Tribe says fears of Chumash casino ex...

Tribe says fears of Chumash casino expansion unfounded

There are 30 comments on the The San Luis Obispo Tribune story from Feb 14, 2007, titled Tribe says fears of Chumash casino expansion unfounded. In it, The San Luis Obispo Tribune reports that:

SANTA MARIA, Calif. -- Santa Barbara County wants a say in any expansion plans at the Chumash Casino Resort.

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“I Am Little Stevie”

Since: Feb 07

Santa Maria

#1 Feb 14, 2007
1. Nearly all the casino's employees commute from out of the area, taking their pay out of the area with them. 2. It is not the rich that lose money at the casino- it is the middle-class and poor. The casino keeps them down while the rich Chumash get richer. The poor Chumash get poorer.

United States

#2 Feb 14, 2007
I really like it around there, that lil town Guadelupe is nice. Lompoc is great, even in big ol' Santa Maria is nice. Around the Casino is nice too. But you know, I didn't see any Indians around anywhere.

“I Am Little Stevie”

Since: Feb 07

Santa Maria

#3 Feb 14, 2007
The Chumash indians that are the owners of the casino live out of the area. They bought the land and planted they-called indian relics on the property, to fool the federal and state agencies.
This I learned from the Chumash indians that lived on the mesa behind the casino. That land was bought by a Chumash indian and divided it into parcels for other indians to live on, on a small rental basis. Those Chumash refused to go along with the casino Chumash; so, the casino Chumash made life unbearable for the mesa Chumash- the mesa Chumash moved out. I guess there were up to about 80-100 that lived on the mesa, from 1940-19??
That land is an airport now. Others, Chumash and other indians have more or less intermarried with
whites or others. Some have been silenced by the statewide casino operators. As long as the casino operators keep paying the state and federal governments directly those governments protect the
casino Chumash when they do ANYTHING. Those politicians that do that point to all the money they are getting for their own voters,so they get reelected over and over- but the local people pay the big price without even property tax. A modern Mafia
Ken Christensen

Ventura, CA

#4 Feb 17, 2007
Simple solution to the preasence of the commuinity polluting Chumash casinio-close it down-get rid of it's comunity degrading effect.

Tell the Indian Mafia to hit the road! Throw the politians who support the Indian Mafia out of office!

If you doubt the need for this action, talk to the people who live in Solvang and Santa Inez!

United States

#5 Feb 17, 2007
"unfounded"--Everyti me I turn around the Tribe is buying something else--a big hotel, and a gas station, and the local public high school. Money, money, money.

“I Am Little Stevie”

Since: Feb 07

Santa Maria

#6 Feb 17, 2007
JamesJ wrote:
"unfounded"--Everyti me I turn around the Tribe is buying something else--a big hotel, and a gas station, and the local public high school. Money, money, money.
Blaming all the Chumash is not wise because only a few that are rich and bullies run the casinos and so forth. The rest of the Chumash are either hiding from the powerfull leaders or are forced to do as those leaders say, which is the same as before the spanish came to California- the Chumash made slaves of the other Chumash that they conquered. That is why the police and others do not hear of the new kind of slavery- it is acceptable to all the Chumash, except those that ran from the Chumash leaders.
In The Know

Berkeley, CA

#7 Apr 30, 2007
156 of the tribe are 1/2 and 1/4 Chumash. They are the ones who collected 430,000 last year and 360,000 the year before.. The rest of them 1/8's 1/16's etc. get nothing. They have no say in what goes on. HYPOCRITES!
These people are phony! They can vote the others in and share in the profits tomorrow. Think they will? Think not! At those BS ceremonies they have, they talk about how they're all one people. SURE!
That the mean white man screwed them for years. Now they're doing to thier own people. Funny how things come around!


#8 May 8, 2007
get a clue. There are native people every where. You choose not to see us. For the people that live in solvang and Santa Ynez, who cares how they feel, their not native to the area,anyhow. Granted many people have lived there many years, it doesn't give them the right to look down their noses to another race of people.Unless you are of native blood you'll never understand, some things cannot be explained.Their felt.

Santa Maria, CA

#9 May 17, 2007
You people need to realize that you are talking trash about people you don't even know! You don't know about the Chumash's past, and how far we have come and how we are so so so grateful for everything we have. I hate when I hear or read things about this by complete strangers! They think we're money craving "indians" who only care about ourselves! Do you not understand most of the money made by the casino goes to charities and organizations in the community. We just donated $1 million dollars to the hospital so they can make it better. For whoever "In The Know'is... just stop talking, please! Our BS ceremonies! SO INCREDIBLY DISRESPECTFUL!! Those kind of things are sacred and we don't expect you to understand them, but we do expect you to respect them and the tribe. Oh and by the way... I'm an 1/8, and I'm perfectly fine. Just because I don't get money, doesn't mean my family doesn't help me out. I don't feel cheated or anything and the reason only Chumash with a certain amount of blood get get money is personal and the entire tribe is perfectly content. "Little Stevie", you have NO idea what you are talking about so please stop talking trash about a past you know nothing about!

Santa Maria, CA

#10 May 17, 2007
quiged wrote:
"unfounded"--Everyti me I turn around the Tribe is buying something else--a big hotel, and a gas station, and the local public high school. Money, money, money.
Learn about something a little more before you talk trash! The Chumash donated millions of dollars to the high school for a new state of the art football field... they didn't buy it! And what gas station are you talking about?!
In The Know

Pittsburg, CA

#11 May 21, 2007
chumash pride, I would expect such a response from you, " For whoever "In The Know'is... just stop talking,"
We don't want to let any information out into the public, Now do we?

It's a shame that those people have collected $430,000 last year and $360,000 the year before. They've also set themselves a cap of $50,000 a month when the time comes. Meanwhile, The younger generation grows older and are they cut in? Oh yes, I forgot, We're all one people!

Ceromonies sacred? I bet those Chumash that have long passed would be real proud of these fakes that call themselves native american. We're all one people, Except when it comes to per capita checks! How about everyone get something, instead of just a few!
Let's hear your reason why only a certain group gets it?
How about enlightening us on the personal part?

Entire tribe is perfectly content? And how many interviews have you conducted? How many?
If you're happy that's great! Blow your smoke and wave your feathers! Be happy! Just don't speak for everyone!
Enjoy the koolaid!

United States

#12 Jun 4, 2007
quiged wrote:
"unfounded"--Everyti me I turn around the Tribe is buying something else--a big hotel, and a gas station, and the local public high school. Money, money, money.
I am not aware of any gas stations purchased,please advise locations?

Paso Robles, CA

#13 Jun 6, 2007
I don't know what you folks got against the indians in the chumash village. I think they are a great service to the community there in and ever since I attenended the school in question I had no problem. I seems your all jealous that there doning a great service and you don't get you $ cut into there profits. They are bringing in talant and entertainment to the vally that is much needed and they seem to have the right amount of security, Lets let them live, haven't the white man screwed with them enough!
B Barbera

Santa Maria, CA

#14 Jun 8, 2007
Jane wrote:
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I am not aware of any gas stations purchased,please advise locations?
The Chumash bought and operate the former McCormix gas station next to Caesar's Car Wash on Hwy 246, It is a stone's throw from the reservation boundary.
Grace Cash

Los Olivos, CA

#15 Jun 25, 2007
why are all of you even so worried about us THE CHUMASH . you talk as if all chumash are money hungry .and assume that you know our way of life and about us personally . you dont .so what if we are investing in property .what is the big deal!!!! and we are all united and at peace with eachother regardless if some dont get the per-cap. All you out there that are so worried about our life need to relax and worry about other issues in this world.
In The Know

San Jose, CA

#16 Jun 29, 2007
"and we are all united and at peace with each other regardless if some dont get the per-cap."

Really? So you've spoken to all of the tribe?

Another authority that thinks they speak for everyone! Wake up and smell the sage burning!

Marion, OH

#17 Jul 7, 2007
...much of that money given to the community is required of the Chumash Casino by the state... they dont actually give millions. Many say that that money is all coming from the chumash out of generosity, but the truth is they have to, its an obligation. Just a little thing for you guys to keep in mind that say they willingly give bucks.

United States

#18 Jul 9, 2007

Seaside, CA

#19 Jul 18, 2007
you are all so mis-informed. You should probably check your sources before you start spewing your racist attitudes around. You are just mad because someone made some money and it isn't you.

Seaside, CA

#20 Jul 18, 2007
Oh and by the way Grace Cash. Thanks. Keep trying to clear up misconceptions.

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