Dagoteh! Welcome to the Yavapai-Apache Nation. We invite you to tour this website, and to learn more about who we are as Yavapai and Apache people.
The Yavapai-Apache Nation is comprised of two distinct people, the Yavapai and Apache. The Yavapai refers to themselves as Wipuhk’a’bah and speak the Yuman language, while the Apache refer to themselves as Dil’zhe’e and speak the Athabaskan language.
In 1875, our ancestors were forcefully removed from our ancestral homelands in Central Arizona. Today, we continue to reclaim those lands and the culture that was taken from us during the removal.
The Yavapai-Apache Nation is located in the Verde Valley and is comprised of five (5) tribal communities: Tunlii, Middle Verde, Rimrock, Camp Verde and Clarkdale. With more than 2,300 enrolled tribal members, the Yavapai-Apache Nation has used its ability through gaming revenues from Cliff Castle Casino-Hotel to develop its communities, provide educational, social and economic services to tribal members and improve the quality of life on the reservation.
With one of the most diverse economic markets in the Verde Valley, the Yavapai-Apache Nation provides employment and other economic benefits to the surrounding communities, and supports many organizations, including Boys & Girls Club, Toys for Tots, local schools and many more.
We thank you for your interest in the history, culture and heritage of the Yavapai-Apache Nation.
Thomas Beauty, Chairman
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Minimum Qualifications for Disbursement
KEY MINORS TRUST CHANGES
The following five items are the minimum qualifications you need to receive Minor’s Trust disbursement:
1) Must be 18
2) High School Diploma or GED
3) Financial Literacy Program
4) Cultural Literacy Program
5) Added – voluntary option for investment beyond age 18
Applications for all distributions from the minor’s trust fund must be approved by the Finance Director upon sufficient evidence showing eligibility. (See RAP – Article I, G, 2 b 1-4 page 9-10)
For more information or a copy of the Revenue Allocation Plan contact: Tribal Enrollment Department 928-567-1008
December 6th, 2014
Middle Verde Gymnasium 3 P.M.
Come join us in celebration and good tidings as we welcome in the Joyous Christmas holiday. We will have plenty of food for all, so bring your appetites!
We hope to see everyone and their families.
From everyone here at the Yavapai-Apache Nation, we wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Community Christmas Dinner
December 13, 2014 9AM-1PM
Middle Verde Tribal Council Chambers