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Gary Robinson Completes Chumash Book Trilogy

Three years ago, Gary Robinson published the first installment of Lands of Our Ancestors, a book of historical fiction aimed at relaying Santa Barbara’s Mission era from a Native American perspective for elementary school readers.

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5/27/2020

article Chumash Casino to reopen June 10 with safety measures and procedures
(California) -- The Chumash Casino Resort will reopen its doors at noon on Wednesday, June 10 with strict safety measures and cleaning procedures in place after being...

5/18/2020

article Chumash recognized by EPA for waste reduction efforts
(California) -- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently recognized the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians and Chumash Casino Resort as its EPA WasteWise...

5/8/2020

article Chumash Casino outlines plans for reopening
(California) -- The Chumash Casino is taking steps to prepare to reopen it doors, although it does not have a tentative date set to do so. In a letter sent out to casino...

5/4/2020

article Casino installing temperature check kiosks in wake of COVID-19
(California) -- The Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, California will have contactless, temperature checking kiosks installed for employees and guests in the coming...

4/27/2020

article California casino to install temperature check kiosks
(California) -- The Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, California will have contactless, temperature checking kiosks installed for employees and guests in the coming...

4/25/2020

article Chumash Casino Resort to acquire non-contact temperature kiosks
(California) -- While the Chumash Casino Resort remains closed through the end of May due to the coronavirus pandemic, several safety measures are in the works for when...

4/21/2020

article Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians named WasteWise 'Partner of the Year' by EPA
(California) -- The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians and Chumash Casino Resort was recently recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for...

3/28/2020

article Chumash Casino Resort Extends Closure Another 30 Days
(California) -- The Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez has extended its closure related to the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic for another 30 days, the casino announced...

3/27/2020

article Chumash Facilities Extend Closure by 30 Days
(California) -- The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians announced on March 27 that as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Chumash properties will extend their temporary...

3/17/2020

article Chumash Casino Closes Due to COVID-19 Concerns
(California) -- The Chumash Casino in the Santa Ynez Valley announced Sunday they fully close through the end of the month amid coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns.
article Chumash Casino Resort closed through end of March due to coronavirus
(California) -- Days after announcing the cancellation of scheduled shows and postponement of future concerts, the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians elected to...

3/15/2020

article Chumash Casino Resort closed through end of March due to coronavirus
(California) -- The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians temporarily closed the Chumash Casino Resort on Sunday because of the coronavirus pandemic. “We have been...

3/11/2020

article Native American Winemaker Tara Gomez is Making History
(California) -- For the last 15,000 years, members of the Chumash Indian tribe have lived in California on land they believed was given to them by the gods. Their...

2/25/2020

article Santa Ynez Chumash hotels, Willows Restaurant earn AAA Four Diamond Awards
(California) -- The Chumash Casino Resort Hotel, the tribe’s Hotel Corque in Solvang and its Willows fine-dining restaurant all maintained their long-standing AAA...

2/23/2020

article From the Vine: Santa Ynez Valley, Lompoc Wine Ghetto offer impressive wine menus
(California) -- I really enjoy spending quality time in the Santa Ynez Valley whenever I visit, so my husband Dan and I usually stay over for two or three days. Thanks...
article Chumash Hotels and Restaurant Earn AAA Four Diamond Awards
(California) -- The Chumash Casino Resort Hotel, the tribe’s Hotel Corque in Solvang and its Willows fine-dining restaurant all maintained their long-standing AAA...

2/16/2020

article LET THE IDIOT SPEAK: Joan Hartmann, Bruce Porter and Karen Jones Battle It Out for Third District Seat
(California) -- Two familiar challengers hope to unseat a first-term member seeking another four years on the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors in a lively race...

1/9/2020

article New Volume Out on History of Chumash Settlement at Goleta Slough
(California) -- The Department of Anthropology at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History has published a fourth volume in its "Contributions in Anthropology...

1/6/2020

article Officials hear safety concerns at Highway 154 meeting
(California) -- Official information about traffic accidents along Highway 154 in the Santa Ynez Valley indicate that most of the crashes involve people from Santa...

