Gila River Indian Community Welcomes #NAFOAFall23

Gila River Indian Community Welcomes #NAFOAFall23

VIDEO: Watch Gila River’s Governor Lewis welcome NAFOA to the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass
NAFOA’s 2023 Fall Finance & Tribal Economies Conference being held October 2-3, 2023 at the The Sheraton Grand Wild Horse Pass in Phoenix, AZ, will offer you the opportunity to attend educational sessions focused specifically on growing your tribe’s economy, and also give you the chance to visit and explore the land of the Gila River Indian Community. 
Register for the Conference
Visit the Conference Site

Aji Spa & Salon
Indulge in an authentic Native American spa experience at Aji Spa & Salon. Utilizing the sacred healing and renewal powers of indigenous plants and ingredients, Aji Spa prides itself on providing rejuvenating treatments considered sacred to the Gila River Indian Community.

Whirlwind Golf Club
The Whirlwind Golf Club features two championship courses, adjacent to the hotel. Nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Estrella Mountains, each of the 36 holes are named after a significant legend or landmark of the Pima and Maricopa Indians.

Koli Equestrian Center
Traverse expansive scenery with guidance from experienced wranglers from the Koli Equestrian Center. Catering to riders of all skill levels, each ride offered at Koli is designed to allow guests to experience the natural flora and fauna of the Gila River Indian Community lands at a peaceful pace.

Gila River Resorts & Casinos
The Gila River Resort & Casino – Wild Horse Pass is located a short shuttle ride from the Sheraton and features gaming, entertainment, and additional dining options.
 Conference Links
Register Online
Member Tribe Registration Form
General Registration Form
Hotel & Travel Information
Sponsorship Opportunities

Sheraton Wild Horse Pass 
5594 W Wild Horse Pass Blvd
Phoenix, AZ 85226
Thank you to Our Host Tribe


Contact Dustin VanWinkle, Corporate Relationship Specialist, at for sponsorship opportunities.


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