Member Associations

Member Associations

Totem Technologies strives to achieve the highest level of quality in all facets of its endeavors.  We proudly support the following member associations which also promote quality throughout our industry.

NCAI - Sponsor

National Congress of American Indians

The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) was founded in 1944 in response to termination and assimilation policies that the United States forced upon the tribal governments in contradiction of their treaty rights and status as sovereigns. NCAI stressed the need for unity and cooperation among tribal governments for the protection of their treaty and sovereign rights. Since 1944, the National Congress of American Indians has been working to inform the public and Congress on the governmental rights of American Indians and Alaska Natives.

NCAIED - Sponsor

National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development

The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED) is a non-profit organization, founded in 1969 and directed by American Indians, committed to Business Development for Indian People. The National Center is the first national organization solely dedicated to developing American Indian economic self-sufficiency through business ownership.

NIGA - Associate Member

National Indian Gaming Association

The National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA), established in 1985, is a non-profit organization of 184 Indian Nations with other non-voting associate members representing organizations, tribes and businesses engaged in tribal gaming enterprises from around the country. The common committment and purpose of NIGA is to advance the lives of Indian peoples economically, socially and politically. NIGA operates as a clearinghouse and educational, legislative and public policy resource for tribes, policymakers and the public on Indian gaming issues and tribal community development.

CNIGA - Sponsor

California Nations Indian Gaming Association

The California Nations Indian Gaming Association (CNIGA), founded in 1988, is a non-profit organization made up of federally-recognized tribal governments. The California Nations Indian Gaming Association is dedicated to the purpose of protecting tribal government gaming on federally-recognized Indian lands. It acts as a planning and coordinating agency for legislative, policy, legal and communications efforts on behalf of its members and serves as an industry forum for information and resources. The association holds an annual conference and trade show each January.

GPIGA - Associate Member

Great Plains Indian Gaming Association

The Great Plains Indian Gaming Association (GPIGA) is a voluntary association composed of 24 federally recognized Tribal Nations in the Great Plains Region. GPIGA includes Tribes with gaming compacts in North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, and Iowa. The member Tribal Nations have jurisdiction over approximately 15 million trust acres and approximately 250,000 Tribal members.

OIGA - Associate Member

Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association (OIGA)

The Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association (OIGA), established in 1986, is a non-profit organization of 26 Indian Nations with other non-voting associate members representing organizations, tribes and businesses engaged in tribal gaming enterprises from around Oklahoma. The common committment and purpose of OIGA is to advance the welfare of Indian peoples ­ economically, socially and politically.

USET - Sponsor

United South & Eastern Tribes, Inc.

Incorporated in 1969, United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc. is a non-profit, inter-tribal organization that collectively represents its member Tribes at the regional and national level. USET has grown to include twenty-five federally recognized Tribes, operating through various workgroups and committees and providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and information amongst Tribes, agencies and governments.

WIGA - ASSOCIATE MEMBER

Washington Indian Gaming Association

The Washington Indian Gaming Association (WIGA) is a non-profit organization of tribal government leaders of federally recognized Tribes in the state of Washington. WIGA’s Board of Directors is composed entirely of duly appointed representatives of the governing bodies of the member Tribes. The common commitment and purpose of WIGA is to advance the lives of Indian peoples ­ economically, socially and politically. As a trade association, WIGA's purpose is to educate and disseminate information to the Indian gaming community, federal and state governments, and the general public on issues related to gaming in Indian Country.