Promoting Education on Southern California Reservations
Mark Macarro serves as the tribal chairman of the Pechanga Band of
the Luiseño Indians. Devoted to the safeguarding the language and
culture of the Pechanga tribe and improving the quality of life for all
members of the tribe, Mr. Macarro spearheaded the development of the
Chamákkilawish School, a K-5 tribal elementary school that educates
students using bilingual immersion in English and Luiseño. Formerly the
grants and contracts administrator for the Pechanga Reservation, Mark
Macarro has also served as the program manager for the Rincon
Reservation’s library and museum and the director of youth education at
Noli Indian School at the Soboba Reservation.
Mark Macarro is a board member of the Native American Rights Fund and a regional leader in the National Congress of American Indians. Mr. Macarro serves on the board of directors of the National Indian Gaming Association, representing the Pacific Region in the organization. He is also a member of the Board of Governors for the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development.