The Mission Creek Band of Mission Indians 

Desert Hot Springs Ca. 


    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. 


    The Mission Creek Indian Reservation was set aside for us by Executive Order(s) dated as follows:  December 27, 1875;  May 15, 1876, May 3, 1877, August 25, 1877,  September 29, 1877,  January 17, 1880, March 2, 1881, March 9, 1881,  June 27, 1882, July 24, 1882, February 5, 1883, and June 19, 1883. 

    Enactment of the Indian Appropriations Act of March 1, 1907 provides funding for the welfare of tribes. Mission Creek is named in more than 26 appropriation acts. 


Tribal Administration : 

(602) 449-1111

Hours: Mon.- Fri.  9 - 5pm

P.O. Box 4424 

Palm Springs, CA 92263



     ​This four page report by NCAI outlines the key findings from interviews with 5 tribal leaders and tribal communications officers across the country. The conversations focused on exploring how communications helps in their daily work, how the communications playing field has changed over the years and how they have adapted, overcome barriers, and what the tools and activities are that make them more effective leaders and communicators.


The most difficult journey is the one you must make within yourself

    ​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. 

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Tony G. Lopez II, Chairman 

Joseph Lopez, Vice-Chairman 

Gary Devlin, Historian

Linda Kemp, Secretary

Active Members:

Sherry Livingston Member

Linda Kemp Member
Rosemary Castaneda,

 Art Lyles Member


Cahuilla, Cupeno Serrano Language-Lords Prayer

Mataige gui bu majetzi, qui sundat too, gue rit tu ja da ne pa quecque ni moc canini, ne si dac kaa na moccan zu, tanto na sinfai, tengu majetzi.

Mat tumeje ta mapa, racje pilla, ne si gi punqaqe, mat oiqaje, tenqu si didi pumjee, too dit tueje, nello gijega je gatec je ratentacion man aa jueqaje qat tit jou ila izoonfeeni.