1/1/2020

article Camp 4 One Step Closer
(California) -- President Trump on December 20 signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which includes language directing the Department of Interior to take...

12/23/2019

article He claimed Chumash ancestry and raised millions. But experts say he’s not Chumash
(California) -- On a recent afternoon, Mati Waiya wore a bear bone in his nose and a medicine bag dangled from a strap around his neck. In his hand were two California...
article Chumash Casino Resort's Project Pink campaign donates $12K to local cancer program
(California) -- Thanks to the Chumash Casino Resort’s Project Pink campaign which raised money for breast cancer awareness through the sale of pink-colored...

12/14/2019

article Chumash Business Committee member Mike Lopez named vice chair of state Indian gaming board
(California) -- Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Business Committee member Mike Lopez has been elected vice chairman of the California Nations Indian Gaming...

12/12/2019

article Camp 4 Added to Trust for Chumash in Defense Bill
(California) -- The $738 billion National Defense Authorization Act includes a provision to place 1,427 acres into the Chumash reservation. The announcement by Sen....

12/11/2019

article Defense Bill Poised to Place Camp 4 Into Trust for Chumash Tribe
(California) -- A defense budget bill making its way through Congress includes language to place 1,400 acres into trust for Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians. It’...

11/30/2019

article Santa Ynez Chumash Tribe donates $250,000 for high school aquatics complex
(California) -- The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians donated to the building of an aquatics complex at Santa Ynez High School on Friday. The Tribe gave $250,000 to the...

11/19/2019

article SY Chumash donate fire truck to Cahuilla Band of Indians
(California) -- When a Southern California Indian tribe was looking for a truck to bolster its growing fire department, the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians stepped in...

11/18/2019

press release EPA celebrates 25 years of WasteWise program
(California) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced it is celebrating 25 years of its WasteWise program, which encourages corporations,...

11/17/2019

article Chumash Casino Resort recognized by EPA
(California) -- The Environmental Protection Agency has recognized the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians and Chumash Casino Resort for efforts to cut down waste,...

11/16/2019

article Santa Ynez Tribal Health Clinic‘s Accreditation Renewed
(California) -- Following a stringent review of its care and services, the Santa Ynez Tribal Health Clinic’s national accreditation from the Accreditation...

11/12/2019

article Chumash Recognized as ‘True Recycling Champions’
(California) -- The Chumash of Santa Ynez Valley and their casino received recognition from Mike Stoker, the regional chief of the federal Environmental Protection...

11/7/2019

article Committee passes bill for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians
(California) -- The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, chaired by Senator John Hoeven (R-ND), yesterday passed H.R. 317, the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Land...
press release Committee Passes Bill for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians
(Washington D.C.) -- The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, chaired by Senator John Hoeven (R-ND), today passed H.R. 317, the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Land...

11/6/2019

article Another tribal homelands bill on the agenda in a heated political era
(Washington) -- A bill to help the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians provide a stable homeland for its people is taking another step forward on Capitol Hill in an...

11/5/2019

article 4 Chumash tribes to display traditions, diversity, preservation efforts
(California) -- Four local Chumash tribes will co-host Supak’a, a day of traditional Chumash activities and educational opportunities for their communities and the...

10/31/2019

article Four Chumash tribes to co-host community 'Supak’a' event at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
(California) -- To share in the diversity of Chumash tribes, the ongoing traditions of the indigenous peoples of this region, and the cultural preservation efforts of...

10/30/2019

article Four Chumash tribes to co-host community 'Supak’a' event at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
(California) -- To share in the diversity of Chumash tribes, the ongoing traditions of the indigenous peoples of this region, and the cultural preservation efforts of...

10/24/2019

article Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Donates Fire Truck to Cahuilla Indians
(California) -- When a Southern California Indian tribe was looking for a fire truck to bolster its growing fire department, the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians...
article Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Donates Fire Truck to Cahuilla Indians
(California) -- When a Southern California Indian tribe was looking for a fire truck to bolster its growing fire department, the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians...
article Santa Ynez Chumash gifts Type 3 fire engine to Cahuilla Fire Department
(California) -- The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians recently extended a helping hand to another tribe by donating a Type 3 fire engine to the Cahuilla Band of Indians...

