Welcome to the Morongo Band of Mission Indians 30th 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 Pow Wow. All who attend are regarded as participants. Each one 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 Pow Wow.

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


Charles Martin, Tribal Chairman

James Siva, Tribal Vice Chairman

Brian Lugo, Tribal Council Member

Mary Ann Andreas, Tribal Council Member

Lisa Yots, Tribal Council Member

Theresa Mathews, Tribal Council Member

Teresa Sanchez, Tribal Council Member