Press Releases

The Public Relations Department serves the Tribal Council and the Tribal Government in building and maintaining relationships with the general public and the media through numerous methods of communication including this website, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and face-to-face interactions.

April 6, 2021

Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians announces Tribal Council election results

AGUA CALIENTE INDIAN RESERVATION - The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians announced Tribal Council election results today, Tuesday April 6, 2021: Tribal Council Chairman Jeff L. Grubbe continues in his fifth conse...
May 28, 2020

Agua Caliente working to get fresh food to CV families

AGUA CALIENTE INDIAN RESERVATION - The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is proud to partner up with Southern California Sunrise Produce agricultural distributor and FIND Food Bank to ensure fresh produce grown in o...
May 20, 2020

Agua Caliente re-opening casinos May 22, 2020

The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians will re-open its casinos in Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage at noon Friday May 22 with 'Play it Safe' measures in place at both properties. The re-opening will occur after a mor...
April 7, 2020

Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians announces Tribal Council election results

AGUA CALIENTE INDIAN RESERVATION - The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians announced Tribal Council election results today, Tuesday April 7, 2020: Tribal Council Chairman Jeff L. Grubbe was re-elected to a fifth cons...
March 27, 2020

Agua Caliente Tribe extends casino closures

AGUA CALIENTE INDIAN RESERVATION - As one of the largest employers in Coachella Valley, we are doing our part to slow the spread of COVID 19 with the closure of our casinos in Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage. The health a...
March 17, 2020

Agua Caliente Tribe declares State of Emergency

AGUA CALIENTE INDIAN RESERVATION - During the regularly scheduled Tribal Council Meeting of Tuesday March 17, 2020, Tribal leaders declared a Reservation-wide State of Emergency consistent with similar declarations by ...
March 6, 2020

Society for California Archaeology honors Agua Caliente Tribal Historic Preservation Officer

PALM SPRINGS - Next week at the annual conference in Riverside, California, the Society for California Archaeology (SCA) will honor Agua Caliente Tribal Historic Preservation Officer Patricia Ann Garcia with the 2020...
February 14, 2020

Native FilmFest - FILM LINEUP - March 13, 14, 2020

Program Content Friday, March 13, 2020 4:30 PM - Meet and Greet/ Red Carpet 5:00 PM - Screening - TRT: 74 min The Ice Cream Man An inspiring story of two brothers launching their own business and creating a ...
November 5, 2019

Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians announces Tribal election results: Vice Chairman elected

PALM SPRINGS, CA - The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians announces Tribal Council election results for their special election: Reid D. Milanovich was elected to fulfill the remaining two-year term of the late...
October 30, 2019

Agua Caliente to break ground on Agua Caliente Casino Cathedral City

CATHEDRAL CITY, CA - The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians will break ground on the new Agua Caliente Casino Cathedral City at 1:30 p.m. Monday Nov. 4, 2019 at E. Palm Canyon Drive and Date Palm Drive in Cathedral C...
October 29, 2019

Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians presents Kewet Native American Learning Day, Market

PALM SPRINGS - The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians presents the third annual Kewet Native American Learning Day and Market from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday Nov. 2 at Palm Springs High School, sharing its culture and ...
October 10, 2019

Agua Caliente gets green light for Cathedral City project

CATHEDRAL CITY, CA - The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians announced today the construction for the Cathedral City casino will be underway soon thanks to Federal government approval of the Tribe's request to transfe...
September 30, 2019

AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE AWARDS EXPANSION MEMBERSHIP TO NHL SEATTLE

Your browser does not support HTML5 video. Sept.30, 2019 - American Hockey League (AHL) President and Chief Executive Officer David Andrews announced today that the AHL Board of Governors has a...
July 10, 2019

Tribe launches environmental study for arena project

PALM SPRINGS, CA - The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is preparing the Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Palm Springs Arena project. The Agua Caliente Tribal Corporation, a federally chartered co...
June 26, 2019

