DUE TO THE RISE IN CONFIRMED CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) CASES IN OUR COMMUNITY, THE QUECHAN TRIBAL COUNCIL WILL BE UPHOLDING THE SUSPENSION OF FULL TRADITIONAL RITES, IN EFFORTS TO SLOW THE SPREAD AND TO KEEP THE COMMUNITY AS SAFE AS POSSIBLE.
FUNERAL PROTOCOL WILL BE HELD TO (2) HOURS UNDER THE BIG HOUSE RAMADA PRIOR TO CREMATION (3:00 AM – 5:00 AM)
THIS WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
MASKS, GLOVES & HAND SANITIZER WILL BE PROVIDED. SOCIAL DISTANCING IS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED.
QUECHAN TRIBAL COUNCIL
Effective February 13, 2020, The San Pasqual Valley Unified School District and The Fort Yuma Wellness Center agreed to provide ALL San Pasqual Middle School, High School, Bill Manes, and Community Day School (CDS) students a membership to The Fort Yuma Wellness Center, paid for by SPVUSD.
San Pasqual students must provide a Wellness Center Consent form signed by parent/guardian and one (1) of the following:
• A report card showing student’s name and current school year.
• Copy of current student I.D.
• OR A signed letter from S.P. office stating student is enrolled for current school year.
For more information please call The Fort Yuma Wellness Center @ 760-572-4057
Congratulations To The Winners For Our 2020 Quechan Language Calendar.
The winners are:
1st – Nareese P. Dugan ($50 Gift Card) Featured Cover Photo
2nd – Brycea Pacheo ($30 Gift Card)
3rd – Jason Andrews ($20 Gift Card)
Winners please come by Quechan Language Preservation Department
Questions or Concerns Please Call Quechan Language Preservation at (760) 572-4412.
Congratulations to the winners of the Quechan Indian Days Art Contest, Amber Lukee and Alexandria Jackson.
The theme for this year was: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW).
The criteria for the art contest was Quechan tribal members 18 years old and younger. All forms of art medium was accepted, this included paintings, drawings, sculptures, mixed media, etc.
The first place winner, Amber Lukee, received a $75 gift card and her artwork will be displayed in the Quechan Tribal Administration Office.
The second place winner, Alexandria Jackson, received a $50 gift card and her artwork will be displayed in the Quechan Tribal president's office.
The EDA Office has seen grease dumped around several Tribal buildings where vendors are allowed.
This is an ongoing issue we’re trying to stop from happening. It’s bad for business and our community’s health.
Continued grease dumping will result in a “no frybread vending” restriction in those areas.
We are asking for a commitment from our young men and adult men who would like to learn Quechan Songs and Quechan Language.
Our Quechan language and songs are dying. It is important to keep our traditions alive.
We meet every Wednesday at 6:00pm to 8pm at the Turquoise Community Center.
Our goal is to to gain a deeper understanding of the role of music within the Quechan culture and to learn and teach pronunciation of the Quechan language.
Our traditional songs play an integral role in the life of the Quechan culture.
The emphasis is to keep our Quechan way of life - Ah Mut Pi Pah Foundation.
For more information please call Preston Arrow Weed or Faron Owl