|Arden Kucate, Governor|
|Cordelia Hooee, Lt. Governor|
|Anthony Sanchez Jr., Head Councilman|
|Shirley Bellson, Council Member|
|Virginia Chavez, Council Member|
|Ricky R. Penketewa Sr., Council Member|
|Birdena Sanchez, Council Member|
|Edward Wemytewa, Council Member|
(updated September 2023)
GOVERNANCE: The Pueblo of Zuni are governed by a Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and six council members. Council members serve staggered four-year terms, and meet monthly. The Pueblo of Zuni is in Congressional District 1; Legislative District 7.
PERSPECTIVE ON RESEARCH:
COMMUNITY PROFILE: Europeans first discovered Zuni territory in the 1500s. In 1680, Pueblos (including Zuni) in New Mexico planned and revolted against Spanish domination. After attacking and burning a Spanish Mission, the population of all Zuni villages sought refuge on the sacred mountain (Corn Mesa) until 1692. After the Spanish made peace with the Zuni, the people settled in what is now present-day Zuni Pueblo. The main Reservation is 450,000 acres 150 miles west of Albuquerque. The tribe also has land in Catron County, New Mexico, and Apache County, Arizona.
The Zuni have established programs to promote the unique spoken-only Zuni language into a written language form. According to the Census, approximately 83 percent of the Tribe speaks the Zuni language.
The Zuni Pueblo is an artist colony, with the main industry being inlay silverwork, stone fetish carving, pottery, and other artwork.
Zuni Pueblo Reservation or Trust Land
|Number of Households||1,850||2,524,300||119,730,128|
|Average Household Size||5.13||2.69||2.63|
|Population Under Age 18||29.0%||23.5%||22.8%|
|Population Over Age 65||8.8%||16.7%||15.2%|
|Speaks a Language Other Than English in Household||82.8%||27.2%||21.5%|
|Owner-Occupied Housing Units||80.1%||63.6%||63.8%|
|Age 25+ with High School Degree or Higher||76.7%||86.8%||87.7%|
|Median Household Income||$13,572||$56,213||$60,293|
|Below Federal Poverty Threshold||34.5%||16.1%||14.1%|
|Households with at Least One Computing Device||68.3%||89.9%||88.8%|
|Households with a Desktop/Laptop||53.8%||79.7%||77.9%|
*All statistics are from the 2014-2018 American Community Survey, 5-year estimates.