Pascua Yaqui Tribe
The Pascua Yaqui Tribe is a federally recognized Indian Tribe located in southern Arizona encompassing five communities: New Pascua – the reservation, Old Pascua – in Tucson, Barrio Libre – South Tucson, Marana – northwest of Tucson, and Guadalupe – southeast suburb of Phoenix. The tribe gained recognition by the United States government on Sept. 18, 1978. There are approximately 22,000 registered members of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe. In May 2019, the Pascua Yaqui Tribe hired HMA Public Relations as its agency of record with the primary scope of work focused on proactive media relations, internal communications (both employee and Tribal member) including the development and distribution of the monthly Yaqui Times newsletter, social media management and crisis communications/issues management.