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Morongo Band distributes 10,000 turkeys in annual tradition for Thanksgiving
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Morongo Band distributes 10,000 turkeys in annual tradition for Thanksgiving (November 16, 2017)
The Morongo Band of Mission Indians distributed 10,000 turkeys in southern California as part of its annual Thanksgiving tradition.

Morongo Band enters into agreement to help tribal veterans secure home loans
National
Morongo Band enters into agreement to help tribal veterans secure home loans (August 8, 2017)
The Morongo Band of Mission Indians will be helping tribal veterans in southern California secure home loans as part of an agreement with the Department of Veterans Affairs.

National water bill offers a bunch of goodies for Indian Country
Environment | National | Politics | Trust
National water bill offers a bunch of goodies for Indian Country (December 13, 2016)
The Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act includes one repatriation provision, two major infrastructure packages, three land-into-trust acquisitions and four water settlements.

Morongo Band attracts more business to key part of reservation
Business
Morongo Band attracts more business to key part of reservation (October 18, 2016)
The southern California tribe now boasts a Starbucks and a Panda Express along a well-trafficked highway.

Morongo Band getting ready for Thunder & Lightning Powwow
National
Morongo Band getting ready for Thunder & Lightning Powwow (September 21, 2016)
Thousands of participants, dancers and drummers are expected for the 26th annual event in southern California.

Morongo Band awards $30K in scholarships to three Native students
Education | National
Morongo Band awards $30K in scholarships to three Native students (August 31, 2016)
Ty’ithreeha Allen (Yurok), Gabriella Jarnaghan (Hoopa) and Raymond LeBeau (Pit River) each received $10,000 to further their education.

Morongo Band opens new office for First Californian Credit Union
Business
Morongo Band opens new office for First Californian Credit Union (July 14, 2016)
The California tribe hosted a grand opening for the flagship offices on Monday, July 11.

Morongo Band to explore business opportunities with South Korea
Business | World
Morongo Band to explore business opportunities with South Korea (May 19, 2016)
Areas of interest include hospitality, culture, entertainment, retail, commercial, green technology, transportation and construction

Morongo Band debuts flagship location for Hadley Fruit Orchards
Business
Morongo Band debuts flagship location for Hadley Fruit Orchards (March 3, 2016)
The 12,500 square-foot store offers Hadley's famed date shakes along with nuts, dried fruit, fresh fruit and other food products.

Obama weighs tribal request for Bears Ears National Monument
Environment | National | Politics
Obama weighs tribal request for Bears Ears National Monument (February 12, 2016)
A coalition of tribes in Utah, Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico are seeking to protect ancestral lands in Utah.

Morongo Band was placed on lockdown amid search for suspect
Law
Morongo Band was placed on lockdown amid search for suspect (January 6, 2016)
Tribal and local authorities were looking for someone who was wanted in connection with an assault with a deadly weapon.

USET leader criticizes GOP lawmakers for handling of Indian issues
National | Politics | Federal Recognition
USET leader criticizes GOP lawmakers for handling of Indian issues (December 8, 2015)
United South and Eastern Tribes President Brian Patterson testified against the Tribal Recognition Act, a bill that strips the Bureau of Indian Affairs of its ability to recognize tribes.

Morongo Band distributes 13K turkeys for Thanksgiving meals

Morongo Band distributes 13K turkeys for Thanksgiving meals (November 18, 2015)
In the last 30 years, the tribe has donated more than 100,000 turkeys to nonprofits, churches and charities.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee to consider six bills at meeting
Politics
Senate Indian Affairs Committee to consider six bills at meeting (October 19, 2015)
Grants for Native languages, land-into-trust for tribes in California and Nevada and a self-determination bill are on the agenda.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee weighs seven bills at hearing
Politics | Trust
Senate Indian Affairs Committee weighs seven bills at hearing (October 5, 2015)
All seven of the bills on the agenda focus on land-into-trust issues for tribes in California, Nevada and Oregon.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee schedules hearing on seven bills
Politics | Trust
Senate Indian Affairs Committee schedules hearing on seven bills (September 28, 2015)
All seven of the bills on the agenda focus on land-into-trust issues for tribes in California, Nevada and Oregon.

Morongo Band becomes first tribe on regional governing board
Environment | Politics
Morongo Band becomes first tribe on regional governing board (September 15, 2015)
The tribe will have a say on transportation and environmental issues in Riverside County.

Morongo Band awards $40K in scholarships to Native students
Education | National
Morongo Band awards $40K in scholarships to Native students (August 3, 2015)
Four recipients of the Rodney T. Mathews Jr. Scholarship each received $10,000 to further their education.

