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6/9/2019

article Tribal Health Clinic to host Health and Wellness Fair June 11
(California) -- More than 20 vendors will be featured at the Santa Ynez Tribal Health Clinic’s free Health and Wellness Fair, which will be held from noon to 3 p.m. on...

5/24/2019

article Country star Brett Young, legend Frankie Valli to perform at Chumash Casino Resort
(California) -- The Chumash Casino Resort has announced that concerts by country star Brett Young and the legendary Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons have been added to...

5/20/2019

press release One of a Kind: California Casino Resort Earns Zero Waste Certification
(California) -- California's Chumash Casino Resort just became the first casino to earn zero waste recognition from Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI). The...

5/16/2019

article Our View: Reducing the human footprint
(California) -- What does it really mean to be a good neighbor? Say “hi” every morning? Turn down the stereo? There are lots of ways. The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash...

5/13/2019

press release Chumash Casino Resort Awarded TRUE© Silver By Green Business Certification Inc. For Zero Waste Efforts
(California) -- The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians announced today that the Chumash Casino Resort has become the first casino in the world to earn TRUE© (Total...

5/11/2019

article Chumash Casino Resort awarded for zero waste efforts
(California) -- The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians has announced that the Chumash Casino Resort has become the first casino in the world to earn TRUE (Total Resource...

5/10/2019

article Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez earns silver zero-waste certification
(California) -- The Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez has become the first casino in the United States to earn TRUE Zero Waste certification from Green Business...
article Chumash donate 48 new Google Chromebooks to Buellton school
(California) -- Jonata Middle School students now have an additional 48 new Google Chromebooks to use for schoolwork following a delivery from the Santa Ynez Band of...
press release Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez earns silver zero-waste certification
(California) -- The Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez has become the first casino in the United States to earn TRUE Zero Waste certification from Green Business...
press release Boz Scaggs to perform at Chumash Casino Resort
(California) -- Boz Scaggs, the singer, songwriter and guitarist whose blue-eyed soul music dominated the 1970s jazz scene, is coming to the Chumash Casino Resort’s...

5/1/2019

article House Passes Camp 4 Bill
(California) -- The battle to move a 1,400-acre piece of land into the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indian reservation took a step forward on Monday with the passage H.R....

4/30/2019

article Staycation: Chumash Casino Resort
(California) -- Swag pays, sometimes. And sometimes when you least expect it. Golden swag suddenly showed up in a desk drawer corner recently in the form of gift...
article Chumash Tribe donates 48 laptops to Buellton middle school
(California) -- The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Foundations donated 48 new Google Chromebooks to students at Jonata Middle School in Buellton on Monday.

4/29/2019

article Santa Ynez Chumash Donate 48 Chromebooks to Jonata Middle School
(California) -- Students at Buellton’s Jonata Middle School have 48 new Google Chromebooks to assist them in their schoolwork, thanks to a recent delivery from the...

4/23/2019

article Chumash Earth Day event will include music, tree planting
(California) -- The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians’ Environmental Department will host its annual free Chumash Earth Day celebration Saturday at Kitiyepumu...

4/12/2019

article U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs Official Reverses Camp 4 Trust Decision
(California) -- The U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs leader has withdrawn a decision to take 1,400 acres into trust for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, saying more...

4/10/2019

article U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs Official Reverses Camp 4 Trust Decision
(California) -- The U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs leader has withdrawn a decision to take 1,400 acres into trust for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, saying more...

4/6/2019

article Chumash Camp 4 trust decision reversed again after discovery of additional endangered species
(California) -- The assistant secretary of Indian Affairs has reversed her decision to take the Camp 4 property into federal trust for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash...

3/11/2019

article Kahn, Business Committee Re-elected to Chumash Leadership Team
(California) -- Kenneth Kahn was re-elected to Tribal Chairman of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians in a recent vote that was held to appoint the tribe’s...

3/7/2019

article Chairman Kenneth Kahn, Business Committee Re-elected to Chumash Leadership Team
(California) -- Kenneth Kahn was re-elected to tribal chairman of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians in a recent vote held to appoint the tribe’s governing...

2/28/2019

article The Goals of Camp 4
(California) -- “One Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” The federal government has forgotten its commitment to “One...

2/27/2019

article Indian Affairs official reaffirms decision to place Camp 4 into trust
(California) -- The assistant secretary of Indian Affairs has affirmed a decision to place the Camp 4 property into federal trust for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash...

2/26/2019

article Bureau of Indian Affairs Leader Puts Camp 4 Property into Trust for Chumash Tribe
(Washington D.C.) -- A Bureau of Indian Affairs leader on Monday took a step to protect property for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, two weeks after a federal...
article Indian Affairs authority says Camp 4 can go into trust for Chumash
(Washington D.C.) -- Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs Tara Sweeney has reaffirmed the 2017 decision to place Camp 4 into trust for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash...
article Two detained after meth smoke prompts partial evacuation of Chumash Casino hotel
(California) -- Two men were detained Tuesday night after the smell of the methamphetamine they were smoking prompted a partial evacuation and hazardous materials...
press release Flogging Molly to perform at Chumash Casino Resort
(California) -- Irish Celtic punk band Flogging Molly is bringing its unique sound of traditional Irish music and punk rock to the Chumash Casino Resort’s Samala...

2/22/2019

article Santa Ynez Valley residents tour highway problem points for traffic study
(California) -- About 50 Santa Ynez Valley residents boarded a Chumash Casino bus for a tour along the Valley’s three main highways to identify problem areas and...
article Santa Ynez Valley residents tour highway problem points for traffic study
(California) -- About 50 Santa Ynez Valley residents boarded a Chumash Casino Resort bus for a tour along the Valley’s three main highways to identify problem...

2/20/2019

article Camp 4 Appeal Reinstated
(California) -- The ball is back in play regarding Camp 4 and whether it will become part of the Chumash reservation. After buying the 1,400-acre property from Fess...

2/19/2019

article Camp 4 Trust Decision Reversed
(California) -- On February 13, 2019, U.S. District Court Judge Stephen Wilson found the 2017 decision to take the land known as “Camp 4” into trust for the...

2/17/2019

article Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians vows to keep fighting for homelands
(California) -- A federal judge has dealt a setback to the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, whose homelands in southern California have long been the subject of...

2/15/2019

article Federal judge's ruling pulls Camp 4 out of trust for Chumash
(California) -- A federal judge has upheld part of an appeal challenging the Bureau of Indian Affairs' 2017 decision to take the Camp 4 property into trust for the...

2/14/2019

article Chumash Tribe Chairman responds to judge's ruling regarding Camp 4
(California) -- Following a United States District Court judge's decision to vacate the transfer of the 1,400-acre parcel of land known as "Camp 4" to the...
article Judge invalidates decision to put Camp 4 into Chumash Reservation
(California) -- Citing an unauthorized decision by a federal official, the U.S. District Court in the Central District of California has vacated a January 2017 decision...

1/28/2019

article Ventura County man wins $150,000 sports car at Chumash Casino
(California) -- A Newbury Park man drove away in an expensive new set of wheels Sunday night after winning a $150,000 sports car from Chumash Casino. The winner,...

1/17/2019

article Ashkeyev, Nursultanov win at Chumash Casino
(California) -- In the main event of WFC 98, jr middleweight Madiyar Ashkeyev (11-0, 6 KOs) from Kazakhstan but now fighting out of Oxnard, CA scored a unanimous...

1/16/2019

article Newly introduced bill would affirm Camp 4 trust status
(Washington D.C.) -- The 2017-18 Congressional session came and went, and during those two years, a House resolution that would have affirmed Camp 4's fee-to-trust...

1/15/2019

article Chumash ‘Project Pink’ helps Breast Cancer Resource Center
(California) -- Silvana Kelly found herself surrounded by pink treats when she arrived recently at the Chumash Casino Resort to accept a donation on behalf of the Breast...

1/12/2019

article New Camp 4 trust legislation introduced; Reps. LaMalfa, Carbajal sponsoring bill to benefit Santa Ynez Chumash
(Washington D.C.) -- Legislation that would affirm the secretary of the interior’s decision to take the land known as Camp 4 into trust for the Santa Ynez Band of...
article Camp 4 Legislation Alive Again
(California) -- Santa Barbara Congressmember Salud Carbajal has joined Rep. Doug LaMalfa of Oroville, CA, to introduce a fourth attempt at legislation that would add...

1/9/2019

article Chumash reintroduces legislation to place Camp 4 into federal trust
(California) -- The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians announced Jan.9, that legislation to affirm Camp 4’s trust status was reintroduced recently, as the former...

1/4/2019

article Chumash Camp 4 land trust bill dead after Senate adjourns with no action
(California) -- Congress adjourned Thursday without the Senate taking a vote on House Resolution 1491, which would have confirmed the federal government’s decision...

12/31/2018

article Chumash raise $25,000 for Toys for Tots
(California) -- The puppet mastery of Las Vegas headliner Terry Fator helped fill the Chumash Casino Resort’s Samala Showroom as the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash...

12/28/2018

article Chumash Casino’s ‘Project Pink’ raises $5K for Breast Cancer Resource Center
(California) -- Chumash Casino Resort recently donated $5,086 to the Breast Cancer Resource Center of Santa Barbara after raising the money through its second annual...

12/25/2018

press release New Orleans’ Trombone Shorty Appearing at Chumash Casino Resort
(California) -- Trombone Shorty, the New Orleans bandleader, singer, songwriter and horn-blower, is coming to heat up the Chumash Casino Resort’s Samala Showroom...

12/24/2018

press release Boxing returns to Chumash next month with World Fighting Championships 98
(California) -- After selling out its debut appearance at the Chumash Casino Resort in July, World Fighting Championships returns with its WFC 98 boxing event next month...

12/19/2018

article Chumash firefighters search for signs of Native American past in Woolsey fire burn scar
(California) -- It had been weeks since the Woolsey fire tore through the Santa Monica Mountains, and Gilbert Romero walked carefully beneath a scorched canopy of live...

12/7/2018

article Chumash Casino Resort's Annual NYE Dance Party to feature The Boogie Knights and The Spazmatics
(California) -- The Boogie Knights and The Spazmatics are returning to the Chumash Casino Resort for its annual New Year’s Eve Dance Party, featuring a night of...

12/4/2018

press release Chumash Casino puts $150K GranTurismo Maserati up for grabs
(California) -- The Chumash Casino Resort is giving away a gorgeous GranTurismo Maserati valued at over $150,000. Additionally, they are featuring the Maserati inside a...

11/23/2018

article Chumash Challenge Alleged Illegal Card-Game Gambling
(California) -- Stating they have been “forced to challenge this through the courts,” the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians has joined the Rincon Band of...

11/20/2018

article Chumash tribe announced as fifth nominee for Valley of the Flowers Peace Prize
(California) -- The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians has been announced as the fifth nominee for this year’s Valley of the Flowers Peace Prize. The tribe was...

11/19/2018

article Chumash Native, activist on the injustices of indigenous people
(California) -- In honor of Native American Heritage month, the Equity Center invited Marcus Lopez, a Chumash Native, activist and public speaker to give a lecture about...

11/7/2018

article Vandenberg, Chumash sign Tribal Relations Plan
(California) -- Kenneth Kahn, Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians tribal chairman, and Colonel Michael Hough, 30th Space Wing commander, sign the installation Tribal...

11/6/2018

article 4 Chumash tribes to share native culture with public
(California) -- Four local Chumash tribes will co-host a day of traditional Chumash activities and educational opportunities for their communities and the public on...
article Third Eye Blind to play Nov. 16 at casino
(California) -- Third Eye Blind, an alternative rock band that achieved commercial success in the late 1990s, is coming to the Chumash Casino Resort’s Samala...

10/24/2018

article Chumash cultural center coming to Santa Ynez Valley
(California) -- The same architect who helped design the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington DC is working on a new cultural center and museum coming to...

10/23/2018

article Tribe Outlines Plans for $32 million Santa Ynez Chumash Museum and Cultural Center
(California) -- After decades of longing for a place to celebrate its heritage, share its history, and educate visitors about its rich culture, the Santa Ynez Band of...

10/22/2018

article Four Central Coast Tribes Host Supak’a, a Day of Chumash Culture
(California) -- Four local Chumash tribes will co-host a day of traditional Chumash activities and educational opportunities for their communities and the public 10 a.m...

10/21/2018

article Central Coast tribes co-host Chumash Supak’a at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
(California) -- On Saturday, Nov. 10, four local Chumash tribes will co-host a day of traditional Chumash activities and educational opportunities for their communities...

10/20/2018

press release Chumash Casino Resort Thinks Pink to Benefit Breast Cancer Resource Center
(California) -- Pink-colored treats, including pastries, desserts, treats and beverages, are on sale in outlets throughout Chumash Casino Resort to mark its Project Pink...

10/16/2018

article Chumash get state approval of off-track betting
(California) -- A change in its tribal-state gambling compact will allow the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians to add off-track betting at its Santa Ynez casino,...

10/8/2018

article Chumash tribe eyes off-track wagering at Santa Ynez casino resort
(California) -- On the West Coast, the federally recognized Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians is considering the possibility of offering off-track betting (OTB) at a...
article Tribes reunite at annual Chumash Inter-tribal Pow-Wow in Santa Ynez
(California) -- The 23rd annual Chumash Inter-tribal Pow-Wow at the Live Oak campground in Santa Ynez was held Sunday, giving tribes an opportunity to reunite.

10/6/2018

article Native Americans share their culture through dance, music at Chumash pow-wow
(California) -- The best drummers, musicians, singers and dancers from Native American tribes across the United States and Canada converged on Live Oak Campground on...

10/5/2018

article Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Unveils $1.2 Million Fire Engine
(California) -- The Santa Barbara County Fire Department’s Station 30 showcased its new emergency vehicle, a $1.2 million ladder truck paid for by the Santa Ynez...

10/4/2018

article Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians updates gaming agreement
(California) -- The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians is waiting on federal approval for its new Class III gaming compact. The tribe updated the agreement to authorize...

10/1/2018

article New ladder truck rolled out Monday in Solvang
(California) -- The newest Santa Barbara County Fire Department apparatus for fighting fires in multiple-story structures was unveiled Monday at Fire Station 30 in...

9/29/2018

article Chumash Casino may soon be allowed to offer off-track wagering
(California) -- The Chumash Casino Resort is one step closer to offering off-track wagering. The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians announced this week that Gov. Jerry...

9/27/2018

article Governor signs bill allowing off-track wagering at Chumash Casino
(California) -- The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians will be allowed to provide off-track wagering at the Chumash Casino Resort if the federal government ratifies a...
press release Chumash Amend Tribal-State Gaming Compact To Include Off-Track Wagering
(California) -- California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill today to amend the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians tribal-state compact, allowing off-track wagering to be...

8/19/2018

article Northern Chumash chairman reverses stance, shows support for Morro Bay wastewater project
(California) -- The chairman of the Northern Chumash Tribal Council has given his support to the Morro Bay Water Reclamation Facility project after initially opposing it.

8/14/2018

press release Chumash Charity Golf Classic Raises Green for Three Nonprofits
(California) -- The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians’ upcoming 14th annual Chumash Charity Golf Classic will raise funds for three local nonprofits that are...

7/19/2018

article WILLIAMS-KAHN: Why Gov. Pete Wilson is wrong about the Santa Ynez Chumash 'bigfooting' local residents
(California) -- Former Gov. Pete Wilson failed to make himself aware of the hard work our communities put into the local agreement before criticizing HR 1491, the Santa...

7/18/2018

article LETTERS: Wilson goes green
(California) -- Sounding more like a tree-hugger than the button-down, anti-regulation Republican who once was San Diego mayor, U.S. Senator, and California governor,...

