Mark Macarro

Promoting Education on Southern California Reservations

Mark Macarro

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.

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