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Richard Gomez: Chumash Tribe sees big gains in educationFiled Under: Education | Opinion
Richard Gomez: Chumash Tribe sees big gains in education (01/06)
Richard Gomez, the vice chairman of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, shares some of the tribe's educational achievements.
Richard Gomez: Chumash Tribe battling epidemic of diabetesFiled Under: Health | Opinion
Richard Gomez: Chumash Tribe battling epidemic of diabetes (07/18)
Richard Gomez, the vice chairman of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, discusses the tribe's war on diabetes.
Richard Gomez: Chumash Tribe builds new  future with educationFiled Under: Education | Opinion
Richard Gomez: Chumash Tribe builds new future with education (06/20)
Richard Gomez, the vice chairman of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, on the importance of education to the tribe.
Richard Gomez: Chumash family makes    state contributionsFiled Under: Opinion
Richard Gomez: Chumash family makes state contributions (05/23)
Richard Gomez, the vice chairman of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, on three tribal members who have been appointed to state commissions and boards: In March, Gov. Jerry...
Richard Gomez: Chumash Tribe ready to launch own wine labelFiled Under: Business | Opinion
Richard Gomez: Chumash Tribe ready to launch own wine label (04/11)
Richard Gomez, the vice chairman of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, shares update on tribe's winery in California: The Camp 4 wine-making enterprise has been an exciting project...
Richard Gomez: Chumash Tribe supports education excellenceFiled Under: Education | Opinion
Richard Gomez: Chumash Tribe supports education excellence (02/14)
"Our tribal government has made investing in education a priority. We are seeing members of our families graduating from levels ranging from grade school to graduate school. Every graduation is...
Richard Gomez: Chumash Tribe has   tradition of caring for landFiled Under: Opinion
Richard Gomez: Chumash Tribe has tradition of caring for land (01/18)
"With the beginning of 2013, I thought it a good time to reflect on our tribal concern for the environment and some of the programs and policies we have in...
Richard Gomez: Chumash Tribe preserves the Samala languageFiled Under: Opinion
Richard Gomez: Chumash Tribe preserves the Samala language (10/25)
"Our people’s native language — known as Samala — has a rhythm and sound to it that warms our hearts every time we hear it spoken and sung. It was...
Richard Gomez: Education a major priority for Santa Ynez BandFiled Under: Opinion
Richard Gomez: Education a major priority for Santa Ynez Band (08/02)
"School may be out, but various departments of our tribal government are busy making sure our young people have a summer that’s both fun and educational. Educating our young people...
Richard Gomez: Santa Ynez Band  committed to education effortsFiled Under: Education | Opinion
Richard Gomez: Santa Ynez Band committed to education efforts (06/21)
"Graduation time in Santa Barbara County is upon us. One of my interests as tribal vice-chairman of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians has been promoting increased educational opportunities...
Richard Gomez: Chumash Tribe shares $16M with local charitiesFiled Under: Opinion
Richard Gomez: Chumash Tribe shares $16M with local charities (05/24)
"Santa Barbara County is fortunate to have more than 1,000 nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving our quality of life, in areas ranging from helping young people with scholarships to protecting...
Richard Gomez: Chumash Tribe to produce own label of wineFiled Under: Opinion
Richard Gomez: Chumash Tribe to produce own label of wine (04/26)
"Our tribe two years ago purchased a small portion of our ancestral land in the valley for homes for tribal families. You may have read in the news about these...
Richard Gomez: Portraits show Chumash Tribe is still hereFiled Under: Opinion
Richard Gomez: Portraits show Chumash Tribe is still here (03/15)
"“We are still here.” It’s a phrase you hear in Native American communities around the country — a reminder that indigenous people are more than just a long-ago chapter in...
Richard Gomez: Chumash Tribe needs more land for housingFiled Under: Opinion
Richard Gomez: Chumash Tribe needs more land for housing (03/01)
"We’ve been reaching out to residents, civic leaders and employers to discuss the need for more housing for families of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians. As I and...
Richard Gomez: Chumash Tribe shows care for  environmentFiled Under: Environment | Opinion
Richard Gomez: Chumash Tribe shows care for environment (01/19)
"Our tribe has long had cultural and spiritual ties to the Santa Ynez Valley. Our ancestors since time immemorial have lived, worked and relied on this land. We take great...
Richard Gomez: Enough fear-mongering about Chumash TribeFiled Under: Opinion
Richard Gomez: Enough fear-mongering about Chumash Tribe (10/14)
"First, we’d like to thank the hundreds of residents who attended our September public meeting about our tribe’s purchase of the Camp Four property in the valley. Our goal is...
Richard Gomez: Face the facts on Chumash Tribe's land plansFiled Under: Opinion
Richard Gomez: Face the facts on Chumash Tribe's land plans (09/15)
"At the anti-tribal town hall meeting a few weeks ago, tribal opponent groups presented a variety of scenarios designed to incite panic. The problem? Their information was based on fantasy,...
Richard Gomez: Chumash Tribe raises funds for the communityFiled Under: Opinion
Richard Gomez: Chumash Tribe raises funds for the community (08/04)
"Next week, 144 golfers will converge on the Alisal River Course in Solvang to tee up for the annual Chumash Golf Classic tournament, in which we expect to raise nearly...
Richard Gomez: Chumash Tribe honors  55 graduates at ceremonyFiled Under: Education | Opinion
Richard Gomez: Chumash Tribe honors 55 graduates at ceremony (07/07)
"On Sunday, June 26, the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians honored 55 of our tribal student graduates at a special ceremony at Hotel Corque in Solvang. Hosted by our...
Richard Gomez: Chumash Tribe supports youth through sportsFiled Under: Opinion | Sports
Richard Gomez: Chumash Tribe supports youth through sports (02/17)
"Children need inspiration and physical motivation as they are growing up, and sports are a great way to provide both. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, participation in organized...

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