Section 14 is a square-mile parcel of the reservation that is one block from the heart of Downtown Palm Springs and was home to diverse cultures, races, ethnicities and conflicting political and economic interests. Over time it became a battle ground over matters of tribal sovereignty, segregation and racism.
After nearly 40 years in tribal government, Morongo Band of Mission Indians Tribal Council Chairman Robert Martin will retire on Thursday, it was announced Tuesday. Martin, 70, who led the tribe in 1987 when it helped secure a crucial U.S. Supreme Court decision that confirmed the legitimacy of Indian gaming and the sovereignty of Indian […]
The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians announced Tribal Council election results Tuesday April 6. Tribal Council Chairman Jeff L. Grubbe continues in his fifth consecutive two-year term. Tribal Council Vice Chairman Reid D. Milanovich was elected to his first two-year term. He was first elected to the Vice Chairman position during a special election […]
A half-dozen casinos are set to reopen by this afternoon on tribal land both in and near the Coachella Valley after being shuttered for more than two months due to the coronavirus pandemic and despite Gov. Gavin Newsom’s recent plea for tribes to keep their casinos closed. All six casinos are planning to implement similar […]
Three tribal casinos in Southern California are set to reopen Friday after being shuttered due to the coronavirus pandemic, it was announced Tuesday. Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa near Cabazon plans to open its hotel, casino and some of its restaurants at 2 p.m. with added safety measures, including temperature screenings and limited guest capacity, […]
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