A swift overview of the Region’s tribes include the O’odham, Yaqui, Yuman and Pai Tribes of Arizona’s low and mid deserts and Grand Canyon, and the Apache of the mid-deserts and mountain forests. The Hopi live on Arizona’s Colorado Plateau mesas. Nevada has many bands and tribes of Washoe, Shoshone and Paiute people. The many tribes and bands of Ute people are the inspiration for the name of the state of Utah.
The Deputy Regional Director for Indian Services serves as the designated official for maintaining and discharging the trust responsibility of the Secretary of the Interior through public laws and restricted requirements concerning Housing, Human Services, Tribal Government, Self-Determination Services, Transportation and Economic Development.