TO EACH AND EVERY POWWOW GUEST AND PARTICIPANT,

Welcome to the Morongo Band of Mission Indians 26th Annual Powwow! We are pleased you
Have joined us in celebration of our Native American heritage and traditions. This is a time to
Reaffirm old ways and share in the discovery of new.

To our elders we extend a special welcome. Our children look to you for the lessons and
Examples in how to carry ancient memory, tradition, and culture into their modern world. Our
Tribal family is extended today by the presence of members of communities near and far.

There are no "spectators" at a Powwow. All who attend are regarded as participants. Each of
Us has a place in the circle of people. Within this circle there is no beginning and no end. This
coming together is at the heart of the traditional Powwow.

We were named the number 1# contest Powwow in 2009 from viewers at Powwow.com.
This is a wonderful opportunity to experience Native American culture and Morongo
Hospitality. We hope you will enjoy every moment of the festivities.

 
 
  Sincerely,

Robert Martin, Tribal Chairman

Mary Ann Andreas, Tribal Vice Chairman

Brian Lugo, Tribal Council Member

John Muncy, Tribal Council Member

Anne Robinson, Tribal Council Member

Damon Sandoval, Tribal Council Member

James Siva, Tribal Council Member