Lipan Apache Tribe: Event & Activities Page

Lipan Apache Tribe: Event & Activities Page This is the official Face Book Page for the Lipan Apache Tribe, also known as the Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas, www.lipanapache.org. It also represents our non-profit, Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas, Inc., established in 2007 to help raise funds the tribe.

Welcome to the event page for the Lipan Apache Tribe, also known as the Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas. We established this FB page to help inform our members about current or future events held by the Lipan Apache Tribe. Our official FB page is also used to support our non-profit, the Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas, Inc. since FB provides tools by which members and friends can donate to causes. The Mis

Welcome to the event page for the Lipan Apache Tribe, also known as the Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas. We established this FB page to help inform our members about current or future events held by the Lipan Apache Tribe. Our official FB page is also used to support our non-profit, the Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas, Inc. since FB provides tools by which members and friends can donate to causes. The Mis

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Hello, Students.The Inter-Tribal Council of AT&T Employees (ICAE) has developed the Scholarship Program as a way of reac...
03/30/2021
Inter-Tribal Council of AT&T Employees (ICAE) - 2021 Scholarship Program Application

Hello, Students.

The Inter-Tribal Council of AT&T Employees (ICAE) has developed the Scholarship Program as a way of reaching back into local communities to financially assist Native American students in continuing their higher education. In previous years, ICAE has had 15 - $1,000 scholarships, 4 $1,500 scholarships, 4 - $2,000 scholarships and 3 - $2,500 scholarships. And, one of our Lipan Apache students did receive one of these scholarships last year. If you are interested, please apply here:
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Don't wait long to apply as the deadline for this year is April 15. Sorry for the short notice, but ICAE just notified us.

If you have any questions about the application process, please email Andrew T. Howarth at [email protected] .

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03/16/2021
Darcie Little Badger's book Elatsoe Finalist in Nebula Awards YA category

We are proud to announce that tribe member Darcie Little Badger's book, Elatsoe, is a finalist in the Andre Norton Nebula Award for Middle Grade and Young Adult fiction. Elatsoe is a scifi fantasy mystery about a Lipan Apache girl, her family, and her ghost dog Kirby. Darcie is the the first Amreican Indian in this category to be considered for this award. Well done, Darcie!

10/24/2020

For generations, our Lipan families have gathered annually, where our people came together to socialize, celebrate, and dance. Fifty years ago, the Soto family of the Lipan Apache Little Breech Cloth Band or Poca Ropas started using the more formal intertribal Pow Wow Etiquette standards developed by many tribal nations of the U.S. and First Nations in their annual celebrations. These pow wows continued the annual celebrations of the Lipan Apaches but included different styles of dance and songs. At first these yearly pow wows were private, just for Lipan families and friends. Then later, they open free to the general public. This year marks the 50th anniversary of these annual Lipan Apache pow wows.

But in 2020, we will be unable to once again open the pow wow to the public because of Covid-19. We agree with the City of McAllen that it is still not safe to do so. However, Robert Soto will lead a small group of Lipan dancers who will still meet in a closed mini pow-pow with masks and social distancing, honoring of 50th year of pow wow celebrations.

We also praise our four Badger runners of 2020
--Victoria Soto-Martinez (North, White Badger, Leader),
--Lydia Lerma (West, Yellow Badger),
--Enrique Cuevas (South, Blue Badger)
--Reese Whitman (East, Black Badger),
who ran a planned 4 mile course separately, each using coronavirus safe standards for runners. (Lydia reports she had to walk her distance because of her Covid infection. Prayers for her healing.) (Their virtual logs will soon be posted on our website. Read about the Badger Runners here: http://www.lipanapache.org/Badger_Run/Badger%20Run%202020/2020-Runners.html)

Our 50th pow wow celebration may be small but it will be one more important event in our Lipan sacred history.

NPR Science Friday + Lipan Apache = Awesome Conversation! Tribe member Darcie Little Badger joins the Science Friday spo...
10/06/2020
Read A Collection Of Science Fiction With The Science Friday Book Club

NPR Science Friday + Lipan Apache = Awesome Conversation! Tribe member Darcie Little Badger joins the Science Friday spotlight on her literal, metaphorical, and metaphysical short story “Kelsey and the Burdened Breath” in book "New Suns." Interested? Then Listen here: https://www.sciencefriday.com/segments/book-club-launch/

Join us in exploring the far-out and the familiar with a new speculative fiction collection, edited by Nisi Shawl.

