SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Nations
Indian Gaming Association takes no position on the terms of any compact and
is not engaged in the negotiations. Each tribe is a sovereign nation with
unique circumstances. We believe any compact should address that
Each compact negotiated with the Governor must be ratified by the
California State Legislature. Ratified compacts are then submitted to the
Secretary of Interior for approval. Upon approval, the Secretary will
forward them to the Federal Register. The compact takes effect only upon
publication in the Federal Register.
"CNIGA would like to thank the Governor and members of the Legislature
for their recognition of tribal self-determination and self-reliance and
appreciates that they are addressing these critical issues on a
government-to- government basis," said Anthony Miranda, Chairman of the
California Nations Indian Gaming Association.
Representing 69 federally recognized member tribes, CNIGA is the
largest and most influential 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.
SOURCE California Nations Indian Gaming Association