Published on August 26, 2013 by Amy
The Chemehuevi Indian Tribe of the Chemehuevi Reservation is a federally recognized tribe of Chemehuevi people, who are the southernmost branch of Southern Paiute people. To celebrate their organization under the Indian Reorganization Act, tribal recognition, and ratifying their constitution, the tribe hosts Nuwuvi Days, an annual festival held during the first weekend in June.
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The Chemehuevi Reservation (34°24′42″N 114°21′21″W) is located in San Bernardino County, California bordering Lake Havasu for 25 miles (40 km) and along the Colorado River. The reservation is 30,653 acres (124.05 km2) large and has a population of 345.
The Chemehuevi Indian Tribe’s headquarters is located in Havasu Lake, California. The tribe is governed by a democractically-elected, nine-member tribal council. The current administration is as follows.
The tribe owns and operates Havasu Landing Resort and Casino on Lake Havasu, near Needles, California.