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Morongo Band of Mission Indians Grieves for Former Tribal Chair Adelaide Presley

Adelaide Presley, 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, passed away Monday evening.

Thunder & Lightning Powwow Offers Beauty In All Forms

An impressive train of American Indians in vibrant regalia danced into the giant tent beneath the Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa in Cabazon on Saturday.

Drummers played their brethren in during the grand entry signifying the start of the second session of the 23rd annual Thunder and Lightning Powwow — hosted by the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, which ends Sunday.

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.

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