NIGA Associate Members & others
The National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) is an inter-tribal association of 184 federally recognized Indian tribes united with the mission of protecting and preserving tribal sovereignty and the ability of tribes to attain economic self-sufficiency through gaming and other forms of economic development. NIGA associate members do business in Indian Country, and support the Spirit of Sovereignty because they care about the future of Native American youth and communities. Thank you to our many corporate contributors.
Aruze Gaming – AGEM – BMM Testlabs – Connect International Financial Group – Corporate Technologies – Fiduciary Management – Finley & Cook, PLLC – Gaming Laboratories International – Gitchi Gaming – GT Advertising – HBG Design – I-5 Design & Manufacture – Image Spigot – Indian Gaming Magazine – Indian Land Capital Company – International Game Technology – Joseph Eve – Kenco Company – Kitchell Contractors – Klas Robinson QED – Marketing Results – Northwest Management – NOVOMATIC Americas Sales – Pacific AG Insurance Agency – Raving Consulting Company – RSM U.S. – Shema Dougall Design Associates – Thalden Boyd Emery Architects – Urban Translations – YWS Design & Architecture
Caring people who support Native Youth
The work of Spirit of Sovereignty would not be possible without contributions from caring individuals who see the value in helping this generation of Native American students receive the training and education they need to become the leaders of tomorrow. One hundred percent of funds donated go directly to scholarships and programs, and contributions are tax deductible. Scholarship recipients are grateful for the opportunities created by individual donors. “I want to thank you for what you are doing to help Native Americans go to college,” said Glenda Goodsell, who received a Spirit of Sovereignty scholarship in 2016 and attends Sisseton Wahpeton College in South Dakota. “You are teaching those who want to get farther in life that life does not stop after high school, and you are helping them follow their dreams.”
37 institutions serving Native American students
The Spirit of Sovereignty partners with tribal colleges with the goal of providing scholarships to at least one deserving student each year at all 37 institutions. More than 30,000 students attend tribal colleges where they are encouraged to learn more about their history, culture and languages while pursuing job training, associate’s degrees and bachelor’s degrees. Spirit of Sovereignty scholarships are unique because they can be used for any education-related expense, including tuition, gas, childcare, travel and more. Tribal colleges select worthy students to receive the scholarships based on academic achievement and financial need.