Anthony Miranda Re-elected CNIGA Chairman

Dec 11, 2007, 00:00 ET from California Nations Indian Gaming Association

    SACRAMENTO, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- 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
     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.

SOURCE California Nations Indian Gaming Association