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5th Annual Spirit of Sovereignty Slot Tournament

Chairman Ernie Stevens, Jr. invites you to join the action at the 5th Annual Spirit of Sovereignty Slot Tournament during the 2023 Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention in San Diego. 

Don't miss this special opportunity to support tribal college scholarships and programming for Native youth.

You'll compete against the Chairman and other contestants while playing IGT's Cleopatra TournXtreme® slot game, on Wednesday, March 29, 2023, at 10:30am at IGT Booth #1641. All slot tournament winnings will be donated to the Spirit of Sovereignty. 

The first-place winner will have the opportunity to direct up to $12,000* to support scholarships at tribal colleges or reservation-based programs serving Native youth. The second-place finisher will be able to donate up to $8,000* and third-place up to $4,000.* 
*The donation amounts will depend upon the number of tournament participants.

The tournament is limited to 24 participants, and the entry fee is $1,000. If you can't join us this year, the Chairman invites you to sponsor a seat or make a contribution. Please RSVP by March 17, 2023 to David Garelick ( or call 651-789-1748). 

Thank you for supporting Native youth through the Spirit of Sovereignty!




Established in 2002 as the charitable arm of the Indian Gaming Association, Spirit of Sovereignty is now an IGA-advised fund at the Indian Land Tenure Foundation (, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. For further information, visit the Spirit of Sovereignty website at 


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