“It is critical not just for Tribes, but for all Arizonans, that the Governor have dialogue with Arizona Tribes. A vast majority of Arizona is tribal reservations, and in order to collaborate on economic development, education and natural resources, Tribes must have a voice in the discussion that eventually leads to the development of state policy for Arizona. I am appreciative that Governor Ducey took the time to update Tribal Leaders on his administrations work and to hear the concerns and current issues of Arizona tribes,” stated Thomas Beauty, Chairman of the Yavapai-Apache Nation.
During the Roundtable Meeting, Governor Ducey provided Tribal Leaders with updates on the Arizona budget, health and human services policies, natural resources, education and provided Tribal Leaders with the opportunity to address the Governor and discuss issues and concerns. Governor Ducey made a commitment to continue hosting the Tribal Leaders Roundtable Meetings and to continue to include tribes in the discussion process at the state capitol.