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Big Time

Big Time
It's that TIME once again.  Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians and Coyote Valley Casino would like to invite you to our 22nd Annual BIG TIME Celebration. This year's celebration will include Native Dancers, our 17th Annual Tom Ramos Memorial Stick Game Tournament, our traditional salmon feed, the Kid Zone and pool, KWNE/KMKX Radio Remote and MORE. Big Time is a traditional California Native festival or gathering where Tribal Nations come together to share traditional dances and songs, have talking circles, eat traditional foods, make important decisions and pray together. It is a time when different dance families come together for 2 – 10 days to make their regalia and to make significant decisions about their families and the future. There is no direct English translation of the Indian word for these gatherings. Over time the term “Big Time” has been adopted, but the term is also translated to mean significant, decision-making, or major importance. The Pomo, Ohlone, Maidu, Miwok and other Tribal Nations of central and northern California have continued to have an annual Big Time. Come join us and have a Great TIME at BIG TIME.  Be sure to bring your whole family for this clean and sober…
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Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians Takes Lead in Suing Major Drug Manufacturers and Distributors Over Opioid Epidemic

Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians Takes Lead in Suing Major Drug Manufacturers and Distributors Over Opioid Epidemic
On January 26, 2018, the Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians filed suit in San Francisco against prescription drug manufacturers, distributors and pharmacies for their role in the opioid epidemic that has become a national crisis and devastated tribes. For Coyote Valley, and the entire country, prescription opioids are deadlier and more devastating than any prescription drug or non-prescription drug, including heroin . In the lawsuit, Coyote Valley argues that it has suffered economic loss arising from the costs of providing medical care, counseling and rehabilitative services, welfare and foster care services, and the law enforcement and public safety needs that inevitably accompany the opioid epidemic. Indian tribes throughout the country are also seeing an alarming increase in their youth being impacted by opioid abuse, including infants born addicted to opioids and children removed from addicted parents. “So far only six tribes have stepped up to take on Big Pharma and they are very large population tribes far off from California. I want every tribe and tribal health provider in the United States, big or small, to show Big Pharma that all tribal governments have been harmed and deserve to be compensated for their losses,” said Michael Hunter, Chairman of…
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Welcome To the Tribal Council

Welcome To the Tribal Council
Coyote Valley is proud to welcome Richard Campbell Jr. to the Tribal Council as our newly elected Historian. On January 11, 2018 Richard took his oath of office among family, friends and peers in a small ceremony at the Coyote Valley Casino Event Center.  We also want to thank Eddie Knight Sr. for serving the last four years on Tribal Council as our Historian and a lifetime of service to our Tribe. Richard is very proud of his Native American heritage and is very interested in preserving our tribal history, traditions and beliefs for future generations.  He believes that we need to make history more accessible and exciting for our youth.  As part of this, he wants to make our culture and history more accessible for our younger generations through social media and a web page.  In addition, he wants to facilitate more interactive programs between youth and elders including the recording of elders' stories. "As Historian I feel it is important to remember our journey; even the bad times are important as they teach us a lesson."- Richard Campbell Jr.
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Pomo Pathways Pilot Project

Pomo Pathways Pilot Project
Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians and Mendocino College are collaborating on a pilot project called POMO PATHWAYS. POMO PATHWAYS is a three semester sequence of classes offered by Mendocino College that takes students from pre-college level through college-level math and English and prepares them to pursue a degree.  These courses are for everyone who needs entry level courses, especially parents who want to start a new career or go back to college.  This pilot project is for recent high school graduates or community members who have been out of school for an extended period of time.  There is no testing, no placement and no GED required to enroll in these courses. Through our collaboration with Mendocino College we have committed to provide multi-level support to our participants.  Mendocino College has pledged to provide onsite childcare, textbooks, a book bag, calculators, school supplies, fee tutoring, academic and mental health counseling.  In addition Coyote Valley will provide the facilities and breakfast for students and children each day of class. Classes will be held a the Coyote Valley Education Center and Digital Media Lab on the Coyote Valley Reservation in Redwood Valley.  Classes are scheduled to begin Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00 A.M to 12:30…
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NEW CASINO AND HOTEL PROJECTS GROUNDBREAKING AT THE COYOTE VALLEY RESERVATION

NEW CASINO AND HOTEL PROJECTS GROUNDBREAKING AT THE COYOTE VALLEY RESERVATION
  June 16, 2017 On Saturday June 3, 2017 our families, friends and amazing staff took part in making history by breaking ground for the new Coyote Valley Casino and Wyndam Garden Hotel projects.  We welcomed our community members and celebrated all who made it all possible for us to make it this far.  Tribal Members, staff and community members enjoyed the day with a blessing of the land, plenty of food and raffle prizes. We were proud to be able to bring our Membership together to make new memories and celebrate great beginnings. We are thankful for our tribal Elders for their wisdom and for laying the foundation to which we are able to build upon and former Tribal Council Members for the many hours and hard work they put in to building the Pomo Nation we have today. We have been blessed by the Creator and we honored by everyone who came and participated in this momentous event. Coyote Valley is moving up and going forward with good things. HOWL YEAH!...
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