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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.

Filed 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.

Filed 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.

Filed 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.

Filed 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.

Filed 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.

Filed 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.

Filed 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.

Filed 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.

Filed 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.

Filed 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.

Filed 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.

Filed 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...

Filed 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...

Filed 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...

Filed 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...

Filed 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...

Filed 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...

Filed 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...

Filed 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...

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