PHOENIX, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The tribal leaders of the Arizona Indian Gaming Association (AIGA) congratulate Terry Rambler, Chairman of the San Carlos Apache Tribe and Chairman of the Arizona Indian Gaming Association for being selected one of the 25 Most Influential Minority Business Leaders in Arizona. The award is given by the AZ Business Magazine.
"I am deeply honored and accept this on behalf of the San Carlos Apache Tribe and tribal leaders throughout this state who are working hard to diversify their economies, improve education and health opportunities and raise the quality of life for all tribal people," said Rambler.
Terry Rambler was elected Chairman of the San Carlos Apache Tribe in 2010, having served on the Tribal Council in 2004 and 2008. His administration is focused on programs and projects that create good jobs and meet critical needs. On the federal level he leads negotiations to settle water rights for his Tribe and heads a national coalition to save sacred, public lands of profound religious, cultural, and historic significance to the Apache and other Indian people.
The San Carlos Apache Reservation, in east central Arizona, spans more than 1.8 million acres of Sonoran desert to alpine forests and is the tenth-largest Indian reservation in land area in the country.
"This recognition of Chairman Rambler is well deserved. The San Carlos Apache Tribe has been diligent in its efforts to create economic opportunities for its people and the surrounding communities through jobs, significant contributions and neighborly goodwill. Chairman Rambler is also highly respected by his colleagues who have elected him to serve both as Chairman of the Arizona Indian Gaming Association (AIGA) and, at the same time, as President of the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona. Both of these organizations have greatly benefited from his vision, leadership and dedication," said Valerie Spicer, Executive Director AIGA.
The Arizona Indian Gaming Association has a membership of 17 tribes representing more than 90% of the Indian people living on reservations in Arizona. Current membership includes: Ak-Chin Indian Community, Cocopah Indian Tribe, Colorado River Indian Tribes, Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, Fort Mojave Tribe, Gila River Indian Community, Havasupai Tribe, Hualapai Tribe, Kaibab-Paiute Tribe, Navajo Nation, Pascua Yaqui Tribe, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, San Carlos Apache Tribe, Tohono O'odham Nation, White Mountain Apache Tribe, Yavapai-Apache Nation and Pueblo of Zuni.
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SOURCE Arizona Indian Gaming Association