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 protecting and preserving tribal sovereignty.