For more information about Mesa Grande and Indian Health Services (IHS), Indian Child Welfare & Domestic Violence services, and the Intertribal Court of Southern California Mesa Grande Delegates see below.
Indian Health Services Mesa Grande Tribal Committee
The Mesa Grande Band of Diegueño Mission Indians has two delegates that serve on the Indian Health Services (IHS) board to address the needs of Tribal citizens requiring medical and dental services. IHS facilities for Tribal citizens are located in Rincon and Santa Ysabel. IHS is also actively helping Tribal citizens to benefit from the Covered California Affordable Care Act, and has representatives ready to assist.
Indian Health Services Mesa Grande Delegates
Tony Gumataotao and Mercedes Amavisca
Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Mesa Grande Tribal Services
The Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) of 1978 is the Federal law that governs the removal and out-of-home placement of American Indian and Alaska Native children. The law was enacted after recognition by the Federal Government that American Indian and Alaska Native children were being removed from their homes and communities at a much higher rate than non-Native children. ICWA established standards for the placement of Native children in foster and adoptive homes and enabled Tribes and families to be involved in child welfare cases.
Indian Child Welfare Mesa Grande Delegates
Strong Hearted Native Women’s Coalition Inc. Mesa Grande Tribal Services
Domestic violence and sexual assault matters are handled by the Strong Hearted Native Women’s Coalition, Inc., a non-profit that advocates on behalf of Native women, children and families.
VAWA Mesa Grande Delegates
Intertribal Court of Southern California Mesa Grande Tribal Services
Family-related legal issues fall under the jurisdiction of the Intertribal Court of Southern California.
Tribal Court Mesa Grande Delegates
Tribal Court Liaison: