Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians host groundbreaking for new admin, community centers

Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians host  groundbreaking for new admin, community centers
Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians host  groundbreaking for new admin, community centers

An architectural rending of the under-construction Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians’ new Administrative Center on Liberal Avenue at Highway 99W. A groundbreaking for the community and administrative centers took place earlier this month. A groundbreaking ceremony of the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians Administrative/Community Centers project took place on Dec. 7 amid less than ideal weather.

Members of the tribe were met by gusting winds and rain as they took shovels to the ground at Liberal Avenue and Highway 99W where the new Nomlaki Complex will be built.

Welcoming those in attendance was tribe CEO Damon Safranek and Tribal Chairman Andrew “Dru” Alejandre.

The event, like the one which took place last month for the expansion and remodeling of the tribe’s Rolling Hills Casino, marks the history of the tribe’s 25 years of federal recognition.

“Preserving the past, celebrating the present, while looking toward the future is one of the hallmarks of our tribe,” said Andrew “Dru” Alejandre, tribal chairman of The Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians. “As ‘every building tells a story,’ it was crucial from the beginning design stage to final concept that our community was involved, honored and supported during this process. It is my hope that our new Community Center not only reflects our collective tribal values but will also be a beacon for evolution and growth for all who visit.”

The17,100 square-foot Community Center will feature a large meeting/multipurpose space that can accommodate up to 360 people. The center will also include a commercial style kitchen equipped to handle […]

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