Gaming test lab and product certification consultancy BMM Testlabs announced Monday that it presented a donation to the Intertribal Education Foundation at the Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention on April 21.
Holly Billy, Tribal Services Manager, said: "This donation was part of our Next Generation initiative, where our goal is to make a difference in tomorrow's tribal communities today. We do this by providing access to financial and educational resources to ensure the success of tribal youth. BMM's Next Generation initiative has been active for six years, and we look forward to more tribal community service opportunities."
BMM was happy to present a donation to the Intertribal Education Foundation at the Indian Gaming Tradeshow! This donation was part of our Next Generation initiative, where our goal is to make a difference in tomorrow’s Tribal communities today. https://t.co/6LcELfBThi— BMM Testlabs (@BMMTestlabs) May 2, 2022
Frances Alvarez, Tribal Services Manager, commented: "The values and mission of the Intertribal Education Foundation match the goals of our Next Generation Initiative, and we are grateful for the opportunity to support their efforts. We were honored to present the check to the Intertribal Education Foundation in the Tribal Chairman's Lounge at the Indian Gaming Tradeshow, joined by Chairman Ernie Stevens, Jr."
The Intertribal Education Foundation's mission is to close the education and economic gaps for Indigenous people and communities to build sustainable economic and educational equity now and for future generations. Their programs focus on a range of areas, including technology, arts and athletics.
Nicole Bremer Nash, Executive Director of the Intertribal Education Foundation, added: "Intertribal Education Foundation is thrilled that BMM Testlabs is supporting our goals of elevating Indigenous students. BMM's generous support and donation will provide funding that enables us to continue developing educational programs. We believe that the creative expression, open-mindedness, and cultural traditions of our students give them the ability to succeed in today's world. Programming like our American Indian Cyber Warrior workforce development and BMM Testlabs' Next Generation Initiative are crucial to securing the futures of our Indigenous youth."
BMM Testlabs took part in the 35th annual Indian Gaming Association's Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention, held in Anaheim, California, with a presence at booth #1415.
In addition to the company's presence, Frances Alvarez moderated the Women in Tribal Gaming: Surviving the Pandemic panel on Wednesday, April 20th. Furthermore, BMM Innovation Group companies BIG Cyber and RG24seven were also present at the tradeshow.