Barona Band Of Mission Indians

Barona Band of Mission Indians

With a long and storied history, The Barona Band of Mission Indians is always eager to share their culture and heritage, and is proud to welcome you to their land and the magnificent Barona Valley Ranch Resort & Casino. Established in 1932, the Barona Indian Reservation is home to this regal tribe, which is recognized by the United States government as a sovereign nation, and is governed by an elected Tribal Council.


A strong and supportive community, the Barona Tribe is proud of its independence and self-reliance. The reservation features its own museum, school, fire station, gas station, church, and community center. Tied together architecturally with the theme of a 1930's ranch, intended to honor the founders of the Barona Indian Reservation, the Barona Valley Ranch Resort & Casino attests to the vision, conviction, and determination of the Barona Band of Mission Indians.


In the Tribe's continual efforts to preserve their culture, the reservation is also home to the Barona Cultural Center & Museum, a unique hands-on educational museum. Displays of handmade pottery, reed baskets, paintings, arrowheads, and other artifacts - over 2,000 in all - date back thousands of years, and bring to life the rich culture and history of San Diego's Native American community.


PROJECTS FUNDED BY BARONA BAND OF MISSION INDIANS


For the Barona Tribe, the list of accomplishments is impressive and inspirational. It is a source of pride for the Barona Band of Mission Indians to now say they are no longer taxpayers liabilities, but they are indeed bringing back their pride, building a community and rebuilding their culture. read more


SPONSORSHIPS & CHARITABLE GIVINGS


Sharing is a Native American tradition - one that dates back centuries. The Barona Band of Mission Indians still carries that tradition on today. They use Indian gaming revenues to take care of their own and to make a difference for charitable organizations throughout the San Diego region. read more


BARONA RANCH HISTORY


In 1932, without a homeland but with some federal monies allotted from the sale of the Capitan Grande Reservation, a group of the Capitan Grande tribal members purchased the Barona Ranch which today is the Barona Indian Reservation near Lakeside, about 30 miles northeast of San Diego. For many years living without electricity and other services, the tribal members tried to create a living through the ranch and farming. read more


GRANT PROGRAMS


The Barona Band of Mission Indians is proud to help make a difference for schools throughout California. Through the endorsement of your locally-elected state representatives, schools in your area can now apply for Barona educational funding to purchase much-needed supplies and materials such as books and computers. read more

Barona Cultural Center & Museum

San Diego County's unique museum on an Indian reservation dedicated to the perpetuation and presentation of the local Native culture. click here

Barona Indian Charter School

B.I.C.S. a public K-8 charter maintains its small private wholesome environment with the advantages of a fully credentialed faculty and state-of-the-art technology.  click here

Barona Recreation Center

The recreation center is located on the Reservation of the Barona Band of Mission Indians at 1095 Barona Road, Lakeside, CA 92040.  click here

Barona Fire Department

Barona Fire Protection District was established in 1998 to provide its own positive, professional, and dedicated fire service to the residents and patrons of the Barona Reservation. click here

Tribal Enforcement

The members of the Barona Tribal Enforcement Detail strive to provide the best possible security services to the Barona Tribal Community as well as to the visitors that come upon Tribal Lands. Their goal is to provide for a safe and secure quality of life to the members of the Barona Band of Mission Indians and their guests.   click here

Signatus Growth Enterprise Corp.

Signatus is wholly owned by the Barona Band of Mission Indians, and is chartered under Section 17 of the Indian Reorganization Act. The Corporation is operated by a seven-member Board of Directors, which is appointed by the Barona Tribal Council.  
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Employment Opportunities

The Barona Band of Mission Indians currently has job openings. Click Here to view our opportunities.