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Tribal Profiles - 17 AIGA Tribes.

> Ak-Chin Indian Community > Navajo Nation
> Cocopah Tribe > Pascua Yaqui Tribe
> Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation > Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community
> Fort Mojave Indian Tribe > San Carlos Apache Tribe
> Fort Yuma-Quechan Tribe > Tohono O’odham Nation
> Gila River Indian Community > White Mountain Apache Tribe
> Havasupai Tribe > Yavapai-Apache Nation
> Hualapai Tribe > Zuni Tribe
> Kaibab Paiute Tribe  

Ak-Chin Indian Community
Location: Santa Cruz Valley, 35 miles south of Phoenix
Reservation: 21,840 acres; created in May 1912
Peoples: Papago and Pima
Enterprises: Agriculture, 109-acre industrial park
Population: 742
Attractions: Him-Dak Museum displays tribal crafts and photos of the Ak-Chin people and a tribute to the Community's Veterans
Gaming: Harrah's Ak-Chin Casino Resort, near Maricopa, AZ

Cocopah Tribe
Location: Approximately 13 miles south of Yuma and bounded by the Colorado River
Reservation: 7,772 acres; created in 1917
Peoples: Cocopah
Enterprises: Farmland leases, convenience store, gas station and smoke shop
Population: 901
Attractions: Tribal museum and tribal cultural center, golf course, swimming, tennis, Cocopah RV Park, Cocopah Resort & Conference Center
Gaming: Cocopah Casino, four miles south of Yuma

Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation
Location: 45 miles northeast of Phoenix on Hwy 87
Reservation: 24,000 acres; created in 1903
Peoples: Fort McDowell Yavapais
Enterprises: Fort McDowell Farms, Fort McDowell Adventures, Yavapai Materials, Baja Gas Station, We-Ko-Pa Golf Course, Asah Gweh Oou-o RV Park, Radisson Fort McDowell Resort & Casino, Radisson Poco Diablo Resort
Population: 960
Attractions: The Verde River, Fort McDowell Adventures and majestic view of Red Mountains, Radisson Fort McDowell Resort
Gaming: Fort McDowell Casino, "The Fort"

Fort Mojave Indian Tribe

Location: Along the banks of the Colorado River, in both Arizona and Nevada
Reservation: 22,820 acres in Arizona; 3,862 acres in Nevada, and 6,298 acres in California
Peoples: Mojave
Enterprises: Agriculture
Population: 1,120
Attractions: Water activities; hiking, rock hounding and hunting in the Black Mountain Range east of the reservation
Gaming: Spirit Mountain casino in Mojave Valley, Avi Resort Casino in Nevada, Mojave Crossing

Fort Yuma-Quechan Tribe
Location: Along both sides of the Colorado River near Yuma
Reservation: 43,958 acres total; 2,381 acres in Arizona; created in 1884
Peoples: Quechan
Enterprises: Tourism, agriculture (leased farm), sand and gravel (lease), utility company, and Quechan Market
Population: 2,831
Attractions: Five trailer and RV parks, museum, bingo hall, water sports along the Colorado River
Gaming: Paradise Casino, Yuma, Q in Winterhaven, CA

Gila River Indian Community
Location: Just south of metro Phoenix; Phoenix, Mesa, Gilbert, Coolidge, Casa Grande, Avondale and others
Reservation: 373,365 acres; created in 1859
Peoples: Pima-Maricopa
Enterprises: Agriculture, Health Care, Industrial Parks, Resorts, Golf and Entertainment, Telecommunications, and others
Population: 19,000
Attractions: Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort and Spa, Whirlwind Golf Club, Toka Sticks Golf Course, Gila River Arts and Crafts Center, HuHugam Heritage Center, Firebird International Raceway, Bondurant School of High Performance Driving, and Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
Gaming: Gila River Casinos at Wild Horse Pass, Lone Butte and Vee Quiva

Havasupai Tribe
Location: Southwest corner of Grand Canyon National Park
Reservation: 185,516 acres, created in 1880
Peoples: Havasupai
Enterprises: Government, packing and farming
Population: 650
Attractions: Four waterfalls with turquoise blue waters: the Navajo, Havasu, Mooney and Beaver, ranging from 1.8 miles to 8 miles from the village. Havasupai Tribal Museum offers tribal crafts
Gaming: None

Hualapai Tribe
Location: Along 108 miles of the Colorado River and the Grand Canyon
Reservation: 992,463 acres, created in 1883
Peoples: Hualapai
Enterprises: Grand Canyon Resort, Hualapai River running, cattle ranching, timber sales and arts and crafts
Population: 2,210
Attractions: Hunting, fishing, camping, river running
Gaming: None

Kaibab Paiute Tribe
Location: On the Utah border
Reservation: 120,413 acres: created in 1934
Peoples: Paiute
Enterprises: Tourism, livestock, agriculture, fruit orchard, trailer park and campground
Population: 231
Attractions: Pipe Springs National Monument, Steamboat Rock, North Rim of Grand Canyon, Lake Powell, Glen Canyon all within easy touring distance
Gaming: None

