August 23, 2022 | Press Release

New NO on 27 Ad: 50+ CA Indian Tribes Oppose Proposition 27. Only a Few Support It

New NO on 27 Ad: 50+ CA Indian Tribes Oppose Proposition 27. Only a Few Support It

Despite deceptive campaign by out-of-state gambling corporations, the overwhelming majority of California’s Indian Tribes oppose Prop 27

For Immediate Release: August 23, 2022
Contact: Kathy Fairbanks, (916) 813-1010

Sacramento, CA – The NO on 27 Coalition today released a new ad announcing that more than 50 California Indian tribes oppose Prop 27, while only a few tribes support the measure. The out-of-state gambling corporations bankrolling the Yes on 27 campaign have been running deceptive ads attempting to mislead voters into thinking many tribes support the measure. That is not true. The overwhelming majority of California Indian tribes strongly oppose Prop 27.

“Prop 27 is a direct attack on Indian self-reliance, and Indian Country overwhelmingly opposes this deceptive measure,” said James Siva, Chairman of the California Nations Indian Gaming Association, the largest statewide association of tribal governments. “Prop 27 jeopardizes Indian gaming and vital funding that both gaming and non-gaming tribes use to provide housing, healthcare, firefighting services, education, cultural preservation, and other services for our communities. That’s why more than 50 California Indian tribes – both gaming and nongaming alike – strongly oppose Prop 27.”

Below is a comparison showing tribes in support vs. those opposed to Prop 27.

Tribes Opposed to Prop 27Tribes Supporting Prop 27
California Nations Indian Gaming AssociationBig Valley Band of Pomo Indians
Tribal Alliance of Sovereign Indians NationsMiddletown Rancheria of Pomo Indians
Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla IndiansSanta Rosa Rancheria Tachi Yokut Tribe
Barona Band of Mission Indians 
Bear River Band of the Rohnerville Rancheria 
Big Lagoon Rancheria 
Bishop Paiute Tribe 
Blue Lake Rancheria 
Cahto Tribe of the Laytonville Rancheria 
Cabazon Band of Mission Indians 
Cahuilla Band of Indians 
Chemehuevi Indian Tribe 
Cher-Ae Heights Indian Community of the Trinidad Rancheria 
Chicken Ranch Tribe of Me-Wuk Indians 
Cloverdale Rancheria of Pomo Indians 
Colusa Indian Community Council 
Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians 
Elem Indian Colony 
Elk Valley Rancheria 
Enterprise Rancheria of Maidu Indians 
Ewiiaapaayp Band of Kumeyaay Indians 
Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria 
Hoopa Valley Tribe 
Ione Band of Miwok Indians  
Jamul Indian Village of California 
Karuk Tribe 
Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeño Indians 
Manchester Point Arena Band of Pomo Indians 
North Fork Rancheria 
Pala Band of Mission Indians 
Pauma Band of Luiseño Indians 
Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians 
Pechanga Band of Indians 
Pit River Tribe 
Quartz Valley Indian Reservation 
Redding Rancheria 
Redwood Valley Little River Band of Pomo Indians 
Resighini Rancheria 
Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians 
San Manuel Band of Mission Indians 
San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians 
Santa Rosa Band of Cahuilla Indians 
Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians 
Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians 
Sherwood Valley Band of Pomo Indians 
Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians 
Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians 
Susanville Indian Rancheria 
Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation 
Table Mountain Rancheria 
Tejon Indian Tribe 
Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians 
Tule River Indian Tribe 
Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians 
Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians 
Wilton Rancheria 
Wiyot Tribe 
Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation 
Yurok Tribe 


Prop 27, sponsored and entirely funded by out-of-state online gambling corporations like DraftKings and FanDuel, would legalize online and mobile sports gambling in California – turning virtually every cell phone, laptop and tablet into a gambling device.

Prop 27 is opposed by a broad coalition of over 50 California Indian tribes, educators, civil rights and public safety leaders, and advocates for the homeless.