10/17/2019

article Chumash Casino Resort pedals pink edible creations for breast cancer awareness
(California) -- A colorful confectionery masterpiece — the pink purse crafted from hardened, sweet dark chocolate and airbrushed with pink, glittery glaze —...

10/15/2019

article 13th annual Chumash Culture Day to feature Native American singing and dancing
(California) -- All ages are welcome to experience California-style Native American singing and dancing during the 13th annual Chumash Culture Day from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m....

10/13/2019

article Chumash Casino Resort Cooks Up Project Pink For Breast Cancer Awareness Month
(California) -- Innovative chefs will showcase their culinary skills by turning sweet and savory treats pink throughout October at the Chumash Casino Resort in honor of...

10/8/2019

article Gary Robinson Completes Chumash Book Trilogy
(California) -- Three years ago, Gary Robinson published the first installment of Lands of Our Ancestors, a book of historical fiction aimed at relaying Santa Barbara...

10/5/2019

article Santa Ynez Chumash Give $100,000 Matching Grant to Solvang Festival Theater
(California) -- In front of a sold-out crowd to see country music legend Clint Black perform at the Solvang Festival Theater, the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians...

9/7/2019

article Latin Legend Ramon Ayala to perform two nights at Chumash Casino Resort
(California) -- Ramon Ayala, “The King of the Accordion,” is returning to the Chumash Casino Resort’s Samala Showroom for two unforgettable...

9/3/2019

article OP/ED: Old Mission Santa Inés celebrates 215 years
(California) -- This month marks the 215th year anniversary of the Old Mission Santa Inés, established in September of 1804. The mission was officially named Mission...
article Santa Ynez Valley author Gary Robinson completes historical novel series, brings local history to life
(California) -- Award-winning filmmaker and author Gary Robinson recently celebrated the completion of his historical novel trilogy, Lands of our Ancestors, which...
article Santa Ynez Valley author Gary Robinson completes historical novel series, brings local history to life
(California) -- Award-winning filmmaker and author Gary Robinson recently celebrated the completion of his historical novel trilogy, Lands of our Ancestors, which...

8/7/2019

article UCSB students excavate Chumash artifacts at La Purisima Mission
(California) -- A group of anthropology students at UC Santa Barbara recently unearthed history at La Purisima Mission. The archaeological dig was part of the university...

8/1/2019

article Santa Ynez Tribal Health Clinic to host life skills workshop
(California) -- Lessons on improving job interview performance and sharpening résumé writing will be offered during the Santa Ynez Tribal Health Clinic’s Life...

7/26/2019

article Lights and Sirens in the Santa Ynez Valley
(California) -- Sheriff’s deputies are looking for the driver of a tan or gold Chevrolet from Pismo Beach who is suspected of stealing an air compressor and air...

7/18/2019

article Los Rieleros del Norte to perform at Chumash Casino Resort
(California) -- Los Rieleros del Norte has produced numerous norteño hits throughout their 35-year career and will take the stage at the Chumash Casino Resort’s Samala...

7/17/2019

article Kenneth Kahn: Zero waste is Chumash goal
(California) -- When individuals set aside their own interests for the betterment of a team, goals can be accomplished and greatness can be achieved. I’ve...
article Rounds bill targets 'offensive, racist laws'
(Washington D.C.) -- A U.S. Senate committee passed a bill Wednesday from Sen. Mike Rounds, R-S.D., that would repeal antiquated laws regarding Native Americans.

7/8/2019

article Another tribal provision submitted for inclusion in 'must pass' defense bill
(Washington D.C.) -- The Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians isn't the only one looking closely at a bill that typically isn't of intense interest in Native...

6/27/2019

article Chumash Charity Golf Classic to help rebuild Rancho Alegre Boy Scout Camp near Cachuma Lake
(California) -- The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians has named Los Padres Council of the Boy Scouts of America the main beneficiary of the tribe’s annual Chumash...

6/20/2019

article Chumash, Audubon Fight Lompoc Wind Farm
(California) -- The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians and two regional chapters of the Audubon Society launched their opposition this week to a commercial wind farm...

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...

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