THE AGUA CALIENTE BAND OF CAHUILLA INDIANS, OAK VIEW GROUP ANNOUNCE AGREEMENT TO BUILD STATE-OF-THE-ART SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT ARENA IN DOWNTOWN PALM SPRINGS

PALM SPRINGS - June 26, 2019 - The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, a federally recognized Indian Tribe, and Oak View Group (OVG), the global venue development, advisory, and investment company for the sports an...
October 12, 2018

Tribe, water district considering partnership on responsible water management

The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians and the Mission Springs Water District are working together to potentially create a unique partnership that would explore new ways to deliver water to Coachella Valley residents...
May 16, 2018

Tribe donates protective equipment to Cathedral City Fire Department

PALM SPRINGS - The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is pleased to present at 10 a.m. Thursday May 17 protective equipment to Cathedral City for six new firefighters at 68-700 Avenida Lalo Guerrero, Cathedral City, ...
April 25, 2018

NIGC and The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians Announce Approval of Alternate Technical Standards for Class II Gaming using Mobile Devices

WASHINGTON, April 25, 2018 - Today the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) announced the approval of alternate standards for the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians (Agua Caliente) applicable to Class II mobile g...
April 5, 2018

Tribe invites community to May 11 groundbreaking for new cultural center

PALM SPRINGS - The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians invites the community to its groundbreaking at 9 a.m. Friday May 11 of its new 5.8-acre cultural center in the heart of downtown Palm Springs that celebrates the ...
April 3, 2018

Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians announces Tribal election results: Chairman, Council Members re-elected

PALM SPRINGS, CA - The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians announced Tribal Council election results today: Tribal Council Chairman Jeff L. Grubbe was re-elected to a fourth consecutive two-year term. Tribal Cou...
January 31, 2018

Tribe begins work on Environmental Impact Report for possible expansion project of the Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa

RANCHO MIRAGE - The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians announced today it will begin work to study the environmental impacts of a possible expansion of the existing Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage. ...
October 30, 2017

PSUSD, Agua Caliente partner to develop school district-wide Native American studies curriculum

PALM SPRINGS - The Palm Springs Unified School District and the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians are collaborating on the creation of an elementary and middle school Native American Studies curriculum for launch wi...
October 24, 2017

Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians presents Kewet Native American Learning Day, Market

PALM SPRINGS - The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians presents its first-ever Kewet Native American Learning Day and Market from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday Nov. 18 at Palm Springs High School, sharing its culture and h...
October 6, 2017

Tribe reveals plans for new cultural center

PALM SPRINGS - Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians Tribal Chairman Jeff L. Grubbe unveiled plans Saturday for a 5.8-acre cultural center in the heart of downtown Palm Springs that celebrates the history, culture and t...
June 7, 2017

Tribe's work on water issues moves to next steps

U.S. DISTRICT COURT - On Wednesday June 7, 2017, U.S. District Court Judge Jesus Bernal granted the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians a motion to lift the stay on legal proceedings regarding the Tribe's water rights...
May 15, 2017

L.A. Clippers Bring NBA Development League Team To Ontario, CA

The L.A. Clippers and the NBA Development League today, Monday May 15, 2017, announced that the Clippers have acquired the right to own and operate an NBA D-League team that will begin play in Ontario, California for the...
April 11, 2017

Agua Caliente Tribe invests in Cathedral City

CATHEDRAL CITY, CA - The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians announced today it is acquiring 12.5 acres for a development project in the heart of downtown Cathedral City, and it will contribute funds to relocate a fir...
April 4, 2017

Tribal Council election results announced

PALM SPRINGS, CA - The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians announced Tribal Council election results today: Tribal Council Chairman Jeff L. Grubbe continues his third consecutive two-year term. Tribal Council V...
March 7, 2017

Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians has rights to groundwater, Ninth Circuit confirms

PALM SPRINGS, CA - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, upheld a 2015 lower court decision that the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians has a right to groundwater in the Coachella...
February 20, 2017

