We are honored to have Christina Morreo serving on our Legislative Committee. Christina is one of the few tribal members who speaks the Desert Cahuilla language. She, along with others, work hard to preserve the language of the Torres Martinez Tribe, along with passing on the custom and traditions of the Tribe to our future generations.
Hear Christina translate:
CHEM TE’M PIT’CHEM MAX’WIN ‘IV’AL’
Continual outreach and education regarding tribal laws falls under the responsibility of the Legislative Committee. The Committee fulfills this duty through training presentations, community events, printed pamphlets and other handouts/displays, and through digital media. Below is a list of some of the ways we are reaching out to the tribal community:
Sovereignty Training open to all Tribal Members | January 2018 - Date to be announced
The Legislative Committee members will provide the next Sovereignty Training for all Tribal Members. Faith Morreo, Ester Duro, and Shyanne Kintano will focus on a presentation about the Indian Civil Rights Act (ICRA) and how it impact the Torres Martinez Tribe and its members.
Understanding Jurisdiction on Tribal Lands | January 29-30, 2018
Legislative Committee Chairman, Alex Tortes, extends an invitation to all Tribal Members and all who work with or interact with the Tribe for a “Understanding Jurisdiction On Tribal Lands” 2-Day Training. This training is very practical and interactive, covering topics such as Public Safety Issues, Sovereignty, DV and Tribal Protection Orders. The class will be held in Riverside at: The Riverside Sheriffs’ Association, 21810 Cactus Ave., Riverside, CA 92518. Click here for more information regarding time, tuition cost, and registration.
American Indian Justice Conference | December 6 - 8, 2017
Legislative Committee members Alex Tortes, Beverlyann Cedeno, Shyanne Kintano, Columba Quintero, and Cindy Pierce attended the American Indian Justice Conference in Palm Springs. The conference was sponsored by the the Bureau of Justice Assistance, focusing on five multi-disciplinary tracks: alcohol and substance abuse, tribal justice strategic planning, tribal courts, tribal security and probation, and tribal youth.
Sovereignty Training open to all Tribal Members | October 28, 2017
Members of the Legislative Committee collaborated with the Tribal Court Committee for a presentation open to all Tribal Members. Members from both Committees provided updates on the work each is doing for the Tribe, and covered various topics. Tribal Members who attended were able to ask many questions and offer suggestions as we move forward.