Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians of the Kaibab Indian Reservation, Arizona



Roland Maldonado, Chairman
Carmen Bradley, Vice Chairwoman
Carlos Bulletts, Council Member
Yolanda Rogers, Council Member
Manuel Savala, Council Member
Lawanda Hill, Council Member
Vacant, Council Member

(updated February 2024)

Contact Information

Address: #1 North Pipe Spring Rd, Fredonia, AZ 86022

Phone: 928-643-7245

Community Health Director:

Laura Savala lsavala@kaibabpaiute-nsn.gov

Education Director:

Amanda Bundy abundy@kaibabpaiute-nsn.gov

Cultural Preservation Director:

LeAnn Jake Shearer  lshearer@kaibabpaiute-nsn.gov


GOVERNANCE: The Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians is governed by a Chairwoman, Vice Chairwoman, and five council members. Tribal Council members serve staggered three-year terms, with elections held annually in October. The General Council meeting is held yearly the first Saturday in October, with other meetings held monthly. The Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians is in Congressional District 1; Legislative District 7.


COMMUNITY PROFILE: The traditional lands of the Southern Paiute people spanned more than 600 miles along the Colorado River.  In 1865, federal Indian agents began to formally remove Southern Paiutes from their land onto reservations.  The Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians was established in 1934 under the Indian Reorganization Act. 

The Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians have been greatly affected by the construction of the Glen Canyon Dam in 1963. The dam originally flooded San Juan Paiute farms and affected plant and animal life and other culturally significant places. In 1993, the Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians and the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah created the Southern Paiute Consortium to address concerns over the operation of the Glen Canyon Dam. 

According to the 2017-2021 U.S. Census, approximately 300 individuals live on Kaibab Paiute tribal land in the northwest corner of Arizona near the Arizona-Utah border. The Reservation is 121,000 acres including Pipe Spring National Monument. The Reservation holds five tribal villages, with headquarters in Fredonia, Arizona. The Kaibab Paiute economy centers around tourism and the livestock industry. The Tribe and the National Park Service jointly operate a visitor center and museum at Pipe Springs National Monument. 

According to the U.S. Census Bureau 2017-2021 American Community Survey, the population on the Kaibab Band of Paiute Reservation is 300. The following document provides a Census snapshot of the Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians with comparisons to the state of Arizona and the United States as a whole.


Note: When interpreting data for small populations or rural areas, it is important to note the margin of error, which is provided where possible. The margin of error can be interpreted as providing a 90 percent probability that the true value lies within the estimate plus and minus the margin of error.

First Things First is Arizona's early childhood agency, providing health screenings and a variety of services across the state. Included here are two of their reports for the Coconino region, which includes the Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians Reservation: