Status: Federally Recognized IRA Tribe
Reservation: Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation. Tribal headquarters are located in Ibapah, Utah, which is 60 miles southeast of Wendover, Utah.
Tribal Membership: 539 members. On reservation population: approximately 200.
Location: The reservation is located in White Pine County, Nevada in the extreme east central Nevada, and in Juab and Tooele Counties in West Central Utah approximately 60 miles southeast of Wendover.
Trust Acreage: Established under Executive Order No.1539 approved May 20, 1912 and Executive Order No.1903, March 23, 1914 and under the authority of June 18, 1934 - land purchases were made from the year of 1937 to 1990, total acreage 112,085. 10,000 acres is being made an addition to the southern boundary of the reservation, total acreage to be 122,085. 16.5 acre’s located in White Pine County, Nevada, adjacent to Alternate U.S. 93A
Language Family: Uto-Aztecan, part of the larger Shoshonean-speaking peoples.
Law and Order: Federal Jurisdiction, presently the Goshute tribe is providing police protection on the reservation, via P.L 93-638 federal contract.
Health Services: Tribal Health Clinic established under the Phoenix Area, Indian Health Service, Department of Health and Human Services.
Court System: The Goshute Tribe contracted with the Bureau of Indian Affairs to have its own court system on the Reservation.
Codes and Ordinances: The Tribe has established the following Codes and Ordinances: Seat Belt Ordinance, Dog Ordinance, Non-Tribal Trespass Ordinance of 2007, and other ordinances to protect the community and better living conditions for members.
Tribal Organization: Constitution and By-Laws adopted November 9, 1940; Approved November 25, 1940.
Goshute Tribe is organized under IRA (Indian Reorganization Act).
The name of the Governing body: Goshute Business Council.
Number of Members in the governing body is five (5).
Quorum of four (4) council members and one presiding officer.
Terms of office for members/officers of governing body is three years.
Elections are usually held in November.
Officers sworn into office within 5 days after the election.
Meetings - Regular meetings of the Business Council: monthly council meeting are held the first Friday of each month and at such other times the business council deems necessary.