10/02/2020

The Tribe's Zazzle Store now has cloth masks available for purchase: https://www.zazzle.com/collections/facial_masks-119931756162208157 . Although they were designed by one of our members, these masks are made, prepared, and shipped by Zazzle. But we have set the prices of the masks at the lowest possible they permit.

Notes on Zazzle: Zazzle charges you only after the ordered products are ready to ship. They have great customer service and frequent discount "Sales" on different categories of products.

Also, remember, Zazzle does have "Black Standard Shipping," a subscription of free unlimited standard shipping on most of their products for a low price of $9.95 per year. Our Zazzle Store products qualify for this free shipping. Also, they do permit customers shipping to other addresses besides their own.

09/07/2020

From the Tribal Council: It is with deep sadness that we report the deaths of two of our tribe members, sisters Joanne Shallowater Fregozo and Linda Chatah' McGee, who have lost their battles with Covid-19. Our heartfelt and sincere condolences to Joanne's and Linda's families. We ask that you please keep them all in your prayers.

07/20/2020

At the time of this posting, we have over 25 members of the tribe that have Covid-19, three who are in ICU care, one Council member and one former Council member. Please keep all affected in your prayers and we beg that you follow the rules to try to avoid Covid-19 infection...The following message from Jenny Garcia updates on her Dad, Council Officer Juan Garcia, and gives good advice:

It is with a heavy heart that I would like to inform my dad's friends, members of the Lipan Apache Tribe and our extended family that he has been hospitalized due to COVID-19. He was taken to the hospital yesterday morning by EMS. Currently right now he is on a significant amount of oxygen and requiring an increase in support but not on a ventilator. We are hoping he can receive plasma today. My mom and I are extremely thankful for all the support and prayers we have received the past couple of days. For those who do not know my mom also has COVID-19 but she is recovering at home. I will update on here to offload the questions and updates that are being asked from my mom as she is overwhelmed and sick as well. Please direct those to me. At the moment it is extremely difficult to even get answers or updates from the healthcare providers at the hospital. The hospitals in Corpus are at max capacity and are relying on FEMA nurses with limited supplies, employees and support. As a nurse, this is extremely terrifying and disheartening for me. I can not fly home to Texas (I live in Minnesota) to be with my family due to me being 32 weeks pregnant. In addition to your thoughts and prayers, I ask a couple of things from you:

1. Take this virus seriously.
2. Wear a mask in public and wash your hands.
3. If you think you have been exposed STAY HOME.
4. If you think you were exposed at work, notify your employer.
5. Avoid large social gatherings.
6. Report any non compliant businesses (restaurants, bars, stores, employers, etc) to your local health department.
7. If you live with someone who has COVID-19 assume you have it too and STAY HOME.
8. If you have had COVID-19 please donate plasma.

My dad will have a long road of recovery from this but I am hopeful he will be able to be a Paca to his newest granddaughter who is expected to be born in September.

Thanks and Stay Safe!

-Jenny
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04/29/2020

Message from Chairman Bernard Barcena
on Covid-19, Summer 2020, Labor Day and into the Fall:

We continue to urge our members not to trust the opening of businesses and large gatherings. It will be prudent to wait to make sure that the Covid-19 virus is on the slow down because this has not happened yet. Too many of our tribe members have been infected.

Please, stay indoors and, if you have to go out, be sure to
--wear your mask when you are out or around people you do not live with,
--wash your hands often, and
--stay physically distant, at least 6 ft.

We need to use wisdom in our choices.

04/05/2020

Today, Sunday April 5, we can join a live stream of Native American artists by NAMA at

nativeamericanmusicawards.com/campaigns/610335 .

NAMA says "Music is Medicine and has the power to heal. Let Us Lift Your Spirit This Sunday!"

IndigipopX (Indigenous Comic Con) may have been postponed, but they still are planning digital events. Today, Friday 3/2...
03/27/2020
A Tribe Called Geek on Twitter

IndigipopX (Indigenous Comic Con) may have been postponed, but they still are planning digital events. Today, Friday 3/27, A Tribe Called Geek and the Indigenous Comic Con will host streams that include quite a nice line of presenters such as Lipan Apache Tribe member Darcie Little Badger who will be reading the first chapter of her new young adult book "Elatsoe." Follow this link to see today's schedule: https://twitter.com/tribecalledgeek/status/1243317461342015489?s=20

“Here's our Friday programming schedule. We'll be streaming from 10am - 2pm (with breaks and music in between). The stream will go through our main page (IndigiPopX) and a few other pages as well (A Tribe Called Geek and Indigenous Comic Con).”