Indian Canyons Open - Updated

PALM SPRINGS- The Indian Canyons will open at its regular time today Feb. 21 at 8am and operate on its normal schedule until 5pm. The canyons were closed temporarily yesterday as a precaution due to a mountain lion sight...
February 15, 2017

Tribal Elder Vyola J. Ortner

PALM SPRINGS - The oldest member of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, 95-year-old Vyola J. Ortner, died Friday Feb. 10, 2017 at her Palm Springs home. She will best be remembered in Palm Springs and througho...
January 12, 2017

Draft Tribal Environmental Impact Report for master plan ready for review

PALM SPRINGS - The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians has completed a Draft Tribal Environmental Impact Report addressing the potential environmental effect of the proposed Vision Agua Caliente Master Plan for an are...
November 22, 2016

Crisis Communications and Media Response Training offered

The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians invites you to this seminar presented by Richard Brundage, a widely recognized international crisis communications expert, former television news anchor and author of the critic...
September 27, 2016

Agua Caliente Provides Financial Suppport To Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is supporting the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in its opposition against the Dakota Access Pipeline with a $250,000 donation to its legal fund. Tribal leadership noted that althou...
September 6, 2016

Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians supports Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians provided a letter of support to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in opposition of the Dakota Access Pipeline. View the letter here. ...
August 4, 2016

Governor signs Compact with Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians

PALM SPRINGS - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has signed a 25-year Tribal-State Gaming Compact between the State of California and the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians (the "Compact"). The Compact reflects a conti...
July 11, 2016

Work Gets Underway For Parking Structure

PALM SPRINGS - Crews are installing fencing and making site preparations for the construction of a new parking structure being built by the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians in an area just north of the Spa Resort C...
July 7, 2016

Summer hours, rates for Tahquitz, Indian Canyons

PALM SPRINGS, CA - Tahquitz and Indian Canyons are operating on summer hours and rates. Tahquitz Canyon and Indian Canyons, comprised of Andreas, Murray and Palm Canyons, feature more than 60 miles of hiking trails in t...
June 13, 2016

Traffic lane realignments to begin soon

PALM SPRINGS- Beginning this week (June 13), minor traffic lane realignments will begin in a one-block area on the Agua Caliente Indian Reservation in downtown Palm Springs. The realignments will make way for a temporar...
April 6, 2016

Tribal Council election results announced

PALM SPRINGS, CA - The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians announced Tribal Council election results today: Tribal Council Chairman Jeff L. Grubbe was re-elected to a third consecutive two-year term. Tribal Coun...
March 21, 2016

Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians selects Richard M. Milanovich Fellow

AGUA CALIENTE INDIAN RESERVATION - The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is pleased to announce the selection of Fiona Teller as the recipient of the 2016 Richard M. Milanovich Fellowship. The Richard M. Milanovi...
March 1, 2016

Sign up today for 3rd Annual Legacy Hike, 5K

PALM SPRINGS, CA - The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is pleased to present the 3rd Annual Richard M. Milanovich Legacy Hike and new 5K run on Friday May 6, 2016 in the Indian Canyons. Event proceeds support t...
February 18, 2016

Calle Encilia Parking Structure Public Review Process Begins

The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) for Planning Case No. 15-15 - Calle Encilia Parking Structure pursuant to Tribal Ordinance No. 28, Tribal Environmental Policy Act ...
December 14, 2015

Tribe begins work on Environmental Impact Report for downtown master plan concept

PALM SPRINGS - The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is beginning work to study the environmental impacts of a master plan concept for its properties in downtown near Tahquitz Canyon Way and Indian Canyon Drive. ...
December 1, 2015

Tribe considers parking structure project

PALM SPRINGS - The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is considering the concept of building a parking structure on the north side of the Spa Resort Casino. "We are interested in making investments in downtown Pal...
November 30, 2015

