MISSION CREEK BAND OF INDIANS
Mission Creek Band Of Indians, Mission Creek Reservation. A federally recognized tribe that strives to become its own legend. Not an old legend that lives on entitlement and stories, but a people that will become a legend today. Even though our Reservation was terminated in 1979, our Tribal Federal Status was not. We will continue to guide our tribe and fight to establish our Reservation once again.
The Mission Creek Band Of Indians Mission Creek Reservation, are at the beginning of a new dawn. Our Federally recognized community of native Americans, can and will move forward on the power of our values and desires to forge a life of prosperity and success for the future. As we continue to pettition the Federal Goverment for the return of our Reservation, Mission Creek Band of Indians will continue to manage its members as it moves forward and has formed a governing body and continue our stuggle as our forfathers did in the past. Our Tribal board and Members will work hand and hand to be a Strong Nation, a Strong Voice in our Indian Community. Our Reservation will once again hold life and pratice and teach the traditional songs, learn about the earth spirits, it once shared in the days that have passed long, long ago.
Petition September 29, 2011
Petition Certified October 3, 2011
Members Roll Verified & Completed September 29. 2011
Member Roll Verified and Certified September 31, 2011
Member Roll Sent to Indian affairs October 3, 2011
Tribe name change from Mission Creek Indians, to
Mission Creek Band of Indians, Mission Creek Reservation November 8, 2011
Constitution Voted and Approved November 9, 2011 (by members)
Constitution sent to BIA for approval November 11, 2011
November 21, 2011, Board of Tribal Directors Restructure, sent to members and BIA
Constitution By-Laws amended, to reflect changes in the Tribal Council Restructure, November 21, 2011, BIA
Letter to President Obama, regarding Tribal Reservation, Dated Novemeber 25, 2011
December 14, 2011, New Board Members of Tribal Directors Announcement for The Mission Creek Band of Indians, Mission Creek Reservation
December 14, 2011, recieved EIN from IRS
Change of mailing address, Jan 25, 2012 P.O Box 347, DHS. CA. 92240
Mission Creek Band of Indians Reconized by the BIA as of February 4, 1960
Mission Creek Constitution Amended November 5, 2011, Waiting for BIA approval.
503 C, non profit application voted and approved by Tribal Council on March 10, 2012
Logo for Mission Creek Band of Indians voted and approved by Tribal Council Members. March 10, 2012
Press Release to the Media May 6, 2012
Purchase of Property in 29 Palms 5 acres for Mission Creek Reservation. May 7, 2012
Tribal Council Meeting 10-21-2012.
Letter to Members on Tribal Roll 10-26-2012, updated address, Survey, regarding needs for the tribe.
Letter to Registered Members regrding TANF program. Feb 6, 2013
New Grants for our tribes welfare continues. Feb 6, 2013
Letter to our New Congressman Mr. Ruiz, Feb 6, 2013
Council is looking at Desert Center Ca to be incorperated as part of our New Reservation. Feb 6, 2013
My topic of federal recognition of the Mission Creek Band of Indians, Misssion Creek Reservation, being part Serrano and Cahuilla , I knew some family secerets and history, but not close to what I know now. Being part of the Mission Creek Band of Indians is something that sets me apart from other people. Yes, it is true that I do not live on a Reservation or speak a native language. Luckly I have some written documents to tell our history. How does this make me Native American? Does it really matter that when I hear the words Mission Creek Band of Indians I automatically think of LARGE LOUD family or a community that will support me and my decisions ?
Living in the Coachella Valley, I am surrounded by many Native Americans.Because of the way that I speak and present myself, others pressumed I was not native American. Now, as I look into the past of my people who am I suppose to be like? Through Generation we lost so many of our traditions, how can I "act" Native American, when its not an act, It is my Blood, my Spirit and my Soul.
Researching family history and the many tribal families that are part of me, our tribal family and myself, we have been awakend to witness both sides of the politics arena and consistent battle the BIA for the return of our tribal land.
The sad thing about this process, I have witnessed several tribes in the Coachella Vallley opposing our petition for Recognition, not becasue they feel we have stolen "their history", because they may feel threaten by the Recognition of our family Lineage and the Federal Goverments responsiblities to return our land & reorganize our reservation. Our Great-Great Grand Father-Great-Great Grand Mother were Survivors, They chose to flee than be killed. This makes this clan of wolves,(wanats) Wolf is said to be coyote's older brother, wolf people are reputed swift in their movements. This family and tribe will fight harder and more aggressively than any other tribe in history. There is nothing that we can do to change to past of our tribe..but we can change history for future generations.
We will continue to update our website and watch and plan every situation carefully. As Mission Creek Band of Indians, I think we need to take the resources that we have, combine them with our dreams, and determine what our tomorrow will be. We need to fully understand our independent potential to ignite success in our tribe. Our thoughts , planning, and action is vital to our overall success as a tribe and to each member as an individual.
Mission Creek Band of Indians,Mission Creek Reservation, P.O Box 347, Desert Hot Springs CA. 92240. or e-mai: MissionCreekNation@gmail.com