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Southern California Native American Tribe Donates $1 Million to Typhoon Haiyan Emergency Relief

The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians has donated a total of $1 million to help the people of the Philippines in the catastrophic aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan. The American Red Cross  and International Medical Corps will each receive $500,000 to assist with the humanitarian aid efforts.

“A fundamental belief among Native people is caring for the welfare and well-being of people around the world.  The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians supports this belief and acts accordingly when calls for help come from around the world,” said San Manuel Chairperson Carla Rodriguez.  “We are pleased to support the work of the International Medical Corps and the American Red Cross as they deploy their professional staff and resources to assist the people of the Philippines.  We pray for their quick and full recovery.”

The Category 5 typhoon left widespread devastation, affecting 11.3 million people, including 673,000 that are displaced. Funds from San Manuel will support the global response to Typhoon Haiyan. Half of the tribe’s $1 million donation will be used for an immediate response from The American Red Cross to distribute relief items, repair and rebuild shelters, provide healthcare and ensure access to clean water and sanitation systems.

The other half of San Manuel’s donation will allow the International Medical Corps to recruit local medical volunteers to staff mobile medical units (MMUs) in and around the hardest hit areas. Through the MMUs, International Medical Corps will deliver health care services, with a special emphasis on child and maternal health; nutrition monitoring; medication; clean water; hygiene awareness and promotion; and psychosocial support and training for frontline health care workers.

San Manuel’s support will address both the short- and long-term needs of people affected by the storm. There is projected to be a high risk of maternal and neo-natal morbidity and mortality as many health facilities and birthing clinics have been destroyed or significantly damaged. Approximately 8,000 births are expected in the first month alone. Support from San Manuel to the International Medical Corps will allow the relief organization to rapidly increase health services to meet the growing humanitarian needs.

San Manuel has contributed more than $70 million to charities since 2001. Through partnerships with charitable organizations and community groups, San Manuel honors the ancestral Serrano value of sharing with others.

About International Medical Corps

Since its inception nearly 30 years ago, International Medical Corps’ mission has been consistent: relieve the suffering of those impacted by war, natural disaster, and disease, by delivering vital health care services and sustainable development projects that focus on training. This approach of helping people help themselves is critical to returning hardest-hit populations to self-reliance. For more information visit:  www.InternationalMedicalCorps.org. Also see us Facebookand follow us on Twitter.

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visiredcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

About San Manuel Band of Mission Indians

The San Manuel Band of Serrano Mission Indians is a federally recognized American Indian tribe located near the city of Highland, Calif. The Serrano Indians are the indigenous people of the San Bernardino highlands, passes, valleys and mountains who share a common language and culture. The San Manuel reservation was established in 1891 and recognized as a sovereign nation with the right of self-government. Since time immemorial, the San Manuel tribal community has endured change and hardship. Amidst these challenges the tribe continued to maintain its unique form of governance. Like other governments it seeks to provide a better quality of life for its citizens by building infrastructure, maintaining civil services and promoting social, economic and cultural development. Today San Manuel tribal government oversees many governmental units including the departments of fire, public safety, education and environment.

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4/16/2014

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4/9/2014

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3/31/2014

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3/30/2014

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3/29/2014

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3/26/2014

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1/26/2014

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1/22/2014

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1/20/2014

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1/13/2014

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1/5/2014

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12/26/2013

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12/16/2013

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12/9/2013

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(California) -- In case you’re still recovering from Thanksgiving and can’t imagine cooking another big meal, San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino has...
article San Manuel Band hires Teri Poust as new gaming commissioner
(California) -- The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians in California has hired Teri Poust as interim gaming commissioner. Poust is a member of the Poarch Band of Creek...

12/6/2013

article San Manuel announces new gaming commissioner amid resignations
(California) -- The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians announced Friday that former National Gaming Commissioner Teri Poust will serve as interim gaming commissioner for...
press release San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Announces Interim Gaming Commissioner
(California) -- The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians announced today that former National Indian Gaming Commissioner Teri Poust will serve as Interim Gaming...

