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Morongo Band brings custom fire engine to the community
Morongo Band brings custom fire engine to the community (January 29, 2020)

The new fire engine, believed to be the first in the county designed to carry two types of firefighting foam, will help firefighters respond to incidents on the Morongo Reservation and across the region.


'An Indian is an Indian is an Indian': Tribes defend sovereignty amid attack on Indian Child Welfare Act
'An Indian is an Indian is an Indian': Tribes defend sovereignty amid attack on Indian Child Welfare Act (January 23, 2020)

Indian Country turned out in full force to defend the sovereignty of tribal nations and their most valuable asset — their children.


Indian Child Welfare Act court hearing scheduled for January 2020
Indian Child Welfare Act court hearing scheduled for January 2020 (December 4, 2019)

Get ready for round two. A federal appeals court will take up the Indian Child Welfare Act on January 22, 2020.


Morongo Band donates a record 12,500 turkeys for annual outreach program
Morongo Band donates a record 12,500 turkeys for annual outreach program (November 25, 2019)

The Morongo Band of Mission Indians increased the number of turkeys being given out by 25 percent for the 34th Annual Morongo Thanksgiving Outreach Program.


'We're under attack': Tribes defend Indian Child Welfare Act in critical case
'We're under attack': Tribes defend Indian Child Welfare Act in critical case (November 12, 2019)

The battle over the Indian Child Welfare Act is far from over as tribes continue to defend the landmark law in the courts.


Indian Child Welfare Act survives legal attack but obstacles remain
Indian Child Welfare Act survives legal attack but obstacles remain (August 12, 2019)

Tribal leaders and advocates celebrated after an appeals court rebuffed opponents of the Indian Child Welfare Act in one of the most contentious cases in recent history.


'They are not your children': Future of Indian Child Welfare Act in hands of appeals court
'They are not your children': Future of Indian Child Welfare Act in hands of appeals court (March 14, 2019)

Tribal leaders are expressing hope after judges on a federal appeals court questioned the attacks on the Indian Child Welfare Act.


Indian Country asks appeals court to protect #NativeChildren in critical case
Indian Country asks appeals court to protect #NativeChildren in critical case (March 13, 2019)

A closely watched court case will determine whether the Indian Child Welfare Act lives to see another day.


Appeals court schedules lengthy hearing in Indian Child Welfare Act case
Appeals court schedules lengthy hearing in Indian Child Welfare Act case (March 11, 2019)

Arguments are taking place in a case that tribes say goes to the very heart of their sovereignty and their relationship with the United States.


Tribes push back as Indian Child Welfare Act case heats up
Tribes push back as Indian Child Welfare Act case heats up (February 7, 2019)

The Indian Child Welfare Act is under attack and tribes are pushing back after conservative and Christian groups joined the battle.


Tribal nations present united front in Indian Child Welfare Act case
Tribal nations present united front in Indian Child Welfare Act case (January 22, 2019)

A battle to save the Indian Child Welfare Act is shaping up to be one of the most consequential court cases in recent history.


Court puts hold on controversial Indian Child Welfare Act ruling
Court puts hold on controversial Indian Child Welfare Act ruling (December 4, 2018)

Tribes will have to move quickly to save the Indian Child Welfare Act from being invalidated across the nation.


Eight tribes have spent more than $160 million on political campaigns
Eight tribes have spent more than $160 million on political campaigns (November 2, 2018)

Eight tribes based in southern California have spent more than $160 million on politicians and political campaigns in the last decade.


Morongo Band awards $40,000 in scholarships to Native college students
Morongo Band awards $40,000 in scholarships to Native college students (October 16, 2018)

The Morongo Band of Mission Indians is once again helping Native students fulfill their educational dreams.


Indian Country outraged by decision in Indian Child Welfare Act case
Indian Country outraged by decision in Indian Child Welfare Act case (October 8, 2018)

A federal judge's decision to strike down the Indian Child Welfare Act continues to draw strong reactions.


Judge strikes down Indian Child Welfare Act in contested ruling
Judge strikes down Indian Child Welfare Act in contested ruling (October 5, 2018)

Tribes are preparing for a big battle after a federal judge struck down the Indian Child Welfare Act in a case many believe is headed to the Supreme Court.


Navajo Nation offered up to $525 million in cash for gun company
Navajo Nation offered up to $525 million in cash for gun company (July 17, 2018)

The Navajo Nation offered to pay up to $525 million in cash for the Remington gun company but the offer was rejected.


One reported dead and two injured after shooting on Morongo Reservation
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One reported dead and two injured after shooting on Morongo Reservation (January 11, 2018)

Authorities in southern California are investigating a fatal shooting on the Morongo Reservation.


Morongo Band distributes 10,000 turkeys in annual tradition for Thanksgiving
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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
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
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...