Tribal Laws and Protocols

JICARILLA APACHE RULES OF ETIQUETTE and TRIBAL LAWS

The Jicarilla Apache Nation want you to enjoy your visit and stay with us.  Please be safe and respect our rules and guidelines.  Thank you.

Camping and fishing on the reservation require fees and are charged where such facilities are available. Call the Jicarilla Apache Game and Fish for more information. 575-759-3255.

A permit to photograph, sketch or paint on the Reservation is not required. Landscape photography is permitted. However, always ask permission when photographing tribal members on the Reservation. Also please review the trespassing laws when considering photographing, sketching or painting.

The carrying of WEAPONS is strictly prohibited. Violators may have vehicles confiscated.

The Jicarilla Apache value traditions, customs and religion. Some actions and/or questions about Apache customs could be offensive, so refrain from pressing for answers.

The natural environment is sacred on the Reservation. Littering is strictly prohibited.

Please obey all traffic and speed limit signs. Also be cautious of livestock and wild animals such as elk and deer when traveling on the main roadways.

If you opt for the organized tour of Archuleta Mesa, please remember to stay with your tribal guide at all times.

Please refrain from using a cell phone as a recording device for individuals. Please ask permission. Many elder Apaches do not like Facebook or other digital means of sharing their personal space.

Do not remove artifacts, pottery shards or other tempting items.

Valid Tribal Permits are required to avoid tresspassing violation.

Access to Archuleta Mesa on June 30 – July 2, 2017 requires a permit from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and/or the Southern Ute Tribe. Anyone found on Archuleta Mesa without the required Dulce Base UFO Guides will be found trespassing during the time of the conference. Due to the number of participants in the guided tours, permits are required.