The Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Tribal Council is the duly constituted traditional governing body of the Pueblo exercising all inherent governmental power, fiscal authority and tribal sovereignty as recognized in sections 101 and 104 of the Act of August 18, 1987 (the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Restoration Act), 101 Stat. 666, Public Law No. 100-89. Elected tribal officials—such as the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Alguacil (Traditional Sheriff), and four Council members—serve annual terms. The Governors also provide administrative oversight of tribal government operations and enterprises. The Council directs and approves the strategic and legislative affairs of the Pueblo. Additional Council seats include a Cacique and a War Captain appointed to life-long terms. The  Cacique and War Captain provide spiritual and traditional guidance with assistance from four traditional council members known as Capitanes. The Pueblo is governed by oral tradition as well as the Tribal Code of Laws enforced by Tribal Police and upheld by the Tribal Court.

  

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.

 Spiritual Leader of Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo

Cacique Jose Sierra Sr.

Cacique Jose Sierra Sr.

 


Tribal Council Office

117 S. Old Pueblo Dr.
El Paso, TX 79907
Phone: 915-859-8053

 

Documents

Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo
2016 Year-End Report
2016 Socioeconomic Profile


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