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25,000 Gather At Morongo To Celebrate Native American Culture: PHOTOS

An estimated 25,000 spectators gathered to celebrate Native American culture and traditions at the 27th Annual Morongo Thunder & Lightning Powwow last weekend.

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10/13/2017

article Tribe can monitor pipeline project, despite city grievances
(California) -- The Banning City Council Tuesday night approved a $39,200 agreement with the Morongo Band of Mission Indians to monitor cultural resources for a $3...

9/29/2017

article Morongo’s 27th annual powwow a colorful, swirling celebration of Native American traditions
(California) -- The Morongo Thunder & Lightning Powwow’s grand entry on Saturday afternoon was a cacophony of drums and singing by incredibly colorful and...
article Calling all cowboys: Open Ranch Rodeo galloping into Morongo
(California) -- Calf roping, barrel racing, mutton busting and more will be kicking up dust all day Saturday, Sept. 30 in the Morongo Rodeo Grounds at the Morongo Indian...

9/25/2017

article 25,000 Gather At Morongo To Celebrate Native American Culture: PHOTOS
(California) -- An estimated 25,000 spectators gathered to celebrate Native American culture and traditions at the 27th Annual Morongo Thunder & Lightning Powwow...

9/16/2017

article Morongo’s annual powwow starts Sept. 22
(California) -- An estimated 25,000 people are expected to attend the 27th Annual Morongo Thunder & Lightning Powwow at 49500 Seminole Dr., Cabazon, starting Friday...

8/16/2017

press release Get beachy at Morongo Casino, Resort and Spa’s Flamingo Fridays
(California) -- As summer lingers and the heat continues to singe, Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa has relief in the form of Flamingo Fridays nighttime pool parties....

8/15/2017

article Morongo signs agreement to qualify members for veterans home loans
(California) -- The Morongo Band of Mission Indians has signed an agreement with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to help members with military service overcome a...
article Crews battle blaze near Morongo Indian Reservation
(California) -- Firefighters continued today to battle a brush fire that broke out on the northeast edge of Banning and blackened roughly 540 acres as it burned toward...

8/12/2017

article Morongo Becomes First Tribe In Southern California To Sign VA Agreement
(California) -- The Morongo Band of Mission Indians has become the first Southern California tribe to reach an agreement with the Department of Veterans Affairs allowing...
article Morongo tribe members who are veterans now have access to VA mortgages
(California) -- The Morongo Band of Mission Indians will allow the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to provide home loans to tribal veterans, helping them buy or...

8/9/2017

article Morongo tribe members who are veterans now have access to VA mortgages
(California) -- The Morongo Band of Mission Indians will allow the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to provide home loans to tribal veterans, helping them buy or...

7/31/2017

article Mike Tyson will trade stories instead of blows at Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa
(California) -- In addition to knocking opponents out in the boxing ring, Mike Tyson is also a pigeon whisperer and cult hero from his small-but-big-impact roles in...

7/9/2017

article Morongo tribe gets money for cleaner trucks
(California) -- The Morongo Band of Mission Indians is one of two western tribes to benefit from an EPA program designed to reduce emissions from diesel trucks and buses...

6/21/2017

article Morongo Gaming Association, others alleged to have not paid overtime wages
(California) -- A Riverside County man alleges he is not being properly paid for all hours that he worked for a employer in the county. Charles Denton filed a complaint...
article EPA awards grant to Morongo band for new vehicles
(California) -- The Banning-based Morongo Band of Mission Indians was awarded more than $167,000 by the Environmental Protection Agency to replace vehicles owned by the...

6/15/2017

article Morongo Golf Tournament raises $70,000 for children and grieving families
(California) -- More than 400 golfers took to the fairways at the 21st Annual Morongo Charity Golf Tournament on Monday, June 12 to support local schoolchildren and...

6/9/2017

article Morongo Casino to hold public safety job fair in Banning
(California) -- The Morongo Casino Resort and Spa will host a public safety job fair in Banning today, seeking candidates to fill several roles in the casino's...

