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Coronavirus (COVID‐19) Update

In response to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID‐19) pandemic, the Morongo Band of Mission Indians has taken a number of proactive steps to best protect the health, safety and well‐being of our Tribal Members, employees, guests, and our neighbors in surrounding communities. We had to temporarily close several Tribal business enterprises, including the Morongo Casino Resort …

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Morongo Unveils New State-of-the-Art Fire Engine to Protect Public

The new Morongo Fire Engine, believed to be the first in Riverside County designed to carry two types of firefighting foam, will help firefighters respond to incidents on the reservation and across the region. MORONGO INDIAN RESERVATION – TheMorongo Band of Mission Indians recently welcomed a new, custom-built KME fire engine packed with the latest …

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Christmas Cheer All Year

Morongo Marks $1 Million Milestone with Annual Holiday Shopping Spree

More than 35,000 children have participated in the Christmas Cheer All Year Shopping Spree, sponsored by Morongo for the past 10 years Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. (Dec. 23, 2019) – Holiday joy and excitement ruled the day as more than 3,000 disadvantaged children from across Southern California took part on Monday in the annual Christmas Cheer …

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Morongo Turkey Giveaway Helps Provide Over 225,000 Thanksgiving Meals

Volunteer Jason McFadden of Fountain of Life Temple Church in Banning helps package turkeys being donated by the Morongo Band of Mission Indians. The tribe increased the number of turkeys being given out to 12,500 for the 34th Annual Morongo Thanksgiving Outreach Program. MORONGO INDIAN RESERVATION – The Morongo Band of Mission Indians distributed 12,500 free turkeys …

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Morongo Awards $40,000 in College Scholarships to Native American Students

Morongo’s Annual Rodney T. Mathews Jr. Scholarship has awarded more than $500,000 to Native American students, the most underrepresented group in higher education. MORONGO INDIAN RESERVATION –Four Native American students from across California have each received a $10,000 scholarship from the Morongo Band of Mission Indians near Palm Springs as part of the 15th Annual Rodney …

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25,000 Celebrate Native American Culture at Morongo Powwow

More than 900 competitive dancers and 20 drum groups from across the U.S. and Canada joined with thousands of spectators to experience traditional dances, music, art and food. Morongo Indian Reservation – More than 25,000 spectators gathered to reaffirm and celebrate Native American cultural traditions at the 29th Annual Morongo Thunder & Lightning Powwow, held Sept. 27-29 …

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

Annual giveaway helps kids and their families get a head start on the upcoming school year. (BANNING, Calif. July 31, 2019) – 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 …

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Morongo Celebrates Employees with Appreciation Carnival and Extravaganza

Hundreds of Morongo administration and enterprise employees and their families recently came together at the Morongo Community Center for an Employee Appreciation Carnival and Extravaganza, sponsored by the Morongo Band of Mission Indians. Inside the community center, attendees danced to tunes from a DJ, feasted on delicious food, and enjoyed mind-bending tricks by a masterful …

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