SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- 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
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."
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).
SOURCE California Nations Indian Gaming Association