Agua Caliente sponsors 'Arrive Alive' program at local high schools this holiday season

COACHELLA VALLEY - The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is investing in teen safety this holiday season by partnering with three local school districts and sponsoring UNITE's Arrive Alive Tour® at nine local h...
November 19, 2015

L.A. CLIPPERS ANNOUNCE AGUA CALIENTE CASINO RESORTS AS PRESENTING SPONSOR OF 2015/16 SEASON

November 18, 2015 - LOS ANGELES, CA - The L.A. Clippers today announced Agua Caliente Casino Resorts as the Presenting Sponsor of the Clippers 2015-16 season, as well as the Clippers' Official and Exclusive Casino partne...
November 5, 2015

Street vacation request stems from 1994 agreement

AGUA CALIENTE INDIAN RESERVATION - The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is asking the City of Palm Springs to approve a street vacation on Tribal Trust property in downtown Palm Springs. The street vacation requ...
October 15, 2015

Spa Resort Casino To Receive New Entry

PALM SPRINGS - Starting this week, as an ongoing effort to enhance the guest experience, crews are beginning to make facade improvements to the southwest corner of the Spa Resort Casino in downtown Palm Springs. "We a...
July 15, 2015

Sign up today for the Legacy Hike

PALM SPRINGS, CA - The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is pleased to present the Richard M. Milanovich Legacy Hike on Saturday Sept. 19 in the Indian Canyons. The event benefits the newly created Richard M. Milano...
April 8, 2015

Tribe asks federal court to dismiss Desert Water Agency's fees, tax issue in claim against Riverside County

AGUA CALIENTE INDIAN RESERVATION - The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians filed a motion today (April 8) asking the Federal Court to dismiss a Desert Water Agency fees and tax collection issue. In January 2014, the ...
April 8, 2015

Tribal Council election results announced.

PALM SPRINGS, CA - The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians announced Tribal election results today. Tribal Council Chairman Jeff L. Grubbe continues in his elected two-year term. Tribal Council Vice Chairman Larry N...
March 20, 2015

Judge validates Tribe's water rights

A federal judge ruled Friday March 20, 2015 that the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians has federally reserved rights to groundwater based on the Winters doctrine. This decision is a critical step in how water is man...
February 27, 2015

GW Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Agua Caliente Band Of Cahuilla Indians

WASHINGTON (Feb. 27, 2015) - The George Washington University announced today it signed a memorandum of understanding with the Agua Caliente Band Of Cahuilla Indians to establish the Richard M. Milanovich Fellowship to p...
November 25, 2014

Tribe selects JCJ Architecture as master planners

PALM SPRINGS, CA - The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians Tribal Council announced Nov. 25 it will partner with JCJ Architecture of San Diego to create a master plan for 22 acres in downtown Palm Springs based on the...
November 20, 2014

Section 24 Specific Plan and Draft EIS available for review

PALM SPRINGS - The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians has completed a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) addressing the potential environmental effect of the proposed Section 24 Specific Plan in compliance wi...
September 3, 2014

Agua Caliente takes next step to create vision

PALM SPRINGS, CA - The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians began demolition today of the Spa Hotel, Spa, Fitness Center and Canyon Conference Center located at the corner of Tahquitz Canyon Way and Indian Canyon Way. ...
August 20, 2014

Sign up today to 'Hike for Human Rights'

Inaugural event slated for Native American Day, proceeds support Human Rights Campaign Foundation & Agua Caliente Cultural Museum PALM SPRINGS, CA - The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is pleased to pre...
August 19, 2014

The Tribe and the Rilington Group partner on Umbria homes.

