CNIGA Executive Director Resigns

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CNIGA Executive Director Resigns

September 24, 2004

Jacob Coin, executive director of the California Nations Indian Gaming Association (CNIGA), has resigned from that position, Anthony Miranda, chair of the association has announced.

“After four years of service to CNIGA, Jake has decided to pursue new opportunities,” he said. “Jake will remain in his position until October 6 and will work with the Executive Board during this period of transition. We anticipate no disruption in the functions and activities of CNIGA.”

“Though his presence at CNIGA will be missed, we look forward to working with Jake in the common struggle to protect and enhance the rights of California tribal governments,” said Miranda. “We thank Jake for his commitment to CNIGA and its member tribes and wish him the best of luck.”

Miranda added: “The CNIGA Executive Board will soon begin a search for a new Executive Director that will help guide the organization through the new challenges that will confront California tribes.”

As the leading voice for California Indian tribes, Miranda said, “CNIGA is a vibrant organization that represents 65 tribes on a wide variety of gaming and non-gaming issues.”

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