BARONA BAND OF MISSION INDIANS
WELCOME TO OUR SITE!
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, museum, 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 money in their pockets, members of that tribe purchased the Barona Ranch which today is the Barona Indian Reservation near Lakeside, about 30 miles northeast of San Diego. 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
San Diego County's unique Museum
on an Indian Reservation dedicated
to the perpetuation and presentation
of the local Native culture. click here
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
The Recreation Center provides a
safe and fun environment with many programs and activities for the
Tribal Community. click here
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 visit our Tribal Land. 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 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. click here
Barona Tribal Main Offices: (619) 443-6612
Barona Museum: (619) 443-7003, ext 219
Barona Recreation Center: (619) 443-7003, ext 218
Barona Indian Charter School: (619) 443-0948
Barona Tribal Enforcement: (619) 443-8976
Barona Fire Department: (619) 390-2794
DIRECTIONS TO OUR MAIN OFFICE
The BBMI Tribal Government Offices are located at 1095 Barona Road, off of Wildcat Canyon Road, approximately one mile from the Barona Resort & Casino.