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2002 Hotels

Don't forget to make your room reservations: hotel rooms are available for attendees at the the Wyndham Palm Springs Hotel (where all conference functions will take place), and the Agua Caliente Tribe's Spa Hotel. The special conference rate is $83.00 per night, Single or Double, and $103.00 per night for Resort Suites (room rate includes resort fee which covers all local and toll free calls and parking fees).

Make your hotel reservations online with the Wyndham Palm Springs Hotel (or by calling 1-760-322-6000 and mentioning the group rate code "Indian Nations" or "1275303"), or by calling the Agua Caliente Tribe's Spa Hotel (1-800-854-1279) and mentioning the group rate code "Indian Nations."

Note: If you find that the above conference hotels no longer have vacancies, please contact the Palm Springs Marquis Hotel at 1-760-332-2121 and mention Indian Nations: you will receive a special discount of $79.00 per room, single or double, plus $5.00 per car overnight parking.

Hotel reservations must be made by November 15, 2002 and must be canceled 72 hours prior to arrival to avoid cancellation fees. Hotel reservations made after the cut-off date will be accepted on a space and rate available basis.

Airline Travel

United Airlines is the Official Airline of the 2002 OVC Indian Nations Conference. For travel to the conference, you will receive a 10% discount off any United fare for tickets purchased at least 60 days in advance and a 5% discount off any United fare for tickets purchased at least 7 days in advance. Call your travel agent or United's Meeting Reservation Center at 1-800-521-4041 (from 7:00am to 12:00 midnight EST, seven days a week) and refer to ID Number 514JI. 

American Airlines is also offering conference participants special rates which allow you a 5% discount off American's published round-trip fares within the continental U.S., Hawaii, Alaska, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. By purchasing your ticket 30 days or more prior to your departure date, you can receive an additional 5% bonus discount. Special round-trip Zone Fares are also available for savings on midweek travel to the meeting. To take advantage of these discounts, Call American Airline's Meeting Network Reservations Meeting Services Desk at 1-800-433-1790, or have your travel agent call American Airline's toll-free number to obtain these same advantages for you. Refer to STARfile authorization number A19N2AN.

Airport Locations

Palm Springs International Airport is less than 2 miles from the Wyndham Palm Springs Hotel and the Agua Caliente Tribe's Spa Hotel. Ontario International Airport is 70 miles from Palm Springs and is the closest of all Los Angeles area airports for conference attendees who cannot fly directly into Palm Springs. Conference attendees arriving by way of Ontario International Airport and driving to conference hotels in Palm Springs can find driving instructions here.

Transportation from the Airports

Palm Springs International Airport maintains a service desk, located inside the terminal near baggage claim, to assist the traveling public with transportation needs and questions. Conference attendees can access free hotel shuttle service by using the airport courtesy phones in the airport baggage claim area. The Ground Transportation Service Desk is open and manned seven days a week with assistance available from 8:00 am until 9:00 pm. The GTO desk may be reached by telephone at 1-760-318-3830, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Guests can access free hotel shuttles by using the airport courtesy phones in the baggage claim area.

Car Rental

Avis Rent A Car is offering conference participants special rates available December 3-8, 2002. Call Avis directly at 1-800-331-1600, and use Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) Number D086716.


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Wyndham Palm Springs Hotel

Agua Caliente Tribe's Spa Hotel

Panoramic View of the Coachella Valley

The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians are of the Native American tribe known as "Serrano," a name given to us by the Spaniards which means "mountaineer." Long before the Spaniards and other European settlers arrived here, our ancestors roamed a territory that spanned the San Bernardino Mountains and valley, and adjoining desert lands. In our native language, we call ourselves "Yuhaviatam," or "people of the pines." From the day the Creator placed us on Mother Earth, we have lived here in harmony with all living things and the spirit world - our connection to the Great Mystery
Morongo Band of Mission Indians

The Great Seal of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community is an ancient pattern of the Southern Arizona tribes. The pattern represents the MAZE, or house of "Se-eh-ha" (Elder Brother).
The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is composed of several small groups living in the area at the time the Agua Caliente Reservation was established. Recently, archaeological research has proven that Indians occupied the Tahquitz alluvial fan about 350 to 500 years ago. Distinct areas of living quarters and food preparation are apparent. This, and the area surrounding the nearby hot springs, was the home of the Kawasic Band.
When the Chickasaw Nation was re-established as a tribal government on March 4, 1856, in Tishomingo, Indian Territory, the Chickasaw people honored their last war chief, Tishomingo, by representing him on the Great Seal of the Chickasaw Nation. In addition, the figure represents the courage of the Chickasaw people.
Cocopah Indian Tribe



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