Golf Tournament – Sunday, Sep. 24th

Join us at the JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Golf Club, a 27-hole Arnold Palmer Signature Golf facility for the 20th Annual NTTC Golf Tournament. This championship course boasts a double-loaded driving range, rejuvenating 20,000-square-foot clubhouse and top-quality golf shop. In addition to championship golf, the Starr Pass Golf Club also features a picturesque backdrop of the Tucson desert.
For additional information about the Tucson Starr Pass Golf Club, please click here.

Tournament Schedule –
7:00 am – 8:00 am – Arrival/Breakfast
8:00 am – 12:00 pm – Tournament
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – Awards
Tournament Fees – $50


  • Green fees
  • Bag drop and bag transfer from resort
  • Range balls
  • Golf carts
  • Personalized cart cards and scorecards

*TaylorMade club rentals are available for $75 per set. Please contact the hotel at least a week prior to the event at (520)791-6275.

Heavy Equipment Roadeo – Monday, Sep. 25th

Join us for the 20th Annual NTTC Heavy Equipment Roadeo! This event will test participants on their heavy equipment operator skills in talent and experience based challenges. Participants will go head to head in obstacles, and for the first time in NTTC Roadeo history, participants will be able to compete in a team challenge! Team scores will be combined to see which tribe will take home the Heavy Equipment Roadeo Championship Belt! As always, Roadeo winners will take home their winning plaques and over $1,000 in cash prizes! Make sure to sign up for the Heavy Equipment Roadeo when you register to attend the 2017 NTTC!

The Heavy Equipment Classroom session is from 8:00 am – 10:00 am. Participants must attend this session prior to competing in the Roadeo. The Roadeo events will take place from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. Participants will be allowed to compete in multiple events.

WHO: Heavy Equipment Supervisors & Operators
WHAT: Heavy Equipment Roadeo
WHEN: Monday, September 25, 2017
WHERE: Classroom (TBA) ‐ 8:00 am ‐ 10:00 am / Roadeo ‐ 10:00 am ‐ 3:00 pm
COST: Free

James and Ernie – Wednesday, Sep. 27th

James Junes and Ernest David Tsosie III are sober and drug free performers, presenters, and motivational speakers. For the past 10 years J&E have been presenting and performing comedy with a positive message through out Native America and even making their way into Canada to perform their hilarious take on Native American life and current affairs.

Their comedy presentation has been described has a “healing medicine good for all people!” J&E have visited many tribes in Native America with their healing comedy and strong testimonies of surviving and defeating drug addiction, alcoholism, child hood abuse, and more. They have visited the mighty Sioux in South Dakota, the Pueblos of New Mexico, The Rancherias of California, even the Seminoles of Florida, and many more sharing their comedy and inspiring stories of success.

Smokestack Lightning – Thursday, Sep. 28th

It is with great excitement that we announce that Smokestack Lightning will be performing at the 20th Annual National Tribal Transportation Conference. Based in Arizona on the Gila River Indian Community, Smokestack Lightning brings gut wrenching blues and restless rock ‘n’ roll to the masses of music lovers everywhere. Since they banded together in late 2009, bassist Mark Leos, drummer Pat Antone, guitarist Rik Leos, and harmonica player Robert Jackson have taken cues from their blues and rock forebearers to form an unmistakable sound of pain, triumph, loneliness and joy.

In 2011, Smokestack Lightning released Soul Left Behind, their self-produced debut smash CD. Soul Left Blind was nominated for a 2012 Native American Music Award for “Best Blues Recording.”