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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.

 

 

2015 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

Cacique Francisco Holguin

 

 

2015 Governing Tribal Council and Traditional Council

Traditional and Business Council 

Center - Cacique Francisco Holguin

Left to Right - Rafael Gomez Jr., Michael Silvas, Christopher Gomez, Rodolfo Cruz Jr., Carlos Hisa, Rene Lopez, Javier Gonzales,
Roberto Pedraza III, Bernardo Gonzales, Angel Granillo, Benjamin Paiz, Javier Loera, Fransico Gomez
 (not shown)

 

 

Cacique with Tribal Governors

TC Leadership

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

 

 

2015 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 

 

 

2014 Traditional Council Capitanes

2015 Traditional Council

Center - Cacique Francisco Holguin

Left to Right - Capitan Rodolfo Cruz Jr., Capitan Benjamin Paiz, Capitan Rene Lopez, Capitan Javier Gonzales,
War Capitan Javier Loera, Aguacil Bernardo Gonzales

 

 


Tribal Council Office

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

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


   
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