7/10/2018

article LETTERS: Pete Wilson is in no position to decry the land development rights of Native American tribes
(California) -- Former Gov. Pete Wilson’s op-ed article decrying the development rights of the Chumash Indians displays the same fear mongering that fueled...

7/7/2018

article Rufino Serrano loses split decision as boxing returns to Chumash Casino
(California) -- Boxing is back at the Chumash Casino. For the first time in more than 3½ years, the casino hosted a full night of boxing action Friday night in...

7/6/2018

article Chumash set job fair to fill 100 positions
(California) -- The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians will host a Job & Career Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at the Chumash Employee Resource Center at 585...

7/5/2018

article Chumash set job fair Thursday in Buellton to fill 100 positions
(California) -- The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians will host a Job & Career Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at the Chumash Employee Resource Center at 585...

7/4/2018

article Chumash Job & Career Fair Has Jobs to Offer
(California) -- With more than 100 positions available to be filled across its business enterprise, the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians will host a Job & Career...

7/3/2018

article Morro Bay sewer plan could disrupt tribal burial grounds. Chumash tribe is fighting back
(California) -- The city of Morro Bay's proposal to build a water reclamation facility pipeline through an area that may contain sacred tribal sites or burial...
press release Chumash Job & Career Fair Looks to Hire 100 for Current Openings
(California) -- With more than 100 positions available to be filled across its business enterprise, the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians will host a Job & Career...

6/21/2018

article Chumash Leaders Rebury Tuqan Man on San Miguel Island
(California) -- A group of Chumash leaders with the Santa Ynez Band reinterred the skeletal remains of a Native American male, known as Tuqan Man, who lived and died on...

6/17/2018

press release Chumash Return Ancient Remains to the Channel Islands
(California) -- The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians (Chumash Tribe) has returned the ancient remains of a Native American man who died 10,000 years ago, known as...

6/14/2018

article Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians welcomes action on homelands bill
(Washington D.C.) -- The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians is celebrating movement on a bill that helps the tribe prepare for a brighter future in southern California....

6/13/2018

article Senate committee sends HR 1491 on Chumash Camp 4 trust on to Senate floor
(Washington D.C.) -- A House resolution affirming a federal agency’s decision to take a parcel of land into trust for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians was...
article U.S. Senate Committee Unanimously Sends Santa Ynez Chumash Bill H.R. 1491 to the Floor
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs voted unanimously today to send H.R. 1491, the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Land Affirmation Act...
article Ancient Native American returned to resting place
(California) -- Remains of a Native American man who died 10,000 years ago has been returned to a burial site on San Miguel Island by the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash...

6/12/2018

article Boxing returns to Chumash Casino Resort on July 6
(California) -- For the first time in more than three years, World Fighting Championships™ WFC 91 boxing returns to the Chumash Casino Resort Friday, July 6.

6/10/2018

press release Grammy Award winner Ziggy Marley to perform at Chumash Casino Resort
(California) -- Musician, actor, artist, activist and humanitarian, Ziggy Marley, will take center stage at the Chumash Casino Resort's Samala Showroom at 8 p.m....

6/8/2018

article Boxing Jumps Back Into Ring at Chumash Casino Resort
(California) -- For the first time in more than three years, boxing returns to the Chumash Casino Resort when World Fighting Championships features its WFC 91 event in...

6/7/2018

article These Chumash storytellers share their tradition
(California) -- Chumash elder Dennis Garcia shares a story about the Chumash Tribe at Rancho Sierra Vista's Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center on Saturday...

5/7/2018

press release Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Style on Display at Chumash Casino
(California) -- Grammy Award-winning musician Brian Setzer will bring his Rockabilly Riot summer tour to the Chumash Casino Resort’s Samala Showroom at 8 p.m. Friday,...

5/3/2018

article Chumash, Santa Ynez Valley Coalition leaders testify at hearing in Washington, D.C.
(Washington D.C.) -- Santa Barbara County residents testified on April 25 at a U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs public hearing on H.R. 1491, the Santa Ynez Band...

4/27/2018

article Chumash cemetery in Avila Beach dug up to make way for the railroad
(California) -- Of the 21 missions in Alta California, five were located in Chumash territory: San Luis Obispo, La Purísima, Santa Inés, Santa Barbara and San...
article Chumash Resort Presents Country Band Sawyer Brown
(California) -- Sawyer Brown, one of the most entertaining bands in the country music genre, will bring its North American tour to the Chumash Casino Resort Samala...

4/25/2018

article Senate Committee Hears Testimony About Camp 4 Bill for Chumash Land
(California) -- The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs heard testimony related to Santa Ynez Valley land — known as Camp 4 — at the heart of a dispute...

4/20/2018

article Senate committee to hold hearing on Chumash Camp 4 fee-to-trust bill
(California) -- The U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs has scheduled a public hearing Wednesday on a bill that would reinforce the federal government’s...

4/18/2018

article 20th Annual Chumash Day Powwow and Intertribal Gathering Held at Bluffs Park
(California) -- All were welcome at the free 20th annual Chumash Day Powwow and Intertribal Gathering held last Saturday and Sunday at Malibu Bluffs Park. The event,...

4/14/2018

article Photographer reveals complexities of Native American history, contemporary lives
(California) -- As a kid growing up on a Swinomish reservation in Washington state, Matika Wilbur thought it was inherently bad to be Native American. “I remember...

