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Production Details Kumeyaay History and Sycuan’s Evolution in the Region

November 6, 2013 (El Cajon)-- On Friday morning, Sycuan will debut a historical documentary that chronicles its 12,000-year existence in the present-day San Diego/Northern Baja region. It’s taken 16 months to produce and features local Native American anthropologists, historians and curators who help weave and trace the Kumeyaay ancestry. It also contains biographical accounts that make it an even more compelling and thought provoking piece.

“It really shows our history from a perspective that most people have never heard of, it goes beyond anything in textbooks and accounts ever written or told about the Kumeyaay and Sycuan,” said Daniel Tucker, Chairman of the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation.

On Friday at Sycuan Casino’s Live Up and Close Theater, 5485 Casino Way, El Cajon, the documentary will have its premiere for VIP guests. Later, the film will be available for viewing at the Sycuan website.

Members of the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation have resided in and around the foothills of the Dehesa Valley for nearly 12,000 years. Today

they are a modern government providing public services to their members, employees and neighbors. The Sycuan Tribal Government operates one of the region’s premier Indian gaming and resort facilities, the Sycuan Resort and Casino. The Sycuan Tribe demonstrates its strong commitment to the San Diego region by providing fire protection and emergency medical services to the community surrounding the Sycuan Reservation, and through its support of civic and charitable organizations.

The Tribe, through the Sycuan Tribal Development Corporation (STDC), has included purchasing and operating the former Singing

Hills Country Club and the historic U.S. GRANT Hotel, participating in development of Hotel Solamar near Petco Park, and owning and developing the

Marina Gateway Hotel and Conference Center in National City.

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