The Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation is a 950 member Native American tribe which calls Central Arizona’s upper Sonoran Desert home. The Fort McDowell Yavapai, the “Abaja - the people”, are one of three Yavapai tribes in Arizona. They own around 24,000 acres and within Maricopa county about twenty-three miles northeast of Phoenix.
The reservation is governed by a Tribal Council elected by tribal members pursuant to the Tribe's Constitution. The Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation takes pride in its economic development and the expansion of direct services to meet the changing needs of all tribal members while at the same time preserving traditional values. The nation owns and operates a number of businesses including:
The Yavapai people welcome respectful visitors to their beautiful lands and have several employment opportunities through their various businesses.