11/17/2013

press release Southern California Native American Tribe Donates $1 Million to Typhoon Haiyan Emergency Relief
(California) -- The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians has donated a total of $1 million to help the people of the Philippines in the catastrophic aftermath of Typhoon...

11/13/2013

article Higher Education A good time to thank San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
(California) -- November has been designated National Native American Heritage Month in conjunction with our annual Thanksgiving celebration.

11/11/2013

article NYE bingo brings out big bucks
(California) -- San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino will once again have its New Year’s Eve bingo, with this year featuring a $100,000 payout. It all starts with...

10/27/2013

article REVIEW: Margarita's music delights fans at San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino
(California) -- Let’s begin by clarifying one point, the concert at San Manuel Bingo and Casino in Highland on Oct. 17 was divided into two parts -- one for those...

10/13/2013

article San Manuel hosts powwow at Cal State San Bernardino
(California) -- About 800 Native Americans from throughout North America — including those from Canada, Alaska, Montana, and the Dakotas — converge on the...

10/2/2013

article Native American tribe contributes to Freedom Courtyard in Rancho Cucamonga
(California) -- The San Manuel Band of Serrano Mission Indians has contributed funds toward the completion of Freedom Courtyard, a reflection area at Central Park which...

9/24/2013

article Tribe gives $50,000 to state Republicans
(California) -- The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians has contributed $50,000 to the California Republican Party. The San Bernardino-area tribe, like many others in the...

9/23/2013

article Punitive damages phase begins in San Manuel “hit for hire” civil case
(California) -- The punitive damages phase of a civil trial in which a San Bernardino man is suing two San Manuel tribal members who conspired to kill him began Monday...

9/19/2013

article San Manuel to draw hundreds of native dancers, drummers and artisans
(California) -- San Manuel Band of Mission Indians will hold the 18th Annual Pow Wow at Cal State San Bernardino Oct. 10 to Oct. 13, drawing Native American performers...

9/14/2013

press release San Manuel to Draw Hundreds of Native Dancers, Drummers and Artisans from Across North America for Annual Pow Wow
(California) -- HONORING TRADITION: From Montana to the Dakotas and Alaska to Canada, dancers, singers and artisans from across North America will travel to...

9/6/2013

press release California Tribes Come Together for the Native American Day Celebration with an Evening of Music and Dance
(California) -- Traditional dancers from southern, central and northern California will highlight the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians’ annual celebration of...

8/23/2013

article 52 injured in tour bus crash on 210 Freeway in Irwindale
(California) -- A casino-bound tour bus overturned following a two-vehicle crash on the 210 Freeway on Thursday morning, sending 52 people to area hospitals and snarling...
article Tour bus headed to casino overturns along Southern California freeway; more than 50 injured
(California) -- A tour bus carrying gamblers to an Indian casino overturned along a Southern California freeway after sideswiping a car, injuring more than 50 people on...

8/22/2013

article Dozens hurt in casino bus accident on L.A. freeway
(California) -- At least 50 people were injured Thursday when a chartered casino bus overturned after apparently swerving on Interstate 210 east of Los Angeles.
article Tour bus crash: Witnesses pull victims from wreckage
(California) -- A total of 55 people were injured when a charter bus bound for a casino overturned on the 210 Freeway in Irwindale on Thursday, snarling traffic as...

8/19/2013

article Bomb scare at San Manuel Casino a bust
(California) -- San Manuel Casino employees noticed a couple that seemed out of place which led to evacuations and a search for a possible explosive device Monday night.

7/17/2013

article Ramos meets Morongo Basin residents
(California) -- More than 60 attendees from Twentynine Palms to Johnson Valley gave Supervisor James Ramos their views on desert issues during a public “coffee...
press release Fitch Affirms San Manuel Entertainment Authority's (CA) Bonds at 'BBB+'; Outlook Stable
(California) -- Fitch Ratings has affirmed San Manuel Entertainment Authority's (SMEA) gaming revenue enterprise supported bonds at 'BBB+'. Fitch has also...

