About the Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians
About the Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians.
The Tribe is a Sovereign Tribal Nation, located in Redwood Valley, Mendocino County, California.
The Coyote Valley Rancheria began with the purchase of land in Coyote Valley in 1909 by the United States Government, U.S. Department of Interior, and Bureau of Indian Affairs. The purchase was for benefit of the Indians of the Ukiah Valley.
The Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians was recognized by the United States of America as a federally recognized Indian Tribe on June 18, 1934, the date that the Indian Reorganization Act,25 U.S.C. Section 461, et. seq. (IRA), was enacted. The Coyote Valley Reservation is approximately 70 acres and is located in Mendocino County, California. The Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians Tribal Membership is comprised of approximately 406 enrolled members. Of that number, about 170 reside on the reservation.
The Tribe operates a number of governmental departments including a tribal police force, tribal education, health, recreation, and environmental protection departments, among others. In addition, the Tribal Government operates a Tribal Administration complex providing administrative support, accounting and fiscal accountability, and human resource functions for the Tribe. The Tribe also operates a Day Care facility, Learning center and Swimming pool facility. The Tribe has entered into a Tribal-State Compact with the State of California (Compact) pursuant to the Indian Gaming regulatory Act, 25 U.S.C. Section 2701, et. seq. (IGRA), whereby it operates the Coyote Valley Casino. Moreover, the Tribe maintains a Day Care facility, Education and Learning center, Swimming pool (Recreation) and Gymnasium complex, a Tribal Police, Housing, Health and Social Services and Environmental Protection Departments.
The Coyote Valley Rancheria is approximately 70 acres and is located in Mendocino County, California. The Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians Tribal Membership is comprised of 317 enrolled members. Of that number, about 170 reside on the reservation. The governing body of the Tribe is the Coyote Valley Tribal Council which is comprised of 7 tribal members who are elected by the Tribe's General Council. The Coyote Valley General Council is comprised of all adult voting members of the Tribe.
The Tribal governing document was enacted on October 4, 1980 and is entitled The Document Embodying the Laws, Customs and Traditions of the Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians and is sometimes referred to as the Tribal constitution. Numerous Ordinances and Resolutions have been enacted since that date in governance of the Tribe. In August 2007 the Tribal Council revoked all unnecessary laws and ordinances, keeping only those laws deemed pertinent to Tribal governmental and casino operations.