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.
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.