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Tribal Council Proclaims the Month of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month
October 15, 2020. (Parker, AZ)

The Colorado River Indian Tribes proclaims the  month of October, 2020 as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, honoring domestic violence survivors and advocates.. (Click on link for Proclamation)


October 22, 2020

Resolution No. 196-20 Tribal Council Resolution to Approve Extension Phase Two Measures to Mitigate the Spread of COVID-19 with a "Safer At Home" Order Effective Until October 31, 2020

R-54-20 Resolution to Require All Non-Essential Businesses to Close and all Non-Essential Personnel to Stay at Home

COVID-19 NOTIFICATIONS... (Updated 10/22/2020)

Sacred Heart Catholic Parish - Notification of Positive Case
October 21, 2020

Tribal Board/Committee/Commission Vacancies

October 13, 2020

A great way to take part of your tribal community is to serve on a board or committee. The Colorado River Indian Tribes wishes to encourage you to participate in your local tribal governance by serving as a Board/Committee member or Commissioner. The Tribal Boards and Committees serve as advisory or regulatory groups that set standards, make decisions regarding policies, and provide guidance to programs under the Tribal government. As a volunteer, you can contribute your service, knowledge and leadership skills in a meaningful way.

Applications may be picked up at the Tribal Executive Offices or online at for the following:

3 - Full Terms - Expiring 12/31/2022

3 - Full Terms - Expiring 12/31/2022

2 - Full Terms - Expiring 12/31/2023
1 - Alternate Expiring 12/31/2023

1 - Full Term - Expiring 12/31/2023

1 - Full Term Expiring 12/31/2020

3 Full Term - Expiring 12/31/2023

3 - Full Term - Expiring 12/31/2022
2 - Full Term - Expiring 12/31/2023

Deadline to Apply December 4, 2020

Colorado River Indian Tribes
26600 Mohave Road, Parker, Arizona 85344
Telephone: (928) 669-1219

Email applications to or drop off at the Executive Offices



COVID-19 UPDATES... Click on Link for Updates, Notices, Press Releases and Information

The Colorado River Indian Tribes are committed to combating the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on the Colorado River Indian Reservation.  Extensive efforts have been made in an attempt to slow the spread of this rapidly growing disease.  The Tribal Council has diligently contemplated all enacted actions and continues to develop future protocol in an attempt to restrict access to our community from recreational visitors and impose action necessary to keep people in their homes.  The following are links to the stay at home orders issued by the Colorado River Indian Tribes, AZ, CA and NV.  We direct you to follow the respective orders of your current place of residence and STAY AT HOME except for essential needs as described in these orders.  Do not come to the Colorado River Indian Reservation to visit your seasonal residence or for purposes of recreation while these stay at home orders are in effect.  We must all do our part to slow the spread of this rapidly spreading disease.  Thank you and be safe.

Statement on Use of Face Masks
June 19, 2020

Resolution No. 98-20 Tribal Council Resolution to Mandate the Wearing of Face Covering to Slow the Spread of COVID-19
June 29, 2020

Colorado River Indian Tribes' Statement for Stay at Home Order

Partial Easing of Covid-19 Restrictions Starts September 1st
August 27, 2020

(Parker, AZ) The CRIT Tribal Council has voted to enact a Safer At Home Resolution which eases some but not all of the restructions resulting from COVID-19. The prior more restrictive Stay At Home Resolution has been in place since April 1st. The new measures are considered Phase Two of the effort to combat the Coronavirus.

This is being done as the number of new COVID-19 cases has been gradually decreasing. The CRIT community has seen only 15 new cases reported between August 1st and 23rd.

Tribal Council Chairman Dennis Patch stated, "We are grateful COVID-19 numbers have eased. That is why we are easing some restrictions. However it would be premature to say the danger has passed. That's why some measures must remain in place. This is a common sense approach that keeps our community safe and our local economy strong under very trying circumstances."

The Tribal Council is still urging the community to shelter in place if possible, especially those with underlying health conditions. And CRIT's prior face mask rules for public  settings are still in place. However some restrictions can now be eased.

The new Safer at Home Resolution goes into effect on September 1st and will remain in effect until at least September 30th. Whether or not the restrictions will remain after September 30th largely depends on the continued downward trend in new cases.

Seasonal residents who reside in any of the Mobile Home, RV Parks, housing developments or have a homesite lease on the reservation can access their residences after September 8th. That applies just to members of the immediate household of the lessee.

Indoor gatherings must be limited to 10 people and outdoor gatherings are limited to 25.

Bars, movie theaters, gyms, museums, stadium sport events, day camps (excluding child care) and concerts shall remain closed but indoor dining at restaurants may be permitted at no more than 50% capacity and a plan must be submitted for Tribal Council approval detailing health and safety standards. Churches must submit a health and safety plan before they can reopen as well.

Schools can open for hybrid in person/virtual learning provided state benchmarks for moderate or minimal transmission are met for two weeks prior to beginning in person learning and a health and safety plan is submitted to the Tribal Council.

Large venues, such as the BlueWater Resort and Casino shall remain closed unless they submit a plan for Tribal Council approval detailing a plan to maintain CDC, OSHA and CRIT standards. They must also provide details of infection prevention measures such as the use of face masks, and engineering and administrative controls for social distancing and reduced occupancy requirements, among other steps.

A reservation wide curfew will remain in effect for all individuals from 10pm to 5am with the exception of travel for essential work or medical care.

Resolution 196-20 Tribal Council Resolution to Approve Extending Phase Two Measures to Mitigate the Spread of COVID-19 with a "Safer At Home" Order Effective Until October 31, 2020

CRIT Emergency Disaster Relief General Welfare Benefit Application (Click for Link)



      Department of Health and Social Services

We are strongly urging all individuals to limit contact outside your immediate household as much as possible and to wear a face mask when you must be outside of your home. 

The Department of Health and Social Services will work in conjunction with Parker Indian Health Center to identify and notify any contacts the individuals may have had recently.  If you have any symptoms such as fever, shortness of breath, cough, sore throat, headache, myalgias (body aches), chills, repeating shaking with chills, and new loss of taste or smell, please contact the Parker Indian Health Center or your primary physician.

All residents on CRIT reservation are reminded to follow the CRIT Safer at Home Resolution, along with the Reservation wide face mask requirement, in order to protect themselves and their households.  Everyone is also reminded to stay at home except for essential tasks and limit contact with anyone who is not a member of your immediate household.

CRIT Reservation Wide Face Mask Requirement still remains in effect, requiring all individuals, businesses and patrons on CRIT reservation to wear a face mask when in public.  Face masks are MANDATORY for all CRIT Employees and any persons conducting business at the CRIT Tribal Office Complex.

  The best ways to protect yourself are to take certain precautions including:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.  If soap and water is unavailable, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

  •  Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Wear a face mask when you must leave your home to conduct essential tasks.

  • Avoid close contact with anyone outside of your immediate household.

  • Stay home when you are sick.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. Cover your cough or sneezes with a tissue and immediately discard the tissue in the trash.

Congratulations to Audriana Mitchell 2019-2020 Miss Indian Arizona

Photo courtesy of Miss Indian Arizona Association

CRIT Royalty 2019-2020, L-R, Marilyn Lomayesva, Junior Miss; Nokomis Stone, Miss CRIT; Winter Harper, Little Miss

Photo courtesy of CRIT Royalty Pageant

CRIT Fish & Game 2020 Permit Rates
August 22, 2019

Beginning January 2020 CRIT Entry Permits will increase..

CRIT Chairman Dennis Patch comments on the System Conservation Agreement with the State of Arizona
August 16, 2019

Colorado River Indian Tribes Assumes Major Role In Drought Relief Efforts In Arizona and Western U.S.
August 7, 2019

(PHOENIX) The Colorado River Indian Tribes (CRIT) has been recognized by the Central Arizona Project for signing the System Conservation Agreement with the State of Arizona and its crucial role in drought relief. This took place during the August first Central Arizona Water Conservation District (CAP) regular meeting in Phoenix.

Federal Grant Award to Local Tribe Helps Measure Water Deliveries
August 7, 2019

(PARKER, AZ.) Today, the Colorado River Indian Tribes (CRIT) announced they will receive a $250,000 federal grant from the Department of the Interior. This award was made possible only after the tribe, Arizona Senator Martha McSally, and Rep. Raul Grijalva championed a fix to federal law permit tribes to accept WaterSMART grants and protect their tribal water rights for future development. Previously tribes were required to relinquish the conserved part of their water rights when accepting federal funding.

Venomous Snake Training & Handling Course
July 15, 2019

The Fish and Game Department is has posted a course on venomous snakes. For more information follow the link above.

Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) and Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) 2019

If you have any questions please contact Tina Evans at
or call (928) 575-1635.


Notice to Update Addresses to All CRIT Tribal Members:

CRIT Tribal members please contact the CRIT Enrollment office to update your mailing addresses as soon as possible. If you have any questions you may direct them to their staff at (928) 669-1240, 1241 or 1304.


Colorado River Indian Tribes Offer Large Supply of Water to Arizona's Drought Contingency Plan Providing Buffer for Lake Mead


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