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  • AIR Banquet Presents Awards and Honors
  • Solving the Age-Old Question: One or Two-Page Resume?
  • On Veteran’s Day, Iipay Nation Honors United States Marines
  • Dispatches: In Memoriam Dennis Banks (1937-2017)
  • American Indian Film Festival: Three Days,Three Nights of Movies and Documentaries
  • A Native Christmas
  • Tuesday December 12th, Tribal TANF Success Panel

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  • SCTCA Fall Gathering Brings TANF Families Together
  • TANF Participants Attend Interview Skills Workshop
  • Chief Tecumseh’s Poem Remains An Inspiration
  • Dispatches: Washington, D.C.
  • Native American Heritage Celebrated In November

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  • NYSP Students: A Summer of Education, Cultural Classes, Trips – and Some Fun
  • Ten Tips to Keeping Your Job
  • SIHC Wellness Conference Includes Workshops, Activities For Children and Adults
  • Dispatches: Temecula
  • Indian Country Magazine Halts Publication
  • Native American Health and Wellness Conference

Article 1: High usage charge starts November 1
As part of California’s continued efforts to encourage people to use less energy, a new state-mandated High Usage Charge goes into effect November 1, 2017. This charge will apply to residential customers whose electricity use is more than four times the amount of their Baseline Allowance. Understanding your Baseline Allowance may help you manage your energy use to avoid this charge.
 
By subscribing to High Usage alerts, you'll know in advance that your usage will trigger the high-use charge. These alerts will let you know both before and when you start getting charged for high usage. You can choose to receive email or text alerts at sdge.com/alerts
 

Articles

  • A Long Journey From Struggle To Success
  • At Santa Ynez TANF, Students Create A Rainbow Painting
  • San Diego Film Foundation Names American Indian Advisory Board
  • Dispatches: North Dakota
  • A Summer of Native American Powwows and Gatherings
  • Native American Students Create Colorful Paintings
  • Escondido Tribal TANF Presents: “Interviewing Skills Workshop” Conducted by Kelly Allen

Save energy! August 31, is a Reduce Your Use Day. Please do your part to conserve energy. Sign up for alerts and conserve between 11a-6p and you may earn bill credits. Sdge.com/reduceuse
 
It going to be a HOT couple days San Diego. Don’t lose your cool. Visit a Cool Zone. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoCXgweJ5CA. And remember SDG&E has programs to help those who need it most. Connect someone you know today to the 30% discount, free energy efficient home upgrades or extra energy for medical needs.  Connect at sdge.com/assistance
 

August 2017 Southern California Tribal News

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  • 7th Annual All Tribes Recovery Gathering
  • CSUSM Signs Admission Agreements with Two American Indian Schools
  • Rincon New Tribal Administration Building
  • Rincon Tribe Donation for Road Improvements
  • Rincon Tribe Donation for Emergency Department at Palomar Medical Center
  • Viejas Casino & Resort Expansion 
  • Pechanga Resort & Casino Expansion
  • Sycuan Casino Resort Expansion
  • Pala Casino Spa & Resort Expansion
  • California’s Channel Islands – Archaeology Findings
  • Smithsonian Natural Museum of the American Indian
  • Rincon 2017 Fiesta 8/18 – 8/20
  • Upcoming Powwows

Article 1: You may qualify for a discount on your SDG&E bill
 
SDG&E offers several Assistance Programs to help lower your monthly bill while making your home more comfortable. Read more to determine if you qualify:
1.      CARE: With the California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) Program, you can save every month on your bill. Eligibility is based on current household income or participation in certain public assistance programs and the number of people living in your home. To apply call 211 or connect at sdge.com/care.

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  • Two Directions Graduates Prepare To Soar To New Heights
  • UCSD Honors Native American Graduates
  • Five Decades Later, RFK’s Speech Still Resonates
  • Dispatches: France
  • At USD, Native American Author Sherman Alexie Discusses Writing, Books - And A Memoir Of Grief
  • SCAIR Hosts Seasonal Gathering Of Families
  • Students Learn a Lesson About the Art of Cooking

Article 1: Money-saving energy tips for the summer
Turn off ceiling fans when you leave the room. Remember that fans cool people, not rooms!