The Tribe and the Rilington Group partner on Umbria homes (La Quinta, CA - August 12, 2014) The Rilington Group, a well-respected Coachella Valley homebuilder and developer, recently entered into a secon...
June 20, 2014

Water Resources Institute, Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians partner to create Coachella Valley Water Atlas, Salton Sea Repository

PALM DESERT, CA - The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians and Water Resources Institute have partnered to expand the Institute's activities and presence in the Coachella Valley. The Tribe provided seed money to sup...
June 19, 2014

Summer hours, rates for Tahquitz, Indian Canyons

PALM SPRINGS, CA - Now that summer rates are here, it's a perfect time to visit Tahquitz Canyon and the Indian Canyons. Summer hours start in July. Tahquitz Canyon and the Indian Canyons, comprised of Andreas, Murray a...
May 13, 2014

U.S. supports Tribe's water case

On May 13, 2014, the United States Department of Justice filed a motion with the U.S. District Court seeking to file a Complaint in support of Agua Caliente and against Desert Water Agency and Coachella Valley Water Dist...
April 7, 2014

Tribal Council election results announced

PALM SPRINGS, CA - The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians announced Tribal Council election results today. Tribal Council Chairman Jeff L. Grubbe was re-elected to a second consecutive two-year term. Tribal Counc...
December 3, 2013

Donate toys for military families this holiday season

Join us in showing our gratitude for the brave men and women serving our country. Donate a new unwrapped toy ($15 value) to the Heroes & Patriots Holiday Toy Drive through Dec. 15 to a participating location. The toys wi...
November 22, 2013

Internal auditor honored with award

PALM SPRINGS, CA - The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians' Director of Internal Audit Fred Dachenhausen will be recognized as Palm Springs CERT Volunteer of the Year at the Peace Officer & Public Safety Awards Lu...
November 15, 2013

Indian Canyons to open again Nov. 18

PALM SPRINGS, CA - The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is pleased to announce it will re-open the Indian Canyons at 8 a.m. Monday Nov. 18. The Tribe closed the Canyons on Sept. 5 after heavy flood damag...
October 22, 2013

Housing project in Palm Springs to spark local economy

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. - A new partnership between a longtime home builder and a local tribe is a welcome sign that shows the Palm Springs economy is improving. The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians announce...
October 15, 2013

Visionary - Jeff L. Grubbe

Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians Tribal Chairman Jeff L. Grubbe is featured as a "Visionary" in the 2013-2014 edition of Coachella Valley Vision. The publication reveals the infrastructure of Coachella Valley's bl...
September 25, 2013

Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians celebrates Native American Day 2013

PALM SPRINGS, CA - The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians invites you to Celebrate California's Native American Day on Friday Sept. 27. In 1968, Gov. Ronald Reagan signed a resolution declaring the fourth F...
September 13, 2013

Agua Caliente continues support for public safety efforts

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. - The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians will present the Palm Springs Fire Department with two 500-gallon diesel fuel trailers as part of a commitment to support public safety needs in the commu...
September 13, 2013

Tahquitz Canyon opens; Indian Canyons remain closed until further notice

PALM SPRINGS, CA - The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians has re-opened Tahquitz Canyon today after heavy flood damage and warnings of more storms forced the tribe to close the Canyons area on Sept. 5. Th...
September 5, 2013

Indian Canyons closed until further notice

PALM SPRINGS, CA - Tahquitz and Indian Canyons, owned and maintained by the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, are closed to visitors until further notice due to heavy flood damage in the area. Agua Caliente ranger...
August 22, 2013

Agua Caliente tribe supports school supply drive

PALM SPRINGS, CA - Tribal members and employees of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians stepped up this summer to support the Coachella Valley Rescue Mission Backpack Bonanza by donating more than 500 backpacks and...
July 22, 2013

Tribal, Federal, State leaders tour Mountain Fire area

Tribal leaders along with U.S. Rep. Raul Ruiz and Assembly Member V. Manuel Perez tour the Mountain Fire scene on Sunday. Pictured are: Tribal Vice Chairman Larry N. Olinger, Assembly Member Perez, Tribal Chairman Jeff L...
July 19, 2013

Tahquitz, Indian Canyons closed until further notice due to Mountain Fire

PALM SPRINGS, CA - The Tahquitz and Indian Canyons, owned and maintained by the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, would typically be open for the summer schedule, which includes Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Due t...
July 18, 2013

