Hualapai Tribe

Leadership (updated August 2017) Contact Information
Dr. Damon R. Clarke, Chairman (2016-2020) Address: PO Box 179
Philbert Watahomigie Sr., Vice Chairman (2016-2020)                941 Hualapai Way
William Clay Bravo, Council Member (2016-2020)                Peach Springs, AZ 86434
Stewart M. Crozier, Council Member (2016-2020) Phone:    928-769-2216
Shelton Scott Crozler, Council Member (2014-2018) Website:  http://hualapai-nsn.gov
Carrie Imus, Council Member (2014-2018)
Marietta Jean Pagilawa, Council Member (2014-2018)
Shawna Havatone, Council Member (2016-2020)
Emma Tapija, Council Member (2014-2018)
GOVERNANCE: The Hualapai Tribe is governed by a Chairman, Vice Chairman, and seven council members.  All Tribal Council members serve four-year terms. Per the Constitution, the Tribal Council meets the first Saturday of each month. The Hualapai Tribe is in Congressional District 1; Legislative District 7.

CONSTITUTION AND RESEARCH PROTOCOL: 

To view the Constitution of Hualapai Tribe, amended 1955, click here.

Click the following to learn more about the Tribe's Cultural Heritage Resource Ordinance

COMMUNITY PROFILE: The Hualapai Tribe, "People of the Tall Pines," are a federally recognized Tribe in northwestern Arizona. In 1874, the United States military forcibly relocated hundreds of Hualapai to the Colorado River Indian Reservation in Parker, Arizona (called La Paz). Many died in the two week march or later due to disease and starvation during their yearlong internment.  In 1875, survivors escaped imprisonment and returned to their lands in northwestern Arizona. Each year, the Tribe holds the Hualapai La Paz Trail of Tears Run to commemorate those survivors and their perserverance. The Hualapai Reservation was established by executive order in 1883.

According to the 2010 Census, approximately 1,335 individuals live on the Hualapai Reservation in Arizona, approximately 108 miles along the Grand Canyon and Colorado River. Its elevations range from 1,500 feet to more than 7,300 feet.  As a result, the topography ranges from grassland to forests and canyons. 

Hualapai households are very diverse: More than half have children under age 18.*  Traditional husband-wife families make up 37.5 percent of all households, and households headed by a single female make up more than one-quarter of all households. Hualapai families have a significantly high (50.4 percent) poverty rate.  Female-headed households with children are highly likely to live in poverty (73.5 percent). 

The primary economic activity of the Tribe is tourism, cattle ranching, and arts and crafts.  The location of the Reservation is prime for hunting, fishing and river rafting. The Tribe sells big game hunting permits, and operates the Hualapai River Runners, the only Indian-owned and operated river rafting company on the Colorado River. The Tribe also operates Grand Canyon West - a tourist location that includes "Skywalk," a glass bridge that allows tourists to walk beyond the rim of the Grand Canyon at 4,000 feet above the Colorado River. 

*All Statistics are from the 2006-2010 American Community Survey, 5-Year Estimates.