House passes measure to resolve Morongo Band land dispute
National | Politics | Trust
House passes measure to resolve Morongo Band land dispute (July 14, 2015)
The tribe and a non-Indian landowner have agreed to swap equal portions of land in order to settle the dispute.

Morongo Band interested in acquiring Colt gun manufacturer
Business | National
Morongo Band interested in acquiring Colt gun manufacturer (June 30, 2015)
The iconic company declared bankruptcy earlier this month and owes $500 million to creditors.

Lobbyists met at White House to discuss federal recognition
National | Politics | Federal Recognition
Lobbyists met at White House to discuss federal recognition (June 30, 2015)
Lobbyists for the Morongo Band of California and aides to Sen. Patrick Murphy (D-Connecticut) argued against a prior version of the rule.

House committee approves Morongo Band and Alaska Native bills
Health | Politics | Trust
House committee approves Morongo Band and Alaska Native bills (June 12, 2015)
One bill settles a long-running land dispute while the other paves the way for an expansion of an Alaska Native health facility.

House committee to consider two tribal and Alaska Native bills
Health | Politics | Trust
House committee to consider two tribal and Alaska Native bills (June 10, 2015)
One bill benefits the Morongo Band of Mission Indians in California while the other helps the Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation in Alaska.

Morongo Band to debut first tribally-owned Taco Bell next week
Business
Morongo Band to debut first tribally-owned Taco Bell next week (January 27, 2015)
The tribe is the majority owner of the establishment, which is located on the reservation and right off a busy interstate.

Morongo Band distributes 10K turkeys for Thanksgiving meals
National
Morongo Band distributes 10K turkeys for Thanksgiving meals (November 20, 2014)
Over the past 29 years, the tribe's donations have provided 1.3 million meals in southern California.

House approves bills for Morongo Band and Native corporation
Environment | Politics | Trust
House approves bills for Morongo Band and Native corporation (November 14, 2014)
Both measures passed by voice votes as lawmakers returned to work after the November election.

House Natural Resources Committee markup on four tribal bills
Environment | Politics | Trust
House Natural Resources Committee markup on four tribal bills (July 30, 2014)
Bills affect Alaska Native arts and crafts and land-into-trust for tribes in California, Nevada and Michigan.

Water bottling plant provides usage reports to Morongo Band
Business | Environment
Water bottling plant provides usage reports to Morongo Band (July 23, 2014)
But the tribe hasn't disclosed any data to the public since 2009.

Travis Armstrong: Newspaper unfairly targets Morongo Band
Opinion
Travis Armstrong: Newspaper unfairly targets Morongo Band (July 21, 2014)
Travis Armstrong criticizes California newspaper for questioning the Morongo Band of Mission Indians about water usage.

Morongo Band won't disclose water usage from bottling plant
Business | Environment
Morongo Band won't disclose water usage from bottling plant (July 16, 2014)
The tribe hosts a $26 million Nestle Waters facility on the reservation.

Audio: House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs
Health | Politics | Trust
Audio: House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs (July 15, 2014)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs embraced three bills while the Indian Health Service was more guarded about a forward funding bill.

Witness list for House subcommittee hearing on four tribal bills
Health | Politics | Trust
Witness list for House subcommittee hearing on four tribal bills (July 14, 2014)
Bills affect self-determination, land-into-trust and the Indian Health Service.

Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs sets hearing
Health | Politics | Trust
Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs sets hearing (July 8, 2014)
Bills affect self-determination, land-into-trust and the Indian Health Service.

Morongo Band reaches a milestone with annual turkey donation
National
Morongo Band reaches a milestone with annual turkey donation (November 20, 2013)
The Morongo Band of Mission Indians donated 10,000 turkeys to organizations in southern California as part of its annual Thanksgiving giveaway.

Maurice Lyons, former chairman of Morongo Band, passes at 63
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Maurice Lyons, former chairman of Morongo Band, passes at 63 (October 21, 2013)
Maurice Lyons, a former chairman of the Morongo Band of Mission Indians in California, died on Wednesday.

Duane Champagne: Morongo Band finds success with education
Education | Opinion
Duane Champagne: Morongo Band finds success with education (September 3, 2013)
Duane Champagne praises the Morongo Band of Mission Indians in California of adopting a new education system.

Opinion: Fast food restaurants a perfect fit in Indian Country
Business | Law | Opinion
Opinion: Fast food restaurants a perfect fit in Indian Country (August 30, 2013)
With In-N-Out Burger coming to Morongo and Wyandotte Nation opening a Sonic, attorney discusses fast-food developments in Indian Country.

