Natural & Cultural Resources

About Huhugam Heritage Center

The Huhugam Heritage Center serves as a Museum, Repository and Archival storage facility. The Museum is open to the public on Wed.-Sat. from 10-4. For guided tours please contact Guest Services. Educational classes are also offered and can be arranged by contacting the Education section. Use of the facility for meetings and cultural gatherings is also offered.

Main Department Phone Number: (520) 796-3500
Fax Number (520) 796-3501
Mailing Address: Huhugam Heritage Center 4759 N. Maricopa Rd. P.O. Box 5041 Chandler, AZ 85226
Physical Address: SW corner of Queen Creek and Maricopa Roads

About Cultural Resources Management Program

The Cultural Resource Management Program (CRMP) was formed to help interpret, protect, and perpetuate the culture and traditions of the Akimel O'odham and Pee Posh tribes (formerly Pima and Maricopa tribes). The Department provides cultural resource management and compliance services to all GRIC Departments and other Tribal and non-Tribal entities working on the reservation, or in the interest of the Community, in fulfillment of GRIC ordinances and federal and state laws and regulations. CRMP provides archaeological and cultural resource expertise for the management of archaeological sites, traditional cultural properties, and for Community artifact collections. CRMP maintains archives and site files as a repository of heritage resource information.

Main Department Phone Number: 520-562-7150
Fax Number: 520-562-7193
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2140, Sacaton, AZ 85147
Physical Address: 192 S. Skill Center Road, Building 200, Sacaton, AZ 85147

About Tribal Historic Preservation Office

The Tribal Historic Preservation Office (THPO) functions under the authority of Section 101(d)(2) of National Historic Preservation Act. The THPO ensures the identification, protection and preservation of historical sites within the GRIC and aboriginal lands of the Akimel O’Odham and Pee Posh; coordinates government-to-government consultation of activities impacting cultural resources; attends to repatriation interests under authority of tribal, state and Federal regulations; and works with Federal agencies, Arizona, other tribes, local governments to protect and preserve cultural resources.

Main Number: 520-562-7162
Fax Number: 520-562-5083
Mailing Address: Post Office Box 2140, Sacaton, Arizona 85147
Physical Address: 192 South Skill Center Road Building 200, Sacaton, Arizona 85147

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About Department of Environmental Quality

The Gila River Indian Community established the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) by Executive Order on August 1, 1995. The new department brought together existing programs, including environmental education and outreach, pesticides, solid waste and water quality. The department has grown to include air quality, hazardous waste, brownfields, underground storage tanks, environmental planning and policy analysis, Community outrach and education.

The primary focus of the Department of Environmental Quality is to protect human health and the environment. The department currently employs 25 environmental professionals that are responsible for the enforcement of tribal environmental laws and ordinances. The department has also established a close working relationship with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) to ensure that facilities operating within the Community's boundaries are in compliance with federal environmental laws.

The department's strategic goal is to mentor the next generation of environmental managers within the Community. To achieve this goal, the department created an active intern program that started soon after the department was established. The department has included 15 interns, one of which is active in the program and four that have taken other positions within the department.

Main Department Phone Number: (520) 562-2234
Fax Number: (520) 562-2245
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 97 Sacaton, Az 85147
Physical Address: 35 Pima Street, Sacaton, Az