Southern Paiute culture is unique and rich. Our language is a different dialect of the Southern Paiute/Ute language group and our People are known for their basketmaking skills.
As San Juan Southern Paiutes, we are a distinct tribe and our traditional territory is in southeastern Utah and north central Arizona within lands designated by the United States as the Navajo Reservation.
As San Juan Southern Paiutes, we are strong and resilient in the face of many challenges. We are committed to providing a future for our People that is built on growth and sustainability and caring for our elders and children.
While we have had many successes this past year, there is still a lot to do. Our Tribal Law & Order Code (which is now published on our Tribal website) requires many more new titles and chapters to fully address the needs of our People. We must continue to plan how we will use the funds we receive from gaming to balance the current needs of our Tribal Members with the sustainability of our Tribe for generations to come.Learn More
Paiute and Navajo Nation sign historic treaty. On March 18th, at Hidden Springs Arizona, north of Tuba City, Johnny M. Lehi, Sr., President of the San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe, and Kelsey Begaye, President of the Navajo Nation, signed the first treaty that two Indian Tribes have signed with each other in 160 years.