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Judges Rule That Schwarzenegger Strongarmed Gaming Tribe

By PETER HECHT, Sacramento Bee | Wednesday, April 21, 2010 The court ruled that the demand constituted an improper attempt by the state “to impose a tax” in violation of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act. The opinion, and other recent legal rulings, have significantly...

Reprieve for Pauma Tribe on State Compact

Judge: Pauma doesn’t have to pay, for now By ONELL R. SOTO, Staff Writer, San Diego Union-Tribune Sign on San Diego | Tuesday, April 6, 2010 SAN DIEGO — A San Diego federal judge has given North County’s Pauma Indian band a reprieve from...

Local Tribal Leaders Attend White House Conference

Local Tribal Leaders Attend White House Conference

Valley Roadrunner  | Photo: Pauma Chairman Chris Devers, left, accompanies several tribal members at the Tribal Nations Conference. WASHINGTON — Local tribal leaders attended President Obama’s White House Tribal Nations Conference last week. They included Pauma Tribal Chairman Chris Devers, San Pasqual Chairman Allen...

Obama Launches Yearly American Indian Summits

Councilwoman Juana Majel-Nixon of the Pauma Band of Mission Indians, right, wears a decorative hair clip during a meeting between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is making good on a campaign promise to have a yearly summit with American...

SAN MARCOS: Video games to help teach native language

By DEBORAH SULLIVAN BRENNAN, North County Times | March 10, 2011 Hand-held video games may help Luiseno tribal members restore their traditional language, as tribal members and local professors devise a novel approach to teach the ancient language on Nintendo devices. The Pauma Band of...

SAN MARCOS: American Indian language project gets funding

SAN MARCOS: American Indian language project gets funding

North County Times | Saturday, February 26, 2011 SAN MARCOS —- The Pauma Band of Luiseno Indians awarded $40,000 to the California Indian Culture and Sovereignty Center at Cal State San Marcos, in support of a project to preserve the Luiseno language. The Luiseno...

PAUMA VALLEY: Tribe Elects New Chairman, Council Member

PAUMA VALLEY: Tribe Elects New Chairman, Council Member

North County Times | Wednesday, January 5, 2011 PAUMA VALLEY — Members of the Pauma Band of Luiseno Indians in Pauma Valley have elected a new chairman and tribal council member, and re-elected two other officials, the tribe announced Wednesday. In an election on...

MILITARY: Outsized Symbol of Patriotism

North County Times | Friday, November 19, 2010 SAN DIEGO — Workers from Casino Pauma hang a 25-by-55-foot American flag last week from the casino’s main sign in Pauma Valley. The flag was supplied by Albert Kapitanski, who worked with tribal and casino officials to arrange...

American Indians Set National Agenda

American Indians Set National Agenda

NPR | Friday, November 18, 2010 The National Congress of American Indians is convening its annual conference to set the agenda for the coming year and ahead of a Tribal Nation Summit at the White House next month. Host Michel Martin speaks with National...

Pauma Tribe to Receive Federal Grant Toward Crime Prevention

Sacramento Bee SAN DIEGO — The Pauma Band of Luiseno Indians will receive a $338,050 grant from the Department of Justice toward prevention of alcohol and substance-abuse related crimes. Announced in September, 2010, the grant — part of $127 million given to tribes nationwide to...

Pauma Tribe Dedicates New Fire Station

Friday’s dedication of the new Pauma Band of Luiseño Indians tribal fire station 69 was also a remembrance of the eighth anniversary of 9/11, which is, more than any other day, associated with the heroism of firefighters—343 were killed in the attack of 2001....

Pauma Valley’s Secret to Healthy Eating

Pauma tribal member Claude Devers, left, shows his grandson, Torin Chavez, center, and a friend the basics of organic farming. Photo: Lisa Gisczinski, Elle Photography for Tierra Miguel Foundation PAUMA VALLEY — Eating healthy is easier than you might think: Go organic. It improves...

Asteroids Named in Luiseño Language

PALOMAR MOUNTAIN — By giving three asteroids American Indian names, astronomers at the Palomar Observatory and tribal leaders said Tuesday they hope to spark new interest in an ancient local culture. The three asteroids discovered with the 200-inch telescope atop Palomar Mountain were named...