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Associate Member Application

Want to become an Associate Member?

Associate Membership in CNIGA offers multiple benefits including premier access to CNIGA member tribes, multiple marketing opportunities, discounted rates at WIGC and much more.  For more information, contact Ambar Mohammed at ambar@cniga.com.

Payments are made by check. An invoice will be sent upon receipt of your application.

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Chris Creasey

Vice President, National Gaming

Suffolk Construction

As one of the largest builders of Native American projects across the country, we believe CNIGA is one of the best organizations out there. The ability to meet face to face in meetings multiple times a year gives you unprecedented access to Tribal leaders as well as your industry peers. The constant communication from CNIGA leadership and staff keeps you up to date on legislative and community discussions as they are able to in Indian Country is invaluable. There is tremendous value in this great investment.

Kristina Richardson

National Sales Manager


We are honored to be members of the California Nations Indian Gaming Association, “CNIGA”, it is such a refreshing place to meet new partners. CNIGA’s commitment to their Tribal Members and Associate Members is unprecedented. The level of respect, authentic care and solution driven meetings/events are a reminder of how business CAN be done. As a Women Owned company, the personal detail, support, and introductions provided through CNIGA have been game changing. The authentic care for our success from CNIGA, the Leadership of CNIGA and CNIGA Tribal Members has been an infusion of opportunity for cinch.skirt. The authenticity, transparency, giving and selflessness witnessed watching these Tribal members continually commit to helping those with less is inspiring and make me accountable to do likewise. The ROI far outweighs any membership fees or dues. CNIGA is a place where you will be reminded to care for others, everyone matters, we are stronger together and anything is possible when you are working for the greater good and each other. Thank you CNIGA! We love you!!

Mike Carter

Director of Client Development- Architecture & Design Services

TBE Architects (Thalden Boyd Emery)

As an active Associate Member with several Indian Gaming Associations, I can confidently say that no other organization provides as much opportunity to have quality face time with tribal leaders like CNIGA. This organization provides more than just an annual conference and tradeshow. I find a lot of personal and professional value in receiving weekly political updates and the opportunity to build relationships at the bi-monthly membership meetings. If your organization values Tribal Sovereignty, is involved in Indian Gaming and hospitality, or interacts frequently with tribal leaders, active participation with CNIGA is a great investment.

Russ Benoit

Procurement & Distribution Services

Sovereign Partners Company

Being a member of CNIGA gives me a chance to spread the awareness and importance of this organization and become involved in shaping the future of Indian Gaming. The biggest value of my membership and participation in CNIGA is the opportunity to build relationships with my colleagues in the industry. Indian Gaming is a close-knit community, and CNIGA affords us the venue to share ideas, celebrate accomplishments, and collectively advocate for its advancement.

Knute Knudson

Vice President of Global Business Development


CNIGA protects and advances the interests of Indian gaming for both tribal interests and all of us who are privileged to do business with their casino operations. The whole gaming industry looks to CNIGA for guidance on regulatory and political developments in the gaming market. Their membership is active in conferences and national trade shows and the staff is knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. California tribes are lucky to have such a wonderful organization looking out for their interests.

Narinder Dhaliwal


California Clean Air Project (CCAP)

Being an associate member of CNIGA has provided us so many unique opportunities and has enabled us to have conversations and build relationships with California tribal leaders. Over the past seven years we have been able to build respectful and trusted relationships with California tribes by providing information and education on our work. CNIGA affords us several avenues in which to communicate with its membership, including presentations and seminars at meetings and events pertaining to the dangers of secondhand smoke exposure. Membership has also provided us with the much needed education and insight into the many intricate nuances of sovereign nations in California and beyond. We are thankful to CNIGA for not only our associate membership, but also embracing our work on an important health issue.