NAVAJO GAMNG BOSS BRIAN PARRISH SAYS EVERYONE WILL BE AFFECTED.
“The layoff procedure that we have, it’s very extensive,” Parrish said during a telephone interview With Tribally owned news outlet the Navajo Times. “It involves every level of the organization. So, it’s not that management isn’t affected, but everybody.”
The Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise has four properties (Casinos) around the Navajo reservation which brought in millions of dollars every month into the communities they served.
Meanwhile, other tribally owned Casinos like Isleta in Albuquerque are operating in the pandemic.
“We are a sovereign Nation, we chose to be open and will remain open,” said Isleta Casino official. “We have taken precautionary measures to keep our customers safe.”
All Navajo Casinos announced on their Facebook page they were to open this month (July), but with Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez recent Executive order to keep the government close until Aug. 16, 2020, These layoffs are inevitable and will impact more tribally run owned companies.
This is a developing story. We will add more to this article as more information are released from NNGE.