COARSEGOLD — Despite the internal strife that has recently plagued the Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians, the tribal council honored its commitment this week to supporting area nonprofit projects.
Headed by acting chairman Tex McDonald, the council presented checks from the tribe’s Community Grant Program. The presentation took place at a reception held at the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino.
Checks totaling about $1 million were awarded Tuesday to more than 30 agencies with ties to Madera County.
“Since the opening of the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino, our tribe is proud to have provided millions of dollars in help to deserving organizations all across Madera County,” said McDonald. “We know what this year’s nearly $1 million in grants will mean to the recipients. We look forward to working with the county to ensure that this program continues to benefit the residents of Madera County.” ...