BIG TIME (June 28, 2018)
Big Time is a traditional California Native festival or gathering where Tribal Nations come together to share traditional dances and songs, have talking circles, eat traditional foods, make important decisions and pray together. It is a time when different dance families come together for 2 – 10 days to make their regalia and to make significant decisions about their families and the future. There is no direct English translation of the Indian word for these gatherings. Over time the term “Big Time” has been adopted, but the term is also translated to mean significant, decision-making, or major importance. The Pomo, Ohlone, Maidu, Miwok and other Tribal Nations of central and northern California have continued to have an annual Big Time.
Come join us and have a Great TIME at BIG TIME. Be sure to bring your whole family for this clean and sober traditional event.
NEW PLAYGROUND STRUCTURE FOR COYOTE VALLEY PARK (September 24, 2015)
Coyote Valley Tribal Council is pleased to announce the approval of a new commercial play structure for tribal housing and park area to be completed mid October.
On August 6th the Coyote Valley Council approved the purchase of an American Parks Company Fun’ N Fit playground structure to be installed at the Coyote Valley Park. Playground excavation started September 12th, installation started September 15th and will be completed mid October.
The $38,000 project includes a new seesaw, tire bouncer, horizontal ladder, benches and barbeques. The new play structure will offer 10 activities for up to 55 children ages 5-12.The playground area will also have a refurbished basketball court and new landscaping with wood chips, containment boarders, new fencing and overhead lighting. The installation and landscaping project is projected to provide employment for 5 tribal members.
FIRST CLASS… (August 12, 2015)
Building the internal capacity of our people is the best investment we can make as a Tribe. By developing trade skills of our members they will qualify for more jobs on and off the reservation. We hope to be able to continue providing vocational education courses like construction trades, business technologies and hospitality services to our Tribal Members.
Thank you to all the members and other students for wanting to participate and sticking with it. We are very proud of each of you. A big thank you to John Feliz Sr., member and Housing Supervisor, for being a true leader and all the support, Richard Feliz Sr., member and our Casino’s Maintenance Manager, for working with our students and keeping them busy, Ghazal Mahdavian, our Tribal Administrator, for jumping right in and taking control of every situation, Joe Deacon for all the back end networking and Mike Ellege, Maintenance Supervisor, for all the support and help with miscellaneous jobs. Last but not least, thank you to the administration and staff at Mendocino College, especially Steve Hixenbaugh, Interim Dean and Jennifer Riddell, Interim Program Coordinator for believing in this program enough to get involved and work with us to create these opportunities for our community.
COMING SOON: CONVENIENCE STORE, GAS STATION AND MINI CASINO CONSTRUCTION BEGINS (August 8, 2015)
The 4,800 sq. ft. convenience store and gas station is scheduled to have a grand opening February 2016. It will feature a wide array of modern and innovative amenities, including the area’s first drive-through window for cigarettes and tobacco, a walk-in “beer cave,” an open-air cooler, stocked daily with freshly made soups, sandwiches and other popular grab-and-go food items. The competitively priced gas station features four gas pumps for automobiles and an additional two pumps for RVs and semi-trucks.
The convenience store’s adjacent gaming room, popularly referred to as the “mini-casino,” will be the Tribe’s second gaming facility. The 50 slot machine facility will offer gaming to patrons 18 years and older, a smoke-free environment and, with its easy-on-easy-off access to highway 101, will provide customers with a convenient gaming experience unmatched in Mendocino County.
The new store will be the first Tribal business owned and operated by Coyote Valley Retail Enterprises (CVRE), a corporate subdivision of the Coyote Economic Development Corporation (CEDCO). The Tribe formed CEDCO and CVRE to promote Tribal economic development, Tribal member employment and self-sufficiency. The Tribe expects the store will provide 12-16 new jobs, and all profits from the store will be used for the benefit of the Tribe and its Tribal members.
TAKING BACK OUR COMMUNITY: OPIOID ABUSE EDUCATION AND PREVENTION (April 10, 2018)
Our VISION is a healthy community that is free of opioid abuse and related stigma. A community that provides equitable access to integrated treatment and resources.
Together, we are trying to bring awareness to prescriptions in our communities. As part of our community engagement, we are hosting a free 3 on 3 tournament.
Pleas, Join us on Friday April 20th from 4-10pm at Coyote Valley Gym in Redwood Valley for our FREE 3×3 Basketball Tournament and Opioid Awareness Event!
Bring your unused or unwanted medications for safe disposal and join us as we create awareness around the current opioid epidemic going on in our county.
• Show up and sign up for the 3×3 Basketball Tourney! Age groups are 12-17 and 18+. There will be great prizes for each division!
• Guest Speaker
• Informational Booths
• Art Booths
FREE EVENT for all ages!!!!
Join our Facebook event page and help spread the word!
Contact Coyote Valley Education Center at 707-467-4715 or check out the links below: