Resolution to Recognize the Luiseno Band of Mission Indians

WHEREAS, 84 years ago, the founders of the League of Latin American Citizens, (LULAC) joined together to establish an organization that would become the largest, oldest and successful Hispanic civil rights and service organization in the United States, and

WHEREAS, in California LULAC recognizes the Luiseno band of Indians like all other federally recognized American Indian tribes are sovereign nations to operate as separate independent government bodies , and

WHEREAS, LULAC continues to support the self determination of all federally recognized Indian tribes to determine the future and best interest of their people and communities , and

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that California LULAC urges all State and Federal governments to respect all federally recognized American tribes to continue without any political influences or idiosyncrasies that would adversely influence the best interest and self-determination of their people

Approved this 22nd day of June 2013.

Margaret Moran
LULAC National President

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