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 U.S. Census, approximately 253 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.
Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians Reservation
|Number of Households
|Average Household Size
|Population Under Age 18
|Population Over Age 65
|Speaks a Language Other Than English in Household
|Owner-Occupied Housing Units
|Age 25+ with High School Degree or Higher
|Median Household Income
|Below Federal Poverty Threshold
|Households with at Least One Computing Device
|Households with a Desktop/Laptop
*All statistics are from the 2014-2018 American Community Survey, 5-year estimates.