3/10/2017

article Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa offers new blackjack game for the Year of the Rooster
(California) -- Blackjack fans are literally making fowl sounds over a new card game introduced at Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa in Cabazon in celebration of the Year...

1/27/2017

article Morongo Casino Again Earns Prestigious Four-Diamond Rating
(California) -- Thirteen Riverside County hotels and six restaurants earned the AAA's coveted Four-Diamond Rating— and a local Cabazon resort is again included...

1/26/2017

article Morongo conducts successful earthquake evacuation drill
(California) -- In an effort to be best prepared during a disaster, the Morongo Band of Mission Indians partnered with local emergency agencies to safely evacuate the...

1/11/2017

article Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa turns sky-high lounge into the Drum Room
(California) -- Want to lounge in luxury? Check out the Drum Room at Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa in Cabazon. Previously the 360 Lounge, the space perched 26 stories...

12/27/2016

article Land swap legislation welcomed by California tribe
(California) -- In California, legislation allowing the Morongo Band Of Mission Indians to exchange land with a private property owner has been approved by Congress and...

12/24/2016

article Morongo land swap legislation resolves access dispute
(California) -- A land swap between the Morongo tribe and Beverly Hills landowner Lloyd Fields will resolve a more than five-year-old dispute over access to an island of...

12/23/2016

article Bill Allowing Land Swap Between Morongo, Property Owner Signed by President
(California) -- Legislation allowing the Morongo Band of Mission Indians and a private property owner to exchange 41 acres of equally-valued land was recently approved...

12/5/2016

article Lavish New Lounge Opens Atop Morongo Casino: See Inside the 'Drum Room'
(California) -- Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa is celebrating the opening of a new space that'll give patrons a one-of-a-kind view– both inside and outside...

12/2/2016

article Morongo Casino to open exclusive 26th floor Drum Room, oozing luxury
(California) -- High on the 26th floor of the Morongo Casino Resort & Spa is a setting equally as astounding as the views of the mountains and valley beyond. The...

11/15/2016

article Inland charities preparing for the holidays get some help from Morongo tribe
(California) -- Inland charities gearing up to help those in need during the holiday season got a big boost Monday when they began receiving an estimated 20,000 turkeys...

11/14/2016

article Morongo Band of Mission Indians Donates 10,000 Turkeys
(California) -- Thousands of turkeys are headed to needy families this holiday season thanks to the Morongo Band of Mission Indians. This is the 31st year the tribe has...

11/11/2016

article Morongo Donates $20,000 to Children of Slain Palm Springs Police Officers
(California) -- The Morongo Band of Mission Indians is giving $20,000 to the families of two Palm Springs Police officers who were killed in an ambush attack last month...

10/23/2016

article 10 years later: How the Esperanza fire became a raging inferno that killed 5 firefighters
(California) -- The call woke Jess McLean about 2:30 a.m. His boss wanted to know whether he could help with a fire, even though it was his day off. It’s a big one...

10/18/2016

article Morongo Band attracts more business to key part of reservation
(California) -- The Morongo Band of Mission Indians continues to attract businesses to a key portion of its reservation in southern California. A new Starbucks and a new...
article New Starbucks, Panda Express open at Morongo
(California) -- The two stand-alone restaurants join a growing list of leading national brands and retail businesses opening on Morongo Trail beside the Morongo Casino,...

10/17/2016

article New Starbucks, Panda Express Open at Morongo
(California) -- Orange chicken and caramel Frappuccino lovers alike can rejoice as a new Starbucks coffeehouse and a new Panda Express restaurant have both opened on the...

10/6/2016

article Morongo Indian Reservation celebrates with Open Ranch Rodeo
(California) -- The fourth annual Open Ranch Rodeo drew hundreds to the Morongo Indian Reservation by Cabazon. A news release says the free event included dozens of...