03/13/2020

Announcement from Vice-Chair Robert Soto

Spring Pow Wow Cancellation

We regret that due to the Health Department announcement on the dangers of spreading Coronavirus Covid-19 in crowds that we will be canceling the Nde Daa Spring Powwow on March 20-21. Also, several of our special guests have already had to cancel due to travel restrictions. We would rather that all our members and friends be safe and stay healthy.

But, the pow wow is not totally cancelled as all events for the Spring Pow Wow will be moved to the DAK’ÉÉ SÍ Pow Wow this Fall on October 23-24. We will have our tribal reception on Friday, Oct 23rd and the Badger Run and Fall Pow Wow on October 24th. All money donated for the Nde Daa Spring Pow Wow will be reserved for the DAK’ÉÉ SÍ Pow Wow. We will still have to do a little more fundraising since we would also like to invite the Apache Ghan Spirit Dancers.

We'll notify soon, when I am back from Czech Republic, when to draw for the fund-raising raffle.

To all our members and friends, follow CDC's guidelines to protect yourselves and our vulnerable population--older people and people with severe chronic health conditions, such as heart disease, lung disease, and diabetes.

Please Note that the Spring Pow Wow has been cancelled on March 20-21. Fundraising will continue as the Pow Wow is moved...
02/15/2020
The Lipan Apache Tribe: 2020 Annual Nde Daa (Spring) Homecoming Pow Wow

Please Note that the Spring Pow Wow has been cancelled on March 20-21. Fundraising will continue as the Pow Wow is moved/combined with the annual Fall Pow Wow. Fundraising information will be updated in the coming days.

Dear Tribe members and Friends,

It is Pow Wow time again for our biggy one, our people's Homecoming Pow Wow AND We need your financial support!
http://www.lipanapache.org/PowWows/2020/Spring2020/2020PowWowFundraising.html

Our community’s 50TH Annual Homecoming Pow Wow will be on March 21st (Saturday), 10am to 10pm, in McAllen, TX. We will also have our Tribe’s Reception on March 20 (Friday) starting at 7pm and our ceremonial Badger Run on March 21st (Sat), starting at 7:30am. This year, the cost for the Pow Wow will be about $6,278. (Funds were not available on time for Crown Dancers, so total cost has been adjusted). We can only hold this event for our community through your generous donations and raffle ticket sales. To help, you can straight donate at:

http://www.lipanapache.org/Donate_Now/Donate_Now.html

or you can purchase raffle tickets.

For this fundraiser, we have organized a raffle with five quality items made and donated by our members:
1. A Pretty Traditional Woman's Shawl
2. Beaded Belt Buckle
3. A Three-Inch Beaded Rosette Necklace
4. A Traditional Bone Choker
5. A Ten-Inch Dream Catcher

Tickets are for one dollar, each with five chances of winning. And we are selling them at one sheet of 10 tickets for $10. A fundraising thermometer indicating funds raised so far will be posted bi-weekly on this page. (Tickets can be bought up to the day before the pow pow--March 20--if you use the online pay donate option and just let us know through a note that you are buying raffle tickets.) Two ways to purchase the tickets are:

1. Print out a ticket sheet (see link above). Fill and mail with $10 per sheet to address on the ticket sheet; or,

2. Purchase the tickets online at $10 per sheet using our "Donate Now" page: http://www.lipanapache.org/Donate_Now/Donate_Now.html. Include a note that the money is for "raffle tickets." We will fill the sheet for you with your name and information.

Remember, if mailing tickets, the time it takes USPS to deliver your mail to our McAllen address.

Please consider helping us sell tickets to your family and friends. Print as many ticket sheets as needed and take them to work, church, or family gatherings.

If you are a vendor interested in setting up a space at our Pow Wow, call 956-648-8129 for information. Space is limited, so call quick; please leave a message if no one answers. (Try again if voice messaging is full; we get many calls but we check daily.)

Follow below link for the downloadable the ticket sheet and the Pow Wow flyer.

We need to raise about $8000 for this year Lipan Apache Tribe's 50th Annual Nde Daa (Spring) Homecoming Pow Wow which is scheduled for March 20-21, 2020, in McAllen, Texas.

