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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN TRIBAL GUIDE, MAPS OF RESERVATIONS PROJECT

Here is an alphabetical tribal index guide to 19 federally-recognized Native American Indian tribes in Southern California, tribal bands may include San Diego County, Riverside County, Orange County, Los Angeles County, Imperial County, San Bernardino County — for additional information and research about the sovereign tribal governments and businesses, including their community contact information, phone numbers, addresses, official tribal websites, casino gambling and resorts websites, news, and tribal logos:

TRIBES | CONTACT | SOVEREIGNTY | STATISTICS | COMMUNITY | SOCIAL SERVICES | SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA INDIAN CASINOS LOCATOR MAP

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TRIBES GUIDE MAPS

FACTS: With approximately 18 American Indian reservations, the County of San Diego has more Indian reservations than any other county in the United States.

Barona Band of Mission Indians

Cahuilla Band of Mission Indians

Campo Kumeyaay Nation

Chemehuevi Indian Tribe

Ewiiaapaayp Band of Kumeyaay Indians

Inaja-Cosmit Band of Indians

Jamul Indian Village A Kumeyaay Nation

La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians

La Posta Band of Mission Indians

Los Coyotes Band of Mission Indians

Manzanita Band of the Kumeyaay Nation

Mesa Grande Band of Mission Indians

Pala Band of Cupeño Indians

Pauma Band of Mission Indians

Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians

San Pasqual Band of Diegueño Mission Indians of California

Santa Ysabel Band of Diegueño Indians

Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation

Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians

The above California tribes-bands are member nations of the SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TRIBAL CHAIRMEN'S ASSOCIATION SCTCA.

SOCAL TRIBES
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TRIBAL CHAIRMEN'S ASSOCIATION
(SCTCA) is a great resource as a one-stop source for important information about how to contact the SOCAL tribal representatives directly.

HOW TO CONTACT San Diego County Reservations:

BARONA | CAHUILLA | CAMPO | CHEMEHUEVI | EWIIAAPAAYP | INAJA-COSMIT | JAMUL | LA JOLLA | LA POSTA | LOS COYOTES | MANZANITA | MESA GRANDE | PALA | PAUMA | RINCON | SAN PASQUAL | SANTA YSABEL | SYCUAN | VIEJAS

SOCAL CASINO GUIDE

MAP OF ALL SAN DIEGO NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN CASINOS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
SAN DIEGO CASINO LOCATOR MAP
of San Diego area Indian casinos and resorts in Southern California.

CASINOS

Please see our in-depth CASINO GUIDE for more information about all the Indian gambling tribal casinos of Southern California, including official casino-resort-hotel-concert-shopping websites, job tips and employment information.

SOVEREIGN INDIAN GOVERNMENTS
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SOVEREIGN TRIBAL GOVERNMENTS

As federally-recognized tribal nations, the tribal Indian bands are considered "sovereign nations" by the U.S. federal government.

TRIBAL SOVEREIGNTY IN AMERICA

AMERICAN TRIBAL SOVEREIGNTY — American aboriginal tribes practiced their own forms of tribal governance for thousands of years prior to European intrusion and the formation of the United States government.

The Constitution of the United States, U.S. Supreme Court, federal and state laws, as well as historical treaties all support the tribes' present-day legal rights to self-government and certain limited forms of tribal sovereignty....

STATISTICAL PERSPECTIVE

With some 19 federally-recognized Indian reservations, the County of San Diego has more Native American Indian reservations than any other county in the United States.

In California, there are approximately 109 federally-recognized American Indian tribal bands — that's more distinct tribes than in any other state. Further, California has the largest population of Native Americans of any other state.

In the entire United States, there are 565 federally-recognized tribes according to the BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS 2011 TRIBAL DIRECTORY (PDF).

THE FOUR INDIGENOUS TRIBES native to the County of San Diego include:

CAHUILLA, CUPENO, LUISENO, and KUMEYAAY (aka Iipay-Tipay-Diegueño).
Tribal information academically presented by FOUR DIRECTIONS INSTITUTE www.fourdir.com
Also visit the KUMEYAAY.INFO KUMEYAAY RESEARCH and CALIFORNIA INDIAN RESEARCH portals.
See our KUMEYAAY GUIDE for a list of the Kumeyaay reservations.
See our KUMEYAAY TIMELINE.

FOR AN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE about California Indian tribal history, please review these trusted research articles:


GENOCIDE | ASSIMILATION | RELOCATION | INDIAN COUNTRY DIARIES
AMERICAN INDIAN PIPE

50 Frequently Asked Questions about American Indian tribes — "American Indian or Native American?" | "Tribe or Band?" | "Who is an American Indian?" | "What is Indian Country?" | "What is trust land?" | "What is sovereign immunity?"...

INDIAN COUNTRY

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES
Check out our Department of Social Services for social services available to both urban and reservation Native American Indians in the greater San Diego County. Learn where and how to find and apply for medical, health and wellness services for California Indians, including
temporary assistance for needy families TANF services, support services for monthly cash assistance, stipends for child care costs, transportation and/or mileage reimbursements, emergency assistance, referrals to other agencies and organizations; Career Development for on-the-job training, career assessments, job search assistance, labor market research; Payment of Employment and Educational Expenses for books and education supplies, uniforms and employment supplies, educational fees, clothing allowance for K-12 students; Incentives for academic incentives for K-12 students, GED/diploma and degree completion incentives, premarital counseling and marriage incentives...

CALIF SOCAL INDIAN COMMUNITY

SAN DIEGO INDIAN COMMUNITY
Meet your Southern California tribal community members — peruse our professional photo blogs, events, education, cultural and news blogs to meet your Southern California area urban and reservation Native American Indian neighbors.

In addition to the 18 Indian reservations in San Diego County, there are thousands of American Indians living off-reservation outside of reservations in urban communities.

Our Southern California San Diego Indian community resources are based on family values and we welcome you to contact your community resources for more information.

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