The TribalHub Podcast

TribalHub is the largest community of technology minded leaders and professionals from tribes and tribal enterprises across the nation.

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Wednesday Aug 16, 2023

Andrew Metcalfe, Founder and CEO of Native Network, talked with TribalHub about the current landscape of broadband funding and why it's important to act NOW.  
Learn more about Native Network at

Wednesday Jun 28, 2023

Recently Steve Nino, CIO of Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians located in Southern California, opened up about why they chose a  centralized SOC to protect their casino, tribal and healthcare facilities.  
Listen in to hear the full story!
Watch Steve Nino’s Interview here.
Learn more about Vectra-A here.

Friday May 19, 2023

Risk Quantification is set out to solve a communication gap.  Any organization will experience this especially with a subject such as cybersecurity.  Listen in as IBM Security Consultant, Kendall Sawyer, speaks on how using this type of analysis is an effective strategy for navigating security risk.
If you have a story you'd like to see shared on the TribalHub podcast, reach out to Michelle Bouschor at
Connect with Kendall vie email at or on LinkedIn!  
Get a Risk Quantification Smart Paper  

Wednesday Apr 12, 2023

The team at Little River Casino Resort in Manistee, Michigan has implemented a Leadership Exchange Program to strengthen and create a unique learning experience for their team.  "This new partnership creates the opportunity to increase knowledge, skills and abilities within our organization," said Israel Stone, Director of Organizational Development at Little River Resort Casino.  "Knowledge only becomes wisdom once it's shared."
Listen in as host Michelle Bouschor speaks with Stone about how this program is bringing back tribal traditions of sharing knowledge with fellow tribes working towards a similar goal. 
If your tribe or casino is interested in learning more about the Leadership Exchange Program, reach out to Israel at
Little River Casino Resort:

Tuesday Jan 17, 2023

"Natives helping Natives" is the theme that the mighty team at Cayuse Natives Solutions stands behind.  And it fits.  The team is passionate about helping tribes invest in communications tools, public safety and other essential functions so they can handle emergencies, communicate effectively and improve the well being of their people and communities.  
In this episode, host Michelle Bouschor talks with team to learn more about their passions, their services, and how a recent grant received by the National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA) will now allow the team to deliver digital inclusion services to the Umatilla Indian Reservation community, help with accessing affordable high-speed internet, obtaining free technology devices, and improving digital skills.

Monday Nov 07, 2022

Chris Blevens, Product manager with JCM Global and Chris Justice, President with Global Payment, panelist at the TribalNet 2023 session titled “Cashless - technical and strategic”.  sat down with TribalHub's Michelle Bouschor and discussed all things cashless!  From the advantages of being an early adopter, to tips on how to start preparing your team, to deciding who should be involved in the planning and implementation of a cashless system at a casino property, this conversation will help you measure you readiness for bringing cashless technology to your casino property.
Show Notes:
JCM Global:
Global Payments:

Thursday Oct 20, 2022

What happens when you've experienced a security incident?  Do you follow your incident response plan?  Does your tribe even have an incident response plan?  Is cybersecurity a topic regularly discussed with your executive team?  This discussion with Renita DiStefano, President and CEO of Second Derivative, LLC, will help you answer these questions, give you tips on how to prepare an incident response plan and where to get help if it's needed.
Show Notes:
Reach out to Renita DiStefano at or visit Second Derivative, LLC at
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST):
CISA Cybersecurity Grant:

Monday Oct 17, 2022

Like many businesses across the world, Tribal Nations are staffing a hybrid workforce.  This change brings about many questions regarding data privacy, sovereignty of data, work from home policies, budgets, and more.  Kimberly Gordy, partner with Baker & Hosteler LLP, spoke at the 2023 TribalNet conference on these concerns, and much more.  Listen in as we talk with Kimi about these pressing issues.  
Show notes:
Baker & Hosteler, LLP:
Reach out to Kimi via email at

Wednesday Sep 28, 2022

After speaking on a panel during TribalNet's 2022 conference in Reno, NV, Paul Starr, CIO of Cherokee Nation, sat down with TribalHub's Michelle Bouschor to discuss how the Cherokee Nation implemented a Self Service Portal which is now able to service hundreds of thousands of assistance applications, allows Cherokee Citizens to update personal information, apply for scholarships and much more.  

Wednesday Sep 28, 2022

Educating, developing and training tribal members is a top priority at every tribal organization, government, and enterprise across the country.  But, do tribes have the programs in place to make this happen?  Israel Stone, Director of Organizational Development with Little River Casino & Resort says that if tribal traditions were followed, developing our next generations would be a simple thing. 
Listen in as Michelle Bouschor of the TribalHub teams chats with Israel during TribalNet's 2022 conference in Reno, NV.


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