Cal State San Bernardino to offer Serrano  languages classes
Education
Cal State San Bernardino to offer Serrano languages classes (June 18, 2013)
Cal State San Bernardino will offer classes in Serrano, the language of the an Manuel Band of Mission Indians.

Morongo Band donates $20K to families of fallen police officers
Law
Morongo Band donates $20K to families of fallen police officers (February 21, 2013)
The Morongo Band of Mission Indians is donating $20,000 to the families of two police officers who were killed on the job. The tribe is donating $10,000 each to the...

Morongo Band distributes 10K turkeys to local organizations
National
Morongo Band distributes 10K turkeys to local organizations (November 15, 2012)
The Morongo Band of Mission Indians is distributing 10,000 frozen turkeys to organizations in southern California. The Thanksgiving turkey giveaway dates back 27 years. The tribe helps organizations get food...

Tribal campaign contributions on the rise in 2012 election cycle
Politics
Tribal campaign contributions on the rise in 2012 election cycle (September 25, 2012)
Tribes have contributed $3.25 million in the 2012 election cycle, a big increase over 2008, with the lion's share going to President Barack Obama and the Democratic party. Obama alone...

California tribes among biggest contributors to political causes
Politics
California tribes among biggest contributors to political causes (June 6, 2012)
Three southern California tribes were in the top 20 contributors to political causes in the last 12 years, according to a new report from California Watch. The Pechanga Band of...

California tribes donate  $303K for governor's tax initiative
Politics
California tribes donate $303K for governor's tax initiative (January 24, 2012)
California tribes donated have donated $303,100 to help Gov. Jerry Brown (D) put a tax proposal on the November ballot. The Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians and the Lytton Band...

Morongo Band donates 9000 turkeys for 26th annual event
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Morongo Band donates 9000 turkeys for 26th annual event (November 15, 2011)
The Morongo Band of Mission Indians is donating 9,000 turkeys to families in need this Thanksgiving. The tribe started delivering the turkeys to 75 non-profits throughout southern California. This is...

Katherine Siva Saubel, Los Coyotes  scholar, passes on at 91
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Katherine Siva Saubel, Los Coyotes scholar, passes on at 91 (November 3, 2011)
Katherine Siva Saubel, a respected elder and former chairwoman of the Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeno Indians of California, died on Tuesday. She was 91. Saubel was...

Lawsuit accusing Morongo Band of blocking access dismissed
Law
Lawsuit accusing Morongo Band of blocking access dismissed (October 5, 2011)
A lawsuit that accused the Morongo Band of Mission Indians of blocking access to some property has been dismissed, according to the attorney for the city of Banning, California. Lloyd...

City   approves road name change at request of Morongo Band
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City approves road name change at request of Morongo Band (September 29, 2011)
The city council in Banning, California, voted 5-0 to change the name of a road at the request of the Morongo Band of Mission Indians. Fields Road will now be...

Investing: NativeOne  represents tribal interests on Wall Street
Business
Investing: NativeOne represents tribal interests on Wall Street (August 18, 2011)
"Although casinos and other businesses have helped Native American tribes amass an estimated $50 billion in capital, some tribal leaders feel they're still being ignored by Wall Street. The answer:...

Morongo Band confirms waste  oil  spill  did not reach   reservation
Environment
Morongo Band confirms waste oil spill did not reach reservation (July 27, 2011)
The Morongo Band of Mission Indians of California says a waste oil spill did not reach the reservation. About 100 gallons of potentially hazardous waste spilled into a storm drain...

Non-Indians accuse tribes of ignoring their property rights
National
Non-Indians accuse tribes of ignoring their property rights (June 17, 2011)
A group of non-Indians held a protest at the courthouse in RIverside County, California, to draw attention to their gripes with tribes. Lloyd Fields wants to develop 41 acres he...

Lawsuit accuses  Morongo Band of blocking access to   property
Law
Lawsuit accuses Morongo Band of blocking access to property (February 18, 2011)
A developer is accusing the Morongo Band of Mission Indians of blocking access to his property in Banning, California. Lloyd Fields wants to develop homes on his 41-acre site. He...

Morongo Band woman enjoyed meeting with Obama at White House
Education
Morongo Band woman enjoyed meeting with Obama at White House (February 1, 2011)
Marigold Linton, a member of the Morongo Band of Mission Indians in California, met President Barack Obama last week to collect her Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics,...

Morongo Band woman receives presidential award for mentoring
Education
Morongo Band woman receives presidential award for mentoring (January 31, 2011)
Marigold Linton, a member of the Morongo Band of Mission Indians in California, received a Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring during a ceremony at...

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