4/4/2018

article Kahn joins board of nonprofit law firm focused on Native American rights
(California) -- Kenneth Kahn, tribal chairman for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, has joined the board of directors for the Native American Rights Fund. NARF is...

3/18/2018

article Hidden history: The Chumash rebellion of 1824 illustrates the changing conversation surrounding life at California's missions
(California) -- The salmon-hued tower of Mission La Purisima looms over the pastoral grounds near Lompoc where generations of California fourth-graders field trip each...

3/16/2018

article AUDIO: Why gas-fired power plants are on the chopping block in SoCal
(California) -- This month, three local power plants fueled by natural gas announced they were closing, and plans for a fourth have been scrapped. Collectively, they are...

3/8/2018

press release Chumash Leader Kahn Joins Rights Fund Board
(California) -- Kenneth Kahn, tribal chairman for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, has joined the board of directors for the Native American Rights Fund.

3/4/2018

article Veggie Rescue Teams Up with Chumash Casino to Redirect Excess Food to People in Need
(California) -- As national and global agencies spotlight food waste, a Santa Barbara County nonprofit organization has been working behind the scenes since November to...

2/26/2018

article Details Released in Chumash Casino Shooting
(California) -- The 37-year-old man shot and killed by a security guard at the Chumash Casino last Tuesday had grabbed the guard’s Taser and used it against him,...

2/23/2018

article Man killed by Chumash Casino security stole taser, used it against guard, police say
(California) -- The Santa Barbara man who was shot and killed Tuesday after an altercation with security officers at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez reportedly...

2/21/2018

article Clash with guard leaves man dead at Chumash Casino
(California) -- Authorities say a Santa Barbara man was fatally shot during an altercation with a security guard at the Chumash Casino. Santa Barbara County deputies...
article Man Shot Dead by Security Officer at Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez
(California) -- A man was shot dead early Tuesday in an altercation with a security officers at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez. The incident occurred at about 2...

2/20/2018

article Man fatally shot by security guard at California casino
(California) -- Authorities say a man was fatally shot during an altercation with a security guard at a Southern California casino. Santa Barbara sheriff's officials...
article Man Killed by Security Guard at Chumash Casino
(California) -- A man was shot and killed by a security guard at the Chumash Casino early Tuesday morning. According to Sheriff’s spokesperson Kelly Hoover, the...

2/19/2018

article Three Chumash culture, language teachers earn clear credentials
(California) -- The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, which supported state legislation to make credentials available for teaching Native American language and culture...

2/18/2018

article Chumash Instructors Can Teach Tribal Language, Culture in Public Schools
(California) -- The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, which supported successful state legislation to make teaching credentials available in the subjects of Native...

2/8/2018

article Chumash Casino Hotel, Hotel Corque Win AAA Four Diamond Awards
(California) -- The American Automobile Association has named the Chumash Casino Resort Hotel and Hotel Corque in Solvang as recipients of its annual AAA Four Diamond...

2/2/2018

article Alan Parsons Project at Chumash Casino Resort
(California) -- The band featured an alternating cast of lead singers, each taking their turns with unique vocal skills. Parsons spent much of the show in the background...

1/26/2018

article Chumash Tribe reaffirms prohibition on gaming at land-into-trust site
(California) -- The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians has no plans for gaming at its land-into-trust site in California, Chairman Kenneth Kahn confirmed.

1/24/2018

article Chumash tribal chairman has water on his mind
(California) -- It’s fitting that Kenneth Kahn, tribal chairman of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, has a lot to say about water these days. The Chumash...

1/21/2018

article Tribal leader plays to win: Kenneth Kahn, of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, is on a roll
(California) -- Kenneth Kahn smiles cheerfully. The chairman of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians greets guests at the entry of the reservation’s Tribal Hall...

1/18/2018

article Chumash Casino Resort wins state environmental award
(California) -- Chumash Casino Resort was one of 13 California organizations to receive the state’s highest environmental honor, the Governor’s Environmental...
press release Chumash Resort Lauded for Success in Waste Reduction
(California) -- The Chumash Casino Resort is one of 13 California organizations to receive the state’s highest environmental honor, the Governor’s...

1/13/2018

article Planning Commission approves update of historical significance guidelines
(California) -- Revisions to guidelines planners use to assess the significance of historical resources got a thumbs-up from the Santa Barbara County Planning Commission...

1/6/2018

article Santa Ynez Chumash donate computers to Central Coast schools
(California) -- As part of its Technology in Schools Program, the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians delivered 48 Chromebooks and two mobile charging carts to the...

12/29/2017

article Chumash Casino, Clint Black raise funds for Toys for Tots
(California) -- Country music star Clint Black’s recent performance at the Chumash Casino Resort helped raise funds for the Central Coast Marine Corps Reserves...

12/23/2017

article Conservationists buy California coastal ranchland
(California) -- A huge swath of coastal California ranch lands will become a vast preserve through an acquisition funded by a $165 million gift from a wealthy...

12/22/2017

article Chumash Cap 2017 Donations with Computers for Guadalupe Schools
(California) -- The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians recently completed the first year of its Technology in Schools Program by delivering 48 Chromebooks and two mobile...

12/14/2017

article Chumash gifts connect Santa Ynez, Lompoc students through technology
(California) -- It’s hard to overstate the importance of technology in every facet of today’s world. From work environments and home entertainment systems,...

12/13/2017

article Chumash gifts connect Santa Ynez Valley students through technology
(California) -- It’s hard to overstate the importance of technology in every facet of today’s world. From work environments and home entertainment systems,...

12/1/2017

article House passes HR 1491 ratifying federal fee-to-trust decision on Chumash land
(California) -- A bill that would ratify a controversial decision by the federal government to take more than 1,400 acres of land into trust for the Santa Ynez Band of...

11/28/2017

article Lawmakers advance another tribal land bill as Indian Country braces for change
(Washington D.C.) -- But tribes believe the Trump administration is fundamentally altering the review process, which takes years and, sometimes, even decades to complete...

11/25/2017

press release Chumash Charity Golf Classic raises $120,000 for five county museums
(California) -- The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians has quietly become a major charitable donor to nonprofit organizations throughout Santa Barbara County. Case in...

11/24/2017

article Comedian Nick Swardson to perform at Chumash Casino Resort
(California) -- One of the co-stars of “Reno 911” is cruising into the Santa Ynez Valley for a stand-up performance at the Chumash Casino Resort. Nick Swardson, an...
article Comedian Nick Swardson to perform at Chumash Casino Resort
(California) -- One of the co-stars of “Reno 911” is cruising into the Santa Ynez Valley for a stand-up performance at the Chumash Casino Resort. Nick...

11/19/2017

article Country legend Clint Black returning to Chumash Casino Resort's Samala Room
(California) -- When a big name like Clint Black comes to an intimate venue like Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, tickets tend to sell fast. The versatile country...

11/18/2017

article Chumash Golf Classic a Winner for 5 County Museums
(California) -- The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians has announced that its 13th annual Chumash Charity Golf Classic at Alisal River Course raised $120,000 for this...

11/3/2017

article Calif. County Calls Off BIA Land Suit After Deal With Tribe (sub req)
(California) -- A California county on Wednesday dropped its lawsuit over the federal government’s decision to take more than 1,400 acres of land into trust for the...
article Legal Actions Continue After County, Chumash Ink Pact for Camp 4 Property
(California) -- A Santa Ynez Valley group and three neighbors of land known as Camp 4 have filed a federal lawsuit challenging the decision to take 1,400 acres into...

11/1/2017

article Chumash, County Camp 4 Land Deal Signed
(California) -- After years of contentious public and private negotiations, the County Board of Supervisors formalized on Tuesday an agreement with the Santa Ynez Band...
article Santa Barbara County signs government-to-government agreement with Santa Ynez Valley tribe
(California) -- The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 Tuesday in favor of an agreement regarding the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians’ Camp 4...

10/31/2017

article Camp 4 agreement with Chumash approved by Board of Supervisors
(California) -- An agreement with the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians was approved Tuesday by the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors to resolve some of the...
article Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors OKs Pact With Chumash For Camp 4 Development
(California) -- The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted to approve a compromise agreement with the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians regarding...

10/27/2017

article Cappello Challenges Camp 4 Annexation
(California) -- Hanging in the offices of prominent Santa Barbara attorney Barry Cappello are dozens of paintings of Native American tribes that were created in the 19th...
article Complaint Filed to Block Illegal Camp 4 Agreement
(California) -- A complaint was filed against the County of Santa Barbara to prevent it from allowing the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians to develop over 1,400 acres...
article Santa Ynez Valley Landowner Asks Court To Halt Santa Barbara County, Chumash Camp 4 Agreement
(California) -- A landowner near the Camp 4 Santa Ynez Valley property filed a lawsuit this week to stop Santa Barbara County from entering into an agreement with the...
article A walk in the woods shows students unexpected natural remedies of the Chumash
(California) -- Jim Adams waited patiently in Pasadena’s Eaton Canyon. That Saturday, he would lead USC medical and pharmacy students on a nature walk, sharing...
article Sandoval, Chumash education director, to speak at AAUW meeting
(California) -- Niki Sandoval, education director for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, will be the featured speaker at the next meeting of the Lompoc-Vandenberg...

10/24/2017

article Lawsuit filed to block County Board of Supervisors' approval of Camp 4 agreement
(California) -- A Santa Ynez Valley ranch has filed a complaint against the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors as a whole and its members individually seeking to...

10/17/2017

article SB County Supervisors to consider new cannabis regulations
(California) -- Supervisors will review the County Planning Department's Draft EIR on a comprehensive land use regulatory program for the entire cannabis industry in...

10/15/2017

article War is coming to Chumash Casino Resort
(California) -- Although some bands from the 1960s and ’70s have faded from the limelight, disbanded or disappeared altogether, War keeps truckin' with an...

10/14/2017

article Camp 4 Final Deal Getting Close
(California) -- One morning last week, Karen Jones cracked a bad egg and shrieked, throwing the raw brown goop in the air. “I skipped breakfast,” the Santa...

10/13/2017

article Jim Sobell: Looking into the future of tribal lands
(California) -- After three rapid-fire meetings in the Santa Ynez Valley to hear public comments on the Camp 4 agreement between the Chumash and Santa Barbara County, I...

10/3/2017

article Native Americans gather at Live Oak Camp for Chumash Inter-Tribal Pow-Wow
(California) -- Native Americans of all ages from tribes across the United States and even Canada and Mexico gathered over the weekend at Live Oak Camp on the banks of...

