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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.

 

 

2018 Governing Tribal Council

 

2018 Governing Tribal Council

   

Left to Right

 Alguacil Bernardo Gonzales, Council Member Raul Candelaria, War Captain Javier Loera, Council Member Rafael Gomez Jr., Governor Carlos Hisa, Cacique Jose Sierra Sr., Lt. Governor Brandon Lee Hernandez, Council Member Andrew Torrez, Council Member Rodolfo Cruz Jr.  

 

 

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 Jose Sierra Sr.

 

Cacique Jose Sierra Sr.

 

 

 

Cacique with War Captain

 

Cacique with War Captain

 

Left to Right

War Captain Javier Loera, Cacique Jose Sierra Sr.

 

 

 

 Cacique with Tribal Governors

 

Cacique with Tribal Governors

 

Left to Right

Governor Carlos Hisa, Cacique Jose Sierra Sr., Lt. Governor Brandon Lee Hernandez

 

 

 

 Cacique with Alquacil

 

Cacique with Alguacil

 

 

Left to Right

Cacique Jose Sierra Sr., Alguacil Bernardo Gonzales

 

 

 

 Cacique with Tribal Council Members

 

Cacique with Tribal Council Members

 

Left to Right

Council Member Raul Candelaria, Council Member Rafael Gomez Jr., Cacique Jose Sierra Sr.,

Council Member Rodolfo Cruz Jr., Council Member Andrew Torrez

 

 

 


Tribal Council Office

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

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