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Indian Tribe launches auto repair shop to support jobs and local economy

The federally recognized Indian Tribe’s latest commercial venture, North Fork Rancheria Automotive Repair, officially opened its doors with a soft-opening ceremony on Feb. 1

North Fork, Calif.—In a continued effort to promote economic development for its tribal citizens and community, the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians of California (NFR or ‘Tribe’) has opened an automotive shop this month.

The federally recognized Indian Tribe’s latest commercial venture, North Fork Rancheria Automotive Repair (NFRAR), officially opened its doors with a soft-opening ceremony on Feb. 1. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a grand opening celebration will be scheduled as soon as health experts determine it is safe to gather. New clients will be offered many service specials during February.

The new venture will generate new jobs and roughly $170,000 in new annual revenue for the North Fork area, providing local area residents a way to shop and invest locally. Proceeds from the operation will fund tribal social, training, and assistance programs for enrolled citizens, further benefiting the surrounding community. 

“North Fork Rancheria Automotive Repair will be open to the public and focus on general automobile and light trucks repairs,” said Shop Manager Michael Hobie. “Our full-service auto shop will be equipped with the latest diagnostic and repair equipment and staffed by Automobile Service Excellence (ASE) Certified Technicians.”


About the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians of California

The North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians is a federally recognized Native American tribe with over 2,200 tribal citizens and government offices in Madera County, Calif. Since the restoration of its federally recognized status in 1983, the Tribe has established modern tribal governing institutions to improve the lives of its tribal citizens, many of whom have limited access to basic housing, healthcare, business, employment, and educational services and opportunity. The Tribe leverages its limited federal grant funding to operate numerous tribal programs (more information available at www.northforkrancheria-nsn.gov/

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