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White Mountain Apache Tribe Region



Population of young children (under age 6)


Percentage of young children living in poverty

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The boundaries of the White Mountain Apache Tribe Region are the same as the White Mountain Apache Reservation (sometimes called Fort Apache). The region covers more than 2,500 square miles in Apache, Gila and Navajo counties. The larger communities in the region are Whiteriver, Cibecue, North Fork and Canyon Day.


The White Mountain Apache Tribe Regional Partnership Council makes strategic investments to support the healthy development and learning of the young children in the region. The regional council’s priorities include:

  • Supporting early literacy by increasing access to books
  • Strengthening families through support for children with special needs

First Things First Staff

K. Vilay

Sr. Director, Northeast Regional Area


Feather Sprengeler

Regional Director, White Mountain Apache Tribe


Ellen Felty

Administrative Assistant III - Northeast Region


Lisa May

Administrative Assistant


Regional Office

1630 E. White Mountain Blvd., Suite C2
Pinetop, AZ 85935

Region Stories — White Mountain Apache Tribe More Stories from White Mountain Apache Tribe

Mother holding up a book next to her young daughter

Doctors boost literacy through well-child visits in Whiteriver

  • literacy

Every family that comes in for a well-child visit appointment gets an age-appropriate book and development information for their child

Abilene Burnett

Abilene Burnette is the 2020 White Mountain Apache Tribe Region Champion

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Abilene Burnette has been selected as the 2020 First Things First White Mountain Apache Tribe Region Champion for Young Children.The award is given to local…

Whiteriver families take parenting workshops to help prepare their children to succeed in kindergarten

  • parent education/awareness

Sylvia Hinton is training parents to help their children succeed in school in Whiteriver, Az through free parenting workshops.

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