Tahlequah, OK – 8 March 2020 – The National Tribal Gaming Commissioners & Regulators (NTGCR) began a webinar training series in January 2021 aimed at providing in-depth information for Tribal Gaming Regulatory Agencies (TGRA) to use in preparing for the many changes surrounding the fingerprint submission and Criminal History Record Information requirements of the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). After conducting a successful CHRI Roundtable and two (2) webinars, the NTGCR will be deferring the third webinar originally scheduled for Wednesday, 17 March 2021 to bring TGRAs an essential and timely roundtable to discuss the proposed changes to the NIGC fingerprint process Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
In November 2020, the NIGC published proposed changes to the MOU regarding tribal access to FBI Criminal History Record Information (CHRI). After considering tribal comments, the NIGC published a second revised MOU on 18 February 2021 seeking additional input from tribes and setting a 22 March 2021 deadline for submitting comments on the latest document. The NTGCR has invited the NIGC to take part in a roundtable to provide insight into the proposed changes to the MOU, the process by which it was developed, and the agency’s plans for implementing the new document. The panelists will also weigh-in on some of the questions surrounding the proposed changes to the MOU.
TGRAs, as well as tribal leadership, are encouraged to join the roundtable to gain information useful in understanding the proposed changes to the NIGC MOU and which may aide in drafting comments on those proposed changes. The roundtable will be provided free of charge. To register for this free training, please visit https://bmm.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_TPrDNRwHTf2m1Ts_mcq8qg
The webinar series will resume with its third installment, “Pathway to Compliance,” presented by David Vialpando, Executive Director for the Pokagon Tribal Gaming Commission, on Wednesday, 7 April 2021. Webinar registration information will be soon be posted to the NTGCR website, www.ntgcr.com.
The NTGCR is a non-profit organization consisting of sixty-four (64) members and other non-voting affiliate members. The organization is dedicated to providing tribal gaming regulators with education and training. The NTGCR promotes cooperative relationships amongst tribes and may act as a gaming regulatory advisory group to tribal gaming organizations.