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In Loving Memory

Richard Leo Salgado Sr.
"Dumbo"

June 5, 1944 - May 14, 2022
Soboba Tribal Member

OBITUARY

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"The American Indian Reporter" (AIR) was originally designed to serve American Indian tribal members in lower California. Our newspaper continues to be the only tribal-produced newspaper dedicated to serving the 31 Indian reservations located in Southern California with today's local and national top breaking news in Indian country, for OP-ED, community-based feature stories and niche advertising.

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Our tribal news coverage has expanded nationally to include central and northern California, as well as the 574 Native American tribes in the United States through our tribal network of websites, including electronic delivery of our bi-weekly, full-color newspaper.

PUBLISHERWE WANT YOUR NEWS AND PARTICIPATION

The American Indian Reporter leaders actively seek to strengthen tribal voices and assist the next generation of Native American writers, leaders, photographers, social media correspondents and indigenous rights activists through bona fide publishing opportunities in professional print media and Web publishing.

If you have a news tip, a story idea, public notice or opinion letter to publish - if you want to get involved with our tribal publications or just want to leave us a comment - please contact our publisher directly: Ernie C. Salgado Jr. (Soboba tribal member).

Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative Investigative Report, May 2022

"Kill the Indian, Save the Man”

500 Boarding School Children’s grave sites found in 19 of the 408 Boarding Schools

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MY VIEW by Ernie C. Salgado Jr.
Report Contributed by Andrea Marquez, Soboba Indian Reservation

On June 22, 2021, the Secretary of the Interior, Deb Haaland, announced the Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative, directing the Department of the Interior by Secretarial Memorandum, to undertake an investigation of the loss of human life and lasting consequences of the Federal Indian boarding school system.

DOWNLOAD THE 106-PAGE PDF REPORT (May 2022) from CALIE.ORG (29 MB).

For nearly two centuries, the Federal Government was responsible for operating or overseeing Indian boarding schools across the United States and its territories.

Today, the Department is therefore uniquely positioned to assist in the effort to recover the histories of these institutions.

The Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative Report, was released in May 2022 under the leadership of the Department of the Interior, investigated the conditions that led to the creation of and the conditions inside Native American boarding schools.

This report shows for the first time that between 1819 and 1969, the United States operated or supported 408 boarding schools across 37 states (or then-territories), including 21 schools in Alaska and 7 schools in Hawaii.

The report also states that about half of the boarding schools were managed by various church organizations....

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SCOTUS and Native American Children

Supreme Court takes up battle over adoption of Native American children

“The Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978”

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Ernie C. Salgado Jr

WASHINGTON D.C. – The Supreme Court agreed Monday to decide whether a decades-old law intended to stop the forced removal of Native American children from their families and tribes by placing federal restrictions on their adoption violates the Constitution.

Native American legal experts describe the case as one of the most important tribal issues to come before the high court in years.

The lawsuit pits families seeking to adopt Native Ameri-can children against several tribes and the Biden administration.

Before Congress approved the Indian Child Welfare Act in 1978, hundreds of thousands of Native American children were removed from their homes – sometimes forcibly – by adoption agencies and placed with non-Native families or in Indian boarding schools.

Alarmed by the practice, which began in the 19th century, Congress required...

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California Tribal Chairpersons Association, Inc.

CTCA LATEST BREAKING NEWS:

“The mission of the CTCA is to promote unity and strength by advocating for all California Indian people. As my father taught me, it is important to improve the lives for future generations and to pursue a path that younger tribal leaders can follow, like our tribal elders did for us,” Mazzetti said.

NEWSMAKERS IN INDIAN COUNTRY: CALIFORNIA TRIBAL CHAIRPERSON'S ASSOCIATION (CTCA) IN THE NEWS

Rincon Tribe brings broadband service to reservation with AT&T partnership

by San Diego Union Tribube Staff Writer Laureen J. Mapp

The Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians announced a new collaboration with AT&T this week to build a fiber network on its tribal lands that will connect more than 400 homes on the reservation to more reliable high-speed, broadband internet service.

“Accessing this important resource is one of the primary infrastructure goals for Rincon’s tribal council,” said Chairman Bo Mazzetti.

“On a national level, there’s a major move toward trying to increase broadband services, especially to underserved communities,” Mazzetti said. “With Zoom and those kinds of mediums, it’s a major service for everyone.”

Read the full Rincon news article...

TOP AMERICAN INDIAN NEWS FEATURES

CALIF Tribes Establish New Executive Council Uniting Southern, Central, Northern Indian Reservations

by Ernie C. Salgado Jr., Publisher
The American Indian Reporter

SACRAMENTO, CA - On Tuesday, April 9, 2019, the Southern California Tribal Chairmen's Association, Central California Tribal Chairpersons' Association and the Northern California Tribal Chairpersons' Association joined forces to formally establish the California Tribal Chairpersons' Association (CTCA), a state-wide organization established to collectively address critical issues facing Tribes in California ...

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

The CTCA Board of Directors consist of one representative from each of the member tribes. The six-member Executive Council is composed of two representatives from the three geographical areas identified as Southern, Central, Northern.

SIX-MEMBER COUNCIL:

Bo Mazzetti, Chairman of Rincon Band of Luiseño Band of Indians was elected Chairman of the CTCA.

Michael Hunter, Tribal Chairman of the Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians was elected Vice Chairman of CTCA.

Garth Sundberg, Tribal Chairman of the Trinidad Rancheria was elected Treasurer of the CTCA.

Erica M. Pinto, Tribal Chairwoman of the Jamul Indian Village of California was elected Secretary.

Kevin Day, Tribal Chairman of Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians was elected Member at Large of the CTCA.

ChairmanDale Miller, Tribal Chairman of Elk Valley Rancheria was elected Member at Large of the CTCA.

Denis Turner, Executive Director of the Southern California Tribal Chairmen’s Association, Inc. SCTCA, provided the organization with expertise on the development of organizational document and in-service training.

ROSE SALGADO HONORED:

Rose Salgado (Soboba band) honored by San Jacinto Unified School District:

ROSE SALGADO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL


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  • Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians

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