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Tejon Tribe

January 8 2021: Letter to the Governor from Secretary of the Interior
Nov. 23, 2020: Stand Up For California Comments on Tejon Tribe's FEIS
Attachments in related items
August 17, 2020: Letter to Secretary of the Interior - Jurisdiction
Stand Up does not believe the Tejon Tribe meets the requirement in the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934 (“IRA”) of being a “recognized Indian tribe now under Federal jurisdiction,” as of 1934. Instead, the Tejon Indians residing on the Tejon Ranch were under state jurisdiction in 1934 and, therefore, the Secretary of the Interior lacks authority to acquire any land into trust for this applicant.
Oct. 6, 2020: Notice of Gaming Land Acquisition
The proposed casinos project consists of 226,000 square feet of hotel space, 173,000 square feet of entertainment/retail/mixed-use space and 77,000 square feet of back of the house space. Located between I-5 and Highway 99, Kern County
July 27, 2020: Stand Up's Letter of Comment on Tejon's DEIS
June 12, 2020: Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Draft Conformity Determination for the Tejon Indian Tribe’s Proposed Fee-to-Trust Acquisition and Casino Resort Project, Kern County, California
Proposed off reservation casino approximately 20 miles south of the City of Bakersfield in the town of Mettler. On Highway 166 between Interstate 5 and Highway 99.
July 23, 2019: Kern County BOS Agenda - Item 15
Intergovernmental Agreement and exemption from CEQA
July 23, 2019: Intergovernmental Agreement between Kern County and Tejon Indian Tribe
July 23, 2019: Attorney MacLean on behalf of Stand Up For California
July 22, 2019: Stand Up for California letter to County of Kern.
Discussion of IGA
July 18, 2019: Kern County Talking Points on Hard Rock Casino
June 12, 2019: EA and FONSI Tejon Gov. Center
May 27, 2019: Stand Up letter of comment on Tejon Community Center FTT 10.36 ac.
April 8, 2019: Notice of Application Fee to Trust Non Gaming
this is for 10+ ac. in Mettler on David Road to be developed as a Tribal Government Center
April 4, 2019: Letter of comment on Scoping Report
Perkins Coie on behalf of Stand Up For California
March 7, 2018: FOIA Acknowledgement Letter
Responsive Document
March 16, 2017 ltr to update Kern BOS regarding Tejon Tribe's letter to the CA Supreme Court
Tribe is requesting the Court to hear the Appeal on the North Fork 5th District Court Ruling. Governor Lacks authority to grant concurrence
Feb. 20, 2017: L Escobedo to Justices re Tejon Req Ct Grant Review 4812-2004-5381_1.pdf
Request to grant hearing on North Fork Appeal
Nov. 15, 2016: MOU Tejon Tribe and Kern County - Non Gaming Only- Government Center
This is the property in Mettler purchased with a HUD Grant for a Tribal Community Center. It was previously an Elementary School.
Nov. 3, 2016: Stand Up Ltr to Kern County BOS
Purchase of Meridian Elementary School in Kern County
Feb. 2, 2016: FOIA Reply Kern County Petitioning Groups
Letters of intent prior to the new regulation change
Sept. 11, 2015: NOI Comments on Tejon Project by Kitanemuk & Yowlamne Tejon Indians
Sept. 11, 2015: Stand Up Comments on Tejon Scoping Hearing
Sept. 10, 2015: Tri County Watch Dogs letter of comment on the Tejon NOI
Sept. 1, 2015: Kern County to United Stated Dept. of Interior
August 31, 2015: BIA Notice of Intent to Prepare an EIS for Tejon
Casino development on 306 ac. EIS web site: Documents -
June 30, 2015: LTR Supervisor Couch
The letter provides additional information relating to the June 2nd hearing. The discussion of an agreement between the County and the Tejon Tribe. The Tribe stated an agreement is necessary for its gaming development. The letter is preliminary information regarding the multiple federal processes.
June 22, 2015: David Laughinghorse Robinson v. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell
Tejon Ranch south of Bakersfield, one of the largest pieces of private property in the United States and traded on the New York Stock Exchange, is not about to be handed over to Native Americans under a ruling Monday from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. It has rejected a claim by the Kawaiisu Tribe of Tejon that tried to assert title to the Tejon Ranch.
June 2, 2015: Kern County BOS Hearing
Documents provided to the Kern Supervisors
May 14, 2015: Tejon's Renewable Energy Project's Proposed Activities & Deliverable Products
Proposed collaborative project with the non-federally recognized Tabatulabal group on its White Blanket Allotment Lands held in trust. Proposed project is for funding to assess and evaluate the oil, gas and water renewable energy resources that can be generated by the Tejon Indians Biomass Thermal Conversion Renewable Energy Demonstration Project.
May 5, 2015: Stand Up writes to the Kern County BOS
Information is provided to the BOS regarding the request for an initial reservation and why it does not qualify.
April 24, 2015: Paula Hart Replies to Comments on Tejon's request for an Initial Reservation
April 7, 2015: Stand Up Responds to Tejon's Request for Restored Lands
October 28, 2014: Stand Up For California writes to Kern County
We write today regarding the proposed Kern County casino by the recently reaffirmed Tejon Tribe and Cannery Row, owned by Millenium Gaming Inc. a Las Vegas based company. This is a critically important issue to Kern County and a test of the County’s leadership. It is imperative that the County understand that the steps it takes now not only will have local impacts, but will influence efforts by other groups to develop similar projects within the County as well as evolving tribal gaming polices at the state and federal level.
September 9, 2014: Tejon Tribe Request for Letter of Support
Kern County BOS Planning Department recommends letter of support
August 14, 2014: Tribal Resolution to Aquire Land In Trust
April 30, 2013: Inspector General Report
Jan. 3, 2012: Dept. of Interior Press Release on Reaffirmation of the Tejon Tribe
2012: Tejon Nation Park Service History on Web Site
Jan. 6, 2012: Asst. Sec. Echo Hawk to Chairwoman Morgan

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