UNLV School of Law expands Indian Nations gaming to established veterans to lead gaming initiatives


UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law has appointed Jennifer Carleton and John Tahsuda to lead the Indian Nations Gaming Initiatives.   

Carleton and Tahsuda are veterans who have decades of experience of practice in several types of governments and agencies to help further laws and policies. 

These two individuals are now distinguished fellows of the Indian Nations Gaming and Governance Program. With their expertise and lengthy resume of prestigious accolades and accomplishments, the Indian Nation Gaming is on the right path to improving the program.

Carleton, the first Chief Legal Officer of Sightline Payments has served as in-house counsel for an Indian casino and has taught advanced federal Indian gaming at the University of Wisconsin Law School and Boyd School of Law. She is also a former member of the Executive Committee of the Gaming Law Section of the State Bar of Nevada. 

Carleton was recently announced as a finalist for the 2022 Global Gaming Awards American Executive of the Year. 

Tahsuda, a member of the Kiowa Tribe in Oklahoma, is a principal of Navigators Global LLC and the Managing Member of Innovative Tribal Strategies LLC. 

The Indian Nations Gaming and Governance Programs was created in 2020 by the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. The purpose of the program is to provide knowledge and training to Native and non-Native students about gaming, regulations and governance. This will help prepare students to help build their futures and Indian Nations.
The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians is a federally recognized tribe of Serrano people located in San Bernardino County, California. To learn more about the tribe, visit The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians official website.


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