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Chumash Tribe elects Kenneth Kahn as first new leader in 17 years
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Chumash Tribe elects Kenneth Kahn as first new leader in 17 years (April 29, 2016)
Kenneth Kahn previously served as vice chairman and will now be leading the California tribe.

Santa Ynez Band Chair Vincent Armenta resigns after 17 years
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Santa Ynez Band Chair Vincent Armenta resigns after 17 years (March 17, 2016)
The California tribe has enjoyed tremendous success, largely due to its gaming facility, but local opposition to housing, cultural and other projects remains strong.

Chumash Tribe upset by lack of progress in land-into-trust talks
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Chumash Tribe upset by lack of progress in land-into-trust talks (March 3, 2016)
The tribe had to go to Congress to pressure Santa Barbara County to come to the table but the two parties remain far apart.

Vincent Armenta: Chumash Tribe battles opponents at every turn
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Vincent Armenta: Chumash Tribe battles opponents at every turn (February 11, 2016)
We invite intelligent criticism — and therein lies the dilemma for tribal opponents.

Vincent Armenta: Chumash Tribe defeats opponents once again
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Vincent Armenta: Chumash Tribe defeats opponents once again (July 16, 2015)
Over the years, this same small group of tribal opponents has pulled many stunts for the sake of drama and attention.

California governor signs bill for Native language and culture
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California governor signs bill for Native language and culture (July 15, 2015)
The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians supported the bill to expand the use of language and culture in classrooms.

Chumash Tribe wins dismissal of suit over status of reservation
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Chumash Tribe wins dismissal of suit over status of reservation (July 3, 2015)
Chairman Vincent Armenta cheers the rejection of the 'frivolous' case but anticipates future battles with local opponents.

Lawmakers slam county for poor dealings with Chumash Tribe
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Lawmakers slam county for poor dealings with Chumash Tribe (June 18, 2015)
Conflict between tribal and local governments was on full display as the House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs heard testimony on three bills.

Vincent Armenta: Setting the record straight on land-into-trust
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Vincent Armenta: Setting the record straight on land-into-trust (June 1, 2015)
The goal of the Indian Reorganization Act’s is to increase tribal lands, restoring a small fraction of land that was stolen through history.

Vincent Armenta elected to 9th term as chair of Chumash Tribe
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Vincent Armenta elected to 9th term as chair of Chumash Tribe (March 17, 2015)
Also elected were Kenneth Kahn, who will serve as vice chair; Gary Pace, secretary/treasurer; and board members Maxine Littlejohn and Mike Lopez.

Vincent Armenta: You can't rewrite tribes and tribal sovereignty
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Vincent Armenta: You can't rewrite tribes and tribal sovereignty (February 9, 2015)
Tribal governments have unique legal and political relationships with the federal government as provided by the Constitution of the United States.

Chumash Tribe donates $10K to Legal Aid Foundation in California
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Chumash Tribe donates $10K to Legal Aid Foundation in California (December 9, 2014)
The money will be used to address homelessness in Santa Barbara County.

Judge dismisses lawsuit against chairman of Chumash Tribe
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Judge dismisses lawsuit against chairman of Chumash Tribe (November 13, 2014)
Chairman Vincent Armenta said he's tired of being sued by opposition groups.

Vincent Armenta: Striving for a better future in Indian Country
Opinion
Vincent Armenta: Striving for a better future in Indian Country (November 21, 2013)
Vincent Armenta, the chairman of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians in California, reflects on Native American Heritage Month.

Vincent Armenta: Chumash Tribe strives to be good neighbor
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Vincent Armenta: Chumash Tribe strives to be good neighbor (October 24, 2013)
Vincent Armenta, the chairman of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, discusses opposition to the tribe's land-into-trust application.

Vincent Armenta: Chumash Tribe isn't taking away your land
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Vincent Armenta: Chumash Tribe isn't taking away your land (September 26, 2013)
Vincent Armenta, the chairman of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, responds to concerns about the tribe's land-into-trust application.

Vincent Armenta: Facts on Chumash Tribe's land application
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Vincent Armenta: Facts on Chumash Tribe's land application (August 22, 2013)
Vincent Armenta, the chairman of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, explains the tribe's land-into-trust application.