7/2/2013

press release California Council on Problem Gambling Thanks Supporters as Three Casinos Renew Responsible Gambling Certifications
(California) -- Recently, three California casinos have been re-certified as Responsible Gambling Facilities by the California Council on Problem Gambling (CCPG). Each...

6/25/2013

article Sheriff, D.A. seek contract extensions with San Manuel
(California) -- The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department and District Attorney's Office are requesting that the county extend contracts with the San Manuel...

6/22/2013

article Casino income transforms American Indian lives in Inland Empire
(California) -- Dramatic advances that arrived on the long wave of casino income have transformed the lives of thousands of American Indians in San Bernardino and...

5/31/2013

article University offers Serrano language class
(California) -- Cal State San Bernardino this year will begin offering courses in Serrano, the second American Indian language that will be taught at the university.

4/9/2013

article Tribe honors nonprofit groups with Yawa’ award
(California) -- Making a positive impact on the community is never easy, but through strong partnerships with the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, area nonprofit...

2/19/2013

article San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Awards HEEF $20,000
(Arizona) -- Through their charitable giving program, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians recently awarded the Hopi Education Endowment Fund (HEEF) $20,000. Focused...

2/2/2013

article Casino winner robbed
(California) -- A Highland man was assaulted and robbed shortly after leaving the San Manuel Casino on Jan. 28. His car was rearended by a man identified as Lionel...
article HIGHLAND: Collision possible ruse to steal casino winnings
(California) -- A 26-year-old man was arrested after he rear-ended a vehicle leaving the San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino, ransacked the car -- possibly seeking the...

2/1/2013

article Highland robbery suspect arrested in Chino
(California) -- Sheriff's deputies arrested a San Bernardino man Wednesday on suspicion of beating and robbing a man in Highland. Lionel Wright, 26, was booked into...
article Man Accused of Hit-Run, Robbery of Victim Coming from San Manuel Casino
(California) -- A man was locked up Friday morning on suspicion of hit-and-run and robbery of a victim who was coming from the San Manuel Casino in Highland, deputies...

1/29/2013

article Tribe gives $135,000 to Democrats
(California) -- San Bernardino County’s San Manuel Band of Mission Indians this week gave $135,000 to Democrats’ main campaign fund. The contributions...

12/2/2012

article Former San Manuel chairman ready to tackle economy, jobs as San Bernardino County supervisor
(California) -- James Ramos rose from an impoverished youth on the San Manuel Indian reservation to one of the most prominent movers and shakers in San Bernardino County.

11/15/2012

article Unofficial results show broad Ramos support
(California) -- James Ramos defeated San Bernardino County Supervisor Neil Derry thanks to support from both Democrats and Republicans, according to a review of...

11/7/2012

article San Bernardino County Supes Scandal Winds Down As Derry Loses
(California) -- San Bernardino County voters ended what is likely one of the state's most colorful political eras by ousting incumbent District 3 Supervisor Neil...

11/6/2012

article Derry concedes to Ramos for San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors seat
(California) -- San Bernardino County Supervisor Neil Derry has conceded to James Ramos, former San Manuel tribal chairman, for the Board of Supervisors' third...

11/2/2012

article LETTER: Irresponsible attack
(California) -- I read in amazement the comments made by former reporter John Berry about the San Manuel tribe and James Ramos (Oct. 29).

10/12/2012

article Derry, Ramos continue heated campaign
(California) -- After a bitterly fought June primary campaign, San Bernardino County Supervisor Neil Derry and challenger James Ramos are ready to battle again in the...
article San Manuel Band of Serrano Mission Indians 17th Annual Pow Wow
(California) -- In the spirit of togetherness and affirmation of Native American culture, the San Manuel Band of Serrano Mission Indians will hold their annual Pow Wow...
article San Manuel celebrates culture, history
(California) -- Charles Tailfeathers invests his time in the future. Tailfeathers, 68, from north central Montana, coordinates cultural youth programs and workshops to...

