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Morongo Awards $20K in Scholarships to Support Native Students

Meghan Wright and Cara Sue Owings are the winners of the 2013 Rodney T. Mathews Jr. Scholarship and will each receive a $10,000 award toward their higher education.
The scholarship is open to all enrolled members of the more than 100 federally recognized tribes in California.

Morongo Tribal Councilman Appointed to FEMA Council

A Morongo tribal councilman was appointed to the Federal Emergency Management Agency National Advisory Council, FEMA announced Friday.

Brian Lugo, a member of the Morongo Band of Mission Indians tribal council in Banning, is one of 10 new appointees to the FEMA advisory council.

Maurice Lyons dies at 63; chairman of Morongo Band of Mission Indians

As tribal chairman, Lyons oversaw construction of a $250-million casino-resort and worked on cultural preservation and youth education programs.

Proposed Morongo Outdoor Entertainment Lease Agreement

The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA), dated August, 2013, for the proposed Morongo Outdoor Entertainment Center located on the Morongo Indian Reservation, west of Cabazon, California, to determine environmental impacts that may result as a consequence of the BIA approval of a lease between the Morongo Band of Mission Indians and Garson Entertainment Group, LLC for the Morongo Outdoor Entertainment Facility on the Morongo Indian Reservation.

Morongo Tribe Adds Critical Tool Towards Public Safety & Disaster Response

The Morongo Tribe has added a critical tool to its continued efforts to provide public safety and disaster response. The Tribe took delivery of a mobile command and communications vehicle that now allows the Emergency Management Department to communicate with its response partners in the county and region. The vehicle is part of a larger command post system that allows for disaster response operations and management of preplanned and special events.

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