About Our Community
The Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation is a 950-member Native American tribe which calls Central Arizona’s upper Sonoran Desert home. Our tribe, which once roamed over 12 million acres, now owns just 24,000 acres in northeastern Maricopa County 35 miles from Phoenix.
The Fort McDowell Yavapai, the “Abaja” – “the people” are one of three Yavapai tribes in Arizona. The Yavapai are among the Yuman-speaking peoples, which also include the Hualapai, Havasupai, Kumeyaay, Pai Pai, Cocopah and other Southwestern tribes. Our people have lived and worked in Central Arizona for thousands of years.
The reservation is governed by a Tribal Council elected by our tribal members, pursuant to the Tribe’s Constitution.
Building a Strong & Stable Future
Fort McDowell Yavapais take great pride in our community; we are proud of our economic development, and the continuing expansion of direct services that meet the changing needs of all tribal members, while at the same time preserving our traditional values. Through perseverance and hard work we have built a strong, stable community and economy.
We Welcome Respectful Visitors to our Beautiful Lands!
The Nation owns and operates a number of successful businesses including the Radisson Fort McDowell Resort and Conference Center, Fort McDowell Casino, Fort McDowell Adventures, Eagle View RV Resort, WeKoPa Golf Club, Fort McDowell Farms, Yavapai Materials and the Poco Diablo Resort in Sedona.
If you have any questions about our community or our enterprises, or would like to get in touch with the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, please contact us at 480-789-7000.