The Ysleta del Sur Pueblo ("the Pueblo") is a U.S. federally recognized Native American tribe and sovereign nation. The Pueblo is one of three tribes located in Texas and the only Pueblo located in the state. The Tribal community, known as "Tigua", was established in 1682 after the Pueblo Revolt of 1680. Since then, the Tribe has retained a significant presence in the El Paso region that helped pave the way for the development of the area. The Tribe maintains its traditional political system and ceremonial practices and continues to flourish as a Pueblo community. Tribal enrollment is over 1,600 citizens.
The Pueblo has been an active participant in the regional business community for almost 40 years. The Tribe strives to establish a business-friendly environment while addressing the unique needs and culture of the Pueblo. It owns and operates a diverse set of Tribal enterprises and corporations that provide employment for both tribal members and the El Paso community. Income from these businesses is used to fund essential services, such as health care, education, law enforcement, tribal courts, elder assistance, economic development, infrastructure improvements, and for the general welfare of the Tribe. This system helps advance the Tribe toward self-determination and self-governance.
By participating in the local economy, Ysleta del Sur Pueblo is empowered to plan its strategic direction and pursue its economic goals, not only for the Tribe, but also for the stakeholders who play a crucial role in the Pueblo economy. To accomplish its goals, the Tribe is currently engaged in a Nation Building process and several economic development initiatives designed to be mutually-beneficial to the Pueblo and to the customers and companies that work closely with Pueblo.
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