The Arizona Indian Gaming Association (AIGA) joined leaders from the Ak Chin Indian Community, San Carlos Apache Tribe, and White Mountain Apache Tribe to hear the gubernatorial candidates discuss their policy priorities ahead of the November general election.
The Arizona Gubernatorial Candidate Forum, hosted by the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry on September 7, featured Arizona’s two candidates for governor, Democratic candidate Katie Hobbs and Republican candidate Kari Lake.
“Arizona’s tribal communities are invested in the upcoming election cycle. We want to ensure that issues are being addressed and considered by the candidates, particularly at the gubernatorial level,” said Robert Miguel, Ak-Chin Indian Community. “Developing tribal-state relationships is important especially when we work to protect tribal gaming.”
Arizona has more tribal land than any other state, comprising about 27 percent of the state’s land base. The Arizona Indian Gaming Association provides a unified voice for Member Tribes and serves as an educational, legislative, and policy resource for tribes, policymakers, and the public.
The Arizona Indian Gaming Association is committed to advancing the lives of Indian peoples — economically, socially, and politically — so Indian tribes in Arizona can achieve their goal of self-reliance. For more than 20 years, shared revenues from tribal gaming, totaling more than $1.87 billion, have been invested in Arizona to improve education, health care, conservation, and the economies of local communities.
About Arizona Indian Gaming Association
Arizona Indian Gaming Association advocates, educates, partners, and promotes tribal Gaming to benefit tribes and all of Arizona. AIGA represents eight tribes in Arizona and membership includes both gaming and non-gaming tribes. The Association is committed to protecting and promoting the welfare of tribes striving for self-reliance by supporting tribal gaming enterprises on Arizona Indian lands.