Nine Major Apache Tribes have officially united to create the APACHE ALLIANCE INCORPORATED. A Tribally chartered entity strengthened with Tribal Leaders who hold Doctorate Degrees, Masters Degrees, Bachelors Degrees and tenured proven Leadership in Tribal Government, State Government, Federal Government, Public and Bureau of Indian Affairs School Systems.
The Alliance is comprised of The White Mountain Apache, The San Carlos Apache Tribe, The Jicarilla Apache Nation, The Ft. Sill Apache Tribe, The Mescalero Apache Tribe, The Tonto Apaches, The Yavapai Apaches, Ft. McDowell Apaches and Apache Tribe of Oklahoma. The Tonto Apache will host the Sixth Apache Alliance Summit at the Mazatzal Hotel and Casino, located in Payson, Arizona on Tuesday, June 17, Wednesday, June 18 and Thursday, June 19, 2014.
The Alliance was officially created by Resolution on October 19, 1973, when Leaders of the White Mountain Apache Tribe, The San Carlos Apache Tribe, The Jicarilla Apache Nation and the Mescalero Apache Tribe signed the Resolution. The Apache Alliance Summit was created to discuss the possibility of forming a unified Apache organization with the Apache tribes of Arizona and Oklahoma to protect, enhance and become more proactive or reactive to political issues that may be construed as questionable or detrimental to the Apache tribes in the Southwest. The Apache Alliance represents an Apache population that well exceeds 45,000.
The Apache Alliance Summit will span over three days, devoted to discuss various topics such as culture and spirituality, building/funding the alliance, lobbying efforts for both Federal and State issues, Candidate endorsements as well as other governmental issues that will allow the Apache tribes to be more influential in County, State and Federal matters.
The Apache Alliance is a well-organized group that now has a voting Board of Directors:
President: Mr. Ronnie Lupe (White Mountain Apache Tribe)
Vice-President: Mr. Jeff Hazous (Ft. Sill Apache Tribe)
Treasurer: Dr. John Bush (San Carlos Apache Tribe)
Secretary: Mr. Stanley Montoya (Jicarilla Apache Nation)
Sergeant at Arms: Mr. Levi Pesata (Jicarilla Apache Nation)
Making the Apache Alliance as equal and valid as other Native American Organizations like the National Congress of American Indians. The Apache Alliance has already taken positions on environmental issues, sacred sites, native objects in Museums, land issues, water rights, etc. Continuing to protect and promote the advancement of Apache Self-Determination and Apache Sovereignty.