CHIHENE NDE NATION OF NEW MEXICO
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About the Ojo Caliente Restoration Society (OCRS)
The Ojo Caliente Restoration Society (OCRS) was established in October 2008. It is a New Mexico domestic non-profit corporation and was granted tax exempt status pursuant to 501 (c) (3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code March 9, 2012.
The OCRS serves as as historical preservation, cultural attache and ambassadors for the Chihene Nde Nation of New Mexico. The membership comprises of members of the Band and are Tribal Elders appointed by the Tribal Council to serve on the Board of Directors of the OCRS.
Our goals are to create a cultural center to preserve and maintain our Nde (Apache) culture, language, traditions, including protecting our historic and sacred sites. The OCRS helps organize the Tribal Annual Gathering and coordinates with other Apache spiritual advisors/medicine-men (diiyiin) from other federally recognized tribes in Arizona and New Mexico. We are currently working on a language program and restoring our traditional ceremonies and music.
On June 27, 2016, Chairman Manuel P. Sanchez appointed the following members to OCRS. They were ratified at an emergency meeting set forth with quorum of more than 1/3 membership per constitution.
BOARD OF DIRECTOR MEETINGS
OCRS QUARTERLY MEETING/RETREAT- NOT OPEN TO PUBLIC
Date: January 12, 2019
Time: 10:00 am
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
2018-2020 Members of OCRS:
1. Paul A. Martinez
2. Larry Jurado,
3. Velma Provencio
4. Nancy Lopez- Vice Chair CNNNM (Appointed June 2017)
5. Gilbert Flores (Nominated August 2018)
6. Roberto Mora
7. Miguel Martinez
8. Helen Jurado
9. Diane Guerra (Appointed August 2017)
10. Minerva Flores (Nominated October 2018)
11. Frankie Parra Renteria (Nominated October 2017)
Tribal Chairman, Manuel Sanchez- Ex-officio/Ad Hoc
OCRS BOARD OF DIRECTORS
2016 - 2018
CHAIRMAN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Sgt. Major Juan Rojelio, USMC Retired
HISTORIAN -CULTURAL CURATOR
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