Lorraine Madrid was born, raised and still lives in San Gabriel, California. She graduated from San Gabriel High School in June of 1970
She worked for La Casa Community Center as a part -time office receptionist during and after high school.
Lorraine is married and has 3 children, 12 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. She was a stay at home mom for several years and in September 1985 she started working for Los Angeles County of Special Education as an teacher's aide.
Lorraine has been a very active member with the tribe since she was a young girl, she has participated in many parades, events and tribal affairs. She was elected for Tribal Secretary and currently sits on council as Tribal Treasurer.
Chief Red Blood and his wife have worked together to raise four sons and eight grandchildren with tribal cultural awareness. All four sons are active members of the tribe. Chief Red Blood's eldest son, Anthony Jr. has served as Tribal Vice Chair until 2016. In elections of 2017 Tribal Vice Chair was passed on to his youngest son Adam. His second son, Guiding Young Cloud ( Andy ) has been a Tribal Spiritual Leader for the past 18 years. Chief Red Blood and family are all active in tribal , events and affairs. It goes without saying that without "Chief Red Blood" Anthony Morales tireless efforts over the past two decades the tribe may not exist as we see it today
TOGETHERNESS: The Gabrieleno Tongva survival depends on the combined support of one another... We become strong together and like a Nation, we keep growing with independence and pride.
PERSERVERANCE: We as Gabrieleno Tongva California Native Americans have developed an attitude of perseverance in the face of obstacles in spite of - and perhaps, because of.. the burden of whom we are. We must remove all obstacles and let it be known who we are, matters!
EDUCATE: We as Gabrieleno Tongva Native Americans are at the point where we must educate our People in what no one know yesterday, and prepare our People for what no one knows today, and begin being counted, so we can be proud of who we are tomorrow.