Apache Nde Nation
of the Chiricahua Apache Nde Nation
association of individuals and groups formed are now called the “Chiricahua
Apache Nde Nation” (the “Nation”).
group is motivated by Chiricahua Apache relations both past and present, is
based on the utmost mutuality of respect and solidarity of purpose among its
members, and seeks to be guided by the Creator in all its endeavors.
Purpose of the Nation
Nation is to rebuild and strengthen relations among Chiricahua Apache
people, wherever they are, to
pursue goals and objectives common among them as do all other sovereign
nations of the earth.
In particular, the purposes of the Nation are to:
Develop and reestablish the Chiricahua Apache Land Base to promote the
growth of our culture and traditions.
Develop solidarity among the Chiricahua Apache people through continued
projects such as Red Paint Pow Wow.
Promote and defend Chiricahua Apache Self-Determination, Prosperity, and
Culture throughout the Chiricahua ancestral territory, in a spirit of
respect for the other peoples now living within that territory.
Develop and reestablish the Chiricahua Apache Trade Alliances under
Self-Determination and Historical Rights of Trade.
Advance strategies to obtain redress for historical and ongoing
Compile and disseminate, as appropriate, information about the
Chiricahua Apache people and their history.
Nation’s membership is comprised of individuals and groups that share in
Chiricahua Apache identity, and it is open to all such individuals and
groups. Descendents of the Chiricahua Apache people who inhabited the North
American continent prior to the arrival of Europeans, and tribal or other
groups that are made up of such descendents, are invited to join the Nation.
Nation is to be governed in accordance with the appropriate Chiricahua
Apache customs and traditions.
making, insofar as possible, shall be on the basis of consensus following
appropriate consultations and deliberations among the membership.
coordinating group of four of the founding members shall jointly guide the
activities of the Nation, until replaced by other qualified leadership through a
decision of the Nation’s membership. The four individuals who constitute this
initial coordinating group are designated by the founding membership.
Chiricahua Apache Nation, All Rights Reserved 2003 - 2008"