To protect Sycuan's Sovereignty and preserve the well-being of our people through self-sufficiency and responsible governance, while having a positive impact on our community.
Indian self-reliance symbolizes renewed pride, spirit and independence for Native Americans.
In November of 1998, California voters overwhelmingly passed Proposition 5 which allowed California Indian tribes to continue gaming on their own land. This ended a six-year struggle by California tribes to operate gaming permited under a 1988 federal law. But due to a legal technicality, Nevada casino interests were able to get the measure overturned on constitutional grounds.
Meet the 2021 Tribal Council
As an independent, sovereign body, the Sycuan Tribal Council consists of seven officials democratically elected by the Sycuan General Council from the overall Sycuan membership. The officials of the Sycuan Tribal Council determine and administer laws, conditions and regulations for the benefit of the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation.