The Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas is a historical Native American tribe, and the 501c(3) Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas, Inc, is an instrumentality of the tribe, not the tribe itself.
The purpose of the Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas, Inc., is to support the Lipan Apache Tribe through fundraising activities which meet the cultural, educational, and community-preservation needs of this tribal community and to educate the public about these funding needs.
Fundraising activities and donations accepted through this organization will help the Lipan Apache Tribe:
◈ support and promote the culture, education, traditions, health, safety, and well-being of the Lipan Apache people;
◈ educate the public about the Lipan Apache Tribe and American Indians through powwows and presentations in schools, museums, and other organizations.
◈ promote and protect our American Indian heritage including our religion, our customs, and language;
◈ secure and maintain land for the tribe;
◈preserve, secure, and exercise all the inherent sovereign rights and powers of an American Indian tribe;
◈ continue relations with the United States of American and the State of Texas; and
◈ seek federal acknowledgement from the U. S. Bureau of Indian Affairs.
The Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas is a historical Native American tribe, and the 501c(3) Lipan Apache Tribe Cemetery Association is an instrumentality of the tribe, not the tribe itself.
The purpose of the Lipan Apache Tribe Cemetery Association, a 501(c)(3) non-profit of the Lipan Apache Tribe, is to maintain, restore, and preserve our Tribe's historic cemeteries in the state of Texas. Further, the Cemetery Association will work to acquire for the Lipan Apache Tribe the legal title to the physical property of such cemeteries or burial grounds. The Cemetery Association does not solicit, accept, or handle money. Donations to help this nonprofit can be given through the Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas, Inc.