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Trump administration defers to Congress on protections for ancestral lands
Trump administration defers to Congress on protections for ancestral lands (June 7, 2019)

Legislation to protect ancestral and sacred tribal lands is gaining steam on Capitol Hill.


Witness list for House subcommittee hearing on Indian legislation
Witness list for House subcommittee hearing on Indian legislation (June 5, 2019)

The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is taking testimony on tribal homelands and tribal treaty bills.


House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples takes up tribal homelands legislation
House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples takes up tribal homelands legislation (June 3, 2019)

Land bills for tribes in California, Minnesota and Washington, plus a bill affecting a disputed treaty in Oregon, are on the Capitol Hill agenda.


Cobell buy-back program keeps on rolling toward eventual end
Cobell buy-back program keeps on rolling toward eventual end (June 6, 2017)

The Trump administration has put Indian Country on notice of the eventual end of the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.


Supreme Court turns down another tribal disenrollment dispute
Supreme Court turns down another tribal disenrollment dispute (February 27, 2017)

The #StopDisenrollment movement continues to gain steam across the nation but there's still one place where it hasn't caught on.


Pala Band pays $13M to protect sacred land from landfill project
Pala Band pays $13M to protect sacred land from landfill project (November 18, 2016)

The tribe had been fighting the controversial project for nearly three decades.


Three more tribes enter into Cobell land buy-back agreements
Three more tribes enter into Cobell land buy-back agreements (September 8, 2016)

So far more than 44,000 individual Indian landowners have been paid nearly $883.8 million through the program.


Disenrollees of Pala Band ask federal appeals court for rehearing
Disenrollees of Pala Band ask federal appeals court for rehearing (July 14, 2016)

More than 150 people who were disenrolled say the Bureau of Indian Affairs has a duty to protect their rights.


Court sides with Bureau of Indian Affairs in disenrollment dispute
Court sides with Bureau of Indian Affairs in disenrollment dispute (July 8, 2016)

Leaders of the Pala Band of Mission Indians in California have removed hundreds of people from the rolls and no one has the power to stop them.


California Tribal Business Alliance welcomes Chukchansi Tribe again
California Tribal Business Alliance welcomes Chukchansi Tribe again (April 18, 2016)

The Pala Band of LuiseƱo Indians is no longer the sole member of the organization.


Disenrollment from Pala Band affects children in ICWA case
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Disenrollment from Pala Band affects children in ICWA case (November 12, 2015)

The tribe objected when two children were put up for adoption but later removed them from the rolls.


Pala Band takes steps to improve placement of foster children
Pala Band takes steps to improve placement of foster children (October 13, 2015)

The tribe is taking advantage of state and federal initiatives to protect its youth.


Tribes provide fire services on and off reservations in California
Tribes provide fire services on and off reservations in California (August 27, 2015)

The Pala Band responded to 920 calls last year, 620 of which were off the reservation.


9th Circuit won't interfere in Pala Band's disenrollment dispute
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9th Circuit won't interfere in Pala Band's disenrollment dispute (March 17, 2015)

The unpublished decision came just 10 days after oral arguments in the case.


Pala Band leadership disputes ouster by group of tribal members
Pala Band leadership disputes ouster by group of tribal members (May 21, 2014)

Tribal members are concerned about finances.


Washburn confirms lack of authority in disenrollment case
Washburn confirms lack of authority in disenrollment case (June 13, 2013)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs lacks authority to determine membership issues for the Pala Band of Mission Indians, Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn said in a decision on Wednesday. The tribe...


Vice chairman of Pala Band jailed in public intoxication incident
Vice chairman of Pala Band jailed in public intoxication incident (September 27, 2012)

Leroy Miranda, the vice chairman of the Pala Band of Mission Indians of California, was arrested on suspicion of being drunk in public, The North County Times reports. Miranda...


Pala Band finalizes decision to remove 154 people from the rolls
Pala Band finalizes decision to remove 154 people from the rolls (June 19, 2012)

The Pala Band of Mission Indians in California said its decision to remove 152 people from the rolls is final.


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...


Pala Band still interested in buying ranch in ancestral territory
Pala Band still interested in buying ranch in ancestral territory (May 21, 2012)

The Pala Band of Mission Indians is still interested in purchasing a ranch within its ancestral territory in southern California. The tribe offered $20.5 million for the 2,500-acre Warner Springs...


Lawsuit urges BIA to intervene in Pala membership dispute
Lawsuit urges BIA to intervene in Pala membership dispute (March 19, 2012)

A federal judge is holding a hearing on Wednesday in a lawsuit filed by former members of the Pala Band of Mission Indians of California. The tribe has disenrolled more...


BIA urges  Pala Band to reinstate eight who were disenrolled
BIA urges Pala Band to reinstate eight who were disenrolled (February 29, 2012)

The Pala Band of Mission Indians of California is being urged to reinstate eight people who were disenrolled last year. The Bureau of Indian Affairs doesn't have the authority to...


Pala Band removes 15 percent of membership from the rolls
Pala Band removes 15 percent of membership from the rolls (February 3, 2012)

The Pala Band of Mission Indians of California has removed a significant percentage of people from its rolls. The tribe just disenrolled 154 people, or 15 percent of the membership....