9/30/2017

article Letter to the Editor: The Historic County–Chumash Tribal Agreement
(California) -- This Sep. 25, on a Chamber of Commerce fall evening, the outline of the long-anticipated County-Chumash Tribal agreement was presented. The actual...
article Native American Culture, Traditions Swirl to Life at Chumash Inter-Tribal Pow-Wow
(California) -- The soft jangle of bells mixed with a rhythmic drum beat filled the air at Live Oak Camp in the Santa Ynez Valley on Saturday during the 22nd annual...

9/29/2017

article 2 Meetings About County Pact With Tribe Over Camp 4 Set for Solvang, Buellton
(California) -- The next two meetings by the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors ad hoc committee on tribal matters will occur Oct. 5 and Oct. 9 in the Santa Ynez...
article Proposed county agreement with Chumash posted online
(California) -- As promised by members of a county ad hoc subcommittee, the full text of a proposed agreement with the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians addressing...

9/28/2017

article Tentative Camp 4 agreement met with backlash
(California) -- After years of heated debate, a Santa Barbara County ad hoc subcommittee recently released a summary of its tentative agreement with the Santa Ynez Band...

9/27/2017

article Tentative Camp 4 agreement met with backlash
(California) -- After years of heated debate, a Santa Barbara County ad hoc subcommittee recently released a summary of its tentative agreement with the Santa Ynez Band...

9/25/2017

article Santa Barbara County, Chumash Tribe Reveal Tentative Pact for Camp 4 Site
(California) -- After what officials dubbed “intense, sincere and thorough” talks, a Santa Barbara County ad hoc subcommittee has reached a tentative...
article Santa Ynez Valley meeting on county agreement with Chumash draws unhappy crowd
(California) -- The more than 200 people who showed up Monday night at a Santa Ynez Valley church to hear details of a tentative agreement between Santa Barbara County...

9/3/2017

press release Tim ‘The Tool Man’ Allen will appear at Chumash Casino
(California) -- Before the do-it-yourself (DYI) craze hit America, there was Tim Allen, also known as Tim “The Tool Man” on the hit TV show “Home...

9/1/2017

article Music from the Philippines coming to Chumash Casino Resort
(California) -- International music aficionados will get a chance to enjoy renowned Filipino recording artists at the Chumash Casino Resort. Solo artists Bamboo,...

8/31/2017

article Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians support local museums with golf tournament
(California) -- The Alisal River Course in Solvang is the same color as the funds raised by the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians at the 13th annual Chumash Charity...

8/30/2017

article Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians support local museums with golf tournament
(California) -- The Alisal River Course in Solvang is the same color as the funds raised by the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians at the 13th annual Chumash Charity...

8/29/2017

article Chumash-Sponsored Bill Pulled
(California) -- A state-bill sponsored by the Chumash to expand property tax relief for all Native American tribes has been shelved. While existing law grants property...

8/28/2017

article Chumash's Tribal Health Clinic to offer free dental care to uninsured individuals
(California) -- The Santa Ynez Tribal Health Clinic will again partner with the Army Reserve and National Guard to provide free dental care to uninsured members of the...

8/26/2017

article COMMENTARY: Chumash are acting in bad faith
(California) -- A recent editorial asserted that the Chumash tribe's willingness to negotiate with Santa Barbara County regarding future land uses "was at...

8/25/2017

article OP/ED: Chumash are acting in bad faith
(California) -- A recent editorial asserted that the Chumash tribe's willingness to negotiate with Santa Barbara County regarding future land uses "was at...

8/13/2017

article Our View: Deciding a matter of rights
(California) -- If the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians have learned nothing else from years as operator of a successful gaming business, it is that you always need a...

8/7/2017

article House committee moves Camp 4 trust legislation on to full floor vote
(Washington D.C.) -- A bill that would reaffirm the decision to place more than 1,400 acres of land into trust for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians has been passed...

7/27/2017

article Camp 4 Bill Moves to Full House of Representatives
(Washington D.C.) -- The Chumash-sponsored federal bill to immediately place the bucolic Camp 4 property into federal trust unanimously passed out of the Natural...

7/24/2017

article Leah Mata: A Life in Abalone, Pine Nuts and Culture
(California) -- Nature has long been the Chumash Indian’s companion and co-creator. Using materials gathered from natural sources, the Chumash people —...

7/7/2017

article Feds Say Casino Row Shouldn't Be Sent Back To State Court (sub req.)
(New York) -- The federal government urged the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday to cement a decision that rejected a citizen group’s bid to send back to state court a...

6/11/2017

article Continuing search for bodies reveals mass grave at Mission Santa Inés
(California) -- Scientific instruments discovered what appears to be a mass grave -- jumbled bones and other items scattered throughout the cemetery on the north side of...
article Catch Latino Singer Espinoza Paz at Chumash Resort
(California) -- Latino singer and songwriter, Espinoza Paz, is coming to the Chumash Casino Resort’s Samala Showroom, on Highway 246 in Santa Ynez, at 8 p.m....

6/9/2017

article Prehistoric Native American Site Discovered Off the California Coast
(California) -- From human remains more than 13,000 years old to the earliest middens and fishhooks in North America, the Channel Islands National Park off the...