9/25/2016

article Miss Indian World Interview – 2016 Morongo Pow Wow
(California) -- Miss Indian World, Danielle Ta’ Sheena Finn, is visiting the Morongo Pow Wow this weekend in Cabazon, California.Danielle talked with us for a...

9/16/2016

article HSU Native American Students win Morongo Scholarship
(California) -- The Morongo Band of Mission Indians awarded $30,000 in college scholarships to three Native American students in California. Two of those three students...

9/15/2016

article Annual Morongo powwow a feast for the eyes, ears
(California) -- The Morongo Band of Mission Indians’s Thunder & Lightning Powwow will feature traditional Native American dancing, music and food. Plus, Native...

9/10/2016

article 3 Native Students Receive $10K Scholarships from Morongo Band
(California) -- Three Native American students from across California have each received a $10,000 scholarship from the Morongo Band of Mission Indians as part of the...

8/1/2016

article Morongo gives 800 kids free shoes, backpacks and school supplies
(California) -- Eight hundred students from across the San Gorgonio Pass received new brand-name shoes and backpacks stuffed with school supplies on Monday as part of an...

7/11/2016

article New branch of First California Credit Union opens
(California) -- First Californian Credit Union held a grand opening ceremony Monday for its new offices next to Hadley Fruit Orchards in Cabazon. The building is part of...

6/14/2016

article Morongo's MEBar offers selfies, cocktails and Twitter
(California) -- Get ready to take selfies and tweet while knocking back a cold beer or cocktail at the new interactive MEBar inside Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa....

6/1/2016

article Emergency medical workers who saved Morongo casino patron honored
(California) -- Yucaipa resident Cecil Spooner got lucky – in life – at Morongo Casino, Resort and Spa. Spooner suffered a heart attack at the casino and...

5/18/2016

article Tribe signs business agreement with South Korea
(California) -- The Morongo Band of Mission Indians signed an agreement Wednesday with South Korea to explore business opportunties together. The accord is believed to...

3/2/2016

article Hadley moves into new store
(California) -- The date shakes, nuts, dried fruit and all of the other delicacies that can be found at the Hadley Fruit Orchards store in Cabazon have a new home.

1/20/2016

article YAHOO: Morongo a top casino in California
(California) -- We’ve all seen it. All 27 stories on the Interstate 10, and the tallest building in the Inland Empire. And more than a few motorists are obviously...
article R.I.'s first Smashburger coming to Warwick
(Rhode Island) -- Rhode Island's first Smashburger will open in Warwick on Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the plaza at 1000 Bald Hill Rd., with dining room seating for 65...

1/12/2016

article Yahoo names Morongo as a top casino in the nation
(California) -- Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa has beat out such high profile Inland resorts such as Pechanga Resort & Casino and Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa...

1/5/2016

article Morongo Indian Reservation lockdown over says Tribal official
(California) -- The Morongo Indian Reservation was on lockdown due to the pursuit of a suspect wanted for an assault with a deadly weapon earlier today. A tribe...

12/24/2015

article Morongo helps grant holiday wishes to 3,500 children
(California) -- Laughter filled the morning air Monday as 3,500 low-income children from across Inland Southern California eagerly hunted for their favorite toys during...

12/23/2015

article Fake Courts for Real Learning with Morongo Tribe
(California) -- The Morongo Band of Mission Indians remains a strong advocate for education, according to tribal chairman Robert Martin. That devotion could be seen in...

11/24/2015

article Morongo Band of Mission Indians gives over 900 Thanksgiving turkeys to needy in San Francisco – 14,000 statewide
(California) -- Five San Francisco groups that help provide Thanksgiving dinners to the homeless and less fortunate received more than 900 free turkeys this week from...

11/9/2015

article Morongo to donate 13,000 turkeys for Thanksgiving
(California) -- The Morongo Band of Mission Indians will mark the 30th anniversary of its annual Thanksgiving Outreach program by distributing 13,000 free turkeys on Nov...

