Status: The Tribe and five constituent Bands are all federally recognized.
Reservation: The Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah consists of five separate land bases for each of the five bands (Cedar, Indian Peaks, Kanosh, Koosharem, and Shivwits) located in Southwestern Utah in Washington, Iron, Beaver, Millard, and Sevier counties.
Tribal Membership: 892 members. On reservation population 400 (est.).
Location: The central headquarters is located in Iron County at Cedar City, Utah.
Trust Acreage: 43,515 acres.
Language Family: The Southern Paiute language is one of the northern Numic branches of the large Uto-Aztecan language family.
Law and Order: Subject to state law via P.L. 280.
Health Services: Tribally owned and operated clinics are located at tribal headquarters in Cedar City, and at Kanosh, Shivwits, and Richfield. The Tribe also has a PL 93-638 Contract for Health Care, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Prevention Services.
Court System: State and Federal Courts.
Codes and Ordinances:The Tribe has an Ethics Ordinance, an Enrollment Ordinance, an Election Ordinance, Dog Ordinance, an ordinance for Mortgaging of Trust or Restricted Land, and several ordinances establishing different committees for the Tribe. The Cedar Band has a Tax Code which they are currently negotiating with the State of Utah to recognize.
Tribal Organization: The Paiute Tribe is organized under the provisions of the "April 3, 1980 Restoration Act, P.L. 96-227", the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934 and the Tribal Constitution. The Tribe is made up of five Bands. The Tribal Council consists of six members, one Chairperson from each Band Council and a tribal Chairperson. Council Chairs are elected by popular vote of their respective Band members and the Tribal Chairperson is elected by the entire membership of the Tribe 18 years and older.
The Tribal Council is elected to four year terms and they meet regularly twice a month. The Tribal Council is the official governing body of the Tribe.
The Tribal Council has established a full time Economic Development position and has a five year economic development plan which is due for revision in 2011.