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Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians respond

EDITOR: I am the chairman of the federally-recognized Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, and I write in response to the article written by Cole Mayer about litigation involving my Tribe, Cesar Caballero and several individuals who claim tribal affiliation with him (entitled “Chief jailed over tribal name dispute,” published March 30, 2012). The article could […]

Band of Miwoks fund mission

Three dental professionals from the Shingle Springs Health and Wellness Center recently returned from a weeklong mission to Honduras. The Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians (Tribe) funded their participation in the Rolling Hills Christian Church’s mission to support local medical/dental needs, assist with construction needs and work with a local orphanage in Tela, Honduras. […]

Shingle Springs Health & Wellness Center: Healthcare for the whole family

When it comes to choosing the right healthcare provider, the doctors and staff at the Shingle Springs Health & Wellness Center know patients aren’t only concerned about themselves — they’re also concerned about their families. That’s why the Shingle Springs Health & Wellness Center is committed to providing personalized, compassionate, high-quality care for the whole […]

Miwok Big Time at Rancheria

The public is invited to the 19th annual Big Time Celebration hosted by the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians on Saturday, Aug. 24 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Sunday, Aug. 25 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Shingle Springs Rancheria in Placerville. Big Time is free to attend, offers […]

Injunction against Caballero granted to Miwok tribe

The Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians was issued an injunction against a man claiming to be affiliated with the tribe on Feb. 7. The tribe, which owns and runs Red Hawk Casino in Shingle Springs, filed a lawsuit against Cesar Caballero in 2008 after the man filed a business statement with El Dorado County […]

Original Shingle Springs Miwok

EDITOR: My name is Louie L. Smith III. I am a true Shingle Springs Miwok. The Smith Family is just one of may families that are and always will be Shingle Springs Miwoks. We are all related to the surrounding Miwoks from other counties. We are also known as The El Dorado Miwoks because we […]

‘Other Miwok’ Caballero returns to jail

Cesar Caballero, the man who claims he is the chief of the real Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, is heading back to jail after having recently been released. Caballero, 42, was sentenced to 90 days in prison by United States Magistrate Judge Edmund F. Brennan after being found guilty of obstructing mail, a press […]

Miwoks? Who are the imposters?

EDITOR: The Mountain Democrat’s coverage of the dispute about who can call themselves Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians is incomplete. Specifically, there is more to say about the current actions of the small Band of Miwoks being sued by the Red Hawk Casino affiliated group claiming trademark protection of the name Shingle Springs Band of […]

Historic Shingle Springs Miwok Tribe

EDITOR: We, the Historic Shingle Springs Miwoks, are appalled by what is taking place by this band of indians who want to be Miwoks. There is only one Shingle Springs Miwok Tribe. All anyone has to do to figure out which tribe is the real Miwok tribe is look at the census records from the […]

We are the real Shingle Springs Miwok Tribe

EDITOR: We the Historical Shingle Springs Miwok Tribe are appalled by all the publicity. We are a recognized tribe of Congress and Department of Interior. In 1934 the Indian Recognization Act was voted on by recognized tribes all through out the United States. The tribes that voted yes got a rude awakening when they had […]

January 23, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged | 2 Replies

Miwoks to open huge health clinic

SHINGLE SPRINGS — The Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians has announced Monday, Oct. 3, as the opening date for the new Community Health Clinic, located adjacent to Red Hawk Casino at Red Hawk Parkway. The 60,000-square-foot clinic, which includes two floors of parking, replaces the existing 17,000-square-foot facility located on Mother Lode in Shingle […]

Big Time at the Shingle Springs Rancheria

What: Shingle Springs Rancheria 17th annual Big Time Who: Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians Where: 5281 Honpie Road in Placerville When: Saturday, Aug. 27, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Cost: Free Information: Malissa Tayaba at 530-262-2797 or Rachel Keola 530-417-6634 A group of young Indian women from the […]

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Miwoks get grant award

Congressman Tom McClintock announced that Community Recovery Resources Inc. substance abuse and mental health services agency in Grass Valley, the city of Alturas Police Department and the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians have been awarded competitive grants through the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Community Facilities Program. “These projects were selected for funding […]

Tribal, county courts join to hear family, juvenile cases

The Superior Court of El Dorado County and the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians on the Shingle Springs Rancheria will collaborate to create a court for juvenile and family court cases.  Two judges, Christine Williams of the Shingle Springs Tribal Court and Judge Suzanne N. Kingsbury, presiding judge of the El Dorado County Superior […]

Chocolate is good for everything

What: A Chocolate Affair Who: Soroptimist International of Placerville and Soroptimist International of Cameron Park and El Dorado Hills Where: El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville When: Saturday, Feb. 8 from 6-9:30 p.m. Cost: $35 in advance, $40 at the door Information: 530-344-1476 or visit Not only is chocolate a delectable treat offering happy […]