6/7/2017

article Chumash hotel wins high AAA rating
(California) -- Just months after opening its 106-room hotel, the Chumash Casino Resort received a coveted Four Diamond rating from the Automobile Club of Southern...
article Chumash Seek Property Tax Relief
(California) -- State legislation to expand property tax relief for all Native American tribes is stirring up controversy in the Santa Ynez Valley, especially because...

6/6/2017

article Ancient Native American site found on Channel Islands
(California) -- A project to rehabilitate a 19th century ranch house on one of the Channel Islands off Southern California has led to the discovery of another ancient...

6/2/2017

article Commodores bringing funk, soul to Chumash Casino Resort
(California) -- The Commodores are bringing their special brand of funk and soul to the Chumash Casino Resort’s Samala Showroom at 8 p.m. June 9. Tickets are $40...

5/9/2017

article Native American veterans sculpture on display at Chumash Casino
(California) -- A replica of “The Gift,” a monument to honor the sacrifices and patriotism of American Indian and Alaskan Native veterans, is currently on...

5/6/2017

article Martin Nievera and Lani Misalucha in concert at Chumash Casino Resort
(California) -- Filipino megastars Martin Nievera and Lani Misalucha will return to the Chumash Casino Resort’s Samala Showroom at 8 p.m. May 19. Tickets are $55...

4/30/2017

article Santa Barbara casino a wine country getaway
(California) -- The year 2004 was a defining one for Santa Barbara wine country. That’s when the movie “Sideways” was released, putting the region on...

4/27/2017

article Santa Ynez Valley residents continue fight over Camp 4 fee-to-trust
(California) -- Residents in the Santa Ynez Valley are holding a public meeting Thursday to discuss their efforts to block the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians from...

4/25/2017

article Chumash Foundation a Gateway to Better Technology in Schools
(California) -- In an effort to upgrade computer equipment and resources in Santa Barbara County classrooms, the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians has launched the...

4/18/2017

article Funding increased for Solvang fire station extension
(California) -- The cost for extending one bay of the fire station adjacent to Solvang City Hall increased by just over $10,000, and with nearly $10,000 in additional...

4/12/2017

article Chumash support legislation to establish Native American studies
(California) -- Representatives of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians traveled to Sacramento recently to testify before the Assembly Education Committee in support...

4/7/2017

article Chumash move to dismiss Camp 4 appeals
(California) -- A legal battle over the federal government’s decision to take more than 1,400 acres of Santa Ynez Valley land into trust for the Santa Ynez Band of...

4/5/2017

article Bloodline: A woman fights the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians to get tribal membership for her family
(California) -- While the recent news cycle has been filled with stories of U.S. politicians and their constituents taking a stand against “illegal”...

3/30/2017

article Annual Chumash Day Powwow Celebrates Malibu's Native American History
(California) -- The city of Malibu will host the 19th Annual Chumash Day Powwow and Intertribal Gathering at Malibu Bluffs Park, 24250 Pacific Coast Highway, on Saturday...

3/24/2017

article Vince Gill and Lyle Lovett performing together at Chumash Casino
(California) -- Vince Gill and Lyle Lovett’s "Songs and Stories" tour is coming to the Chumash Casino Resort’s Samala Showroom at 8 p.m. Thursday....

3/22/2017

article Proposed bill would confirm Camp 4 as part of Chumash reservation
(California) -- New federal legislation was introduced earlier this month in an attempt to uphold the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ (BIA) Jan. 19 decision to place...
article Chumash Chair Reelected
(California) -- Kenny Kahn won reelection last week after completing his first year as chairman of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians. Kahn ran unopposed after...

3/17/2017

article Kahn re-elected tribal chairman of Santa Ynez Chumash
(California) -- Kenneth Kahn was re-elected chairman of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians in a tribal election Tuesday evening, March 16.

2/16/2017

article A slow fight for tribal land: Santa Barbara County, Chumash prepare for government meetings and legal battles over Camp 4
(California) -- The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors voted on Feb. 7 to take its land negotiations with the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians behind closed...

2/12/2017

article Talking instead of fighting
(California) -- The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors seems to have developed a split personality, at least when it comes to dealing with the Santa Ynez Band of...

2/9/2017

article CANARY: Expect a response
(California) -- Did anyone notice I was right? It’s OK; I understand that the scrawling of a coffee-swilling, deadline-crunching canary isn’t at the top of...

2/8/2017

article Santa Barbara County Supervisors Hartmann, Williams to Negotiate With Chumash Tribe
(California) -- Although Santa Barbara County has filed a lawsuit protesting the placement of a 1,400-acre property into a federal trust for the Santa Ynez Band of...

2/7/2017

article Santa Barbara County Files Lawsuit Over BIA Action Involving Camp 4 Property
(California) -- Santa Barbara County has asked a federal court to intervene after the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs placed 1,400 acres in the Santa Ynez Valley known as...

2/2/2017

article County supervisors file lawsuit challenging Chumash Camp 4 housing development
(California) -- The Santa Barbara County Supervisors filed a lawsuit challenging the Chumash tribe's 'Camp 4' housing development. The 1,390 acre land in...
article Our View: Building on solid ground
(California) -- The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians has been trying for more than six years to get property it owns made part of the tribe’s reservation.
article Dan McCaslin: ‘First Coastal Californians’ a Window Into Chumash Culture, Art
(California) -- In his foreword to First Coastal Californians, an up-to-date set of thematic articles edited by Lynn Gamble, UCSB anthropology professor Brian Fagan...

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