Hopland Band of Pomo Indians of the Hopland Rancheria

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Hopland Band of Pomo Indians of the Hopland Rancheria
Total population
350[1]
Regions with significant populations
United States (California)
Languages
English, Pomoan languages
Religion
Roundhouse religion, Christianity, Kuksu
Related ethnic groups
Pomo tribes

The Hopland Band of Pomo Indians of the Hopland Rancheria is a federally recognized tribe of Pomo people in Mendocino County, California, south of Ukiah.[1] The Hopland Band Pomos traditionally lived in the Sanel Valley.[2]

Reservation[edit]

The Hopland Pomo's reservation is the Hopland Rancheria. Approximately 291 tribal members live in the area and 45 on the reservation.[1] The Rancheria was established in 1907 and is 40 acres (160,000 m2) large.[3] It is located about 3 miles east of Hopland, California.

Government[edit]

The Hopland Pomo ratified their constitution on August 20, 1981, which established a governing 7-person council. The current tribal leaders are:

  • Joseph San Diego, Tribal Chairman
  • Shawn Padi, Vice-Chairman
  • Bernadette Mora, Treasurer
  • Loretta Harjo, Secretary
  • Brian Want, Member-at-Large
  • Trina Vega, Member-at-Large
  • Iyesha Miller, Member-at-Large.[4]

The tribe conducts business from Hopland, California.[5]

Services and programs[edit]

The Hopland Band of Pomo Indians has a tribal education program, EPA office, health department, utility department, police department, court system, and economic development corporation.[6] The tribe owns and operates the Hopland Sho-Ka-Wah Casino, located east of Hopland.[2]

See also[edit]

Coordinates: 38°58′53″N 123°03′35″W / 38.98139°N 123.05972°W / 38.98139; -123.05972[7]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c California Indians and Their Reservations. San Diego State University Library and Information Access. 2009 . Retrieved 3 August 2009.
  2. ^ a b About Us. Hopland Sho-Ka-Wah Casino. (3 August 2009)
  3. ^ Pritzker, 140
  4. ^ [1] Hopland Band of Pomo Indians . Retrieved 15 January 2011.
  5. ^ California Tribes and Organizations. 500 Nations. . Retrieved 3 August 2009.
  6. ^ [2] Hopland Band of Pomo Indians. . Retrieved 15 January 2011.
  7. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Hopland Rancheria

References[edit]

  • Pritzker, Barry M. A Native American Encyclopedia: History, Culture, and Peoples. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. ISBN 978-0-19-513877-1

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