Our Community

 The Ak-Chin Indian Community is nestled into the Santa Cruz Valley of Southern Arizona. The Community lies 35 miles south of Phoenix in the northwestern part of Pinal County. Ak-Chin is an O'odham word translated to mean "mouth of the wash" or "place where the wash loses itself in the sand or ground.” The Ak-Chin Indian Community has an enrollment of more than 1,100 tribal members and a land base of just over 22,000 acres.

Our Purpose

 We are here to preserve our culture, language and traditions—not just for ourselves but also to positively impact our neighboring communities and the world we all share. We have 32 departments dedicated to meeting the needs of our People and fulfilling our mission on this Earth.




Our events are meant to preserve and share our culture. We welcome anyone interested in attending.


The Ak Chin O’odham Runner was first published in 1987. Issued on the first and third Friday of each month, printed copies are delivered to all community residents and departments as well as surrounding community businesses, interested groups, and subscribers. 



Membership Notice

First, the Community Council is hoping and praying that you and your families are doing well. The health and safety of the Ak- Chin Community is our highest priority. Our commitment to providing a safe and healthy Community remains the same. With that in mind, we want to provide an update to you on proactive steps being taken to safeguard Community members, residents, employees and guests from the global outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID- 19).

Order of the Chairman

Order directing closure of the Ak-Chin Indian Community Parks and Recreational Facilities - Download File

Order limiting large events and mass gatherings - Download File

Declaration of Penalties for Non-Compliance With any Order of the Chairman Issued Pursuant to the State of Emergency Declared Pursuant to the COVID-19 Outbreak - Download File

Amending the Order limiting large events and mass gatherings, to include and establish a curfew - Download File

Mandating use of cloth face coverings in all public settings - Download File

©2020 Ak-Chin Indian Community. All Right Reserved.