Inaja Band of Diegueno Mission Indians
|Regions with significant populations|
|United States (California)|
|Ipai, Kumeyaay, English|
|Traditional tribal religion,
Christianity (Roman Catholicism)
|Related ethnic groups|
|other Kumeyaay tribes, Cocopa,
Quechan, Paipai, and Kiliwa
The Inaja and Cosmit Reservation (Indian reservation located in eastern San Diego County, California, near Julian. The reservation is 880 acres (3.6 km2) large with a population of approximately 15. The reservation consists of two parcels of land, one Inaja, the other Cosmit, that sit at the base the Cuyamaca Peak and is accessed only by one unpaved road that is usually fenced off to prevent trespassers. Older houses exist at Inaja, but harsh winter conditions and lack of facilities hinder development. Cosmit used to have residences and tribal dances and fiestas in years past.) is a federal
The tribe's Department of Housing and Urban Development received a $20,881 grant to rehabilitate tribal housing to make them more energy efficient, under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
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- Inaja-Cosmit Band of Indians, Southern California Tribal Chairman's Association