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CNIGA Members Re-elect Chairman

12 December 2005

SACRAMENTO, California – (PRESS RELEASE) -- The California Nations Indian Gaming Association, the largest tribal organization in the state, announced today that the membership unanimously reelected Anthony Miranda Chairman of the Association. Dennis Hendricks has been elected treasurer of the organization. Each will serve a two-year term.

Miranda, who has served as the Association's Chairman for the past two years, is a member of the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians and serves as the second vice president of the tribe's economic development corporation. He is currently serving his sixth consecutive term on the development corporation's board. Prior to being Chairman of CNIGA, Miranda held the position of Executive Secretary.

Hendricks is a member of the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians. He previously served two terms as Chairman for his tribe, as well as serving as the Chairman of the Tuolumne Economic Development Committee. Hendricks was also on the Board of Directors for the California Rural Indian Health Board and the National Indian Health Board.

"I am honored and humbled to be reelected Chairman of the Association," Miranda said. "The executive committee is focused on the future and looks forward to the many challenges that lie ahead. We know that no challenge is insurmountable, so long as we maintain a cohesive coalition like CNIGA."

Hendricks replaces Ken Gilbert who did not run for reelection.

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