Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians


Our reservation in the Santa Ynez Valley is the home to tribal families, our tribal government, and the Chumash Casino Resort. But our reservation also is home to a dream that started many years ago with our ancestors. Their spirit will continue far into the future because of the actions we are taking in the present.

The information in this website presents an opportunity to get to know us a little better — to learn some of our history and culture, and see the progress we’ve made in our government and economic development.

A Living History

Through historical narrative, “The Chumash People — A Living History” illustrates the rich living history of the Chumash people and their strength to sustain life, overcome hardship, revitalize cultural traditions and pass their customs on from generation to generation.


Learn about the long and distinguished history of the Chumash tribe — a 9,000-year-old story rich with culture, generosity, and pride.

Our Government →
Our History →
Our History in Gaming →
Our Sovereignty →
Our Economic Impact →
Our Home →


Get to know the philosophy, mission, and successes of each department within the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians.

Culture →
Environment →
Education →
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Health Clinic

The Santa Ynez Tribal Health Clinic provides comprehensive medical, dental, and mental health services to all tribal members and the community at-large.

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The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Foundation honors our ancestors by reaching out to our neighbors and caring for our community, with more than $25 million donated to date.

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