Pala Casino Resort & Spa
Pala Casino Resort & Spa is Southern California's Most Spectacular Playground™. With 2,250 state-of-the-art slot machines, 85 table games, eight great restaurants, two lounges with live entertainment daily, and a 2,000 seat Events Center, the resort offers all the excitement of Las Vegas. Shop, play or relax — you'll find it all at the Pala Casino Resort & Spa.

CTBA — California Tribal Business Alliance
The California Tribal Business Alliance was formed in 2004 to address an array of public policy matters of importance to the diverse business interests of the founding tribes, including business, housing, transportation, agriculture and environmental issues.

The CTBA's three members are the Pala Band of Mission Indians, the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians, and the Lytton Band of Pomo Indians.

The member tribes view their sovereignty as a foundation from which they can build strong relationships and find common interests with state and local governments, and with civic, charitable and community organizations.

Save Gregory Canyon
The Pala Band of Mission Indians has been spearheading the effort to stop the Gregory Canyon Landfill from being built at the base of Gregory Mountain near Medicine Rock and on the banks of the San Luis Rey River. The proposed 300-acre Gregory Canyon landfill site is located in northern San Diego County on State Route 76 (SR 76), approximately three miles east of Interstate 15 (I-15) and two miles southwest of the community of Pala.

Native American

National Museum of the American Indian
The National Museum of the American Indian is the sixteenth museum of the Smithsonian Institution. It is the first national museum dedicated to the preservation, study, and exhibition of the life, languages, literature, history, and arts of Native Americans. Established by an act of Congress in 1989, the museum works in collaboration with the Native peoples of the Western Hemisphere to protect and foster their cultures by reaffirming traditions and beliefs, encouraging contemporary artistic expression, and empowering the Indian voice.

San Luis Rey Indian Water Authority
The San Luis Rey Indian Water Authority is a sovereign tribal entity, created by the La Jolla, Pala, Pauma, Rincon and San Pasqual Bands to preserve and enrich the quality of life of their people.

The Authority unifies the Tribes to protect, develop and manage the resources provided under the San Luis Rey Indian Water Settlement. The advancement and accomplishments of present and future generations will be the measure of the Authority's success.

Nativehire is a job search engine made specifically for Native Americans looking for work on or near reservations as well as for those employers looking to hire them.  Often it is the case that jobs are scarce in more remote tribal lands and thus the unemployment rate is higher in these areas.  With so many tribes in the San Diego area and no centralized method to get job information out to those tribal members, it was a difficult task for employers to make sure their job postings were seen. Thus, the idea for a database (job search engine) was born.

Government Partnerships

The Pala Compact
Federal law requires states to negotiate with tribal governments in good faith to execute a gaming compact that specifies the conditions, regulations and limitations for Class III gaming (i.e. slot machines, black jack, craps and roulette) operations. Of the 107 federally recognized tribes in California, 61 -- including the Pala Band of Mission Indians -- have successfully entered into gaming compacts ratified by the Legislature and federal government. Included in the compacts are provisions for revenue sharing with non-gaming tribes, environmental protections and labor agreements. The compacts expire in 2020.

In June 2004, the Pala Band of Mission Indians was one of five Tribal Governments to successfully negotiate with the Governor amendments to its existing compact with the state. Collectively, the new compacts respect the tribes' sovereignty, protect their exclusive gaming rights, guarantee important and increased protections for casino patrons and the workers, the environment and local communities and provide a fair contribution of gaming revenues that will compensate the state for years to come. The duration of these renegotiated compacts is extended to 2030, providing long-term stability for the tribes and State.


National Indian Gaming Association
The National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA), established in 1985, is a non-profit organization of 184 Indian Nations with other non-voting associate members representing organizations, tribes and businesses engaged in tribal gaming enterprises from around the country. The common commitment and purpose of NIGA is to advance the lives of Indian peoples economically, socially and politically. NIGA operates as a clearinghouse and educational, legislative and public policy resource for tribes, policymakers and the public on Indian gaming issues and tribal community development.


Pala Band of Mission Indians

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