10/29/2015

article Morongo’s lavish high limit gaming room opens with red carpet gala
(California) -- Elegance and excitement ruled the night as celebrities, red carpet interviews and flashing cameras marked the grand opening of the plush High Limit...

10/12/2015

article Tech center opening on Morongo Reservation
(California) -- Osceola Consulting, a Native American-owned consulting service business founded in 2006, announced an opening ceremony and launch of Osceola Consulting...

9/27/2015

article Morongo powwow blends culture, community
(California) -- Norman Largo stood outside his white van in the desert heat, slowly draping himself in a red-and-white poncho. The New Mexico man with an easy laugh has...

9/14/2015

article Tribe gets vote on regional council
(California) -- The Morongo Band of Mission Indians has become the first tribe to join the Western Riverside Council of Governments as a voting member, a designation...

8/27/2015

article Get Your Date Shake On! Morongo Tribe Revamps Iconic Eatery
(California) -- Southern California has many iconic places. Disneyland. Hollywood. Pacific Coast Highway. Hadley Fruit Orchards. Come again? While Hadley’s may not be...

8/16/2015

article Back to School: Morongo Band Outfits 800 Low-Income Kids With Shoes, Stuffed Backpacks
(California) -- Thanks to the Morongo Tribe and a golf tournament, 800 low-income children are fully kitted out with new shoes, plus backpacks of school supplies to jump...

8/14/2015

article 4 Students Awarded College Scholarships from the Morongo Band
(California) -- This year four students were awarded the Rodney T. Mathews Jr. Scholarship, which is unique because it is open to any enrolled member of the more than...

8/13/2015

article Morongo provides children with free shoes, backpacks
(California) -- Eight hundred low-income students from across the San Gorgonio Pass received new shoes, clothes and backpacks stuffed with back-to-school supplies this...

8/5/2015

article Hadley, known for date shakes, set to move to new location
(California) -- Hadley Fruit Orchards, a California landmark that has charmed travelers and aficionados of date shakes, dried fruit and nuts for six decades, will soon...

7/17/2015

article Ruiz/Boxer bill would finally settle Morongo dispute
(California) -- The U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill Monday that might finally settle a nearly decade-long land dispute between the Morongo Band of Mission...

7/13/2015

article House OKs Land Swap To End Calif. Tribe Land Dispute [sub req]
(California) -- The U.S. House of Representatives on Monday unanimously passed a bill to facilitate a land swap between the Morongo Band of Mission Indians and the owner...

7/8/2015

article Morongo tribe might invest in Colt firearm company
(California) -- The Morongo Band of Mission Indians is eyeing investment in or purchase of Colt Holding LLC, the famous New England gun manufacturer that filed for...

7/7/2015

article Native American Tribe May Make Bid on Colt
(California) -- Last month Colt, the iconic 160-year-old gun maker, filed for bankruptcy and began considering plans to put itself up for sale. While the company’s...

7/1/2015

article Morongo Tribe Rides to Colt’s Rescue
(California) -- A business-savvy tribe of Native Americans, the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, is riding to the rescue of Colt Defense LLC, the embattled gun maker...

6/30/2015

article California tribe eyes bid for gun maker Colt
(California) -- A Native American tribe in California is looking to make a bid for Colt Holding Co, the 179-year-old gun manufacturer, according to a tribal attorney....

6/25/2015

press release Dozens Celebrate Grand Opening of New Center to Aid Low-Income Native American Families in San Bernardino County
(California) -- Tribal and elected officials gathered with local families today to celebrate the grand opening of the new Morongo Tribal TANF offices that will help low-...

6/18/2015

article Morongo’s 19th Annual golf tournament raises $60,000 for local students
(California) -- Nearly 400 golfers hit the links for charity on June 8 at Morongo’s 19th annual golf tournament, which raised $60,000 for new backpacks, school...

