Welcome to the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation
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The Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation is a 950-member Native American tribe that calls Central Arizona’s upper Sonoran Desert home. Located to the northeast of Phoenix within Maricopa County, Arizona, the 40-square mile reservation is a small part of the ancestral territory of the once nomadic Yavapai people, who hunted and gathered food in a vast area of Arizona’s desert lowlands and mountainous Mogollon Rim country.We are determined to be the leader among indigenous communities guided by the Sovereignty and grounded in Yavapai Tradition and Culture. We strive to improve the health, well being and happiness of our nation.
Our Website – A Community Resource
This website is designed to be a resource for our community members; a place where you can learn more about our tribal government, access news and events, and read more about our various departments. It is also a resource for visitors to the Nation; a place where they can learn more about our community, our history and culture, and the numerous enterprises operating within the boundaries of the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation.
If you have any questions, or would like to get in touch with the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, please contact us at 480-789-7000.
Responsible for 24/7 enforcement of tribal, state & federal laws.Learn More
Providing primary care & community health services & programs.Learn More
Responsible for all education related departments & programsLearn More
An independent board that supervises Tribal Council electionsLearn More
A 501(c)(3) charity assisting the Yavapai Nation and its peopleLearn More
NOTICE: We are updating our Prop 202 application process, it will be re-posted soon. The close of the next Prop 202 grant cycle is May 1, 2016. All inquiries regarding grant applications, including those on an initial application, must be directed to Mrs. Selena Castaneda, Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation’s Tribal Council Secretary at 480/789-7111 or firstname.lastname@example.org. (This is subject to change). Thank you for your interest!