From Our Chairwoman

On behalf of the Ramona Band of Cahuilla, we welcome you to our Tribal website. As Chairwoman, I invite you to explore our site and learn not only about our rich history, but also of the projects, initiatives, and developments that we as a Tribe are currently pursuing. From developing our Reservation entirely off-grid, to utilizing our hand crew to complete a variety of field-based projects, to the environmentally conscientious initiatives undertaken by our EPA department, the Ramona Band remains committed to providing for its people in a way that is sustainable and promotes Tribal sovereignty.

Although we often reflect back on our past and on all of the challenges and hardships we have had to endure, today we also tightly focus our eyes forward and remain optimistic of the groundwork we are establishing for our future generations.


Danae Hamilton Vega


Established in 1893, the Ramona Band of Cahuilla is a federally-recognized Tribe situated in Anza, California, approximately ninety miles northeast of San Diego. Nestled at the base of Thomas Mountain at about 4,800 feet elevation, the Reservation encompasses 560 acres of land and has been developed entirely off-grid. Comprehensive solar arrays and battery systems, coupled with small-scale wind turbines, provide consistent power to the Tribe’s residential homes and facility buildings.

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Projects undertaken by the Ramona Band often foster land stewardship, environmental protection, and community engagement. For example, in 2023 the Tribe paved the dirt road extending to and through the Reservation, allowing for smoother traveling both in and out of the Reservation and the reduction of harmful particulate matter in the atmosphere. The Tribe’s EPA department has also implemented sweeping land protection initiatives, including water quality sampling, development of legal ordinances, and solid waste management. Lastly, the Tribe routinely outreaches to the surrounding community vis-à-vis participation in local interest groups, hosting of Earth Day events, and development of a community park for local Tribal members.

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Where We Are


56310 Highway 371, Suite B
Anza, CA 92539






PO Box 391670
Anza, CA 92539



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