Mesa Grande Band of Diegueño Mission Indians

Official Website of Mesa Grande Band of Diegueño Mission Indians
A Federally Recognized Tribal Government

Pride. Honor. History.

Mesa Grande

Mesa Grande Band of Diegueno Mission Indians is proud to introduce you to our tribe—our history, lands and culture, our community of today, and our vision for the future. Sharing is a time-honored tradition for our people, we look to honor our ancestors by sharing our story with our neighbors both at home and around the world.

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Our History

The Mesa Grande Band of Diegueño Mission Indians Tribal citizens are direct descendants of the original aboriginal peoples who occupied northern San Diego county since time immemorial. Archaeologists have confirmed that our ancestors have occupied the region for at least 12,000 years. For historical context, this means that the ancestors of today’s Mesa Grande people lived here 7,000 years before the Pharaohs began ruling ancient Egypt.

Tribal Government

Mesa Grande Band of Diegueño Mission Indians is governed by a General Council made up of all enrolled tribal citizens. The Tribe operates as a pure democracy, making all major decisions regarding the Tribe’s overall direction. The daily affairs of the Tribe are administered by an elected Business Committee comprised of five Tribal citizens serving five-year terms.

Tribal Enrollment

Mesa Grande Band of Diegueño Mission Indians as a Federally recognized Tribe provides enrollment procedures under Article II of the Articles of Association enrollment issues are under the management of the Tribal Enrollment Committee.

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Contact Info

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 270
26000 Mesa Grande Rd
Santa Ysabel, CA 92070


(760) 782-3818


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