Indian Groups Raise Money for Katrina Victims

Native American Times
Date Published: 
September 6, 2005

NIGA announces $1 million goal,
Cherokees send people and supplies

The National Indian Gaming Association [NIGA] has set a goal of raising $1 million for the Hurricane Katrina Disaster Relief Fund, joining a growing list of Native American groups seeking to help.

NIGA officials say an account has been set up to collect funds from American Indian tribes to help provide relief for the hundreds of thousands of residents of the Gulf Coast states affected by the killer hurricane.

"This is one of the worst tragedies in American history which demands our full-scale attention and concern as these regions begin rebuilding their lives, communities and economies out of the decimation that occurred earlier th