CNIGA Reelects Chairman, Elects New Treasurer

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CNIGA Reelects Chairman, Elects New Treasurer

December 9, 2005

The California Nations Indian Gaming Association, the largest tribal organization in the state, announced today that the membership unanimously reelected Anthony Miranda Chairman of the Association. Dennis Hendricks has been elected treasurer of the organization. Each will serve a two-year term.

Miranda, who has served as the Association’s Chairman for the past two years, is a member of the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians and serves as the second vice president of the tribe’s economic development corporation. He is currently serving his sixth consecutive term on the development corporation’s board. Prior to being Chairman of CNIGA, Miranda held the position of Executive Secretary.

Hendricks is a member of the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians. He previously served two terms as Chairman for his tribe, as well as serving as the Chairman of the Tuolumne Economic Development Committee. Hendricks was also on the Board of Directors for the California Rural Indian Health Board and the National Indian Health Board.

“I am honored and humbled to be reelected Chairman of the Association,” Miranda said. “The executive committee is focused on the future and looks forward to the many challenges that lie ahead. We know that no challenge is insurmountable, so long as we maintain a cohesive coalition like CNIGA.”

Hendricks replaces Ken Gilbert who did not run for reelection.

The California Nations Indian Gaming Association (CNIGA) is a non-profit trade association comprised of 66 gaming and non-gaming tribal nations. CNIGA is dedicated to the purpose of protecting the sovereign right of Indian tribes to have gaming on federally recognized Indian lands. 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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