Viejas Government

Viejas Government

The Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians is a sovereign government recognized by the United States government. Tribal governments are autonomous entities that conduct responsibilities of that of many governing bodies, with such structures as executive, legislative, and judicial branches.

The Viejas Government is founded on a participatory democracy, comprised of two active levels—general council and tribal council. Tribal government officials are elected to four-year terms of office by the general council, which includes all of the band’s voting members.