Mountain Fire burns thousands of acres on Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians reservation

PALM SPRINGS, CA - The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians continues to work with multiple agencies involved in the suppression efforts at Mountain Fire, a wildfire that started at 1:43 p.m. Monday near the junction o...
July 16, 2013

Agua Caliente supports fire relief efforts

PALM SPRINGS, CA - The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is working with multiple agencies assisting in the risk assessment efforts of Mountain Fire, a wildfire that started at 1:43 p.m. Monday near the junction of ...
June 5, 2013

$2.3 Million in Agua Caliente Tribal Transportation Funds Help Make Ramon Road Rehab Project a Reality

Cathedral City, CA - Today, representatives of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians joined Cathedral City officials and community leaders at the Groundbreaking Ceremony to kick off the Ramon Road Rehab project in C...
August 10, 2012

Agua Caliente Tribal Leadership attends fundraiser golf tournament to support the National Congress of American Indians

Left to Right: Dennis Hendricks, Don Arnold, Jeff L. Grubbe, Marshall McKay, and Leonard MastenAgua Caliente Tribal Leaders played a few rounds of golf for a good cause at the Yocha Dehe Golf Club recently. They teed off...
August 10, 2012

Agua Caliente holds open house for new Emergency Operations Center

Agua Caliente's Indian Canyons draw visitors from all over the globe. The many hiking trails run through stands of graceful California fan palm, over streams, up rugged hillsides, over starkly sensuous ridgelines, and do...
August 10, 2012

Preserving History with Axe and Shovel

Agua Caliente Tribal Rangers and Canyon Maintenance personnelIt's late July in Palm Springs and the heat on this day is predicted to be well over 110 degrees. It's hard to imagine that now, however. At just after 6:00 am...
June 13, 2012

Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce awards Agua Caliente's Michael Potts "Ambassador of the Year"

Agua Caliente's Director of Sales Michael PottsMichael Potts has been in the hospitality / hotel business his entire career, and it shows. He greets his clients with a genuine smile, a firm handshake, and intuitively kno...
June 6, 2012

Agua Caliente's Third Annual Invitational Charity Golf Tournament Exceeds Expectations

Agua Caliente Tribal Council presents $25,000 checks to representatives of Loma Linda Children's Hospital, Assistance League of Palm Springs, American Diabetes Association, and Stroke Recovery Center.Last year, Agua Cali...
May 22, 2012

Coachella Valley's Top Tourism Agency Honors Former Agua Caliente Tribal Chairman Richard M. Milanovich

Milanovich family accepts CVB 2012 Spirit Award. L to R: CVA President Scott White, Trista Milanovich, Tammy Story, Melissa Milanovich, Reid Milanovich, Mayor DeRosaThe Greater Palm Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau...
May 16, 2012

3rd Annual Agua Caliente Invitational Charity Golf Tournament Swings into Action

Agua Caliente Tribal Council and celebrities pose before the tournament begins.Absolutely beautiful 80 degree temperatures and sunny skies accompanied the 3rd Annual Agua Caliente Invitational Charity Golf Tournament to ...
May 15, 2012

Agua Caliente Acting Chairman Jeff L. Grubbe welcomes northern tribe for totem dedication and re-raising ceremony

Agua Caliente Acting Chairman Jeff L. Grubbe welcomes Hunt familyThe Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians and the First Nations Kwakiutl Tribe of British Columbia, Canada, came together recently at Sunnyla...
May 7, 2012

Agua Caliente Tribal Elder Presents Book to Council Leaders

Vyola J. Olinger presents her book to the 2012 Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians Tribal Council. L-R: Member Anthony Andreas III, Secretary/Treasurer Vincent Gonzales III, Vyola J. Ortner, Member Jessica Norte, Vice...
April 9, 2012

