California’s Jamul Indian Village (JIV), one of 13 federally recognised tribes that are part of the Kumeyaay Tribe, will play a major role at the Tribal Game Protection Network (TGPN) 2020 Women in Tribal Gaming Symposium this week.
Taking place from 25-27 February at Morongo Casino Resort & Spa in California, the TGPN Women in Tribal Gaming Symposium is an annual meeting of tribal government and industry leaders from across the world.
Presentations, offered in a wide range of topics, are designed for gaming professionals who are committed to professionally develop themselves and lead their organisations.
The symposium will feature strong presence from Jamul Casino and JIV leadership. JIV Chairwoman Erica M Pinto will offer the keynote address–”Leading Change and Overcoming Challenges”–on February 26, in addition to sponsoring the event at Platinum level.
Frances Amado, JIV’s Operations Manager, will be part of the February 27 panel entitled “Personal Empowerment: Overcoming the Fears That Hold You Back.” Additional tribal leadership of the Jamul Casino and JIV will also speak on panels throughout the conference.
Since 1997 Chairwoman Pinto has been active in the JIV Tribal Council. She was the JIV’s first woman to be elected Chairwoman in 2015, and led the Tribe to make significant economic progress on their path to self-reliance.
She declared: “It’s very rewarding being a part of the tribal gaming community. There are so many exceptional women in tribal gaming leadership positions, and it’s truly an honour to be among their ranks.”