Anthony Miranda Re-elected CNIGA Chairman

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Anthony Miranda Re-elected CNIGA Chairman

December 11, 2007

The California Nations Indian Gaming Association announced today that the membership unanimously reelected Anthony Miranda as chairman for a third two-year term.

Miranda, a member of the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians, has devoted almost two decades of his life to bringing economic development to tribal reservations through gaming enterprises. A recognized expert in the industry, Miranda is regularly invited to address forums by the Global Gaming Expo, the National Indian Gaming Association, the Nevada Society of CPAs and other gaming related organizations, trade shows and seminars.

“It is an honor to once again be elected chairman of the largest and oldest regional gaming association in the United States,” said Miranda, “I am humbled by the overwhelming support of California’s tribal leaders and look forward to the continued challenge to protect gaming rights for tribal governments.”

Citing his never-ending dedication to the preservation of tribal sovereign rights, Miranda was presented with gifts of appreciation by the Redding Rancheria and the Ione Band of Miwok Indians.

Dennis Hendricks, of the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians, was also unanimously reelected to the treasurer’s position for a second term. Hendricks had previously served two terms as chairman of his tribe, as well as serving as the Chairman of the Tuolumne Economic Development Committee.

Additionally, Eric Ramos of the Blue Lake Rancheria in Humboldt County, was elected to the secretary position in a special election. Ramos is currently the President of Business Operations for the Blue Lake Rancheria and had spent several years previously working in the private sector.

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