday’s attack.
“To the families who lost loved ones, those who are injured, those who are waiting to hear from loved ones, all of the first responders and those who held out a hand to help another and provided safety and comfort for others, we will keep you in prayer during this time when strength and comfort is needed,” said AIGA Chairperson Bernadine Burnette.
ATGG Chairman Kasey Velasquez added, “We are horrified and saddened by these actions, as we as an entertainment community prioritize the safety and security of our guests above all else. This is a challenging time for Las Vegas, the state of Nevada and our Nation, and we will continue to pray for all impacted as the journey of healing begins.”
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 Indian 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.