Welcome to Inter Tribal Council of Arizona
The Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation that administers over twenty federal, state and private grants and contracts in a variety of areas including health, research, and environmental quality. ITCA staff provides technical assistance, disseminates information and conducts trainings to assist Tribal governments in operating programs that comply with federal regulations and policies and protect the health and safety of Tribal members. ITCA employs approximately 70 staff to carry out the goals of these programs.
The membership of ITCA consists of twenty of the federally recognized Tribes in Arizona. ITCA coordinates meetings and conferences to facilitate participation of Tribal leaders and other Tribal staff in the formulation of public policy at all levels.
2011 Annual Report
ITCA has carried out the goals identified by its member Tribes for over 35 years.
In 1952, the elected leaders of nine Indian Tribes in Arizona formed an association to provide members with a united voice. The purpose of the association was to address the issues that affected the Tribes collectively or individually. This forum enabled tribal governments in Arizona to combine their efforts and resources for common goals.
In 1975, with the realization that ‘these challenges and opportunities require the force of united and concerted voice and action which one tribe alone does not possess,’ the Tribes established the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc.
Today 20 federally recognized Indian Tribes belong to the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc. The highest elected officials of each tribe – the chairpersons, presidents or governors are members of ITCA.