Our Constitution was completed on December 13, 1959. On January 4, 1960 Assistant Secretary of the Department of the Interior Roger Ernst, based on the recommendation of Commissioner Glenn L. Emmons formally acknowledged our tribal government. Amendment(s) were later approved and acknowledged on January 17, 1961 by Assistant Secretary of the Department of the Interior George W. Abbott.
Age Out Foster Care Dorms
When children age out of foster care, they become ineligible to receive state assistance with housing, food, and medical care under the foster care system. The federal government recognized that this, coupled with the fact that foster children typically already suffer ill-effects due to the lack of a stable home environment while growing up, was causing newly emancipated young adults to suffer higher rates of substance abuse, mental illness, teen pregnancy, homelessness, and arrests. Mostly these age out foster care teens become involved with Prostitution and become sex slaves. Every time I see a teenager on the corner asking for money, I wonder or do you wonder why this teenager asking for money? This program is not only for Native Americans but is open to every Young Foster Adult in need. This program will not only provide shelter, it will give every young adult a chance to finish school, along with being enrolled in some kind of continuing education. To be part of this program, every aged out foster young adult must be enrolled in College or continuing education to be enrolled in this program.
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Congress expressly recognized the bands of Mission Indians in Southern California, including Mission Creek, by their "Act for the Relief of the Mission Indians in California" on January 21, 1891 and later Indian Appropriations Act of March 1, 1907.
Kilyinakiktum Mission Creek ,Kauwisikiktum The clan of Captain Jim and his son Will Jim Coachella informants This clan lives North West of Palm Springs, Mission Creek from which place the Coachella branch is said to have been derived several generations ago. Kauwis is said to be the place name Mission Creek, Dr Kroeber gives Kawishmu in Serrano language as a small hill east of White Water marking the boundary between the Wanupiapayum and the desert Cahuilla.
Atiaviat. A coyote clan living at Mission Creek (Yamisevul).Atiaviat is said to mean "something big." Miguel Sabatco belongs to the Atiaviat clan. The Atiaviat never married the Morongo, but married Mohiyanim and Mukunpat. The Morongo formerly visited Mission Creek for certain kind of seeds.
Mission Creeks Official Flag. Mission Creeks Band of Mission Indians flag is displayed at the museum in Riverside California. It stands tall at the Cahuilla Continuum exhibit.
Conference Call July 20@ 6:30 PM.
Mission Creek Band of Mission Indians program would include the following initiatives:
1. Helping youth manage and meet their health needs, often through temporary Medicaid coverage
2. Supporting economic success through educational vouchers to higher education institutions and employment programs
3.Providing life skills training to help youth navigate the adult world
Improving access to stable and safe housing, which varies between full assistance from age 17 till graduation from college (6 years max). All Young adults must attend college to be considered for placement at this Dormitory facility. We ask for your pledge, your donations, your money to make this a reality.
The Aging Out Transition
In response to all the homeless teenager and young adults,Mission Creek Band of Mission Indians is seeking donations to create a A dormitory (dorm) or hall of residence or hostel to house these Teenagers or young adults so that they may have a chance to become a functioning adult. Most kids that are in foster care are only a meal ticket to some foster parents. When the money runs dry so does the care and home. The Young teenager is asked to vacate the home and is left to fend for themselves. Most young adults are already traumatized by the whole foster experiences. I know I was one of those foster kids.
Mission Creek Band of Mission Indians seeks to build a three story Dormitory and would house over 150 young adults.