AMERIND Risk, NAIHC to Partner for Annual Convention and Tradeshow


Scottsdale, AZ— AMERIND Risk and the National American Indian Housing Council (NAIHC) will host a combined event at the Talking Stick Resort on May 12-14, in Scottsdale, Arizona. Our two Native American-strong organizations work to benefit Indian country. Derek Valdo, CEO, AMERIND Risk, said, “Our upcoming joint meeting is a great example of tribes working together to provide leadership, training and networking around our most valued to all of us, our people! We expect record attendance while saving valuable travel dollars for tribes!”

Talking Stick, the host hotel, is sold out, but there is still lodging available in the vicinity. Convention planners are urging attendees to make reservations and register for the convention today. Visit the “Events” page at to view overflow hotel information. Register for the convention by April 15  for a chance to win an Apple iPad Air at

“The NAIHC and AMERIND Risk Management combined convention will be the largest national Indian Housing conference in 2015. NAIHC's advanced training in the areas of housing, finance, veterans: housing and homelessness in Indian country, and leveraging Indian Housing Block Grant funds are designed to elevate and build capacity of Indian housing professionals no matter the program size.” Sami Jo Difuntorum, Chairwoman, of NAIHC said.

With more than 40 years of experience in capacity building and advocating for Indian housing, NAIHC will provide updates on legislative and policy issues, as well as training, covering the topics most relevant to running an effective housing program.

AMERIND Risk was founded 28 years ago by over 400 tribes, who united and pooled their resources to create AMERIND Risk to keep money within Indian country. AMERIND Risk provides property, liability and workers compensation insurance for tribes, tribal governments, tribal businesses and individual property coverage. It is the only 100-percent tribally owned and operated insurance carrier in Indian country, “Tribes Protecting Tribes.” This educational forum may feature sessions that include claims, tribal workers’ compensation, emergency management and workplace safety issues.

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