The Juaneño Band of Mission Indians, Acjachemen Nation are the original inhabitants of the lands that ultimately became the County of Orange, as well as parts of San Diego, Los Angeles, and Riverside Counties. The Tribe provided the original manpower for the construction of some of the earliest key landmarks in Orange County, including the Mission San Juan Capistrano. While the American Colonies were being founded on the East Coast, the Acjachemen Indians were conscripted to build the mission here on the West Coast. We identified ourselves as Acjachemen, but to the Spaniards who first came to our homeland, our souls were apportioned by the jurisdiction of the missions, our Spanish name coming from the Mission at San Juan Capistrano.
The Juaneño Band of Mission Indians, Acjachemen Nation is a State-recognized Native American Indian Tribe possessed of inherent sovereign attributes and powers, exercising jurisdiction over its ancestral homelands and territory.
The Juaneño Band of Mission Indians, Acjachemen Nation is governed by the Tribal Council and is led by Tribal Chairwoman, Teresa M. Romero. The tribal citizenship of our great nation is numbered at 1,941 blood descendants, verified through certified genealogist, who trace individual lineage to Acjachemen village ancestors. The Acjachemen citizenship is diversified by representation through our many tribal committees, community activities, and tribal gatherings. As the ancient inhabitants of our defined territory, we are extremely proud and protective of our heritage, our people, and the many relationships we call our friends.
Respected Elder Barbara "Bobbie" L. Banda on May 4th, 2013. She was welcomed by many angels and ancestors as she started her Eternal Everlasting Life. Her family and the Tribe will always remember her and will continue to honor her legacy. She was a great prayer warrior and daughter of Christ.
From her family: "We love you, Mom and I can't wait to join you in Heaven one day."
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Deadline for submitting a reservation is May 18, 2013
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The People Have Spoken!
Your new Tribal Council
Secretary / Treasurer
Member at Large
Member at Large
Your new Tribal Council has REINSTATED our California NON-PROFIT status to ACTIVE
Please help the Tribe with keeping our commitment to the monthly expenses.
The Acjachemen People are good Indian People who care about the health of the Tribe and are involved in making it happen each month. A little bit from everyone would make the burden light.
This is our Family and our Tribe so let's "Click the Link"