Tigua youth council
The Tigua Youth Council of Ysleta del Sur Pueblo empowers its future generations by providing a voice on behalf of its young constituency. The Youth Council was re-established in January of 2010 and exists through the oversight of Tribal Council. It operates as its own governing body under its own bylaws to educate younger Tiguas on how tribal government leadership works.
Vision: To be a model for our peers at the pueblo by establishing leadership skills that prepare us to become effective leaders for our pueblo’s future
Mission: Tribal youth are the voice of the pueblo’s future and one of the greatest community resources. The Tigua Youth Council of Ysleta del Sur Pueblo will engage in both personal/professional development, and Tigua leadership amongst our peers.
2016 - Tigua Youth Council Officials
From the back row (left to right) : Councilman, Gino Torrez-Alguacil, Leo Hernandez- Councilman, Christopher Duran- Councilman, Marc Delgado
Front row (left to right) : Councilman, Angel Holguin- Secretary, Star Hisa – Lt.Governor, Chris Gomez Jr. – Governor, Aleida Alvarado – Councilman, Ryan Puchi, Councilwoman, Lea Valdivieso
Not Pictured: Treasurer, Vianney Luna, Councilwoman Jami Mendez, Councilwoman, Jordan Puchi and Councilman DeAndre Llopiz.
The Tigua Youth Council holds elections annually every second Monday of January. Elected seats include Governor, Lt. Governor, Alguacil, Secretary, and Treasurer. Five council members (male or female) are then selected by the executive board consisting of the Governor, Lt. Governor, and Alguacil. The council may only consist of 10 tribal youth from Ysleta del Sur Pueblo (5 elected & 5 council members). Tigua Youth Council meetings are held every Monday with one by-week in a month and are open to the Tigua and El Paso communities, program directors, and others to attend.
From left to right: Lt. Governor, Chris Gomez, Jr. & Governor, Aleida Alvarado
Youth Governor & Lt. Governor Bios
Youth Governor, Aleida Alvarado, is from Ia’-Kitu (Corn Village) and is a graduate from Ysleta High School, class of 2016. Governor Alvarado also holds the position of Ysleta del Sue Pueblo, 2015-2016 Rocking the Rez Pow-wow Princess. She plans to continue her education at El Paso Community College then transfer to a university where she will major in medical and neuroscience to become a neurosurgeon. Governor Alvarado believes in the saying “Anything is possible”, and she hopes to one day become an important voice for Native Nations across the Nation.
Youth Lt. Governor, Chris Gomez Jr., if from Pa’-Kitu (Pumpkin Village) and is a current sophomore at Del Valle High School. Mr. Gomez is a black belt in karate and has 9 world titles, 21 state titles, and also teaches karate to Tigua youth in the Pa’-Kitu Community. He also plays baritone in the high school band along with Council member Jami Mendez. Lt. Governor Gomez has kept his 4.0 average since middle school and continues to strive for excellence. He plans to attend the University of Texas at El Paso to major in history to teach middle school history.
Youth Council Advisor:
Sergio Loera Jr. - Traditional Council, Capitan
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Office: (915)860-6142