The Pueblo of Laguna
The Laguna Indian Reservation is located in beautiful west central New Mexico. High-desert plains, mesas, rolling foothills, and the mountainous and heavily forested area around Mount Taylor are part of the geographically diverse lands within the Laguna reservation. The reservation encompasses approximately 533,000 acres of land within the counties of Cibola, Valencia, Sandoval, and Bernalillo. The eastern border of the reservation is approximately 10 miles from the Albuquerque city limits and the western boundary is approximately 25 miles east of Grants. Interstate 40 and Old Route 66 run through the heart of Laguna.
The Pueblo of Laguna is made up of six villages — Paguate, Encinal, Mesita, Seama, Paraje, and Laguna — that are located within a 25 miles radius. The Village of Laguna is the main village and is the capitol of the Pueblo.
Under the Pueblo of Laguna Constitution, the 21-member Tribal Council is comprised of the Governor, First Lt. Governor, Second Lt. Governor, Head Fiscale, First Fiscale, Second Fiscale, Secretary, Treasurer, Interpreter, and two delegates from each village. Tribal members elect a overnor every two years and Tribal Council every year, for two-year staggered terms.
More than 8,000 tribal members call the Pueblo of Laguna home. Many tribal members are bilingual and proudly speak the Keresan language, the original language of the people of Laguna.