Navajo Nation
Location: Approximately the size of West Virginia, it spans Arizona, New Mexico and Utah
Reservation: 17,686,465 acres total; 11,601,856 in Arizona; created in 1868
Peoples: Navajo
Enterprises: Housing, utilities, arts & crafts business, lodging, radio, energy, retail centers, transit, engineering and construction
Population: 180,462 approximately
Attractions: Monument Valley, Canyon de Chelly, Navajo National Monument, Chaco Culture National Historic Park, World's Largest American Indian Fair, the Navajo Nation Fair, Navajo Tribal Museum, Four Corner's Monument Hubble Trading Post.
Gaming: Fire Rock Casino, Church Rock, NM and Twin Arrows

Pascua Yaqui Tribe
Location: Pasqua Village in Tucson and Guadalupe near Phoenix.
Reservation: 892 acres total. A 222-acre reservation was created in 1964 in southeastern Arizona. In 1978, the Pascua Yaquis attained the same status as all other federally recognized U.S. Indian tribes. Additional acres were acquired in 1982.
Peoples: Pascua Yaqui
Enterprises: Anselmo Valncia Amphitheater, Del Sol Marketplace which includes a gas station, mini market and smoke shop
Population: 12,918
Gaming: Casino of the Sun, Casino Del Sol

Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community
Location: 15 miles northeast of Phoenix; bordered by Scottsdale, Mesa, Tempe and Fountain Hills
Reservation: 53,000 acres; created in 1879
Peoples: Pima and Maricopa
Enterprises: Salt River Materials Group, Red Mountain Trap & Skeet, Salt River Landfill, Cypress Golf Course, Talking Stick Golf Course, Casino Arizona at Salt River, Casino Arizona at Talking Stick, Saddleback Communication, Salt River Devco
Population: 8,500
Attractions: Hoo-Hoogam Ki Museum, Pavilions Shopping Center; Talking Stick Golf Club and Casino Arizona-Native art collection
Gaming: Casino Arizona 101 & McKellips and Casino Arizona 101 & Indian Bend, Talking Stick

San Carlos Apache Tribe
Location: Spans Gila, Graham and Pinal counties in southeastern Arizona
Reservation: 1,826,541 acres; created in 1871
Peoples: Apache
Enterprises: Government, cattle ranching, gaming
Population: 11,328
Attractions: San Carlos Lake, Talkahai Lake, Seneca Lake, Point of Pines Lake, World Record Elk Harvest, hunting and fishing. The Cultural Center in Peridot is home to the Peridot Semi-precious stone mine, the only one of two places in the word where peridot is mined.
Gaming: Apache Gold Casino

Tohono O'odham Nation
Location: Comparable in size to Connecticut, in south central Arizona and into Mexico in the form of 12 communities.
Reservation: 2,854,881 acres approximately 5,000 square miles; created in 1874 through a series of Executive Orders. The Tohono O'odham Nation incorporates the 71,095-acre San Xavier reservation, the 10,409-acre Gila Bend Reservation near the city of Gila Bend, and the 20-acre Florence Village.
Peoples: Tohono O’odham
Enterprises: Papago Farms, San Xavier Industrial Park, Nursing Home, Tohono O'odham Community College, KOHN-FM Radio Station
Population: 27,500
Attractions: San Xavier Mission Del Bac (the White Dove of the Desert), Kitt Peak National Observatory, arts and crafts market, Baboquivari Mountain Park
Gaming: Desert Diamond Casino 1 and 11 and the Golden Ha’ San Casino, Why, AZ

White Mountain Apache Tribe
Location: East central Arizona
Reservation: 1,664,984 acres; created in 1891
Peoples: White Mountain Apache
Enterprises: Livestock, agriculture, tourism, ski resort, timber mill, re-manufacturing plant
Population: 13,500+
Attractions: Sunrise Ski Resort, elk hunting, fishing
Gaming: Hon-Dah Casino

Yavapai-Apache Nation
Location: Central Yavapai County
Reservation: 644 acres
Peoples: Yavapai-Apache
Enterprises: Cliff Castle Casino, Storytellers Steakhouse, the Gallery Restaurant, Johnny Rockets restaurant, Shake Rattle & Bowl - Bowling Alley, Cliff Castle Lodge and Conference Center, the Gathering Restaurant, Native Visions Tours, Yavapai-Apache Farm and Ranch & Yavapai-Apache Sand and Gravel
Population: 1,638
Attractions: Nearby and Montezuma Castle National Monument
Gaming: Cliff Castle Casino

Zuni Tribe
Location: Northeastern Arizona
Reservation: Over 12,000 acres (established in 1984)
Peoples: Zuni (Ashiwi)
Enterprises: Zuni Furniture Enterprise, Pueblo of Zuni Arts & Crafts Enterprise, Zuni Forest Products & Services Enterprise
Population: Over 10,000 tribal members
Attractions: The Arizona portion of the Zuni Reservation is undergoing environmental restoration and is not open for tourist activities. The New Mexico portion of the Reservation (located on the Arizona/New Mexico border) has many world-class jewelry shops and is a popular destination for outdoor activities.
Gaming: None

2005 Annual Report


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