The California Nations Indian Gaming Association Donates $10,000 to the Families of Fallen Firefighters

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The California Nations Indian Gaming Association Donates $10,000 to the Families of Fallen Firefighters

October 26, 2006

The California Nations Indian Gaming Association announced today a contribution of $10,000 from the association’s charitable foundation to assist the families of the firefighters who were killed today in the Esperanza wildfire.

“The Native American community is deeply saddened to learn of the loss of life sustained today in the Esperanza fire,” said Anthony Miranda, Chairman of the California Nations Indian Gaming Association. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the fallen firefighters, those who continue to battle the wildfire, as well as the families who may be in its path.”

Dennis Hendricks, CNIGA Treasurer, added, “Our communities are often affected by wildfires. We felt a desire to help the families of the fallen firefighters in some way. No words can capture our gratitude for the men and women of the fire service.”

About CNIGA

Representing 69 federally recognized member tribes, CNIGA is the oldest and largest 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.

CNIGA’s charitable foundation, The California Nations Indian Gaming Foundation, is a 501 (c) (3).

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