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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 …
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]