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PUBLISHERWHY RECALL GAVIN NEWSOM?

READ the top 12 reasons ... on September 14th, vote "YES" on the Recall, then vote for a new California governor...

MY VIEW by Ernie C. Salgado Jr, Publisher

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DEB HAALAND, Secretary of the Department of the Interior in the News

U.S. Department of Commerce to grant $1 Billion to Tribe for Broadband and internet infrastructure


(Source: Indian Country Today)

Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced it is investing $1 billion in grants for in broadband and high-speed internet infrastructure on tribal lands.

The Covid-19 pandemic exacerbat-ed and shined a bright light on a number of issues in Indian Country, perhaps few more than the need for broadband connectivity on tribal lands.

The $1 billion was an amount determined by Congress and comes from the Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration, and was included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act.

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, Laguna Pueblo, echoed those sentiments...

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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.

NEWSMAKERS IN INDIAN COUNTRY: CALIFORNIA TRIBAL CHAIRPERSON'S ASSOCIATION (CTCA) IN THE NEWS

PUBLISHERCTCA, Bo Mazzetti, Supports Senate Bill 712, Fee-to-Trust Reagan Ancestral Lands

My View by Ernie C. Salgado Jr, Editor in Chief

CALIFORNIA TRIBAL CHAIRPERSON'S ASSOCIATION (CTCA) wrote three letters to BIA and Treasury for $8 Billion earmark on behalf of California Indians statewide

$8,000,000,000 set aside for Native Americans


Bo Mazzetti
California Tribal Chairpersons’ Association

READ THE FULL THREE ORIGINAL CTCA LETTERS BY BO MAZZETTI (download the original PDFs on LETTERS CTCA link)

TOP AMERICAN INDIAN NEWS FEATURES

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

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.

Joely Proudfit, Ph.D.
American Indian in the News
AMERICAN INDIANS IN THE NEWS
DR. JOELY PROUDFIT (Luiseño/Payómkawichum)

Dr. Joely Proudfit First American Indian Woman Appointed to Commission Advocating For Women and Girls

Gov. Gavin Newsom has appointed Carlsbad resident and professor Joely Proudfit to the Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, making her the first Indigenous woman to serve the organization.

“I think this is the platform in which to share with the rest of the state, the rest of the 40 million people that live here, about our Native women and girls and our presence and the contributions that we make to this state,” Proudfit said.

Proudfit (Luiseño/Payómkawichum) is a professor at California State University, San Marcos who has served as American Indian studies chair and director of the California Indian Culture and Sovereignty Center since 2008.

During Proudfit’s four-year term, she not only plans to support the concerns of all women, she also hopes to highlight issues that impact Indigenous women and girls disproportionately.

Indigenous women and girls face disproportionately high rates of murder, domestic violence, sexual assault and disappearance in comparison to their non-native counter parts.

A 2018 report from the Urban Indian Health Institute found that murder is the third leading cause of death for Indigenous women and the Department of Justice reports nearly half of Indigenous women experience sexual assault....

READ THE FULL PROUDFIT ARTICLE

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  • 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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