The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe

The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe has a Government to Government Relationship with the Federal Government. Therefore, the Tribe contracts with or receives grants directly from Federal Agencies or the State of Nevada, to provide services to the Tribal members and residents of the Reservation. The revenue generated by the Tribe is used to support local Tribal government activities and to supplement the programs that provide direct services to the Tribal members or residents.

The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe's Reservation is located thirty five miles northeast of Reno, Nev. in a remote desert area located in the counties of Washoe, Lyon, and Storey. The area of the reservation contains 475,000 acres or 742.2 square miles. Out of this acreage approximately 112,000 acres cover the surface of a terminal desert lake, Pyramid Lake. Pyramid Lake is one of the most valuable assets of the Tribe and is entirely enclosed within the boundaries of the Reservation. Pyramid Lake is approximately 15 miles long and 11 miles wide. Pyramid Lake measures 350 feet at it's deepest point.

Tribal Council

Vinton Hawley


Leona Collins

Council Member

Sherry Ely-Mendes

Council Member

Bonnie Akka-Smith

Council Member

Alan Mandell

Vice Chairman

Nathan Dunn

Council Member

Genevieve John

Council Member

Brenda Henry

Tribal Council Secretary

Mervin Wright, Jr.

Council Member

John Guerrero

Council Member

Brian Wadsworth

Council Member

Tribal Treasurer

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