The Lipan Apache Tribe Community Page


Honor Our Ancestors Donation Campaign:
Build the Protective Wall at Our Presidio Sacred Burial Ground in Presidio
February 1, 2022 to June 10, 2022
Members & Friends,

Between 2/1/2022 and 6/10/2022, we are running a donation campaign to fundraise the entire of $30,000 that the Tribe needed to build a protective wall around what remains of our sacred burial ground, El Cementerio de los Lipanes in Presidio. With your help, we are getting there but we still need over $10,000. If you want to donate specifically to this campaign click here:

Honor Our Ancestors Donation.

You can also use the Donation means below, just write a note letting us know what it is for.

NEW: You can now use Venmo to donate!

It's easy! To send a donation using the Venmo app. Download the app to your phone or other mobile device from your app store. Once your account is set up, search for us; we are @LipanApacheTribe . You know it us when you see our round Shield

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For a one-time donation, click here:

General Funding Needs:

Thank you for your interest in supporting The Lipan Apache Tribe. As a tribe with a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization to help with our fund-raising, the Lipan Apache Tribe will use all contributions received:
  • to build an enclosure around our sacred burial ground/cemetery in Presidio, TX-- The total cost in 2022 will be approx. $114,000.00;
  • prepetual care of our sacred burial ground/cemetery in Presidio, TX, after enclosure is built;
  • to put on the Tribe's annual Nde Daa (Spring) Homecoming Pow-wow-- It takes about $6000 to put on as a one-day event, $11,000 if a two-day event. We depend entirely on personal donations for the pow-wow;
  • to sustain and expand community programs;
  • to run the Tribal office in basic energy and communication costs, office supplies, mailing supplies, and other similar office costs;
  • to secure a permanent site for our Tribal Museum and Cultural Center, and
  • to pay for website-related cost such as security.
If you want your donation to be used for a particular need or project, please enter a note in box provided by Paypal. Be assured that 100% of the funds received will be used for your designated cause.

Please, tell others about our funding needs.


Consider Doing More...

♦ Become a Monthly-Donation Subscriber:

PayPal makes it easy to do with a donation subscription. Just (1) select how much from the Monthly Donation Options dropdown, (2) add a note telling us which need/project you are designating the donation for, and (3) click on the "Subscribe: Donate Monthly" button:

Monthly Donation Options
Add instructions or a note:
If you have questions about your PayPal donation, please contact Tribal Council Treasurer Erika Sauseda at:


♦ Volunteer Needs:

We are always looking for volunteers to help, for example, highway road trash pick-up, repair work at the McAllen Office and work at the Annual Pow-wow. Due to lack of funding, all our staff is volunteer. If you would like to volunteer your time, please feel free to contact us at:

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Lipan Apache Tribe
P.O. Box 5218
McAllen, Texas 78502