10/10/2012

article San Bernardino County firefighters back James Ramos for supervisor
(California) -- James Ramos announced Wednesday that he has received the endorsement of the San Bernardino County Professional Firefighters in his campaign for 3rd...
article San Manuel pow wow set
(California) -- From Montana to the Dakotas and Alaska to Canada, Native Americans from across North America will travel to Southern California to celebrate their...

9/26/2012

article Inside-Out Politics Reign in San Bernardino County Supervisors Race
(California) -- One of Southern California's most interesting local races in the runup to the election is taking place in San Bernardino's third Supervisorial...

9/24/2012

article Super PACs bolster Congressional campaigns in San Bernardino and Ventura counties
(California) -- Southern California's best-known Congressional race may be the Howard Berman-Brad Sherman clash of Democratic titans who are facing off in the San...

9/18/2012

article Third District Foes Continue Sparring Over Eminent Domain and Other Issues
(California) -- Opponents in the campaign for Third District, which includes Redlands and Loma Linda, continued sparring this week over the use of eminent domain as a...

9/3/2012

article San Manuel hosts transcontinental run
(California) -- The Peace and Dignity Journeys 2012 intertribal run joins the American continent in a prayer for peace for all peoples, dignity for the Native Nations...

8/31/2012

article Dedication for recreated Serrano village set
(California) -- It takes a village to build a village and after a full weekend of work that began Aug. 25, members of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians will join...
press release Big Bear Museum to host formal dedication for recreated Serrano village
(California) -- It takes a village to build a village and after a full weekend of work that began on August 25, members of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians will...
press release San Manuel Transcontinental Prayer Run for Peace and Dignity
(California) -- The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians hosted a leg of the Peace and Dignity Journeys 2012 intertribal run that joins the American continent in a prayer...

8/30/2012

article San Manuel hosts Transcontinental Prayer Run
(California) -- The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians hosted a leg of the Peace and Dignity Journeys 2012 intertribal run that joins the American continent in a prayer...

8/23/2012

article Tribe helps hospital purchase equipment
(California) -- A contribution from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians has enabled the Mountains Community Hospital ED, which serves approximately 7,000 patients...

8/16/2012

article San Manuel’s animal rescue is a sure bet for lost pets
(California) -- Several years back, officers at the San Manuel reservation started noticing an influx of strays wandering onto Tribal land. Many of the officers,...

8/2/2012

article Ramos gains narcotics officers endorsement
(California) -- Former San Manuel tribal Chairman James Ramos received an endorsement from the California Narcotics Officers’ Association in his bid for San...

7/19/2012

press release Fitch Upgrades San Manuel Entertainment Authority Bonds to 'BBB+'; Outlook Stable
(New York) -- Fitch Ratings upgrades approximately $130 million of San Manuel Entertainment Authority's (SMEA) gaming revenue enterprise supported bonds to 'BBB...

6/22/2012

article Derry supporter switches to Ramos
(California) -- A key supporter of San Bernardino County Supervisor Neil Derry in the June election is switching sides and backing former San Manuel tribal Chairman...

6/16/2012

article LETTER: Casino isn't to blame
(California) -- After reading the letter "San Berna-Vegas?" (May 19), I'm compelled to set the record straight. The deterioration of San Bernardino began...

6/8/2012

article Ramos strong in valley areas, Derry in outlying areas
(California) -- In his attempt to unseat county Supervisor Neil Derry, former San Manuel tribal Chairman James Ramos won strong support from east San Bernardino Valley...
article FNX TV Network Expands Leadership Team
(California) -- In line with its expansion into new global media markets, FNX: First Nations Experience Television recently announced the addition of Chancellor Bruce...

