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Article 1: You may qualify for a discount on your SDG&E bill 
 
SDG&E has several assistance programs to help lower your monthly energy bill while keeping your home comfortable.

Articles

  • At Two Directions, A CPR Course For TANF Participants
  • Pechanga Hosts 20th Anniversary Screening of ‘Smoke Signals’
  • Native American Gallery Opens In Escondido
  • Dispatches: Oklahoma
  • At National Archives, A Collection Of Photographs Celebrate Native American Heritage Month
  • At Viejas, ‘Warrior Spirit’ Conference Examines Native American Historical Trauma
  • Three Decades Later, Remembering A Tribal Elder
  • Santa Ysabel Indian Mission Celebrates 200 Years
  • Nov 19th 2018 - American Indian Student Alliance 2nd Annual Tukwut Gathering
October 2018 Southern California Tribal News

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  • 51st Annual Native American Day Celebration
  • Rincon Fiesta Rodeo
  • The Inaugural Los Angeles Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration
  • “Rise & Shine Resiliency Breakfast” Celebration
  • Putt Fore Preparedness Golf Tournament
  • Wellbriety Movement
  • Medicine Wheel & 12 Steps Program Conference For Men & Women
  • All Tribes In Recovery Gathering
  • Warrior Spirit Conference and Ceremony
  • Barona Cultural Center and Museum – Upcoming Classes
  • Rincon Powwow Dance Classes
  • Climate Science Alliance – Summer Field Trips
  • California’s American Indian & Indigenous Film Festival
  • Native American Veterans Association Appreciation and Powwow
  • In Memoriam Larry Banegas

Article 1: Stay informed of emergencies in your neighborhood
 
Changing weather conditions are putting our region at risk for wildfires. We’ve made significant investments to protect our communities, but there are times during extreme weather when we may have to turn off the power for public safety.
 
If there’s a fire, sometimes fire officials or other agencies also ask us to cut power to keep the community and/or their crews safe. Whatever the circumstances, we’ll make every effort to communicate with you in advance. And please know that turning off power in the interest of safety isn’t a decision we take lightly. It’s a last resort during extreme situations.
 
Stay informed by making sure your contact information is up-to-date:

Articles

  • At Rincon IHC, A Discussion Of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
  • New Teen Miss Julian Is From Iipay Nation
  • SCAIR To Expand Services In California
  • Dispatches: In Memoriam Larry “Moto” Banegas
  • Reflections On A Summer Of Powwows And Gatherings
  • Fall Recipes Follow Tradition – And Not The Trend
  • In Thunder in the Mountains, Chief Joseph Is Victorious - And Then Defeated
  • A New Miss Kumeyaay And A Powwow Princess
  • Escondido Public Library - 1000 Books Before Kinder garten - Take the Challenge!

Article 1: Why are summer energy bills higher?
 
The first two weeks in August were the hottest on record with an average temperature of 86.5 degrees — a full 10 degrees higher than the average high. This extreme heat that we’ve all been experiencing has many of us using more energy than normal as we look for relief. The increased energy use combined with higher summer pricing has resulted in our bills being higher than normal.
 

Articles

  • A Diploma Is Earned - After Years Of Struggle
  • For NYSP Students, A Summer Of Academics, Culture – And Fun
  • Campo Vice-Chairman Awarded Honorary Degree From San Diego State
  • Dispatches: Geneva
  • National Tribal TANF Institute Conducts A Four-Day Conference At Pechanga
  • After 25 Years, The Lance and the Shield Remains Definitive Portrait Of Sitting Bull
  • At Mesa Grande Gathering, Some Glimpses Of The Past
  • Two Directions, Inc. Adult, Child, and Infant CPR, First Aid, AED Class

Article 1: Stay connected, stay informed
 
Want to stay in-the-know about your monthly bill or energy spending? Enroll in our alerts via email or text. To participate, you’ll need an online account. Learn more at sdge.com/alerts. There are 4 types of alerts you can subscribe to. Choose one or choose them all!

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  • Unity Conference Draws Thousands Of Native American Youth
  • In Summer Sunshine, SCAIR Hosts Gathering Of Families
  • Intertribal Sports : A Summer of Softball, Soccer And Golf
  • Native American Students Receive Scholarships, Awards
  • Dispatches: Rincon
  • In Santa Ysabel, A Kumeyaay Documentary Includes Filming On The Reservation
  • Before Little Bighorn, There Was Washita
  • In Pala, Mission Has Been Standing For More Than Two Centuries
  • Healthy Native Nation Art Contest

 

Article 1: Stay cool during the dog days of summer!
 
No one likes higher-than-expected energy bills. Here are some tips to reduce your energy use during the warmer months – without sacrificing your family’s comfort.