New compact to aid Red Hawk finances

Assembly Bill 1267, a move to approve a compact between Gov. Jerry Brown and the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, was ratified May 30 and is now awaiting approval by the U.S. Department of the Interior. The agreement, ratified by the state Legislature, was entered in by Tribe Chairman Nicolas Fonseca and Gov. Jerry […]

EDCFPD board hears Cal Fire pitch

The board of the El Dorado County Fire Protection District (EDCFPD) heard more specifics about a proposal for Cal Fire to run the district at its meeting May 16. Providing the information was Cal Fire Amador-El Dorado Unit Chief Kelly Keenan, who provided the board with an update on the district’s Request for Proposal to Cal […]

Supes get look-see at road plans

The El Dorado County’s Board of Supervisors got a first look at its Department of Transportation’s proposed Capital Improvement Plan for 2013 during Tuesday’s afternoon board session. Under the county’s General Plan, the board is required to update the CIP at least every year and coordinate each update with the “five-year major review of the […]

LAFCO clears legal block to tribe’s water

The Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians reported that its decades-long effort to have the same rights to water as any other user in the El Dorado Irrigation District is finally over. On Wednesday, Dec. 5,  the Local Agency Formation Commission, a local agency that determines EID’s service area, voted to remove restrictions that it […]

Steve A. Tayaba

Aug. 19, 1950 — Nov. 28, 2012 Steve Andrea Tayaba peacefully passed away at home with his wife, Karen and eldest daughter, Monica at his side. He was a private man with quiet stature, gentle voice and a warm hug. He will be missed every minute of every day by his wife, Karen, who cherished […]

Major transportation improvements completed in county

State and local officials, including Senator Ted Gaines, Tribal Chairman Nicholas Fonseca of the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, Commissioner James Earp from the California Transportation Commission, Caltrans District 3 Director Jody Jones, and El Dorado County Transportation Commission Chair Jack Sweeney celebrated the completion of two significant transportation improvement projects today in El […]

Caballero given second chance

Cesar Caballero, the leader of the tribe claiming to be the real Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, has had three months filled with pain. The pain of being assaulted, being denied access to a class on archeological preservation and not being able to see his daughter.

It started July 22, when Caballero was set to go to the class provided by the United Auburn Community, he said, with two of his fellow tribe members. Only one was allowed in, though all three had been invited to attend and had been confirmed via voicemail.

Caballero claimed that it was members of the Shingle Springs Band of Miwoks that operate Red Hawk Casino, who he called “tall Hawaiians,” that forced himself and the other tribe member out.

“We went to the class, got the materials, sat down. The tribal elder personally greeted us,” he said. But then the “Hawaiians” surrounded his table, he said, claiming that Caballero and his …

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Appellate Court says EID must seek removal of rancheria water restrictions

On Oct. 4, the California Third Appellate Court ruled that the El Dorado Irrigation District, which supplies water to the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, must seek permission from the Local Agency Formation Commission to continue to do so, and if such permission is not granted, EID and the sovereign tribe must take the […]

Kristi Merrill — a troubled youth disappears

Editor’s note — This is part 1 of a two-part story about the disappearance and recovery of Kristi Merrill, a Union Mine graduate. The story of Kristi Merrill, her disappearance from Carmichael and rescue from a sex trafficking ring in Sacramento, starts as many stories of the seedy underbelly of society do: with death and […]

Red Hawk Health Clinic open to all

A five-story building sitting on the other side of the parking structure from Red Hawk Casino is often overlooked by the general public. Many that do see the building and read the sign declaring what it is have a misconception of who the building serves. The Shingle Springs Health and Wellness Clinic is “owned and […]

More documents call tribal history into question

In the continuing saga between Cesar Caballero and the Indian tribe that owns and operates Red Hawk Casino over naming and trademark rights, Kristen Mackey presented more evidence she believes helps to prove the casino tribe should never have been federally recognized and thus have no claim to the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians […]

Caballero: Mackey’s statement

I, Kristen Mackey, was originally contacted by the actual Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians (Miwok Tribe) in February of 2006, because I am a licensed Real Estate Agent and they wanted me to provide information concerning the Shingle Springs Reservation.  I investigated the property, obtained title reports, reviewed Bureau of Indian Affairs Realty documents, […]

Documents indicate fuzzy history of rancheria

In the ongoing battle over an Indian tribal trademark, Kristen Mackey provided a position statement from the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors from when Red Hawk Casino was being proposed by a group Cesar Caballero claims usurped his tribe’s name. In the 2003 document titled “Position Statement Shingle Springs Casino,” the El Dorado County […]