Vincent Armenta: Chumash Tribe observes July 4 as special day
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Vincent Armenta: Chumash Tribe observes July 4 as special day (July 4, 2013)
Vincent Armenta, the chairman of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians in California, shares a special July 4.

Vincent Armenta: Chumash Tribe shares with the community
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Vincent Armenta: Chumash Tribe shares with the community (May 9, 2013)
Vincent Armenta, the chairman of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians in California, on his tribe's charitable efforts: I’d like to share with you three organizations in our region...

Vincent Armenta: Tribal opponents ruin chance for dialogue
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Vincent Armenta: Tribal opponents ruin chance for dialogue (January 31, 2013)
"We had good intentions when we held our Camp 4 public meeting on Jan. 21 at Hotel Corque in Solvang. We had hoped to begin a sincere dialogue with the...

Vincent Armenta: Obama discusses tribal issues at annual meet
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Vincent Armenta: Obama discusses tribal issues at annual meet (January 3, 2013)
"In my last column, I discussed some of the events at the White House Tribal Nations Conference in Washington, D.C., last month. Tribal government leaders — more than 500 of...

Vincent Armenta: President Obama backs a land-into-trust fix
Opinion
Vincent Armenta: President Obama backs a land-into-trust fix (December 21, 2012)
"Two weeks ago, I and other leaders of America’s Native governments had the opportunity to participate in the White House Tribal Nations Conference in Washington, D.C. President Obama expressed the...

Vincent Armenta: Chumash Tribe proud of charity in community
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Vincent Armenta: Chumash Tribe proud of charity in community (November 8, 2012)
"Our tribe prides itself on being partners in the community. Giving back has long been a tradition of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians. Our cultural and educational programs...

Vincent Armenta: Chumash Tribe shares land-into-trust woes
Opinion
Vincent Armenta: Chumash Tribe shares land-into-trust woes (August 16, 2012)
"When I testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs earlier this month, my main goal was to share with Congress how difficult it...

Vincent Armenta: Land-into-trust fight shows need for museum
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Vincent Armenta: Land-into-trust fight shows need for museum (July 19, 2012)
"Our tribe in 2000 began the steps to create a museum to celebrate our heritage. Since then, what we’ve witnessed would make an informative exhibit on the ignorance and hatred...

Vincent Armenta: Chumash land-into-trust boosts community
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Vincent Armenta: Chumash land-into-trust boosts community (June 7, 2012)
"Our tribal government prefers to rely on facts, not scare tactics, in discussions about our efforts to add 1,400 acres of land to our reservation. Our tribe in 2010 purchased...

Vincent Armenta: Future Farmers  honor Native America
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Vincent Armenta: Future Farmers honor Native America (October 27, 2011)
"Last week I attended the Future Farmers of America's Native American Heritage Celebration at the 2011 National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana. With more than 45,000 people in attendance representing...

Vincent Armenta: Chumash Tribe shares facts about  land plans
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Vincent Armenta: Chumash Tribe shares facts about land plans (September 29, 2011)
"If you didn't attend "You Heard the Fiction, Now Hear the Facts," a Chumash public meeting held on September 16, you missed an opportunity to listen to a tribal chairman,...

Vincent Armenta: Opponents cry wolf over Chumash land bid
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Vincent Armenta: Opponents cry wolf over Chumash land bid (September 1, 2011)
"Everything leading up to last week’s anti-Chumash town hall meeting had a desperate feel to it. The flyer announcing the meeting was designed to ensure that you got the message...

Vincent Armenta: Chumash Tribe dedicated to   community
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Vincent Armenta: Chumash Tribe dedicated to community (May 12, 2011)
"Our tribe’s connection to the community is strong, historical and ongoing. Long before we began operating our successful business enterprises, our tribal members were volunteers at the many local nonprofits...

Vincent Armenta: Chumash Tribe united in choosing leadership
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Vincent Armenta: Chumash Tribe united in choosing leadership (March 17, 2011)
"When voting members of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians cast their ballot in the tribal government election on March 3, the vast majority voted in favor of unity...

Vincent Armenta: Chumash Tribe wishes city   happy 100th birthday
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Vincent Armenta: Chumash Tribe wishes city happy 100th birthday (February 3, 2011)
"Last month our Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Foundation provided the Solvang Centennial Committee with its first major donation to help sponsor three key events during the city’s centennial...

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