Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians

Leadership (updated August 2017) Contact Information
Roland Maldonado, Chairman Address: #1 North Pipe Spring Rd.
Carmen Bradley, Vice Chairwoman                Fredonia, AZ 86022
Yolanda Rogers, Council Member Phone: 928-643-7245
Manuel Savala, Council Member Website: http://www.kaibabpaiute-nsn.gov
Elwin John, Council Member
Carlos Bulletts, Council Member
Lawanda Hill, Council Member

GOVERNANCE: The Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians is governed by a Chairman, 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.

CONSTITUTION: To see the Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians Constitution, adopted 1951, amended 1965, click here.

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 2010 Census, approximately 240 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. 

The Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians is a young community with 40.8 percent of all members under the age of 18.* Diverse households are twice as likely as the state overall to be multigenerational.  Less than half of households are traditional married-couple families (26.6 percent), and single female-headed households make up almost one-third of the community.

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