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Agua Caliente

article Federal judge dismisses key pieces of tribe’s claim against local water districts
(4/22/2019)
(California) -- A federal judge has dismissed portions of a yearslong lawsuit brought by the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians against the Coachella Valley's...
article Kanye makes 'exclusive trek' in Palm Springs with Agua Caliente Tribal Chairman Jeff Grubbe
(4/20/2019)
(California) -- While Kanye West is in town preparing for his much-anticipated Easter Sunday service at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, he stopped by Palm...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Habematolel Pomo

article Board of Supervisors to consider responding to BIA over Habematolel Pomo trust application
(4/22/2019)
(California) -- A week after it resolved issues over proposed letters to the Bureau of Indian Affairs regarding the Big Valley Rancheria’s fee to trust land...
article Mendocino National Forest, Habematolel Pomo tribe reestablish traditional plants along Middle Creek
(4/13/2019)
(California) -- The Mendocino National Forest and the Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake are teaming up on a project to reestablish native riparian vegetation along Middle...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Navajo Nation

article Navajo Native American Dancer Will Perform Dances, Story Tell
(4/22/2019)
(California) -- Native American dancer Ben Hale, a member of the Navajo tribe from Arizona, will be performing a variety of dances and telling stories from tribes across...
1 Article on this Issue

Pechanga Casino

article Pechanga Resort Casino volunteers spruce up Temecula trail for Earth Day
(4/22/2019)
(California) -- More than a dozen Pechanga Resort Casino employees picked up garbage and pulled weeds along a popular cycling, jogging and walking trail in Temecula on...
article TLC headed to Pechanga for post-Coachella concert Saturday
(4/21/2019)
(California) -- Will Weezer front man Rivers Cuomo pop in for a cameo performance with TLC Saturday at Pechanga? It’s possible, if unlikely. But on April 18 during...
article Don’t forget this on your next trip
(4/21/2019)
(California) -- You’ll probably forget something on your next trip. It might be as inconsequential as a pair of socks, or as important as lifesaving medication....
article Pechanga Offers Cinco de Mayo Celebration Options
(4/18/2019)
(California) -- Looking for Cinco de Mayo plans that are out of the ordinary, along with Cinco de Mayo drinks that are far from the usual? Pechanga Resort Casino has the...
article Pechanga Resort & Casino is debuting a sake and beer festival and here’s what it will look like
(4/16/2019)
(California) -- Pechanga Resort & Casino already has events dedicated to beer and wine, but they’ve added another drink-themed event to their roster. The star...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

San Manuel Tribe

article San Manuel honors non-profits with 11th annual Yawa' Awards
(4/22/2019)
(California) -- On Thursday, April 18, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians honored the positive community impacts of four of its non-profit partners, presenting them...
article San Manuel Recognizes Four Inland Empire Nonprofits for Exceptional Work
(4/19/2019)
(California) -- The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians hosted its 11th Annual Forging Hope Yawa’ Awards to celebrate the transformative work of nonprofits in the...
article San Manuel Band Of Mission Indians Taps Toni Pepper As Chief Information Technology Officer
(4/18/2019)
(California) -- The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians announced today that Toni Pepper has been tapped to take on the role of Chief Information Technology Officer (CITO...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Winnemem Wintu

article Spiritual Leader and Chief of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe Caleen Sisk Receives Earth Day Award
(4/22/2019)
(California) -- The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment announced Winnemem Wintu Tribal Chief and Spiritual Leader Caleen Sisk as the winner of the 2019...
article Spiritual Leader and Chief of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe Caleen Sisk Receives Earth Day Award
(4/20/2019)
(California) -- The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment announced Winnemem Wintu Tribal Chief and Spiritual Leader Caleen Sisk as the winner of the 2019...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Yurok Tribe

article Yurok Tribe Opens Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at Redwood Hotel Casino
(4/21/2019)
(California) -- Friday, the Yurok Tribe and Yurok Economic Development Corporation celebrated the grand opening of four new electric vehicle charging stations, which...
1 Article on this Issue

Junipero Serra

article Stanford community celebrates renaming of Sally Ride dorm
(4/20/2019)
(California) -- Members of the Stanford community came together to celebrate the renaming of the Sally Ride in Stern Hall on Thursday evening. The residents of Sally...
1 Article on this Issue