Congratulations to tribe member Darcie Little Badger on her soon to be released young adult book, Elatsoe (pronounced sh...
02/07/2020
Magic and Monsters: Read an Excerpt From Elatsoe

Congratulations to tribe member Darcie Little Badger on her soon to be released young adult book, Elatsoe (pronounced short vowels sounds e, a, o, and even last e). Lipan Apache Elatsoe, or Ellie to her friends, is the heroine of this fantasy mystery. See the cover release and read more about this book at:

https://www.tor.com/2020/02/06/cover-reveal-and-excerpt-elatsoe-darcie-little-badger/

Imagine an America very similar to our own. It’s got homework, best friends, and pistachio ice cream… We’re excited to share the cover and preview an excerpt from Elatsoe, the debut novel from Darc…

01/30/2020

We are proud to announce the long distance runners who will run at the 2020 Badger Run at our Homecoming Pow Wow on March 21 at 7:30am. Our Badger Runners are:

• Victoria Martinez-Soto (North, White Badger, Leader),
• Lydia Lerma (West, Yellow Badger),
• Enrique Cuevas (South, Blue Badger) and
• Reese Whitman (East, Black Badger).

Thank you, Victoria, Lydia, Enrique, and Reese.

Learn more about the 2020 Badger Runners at http://www.lipanapache.org/Badger_Run/Badger%20Run%202020/2020-Runners.html

As you prepare for Black Friday online purchases, check out our newest design on our Zazzle.com store: #Zazzle
11/14/2019
Strong Hearted Lipan Apache Women T-shirt | Zazzle.com

As you prepare for Black Friday online purchases, check out our newest design on our Zazzle.com store:
#Zazzle

The women of the Lipan Apache Tribe are strong hearted. They don't give up, they fight for what they believe is right, they are not intimidated, and they let nothing get in their way.

Members and Friends, We have received the below request help from Rev. William J. Barber II of the PoorPeople's Campain ...
11/10/2019
Sign the petition: Protect Apache Holy Site from Resolution Copper

Members and Friends,

We have received the below request help from Rev. William J. Barber II of the PoorPeople's Campain to Protect Oak Flat, an Apache Holy Site, from Resolution Copper with signatures. Rev. Barber states "Oak Flat is a sacred place to the Apache people. But the U.S. Forest Service has moved forward with an environmental impact statement on this proposed plan from Resolution Copper—and has refused to consider the Apaches' religious freedom claim, which would stop this destructive mining project.... [U]nless we act, one of the most sacred places of the Apache Nation in Arizona will be destroyed by this Resolution Copper, a corporation that is planning to create a crater below Oak Flat two miles wide and 1,000 feet deep. To Christians and Jews, this would feel like a desecration of Mt. Sinai."

Help with your signature on a petition demanding Congress "stop this sale and condemn this immoral, racist, and unconstitutional seizure and sale of Oak Flat." There is more information at the MoveOn petition site by Wendsler Nosie Sr., former chairman of the San Carlos Apache Tribe and a member of Apache-Stronghold.

Click here to add your name to this petition, and then pass it along to your friends: https://petitions.moveon.org/sign/dont-allow-resolution/?source=search

Please share the petition.

For more reading, news article on Oak Flats and Resolution Copper is here: https://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/san-carlos-apache-oak-flat-mine-arizona-environmental-injustice-11348481

We demand Congress use their powers to intervene and stop the destruction of Oak Flat. Add your name.

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McAllen, TX
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Based in McAllen, Texas, the Lipan Apache Tribe (also known as the Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas) is a State Recognized Tribe that serves its members throughout Texas. The Events page serves to connect members to the General Council and to other members with current news. The Tribe's mailing address is: Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas P.O. Box 5218 McAllen, TX 78502 Follow us on Twitter: @LipanTribe

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November 8 at 2 pm central time. If you miss don’t worry the event with still be on the reading for relief page. Here is the link https://fb.me/e/5EH7jhG6l
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FYI... The Department of the Treasury’s CARES Act distribution formula determined 25 federally recognized American Indian tribes and Alaska Native tribal entities had zero population. The formula, which was used to allocate $8 billion in relief funds for tribal governments, was based on population data from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) program for Indian Housing Block Grants, which doesn’t count tribal members who live off the reservation. Tribes with zero population were allocated the minimum distribution of $100,000 of CARES relief funding. At least two federally recognized tribes have sued the Treasury for undercounting their populations. This week, the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida filed suit in federal court in Florida. The legal action follows a similar lawsuit filed by the Shawnee Tribe in June. Both tribes are seeking relief funding amounts they claim they are owed based on their actual populations rather than the HUD data.