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Morongo Grants Holiday Wishes for 3,000 Children

Tribe gives $100,000 for annual Christmas Cheer All Year shopping spree to benefit hundreds of disadvantaged children from across Inland Southern California.

Laughter and excitement filled the air as more than 3,000 disadvantaged children from across Inland Southern California took part in the annual Christmas Cheer All YearShopping Spree sponsored by the Morongo Band of Mission Indians on Monday, Dec. 17.

Morongo’s Turkey Giveaway Provides 150,000 Thanksgiving Dinners

The tribe gave out 10,000 turkeys this week to help feed those in need as part of 33rd Annual Morongo Thanksgiving Outreach Program.

MORONGO INDIAN RESERVATION -- The Morongo Band of Mission Indians in Cabazon, CA. distributed 10,000 free turkeys this week that will provide an estimated 150,000 Thanksgiving meals to families, seniors and veterans in need across Southern California.

25,000 Gather at Morongo to Celebrate Native American Traditions

More than 900 competitive dancers and 20 drum groups from across the U.S. and Canada joined with spectators to celebrate ancient songs and traditional dances of Native American tribes.

Morongo Indian Reservation – An estimated 25,000 spectators gathered to celebrate the time-honored cultural traditions of Native American dance, music and art at the 28th Annual Morongo Thunder & Lightning Powwow on Sept 21 - 23.

The annual three-day powwow, hosted by the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, included over 900 Native American dancers and 20 professional drum groups from across the U.S. and Canada.

Throughout the weekend, dancers wearing intricate, handcrafted regalia of leather, fine beadwork and brightly-colored feathers competed in a variety of events that displayed the diversity of Native American dance styles.

“The Morongo Thunder and Lightning Powwow provides us with the opportunity to celebrate and share our heritage, and to pass along traditions to future generations,” said Tribal Chairman Robert Martin of the Morongo Band of Mission Indians. “It’s always a wonderful experience to welcome visitors to our reservation to learn about the richness and beauty of Native American culture.”

Hundreds of Local Students Given New Shoes, Backpacks and School Supplies by Morongo

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Annual giveaway helps kids and their families get a head start on the upcoming school year. 

(BANNING, Calif. Aug. 1, 2018) – With the new school year fast approaching, 600 students in need from across the San Gorgonio Pass received new brand-name athletic shoes and new backpacks stuffed with classroom supplies, thanks to a $50,000 donation from the annual Morongo Charity Golf Tournament.

“We’re delighted at Morongo to be helping students and families in our communities,” said Damon Sandoval, who served as the golf tournament chairman. “The smiles on the kid’s faces today said it all, and we’d like to extend a heartfelt thank you to those who made this year’s event possible by supporting the annual Morongo Golf Tournament.”