Morongo Band of Mission Indians Distribute 10,000 Free Turkeys
Groups and shelters to benefit this year include New Creation Church of Beaumont, Banning and Yucca Valley, which received 500 turkeys, HELP Inc. in Banning, 250 turkeys, Martha's Village in Indio, 200 turkeys, the Inland AIDS Project in Riverside, 200 turkeys, Temecula People Helping People, 200 turkeys, and the Los Angeles Mission, 300 turkeys.
Morongo Band of Mission Indians Grieves for Former Tribal Chair Adelaide Presley
Adelaide Presley was a former chair of the Morongo Tribal Council who devoted decades to helping improve Native American healthcare through her leadership of the Riverside-San Bernardino County Indian Health organization.
Morongo Band Mourns Passing of Former Chairman Maurice Lyons
As tribal chairman, Lyons oversaw construction of a $250-million casino-resort and worked on cultural preservation and youth education programs. During his time in office, he directed much of his attention toward cultural preservation and youth education programs, a passion that could be traced to his poor childhood on the reservation.