The Pascua Yaqui Indian Reservation
is located in southwestern Arizona, approximately 15 miles southwest of
downtown Tucson on 1,152 acres of trust land. The Pascua Yaqui Indians
of Arizona are descendants of the ancient Toltecs who occupied a large
area of the Southwest and Mexico.
Yaqui Indian Reservation is surrounded by richly vegetated, scenic
desert that offers recreational and sightseeing opportunities. The Mt.
Lemmon ski area is an hour east of Tucson, and
Saguaro National Monument
is a few miles north. Other sights include the San Xavier del Bac
Mission, Old Tucson Studios,
Sonoran Desert Museum,
Kitt Peak Observatory.
The nearby Santa Catalina, Tucson, and Rincon Mountains provide hiking
and camping opportunities (BIA, Tribes of Arizona, 1994).
Many of the Yaqui
Tribal members live off of the Reservation in communities throughout
Arizona. These members are concentrated in Yoem Pueblo in Marana,
Barrio Libre in South Tucson, and Old Pascua in Tucson. Members also
live in the Phoenix metro area, in the communities of High Town in
Chandler, Penjamo Pueblo in Scottsdale, and in Guadalupe.
the Pascua Yaqui Tribe’s
history, culture and language
are available on the official website.
Census 2000 Profile
Industrial Park Sites
The Tribe currently
has vacant industrial land located on the Pascua Yaqui Reservation for
the development of an industrial park. For more information, contact
the Development Services Division at (520) 879-6305.
Casino of the
Sun is owned and operated by the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and is open 24
hours. The 40,000 square foot casino features 507 slots and has two
restaurants. Revenues generated by the Casino of the Sun provide funds
to support education, health care, public safety, and other essential
services for Pascua Yaqui members. Visit the
Casino of the Sun
Casino Del Sol's
gaming complex boasts 1,007 slot machines, 13 poker tables, and a
1960s-style diner. The casino also features the Anselmo Valencia Tori
Amphitheater, a 4,400-seat, open-air concert venue that has hosted such
acts as Alan Jackson, Los Lobos, Tony Bennett and Sheryl Crow. It is
southern Arizona's largest concert venue, with six corporate boxes,
1,600 theater seats and 3,000 festival-style lawn seats.
Casino Del Sol
is the most unique gaming complex in Arizona. It features remarkable
architecture fashioned after a Mediterranean resort. Casino Del Sol sets
a new standard of excellence in gaming and entertainment in the state.
Casino Del Sol
In addition to the
Casino of the Sun and Casino Del Sol, the Pascua Yaqui Tribe owns and
operates a smoke shop, AAA Pet Lodge, The Anselmo Valencia Tori
Amphitheater and Chevron in 2005.
The Anselmo Valencia
open-air concert venue that has hosted such acts as Alan Jackson, Los
Lobos, Tony Bennett and Sheryl Crow. It is southern Arizona's largest
concert venue, with six corporate boxes, 1,600 theater seats and 3,000
festival-style lawn seats.
The Anselmo Valencia Tori Amphitheater
5655 West Valencia
Tucson, Arizona 85746
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Pascua Yaqui Tribe Government
The Pascua Yaqui
Constitution was adopted in 1988. The governing body of the Pascua
Yaqui is an eleven-member Tribal Council. All council members are
elected by popular vote through a general election. The Chairperson,
Vice-Chairperson, Secretary, and Treasurer are elected from within the
Tribal Council. All Council members serve four-year terms.
The headquarters for
Pascua Yaqui Tribe is in Tucson at the new Pascua Reservation. Other
satellite communities recognized by the Tribe are:
Pascua Yaqui Tribe
7474 S. Camino
Tucson, AZ 85757
Vice Chairman Peter
Director Carlos Carranza
Director Carl Russell
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