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  • SCTCA TANF: Stories Of Accomplishment
  • Native American Groups Unite To Honor High School And College Graduates
  • San Diego State University Hosts Native Families Conference
  • Dispatches: Hollywood
  • SCTCA TANF: Stories Of Accomplishment, Past And Present
  • Killers of the Flower Moon Is A Story Of Greed, Betrayal – And Murder
  • SCTCA Presents Awards To Students In Reading Program
  • 2017 Summer Movies in the Park (Free!)
  • USDA - School's Out! Power Up for Summer Fun! Summer Meals for Kids & Teens Being Served in Your Community

It’s getting hot out there! With a series of warm days ahead, remember you can power down at home and still beat the heat by visiting a Cool Zone. Use SDG&E’s interactive map to find the Cool Zone nearest you. Many are open on the weekends. https://www.sdge.com/tools/summer/coolzones #espsdge #coolzones

Article 1: Make this a cool summer with a new smart thermostat
 
Purchase an approved smart thermostat and enroll in SDG&E's Reduce Your UseSM Rewards – and you’ll receive a $50 Visa® gift card. Plus, you can earn another $25 for each summer you participate in the Rewards program. Visit sdge.com/byot to find out if you qualify.
 
You can find and purchase a selection of eligible smart thermostats by visiting the SDG&E Marketplace. With this online tool, customers can compare prices, estimated energy savings, product features and popularity ratings across thousands of home appliances and electronics. Some of the products qualify for online rebates, and SDG&E Marketplace makes the rebate application process easier than ever. For more information, visit marketplace.sdge.com.

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  • Native American High School Graduates Receive Awards And Academic Honors
  • San Diego State University Hosts Annual Native American Graduation Ceremony
  • San Diego State University, 2017 Native American Graduates
  • Santa Ynez TANF Presents ‘Paint Night’ For Students
  • Dispatches: In Memoriam of Albert “Boxie” Phoenix
  • SCTCA TANF Hosts Annual High School Graduation Celebration
  • An Evening of Awards and Honors for Native American High School Graduates
  • CSUSM Lauds American Indian Graduates

Article 1: Seasonal reminder
Electricity rates switch annually from winter to summer pricing on May 1. This may affect your bill since summer rates are often higher than winter rates. If your pricing plan is based on time of use, remember that summer peak hours start on May 1 as well. Learn more at sdge.com/my-energy-bill.
Keep track of your energy use and costs with email or text alerts. These alerts give you information about your account, bill, energy use, and more. Some types of alerts include:

Articles

  • TANF Participants Share Stories Of Struggle – And Success
  • Beading Class Includes Making Earrings And Medallions
  • Social Security Announces Online Service To Replace Cards In California
  • Dispatches: Pala
  • Native American Warrior Art Depicts Long History of Victories and Defeats
  • At Pala TANF, A Course in Self-Defense

 

Article 1: EcoChoice℠ is a cool choice
SDG&E’s EcoChoice program gives customers the option to purchase up to 100% clean, renewable energy. The program may be a good option for those who rent or don’t have the ability to adopt solar due to costs or the inability to put panels on their rooftop. With EcoChoice, there’s no upfront installation cost and you’re supporting clean, renewable energy in our community. Those who enroll will pay a small premium every month depending on their subscription level. Customers can visit our online calculator to estimate how much it will cost each month to purchase renewable energy through the program. Customers can also enroll online. For more information, visit sdge.com/ecochoice.
 

Articles

  • Dream The Impossible Urges Students To Stay Disciplined – And In School
  • Native American Art, From A Very Early Age
  • San Diego State Pow Wow Is First Of Summer Season
  • Dispatches: Washington
  • Native American Academic Accomplishment Is The Tradition At Red Cloud Indian School
  • At Rincon, Young Children Encouraged To Play, Live Healthy And Eat Healthy

 

How would you like to support the environment and promote the growth of renewable energy in San Diego with no upfront installation costs?  

If you’re someone who has wanted to make the shift to renewable energy but don't own a home or installing solar panels just didn’t pencil out, consider the benefits of enrolling in San Diego Gas & Electric’s (SDG&E) innovative new program called EcoChoice℠.

