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Chumash Tribe elects Kenneth Kahn as first new leader in 17 yearsFiled Under: Politics
Chumash Tribe elects Kenneth Kahn as first new leader in 17 years (04/29)
Kenneth Kahn previously served as vice chairman and will now be leading the California tribe.
Santa Ynez Band Chair Vincent Armenta resigns after 17 yearsFiled Under: National | Politics | Trust
Santa Ynez Band Chair Vincent Armenta resigns after 17 years (03/17)
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 talksFiled Under: Law | National | Politics | Trust
Chumash Tribe upset by lack of progress in land-into-trust talks (03/03)
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 turnFiled Under: Opinion
Vincent Armenta: Chumash Tribe battles opponents at every turn (02/11)
We invite intelligent criticism — and therein lies the dilemma for tribal opponents.
Vincent Armenta: Chumash Tribe defeats opponents once againFiled Under: Opinion
Vincent Armenta: Chumash Tribe defeats opponents once again (07/16)
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 cultureFiled Under: Education | National | Politics
California governor signs bill for Native language and culture (07/15)
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 Filed Under: Law | Politics | Trust
Chumash Tribe wins dismissal of suit over status of reservation (07/03)
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 TribeFiled Under: Law | National | Politics | Trust
Lawmakers slam county for poor dealings with Chumash Tribe (06/18)
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-trustFiled Under: Opinion | Trust
Vincent Armenta: Setting the record straight on land-into-trust (06/01)
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 TribeFiled Under: Politics
Vincent Armenta elected to 9th term as chair of Chumash Tribe (03/17)
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 sovereigntyFiled Under: Opinion
Vincent Armenta: You can't rewrite tribes and tribal sovereignty (02/09)
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 CaliforniaFiled Under: Law
Chumash Tribe donates $10K to Legal Aid Foundation in California (12/09)
The money will be used to address homelessness in Santa Barbara County.
Judge dismisses lawsuit against chairman of Chumash TribeFiled Under: Law | Trust
Judge dismisses lawsuit against chairman of Chumash Tribe (11/13)
Chairman Vincent Armenta said he's tired of being sued by opposition groups.
Vincent Armenta: Striving for a better future in Indian CountryFiled Under: Opinion
Vincent Armenta: Striving for a better future in Indian Country (11/21)
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 neighborFiled Under: Opinion | Trust
Vincent Armenta: Chumash Tribe strives to be good neighbor (10/24)
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 landFiled Under: Opinion | Trust
Vincent Armenta: Chumash Tribe isn't taking away your land (09/26)
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 applicationFiled Under: Opinion | Trust
Vincent Armenta: Facts on Chumash Tribe's land application (08/22)
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 dayFiled Under: Opinion
Vincent Armenta: Chumash Tribe observes July 4 as special day (07/04)
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 communityFiled Under: Opinion
Vincent Armenta: Chumash Tribe shares with the community (05/09)
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 dialogueFiled Under: Opinion
Vincent Armenta: Tribal opponents ruin chance for dialogue (01/31)
"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 meetFiled Under: Opinion
Vincent Armenta: Obama discusses tribal issues at annual meet (01/03)
"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 fixFiled Under: Opinion
Vincent Armenta: President Obama backs a land-into-trust fix (12/21)
"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 communityFiled Under: Opinion
Vincent Armenta: Chumash Tribe proud of charity in community (11/08)
"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 woesFiled Under: Opinion
Vincent Armenta: Chumash Tribe shares land-into-trust woes (08/16)
"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 museumFiled Under: Opinion
Vincent Armenta: Land-into-trust fight shows need for museum (07/19)
"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 communityFiled Under: Opinion
Vincent Armenta: Chumash land-into-trust boosts community (06/07)
"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 AmericaFiled Under: Opinion
Vincent Armenta: Future Farmers honor Native America (10/27)
"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 plansFiled Under: Opinion
Vincent Armenta: Chumash Tribe shares facts about land plans (09/29)
"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 bidFiled Under: Opinion
Vincent Armenta: Opponents cry wolf over Chumash land bid (09/01)
"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   communityFiled Under: Opinion
Vincent Armenta: Chumash Tribe dedicated to community (05/12)
"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 leadershipFiled Under: Opinion
Vincent Armenta: Chumash Tribe united in choosing leadership (03/17)
"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 birthdayFiled Under: Opinion
Vincent Armenta: Chumash Tribe wishes city happy 100th birthday (02/03)
"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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