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Mar
16
2020

The Quechan Tribal Council is closely monitoring local, state and national health agencies on the coronavirus (COVID-19) daily. We are participating with updates from the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, CAL/OES along with Indian Health Services tele-conferences provided by the CDC Media Telebriefings. 

The Tribal Administration is meeting with personnel from the TERO, Public Works, Administrator and Chief of Police to access concerns within the community as well as the Casino Management. We are in communication with our local agencies keeping them informed of our efforts and to assist each other if needed as we go through this epidemic.

We remind our community members and employees to continue to take precautionary measures to wash their hands often, and to use the proper disinfectants.  We have suspended all non-essential travel for Tribal Operations and Casino Operations.

The Quechan Senior Center will be closed down effective tomorrow until March 31, 2020 and will be re-evaluated at such time. The participants will still be able to pick up breakfast from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM and lunch from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

Also the Quechan Headstart, JOM, Quechan, Paradise Daycare Programs have been closed, along with the Language, Parks and Recreation and Wellness classes will be shut down until March 31, 2020. All programs will be re-evaluated on or before this date.

On Friday, March 13, 2020 President D. Trump declared a National Emergency over the coronavirus outbreak following a week of cancellations, suspensions and growing case numbers that unsettled Americans nationwide. The declaration makes more federal funds available along with supplies, personnel and other support. We will monitor and seek what federal funds will be available for Indian Tribes.

If you are feeling ill from flu-like symptoms, and require medical attention, seek medical attention from your local health care provider. The Fort Yuma Health Center, provided a toll free number for evenings and week-ends 1-866-896-1585. You may also call the Yuma County Health Department Toll free number 1-844-542-8201.

The Quechan Tribal Council will continue to monitor closely the situation daily. Please check the Quechan Tribe’s website for any new updates.

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Mar
16
2020

On March 6, 2020, Quechan Tribal Chief Game Warden Gordon Osborne was given the Outstanding Exceptional Service Award and was recognized as the Police officer of the year 2019 during the Indian Country Intelligence Network’s annual awards ceremony in Camp Verde, California.  The Yuma Sector Border Patrol nominated Chief Osborne for the award. 

Chief Warden Osborne currently serves as the Chief Warden of the Quechan Fish and Game.

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Mar
4
2020

With the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) affecting everyone worldwide. The TERO/Safety Emergency Management has been closely monitoring the situation and would like to provide the following information about the virus/disease.

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Feb
28
2020

The Quechan Indian Tribe is Seeking Letters of Interest from Enrolled Tribal Members for the following Committees that are still in need of members:

  • Advisory Committee (Language) Open
  • Pageant (1) Vacant
  • Impact Aide (5) Vacant
  • Legislative (2) Vacant
  • Health Committee (3) Vacant
  • Higher Education (2) Vacant
  • Culture Committee (1) Vacant
  • Commissioner (1) Vacant
  • Housing Board (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.

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Feb
25
2020

The Quechan Indian Tribe is Seeking Letters of Interest from Enrolled Tribal Members for the following Committees that are still in need of members:

  • Advisory Committee (Language) Open
  • Pageant (1) Vacant
  • Impact Aide (5) Vacant
  • Legislative (2) Vacant
  • Health Committee (3) Vacant
  • Higher Education (2) Vacant
  • Culture Committee (1) Vacant
  • Commissioner (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.

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Dec
26
2019

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.

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Dec
6
2019

On Wednesday December 4, 2019, Parents, Grandparents, Family and Friends arrived at the Quechan Community Center for the 2019 - 2020 Strong Hearts Native Society’s Miss Native San Pasqual Pageant.

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Dec
2
2019

On Tuesday, November 19, 2019, The Arizona Western College Indigenous Student Association and Student Government Association presented the Native American Heritage Days, a two day event held at the Arizona Western Yuma Campus.

 

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Nov
22
2019

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.

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Nov
14
2019

On November 11, 2019, The Quechan Tribe hosted the 2019 Veterans Day Celebrations at Tribal Headquarters.

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Oct
28
2019

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.

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Sep
20
2019

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.

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Sep
2
2019

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 i.hall@quechantribe.com or (928) 919-4790.

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Aug
31
2019

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.

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Aug
28
2019

Department of the Interior seeks Realty Officer.

Opening date: 08/27/2019
Closing date: 12/31/2019

Click here for Job description: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/517042300

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Aug
27
2019

Free Breakfast meals will be made available for children K-12th grade at the San Pasqual Valley Unified School Cafeteria Building 105, 676 Baseline Road, Winterhaven California, 92283 from 7:15 AM - 8:00 AM.

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Aug
2
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.

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Jul
26
2019

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.

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Feb
13
2019

16 years of age or older?  Interested in a GED?

Then com on in to the Quechan WIOA/DOL for more information.

We are open Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Our address is 465 Picacho Road, Winterhaven, California 92283

No Appointment Needed!

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Feb
12
2019

"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."

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