Friday, November 23, 2018

Election Results

Village News - Pala Tribe announces election results


PALA – The Pala Band of Mission Indians announced last week that all of the incumbent candidates for the Tribal Council were overwhelmingly re-elected, including Chairman Robert Smith.


“I am extremely proud to continue to serve the Tribe as chairman,” said Robert Smith, re-elected Tribal Chairman of the Pala Band of Mission Indians. “We had a great election turnout and the strong support for all members of the Tribal Council shows confidence in the progress we have made culturally, socially and economically. The Tribal Council and I look forward to continuing this progress and achieving even more in the years to come.”

Also, Pala sent out a Press Release:


The Pala Band of Mission Indians is a federally recognized tribe whose reservation is located along the Palomar Mountain range approximately 30 miles northeast of San Diego. The majority of the over 900 tribal members live on the 12,000-acre reservation, established for Cupeño and Luiseño Indians, who consider themselves to be one proud people – Pala.


Click the links above if you want to read the full press releases.

It needs to be noted that there are (2) reservations at Pala, not one.  The PBMI wss formerly known as the Pala Band of Luiseno Mission Indians.  Land adjacent to Old Pala was bought for the Warner Ranch Evictees.