The AMERIND Risk balloon.

AMERIND Risk 2015 Institute Wraps Up as a ‘SOLD OUT’ Highly Successful Event


AMERIND Risk 2015 Institute concluded recently in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The event took place October 6-8, at the Isleta Resort and Casino and featured 14 educational track sessions.

The topics included tribal workers’ compensation, fire safety, home and workplace safety, cyber liability and much more. One of the sessions highlighted the Director of Claims, Alan Romero hosting a game show scenario dubbed AMERIND Claims Family Feud. “All game show participants and show attendees alike really enjoyed this competitive setting, centered on claims questions,” remarked Nancy Harjo Serna, the Director of Marketing.

Additionally, over 20 exhibitors participated in the Institute tradeshow, displaying their products and services to Indian country. More than 200 tribal leaders and housing professionals attended the Institute, which included representatives from over 30 states around Indian country.

The Institute took place in concurrence with the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Wednesday, October 7, the Institute attendees had the opportunity to experience the world-renowned event. AMERIND sponsored a networking event to include the launch of the first ever AMERIND Risk hot air balloon. Michelle Corn, a Property and Casualty Specialist in the insurance department of Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin, won a hot air balloon ride on the AMERIND Risk balloon.

Corn commented about the Institute, “I would never have dreamed to be so lucky to have such an unexpected lifetime experience! I am so thankful to AMERIND for this awesome opportunity. The united spirit of the Institute with the AMERIND staff, speakers, and attendees was truly a feeling of Tribes Protecting Tribes. What a great experience in leadership and tribes working together.”

AMERIND Risk and the National American Indian Housing Council will host a combined event again this coming May of 2016, in Honolulu, Hawaii. The two Native American strong organizations work only to benefit Indian country. This is yet another exciting opportunity to network with hundreds of tribal leaders and housing professionals from all over Indian country.

Founded almost 30 years ago, over 400 tribes united and pooled their resources to create AMERIND Risk to keep money within Indian country. AMERIND Risk provides property, liability, workers’ compensation and employee benefits for tribes, tribal governments, tribal businesses, and individual property coverage. It is the only 100 percent tribally owned insurance solutions provider in Indian country.

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