Tribal Hall Hours

31411 La Matanza St Suite A
San Juan Capistrano Ca 92675  


Mondays 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM 

Tuesdays 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
   (Social from 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Public Welcome)

Thursdays 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Fridays 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
(Every Other Friday By Appt Only)

Times subject to change-check JBMI Calendar for changes




Clothes Burning Ceremony

December 2 2016

Acjachemen Village of Pahne

San Mateo Campgrounds 

Las Christianitos San Clemente.

Ceremony is for remembering those who have passed to be with the creator. Event is scheduled for Sunset to Midnight.

Overnight camping is open to Tribal members at no cost.  Bring Rattles and Clapper sticks .

Contact : Adelia

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The Tribe


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, hence our Spanish name "Juaneños" 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. 


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In Memorial

We are very saddened to report that Acjachemen Victoria Yorba Ruiz has passed and we celebrate her life here in her Tribal Family

Born April 21,1966


Soared September 10,2016

Survived by her  father - Victor ,7 children, Vanessa, Vincent, Paul, Patrick, Issac, Breanna, Robert , 5 grandchildren - Daniel, aurora, Arlene, Carmen & Joey , sisters Karen Yvonne and Eilene, brothers Edward and Nathan, numerous aunts uncles , nieces and nephews and cousins


Our condolences to the entire Ruiz Family



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Christmas Ornament




Support the Acjachemen Nation by donating $15 and receive a one-of-a-kind handmade woven Christmas ornament.  Donate $50 and receive a set of six.  They make great Christmas gifts.  Each unique ornament (approx. 3" in diameter) is made by Acjachemen basketweavers and takes hours of skilled weaving.  

Donate today! Donations made after November 15th, 2016 may not arrive in time for Christmas 2016.  Click on the ornament above to donate now, while supplies last. Donations requiring shipping of ornaments incur an additional $5 fee-you will be contacted via email for shipping information, otherwise contact us to make alternative arrangements-949-488-3484.  Om'paloov for supporting our Tribe.





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