Essentially, EcoChoice℠ gives customers the option to purchase renewable energy directly from SDG&E. The program works like this: SDG&E buys renewable energy on behalf of participating EcoChoice℠ customers. The renewable energy comes from large, utility-scale generating facilities built specifically for the EcoChoice℠ program. The more renewable energy SDG&E customers buy through the EcoChoice℠ program, the more renewable generation SDG&E can build.

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  • Students Attend IHC Workshop on Alcohol and Drug Prevention
  • CILS Supports Bill Allowing Native American Students to Wear Traditional Adornment at High School Graduation Ceremonies
  • Native American Runs The Longest Walk
  • Dispatches: Arizona
  • National Museum of the American Indian
  • Salmon Fillets And Whole Wheat Tortillas Are Newest Foods Offered By Commodities Program
  • A Dog’s Life – And Near Death – On The Reservation
  • SCTCA Graduation Celebration Save the Date: May 11, 2017
February 2017 Southern California Tribal News

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  • Indian Water Rights Settlements Celebration
  • Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians Election:
  • Chairman - Bo Mazzetti
    Vice Chairwoman - Tishmall Turner

  • KPBS Honors Two Individuals during American Indian Heritage Month
  • Randy Edmonds
    Joely Proudfit

  • Sycuan Cultural Museum
  • Chemehuevi 4th Annual Winter Camp
  • Longest Walk 5-2 2017
  • Save the Date: Dream the Impossible Native Youth Conference
  • Indian Health Council, Inc. Seminar & Groups:
  • Living a Life in Balance 8 Week Seminar
    Domestic Violence Support Group
    Pain Management Support Group
    Stitch to Wellness Group

  • Barona Cultural Museum Classes
  • Native Foods
    Leaching Baskets
    Beading

Do you love to save money? San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) offers a variety of tools, programs and services to help their customers do just that! 

As utility rate reform continues in 2017, energy saving programs will be worth looking into for your household’s energy needs. For more information about Rate Reform, please visit: http://www.sdge.com/RateReform/

By pairing programs and services with helpful energy management tools, SDG&E can create a perfect match for your energy saving needs. 

Here are two SDG&E solutions that can help you save energy and money in 2017:

Articles

  • Native American Eagle Feathers Featured In High School Graduation Documentary
  • 2017 Kumeyaay Calendar Features Native Plants, Flowers
  • Native American Students Learn Turtle Beading Tradition
  • Dispatches: Nebraska
  • For Some Native Americans, A Return To A “Decolonized” Diet
  • FDPIR Design Contest
  • Native American Dance Troupe Marches In Martin Luther King Jr. Parade
  • 2017 SCTCA TANF Participant Calendar Is All About Native American Community
  • Save the Date! Saturday March 18th, 2017 - Dream The Impossible Native Youth Conference

 

With the time period for Santa Ana Winds coming to an end and cooler weather settling in, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) is partnering with customers to promote safety during the winter season. SDG&E offers customers free safety checks to make sure home gas appliances are operating safely and efficiently. Customers are encouraged to schedule these appliance checks by visiting sdge.com or calling 800-411-SDGE (7343).

Articles

  • KPBS Honors Two Native Americans at 2016 Local Heroes Celebration
  • Toys for Tots Provides Presents for Christmas
  • At Standing Rock, Tribe Celebrates Victory – For Now
  • Dispatches: Santa Ysabel
  • The Best Pictures Of 2016
  • American Indian Film Festival Presents Features, Documentaries and Native Art
December 2016 Southern California Tribal News

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  • Native American Heritage Month - Museum at Balboa Park
  • Pala Band of Mission Indians; Saving Gregory Canyon
  • Pala Band of Mission Indians; Announces Tribal Election Results
  • Sycuan Hotel and Casino Expansion
  • First Lady, Michelle Obama, Recognizes Creative Youth; “National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards” at the White House
  • 2016 Annual SCTCA Board Retreat
  • INFR - Indian National Finals Rodeo
  • American Indian & Indigenous Film Festival
  • Barona Band of Mission Indians Awarded Murray Manor Elementary School an Education Grant
  • 15th National Indian Nations Conference: Justice for Victims of Crime
  • IHC - Angel Tree Project
  • Holiday Kids Crafts Class at Barona Tribal Museum

Finalizing projects around your home before family, friends and loved ones arrive for the holidays?  Know where major utility lines lie and what steps to take if a gas leak were to occur. Keep your family and loved ones safe this holiday season!