Pechanga Tribe

article Hundreds of human remains, burial objects to be returned to tribes, San Nicolas Island
(4/20/2019)
(California) -- After years of consultation and trips to museums, hundreds of human remains and burial objects removed from San Nicolas Island soon will be returned to...
1 Article on this Issue

Water Issues

article River groups accuse Nevada Irrigation District of trying to circumvent federal law
(4/20/2019)
(California) -- Local river protection groups and a state regulatory board are protesting what they characterize as an attempt by Nevada Irrigation District to...
article California and the West prepare to get by on less water from the Colorado River
(4/19/2019)
(California) -- A century of water management in the western United States is on the verge of being restructured and two UC Berkeley water experts approve. Under a plan...
article Chemehuevi tribe sued by Havasu Water Company (sub req)
(4/17/2019)
(California) -- A federal suit was filed against the Chemehuevi Indian Tribe this month by California-based Havasu Water Co.
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Barona

article At Barona Speedway, going fast is child’s play
(4/19/2019)
(California) -- Cam Baldwin arrived at Barona Speedway on opening night earlier this month strapped into a child’s car seat in the back of his parents’ RV.
article At Barona Speedway, going fast is child’s play
(4/19/2019)
(California) -- Cam Baldwin arrived at Barona Speedway on opening night earlier this month strapped into a child’s car seat in the back of his parents’ RV....
article Driver seriously injured in crash near Barona Casino
(4/17/2019)
(California) -- At least one motorist suffered serious injuries in a two-vehicle rollover crash north of Lakeside near Barona Casino, authorities said Wednesday. The...
article CHP investigating major-injury crash near Barona Casino
(4/16/2019)
(California) -- At least one person suffered major injuries Tuesday night in a two-vehicle rollover crash north of Lakeside near Barona Casino, authorities said. It...
article From the Archives: Bingo! Barona forged a path with first high-stakes games in 1983
(4/15/2019)
(California) -- Security guard Pete Baker stood on the second-floor balcony at the Barona Indian Reservation community center yesterday afternoon and smiled knowingly as...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

California Gaming

article California Board Gives Santa Anita Green Light to Continue Horse Racing as Other Tracks Join Push for Reforms
(4/19/2019)
(California) -- The California Horse Racing Board took no action against Santa Anita during its monthly meeting Thursday. As a result, the Arcadia track will continue...
press release Newly Established California Tribal Chairpersons' Association Announces Executive Board
(4/18/2019)
(California) -- On Tuesday, April 9, 2019, the Southern California Tribal Chairman’s Association, Central California Tribal Chairpersons' Association and the Northern...
article Eco-Friendly Jackpot / A tribe bets on sustainable fun at its casino
(4/16/2019)
(California) -- A man pulls down hard on a lever and watches as each reel on his slot machine spins and stops: one, two, three. He misses a jackpot by just one cherry. A...
article 24 ideas for Easter meals at Southern California casinos
(4/15/2019)
(California) -- If you’d rather spend more time frolicking in the fresh spring air and increasingly warm temperatures, and less time in the kitchen to prepare an...
article The Big Political Spender You’ve Probably Never Heard of
(4/13/2019)
(California) -- When you think of the big political spenders in San Diego, you might think of labor unions or the Lincoln Club. But the little-known Del Mar Thoroughbred...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Mascot Issue

article Redwood City high school drops Cherokees nickname from team sports
(4/19/2019)
(California) -- Ending nearly a century-long tradition, Sequoia Union High School has officially dropped the nickname “Cherokees” for its athletic teams in...
article Sequoia High replaces Cherokee mascot with raven
(4/19/2019)
(California) -- Sequoia High School in Redwood City is dropping the Cherokees as their mascot following a 17-year-long debate. The Sequoia Union High School District...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Buena Vista Casino

article Harrah's Northern California casino to open in two weeks
(4/18/2019)
(California) -- Northern California’s newest casino is just two weeks away from opening its doors. Nestled in the Amador County foothills, in the city of Ione off...
article Inside Harrah's Northern California Casino | Sneak peek and tour
(4/17/2019)
(California) -- Take a tour of the soon to open Harrah's Northern California Casino in Ione. The new casino opens on April 29, 2019. It features 950 slots, 20 table...
article New Amador County casino plans for grand opening
(4/16/2019)
(California) -- A new casino will open this month in Amador County. Harrah’s Northern California is in the city of Ione off Highway 88. Caesars Entertainment...
article New Harrah’s Casino Set to Open in Ione
(4/16/2019)
(California) -- You wouldn’t know it by looking at the outside, but Northern California’s newest casino is just two weeks away from opening its doors....
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Enterprise Rancheria