Articles

  • UCSD Honors Eight Native American Graduates
  • Tribal Members From Santa Ysabel And Viejas Attend Gathering Of Nations In New Mexico
  • Native Americans Veterans Honored at Santa Ysabel
  • Dispatches: Washington
  • Powwows and Gatherings: A Summer of Native American Dance, Tradition, Culture and Color
  • It’s Summer, School’s Out – A Perfect Time For Reading
  • Slaughter of Buffalo Was Cold, Cruel - And Deliberate
  • At Fair In Del Mar, Native American Art Is Prominent
  • 2018 Summer Movies in the Park

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  • A Steady Rise One Year After A Long, Difficult Struggle
  • SDSU Honors Native American Graduates – And A Retiring Professor
  • New Skills And Hard Work Lead To A New Job
  • Dispatches: San Pasqual
  • SCTCA High School Graduation Celebration Honors 143 Native American Students
  • CSUSM Honors Native American Graduates
  • National Unity Conference
  • Beading and Culture Classes

Article 1: Save energy at home this summer
We understand that no one likes higher-than-expected energy bills. Here are some tips to reduce your energy use during the warmer months – without sacrificing your family’s comfort.

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  • GED Completion - And Then Welding Courses - Lead To A New Vocation In Chosen Career
  • Avellaka Walk: Supporting Survivors Of Assault And Violence
  • Setting An Educational Goal – And Reaching It
  • Dispatches: South Dakota
  • At Dream the Impossible Conference, Messages Of Determination, Success – And Opportunity
  • Native American Students Celebrate Art Of Healing
  • California Indian Legal Services - Walk-in Legal Clinic

Article 1: Saving energy – and money – in your home
 
The wonderful thing about saving energy is that, in addition to helping the environment, you save money. It’s like contributing to a good cause and ending up with more money in your pocket. Many energy-saving upgrades increase the comfort, convenience, and aesthetics of your home.
Reap financial rewards when you buy energy-efficient appliances and boos your overall home efficiency with SDG&E rebates.  Right now, there are instant in-store rebates for qualifying energy-efficient clothes washers ($25), electric heat pump water heaters ($250), gas water heaters ($100), and smart thermostats ($75 starting May 6, 2018). Learn more at sdge.com/rebates.
 
Article 2: Increase the performance of your heating and cooling system
 

Articles

  • After Years of Hard Work, A New Job – And A New Life
  • Students Honored For Colorful Drawings At American Indian Education Conference
  • Indian Civil Rights Act of 1968 Was A Historical Event
  • Dispatches: In Memoriam of Colleen M. Turner
  • Native American Culture - And Historical Images- Displayed at National American Indian Museum
  • Colleen M. Turner: Always An Editor
  • 12th Annual Dream The Impossible Youth Conference April 21, 2018

Article 1: Receive free energy alerts to keep your budget on track
 
Watch your energy use and costs with email or text alerts from SDG&E. Energy alerts can help you set monthly spending goals, track your progress and get automated alerts to stay in control and on budget. Alerts you can sign up for include:

  • 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 this information plus energy saving tips

How to subscribe to alerts:

Articles

  • Native Americans Recognized At San Diego Women’s March
  • Dream the Impossible Conference At CSUSM In April
  • Hostiles: Film is a Compelling and Violent Depiction of Old West Bitterness – and Redemption
  • Dispatches: In Memoriam Virgil I. Osuna (1947-2018)
  • 2018 Kumeyaay and Luiseño Calendars Feature Long-Ago Tribal Family Pictures
  • In The North American Indian, Photographs Tell The Story
  • Reading Award Program (RAP) 2017-2018 School Year Tribal TANF Youth K-12 Grade

Article 1: New pricing plans based on time of day
It’s time to start thinking about energy differently. To support the statewide commitment to reliable and sustainable energy, time of use pricing plans are now available to you. The plans are different from the current tiered option, which is based on how much energy you use.  New time of use plans look at the time of day you are using energy, which allows you two ways to save – by shifting your electricity use to lower cost hours of the day or to reduce your overall usage.
 
During the new on-peak hours of 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., increased demand on the electric grid means a higher cost to produce and deliver electricity to you. So, by shifting your use to off-peak hours, when there is less demand, the cost of electricity is less too. 
 
Why are on-peak hours from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.?
 

February 2018 Southern California Tribal News

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  • The Longest Walk 5.3
  • Pala Band of Mission Indians receives $7 million dollar California Energy Commission grant
  • Nativehire.org Bringing Jobs to Native Americans
  • Barona, Pala, Pechanga, San Pasqual, Sycuan, and Viejas Create Nearly 3,000 Jobs
  • Sycuan Casino Hosting Job Fairs
  • Viejas Casino and Resort Opening New Hotel Tower in February 2018
  • Adult Mental Health First Aid Training
  • The Healing Hands Conference – American Indians and the World of Nursing
  • 12th Annual Dream the Impossible Native Youth Conference
  • Barona Cultural Center and Museum Classes and Speakers
  • SDAIHYC Resiliency Conference

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  • Health and Nutrition Education Could Be In The Cards
  • Students Learn How To Make Elk Rawhide Drums
  • Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, Patron of the Environment
  • Dispatches: Barona
  • Seasoning and Cooking Tips for Frozen Sockeye Salmon Fillets
  • Native American Athletes Honored For High School Football Feats
  • Pay Attention to Attendance: Keep Your Child on Track in Middle and High School

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  • Success Panel Shares Stories Of Accomplishment
  • Days Before Christmas, Toys for Tots Delivers Presents
  • Santa Ynez TANF Hosts Fall Art Night
  • Dispatches: Santa Ysabel
  • Best Pictures of 2017
  • Best Unpublished Pictures 2017
  • Save the Date - SCTCA High School Graduation Celebration

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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

Articles

  • 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.

Articles

  • 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:

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  • 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