Norm DesRosiers died in March after a short illness. DesRosiers was a regulator in Indian gaming for most of his career, which was highlighted by his term as vice chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) from 2007 to 2010.
He served as a commissioner for several tribes, including the Buena Vista, Otoe Missouria,
Graton Rancheria, Picayune Rancheria of Chuckchansi, Viejas band of Kumeyaay and the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. He also served as an executive director of the San Carlos Apache Tribal Gaming Commission. In addition, DesRosiers worked for the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation’s gaming commission as a supervisor of inspectors.
DesRosiers was a Vietnam veteran and was honored with a Purple Heart. He was active in his community and in many different Native American organizations.