Perspectives

Are We Getting Diversity and Inclusion Right?

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How do we manage this issue not only from a staffing perspective but from a human perspective? We work in Tribal organizations that have experienced pain of exclusion and racism. As leaders in our industry, how do we manage this issue from not only from a staffing perspective but from a human perspective and why…

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Happy Holidays from Raving!

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It’s hard to sum up a year quite like this and express just how thankful we are for you, our community, our team, our partners … What’s been incredible to both Brady and I, is just how, after so many months of highs, lows and in-betweens, to have witnessed such unfailing spirit, resilience, vulnerability, compassion…

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Support Native-Owned Businesses this Holiday Season

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Think about Native and Tribally-owned businesses and those who directly support the Native American community when placing your holiday gift orders for team members, clients, friends and family this year. Below are links and resources to connect you with Native and Tribally-owned businesses this holiday season: American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AINTA) – Shop Native…

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Is It Too Late to Prepare for Miles on the Tradeshow Floor?

By Christine Faria /

Video tips to avoid sore feet and backs at tradeshows At the beginning of the year, Raving Marketing Manager Gency Warren and I were having a discussion about how much our steps per day had fallen now that we were working from our home offices. We thought about the thousands of steps we accumulate at…

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How a Grassroots Soccer Program Inspired a National Award-winning, Native-led Non-profit 

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Deana Scott, Raving CEO and Notah Begay III, Founder of the Notah Begay III Foundation talk about the inspiration behind the non-profit and how it has stayed true to its core mission after 15+ years serving Native children In today’s interview, we sat down with Notah Begay III, Founder of the Notah Begay III (NB3)…

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Raving’s Got (NEW) Talent!

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Have you ever wondered just how hard it would be to judge a talent show? To find the next “superstar”? Well, let me tell you, it’s tough. But we did it. We found TWO as we just finalized our search for the next “Ravers.” There was extremely tough competition, as the quality and experience of…

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Behind the Scenes: Making the Connection Between Your Dollar and the Youth It Helps

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It’s not everyday we are lucky enough to meet someone whose personal journey makes us hopeful for the future. Today, I want to introduce you to an incredible young man who is making a difference for his family and community. His story is the reason why we support the Notah Begay III Foundation. And for…

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Notah Begay III Foundation - Covid-19 Relief Support

Shifting Gears: Getting Food and Supplies to Native Communities in Need during Covid-19

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During 2020, the Notah Begay III (NB3) Foundation began the year with new ideas and ambitious plans for events and programs. When the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the state of New Mexico, it was clear that those plans needed to be reevaluated. Our team quickly shifted focus from direct youth programs to responding to the…

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Susan Jensen, Executive Director, CNIGA

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For those of you new to the industry, it may seem like the Tribal casinos we know today have been around forever. Some of us old-timers remember when they were temporary sprung structures, not like the many luxury, four-star resorts they are today. The transition to legal gambling for Tribes and the collective efforts and…

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Why I’m NOT a Weirdo and not Ready for the Roaring Twenties

By Christine Faria / Comments Off on Why I’m NOT a Weirdo and not Ready for the Roaring Twenties

I am not a weirdo. Hi, my name is Chris and I have been in quarantine for almost a year now. Why am I feeling like Stuart Smalley (SNL) and need to affirm that I’m good enough? I was emailing back and forth with someone in the industry when the National Indian Gaming Association recently…

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