A World of Insects in Andreas Canyon

On the morning of the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum's insect hike-part 3 of a 4 part series of hikes to study the birds, geology, insects, and plants of Andreas Canyon-Doug Yanega looked concerned. It was unusually c...
April 4, 2012

TRIBAL COUNCIL ELECTION RESULTS ANNOUNCED

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. - The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians announced Tribal Council election results today, naming one new councilmember, along with the re-election of its Chairman. Tribal Council Chairman Ric...
February 24, 2012

The Wondrous Birds of Andreas Canyon

At 6:30 a.m. on a recent January morning, 25 hikers assembled at the entrance to Andreas Canyon in Palm Springs. Dressed for the morning chill and sporting the usual hiking gear, they also carried binoculars, cameras, an...
January 13, 2012

Agua Caliente Ends the Year with Toy Drive, Donation to Food Bank-Looks forward to 2012

Anthropologists have long been aware that generosity, or a system of reciprocity, was central to Native American societies like the Cahuilla Indians. Celebrated local author and anthropologist Lowell John Bean points out...
January 12, 2012

Agua Caliente Tribal Member Ciara Richards Awarded Full Scholarship to Auburn University

Ciara Richard's volleyball skills have paid off in a big way. She was recently offered a full scholarship to Auburn University. After researching several campuses and visiting 3 or 4, she decided to take them up on the...
December 19, 2011

Images of Baskets and Nature Adorn the New Bob Hope Interchange

Images of Baskets and Nature Adorn the New Bob Hope Interchange The aesthetic treatments that beautify the new Bob Hope interchange on I-10 are hard to miss, even at 70...
December 16, 2011

Native Cuisine

Traditional and Modern Ingredients Collide to Form a Symphony of Flavor Agua Caliente Cultural Museum's exhibit, Seaweed, Salmon and Manzanita Cider: A California Indian Feastcame to li...
October 26, 2011

Museum Announces New Curator

Palm Springs, CA (October 26, 2011) - Executive Director Michael Hammond, Ph.D., of Agua Caliente Cultural Museum announced the appointment of Dawn Wellman as Curator of the Museum. Over the previous eight ye...
May 16, 2011

2nd Annual Agua Caliente Celebrity Invitational Charity Golf Tournament

Palm Springs, CA (May 16, 2011) - The 2nd Annual Agua Caliente Celebrity Invitational Charity Golf Tournament swung into the Indian Canyons Golf Resort May 16th with some great help from a variety of sports st...
February 8, 2011

Museum Announces 2011 Festival of Native Film & Culture

PALM SPRINGS, Calif., (February 8, 2011) - Agua Caliente Cultural Museum will present the 2011 Festival of Native Film & Culture on Wednesday through Sunday, March 2-6 at Camelot Theatres in central Palm Springs. Now i...
November 9, 2010

Agua Caliente Tribe and Cathedral City Work Together to Obtain Funding for Ramon Road Repairs

The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians (ACBCI) has announced that Cathedral City will be the recipient of a $2.3 million Indian Reservation Roads (IRR) program grant. The grant funds will be used to help revitalize a...
October 30, 2010

New Poker Room at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif., (Oct. 30, 2010) - The Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa celebrated the Grand Opening of the new Poker Room Saturday, Oct. 30, after a 3-month project that now features 16 tables, 9 flat screen TVs, p...
October 18, 2010

Agua Caliente/BLM Land Exchange

PALM SPRINGS, Calif., (Oct. 18, 2010) - In response to public requests, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has extended the public comment period on a proposed land exchange with the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla India...
September 23, 2010

Happy Native American Day! Did you pass the test?

