Honoring the San Luis Rey Band of Luiseño Indians

Honoring the San Luis Rey Band of Luiseño Indians

It was my honor to welcome the San Luis Rey Band of Luiseño Indians from Oceanside to our Board of Supervisors meeting today.

The San Luis Rey Band have called North San Diego County and Camp Pendleton home for over 10,000 years, enriching our region with their long history and vibrant culture. They consider it a sacred responsibility to preserve and protect their ancestral territory and have recently established a Native Coastal Conservancy, a fund dedicated to supporting their ecological endeavors.

With numerous partners, including the County of San Diego, they are steadfast in their commitment to honoring and protecting historical and cultural sites. For over twenty-five years, the Tribe has hosted the annual San Luis Rey Inter-tribal Pow Wow, promoting the vitality of native culture and people. This cultural celebration draws thousands from the region to enjoy dance competitions, drumming, and native storytelling, fostering a deeper understanding of Native American heritage.

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In recognition of their contributions and cultural significance, we proudly declared June 4, 2024, as SAN LUIS REY BAND OF LUISENO INDIANS DAY throughout San Diego County.

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