Pala Band removes  an additional 154 people from its  rolls
Pala Band removes an additional 154 people from its rolls (February 2, 2012)

The Pala Band of Mission Indians of California removed another 154 people from the rolls, The North County Times reports. The tribe wouldn't say why the people were removed. But...


California county cites concerns about land-into-trust bids
California county cites concerns about land-into-trust bids (January 30, 2012)

Officials in San Diego County, California, say tribes have submitted land-into-trust applications totaling more than 13,000 acres. So far, about 5,000 acres have been placed in trust since 2000, according...


Pala Band reaches out to community with KOPA radio station
Pala Band reaches out to community with KOPA radio station (January 23, 2012)

The Pala Band of Mission Indians of California is nearing the one-year anniversary of its radio station. KOPA 91.3 FM went on the air last February. The station offers a...


Editorial: Congress should stay out of disenrollment disputes
Editorial: Congress should stay out of disenrollment disputes (November 16, 2011)

"The process of determining who is a legitimate member of an Indian nation is inherently an emotional one, and never more so than when tribes are expelling members, as has...


Pala Band affirms ruling to remove eight people as members
Pala Band affirms ruling to remove eight people as members (November 16, 2011)

The Pala Band of Mission Indians of California says eight people who were removed from the rolls failed to file an appeal on time. Chairman Robert Smith said the group...


Ousted Pala Band members lobby for Congressional action
Ousted Pala Band members lobby for Congressional action (November 14, 2011)

Former members of the Pala Band of Mission Indians of California are asking members of Congress to address disenrollment disputes throughout Indian Country. The tribe recently removed eight people from...


Pala Band to continue battle against landfill near sacred site
Pala Band to continue battle against landfill near sacred site (October 12, 2011)

The Pala Band of Mission Indians will continue to fight a proposed landfill in Gregory Canyon, a sacred site in southern California. The tribe successfully lobbied the California Legislature...


Relatives of former Pala Band chairman removed from the roll
Relatives of former Pala Band chairman removed from the roll (September 6, 2011)

A former chairman of the Pala Band of Mission Indians of California said eight of his family members were disenrolled for political reasons. King Freeman, 76, led the tribe for...


KPBS: Tribes in California lobby lawmakers to protect sacred sites
KPBS: Tribes in California lobby lawmakers to protect sacred sites (September 5, 2011)

"The Pechanga Band, which owns the largest casino on the west coast, has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to lobby for a state bill, AB 742, to block the...


Correction: Pala Band did not remove former leader from rolls
Correction: Pala Band did not remove former leader from rolls (September 1, 2011)

The Pala Band of Mission Indians of California did not disenroll former chairman King Freeman. The North County Times issued a correction to a story that said Freeman was ousted...


Column: Trash piles turn  into big political mess in California
Column: Trash piles turn into big political mess in California (August 31, 2011)

"California's businesses, farms and 37 million residents generate 30 million tons of trash each year, and collecting and burying it is a multibillion-dollar activity. But while we generate all that...


Pala Band disenrolls eight people, including former chairman
Pala Band disenrolls eight people, including former chairman (August 31, 2011)

The Pala Band of Mission Indians of California removed eight people from the rolls, The North County Times reports. The tribe said the eight people did not meet membership criteria....


Editorial: Last-ditch attempt to  block landfill by   sacred site
Editorial: Last-ditch attempt to block landfill by sacred site (April 29, 2011)

"A last-ditch attempt to kill the Gregory Canyon landfill in North County is before the Legislature in the form of a poorly crafted bill being carried for moneyed special interests....


Column: Pala Band radio station plays a little April Fool's prank
Column: Pala Band radio station plays a little April Fool's prank (April 4, 2011)

"From a reporter's perspective, this was a pretty good April Fools' joke that had at least one journalist (me) going for about three minutes. Written by John Fox, who runs...


Pala Band continues long fight against landfill near sacred site
Pala Band continues long fight against landfill near sacred site (March 28, 2011)

The Pala Band of Mission Indians continues to fight a proposed landfill in Gregory Canyon, a sacred site in southern California. The tribe wants to protect Chokla, a mountain that...


Vice chairman of Pala Band serving probation for lewd conduct
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Vice chairman of Pala Band serving probation for lewd conduct (March 16, 2011)

Leroy Miranda, the vice chairman of the Pala Band of Mission Indians of California, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of lewd conduct, The North County Times reports. Miranda, 44,...


Levi Horn: Encouraging Indian students to lead active lifestyles
Levi Horn: Encouraging Indian students to lead active lifestyles (March 4, 2011)

"Earlier this month, I had the great privilege of introducing the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PALA) to over 40,000 students at Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) schools. With BIE Deputy...


Pala Band close to finalizing deal to purchase ranch for $20.5M
Pala Band close to finalizing deal to purchase ranch for $20.5M (March 1, 2011)

The Pala Band of Mission Indians is close to finalizing a deal to buy the Warner Springs Ranch for $20.5 million. The 2,500-acre ranch includes a 250-room resort, mineral hot...


KPBS: Pala Band discusses opposition to landfill by sacred site
KPBS: Pala Band discusses opposition to landfill by sacred site (February 23, 2011)

"San Diego County Department of Environmental Health will hold a meeting at the Fallbrook Library, on Wednesday Feb. 23 at 6:30, to listen to public input on the Gregory Canyon...