The Department of Tribal Empowerment is the Pueblo’s hub for child development and education services. Through a host of programs, the department serves a wide range of Tigua members representing various age groups, educational levels and socio-economic backgrounds. Empowerment administers a wide array of adult, youth and early childhood programs such as the Tuy Pathu Pre-K, tutoring, and post-secondary scholarship assistance.

Contact Information

For more information or any questions, comments or concerns, feel free to contact the Department of Tribal Empowerment Administrative staff at the following:


Anna Silvas

Tribal Empowerment Director

Phone: (915) 872-8648 ext. 7211




Kathy Chavez

Administrative Assistant

Phone: (915) 872-8648 ext. 7215


Sarah Paiz


Phone: (915) 872-8648 ext. 7210





Department of Tribal Empowerment

11100 Santos Sanchez
Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo, TX 79927
Phone: 915-872-8648
Fax: 915-872-8651



Tribal Empowerment Forms
DTE Committee Member Application
Student Data Procurement Authorization Form
Tribal 506 Form 2
Authorization Letter Release of school supplies

Department of Tribal Empowerment

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