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

    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."
     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).

SOURCE California Nations Indian Gaming Association

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