press release Enterprise Rancheria Awarded Prestigious Native American Project Financing Award
(4/18/2019)
(California) -- The Estom Yumeka Maidu of the Enterprise Rancheria today received the distinguished 2019 Large Deal of the Year Award from the Native American Finance...
article Enterprise Rancheria receives award for Hard Rock project
(4/16/2019)
(California) -- The Estom Yumeka Maidu of the Enterprise Rancheria received the Large Deal of the Year Award Tuesday from the Native American Finance Officers...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Land Issues

article Juaneño tribal leaders are ‘devastated’ by another delay in construction of San Juan Capistrano park
(4/18/2019)
(California) -- As plans for a park and cultural center devoted to the Juaneño Band of Mission Indians continue to stall in San Juan Capistrano, tribal leadership is...
1 Article on this Issue

Paskenta Tribe

article New outdoor amphitheater coming to Corning at Rolling Hills Casino
(4/17/2019)
(California) -- An outdoor amphitheater is coming soon to Corning at Rolling Hills Casino. The amphitheater is slated to open on June 9 for their first show called WAR....
1 Article on this Issue

Table Mountain Rancheria

article Life Changing Jackpot Pays Lucky Player At Table Mountain Casino
(4/17/2019)
(California) -- WOW, I just WON!" was the first thought Sovann of Clovis had when Table Mountain Casino's Massive Cash Jackpot randomly hit for $84,979.73 on...
1 Article on this Issue

National Indian Gaming Association

article Apex Gaming Solutions applauded at NIGA in San Diego
(4/16/2019)
(California) -- There is a new contender in the Indian Gaming market in the USA. This is a company with a wealth of gaming experience and success throughout the world...
article Clarion and NIGA confirm partnership ahead of first ICE North America
(4/15/2019)
(California) -- Kate Chambers, Managing Director of Clarion Gaming and Ernest L. Stevens, Jr., Chairman and national spokesperson for the National Indian Gaming...
article NIGA: Indian Gaming tradeshow targeted toward a buyer’s market
(4/14/2019)
(California) -- Dean Ehrlich stood in the Everi Holdings booth at the National Indian Gaming Association’s annual tradeshow and explained why the space was roughly...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Morongo Tribe

article Morongo Casino, Resort, and Spa holds job fair
(4/15/2019)
(California) -- Morongo Casino, Resort, and Spa is holding a job fair Monday. The fair will look to gather applicants for dozens of positions; some of the available...
1 Article on this Issue

Wilton Rancheria

article Lawsuit against Wilton Rancheria dismissed as casino plans 2019 start to construction
(4/14/2019)
(California) -- Another piece has fallen in place for construction to begin as early as this year on the Wilton Rancheria casino, a half-billion-dollar project that has...
1 Article on this Issue

Skill-Based Gaming

article STUTZ: Skill-based gaming push a reminder of past slot machine efforts
(4/13/2019)
(California) -- In the late 1990s, the Palo Alto, California-based slot machine manufacturer created a series of games operated on a system called Odyssey that featured...
1 Article on this Issue

Chumash Tribe

article U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs Official Reverses Camp 4 Trust Decision
(4/12/2019)
(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...
1 Article on this Issue

