Beginning Monday, 01/27/2020, from 9:00 pm through 5:30 am the next day, a contractor of the Tribe will be performing sewer main inspection work that will require traffic control and lane restrictions. The work will continue each evening and end by 5:30 am on Friday, 01/31/2019. The work will occur on Picacho Road/S-24, starting at the intersection with San Pasqual School Road, and continuing south, ending at the intersection with Winterhaven Drive, as highlighted below.
The work will involve a large jetter/vacuum truck accessing manholes within the Picacho Road pavement. Traffic control and lane restrictions are necessary to provide safe access for the truck and workers. Whenever possible, residential access will maintained. Weather may cause postponement of the work.
Please use caution, pay attention to the traffic controls and lane restrictions, and use alternative routes to drive safely around this work zone.
On Friday December 20, 2019, The Quechan Tribe hosted a company-wide Christmas Party for both Tribal & Casino employees at the Yuma Hilton Garden Inn Pivot Point Hotel Conference Center. The company party was the first in many years for the Tribe, with approximately 500 employees attending. The evening events included raffles, dancing, drinks, and hors d’oeuvres, as well as fun and togetherness. The night also served as a celebration of a successful year and as a Thank You to all of the employees who contributed to that success. The Tribal Council would like to recognize the Party Planning Committee and all their efforts to the year-end event.
The Quechan Indian Tribe is Seeking Letters of Interest from Enrolled Tribal Members for the Election Board Marshal, Alternate I, and the following Committees that are still in need of members:
- Election Board (Marshal) (1) Vacant
- Election Board (Alternate I) (1) Vacant
- Advisory Committee (Language) Open
- Pageant (1) Vacant
- Impact Aide (5) Vacant
- Legislative (3) Vacant
- Health Committee (3) Vacant
- Higher Education (2) Vacant
- Culture Committee (1) Vacant
OPEN UNTIL FILLED
Please submit letters of interest to Regina Escalanti, Tribal Council Secretary of the Tribal Administration Office. Monday – Friday during the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
On Monday, November 18, 2019, The United States Border Patrol hosted both Quechan and Cocopah Tribes at the Yuma Sector Border Patrol Headquarters, for the National Native American Heritage Month Celebration.
Congratulations to the winners of the Quechan Indian Days Art Contest, Amber Lukee and Alexandria Jackson.
The theme for this year was: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW).
The criteria for the art contest was Quechan tribal members 18 years old and younger. All forms of art medium was accepted, this included paintings, drawings, sculptures, mixed media, etc.
The first place winner, Amber Lukee, received a $75 gift card and her artwork will be displayed in the Quechan Tribal Administration Office.
The second place winner, Alexandria Jackson, received a $50 gift card and her artwork will be displayed in the Quechan Tribal president's office.
As reported by the Valley Road Runner in their September 18, 2019 issue: https://www.valleycenter.com/articles/local-woman-crowned-miss-sycuan-powwow-princess-2019-2020/
Nakelish Chaipos’Parada of the Rincon Indian Reservation was recently named Miss Sycuan Powwow Princess 2019-2020.
The Quechn Indian Tribe is seeking Quechan Artists to submit artwork and cultural items to complete our portion of the wall display in the new Fort Yuma Indian Healthcare Service facility.
To submit artwork please contact Council Member Ina Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org or (928) 919-4790.
Do you work Monday through Friday? Do you want to learn the Quechan Language but are busy during the week?
If so, Quechan Language Preservation Program will have available classes on Saturdays starting August 31, 2019. First class is 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and second class is 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
If you are interested in attending the Saturday classes or want to more information, please call (760) 572-4412 or drop by the Quechan Language Preservation office located at the old Headstart building (located across from the Quechan Police Department) in rooms 4 and 5.
The Quechan Victim Services Program is looking for artwork for the 2nd annual Breaking The Cycle Of Domestic Violence awareness event being held on Thursday, October 17, 2019. The artwork will be used in the marketing event, on posters, t-shirts, and merchandise.
If you have any questions, please contact Brandy Cordova, Victim Advocate, at (760) 572-0201 ext. 204.
Department of the Interior seeks Realty Officer.
Opening date: 08/27/2019
Closing date: 12/31/2019
Although the Monsoon brings welcome rains and relief from the summer heat, the thunderstorms that come with the Monsoon bring their own hazards. In fact, this is the most dangerous time of year weather-wise in the Southwest. So before the season gets underway, it is a very good idea to review these safety tips.
FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE! The Quechan Tribe & YCAT provide two bus routes.
First is the BLUE Route 5, which runs through the Fort Yuma Reservation, to Paradise Casino, Winterhaven, and the Quechan Casino Resort.
The second route is the TURQUOISE Route 10, which operates Monday, Wednesday & Friday, offering 2 round trips starting at Paradise Casino to Pipa Market, to Winterhaven, to the Quechan
Casino Resort then to El Centro, California.
Archaeology Southwest seeks prospective interns to assist with archaeological fieldwork as part of the Lower Gila Ethnographic and Archaeological Project (LGREAP). Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, LGREAP is a collaborative initiative among Archaeology Southwest, the Cocopah Indian Tribe, the Fort Yuma Quechan Indian Tribe, the Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe, the Gila River Indian Community, and the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.
The project documents ancestral sites and stories associated with them in order to better preserve these irreplaceable pieces of the past. the project area is located approximately 80 miles east of Yuma and 30 miles west of Gila Bend.
Successful applicants will be part of a small field team comprising other interns and volunteers, under the direction and supervision of Dr. Aaron Wright, Preservation Archaeologist with Archaeology
Residency Verification Reminder: Please bring in your 2 proofs of residency prior to the first day of school to ensure your student is assigned to a class on the first day. Your student is not considered registered if they do not provide this proof.
"My name is Teresa Valenzuela. I am 18 years old. I am an enrolled memeber of the Quechan Tribe. My mother's name is Eileen Valenzuela and my father's name is Eddie Valenzuela. I am currently a student at Arizona Western College.
I plan to pursue a career in marketing. I am honored to serve as Miss Quechan 2018-2019. My focus as Miss Quechan is to inspire the youth to learn our traditions. I also would like the youth to know the importance of receiving a good education and remaining drug free. I am thankful and honored to serve as Miss Quechan 2018-2019 and I look forward to what is to come."