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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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