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 Department of Tribal Empowerment Administrative staff at the following:

Anna Silvas

Tribal Empowerment Director

Phone: (915) 872-8648 ext. 7211

Work Cell: (915) 319-1950


MarySue Femath

Tribal Empowerment Assistant Director

Phone: (915) 872-8648 ext. 7220

Work Cell: (915) 540-6178

Saray Argumedo

Program Analyst

Phone: (915) 872-8648 ext. 7236


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
Tigua EdTech Initiative 2
Authorization Letter Release of Property
DTE Committee Member Application

Department of Tribal Empowerment

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