Was there an opportunity to share a message or were you requested to speak on a special topic?
I spoke in front of the press about the Hardrock brand, my tribe’s accomplishments, and the opening of the new hotel.
Briefly summarize your experience experience and what were the highlights?
It was an exciting day because we were announcing the date of the opening of the new guitar hotel and casino on our Hollywood location, as well as the expansion for Hard Rock Hotel in Tampa, FL. I was excited to speak on my tribe’s behalf because acquiring Hardrock changed my people’s lives and we’ve become almost 100% self sufficient because of how well the business has done. It was fun to be around my community members, tribal officials, the Hardrock executives, and local officials, and local media. I got to meet the mayor of Hollywood which was so cool! I even met a woman who wrote an article about me and Gathering.
As a cultural goodwill ambassador of Native American and Indigenous Peoples, what lesson or insight did you gain?
I gained insight on how incredibly blessed my tribe is. To see firsthand the accomplishments and milestones we have reached is so special.
What did you learn about the tribe/community/event?
Opening dates, structure plans and designs, new features, etc about the new Hardrock guitar hotel and casino.