Jamul Indian Village – November Newsletter
A Thanksgiving Message from the Tribal Council
Dear Community Members:
This week the Jamul Indian Village will celebrate Thanksgiving along with millions of other Americans. Like many of you, we choose to celebrate the holiday by spending time with family and, of course, enjoying the delicious turkey and trimmings.
As Tribal members, we also take this time to give thanks for the blessings in our lives and offer gratitude to those who have helped us realize our dream of Tribal sovereignty. With the forthcoming opening of the Hollywood Casino Jamul-San Diego, we ensure long-term stability of our Tribe and its future generations. Our economic development project would not be possible without the good folks at Penn National Gaming, C.W. Driver, the construction team on our reservation daily, and everyone who supports us.
We especially give thanks to our Tribal members who have weathered many storms as we work to finally realize our dream of economic independence. Although we have turned a corner, the journey is not over. We respectfully ask for your continued support on the road ahead.
We wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving and hope you enjoy the holiday with friends and family.
Jamul Indian Village Tribal Council
Free event: ‘A Thousand Voices’ Documentary Screening
Jamul Indian Village Chairwoman Erica Pinto and Council Members invite you to the complimentary premiere viewing of A Thousand Voices, a documentary of Native American women from the beginning of time.
Monday, December 14, 2015
6611 University Ave.
San Diego, CA 92115
Film is free to everyone
Light refreshments will be served
Please RSVP to: Lisa Cumper, firstname.lastname@example.org, 619-669-4855
About A Thousand Voices:
From the proverb, “It takes a thousand voices to tell a single story,” this is a documentary that builds from thousands of voices to present one universal story of New Mexico’s Native American women. Native American women have been purveyors of culture since creation. In spite of Western invasions, Native American women remain strong and grounded in traditional values by enduring courage and wisdom. The voices and advisers are from the Navajo Nation, Mescalero Apache Tribe, Jicarilla Apache Tribe, Kiowa Tribe, Pueblo de Cochiti, Ohkay Owingeh, and Pueblos of Acoma, Laguna, Jemez, Santo Domingo, Pojoaque, Santa Clara, Taos, Nambe and San Ildefonso.
Tribal Members Honor Their Ancestors
For Tribal members of the Jamul Indian Village, the month of November offers two opportunities to give thanks. In addition to Thanksgiving, Tribal members honor their ancestors on All Souls Day at the beginning of each November.
Tribal members spend the days leading up to All Souls Day clearing the shrubs from the grave sites of those who have passed on and crafting paper flowers to decorate the headstones and crosses. At night, they gather with candles to bring light to the Tribe’s ancestors. Tribal members share stories of those who have passed and remember those who have come before them.
“We’re especially proud of our younger generation for crafting the paper flowers and clearing the brush from the cemetery,” said Jamul Indian Village Chairwoman Erica Pinto. “This shows they are learning the traditions of our Tribe and keeping with the reverence we hold for our ancestors.”
In 2014, the Jamul Indian Village created the All Souls Day video to capture the spirit and historical perspective of the day.
Hundreds of Jobs Coming to East County
The emails keep pouring in about the jobs coming to East County! We look forward to meeting all of you and providing information on how to apply when the employment process begins shortly after the holiday season. In the interim, we’d like to share more about the variety of positions that will be offered at Hollywood Casino Jamul-San Diego.
This month’s e-newsletter highlights Table Game positions, including dealers, supervisors, and managers, and EVS/housekeeping positions. View information about all types of jobs at: jamulindianvillage.com/careers