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  • Elouise Cobell Posthumously Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • San Diego State University Hosts California Indian Conference
  • Tribal Leader Receives Environmental Service Award
  • Dispatches: Viejas
  • Tribal Communities Conference Focuses On Strengthening Families
  • American Indian Recruitment Honors Students and Mentors
  • Iipay Nation Honors Native American Female Veterans
  • Native American Celebration of Christmas Has Long Tradition
  • School Attendance Important During Long Holiday Season

The holidays are all about doing a little something extra for someone. If you’d like to lend a hand and show someone you care before, during and after the holidays, be sure to let them know about some money and energy savings programs that SDG&E offers its customers year ‘round.

With Daylight Savings Time ending, lighting your home earlier in the evening can increase your energy use and cost. This November, plan ahead to make the holiday season brighter, safer & more affordable. 

Make the Season Bright

Did you know? One of the easiest ways to lower your electricity use is to switch to energy-efficient lighting like LEDs. 

Here are four (4) reasons to make the switch to light-emitting diodes (LEDs): 

1. Are less likely to break because they have no moving parts, filaments or glass

2. Reduce fire risk because they remain cool to the touch

3. Can last up to 10 times longer so you save on replacement costs

4. Use up to 90% less electricity to produce the same amount of light as incandescent light bulbs and strands.

Articles

  • Native American Students Attend College & Career Expo
  • SCTCA TANF Students Participate In Annual Reading Award Program
  • In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse
  • Dream The Impossible Logo Contest Deadline 12/10/2016
  • Dispatches: Japan
  • In November, A Celebration of Native American Heritage
  • Pre-Schoolers Visit A Colorful Pumpkin Patch
  • The New Trail of Tears: A Stark Revelation of Native American Life On Reservations
  • Save the Date - California's American Indian & Indigenous Film Festival

This October, take some time to make safety top of mind by creating your POWER plan.  San Diego Gas & Electric’s (SDG&E’s) safety tips and solutions will not only help you be better prepared in the event of an emergency, they may also save you some money on your energy bill!

Here are some tools to consider when putting together your power plan:

Articles

  • Children Create Colorful Native American Mural
  • CIMC Training Session Focuses On Enhancing Soft Skills
  • At Pala, A Celebration of Native American Traditions
  • Dispatches: North Dakota
  • Native American Recipes Can Be Simple – Or Complex
  • October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • At Western New Mexico, Native American From Santa Ysabel Is Mustang Kicker

Articles

  • It’s Back to School at San Diego and Manzanita TANF for Children and Families
  • It’s a Summer of Education, Travel and Fun for Native American Students
  • Back to School Event - Student Awards
  • Iipay Nation’s Gathering at Santa Ysabel Features Traditional Songs and Dance
  • Dispatches: Rio de Janeiro
  • Summer of Education, Travel and Fun - Photos
  • California Indian Conference: October 20-22, 2016

Are you keeping up with your energy conservation goals? Keep track of your energy use and costs with email or text alerts from SDG&E - these alerts give you information about your account, bill, energy use, and more!

Alerts You Can Receive

  • Your pre-set spending goal was exceeded.
  • Your pre-set electric or gas use level was exceeded.
  • You’ve moved into a higher-priced electric tier 
  • A weekly energy use summary with all of this information plus energy saving tips.

