The Gila River Indian News (GRIN) was originally published in January of 1998. Throughout its history, the paper has grown and changed in concept and design. The Gila River Indian Community (GRIC) and its members have come to rely heavily on the GRIN as the main source of communication for tribal government news, feature articles, community profiles, announcements and advertising for a variety of community services.


The GRIN is published twice monthly on the first and third Fridays, with a circulation of 6,800. The primary circulation is within GRIC and in mail-outs to tribal members residing throughout the State of Arizona and the United States. It is our goal to enhance the publication of the GRIN to an increased level of quality and professionalism, providing Community members with useful, informative and reliable information in a timely manner.


The Gila River Indian News is funded by the Gila River Indian Community tribal government. It consists of a Managing Editor, three Community Newspersons and support staff. 

Physical copies of the GRIN can be found at the following locations in and around GRIC:

District 1 - Blackwater

  • District 1 Service Center
  • District 1 Elderly Center

District 2 - Hashen Kehk

  • District 2 Service Center/Elderly Center

District 3 - Sacaton

  • Sacaton Market
  • 76 Service Station
  • District 3 Service Center
  • Tribal Health Department

District 4 - San Tan

  • District 4 Service Center

District 5 - Casa Blanca

  • Gila River Farms
  • Chevron Service Station
  • District 5 Service Center

District 6 - Komatke

  • Komatke Market
  • Komatke Health Center
  • District 6 Service Center

District 7 - Maricopa Colony

  • District 7 Service Center


Additional locations:

  • Casa Grande Ruins
  • Uhs Kehk Service Station
  • Red Tail Hawk Health Clinic
  • Gila River Telecommunications Inc. (GRTI)