The announcement was made by NICWA president, Maurice Lyons.
NICWA executive director Terry Cross said, "With federal cutbacks to many Indian programs and the economy's impact on traditional support, the card rooms' donation represents a major gift and will help NICWA continue its mission to protect our children and preserve our culture.
When we learned about NICWA's work from Maurice Lyons, we made the decision to donate $20,000 to NICWA," said card room coalition partner Haig Papaian.
Lyons said the history of the Armenian genocide played a role in how card room owners responded to NICWA.
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