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PUBLISHER50-Years of History

Alcatraz Nov. 20, 1969 - June 11, 1971

Photo of yound American Indian Tribal activist Denis Turner at the Occupation of Acatraz 1969

John Meyers (Santa Rosa Tribe), and Denis Turner (Rincon Tribe) recall their personal experience as young Indian rights activists participating in The Occupation of Alcatraz

by Ernie C. Salgado Jr., Publisher
The American Indian Reporter

Last month, at the Soboba Casino and Resort on the Soboba Indian Reservation, I had a nice chat with couple of old-time friends, John Meyers an old classmate and Denis Turner.

John is a tribal member of the Santa Rosa Tribe near Anza, CA. He currently lives in South Carolina.

Denis Turner is a tribal member of the Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians in north San Diego County, CA. He is the Executive Director of the Southern California Tribal Chairmen’s Association, Inc. He has served in this position for the past 45 years and has been in the process of retiring for the past 10 years.

Since John and I are pushing 80 and great-grandfathers while Denis trails us by a few years, the three of us have long passed the age of retirement. John and I have both given it a shot and it didn’t take. We are well aware retirement isn’t in our futures ... READ THE NEWS ARTICLE.

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"The American Indian Reporter" (AIR) was originally designed to serve American Indian tribal members in Southern California. Our newspaper continues to be the only tribal-produced newspaper dedicated to serving the 31 Indian reservations located in Southern California with today's local and national breaking news in Indian country, OP-ED, community-based feature stories and niche advertising.

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We are currently expanding our news coverage nationally to include central and northern California, as well as the 562 Native American tribes in the United States through our websites and electronic delivery options.

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The American Indian Reporter leaders actively seek to strengthen tribal voices and assist the next generation of Native American writers, photographers, social media correspondents and indigenous rights activists through bona fide publishing opportunities in professional print media and Web publishing.

If you have a news tip, a story idea, public notice or opinion letter to publish - if you want to get involved with our tribal publications or just want to leave us a comment - please contact our publisher directly: Ernie C. Salgado Jr. (Soboba tribal member).

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Northern California: City of Eureka Gives Indian Island Lands Back to Wiyot Tribe:

Source: Eureka Times-Standard, October 2019

READ THE AIR NEWS ARTICLE.

California Tribal Chairpersons Association, Inc.

CTCA LATEST BREAKING NEWS

“The mission of the CTCA is to promote unity and strength by advocating for all California Indian people. As my father taught me, it is important to improve the lives for future generations and to pursue a path that younger tribal leaders can follow, like our tribal elders did for us,” Mazzetti said.

CALIF Tribes Establish New Executive Council
Uniting Southern, Central, Northern Reservations

Bo Mazzetti
Chairman
Michael Hunter
Vice Chairman
Erica M. Pinto
Secretary
Garth Sundberg
Treasurer
Kevin Day
Member at Large
Dale Miller
Member at Large

by Ernie C. Salgado Jr., Publisher
The American Indian Reporter

SACRAMENTO, CA - On Tuesday, April 9, 2019, the Southern California Tribal Chairmen's Association, Central California Tribal Chairpersons' Association and the Northern California Tribal Chairpersons' Association joined forces to formally establish the California Tribal Chairpersons' Association (CTCA), a state-wide organization established to collectively address critical issues facing Tribes in California ... READ THE FULL HISTORIC CALIFORNIA TRIBAL CHAIRPERSONS' ASSOCIATION STORY.

The CTCA Board of Directors consist of one representative from each of the member tribes. The six-member Executive Council is composed of two representatives from the three geographical areas identified as Southern, Central, Northern.

SIX-MEMBER COUNCIL:

Bo Mazzetti, Chairman of Rincon Band of Luiseño Band of Indians was elected Chairman of the CTCA.

Michael Hunter, Tribal Chairman of the Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians was elected Vice Chairman of CTCA.

Garth Sundberg, Tribal Chairman of the Trinidad Rancheria was elected Treasurer of the CTCA.

Erica M. Pinto, Tribal Chairwoman of the Jamul Indian Village of California was elected Secretary.

Kevin Day, Tribal Chairman of Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians was elected Member at Large of the CTCA.

Dale Miller, Tribal Chairman of Elk Valley Rancheria was elected Member at Large of the CTCA.

Denis Turner, Executive Director of the Southern California Tribal Chairmen’s Association, Inc. SCTCA, provided the organization with expertise on the development of organizational document and in-service training.

The Myth of Tribal Sovereignty
Our People and Indian Gaming:

by Ernie C. Salgado Jr., Publisher
The American Indian Reporter

If the federally recognized American Indian Tribes are sovereign Nations, why do they need permission from the various state to provide gaming?

Granted in the 1978 Supreme Court ruling in Martinez vs San Carlos it recognized the tribes authority to regulate its tribal membership even though it was a clear violation of gender discrimination and the Constitution.

The ruling also gutted the American Indian Civil Rights Act of 1968 even though the reason it was enacted in the first place was due to the abuse of power by corrupt tribal elected officials ... READ THE TRIBAL NEWS ARTICLE.

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Our Native American newspaper serves the thirty one Southern California Indian reservations and their tribal members:

  • Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians
  • Augustine Band of Cahuilla Indians
  • Barona Band of Mission Indians
  • Cabazon Band of Mission Indians
  • Cahuilla Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians
  • Campo Band of Kumeyaay Indians
  • Chemehuevi Indian Tribe
  • Ewiiaapaayp Band of Kumeyaay Indians
  • Iipay Kumeyaay Nation of Santa Ysabel
  • Inaja-Cosmit Band of Kumeyaay Indians
  • Jamul Indian Village
  • La Jolla Band of Luiseno Indians
  • La Posta Band of Kumeyaay Indians
  • Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla Indians
  • Manzanita Band of Kumeyaay Indians
  • Mesa Grande Band of Mission Indians
  • Morongo Band of Mission Indians
  • Pala Band of Mission Indians
  • Pauma Band of Luiseno Indians
  • Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians
  • Ramona Band of Cahuilla
  • Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians
  • San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
  • San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians
  • Santa Rosa Band of Cahuilla Indians
  • Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians
  • Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians
  • Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation
  • Torres-Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians
  • Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Indians of California
  • Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians

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The American Indian Reporter is based strictly on my humble opinion of the numerous tribal matters and issues. It is not intended to represent the views or positions of any American Indian Tribal Government, American Indian organization, community organization or private-sector sponsor of the American Indian Reporter.

The primary purpose of this newspaper is to provide information to the American Indian population and general public on American Indian affairs at the local, state and national levels.

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