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July 14, 2012

Colorado River Indian Tribes of the Colorado River Indian Reservation

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The Colorado River Indian Tribes are federally recognized, and  include four distinct Tribes – the Mohave, Chemehuevi, Hopi and Navajo.  The four tribes continue to maintain and observe their traditional ways and religious and culturally unique identities.

Official Tribal Name: Colorado River Indian Tribes of the Colorado River Indian Reservation

Address:  26600 Mohave Road, Parker, AZ 85344
Phone: (928) 669-9211
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Email: mailto:feedback@critonline.com

Official Website: http://www.crit-nsn.gov/ 

Recognition Status: Federally Recognized

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Region: Southwest

State(s) Today: Arizona and California

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Reservation: Colorado River Indian Reservation

The reservation stretches along the Colorado River on both the Arizona and California side. 
Land Area:  Their reservations cover 432.22 sq. mi. of land in Riverside and San Bernardino counties in California, and La Paz County, Arizona.
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Registered Population Today: 4,070 active Tribal members.  They are primarily located in communities in and around Parker and Poston, AZ. Parker is their largest community.

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Number of Council members:   The combined tribe is governed by a council of nine members, including the executive officers.
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Economy Today: The main economy for the tribes is derived from the agricultural industry, growing cotton, alfalfa and sorghum. Recently, they’ve added tourism to the economy with the opening of the BlueWater Resort and Casino.

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