Mapetsi in the Keres language means “cardinal,” which is a brilliant red bird with song that commands attention.
Protecting traditional ways of life
Promoting reservation economies
Restoring tribal homelands
Protecting sacred sites
Preserving tribal languages, cultures and traditions
Supporting cultural harvesting and growing of indigenous foods
Honoring treaty and trust obligations
Providing support for Native communities
Providing opportunities for Indian youth
Conserving natural resources
Helping improve tribal infrastructure
Respecting tribal customs and beliefs
Ensuring that federal policies enhance self-determination
Mapetsi is dedicated to providing a direct link for tribal governments to federal policy makers to protect and preserve tribal sovereignty. The firm advances the voice of tribal governments to ensure that the United States honors and respects tribal treaty and trust obligations and the government-to-government relationship with Indian tribes.