6/4/2015

article Morongo conducts successful school evacuation drill
(California) -- The Morongo band of Mission Indians recently conducted an emergency drill to practice safely evacuating all students from the three Morongo Indian...

4/7/2015

article Morongo Casino Resort & Spa to hold job fair
(California) -- If you're looking for a new job, Morongo Casino Resort & Spa may have an open position for you. The company is looking to hire more employees at...

2/9/2015

press release Celebrate 'Year of the Sheep' at Morongo's Chinese New Year Spectacular
(California) -- The following was submitted for publication on behalf of Morongo, Casino, Resort & Spa: The Year of the Sheep has kicked off at Morongo with an...

2/2/2015

article First Tribal-Owned Taco Bell Set to Open on Morongo Reservation
(California) -- Taco Bell will begin serving its popular Mexican fare in the next week at a new quick-serve restaurant on the Morongo Indian Reservation – believed...

1/27/2015

article First tribal-owned Taco Bell set to open on Morongo Indian Reservation
(California) -- Believed to be the first tribally owned Taco Bell in the nation, a new quick-serve restaurant is slated to open on the Morongo Indian Reservation on...

1/26/2015

press release SoCal Woman Scores Major Jackpot at Morongo: $492,881
(California) -- The following was submitted for publication on behalf of Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa: A Morongo Winners Club member scored a massive $492,881...

1/13/2015

article Potential measles exposure at Morongo casino in Cabazon
(California) -- Coachella Valley residents who recently visited the Morongo Casino in Cabazon may have been exposed to measles. A San Bernardino County resident who...

1/12/2015

article Health Dept: Person Who Got Measles at Disneyland was at Morongo Casino
(California) -- Health officials who confirmed two cases of measles in San Bernardino County Monday said one of the patients may have come into contact with a number of...

1/6/2015

article Morongo Casino hosts Showtime boxing card Friday
(California) -- Ukrainian boxer Ivan Redkach and Ghana-born fighter Yakubu “Black Mamba” Amindu will square off in the main event of an eight-bout card at...

12/26/2014

press release Morongo Grants Holiday Wishes to 3,500 Children
(California) -- Wide-eyed grins and excitement reigned Monday as 3,500 disadvantaged children from across the Inland region searched for their favorite toys during the...

12/15/2014

article Chairman talks about 'good times' at Cabazon resort
(California) -- ‘Celebrating 10 years of good times,” note signs along Interstate 10 that herald the Morongo Casino Resort & Spa’s grand opening in...

12/9/2014

article Morongo Casino marks 10 tall years
(California) -- More than a decade ago, The Pass was characterized as a wind-blown, desolate stretch along Interstate 10 from Southern California to Palm Springs....

11/29/2014

article 'Dancing with the Stars' tour set for February
(California) -- “Dancing with the Stars” winner Alfonso Ribeiro and performers from the show will be taking the show on the road, with a stop at Morongo...

11/21/2014

article Annual turkey program tops 1.3 million meals served
(California) -- Morongo Band of Mission Indians began distributing 10,000 free turkeys on Monday, to charities and churches that will use the donated birds to provide an...
article These Native Americans Are Teaching America the Real Meaning of Thanksgiving
(California) -- Nearly 400 years after the "first Thanksgiving," the Morongo Band of Mission Indians is leveraging what has become an overtly romanticized...

11/18/2014

article Morongo Tribe Donates 10,000 Turkeys for Thanksgiving to Those in Need
(California) -- The Morongo Band of Mission Indians began distributing 10,000 donated turkeys on Monday to charities and churches that will provide an estimated 150,000...

10/24/2014

article Smithsonian curator enchants students with horse history
(California) -- Horses changed everything. And their impact on Native American life and culture still reverberates today. In a colorful presentation to Morongo School...

10/19/2014

article Tribal elder earns award
(California) -- Morongo tribal elder Ernest Siva will be presented with the 11th annual Spirit of the Heard award from the Heard Museum in Scottsdale, Ariz., next month...

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