Pala Band of Mission Indians Completes Documentary Commemorating Tribe’s Tradition of Military Service

November 6, 2012

PALA, CA – The Pala Band of Mission Indians will commemorate Veterans Day this year with the release of a 26-minute documentary detailing the Tribe’s military service. Defending the Homeland will air on television stations nationwide and is available to view and share on the Tribe’s website now at:

“The Pala Band of Mission Indians has a long tradition of participation in the United States military,” said Robert Smith, Chairman of the Pala Band of Mission Indians. “We wanted to commemorate the generations of Tribal Members who have served in the armed forces, many of which have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedom. This is a story not just about Pala’s veterans, but also about the commitment, perseverance, and sacrifice of all veterans; it is a story that everyone can relate to and enjoy.”

Below is the current broadcast schedule for Defending the Homeland:
• San Diego – MyTV Channel 13

  • Sunday 11/11 at 12:30pm
  • Sunday 11/11 at 7:30pm
  • Monday 11/12  at 4:30pm

• Los Angeles – KCET/PBS

  • Sunday November 11 at 1:30pm

• San Francisco KQED/PBS

  • Tuesday November 27 at 8:30am
  • Tuesday November 27 at 11:30am

• Sacramento KVIE/PBS

  • Sunday November 11 at 4:00pm

• South Dakota State Network/PBS 

  • Sunday November 4 at 12:00pm

• West Virginia State Network/PBS 

  • Thursday November 8 at 10:30pm

• North Carolina State Network/PBS 

  • Sunday November 11 at 10:30pm

• Michigan State Network/PBS 

  • Sunday November 11 at 4:00pm
  • Sunday November 11 at 11:00pm
  • Monday November 12 at 2pm

• Wisconsin State Network/PBS 

  • Sunday November 11 at 11:00pm 
  •  Monday November 12 at 2:00pm

• Arizona State Network/PBS 

  • Tuesday November 13 at 11:30pm

• Alaska State Network/PBS

  • Friday November 16 at 9:30pm

For more information about Defending the Homeland please visit:  

The Pala Band of Mission Indians is a federally recognized tribe whose reservation is located along the Palomar Mountain range approximately 30 miles northeast of San Diego. The majority of the over 900 tribal members live on the 12,000-acre reservation, established for Cupeño and Luiseño Indians, who consider themselves to be one proud people - Pala. 

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