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Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Tribal Council and Traditional Council


The Tribal Council (the Council) of the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo (the Pueblo), is the traditional governing body of the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo exercising all inherent governmental power, fiscal authority and tribal sovereignty as recognized in sections 101 and 104 of the August 18, 1987 Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Restoration Act, 101 Stat. 666 Public Law No. 100-89.



2016 Governing Tribal Council

2015 Tribal Council

Center - Cacique Francisco Holguin
Left to Right - Michael Silvas, Roberto Pedraza III, Christopher Gomez, Rafael Gomez, Jr., Javier Loera, Carlos Hisa,

Francisco Gomez, Bernardo Gonzales 



The Pueblo's Tribal Government is comprised of a Traditional Council.  Elected Council seats include a Governor, a Lieutenant Governor, an Aguacil (bailiff or sheriff), and four Council Members.  The Council acts as a governing body and approves all major strategic decisions.  The Governors also provide administrative oversight of Tribal operations and business. 


Additional Council seats include a Cacique (Chief) and a Capitan de Guerra (War Captain).  These positions are also elected, but are life-long terms.  The Cacique and War Captain provide spiritual and traditional guidance.


The Tribe is governed by oral tradition as well as the Tribal Code of Laws enforced by the Tribal Police Department and upheld by the Tribal Court.  The Tribal Governors and Tribal Council Offices are housed in the administrative offices.



Spiritual Leader of the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo


Cacique Francisco Holguin



2016 Governing Tribal Council and Traditional Council




Center - Cacique Francisco Holguin

Left to Right - Roberto Pedraza III, Bernardo Gonzales, Benjamin Paiz, Fransico Gomez, Rene Lopez, Christopher Gomez, Carlos Hisa, Javier Loera, Sergio Loera, Jr., Rafael Gomez, Jr., Raul Willy Almazar, III, Michael Silvas



Cacique with Tribal Governors

TC Leadership

Left to Right - Lt. Governor Christopher Gomez, Cacique Francisco Holguin, Governor Carlos Hisa



2016 Governing Tribal Councilmen 

2015 TC

 Left to Right - Fransico Gomez, Michael Silvas, Rafael Gomez Jr., War Capitan Javier Loera, Cacique Francisco Holguin, Governor Carlos Hisa,

Lt. Governor Christopher Gomez, Aguacil Bernardo Gonzales, Roberto Pedraza III 



2016 Traditional Council Capitanes




Left to Right - Capitan Raul Willy Almanzar, III.Capitan Benjamin Paiz, Capitan Sergio Loera, Jr.Capitan Rene Lopez



Tribal Council Office

117 S. Old Pueblo Rd. (P.O. Box 17579) El Paso, TX 79907

Phone: 915-859-8053    Fax: 915-859-4252