It’s Easy To Setup

August 2016 Southern California Tribal News

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  • Viejas Air Program
  • Rincon donation to Valley Center Library
  • 19th Annual National Tribal Transportation Conference
  • California Indian Museum & Cultural Center – Language Apps
  • Native Youth Employment Training Program
  • Inter Tribal Sports
  • Cahuilla Band of Mission Indians 2nd Annual Gathering
  • CIMC Event: Working Skills into Careers
  • Rincon Rodeo & Fiesta
  • Viejas Annual Traditional Gathering & Peon Tournament
  • Pala 9th Annual Honoring Traditions Gathering & Powwow
  • Tribes 4 Christ – Movies Under the Stars
  • Chemehuevi Indian Tribe Gathering for our Mountains 2016
  • Chemehuevi Indian Tribe Indian Days
  • Barona Cultural Center & Museum Classes
  • California Native American Day – State Capitol Sacramento CA

According to a state report, there could be a need for greater than normal energy conservation across Southern California on as many as 14 days this summer, mostly in the Los Angeles area. Since the power grid is interconnected throughout the state, SDG&E customers may be asked to help by reducing their energy use. Sign up to get an alert when conservation is needed. Review your information and sign up for alerts at sdge.com/myaccount

Looking for other ways to conserve and earn energy savings? 

Articles

  • TANF Institute Explores Issues of Trust, Motivation and Responsibility
  • Two Directions Students Graduate From Escondido Adult School
  • A Note of Thanks from UC Davis
  • Navajo Family’s Academic Success Driven By Love, Respect, Determination
  • Dispatches: Los Angeles
  • Students Write About Native American Life, Culture and Beliefs in Roy Cook Memorial Essay Contest
  • Native American Art Displayed at San Diego County Fair
  • For More Than A Century, A False Image Of Native Americans

 

CAUTION: It’s going to be a HOT weekend San Diego! With potentially recording breaking heat expected this weekend, please plan ahead so you don’t lose your cool! Stay hydrated and visit one of the 117 cool zone locations throughout our county.  Find the location closest to you by using SDG&E’s interactive map http://www.sdge.com/tools/summer/coolzones. Cool Zones are open from June 23, 2016 until October 31, 2016.

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A reminder for San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) customers: the transition to a new electric rate structure that began last September enters the next phase in July 2016. How these changes affect your electric bill will depend on your energy use, where you live and whether you’re enrolled in a bill discount program like California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE). To read more about how these changes will impact your bill, please visit: http://www.sdge.com/RateReform/.

When temperatures rise, so does the energy use in our region. Beat the heat and the chance of higher energy bills by conserving energy & water, going to a Cool Zone near you, and applying online to see if you qualify for a 35% discount on your SDG&E bill.  

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  • Leap to Confidence Empowers Women
  • Kumeyaay Nation College Inducts Native Americans, Honors Graduates
  • Santa Ysabel Memorial Day Ceremony Honors Veterans
  • Dispatches: Italy
  • Summer Powwows and Gatherings Celebrate Native American Culture
  • Native American Students Learn Cultural History of Beading
  • UCSD Inter-Tribal Resource Center Welcomes Inaugural Director
  • Summer Movies in the Park Return

Not only does summertime bring changes to the weather, but on soon, SDG&E customers will see a change in how they are billed for electricity.  Last year, the California Public Utilities Commission approved a new electric rate structure statewide.  For SDG&E customers, this will result in a consolidation of the current 3 tier structure, down to 2 tiers.  How these changes may affect a customer’s electric bill will depend on their energy use, where they live and whether they are enrolled in a bill discount program like California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE). To read more about this statewide rate reform initiative and any changes to your SDG&E bill, please visit: http://www.sdge.com/RateReform/.

Summer is also a great time to save energy and money!  Here are some solutions that can help you save money:

Articles

  • An Evening of Awards and Honors for Native American High School Graduates
  • San Diego State Indian Graduation Ceremony Celebrates Students
  • San Diego State University Graduates of 2016
  • Native Youth Conference Stresses College Education
  • Dispatches: Sacramento
  • Graduates, Class of 2016
  • Class of 2016 Co-Valedictorians
  • Class of 2016 Salutatorian
  • CSUSM Honors Native American Graduates

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has been letting you know about gradual changes to your electric bill. These changes are taking place as a result of statewide electric rate reform. The transition to a new electric rate structure that began last September enters the next phase later this year. Read more: http://www.sdge.com/RateReform/

How these changes affect your electric bill will depend on your energy use, where you live and whether you’re enrolled in a bill discount program like California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE). You should also know that summer season electricity rates begin on May 1. Summertime rates are 2¢ to 3¢ higher than those in the winter, so this may affect your bill.