Nearly 100 local residents attended the Native American Day open house at the Agua Caliente Tribal Administration Plaza on Thursday, Sept. 23, the eve of the annual state holiday that fell on Sept. 24 this year. Chairma...
August 17, 2010

Tribe donates $25,000 to benefit clients of the Desert AIDS Project

PALM SPRINGS, CA (August 17th, 2010) - Agua Caliente Tribal Chairman Richard M. Milanovich presented a $25,000 donation check Aug. 17 from the Tribe to benefit clients of the Desert AIDS Project (DAP), a Palm Springs org...
July 8, 2010

Tribe Mourns Passing of Former Tribal Councilmember Jeannette Prieto-Dodd

PALM SPRINGS, Calif., (July 8, 2010) - The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is mourning former Tribal Councilmember Jeannette Prieto-Dodd, 43, who passed away unexpectedly early today. Prieto-Dodd, who served the ...
June 16, 2010

Golf Tournament turns fun into cash for charities

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (June 16, 2010) - Four Coachella Valley Charities benefiting local kids took home an extra $80,000 when Richard M. Milanovich, Chairman of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, presented each ...
May 14, 2010

Let the grownups play

Palm Springs, CA (May 14, 2010) - A day of fun was the driving force behind the Agua Caliente's first charity golf tournament Friday, May 14, bringing out a slate of some 20 pro sports celebrities, businesses and the Tri...
April 27, 2010

American Indian College Fund

PALM SPRINGS, Calif., (April 27, 2010) - A representative from the American Indian College Fund, Eileen Egan (pictured right), along with Ollie Beyal of the Palm Springs office of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, visited ...
April 25, 2010

Western Coachella Valley Police Activities League Honors

INDIAN WELLS, Calif., (April 25, 2010) - The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians Tribal Council accepted honors from the Western Coachella Valley Police Activities League (PAL), Sunday, April 25, at the Indian Wells C...
April 6, 2010

New 2010 Tribal Council Sworn In

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (April 6, 2010) - The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians Tribal Council was sworn in today, seating one new official and renewing the terms of longtime Chairman Richard M. Milanovich along with t...
April 6, 2010

Message from Chairman Milanovich

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (April 6, 2010) - Chairman Richard M. Milanovich, recovering from surgery for liver cancer less than two weeks earlier, was back in Tribal Council Chambers Tuesday April 6 to attend the swearing in o...
March 12, 2010

Tahquitz Canyon legend lives on...

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (March 12, 2010) - Anthony J. Andreas, an Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians Tribal Member who passed away in 2009, is featured in the biannual Journal of the Society for California Archaeology, ...
February 26, 2010

Groundbreaking to Celebrate Work on the New Interstate 10 Freeway Exchanges

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (February 26, 2010) - A multi-agency groundbreaking to celebrate work on the new Interstate 10 freeway exchanges at Bob Hope Drive and Ramon Road was sponsored by the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla I...
February 16, 2010

Tribe Gets Nod to Issue Bond for Solar Facility Tax-Exempt Financing Becomes an Option for Proposed Project

PALM SPRINGS, CA (February 16, 2010) - The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians was granted the authority to issue tax-exempt financing of up to $11 million by the U.S. Treasury Department to develop a solar equipment ...
January 27, 2010

Agua Caliente Tribe Captures Three Top Honors

RANCHO MIRAGE , CA (Jan. 27, 2010) The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians and the Tribe's business developments captured three tops honors at the 2010 “Rammy” Awards held by the Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce Ja...
January 5, 2010

Traditional Bird Singing and Dancing Presented by Agua Caliente Cultural Museum Singing the Birds (Wikitmallem Tahmuwhae): Bird Song and Dance Festival

PALM SPRINGS, CA (January 5, 2010) - Agua Caliente Cultural Museum again hosts Singing the Birds (Wikitmallem Tahmuwhae): Bird Song and Dance Festival. This year's event will be held Saturday, January 23, 2010, at the ...
January 4, 2010

Tribal Chairman joins with City Leaders to Honor Philanthropist

PALM SPRINGS, CA (January 4, 2010) - Agua Caliente Tribal Chairman Richard M. Milanovich helped to celebrate Palm Springs' philanthropist Jackie Lee Houston, who was honored Jan. 4 at the dedication of the Jackie Lee Hou...