Oglala Lakota Nation and National Indian Gaming Association host Commissioner Certification Class
PINE RIDGE - Indian Gaming Commissioners from the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, Apache Tribe of Oklahoma and the Oglala Lakota Nation were recently certified.
Topics covered included: purpose and function of a gaming commission along with ethics and code of conduct. Roles and responsibilities of gaming commissions, tribal councils and casino managers were also outlined.
Commissioners also heard presentations on minimum internal control standards, fraud detection and prevention, and compliance/auditing. The Bank Secrecy Act(Title 31) and suspicious activity reporting were also covered.
The importance of background investigations and suitability determinations regarding the licensing of employees and vendors was also presented. Commissioners were also offered a course on the elements of a fair hearing and due process procedures. The training ended with an update on the latest news on the national scene regarding the regulation of Indian Gaming.
Presentors included Wilbur Red Tomahawk (Standing Rock Sioux Tribe), Rachel Louden (Finley & Cook), Henry Graffeo (API Services), Carleen Chino (Sky City Pueblo) and Danielle Her Many Horses (National Indian Gaming Association).