CNIGA Executive Board Meets with Gov. Schwarzenegger

Press Release
For Immediate Release


CNIGA Executive Board Meets with Gov. Schwarzenegger

May 11, 2006

The Executive Board of the California Nations Indian Gaming Association (CNIGA) is pleased to have had the opportunity to meet for the first time with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Following the meeting CNIGA Chairman Anthony Miranda issued the following statement: “We had a respectful discussion with the governor today. We talked about various issues, including the progress tribal government gaming has brought to Indian tribes, and the opportunities we have created for thousands of Californians.

“It was a positive meeting with good dialogue. We hope his intent to start a new direction is genuine.”


Representing 66 federally recognized member tribes, CNIGA is the largest and most influential tribal organization in California. CNIGA is dedicated to protecting the sovereign right of Indian tribes to have gaming on their land. It acts as a planning and coordinating agency for legislative, policy, legal and communications efforts on behalf of its members and serves as an industry forum for information and resources.

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