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A Tribute to
Nancy McGown Minor

    The Tribe honors the memory of Nancy McGown Minor. We will forever be grateful for her selfless dedication and contributions
to the Tribe as our friend and tribe historian.
    Read Nancy's Books & other books we recommend-- Here


Buffalo Country

22nd Annual STIDA PowWow

Tribal Museum/Center

Pablo Torres-Lipan Veteran's Society

Fundraising for 2018
Pow-Wow

   Our next pow-wow will be our 48th Annual Nde Daa (Spring) Homecoming Pow-Wow next year on March
9-10, 2018. We have started fundraising for the proposed two day event. Members & friends, please donate now for our community event.

Spread the word. We need your help.

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Daniella Dakota Rodriguez

   Tribe Member Daniella, student at Texas State Univ, competed in an annual Native American festival honoring her culture and celebrating the country amid a community of indigenous people. Read her featured story here: The Univ Star



Saving a Neglected Lipan Apache Cemetery

On Feb 25, the city of Presidio, Texas, which sits on the U.S.-Mexico border opposite the Rio Grande from Ojinaga, Chihuahua, celebrated the rescue of a Lipan Apache cemetery that for decades was lost to modern progress....

Read More Indian Country Today article



After a decade-long fight, the Feds admits Native American religious freedom applies to eagle feathers.


Read our 2016 update on the Eagle Feather Win! Through this USAToday Opinion piece:

Read Update Eagle Feather Case Win
Tribal Council's
Statement on the
Publication of the
The Lost Ones

   We are aware of Michaela MacColl's imminent book,
THE LOST ONES, and want to express our grave concern that, with this story, MacColl is violating our traditional ways by speaking of those who have passed on....
Read More Tribe's Statement


On ID Card
(NOT MEMBERSHIP)
Applications

   Notice: The ID card printer is breaking down and needs to be replaced. Our contracted technicians are unable to repair it since it is obsolete. If you are one of the few who have an ID card application waiting to be processed, we request your patience or call the office to have your application and money sent back.


To Order the
Lipan Apache Tribe's Flag

   The Lipan Apache Tribe's flag is made by TME Co., Inc., in Connecticut. You can now order the flag directly from our Flag maker by ....
Read More Tribe's Flag Order


The Tribe's E-Newsletter

Request the Tribe's e-Newsletter and receive up-to-date news on the tribe. Email Robert Soto to have your name and email address added to the list.

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The Story of Kasetta & Jack

   The story of Kesetta and Jack reveals the personal suffering endured by Lipan families who were targeted, month after month, by troop commanders who had, just a decade earlier, fought in some of the bloodiest battles of the American Civil War and....

Read More Kasetta & Jack



Buy at Smile.Amazon.com
and Support the Tribe

Easy way to help: Learn how you can donate to the Lipan Apache Tribe when you buy stuff from smile.amazon.com ...

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Lipan Apache Cemetery
Presidio, TX,
Celebration 2-25-17

   The Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas succeeded in designating the Lipan cemetery, Barrio de Los Lipanes, an official landmark by the Texas Historical Commission. On Feb. 25, we celebrated & honored our ancestors at the cemetery with Presidio officials and the public. Read more here...

Read More Lipan Cemetery



From Raquel Monday:

I urge all to PLEASE protect your rights to WHAT and with WHOM you share your precious oral history, family photos, and priceless artifacts....DO NOT BE TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF...Read "STEPS TO PROTECT YOURSELF"...

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Team Indigenous
To Travel to Roller Derby World Cup

   Team Indigenous will represent the American Indians including Lipan Apaches, First Nations, and other Indigenous peoples in the Roller Derby World Cup this Feb 2018 in Manchester England....

Read More Team Indigenous



Virginia Sorrels Reports
on American Indian Heritage Day of Texas

The mission of the AIHD Committee is to honor the history, culture, education and social contributions made by American Indians of Texas...

Read More AIHD



The Myth of
the Drunken Indian

by Maxie Ruan

    A new study from the Univ of AZ challenges the stereotype that Native Americans consume alcohol at higher rates than other races....
Read More Drunken Indian Myth Article


2017 Tribal Council Meetings & PowWow:

  Feb. 11...San Antonio
  Mar. 11 PowWow, McAllen
  May 13....San Antonio
  Aug. 19...San Antonio
  Dec. 2...San Antonio

   Meetings start at 12 noon. San Antonio meetings will be at home of Lucian Oden, 5118 Lancelot Dr., San Antonio TX. Dates/locations tentative.



    State Recognition
On March 18, 2009, the Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas became a tribe formerly recognized by the State of Texas legislature, both the Senate and the House. Learn more about that day....Cont'd


    Language
The Tribe's linguist, David Gohre, has created a website that is dedicated to the revitalization of the Lipan Apache Language. Read about the History of the Lipan language and learn a few basic words and phrases....Cont'd


    Not the Band
Our Proclamation on Sacred Ceremonies clearly states that "We would like to make it known that The Lipan Apache Tribe of TX is not in any way associated with or part of the Lipan Apache Band of TX....Cont'd


    Enrollment
Applying for Membership or Tribal ID Cards

On Membership Enrollment: Enrollment is currently closed for an indefinite period of time. Please do not ask for an enrollment application.

On applying for an ID card, we are unable to accept or process any ID card applications at this time until we buy a new card printer. Remember, only tribe members with assigned ID numbers may apply for an ID card.


    Contact Info Updates
To Report a Change of Contact Information:

It is important that our members' contact information is up-to-date. If your name, E-mail, home address, or phone number changes; notify us by emailing your new information to . You may also call our Office phone number. Leave a call back phone number should you have to leave a message. Also, whether using email or phone, please identify yourself by using your full name and member ID number.


    Powwows

In 2010, Adriel Arocha and his parents won a significant legal victory which will affect all Native American school children in Texas. Adriel's victory is also a victory for the Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas, since it validates the fact that we are a legitimate American Indian tribe with members who practice traditional beliefs. We are very, very proud of Adriel, who stood up for his Lipan heritage and his rights as a Native American....Cont'd



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