The Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians is a federally-recognized sovereign nation with a reservation in Coachella, California and in Twenty-nine Palms, California.

The Tribe has traditionally relied on gaming which served as an impetus to economic growth in the late 90’s and early 2000’s for its Tribal Government and enterprises. As a result, the Tribe employs over 700 people and is a generous supporter of cultural, social and economic projects in surrounding communities.

Economic diversification and growth are a priority to the Twenty-nine Palms of Mission Indians as it looks to expand its financial horizons. The Tribe strives to ensure a solid economic foundation for future generations by investing diverse and strategic business ventures within its reservation boundaries and the neighboring regions.

The Tribe’s Economic Development Department is an entry point for business proposals to the Tribe through research and due diligence.


The Tribes Economic Developments’ newest project is named Coachella Crossroads. Coachella Crossroads is located on site adjacent to Spotlight 29  Casino. It encompasses more than 30 acres of open fields that can be used for everything; from sporting events to concerts to campgrounds. Both the Tribe and the dedicated team members look forward to welcoming visitors from near and far.

Message to inquire about Concerts, Weddings, Sporting Events, Family Reunions, Quinceaneras and Festivals! or 760-397-5672



Notice is hereby given that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Pacific Regional Office, has released an Environmental Assessment (EA), dated December 2018, for the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians (Tribe) Fee-to-trust Gas Station/Convenience Store Project.  The EA has been prepared pursuant to the requirements set out in the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 (42 U.S.C. §4321 et seq.); the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) Guidelines for Implementing NEPA; the BIA NEPA Handbook (59 IAM 3-H); and the Department of Interior Deputy Secretary’s Order 3355 Section 4b.  The EA assesses the environmental effects of taking seven parcels comprised of approximately 2 acres of tribally owned land in the City of Twentynine Palms (City), San Bernardino County (County), California (project site), into federal trust status for the Tribe for economic development purposes (proposed federal action).  The Tribe subsequently proposes to developfive of the seven trust parcels (Assessor’s Parcel Number (APN) 0617-201-05 through 0617-201-09) with a gas station and convenience store (proposed project).  The project site is located in the northeast quarter of Section 33, Township 1 North, Range 9 East, San Bernardino Baseline and Meridian, United States Geological Survey topographic quadrangle and is bordered by Highway 62 to the north, Utah Trail to the east and Cactus Drive to the south.  Based on the analysis and effects discussed in the EA and comments received during the public review period, the BIA will decide whether to reach a Finding of No Significant Impact, direct further work on the EA, or initiate the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement.

The purpose of the proposed federal action is to facilitate tribal self-sufficiency, self-determination, and economic development, thus, satisfying both the Department of Interior’s (Department) land acquisition policy as articulated in the Department’s trust land regulations at 25 C.F.R. Part 151.

The public comment period for the EA will be open for 30 days, beginning on December 20, 2018 and ending on January 17, 2019.  For additional information or to obtain a CD copy of the EA, please contact Chad Broussard, Environmental Protection Specialist, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Pacific Region, at (916) 978-6165 or by email at Written comments should be mailed to Amy Dutschke, Regional Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Pacific Region, Sacramento, CA 95825.


The EA is available for public review by clicking the link below:


Tel: 760-863-2444 | Fax: 760-863-2449


46200 Harrison Place, Coachella CA 92236


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Closed all tribal & federal holidays.

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