Caballero released from custody

Cesar Caballero was released from federal prison on the night of April 3, following the relinquishing of his business license and other documents. The documents allowed Caballero to do business as the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, the name he and his group say has been usurped by the tribe that owns and operates Red […]

Red Hawk tribe sues other tribe

The Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians has filed a second lawsuit in the matter of improper misappropriation of the tribe’s name. The second lawsuit targets multiple individuals after a federal judge ordered Cesar Caballero, who claims to be the chief of the “true” Shingle Springs Miwok tribe, to stop misappropriating the name, a press […]

Chief jailed over tribal name dispute

On March 6, Cesar Caballero, 42, turned himself over to El Dorado County Sheriff’s Deputies to comply with a judge’s orders. “I’m not here to fight,” Caballero said. “I’m here to honor the arrest warrant.” Caballero was wanted on a contempt of court charge after not submitting evidence that his tribe is the true Shingle […]

Red Hawk files sealed

El Dorado County Superior Court Judge Nelson Keith Brooks granted a motion for files to be sealed concerning the dispute between the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians and Sharp Image Gaming. The files contained “restrictive information” according to the tentative ruling. The files pertain to financial information for the Miwok-owned Red Hawk Casino. The […]

Red Hawk income up

After a less than optimal 2010, Red Hawk Casino bounced back in the fourth quarter of 2011. Impairment charges hampered the casino in late 2010, when it was estimated that a substantial amount of the money due by the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians would not be paid within the contract’s terms, said Lakes […]

Court lets Red Hawk appeal without bond

A March 7 ruling by El Dorado Superior Court Judge Nelson Brooks approved the motion by the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians for not having to pay a bond to appeal an earlier court decision in a higher court. According to a press release from the tribe, owners of Red Hawk Casino, attorneys from […]

Red Hawk’s tribe loses $30M case

Jurors awarded more than $30 million last week to the former business partner of Red Hawk Casino’s governing tribe. The Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians was ordered to pay $30.4 million to Sharp Image Gaming Inc. Thursday after jurors determined the tribe improperly canceled its contract with the gaming machine supplier. In 1999 the […]

December 28, 2011 | Posted in News | Tagged | 2 Replies

Red Hawk Casino receives state-wide award

In September at the Annual Child Support Director’s Association’s Training Conference and Expo in Sacramento, the Red Hawk Casino was honored as the Child Support Program’s Employer of the Year. This award recognizes an employer (public or private, local, state or national employer) that has improved the lives of children and families in California by […]

Sheriff unlikely to litigate gaming grants

It might be sitting pretty with pocket aces, but the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department appears ready to sit this hand out. A recent memorandum from Auditor-Controller Joe Harn claims that the county’s Indian Gaming Local Community Benefit Committee incorrectly awarded five local agencies with grant funding earlier this year. Harn said the only two […]

I’m a member of the historical tribe

EDITOR: You posted in Friday’s paper about the Shingle Springs Miwoks winning their court case about mail fraud. That was semi-true. The tribe suing did win the case but it was not the Historic Shingle Springs Miwoks who won. If you had the court transcript you would see where they admitted to having forged the […]

Guilty of obstructing mail

A Shingle Springs man was convicted earlier last week of three counts of obstruction of mail. Cesar Caballero, 41, was found guilty Tuesday in a Sacramento federal court of attempting to have mail addressed to Red Hawk Casino and the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians diverted to his own residence. According to courtroom testimony, […]

Appeals court brushes off Diamond Fire

In one brief sentence, on Feb. 9 the Third Appellate District Court of Appeal dismissed Diamond Springs-El Dorado Fire Protection District’s attempt to invalidate the contract for fire protection between El Dorado Fire Protection District  and the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians. Citing four California cases dating from 1869 to 2007, acting Justice P.J. […]

Diamond Fire Dept. in LAFCO limbo

Diamond Springs-El Dorado Fire Protection District’s request to detach the Shingle Springs Rancheria from its service area, which was heard at the Oct. 27 Local Agency Formation Commission  meeting, appeared to be a routine matter. That is, until the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians showed up. The tribe asked LAFCO to delay action until […]

Diamond Fire gets court date

Democrat correspondent CaliforniaÕs Third Appellate District Court has set Oct. 26 as the date Diamond Springs-El Dorado Fire Protection District is to file its opening brief in its appeal in the lawsuit it filed against the El Dorado County Fire Protection District. At issue is a five-year contract that El Dorado County Fire entered into […]

Group forms to manage So. Fork American River

The South Fork American River Watershed Group represents a collaboration of a broad group of local stakeholders, including local, state and federal agencies; sovereign tribal nations; non-profit/non-governmental organizations; and private residents. The SFARWG participants come together to identify key issues within the South Fork of the American River watershed and to promote collaboration between stakeholders. […]

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