6/7/2012

press release FNX TV Network Expands Leadership Team as Native channel plans global launch for 2013
(California) -- In line with its expansion into new global media markets, FNX: First Nations Experience Television is pleased to announce the addition of Chancellor...

6/6/2012

article Bitterly fought race to continue until fall
(California) -- Get ready for the sequel. San Bernardino County Supervisor Neil Derry and former San Manuel tribal chairman James Ramos will face each other again in...
article Ramos and Derry in runoff
(California) -- San Manuel tribal Chairman James Ramos and San Bernardino County Supervisor Neil Derry will head to a November runoff after Tuesday’s election.

6/5/2012

article Early returns show Ramos leading
(California) -- Early results show former San Manuel tribal Chairman James Ramos leading against San Bernardino County Supervisor Neil Derry in Tuesday's election.

6/4/2012

article Hotly contested San Bernardino County supervisor's race defined by political scandal and government ethics
(California) -- One of the big local races on Tuesday is for Third District Supervisor in San Bernardino County. Neil Derry, the incumbent, is running again, but he...

5/30/2012

article Derry and Ramos in brouhaha over campaign sign
(California) -- An unusual encounter between San Bernardino County Supervisor Neil Derry and opponent James Ramos on Wednesday, May 30 prompted another round of...

5/24/2012

article Gaming Committee: Indian representation change; sheriff’s boat approved
(California) -- Four members of the San Bernardino Gaming Local Benefit Committee waited 20 minutes for a representative of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians to...

5/23/2012

article OP/ED: Third District Challenger James Ramos Emphasizes Positive Change for County
(California) -- Ramos, former tribal chairman of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, is running against incumbent Supervisor Neil Derry and fellow challenger Jim...

5/21/2012

article KVCR general manager resigns, no reason given
(California) -- Less than two months after he was placed on administrative leave from the San Bernardino Community College District for undisclosed reasons, the...

5/7/2012

article LETTER: Ramos has integrity
(California) -- I am writing in response to Ms. Michele Derry's point of view ("A supervisor with courage and guts," April 22) concerning the candidacy of...
article Nasty mailers provoke response
(California) -- Usually in an election contest, it’s the challenger who attacks the incumbent to gain the upper hand with voters.

5/4/2012

article Complaint against James Ramos goes nowhere
(California) -- The state Fair Political Practices Commission will not investigate a complaint filed against James Ramos, who is running for a seat on the San Bernardino...

5/2/2012

article Fair practices commission finds Ramos filed proper forms
(California) -- The California Fair Political Practices Commission announced Wednesday that it does not plan to investigate a complaint against Third District...

4/30/2012

article Complaint alleges reporting violations for San Bernardino County supervisor candidate James Ramos
(California) -- A complaint has been filed against San Bernardino County supervisor candidate and former San Manuel tribal Chairman James Ramos, alleging he failed to...

4/22/2012

article OP/ED: A supervisor with courage and guts
(California) -- I have stood by long enough while my husband is misrepresented by James Ramos and his gambling special interests. Enough is enough.

4/16/2012

article No major changes with new tribal chairperson
(California) -- James Ramos has retired after a two-term chairman of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, and the tribe has elected Carla Rodriguez to replace him.

4/7/2012

article New chairwoman-elect has vision for future of San Manuel Band of Serrano Mission Indians
(California) -- Carla Rodriguez, chairwoman-elect for the San Manuel Band of Serrano Mission Indians, has a vision for the pahi'kow - that's Serrano for "...

4/3/2012

article Mission: Charitable
(California) -- In the native Serrano language of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, yawa’ is a word and concept that calls for one to act on one’s...

3/29/2012

article Tribal chair expects “smooth transition”
(California) -- Carla Rodriguez expects a smooth transition as she prepares to take over as chairwoman of the San Manuel Tribe of Mission Indians next month.

3/28/2012

press release San Manuel Fourth Annual Philanthropy Awards Luncheon
(California) -- The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians held its fourth annual Forging Hope Luncheon at the National Orange Show in San Bernardino today. The luncheon...

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