DOI

article California Valley Miwok Tribe Files Complaint Against David Bernhardt and Bureau of Indian Affairs
(4/12/2019)
(California) -- The California Valley Miwok Tribe (CVMT), represented by attorney Peter D. Lepsch of Fredericks, Peebles & Patterson LLP, have filed a complaint...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article How a Professional Gambler Broke Jeopardy!
(4/21/2019)
(California) -- Plenty of Jeopardy! champions have rung up six-figure payouts. But until James Holzhauer put up his $110,914 total on Tuesday, no one had done it in a...
article Feds Offer Travel Funds to American Indian, Alaska Native STEM Students
(4/19/2019)
(California) -- Travel scholarships to American Indian and Alaska Native students who are interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), or in...
article Native American Studies Department, Native American elders express dismay with Manetti Shrem exhibit
(4/19/2019)
(California) -- The Native American Studies (NAS) department at UC Davis, as well as Native American elders in the Davis community, have expressed concern about the use...
article Luiseño tells story of her people at Dos Valles meeting
(4/19/2019)
(California) -- The inspiring but sad story of Valley Center’s native Americans—the Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians—was told by a speaker who knows it as family history...
article Native American Studies Department, Native American elders express dismay with Manetti Shrem exhibit
(4/19/2019)
(California) -- The Native American Studies (NAS) department at UC Davis, as well as Native American elders in the Davis community, have expressed concern about the use...
article The Great Spirit Path
(4/19/2019)
(California) -- Called the Great Spirit Path, the trail is a single poem broken down into 53 verses spread over three-quarters of a mile throughout the park. Each verse...
article 'They're going, oh s---'; inside the Jeopardy! James juggernaut
(4/19/2019)
(California) -- It's a Monday morning in February, and James Holzhauer is standing on stage next to Alex Trebek, the iconic host of "Jeopardy!" Together,...
article Stanford Law Student William Tanner Allread Awarded $10,000 Scholarship From Robert Half Legal And MCCA
(4/18/2019)
(California) -- Robert Half Legal and the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) have named William Tanner Allread as the Robert Half Legal Scholar and a member...
article Salmon Fisheries Set As Managers Start Process To Protect Endangered Orcas
(4/17/2019)
(California) -- The organization that sets limits for commercial, recreational and tribal salmon fisheries in the Pacific Northwest wrapped up their work Tuesday at a...
article Ninth Circuit Affirms Tribal Court Jurisdiction Over Claims Against Nonmember Former Employee
(4/16/2019)
(California) -- In a decision favorable to tribal sovereignty, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed that the tribal court of the Cedarville Rancheria...
article The sad story behind the Travertine Hot Springs Instagram hotspot
(4/16/2019)
(California) -- The Mono Basin is rich with geothermal activity, but one hot spring that seems to be visited and photographed more than any other: Travertine Hot Springs...
article Homeless encampment 5 miles from Coachella music fest to be evicted this week
(4/15/2019)
(California) -- As the residents of an encampment on tribal land behind the One Stop Shoppe in Indio milled about on Sunday evening, a veil of anxiety settled over the...
article Meet Sivan Alyra Rose: San Carlos Apache Woman Who Becomes First Native Woman to Have Lead in Netflix Series
(4/15/2019)
(California) -- Sivan Alyra Rose, a tribal citizen of the San Carlos Apache, plays the lead role of Sasha Yazzie, a 17-year-old Navajo/Mexican teen who receives a donor...
article Leader’s legacy shaped by childhood
(4/15/2019)
(California) -- According to those who knew him, the March 14 death of Viejas tribal elder Thomas Hyde marked the passing of a founding member of the Viejas Band of...
article Native American, Hawaiian languages celebrated in summer schools
(4/14/2019)
(California) -- In July, about 20 7- and 8-year-olds will gather at a summer camp in the Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation in Northern California. They will sing songs,...
article No clear heroes, villains: Modoc War more complex than first appears
(4/14/2019)
(California) -- There are many benefits to be gained from the study of human conflicts in the past, but there are many pitfalls in trying to place blame for those...
article Something to celebrate? Indians’ conflicted feelings about San Diego’s 250th birthday
(4/14/2019)
(California) -- On April 11, 1769, the Spaniards did not look like conquerors. Entering San Diego Bay aboard the San Carlos and its sister ship, the San Antonio, they...
article San Francisco Photo Project Replaces Controversial Statue with Living American Indians
(4/13/2019)
(California) -- When San Francisco’s Arts Commission removed a controversial statue from Civic Center that depicted a fallen American Indian beneath a looming...
article Desert Hearts Reveals Lineup for 2019 Festival
(4/13/2019)
(California) -- In two weeks, the high desert forests surrounding the Los Coyotes Indian Reservation will reverberate with the sounds of underground house and techno....
article California considers the unthinkable: Canceling horse racing at Santa Anita Park
(4/12/2019)
(California) -- There is a mystery unfolding along the rail here at one of the nation’s most storied horse tracks, where since Christmas nearly two dozen peak-of-...

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