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An Ancient Winter Tradition

By Brady Scott / December 24, 2018 / Comments Off on An Ancient Winter Tradition

Image copyright Peggy O’Neal 2013 Stories at Grandmother Rock Commissioned by the The Coquille Indian Tribe on view at the Mill Hotel in North Bend Oregon. Dear Ravers, Dai’sla (Hello Friends), This past Friday, the annual winter solstice occurred. This event brings us the shortest day and longest night of the year in the Northern…

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Tribal Casinos Come Together to Support Victims of the Deadliest California Fire

By Christine Faria / November 19, 2018 / Comments Off on Tribal Casinos Come Together to Support Victims of the Deadliest California Fire

Gold Country Casino, Feather Falls, Rolling Hills Casino, San Pablo Lytton Casino and the Lytton Rancheria Tribe Many of you will know the names of the folks quoted in the following article; they are our long-time friends and associates; you’ve met them at our conferences; they live and work just “over the hill” from Reno,…

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Mixing in Kids, Tradition, Round Dancing for a Healthier Future

By Raving / November 16, 2018 / 0 Comments

NB3FIT Week 2018 On Friday, November 9, 128 children participated in traditional Native round dancing in celebration of NB3FIT Week (November 5-12, 2018). They joined thousands of other youths across the nation in this annual program through the Notah Begay III Foundation. Each year, the goal is to get kids across Indian country MOVING. It’s…

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Giving Thanks Veterans Day

Giving Thanks to All of Our Veterans

By Christine Faria / November 11, 2018 / Comments Off on Giving Thanks to All of Our Veterans

While many realize that Veterans Day, which always falls on November 11, is a day to honor our veterans, Veterans Day originated as Armistice Day and marked the end of hostilities of World War I that occurred at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month. And in 2018, this is the…

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Labor Day

Taking the Heat this Labor Day

By Christine Faria / September 3, 2018 / Comments Off on Taking the Heat this Labor Day

For many of you folks in the casino industry, Labor Day isn’t a day off, as you’re entertaining and servicing guests at your casinos today. Whether you have the day off or not, most of us are lucky not to be out in the heat. Let’s give a shout out to those folks that make…

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Fourth of July Parade

Mid-Century 4th of July – Remember When

By Christine Faria / July 2, 2018 / Comments Off on Mid-Century 4th of July – Remember When

Last month my husband and I picked up a 1966 Apache Eagle Tent Trailer to tow behind our 1974 VW Thing. We’ll be using it for weekend camping, as well as taking it to “vintage” trailer shows. At these events, you “stage” your campsite and your trailer with all period pieces. For us, that would…

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Sam McCracken of Nike N7

An Interview with Sam McCracken, Visionary and General Manager of the Nike N7 Program

By Christine Faria / January 1, 2018 / Comments Off on An Interview with Sam McCracken, Visionary and General Manager of the Nike N7 Program

Celebrating the Tribal gaming community and its workforce who are dedicated to improving the lives of their communities We all have the power to change lives and make the world a better place. Not feeling empowered? Read on. Look around. Daily there are individual acts of kindness, homegrown movements, and corporate initiatives that make a…

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Santa Hat

Who’s in that Santa Suit?

By Christine Faria / December 25, 2017 / Comments Off on Who’s in that Santa Suit?

Hey Ravers! It’s been awhile — I’ve missed writing to you about all those things that inspire and challenge us outside of work. See, it’s been a little crazy around here … Just a little over a year ago, our team was having our annual holiday dinner here in Reno. It was snowing and the…

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Dennis Conrad and Deana Scott

Goodbye Dennis, But Not Really

By Dennis Conrad / October 30, 2017 / Comments Off on Goodbye Dennis, But Not Really

As most of our readers know, as of October 1, my husband Brady Scott, an enrolled Coquille Tribal member, and I purchased Raving from Dennis Conrad. I was an executive of one of Raving’s first tribal casino clients 20 years ago and hired the firm frequently in the ensuing years; I then went to work…

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4th of July

Despite Our Division – Why We Come Together and Celebrate

By Christine Faria / July 3, 2017 / Comments Off on Despite Our Division – Why We Come Together and Celebrate

We’re divided for sure – Even more reason to celebrate this country that we’re so passionate about For many gaming folks, the 4th of July is a day spent at the casino creating a time-honored atmosphere for their guests. Independence Day fills your hotel elevators with overly-excited kids smelling of chlorine and wet bathing suits;…

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