CNIGA confirms approval of UAIC application

14 January 2014

The California Nations Indian Gaming Association (CNIGA) has confirmed that the United Auburn Indian Community (UAIC) has joined the association.

UAIC’s application was approved by a unanimous vote of the CNIGA board of directors at the organisation’s annual meeting on December 12, 2013.

The Auburn Rancheria is located in the Sierra Nevada foothills near Auburn in California, while UAIC operates the Thunder Valley Casino Resort in Lincoln, which is also located in the US state.

In addition, the CNIGA board of directors also approved two member applications submitted by BIS and Indian Land Capital Company (ILCC).

BIS provides visually enabled analytic solutions to casino managers, while ILCC is an American Indian owned and managed financial institution that provides alternative loan options to Indian nations for tribal land acquisition.

Meanwhile, the meeting also saw John Tucker unanimously re-elected to his role as chairman of the CNIGA.

Tucker, who is also chairman of the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation in San Diego County, will now serve his third term as the CNIGA’s chairman.

Dennis Hendricks, who serves as Councilmember for the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians in Tuolumne County, was also re-elected as the CNIGA’s treasurer.