Brandie Taylor (Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel) is a graduate of the University of Phoenix and has served on Tribal Council for 18 years. She was first elected as Vice-Chairwoman at the age of 28, then eventually ran for the Legislative Branch, and more recently as Chairwoman. She has served on the Inter-Tribal Court of Southern California, Kumeyaay Cultural Repatriation Committee, Warner United School District Board, and Donate Life & WomenHeart. Vice-Chairwoman Taylor is active in her community with her son, Hunter Banegas, who is a champion Bird Dancer and sings with the Santa Ysabel & Vieja’s Bird Singing Group “Ashaa Takook”. Together, they travel all over California, Arizona and Nevada for Traditional Gatherings.
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