Ewiiaapaayp Band of Kumeyaay Indians


     4054 Willows Rd.
     Alpine CA 91901
Ph.: 619-445-6315
Fax: 619-445-9126

COUNCIL MEMBERS:

Name Position
Robert Pinto Sr. Chairman

HISTORY/INFORMATION:

      The Ewiiaapaayp Band of Kumeyaay Indians is a federally recognized Indian tribe listed in the Federal Register (Vol. 68, No. 234, pg. 68180), formerly known as the “Cuyapaipe Band of Mission Indians” or the “Cuyapaipe Community of Diegeuno Mission Indians of the Cuyapaipe Reservation, California.”, hereinafter referred to as the "Tribe", and its Indian Reservation lands reserved in the Big Ewiiaapaayp Indian Reservation on February 10, 1891, following the executive order of January 12, 1891, and Act of the U.S. Congress (26 Stat. 712 - 714 c.65), and Little Ewiiaapaayp Indian Reservation established on April 1, 1986, October 9, 1997, and December 27, 2000; whereas the Tribe’s elected officials duly installed are its Chairman, Vice Chairman and Treasurer/Secretary pursuant to Article IV § 1 of the Tribe’s Constitution and its Tribal Code Government Code Title 100 § 100.02.1, and authorized by the General Council to govern the Tribe as its Executive Council pursuant to Title 100 § 100.02.3.

     The Ewiiaapaayp Band of Kumeyaay Indians is a federally recognized Indian tribe listed in the Federal Register (Vol. 68, No. 234, pg. 68180) (formerly known as the “Cuyapaipe Band of Mission Indians” or the “Cuyapaipe Community of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Cuyapaipe Reservation, California.”) with its Indian Reservation lands reserved in the “Big” Ewiiaapaayp portion of the Ewiiaapaayp Indian Reservation on February 10, 1891, following the executive order of January 12, 1891, and Act of the U.S. Congress (26 Stat. 712 - 714 c.65) totaling 4,542-acres, and the “Little” Ewiiaapaayp portion of the Ewiiaapaayp Indian Reservation established on April 1, 1986, totaling 8.6-acres, and on October 9, 1997, totaling 1.4-acres. On December 27, 2000, Congress enacted the California Indian Land Transfer Act (the “CILTA”), which was enacted into law on December 27, 2000, as Title XI of the Omnibus Indian Advancement Act, Public Law 106-568. CILTA conveyed to Ewiiaapaayp 1,360-acres. However, the Ewiiaapaayp Indian Reservation already possessed 920-acres of the 1,360 acres conveyed by the CILTA, therefore the net gain of land was actually 440 acres, and on December 27, 2000, the CILTA as Public Law 106-568 (114 Stat. 2921) increased the Ewiiaapaayp Indian Reservation to 4,542-acres from 4,102-acres. The Ewiiaapaayp Band of Kumeyaay Indians is listed by the Internal Revenue Service as tax exempt in Revenue Procedure 2002-64, § 3.01., INDIAN TRIBAL ENTITIES THAT EXERCISE GOVERNMENTAL FUNCTIONS FOR PURPOSES OF TITLE II PUB. L. NO. 97–473, dated October 21, 2002, on page 719, listed as the “Cuyapaipe Community of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Cuyapaipe Reservation, California.”

     The Ewiiaapaayp tribal office is located in Alpine, California. The Tribe did on September 28, 1973, adopt a Constitution and Bylaws, which was approved by the Commissioner of Indian Affairs September 28, 1973 in accordance with the Indian Reorganization Act (IRA) of 1934, as amended, ratified by Act of Congress, and by tribal law. The Constitution was amended by the Tribe in a duly authorized election on August 5, 2002 and approved pursuant to authority delegated to the Secretary of the Interior on September 6, 2002. The Constitution of the Tribe provides that the General Council has the power (i) to exercise the powers of self-government and self-determination; (ii) to exercise jurisdiction extending to lands now and hereafter comprising the Ewiiaapaayp Indian Reservation, California, (iii) to manage, lease, contract or otherwise deal with Tribal assets and community resources of the Tribe; (iv) to propose amendments to the Tribe's Constitution; and (v) to exercise other powers as provided in the Tribe's Constitution. The Tribe’s elected officials duly installed are its Chairman, Vice Chairman and Treasurer/Secretary pursuant to Article IV § 1 of the Tribe’s Constitution. On May 20, 2005 Ewiiaapaayp’s General Council adopted and enacted a Tribal Code, including Title 100 Tribal Government code wherein Title 100 § 100.02.2. authorizes the Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary, or the Tribe’s delegee as signatories on behalf of the Tribe, and Title 100 §§ 100.02.1. and 100.02.3., wherein the General Council organized its elected officials as its Executive Council and authorized the Executive Council as its delegee and pursuant to the Tribe’s Constitution and Bylaws (see Art. IV, § 1.) to “take such actions as are necessary to carry into effect any of the foregoing powers.”

DIRECTORY:

Tribal Government Phone # Age Grp.
Ewiiaapaayp Tribal Office 619-445-6315
Fax: 619-445-9126
 
Southern California Tribal Digital Village Phone # Age Grp.
TDV Representative 619-445-6315
Fax: 619-445-9126
 


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